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.

page1image1700784

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

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Adriana Rodriguez
718-517-3143
arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

John Quaglione
718-517-3112
jquaglione@desalesmedia.org

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.

###

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

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Adriana Rodriguez
718-517-3143
arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

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/

###

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

A NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK FOR STUDENTS, PRINCIPALS, AND PRIESTS TO CELEBRATE EXCELLENCE IN CATHOLIC EDUCATION

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 21, 2018

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Carolyn Erstad
323-384-7098
cerstad@desalesmedia.org

Adriana Rodriguez
516-238-7565
arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

A NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK FOR STUDENTS, PRINCIPALS, AND PRIESTS
TO CELEBRATE EXCELLENCE IN CATHOLIC EDUCATION



On Monday, June 25th, hundreds of Catholic School students and their families will take over MCU Park, 1904 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, ahead of the Cyclones game for the second annual Catholic School Night.

Priests will face principals in a “Collars vs Scholars” pre-game before school superintendent Tom Chadzutko presents MVP awards to valedictorians and salutatorians of the Diocese of Brooklyn’s K-8 schools. One lucky valedictorian will get to throw out the first pitch.

At 7:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Cyclones will play ball against the Lowell Spinners. Special discounted tickets ($10 for field box seats) are being sold at www.brooklyncyclones.com/dob. Ticket holders will receive a Brooklyn Cyclone’s baseball hat.

The goal of Catholic School Night is to promote Catholic education and to recognize the outstanding work of top students as they end the school year.

Event Schedule

5:45 p.m. – “Collars vs Scholars” softball game
6:30 p.m. – MVP award ceremony
7:00 p.m. – Cyclones vs Spinners 

Reporters interested in covering the event should contact Carolyn Erstad or Adriana Rodriguez in advance.

###

BROOKLYN DIOCESE VOLUNTEER GROUP, “CATHOLICS CARE”  HEADING TO PUERTO RICO ON A MISSION RELIEF TRIP

April 26, 2018

UPDATE: Click here for VIDEO

Catholics Care – Diocese of Brooklyn has been working this week in Puerto Rico.
We have been helping homeowners in Yabucoa & Humacao who have not had power since the storm.
We are working with All Hands and Hearts, a mission relief group that trains us to do the work we are doing.
That work is:
Roofing: identifying sources of leaks, getting rid of roof sections where there are holes causing leaks, and applying new roof material. Part of this work also involves cement patching big holes in roofs.
Mold Remediation (being done by the people wearing white suits in video and pictures) These crews have been getting rid of mold on the ceilings of homes and sanitizing them to get them ready for re-painting.
Attached are some pictures.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2018

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Adriana Rodriguez
516-238-7565
arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

Carolyn Erstad
323-384-7098
cerstad@desalesmedia.org

BROOKLYN DIOCESE VOLUNTEER GROUP, “CATHOLICS CARE” HEADING TO PUERTO RICO ON A MISSION RELIEF TRIP

On Sunday, April 22, Catholics Care volunteers are taking off to help our brothers and sisters in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, in the southeastern part of the island. Yabucoa is where Hurricane Maria first made landfall last September, so it bore the strongest part of the storm. There has not been power in the coastal town since the hurricane hit.

The group of 15 Catholics Care volunteers will be working from Monday, April 23 to Friday, April 27 with a relief organization, All Hands and Hearts. The non-profit relief organization addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities post natural disasters. The volunteers will be removing debris, fixing and laying tarps on damaged roofs, and performing minor demolition work as directed by All Hands and Hearts.

This is the second Catholics Care volunteer mission. Last November, the Diocese of Brooklyn led a group of volunteers to help the people of Houston, where lives were severely disrupted by Hurricane Harvey. Those volunteers did “mucking and gutting” of homes, which involves demolition of sheetrock, removing nails from studs and overall debris removal. The group also worked at Catholic Charities headquarters and at their food donation warehouse.

If you would like more information on the Catholics Care mission trip, contact Adriana Rodriguez at 516-238-7565.

###

Holy Family Catholic Academy

The first graders and their teacher, Ms. Palazzo just published their very own book. Ms. Palazzo had asked them to think of what they would do if they were “snowed in” at school. They then wrote and illustrated their stories. All stories were put together and sent in to be professionally bound and published. The students were very excited to receive their own copies to share with their family. The first graders are very proud to be “published” authors!

St. Matthias Catholic Academy

St. Matthias Catholic Academy continued their celebration of Catholic Schools Week 2018 by singing and welcoming parents into the academy. Bishop Neil E. Teidemann spoke to the students and parents about the importance of Catholic Education at the academy and how to spread the word.

Representatives from Scholarship Fund were also on site to tour and meet students who benefit from the financial aid they are able to provide.

St. Matthias Catholic Academy

St. Matthias Catholic Academy continued their celebration of Catholic Schools Week 2018 by singing and welcoming parents into the academy. Bishop Neil E. Teidemann spoke to the students and parents about the importance of Catholic Education at the academy and how to spread the word.

Representatives from Scholarship Fund were also on site to tour and meet students who benefit from the financial aid they are able to provide.