May 19, 2014

Celebrating Our Gifts

Over one hundred and sixty persons attended the liturgy celebrating the gifts of persons with special needs on May 18th at St. Frances de Chantal Church in Wantagh.  Many came from residences throughout Long Island.  Others worshiped with their families.  Bishop Robert Brennan was the celebrant, assisted by Deacon Tom Anderson, who appears in the picture with Joann and Richie.  Music was provided by Carmen Greico and music ministers from St. Bernard in Levittown.  Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Greeters, and Altar Servers included persons with special needs who serve in their local parishes.  We are blest to be able to celebrate together and enjoy hospitality, thanks to the volunteers from St. Frances who bring their love of ministry to this event as well as to all they do in the parish of St. Frances.  May God bless us all, as we continue to bless each other with His love!