THE COLLARS DEFEAT THE SCHOLARS AT CATHOLIC SCHOOLS NIGHT

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2019

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THE COLLARS DEFEAT THE SCHOLARS AT CATHOLIC SCHOOLS NIGHT

 

Catholic School Night was celebrated at MCU Park in Coney Island last night, as part of the Brooklyn Cyclones game against the Aberdeen IronBirds.

 

Prior to the start of the game, a special contest between the “Collars vs. Scholars”, took place on the field. The match-up featured baseball played between Diocese of Brooklyn’s priests and principals/school administrators.  The final score of the pre-game was 2-1, with the Collars winning for the second year in a row. The Brooklyn Cyclones also won their game last night.

 

Ed Wilkinson, Editor Emeritus of The Tablet, served as the umpire for the pre-game baseball challenge. A bobblehead doll, created for the 2018 MVP of the Scholars team, Sister Shirlee Tremont of St. Bernadette Catholic Academy, was distributed to fans.

 

“What a tremendous turnout of students from Catholic schools and academies throughout Brooklyn and Queens. The spirit of Catholic education filled MCU Park last night, as our schools celebrated the end of this school year.  The Diocese of Brooklyn has many great priests, pastors, principals, and teachers, who have been blessed with many talents, including skill on the baseball diamond,” said John Quaglione, Deputy Press Secretary, Diocese of Brooklyn.

 

The pre-game activities also featured a ceremony honoring Catholic elementary school valedictorians and salutatorians, sponsored by the Catholic Telemedia Network (CTN). Catholic School Night at MCU Park is sponsored by the DeSales Media Group.

 

Photos attached.

 

Photo #1- Member of the “Scholars” team including Sister Shirlee Tremont of St. Bernadette Catholic Academy.

Photo #2- Members of the “Collars” team, join Ed Wilkinson, Pee Wee, and Sister Shirlee.

Photo #3- Members of the “Collars” team.

Photo #4- Some of the Valedictorians and Salutatorians from Catholic schools throughout Brooklyn and Queens.

ONE FAMILY, ONE SCHOOL, FOUR GENERATIONS, 13 STUDENTS. SPECIAL GRADUATION AT QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOL TOMORROW

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2019

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ONE FAMILY, ONE SCHOOL, FOUR GENERATIONS, 13 STUDENTS
SPECIAL GRADUATION AT QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOL TOMORROW

The Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing the St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy graduation, taking place in the church at 61-15 Grand Avenue this Friday, June 14 at 6 p.m., will have extraordinary meaning for one family, as a graduate will be the last in a line of 13 family members to be awarded a diploma from the school.

 

As a member of the Class of 2019, Alex Mansueto follows in the footsteps of his great-grandmother, his great aunt and uncle, his grandfather and grandmother, his uncles and cousins, his mother and his sister.  His great-grandmother, who was in the first graduating class, his grandmother, mother, and sister, will all be in attendance.

 

Members of the media are invited to attend.

COLLARS VS. SCHOLARS BASEBALL GAME ANNOUNCED AS PART OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL NIGHT AT THE CYCLONES GAME

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2019

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COLLARS VS. SCHOLARS BASEBALL GAME ANNOUNCED AS PART OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL NIGHT AT THE CYCLONES GAME

 

The Diocese of Brooklyn today announced Catholic School Night at MCU Park in Coney Island will be celebrated on Monday, June 17, as part of the Brooklyn Cyclones game against the Aberdeen IronBirds.

 

Prior to the start of the Cyclones’ game, a contest between “Collars vs. Scholars”, will take place on the field at 5:45 PM. This match-up will feature baseball played between priests and principals/school administrators.  Auxiliary Bishop Paul Sanchez and Dr. Tom Chadzutko, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for Brooklyn and Queens, are among those set to play.

 

Ed Wilkinson, Editor Emeritus of The Tablet, will serve as the umpire for this very special pre-game baseball challenge. A bobblehead doll has been created for the 2018 MVP of the Scholars team, Sister Shirlee Tremont of St. Bernadette Catholic Academy, who will be again taking the field this year.

 

The pre-game activities will also feature a ceremony honoring Catholic elementary school valedictorians and salutatorians brought to you by Catholic Telemedia Network (CTN).

 

To purchase your game tickets, visit fevo.me/CatholicSchoolsNight, and to receive a Sister Shirlee bobblehead with your ticket purchase, visit fevo.me/ShirleeBobblehead. Catholic School Night at MCU Park is sponsored by the DeSales Media Group. MCU Park is located at 1904 Surf Avenue in Brooklyn.

 

United States Coast Guard Personnel, Response Boats and K-9 Officer to Visit St. Anselm Catholic Academy

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2019

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United States Coast Guard Personnel, Response Boats and K-9 Officer to Visit St. Anselm Catholic Academy

            Brooklyn – The Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing the U.S. Coast Guard will visit the students of St. Anselm Catholic Academy located at 365-83rd Street in Bay Ridge on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 12 PM to showcase the people, mission, and equipment to the children.

 

Highlights will include two 29-foot Response Boats and explosives K-9 Officer “Ruthie.” Students will have the opportunity to tour the Response Boats and try on the gear. The primary unit and personnel conducting the visit are from the Maritime Safety and Security Team New York that is based at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island.

 

Maritime Safety and Security Teams were established as part of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 in direct response to the September 11, 2001 attacks, to enhance the domestic maritime security capability of the United States.

 

Members of the media are encouraged to attend and asked to RSVP to John Quaglione atjquaglione@desalesmedia.org.

FORMER U.S. MARINES MEDIC AND NIGERIAN HOTEL MANAGER AMONG FOUR MEN ORDAINED PRIESTS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2019

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FORMER U.S. MARINES MEDIC AND NIGERIAN HOTEL MANAGER AMONG
FOUR MEN ORDAINED PRIESTS

 

The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, ordained four men to the priesthood for service in the Diocese of Brooklyn today, Saturday, June 1 at 11 am at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph’s located at 856 Pacific Street in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn.

 

The Ordained Priests are:

 

Father Edwin Alexander Ortiz, 35

Served as a U.S. Marines medic in Japan and in the U.S. Navy in Washington, D.C.

Home Parish of St. Mary Star of the Sea – St. Gertrude, Far Rockaway

Graduate of Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn

For more info: https://thetablet.org/for-father-ortiz-life-of-service-continues/

 

 

Father JohnPaul Kodiri Columbus Obiaeri, 34

Born and raised in Nigeria where he attended Catholic boarding high school

Managed a hotel opened by a relative in Nigeria

Traveled to New York and settled in Canarsie, Brooklyn

Started attending mass at St. Clement Pope in Jamaica, with a large Nigerian community

For more info: https://thetablet.org/father-obiaeris-winding-road-from-nigeria-to-brooklyn-priesthood/

 

 

Father Michael Francis Falce, 26

Home Parish of St. Pancras Church in Glendale where he was an altar server

Graduate of Cathedral Prep & attended St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia

Completed his studies at St. Joseph Seminary (Dunwoodie) in Yonkers

Served his diaconate year at Mary Queen of Heaven in Mill Basin, Brooklyn

For more info: https://thetablet.org/father-falces-calling-started-early-on/

 

 

Father Pedro Francisco Angucho López, 31

Born and raised in La Plata Huila, Colombia, never planning to move to the U.S.

Spent a year in a Colombian Seminary and enrolled in St. Joseph Seminary (Dunwoodie)

Bishop DiMarzio personally convinced him to become of Brooklyn Diocese seminarian
For more info: https://thetablet.org/grace-and-moms-prayers-led-father-angucho-to-right-path/

Diocesan priests make two promises – celibacy and obedience; these promises were part of the ordination ceremony today. The Priesthood is essential to the life of the Church and the celebration of the Sacraments.

Broll of Ordination Mass (Courtesy: DeSales Media Group)
https://vimeo.com/339770233/3987da4f8a

 

FORMER U.S. MARINES MEDIC AMONG FOUR MEN TO BE ORDAINED PRIESTS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 30, 2019

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FORMER U.S. MARINES MEDIC AND NIGERIAN HOTEL MANAGER AMONG FOUR MEN TO BE ORDAINED PRIESTS THIS SATURDAY

The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will ordain four men to the priesthood for service in the Diocese of Brooklyn this Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph’s located at 856 Pacific Street in Brooklyn.

 

Those to be ordained include:

 

Father Edwin Alexander Ortiz, 35

Served as a U.S. Marines medic in Japan and in the U.S. Navy in Washington, D.C.

Home Parish of St. Mary Star of the Sea – St. Gertrude, Far Rockaway

Graduate of Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn

 

Father JohnPaul Kodiri Columbus Obiaeri, 34

Born and raised in Nigeria where he attended Catholic boarding high school

Managed a hotel opened by a relative in Nigeria

Traveled to New York and settled in Canarsie, Brooklyn

Started attending mass at St. Clement Pope in Jamaica, with a large Nigerian community

 

Father Michael Francis Falce, 26

Home Parish of St. Pancras Church in Glendale where he was an altar server

Graduate of Cathedral Prep & attended St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia

Completed his studies at St. Joseph Seminary (Dunwoodie) in Yonkers

Served his diaconate year at Mary Queen of Heaven in Mill Basin, Brooklyn

 

Father Pedro Francisco Angucho López, 31

Born and raised in La Plata Huila, Colombia, never planning to move to the U.S.

Spent a year in a Colombian Seminary and enrolled in St. Joseph Seminary (Dunwoodie)

Bishop DiMarzio personally convinced him to become of Brooklyn Diocese seminarian

 

Diocesan priests make two promises – celibacy and obedience; these promises are part of the ordination ceremony. The Priesthood is essential to the life of the Church and the celebration of the Sacraments.

 

Members of the media are invited to attend and are encouraged to RSVP to jquaglione@desalesmedia.org.

 

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THE PASSING OF REV. MSGR. MATTHEW F. FOLEY

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 Monsignor Matthew F. Foley, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Monsignor Foley was born on May 4, 1931, in Brooklyn, New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on June 2, 1956, and died Friday, May 24, 2019, at the Bishop Mugavero Residence, Douglaston. Monsignor Foley served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the Parish of Epiphany (Brooklyn) as well as Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart (Brooklyn). He also served as Co-Director of Catholic Charities Family Services. On May 14, 1986, he was named Prelate of Honor to His Holiness.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE: Immaculate Conception Center
7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: (718) 229-8001
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

FUNERAL: Immaculate Conception Center
7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: (718) 229-8001
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
10:30 AM

BURIAL: Saint Peter Cemetery
Liberty, New York

Monsignor Foley 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 niece, Mrs. Kathleen O’Malley, 91 Hudson Road, Floral Park, New York 11001.

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.

DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN TO ORDAIN NEW DEACONS THIS SATURDAY

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2019

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DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN TO ORDAIN NEW DEACONS THIS SATURDAY

The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will ordain 18 men to the Permanent Diaconate, and one Transitional Deacon, for service in the Diocese of Brooklyn this Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph’s located at 856 Pacific Street in Brooklyn.

 

Those to be ordained include:

 

Joseph C. Chu                                    St. Anastasia, Douglaston

Francis Cuffie                                     Holy Cross, Brooklyn

Gerard Joseph Devine                         Holy Name, Brooklyn

Michael Brian Fogarty                       St. Fidelis, College Point

Amerito Catiwalaan Gerodias            Most Precious Blood, Astoria

James John Giorgio                            Resurrection, Brooklyn

Francisco González Calderón             St. Mark, Brooklyn

John Charles Hardy                            Resurrection, Brooklyn

Anwar Iqbal                                        St. Rose of Lima, Brooklyn

Gilberto Laboy                                    Our Lady of the Cenacle, Richmond Hill

Andrzej Lewandowski                        Transfiguration-Stanislaus Kostka, Maspeth

Giovanni Messina                               St. Francis of Assisi, Astoria
Hugo Antonio Morel                          Sts. Peter and Paul, Brooklyn

Rachid Murad                                     Holy Trinity, Whitestone

Alfredo Rendón                                  Immaculate Conception, Astoria

Danny Rodriguez                                Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Brooklyn

Phillip Rodriguez                                St. Martin of Tours, Brooklyn

Bill Velasquez                                     St. Mary Gate of Heaven, Queens

Peter Y. Okajima                                 Studying at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary

(Transitional Deacon)

 

A deacon is a member of the clergy and an ordained minister of the Catholic Church. Deacons can baptize, witness marriages, perform funeral and burial services outside of Mass, distribute Holy Communion, preach the homily, teach the faith and visit the sick. They are obligated to pray the Liturgy of the Hours each day.

 

Members of the media are invited to attend.  To RSVP, please email jquaglione@desalesmedia.org.

DECREE OF RELEGATION-ST. ROCCO

NICHOLAS DiMARZIO
By the Grace of God and of the Aposcolic See
BISHOP OF BROOKLYN

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DECREE

 

I, the undersigned Bishop of Brooklyn, decree that the Church of Saint Rocco, located at 216 27th Street in the Borough of Brooklyn, which is within the territory of the Parish  of Saint John the Evangelist is hereby RELEGATED TO THE PROFANE BUT NOT SORDID USE according to the provisions of Can. 1222 §2.

 

After a careful consideration of the pastoral and financial needs, a determination was reached that the cost of maintaining Saint Rocco as an additional worship site was prohibitive to both the Parish of Saint  John  the Evangelist as well as to the Diocese  of Brooklyn,  especially in light of the significant financial hardship being experienced by both entities.

 

Taking into consideration  the needs of the entire Diocese  of Brooklyn, especially in light of the shortage  of priests  available  for  ministry  as well  as the significant  financial  burden  that this structure is imposing on the Parish  of Saint John the Evangelist and in view of the current demographical shifts that have resulted in a diminished number of faithful in the surrounding area, I have decided to permanently relegate this space to the profane but not sordid use.

 

Reverend Kenneth J. Grande wrote to request that the Church of Saint Rocco be relegated from the sacred to profane. Prior to the issuance of this decree and in keeping with the universal norms of the Roman Catholic Church, after consultation with parishioners as well as the Episcopal Vicar for Brooklyn, the Reverend Monsignor Joseph Grimaldi,  and after having definitely determined that the care of souls would not suffer because of this decision due to the close proximity of the parish church, I consented to this reduction.

 

After having determined that no other parties can legitimately claim rights for themselves in the Church  of Sai.nt  Rocco,  I presented  this matter for consultation  to the Diocesan  Presbyteral Council  on Tuesday, March  5, 2019.  Having considered the matter carefully, the Council overwhelmingly supported my decision to relegate this structure.

 

Therefore,  having  carefully  followed  the  provision  set  forth  in  Can.  1222  §2  and  having determined with moral certitude that the care of souls would suffer no determent,  I declare that this decree will take effect thirty days (30) after its publication and that by virtue of the same the Church of Saint Rocco will no longer be used for divine worship. In addition, I order that any sacred furnishing and artwork, which the Parish of Saint John the Evangelist does not retain for its own use, be disposed of in a manner befitting their character and the known intentions of any donor. Furthermore, in addition to the usual requirements of law for the valid and licit alienation by the parish of the property concerned, the sale of the church is subject to my approval as being constant with the requirements of Can. 1222 §2.

 

Given in Brooklyn, New York, this 9th day of April in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Nineteen.

 

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Diocese of Brooklyn to Host Catholic Youth Day Rally

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2019

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Diocese of Brooklyn to Host Catholic Youth Day Rally

 

            The Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing plans to host the 2019 Brooklyn and Queens Catholic Youth Day Rally this Saturday, March 30, at 500 19th Street in Brooklyn. The theme for this year’s event is “Ignite,” as in igniting the faith.

 

Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros will celebrate Mass at 10:30 am as part of the schedule of activities. The event will also feature live music, an opportunity for confession, and adoration.

 

The keynote speakers include Stephen Eguino of The Bosco Beats who will talk to the young adults about encountering their faith through music and social media. Will Smith, a nationally recognized speaker and youth minister, will also address those in attendance.

 

Members of the media are welcome to attend. To RSVP, please e-mail jquaglione@desalesmedia.org