58-15 Catalpa Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
Nature and Purpose of Agency
One in our diversity, we are the faith community of Saint
Matthias. Our faith is in Christ Jesus our Lord, entrusting
us one to another. Our unity is the food we share: the
Eucharist and the Word. Our diversity is in the ways we
share: our history and cultures – ourselves! Our community is
the harvest we reap from freeing the gifts of the Spirit and the
talents of every seeker. Leading by example, we welcome
and embrace everyone through personal and communal prayer,
Gospel witness and loving service to all who seek hope, healing and
a spiritual home.
Tasks Available for Students
Food Pantry/Soup Kitchen
Two volunteers are needed to assist the lunch program on Fridays
from 10am – 1pm.
Volunteers are need to tutor or mentor elementary age
children. There must be a minimum of 15-20 hours commitment
throughout the semester. In addition, volunteers must attend
a three hour child abuse workshop and pass the Diocese background
check and code of conduct.
See above instructions under Tutoring
Start out going SOUTH on UTOPIA PKWY toward 80TH RD. Turn RIGHT
onto GRAND CENTRAL PKWY W. GRAND CENTRAL PKWY W is just past
82ND AVE. Merge onto GRAND CENTRAL PKWY W via the ramp on the
LEFT toward TRIBORO BR. Take the J ROBINSON PKWY WEST exit,
EXIT 13W, on the LEFT toward BROOKLYN. Merge onto JACKIE ROBINSON
PKWY W. Take the FOREST PARK DR exit, EXIT 4, toward MYRTLE
AVE/WOODHAVEN BLVD. Take the ramp toward MYRTLE AVE/WOODHAVEN
BLVD. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto FOREST PKWY/PARK DR.
Turn LEFT onto MYRTLE AVE. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto CYPRESS HILLS
ST. CPRESS HILLS ST is just past 65TH ST.
Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto FRESH POND RD. FRESH POND RD is just
past 70TH AVE. Take the 1st LEFT onto CATALPA AVE.
Closed to vehicle traffic: Mon-Fri 7:00AM to 4:00PM. If you
reach 68TH RD you've gone a little too far. Your destination
is just past WOODWARD AVE. If you reach ONDERDONK AVE you've
gone a little too far.
Take the Q31 Bus from Utopia Pky and Union Tpke station heading to
Jamaica. Get off at Archer Av and Sutphin Blvd.
Entrance near intersection of Sutphin Blvd and Archer Ave.
Take the J train from Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av/JFK station heading
to Manhattan / Chambers St. Get off at Broadway - Eastern
Pkwy. Transfer. Take the L train from Broadway Junction
- Eastern Parkway station heading to Manhattan / 8 Ave. Get
off at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs. Exit near intersection of Palmetto
St and Wyckoff Ave. 9 min walk.