Mass Schedule

9 AM and 12 PM
9 AM

Anticipated Mass
of Sunday:

Church: 5 PM

8 AM
9:30 AM (family Mass)
11 AM
12:30 PM
5 PM (Youth Mass)

10:30 AM
12:45 PM (Español)

Morning Prayer
Weekdays at 7:15 AM


Our Parish Team

Priests - Deacons - Parish Ministerial Staff - Office Staff - Maintenance staff - Councils/Trustees

Our Priests

Rev. Nicholas D. Lombardi, S.J.

Rev. Nicholas D. Lombardi, S.J., Pastor

Introducing Fr. Lombardi:
I was born in the last century in Manhattan and lived in Italian Harlem till I went to high school when my family and I moved to Bayside, Queens, NY. From there I commuted to the fabulous Bronx to Fordham Prep for high school and then entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) after graduation. My Jesuit studies began at the present CIA building (Culinery institute of America) outside of Poughkeepsie NY which was then St. Andrew-on-the-Hudson Novitiate and Juniorate.

The Jesuits then sent me off to St. Louis University where I finished my Masters degree in Classical Greek. Thereafter I went back to Fordham Prep, this time as a Jesuit Scholastic and taught there for two years in the Classics department. Theology studies followed after that at Woodstock in New York where I also did part-time studies for a doctorate in Classics. In 1972 I was finally ordained a priest at Fordham University by Cardinal Cook for whom some are pushing sainthood (but I'm sure it has nothing to do with his ordaining me).

After ordination I taught at Fordham Prep again and was also the department chair in Classics. After getting involved with computers and creating a computer lab for language study in 1983, my provincial then agreed that I should also get a degree in computer science which is why I did doctoral studies in computer education in the '90's. However that same provincial thought that Fordham University should have at least as many computers for their students as the Prep had and I was sent over to get a job at the University and eventually wound up starting a technology center for faculty there.

Seventeen years later my present provincial noticed that I had been also working at a parish during all my years since ordination - a number of years out in Hampton Bays on weekends, then at Freehold at St. Rose of Lima's (where Bruce Springsteen went to school) and finally in the fabulous Bronx. So when the need for a pastor here at Oceanside came up he decided I should be the one to relieve Fr. French and so here I am.

Also see an interview of Fr. Lombardi at Jesuits in Conversation.

Rev. Donald C. Gannon, S.J.

Rev. Donald C. Gannon, S.J., Associate Pastor

Born in Brooklyn, Father Gannon entered the Society of Jesus in 1963 at the Jesuit Novitiate of St. Andrew-on-Hudson in Poughkeepsie, New York. He studied at Fordham University in the Bronx and Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Before his ordination to the priesthood, he taught at St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City from 1970 to 1972. After ordination in 1976, he served on the staff of St Ignatius Retreat House in Manhasset until 1984. He was then missioned to work with the Jesuit Novices at St Andrew Hall in Syracuse, New York until 1991.

After a year’s sabbatical, he served on the staff of Nativity Church on Second Ave in Manhattan from 1992 until November 2006. During that time he was appointed Rector of Xavier High School from 1993 to 1999.

After leaving Nativity Church in 2006, he served as superior of the 14th Street Jesuit Community until being assigned to St Anthony’s on August 1, 2011.

Rev. Vincent J. Ritchie, S.J., Associate Pastor

Father Vincent Ritchie, S.J. was raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. attended Regis High School, entered the Jesuits in 1962 and was ordained a Jesuit priest in June, 1974. He has since served in various ministries including at St. Bernard's and St. Mary's here in Long Island.

This is not the first time Fr. Ritchie has been with us here at St. Anthony's and we welcome him back after many years.

Rev. Damian Halligan, S.J., Senior Priest

Fr. Halligan, S.J. ’51, a North Bergen, New Jersey native, entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1955. He served as the pastor at St. Peter’s Parish in Jersey City for 15 years and was a spiritual director at St. Ignatius Retreat House (Inisfada) until its closing. Father Halligan served at Inisfada from 1969 through 1976, returning again in 1999 until its closing in 2013. Fr. Halligan directed thousands in the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius. Recently, Fr. Halligan served at St. Aidans in Williston Park, L.I. before coming to St. Anthony’s. The Damian Halligan Lecture series named after him is sponsored by The Jesuit Collaborative in an effort to assure the future of Ignatian spirituality on Long Island now that Inisfada has closed its doors.

Our Deacons

Deacon Mike Monahan was ordained by Bishop William F. Murphy in May 2011. He and his wife, Doreen, have been married for 24 years and have two sons, Sean Patrick and Kevin. The Monahans have been members of the parish community since moving to Oceanside in 1999, and have been active in a variety of ministries. Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Binghamton University, a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception. He is an Assistant Managing Principal at the global public accounting firm of Grant Thornton., LLP during the day and his current ministries at the parish include Faith and Fitness with Deacon Mike; Baptismal Ministry; Parish Blood Drives; Marriage Ministry with his wife, Doreen and he proudly serves as the Faith Moderator for the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus, Fr. O'Connell Council. To contact Deacon Mike Monahan, you can email him at

Deacon John O’Connor was ordained a deacon in 2004 and is actively involved in the parish RCIA program with adults and teens. Deacon O’Connor also coordinates the scheduling and training for the altar servers. John recently retired from the Nassau County Sheriff’s Department after more than 20 years of service, and currently serves as the Operations Manager at St. Anthony’s. He and his wife Grace have three daughters. To speak with Deacon O’Connor, please call 516-764-0048 Ext. 2513 or 2528.

Deacon James O’Neill was ordained a deacon in 2003 and is also a Third Order Franciscan and an Associate in the "Society of the Atonement" (Graymoor). Deacon O’Neill coordinates the scheduling and training of Eucharistic Ministers and assists in the Baptism Preparation Program. He works as a Drug Rehabilitation Counselor in a hospital setting in Queens. To speak with Deacon O’Neill, please call 516-764-0048 Ext. 2527.

Parish Ministerial Staff

Rose Dillon, our Director of Faith Formation, brings with her fourteen years of experience from the Office of Pastoral Formation where she worked as Coordinator of Spiritual Formation Programs. Her areas of ministry include retreats weekends and workshops where she presented such topics as Discernment, Giftedness, Journaling and Prayer Leadership. While at the Office of Pastoral Formation she worked collaboratively with many offices in the diocese including Stewardship, Worship, Pastoral Care and Catechesis She was part of the first graduating class of the Pastoral Formation Institute and received her certificate in 1991. She completed her studies by entering the Institutes ministry track program and received her certification from the Diocese of Rockville Centre in Spiritual Growth. She holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Pastoral Studies from Empire State College, NY. In addition to her diocesan ministry, she served as Director of the RCIA at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Valley Stream for seven years. Previous to coming to St. Anthony's she was the Director Religious Education at St. Dominic Parish in Oyster Bay for the past seven years.

The Director of Music, Daniel Gibbons, received his undergraduate degree in Music from Brooklyn College, and a Master of Arts in Theology from the Immaculate Conception Seminary. He oversees the entire parish music program, and directs the adult and children's choirs, as well as playing organ and singing at weekend liturgies, weddings and funerals. To speak with Daniel, please call 516-764-0048 Ext. 2505.

Sr. Frances Monuszko, O.P., Parish Outreach Coordinator, has been active in both parish and community work for many years. She has both an MA in Psychology and Theology. In addition to her work as Pastoral Associate at St. Mary of the Isle and St. Helen's parish, she has been Director of child care at St. Christopher's home for children and been Chaplain for the elderly sisters at Amityville. To speak with Sr. Frances, please call Ext. 2530.

Parish Outreach Office Assistant:
Julia Santiago

Office Staff
Anna Maria Kay, Education Office Administrative Assistant joined the Office of Faith Formation staff in 2015. She works with the Pre School and Religious Education programs.
Jess Brown, Education Office Administrative Assistant joined the Office of Faith Formation staff in 2014.

Reception Office Staff

Daytime Receptionist/Supervisor:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Kathy Leahy
Evening & Weekend Receptionists
Monday - Friday, 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Danielle Gianetti
Joanna Strack
Fatima Miranda
Kelly Kay
Kacy Lurhs


Parish Corporation
Bishop William Murphy, Ph.D., D.D, President
Bishop Paul Walsh, D.D., Vice President
Nicholas D. Lombardi, S.J., Pastor, Secretary-Treasurer
Rose Ross, Lay Trustee

Finance Council

An advisory board to the Pastor formed to confer on parish financial matters and the budgeting process. Finance Council meetings are held on the third Wednesday from September to June at 7:30 PM.

Nicholas D. Lombardi, S.J., Pastor (ex officio) 
John O'Connor, Deacon (ex officio) 
John Carter
John Fellin 
Sarah Ryan 
Joe Ferrante
Ray Pagano
Richard Strauss

Pastoral Council
A lay advisory board to the Pastor formed to represent the ongoing needs of the parishioners in planning for the future. Pastoral Council meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 PM. There is a three-year term membership for the council members:

Nicholas D. Lombardi, S.J., Pastor
Anthony Balanda
Michael Bonacorsa, Chair
Michael D’Ambrosio
Rose Dillon
Daniel Gibbons
Rosemery Madeira
Denis Prendergast
Pat Roth
John Trotta

Maintenance Staff

Tim Kirkwood Director of Facilities had worked at Air France as a hazardous materials specialist for 28 years before joining the staff of St. Anthony’s in January 2006. Tim and his family have been members of the parish for 21 years. To speak with Tim, please call 516-764-0048 ext. 2588.

Maintenance Team:
Manny Alonso
Jim Babst
Rob Dominguez
Bill Kuse
Bill Monahan
Kelvin Soto
George Watt
George Watt, Jr.
Fernando Ynteriano


Christian Life Communities




St. Anthony's Church
110 Anchor Ave
Oceanside, NY 11572
Tel: 516.764.0048
Fax: 516.282.2525

Saturdays 4-4:45 PM and at designated services throughout the year.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Sunday, Monday, Thursday at 7:30 PM, in the cafeteria

Narcotics Anonymous
Tuesday at 8 PM, in the cafeteria