Lectors

Lectors are lay men or women of the parish who read the first two scripture readings at Mass. They also assist in creating a prayerful environment by praying the Prayers of the Faithful.

Training and preparation is necessary for those wishing to become lectors. Once trained our current lectors read once per month.

We also have an opportunity for the young men and women of our parish from 4th grade through high school to participate in our Junior Lectors Program. As a Junior Lector these young men and women read the first two scriptures at our Sunday 9:00 a.m. Family Mass each week. Training is provided. If you would like more information or would like to join our Junior Lector Program please contact the rectory at 718-359-0417 and leave a message for our coordinator Mr. Frank Kirchoff.

Anyone wishing to join this ministry please contact Rev. Joseph T. Holcomb This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mrs. Maria Tortorella at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling the rectory at 718-359-0417.

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Name Rev. Joseph T. Holcomb or Mrs. Maria Tortorella
Email revjholcomb
@standrewavellinochurch.org
mtortorella
@standrewavellinorcchurch.org
Phone (718) 359-0417

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Eucharistic Ministers are lay men and women who serve the Church by distributing Holy Communion or the Precious Blood during weekday and Sunday Masses. They also bring Holy Communion to the homebound and nursing homes of our Parish.

Training and preparation is necessary for those wishing to become an Eucharistic Minister. Once training is completed ministers are scheduled at Sunday and weekday Mass. Ministers are also given the opportunity to bring Communion to the homebound and nursing homes.

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Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Name Rev. Joseph T. Holcomb
Email revjholcomb
@standrewavellinochurch.org
Phone (718) 359-0417

Altar Servers

Altar Servers are young men and women of our parish from grade 4 through high school. These students serve at all Sunday Masses and special occasions throughout the year including funerals and weddings.

Training and preparation is necessary for those wishing to become servers. Once trained our servers are inserted into the normal rotation.

Anyone wishing to join this ministry please contact Rev. Joseph T. Holcomb.

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Name Rev. Ambiorix Osorio
Email revaosorio
@standrewavellinochurch.org
Phone (718) 359-0417

Ushers

Ushers are lay men and women who provide hospitality to members as they enter our Church. These men and women also assist in taking up the collection at the appropriate time of the Mass. They also assist the parishioners before, during and after the Masses.

Anyone wishing to join this ministry please contact Rev. Joseph T. Holcomb or Msgr. Michael Brennan.

Name Rev. Joseph T. Holcomb or Rev. Ambiorix Osorio
Email revjholcomb
@standrewavellinochurch.org
Phone (718) 359-0417

Athletic Association

A well-organized and supervised CYO sports and skilled training program for all the youths of the parish. Baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, track & volleyball. Interested volunteers & participants are always welcome.

Contact Leah Fretwell 

Andrean Players

Performs a Broadway Musical every spring. Scenery is begun in the fall and auditions are held in Jan. Please call if you want to act or work backstage.
Contact Peter Carrozzo

Divine Poetry Club

Meets monthly on Fri evening to share and discuss verse that breaths with divine spirit. Each member brings a short poem to share and discuss.
Contact Bill & Sonia Mohr

Faith Formation Team, Family Eucharistic Liturgy, Worship Committee

Provides on-going religious education and formation for more active participation within all age groups of our parish family. Parishioners of all ages are invited to volunteer & participate in these very important ministries. Workshops, Communal Celebrations of Sacraments & Eucharistic Liturgies for special occasions are planned by these groups.
Contact Rev. Joseph T. Holcomb
718-359-0417
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Baptism Representatives

Parish Representatives assist at the Baptism of children each month. They meet for one hour the Tues evening prior to the Baptisms and for one hour at the Baptism Ceremony.

Name Rev. Joseph T. Holcomb
Email revjholcomb
@standrewavellinochurch.org
Phone (718) 359-0417

Fathers’ Guild / Mothers’ Club

Parents of St. Andrew AVellino Catholic Academy children who plan activities and assist in school fund raising. Meets regularly from Sept to June.

Contact Academy

Junior Lectors

The word of God is proclaimed at all family liturgies by Junior Lectors. Young people from 10-18 years of age are invited to consider this ministry.

Name Mr. Frank Kirchoff

Friday Scriptures Study

Meets monthly at various member homes to study and reflect on scripture. Relevant prayers are shared and discussed.
Contact Bill & Sonia Mohr

Friendship Club

Senior parishioners gather on the second and fourth Mon of the month at 1pm to socialize, hear guest speakers, celebrate holidays and plan occasional excursions. All are welcome – parish and others.

Contact Carol Hart

Pastoral Care

Parishioners provide an outreach program to the sick, homebound and elderly. Volunteers are needed and welcome.

Name Ms. Katy Lover

Girl Scouts

Girls Scouts of America offers an opportunity for girls K thru 12th grade to join. The meetings for Brownies take place at St. Andrew AVellino School on Monday afternoons and for the Cadets on Friday evenings. For more information please contact Jean Ehni at the school.

Contact Jean Ehni

Men’s Volleyball

The Club meets on Thursdays at 8pm in the Academy gym from Sept to April. Come join in the fun and stay around for the Softball program in the spring.

Contact Kevin Morris

Ministers of Hospitality

Welcomes parishioners at mass, distributes bulletins and assists with collections. New volunteers –men and women– are welcome.

Name Rev. Ambiorix Osorio
Phone (718) 359-0417

Disabled Concerns

Demonstrates awareness and concern for disabled parishioners. Provides assistance where possible.

Contact Maria Tortorella

Our Lady’s Prayer Group

Meets to fulfill the Blessed Mother’s request for prayer groups. All Welcome.
Contact Lilyan Burns / Betty Ehrhardt

Peace and Justice Committee

Meets regularly to identify social concerns and to promote changes based upon Gospel values.

Contact Rev. Joseph T. Holcomb
718-359-0417
revjholcomb
@standrewavellinorcchurch.org

St. Vincent DePaul Society

Assists the needy of the parish by sponsoring food & clothing supplies during the year. Meet Thursday evenings at 7:30 in the Rectory.

Name Rev. Joseph T. Holcomb and Thomas Otto

Parish Finance Committee

A group of seven to 10 parishioners that advise the Pastor on the financial matters of the parish.

Contact Rev. Joseph T. Holcomb
718-359-0417
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Parish Pastoral Council

A consultative body to the pastor. The membership of the Council is made up of parish staff members, representatives of parish organizations, as well as, parishioners. The group meets quarterly to discuss ways to promote continued growth of the parish. 

Contact Rev. Joseph T. Holcomb
718-359-0417
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Spanish Mass Committee

Prepares the mass and events for our Spanish Community.

Name Rev. Ambiorix Osorio
Phone (718) 359-0417

Parish Life Committee

Works to create a sense of parish community. It provides activities that bring people together, welcomes newcomers and responds to the needs of specific groups.
Contact Lilyan Burns

Shelter for the Homeless

From Dec-March, Mon-Fri, Ten homeless men are given shelter from 8pm – 7am and a hot meal. Volunteers serve one of two shifts. Shoppers for food items & cooks needed.

Name Joseph Murphy

Rosary Society

Catholic women dedicated to the Blessed Mother. Encourages members to pray the rosary and support charitable causes. Provides spiritual & social benefits to its members. Meets the first Mon evening of each month.

Contact Alicia Reitman

R.C.I.A.

Reaches out to adults interested in learning more about Catholicism and/or becoming Catholic. Meet with a team of parishioners on Wed evenings with faith-sharing catechists and ‘break open the Word’ on Sun mornings. New Team members & Parish Sponsors for new members are invited. There is also a special R.C.I.C. program for children 7 and up.

Contact Ms. Katy Lover

Virtus Safe Environment

Ensures that all staff & volunteers are trained in the Veritas Safe Environment Program.

Contact Ms. Katy Lover