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Do you have an interest in the priesthood? Do you have questions about religious life? This is your opportunity to get answers about life as a priest!

To obtain information or for any questions, please contact:

  Father Brian Barr,   Vocations Director, Diocese of Rockville Centre
  Seminary of the Immaculate Conception
  440 West Neck Road,   Huntington, New York 11743
  Phone: 1-631-424-9888   Fax:1-631-424-9889



Monsignor Romualdo Sosing



Reverend Monsignor
Romualdo A. Sosing, HP
Pastor



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.



Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words.
 St. Francis of Assisi (1182 - 1226) founder of the Franciscan Order


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Reverend Henry William Reid
Associate Pastor

Effective June 26, 2013, Bishop William Murphy has assigned Father Henry Reid as an associate pastor at Holy Name of Mary.
After graduating from Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson Station, in 1987, Father Reid attended Suffolk Community College in Selden.
Some of the occupations, he has held included construction and chauffeuring.
In 1997, Father Reid earned a master’s degree in European history from SUNY Albany and did post-graduate research work at Queen’s University in Belfast, Ireland. It was here where he thought about his true vocation.
He returned to the United States and began teaching history at Suffolk Community College.
He then attended the Cathedral Seminary Residence in Douglaston for pre-theology and earned a master’s degree in divinity from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington.
After being ordained on June 10, 2006, Father Reid was assigned to Holy Family parish in Hicksville.
He had completed his transitional deaconate assignment at Holy Name of Mary.
On June 22, 2011, he was assigned as associate pastor at St. Margaret of Scotland in Selden.
Father Reid is currently Chaplain for the New York State AOH (Ancient Order of Hibernians).

On April 3, 2017, the following official appointment and announcement has been made by his Excellency, the Most Reverend John O. Barres, Bishop of Rockville Centre.
Effective June 28, 2017 unless otherwise indicated,
"Rev. Henry W. Reid, from Associate Pastor at Holy Name of Mary, Valley Stream to Pastor at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Patchogue"



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Reverend Fernando Echeverri

Reverendo Fernando Echeverri
Reverend Fernando Echeverri

El Padre Fernando Echeverri esta disponible para cualquier servicio o necesidad que tenga la hispano comunidad. Comenzó en nuestra parroquia con una misa el 13 de septiembre de 2009.
Felicitaciones al Padre Fernando, que se convirtió en ciudadano de los Estados Unidos el 27 de junio de 2011.
Father Fernando Echeverri is available for any service or need of the Hispanic community. He began in our parish with a mass on September 13, 2009.
Congratulations to Father Fernando who became a citizen of the United States on June 27, 2011.



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Deacon Scott Graham Baker

Deacon Scott Graham Baker of Holy Name of Mary Church.

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Deacon Scott served in the U.S. Marine Corp and completed a 30 year career as Project Engineer for a local major corporation. Today, aside from his Diaconate duties, he manages the temporal affairs of Holy Name of Mary parish as Business Manager. He and his wife Amelia have a daughter and three granddaughters with which he enjoys spending time. Deacon Scott was ordained by Bishop William Murphy to the diaconate May 14, 2011 at St. Agnes Cathedral.




Deacon James M. O'Hara

Deacon James M. O'Hara of Holy Name of Mary Church.

Deacon Jim O’Hara and his wife, Fran, have been members of Holy Name of Mary Parish since 1975. Both their son and daughter graduated from our parish school and are now married and live on Long Island.
Deacon Jim has served in our parish since his ordination at St. Agnes Cathedral in 1998. Fran is retired from her position as Librarian in our parish school, and both Deacon Jim and Fran have been involved in ministering in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults in our parish.
Deacon Jim has also served as a college administrator and teacher for the last 42 years.




Deacon Clyde C. Ruggieri

Deacon Clyde C. Ruggieri of Holy Name of Mary Church.

Deacon Clyde, the eldest of four brothers, became a parishioner of Holy Name of Mary and resident of Valley Stream in 1954 when his family moved here from Brooklyn. He is a graduate of Valley Stream South High School, and Adelphi University in Garden City.
Deacon Clyde was ordained by Bishop McGann in May of 1998. He is a Member of the HNM Pastoral Council, and has been since 2008 and, serves as co-chair of HNM Bible Study Program and The Ministry of Jr. Lectors. His past involvement includes co-chair of Community Awareness Committee, Parish Hospitality Ministry, Renew 2000, Community Sundays, Ministry Fairs, and assorted plays, concerts, and dances.
Formerly, he was the president of P.F.C. Lifestyles Inc. a design and manufacturing facility of custom woodwork for 23 years. Later, Deacon Ruggieri was hired as Senior Sales Executive for Pulse Technology Group, a Microsoft training facility. He next took a position as Senior Design and Sales Executive for G.M. Furniture Ltd., followed by a 10 year commitment as Senior Designer and Head of Sales and Manufacturing at Boulevard Design Group Inc.
Deacon Clyde is married to Arlene, and he is stepfather to Sean and Christopher. Both Deacon Clyde and Arlene are anxiously awaiting the birth of their fourth grandchild in May 2012.




Deacon Richard F. Raad

Deacon Richard F. Raad of Holy Name of Mary Church.

Deacon Richard was ordained in 1999 to serve the people of Holy Name of Mary by presiding at baptisms, wake services, marriages, assisting at the Sacrament of the Eucharist and by preaching and by acts of charity.
He and his wife Mary have been parishioners since 1983 and they have two sons who have received their sacraments here.
Deacon Richard is retired after holding managerial positions in both the private and public sector. He is a veteran who served in the US Army’s Old Guard, Washington, DC. Richard is completing a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Care.



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Mrs. Pamela Sanders

Mrs. Pamela Sanders
School Principal
, began September 2014

Mrs. Sanders has served as the Director of Religious Education and the Director of the Confirmation Program in St. Edward the Confessor Parish and as the Assistant Principal in St. Edward the Confessor School. She has taught at the elementary and middle school levels and has worked as an administrator in the business world.

 

Mrs. Cecilia Garzona
Faith Formation Coordinator of Religious Education

My name is Cecilia Garzona. I am a mother of 7 children, happily married to my husband for 31 years. I live in Valley Stream for the last 20 years. I have been a Cathequist for the last 18 years and I am very happy to be part of the Religious Ed in the parish. I appreciate the opportunity to help you teaching your children of God’s love and the treasures of that our faith has to offer us.
Mi nombre es Cecilia Garzona. Soy madre de 7 niños y estoy felizmente casada por 31 años con mi esposo. Soy originaria de El Salvador y resido en Valley Stream for los ultimos 20 años. Estoy muy feliz de ser parte de el equipo de Educacion Religiosa de la parroquia y les agradezco la oportunidad de ayudarles a enseñar a sus hijos acerca de el amor de Dios y de los tesoros que nuestra fe nos ofrece.



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Sister Margaret Kelly, C.S.J. 

Sister Margaret Kelly, C.S.J.
Parish Outreach
hnmoutreach@verizon.net

Sister Margie Kelly is a Sister of St. Joseph and is the Parish Outreach Coordinator here at Holy Name of Mary. She grew up in Nassau County, attended St. Thomas the Apostle School in West Hempstead. After studying in Brentwood College and St. Joseph's College, she received a degree in Education and taught in Catholic Schools in Queens and Long Island for 15 years. When she came to Holy Name in 1983, Sister Margie began and developed the Parish Outreach Program and continues to organize and direct its many activities and areas of concern. In 1991, Sister Margie received her MSW from Fordham University and since that time has been utilizing her skills as a Social Worker to enhance the scope of Parish Outreach.

Sister Margie finds the work she does at Holy Name of Mary Parish to be both life giving and challenging. Those who come to outreach are often in great need but many times are also an inspiration to both staff and volunteers. And she is constantly amazed and touched by the wonderful generosity of individuals and groups on our community who share their time, possessions and themselves with others. There is no doubt in Sister Margie's mind that “this is a great place to be.”

On Saturday, December 15, 2007, Sister Margie was honored by Assemblyman Bob Barra as a Woman of Distinction. Honoring seven women from the 14th Assembly District, Mr. Barra cited Sister Margie's leadership in the local community as well as in the parish. He especially noted Sister Margie's compassion, “Her care and support of those within the community is endless.” Sister Margie's work as Parish Outreach Coordinator demonstrates not only her compassion and generosity, but also her leadership.



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Mr. Kevin J. Faughey  

Mr. Kevin J. Faughey
Music Director

Mr. Kevin Faughey is the full-time Director of Music at Holy Name of Mary. He serves the parish as Organist, Choir Master and Cantor. Mr. Faughey has served parishes in the Brooklyn Diocese and Rockville Centre Diocese for 50 years. He began as an Associate Organist at Immaculate Conception Church in Long Island City on January 1, 1965. Besides having a degree in Music, Mr. Faughey is also certified in Pastoral Liturgy and Music from the Diocese of Rockville Centre and is also certified as a Choir Master from the American Guild of Organists. Mr. Faughey is also the Conductor of the Glee Club of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in New York City. On April 15, 2013, Mr. Faughey received the Vatican II Award from the National Association of Pastoral Musicians of the Diocese of Rockville Centre in recognition of 50 years of service as a Director of Music in the Catholic Church.

He is married and has two children.





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Former Staff Members at Holy Name of Mary

Sister Elizabeth Marie Lynch, C.S.J.
Former School Principal

Sister Elizabeth was a Sister of St. Joseph of Brentwood, NY. Sister had her B.S. in Education from Brentwood College and her certification in Administration from Fordham University. Sister was a principal since 1970 and was the Principal at Holy Name of Mary from 1977 through June of 2005, when she retired in Brentwood. Sister Elizabeth went to her heavenly reward on September 29, 2014.



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Sister Barbara Anne Shea, O.P.
Retired Religious Education Director

After more than 50 years of ministry in Catholic school and Religious Education, Sister Barbara retired from full-time ministry in June of 2004.
Sister Barbara currently lives in Amityville.




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 On Eagles Wings, words and music 1978 by Rev. Michael Joncas
Sequenced by Tim Drinkard


Photos of Sister Barbara and Sister Margie, courtesy of Mary Ann Cahill
Photos of Msgr. Sosing, Father Echeverri, and Mr. Faughey, courtesy of Fran O'Hara