The Diocese of Brooklyn has announced the funeral arrangements for Retired Auxiliary Bishop, the Most Reverend René A. Valero, who died on Sunday, March 10. 2019. Bishop Valero served for 25 years as an Auxiliary Bishop and was the first Hispanic to serve in such a role for the Diocese of Brooklyn.
The wake will be held, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church located at 34-43 93rd Street in Jackson Heights. A Vigil Mass will also take place at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church March 19, 7:30 PM. Bishop Valero previously served as Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish.
The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will preside at the funeral Mass on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 10:30 AM at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston at 7200 Douglaston Parkway.
Bishop Valero will be buried in the Bishops Crypt at the Immaculate Conception Center.