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THREE PRIESTS ORDAINED FOR DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio ordained three men to the priesthood for the Diocese of Brooklyn at a Mass at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, 250 Cathedral Place, Downtown Brooklyn, on Saturday, June 4, 2011. Two of them are from Poland. We congratulate all of them and wish them a lot of God’s blessing in their new life of ministry to Christ and His Church.

strzeleckiFather Dariusz Strzelecki, 31, is a native of Poland. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, and came to the U.S. to complete studies at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, Orchard Lake, Mich. He has served the last year leading up to his ordination at Our Lady of Czestochowa-St. Casimir parish, Sunset Park. Father Strzelecki will celebrate his First Mass of Thanksgiving on Monday, June 6, at Our Lady of Czestochowa-St. Casimir. On Tuesday, June 7, he will travel to Poland and celebrate Mass with his family in the Basilica of St. Vincent de Paul, Bydgoszcz.

RajskiFather Daniel Rajski, 28, is a native of Poland. He recently completed studies at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, Orchard Lake, Mich. He also studied at seminary in Poland. He has served at Holy Cross, Maspeth; St. Matthias, Ridgewood; St. Josaphat, Bayside; and St. Patrick, Bay Ridge. Father Rajski will celebrate his First Mass of Thanksgiving at Holy Cross, Maspeth, on Sunday, June 5, at 11 a.m., and his second at St. Patrick, Bay Ridge, on Sunday, June 12, at 11 a.m. He will celebrate a third Mass of Thanksgiving at his home parish, Transfiguration, Budziszewice, Poland, on Sunday, June 19.

Bishop DiMarzio on Reconfiguration in the Diocese

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio explains how Brooklyn and Queens diocese is making painful cuts —    By Bishop Nicholas Dimarzio (Nov 21, 2010)

 As great cities change, so do their institutions. In recent decades, the Diocese of Brooklyn – consisting of 197 parishes in Brooklyn and Queens – has witnessed significant population shifts in our neighborhoods and places of worship.  As Catholics move out of various neighborhoods, their ethnic and religious composition changes. Many dioceses in our region of the country face similar challenges. To our regret, such changes have contributed to a decrease in church attendance and the underutilization of many church buildings. In some parishes, churches built long ago now face insurmountable costs of repair. Besides all this, the recent recession has placed financial stress on individual parishes and the diocese overall. Continue reading Bishop DiMarzio on Reconfiguration in the Diocese