Nancy Bjorneby has been a member of the parish since 1974. She was previously involved in Religious Ed, sang in the Folk Group and sewed Baptismal garments for infants baptized in the parish. She is currently a Eucharistic Minister and active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Nancy is married with 2 children and 4 grandchildren.
Barbara DeGrace has been a member of the parish since 1985. She has participated in Bible Study and has been a catechist with the Religious Education program for a number of years. She is Past President of Friends of Bridge and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Valley Stream Chamber of Commerce.
Mina Freire is the coordinator of the Hispanic Ministry, a Eucharist Minister, lector, and director of the Hispanic children's choir. She is married with 3 children. Her husband Angel Freire is the coordinator of the Ushers. She and her family have been parishioners since 2001.
Sister Margie Kelly is the Parish Outreach Director since 1983. She is a Sister of St. Joseph, a member of HNM St. Vincent de Paul Society, serves on Board of Directors for Monica Apartments and of Bethany House of Nassau County. Sister Margie is also a member of both the Pastoral Care Committee of Franklin Hospital and the Valley Stream Religious Council. Her past involvements include the Board of Directors for Friend of Bridge, the Board of Directors of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Board of Trustees for Sacred Heart Academy.
Veronica Kirkham was baptized at Holy Name of Mary parish and joined the Pastoral Council in 2013. Veronica was a participant in the RCIA and received first Communion and Confirmation in 2002 at the Easter Vigil. In the past, she has taught sixth grade religion and served as a sponsor for the RCIA program. She is currently a lector and is active with the Pastoral Visitors program at our parish.
Efren London has been a parishioner since 1990. He and his wife Nimfa have two children. They are active members of CFCFFL ( Couples for Christ Foundation For Family and Life ).
Joanne Marracello has been a parishioner nearly all of her life and is a graduate of Holy Name of Mary School. She serves the parish in the Music Ministry as a Choir member and Cantor for our Masses. In addition, she is a Catechist, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Lector and serves in the Ministry of Consolation. She also is a member of Bible Study and is one of the prayer group leaders in The Spirit of the Living Word Prayer group with Deacon Clyde. Joanne joined the Parish Council in 2014.
Marilyn Moscola has been a member of Holy Name of Mary since 1984. She has been active in several parish ministries. She serves as an Eucharistic Minister, is a catechist with the Religious Education program, and has participated in Bible Study, Prayer Group, and Renew. She and her husband Joe, enjoy being members of this parish.
Rita Obregon Rita Obregon has been a member of the Holy Name of Mary Parish since 2010. She is an usher at the Spanish mass. She is a committee member of the Hispanic Ministry, Diocese of Rockville Centre and has served as the Master of Ceremonies for the Latin/Catholic Women's Congress. She is a member of the Board of Directors for FUNDEPAZ NYC, a non-profit foundation directed by Father Fernando Echeverri. She is an active member of EMAUS. Her husband is a lector at the Spanish mass. She has three children, two are religion education instructors at HNM. Rita is a Medical Technologist and works at North Shore University Hospital as the Associate Director for Anatomic Pathology.
Fran O’Hara is a member of the parish since 1975 and joined the Pastoral Council in 2011. She is a Eucharistic Minister and a team member of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Her past involvements include serving as the school librarian and a reading teacher at HNM School, Liturgy Committee, and in Religious Education.
Alondra Ramos is a member of the parish since 2008 and joined the Pastoral Council in 2013. She is a college student and a lector. She was a member of the Youth Group and an assistant Religious Educator.
Jo-Ann Roche is a member of the parish since 1995 and joined the pastoral council in 2013. She is a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Her past involvements include Family Ministry and coordinating a number of fundraisers and activities at Holy Name of Mary Parish School.
Deacon Clyde Ruggieri is a member of the parish since 1954 and joined the Pastoral Council in 2008. Deacon Clyde currently serves as co-chair of Bible Study Program and Jr. Lectors. His past involvements include co-chair of Community Awareness Committee, Parish Hospitality Ministry, Renew 2000, Community Sundays, Ministry Fairs, and assorted plays, concerts, and dances. He also served as Lector and Eucharistic Minister before ordination to the Diaconate.
Jeannie Salcedo new member.
Patte Scalise-Raad has been a HNM parishioner since 1960 and went to Holy Name School. She served as a Religious Education teacher for many years and was an active member of the Ministry of Consolation along with her mother, a life-long parishioner; Eileen Scalise. Patte is presently involved in St. Vincent de Paul and has been the official photographer for the Holy Name Communion and Confirmation candidates thereby helping to support the Religious Education Program through annual fundraisers. Her husband, Donald, served on the Parish Council in the past. The Raad family is extremely thankful for being part of such a loving and warm parish. She continues to ask God to show her ways to give back all the blessings He has shared.
Ken Sendlien new member.
Reverend Monsignor Romualdo A. Sosing is the current pastor of Holy Name of Mary Parish. He was appointed by Bishop William Murphy and joined our staff on June 22, 2011.
Since 2010, Msgr. Sosing had served as administrator of St. Luke‘s, Brentwood. Previously he served as associate pastor of Notre Dame, New Hyde Park and St. Dominic, Oyster Bay. He was ordained in 1977 for the Diocese of Catarman in the Philippines.
Monsignor Sosing has been a priest since 1977 and has been serving in the Diocese of Rockville Centre since 2004. He has broad pastoral experience from his many years of priestly service in the Philippines and from his time here on Long Island.
Congratulations are in order to Msgr. Rom, who became a citizen of the United States on February 11, 2013.