Letter from the Pastor


The Vine and the Branches

This weekend’s Word of God concerns the vitality of the Christian Community (the Church). The gospel uses an old imagery from the Prophet Isaiah, the vine (5:1-7). In Psalm 80:9-16, the vine refers to Israel, and God is the vine-grower.

In today’s gospel passage, Saint John, the evangelist, also sees God as the vine-grower. Jesus is the Vine and the followers of Jesus (disciples or members of the Christian Community), are the branches. The evangelist puts these words into the mouth of Jesus, who uses the imagery of the vine to talk about the web of interrelationships: First, between the vine and the vine-grower (Jesus and the Father). Second, between the branches and the vine-grower who prunes them (the disciples and the Father), and then, between the vine and its branches (Jesus and his disciples). Continue reading “Letter from the Pastor”

May Marian Devotions

As the Church dedicates the month of May to
The Blessed Virgin Mary

Come Pray the Rosary
Attend the Miraculous Medal Novena
Bring a special Offering in Thanksgiving to Our Blessed Mother

MONDAY, May 10, 2021 at 7:30 PM
Rosary & Miraculous Medal Novena

Former Pastor, St. Frances de Chantal, Wantagh, NY
MONDAY, May 17, 2021 at 7:30 PM
A Special Mass will be celebrated in honor of Mary and for the
Crowning of the Blessed Mother

Pastor, St. Frances de Chantal, Wantagh, NY
after the Rosary and Miraculous Medal Novena
All events will be Live Streamed on the parish website at www.saintjanefrances.org and on our parish Facebook page.

Mother’s Day Carnation Sale

For over 20 years Dick and Terry Campbell ran the
which helped raise over $2Million Dollars for Birthright.

That wonderful program that both honors all Mothers – living and deceased – continues this year through the graces of Tom and Robin McCloskey. Thank you to the Campbell’s and McCloskey’s and especially thank you all for your most generous support.

Mother’s Day Carnations will be sold before and after all Masses on Mother’s Day Weekend – May 8 – 9, 2021. Thank you in advance for keeping this beautiful tradition alive in our vibrant Parish.

May all our Mothers be happily celebrated this Mother’s Day – especially with one or more carnations. The minimum donation per Carnation will be $1.00!

Happy Mother’s Day

A Beautiful Way to Remember the Special Woman in your Life on Mother’s Day

At this still difficult time of the coronavirus and social distancing, Mother’s Day Spiritual Bouquet cards are a beautiful & prayerful way to let the women in your life know you have not forgotten them especially since you still may not be able to visit with them. All those enrolled, whether living or deceased, will be prayed for in a Mother’s Day Novena of Masses at St. Frances de Chantal in their honor. 

Cards are available at the church doors.

Thrift Shop

We are thankful that the reopening of the Thrift Shop has been a great success, and we are grateful for all your donations. 

As a reminder, we are open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 am to 1 pm. 

Please make sure all donations are dropped off during business hours only.  Do not leave items outside the building when we are closed.  Thank you.  

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.