Worship Schedule

7:30 AM Morning Prayer
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I
The second Thursday of each month
includes Healing & Anointing

Monday through Friday
7:15 AM Morning Prayer in the Chapel

Christ Church

Mailing address:
Christ Church New Brighton
76 Franklin Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: 718-727-6100
Fax: 718-727-6101 
Email: Interim Pastor
Email: Parish Administrator

This Sunday

This Sunday, October 23: The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost


Almighty & everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.


Prayer for the Search Committee:

Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord.


This Sunday is The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost. The liturgical color is green. The lessons for October 23 are: Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22; Psalm 84:1-6; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14.

Godly Play & Gap classes should receive Communion with their teachers immediately after the choir receives, and then accompany their teachers to the classrooms.

At 12:10 p.m. a Godly Play or Gap Teacher will ring a bell on the first floor, indicating that parents should go to the classrooms to pick up their children. Parents must sign their children out of Godly Play.

YAC/J2A classes begin at 11:30 a.m. in the second floor J2A classroom.

Childcare begins at 9:45 a.m. in the nursery.

Server Schedule

Sunday, October 23:

Altar Guild Elizabeth Gattullo, Eileen Zanelli, Paige Gunther, Christine Szczepanik
8 AM Server Hal Reiersen
Greeter Dan Wood
Ushers John Gerney, Lester Blair, Kathy Galvez
Lector Kristin Parrish
Epistoler Brianna Cooper
Intercessor John Gerney
Chalice Hueldine Webb
Acolytes Eva Gross, Brianna Cooper
Crucifer Bill Sherman
Verger Paul Smith
Counters Hal Reiersen, Andrea Morse-Raff
Coffee Hour Host Creation Sundae
Flower Guild  

Christ Church Now Receiving Names for its Next Rector

The Search Committee has had all documents approved by the Bishop's Office and is now formally receiving applications to be our next rector. You may view some of our information on our own website using the Read the profile online and Download the profile buttons (below), or on the Diocesan website at: https://www.dioceseny.org/administration/for-clergy/transition-ministry-office/positions-open/.

The Rector Search Committe has created a Parish Profile in an effort to describe our parish for a prospective new rector.

Read the profile online Download the profile (pdf)

Save the Date

Fall Assembly & Dinner at All Saints Church, Thursday, November 3 at 6:00 p.m.

Safe Church Training at The Church of the Ascension, Saturday, November 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stewarship Sunday, November 20

Memorial Concert for Marilyn Keshecki, Saturday, November 20, 1:00 p.m.

Holly Ball

The Holly Ball is a wonderful annual event that takes place on the second Saturday in December with a cocktail hour, dinner and dancing. If you feel called to work on a committee with those who are going to serve as coordinators, please speak with Mother Tori.

Halloween Event

Help The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of St. John's University Staten Island Campus make this Halloween spook-tacular for all!

Kids on Campus

Annual Halloween event free & open to all families. We wish to give children a safe & enjoyable Halloween!

Games & Activities
Free pizza
and most importantly... CANDY!

Friday, October 28th, 2016
300 Howard Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
Campus Center
Event 6:00 - 9:00pm

Bible Study: The Letters of St. Paul

The Bible Study Series meets on Sunday mornings, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Vestry Room. The focus will be on St. Paul's letters or Epistles. this series will be led by Deacons Geri Swanson, Novella Lawrence and Mr. Richard Whaley. Each week one of the presenters will guide our reading of these important documents of our faith. No preparation is needed, just an interest in expanding our understanding of our faith and the written word that has shaped in through the centuries. We welcome your participation in the discussion of the Holy Scriptures. Feel free to bring your coffee or tea into the conversation space.... cookies and cake are always welcomed as well!

Hall Rental Coordinator Needed

Hello fellow Christ Church parishioners. As of December 31, 2016 I will no longer be able to coordinate the hall rentals that bring in a needed revenue. I have had this position for the last four years and now have taken on other responsibilities both here at church and personally which means a replacement needs to be found. I will gladly share my experience and suggestions. Please contact Mother Tori if you are interested and would like to run this important and needed position. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Thank you,
Elizabeth Gattullo


Food Drive

From October 16 to November 12, Christ Church will collect canned and dry food as well as pet food and personal hygiene items for Port Richmond High School's food pantry. The food drive, which is Staten Island-wide,is in honor of Beverly Neuhaus, a deacon at Christ Church for a few years and head of the Richmond Senior Services food pantry until her death in 2015. Also, Christ Church Cub Scout Pack 76 and Boy Scout Troop 76 will be collecting food and other items at Key Food at 155 Bay Street between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 5. Stop by and donate!

S.I. Council of Churches Fall Assembly & Dinner

Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 6 PM.

All Saints' Epsicopal Church
2329 Victory Blvd.
Catered by Canlon's Restaurant. Resservations: $30.00.

Our Parishioner, Edward Craig, is being honored at the Fall Assembly & Dinner for being an executive board member since 1978. We would like to invite our Christ Church family to the Fall Assembly and Dinner on November 3, especially if you have been honored by the SICOC in the past, to celebrate Mr. Craig's many years of service. Copies of the reservation form are available outside the parish office.


Fundraising coordinators and volunteers are needed. Please see the list below and let Sheila Swigert know if you feel called to serve at any of these events.


Event Volunteer Date
Thanksgiving Food Baskets Alleida Mitchell November 15/16
St. Nick's Fair Susan Fowler
(Volunteers needed)
December 3
Holly Ball Volunteers needed
(Coordinators in place)
December 10
Christmas Food Baskets Alleida Mitchell December 20/21
Pancake Supper Coordinator(s) needed February 28
Fish Fry Coordinator(s) needed April 1
St. Patrick's Brunch Coordinator(s) needed March
Wine Tasting The Wood Brothers April
Apartment Tour Susan Fowler April
Belle Nuit Alleida Mitchell May 13
Spring Fair/Flea Market Susan Fowler June 3
Picnic Sheila Swigert September
Taste of Liberia Coordinator(s) needed September
Jazz Night Alleida Mitchell September 23
Stewarship Drive Coordinator needed October
Halloween Party Coordinator(s) needed October 31
Thanksgiving Food Baskets Alleida Mitchell November
St. Nick's Fair Coordinator December 2
Holly Ball Coordinator(s) December 9
Christmas Food Baskets Alleida Mitchell December
Coffee Hour Sheila Hewitt/Connie Black  

Safe Church Training

What is Safe Church?

The Episcopal Diocese of New York is committed to keeping our churches and ministries safe. Sexual misconduct on the part of any clergy person, employee, or volunteer of any congregation, institution, organization, school or agency within the diocese violates the mission of the Church, is prohibited by law and will not be tolerated.

Using the Safeguarding Training Series published by the Church Pension Fund, the diocese offers Safe Church Training concerning both children and adults. Training teaches participants to recognize the signs of sexual abuse and the behavior of sexual perpetrators, how to respond to those signs and behaviors when they are observed, and provides screening information to help stop abuse before it happens.

Who is required to attend?

All Clergy, Lay Eucharistic Visitors, Lay Chaplains.

Who is expected to attend?

All employees, Wardens, Vestry members, Pastoral visitors, Youth leaders, Confirmation sponsors, Acolyte leaders, Choir Directors, Sunday/Church school teachers, volunteers working on a regular basis.

Everyone is encouraged to attend Safe church is offered either in person or via computer. For the sake of convenience of those who find travel to NYC difficult or do not have access to a computer the Church of the Ascension has arranged for Mother Claire Woodley, priest in the diocese and trainer in Safe Church to come to Ascension on November 12 and conduct the full training. The training is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no fee to attend this training.

Registration is required in order to help us plan for lunch. Donations to help defray the cost of lunch will be gratefully accepted.

Please contact Liz Orlando

Church of the Ascension Parish Administrator to register 718-442-4187.

Memorial Concert

Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble will host a memorial concert celebrating the life of Marilyn Keshecki on Sunday, November 20 at 1:00 p.m. here at Christ Church. If you would like more information please call Musical Chairs at 718-907-3488.

Prayer is the Best Wireless Connection to God

What happens when we pray? How many ways
can we pray? When we pray as a church, individually,
contemplative, repetitive, intercessory, prayers of praise, thanksgiving, adoration or contrition?

The Prayer Group is led by Deacon Novella Lawrence and Mr. Ned Rogers. Please join us on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Vestry Room.

Christ Church Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Shirley Black, Aaron Britton, Carol Burak, Robert Burak Sharon Cashmore, Barbara Clauson, Marcia Clendenen-Riley, Sandra Cocks, Ines Colbourne, Jay Crosby, Zee Dempster, Marie Del Priore, Emmett Dennis, Billy Fowler, Alice Gardiner, Bill Keck, Barbara Kelly, Karen Kelly, Peggy Kiernan, Gladys Lugo, Karen Luke, Jessie Luke, Denis Marcinski, William Marcus, Janet Massa, Ron Mazzucco, Mike, David Nygard, Virginia Peel, Joyce Rowan, Maise Salmon, David Seeley, George Smith, Paul Smith, Mary Thompson, Clara Tunning, Christine Williams and family.

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Peter Liu (23), Deborah Lindsay (23), Edward Craig (24), Hueldine Webb (26), Catherine McGough (27), Amber James (29), Virginia Peel (29). We give thanks for those who are celebrating their Wedding Anniversaries this week: Michael & Amy Mazziotti (28).

We pray for the repose of the soul of Frances Sigman in whose loving memory the Altar Flowers are presented to the glory of God. We pray for the repose of the soul of The Rev. Angela Howath.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we are asked to pray for The Anglican Church of Cuba and The Rt. Rev. Griselda Delgado Del Carpio.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for Michael our Presiding Bishop, Andrew, Allen, and Mary our Bishops, and The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, Manhattan.