STATUE HONORING MOTHER CABRINI PART OF THE COLUMBUS DAY FLOAT SPONSORED BY THE DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN

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STATUE HONORING MOTHER CABRINI PART OF THE COLUMBUS DAY FLOAT SPONSORED BY THE DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN

 

The Diocese of Brooklyn featured a Mother Cabrini statue aboard their float today at the 2019 New York City Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan.

The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn rode on the float, boarding in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Mother Cabrini recently received the most nominations in the “She Built NYC” competition, which aims to build more statues honoring women. But despite earning this top ranking, a public statue honoring her life was not chosen as part of the City’s current plans.

Today, Governor Cuomo announced his support for a new memorial to honor Mother Cabrini; a State Commission that will work with the Columbus Citizens Foundation, the Diocese of Brooklyn and others to site and fund the new statue.

“I welcome the assistance the Governor is promising in erecting a statue for Mother Cabrini, which we hope is a monument to her for her work on behalf of immigrants. We will work with Governor Cuomo’s office to make it happen,” said Bishop DiMarzio.

 

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DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN ANNOUNCES PASSING OF REV. CYRIL F. DOODY

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend
Cyril F. Doody, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Father Doody was born on September 12,
1930, in Brooklyn, New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on June 1, 1957, and died Tuesday,
September 3, 2019, at his private residence in Sag Harbor, New York.

Father Doody served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Parochial Vicar of the parishes of Saint Thomas
Aquinas (Brooklyn), Saint Margaret (Middle Village), Resurrection-Ascension (Rego Park), Blessed
Sacrament (Jackson Heights), Saint Kevin (Flushing), Saint Robert Bellarmine (Bayside), Sacred
Heart (Bayside), and Saint Mark (Brooklyn). He also served as a faculty member of Cathedral
Preparatory School and Seminary (Elmhurst).

The arrangements are as follows:

FUNERAL:
Immaculate Conception Center
7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: (718) 229-8001
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
10:30 AM

BURIAL:
Saint Andrew Cemetery
Sag Harbor, New York

Father Doody 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. Daniel Doody, 27 Parkway Drive, Sag
Harbor, New York 11963.

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.

Decrees of Parish Mergers – June 30, 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.

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

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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

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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.