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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

Strive to enter through the narrow gate . . .”

(Luke 13:22-30)

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time August 25, 2013


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Daily Mass Sunday Masses Holy Day Masses: Special Intentions Mass

8am (in the chapel) Saturday: 5pm Vigil Sunday: 8am, 10:15am 5pm Vigil; 8am & 7pm 5pm first Saturday of month

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time: August 25 5pm Vigil Lector: Ministers:

Fr. Azubuike (Deacon Tom Fox preaching) Kevin Kelly Debbie Mink, Irma & Bill Berkley Eileen Bowersock

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 25 Is 66:18-21; Heb12:5-7, 11-13; Luke 13:22-30 5pm Vigil Mass Intention: Edward Nienstedt 8am Mass Intention: Parishioners 10:15am Mass Intention: Frank Carparelli

8am Lector: Ministers:

Fr. Nicholas Mary Doran Diva & Ed Corbelletta Peggy Cullen, Andrew DiSalvo


Monday, August 26 (James Tansy) 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5, 8b-10; Matthew 23:13-22 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike

Lector: Ministers:

Fr. Nicholas (Deacon Tom Fox preaching) Laureen Feehan Scott Whitting, Loretta Zahner Donna Calamis, Susan Catelli Patty Lizza, Mary Martone

Tuesday, August 27 (Jose Lopez) Memorial of St. Monica 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 23:23-26 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike Wednesday, August 28 (Salvatore Michnowich) 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13; Matthew 23:27-32 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Nicholas Thursday, August 29 (Katherine & Louis Merkel) Memorial of the Passion of St. John the Baptist 1 Thessalonians 3:7-13 (428); Mark 6:17-29 8am Mass Celebrant Fr. Nicholas Friday, August 30 (Frank DeRosa) 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Matthew 25:1-13 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Nicholas Saturday, August 31 (Jessica Chebuske) Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11; Matthew 25:14-30 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike 5pm Celebrant: Fr. Nicholas 5pm Vigil Mass Intention: Michael J. Lincks, Jr.

First Banns of Marriage Rebecca Krieb St. Boniface Martyr Church, Sea Cliff and Isaac Costello St. Paul Church, New South Wales, Australia. ª Carla DeVita and Michael Jayne St. Boniface Martyr Church, Sea Cliff.

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 Quarter Payment for 2013 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.

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 appear 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 $6070 and $1466 in the second collection for our parish Maintenance and Repair Fund last week. 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!

Lieutenant Melissa Buffa & Lieutenant Travis Buffa Petty Officer Keith Cano USCG Lance CPL Matthew B. Christman Flight Lieutenant Joseph Doyle Jake A. Hojnowski, Sailor E-3, US Navy Lance CPL Gregory Knox Captain Brett Korade, USN Lieutenant Brian McMenamin Lieutenant Ian McMenamin Private First Class Joshua McMillan Ensign Michael R. Ragusa, USN Lieutenant Drew Whitting, USN Captain Christina Merrick-Wright Captain Bradley Wright, US Army .

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


Golden Wedding Jubilee Celebrations

This Fall, couples that have been married fifty years or more will be honored at liturgies on Sunday, October 6th at the Church of St. Rose of Lima in Massapequa and on Sunday, November 3rd at Christ the King in Commack. Both liturgies will begin at 2:30pm. Couples may register for ONE liturgy. Registration forms may be obtained at the St. Boniface parish center. Registrations must be received by the Office of Worship by September 19th for the October 6th liturgy and by October 17th for the November 3rd liturgy. There will be additional celebrations in the Spring for those who may find that more convenient. Dates for the Spring celebrations will be communicated at a later time. If you have any questions, please call the Diocese at 678-5800 x207.

High School Prep Courses Catholic High School Entrance Exam Prep Course September 7th & October 12th PSAT Review Course: September 7th & October 21st Both courses offered at Sacred Heart Academy 47 Cathedral Avenue, Hempstead $200 for each session. Call 483-7383 x249 for details.

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St. Boniface Outreach The St. Boniface Outreach Program thanks you for your donations. Currently the food program is in need of pasta, soups, sauce, peanut butter and jelly. Again, thank you for your generous support !

You Can Help Heal Your Marriage Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. This program has helped thousands of couples worldwide experiencing ALL TYPES of marital difficulties. For confidential information about the Retrouvaille program, or to register for the upcoming weekend September 6-8 at the Montfort retreat house in Bay Shore, please call 1-800-4702230 and you will be connected directly and confidentially to a couple from Long Island/Metro Retrouvaille who can help.

Spirituality for Singles Monthly Singles Gathering Saturday, September 7, 8:30pm St. Aidan Parish 510 Willis Ave., Williston Park Our Monthly gathering for singles; discussion, meditation, socialization. $5.donation - snacks, pizza and beverages will be served. Contact: Ray (516) 561-6994 or


and, of all things, those who suffer from soreness of the eyes! Whatever condition your eyesight is in, reading some of Augustine’s Confessions will help clear your vision. You may just adopt him as your patron!

Thursday, August 29 Sunday, August 25 There was a time, not so long ago, when people routinely left their front doors unlocked, at least during the daytime. Now alarm systems and deadbolts seem more the order of the day. But even if our doors must be locked, your heart can remain open. There will always be dangers, and precaution is in order, but you need not let fear rule. The vast majority of people are well-intentioned, so keep on trusting, and when someone knocks at your door, be prepared to answer.

Monday, August 26 The modern way of thinking about church—as a very nice building where people worship—has led to an unfortunate by-product: the mistaken notion that church is a place you can get to by yourself. When Saint Paul writes his letters to “the church,” he is most certainly not addressing his remarks to a building. Nor does he travel by himself. Paul takes the gospel advice of traveling in pairs and always prefers to have a companion to “be church” with him on the road: Barnabas, John Mark, Silvanus, Timothy, or Titus. On this journey and at this table, you never eat alone!

Tuesday, August 27 Memorial of Monica For years Saint Monica wept during her tireless prayers for her husband Patricius and her son Augustine’s conversions to Christianity. Her dedication and devotion to God and her Christian values have earned her the title of patroness of married women, alcoholics, difficult marriages, disappointing children, and victims of unfaithfulness and verbal abuse. Despite her sorrow and grief for the disrespect of Christianity her husband and son held, her wholeheartedness and persistence proved true when husband and son became Christians. Never underestimate the power of prayer.

Wednesday, August 28 Memorial of Augustine, bishop, doctor of the church The practice of adopting patron saints goes back to the early days of Christianity when churches were built over the graves of martyrs who then were adopted as patrons. As one of the most prominent Christians in history, Saint Augustine has been named patron saint by countless churches, cities, and dioceses as well as by theologians, printers, brewers,

Memorial of the Passion of John the Baptist John the Baptist is a unique figure in the Bible. For one thing he forms a bridge between the Testaments: He looks, acts, and talks a lot like an Old Testament prophet but points beyond himself to a new faith, in Jesus. For another he gets something reserved to only Jesus or the Blessed Virgin Mary: The church celebrates his birth and death as a “nativity” and a “passion” respectively. These words underscore John’s close relationship to Christ and his important role in the story of salvation. But while no other saint receives such observances, John nonetheless does what all saints do: direct people to God and reveal God in their own selves while calling others to do the same.

Friday, August 30 The simple oil lamp, for centuries the main source of light in households worldwide, figures prominently in Jewish and Christian scripture and ritual as a spiritual symbol. Lamps light the way of the righteous and are central to the commemoration of Chanukah. In Orthodox Christian churches the sanctuary lamp is an oil lamp by tradition, first lit by the bishop when the church is consecrated and designed to burn constantly thereafter. Keep the lamp of your faith perpetually lit so that it lights your way in the path of holiness.

Saturday, August 31 Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary Saturdays are not only the traditional day to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary but also the day of the week to pray the Joyful Mysteries of the rosary, the preeminent “Marian” prayer. In prayerfully meditating on the events of the Annunciation of Gabriel to Mary, the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth, the Birth of Jesus, the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, and the Finding of Jesus in the Temple, we “weave our intentions, thoughts, imagination, emotions, and desire for union with Christ,” says Alice Camille in her award-winning article for VISION Vocation Network, “Full of grace: Reclaiming the rosary.” The rosary is a prayer that speaks to everyone as the church but also to each person as an individual. What is it saying to you today? 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 tells us to “strive to enter through the narrow gate.” Our call to be disciples and to follow Jesus demands that we learn to live for the sake of others. In the month of August, through your gifts, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was able to assist families by providing food, and money for utility and rent bills, etc. Thank You! 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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John J. Ryan, Sea Cliff DeBuona Children, Locust Valley Judy Bramfeld, Glen Head Andrew Bookalam, Farmingdale Barry Silverman, Glen Head Anne C. Wright, FL Anna M. DiRienzo, Glen Cove Tickets are in the church vestibule & parish center.

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.

IBM Provides a $3,000 Technology Grant to All Saints Regional Catholic School Thanks to the diligent volunteer efforts of Omar Patino, our school, All Saints Regional Catholic School was awarded a $3,000 IBM Community Grant to expand the role of technology in the classrooms. While technology alone cannot solve all the challenges of education today, effective use of computers and the Internet is an essential skill to future career development as well as personal enrichment. This generous grant permits All Saints to improve existing systems and make plans for the next generation of technology. A father of three All Saints graduates, Mr. Patino gave the school’s first Middle School Career Assembly presentation in which he informed the students of the exciting opportunities in engineering through a lively and humorous presentation dispelling the myths that engineers are shy or dull. His well-received presentation has hopefully sparked the students’ interest to consider professional options in the diverse branches of engineering. Thank you, IBM and Mr. Patino, for supporting All Saints and investing in our future!



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St. Boniface Martyr Parish Bulletin August 25, 2013  

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

St. Boniface Martyr Parish Bulletin August 25, 2013  

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