Our Team

Parish Staff

Fr. Abraham Orapankal
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Fr. Lancelot McGrath
Parochial Vicar
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Mary Lynch
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Mary Pat Burke-Grospin
Business Administrator
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Deacon Russell Demkovitz
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Deacon John M. Radvanski
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Deacon Ron Caimi  


Dolores R. Nann
Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation
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Joan Best Seamon
Pastoral Associate for Music
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Sr. Marie Therese Sherwood, OSF
Pastoral Associate for Social Concerns
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Kelly Counts
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Nathalie Godet
Website  & Bulletin Coordinator
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Leslie Guillen
Bulletin Editor
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Amy Hanna
Accountant/ Databases
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Vinnie Natale
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Mike Lanyi

Please email the above individuals with your questions. If you are unsure which person to contact, please call the parish office at 732-828-1400.

Maintenance Staff

Julio Montero
Maintenance Supervisor
Silvia Nizama

Parish Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council is the apex ministry of lay leadership committed to the collaborative work of building up the Body of Christ at St. Matthias. It is the most important advisory body of parishioners responsible for visioning and making recommendations to the pastor for the overall pastoral health of the parish.  Members serve a three year term with one third of the members retiring and one-third new members recruited each year in order to guarantee continuity and progress.

For 2023-2024, members are:

  • Fr. Lance McGrath (Ex-Officio)
  • Fr. Abraham Orapankal (Ex-Officio)

Parish Finance Council

The Parish Finance Council is a very important body of parishioners responsible for making recommendations to the pastor regarding the financial matters of the parish.  The Diocese of Metuchen has stipulated that the Parish Finance Council should review the financial condition of the parish, prepare the annual financial statement to be published for all parishioners to see, and advise the pastor on all aspects of taking care of the financial health of the parish.  If you have any questions or comments and would like to contact the Finance Council directly, you may send a confidential email message to the chair at: FinanceCouncil@stmatthias.net

For 2023-2024, members are:

  • Kester Hector, Chair
  • Barry Dusault
  • Joan Pritchard
  • Carmen Driz-Melilli
  • Cory Panlilio
  • Mary Pat Burke-Grospin (Ex-Officio)
  • Fr. Abraham Orapankal (Ex-Officio)
  • Amy Hana (Accountant)

Parish Trustees

As per the guidelines of the Diocese of Metuchen, parishioners of good standing are to be appointed as Lay Trustees. They are responsible for reviewing and signing the annual financial report of the parish along with the pastor, after the Finance Council has reviewed it.

The present Trustees of St. Matthias Church are: Pearl Scott and Marge Richards.