Diocesan Assignments – August 22, 2020

Rev. Msgr. Steven J. Aguggia, to pastor of St. Pancras, Glendale, while remaining chancellor of the Diocese of Brooklyn, liaison to the vicar for clergy for the Diaconate Formation Program, and chaplain for the Catholic Lawyers Guild for Queens County Chapter, effective Sept. 15.

Diocesan Assignments – July 18, 2020

Rev. Daniel Kingsley, from parochial vicar of St. Martin de Porres, Bedford Stuyvesant, to administrator of St. Clare, Rosedale, effective June 30.

Diocesan Assignments – June 27, 2020

Very Rev. John J. Costello, to pastor of St. Luke, Whitestone, while remaining Associate Vicar for Clergy and director of Brooklyn Seminarians, effective June 30.

Diocesan Assignments – June 6, 2020

Rev. Thomas G. Pettei, to pastor of Our Lady of the Angelus, Rego Park, while remaining pastor of Resurrection – Ascension, Rego Park, effective June 30.

Diocesan Assignments – May 2, 2020


Very Rev. John J. O’Connor, from pastor of Incarnation, Queens Village, and from dean of Queens 7 Deanery, to pastor of St. Gregory the Great, Bellerose, while remaining director of the Diocesan Liturgical Offi ce, effective June 30.

Diocesan Assignments – January 25, 2020


Rev. Raphael Munday Kukana, from administrator to pastor of St. Catherine of Genoa, East Flatbush, while remaining in ministry with Catholic Charities, effective December 22, 2019.

Diocesan Assignments: October 26, 2019


Rev. John Tino, to pastor of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr, Ozone Park, while remaining administrator of St. Benedict Joseph Labre, Richmond Hill, effective Oct. 1.

Diocesan Assignments: September 7, 2019


Rev. Msgr. David L. Cassato, from pastor of St. Athanasius, Bensonhurst, and from administrator of St. Dominic, Bensonhurst, to pastor of the newly-merged parish of Saint Athanasius – Saint Dominic, Bensonhurst, while remaining coordinator of ministry to the Italian immigrants, effective, Sept. 1.

Diocesan Assignments: July 6, 2019

PASTORVery Rev. Peter J. Purpura, from rector of St. James Cathedral Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn, to pastor of Our Lady of Hope, Middle Village, while remaining vice-chancellor, effective July 1.