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Auxiliary Bishops of Brooklyn

Cardinal George William Mundelein, a native of Manhattan and graduate of Manhattan College, the Bronx, was ordained a priest in Rome by Brooklyn Bishop Charles E. McDonnell on June 8, 1895... served as assistant secretary to Bishop McDonnell, Chancellor, and founding rector of Cathedral College, Brooklyn... ordained the first auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn by Bishop McDonnell on June 30, 1909.  In 1915, he was named Archbishop of Chicago and named a cardinal in 1924.  He died Oct. 2, 1939, and is buried in Mundelein, Ill.
Cardinal George William Mundelein, a native of Manhattan and graduate of Manhattan College, the Bronx, was ordained a priest in Rome by Brooklyn Bishop Charles E. McDonnell on June 8, 1895… served as assistant secretary to Bishop McDonnell, Chancellor, and founding rector of Cathedral College, Brooklyn… ordained the first auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn by Bishop McDonnell on June 30, 1909. In 1915, he was named Archbishop of Chicago and named a cardinal in 1924. He died Oct. 2, 1939, and is buried in Mundelein, Ill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Archbishop Thomas E. Molloy, a native of Nashua, N.H., graduated from St. Francis College, Brooklyn, and was ordained a priest in Rome on Sept. 19, 1908... served as secretary to Bishop Mundelein, a member of the faculty of Cathedral College, Brooklyn, secretary to Archbishop Mundelein in Chicago, and president of St. Joseph’s College for Women, Brooklyn... appointed the second auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn on July 28, 1920... appointed the third Ordinary of the Diocese of Brooklyn on Nov. 21, 1921, and served until his death in 1956.  He is buried in the crypt at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington, L.I.
Archbishop Thomas E. Molloy, a native of Nashua, N.H., graduated from St. Francis College, Brooklyn, and was ordained a priest in Rome on Sept. 19, 1908… served as secretary to Bishop Mundelein, a member of the faculty of Cathedral College, Brooklyn, secretary to Archbishop Mundelein in Chicago, and president of St. Joseph’s College for Women, Brooklyn… appointed the second auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn on July 28, 1920… appointed the third Ordinary of the Diocese of Brooklyn on Nov. 21, 1921, and served until his death in 1956. He is buried in the crypt at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington, L.I.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bishop Raymond A. Kearney, a native of Jersey City, N.J., attended Holy Cross College, and the North American College, Rome, where he was ordained March 12, 1927... served as Vice-Chancellor and Chancellor... on Dec. 22, 1934, he was named the third auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn at the age of 32.  He served in that capacity until his death on June 11, 1956... buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Flatbush.  Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst, conducted for girls by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., is named in his memory.
Bishop Raymond A. Kearney, a native of Jersey City, N.J., attended Holy Cross College, and the North American College, Rome, where he was ordained March 12, 1927… served as Vice-Chancellor and Chancellor… on Dec. 22, 1934, he was named the third auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn at the age of 32. He served in that capacity until his death on June 11, 1956… buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Flatbush. Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst, conducted for girls by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., is named in his memory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bishop John J. Boardman, a native of Brooklyn, attended St. John’s College and Seminary... ordained May 21, 1921... served at St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands; St. Mary Mother of Jesus, Bensonhurst; St. Anne’s, Brentwood; St. Catherine of Genoa, Brooklyn; and was pastor of Holy Name, Park Slope, 1944-59, and O.L. of Angels, Bay Ridge, 1959-70...  became the fourth auxiliary bishop on May 29, 1952, marking the first time that the diocese had two auxiliary bishops at the same time... died July 17, 1978 and is buried in the crypt at Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston.
Bishop John J. Boardman, a native of Brooklyn, attended St. John’s College and Seminary… ordained May 21, 1921… served at St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands; St. Mary Mother of Jesus, Bensonhurst; St. Anne’s, Brentwood; St. Catherine of Genoa, Brooklyn; and was pastor of Holy Name, Park Slope, 1944-59, and O.L. of Angels, Bay Ridge, 1959-70… became the fourth auxiliary bishop on May 29, 1952, marking the first time that the diocese had two auxiliary bishops at the same time… died July 17, 1978 and is buried in the crypt at Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bishop Edmund J. Reilly, a native of Manhattan, attended Cathedral College, Manhattan, and St. John’s Seminary, Brooklyn… ordained April 1, 1922… served at St. James Pro-Cathedral, Brooklyn; St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands; and O.L. Angels, Bay Ridge… director of Diocesan Parish Services, Vice-Chancellor… named fifth auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn on March 15, 1955… died on Nov. 3, 1958 and is buried at Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Flushing. The former Bishop Reilly Diocesan H.S., Fresh Meadows, now St. Francis Prep, was named in his memory.
Bishop Joseph P. Denning, a native of Flushing, attended St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore… ordained May 21, 1932… served at Resurrection, Gerritsen Beach, before being assigned to faculty of Cathedral College, Brooklyn, from 1933 to 1953… administrator of St. Stanislaus, 14th St.; pastor at Queen of Angels, Sunnyside, 1953-60, and O.L. Queen of Martyrs, Forest Hills, 1960-78… named an auxiliary bishop along with Bishop Charles R. Mulrooney on Feb. 24, 1959. He died Feb. 12, 1990, and is buried in the crypt at Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston.

 

Bishop Charles R. Mulrooney, a native of Brooklyn, attended St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore… ordained June 10, 1930… assistant at Holy Rosary, Bed-Stuy, and St. Gerard Majella, Hollis, before being named to the faculty of Cathedral College, Brooklyn… rector and president of Cathedral College, 1952-59… appointed an auxiliary bishop with Bishop Joseph P. Denning on Feb. 24, 1959… served as pastor of St. Jerome’s parish, East Flatbush, 1959-72… died Aug. 5, 1989 and is buried in the crypt at Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston.

 

Bishop John J. Snyder, a native of Manhattan, attended Cathedral College, Brooklyn, and Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington… ordained June 9, 1951… assistant at St. Mel’s, Flushing, and then was secretary to Archbishop Bryan J. McEntegart and Bishop Francis J. Mugavero…on Dec. 13, 1972, he was named an auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn and served in that capacity until Oct. 2, 1979 when he was named Bishop of St. Augustine, Fla. He retired Dec. 12, 2000 upon reaching the mandatory age of 75 and lives in St. Augustine.
Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, a native of Brooklyn, attended Cathedral College, and Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington… ordained June 11, 1949… served at Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen, Carroll Gardens, before being Assistant Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Chancellor… founding director of Diocesan Migration Office… on Oct. 4, 1980, he was named an auxiliary bishop with Bishops Joseph M. Sullivan and Rene A. Valero… Bishop of Pittsburgh 1983-87; Archbishop of Philadelphia, 1987-2000 … named a cardinal May 29, 1991… retired July 15, 2003 at 80… died Jan. 31, 2012… buried in crypt at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Philadelphia.
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Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan, a native of Brooklyn, attended Cathedral College, and Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington… ordained June 2, 1956, and served at Our Lady of Lourdes, Queens Village, before joining Catholic Charities in 1961 where he became executive director… named an auxiliary bishop along with Cardinal Bevilacqua and Bishop Rene A. Valero on Oct. 4, 1980… served as Vicar for Human Services and Regional Bishop of Brooklyn… retired in 2005 after reaching mandatory age… died June 7, 2013… buried in the priests’ plot at St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bishop Rene A. Valero, a native of Manhattan, attended Cathedral College, Brooklyn, and Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington... ordained June 2, 1956... served at St. Michael-St. Edward, Fort Greene, and St. Agatha’s, Sunset Park, before directing Catholic Charities’ family services and the Office for the Aging... diocesan director of the Spanish Apostolate when he was named an auxiliary bishop on Oct. 4, 1980 along with Cardinal Bevilacqua and Bishop Sullivan... pastor of Blessed Sacrament, Jackson Heights... served as Regional Bishop of Queens ... retired in 2005... lives at Bishop Mugavero Residence, Douglaston.
Bishop Rene A. Valero, a native of Manhattan, attended Cathedral College, Brooklyn, and Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington… ordained June 2, 1956… served at St. Michael-St. Edward, Fort Greene, and St. Agatha’s, Sunset Park, before directing Catholic Charities’ family services and the Office for the Aging… diocesan director of the Spanish Apostolate when he was named an auxiliary bishop on Oct. 4, 1980 along with Cardinal Bevilacqua and Bishop Sullivan… pastor of Blessed Sacrament, Jackson Heights… served as Regional Bishop of Queens … retired in 2005… lives at Bishop Mugavero Residence, Douglaston.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito, a native of Brooklyn, attended Cathedral College, Douglaston, and Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington… ordained Jan. 31, 1976… served at St. Francis of Assisi, Astoria, and St. Helen’s, Howard Beach… was Vice Chancellor, master of ceremonies to Auxiliary Bishop Denning, and associate master of ceremonies to Bishop Thomas V. Daily… ordained auxiliary bishop Aug. 22, 1994 along with Bishop Ignatius A. Catanello… Bishop of Ogdensburg, N.Y., 1999-2003, and Bishop of Palm Beach, Fla., 2003-present.
Bishop Ignatius A. Catanello, a native of Williamsburg, attended St. Francis College; Cathedral College, and Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington… ordained May 28, 1966… served at St. Rita’s, L.I.C.; St. Helen’s, Howard Beach; St. Ann, Flushing; and O.L. Angels, Bay Ridge… chairman of the Diocesan Ecumenical Commission, president of Priests’ Senate, rector of Cathedral Prep, Elmhurst, and Episcopal Vicar… ordained bishop with Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito on Aug. 22, 1994… Regional Bishop for Queens South and Vicar for Clergy and Consecrated Life… pastor of Holy Family, Flushing… retired 2010… resides in Holy Family Rectory.
Bishop Frank Caggiano, a native of Brooklyn, attended Regis H.S., Manhattan,Yale University, Cathedral College, Douglaston, and Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington… ordined May 16, 1987… served at St. Agatha and St. Athanasius, before doctoral studies in Rome… served at St. Jude’s, Canarsie, and as pastor of St. Dominic’s, Bensonhurst, director of the Permanent Diaconate Office, and Vicar for Evangelization and Pastoral Life… ordained bishop Aug. 22, 2006… named Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia in 2007… directed Preserving the Vision and Christ Jesus Our Hope…appointed Bishop of Bridgeport, Conn., July 31, 2013.
Bishop Octavio Cisneros, a native of Cuba, attended Niagara University, and Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington… ordained May 29, 1971… served as assistant at St. Michael, Sunset Park; diocesan director of Spanish Apostolate; pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows, Corona; Episcopal Vicar of Brooklyn East; rector of Cathedral Seminary Residence; chairman of the Northeast Pastoral Center for Hispanics… ordained bishop Aug. 22, 2006… served as Regional Bishop of Queens, Episcopal Vicar for Hispanic Concerns, and is currently pastor of Holy Child parish, Richmond Hill.
Bishop Guy Sansaricq a native of Haiti, studied in Haiti and Ottawa before being ordained June 29, 1960 in Haiti… served as assistant at Cathedral of Cayes, Haiti; chaplain to Haitian immigrants in Bahamas… served at Sacred Heart, Cambria Heights; pastor of St. Jerome, East Flatbush… coordinated Diocesan Haitian Apostolate… was national director of Haitian Apostolate for the U.S. Bishops… incardinated in the Brooklyn Diocese in 2001… ordained bishop Aug. 22, 2006… served as Regional Bishop of Brooklyn and Vicar for Black Catholic Concerns and pastor of St. Gregory the Great, Crown Heights… retired Jan. 31, 2011… resides in Crown Heights.
Bishop Raymond F. Chappetto is a native of Astoria... attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel School; Cathedral Prep and College, Brooklyn; and Our Lady of Angels Seminary, Albany... ordained May 29, 1971 by Bishop Francis J. Mugavero at St. James Pro-Cathedral... served as an assistant at St. Camillus, Rockaway Beach; St. Pius V, Jamaica; Incarnation, Queens Village; St. Helen, Howard Beach... part of team ministry at Our Lady of Miracles, Canarsie.. Pastor at Our Lady of Miracles; Our Lady of the Snows, North Floral Park; and currently at St. Kevin’s, Flushing... was Episcopal Vicar for Brooklyn West... currently Vicar General and Vicar for Clergy... appointed Auxiliary Bishop on May 2, 2012... ordained to episcopacy at Our Lady of Angels, Bay Ridge, July 11, 2012.
Bishop Raymond F. Chappetto is a native of Astoria… attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel School; Cathedral Prep and College, Brooklyn; and Our Lady of Angels Seminary, Albany… ordained May 29, 1971 by Bishop Francis J. Mugavero at St. James Pro-Cathedral… served as an assistant at St. Camillus, Rockaway Beach; St. Pius V, Jamaica; Incarnation, Queens Village; St. Helen, Howard Beach… part of team ministry at Our Lady of Miracles, Canarsie.. Pastor at Our Lady of Miracles; Our Lady of the Snows, North Floral Park; and currently at St. Kevin’s, Flushing… was Episcopal Vicar for Brooklyn West… currently Vicar General and Vicar for Clergy… appointed Auxiliary Bishop on May 2, 2012… ordained to episcopacy at Our Lady of Angels, Bay Ridge, July 11, 2012.

 

Bishop Paul R. Sanchez was born in Brooklyn and attended Cathedral Prep and College; Christ the King Seminary, Olean, N.Y.; and North American College, Rome.... ordained in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, by Bishop James Hickey on Dec. 17, 1971... served as an assistant at Our Lady of Mercy, Forest Hills; St. Michael’s, Flushing; and St. Sebastian, Woodside... was a member of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission... Pastor at St. Agatha, Sunset Park, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Astoria... Episcopal Vicar for Queens North... appointed Auxiliary Bishop on May 2, 2012, and ordained to episcopacy at Our Lady of Angels, Bay Ridge, July 11, 2012... currently is pastor at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Forest Hills.
Bishop Paul R. Sanchez was born in Brooklyn and attended Cathedral Prep and College; Christ the King Seminary, Olean, N.Y.; and North American College, Rome…. ordained in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, by Bishop James Hickey on Dec. 17, 1971… served as an assistant at Our Lady of Mercy, Forest Hills; St. Michael’s, Flushing; and St. Sebastian, Woodside… was a member of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission… Pastor at St. Agatha, Sunset Park, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Astoria… Episcopal Vicar for Queens North… appointed Auxiliary Bishop on May 2, 2012, and ordained to episcopacy at Our Lady of Angels, Bay Ridge, July 11, 2012… currently is pastor at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Forest Hills.

 

 

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