Letter from Father Seth, June 28, 2020

Dear Brothers and sisters,     

So far, so good!
Our return to celebrating public Masses is going on smoothly so far. The projected challenges have been assuaged due to several factors. Ushering and the disinfection of the pews between Masses have been excellent, thanks to the massive response of the Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes. I can testify candidly that the spirit of belonging to the parish, as to a close-knit family, abounds here. We are eternally grateful.

More Volunteers Needed:
I would like to repeat the call for more volunteers to assist. As a follow up to the previous announcements, we need more volunteers to help with disinfecting the pews between Masses. I would like to appeal particularly to Lectors, EMs, Choristers, Young Vincentians, Sacristans and CYO, to join the bandwagon. The more volunteers we have on hand at each Mass, the better our chances of cleaning and disinfecting the church in good time after each Mass and be able to usher in the next group of worshippers. This need is urgent:  Please, call the Parish Office to sign up: 516-785-2333 x202 / x203.

Diocesan Guidelines and Protocols:
The Diocese of Rockville Centre has given us certain guidelines to follow. Although we have mentioned them from the pulpit and in publication, some are already being forgotten. As a reminder, I would like to repeat the most crucial among them:  Continue reading “Letter from Father Seth, June 28, 2020”

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.

Thank You! from Parish Social Ministry

It is with a grateful heart that I write to thank our Wantagh neighbors and the parishioners of St. Frances for their generosity and selfless support of the Outreach Office during these difficult times.  Over the past few weeks, the concern for those suffering has resulted in a wave of charity and kindness aimed at uplifting our neighbors.  Since the stay at home order was put into effect, the Outreach Office has remained open.  Almost immediately, we started receiving food donations, and recognizing the scarcity of paper products, many of us donated these items out of our own supplies, bringing the Lenten gospel of self-sacrifice to life.  These donations were delivered to the elderly, sick, and needy in our community by volunteers. Continue reading “Thank You! from Parish Social Ministry”

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

Baptisms

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!

How to Renew/Join the 300 Club

To Join or Renew your membership in the 300 Club, please send a check for $30 made out to 6526 Columbus 300 Club .

Send it to: ….John Tomeo
…………………..1739 Hannington Avenue
……………………Wantagh, NY 11793

New Members should include their e-mail and mobile number so that you can be notified of your Membership Number.

Mass Cards

Mass Cards, Altar Candles, Eucharistic Bread & Wine, and Altar Flowers
are still available even though the Pastoral Center is closed.

If you need a Mass Card etc., please call 516-785-2333 X 202 or 203.  Please leave a message. The Pastoral Center is closed, but we are working from home and will return your call.

We will mail your Mass Card anywhere you need it to go.