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
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.
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.
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
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