Diocesan Assignments

Diocesan Assignments – August 22, 2020

PASTOR

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.

Rev. Robert H.C. Mema, from administrator to pastor of St. Kevin, Auburndale, effective Sept. 13.

Rev. James Rodriguez, from administrator to pastor of St. Rose of Lima, Rockaway Beach, effective Aug. 22.

Rev. Gabriel J. Toro, from administrator to pastor of Blessed Sacrament, Jackson Heights, effective Sept. 20.

 

PASTOR RELIGIOUS

Rev. Javier J. Flores, S.D.V., to pastor of Our Lady of Solace, Coney Island, effective Sept. 1.

PAROCHIAL VICAR

Rev. Thomas F. Brosnan, from parochial vicar of St. Sebastian, Woodside, to parochial vicar of St. Rosalia – Regina Pacis, Dyker Heights, effective Sept. 1.

 

RESIDENCE

Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Brennan, from residence at St. Andrew Avellino, Flushing, to private residence, while remaining in senior priest status, effective Aug. 1.

Rev. James J. Meszaros, from residence at St. Josaphat, Bayside, to residence at Sacred Heart of Jesus, Bayside, while remaining in senior priest status, effective Sept. 1.

 

RELIGIOUS ORDER

Rev. Sangyou Choi, O.F.M., from residence at St. Adalbert, Elmhurst, to return to ministry with his order in Korea, effective November 30, 2018.

Rev. Richard J. Devine, C.M., from residence at DePaul Residence, Queens Village, to ministry with his order in Philadelphia, effective July 1.

Rev. Noel A. Daduya, C.M.F., from parochial vicar of Our Lady of Hope, Middle Village, to parochial vicar of St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Flushing, effective June 30.

Rev. William Gaffney, C.Ss.R., from associate pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sunset Park, to ministry with his order in Florida, effective November 9, 2019.

Rev. Louis Olive, C.Ss.R., from residence at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sunset Park, to move with his order in Florida, effective November 9, 2019.

Rev. Robert E. Chessman, from residence at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sunset Park, to move with his order in Florida, effective November 9, 2019.

Rev. Ignatius Okoroji, S.D.V., from parochial vicar of St. Clement Pope, South Ozone Park, to ministry with his order in New Jersey, effective Sept. 1.

Rev. Vincent Odoemenem, S.D.V., to parochial vicar of St. Clement Pope, South Ozone Park, effective Sept. 1.

Rev. Shiju Chittattukara, S.D.V., from pastor of Our Lady of Solace Shrine, Coney Island, to ministry with his order in New Jersey, effective Sept. 1.

Rev. Miroslaw Lesiecki, C.P., from residence at the Immaculate Conception Monastery, Jamaica, to ministry with his order, effective October 31, 2019.

Rev. Ferdinand Mbuta-Bitori, C.P., from ministry and residence at the Immaculate Conception Center, Jamaica, to ministry with his order, effective November 8, 2019.

 

NON-INCARDINATED

Rev. Schned Bruno, from temporary ministry, to parochial vicar of St. Brendan, Midwood, effective March 1.

Rev. Jeremias E. Castillo, to defender of the bond of the Diocese of Brooklyn, while remaining parochial vicar of Transfiguration, Williamsburg, effective Aug. 1.

Rev. Grzegorz P. Dziedzic, from parochial vicar of Most Precious Blood, Long Island City, and from chaplain of LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, to return to ministry in his diocese, effective July 28.

Rev. Hung Xuan Cao, from parochial vicar of Our Lady of the Snows, Floral Park, to studies sponsored by his own diocese, outside the Diocese of Brooklyn, effective June 30.

 

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT

Most Rev. James Massa, from pastor of Holy Family – St. Thomas Aquinas, Park Slope, and from vicar for education, to released from diocesan assignment, ministering outside Brooklyn, as rector of St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers, while remaining auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn, effective July 16.

Rev. Msgr. David L. Cassato, to vicar for Catholic Schools, while remaining pastor of St. Athanasius – Saint Dominic, Bensonhurst, coordinator of ministry to Italian Immigrants, and NYPD chaplain, effective July 16.

Rev. Msgr. Thomas C. Machalski, to diocesan judge on The Tribunal of the Diocese of Brooklyn, while remaining pastor of Sacred Heart, Bayside, effective Aug. 1.

Rev. Sebastian T. Andro, to diocesan judge on The Tribunal of the Diocese of Brooklyn, while remaining parochial vicar of St. Matthias, Ridgewood, effective Aug. 1.

 

DEACON

Deacon Danny Rodriguez, to deacon of St. Agatha, Sunset Park, while remaining deacon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sunset Park,
effective Aug. 1.

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