St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish Community

Church Organizations

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. 

 

Altar Servers

St. Anthony of Padua School girls and boys from the 4th grade to high school are trained for weekend Masses, Holy Day Masses, Weddings and Funerals.

   

Bereavement Ministry 

Preparation for Funeral Liturgy and support of the family.

    Leader: Fr. Nick Martorano, O.S.A.

 

Cantors 

Lead singing during Liturgies.  

   

Choir   

At 11:00 AM Mass   

Practice Wednesday evenings at 7:45 PM - Upper Church.

    Musical Director:  Peter Spina

    Cantors: Juanita V. Perkins-Qui

                    Angela Martello

    Organist: Robert H. Frederick

 

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

 

Evangelization Committee

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

 

The Family of The Holy Spirit

Group meetings every Thursday 7:15 P.M. 

 

Finance Committee 

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.

 

Food Cupboard

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: William Mc Covick  

                  

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

 

Morning Prayer

Monday to Friday at 7:45 AM 

 

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.

    Leader: Anthony Budwin, Sr. 

   

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.

    

Pre-Baptismal Instructions

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.

     

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

 

Worship Committee

Meetings as announced. To assist the Pastor with special Liturgies. (Holidays, Holy Days, Saints' Days)