Parish Activities and Organizations

(Alphabetical order)


The Dominican Healthcare Ministry is hosting a Cancer Support Group. The Cancer Support Group meets regularly on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month at 6:15 PM in St. Catherine’s.  Those who suffer cancer are invited to join a Catholic community of support in carrying this cross.
Please email Fr. Hyacinth at to RSVP and to join the group.

Contact: Fr. Hyacinth Grubb, O.P.,


The New York Metropolitan Guild of the Catholic Medical Association (CMA) assists with serving the spiritual needs of health care workers in the Archdiocese of New York.  The guild meets at St. Catherine’s the first Thursday of the month at  7 PM.

Contact: Chris Chornay and Jacqueline Heath,


The Dominican Healthcare Ministry (DHM) provides pastoral and sacramental care to patients and their families at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Mary Manning Walsh Home, as well as providing supplemental support at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and other healthcare insitutions on the East Side.  The DHM also serves the local healthcare community through spiritual, ethical, and educational outreach. 

If you would like to bring Communion to the sick and/or assist the DHM in others ways, please reach out to Fr. Hyacinth for more information.

Contact: Fr. Hyacinth Grubb, O.P.,


Each Sunday, the Parish welcomes families with young children to attend the 9:30 AM Mass at St. Vincent Ferrer.  Once a month, parishioners host a time of fellowship for our young families, either in Central Park, St. Catherine’s Park or the Lower Church at St. Vincent’s, depending on the weather.  There are also other events throughout the year for married couples and for families.

As a whole Parish, we take up this hospitality as a holy preaching regarding the sacredness of human life and love. 

Contact: Catherine Faour,


Frassati is an archdiocese-wide fellowship of young adults seeking to draw closer to Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church in the spirit of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati.  Through opportunities for fellowship, recreation, service, and spiritual formation, they build meaningful friendships with one another and grow in our relationship with Christ.  Their activities include service to the poor, hikes, Holy Hours, Bible studies, pilgrimages, and more.  For more information, visit

Contact: Youjin Seo,


The Hospitality Committee plans and hosts numerous Parish social events throughout the year, including a coffee hour weekly after the 12 NOON Mass at St. Vincent’s and monthly after the 10 AM Mass at St. Catherine’s.

Contact: Maria Hwang,


The Our Lady of the Assumption Chapter of the Lay Fraternity of St. Dominic meets on the third Thursday of each month for approximately two hours, directly after attending the 6 PM Mass at St. Vincent’s, meeting in the Parish Center. Dominican Laity share deeply the spiritual charisms of the Dominican Order while remaining in the lay state.  For more information, visit

Contact: Mr. John Stehn, O.P.,


The Legion of Mary works in union with Mary to evangelize the world and win it over to Jesus and His Church.  It is a worldwide organization of the lay apostolate, in which Catholic men, women, and youth sanctify themselves through prayer and apostolic work in union with Our Lady under the guidance of a priest.  Meetings are held at St. Catherine’s each Thursday at 1:30 pm in the church sacristy.

Contact: Letty Dolan,


Lectors, Servers, Greeters, and Ushers can help facilitate the congregation to actively participate in the Mass.  Email the Parish Office if you are interested in serving at the Parish liturgies.



The Men’s Group meets once a month on the second Saturday in the parish center at St. Vincent’s from 10:30–11:30 AM.  They pray, listen to a presentation from one of the priests, then discuss their faith lives based on the presentation. 

Contact: Fr. Francis Belanger, O.P, and Stephen Filippo,


“New Wine” is a chance for married couples who have been married for any length of time (whether or not you have children) to come together; enjoy wine and the word of Jesus; and strengthen your relationship, marriage, and family life. This will be a time for building friendships with other married couples, learning from each other, and building a deeper relationship with your spouse.  This happens once or twice a month. 

Contact: Emilio Mora,, or Ryan Quinlivan


Our Parish offers chances to pray for the building of a culture of life during the October weekly Parish Holy Hours, the Misa de Galo Masses from December 17–24, and various other events throughout the year. 

We also support the work of the Sisters of Life, including an annual collection for items to support families in need.  Pregnancy Help, Inc., which was founded out of the Parish, also is regularly in need of volunteers to help their work of ministering to expectant mothers.



Providence College in Providence, RI is run by the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph.  St. Vincent Ferrer Church is the spiritual home for the Providence College Club of New York (PCCNY) alumni in New York City, and they regularly host events at and lead service projects from the Parish. 

Contact: Megan Manning,


The Social Concerns Committee provides support services for the homeless and poor.  The committee works closely with the Park Avenue Armory Women’s Shelter and collects money and food each month for the New York Common Pantry.  Email the Parish Office if you are interested in volunteering your time and efforts.

Contact: Joan Carvo,


Visitation Circle, “VC”, is a group of single, divorced, and widowed women who come together for prayer, fellowship (manifested through various social and cultural events), and to offer mutual support to one another. Please contact the Parish Office at if you are interested in becoming a member.

Contact: Catherine O’Rourke,


Well-Read Mom at St. Vincent’s is a local chapter of a national organization that seeks to foster friendship and elevate women’s minds and hearts through the reading of quality literature.  All women are welcome.  For more information visit

Contact: Rachel Remmes,


The Parish launched a new young adult ministry for parishioners in the spring of 2023.  The hope is to foster friendship with Christ in connection with friendship with one another through prayer, Bible studies, service, and fellowship. 

Contact: Victorialynn Keay or Katie Mittel,