Catholic Youth Organization
The CYO organizes sporting events for the young people of our parish, particularly basketball. For more information, contact Anthony Leone at 

Howard Beach-Lindenwood Civic Association
The Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic Association is a community organization devoted to sharing information with the residents of Howard Beach and Lindenwood regarding matters affecting their neighborhood.  They meet monthly in St. Helen Academy’s school cafeteria.  Visit to learn more.

Saint Vincent de Paul Group
The Saint Vincent de Paul Group has been actively dedicated to helping the poor for over thirty years. The Society sends a message of hope to those in need either financially or spiritually. They conduct drives for the needy five times a year and meet once a month from September through June. Contact Frank Palmenteri at 

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

St. Helen sponsors Cub Scout Pack 139, which provides an age-appropriate, hands-on, fun program to achieve these goals for boys in grades 1-5. For more information, contact Chris Flood at (718) 310-0867 or at

St. Helen also sponsors Boy Scout Troop 139, which is for young men in grades 6-12. 

Support Group For The Physically Challenged
The Support Group for the Physically Challenged has a twofold mission:

1)    To provide spiritual, emotional, and social support for the physically challenged of our parish community.

2)    To encourage home-bound parishioners to participate as much as possible in the sacramental and social life of the parish.

The group receives financial assistance from the Holy Name Society and many community members. The group is always looking for able-bodied persons to volunteer physical assistance. For more information, contact Joan DeRiso at 718-848-9173.