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President and Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens

Vicar for Human Services, Diocese of Brooklyn

Monsignor Alfred LoPinto Pastor of the Year 2019Msgr. Alfred LoPinto currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and subsidiary agencies, as well as Vicar for Human Services for the Diocese of Brooklyn, continuing a long history of service and dedication to the less fortunate among us.

In 1970, as Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Fatima, Msgr. LoPinto founded the first Teen Club in the Parish and an Adult Education Program dealing with the documents of Vatican II. After a year at Our Lady of Fatima, he was transferred to St. Gregory the Great Parish in Bellerose, Queens. While at St. Gregory’s, Msgr. LoPinto founded a volunteer-operated Pre-School Program, a Community Counseling Center and oversaw the growth of parish youth programs. He served as Administrator of St. Gregory the Great Parish School, where he instituted an advanced educational testing program with the assistance of St. John’s University, a communication arts program allowing the students in the junior high to engage in TV production and broadcasting activities. Following his assignment at St. Gregory’s, Msgr. LoPinto was assigned to Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens.

Having received his Masters in Social Work in 1983, Msgr. LoPinto was assigned as Special Assistant for Community Organizing and served as co-chair of the Diocesan Committee reviewing the Bishop’s Pastoral on Economics. He co-chaired the Labor and Religion Coalition for the City of New York and served on the State Board for the New York State Labor and Religion Coalition. He also served as a founding member of the Roundtable, the national network of diocesan social action directors.

In 1985, Msgr. LoPinto was appointed the Executive Director of the Campaign for Human Development, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). During his five-year tenure in this position, he visited over 65 dioceses in the U.S., working with diocesan bishops, their staffs and local groups on poverty issues.

In 1990, Msgr. LoPinto assisted the Diocese of San Bernardino, California with the revamping of its social justice ministries. He was named Executive Director for the diocesan Catholic Charities. He was also asked to serve as a consultant to the California Catholic Conference on issues of social policy, where he became heavily involved in welfare reform and immigration issues.

In January 1998, Msgr. LoPinto began an assignment as a Parochial Vicar at St. Camillus in Rockaway Beach. In the spring of 1999, Bishop Daily asked him to accept the position of Pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux Parish in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, and in the spring of 2005, Bishop DiMarzio asked him to accept the position of Vicar for Human Services.

During his career to date, he has received a number of civic, community and organizational awards and commendations. In March 2007, he was raised to the rank of Monsignor by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.