Passing of Reverend Michael A. Vendetti

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend
Michael A. Vendetti, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Father Vendetti was born on May 6,
1937 in Brooklyn, New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 30, 1964, and died Sunday,
August 20, 2017, at his private residence.

Father Vendetti served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Parochial Vicar of the Parishes of Our Lady of
Miracles (Brooklyn), Our Lady of Grace (Brooklyn) and Saint Stanislaus Kostka (Maspeth).

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:
Saint Aidan R.C. Church
505 Willis Avenue
Williston Park, New York 11596
Tel: (516) 746-6585
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

VIGIL:
Saint Aidan R.C. Church
505 Willis Avenue
Williston Park, New York 11596
Tel: (516) 746-6585
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
7:30 PM

FUNERAL:
Saint Aidan R.C. Church
505 Willis Avenue
Williston Park, New York 11596
Tel: (516) 746-6585
Thursday, August 24, 2017
10:30 AM

BURIAL:
Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village, New York

Father Vendetti 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 nephew, Mr. Gerard Magaldi, 18 Hillvale Road,
Albertson, New York 11507.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary, 56-25
92nd Street, Elmhurst, New York 11373.

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 Vicar for Canonical Affairs

Diocese of Brooklyn to Hold Mass for Solidarity and Peace Following the Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia

Mass for Solidarity and Peace

WHO: The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, and the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Ministry for African American Catholics invite the faithful of Brooklyn, Queens and beyond.

WHAT: In response to the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Bishop DiMarzio will celebrate the Mass for Solidarity and Peace. Reverend Alonzo Cox, Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns, Coordinator of Ministry for African American Catholics, and the Pastor of St. Martin De Porres Parish, will concelebrate.

WHEN: Thursday, August 24, 2017, 7:30 pm

WHERE: Cathedral Basilica of St. James, 250 Cathedral Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11201

WHY: The tragic events that unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia, revealed a nation still tainted by the evils of racism, bigotry, white supremacy and neo-Nazism. “As Catholics, our greatest weapon against hatred, violence, and anger is prayer,” said Reverend Cox. The Mass will bring together the faithful of Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond, to pray for our nation, the three people who lost their lives, the many more injured, as well as all those who have allowed the seeds of hatred to grow in their hearts.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Carolyn Erstad
323-384-7098
cerstad@desalesmedia.org

Adriana Rodriguez
718-408-6367
arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

Passing of Reverend Manuel Ros

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Manuel Ros, a senior priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Father Ros was born on May 21, 1930 in Valencia, Spain, he was a priest of the Diocese of Granada, Nicaragua, who was ordained to the Priesthood on May 8, 1960, was incardinated in the Diocese of Brooklyn on March 15, 1995, and died Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Ozanam Nursing Home, in Bayside.

Father Ros served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Parochial Vicar of the Parishes of Saint Gerard Majella (Hollis), Saint Lucy-Saint Patrick (Brooklyn), Saint Malachy (Brooklyn) and Our Lady of Sorrows (Corona).

The arrangements are as follows at:
Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church |
104-11 37th Avenue
Corona, New York 11368
Tel: (718) 424-7554

WAKE:
Thursday, August 10, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

VIGIL:
Thursday, August 10, 2017
7:30 PM

FUNERAL:
Friday, August 11, 2017
10:30 AM

BURIAL:
Saint John Cemetery Middle Village, New York

If you wish to send condolences, please mail to his sister, Mrs. Amparo Ros de Moreno, 82 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, New York 11542.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Down Syndrome Society, 8 E. 41st Street, 8th Floor, New York, New York, 10017.

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 Vicar for Canonical Affairs

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Passing of Monsignor Joseph R. Rosa

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Monsignor Joseph R. Rosa, a retired senior priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, who was residing at the Bishop Mugavero Residence. Monsignor Rosa was born on June 16, 1937 in Syracuse, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 8, 1976, and died Thursday, July 6, 2017, at NYU Lutheran Medical Center.

Monsignor Rosa served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of Most Precious Blood (Brooklyn), Our Lady of Lourdes (Brooklyn) and as Administrator and Parochial Vicar of St. Agnes (Brooklyn). He was appointed as a member of the Diocesan College of Consultors. On September 5, 1995, he was named Prelate of Honor to His Holiness.

The arrangements are as follows:

Wake:
Saturday, July 8, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m.

Labella Funeral Home
2625 Harway Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11214
Tel: (718) 372-4242

Sunday, July 9, 2017
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Most Precious Blood R.C. Church 
70 Bay 47th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11214
Tel: (718) 372-8022

(Please note change in location for Sunday)

Vigil Mass
Most Precious Blood R.C. Church
Sunday, July 9, 2017, 7:30 PM

Funeral Mass
Most Precious Blood R.C. Church
Monday, July 10, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

70 Bay 47th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11214
Tel: (718) 372-8022

Burial
The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

Monsignor Rosa 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, Ms. Patricia Rosa:
7-2 Deptford Court
Freehold, New Jersey 07728.

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 Vicar for Canonical Affairs

STATEMENT FROM BISHOP DIMARZIO ON THE IRCP

I am announcing a significant new step in the ongoing effort of the Diocese of Brooklyn to address the wounds of those sexually abused by members of the clergy. It is called the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP). It is one more way our diocese, which serves Brooklyn and Queens, can acknowledge the harm that was done by those who were priests or deacons and show our solidarity with survivors.  Our Program is modeled after the program recently launched by the Archdiocese of New York. Compensation decisions will be made by Kenneth R. Feinberg who administered numerous high-profile compensation programs, including the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, the compensation fund for the victims of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, served as a mediator for sexual abuse cases for Penn State University and administered many other corporate and charitable independent compensation programs. Mr. Feinberg will have total independence in his decisions.

Throughout my time as a diocesan bishop, first in Camden and then in Brooklyn and Queens, I have met with more than 50 survivors.  It is difficult to hear about the pain caused by the criminal behavior of members of the clergy.  I am well aware that no amount of money will ever heal the scars of abuse, but this program is a concrete expression of our contrition and our desire to make amends. We hope it will help with the healing process and bring survivors some element of healing.

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Passing of Bishop Thomas Daily: Viewing and Funeral

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio regrets to inform the faithful of the Diocese of Brooklyn of the death of Most Reverend Thomas Vose Daily, Bishop Emeritus of Brooklyn. Bishop Daily was born on September 23, 1927, ordained a priest on January 10, 1952, ordained a bishop on February 11, 1975, appointed as Bishop of Palm Beach from 1984 through 1990, and served as Bishop of Brooklyn from 1990 through 2003. Bishop Daily died on May 15, 2017 at the Bishop Mugavero Residence at Immaculate Conception Center.

The arrangements are as follows:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Viewing: 2:00 PM – 9:00PM
Immaculate Conception Center Main Chapel 7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: 718-299-8001 Ext. 2100
Evening Prayer: 5:30 PM

Immaculate Conception Center Main Chapel 7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: 718-299-8001 Ext. 2100

Vigil Service: 7:30 PM
Immaculate Conception Center Main Chapel 7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: 718-299-8001 Ext. 2100

Thursday, May 18, 2017 

Viewing: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Cathedral Basilica of Saint James 250 Cathedral Place
Brooklyn, New York 11201
(718) 852-4002

Vigil Mass: 7:30 PM Cathedral Basilica of Saint James 250 Cathedral Place
Brooklyn, New York 11201
(718) 852-4002

Friday, May 19, 2017 

Viewing: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Immaculate Conception Center Main Chapel 7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: 718-299-8001 Ext. 2100 Funeral: 11:00 AM

Immaculate Conception Center
Main Chapel 7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: 718-299-8001 Ext. 2100

Burial:
Bishops’ Crypt
Douglaston, New York

Condolences may be sent to his nephew, Reverend Vincent Daily, at Saint Gregory Rectory, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124. 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.

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio
Bishop of Brooklyn

DECREE PERTAINING TO ST. ROSALIA

I, the undersigned Bishop of Brooklyn, decree that the Church of Saint Rosalia, located at 6301 14th Avenue in the Borough of Brooklyn, which is within the territory of the Parish of the Basilica of Regina Pacis 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 Rosalia as an additional worship site was prohibitive to both Parish of the Basilica of Regina Pacis as well as to the Diocese of Brooklyn, especially in light of the significant financial hardship being experienced by both entities.

Click here for the Decree pertaining to St. Rosalia

Assumption Means Renewal by Bishop DiMarzio

August 10, 2017 – Excerpted From Put Out Into The Deep, Bishop DiMarzio’s column in The Tablet:

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

There is a wonderful story of a little girl who is lost in a shopping mall. She was crying and no one could comfort her. Finally, a policeman came upon her and asked, “Little girl, have you lost your mother?”

The little girl stopped crying and responded, “No, my mother lost me!”

Many times in the course of our lives we feel that we are lost. This coming week, we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In many ways, it is about a mother who cannot lose any of her children, a mother to whom we can go whenever we feel lost, alienated, or simply in need of comfort.

Read the full text of the Bishop’s column on The Tablet website.

‘Declaring A Year For Vocations’ by Bishop DiMarzio

April 19, 2017 – Excerpted from Put Out Into The Deep, Bishop DiMarzio’s column in The Tablet:

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

This is the complete text of Bishop DiMarzio’s homily at the Chrism Mass celebrated April 11 at St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral in Prospect Heights.

During one of my Catholic Schools Week visits, a young student asked me, “Bishop, do you give the priests “pep talks?” Well, consider tonight your “pep talk!”

It was during one of my school visits that a third grader asked the question, “What does God look like?” I was surprised by his question and answered, with the Holy Spirit’s assistance, “God is love, when you see love or express love, you see God.”

A priest friend of mine was working with mentally challenged people and went door-to-door in his parish seeking out children for special catechism classes. He rang the bell at one home and the door was answered by a young boy with Down Syndrome. When he saw the priest, the boy called to his mother and shouted, “God is here!”

Read the full text of the Bishop’s column on The Tablet website.