On Being Stingy with God’s Mercy

Today, for a number of reasons, we struggle to be generous and prodigal with God’s mercy.

As the number of people who attend church services continues to decline, the temptation among many of our church leaders and ministers is to see this more as a pruning than as a tragedy and to respond by making God’s mercy less, rather than more, accessible. For example, a seminary professor whom I know shares that, after forty years of teaching a course designed to prepare seminarians to administer the sacrament of penance, today sometimes the first question that the seminarians ask is: “When can I refuse absolution?”  In effect, how scrupulous must I be in dispensing God’s mercy? Continue reading “On Being Stingy with God’s Mercy”

Thrift Shop Reopens April 13th

We are happy to announce the reopening of the Thrift Shop as of Tuesday, April 13. 

For now, the days and hours will be limited to

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm. 

Donations will only be accepted during those hours.  Please do not leave anything outside the door and remember to wear your mask.  Thank you and God Bless. 

300 Club Update

Membership Drive

  • Open to anyone in the St. Frances Parish and surrounding communities
  • Membership fee is $30 ($10, prorated, if you join/purchase by Apr 26), good for 1 Round of 6 monthly drawings and the $500 Founding Members Grand Prize.
  • Monthly prize awards now 9: 5 @ $50 each, 3 @$75 each, and 1 @$100.
  • Round 18’s 3rd Drawing will take place on Wednesday, April 28th
  • Numbers currently available: 326, 328, 329
  • Approximately 50% of all monies raised are donated to local charities including St. Frances Parish Outreach, Birthright, John Thiessen’s Children Foundation, The INN, AMT Children of Hope, Mommas House, etc.
  • To join, please make your check out to 6526 Columbus 300 Club and mail to John Tomeo, 300 Club Chairman 1739 Hannington Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793 or contact John at 300ClubChairman@gmail.com.

300 Club Founding Members

Joe Galati-Chairman Emeritus, Bob Cabrera, Dick Campbell†, Charles Dawson, Paul DeLuccio†, and Joe Parmese

300 Club Executive Committee

John Tomeo-Chairman, Bob Cabrera, Tom Casey, Charles Dawson, Russell Merendino, Joe Parmese, Peggy Schlesinger, and Brenda Vogel

Charity, Community and Chance

2021 Catholic Ministries Appeal

Living the Gospel – Through our Support of the CMA

During this final week of Lent – the Great Week, may we continue to grow in a spirit of holiness and mission so that we can truly be missionary disciples of our Lord.  Through prayer, almsgiving and service, we show our gratitude of God’s love for us. The Catholic Ministries Appeal gives us an opportunity to be stewards of God’s gifts in many different ways.  CLICK HERE for more information about the CMA.

Vivamos el evangelio – Mediante nuestro donativo a favor de la Campaña de Apoyo a los Ministerios Católicos (CMA)

Durante esta última semana de Cuaresma, en la Semana Santa de este año, continuemos creciendo en el espíritu de misión y santidad para que logremos convertirnos en verdaderos discípulos misioneros de nuestro Señor. A través de la oración, la ofrenda y el servicio, demostremos nuestra gratitud a Dios por el amor que nos da. La Campaña de Apoyo a los Ministerios Católicos nos ofrece diferentes formas de compartir los dones que Dios nos ha regalado. Haga clic aquí para más información.

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.

Livestream Mass

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