How I Spent My Summertime Away From My Home of St Frances de Chantal

I began by working very hard and diligently to help complete the church building in my hometown St. Clement Church, Nuaso, Ghana

 

 

 

 

 

2nd part of my time away was a pilgrimage to France and Germany.

Here I am At Ettal Monastery, Germany  and although it was beautiful and spiritual, I began to miss my home here at St Frances and the people I serve in Wantagh, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of our main destinations on our pilgrimage before heading home.

 In the Church of Saints Peter & Paul, Oberammergau, Germany

988 Hotline Launches

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.

CYO Volunteers Needed

WHAT!!! NO CYO SPORTS PROGRAMS!!!  

WE MUST HAVE VOLUNTEERS!

Due to the imminent retirement and relocation of most members of the CYO’s Board of Directors, ALL CYO Sports Programs are in  Jeopardy of being cancelled.

The Board is responsible for managing our programs and coordinating the related administrative responsibilities with our diocesan governing body, the CYO of Long Island.

Experience is helpful, but NOT required. Multiple volunteers for the same position are acceptable. To ease the transition, all departing members will assist their replacements.

The ONLY requirements are that you be over 21 years old and agree to background check and take a 1-night VIRTUS course.  The latter 2 items are required of all volunteers working with children, regardless of activity.

If you are interested, please  contact George Bonnici:
516-456-7649 OR 516-826-7486.

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.

 

Parish Social Ministry Pantry Needs

With children at home for summer vacation and the rising cost of food, it is harder than ever for some families. Please help us stock our shelves for the summer months. The following are the items we are especially in need of:  

Jarred Pasta Sauce
Canned Chicken
Solid White Tuna
Canned Fruit
Baked Beans
Chips/Pretzels
Crackers
Ketchup
Cookies
Granola Bars
Iced Tea/Lemonade Mix
Paper Towels
Tissues
Canned chickpeas
Canned carrots
Canned beets
Deodorant
Breadcrumbs
Canned olives
Grape Jelly
White Rice
Oatmeal
Applesauce
Canned Spaghetti/Ravioli
Mayonnaise
Mustard
Wipes
Vegetable Oil
Parmalat Milk
Juice (bottles or boxes)
Toilet Paper
Napkins
Dish Detergent
Shampoo and Conditioner
Pump soap
Granulated sugar
Body wash

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 9:30 am -2:00 pm CURRENTLY.

As always, supermarket gift cards and gas cards are always in demand.  Thank you for your continued generosity. It is greatly appreciated.  Click here to print this list.

God Bless,
Ele