Time and Talent
welcome you and your God-given gifts, talents and abilities!
you are inspired to participate
in any of the ministries or organizations of our parish,
please let us know.
can use all the help we can get!
The Finance Council
Forsyth, Matt Fortney, Helen Phillips,
Mary Chromik, Don Duman, (Trustee), and Karen Rock (Trustee)
The 1983 Canon Law of the Church prescribes that every
parish establish a Finance Council (canon 537) directly responsible for the
Membership consists of no less than 3 and no more
than 7 members directly appointed by the Pastor and should include persons
skilled in business, finance, law, and accounting.
The council should meet quarterly at the call of
the Pastor and is advisory to him.
Members: Father Forsyth
Cornell Bialicki, Stephen Kenny, Patricia Meehan, Karen Rock (Trustee),
Judi McKinney (Ladies
Guild), Don Duman (Holy Name), Jackie Duman,
Anita Gawronski, Helen Northrup,
Barbara Salerno, Christina Scappini, Ellen Zalewski
The Pastoral Council is a consultative body of the parish,
and appointed to advise the Pastor on present and future goals.
The Pastoral Council gives direction
serves as a catalyst for development.
The Pastoral Council is concerned with the pastoral life and parish
The five standing committees of the
Pastoral Council are:
Buildings & Grounds
Chair: Tom Festa
People who possess skills in carpentry, plumbing,
electrical, welding, and general handymen;
to assist in the preventative care, maintenance and
repairs of our buildings.
Laborers: Don Duman, Rich Urbanowitz, Vinny
Women and men who enjoy planting, gardening,
and tending to the general appearance of the flower
gardens and scrubs of the property.
Gardeners: Barbara Salerno & Nella Canale
Education & Formation
A teacher in our religious education program.
K - Kristine Pakalnis, Savannah
1 - Danielle Caetano
2 – Deanna Dias, Joseph
Fernandes, Ryan McVeigh
3 - Linda Rice, Kathleen
4 - Don Duman & Jackie Duman, Bob
5 - Louise Carlson,
6 – Mary Chromik, Bernadette Powers
7 – Tina Monck, Carmen
Rodriguez, Caryn Robinson
8 - Earl White, Donna Cairns, Maureen
9 - Bob McVeigh, Mike
Garnett, Linda Rice
10 - Judi McKinney, Ellen Zalewski
CCD Aide (Assistant)
& adults who assist the teachers in our religious education program.
1 - Kim Fernandes
2 – Julia Dias, Ashley Ardry,
3 - Brandon Shemanski,
4 – Andrew Schulte
5 – please volunteer!
6 – Mary Warner
7 – Jack Nork
RCIA & Adult Education
desiring the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion or Confirmation.
Director: Father Forsyth
Worship & Hospitality
boys in grades 4 through 10 who assist the priest at Mass.
Servers: Kayleight Callahan, Jeremy Edmond,
Joseph Fernandes, Kimberly Fernandes, Jackie
Zack Festa, Sam
Mason, Mitchell O’Neil, Nathan Shulick
people who enhance the celebration of the Mass.
Director & Principal Organist
Joseph Zembruski & Leslie Merwin
A choir provides
music for Sunday Mass as well as all special celebrations in church.
Heather Stocking, Amber Dunphy,
Sabina Franco, Adrienne Lisko
Jane Curina, Helen Finateri,
Lorraine Spagnella, Mary Welch
Andy Brochu, David O'Connor
Don Duman, John Swasey, Jack Golebieski
The cantor sings the
special parts of the Mass and leads the congregation in song.
Cantors: Amber Dunphy,
Adrienne Lisko, Jeff Bingham,
David O’Connor, Jennifer Zembruski
(high school & older) who proclaim the Scriptures at Mass.
Lectors: Paul Beauchemin, Anne
Anne Dembski, Matt Fortney, Bob Harkey,
Sean Leahy, Jeanine
LeVasseur, Pat Meehan, Judi McKinney,
Mary Ann Sopoliga and Stephen Shulick
Ministers of Holy Communion
Men and women who assist at weekly Mass with the
distribution of Holy Communion
as well as the weekly visitation of the nursing
homes and parishioners who are homebound.
Ministers: Anne Dembski, Jacqueline Duman,
Anita Gawronski, Maria Hacker, Nancy Hanson, Mary Ellen Harkey,
Helen Kelly, Myra McGettigan, Judi McKinney, Patricia Meehan,
Helen Phillips, Elaine Purcaro,
Christina Scappini, Mary Jo Shulick,
Shirley White, Dave Whidden, Judith Wrenn, Ellen Zalewski,
Paul Paloski (Acolyte)
who care for the Altar and Mass accoutrements.
Ushers & Collectors
who assist in finding a seat and in taking up the collection at Mass.
Gerry Boffen, Anthony
Calendrillo, Charlie Cantilena,
Danny Capone, Bob Curina, Jack Deitelbaum, Ralph DeStephanio,
Jean Carlo Fabre, Tom Festa, Tony Finateri, Mike
Rich Gawronski, Brian
Gunther, Andy Hanson, Bob Harkey,
John Henry, Vern Maxwell, Paul McKinney, Bill
Stephen Shulick, Emil Sopoliga, Carl Tartaglia,
Rich Urbanowitz, Phil White
Spiritual Life & Evangelization
of parishioners gather to reflect on the Sunday Scriptures
it applies to our lives
Coordinator: Judi McKinney
responsible for planning the annual parish retreat and mission.
Men’s Coordinator: Richard O’Neil
Ladies Coordinator: Mary Welch
Stewardship & Service
who plan the annual Advent Giving Program
for the needy children and adults of the greater Naugatuck community.
Saint Nicholas’ elves: Confirmation classes
of talented chefs who prepare dinners for parishioners whose principal
caregiver is undergoing medical or physical challenges and can not cook for
Chefs: Kim Petrillo, Joanne Ramos,
Christina Scappini, Joanne Johnson,
Dick Paolino, Dotty Deitelbaum, Kitty Stevenson, Elaine Pucaro
Jack Nork, Mary Jo & Steve
Shulick, David O'Connor,
Anne Dembski, Kelly Jackson,
Annette & Dave Whidden
of well known and trustworthy parishioners who count our weekly collection.
Counters: Ellen Zalewski (Coordinator),
Helen Phillips, Karen Rock,
Anita Gawronski, Karen McCormick, Greg Russo, Barbara
Judy Cousins, Annette Hughes, Peter Balog, Joanne Johnson, Mary Welch,
Rich Urbanowicz, Donna Hanlon, Helen Kelly,
Caryn Robinson, Dave Whidden
first Sunday of the month, the parish collects donations of non-perishable
to help supply
the town’s Ecumenical Food Bank.
Drivers: Mike Richardson
& Louise Marie Brewer Richardson
parishioners, commissioned by the Archdiocese in Bereavement Ministry,
the “New Day” program of Sister Mauryeen O'Brien,
of Separated Divorced and Bereaved Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford.
Facilitators: Myra McGettigan & Mary Lou Fuller
who visit and run errands for those homebound by age or illness.
Visitors: Karen McCormick
committee responsible for organizing social events
as well as monthly coffee and gatherings after the
Anita Gawronski, Nancy Hanson, Lisa Stavetski, Heather Stocking & Ellen Zalewski
parishioner who is a registered nurse and as part of her stewardship to
certain Archdiocesan approved services to the parish, such as blood
blood sugar tests, and coordinates Blood Drives with
the American Red Cross.
Nurse: Kim Petrillo, R.
on behalf of Pro-Life activities and issues pending in the federal and
Pro-Life Advocate: Dotty Deitelbaum