| United States|
Nicholas Anthony DiMarzio
| 179 sq mi (460 km)|
| Brooklyn (Kings County), Queens (Queens County)|
Archdiocese of New York
310 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
(as of 2013)
310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA
Cathedral Basilica of St. James
Octavio Cisneros, Paul Sanchez
Saint Augustine Roman C, Church of Saint Saviour, Co‑Cathe of St Joseph, The Oratory Church of, Holy Name Church
The Diocese of Brooklyn is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S. state of New York. It is headquartered in Brooklyn and its territory encompasses the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of New York. The diocesan cathedral is the Cathedral Basilica of St. James in Downtown Brooklyn and its co-cathedral is the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Prospect Heights. The current diocesan bishop is Nicholas Anthony DiMarzio.
Brooklyn is one of the few dioceses in the United States that is made up of 100% urban territory.
The Bishop of Brooklyn presides from both the Cathedral Basilica of St. James and the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph.
This atypical arrangement was required due to the small size of the Cathedral Basilica of St. James. St. Joseph's church was designated as a Co-Cathedral for the Diocese of Brooklyn on Feb. 14, 2013 by Pope Benedict XVI after Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio petitioned the Vatican.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn Wikipedia
The diocese was established in 1853 out of the territory of the Archdiocese of New York, at a time when Brooklyn was still a separate city from New York City. It originally included all of Long Island, but its present-day territory was established in 1957 when Nassau and Suffolk Counties were split to form the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
On Wednesday, May 2, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI named two priests as Auxiliary Bishops of Brooklyn.
The lists of the bishops and auxiliary bishops of the diocese and their years of service:
Bishop George Mundelein (1909–1915)
Bishop Raymond Augustine Kearney (1934–1956)
Bishop John Joseph Boardman (1952–1977)
Bishop Edmund Joseph Reilly (1955–1958)
Bishop Joseph Peter Michael Denning (1959–1982)
Bishop Charles Richard Mulrooney (1959–1981)
Bishop John J. Snyder (1972–1979)
Bishop Joseph Michael Sullivan (1980–2005)
Bishop René Arnold Valero (1980–2005)
Bishop Anthony Bevilacqua (1980–1983)
Bishop Ignatius Anthony Catanello (1994–2010)
Bishop Gerald Barbarito (1994–1999)
Bishop Frank Joseph Caggiano (2006-2013)
Bishop Octavio Cisneros (2006- )
Bishop Guy Sansaricq (2006–2010)
Bishop Paul Robert Sanchez (2012- )
Bishop Raymond Francis Chappetto (2012- )
Bishop James Massa (2015- )
Bishop Witold Mroziewski (2015- )
Bishop Neil Edward Tiedemann (2016- )
Vincent DePaul Breen Became Bishop of Metuchen, New Jersey; died in 2003.
Edward Bernard Scharfenberger Now Bishop Of Albany, New York.
- Bishop John Loughlin (1853–1891)
- Bishop Charles Edward McDonnell (1892–1921)
- Bishop Thomas Edmund Molloy (1922–1956), Archbishop (personal title) (1951–1956)
- Bishop Bryan Joseph McEntegart (1957–1968), Archbishop (personal title) (1966–1968)
- Bishop Francis Mugavero (1968–1990)
- Bishop Thomas Vose Daily (1990–2003)
- Bishop Nicholas Anthony DiMarzio (2003–present)
The bishop is also the true principal of the diocese's pre-seminary high school, Cathedral Preparatory Seminary. As of March 2009, Cathedral Preparatory Seminary is the only full-time high school seminary in the nation. Three Diocesan and/or parish high schools are under the auspices of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens.
There are three Diocesan and/or parish high schools under the auspices of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. While the Catholic high schools below may geographically lie within the diocese, most are run independently of it.
BrooklynBishop Kearney High School
Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School
Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School
Fontbonne Hall Academy
Nazareth Regional High School
St. Edmund Preparatory High School
St. Joseph High School
Saint Saviour High School of Brooklyn
Xaverian High School
QueensArchbishop Molloy High School
Cathedral Preparatory Seminary
Christ the King Regional High School
Holy Cross High School
Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School
St. Agnes High School
St. Francis Preparatory School
St. John's Preparatory School
The Mary Louis Academy
There were 116 Diocesan and parish elementary schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens in March 2009. In the fall of 2009, a new free tuition school called the Pope John Paul II Family Academy opened at St. Barbara's School in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
The following eight schools have closed, reducing the total number of schools to 111:Flatbush Catholic Academy
Most Precious Blood School
St. Benedict Joseph Labre School
St. Catherine of Sienna School
St. Aloysius School
St. Ann School
Blessed Sacrament School
Ss. Joseph and Dominic Catholic Academy
There are nine Roman Catholic cemeteries serving the Diocese of Brooklyn; two in Brooklyn, five in Queens and three outside the Diocese of Brooklyn.
BrooklynHoly Cross Cemetery
Most Holy Trinity Cemetery
QueensSaint John Cemetery
Mount St. Mary Cemetery
St. Monica Cemetery
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery
Outside of the Diocese of BrooklynSt. Charles / Resurrection Cemeteries
St. Mary Star of the Sea Cemetery
Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center