Ministry - Service and Social Justice

Bereavement | Catholic Ministries Appeal | Collection Counters |
Environmental Committee | Finance Committee | Garden Club | Habitat for Humanity |
Holiday Helpers | Hospitality | Meals-On-Wheels | Ministry of Consolation | Parish Outreach |
Respect Life | Stamp Stewards | Stewardship Committee | Technology Committee |
Welcome Ministry

St. Louis de Montfort offers a variety of Service and Social Justice ministries and opportunities to volunteer with these ministries. Please contact the designated person listed if you would like more information about a particular ministry.

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love another.” John 13:34.

All of our Parish volunteers are required to attend VIRTUS Training and to update that training each month via training bulletins on the Internet. This is extremely important, so that we, as a Church, can take every possible step to protect the people we are trying to help.

Bereavement

Deacon Gary Swane
744-8566

The death of a loved one can be a very difficult time for the immediate family. From the moment we hear about the passing of a loved one, we want to offer that family our support and our care.

Members of this ministry provide consolation and support to those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

Catholic Ministries Appeal

Carol Landy
744-8566

The Catholic Ministries Appeal is conducted annually by the Diocese of Rockville Centre. The funds you and your fellow parishioners contribute to the CMA provide a portion of the total funding needed for the programs and services we provide to the Long Island Community. Your participation helps further the mission of Jesus Christ here on Long Island. Literally and figuratively, you are the "Hands of Christ" supporting the community around us.

Members of this ministry organize the parish pledges for this important fund-raiser.

Collection Counters

Pat Murray
744-8566

Members of this ministry help the business administration of the parish. They correlate, count and consolidate the weekly offerings and prepare them for deposit.
Environmental Committee

John McNamara
744-9515

Caring for the earth is a religious value, and part of our stewardship involves protecting it. The goal of the Environmental Committee is to inspire, educate and mobilize people of our parish to rediscover their relationship with the sacred in nature and to help restore the earth for future generations.

Members of this ministry meet once a month to discuss the environmental teaching of the Catholic Church and to apply this teaching to our parish. We stress education and action to protect the gift of creation.

Finance Committee

Andrew Whitei
744-8566

This committee reviews and assesses the financial condition of the parish. They then make administrative recommendations to the pastor.

 

Garden Club

Dee Manicone
744-8566

Members of this ministry enhance the Church grounds with flowers and perennials so that all may appreciate the beauty of God’s creation.
Habitat for Humanity

John McNamara
744-9515

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.

Members of this ministry help Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk County build projects in our local area, and participate in fundraising activities.

Holiday Helpers

Jane Guido
209-0325

Members of this ministry help with large, parish-wide events for Easter, Fall school supplies, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Holiday Helpers plan, collect, gather, create, organize and distribute “care-packages” for our needy neighbors.
Hospitality

Jane Guido
209-0325

This ministry helps arrange receptions for parish events, concerts, and special Masses. Duties include set up, decorating, cooking and serving food, and clean up.
Meals-On-Wheels

Stephanie @ Nnutrition Center
744-8566

Meals-On-Wheels is a program where drivers deliver hot, nutritious meals to the homebound every weekday. This program is run by Catholic Charities of Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Members of this ministry pick up hot meals at the Shoreham Nutrition Center and deliver them to members of our community who are homebound. The meals are delivered for lunch, Monday-Friday. Each volunteer usually is responsible for one day of the week. Members are also needed to work as substitutes when the regular volunteer is not available.

Ministry of Consolation

Joann Poserina
744-8566

The death of a loved one can be a very difficult time for the immediate family. From the moment we hear about the passing of a loved one, we want to offer that family our support and our care.

In the initial days following the death of a loved one, members of this ministry offer compassion and support to family members and provide guidance for the preparation of Christian burial.

Parish Outreach

Jane M. Guido
209-0325

Members of this ministry live out their baptismal call to follow Jesus in serving the poor in acts of charity and justice. To be a member of this ministry, one must have the ability to listen (without making judgments), keep information confidential, work as a member of a Christian community and be respectful to clients and co-workers.

Responsibilities include developing one’s spirituality, packing the food pantry, making appropriate referrals and advocating for the needy. Outreach Ministers work three hours in the morning or afternoon during office hours of 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday. The Outreach Office is cosed on Friday.Training is provided through on-the-job mentoring, Catholic Charities workshops and discussion of current reading materials regarding Parish Social Ministry.

Respect Life

Lucille Coleman and Deacon Joe Bartolotto
744-8566

The mission of the Respect Life ministry is to enunciate and promote a deeper understanding of the importance for respecting human life, at all stages from conception to natural death. Life is a gift from God, worthy of respect and protection.
Stamp Stewards

Kathy Sweeney
744-9515

Parish mailings and office-related projects are organized by members of this ministry. They meet several times a year.
Stewardship Committee

Kathy Sweeney
744-9515

The concept of stewardship embraces a spiritual relationship with God. It is not a program, but a spiritual consciousness or way-of-life, based in Scripture, which holds that all we are and all we have flows from God's varied grace. In turn, we serve as spiritual caretakers of our spiritual and worldly blessings.

Members of this ministry are devoted to discovering and communicating the theology of stewardship and its applications to parish life. Members must be comfortable talking about stewardship and encouraging others to participate in parish activities. Members plan the renewals of time, talent and treasure and the celebration of ministries on Pentecost weekend. Members of this committee share their insights and collaborate with others to promote stewardship as a way of life in our parish.

Technology Committee

Jo Ann Comito and
Kevin McKeown
744-8566

The Technology Committee works together with clergy, staff, and volunteers of the parish to identify and prioritize technology needs, upgrade and protect computer systems, and create and maintain the parish website.

 

Welcome Ministry

Ann Brusca and
Tricia Kretz
744-8566

The Welcoming Committee is a group formed for the purpose of welcoming new parishoners to our parish family. The group notes the new parishoners in the church bulletin, calls the new parishoners, as well as organizes different events and receptions. The Committee's goal is to help newcomers feel at ease in their new surrroundings.

 
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