Welcoming Ministry

This ministry is in the formation stage. The purpose is to welcome new parishioners in a personal way and make them aware what our parish has to offer. If interested call the individual on the contact list.

Contact: Joan Cavaco 516 694-0328 jc46retired@gmail.com

Family Ministry

Family Ministry hosts social events inviting members of the parish to come together for friendship, fellowship and fun. Events range from monthly Sunday Hospitality Breakfasts and Come to the Table Dinners, Chili Cook Offs, Lenten Prayer and a Meal, Movie Nights, and Family Game Nights. Members are invited to attend monthly meetings before the Sunday hospitality breakfasts. Members can choose which activities to volunteer for based on personal schedules. All those interested may call or email individual on contact list.

Contact: Deacon Chris and Dawn Daniello deaconchrisdaniello@gmail.com 516-731-3710

St. Vincent de Paul Society

We are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. We are part of an international society of friends united by a spirit of poverty, humility, and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection.

When a member of our community requires assistance members of the St. James Parish St. Vincent de Paul Society Conference conduct what we refer to as a home visit. Conference members visit people in their homes and help to find the most appropriate response to the person’s or family’s needs. This involves being a supportive listener and may also include providing food or food vouchers, clothing, furniture, budget support, assistance with utility bills or back to school costs, information and advocacy.

Contact: 516-735-8690


Stepping Out

Members of this ministry assist in the next steps after bereavement. They provide comfort, friendship, caring and consolation to those in need. These social meetings consist of speakers, dinners and special events. It is a time to provide those grieving a chance to get back into life.

Contact: Ruth Miller 516-735-8048 ramiller@optonline.net

St. James Seniors

A group of senior citizens who enjoy meeting to share laughs and conversation. Trips and luncheons are planned several times throughout the year. Guest speakers are invited to discuss pertinent topics and interests for seniors. The group meets twice a month. New members should contact leader indicated on contact list.

Contact: Joan Cavaco 516-694-0328 jc46retired@gmail.com

Right to Life

Through the Knights of Columbus, the parish stays involved and informed and is provided opportunities to promote Life in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Contact: Through the Knights of Columbus


The program is devoted to aiding those in need in the immediate parish and local community. Our Food Pantry is available through the Parish. Food donations are accepted and can be left in the Pantry drop box in the Narthex of the church.

Contact: Parish Center 516-731-3710

Peace and Justice Committee

This committee works toward presenting a Catholic voice in issues of social justice to the community and sometimes taking actions involving peaceful public expression. It works with Long Island organizations such as LI Pax Christi and Jobs with Justice.

Contact: Eleanor Krebs 516-694-2016 or visit www.catholicpeaceli.org

Sewing Ministry

We prepare the special baptismal “garments” for the newest members of our parish family. This ministry consists of buyers, cutters, sewers, and machine embroiderers. If you are interested in performing any of these tasks, please contact Ministry Leader on Ministry Leader list.

Contact: Julie Tedeschi 516-756-2198 jtedeschi5@verizon.net