The Office for Clergy Personnel has the important task of staffing the parishes and offices in the Diocese with priests and deacons. Our office also develops and maintains policy and procedures manuals to aid clergy in their positions.
The greatest challenge facing our office is one that affects the whole Church. In Brooklyn, over the past 5 years, the number of active diocesan priests has dropped 23 percent. Today 263 diocesan priests are in parish assignments, compared to 340 in 2001.
The office endeavors to make the truth known about this decline so that the Diocese can continue the difficult process of planning accordingly. Creative restructuring on every level is necessary so that the Church can fulfill its mission of living and preaching the Gospel.
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- Read our Policy and Procedures Regarding Sexual Abuse Against Minors by Priests or Deacons
We would be pleased to talk with you and answer your questions. Please give us a call at our office below.
Deacon Julio C. Barreneche
Secretary for Clergy Personnel
Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn
310 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: (718) 399-5941
Fax: (718) 399-5940