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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Wantagh

The church of St. Jane Frances de Chantal is located at 1309 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh NY 11793, telephone 516-785-2333.  Its website is linked here.  The church is on the east side of the avenue, a half-mile south of Exit 28 of the Southern State Parkway.  It is also a mile north of the Wantagh Railroad Station.  Buses N73 and N74 stop near the church.

Archbishop Molloy established the parish in 1952.  By the 1980's, the first church suffered structural problems (as I recall, wood rot at the base of the supports), and this new church was opened in 1987.  For twenty years, a chapel, separated from the church by panels, existed to the left of the tabernacle.  In recent renovations that chapel was made part of the main body of the church.
A school was built in the late 1950's, but in 1992, St. Jane Francis de Chantal joined three other parish schools to create St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Regional School in Bellmore.  In 2010-2011, twenty-eight children from St. Jane Frances de Chantal attended St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.   Religious education students at St. Jane Frances de Chantal numbered about 1,800.
Jeanne Françoise de Chantal lived 1572-1641.  Another biography is linked here.

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