Beloved Priest Celebrates 45 Years at Jamaica Parish

You can’t spell “theology,” the study of God, without T-H-E-O, as in Father Theo, the beloved and scholarly retired priest in residence at Immaculate Conception, Jamaica, who celebrated his 45th year at the parish with a Mass of thanksgiving on Sept. 15. Father Theophane Cooley, C.P., 91, who’s originally from Dublin, speaks five languages and has taught philosophy and Latin. But perhaps he’s best known as a kind and caring priest.

Little Snow Can’t Dampen OL Guadalupe Celebration

The first snowfall of the season may have kept some city residents close to home last Saturday, but a few flakes didn’t stop devotees of Our Lady of Guadalupe from celebrating her feast at St. Matthias Church.

Bishop Tiedemann Installed as Pastor

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio installed Auxiliary Bishop Neil Tiedemann, C.P., as the pastor of St. Matthias parish, Ridgewood, on Nov. 19.

Welcome Bishop Neil E. Tiedemann

Bishop Neil E. Tiedemann, C.P., will be officially welcomed as an auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Brooklyn at a Mass of Thanksgiving, Thursday, Aug. 4 at the Immaculate Conception Pastoral Center, Douglaston. The Tablet presents this special pullout section dedicated to welcoming the new bishop and (re)introducing this native son to the faithful of Brooklyn and Queens.

Passionists’ Provincial Reacts to Appointment

The Very Rev. Robert Joerger, C.P., Provincial of the Passionists Fathers’ St. Paul of the Cross Province, issued a statement on the appointment of Bishop Neil Tiedemann, C.P., as an auxiliary bishop for Brooklyn and Queens.