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A Message from the Principal 

                    Early Childhood Education Week
              October 23rd - October 27th


Sts. Philip and James School will host the following Pre-K and Kindergarten Open Houses during the Diocesan Early Childhood Education Week:

Monday, October 23rd through Friday, October 27th
9:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m.  and  12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 26th
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Come in and learn about our Early Childhood Education Programs. 


Peace and Blessings,

Mrs. Testa Signature

Ruth Ellen Testa
Principal

A Message from the Pastor 

Dear Friends,

That's what Jesus calls us... friends!  He's been my lifelong friend, and my lifelong teacher.  I am so grateful to be able to say that I met Him through my parents and grew in His friendship through their choice to send me to St Frances de Chantal School in Wantagh when I was the age of your children.  It was a graced place where church community was felt.   It was there I learned so much more about the One I repeatedly heard was the center of my parents' life, the One who led them to each other: Jesus ! 

Thanks to them and through St. Frances de Chantal School, the desire to know and follow Jesus continued to grow in me.  My parents knew Him, spoke of Him, wanted my four siblings and I to find the joy they had found in Him.  They sent us to a place like the one that began it for them –  the parish school!

Believe it or not, I still remember what was on the bulletin board in my seventh grade classroom: May the Light that is Christ be my Guide.  It remains my mantra.  How did I get where I am?  St. Frances de Chantal School was a big part of that for me.  All these years later, those old friends and grace filled memories still flood my heart with joy.  I'm happy to be part of making the same happen for your children here in Sts. Philip and James School.  I look forward to joining in your journey, helping your children want to meet Him and say, "May the Light that is Christ be my Guide".

Blessings and peace, my friends!

Father Tom Haggerty

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