Dear Friends in Christ:

We have received the message and have taken it to heart. Which message? The one from Jesus that says, “As the Father has sent me so I send you.” 

A prayerful look at our parish ministry directory proves that point. The variety of our ministries is inspiring. So is the vitality of these ministries. With selfless dedication, you the parishioners carry on Christ’s work, with the old and with the young, with the faithful and with the struggling, with the glad and with the grieving, with those nearby and with those around the county and around the world. Your work is the work of sent disciples and it is wonderful to behold.

A prayerful consideration of this ministry directory also reveals ways in which Jesus might now be urging you to carry on His work. Our priestly ministries enable people to pray. Our prophetic ministries serve those needing consolation, challenge and faith development. Our kingly ministries build our community. In the best of all worlds, each parishioner would participate in each area of ministry. In our actual world of time constraints and other limits, it is wonderful if each parishioner does whatever she or he can to help fulfill Christ’s hopes.

May this directory enable us to say “Yes” to Christ and glorify God.

Best blessings,

Fr. Hank

Ministries List and Descriptions

Advent Giving Tree, Carol Jorgensen/Karen Anderson

Altar Linens, Anne Riding

Altar & Plant Care
Carmela Maresca 

Altar Servers, Anne Cappabiance

Becca's Friends
Janet Pescinski/ Dahlia Wong  

Buildings & Grounds, Dave Mendez 

Caregiver Ministry, Fran Hoh/Sharon Sweeney

Children's Liturgy of the Word, Natalie Zuccarello

Collection Counters, Bill Houle 

Columbiettes, Linda Kenyhercz 

Cornerstone Men’s Scripture Study, Bill Grimmer                     

CYM Basketball, Bill Grimmer 

Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen, Terry Lee

Employment, Debra Miller

Eucharistic Ministers:
Carrier Clinic, Jerry Bove
Home Visits, Maria LoCicero
Mass, Bill Gibson
Senior Residences, Michael DeLucia 

Family Advent Wreaths, Holly Canica

Food Bank Program, Paula Obenauer

Grocery Card Sales, Gary Illein

Guatemala Ministry, Kathy Galli

Healing Prayer, Johanne Muller

Interfaith Hospitality Network, Sue & John Calamoneri 

Knights of Columbus
John Rossi/Michael DeLucia

Lazarus (Funeral) Ministry, Carol Valone

Lectors, Candy Meyer

Meals Ministry, Lee Parasole

Music (Weekend & Sunday Morning), Frank Viola 
Music (Sunday Evening), Laurie Ferretti

New Parishioner Welcome Ministry, Gail Bellas

Parish Finance Council, Beth Martello

Pastoral Council, Nina DeLucia

Prayer Chain, Kathy Gibson

Prayer Shawls, Maryanne Calandra

Projection/Multimedia, Chris Gradone

RCIA, Kathy Gibson

REFC Kristen Ross

Refreshments, Robert & Anita Ciano

Religious Education
Jim Jungels/Linda Mackiw

Respect Life
Meghan Bogado
Carl Panzera

Sacristans
Peter Tabernero/Susan Wund

Social Concerns
Gail Bellas
Michelle Laffoon
Annamaria Realbuto
Carlene Thomson

Social Concerns Advisory Board, Paul Toste

Stations of the Cross, Margaret Fullam

Sunshine Committee
Lois Jerzewski/Millie Bijas

Ushers, Cliff Radziewicz

Walking With Purpose Women's Bible Study, Mary MacPhee

Young Ministers’ Mass, Mary Beth DeLisi

Youth & Young Adult Ministries, Bob Ferretti