About Us

Mission Statement
We, the Catholic faith community of St. Mel Parish, Flushing, NY, empowered by the Holy Spirit, endeavor to continue our tradition of proclaiming to all people the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.

Centered in the Eucharist and acknowledging our Baptism call, we invite and encourage all to proclaim and practice the faith of Jesus Christ, and to witness our faith through service to all. We strive to draw from our strengths and traditions as we face the challenges of the future.

We are committed to welcoming all generations, nationalities and cultures to be part of our community. We value each persons contribution of time, treasure and talent.

Parish Staff
Rev. Gerard Sauer, Pastor
Rev. JunHee Lee, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Italo Barozzi, In Residence
Deacon Joseph Freda

Ms. Paula Migliore, Director of Religious Education
Ms. Denise DeRosa, Director of Religious Education
Mr. Christopher Stein, St. Mel Catholic Academy Principal
Mr. Rudolph Albert, Directory of Music Ministry