Pastoral Staff


ADMINISTRATOR:


Rev. Francis Shannon

 

718-327-1133, ext 22

 


DEACONS:

 

Deacon Michael C. Moss
Deacon Adalberto (Eddie) Montero
Deacon Rene Hernandez

 


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IN RESIDENCE:

 

Rev. Charles H. White

718-327-1133, ext 18

 

Rev. David Bertolotti 

718-327-1133, ext 27

 


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE:

 

Deacon Michael C. Moss, Director

Ms. Carmen Macfie, CCD

Mrs. Susan Singh-Smith, CCD

 


MUSIC DIRECTOR:

 

Mr. Joseph R. Villadiego

718-327-1133, ext 24

 


 

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Parish History

St. Mary’s is the fifth-oldest parish in Queens and one of the oldest in the Greater Metropolitan area, going back to the days of the first beach resorts in the New York City area.

 The Bells of St. Mary's

According to Sharp’s History of the Diocese of Brooklyn, the first Catholic Mass was celebrated in Far Rockaway in 1847.

By 1850 summer Masses were celebrated in a tent for the burgeoning summer crowd. Thus, the history of Catholic life in Far Rockaway is older than the Diocese of Brooklyn itself, which was established in 1853.


 

Prayer of St. Gertrude the Great

          "Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the Universal Church, those in my own home and within my family.  Amen."

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus