O’Brien, Rev. Msgr. John H.

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Monsignor John H. O’Brien, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Monsignor O’Brien was born on July 28, 1935, in New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on June 2, 1962, and died, Monday, August 30, 2021.

Monsignor O’Brien served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the parishes of Saint Benedict Labre (Richmond Hill), and Saint Francis Xavier (Brooklyn), Administrator of the parish of Sacred Heart Chapel (Brooklyn), Temporary Administrator of Saint Bartholomew (East Elmhurst), Parochial Vicar of the Parishes of Epiphany (Brooklyn) and The Cathedral Basilica of Saint James (Brooklyn), and was in residence at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Jamaica).

He served as the Diocesan Spanish Apostolate Coordinator, Diocesan Spanish Advisory Board Member and Diocesan Spanish Congregation Chairman. Additionally, Monsignor O’Brien served as a member of the Diocesan Presbyteral Council. He was named Prelate of Honor in 1988.

The arrangements are as follows:
WAKE: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 88-19 Parsons Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11432
Tel: (718) 739-0241
Thursday September 2, 2021 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

VIGIL MASS: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 88-19 Parsons Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11432
Tel: (718) 739-0241
Thursday September 2, 2021 at 7:30 PM

FUNERAL MASS: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 88-19 Parsons Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11432
Tel: (718) 739-0241
Friday, September 3, 2021 at 10:30 AM

BURIAL: Saint John’s Cemetery
Middle Village, New York

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