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St. Boniface Martyr Roman Catholic Church Established 1898

Serving the people of God in the communities of Sea Cliff ~ Glenwood Landing ~ Glen Head ~ Glen Cove “We are a pilgrim people on a journey toward the Kingdom of God.” Fr. Robert A. Romeo, Pastor

“I have come to set the earth on fire…” (Luke 12:49-53)

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 18, 2013


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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 18 Jer 38:4-6, 8-10; Heb 12:1-4; Luke 12:49-53 The bread, wine, candles and sanctuary lamp were donated this week in memory of the Merrick and Furlong Families by Nancy, Patsy and Emily Furlong. 5pm Vigil Mass Intention:Michael J. Lincks, Jr. 8am Mass Intention: Parishioners 10:15am Mass Intention: Teresa Zangari Monday, August 19 (Noemie devenoge Cannizzaro) Memorial of St. John Eudes Judges 2:11-19; Matthew 19:16-22 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike Tuesday, August 20 (Angelo D’Avino) Memorial of St. Bernard Judges 6:11-24a; Matthew 19:23-30 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike Wednesday, August 21(Patrick Peyton) Judges 9:6-15; Matthew 20:1-16 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike Thursday, August 22 (Elizabeth and Victor Merkel) Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary Judges 11:29-39a; Matthew 22:1-14 8am Mass Celebrant Fr. Nicholas Friday, August 23 (Jessica Chebuske) Memorial of St. Rose of Lima Ruth 1:1, 3-6, 14b-16, 22; Matthew 22:34-40 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Nicholas Saturday, August 24 (Mary Ann Sweeney) Feast of St. Bartholomew Revelation 21:9b-14; John 1:45-51 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Nicholas 5pm Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike (Deacon Tom Fox preaching) 5pm Vigil Mass Intention: Edward Nienstedt

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time: August 18 5pm Vigil Lectors: Ministers:

Fr. Nicholas Blanche & Eric Tyrkko Paul Bramfeld, Yvonne Brantuas Ann Dubin, Katherine Miller

8am Lector: Ministers:

Fr. Azubuike John Canning Marie Agosta, Laura Andrysiak Ana Arellano, Ralph Casey

10:15am Lector: Ministers:

Fr. Nicholas Eileen Moran Rosemary & John Murello Fran Roesch, Jane Serpico Joe Vulpis, Pat Warner

RENEW & RESTORE THE HOUSE OF GOD “Lord, I love the House in which You dwell” Ps. 76:8

We have just completed the first year of our capital campaign and have reached $1,150,217 in pledges! Total amount paid to date $784,308.00. Payments are due as follows: Monthly payments are due on/before August 31, 2013 Quarterly Payment is due on/ before September 30, 2013. Annual Payments are due December 31st, 2013. Credit Cards Payments continue to be processed the last day of each month. If your credit card expiration date is soon we will be contacting you. It is not too late to participate in the Campaign!! There is still time to enroll! If you have any questions, kindly leave a message at the Parish Office or email We are extremely appreciative of your generosity and your continued efforts to satisfy your pledged amount Thank you! The Campaign Committee

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PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DECEASED Please pray for those who have entered into eternal life, especially Rosemarie Beachboard. Placement of names on the sick list must be requested by an immediate family member through Fr. Bob. Names will be announced at weekend Masses for 3 weeks; then listed in the bulletin only.

Martha Anna, Ray Barone, Mae Caffney, Caesar Cavese, John Cini, Ro D'Alessandro, William J. Dobrowski, Anthony Grasso, Sandra Haberle, Jim Haley, Carol Hartney, Baby Jack, Cecelia Johnson, Janine D. Kelly, Carmen Listro, Carol MacGuffin Langstroth, Peter McCarthy, Baby Max, James Molloy, Catherine Mortell, Mike Napoli, Baby Ouin O’Shea, Luz Payano, Kathleen Quinn, Jeanne Riccardo, Maria Santoli, Nicholas Sica, Gloria Weis, Priscilla Waltz, Lillian Weber, Carolann White.

STEWARDSHIP . . . A WAY OF LIFE Thank you for your Financial Stewardship of $6798 last week. This week there will be a second collection for our parish Maintenance and Repair Fund. Thank you for your generosity!

PRAYER GROUP Mondays 7:30pm in the Chapel. All welcome. Come and bring a friend! Call John & Rosemary Murello at 676-2767 for more information.

ST. BONIFACE HOLY HOUR AND BENEDICTION Wednesdays at 2pm in the Chapel.

PRAYER VIGIL FOR THE SICK Thursdays 7pm -7:30pm in the Chapel ST. BONIFACE BIBLE STUDY The Bible Study will not meet during August. See you in September!

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5% DONATION “Your plenty at the present time should supply their needs so that their surplus may in turn one day supply your need.” (II Cor 8:14) If you have any “plenty” left over, please place it in an envelope marked “For Special Assistance” and Fr. Bob will make sure it is given to those “to supply their need." PLEASE PRAY about this and see what Jesus is calling you to do.

THE CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY Will not be meeting for the month of August. We will resume on September 6. Please join us! BINGO! Fridays 7:15pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Glen Cove. All proceeds go to charity, including our St. Boniface Outreach Program.

MIRACULOUS MEDAL NOVENA Saturdays after 8am Mass in the Chapel with the veneration of the relic of St. Catherine Labore.

LAY CARMELITES OF BLESSED TITUS BRANDSMA Third Saturdays 9am in the Parish Center Call Flora at 656-9375 or Pat at 887-7265 for details.

ROSARY Mondays-Saturdays after 8am Mass in the Chapel. Check Bishop Murphy’s blog at


The Gospel of the Lord!

From the beginning, reading from one of the four gospels has been a high point of our Sunday assembling to give thanks and praise. For good reason, too. Christ comes to us in word as well as in deed, in the scriptures as well as in the sharing of his body and blood. And while we know that God speaks to us in all of holy scripture, at Mass we are most eager to hear the gospel, the good news of the very words and deeds of Jesus. (That is what the Old English word “gospel” means after all, “good news,” “God’s news”). So when it is time, we jump to our feet. We acclaim the coming of the gospel with that most ancient and holy of words: Alleluia! (Unless it is Lent, our season of sorrow when we fast from our glorious word just like Israel in exile hung up its harps.) Fast to out feet, singing loud praise, we watch as the priest (or the deacon) takes up the Book of the Gospels. Accompanied by servers with candles, perhaps with fragrant clouds of incense from another server’s bowl, the Book of the Gospels makes it way through our assembly from altar to ambo. It sat on the altar from the start of Mass as a sign that Christ is present in the gospel. Now it is taken “up to the heights” to be proclaimed from the ambo, just as Jesus preached the sermon on the mount, or the apostles, drunk with the Holy Spirit, shouted joy from Jerusalem’s Pentecost

rooftops. As the priest announces that this is from Matthew or Mark, from Luke or John, we trace the sign of the cross on our foreheads (may we understand this good news!), on our lips (may we always speak and spread this good news!), and over our hearts (may we love and always live this good news!) Then we listen. We stand together and listen. We stand and listen like a servant being given orders, like an honored guest being whose deeds are recounted, like a convicted criminal before the judge’s bench, like the beloved being met in haste by the lover. And when it is spoken, when the last word for this day has sunk deep within, the priest looks to us and says, “The gospel of the Lord!” to which we cry, “Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!” What else could we possibly say? Copyright © 2001 Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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 Sunday, August 18, 2013 “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire,” said Saint Catherine of Sienna in her wisdom. But just who is it that God wants you to be? The process of seeking answers to that question is what the church calls the “process of discernment.” Each of us must take time out at various points in our lives to determine just where we are being called and what will light a fire within us and set the world ablaze. As you determine your fiery course, consider this exhortation from Pope Francis: “We Christians were not chosen by the Lord for little things; push onwards toward the highest principles. Stake your lives on noble ideals.”  Monday, August 19 Memorial of St. John Eudes You often find depictions of Saint John Eudes with the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. His devotion and dedication to these hearts stem from one of the central themes of his writings: “Jesus as the source of holiness and Mary as the model of the Christian life.” Pope Benedict XVI said that Saint John Eudes “wanted to recall people, men and women . . . to the heart by showing them the priestly Heart of Christ and the motherly Heart of Mary.” Saint John Eudes’ heart led him to focus on the formation of diocesan clergy. Where is your heart—and those of Jesus and Mary— leading you this day? Tuesday, August 20 Memorial of St. Bernard None of us is immune from the spirit of the age we live in, and sometimes that spirit is not particularly holy. The era of the Crusades in 11th-century Europe was such a time, and even a saint as great as Bernard of Clairvaux was caught up in it. After being persuaded to whip up support for the Second Crusade, Bernard came to regret his involvement in this illconceived venture. Have you ever made a decision you later regretted? We’ve all been there at one time or another, which is one reason saints are so endearing: They were real people who became saints not because they were perfect but because they dealt with their shortcomings in a holy way. Wednesday, August 21 In biblical times olives were a very important commodity. Their oil was applied to skin as a medication—and as a good way to get rid of head

lice! It was part of perfumes and soap and kept lamps lit. Anointing someone with oil marked them for leadership in the faith community; the word messiah—translated into Greek as christos—comes from the Hebrew word for “anointing.” Today you can find oil in the form of chrism—oil mixed with scents—in the “sacraments of initiation,” Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders (Ordination), and in the dedication of altars and church buildings. Food, healing, light, and blessing: Much has come from the humble olive! Thursday, August 22 Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary For many it may be a long time since you crowned a statue of Mary with a wreath of flowers or called her sovereign over your heart, much less Queen of Heaven. Pope Pius XII inaugurated this feast in 1954 and it can sound rather antique these days. If you’re struggling to understand why heaven needs a queen, consider the Second Vatican Council’s description of Mary as the “exemplary realization” of the church. She demonstrates the best of what you’re capable: whole-souled responsiveness to God. When you arrive at that, it’s your day to wear the crown. Friday, August 23 Memorial of St. Rose of Lima When faced with a difficult task, you might hope for an easy answer. As an adult you know that new challenges can also become growing experiences. It is in those times where you see transformation take place in your heart and mind. The one thing you come to know as a Christian is that God wants your love unconditionally at each moment of every day. You can express it easily in times of joy. You realize it can be difficult when issues such as child-care concerns arise or bills cannot be paid on time. Tonight when you close your eyes, whisper to God, “I love you.” Saturday, August 24 Feast of St. Bartholomew The little we know of Bartholomew (a.k.a. Nathaniel) includes a fascinating story in which Jesus (whom he’d never met) pays him the compliment of being a man “without deceit.” Nathaniel was at a loss that Jesus not only knew him and his character but had already somehow seen him “under the fig tree”—an expression that may be a euphemism for being a seeker of peace, a seeker of the kingdom of God. If you feel alone facing what today has in store, pray confidently with the psalmist, “Lord, you probe me and you know me. . . . with all my ways you are familiar,” and, full of trust, encounter again the Lord who knows you. Reprinted with permission from Prepare the Word (©2013)

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Pastor: Fr. Robert A. Romeo E-mail:

The High School youth group will be on break until September 8th, when we with gather for our Kickoff Teen Mass and Dinner at 6pm in the chapel (celebrated by Fr. Bob) to begin our 2013-2014 year! For an updated schedule of youth group events please join our Facebook page ‘St. Boniface Martyr Youth Group or email the youth minister, Chris, at

St. Vincent de Paul Society In today’s Gospel Jesus said to his disciples: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it be accomplished!” Your gift to the Society to assist those suffering in poverty will help set the earth on fire with the of God’s love. Thanks to all of you for your support! Furniture and financial donations are always welcome. You are too! Come join the St. Vincent de Paul Society and become a communal part of your parish. Call 822-3132.

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In Residence: Fr. Azubuike Deacon Tom Fox: Music: Jeffrey Schneider E-mail: All Saints Regional Catholic School (ASR) Principal: The Very Reverend Dom Elias Carr, Can. Reg. Joanne Fitzgerald, Dean 12 Pearsall Avenue, Glen Cove, NY 11542 (516) 676-0762. Wesite: Religious Education: Karen Croce Phone: (516) 671-0418; E-mail: Youth Ministry: Chris Mandato Email: Parish Outreach: Jerry Moran & Kevin O’Shea Parish Center. Wednesdays & Saturdays. 10 am-1pm Phone: (516) 676-0676. Business & Finance: Eileen Krieb E-mail: Administration: Joan Schiller E-mail: Bulletin Editor: Julie Byrne. E-mail:

Deadline: Mondays at noon.

Webmaster: Robert Lynch Website: Maintenance: Anacleto Rivera: 516-676-0676 Parish Center: 145 Glen Avenue, Sea Cliff, NY 11579 (516) 676-0676 / Fax: (516) 674-6742 E-mail: / Office Hours: 9am-12:30pm & 1:30pm-4:30pm, Monday-Friday Parish Registration: We welcome all new members of our parish family. We ask all parishioners to welcome and invite new neighbors and their families to become a part of St. Boniface Martyr Parish. Parish registration (census) forms available by the main doors of the church and in the parish office for new members. Please return completed forms to the parish office. Baptism: Parents wishing to present a child for Baptism should be registered members of St. Boniface Martyr Parish. Parents are required to have a Baptism Preparation Interview and attend a Baptism class. Baptisms are celebrated on the last Sunday of the month. Godparents must be fully initiated members of the Catholic Church (having received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist), and provide a sponsor certificate. Please call 676-0676 to pre-arrange. Marriage: Couples wishing to be married should call the parish office before any other arrangements are made. A minimum of six months is needed for marriage preparations. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): An ongoing process of formation for those who ever wonder if they should become “Catholic”. If interested, call Fr. Bob at 676-0676. Reconciliation (Confession): Saturdays 4pm-4:45pm in church.



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St. Boniface Martyr Parish Bulletin August 18, 2013  

St. Boniface Martyr RC Parish, Sea Cliff, Long Island, NY

St. Boniface Martyr Parish Bulletin August 18, 2013  

St. Boniface Martyr RC Parish, Sea Cliff, Long Island, NY


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