St. Peter's Church
1327 Port Washington Blvd.
Port Washington, NY 11050

Parish of St. Peter of Alcantara


Administrative | Education | Liturgical | Service

Each of these ministries is open to anyone who wishes to serve God through serving parish community. If you think God has given you a gift to serve, please call the Rectory at (516) 883-6675.

Contact: Deacon Frank D'Angelo       (516) 742-7601

WELCOMING COMMITTEE visits newly registered familes letting them know of the many parish activities
Contact: Mary DeNisco            (516) 883-2840

Administrative Ministries

CATHOLIC MINISTRIES APPEAL COMMITTEE coordinates the diocesan Annual Catholic Ministries appeal for our parish.
Contact: Irene Bergin               (516) 883-8126

FINANCE MINISTRY has its own select group of parishioners who are made up of the Finance, Counters, and Tuition Committees. Each has its own group of parishioners who are appointed by the pastor to assist him with the financial needs of the parish.
Contact: Charles Henderson            (516) 883-5080

PARENT & TEACHER ORGANIZATION plans activities for the families and children of St. Peter's School as well as fund raising events.
Contact: Laura Dunphy             (516) 708-9083

IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY (IHM) LEAGUE raises funds to meet the needs of the IHM Sisters. The two annual fundraisers are, The Holly Fair and The spring Plant Sale.
Contact: Amy Marsigliano           (516) 767-1780

ANNUAL PARISH PARTY/DINNER DANCE is the largest fundraiser for the parish each year. Funds are raised through tickets sales, auctions, raffles, and journal sales. The money is used to support our parish needs.
Contact: Charlene Verkowitz          (516) 742-2869

PASTORAL COUNCIL is an advisory committee appointed by the Pastor. They assist in determining the needs and objectives of our parish community.
Contact: Mark Hanlon            (516) 365-2068

SCHOOL BOARD is made up of parents of our parochial school children who are elected to oversee the implementation of Diocesan school policy.
Contact: Paul Sperry              (516) 944-8250

ST.PETER'S SHOP SMART where shoppers, school parents and parishioners can generate "free revenue" for St. Peter's by shopping for groceries with SCRIP and shopping online at more then 700 merchants through OneCause or applying for a Chase Visa OneCause Card.
Contact: Mary Byrnes            (516) 767-0684
              Maura Vernice             (516) 883-3930
OneCause Contact Kathy McIntyre       (516) 883-8128

THE TIMOTHY C. KELLY SCHOOL CELEBRATION, is the major fundrasing event for St. Peter's School sponsored by the Parent and Teacher Organization.

Contact: Barbara Bergin             (516) 627-2107

TRUSTEES are appointed by the pastor.

Contact: Phillip Ressa            (516) 944-9007
                      or: (516) 932-4974
               Mary P. Giordano            (516) 883-9743

Education Ministries

ADULT FAITH FORMATION is the process by which people consciously grow in their spirituality through reflection, prayer and study.
Contact: Sr. Peggy Tully, O.P.          (516) 883-2782

A CIRCLE OF WOMEN meets bi-monthly for presentations and group discussions around a theme.
Contact: Sr. Peggy Tully, O.P.          (516) 883-2782

FAITH SHARING MINISTRY encourages faith sharing at the end of masses. This ministry hopes to reach out to those who rarely come to mass or not at all.
Contact: Joe Bianco                                             (516) 883-6675

PARISH READING GROUP offers an opportunity to meet bi-monthy and discuss books that enhance our spirituality and growth as Catholics.
Contact: Sr. Peggy Tully, O.P.          (516) 883-2782

RELIGIOUS FORMATION is a process through which adults, children and families are invited to a deepening of the way of life expressed by God through, with, and in Jesus.
Contact: MaryChristine O. Thomsen      (516) 883-5584

ST. PETER'S SCHOOL is dedicated to educating our students in a supportive, caring and spiritual environment.
Phone:                   (516) 944-3772

Liturgical Ministries

ADORATION volunteers set up the church for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament each Wednesday at 11:00 A.M., concluding with Benediction at 3:30 P.M.
Contact: Gloria Malley             (516) 767- 0288

ALTAR SERVERS are boys and girls, 4th grade and above, who serve at all parish liturgies.
Contact: Deacon Frank D'Angelo        (516) 742-7601

BAPISM MINISTRY prepares parents to baptize their child into our faith. Parents meet with Sr. Peggy before the baptism and attend a baptismal program
Contact: Sr. Peggy Tully, O.P.          (516) 883-2782

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS are a trained group of parishioners who assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass, at the Sands Point Nursing Home, and to the homebound and hospitalized.
Mass:  Deacon Frank D'Angelo         (516) 742-7601
   Marilyn DiToro              (516) 883-6775
   Carolyn Hall             (516) 944-7057
Homebound: Marge Bodendorf         (516) 883-1356
North Shore Hospital: Ron Moraffe     (516) 338-6076
Nursing Home: Corazon Seguritan         (516) 570-2142

FAMILY MASS COMMITTEE plans the Liturgy for the 9:00A.M Mass on Sunday. The focus is on celebrating with familes
Contact:  Colleen Nawojchik

LECTORS are parishioners who are trained to proclaim the Word of God at all Masses and other liturgical events.
Contact: Margaret DeMarino        (516) 883-9632

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT programs offer support to couples who are preparing for the sacrament of marriage.

       FOCCUS COUPLES meet with our engaged couples in preparation for Pre-Cana.
Contact: Mara & Nicholas Sarchese        (516) 883-4822

       PRE-CANA is a program of spiritual and moral guidance to help prepare engaged couples for a Christian married life.
Contact: Rectory               (516) 883-6675

WEDDING COORDINATORS oversee the wedding rehearsals and weddings.
Contact: Susan Giordano          (516) 883-6675

LITURGY COMMITTEE is responsible for assisting the pastor and pastoral staff in the preparation and presentation of special events for the honor and glory of God.
Contact: Kay Lynch             (516) 883-1547

SPANISH APOSTOLATE serves the spiritual and temporal needs of our growing Hispanic family.

Contact:  Fr. Antonio Abreu         (516) 883-6675

Baptism:  Tina y Lino Figueroa, Carmen y Aurelio Delgado
Choir (Liturgy):  Orlando Castillo
Choir (Charismatic):  Jose Hernandez
Eucharistic Ministers:  Alba Duarte
Lectors:  Maria Parra
Pre-Cana:  Rene y Margarita Gonzalez
Social:  Celina y Daniel Castillo, Alba y Benjamin Duarte

MUSIC MINISTRY choir sings at the 10:30A.M. Sunday Mass and various other liturgical celebrations throughout the year. Cantors lead the congregation in the singing at our other Masses. A childrens's choir meets each fall and sings at the 4:00 P.M. Christmas Liturgy.
Contact: Robert Bobek           (516) 967-4710

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA) is a process for adults and children 8 years and older who wish to become Cathloic or have been Baptized and need to receive Confirmation and / or First Eucharist.

Contact: Emily Hanlon            (516) 883-2068
                     (516) 570-2168

USHERS are men and women who assist in the welcoming and seating of the congregation at all liturgical celebrations. They also take up the monetary collection and assist in maintaining proper decorum during services.

Contact: Tom McAvey            (516) 883-7720
      Bernard Lough           (516) 944-8638

GREETERS offer the smile and welcome words of Jesus at the entrance to St. Peter's for Saturday & Sunday masses. All parishioners, and especially guests, are welcomed.

Contact: Alice Malloy             (516)708-1244
    Charles Roth              (516) 767-6185
    Terry Zenobio            (516) 883-3456

Service Ministries

ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS seeks to aid newly arrived Irish to foster Irish culture, to be at the forefront of issues concerning the Irish, and to serve as a bridge with Ireland for those generations removed from their ancestral heritage.

Contact: John Crawley           (516) 633-2040
    Frank Hinck            (516) 639-7559

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS & COLUMBIETTES are Catholic service organizations that sponsor fund raising events. They provide scholarships to Catholic high schools and to our diocesan seminary.

Contact: Kevin Eustace             (516) 850-3413

BEREAVEMENT is a weekly support group that provides comfort and support for anyone who has recently experienced a loss.

Contact: Yvonne Calabrese          (516)883-4817
    Rose Osterberg          (516) 883-2607

CHILDREN'S BEREAVEMENT group meets in 8-week cycles and is offered by a certified social worker. Parent consultation is also available.

Contact: Kelly Dennis            (516) 767-2749

CONSOLATION MINISTRY assists grieving families to plan for the funeral liturgy, serve as greeters, lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, and cake bakers.

Contact: Sr. Peggy Tully, OP          (516) 883-2782

GIRL SCOUTS provide educational and social development of young girls grades K-8.
Contact: Virginia D'Alonzo Sikes         (516) 359-5317

CUB SCOUTS provides an educational program for boys, building character, responsibility and promoting physical fitness.
Contact: Cathy Mezzich            (516) 627-5592

CHRISTIAN YOUTH ORGANIZATION (CYO) is an athletic program for youth that is coordinated and coached by adults in our parish.
Contact: Rev. Patrick Whitney           (516) 883-6675
        Michael Stiuso

GARGOYLE is our parish magazine that is published quarterly. Parishioners provide the articles and pictures.

Contact: Karen Vetrone           (516) 944-8209
                     (516) 467-7212

STEWARDSHIP MINISTRY fosters the values of sharing our, Time, Talent and Treasure with others in gratitude to God. Champions the needs for all parish ministries.
Contact: Bill Palafox             (516) 728-4389

THE MISSION BOARD pledges to seek out opportunities for our parish family to serve in faith, love, and support for our fellow brothers and sisters within our local communities and around the world so as to be the hands of Christ to others. Meetings take place to discuss ways to bring this Mission Statement into pratice.
Contact: Julie and Mike Giunta         (516) 241-4970

PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY carries our love of God into action in service of our neighbors. Volunteers staff our office to assist in meeting the needs of those who come to us.
Contact:  Lourdes Taglialatela        (516) 883-0365
Job Bank: Judi Henderson           (516) 883-5941
Food Pantry: Leona Murphy          (516) 767-1586

RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE strives to educate people on the dignity of all life, from the moment of conception to the time of natural death.
Contact:  Frank Russo            (516)767-9179

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY is a dedicated group of men and women who help their neighbors in need. They visit the homes of those in need in our parish and assist them materially and spiritually.

Contact:  Diane Regan            (516)767-3727

THRIFT SHOP sells gently used clothing and other items. The proceeds are donated to the parish.

Contact:  Gloria Bloomer (Rusty)        (516)883-2620
       Thrift Shop              (516) 883-9277


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