Three new auxiliaries for Brooklyn

.- Pope Benedict XVI has named three new auxiliary bishops for the Diocese of Brooklyn.

They include Msgr. Octavio Cisneros, rector of the Cathedral Seminary Residence of the Immaculate Conception and secretary for priestly formation; Msgr. Guy Sansaricq, pastor of St. Jerome Parish and national director of Haitian Ministry; and, Msgr. Frank J. Caggiano, Episcopal vicar of for Evangelization and Pastoral Life.

The nominations increase the number of auxiliary bishops for the diocese to four. They will join Auxiliary Bishop Ignatius Castellano in assisting Bishop Nicholas Di Marzio with the tasks of ministering to the large, multicultural diocese. Two auxiliaries recently retired: Auxiliary Bishops Rene Valero and Joseph Sullivan. Msgr. Guy Sansaricq was born in 1934 in Jérémie, Haiti. He studied at Saint Paul’s Seminary in Ottawa, Canada, where he earned his licentiates in philosophy and theology. He earned a licentiate in social sciences from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Les Cayes in Haiti in 1960, but he served most of his priestly life in the U.S. From 1977 to 1993, he served as associate pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Cambria Heights, and for many years as diocesan co-ordinator for Haitian Ministry. He has served as national director of Haitian Ministry since 1987. He was only incardinated in the Diocese of Brooklyn in 1991. He has been pastor of St. Jerome Parish since 1993.

Msgr. Sansaricq founded Haitian Apostolate Publications. He speaks English, French and Creole and was named a Prelate of Honor in 1999.

Msgr. Cisneros was born in 1945 in La Habana, Cuba. He attended Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, where he received his Master’s of Divinity in 1971, the same year he was ordained for the Diocese of Brooklyn.

He served as associate pastor in three parishes, from 1971 to 1979 — St. Rita’s, Saint Francis of Assisi, and St. Michael’s. From 1979 to 1991, he was co-ordinator of Hispanic Ministry for the diocese and pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows. He served as Episcopal vicar of Brooklyn East from 1991 to 2004. He is currently the rector of the Cathedral Seminary Residence of the Immaculate Conception. He speaks three languages— English, Spanish and Italian—and was named a Prelate of Honor in 1988.

Msgr. Frank J. Caggiano is the youngest and the only Brooklyn native of the three. He was born in 1959 and studied at Immaculate Conception Seminary, where he earned his Master’s of Divinity. He was ordained for the Diocese of Brooklyn in 1987 and served as associate pastor at St. Agatha’s, St. Athanasius and St. Jude’s. From 1992 to 1996, he studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University, where he earned his Ph.D. in Theology. He returned to Brooklyn and served as pastor of St. Dominic Parish. Since 2003, he has served as the diocesan vicar for Evangelization and Pastoral Life.

Msgr. Caggiano has published many articles in theological and diocesan publications. He speaks English and Italian. In 2003, he was named Chaplain to His Holiness.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic

Liturgical Calendar

April 20, 2014


All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 24:13-35


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Acts 10:34a, 37-43
Second Reading:: Col 3:1-4
Gospel:: Jn 20:1-9

Homily of the Day

Lk 24:13-35


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: