Parish Social Ministries (PSM) - Outreach

Lisa Hudson              
516-623-1400, Ext. 108  

A program offering food, clothing, shelter, and other critical forms of support to families in need in the Merrick area

Bereavement Group

Anne Marie Vista
Eleanor Arnost

Provides a confidential and caring environment to work through issues of grief.

Budget Counseling Services

Nancy Brown            
516-623-1400, Ext. 102

Professionals offer advice and assistance to those having problems managing their household finances.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (Homebound)

Carole Montano

Parishioners 18 years or older bring the Eucharist to the sick and homebound (Diocesan training required).

Friendly Visitors

Lisa Hudson              
516-623-1400, Ext. 108  

Parishioners visit the homebound and those in local nursing homes offering them companionship. 


Mary Santi

Welcomes new parishioners at their homes, at Mass, and sets up refreshments at various parish functions.

Light of Hope Cancer Ministry

Lisa Hudson              
516-623-1400, Ext. 108  

A ministry that offers hope and inspiration for those affected by cancer on the 1st Sunday of the month at 12:30pm in the Conference Room of the Parish Center.

Mothers’ Group

Angela Favuzza  

Weekly meetings (September - June) of mothers and their pre-schoolers; support group for moms, playgroup for tots.

Peace and Justice

Lisa Hudson              
516-623-1400, Ext. 108  

Members organize and/or educate the community regarding Catholic Social Teaching.

Respect Life

Hildegard Oppel  

Promotes, supports, and raises awareness for a greater respect for the sanctity of all human life.


Lisa Hudson              
516-623-1400, Ext. 108

Volunteers available to transport parishioners to and from Church and assist in other transportation needs.

Welcome Committee

Lisa Hudson              
516-623-1400, Ext. 108

Preparation and delivery of welcome packages to new new parishioners at their homes.