Ministries

Altar Servers

Assist the priest at the celebration of the Eucharist. All registered parishioners who are young gentlemen and ladies in the fourth grade and higher are welcome to serve. All candidates must have attended training session and have the commitment and ability to perform this role with reverence.
Contact: Deacon Marco

Lectors (English & Spanish)

A lector is the person who proclaims the first and second readings of Sacred Scripture at Mass. This lector may also lead the Psalms between readings in the absence of the cantor, and the Prayers of the Faithful.

A lector is called to be a communicator and a storyteller of the richness of God’s love for his people. Lectors are chosen based on their skills in proclamation, their willingness to complete training formation in this ministry and their evidence of a deep spirituality. Lectors are expected to dress in a modest and respectful manner.

The ministry of lector is a charism for the building up of the community, and it requires some native abilities such as confidence, poise and sensitivity to the assembly. Reading skills, the ability to develop proclamation techniques and a clear and steady voice are attributes of a lector. The ministry calls for a person to grow in a warm and loving knowledge of Scripture, the living Word of God. He/she is invited to enter a relationship with The Word of God that is creative, powerful and effective.

All new candidates for lectors must receive training through Workshop given by the Diocese of Brooklyn.

If you feel called to the ministry and you have the attributes to be a lector and would like to participate in the training workshop, contact Louella Armstrong

Youths who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation are welcome.

Contact Louella Armstrong

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC)

Assist in the distribution of communion (bread and wine) at Mass and bring Communion to the homebound. All ministers of Holy Communion should show the greatest reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist by their demeanor, their attire, and the manner in which they handle the consecrated bread and wine.

Contact Louella Armstrong

Music Ministry

Choirs: Adult (English & Spanish) Leads congregation in songs and sung parts of Sunday Mass and sing special Liturgies in order to enhance the worship experience.
The Spanish Choir sings at 10:30am Mass.
Contact: John Cook

Ushers

Assist congregants finding seats at beginning of Mass, take the collection and assist in an orderly procession for Holy Communion. Men and women are needed to participate. Contact: Fr. Darrell Da Costa

Ujieres

The Spanish ushers are open to the youth. Meetings are held every Sunday. More members are welcome.Contact: Fr. Darrell Da Costa

Parish Ministries

Cenacle Group
Meets on Thursday morning in chapel to pray the rosary.

Christian Family Life
Assist married couples to live the Sacrament of Matrimony, meeting in small group and offering opportunities for weekend retreats. The group performs apostolic work that includes helping families in crisis. There is need for more participation.
Contact Mario & Ivonne Guerrero

Divino Niño
Meets on the last Friday of the month to pray the special novena and the rosary and celebrate Mass.
Contact Eva Romero

Evangelization
“Evangelization means bringing the Good News of Jesus into every human situation and seeking to convert individuals and society by the divine power of the Gospel itself. Its essence is the proclamation of salvation in Jesus Christ and the response of a person in faith, both being the work of the Spirit of God.” – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Contact Dorothy Lehman

Legion of Mary
Spreads devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary by meeting weekly on Thursday morning after the 8:30 am Mass, by praying the rosary daily, and dedicating at least two hours weekly to apostolic work. Membership is open to all Catholic men and women 18 years and older. Contact: Christina Hughes

Monday Night Prayer Group
Invoke the Holy Spirit in praise and worship of the Lord; pray the rosary, share daily experiences related to the Holy Scriptures and make senior home visits. During Christmas the group sings Christmas carols at Regal Heights. Some youths come to help by bringing the seniors on wheelchairs to the recreation room.

Contact: Maria Cruz

Grupo de Oracion Carismatico
Conducted in Spanish, it meets immediately after the 7pm Mass and follows the style of the Charismatic Renewal.
Contact: Deacon Marco

Vocation Awareness to the Religious Life
To promote vocations to the religious life. Contact the Rectory

Knights of Columbus
To help Catholic men remain steadfast in their faith through mutual encouragement; to promote closer ties of fraternity among them; and to set up an elementary system of insurance so that widows and children of members in the group who might die would not find themselves in dire financial straits. They are called Knights to signify that the membership embodied knightly ideals of spirituality and service to Church, Country, and Fellowman. Knights dedicate themselves to the ideals of Columbianism: Charity, Unity, fraternity, and Patriotism. Contact Lucien Sanou

Love Life Ministry
To promote activities that will foster the dignity of human life. Contact Lucien Sanou

Marguerite’s Pantry
To promote the ministry, mission and charism of St. Marguerite d’Youville and the community she founded, the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart. Service to the poor and Community building. We meet once a month, normally the last Saturday of the month. Begins at mid-morning and ends in mid-afternoon.

Contact Anna Maria

St. Vincent de Paul Society
Spiritual formation of members through readings, reflections and prayer. Offers assistance to the poor and/ or those experiencing a temporary financial crisis. Contact: Cathy McHale

Other Ministries
Ten-Week Formation and 3-year Lay Ministry Program Contact: Louella Armstrong