Before he abdicated the Papacy, Benedict XVI elevated a church in Prospect Heights to cathedral status. Last month, just three days after Benedict’s historic announcement that he was abdicating the Papacy, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio was informed of the , pope’s decision of February 11th to designate the Church of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, a co-cathedral of the Diocese of Brooklyn. The decree was pre-dated March19th and it was announced to the parishioners on March 3rd, 2013. Continue reading St Joseph’s Church in Prospect Heights church made a Cathedral, one of Pope Benedict XVI’s final acts
Bishop Nicolas DiMarzio wrote in his official statement – “Brooklyn Sends One of the Largest Delegations in the U.S. A convocation of hundreds of teens from Brooklyn and Queens will assemble for an official send-off Mass to World Youth Day Madrid this Saturday. Aug. 6 at S p.m. at Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston.
They will join the more than 25.000 American young people who are expected to converge on Spain, with over one million pilgrims from every corner of the world for the mother of all meetings for teens: World Youth Day.
W sobotę 4 czerwca 2011, w Bazylice Św. Jakuba w Brooklynie, ks. Biskup Nicholas DiMarzio udzielił święceń kapłańskich dwóm diakonom pochodzącym z Polski – ks. Danielowi Rajskiemu oraz ks. Dariuszowi Strzeleckiemu. Obaj zastali wyświęceni dla diecezji Brooklyn. Serdecznie gratulujemy im tego pięknego powołania oraz tego, że potrafili na nie odpowiedzieć, ofiarując swojeżycie dla Chrystusa. Wspieramy ich naszymi modlitwami, aby nigdy nie zabrakło im gorliwości w służbie Bogu i ludziom naszej diecezji.
Księża odprawią swoje pierwsze msze święte w niedzielę 5 czerwca 2011 o godzinie 11:00 – ks. Daniel w parafii Św. Krzyża na Maspeth, a ks. Dariusz w parafii Matki Bożej Częstochowskiej w Brooklynie. Następnie księża odprawią prymicyjne msze święte w rodzinnych parafiach w Polsce – ks. Dariusz w Bazylice Św. Wincentego a Paulo w Bydgoszczy, a ksiądz Daniel w Budzieszowicach.
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.
Father 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.
Father 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.