Aid for Friends
Prepared food or funds to buy food for the poor of the parish. Food is cooked and
put into church supplied containers and frozen by parishioners and kept in freezers
for distribution to the poor.
St. Nicholas School girls and boys from the 4th grade to high school are trained for weekend Masses, Holy Day Masses, Weddings and Funerals.
Preparation for Funeral Liturgy and support of the family.
Leader: Fr. Nick Martorano, O.S.A.
Lead singing during Liturgies.
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Sunday - 11:00 AM Children from the 1st to 4th grades of Catholic and Public
Schools are dismissed from Sunday Mass, with a special blessing, after the
opening prayer. They are taken to the lower church to hear the Liturgy of the
Word (two readings and the Gospel) read and explained in language that they
Wednesday evenings at 7:45 PM - Upper Church.
Musical Director: Mr. Peter Spina
Cantors: Juanita V. Perkins - Qui
Organist: Robert H. Frederick
Community of Disciples
Faith sharing groups during Lent
CYO Sports (Catholic Youth Organization)
A sports program for boys and girls. Basketball, volleyball, handball, softball, soccer, intramural program and cheerleaders.
Eucharistic Adoration Society
Tuesdays - 9:00 AM to 12 Noon.
Leader: Mrs. Janet Glendening
Bringing The Good News of Christ to All.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Bring the Holy Eucharist to homebound parishioners and also help distribute Holy Communion at weekend Masses.
Coordinator: Lucy Carto
Meetings quarterly. Helps the Pastor with the financial concerns of the parish.
First Friday Devotions
After morning masses. Special prayers are said after each mass on the First Friday of the month.
Non-perishable food is donated by the parishioners and distributed to the needy.
Golden Age Club
Mondays at 9:30 AM at St. Nicholas Hall. A vibrant gathering of the parish's Senior Citizens enjoying trips, games, parties and fund raisers.
President: Jennie Panvini
Home & School Association
A support system of St. Nicholas of Tolentine School. An active group of parents, teachers and Principal. The Home & School Association (HSA) is responsible for work in conjunction with Pastor and Principal to enhance programs in school and for fund raisers, such as Marathons, Chocolate Drives, Parties, Dances, Casino Trips and other trips. All for the benefit of the school.
Executive Board Members
Pastor - Rev Nick Martorano, O. S.A.
Principal - Sr. Mary Esther Carsele, M.P.F.
Vice Principal - Sr. Carmela Falcone, M.P.F.
President: Theresa Anastasio
Vice President: Denise Haigh
Corresponding Secretary: Susan Di Pietro
Recording Secretary: Kim Birkmire
Treasurer: Susan Di Pietro
Liturgical - Theresa Anastasio
Public Relations - Audree Derago
Ways & Means - Mark Panechelli
Volunteers - Susan Longo, Lisa Trischitta
Hospitality - Marianna Novelli
Ministers of the Word (Lectors)
Each weekend Mass has two readers for the Liturgy of the Word segment of the Mass and a Commentator to help with pre-Mass announcements, the intercessions and announcing the hymns.
Coordinator: Mary Ann Mondello
Monday to Friday at 7:45 AM
Nar-Anon Support Group
Every Thursday at 7:30 PM in the Rectory Meeting Room. This group uses our facilities for their very important work.
Nursing Home Greetings Committee
Greeting cards are sent to our parishioners, who have moved from their own homes into nursing care facilities, letting them know that the church is thinking of them.
Committee Chief: Anthony Budwin, Sr.
A quarterly Newsletter distributed to each house in the parish with news that is not contained in the Sunday Bulletin. Our Church volunteers distribute the four page Newsletter.
Parish Pastoral Council
Members are both voted for by the parishioners and appointed by the pastor. Members are a consultative body which advises and assists the pastor in areas of pastoral concern.
Chairman - Rev. Nicholas Martorano, O.S.A.
Thursday before Baptism Sunday at 7:30 PM. Instructions for the parents and Godparents of the child regarding the importance of the Sacrament of Baptism.
Post Baptismal Journey Program
A program that consists of delivering seven sets of parent letters and materials designed to help parents of newly baptized babies. The packages, starting right after Baptism, are delivered at six month intervals through the child's third birthday. This program offers spiritual support and guidance as parents raise their children in the Catholic faith.
Committee Members: Marie Alfonsi, Suzanne Margarite and Jo Ann Pinto
Pro-Life/Respect Life Committee
Active group keeping parishioners aware of the right to life by prayer services, demonstrations, telephone calls to legislators and fund raisers to help educate the public.
Contacts: Janet Glendening and Carmella Joyce
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Care for the poor and needy
Sodality of Blessed Virgin Mary
An organization that gives honor to our Blessed Mother through prayers, song and good works. Services every Monday 12 Noon. Communion Sunday: 3rd Sunday of the Month. Group leaders meeting: 2nd Monday of the month. The Sodality, honoring Our Lady, is open to women and men.
President: Josephine Bizzaro
Vice President: Carmella Joyce
Video Library - Rectory Office
The Dr. Jannelli Video Library has many informative, inspiring and entertaining videos. Videos can be rented for $1.00 for five days. (The fee is used to buy more videos.)
Contact: Rectory Staff
Meetings as announced. To assist the Pastor with special Liturgies. (Holidays, Holy Days, Saints' Days)