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Msgr. Ogle named vicar for clergy, chair of media group at Brooklyn Diocese

Called 'excellent communicator' by bishop

June 4, 2021 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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The Rev. Msgr. Sean G. Ogle, currently the pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Astoria, has been appointed vicar for clergy and consecrated life for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, effective June 30.

He has also been appointed as the next chairman of the board of DeSales Media Group — the media, communications and technology arm of the Diocese.

“I do not think there is anyone more qualified than Msgr. Ogle to be the next vicar for clergy and consecrated life and chairman of the board at DeSales Media. He is an excellent communicator and that will serve him well in both roles,” said Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, bishop of Brooklyn.

  Msgr. Ogle, the son of Irish immigrants, has been pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Astoria since 2008. In his role as vicar for clergy and consecrated life, he will support the priests and parishioners in their life and ministry of service in Brooklyn and Queens. 

He will succeed Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto, who has been the Vicar for clergy and consecrated life since 2009.

 “I am exceptionally honored the bishop [DiMarzio] has chosen me to succeed Bishop Chappetto, who has done a marvelous job. As priests, we are called to give pastoral care to the people of God, but to do that specifically for priests and deacons is a calling within a calling. I love my fellow priests and deacons, and whatever I can do to help them be better shepherds is an honor and privilege,” said Msgr. Ogle.

Ordained to the priesthood in 1977 for the Diocese of Brooklyn, Msgr. Ogle has served in various posts in Ridgewood, Astoria and Far Rockaway. Throughout his 44-year priesthood, he has also been a faculty member at Cathedral Preparatory Seminary in Queens and has served on various apostolates, committees and boards. 

Msgr. Ogle graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from Cathedral College, a master of divinity from Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington and a master of arts in English from New York University.

“I am honored to be asked to continue the ministry of DeSales Media … It is all about receiving a message that God is there for us and that he would give us what we need to come back to Him,” said Msgr. Ogle.

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