Parish Ministries and Societies
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: Pat Pennea – Plans special liturgical celebrations throughout the church year.
Ministry of Consolation: Pat Pennea – 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): Pat Pennea – Welcomes and assists parishioners at Mass.
Music Ministry: Charles Gelo – Liturgical music and choir.
Prayer Group: Deacon Larry Coyle
Rosary Group: Meets following the 9 a.m. Mass Monday through Saturday.
SERVICE AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS
Bingo: Mondays at 6:45 p.m. and Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Volunteers are always needed – see Joanne Cringle (Mondays) and Betty Mineo (Tuesdays).
Book Club: Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Check the Church Bulletin for the latest reading selection.
Ladies’ Guild: Maryann Oliva – Social service organization for women. Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:45 p.m.
Men’s Club: Charles Gelo – Social service organization for men. Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 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.
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 SCRELED@aol.com. Click for more info:
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:
Vocations Committee: Deacon Fred Ritchie (718) 253-8840 or e-mail SCRelEd@aol.com – 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 at 1:00 p.m.