Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio installed new deans for five areas in the diocese.
They are: Very Revs. Kavungal Davy, C.M.I., pastor of St. Alphonsus-St. Anthony, Greenpoint, Brooklyn 1; Joseph Hoffman, pastor of St. Barbara, Bushwick, Brooklyn 2; Michael Sevigny, pastor of St. Malachy-St. Michael, East New York, Brooklyn 6; Thomas Leach, pastor of Mary Queen of Heaven, Mill Basin, Brooklyn 11; and Jeffry Dillon, pastor of Our Lady of Light, St. Albans, Queens 9. Also shown in the photo are Msgr. Anthony Hernandez, chancellor; Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto, vicar general; Msgr. Joseph Grimaldi, episcopal vicar for Brooklyn; and Father Thomas Pettei, episcopal vicar for Queens.
The dean is a priest appointed by the diocesan bishop to promote and coordinate pastoral activity on a deanery level including fostering collaborative ministry among parishes and parish leaders.