Powis, Rev. Msgr. John Joseph

September 29, 2021

Visiting from 2 – 5pm on Monday, October 4, 2021 at St. Barbara Church, 138 Bleecker St, Brooklyn, NY 11221
Vigil Mass at 7pm on Monday, October 4, 2021 at St. Barbara Parish, 138 Bleecker St, Brooklyn, NY 11221
Funeral Mass at 10:30 am on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at St. Barbara Parish, 138 Bleecker St, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Burial to follow on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at St. John’s Cemetery, Queens
Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Monsignor John J. Powis, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Monsignor Powis was born on November 10, 1933 in New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 30, 1959, and died Wednesday September 29, 2021.
Monsignor Powis served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the parishes of Saint Barbara (Brooklyn), Saint Sylvester (Brooklyn), and Our Lady of the Presentation (Brooklyn). He also served as Parochial Vicar of the parishes of Our Lady of the Presentation (Brooklyn), Saint Benedict (Brooklyn), Transfiguration (Brooklyn), Epiphany (Brooklyn), and Saint James Cathedral (Brooklyn). He received the honor of Prelate of His Holiness in 1986.

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Maria Luciano
2 years ago

Rest In Peace Father you were an devoted excellent caring Priest and human being ! You will always be missed remembered and loved by your family friends and parishnors my father who you knew for over forty years thought very highly of you and proud to be your friend my sincere condolences to all you surely have earned your wings for all Gods work you did from the children of Luis E Luciano Rest In Peace !

Rev. Leo J Penta
2 years ago

As in his life may John continue to inspire us as we struggle together to make God’s reign more visible in our midst. May he now share in the fullness of God’s reign. Condolences to all who mourn his passing and prayers for all who are grieving.
Leo Penta

2 years ago

Msgr. Powis was a great man. Passionate, kind, helpful, warm. So many amazing qualities. He truly left a mark in my spouse’s & I’s heart. He is truly missed. May he Rest In Peace.

Esperanza Melendez
5 months ago

Rest in Peace Father John Powis,,,you were the Best of the Best..We will love you Forever n ever.

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