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Our parish opens its doors to welcome and embrace all in our community. We strive through worship, hospitality and service to receive those seeking a spiritual home. In the midst of diversity of thought, lifestyle, nationality, economic status, and age, we endeavor to live as a community of faith and invite you to join our family – a family seeing to know and love Jesus Christ.


May 26 is Ascension Thursday, a holy day of obligation.

We celebrate the Ascension of the Lord 40 days after his Resurrection.

Masses at our parish are:         

5:30pm Vigil Mass on Wednesday, May 25 and 12 noon Mass on Thursday, May 26.




Monday to Saturday

 • 12:00pm


  • 5:30pm (Vigil Mass)



 •   8:00am

 • 10:00am Cantor and Organ 

[2nd & 4th Sunday - Family Friendly Mass]

• 12:00pm Traditional Mass w/ Adult Choir       •  •5:00pm Contemporary Mass

w/ Music Ensemble

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St. Stephen of Hungary School First Communion

April 30, 2022

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Parish Religious Education & The Caedmon School First Communion

 April 30, 2022

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Our Parish Sacraments

Combined Parish and School

Confirmation with Bishop Edmund Whalen

May 1, 2022



My Departure from the Parish:

By now most of the community is aware that on Friday April 29th I provided Father with my resignation from the parish and that my last day of work here was this past Tuesday May 17th. What may be missing for some of the community is the why:


I have accepted a new position with the Archdiocese as Associate Director of Finance for the Staten Island Deanery. When I arrived here with Father Baker in August 2015, I had been previously employed in the Archdiocese Finance Department. Having served as a Parish Manager for the last 7 years, I have stayed familiar with the Archdiocese Finance Office, and when this position was offered to return to the Central Office it was something I felt I needed to consider seriously. To be candid, once processing, the pros did out weigh the cons (including my daily commute decreasing by 2 ½ hours). The one con that continued to make this decision so difficult was having to leave the parish. Ultimately, I do feel this job change is best for my family and my career, and so I had to make the tough decision.


When I arrived at St Monica I was newly married; my wife Emily and I are now married 7 ½ years. We have since welcomed our daughter Avery and our son TJ- both baptized here by Father Baker. This place hasn’t just been a job for me, St Monica has been part of my professional and personal life for the last 7 years. When Father Baker and I arrived, the task was to merge three churches and a school into one entity- build a new secular business and merge the worshipping communities. I cannot write this column saying that everything on the “to-do list” is complete, but I am very proud of where WE are when taking stock of all that has occurred over the last 7 years.


I am grateful to all my co-workers from both parish & school for their trust and collaboration. I am thankful to the parish community, especially members of parish & finance councils for their support. Over my time here I served under four trustees: Liz Rodriguez, Joe Morandi, Matt Jacob & Mike Carbone- all of you have been dedicated partners in the work to develop this institution and I am forever appreciative of that. Lastly, I would be remiss to not thank Father Baker. Father Baker is one of the best bosses I have ever had and one of the greatest men I know- this community is blessed that he was assigned here as pastor, and will continue to serve in the years to come.


The future for this parish & school is bright, and I will always cherish that I was able to be a part of it.


All my best, Mike Ward



to benefit the

Little Sisters of the Assumption


in East Harlem

Currently, their greatest need is for diapers in larger sizes (4, 5, and 6), and for baby wipes.

 Please donate through Amazon.com, by using this link: littlesistersfamily.org/diaperdrive. Note that you will need to change your shipping address to:

Trish Gough, LSA Family Health Services, 333 E 115th St, New York, NY 10029, Phone# 646-672-5200 to have the diapers & wipes delivered directly to the Little Sisters.


Please place your order this week!

Thank you for your generosity!

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Interested in volunteering at parish events?


The parish council will let you know of opportunities to volunteer if you email your contact information (name, email, and phone) to the parish council at parishcouncil@stelmo79.org



Flocknote is a digital platform used throughout the archdiocese by which our parish can communicate information to you in real time about activities in our parish, schedule changes, and other important information by way of a text message.

To sign up Click on the Flocknote image above.

We hope that many of you will take advantage of this new avenue of communication. Besides sending out a blanket text to the entire parish, we can also target specific groups such as liturgical ministers, Parish Council, Senior Citizens, Young Adults, Green Team, and other parish groups.

At a time when things can change rather quickly, Flocknote is a terrific way to stay on top of things. 

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Dear Parishioners, 
The movie The Jewish Cardinal was a great success. Thank you, Peter, for your recommendation! 

We look forward to other recommendations - keep them coming!

On Friday, May 29, after the noon Mass, the senior ministry invites you to attend the showing of the movie, Lilies of the Field. It is a familiar and wonderful story of Homer Smith (Sidney Poitier), an itinerant handyman who meets five nuns in need of help. After some negotiation, Homer agrees to raise money to build a chapel for the nuns. Then, with the help of the community, they build the chapel. The story goes on with so many humorous & poignant moments which should not be missed. For his role in Lilies of the Field Poitier won an Oscar!  Even if you have seen the film before (as I have), enjoy it again. It is an extraordinary story of courage, conflict, & devotion! As usual, after Mass, we will enjoy a Potluck lunch in the Angelo Room of the Parish Center. The film is 95 minutes long & will begin at 1:30 pm. Please telephone Gladys if you plan to attend (212- 288-6250).

Sincerely, Anne Sabatini, Senior Ministry Chairperson

For more information on the Senior Ministry email us at: seniorministry@stelmo79.org

Upcoming Events

    Multiple Dates
    Jun 01, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Parish Center, 406 E 80th St, New York, NY 10075, USA
    Open to anyone who has lost a close friend or family member. Each session includes prayer, reflection, discussion, and mutual support. All are welcome, even if you’ve attended past series. Please RSVP to Maryann at mtyrer@stelmo79.org, or call 212-288-6250 to register.
  • Wine & Cheese
    Jun 05, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    St. Monica Church, 413 E 79th St, New York, NY 10075, USA
    Our Young Adult Ministry (geared towards ages 18-39, but all are welcomed) will be hosting its Wine & Cheese Soiree! Please join us on Sunday, June 6th, after the 5pm Mass for a glass of wine, some cheese and great conversation at the back of the church!

The combined parishes of St Monica, St Stephen of Hungary and St Elizabeth of Hungary are proud to have St Stephen of Hungary School as part of our parish community. Saint Stephen of Hungary School is a Pre-K through 8th grade award-winning Catholic school with a rich heritage of academic excellence. 

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Learn more about the Saints whose portraits adorn our church

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