Parish Ministries

In accordance with the themes of service and ministry in the Gospels, we are called as Catholics to fulfill the promises made at Baptism and Confirmation through service to our community, as a sign of our discipleship.

At Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish we have many lay ministries to serve our community. These ministries have been organized into separate categories, serving under the leadership of Pastor and Parochial Vicar along with the Pastoral Council and the Finance Council.

PASTORAL MINISTRIES
Eucharistic Ministers- Mass, Hospital, N/H, Homebound – paishoffice@olphparish-nj.org 
Comfort Ministry-Norma Cillo – NCi1101@aol.com  (A) Donna Meineke tod069@comcast.net  (SN)
Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Gerry Campbell gjcampbell@aol.com 
Filipino Apostolate Ministry – Joel Daclan papartsjoel@yahoo.com
Hispanic Apostolate – Fr. Buckthese associate@olphparish-nj.org
Stephen Ministry – Kitty McMahan- kittymcmahan@yahoo.com
PRAYER MINISTRIES
Catholic Charismatic. Prayer Groups – Deacon Frank – deaconfrank@live.net   (A) Deacon Mike – mimimike@yahoo.com (SN)
St. Marys Altar & Rosary Society – Pat Schwanzenbach – patsys884@comcast.net
Men’s Emmaus Prayer Group – Steven Barile – Catholickid1226@gmail.com
Women’s Emmaus Prayer Group – Diane Vekteris -DLV867@gmail.com
Women’s Faith Sharing Group – Carol McClain- mcclains13@comcast.net
First Friday Rosary Group – Joe Steiner – chir04u@aol.com
St. Catherine of Siena Prayer Group – Erin Martin – ms.erinmartin@gmail.com
SEAS/OLPH Moms Group – Erin Martin- erinmartin@gmail.com
Recovery Ministry – recovery@olphparish-nj.org
STEWARDSHIP MINISTRIES
K Of C – Mark Robbins (A)  Jim McGeary – jmcgeary1967@comcast.net (SN)
Boy Scouts – Jon/Terry Bell – tabellmd@comcast.net
Spanish News Events – Denise Chavez – cdkr61@yahoo.com
Technology Ministry
– Christian Coyle – ctjcll@comcast.net
Hospitality Ministry –
Sue Decker – sdkr65@aol.com
LITURGICAL MINISTRIES
Liturgy Committee – Fr. Tom Barcellona – pastor@olphparish-nj.org
Music Ministry -Donna Marie Berchtold – firesongwed@gmail.com
Mike Feeney- smitville@comcast.net Haitian Children’s Choir-Yanick Pepe – yanick.pepe@gmail.com
Church Environment Committee -Katie Thompson – kiacampo@yahoo.com (A) Pat Schwanzenbach – patsys884@comcast.net  (SN)
Extraordinary Minister of Communionparishoffice@olphparish-nj.org
Lectors – Dan Smith – smithdanie1236@gmail.com  
Ushers – Jerry Schafer (A) Jschafer@gnacm.com
Altar Serversparishoffice@olphparish-nj.org
FAITH FORMATION MINISTRIES
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Nancy Riddell – releddirector@olphparish-nj.org
Religious Education – Nancy Riddell – releddirector@olphparish-nj.org
Spanish Family Religious Ed. – Denise Chavez – cdkr61@yahoo.com 
Vocations Awareness – Fr. Tom Barcellona  – pastor@olphparish-nj.org
Youth Group – Nancy Riddell – releddirector@olphparish-nj.org
Vacation Bible School-
olphvbs146@gmail.com

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PASTORAL & FINANCE COUNCILS

PASTORAL COUNCIL
Chair: Steve Kellenyi
Pastor: Fr. Thomas Barcellona

Mission Statement: The Pastoral Council is an envisioning and planning body. In collaboration with the Pastor, the Council seeks to discern what God is calling the parish community to be and helps determine how the Parish can make progress toward fulfilling its specific mission. Meetings are held on the last Monday of the month at 6:30pm.

FINANCE COUNCIL

Mission Statement: The Finance Committee oversees the parish’s finances and advises the pastor regarding the financial condition, needs, and oversees fund raising efforts.  Members are directly appointed by the pastor.