Mailing Address
20 Chestnut Street
Centereach, NY 11720

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

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

Parish Staff
Office Hours
Mass Schedule

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Volunteer Information Sheet

Our parish family welcomes the active participation of all members, especially in terms of offering their time and talent to build up God’s Kingdom through loving service to others.

In order to serve in any ministry within our parish the diocese requires that all volunteers, regardless of their area of service, must have a background check and participate in the diocesan workshop, “Protecting God’s Children.” The workshop’s goal is to raise awareness of the need for vigilance when it comes to protecting those who are most vulnerable. This workshop is given throughout the diocese. You must register either online at (when doing so, our diocese/organization is listed under Rockville Centre) or by contacting the rectory during regular office hours and speaking with Maria who will help you register if you are having difficulty.

In addition, all volunteers must have a background check. We do this in order to show the larger community that we are making every effort to provide a safe environment for all. To accomplish this, complete the four forms, each of which is described below, and return all four to the rectory. You can download all the forms from this website by clicking on the links..

Volunteer Code of Conduct: Please sign this form, and keep a copy for your records. Our parish is committed to making sure that all are treated with respect. This form indicates some of the areas where we intend to excel in terms of providing a safe and inviting environment for all who come here.

 Volunteer Conduct: This is a multi-page document which outlines what we expect from one another. Make an additional copy of this for your records, and bring a signed copy to the rectory.

Volunteer Request Form: This gives basic information that we need to perform a background check. Please complete this form and bring it to the rectory.

Volunteer Consent Form:  This gives consent to have the background check done. Please complete this form and bring it to the rectory.

Once a person has completed all the forms and attended a VIRTUS workshop, he/she will be able to experience the joy of serving others.