***MEDIA ALERT***FUNERAL MASS FOR VICTIMS OF QUEENS HOUSE FIRE SET FOR MONDAY

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 26, 2019

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FUNERAL MASS FOR VICTIMS OF LAST SUNDAY’S HOUSE FIRE SET FOR MONDAY AT QUEENS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

 

The Diocese of Brooklyn announced today the details of a Mass of Christian Burial for Queens mother Silvia Umana, her 19-year old son Gilbert Diaz and 7-year-old daughter Guadalupe Perez, who died tragically as a result of a July 21 house fire.

 

The funeral will be held on Monday, July 29, 2019, at 10:15 AM at Holy Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church located at 111-86th Avenue in Richmond Hill, Queens.

 

Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros, the Pastor of Holy Child Jesus, will be the main celebrant of the Mass.

 

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VIDEO UPDATE: LIFTERS ANSWERED THE CALL: GIGLIO ROSE TODAY OUTSIDE BROOKLYN CHURCH

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2019

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Video of the Giglio Feast at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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CATHOLIC TRADITION IN WILLIAMSBURG TO CONTINUE THIS SUNDAY AT THE OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL FEAST

            The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, which kicked off earlier this week, will keep a more than 100-year tradition alive tomorrow, Sunday, July 14, 2019, with Mass at the Church located at 275 N. 8th Street in Brooklyn beginning at 11:30 a.m. and the first Giglio lift of the feast scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

 

The Giglio is a seven-story tower structure composed of aluminum, paper-mâché, and plastic painted and decorated with Gigli (flowers) and the image of St. Paulinus.

 

A platform at the base of the tower supports a twelve-piece brass band and singer. The entire assemblage—tower and band—is hoisted and carried by 112 dancing and marching men, the lifters. Each lift begins with the official feast song, written in Williamsburg and used since 1959, “O Giglio e Paradiso.”

A separate boat, complete with fitted mast, sail, and rigging, represents the ship that returned St. Paulinus from captivity. Like the Giglio, it has a band and singer and is also carried and danced through the streets. This tradition was transplanted to Brooklyn, New York by the Nolani immigrants from Italy.

The Most Reverend Raymond F. Chappetto, Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar General of the Diocese of Brooklyn, will be the main celebrant of the Mass on Sunday. Monsignor Jamie J. Gigantiello is the Pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Brooklyn.

Members of the media are invited to attend.

Decrees of Parish Mergers – June 30, 2019

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2019
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Decrees of Parish Mergers – June 30, 2019

 

On June 30, 2019, Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Ph.D., D.D. Bishop of Brooklyn signed decrees, which effective September 1, 2019, will consolidate the 14 parishes listed below into 7 parishes.  To read each of the specific decrees, click the links below.

 

 

LIFE CENTER OF NEW YORK TO GIVE PROPER BURIAL TO PRE-BORN BABY FOUND DEAD IN BROOKLYN

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2019

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LIFE CENTER OF NEW YORK TO GIVE PROPER BURIAL TO PRE-BORN BABY FOUND DEAD IN BROOKLYN

 

On Saturday, June 29, 2019, the Life Center of New York will properly bury Baby Monica, an infant believed to have been born in the 5th month of her mother’s pregnancy, recently found without life on the streets of Brooklyn. Baby Monica will be driven from Clavin’s Funeral Home at the corner of 78th Street and 4th Avenue in Bay Ridge to the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on 60th Street & 5th Avenue for a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m.

 

The Life Center of New York in Brooklyn learned of this tragedy on the local news and was moved to give this abandoned child a proper funeral and burial. They were immediately in contact with the Medical Examiner’s Office and requested to receive her body. Upon the completion of the investigations and tests, the Life Center was given the child whom they named Baby Monica.

 

The NYC Police Department will provide pallbearers and bagpipers to honor Baby Monica. She will be buried in the Guardian Angel section of Resurrection Cemetery in Staten Island, which provides burial space for abandoned babies. Her name will be inscribed on the cemetery stone.

 

The Life Center of New York “wants to show that life is sacred from beginning to end, and is praying that this act will advance the culture of life.  Baby Monica, like all of us, deserves dignity and respect in living and in dying.”

 

Media is invited to attend. To RSVP, e-mail jquaglione@desalesmedia.org.

 

Diocese of Brooklyn Announces Passing of Father Michael Carrano

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2019

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Diocese of Brooklyn Announces Passing of Father Michael Carrano

            The Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing the passing of Father Michael A. Carrano, Pastor of Our Lady of Hope, in Middle Village, Queens. Father Carrano died on Sunday, June 23, 2019, after a battle with cancer. Father Carrano was ordained a priest in 1970 and served at various parishes throughout Brooklyn and Queens during his 39 years of service.

 

In 1992, then Bishop Thomas Daily appointed Father Carrano the Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry.  His most recent assignment, Pastor of Our Lady of Hope, began in 2009. In the wake of the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001, Father Carrano played a major role spiritually for FDNY Engine 205/Ladder 118, who lost eight firefighters in the attack.

 

Father Carrano’s wake will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. inside Our Lady of Hope Church located at 61-27 71st Street in Middle Village. A Vigil Mass will also take place at Our Lady of Hope Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.

 

The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will preside at the funeral Mass on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Church.

 

PASSING OF REVEREND MICHAEL A. CARRANO

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN

310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215 ● 718.399.5990 ● FAX: 718.399.5934

E-mail: curia@diobrook.org

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend
Michael A. Carrano, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn who was ministering as Pastor of the Parish
of Our Lady of Hope, Middle Village. Father Carrano was born on June 7, 1945, in Brooklyn, New
York, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 30, 1970, and died Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the
Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston.

Father Carrano served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the Parishes of Assumption of the
Blessed Virgin Mary (Brooklyn) and Our Lady of Hope (Middle Village), as well as Parochial Vicar of
the Parishes of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Brooklyn) and Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary and Saint
Stephen (Brooklyn). He also served as Principal of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School (Brooklyn),
Director of the Youth Ministry Program of the Catholic Education Office as well as Dean of Queens 6
Deanery.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:
Our Lady of Hope R.C. Church
61-27 71st Street
Middle Village, New York 11379
Tel: (718) 429-5438

Friday, June 28, 2019
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

VIGIL:
Our Lady of Hope R.C. Church
61-27 71st Street
Middle Village, New York 11379
Tel: (718) 429-5438

Friday, June 28, 2019
7:30 PM

FUNERAL:
Our Lady of Hope R.C. Church
61-27 71st Street
Middle Village, New York 11379
Tel: (718) 429-5438

Saturday, June 29, 2019 (Please note the time of Funeral Mass is 10:00 AM)
10:00 AM

BURIAL:
Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village, New York

Father Carrano was a member of the Priests’ Purgatorial Society. All priests are invited to
concelebrate the Liturgy. Please bring your diocesan vestments.

If you wish to send condolences, please mail to his sister, Mrs. Rose Dionisio, 16433 South 16 Lane,
Phoenix, Arizona 85045.

Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family and friends. May he rest in
the peace of Christ, the Risen Lord.

Reverend Monsignor Anthony Hernandez, J.C.L.
Chancellor and Moderator of the Curia

Bishop DiMarzio to Celebrate Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church In Honor of 150th Anniversary

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2019

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Bishop DiMarzio to Celebrate Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church In Honor of 150th Anniversary

            The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will preside over the closing mass celebrating the 150th Anniversary of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, this Sunday, June 23, 2019, at 11 a.m. at 333 Hart Street (between Lewis and Stuyvesant Avenues), in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.

 

Father Astor L. Rodriguez is the Pastor of St. John the Baptist. The bilingual mass will be celebrated in both English and Spanish.

 

Members of the media are welcome to attend.

CAUSE FOR SAINTHOOD OF BROOKLYN PRIEST, A CHAMPION FOR RACIAL EQUALITY, SENT TO THE VATICAN

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2019

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CAUSE FOR SAINTHOOD OF BROOKLYN PRIEST, A CHAMPION FOR RACIAL EQUALITY, ON THE WAY TO THE VATICAN

 

The Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing the findings of the Diocesan investigation regarding the Cause for Canonization of Monsignor Bernard John Quinn have been officially accepted by the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn.

 

The documentation was presented to Bishop DiMarzio at a private vespers service held at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston earlier this week. The collected information will now be sent to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints in support of the cause of sainthood for Monsignor Bernard Quinn.

 

From an early age, Bernard Quinn became conscious of the great injustices African-Americans suffered and lived his life as a champion for racial equality. Bernard Quinn was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Brooklyn in 1912, and ten years later, with Diocesan support, he established the first church for African American Catholics in Brooklyn. Monsignor Quinn founded St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church in Bedford Stuyvesant.

 

In 1928, Monsignor Quinn established the first orphanage for African American children in Wading River on Long Island. Despite the building being set on fire twice, Monsignor Quinn rebuilt it a third time; this time fireproofing it, by using concrete and brick. The building, known at the time as the Little Flower Orphanage, remains the operations base for Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York.

 

“Our investigation took almost ten years to put together and now we can send the documentation we have on the life of Monsignor Quinn to Rome.  He combatted racism and is an inspiration to the priests of this diocese.  He is a hero who turned things around and gave his life for his people, died an early death, and was a great man,” said The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn.

 

Mary Clare Quinn, the great-niece of Monsignor Quinn who attended the service, recalled “They always called him the Monsignor but he liked to be called Father. The family was all very proud of the work he was doing at Little Flower, and we all contributed during the winters and summers, going out there to help. They used to burn crosses at our house in Mineola, even after he was gone, but my family stared fear down.”

 

Monsignor Paul Jervis, who published a book in 2005 entitled “Quintessential Priest: The Life of Father Bernard J. Quinn,” and who is the Postulator for the Cause said, “Monsignor Quinn could not separate his sacramental ministry from the social and political realities that denied to people on account of their race, or immigrant status, the opportunities to enjoy the fullness of life as the Lord willed for all humanity.”

 

“St. Peter Claver Catholic Church became a meeting ground where white Catholics encountered blacks and discovered that they all had a common humanity with the same human problems, and were all in need of the intercession of St. Therese and the pastoral intercession of Monsignor Quinn,” concluded Monsignor Jervis.

Photos attached:

Photo #1- Photo of Monsignor Bernard Quinn displayed on the altar at the prayer service at the Immaculate Conception Center.

Photo #2- Monsignor Paul Jervis, the author of “Quintessential Priest: The Life of Father Bernard J. Quinn,” speaks in support of Monsignor Quinn’s cause for sainthood.

 

Death Notice of Reverend Robert W. Blauvelt

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR

DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN

310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215 ● 718.399.5990 ● FAX: 718.399.5934 E-mail: curia@diobrook.org

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Robert W. Blauvelt, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Father Blauvelt was born on July 19, 1930, in Rosedale, Long Island, New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 30, 1959, and died Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at the Queen of Peace Residence, Queens Village.

Father Blauvelt served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the Parish of Saint Stanislaus Kostka (Maspeth), as well as Parochial Vicar of Saint Brendan (Brooklyn), Saint Clare (Rosedale), Saint Mary, Mother of Jesus (Brooklyn, Team Ministry), Immaculate Heart of Mary (Brooklyn), Resurrection- Ascension (Rego Park), Our Lady Queen of Martyrs (Forest Hills), Saint Ann (Flushing) and Saint Camillus (Rockaway Beach). He also served as Faculty of the Queens Division of Cathedral Preparatory Seminary (Elmhurst), Spiritual Director of Saint Paul Cursillo Center as well as Diocesan Coordinator for Marriage Encounter.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:
Queen of Peace Residence
110-30 221st Street
Queens Village, New York 11429 Tel: (718) 464-1800
Friday, June 21, 2019
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

VIGIL:
Queen of Peace Residence
110-30 221st Street
Queens Village, New York 11429 Tel: (718) 464-1800
Friday, June 21, 2019
7:30 PM

FUNERAL:
Queen of Peace Residence
110-30 221st Street
Queens Village, New York 11429 Tel: (718) 464-1800
Saturday, June 22, 2019
10:30 AM

BURIAL:
Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village, New York

Father Blauvelt was a member of the Priests’ Purgatorial Society. All priests are invited to
concelebrate the Liturgy. Please bring your diocesan vestments.

If you wish to send condolences, please mail to his brother, Mr. Douglas Blauvelt, 7105 Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kansas 66208.

Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family and friends. May he rest in the peace of Christ, the Risen Lord.

Reverend Monsignor Anthony Hernandez, J.C.L.
Chancellor and Moderator of the Curia