Trustee - Karen Grey
Trustee - TBD
The Parish Board of Trustees consists of the Archbishop of New York, the Vicar General, the pastor and two lay trustees chosen by the pastor, with the approval of the Archbishop. The lay trustees may serve three successive one-year terms. The Board of Trustees overseas the pastor’s management of the parish. All major decisions about the funds and property of the parish must have the approval of the Board of Trustees.
Head- Elizabeth Barna
The Parish Council advises the Pastor and engages in long term planning for our parish, our cluster, and our community, through a consesus process and prayerful reflection. It strives to maximize the time and talents of our parish volunteers and encourage more parishioners to play an active apart in the life and the activity of the church. It collaborates with parish committees that address specific areas of parish life such as worship, spirituality, religius education, finance and service.
Head - Jane Mancino
The Finance Council works closely with the pastor, who is accountable to the diocesan bishop for the administration and stewardship of the temporal goods of the parish. The pastor, according to Canon Law, has among his responsibilities, the responsibility for parish financial and temporal management. The Finance Council is a consultative body that assists the pastor in meeting these obligations. While the Finance Council does not have decision making authority, consultation is at the heart of the decision-making process – sharing information, listening, contributing to the discussion, and promoting consensus. Included in the issues the Finance Council is engaged on are: (i) advising on the design and execution of capital campaigns; (ii) reviewing annual budgets and monitoring results throughout the year; and (iii) communicating the state of parish finances to the community.
Finance Council | Fundraising
Head - TBD
The Fundraising Subcommittee of the Finance Counsel works on parish development (aligning fund-raising goals with institutional planning) and fundraising (cultivating and soliciting donors). This subcommittee promotes the annual parish 50/50 Raffle.
Head - Maria Lopez
The Architects & Engineers Committee advises the pastor on architectural and engineering issues regarding the construction and repair of the physical facilities of the parish.
Buildings | Grounds
Head - Maria Lopez
The Building and Grounds Committee works on the routine maintenance of the churches and chapel of the parish, as well as the signage and decoration of the facilities.
Communications | Marketing | Parish
Head - Aileen Ghee
The Parish subcomittee of the Communications and Marketing Committee communicates to the parish through various digital and traditional media.
Getting involved with this area of our parish is rewarding because you will be inviting people to join our parish family and faith. We are looking for participants with skills in copywriting, graphics, photography and social media. To reach our downtown Manhattan community, we must look to approach them by traditional channels such as posters as well as the many digital channels available.
Downtown Catholic Community Liason
Head - Marianne Dorado
The Downtown Catholic Community Liaison Committee is the successor to the Archdiocesan “Making All Things New “ initiative to promote the sharing of ideas and resources among parishes. Committee members from the sister churches of St. Peter’s Church, St. Joseph’s Chapel, Our Lady of the Rosary, Our Lady of Victory and St. Andrew’s Church meet on an as-needed basis to develop joint programs and initiative to promote the visibility of the downtown Catholic community in Manhattan.
Head - Lou Sanquini
The Parish Life Committee coordinates volunteers for the ministries in the parish. It also organzies social events such as the "Spaghetti Dinners", the Father's Day sport events and parish participation in the annual Battery Park City Block Party.
Parish Life | High School Youth Group
Head - Erinn Waldner
We plan to start with monthly gatherings exploring different themes each month. Over time, and given the level of participation, we may add additional informal gatherings in between monthly meetings. ALL 9th-12th graders are welcome. Feel free to come on your own or bring some friends. Regardless, you WILL meet new friends.