ALTAR SERVERS
 
Any young person from ten to sixteen is invited to become an altar server.  Their main function is to assist  the presider at Holy Mass. At times, altar servers also assist at weddings, Baptisms, and other sacred functions. 
Contact  Rectory.
 
LECTORS
 
Lectors proclaim the Word of God at the Eucharist.  Training sessions are held in the fall and cover the basics of  public speaking and use of the Lectionary. Any registered practicing Catholic, at least 16, may contact the coordinator. 
Coordinator -  Contact  Deacon Sonny Pagnotta 631-698-3149
 
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
 
Eucharistic Ministers assist the priests with distribution of Holy Communion during Mass. Upon the acceptance  of the pastor, a registered practicing Catholic is required to take a course and be certified by the Diocese before  beginning this ministry.  Contact Deacon Sonny Pagnotta 631-698-3149
 
HOSPITALITY MINISTERS/USHERS
 
The Ministers of Hospitality donate time and talent welcoming parishioners and visitors to our church.   Their duties include: seating, taking up the collection, distributing bulletins, and insuring that the church is  presentable before and after each service. 
Coordinator - Barbara Goulding
 
ADULT CHOIR
 
The Adult Choir sings at the 11:00 AM Mass on Sundays with the exception of the first Sunday with a hiatus during the summer.   Any registered parishioner who loves to sing and  can attend a rehearsal at 9:30 AM on Sundays is welcomed.
Coordinator - Louise Prinzivalli
 
YOUTH CHOIR
 
The Youth Choir sings at the 11:00 AM Mass the first Sunday of each month between September and June.  For the summer, our youth choir sings every Sunday.  Any young parishioner from six to 18 who loves to sing and  can attend a rehearsal at 9:30 AM on Sundays is welcomed.
Coordinator - Louise Prinzivalli
 

THE PASTORAL COUNCIL

 
The role of the Pastoral Council is namely, to investigate and study pastoral issues and situations, reflect on them and provide recommendations to the Pastor.   This threefold process is called “pastoral planning.”  To plan in an effective way, Pastors must be able to ask the questions relevant to their role as parish leaders, and councilors must have the freedom to do their work thoroughly.  The Pastor consults because he wants to make prudent decisions.  Similarly, councilors help plan because they want the parish to make wise choices that reflect the values of the gospel.  Through this collaborative effort, the needs and concerns of the parish are addressed.  The Pastoral Council welcomes ideas, opinions and comments about the church and parish, thereby helping our parishioners get their views and concerns addressed.  In addition to exploring new ideas and other pastoral issues, the Pastoral Council also provides help and assistance in the planning and organizing of different church and parish functions or other celebrations.
 
Please contact any Pastoral Council member if you have any ideas, thoughts or concerns about the church and parish as we welcome your feedback with open arms.
 

MEMBERS OF THE PASTORAL COUNCIL

Father Gilbert Lap, Pastor Deacon Sonny Pagnotta Deacon Peter Acquaro
Tom Herzog (Chairperson, English) Richard Gallagher (Co-Chair) Robert Piña (Chairperson, Spanish)
Denise Bugge (Secretary) Lorraine DiMotta Jerry Dolan
Linda Hogan Robert Ott Father James Akpan

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