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St. Boniface Martyr Roman Catholic Church “We are a pilgrim people on a journey toward the Kingdom of God.� Established 1898 ~ Sea Cliff, NY Serving the people of God in the communities of Sea Cliff, Glenwood Landing, Glen Head and Glen Cove

Reverend Kevin J. Dillon, Pastor

Mass Schedule Daily Mass: 8am in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel. Sundays: Saturdays 5pm; Sundays: 9am, 10:30am, 12 noon in the Church. Special Intentions: 5pm first Saturday of month.

Confession: Saturdays 4pm-4:45pm Rosary: Mondays-Saturdays after 8am Mass Third Sunday of Advent, December 11 Isaiah 35:1-6a, 10; James 5:7-10; Matt 11:2-11 The bread, wine, candles and sanctuary lamp were donated in loving memory of Michael J. Lincks, Jr., by the Lincks family. 5pm Mass Intention: Parishioners 9am Mass Intention: Vincent Bavetta 10:30am Mass Intention: Kathy Dunlap 12pm Mass Intention: Albert Izzo Monday, December 12 (Margaret Burns Morley) Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Zech 2:14-17 or Rev 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; Luke 1:26-38 or Luke 1:39-47

Tuesday, December 13 (Francesca Frattini) Memorial of St. Lucy, virgin, martyr Zephaniah 3:1-2, 9-13; Matthew 21:28-32 Wednesday, December 14 (Inocente Meneses - living) Memorial of St. John of the Cross Isaiah 45:6c-8, 18, 21c-25; Luke 7:18b-23 Thursday, December 15 (Sr. Anne Marie Dean, CSJ) Isaiah 54:1-10; Luke 7:24-30 Friday, December 16 (Richard Oliver) Isaiah 56:1-3a, 6-8; John 5:33-36

Please Pray For Our Deceased

Please pray for those entered into eternal life, especially Kathy Sherman, Jessie Surig and George Wansor.

For Our Sick

William Anderson, Bill Berkley, Frances Breen, Caesar Cavese, Philip French, Carol Griffin, Kay Johnson, Troy Johnson, Joseph Korade, Toni Lauria, Georgia Leim, Michelle Martone, Julie Miller, Kenneth Moore, John Orozco, Tom Ryan, Jr., Maria Santoli, Anna Fiora Seda, Katrina Stern, Steven Taibbi, Steven Tipton, Priscilla Waltz. (Enrollment on the sick list must be requested by an immediate family member through Fr. Kevin.)

For Our Military Lieutenant Melissa Buffa & Lieutenant Travis Buffa Lance CPL Matthew B. Christman Second Lieutenant Mario Coronel, US Army Second Lieutenant Matthew Coronel, US Army. Flight Lieutenant Joseph Doyle Jake A. Hojnowski, Sailor E-3, US Navy Lance CPL Gregory Knox Private First Class Ignazio LaManna, US Army Private First Class Vincent S. LaManna, Jr., US Army Lieutenant Brian McMenamin Lieutenant Ian McMenamin Private First Class Joshua McMillan Lieutenant Michael R. Ragusa, USN Corporal Cole N. Muttee, USMC Lieutenant Commander Drew Whitting, US Navy SP-4 Class Luke Whitting, US Army Captain Christina Merrick-Wright Captain Bradley Wright, US Army.

Saturday, December 17 (Sr. Anne Marie Dean, CSJ) Genesis 49:2, 8-10; Matthew 1:1-17 5pm Mass Intention: Kathy Dunlap

Stewardship… a Way of Life

Oh Come All Ye Faithful!

Special Assistance Donation

The children of St. Boniface Martyr will be presenting a Christmas Pageant based on the Gospel of Luke on December 24th at 3pm in the church. Please join us as they present the story of Christ's birth in action and song!

Thank you for your Financial Stewardship of $9295 . This Sunday there will be a second collection for the Religious Retirement Fund. Next week there will be a second collection for Maintenance and Repair. “Your surplus 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 “surplus” please place it in an envelope marked Special Assistance and Fr. Kevin will see it helps “supply their needs." Please pray about what Jesus is calling you to do.

Ministries St. Boniface Youth Group

All 8th-12th graders are invited to Youth Center on Sundays from 6-8pm. Follow us on instagram username: stbonyg,. Join our facebook page ‘St. Boniface Martyr Youth Group. Email Youth Minister, Chris, at stbonym@gmail.com.

Catholic Daughters

First Mondays of the month at 11am in the parish center for women age 18 and older. Juniors ages 1118; Juniorettes ages 6 -10 (date/place on request). Contact: Eileen Stanton www.catholicdaughters.org.

Prayer Group

Mondays at 7:30pm in the chapel. Contact John and Rosemary Murello at 676-2767.

Holy Hour and Benediction Wednesdays at 2pm in the chapel.

Prayer Vigil for the Sick Thursdays 7pm -7:30pm in the chapel.

St. Vincent de Paul Society In today’s Gospel Jesus tells us that the good news can be seen, touched felt and heard through the lives of God’s people. We are now charged to take up the ministry of Jesus’s, but we can’t just ask people to take our word for it; our actions must speak for us. Since Christmas is a time of love and gift giving, please share in Jesus’ ministry by giving a gift to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul so that those who are poor can know the good news of Jesus. As you put your gift in the St. Vincent de Paul Poor Box please say a prayer for those who have no one to pray for them. When you give the furniture, household items and clothing you no longer use to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, you give hope to your neighbors who have nothing. To give thanks for all that God has given to you, have you considered answering the call to help serve the poor by joining the Society of St. Vincent de Paul? Call the parish center at 676-0676 for details.

Scripture Study Thursdays 7:30pm in the parish center. We are continuing the study of Luke’s Gospel. All welcome. Contact John and Rosemary Murello at 676-2767.

Prayer Quilts Friday at 10am in the Parish Center. Contact Cathy Sackett at crz4sqr5@aol.com for more information.


Fridays 7pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 83 Sea Cliff Avenue. All proceeds go to charity, including our St. Boniface Outreach Ministry.

Miraculous Medal Novena

Saturdays after 8am Mass in the chapel with veneration of the relic of St. Catherine of Labore.

Lay Carmelites of Blessed Titus Brandsma Third Saturdays at 9am in the parish center.

Men’s Ministry Meeting Fourth Saturdays of the month beginning with 8am Mass in the chapel. We are called to become the best version of ourselves. Our faith response to current events is at the heart of our discussions. Contact Rich Lucidi at qbalwily@optonline.net for details.

Outreach Program The volunteers of the Outreach Program thank you for your continued support. We are preparing Christmas food packets and would appreciate donations of: stuffing. gravy, corn bread mix, cake mix, canned yams and unrefrigerated milk. You are invited to become an Outreach volunteer for 3 hours on a Wednesday or Saturday every 4 to 5 weeks. Please call Jody at 516-322-3347 or David at 516-458-0596. Thank you.

The Long Island Catholic Magazine The December edition of The Long Island Catholic Magazine features the Church of the Good Shepherd, Holbrook; a profile of recently ordained priest, Fr. Sean Magaldi; a feature on the Diocesan Choir and a cover story on Catholic Charities’ Regina Residence providing hope to mothers who face an unexpected pregnancy. The Long Island Catholic depends upon your subscription to continue to bring these positive stories about our Church to its people. Subscribe today at licatholic.org or call 1-800-443-2155. One year of 10 issues for $20.

From the Pastor’s Desk MERRY CHRISTMAS! Go ahead and just say it, particularly if you are certain that you are addressing another Christian. We live in a world of growing secularism where God, organized Religion and the Catholic Church are pushed off it to the corners with hopes of being just seen and not heard. This trend did not start overnight; it has been creeping in slowly during the last several decades. Even the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony has few religious Christmas songs during the hour long television event. In days gone by, many Christmas television programs were aired with a good deal of both religious and secular Christmas music. As a child and even teenager, I can remember my parents watching Christmas shows featuring Perry Como singing Adeste Fidelis and Andy Williams singing the Ave Maria and Ring Christmas Bells with the lyrics saying, Ring Christmas Bells Loudly Proclaim the birthday of Jesus is near!” Even the Radio City Christmas Spectacular has shortened the grand finale of the show, the traditional Nativity scene, in order to make more time for Santa and the Rockettes. We must ask ourselves, what happened? Secularization is what happened, and a desire to be politically correct.

While we never want to offend anyone, I find it puzzling to hear fellow Christians, many of whom are Catholic to be wishing each other a Happy Holiday, or have a great holiday season. Something is very wrong with this, as we are keeping the main celebration and focus of this special time of year obscured!

It is the celebration of God made man…the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ! One year a well-meaning parishioner in one of my former assignments said to me after Christmas Eve mass, “Have great holiday Father!” I responded thanks so much, and it is okay to say Merry Christmas to me; I am a Catholic priest you know but that goes to illustrate just how conditioned we have become to this phenomenon. Most if not all Christians, whether churched or unchurched will have no problem with it, and if you know for certain the recipient of your greeting is Jewish, then do not be afraid to wish them a Happy Chanukah. I have wished many of our Jewish brothers and sister this greeting and they smile and return it with and Merry Christmas to you! I suppose if you are absolutely certain someone is something other than an individual from the Judeo-Christian tradition then it is acceptable to wish them a Happy Holiday. We need to keep Christ in Christmas, and the belief of God in the public sector. Just perhaps it will raise our consciousness and hopefully get others to think about Jesus Christ and a sense of spirituality and respect for Religion which is sorely lacking of late in this country.

Other ways to promote and remind people of the reason for the season is to send religious Christmas cards and most certainly every Catholic home should have a Nativity Set proudly displayed either inside the home or outside. Better yet, display two, one inside and one outside. So go ahead say it and do it, MERRY CHRISTMAS and KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS! — Fr. Kevin

St. Boniface Youth Group ~ Christmas Around the World

Diocese of Rockville Centre Office of Institutional Advancement November 18, 2016 Rev. Kevin Dillon St. Boniface Martyr Church 12 Main Avenue, Sea Cliff, NY 11579 Dear Father Dillon, Thank you again for participating in our Inaugural Exercise for Others Spin event! We are so pleased to be able to send you a check for $357.50 representing 50% of what your team(s) raised to date. Since we are accepting donations to Exercise for Others until December 31, there may be additional donations issued to your parish. When we receive the final payment from out Web host and it is properly credited to our diocesan account, we will issue your parish another check. Please call us with any questions you may have. As previously agreed, these funds will be used to support the important work of your parish outreach program. We hope that during these months we will be permitted to speak with your Parish Outreach Staff to learn how these funds are being used to serve the people of your community. By sharing these stories with our supporters, via email and Facebook, we hope to increase interest and participation for our 2017 Exercise for Others event. We send our deepest thanks to you and your wonderful supporters and hope that the coming holiday season is filled with many blessings for all. Fondly, Enes Carnesecca Enes Carnesecca Director of Institutional Advancement

PO Box 9023, Rockville Centre, NY 11571 ~ Phone: 516.379.5210 ~ Fax: 516.379.5043

Take Five for Faith Gaudete Sunday, December 11, 2016 Gaudete is Latin for “Rejoice!” The church tells us to rejoice, but not in a be-happy-on-demand kind of way. Advent gives you a reason to be joyful, as you are when you know that someone who deeply loves you is on her or his way. It is anticipation; it is hope that comes from trusting that the promises of God will be fulfilled. Is there a promise you need to fulfill, someone who is waiting for your visit, a phone call, a letter? Don’t wait until Christmas to bring someone joy—not with a material gift, but with a simple reminder that God is good.

Monday, December 12 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe When Mary appeared to Juan Diego on Tepeyak Hill on the outskirts of present-day Mexico City, she said to him, “Don’t be afraid. Am I, who am your Mother, not here?” She also said, “Know for certain that I am the perfect and perpetual Virgin Mary, Mother of the True God,” and she called him, “my little one.” Juan Diego was not a little boy—he was a grown man. Still he was Mary’s “little one.” Mary is our Mother. And if she is our Mother, why are we afraid? Seems so simple, yet for many it is a profound realization. And no matter how old we are, we are still Mary’s “little ones.” Spend some time with your Mother Mary and thank her for being with us.

Tuesday, December 13 Memorial of St. Lucy, virgin, martyr In the darkness of these Advent days, Saint Lucy stands as a shining example of the gift of faith in this world. Martyred in fourth-century Italy after being outed as a Christian by a disappointed suitor, Lucy is one of only seven women included in the original Eucharistic Prayer. Said to have worn a crown of candles into the dark catacombs of Rome to serve the poor, Lucy reminds us that bringing light into the darkness of the world is a costly venture. Faith, though, calls us to shine bright, no matter the cost.

Wednesday, December 14 Memorial of St. John of the Cross, priest, Doctor of the church John of the Cross is revered with one of the highest honors possible, named a “Doctor of the church” as a saint of particularly high importance. Yet during his life, a group of superiors from his own order who opposed his visionary reforms forcibly imprisoned

him and subjected him to cruel treatment and public lashings in front of his community. Perhaps as John sat in his cold, dark jail cell, Jesus’ line about prophets being honored except in their home town came to mind. Be slow to criticize modern-day reformers; perhaps they have a message we need to hear.

Thursday, December 15 Do you think about prophets like you do about fortune-tellers? Prophets predict the future, right? Well, not in God’s world they don’t. God’s prophets have the job of making people aware that God wants to be first in everyone’s life. God has a call and an invitation for everyone. Today, when the temptation is to focus on the 10 shopping days until Christmas, what do you think John the Baptist would say to call your attention to God’s presence in your daily life? In the eyes of God, what really matters on this Advent day? Ask today for the grace to see God’s presence around you.

Friday, December 16 Jesus told his followers not to hide their “lamp under a bushel.” But why would anyone shield their inner light? Perhaps we fear that we’re not worthy of the greatness of being a child of God, says author Marianne Williamson. “Your playing small doesn’t serve the world,” she writes. “There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.” In her book, A Return to Love, she urges everyone to “make manifest the glory of God that is within us” and “give other people permission to do the same.”

Saturday, December 17 The Magi begin their long trek across the East, and we’re glad to honor these Wise Men of old. But we need even more the wisdom of men and women of this generation, and every generation, to show us how to build a better world. The genealogy of Jesus contains a surprising list of who might contribute to history’s rescue from the ways of death. As we begin the days of the O Antiphons of the church, we pray: “O Wisdom of our God Most High, teach us the path of knowledge!” ©2016 by TrueQuest Communications. TakeFiveForFaith.com. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from TakeFiveForFaith.com.

Advent & Christmas Schedule Confessions Saturdays at 4pm on December 17 and Friday, December 23, 4pm-5pm; 7:30-8:30pm. Communal Penance Service Thursday, December 22 at 7:30pm. NO CONFESSIONS CHRISTMAS EVE. Christmas Eve Masses, Saturday, December 24 4pm, 5:30pm & 10:30pm. Christmas Day Masses, Sunday, December 25 9am, 10:30am & 12pm. Mary, Mother of God New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31 Holy Hour for Peace with Exposition, Adoration and Benediction 3pm – 5pm followed by 5pm Vigil Mass. Mary, Mother of God New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1 9am, 10:30am & 12pm.

St. Boniface Martyr Parish Directory Pastor: Rev. Kevin J. Dillon; stbonpastor@gmail.com In Residence: Fr. Azubuike Igwegbe Deacon: Tom Fox; stbondcntom@gmail.com Music & Liturgy: Jeffrey Schneider; stbonmusic@gmail.com Fr. James Donohoe Parish Center 145 Glen Avenue, Sea Cliff, NY 11579; (516) 676-0676 Fax: (516) 674-6742; stbonchurch@gmail.com; www.saintboniface.org. Office Hours: 9am-2:30pm;1:30-4:30pm: MMonday thru Wednesday & Friday Thursdays 12:30pm - 6:30pm, Friday 9am-12:30pm Administration: Joan Schiller (Mondays-Thursdays); Pat Gregson Friday morning; Margaret Evans Friday afternoon. Business & Finance: Eileen Krieb; stbonfinance@gmail.com Religious Education: Karen Croce;(516) 671-0418; stbonccd@gmail.com Youth Ministry: Chris Mandato; Email: stbonym@gmail.com Parish Outreach: Jody Fleischmann and David Meagher Parish Center; Wednesdays & Saturdays. 10 am-1pm 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 parish center. Please return forms to the parish center.

Annual Saint Boniface Giving Tree


to benefit the Madonna Heights Program of SCO Family of Services.

For more than 50 years Madonna Heights has been helping adolescent girls, women and families over-come the devastating effects of poverty, neglect and abuse. Please help the young women in their care feel special during this Christmas season by taking a tag from the tree. All gifts should be returned unwrapped by Sunday, December 11th. Your gifts will go a long way in helping those served by SCO’s Madonna Heights.

Rose & Sal Comitino of Glen Head are the winners of the December 1, 2016 Lucky Boni-Buck$ Raffle. Next drawing will be January 1st. Bulletin Editor: Julie Byrne. Holiday Schedule: The November 27 deadline is noon Tuesday, November 15. December deadlines are noon Monday, as usual. The January 1 deadline is noon Wednesday, December 21. Please email submissions to stbonbulletin@gmail.com after approval from Fr. Kevin. Submissions may be edited for content, clarity and/or size. For best results, email prior to deadline date. Webmaster: Robert Lynch. Website: www.saintboniface.org All Saints Regional Catholic School (ASR) Headmaster: The Very Reverend Dom Elias Carr, Can. Reg.; 12 Pearsall Ave., Glen Cove, NY 11542; (516) 676-0762; www.asrcatholic.org Marriage: Couples wishing to be married should call the parish center before any other arrangements are made. A minimum of six months is needed for marriage preparations. 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 (516) 676-0676 to pre-arrange. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): An ongoing process of formation for those interested in becoming Catholic. Call the parish center at 676-0676 for more information. Diocese of Rockville Centre: 50 North Park Ave. Rockville Centre, NY 11571-9023; (516) 678-5800 or www.drvc.org


ear Defenders of Life,

The Long Island Coalition for Life (LICL) held its 19th Annual Stand Up For Life on October 2nd. The successful public witness event was attended by more than 450 people at the Huntington and Manorville locations. We are most appreciative to all of the volunteers who made the event run smoothly and effectively. We are also grateful for those who took time out of their Sunday to stand on behalf of the unborn babies who cannot speak for themselves. Some pro-lifers may question - why 'take to the streets'? After all, there are other ways to stop abortion; and the LICL is engaged in many of them. But public vigil is an important tool in helping to end abortion. When a union finds a non-union shop, the union members picket that shop. They want you to be aware and hope by their public stance, you won't use the non-union shop. When PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) wants to stop testing on animals, they hold signs (often graphic) outside the company with laboratory animals. They do this to educate and in hopes you will stop using that company's products. Public witness is a bona fide messaging activity. The LICL sponsors peaceful legal public vigils to save the lives of unborn children. In addition, we are sometimes able to reach those who are post-abortive. By bringing the pro-life message directly to the public sidewalk, we are reminding people about abortion; so the right to life issue is not forgotten among all the other news we are bombarded with. If we don't do it, who will? Our presence may start conversations by those who pass us so they think about abortion before it's suddenly thrust upon them in their personal life. Public witness to the truth is powerful - we are a sign that someone does care about the innocent defenseless tiny people living in the womb. Below are three public witness events sponsored by the LICL - three more opportunities for you to stand up and be counted. We hope you will make an effort to take part in one or more of them, for whatever amount of time you can.

MARK YOUR 2017 CALENDARS ROE v. WADE ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL - FACE THE TRUTH EVENT Help restore the right to life for pre-born humans. Please join the Long Island Coalition for Life for the Roe v. Wade Anniversary Memorial Face the Truth event on Sunday, January 22, 2017, from 1:30pm to 3pm, on the sidewalk in front of Nassau University Medical Center (2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow). This hospital's family planning facility routinely commits abortions. Be a positive sign for LIFE! Signs provided. Rain or shine. Sponsored by LICL: 631-243-1435, info@prolifeLI.org.

LOVE THEM BOTH - PRO-LIFE VIGIL In honor of St. Valentine's Day we show that unborn babies need love, too. Saturday, February 18th, 2017 9:30am to 10:30am. Glen Cove Planned Parenthood - 110 School Street (off of Rte107/Glen Cove Rd.) Rain or Shine. Signs provided. We stand on the public sidewalk. Sponsored by LI Coalition for Life: 631-243-1435; info@prolifeLI.org

GOOD FRIDAY SILENT VIGIL ON BEHALF OF UNBORN CHILDREN The Long Island Coalition for Life is holding a GOOD FRIDAY SILENT VIGIL ON BEHALF OF UNBORN CHILDREN APRIL 14, 2017, 10:30am to Noon, in front of Nassau University Medical Center (2201 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow). We stand on the public sidewalk. Signs provided. Rain or shine. Sponsored by LI Coalition for Life: 631-243-1435; info@prolifeLI.org. NOTES: All pro-lifers are welcome. All must act peacefully & legally to participate. Each of these 3 events includes the use of both graphic (abortion victims) and non-graphic signs. We ask and encourage teens & college students to attend; it is your peers in most immediate need of the pro-life message. Please spread the word - social media, newsletters, bulletins, etc. MISSION STATEMENT: To protect innocent human life from fertilization to natural death through education, legislative action, prayer and peaceful presence. www.prolifeli.org~licoalition4life@outlook.com

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The online bulletin is in full color page-flip magazinestyle format and contains special features, content and photos not present in the print version.

Fr. Kevin and guests at “Christmas around the World� Dec. 4.

The North Shore Chamber Choir performing the Messiah at St. Boniface Martyr

Our Confirmation candidates on retreat in November.

All Saints Regional Catholic School Founded in 1990 Supported by the Parishes of:





St. Boniface ~ St. Hyacinth ~ St. Mary ~ St. Patrick ~ St. Rocco

National Teddy Bear Day! On November 14th Pre Kindergarten through Second grade students celebrated National Teddy Bear Day. Pre K students enjoyed learning about and listening to stories about bears. They were allowed to bring their own Teddy Bears to school and the bears invited to a Teddy Bear sleepover at school. The children were surprised the next morning when they came to school and saw what their Teddy Bears had done during the Teddy Bear sleepover. The second grade celebrated with Teddy Graham's, teddy bears, songs, and other favorite stuffed animals and discussed the reason why President TheoNursery and Pre Kindergarten students enjoyed a visit from the Glen Cove Fire Department for Fire Prevention Month.

Nursery and Pre Kindergarten children at All Saints enjoyed a presentation given by the Glen Cove Fire Department as part of Fire Prevention Month. The firemen spoke about fire safety and showed the children the safety clothing that is worn to protect them from heat and smoke during a fire. The firemen then gave the children a tour of the fire truck and allowed them to sit in it. They concluded the tour by activating the siren as they departed the school parking. This was an exciting highlight of the presentation. FREE Before-care and After-care! Registration for the 2016 - 2017 school year is open Contact Carol Filippone in our Registration Office at 516 676-0762 ext. 202

US bishops ask prayers for migrants, refugees on Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Prayer services and special Masses will be held in dioceses across the country as the U.S. Catholic Church has asked that the Dec. 12 feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe be a day of prayer with a focus on migrants and refugees. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the Americas. "As Christmas approaches and especially on this feast of Our Lady, we are reminded of how our savior Jesus Christ was not born in the comfort of his own home, but rather in an unfamiliar manger," said a Dec. 1 statement from Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, who is president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The day of prayer is intended to be a time to place before a merciful God the hopes, fears and needs of all those families who have come to the United States seeking a better life. "So many families are wondering how changes to immigration policy might impact them," Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, USCCB vice president, said in a Dec. 1 statement. "We want them to know the church is with them, offers prayers on their behalf, and is actively monitoring developments at the diocesan, state, and national levels to be an effective advocate on their behalf." The USCCB suggested that Catholics unable to attend such a service or Mass Dec. 12 or who live in an area where one is not being held should "offer prayers wherever they may be." The USCCB's Migration and Refugee Services office has developed a scriptural rosary called "Unity in Diversity" that includes prayers for migrants and refugees. It can be accessed at the Justice for Immigrants website at http://tinyurl.com/hldg3o9. Another resource suggested by the USCCB is "Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope," the 2003 pastoral letter issued jointly by the bishops of the United States and Mexico. Summary versions of the pastoral are available online in English at http://tinyurl.com/zpd4tex and in Spanish at http://tinyurl.com/ hy2e69m. A USCCB announcement on the day of prayer said the bishops' conference would develop additional pastoral resources. "To all those families separated and far from home in uncertain times, we join with you in a prayer for comfort and joy this Advent season," Cardinal DiNardo added.

Local man runs 90 prayer-filled miles for Alzheimer's awareness Jay Asparro, a parishioner of St. Pius X, Plainview, recently completed a 3-day, 90-mile run to raise funds and awareness of Alzheimer's disease. He kicked off the Ann Asparro Run, named for his grandmother who is living with Alzheimer’s, with Mass and a blessing at St. Therese of Lisieux in Montauk, where he attends Mass during summer visits to the East End. He completed the run at his home parish of St. Pius X. Asparro, in a letter to his grandmother on his fundraising website www.theAnnAsparroRun.com, said that she taught him the importance of "faith, family and love," and was inspired by her to complete this run. "When I run, I pray for you and our family," he wrote. "The only way to help is to raise awareness and help families navigate through this awful disease." Wanting to help as many families as possible, he came up with the idea of a run from St. Therese to St. Pius X. During the run November 4 -6, he prayed for a different person for each mile covered. Following the run, Asparro wrote in the St. Pius bulletin :"I was profoundly grateful to have my family present as I received a most moving blessing at the Youth Mass (at St. Pius) on October 30. Moreover, it was appropriate to begin each day of my run in prayer with three different communities: St. Thérèse of Lisieux (Montauk), St. Rosalie (Hampton Bays) and Our Lady of the Snow (Blue Point). My journey ended on bended knee in prayerful gratitude in front of my home parish of St. Pius X where I was welcomed by many family and friends. This 90-mile journey has taken me to places, literally and figuratively, I could never imagine and offered friendships I could only hope for. I am truly blessed and humbly grateful to everyone, but especially our loving God without whom I am nothing. Asparro is pictured before the run (above left) with Father Tom Murray, pastor of St. Therese, and Christine Rice, Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation, and (above right) speaking with supporters at St. Pius X at the completion of the run.

Mass and celebration on Solemnity of Mary will commemorate Haiti's independence The Haitian-American Apostolate Ministry of the Diocese of Rockville Centre will celebrate the Solemnity of Mary and the 213th anniversary of Haiti's independence with a special Mass on Sunday, January 1st at St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre Bishop Pierre Dumas of the Diocese of Anse-à -Veau et Miragoâne in Haiti will be the main celebrant of the Mass which starts at 2 p.m. and will be followed with a cultural reception. For more information call 516-678-5800 x 407.

Gianna Center offers the gift of hope this Christmas for couples struggling with infertility and miscarriage The Gianna Center for Women’s Health & Fertility at Good Samaritan Hospital provides general gynecological care, FertilityCareeducation, and infertility services – all with a deep commitment to honoring a woman’s dignity and the sanctity of human life. Comprehensive gynecologic primary care and specialized fertility and family planning techniques are used to unmask the causes of infertility for all women, regardless of faith. Call today 631-3763232.

March for Life 2017

Second Week of Advent

O Emmanuel, Jesus Christ, desire of every nation, Savior of all peoples, come and dwell among us. Amen.

Save the Date! The 2017 March for Life in Washington D.C. will take place on Friday, January 27. Buses will be leaving from parishes throughout the diocese. Check with your local parish or visit the website of the diocesan Respect Life Office for more information.


An Ignatian Retreat for Women with

Jean Lynch

Creative Problem Solving through Ignatian Prayer and Discernment

Our complex lives give rise to dilemmas that often have no simple solutions. The prayers and process of decision making offered by St Ignatius of Loyola can guide you to the graces that are always available, but rarely explored. We invite you to join us for an overnight retreat that will teach you how the Ignatian discernment process can guide you through some of the most confusing and complicated situations, blessing you with God’s wisdom and peace.

This Christmas, give a gift that nourishes our Catholic faith.

JANUARY 20 - 21, 2017

Consider offering this retreat as a Christmas gift to the women in your life- your mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend‌

Our Lady of Grace Retreat Center 29 Shelter Rock Road Manhasset, New York We will begin on Friday at 7:30 pm and conclude with Mass on Saturday at 5pm.

* Gift Certificates Available *

For more information or gift certificates Contact Pat McDonough at pmcdonough@jesuits.org

$195: Meals and overnight accommodations $125: Meals only (commuter rate)

Commuter rate of $125 includes refreshments upon arrival Friday evening, breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Overnight rate is $195.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please return your registration by no later than January 1, 2016





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St. Boniface Martyr Parish Bulletin, December 11, 2016  

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

St. Boniface Martyr Parish Bulletin, December 11, 2016  

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