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Special Needs Ministry

The work of the Ministry with Persons with Special Needs seeks to include all in faith formation and parish life.

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USCCB Guidelines

Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities

The Church continues to affirm the dignity of every human being, and to grow in knowledge and understanding of the gifts and needs of her members who live with disabilities.

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The Pope and the Athletes with Disabilities

Inclusion of those with disabilities helps us to become who we are meant to be as children of one Father.

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Pastoral Ministry with Deaf Catholics

Visit the Deaf Catholic Community on Facebook for information about upcoming events.

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Baby with Down Syndrome (VIDEO)

Mary Anne Russo presents the challenges and joys of having children with Downs.

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A Reminder from Pope Francis

Pope Francis reminds us that we are created in God's image and each of us "...reflects something of God's glory (274)."

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Latest Updates

Parenting and Family Life

Parenting Pointers – Learning from others

February is Black History Month.

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Human Dignity

Wonderfully Made Mother and Daughter Tea

This Mother/Daughter tea will introduce the Catholic Church’s teaching regarding Human Dignity and how we respond to God’s call to live a life of virtue.

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Feast of the Holy Family

Pope Francis’ Vision of the Holy Family is a Vision of Joy – Filled Love

In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis calls dialogue “essential” for family life.

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Apostolic Letter

Apostolic Letter: On The Meaning and Importance of the Nativity Scene by Pope Francis

The enchanting image of the Christmas crèche, so dear to the Christian people, never ceases to arouse amazement and wonder.

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Catechetical Sunday 2019

Catechetical Sunday 2019 – Stay with Us / Quédate con nosotros

This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 15, 2019. The 2019 theme will be "Stay with Us."

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Upcoming Events

Feb
22

Special Needs: Mardi Gras Prayer Service and Brunch

Come, join in the fun, before we begin the liturgical season of Lent.

Saturday, Feb 22, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St. Frances de Chantal Parish Center
Wantagh

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Mar
21

Bereavement Conference 2020

We invite you to the 2020 Bereavement Conference.

Saturday, Mar 21, 2020
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Frances de Chantal, Wantagh

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Mar
22

Wonderfully Made Mother and Daughter Tea

This Mother/Daughter tea will introduce the Catholic Church’s teaching regarding Human Dignity and how we respond to God’s call to live a life of virtue.

Sunday, Mar 22, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church

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Mar
29

Wonderfully Made Mother and Daughter Tea

This Mother/Daughter tea will introduce the Catholic Church’s teaching regarding Human Dignity and how we respond to God’s call to live a life of virtue.

Sunday, Mar 29, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. James Parish

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