Ministries

Jesus not only calls people to him but also forms them and sends them out in his service (cf. Mt 10:5ff.; Mk 6:7ff.; Lk 9:1ff.). Becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ leads naturally to the practice of stewardship.

We encourage you to use your time, talent and treasure to serve in our community. Are you passionate about renovation? Join the buildings committee. Can you play the piano? Join the Music Ministry. Are you passionate about spreading the good news? Evangelization needs you. In our busy society, time is a precious commodity, but if you have any leftovers and want to share your God-given gifts, we welcome you.

Liturgical Ministries

Adult Altar Servers and Acolytes assist the priest at funeral Masses held at Holy Name of Jesus Church.  Training is provided.  Coordinator:  Philip Lehpamer 718-499-8681 plehpamer@hotmail.com

Youth Altar Servers assist the priest in celebrating the Eucharist.  Coordinators:  Maria and Vincent Camastro 718-832-0817 vmaf89@aol.com

Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Communion (EMHC) assist in the distribution of Communion at Masses and to the homebound.  Training is required.  Coordinator:  Nick Sisto 917-859-5156 nasisto@verizon.net

Lectors proclaim the Word of God through scripture readings at Masses.  Training is required.  Coordinator:  Nick Sisto 917-859-5156 nasisto@verizon.net

Ushers assist at Masses and Holy Days by taking up the collections.   Coordinator:  Nick Sisto 917-859-5156 nasisto@verizon.net

Adult Faith Formation Committee helps plan Adult Faith Formation activities and major liturgies. Coordinators:  Alayne Cox 718-768-9013 acox42@nyc.rr.com and Maryellen Keogh mayamek@aol.com

Children’s Liturgy Committee prepares children and family Masses for Sundays and major feast days. Coordinator:  Kathryn Sisto 718-768-7629 hnjreligioused@gmail.com

Music Ministries

Adult Choirs both English and Spanish sing at various Masses and special events.  A simple audition is required.  Coordinator:  Ivonne Rojas 347-679-2317 musicijr@gmail.com

Children’s Choir for grades 3-8, St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy.  Coordinator:  Ivonne Rojas 347-679-2317 musicijr@gmail.com

Educational Ministries

Religious Education Program provides instruction to public and non-Catholic private elementary school students: Volunteer catechists are needed.  Coordinator:  Kathryn Sisto 718-768-7629 hnjreligioused@gmail.com

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) educates and prepares adults for the reception of the Sacraments.  Coordinator:  Maryellen Keogh mayamek@aol.com

Bible Study meets weekly to read and discuss scripture.  Coordinators:  Cindy Brolsma brolsmacindy@yahoo.com and Alayne Cox 718-768-9013 acox42@nyc.rr.com

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy provides the best possible academic and religious education for its students.     Interim Principal:  Jennifer Gallina 718-768-7629 jgallina@sjwca.org

Service Ministries

Buildings Committee provides the parish with both short and long range property planning assistance.  Coordinator:  Nick Sisto 917-859-5156 nasisto@verizon.net

Cancer Guild prepares pads for terminally ill residents of Rosary Hill Home, Hawthorne, NY.  Coordinator:  Please contact the parish office 718-768-3071.

Church Environment Committee helps to coordinate the cleaning and decorating of the church.  Coordinator:  Cheryl Perrotta-Jablow 347-853-2994 campj0621@verizon.net

Food Pantry distributes food from the rectory basement every other Saturday 2-3 pm to people in need.  Coordinator:  Philip Lehpamer 718-499-8681 plehpamer@hotmail.com

Greeters welcome parishioners and visitors to Holy Name before weekend Masses at the doors of the church.  Coordinator:  Alayne Cox 718-768-9013 acox42@nyc.rr.com

Holy Name Society is dedicated to the Church, Parish, and Holy Name of Jesus.  Coordinator:  Gerry Devine 718-633-1460 gjdevine@aol.com

Hospitality assists at gatherings after all the Masses on designated weekends.  Coordinator:  Alayne Cox 718-768-9013 acox42@nyc.rr.com

Knights of Columbus Council 4783 is an order of Catholic men committed to charity, unity, fraternity, service, patriotism, respect for life, and defense of the priesthood.  Coordinators: Joe Cox 718-768-9013, Alex Walborn  347-972-3736, Bill Heegan 646-239-0259, and “Mo” Moloney 347-210-3305.

Parish Advocate assists the Pastor and the parish in providing for the special needs of those parishioners who might need assistance in receiving the sacraments and the resources our parish provides.  Advocate:  Tom Byrnes 347-534-8778 tbyrnes46@msn.com

St. Matthew’s Guild meets weekly to tabulate the monies gifted in the collections.  Coordinator:  Louise O’Connor 718-768-3071.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul works with Holy Name’s community food pantry to help individuals or families in need.  Coordinator:  Philip Lehpamer 718-499-8681 plehpamer@hotmail.com

Youth Sports

Holy Name Fathers’ Guild runs a wide variety of youth sports programs.  Parents are encouraged to participate as coaches and board members.  Coordinator:  Tom Larkin 718-851-1722 holynamefathersguild@gmail.com   website: www.Holynamesports.com

Scouting

Boy Scout Troop 237 has been serving the youth of Windsor Terrace, ages 11-18, since 1920. Coordinator:  Anthony Pinnavaia, Jr. 347-439-3069 apinnavaia@gmail.com

Cub Scout Pack 237 has been serving Windsor Terrace, 1st-5th grades, since 1967.  Coordinator:  Anthony Caccamo 917-930-7337 Tony20@prodigy.net

Girl Scouts are open to all girls K-12 and are separated into 6 age levels.   Coordinator:  Maryellen Keogh mayamek@aol.com

Spiritual Ministries

Arise Together in Christ Faith Sharing Groups are Diocesan sponsored and meet in the Holy Name Rectory orprivate homes for 6 weeks during Lent and the autumn.  Coordinator:  Alayne Cox 718-768-9013 acox42@nyc.rr.com

Holy Name/St. Saviour Prayer Group meets every Thursday 1:30-3 pm in the basement of St. Saviour’s Church for prayer and worship.  All are welcome.  Coordinator:  Alayne Cox 718-768-9013 acox42@nyc.rr.com

Rosary Society meets to pray the rosary and hosts a Baby Shower for unwed mothers. Coordinator:  Please contact the parish office 718-768-3071.

Vocations Committee works to increase vocations to the priesthood and consecrated religious life through discernment events, retreats, and distribution of relevant information.  Coordinator:  Vincent Camastro 718-832-0817 vmaf89@aol.com

Social Ministries

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Al-Anon meetings occur at Holy Name.  Check the weekly bulletin for meetings or contact the parish office 718-768-3071.

Book Club meets once a month to discuss and review a book.  Coordinator:  Cindy Brolsma brolsmacindy@yahoo.com

Fundraising Committee organizes social functions throughout the year with the goal of bringing together the parish community and friends to have fun and raise funds to help support the financial needs of Holy Name parish.  Coordinator:  Mike Coyne 718-226-9770 mcoyne2@northwell.edu

Senior Friendship Center meets weekly for friendship and fellowship.  Coordinator: Kathy Cottingham Sr.  718-853-5053.

Youth Ministry / The C.R.E.W.

The C.R.E.W. (Catholic Rebels Evangelizing the World) is our parish youth ministry organization.  Open to children from junior high through high school, it combines catechesis, service, and social events to help our youth connect more readily with their faith.  Coordinators:  Brendan Gorman 646-732-4807 mr.gorman678@gmail.com and Maryellen Keogh mayamek@aol.com

Hispanic Ministries

El Coro (Choir)  Coordinator:  Ivonne Rojas 347-679-2317 musicijr@gmail.com

Movimiento de Cursillo (Cursillo Movement) Coordinator:  Francisco Sanchez 917-497-2107

El Grupo de Oracion(Prayer Group)  Coordinator:  Rosalba Lopez 917-325-8479 rosalbalopez1965@gmail.com

Comite Hispano (Hispanic Committee)  Coordinator:  Zulma Arguello 917-825-7070

Grupo Guadalupano (Guadalupano Group)  Coordinator:  Rogelio Bravo (temporary) 347-866-5283 rogelio.bravo.@gmail.com