Saint Sebastian Roman Catholic Church Website

The website for St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church in Woodside, New York.


Rev. Kevin P. Abels, Pastor

fr_kevinI was born and raised in Middle Village Queens and credit my parish to my wonderful parish of Our Lady of Hope. After spending my grammar school years at Hope I went on to cathedral Prep High school for four wonderful year! (1990-1994). It was during the time when I felt that the Lord was calling me to the priesthood. From there I went on to St. John’s University with residence at the Immaculate Conception Seminary. After completing my college studies I entered the major Seminary in Huntington, LI. I was ordained a priest May 31, 2003. I spent my first year at St. Sebastian Parish and then as a Director of the Vocation for the diocese of Brooklyn. By the grace of the Holy Spirit I have returned as pastor of this great parish of St. Sebastian. I look forward to many years of service to God’s people.


Rev. Thaddeus J. Abraham, SIOL

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Rev. Rodnev Lapommeray

fr_kevinTo visitor and parishioner alike, I greet you in the Name of Our Savior Jesus Christ! Born in New York City to parents of Haitian origin, I grew up in Flatbush, Brooklyn. As a child and high school student, I worshiped at St. Jerome’s Church and was involved in many of their groups and ministries. Through the love of my family, the vibrancy of the parish and the grace of God, I grew in faith, hope and love. As a young man, I wanted to become a medical doctor, yet God had other plans. Through prayer and the support of priests, people of faith, Our Lord Jesus Christ and Our Blessed Mother, after college, I discerned a vocation to priesthood. I entered seminary formation and by the grace of God, I was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens in June of 2011 by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio. During my three years as a priest I have ministered to and been involved with the communities of Our Lady of Angels in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Ozanam Hall of Queens Nursing Home in Bayside, and St. Andrew Avellino in Flushing.

I am happy to be a parochial vicar of St. Sebastian Church. I look forward to serving God and ALL of you here in Woodside and beyond. Feel free to contact me. If you feel God may be calling you to be a priest, please come talk to me or any of the priests here. As I hope you can tell from my own experience, it took time and discernment before I entered the seminary; so there is no harm in talking about the possibility.

To one and to all at St. Sebastian parish and to all visitors to this website, I wish you all of God’s blessings and peace. I desire to work together with you to build up the Kingdom of God here in Woodside. For “with God all things are possible” (Mt. 19:26). May Blessed Mother Mary, St. Joseph and St. Sebastian pray for us.


Rev. Joey Francisco

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Deacon Stephen T. Damato

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Deacon Rogelio Vega

vegaI was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 21st. 1970 and my parents are from Puerto Rico. I am married to Flor Vega which is from Mexico. We have 4 children and a nice grandson. For many years my wife and I had work with the Evangelization and this is the way I had received the call to serve God thru the Diaconate Ministry. I was ordained as a permanent Deacon in May 28, 2011. I live in Maspeth.

I was assigned to this beautiful parish since December 2015 and I am happy to be here serving this wonderful community and together to continue working with the evangelization in order for other to meet Jesus in their lives.

Es una alegría de estar en esta hermosa parroquia para trabajar juntos con ustedes y así llevar a cabo la tarea de servir al pueblo de Dios.