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Deanery established. We are Brooklyn 1.

CaliseOn April 28th, 2013, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio conducted a vespers service during which he formally installed 22 priests as deans at St. James Cathedral Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn.  *** Deaneries, or groupings of parishes in specific neighborhoods, replace parish clusters for the purpose of planning the work of the Church. During the service the bishop explained that they will provide a necessary structure for organizing and providing pastoral services of the Church. Bishop DiMarzio said that everyone is interested in passing on the faith to the next generation. So, he challenged the new deans, "If you want to be heroes in the deaneries, figure out what the Church can do for young people." He further advised the deans, that they should listen to the people.

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