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.

 

 

DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN TO ORDAIN NEW DEACONS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2019

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DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN TO ORDAIN NEW DEACONS TOMORROW

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 tomorrow, 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 call (718) 576-9180 or email jquaglione@desalesmedia.org

 

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THOUSANDS OF CATHOLICS IN BROOKLYN AND QUEENS TO TAKE PART IN NUMEROUS PROCESSIONS TO MARK GOOD FRIDAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2019

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The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will take part in the Good Friday “Way of the Cross Over the Brooklyn Bridge,” Prayer and Procession beginning at
10 a.m. tomorrow, April 19, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James, 250 Cathedral Place in Downtown Brooklyn.

Bishop DiMarzio will offer a reflection at the first Station of the Cross at St. James. He will then lead the group to the Brooklyn Bridge. The faithful will then process over the Brooklyn Bridge to Ground Zero, symbolically walking the path of Jesus toward His Crucifixion. Along the way, the marchers will stop and pray the Stations of the Cross. The apostolic group Communion and Liberation is sponsoring the prayer and procession.

At 3:00 p.m. Bishop DiMarzio will be in Ridgewood, Queens, to preside over the Solemn Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our Lord in English at Our Lady of The Miraculous Medal located at 62-81 60th Place. At 6:15 p.m. the Bishop will lead an Italian procession in the streets of Ridgewood, beginning at the parish hall on Bleecker street. At 8 p.m. the procession will return to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church for the Liturgy of the Word and Veneration of the Cross in Italian.

Other large processions marking the day Jesus died on the Cross will take place across the diocese in Brooklyn and Queens including: 2 p.m. in Corona, Queens

Thousands of Catholics will take part in a Procession and Good Friday Liturgy beginning at Our Lady of Sorrows, 104-11 37th Avenue. 7:30 p.m. in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

Thousands of Catholics will take part in the Way of the Cross Procession through the streets. The faithful will carry crosses and statues, symbolizing Jesus’ walk to his Crucifixion. Along the journey, participants will pray in Italian.

The procession begins on 66th Street between 18th and 19th Avenues. The walk will end at Our Lady of Guadalupe, located at 15th Avenue and 72nd Street.

For more information on Holy Week events throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn, visit: https://thetablet.org/holyweek/

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Statement by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio on the Fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2019

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Statement by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio on the Fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, has issued the following statement regarding the fire that engulfed the Notre-Dame Cathedral:

 

“As Catholics throughout the world are observing the Holiest week of the year, our hearts are heavy as we watched the catastrophic fire that engulfed the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.

 

Notre-Dame has been an iconic house of worship for over 850 years and a prayer destination for faithful Catholics of Paris and from around the world.

 

I first saw the beautiful cathedral when I was 14 years old on a Boy Scout pilgrimage to Europe.  I was born in Newark, New Jersey and lived across the street from its Sacred Heart Cathedral.  I personally feel sorrow that a cathedral, a great place of prayer and pilgrimage, was so severely damaged.

 

We give thanks to God for the firefighters who so bravely battled the devastating fire. And we look toward the future as this great Cathedral of Notre-Dame is rebuilt.”

Passing of Most Reverend René A. Valero

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 Most Reverend René A. Valero, Titular Bishop of Vicus Turris and Retired Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Bishop Valero was born on August 15, 1930 in New York City, was ordained to the Priesthood on June 2, 1956, was ordained a Bishop on November 24, 1980 and died Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Bishop Valero served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of Blessed Sacrament (Jackson Heights), as well as Parochial Vicar of Saint Agatha (Brooklyn) and Saint Michael-Saint Edward (Brooklyn).

Bishop Valero held numerous curial positions in the Diocese of Brooklyn, including serving as Vicar for Aging Concerns, Chair of the Racism Committee, Regional Bishop of Queens, Vicar for Immigration and Refugees, Coordinator of the Spanish Apostolate, Director of the Family Division of Catholic Charities and as a member of both the College of Consultors and the Diocesan Personnel Board.

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The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:

Immaculate Conception Center

7200 Douglaston Parkway

Douglaston, New York 11362

Tel: (718) 229-8001

Monday, March 18, 2019

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM & 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

AND

Blessed Sacrament R. C. Church

34-43 93rd Street
Jackson Heights, New York 11372

Tel: (718) 639-3888

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

VIGIL MASS:

Blessed Sacrament R. C. Church

34-43 93rd Street
Jackson Heights, New York 11372

Tel: (718) 639-3888

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

7:30 PM

 

FUNERAL MASS:

Immaculate Conception Center

7200 Douglaston Parkway

Douglaston, New York 11362

Tel: (718) 229-8001

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

10:30 AM

BURIAL:

Bishops Crypt at Immaculate Conception Center

 

Bishop Valero was a member of the Priests’ Purgatorial Society. All priests are invited to concelebratethe Liturgy. Please bring your diocesan vestments.

If you wish to send condolences, please mail to Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Purtell, Family of Bishop René A. Valero, c/o Bishop Mugavero Residence, 7200 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston, New York 11362.

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

CATHOLIC ACADEMIES AND PARISH SCHOOLS IN THE DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2019

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CATHOLIC ACADEMIES AND PARISH SCHOOLS IN THE DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN
WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW

Following the decision by the New York City public schools to close on Monday, March 4, 2019, due to the impending snow storm, all academies and parish schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn will also close tomorrow.

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New Diocesan Initiative to Help Teachers Be Even Better

Across the Diocese, principals and teachers have begun to utilize a new tool for success.  The Marzano Model for Supervision is designed to increase student engagement and achievement through effective communication and observation.  Below is an introduction video featuring Dr. Thomas Chadzutko, Superintendent of Schools and Dr. Elizabeth Frangella, Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Supervision.

 

 

PASSING OF MR. SETTIMO D’ACCORDO, BROTHER OF DEACON FRANK J. D’ACCORDO

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 Mr. Settimio D’Accordo, brother of Deacon Frank J. D’Accordo, a permanent deacon of the Diocese of Brooklyn assigned to the Parish of St. Bernard, Mill Basin, and Deacon Armand C. D’Accordo, a permanent deacon of the Diocese of Brooklyn assigned to the Parish of St. Francis de Sales, Belle Harbor. Mr. D’Accordo died Monday, September 24, 2018.

WAKE:
Macken Mortuary
52 Clinton Avenue
Rockville Centre, New York 11570
Tel: (516) 766-3300
Friday, September 28, 2018
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

FUNERAL:
Saint Agnes Cathedral
29 Quealy Place
Rockville Centre, New York 11570
Tel: (516) 766-0205
Saturday, September 29, 2018
9:30 AM

BURIAL:\
Saint Philip Neri Cemetery
East Northport, New York

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. If you wish to send condolences, please mail to Deacon Frank J. D’Accordo, Saint Bernard R.C. Church, 2055 East 69th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11234. Reverend Monsignor Anthony Hernandez, J.C.L. Chancellor and Moderator of the Curia

DESALES MEDIA GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF PUBLICATIONS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2018

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DESALES MEDIA GROUP ANNOUNCES
NEW EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF PUBLICATIONS

Editor of Nuestra VozJorge I. Domínguez-López has been promoted to editor-in-chief of publications for DeSales Media Group. The move puts Domínguez-López at the helm of the two award-winning newspapers of the Brooklyn Diocese: the English-language The Tablet and the Spanish-language Nuestra Voz.

“Jorge was the clear choice for this new role,” said Vito Formica, executive director of news content and development. Formica, who leads the DeSales Media Group’s news department, which also includes the nightly newscast Currents News, went on to say, “Jorge’s impressive credentials and his deep understanding of the Church will play a critical role in our strategy to provide all readers in the diocese and beyond with even more high-quality, faith-based journalism across all media platforms.”

A Cuban-American editor and writer, Domínguez-López was born in Havana. He studied cybernetics and mathematics at the University of Havana and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from St. John’s University. In the early 1990s, he was one of the founders of the Studies Center of the Archdiocese of Havana, Cuba, and Vivarium magazine, the first independent and Catholic publication in Cuba since 1959. After immigrating to the United States, Jorge worked as a translator, editor and writer for the Education Department at McGraw-Hill Companies. He has worked as a freelance writer, translator and editor for HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and Little, Brown and Company among others. In New York, he was the founding editor of Béisbol Mundial, a sports magazine with a monthly circulation of one million copies. For three decades, Jorge has written for newspapers and digital publications (Miami’s El Nuevo Herald, Madrid’s Diario de Cuba and Barcelona’s Penúltimos Días) about Catholic issues as well as Cuban politics, literature and history.

Since May 2015, he has been the editor of Nuestra Voz. During this time, Nuestra Voz has become one of the leading Spanish Catholic newspapers in North America, with 51 Catholic Press Association awards, including second place for Spanish Publication of the Year, Best Spanish Editorial Page and Editor of the Year. Nuestra Voz has evolved from a monthly print newspaper to a daily online source of Catholic news in Spanish with an international audience. Recently, Nuestra Voz became the most followed page among the Brooklyn Diocese social media pages.

Domínguez-López regularly appears on NET-TV’s Currents News to provide analysis on breaking news stories and during live coverage of papal trips. He is the co-host of Al Pan, Pan, a talk show with Father Tomás del Valle on NET-TV.

Jorge is also a member of the Academy of Cuban History in Exile.

In addition to Domínguez-López’s new role, Formica announced that long-time reporter for The Tablet, Marie Elena Giossi has been promoted to managing editor. Giossi reports to Domínguez-López, and assists him in overseeing the day-to-day operation and production of the newspaper.

Giossi is a Brooklyn native and joined The Tablet staff in 2003. She started as the youth editor and has assumed greater editorial duties through the years.

Highlights of her Tablet career include covering two papal visits to New York, 2008 and 2015; two World Youth Days, Germany, 2005, and Australia, 2008, and the National Catholic Youth Conference in Ohio, 2007.

Giossi says she is proud to have been part of The Tablet teams that won Catholic Press Association Awards for Newspaper of the Year, Best News Writing, Best Reporting on Teenagers, Best Coverage of World Youth Day, Best Coverage of the Year of Mercy and Best Coverage of Mother Teresa’s Canonization.

Previously, she was the health editor and a staff reporter at The Brooklyn Skyline newspaper. She has also written for Catholic News Service, the Knights of Columbus’ Columbia magazine and CatholicMom.com.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Fordham University, Lincoln Center, and has completed graduate courses in religious education at Fordham.

Former editor of The Tablet, Ed Wilkinson will stay on staff as editor emeritus. In his expanded role, Wilkinson will serve as an editorial advisor, he will create a detailed newspaper archive, and he will work directly with Chief Operating Officer of DeSales Media Group William Maier. Together, they are implementing a plan that will reduce bulk newspaper deliveries to parishes by increasing individual subscriptions. Wilkinson will also continue to host his popular TV show On the Block and substitute for Anchor Liz Faublas on Currents News. 

The Tablet and Nuestra Voz are the official newspapers of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, which also serves the borough of Queens. Combined, they have a circulation of 92,000 newspapers.

Readers are encouraged to send story ideas and news tips to newstips@desalesmedia.org

DeSales Media Group Newspapers/Shows:
The Tablet: https://thetablet.org/
Nuestra Voz: https://nuestra-voz.org/
Currents News: https://netny.tv/shows/currentsnews/
Al Pan, Pan: https://netny.tv/shows/al-pan-pan/
On the Block: https://netny.tv/shows/on-the-block/

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Passing of Mr. Frank J. Grande, father of Reverend Kenneth Grande

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 Mr. Frank J. Grande, father of Reverend Kenneth Grande, Pastor of Saint John the Evangelist-Saint Rocco (Brooklyn). Mr. Grande died Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:
Colonial Funeral Home 2819 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10306
Tel: (718) 351-5858
Sunday, September 16, 2018 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM and
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

FUNERAL:
Saint Charles Church
200 Penn Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306
Tel: (718) 987-2670
Monday, September 17, 2018 10:15 AM

BURIAL:
Calverton National Cemetery Calverton, NY

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

If you wish to send condolences, please mail to Reverend Kenneth Grande, St. John the Evangelist- St. Rocco, 250 21st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215.

Reverend Monsignor Anthony Hernandez, J.C.L.
Chancellor and Vicar for Canonical Affairs