Letter from Father Ron Rolheiser, July 5, 2020

Dear parishioners,

In today’s gospel, Jesus invites us to come and “rest” in him. How much effort do we make to actually “rest” our bodies from the burdens of daily life? I present to you Fr. Rolheiser’s beautiful reflection on this important topic:

A comedian recently quipped that today’s information technologies have effectively rendered a number of things obsolete, most notably phone-books and human courtesy. That’s also true for human rest.

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First Holy Communion Dates

The children of St. Frances will be receiving Jesus for the first time at the following dates and mass times:

Saturday, August 15 at 5:30pm Mass
Sunday August 16 at 10am & 12 noon Mass
Saturday, August 22 at 5:30pm Mass
Sunday August 23 at 10am & 12 noon Mass
Saturday, August 29 at 5:30pm Mass
Sunday August 30 at 10am & 12 noon Mass
Saturday September 12 at 5:30pm Mass
Sunday September 13 at 10am & 12 noon Mass
Saturday September 19 at 5:30pm Mass

Please pray for our First Communicants as they receive Jesus for the first time.

Knights of Columbus announce the Winners of Scholarships

For over a decade, the Saint Frances de Chantal Knights of Columbus Council # 6526 has awarded Scholarships to graduating seniors who are moving on to higher education. This pandemic year is no different . Despite the odds, graduates submitted their essays and they were reviewed and judged by a panel of Brother Knights. We are intensely proud of the following:

The 2020 Winners of the
Bruna & Anthony Ciccotto Scholarship awards are:
Katrina Lopes – $500.00 Scholarship Winner
Amelia Silberger – $500.00 Scholarship Winner
Michael Mooney – $100.00 Runner-up Winner
Benjamin Gay – $100.00 Runner-up Winner

Click here to view entire announcement or to print.

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.  Click here to print An Act of Spiritual Communion


If you were scheduled for a baptism during the last few months and would like to reschedule, please contact our Baptism Coordinator Donna Locastro at (516) 785-2333 ext. 235 and she will assist you. Please do not contact anyone else so that we can avoid scheduling conflicts!

Be mindful of the fact that only 10 people can be in the church or the pastoral center chapel at the same time and everyone must have a face covering or mask. More details can be discussed when you speak to Donna. Thanks!