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Diocesian Scouting Chaplains

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.
 
Here are the Bio's of our dedicated Chaplains. 

 
 
QUEENS SCOUTING CHAPLAIN
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DEACON VINCENT LINO
50-05 245 Street
Douglaston, N.Y.  11362
Assigned to St. Anastasias in Douglaston, Queens
Home Phone - 718-423-2543
Cell Phone - 347-453-2543
Appointment effective January 31, 2017
 
 
Biography of Father Joseph M. Zwosta, P.V. (On leave for advanced studies in Rome)
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 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
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Deacon James "Jim" Noble
151 Dahill Road
Brooklyn, NY.  11218
Deacon Jim is assigned to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Kensington, Brooklyn
718-871-1310 X 34
Home - 718-854-8960
Cell - 917-882-3101
Appointment effective January 31, 2017
 
 
 Biography 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 has served in that capacity since June 2012. On December 6, 2014 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