Mailing Address
20 Chestnut Street
Centereach, NY 11720

Phones
Rectory
(631) 585-8760
Religious Formation
(631) 588-6408
Youth Ministry (AYM)
(631) 588-7434

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Rectory
Fr. Chris Aridas
Msgr. Joseph Curley
Fr. Joseph Alenchery
Dcn. Michael Montelione

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Office Hours
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ABVM Five-Year Plan -- Goals and Objectives

1.        Expand parish Outreach Program to meet parish needs 
         better.

·         Expand volunteer numbers in order to increase the number of days we are open  for intake by parish volunteer workers (currently we have Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), thus fulfilling the corporal work of mercy, “feed the hungry.”

·         Develop a “Ministry of Consolation” to assist the parish in fulfilling the corporal work of mercy of burying the dead.

·         Develop process to increase parish participation in maintaining food pantry supplies through individual donations and food drives.

·         Develop working relationship with Long Island Cares for food pantry and school supplies.

2.        Embrace more fully the church’s call to evangelize.

·         Develop programs that introduce and incorporate new members into the parish community, e.g., retreat experience, welcoming Sunday, welcoming letter, “home visitation teams,” etc.

·         Develop programs which will incorporate young families and teens into the parish family through social activities, e.g., cover dish dinners, “open mic” socials for teens, etc.

·         Develop parish retreat experiences which would evangelize current parish members as well as those not involved in the parish.

3.        Maintain and expand functionality of parish’s physical
         facilities.

·         Develop plan for updating office areas in the parish center, bringing all offices to one location for ease of communication and greater efficiency of service.

·         Install new phone system in renovated offices and rectory that allows voice mail, call forwarding, etc.

·         Address sound system problem in school hall.

·Examine possible designs to renovate the church interior, choose one that best fulfills the parish’s needs, and inaugurate capital campaign to accomplish the proposed plan.

·         Continue working with gardening committee to beautify parish grounds through ongoing landscaping projects.

4.        Work toward greater participation in the liturgy for
         parish members.

·         Introduce the new missal during the Advent 2011 season.

·         Unify music and liturgical ministries by developing a parish liturgy committee.

·         Investigate the viability of music cantors at masses to increase parish participation in song.