About Our Parish
Founded by the Missionaries of the Company of Mary (Montfort Fathers) in 1904, St. Mary Gate of Heaven Parish has celebrated over 100 years as a dynamic Catholic community of fellowship, faith, spirituality and service.
Originally the parish consisted of a nucleus of about 80 families and these simple beginnings have borne much fruit in giving rise to the large and ethnically diverse parish which has been the spiritual home of so many thousands of families for more than a century.
Presently SMGH has a membership of approximately 1400 families. About 500 children attend the parish school and another 300 children are enrolled in the parish religious education programs. We are a bi-lingual community with Mass and prayer being celebrated in both English and Spanish each week.
Its blue green roof easily visible throughout our neighborhood, St. Mary Gate of Heaven Church is an Ozone Park landmark and its bells sound an inviting call to prayer each Sunday as the community gathers for the celebration of Holy Mass.
The church itself is an artistic treasure possessing a remarkable collection of stained glass windows, a moving set of hand painted Stations of the Cross and a number of beautiful wood and stone statues all combined in harmony with a majestic main altar into a rich synthesis of Catholic belief and the praise of almighty God.
....In English, Spanish and Tagolog
....Over 110 years of history
....You and your family to join us for Mass
Fr. Gerald Fitzsimmons, SMM
Fr. Peter D’Abele, SMM
Fr. Mohan Vincent, SMM
Deacon Tim McBride
Deacon Ramon Cruz
Deacon Richard Gilligan
RENEW YOUR SPIRIT! PARISH RETREAT OFFERED IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH: MEN OCT. 10, 29TH & 30TH; WOMEN NOV. 18TH& 20TH. RETREAT GIVEN BY PARISHIONERS WHO HAVE THEMSELVES EXPERIENCED THE FRUITS OF THE RETREAT. THERE IS NO CHARGE; MEALS PROVIDED. PARTICIPANTS RETURN HOME ON SATURDAY EVENING. OPEN TO ALL PARISHIONERS,18-YEARS OR OLDER. DETAILS: RECTORY (718-847-5957), PARISH Read more about Renew Your Spirit![…]
The Women of Hope are Planning the Second Annual Parish Dance on Saturday, September 17th. Tickets are on sale after Masses every Sunday Plan an evening of music (D.J.), food, raffles and lots of fun. Tickets are $25.00 per person. (Beer & Wine for Sale, Soda and Water Included in Price) Also raffle tickets are Read more about Parish Dance[…]
We will begin our first of 4 sessions on Tuesday September 13th from 7:30 – 9:00 PM in the Mission House basement. There will be a repeat session on Saturday morning September 17th from 11:00 – 12:30 PM at the same location. Followed by: Tuesday Session, September 20, 27, October 4 Saturday Session, September 24, Read more about SMGH Bible Study[…]
Students from St. Mary Gate of Heaven Catholic Academy marked the 300th Anniversary of St. Louis de Montfort on April 28, 2016 by performing a dramatization featuring important scenes from our founder’s life. The performance was organized by Ms. Rodgers and Ms. Campuzano and featured students from Ms. Rodgers’ 3rd grade class in costume as Read more about Feast of St. Louis de Montfort[…]
On April 28th at the 8:45 Am Mass in Church, our schoolchildren from Class 3-2 will perform a brief dramatization featuring scenes from the life of St. Louis de Montfort. All are welcome as we celebrate the life of our founder, St. Louis de Montfort.
Holy Week Worship Schedule 2016