“For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord.” Luke 2:11
As our Christmas celebrations come to an end, we are filled with joy and much gratitude for the abundance of God’s love manifested through your generosity and concern for the needs of our community and needy parishes and organizations throughout Long Island.
Through the generous support of you, the Parishioners of St. Frances de Chantal, this past Christmas season we were able to distribute Christmas dinner and gifts to the following parishes and organizations: Pronto (Brentwood), Our Lady of Loretto (Hempstead), St. Martha’s (Uniondale), Wyandanch Homes & Property, Consumer Link (servicing seniors and the handicapped), Hope for Youth Boys & Girls Homes in both Nassau and Suffolk, and the US Army. In total, you have given the joy of Christmas to well over 1,000 individuals.
To name a few, I want to thank our generous St. Frances de Chantal parishioners, the Wantagh High School Italian Club, the various Daisy, Brownie, Girl Scout, Cub Scout, and Boy Scout Troops, Wantagh Lions Club, Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes, Church of St. Jude, Pat Dolan Plumbing, Suburban Bus Company, LaMonica, Herbst & Maniscalco, LLP, Pixie Nursery, ASAP Logistics Ltd., the Young Vincentians, and all the various organizations that have expressed such generosity and love.
Please come to the school lobby and read the many thank you letters posted on the PSM bulletin board. Again, thank you to all the volunteers that came into PSM to wrap, pack, and deliver. I want to thank Fr. Seth, the Pastoral Staff, Custodial Staff, and all of the dedicated members of the St. Frances staff for the support that they give the ministry.
Peace and love and may Christmas remain in your hearts all year round.
Ele Ruth Melendez
Director, Parish Social Ministry