Parish Ministries and Societies


To contact any Ministry or Organization, please call the Parish Office at  (718) 338-6265 or send an  E-mail.

Ministry and organization contact persons are in italics.



Altar Servers:  Thomas Gleason – For boys and girls in the 4th Grade and above to assist at Mass.

Centering Prayer:  Paul Moses – Meets on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in the Rectory.

Eucharistic Ministers:  Paul DePaolo – Holy Communion for the homebound and assistance at Mass.

Lectors:  Carolyn DePaolo – Readers of sacred scripture at Mass and other liturgical celebrations.

Liturgy Committee:  Rev. Timothy J. Lambert – Plans special liturgical celebrations throughout the church year.

Ministry of Consolation:  Barbara Riley – Funeral Mass planning and assistance to the bereaved.

Ministry of Environment:  Lee Ritchie and Barbara Riley Maintenance of altar and church décor.

Ministry of Hospitality (Ushers):  Welcomes and assists parishioners at Mass.

Music Ministry:  Ana Rege – Liturgical music and choir.

Prayer Group:  Deacon Larry Coyle

Rosary Group:  Meets following the 9 a.m. Mass Monday through Saturday.



Bingo:  Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.  Call 718-338-4210 ONLY for Bingo information.  Volunteers are always needed.

Book Club:  Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.  Check the Church Bulletin for the latest reading selection.

Golden Age Club:  Social service organization for senior citizens.  Meets on Thursdays from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Ladies’ Guild:  Maryann Oliva – Social service organization for women.  Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:45 p.m.

Holy Name Society:  Tom Gleason – Spiritual 0rganization for men.  Meets 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Parish Pastoral Planning Council:  John Hayes, President – Advisory group meets the first Wednesday of the month in the Religious Education Office. There is a suggestion box in the Church foyer for constructive comments and suggestions.

Saint Vincent DePaul Society:  Deacon Larry Coyle – Offering charitable assistance to the needy and homeless.

Women's Bowling:  Marie Catapano – Plays at Shell Lanes, MacDonald Avenue and Bouck Court (near Avenue X) on Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m.

Youth Council (Sports): Bob Sommer (718-951-7665) – Athletic programs for ages 5 and up: Baseball, T-ball, Softball, Basketball, and Football. Click for more info: Sports



Adult Faith Formation:  Paul Moses – Education program including Bible Study and “Night at the Movies” throughout the year.

Elizabeth Ministry:  Ming Lay – Support for expectant parents and young families.  Meets on Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

Outreach:  Maryann Oliva – Welcoming new parishioners and those seeking to return to the Church.  Prepares food for distribution to those in need.

Religious Education:  Deacon Fred Ritchie – Faith formation for children in Grades 1 to 8 and Special Needs.  For information, call (718) 253-8840 or e-mail Click for more info: Religious Education

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults:  Deacon Larry Coyle – For those wishing full initiation into the Catholic Church through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.  Click for more info: Become a Catholic   

Vocations Committee:  Deacon Fred Ritchie (718) 253-8840 or e-mail – For those discerning a call to the ordained or consecrated life.

Youth Ministry:  Deacon Fred Ritchie – Teenage social and service group for Grades 6 to 12.



Alcoholics Anonymous: Meets every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

Recovery, Inc.: Meets on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Secular Franciscan Order:  Meets on the 4th Sunday of the month following the 11:30 a.m. Mass.