Our Diocese of Brooklyn Scout Chaplains are committed to supporting, expanding and serving the needs
of Catholic Scout Units, Leaders and Youth in Brooklyn and Queens. They are Bishop DiMarzio's appointees and his personal
advocates for the Ministry that Scouting offers all its members, with the profound support of the all Clergy, Religious, Lay
Leaders, Parishes, Churches and Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Brooklyn.
are the Bio's of our dedicated Chaplains.
DEACON VINCENT LINO
Saint Anastasia Church Rectory
Douglaston, N.Y. 11362
Home Phone - 718-423-2543
Cell Phone - 347-453-2543
effective January 31, 2017
Biography of Father Joseph M. Zwosta, P.V.
(On leave for advanced studies in Rome)
Father Joseph Zwosta .was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Brooklyn. His first year of priesthood
was spent back in Rome completing his License in Sacred Theology degree (STL) in Ecumenical Theology at the Pontifical University
of St. Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum). .
In June, 2013, Father Zwosta returned permanently to the Diocese of Brooklyn. He
served as Parochial Vicar of St. Helen Parish in Howard Beach, as Associate Vicar for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs
for the diocese, and as Chaplain to the Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Borough of Queens. Eagle Scout, Father Zwosta
is also a recipient of the Pelican and St. George Awards.
Father Joe, is on a three year leave, in Rome, Italy, for advanced Theology studies.
BROOKLYN SCOUT CHAPLAIN
Deacon James "Jim" Noble
151 Dahill Road
Brooklyn, NY. 11218
Jim is assigned to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Kensington, Brooklyn
718-871-1310 X 34
Home - 718-854-8960
Appointment effective January 31, 2017
of Father Thomas F. Vassalotti (Chaplain Emertius)
Father Tom Vassalotti was named Chaplain for Brooklyn for the Diocese of
Brooklyn's Catholic Committee for Scouting in September 2008, by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio. Father Tom is a Eagle Scout,
who has been honored with the Outstanding Eagle Scout Award by NESA, He received the Silver Beaver Award from the Brooklyn
Council, and holds the Pelican and St George Awards. .He was named Administrator of Divine Mercy Parish and served in that
capacity from June 2012. until December 6, 2014 when Father Tom was installed as Pastor of of Divine Mercy Parish, Williamsburg,
Brooklyn, by Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, the 7th Bishop of Brooklyn. You may reach Fr. Tom, Chaplain Emertius, by calling the Diving Mercy Parish Rectory, 718-387-0256