FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2020
BROOKLYN PRIEST TO BE INSTALLED AS BISHOP OF PATERSON WEDNESDAY
The Diocese of Brooklyn has announced that Bishop-elect Kevin Sweeney, currently the Pastor of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn, will be ordained and installed as the eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Paterson at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 381 Grand Street in Paterson, New Jersey, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 2 p.m.
The ordination/installation Mass will be televised live on NET-TV, the Diocese of Brooklyn’s cable channel, and online at www.netny.tv beginning at 1:40 p.m., with the procession to start at 1:45 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, July 1.
Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Metropolitan Archbishop of Newark will ordain Bishop-elect Sweeney to the Order of Bishops and install him as the new bishop of Paterson. The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will join retiring Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli as co-consecrating bishops.
Bishop-elect Sweeney is a native of Queens, New York, a graduate of Cathedral Prep High School, who went on to study at the Cathedral Seminary House of Formation in Douglaston. He then earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from St. John’s University in 1992. Bishop-elect Kevin Sweeney also earned a Master’s Degree in Divinity from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington.
He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn on June 28, 1997, and was assigned to St. Nicholas of Tolentine in Jamaica and Our Lady of Sorrows in Corona. In 2004, Bishop DiMarzio appointed then-Father Sweeney as the Vocations Director for the Diocese of Brooklyn, and in January 2010, he was appointed Pastor of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Sunset Park.
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