The Diocese of New York - New England

 

The present Diocese of New York-New England was established by an act of the College of Bishops in 2016 that decreed an equally principal union of the Diocese of New York and the Diocese of New England. The Most Reverend Edward J. Ford, TOR of Springvale, Maine, as the senior prelate and the Ordinary of the Diocese of New England as well as the Primate of the North American Old Roman Catholic Church was designated to be the Ordinary of the newly erected Diocese of New York-New England. The new diocese comprises the states formerly comprising the Diocese of New York: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia as well as those of the Diocese of New England: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

 

The Diocese of New York had been established in 1946, and for the many years since 1958 had been the principal diocese of the church. In subsequent years it comprised the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia. The first ordinary of the Diocese of New York was The Most Reverend Hubert Augustus Rogers from its founding in 1946 until his retirement in 1972. The second Ordinary was The Most Reverend James Hubert Rogers from 1972 until his death in 1991. The Diocese was then shepherded by Bishop Joseph M. Nevilloyd, OFM until his passing into the arms of the Lord in 1994. Bishop Vincent E. Natoli, OFM has guided the Diocese of New York from 1994 to the date of the union. Bishop Natoli currently serves as the Vicar General of the newly erected Diocese of New York-New England, as Auxiliary to Archbishop Ford and as the Regional Bishop for the areas of the former Diocese of New York.

 

The Diocese of New England was canonically erected in January 1979. It comprised the six New England states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. There have been several other times in the history of the North American Old Roman Catholic Church when diocesan structures have been established in New England. The first was in the 1920's under Bishop Roman Slocinski of Manchester, New Hampshire, which at that time comprised the Polish Diocese of our church, and for a very short term on paper in the early 1970's under Bishop Edward C Payne of Wethersfield, CT, but which never really functioned within this church, as Bishop Payne separated himself from the jurisdiction of the North American Old Roman Catholic Church within 45 days of his episcopal consecration. The first Ordinary of the canonically erected Diocese was His Eminence, The Most Reverend Edward James Ford, TOR.

The Most Reverend Edward J. Ford, T.O.R., S.T.D.

Bishop’s Office

73 Pleasant Street

Springvale, Maine 04083

(207) 850-1958

ejford52@hotmail.com

DIOCESAN OFFICIALS

 

Ordinary:                       The Most Reverend Edward J. Ford, T.O.R.

Auxiliary Bishop:         The Most Reverend Vincent Natoli, O.F.M.

Vicar General:               The Most Reverend Vincent Natoli, O.F.M.

Chancellor:                    The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Donald R. Wood

Bursar:                            The Rev. Warren W. Morris     

 

 

CHURCHES

 

  • Blessed Sacrament             Sanford, ME                 Abp Ford

  • Saint Michael                       Bellingham, MA           Fr Morris

  • Trinity                                    New York, NY               Msgr Wood

  • Sacred Heart                        Brooklyn, NY                Bp Natoli

  • Saint Joseph                         Suffern, NY                   - vacant-

  • Saint Francis of Assisi        Yonkers, NY                 Fr Charles

 

 

INSTITUTIONS

 

  • St Francis of Assisi Theological Seminary               Sanford, Maine

  • St Francis Foundation for Caring                              Elmont, NY

 

 

CLERGY

 

  • Archbishop Edward J. Ford, TOR

  • Bishop Vincent Natoli, OFM

  • Msgr Donald R Wood

  • Fr Warren W Morris

  • Fr Philippe Charles, TOR

  • Fr Gassendi Manigat, TOR

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  • Msgr Victor F Beaupre   (on leave)

NECROLOGY

 

 

 

 

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