Thrift Store Hours

The Young Vincentians will be running the Thrift Shop one Saturday per month.

The next date the Young Vincentians will be at the Thrift Shop is Saturday, March 16 from 10 am to 1 pm.  

Please stop by and say hello.  The Thrift Shop will not be open every Saturday, just the one time per month that the Young Vincentians will be running it.

Pantry Needs

PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY PANTRY NEEDS

These are items we are especially in need of: 

SHELF-STABLE MILK
SWEETENED CEREAL
COOKIES/GRANOLA BARS
CHIPS/SNACKS
SPAGHETTIOS/RAVIOLI
CANNED CHICKEN
MAYONNAISE
COOKING OIL/SPRAY
SALAD DRESSING
PASTA SAUCE
SOLID WHITE TUNA
TISSUES

We also accept perishable items such as:

MILK, EGGS, CHEESE, BUTTER, FRESH FRUIT BREAD, AND FRESH OR FROZEN VEGETABLES 

THESE ITEMS ARE ALWAYS APPRECIATED AND MAY BE DROPPED OFF DURING OFFICE HOURS WHICH ARE MON-FRI 10:00-2:00.

As always, supermarket gift cards and gas cards are always in demand.

Thank you for all the help. It is greatly appreciated.

God Bless,
Ele

What is Outreach?

Young Vincentians in Action

The Young Vincentians had the incredible opportunity to volunteer this past weekend at the Parish Thrift Shop. We thank the wonderful volunteers there, Maureen and Janet, who instructed us and coached us on the ins and outs of the program and store.

This was our first time there, but we will be back once a month on Saturday from 10-1 as a service project….and we couldn’t be happier to embark on this journey and take this project into the fold. Our first two days will be July 22 and August 26. 

I want to thank our members for assisting in this project and for their time and talents. It’s truly remarkable to watch all these members in action.

Additionally, we will be having more events and projects in the coming months. I hope more can join us as we embark on growing this program and assisting our community.

If one should have an interest in joining us, please feel free to contact me at 516-728-7147.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Godspeed,
Brendan von Runnen – Facilitator of Young Vincentians

Parish Thrift Shop volunteers, Maureen & Janet, with our Young Vincentians

988 Hotline

Those seeking support during a mental health or emotional crisis may dial 988 to connect to a nationwide support network beginning tomorrow. The transition to a simplified three-digit number is meant to increase access to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and will operate similar to 911.

The move was facilitated by almost $300M in federal funding to both expand telephone infrastructure and increase call center staff. Via the network, trained counselors at more than 180 centers will be available over phone, text, or chat—users may call on behalf of themselves or others. The current 10-digit number has received more than 20 million calls since it was launched in 2005.

Suicide was one of the three leading causes of death in the US for those between 10 and 24 years of age in 2020 and claimed nearly 46,000 lives that year (see data)—almost double the number of homicides.

Livestream Mass

 

Our Mission Statement

ST. FRANCES DE CHANTAL PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

Called by God, we commit ourselves to the following goals:

  • Responding to the call of EVANGELIZATION, we bring the message of Jesus to all by witnessing the Good News.
  • Responding to the call to SERVE, we accept the challenge as witnesses of God’s unconditional love.
  • Responding to the call to CELEBRATE joyfully through prayer and worship, we affirm our giftedness as individuals, as families, and as community.

 

ST. FRANCES DE CHANTAL PARISH VISION

We believe we are responsible to the parishioners of our faith community to manage our time and talent effectively and to be good stewards of the resources they provide us. We must always demonstrate prudent stewardship and accountability for human capital and financial resources given to the parish by parishioners.  To serve this community in the most effective manner possible, we strive to do the following:

  • Provide a professional environment where associates are satisfied with the quality of work life, have the tools needed to be effective, and have a sense of ownership regarding the overall success of our ministry.
  • Transact business with the most efficient processes compared with other public organizations.
  • Stay abreast of, and invest in, technology that will enable continuous improvements to process efficiency, staff effectiveness, and quality of service.

As the above vision makes clear, St. Frances de Chantal employees are here to serve.  Whenever you wait on a person, answer the phone, or otherwise interact with the public, you ARE the church. People will like or dislike the church depending on how you treat them.  A friendly and willing manner will pay you and the church dividends in friendship, personal satisfaction, and recognition.

The Pastoral Team strongly believes that individual consideration in associate / management relationships provides the best climate for your maximum development, teamwork, and the attainment of our mutual goals.  The best employee is one who enjoys his or her job and has a feeling of pride in the parish.  Since each of us plays a vital role in fulfilling the vision of our parish, St. Frances de Chantal Parish is committed to providing each of us with good working conditions, competitive wages and benefits, fair treatment, and the personal respect we deserve.

 

St. Frances de Chantal Parish’s Motto

Our mission and vision are summarized in our slogan, “Vive Jesu, Live Jesus” Our motto is meant to focus us on what each associate is here to do, continuously improve St. Frances de Chantal Parish service to people and improve the quality of life for each other as Jesus did. All people are created in God’s image and likeness.  The dignity of each person, realized in community with others, is the criterion with which all ethical, economic, and social aspects are to be measured.