The parish as a community is sensitive to the needs of all its people and seeks to respond to these needs with love and concern. We are always seeking more volunteers to assist in our outreach efforts. For more information, contact Linda Mastrangelo at (718) 738-1616, ext. 213.
Our St. Vincent de Paul Society helps to make many of the programs possible.
GENERAL DAY-BY-DAY OUTREACH
1. A parish pantry of canned food is kept for local needs.
2. People seeking financial aid are interviewed by two members of our St. Vincent de Paul Society. Each case is evaluated according to the need and our ability to help.
3. Homebound parishioners (sick and elderly) are visited by Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion on a weekly basis.
WORKING YOUR WAY THROUGH GRIEF
Ministers of consolation assist the family members of deceased parishioners in planning funeral rites. They are present for each Funeral Mass, helping those present to participate fully, actively, and consciously.
The Director of Religious Education, Sandy Pepitone, runs a monthy support group for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Please contact her at (718) 916-2319 for more information.