Ethnic Apostolates

Catholic-Migration-ethnic-apostolate-pageThe Ethnic Apostolates provide an opportunity for immigrants to preserve their rich heritage and traditions in Brooklyn and Queens. The Ethnic Apostolates allow immigrants to come together so that they do not feel alone.  The Ethnic Apostolates are designed to assist immigrants belong to the larger community while at the same time providing an opportunity for their uniqueness to be preserved and shared.

Each Ethnic Apostolate has a committee whose goals are to act as a channel of communication with the immigrants and the various agencies of the Diocese, and to ensure that the immigrants are able to make use of the many services that are available to them.

The Ethnic Apostolates assist in preserving and teaching the rich cultural and linguistic heritage of the various immigrants communities in Brooklyn and Queens.  They work to promote cultural events that are important to their community.  The Ethnic Apostolates are designed to be a source of welcome and support for immigrants.

The spiritual well being of the immigrant community, along with the experience of belonging in this country, are the principal goals of the Ethnic Apostolates and their committees.  The Ethnic Apostolates strive to help immigrant communities by developing a spirit of belonging.

Apostolate Coordinators

African-American

Rev. Alonzo Q.Cox:(718) 574-5772

Arabic-Speaking

Rev. Francis Abashkron: (718) 768-9471

Bengali

Vacant

Brazilian

Rev. Jose Carlos Da Silva: (718) 361-1884

Chinese (Brooklyn)

Rev. Vincentius Do: (718) 436-1080

Chinese (Queens)

Rev. Antonius Ho. C.S.J.B.: (718) 961-0714

Colombian

Deacon Guillermo D. Gomez : (347) 282-8172

Croatian

Rev. Vedran Kirincic : (718)-278-3337

Czech/Slovak

Rev. Antonin Kocurek: (718) 268-6251

Dominican Republic

Rev. Jason N. Espinal: (718) 836-7200

Filipino

Rev. Patrick H. Longalong: (718) 479-5111

Ghanaian

Rev. Charles Akoto Oduro: (718) 282-7162

Guatemalan

Deacon Jamie A. Pinzon (917) 684-7856

Haitian

Rev. Saint Charles Borno : (718) 622-6500

Indian Latin Rite

Rev. Robert Ambalathingal, O.C.D.: (718) 739-3731

Indonesian

Rev. Robert Mirsek, S.V.D: (718) 897-4444

Irish

Rev. Brian P. Dowd : (718)-392-0011

Italian

Rev. Msgr. David L. Cassato: (718)-236-0124

Korean

Rev. Sun Joong Kwon: (718)-229-6465

Lithuanian

Rev. Vytautus Volertas: (718) 326-2236

Mexican

Rev. Jorge Ortiz-Garay:(718) 821-1690

Nigerian

Rev. Cosmas Nzeabalu: (718)-949-4311

Our Lady of the Skies Chapel

Rev. Krystian Piasta (718) 656-5348

Pakistani

Rev. Ilyas Gill: (718) 871-1310

Polish

Rev. Grzegorz Stasiak: (718) 268-6143

Romanian

Rev. Radu Titonea : (347)-935-5378

Russian Speaking/Ukrainian 

Rev. Sergiy Emanuel: (718) 891-3100

Vietnamese

Rev. Peter H. Nguyen, CSJB: (718) 278-1834

West Indian

Rev. Francis A.Black : (718) 774-6747