The Tablet Staff
PROSPECT HEIGHTS — The Diocese of Brooklyn has announced that Deacon Andrew T. Mastrangelo has been appointed as the new Director of the Immaculate Conception Center located in Douglaston, New York. Deacon Andrew Mastrangelo replaces Deacon Stanley Galazin whose retirement took effect on August 31, 2022, after serving 19 years in this role.
“I am grateful to God for guiding me to this new position working with the Diocese of Brooklyn. I appreciate Deacon Stanley’s guidance, confidence, and support during the transition, as I assume responsibility for the operations of this building which is central to the Catholic faith in Brooklyn and Queens. I look forward to advancing the mission of the Immaculate Conception Center while supporting the day-to-day work that happens here,” said Deacon Andrew T. Mastrangelo.
“Knowing this position would allow me to assist the retired priests, who were instrumental in my faith and to many in the Diocese, I knew this was where I wanted to be. I also am ready to assist the seminarians as they discern their vocation and calling,” continued Deacon Mastrangelo.
Andrew Mastrangelo graduated from St. John’s University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and completed the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Diaconate Formation Program in May 2015.
Deacon Andrew is a Permanent Deacon at St. Helen Roman Catholic Church in the Howard Beach section of Queens. Deacon Mastrangelo most recently served as the Business Manager for Most Precious Blood-St. Simon and Jude in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn, while working at the Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens Office of Mission ministering to those in need and the homebound during the recent pandemic. He officially took over as the Director of the Immaculate Conception Center on September 6, 2022.
A resident of Howard Beach, Deacon Mastrangelo is married to his wife Linda for 38 years and together, they are the proud parents of three children and have two grandchildren. He enjoys playing golf in his free time.