Our Two New Bishops

Year in Review: The diocese rejoiced May 19 with the naming of two new auxiliary bishops for Brooklyn and Queens – Bishops Witold Mroziewski and James Massa.

Polonia Rejoices Over B’klyn’s Polish Bishop

“Of course, probably the most important person here, with all due respect, is my mother, Wloclawa,” the newly ordained bishop said. “From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for the gift of my life and for the gift of the priesthood, which you nurtured in me.”

Ordination for Two New Auxiliary Bishops

Two diocesan priests with years of institutional and pastoral experience were ordained auxiliary bishops to serve Brooklyn and Queens at St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights, July 20. It was the first episcopal ordination held at the site.

Auxiliary Bishops Will Be Ordained at Co-Cathedral

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, will ordain two new auxiliary bishops for the Church in Brooklyn and Queens, on Monday, July 20, at 2 p.m., at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Prospect Heights. Pope Francis appointed the Very Reverend James Massa, 54, and the Reverend Canon Witold Mroziewski, 49, as auxiliary bishops in May. Co-consecrating bishops will […]

New Bishop Relies on Ecumenical Experiences

As moderator of the curia, vicar for higher education and vicar for evangelization, Father James Massa wears many hats in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. Next week, he will officially assume another hat – a miter to be exact – as he is ordained one of the diocese’s newest auxiliary bishops. For now, that […]

A Bishop’s Coat of Arms Tells His Personal Story

The Church adopted heraldry as a means of approving and authenticating documents as well as indicating ownership of church buildings. To this day, the bishop’s coat of arms are used in official correspondence and the sealing of important documents.

Ordination Liturgy Will Be Seen Live on Television

New Evangelization Television (NET-TV) will provide live coverage of the ordinations of Auxiliary Bishops James Massa and Witold Mroziewski, from St. Joseph Co-Cathedral on Monday, July 20, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony also will also be streamed live on www.netny.tv.

Auxiliary Bishops Named to Titular Sees in US

While serving as auxiliary bishops of Brooklyn, Bishop James Massa has been named the titular bishop of Bardstown, Ky., and Bishop Witold Mroziewski has been named the titular bishop of Walla Walla, Wash.