Office of Faith Formation

The Office of Faith Formation United under the leadership of the Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, our mission is to serve everyone involved in faith formation, a life-long process rooted in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ that engages the whole person to  Belong More Deeply: to Christ, to church, and to one another.

Our Vision
By providing leadership training, guidance, evaluation, resources, and programming, we strive to support our pastors, clergy, catechetical lay leaders, and volunteers in their efforts to be joyful, hopeful witnesses to the Gospel and agents of the new evangelization.  Our ministry is carried out in cooperation with other diocesan ministries and is inclusive of  those with special needs, all ages and walks of life.  While affirming the inseparable elements of human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral formation, we also incorporate the latest communication technologies to realize this “womb-to-tomb” vision of Church.  We desire to foster deeper communion in all we do and are committed to fulfilling this mission, and meeting the challenges, of the Church of today – and tomorrow. For more information, visit:

Name Position Email Phone
Mary Alice Piil, CSJ Director 516-678-5800 x512
Diana Pizarro Associate Director 516-678-5800 x592
Lucy Creed Associate Director 516-678-5800 x236
Lisette Robustelli Associate Director 516-678-5800 x200
Kathy Russell-Sica Coordinator, Ministry with Persons with Special Needs 516-506-2260
Debbie Ventura Office Staff Supervisor 516-678-5800 x223
Ashley Foster Coordinator, Media and Marketing 516-678-5800 x510
Maria E. Barbieri Ministry Assistant 516-678-5800 x540
Debbie Coyne Ministry Assistant 516-678-5800 x204
Elizabeth Ramirez Ministry Assistant 516-678-5800 x408
Craig Stasinski Ministry Assistant 516-678-5800 x210
Melissa Usis Ministry Assistant 516-678-5800 x567
Guenevere Neuhedel Intern 516-678-5800 x505