Our Deanery

A deanery is a group of parishes that acts in common to foster pastoral care. The priest in charge of a deanery is called a dean. He is appointed to this position by the diocesan bishop. Saint Helen belongs to the Q-8 Deanery. Our current dean is Father Robert Barclay, who also serves as pastor of Saint Elizabeth Parish in Ozone Park. The following parishes belong to the Q-8 Deanery. We encourage you to visit their websites to learn more about them.

Saint Elizabeth, Ozone Park

Very Reverend Robert Barclay, V.F., Pastor (and Dean of Q-8 Deanery)

stelizabeth-queens.org

Holy Child Jesus, Richmond Hill

Most Reverend Octavio Cisneros, D.D., Pastor

Reverend Christopher Heanue, Parochial Vicar/Administrator

holychildjesuschurch.org

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary-Saint Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr, Ozone Park

Reverend Paul Palmiotto, Pastor

nativityststans.org

Our Lady of Grace, Old Howard Beach

Reverend Marc Swartvagher, Pastor

olghb.org

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, South Ozone Park

Reverend Vincent Daly, Pastor

http://olphchurch.net/main.html

Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, Richmond Hill

Reverend Philip Pizzo, Pastor

stbenedictjosephlabre.org

Saint Mary Gate of Heaven, Ozone Park

Reverend Gerald Fitzsimmons, S.M.M., Pastor

smghparish.com

Saint Teresa of Avila-Saint Anthony of Padua, South Ozone Park

Reverend Richard Conlon, Pastor

Saint Thomas the Apostle, Woodhaven

Reverend Frank Tumino, Pastor

stawoodhaven.org