Contact:  Pastoral Care (631)385-3311 ext 211
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Homebound Parishioners Do you know someone who is homebound, perhaps a neighbor, friend or family member?  These members of our parish community are no longer able to join our celebration of the Eucharist.  Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are available for flexible weekly visits. Ministers visit the same parishioners during these visits and bring both the Eucharist and a personal connection with the larger parish community. Prior to home visits, Ministers complete diocesan training including guidelines for bringing the Eucharist into homes as well as tips and suggestions from social workers;this training helps create a spiritual and comfortable experience for all involved.If you know someone who would benefit from this Ministry, please call Pastoral Care at 631-385-3311 x211.

Contact:  Mrs. Patricia Krug
(631) 385-3311 ext. 211
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These parishioners assist the Priest during funeral Masses.  Their presence enhances the reverence of the Mass of the Resurrection for deceased members of our parish.  In times of grief and loss the precious rituals and traditions of our faith bring comfort and stability.  Adult Altar Servers extend that support to the bereaved gathered around the Altar.  Ministers work in teams of two.  If you are interested in this ministry you will be trained by an experienced server until you are comfortable in the role.

Contact:  Pastoral Care
(631) 385-3311 ext. 211
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Groups of ministers bring the Eucharist to patients in Huntington Hospital. Visits are conducted on Mondays and once a month on Sunday. These ministers bring the ultimate nourishment as well as the gift of themselves providing hope and support to patients facing difficult decisions and physical discomfort. To a patient in a hospital bed a friendly face brightens the day, a familiar prayer anchors the soul.  Ministers to the hospital humbly bring both. What a privilege to take the Eucharist to fellow parishioners who are hospitalized.  If you are willing to be trained to create a comfortable, spiritual experience for those who are not able to attend Mass you might be called to this ministry. The Dioceses offers two four hour session for the Eucharist for the Hospital Ministry in which participants learn the Roman Catholic guideline for the reception of the Eucharist in the hospital as well as tips from trained social workers on how to interact with those who are served.   After training, each new minister visits with an experienced minister to get comfortable in this new role.

Eucharist to Huntington Village Nursing and Rehabilitation:
As above, ministers bring the Eucharist, each visiting once a month on Sunday.

We are in need of additional Eucharistic Ministers to assist with distribution of Holy Communion to patients at nearby Huntington Hospital, Eucharistic Ministers, please consider being part of this rewarding ministry.  Please contact Mrs. Tricia Krug.

Eucharist to the Homebound

Do you know someone who is homebound, perhaps a neighbor, friend or family member?

These members of our parish community are no longer able to join our celebration of the Eucharist.  Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are available for flexible weekly visits.  Ministers visit the same parishioners during these visits and bring both the Eucharist and a personal connection with the larger parish community.  Prior to home visits, Ministers complete diocesan training including guidelines for bringing the Eucharist into homes as well as tips and suggestions from social workers; this training helps create a spiritual and comfortable experience for all involved.

Contact: Pastoral Care (631)385-3311 ext 211
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Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative (HIHI):  is a cooperative of Huntington religious groups and The Family Service League.  HIHI was created to provide shelter with meals to the homeless in Huntington who lack emergency housing during the winter.  A different congregation hosts each night of the week.  St. Patrick’s Parish hosts Saturday Night/Sunday Morning alternating with at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Centerport.

…. with your donations:

  • New clothing, men’s size S or M- socks, underwear, t-shirts, thermal underwear
  • Gently used clothing:  hats, gloves, scarves; new or gently used work shoes, sneakers, boots pants, sweaters, sweatshirts/pants, short coats
  • New travel-sized toiletries (wrapped soap, shampoo, razors, combs, shaving cream, deodorant, toothbrushes/paste, dental floss, facial tissue packs
  • Kitchen supplies (plastic ware, paper goods, plastic wrap, Al Foil, ets.)
  • Cleaning supplies (plastic gloves, disinfectant wipes, detergent, bleach)
  • Also: playing cards, grown-up puzzle books, ESL books

….with your presence:

  • Prepare meals (small groups to cook and assemble meals at home, then deliver them to site)
  • Provide beverages – juice, soda, coffee, tea, milk, etc.
  • Serve Meals
  • Provide fellowship by engaging with guest for the evening
  • Evening chaperone
  • Overnight chaperone
  • Help with Saturday night set up (Teen Volunteers) or Sunday morning cleanups;
  • Make Sunday morning Laundromat runs;

Contact:  Pastoral Care (631)385-3311 ext 211
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Members of this ministry, working in pairs, provide support to families of deceased parishioners by conducting a prayer service during the wake and assisting the family to plan the funeral Mass.  The beautiful format of our Liturgy provides opportunities for families to celebrate and remember their loved one through praise, word and song.  Mindful that loss and grief affect each of us in a unique way, these ministers meet periodically to share experiences and support one another.  Families are guided through the beginning stages of healing through assistance with preparation of words of remembrance during the wake service.  The gentle encouragement of the wake ministers supports families to remember, reflect and celebrate a special life.  Wake ministers are trained by the Pastoral Care staff and experienced volunteers for our parish.  Because it is never known when a wake and funeral will occur, teams choose specific dates to be “on call”.  Other members of the Wake Service Ministry substitute if there is conflict.