About Us

Hello and welcome to American Martyrs Parish in Bayside, Queens.  Our parish is more than a building, an organization, or worship style. We are a population of diversity and a family of believers seeking extraordinary lives in the love of Jesus Christ. We want you to feel that our parish is your home. So if youre a parishioner or looking for a church family, we hope to see you this Sunday for worship!

Mission Statement
We, the diverse Catholic family of American Martyrs, are spiritually centered in the Word and the Eucharist. Our warm, welcoming community creates an atmosphere for a wonderful faith experience as we gather at the table of the Lord to help each other grow in Christ and live according to His teachings. Inspired by the faith and example of our patrons, the North Americans Martyrs, and the Blessed Mother, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we work together to spread the message of Jesus to all.

Parish Staff
Rev. Frank L. Schwarz, Pastor

Rev. Msgr. John F. Keppler, Pastor Emeritus
Rev. Jean Bruno, In Residence
Stanley Galazin, Permanent Deacon

Mrs. Theresa Asche, Coordinator of Religious Education
Ms. Patricia Adams, Business Manager
Mr. Patrick White, Director of Music
Ms. Karen DeRose, Youth Minister