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Diocese of Rockville Centre

Prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Msgr. John J. Brown (priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn).

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn,regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Monsignor John J. Brown, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn ministering as Pastor of Saint. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands.  Monsignor Brown was born on February 22, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on June 25, 1983, and died Friday, March 3, 2017, at Maimonides Medical Center.

Monsignor Brown served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of Saint Thomas Aquinas (Flatlands), Saint Francis de Sales (Belle Harbor), as an Administrator of Queen of All Saints (Brooklyn), and as Parochial Vicar of Saint Clare (Rosedale) and Saint Joseph (Long Island City).  He was appointed Vice-Chancellor, Director of Office for Clergy Personnel, Chairman of the Committee for Long Term Disability Program for Priests and as Dean of the Brooklyn 11 Deanery. On March 10, 1999, he was named Prelate of Honor to His Holiness.
The arrangements are as follows:
WAKE:                       Saint Thomas Aquinas -Monsignor King Hall
                                   1501 Hendrickson Street
Brooklyn, New York 11234
Tel: (718) 253-4404

                                    Wednesday, March 8, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Thursday, March 9, 2017
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

VIGIL MASS:                         Saint Thomas Aquinas R.C. Church
                                   1550 Hendrickson Street
Brooklyn, New York 11234
Tel: (718) 253-4404

Thursday, March 9, 2017
7:30 PM

FUNERAL:                 Saint Thomas Aquinas R.C. Church         
                                   1550 Hendrickson Street
Brooklyn, New York 11234
Tel: (718) 253-4404

Friday, March 10, 2017
11:00 AM
BURIAL:                     St. John Cemetery

Middle Village, New York

Monsignor Brown was a member of the Priests’ Purgatorial Society. All priests are invited to concelebrate the Liturgy. Please bring your diocesan vestments.

If you wish to send condolences, please mail to his brother, Mr. Jim Brown c/o St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1550 Hendrickson Street, Brooklyn, New York 11234.
Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family and friends.  May he rest in the peace of Christ, the Risen Lord.

Reverend Monsignor Anthony Hernandez, J.C.L.
Chancellor and Vicar for Canonical Affairs, Diocese of Brooklyn

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