720 Merrick Ave. North Merrick, NY 11566
Phone 516-379-1356
Fax 516-379-1610
frontdesk@sacredheartnm.org

Organizations

Liturgical
All of the Baptized are called to use their gifts for the good of others. When we gather to celebrate the Eucharist everyone has a role in our communal prayer. To allow each of us to pray well, specific ministries call for the members of the assembly to a more active participation:

Usher
Jim Costello

frontdesk@sacredheartnm.org

Music Ministry
Parish Center

516-379-1356 x10
frontdesk@sacredheartnm.org

Lector
frontdesk@sacredheartnm.org
The Lector proclaims the Word of God to the assembly. Lectors will attend a workshop several times per year to improve public proclamation skills, to develop their relationship with the Lord, and to try to convey His meaning when they speak His Word.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion EMHC’s
Fr. Stephen

516-379-1356
frontdesk@sacredheartnm.org
EMHC’s serve Sacred Heart Parish by distributing Holy Communion at Mass and/or bringing the Sacrament to the homebound.

Altar Servers
516-379-1356
frontdesk@sacredheartnm.org
Altar Servers assist the priest in the service of Holy Mass. The Church recognizes and applauds the dedication of these boys and girls as they serve God. Altar Server preparation includes a training period, followed by periodic workshops to improve skills and ask any questions.

January 2018 Altar Server Schedule

Faith Formation
Religious Education Office Help
Maryann Specht, Director

516-379-1356 x27
dre@sacredheartnm.org
During faith formation class time you will help with office work, answering phones, filing, and organization.

Religious Education Hall Monitor
Maryann Specht, Director

516-379-1356 x27
dre@sacredheartnm.org
Monitors will sit in the hallway at a designated location to oversee the bathroom and the student’s behavior, along with collecting the attendance folders from each catechist.

Religious Education Catechist
Maryann Specht, Director

516-379-1356 x27
dre@sacredheartnm.org

Teaching and helping the students learn and grow in their faith. Helping them develop their relationship with Jesus and learning to be a good Catholic. Program covers grades 1-8.

Parish Social Ministry
Sr. Patricia Turley CSJ Food Pantry
Sister Lynn Caton, CSJ

516-379-1356 x19
srlynn@sacredheartnm.org
Provides food to the economically poor in our community.

The Closet at Sacred Heart
Sister Lynn Caton, CSJ

516-379-1356 x19
srlynn@sacredheartnm.org
A boutique style clothing exchange where people donate or pick up new or gently used clothing.

Drivers
Sister Lynn Caton, CSJ

516-379-1356 x19
srlynn@sacredheartnm.org
Provides transportation to local medical appointments for parishioners.

Consolation Ministry
Sister Lynn Caton, CSJ

516-379-1356 x19
srlynn@sacredheartnm.org
Journey with families during the time of preparation and celebration of the Funeral Liturgy

Bereavement Ministry
Sister Lynn Caton, CSJ

516-379-1356 x19
srlynn@sacredheartnm.org
Offers Evening Prayer and monthly gatherings for those who have lost a loved one.

Prayer
Ministry of Praise-Prayer
Sister Lynn Caton, CSJ

516-379-1356 x19
srlynn@sacredheartnm.org
Part of the Holy Father’s Worldwide Prayer Network, praying for the needs of the parish and world.

Rosary Society
Joanne Bivona, President

516-409-5365

Frances Guercio, Secretary
516-378-2285
faguercio@gmail.com

The group prays the Rosary and enjoys a variety of programs during the year and offer volunteer service to the parish.

Prayer Shawl
Marie Gandini

516-485-3284
516-761-3647
mdini3@optonline.net

Love Lives On Prayer Group
Sister Lynn Caton, CSJ
516-379-1356 x19
srlynn@sacredheartnm.org
Prayer group for the bereaved. We meet in the church the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM.  All who have lost a love one are welcome.

Companions on the Journey
Pat Johnson, Facilitator

516-623-6151

Service
Virtus
Roaslie Persico, Facilitator

516-868-9301
brpersico@yahoo.com

Peanut Butter and Jelly Gang
Maureen Paladino

516-379-8128
mofergie13@gmail.com
Meets every Monday in the school cafeteria to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the INN (Interfaith Nutritional Network) soup kitchen in Freeport.

Parish Finance Committee
Fr. Stephen Brigandi

516-379-1356
frontdesk@sacredheartnm.org
Members advise the Pastor with regards to financial and temporal matters of importance to the parish.

Knights of Columbus
Neil Franzese, Grand Knight

516-608-5082
neilftax@gmail.com

K of C Ladies Auxiliary
Janet Castine

516-781-1665

Holy Name Society
Frank Gandini
516-485-3284
516-761-3647

Catholic Daughters of America, Court Bishop Kellenberg
JoAnne Brazenor, Regent
516-546-1643
We meet once a month and do many fund raisers. We raise money for various charities. The Catholic daughters is a National Organization.

Social
Over 50 Club
Mary Desantis

516-378-1335
516-987-5778
mgd2200@msn.com

Youth
CYO
Ray Murphy, CYO President and Boys’ coordinator

917-359-2502
rm1693@aol.com

Marianne Collins, Girls’ Coordinator
516-623-6192
collinsdj30@optonline.net

Susan Carroll, Coordinator Boys’ and Girls’ Track
516-223-3651
susancarroll925@aol.com

Cub Scout Pack 123
Thomas Jones

516-369-7245
doctortmj@gmail.com

BSA Troop 123
Chris Carrano, Scout Master

516-221-7265
1-646-290-0947
chris@adgpc.com

BSA Troop 123
Michael Giangregorio, Committee Chairman

516-771-1912
gingremichal@gmail.com