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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ July 10, 2016

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


Mass Schedule

Daily Mass: 8am in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel. Sundays: Saturdays 5pm; Sundays: 8am, 10:15am Special Intentions: 5pm first Saturday of the month Confession: Saturdays 4pm-4:45pm.

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: July 10 Deuteronomy 30:10-14; Col 1:15-20; Luke 10:25-37 The bread, wine, candles and sanctuary lamp were donated in loving memory of Michael J. Lincks, Jr. by the Lincks family. 5pm Intention: Parishioners 8am Intention: Francis Lemonda 10:15am Intention: Sioban Rack

Monday, July 11 Feast of St. Benedict, abbot Isaiah 1:10-17; Matthew 10:34—11:1 Tuesday, July 12 (Dorothy Schultz) Isaiah 7:1-9; Matthew 11:20-24 Wednesday, July 13 (Johannah Sciarratta) Isaiah 10:5-7, 13b-16; Matthew 11:25-27 Thursday, July 14 (Angelo D’Avino) Feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, virgin Isaiah 26:7-9, 12, 16-19; Matthew 11:28-30 Friday, July 15 (Jake Whitting) Isaiah 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8; Matthew 12:1-8 Saturday, July 16 (Ann Schlicker) Micah 2:1-5; Matthew 12:14-21 5pm Intention: Joseph Belle Isle

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Please Pray For Our Deceased

Please pray for those who have entered into eternal life, especially Susan Rath.

For Our Sick William Anderson, Bill Berkley, Frances Breen, Caesar Cavese, William Fay, Clifford Jennett, Kay Johnson, Georgia Leim, Michelle Martone, Kenneth Moore, John Orozco, Maria Santoli, Rosemarie Sciarra, Kathy Sheridan, Carmen Sorto, 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 Captain Brett Korade, USN 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 Junior Grade Michael R. Ragusa, USN Corporal Cole N. Muttee, USMC Lieutenant Commander Drew Whitting, US Navy Private First Class Luke Whitting, US Army Captain Christina Merrick-Wright Captain Bradley Wright, US Army.

Religious Education Registration Registration for this Fall’s Religious Education is continuing over the summer. Applications are available in the church vestibule and at the Parish Center. Please complete forms and return them to the Parish Center before August 15 to take advantage of the early bird special! Catechists (teachers) are needed in all grades; team teaching is encouraged! Please make sure to look at the volunteer form in the registration packet. If you have any questions please call Karen Croce at the Religious Education Office at 671-0418. Have a happy summer!


Stewardship . . . a Way of Life

Thank you for your financial stewardship of $ 9209 last week. This week there will be a second collection for our Maintenance and Repair fund.

Special Assistance Donation

“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 Donation” and Fr. Kevin will see it helps “supply their needs." Please pray about what Jesus is calling you to do.

Lucky Boni-Buck$ Raffle Tim and Marianne Brady of Glen Head are the winners of the July Boni-Buck$ Raffle. The next drawing is August 1st.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

In today’s Gospel, when Jesus asks “which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers’ victim?” the scholar of the law answered, “the one who treated him with mercy.” Jesus then said, “Go and do likewise.” This week you can also “treat the poor with mercy” by putting a gift in the St. Vincent de Paul Poor Box.

Furniture donations are also welcome. Please call 822-3132 for details. Have you considered answering the call to help the poor by joining the Society of St. Vincent de Paul? Call the parish center for information.

Please pray for our recently baptized children and their families: Rowyn Valerie Dillon, Giovanni Salvatore Costa Colin Robert Sipley, Vivienne Ann Brown Maggie Constance Cassino, Max David Cassino Olivia Grace Lovallo Anthony Raymond Abbondandolo Paige Marie Theroux, Stella Anne Coscino Emma Rose Vitale, Wyatt James Harris Allison Stowe Campbell, James Michael Bonislawski, Jack Connor Fisher, Ella Shea Miglietta, Ryan Joseph Miglietta

Please pray for our Youth Group as they travel to Hartford, CT for their annual mission trip Catholic Heart Work Camp. They will be restoring homes and exploring their faith more deeply through this amazing experience. Thank you so much for all of your prayers and support!

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

Prayer Group Resumes July 11 We meet Mondays at 7:30pm in the chapel. Call John and Rosemary Murello at 676-2767 for more information.

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

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

Scripture Study on Summer Hiatus We will resume in the Fall on Thursdays from 7:30pm - 9pm in the parish center. Call Rosemary and John Murello at 676-2767 for details.


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, as Catholic men, to become the best version of ourselves by the way we live. Our faith response to current events in our world is at the heart of our discussions. For details contact Rich Lucidi at



At some point in our lives these three words have probably been a part of our conversation, and more often than not they express regret on the speaker’s part. It is fair to say that all of us live with some sort of regrets, some more serious than others. It is a part of human nature, so we should not beat ourselves up unnecessarily, but perhaps become more conscious of future life giving and life affirming opportunities. As most of you know, I made my annual retreat last month at Campion Retreat and Renewal Center in Weston, Massachusetts and while on retreat an interesting poster caught my attention on one of the office doors. It read, “Live Life; Take Chances; Be Crazy; Don’t Wait because right now is the oldest you have ever been and the youngest you will ever be again” To some this may sound a bit risky and I suppose it is but on the other hand, there is definitely a degree of truth to the statement. A lot of times when faced with a new challenge or the possibility of some sort of change in our lives we hold back. While it is always good to give some prudent thought to our decisions, sometimes we pass on some new and life giving adventures. Many times, after the fact we then say to ourselves, “I should have done that; I could have done that or I would have done that but… but what? In many circumstances fear gets in the way. We get comfortable with things and the thought of something different causes some anxiety for us. The most basic reason for hesitating and declining something new is often based simply on FEAR! As human beings and creatures of habit, we simply don’t like change! Change, however, is inevitable. We see that especially in technology. Generally speaking, we are afraid of the unknown. Will I like it? Will I be a success? These are just a few of the questions we might raise on something new. Yet, time and time again, Jesus is always calling us to change and new possibilities to further build the Kingdom here on earth. The Scriptures are filled with the words and wisdom of Jesus to follow Him. Just look at when He called the Twelve Apostles to follow Him; they let go of everything and it was not until after His resurrection that they knew what it meant for them and all people, ETERNAL LIFE, but even before we reach heaven how blessed we are on earth to know Him and how His Spirit comforts and guides us in our daily activities! Think about the rich young man in

scripture; he ultimately went away sad because he was probably AFRAID. What might he have been afraid of? Fear of letting go, fear of failure, fear of less freedom just to name a few examples. I have often wondered if the young man regretted his decision not to embark upon this adventure of a lifetime. We will never know. A few weeks ago, I had regret, or at least I thought I did until some people put some sense into me. I wanted to take part in an event that my Trainer was sponsoring called The Rugged Maniac. I thought it sounded interesting and fun and I like to try new and challenging things. It is a series of obstacle courses almost like Army or Marine Training. Originally, I declined the invitation because of shoulder issues, but then on the day of the event I was upset I did not accept the challenge. I thought of it as a missed opportunity. However, when I found out that a number of people, one of whom was my age and another who was only 30 had some injuries afterward, I thought it probably was good that I did not participate. Who knows; I might right now be saying to my Trainer, “I should have listened better and taken your advice to not participate!” He and others have told me there are other ways to move out of your comfort zone besides this, and they are right! Think about some missed opportunities in your lives this week. What might you have not done that you now wish you had done? Some things only come along once in life, and perhaps they are invitations by GOD to deepen our experience and relationship with HIM. These are missed opportunities of grace.

Perhaps there are opportunities to forgive someone or reach out to a friend you have not spoken to in a long time, or to simply tell someone you love them. Maybe God is calling someone in this parish to Religious Life, the Permanent Diaconate, or Priesthood. Believe it or not, there are age limitations for all of these vocation choices. In the blink of an eye, everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart. You may never know when you may not have the chance again!



You Are Invited to Meet Christ in Prayer! Meeting Christ in Prayer

is an eight week guided prayer experience designed for small groups. It is modeled on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, which is a tried‐and‐true method of spiritual renewal. By means of prayer, re lection and faith sharing, Meeting Christ in Prayer

introduces participants to various ways of praying, helps them form regular habits of prayer and provides them with an opportunity to meet Christ anew, and to experience support in the Christian life in a new way. It can also inspire a profound sense of mission that urges participants to a new level of discipleship.

Who can participate in Meeting Christ in Prayer?         


Meeting Christ in Prayer is designed to serve many groups of people, such as the following: People with little or no experience in praying with others People who are hungry for a deeper spiritual life People who are seeking to learn more about their faith People seeking renewal and focus of their faith Parish staff members Parish pastoral councils Prayer Groups Catechists and Catholic School Teachers Parish liturgical ministers Members of Catholic organizations In other words, adults who want to renew their Christian faith or enrich their prayer life can participate. Join us!

All Saints Regional Catholic School (ASR)


Supported by the Parishes of: St. Boniface, St. Hyacinth, St. Mary, St. Patrick, St. Rocco

Accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Would you like to renew your faith? Are you hungry for a deeper spiritual life? Would you like to enrich your prayer life or try new ways of praying? Do you want to be more aware of God’s presence in your daily life? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join us for Meeting Christ in Prayer.

See page 6 and stay tuned for more details . . .

Free Before and After Care All Saints is offering free before and after care for the 2016-2017 school year.  Free tutoring by certified teachers & aides  Springboard for after school sport programs  Great opportunity to socialize with classmates  Snacks included

Registration for 2016-2017 is Ongoing Contact Carol Filippone in our Registration Office at 516-676-0762 ext. 202

Financial Assistance is Available . . . through the Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation Applications for financial assistance with tuition can be found under the Quick Links section on the ASR website

St. Boniface Martyr Parish Directory Pastor: Rev. Kevin J. Dillon; In Residence: Fr. Azubuike Igwegbe Deacon: Tom Fox; Music & Liturgy: Jeffrey Schneider; Fr. James Donohoe Parish Center 145 Glen Avenue, Sea Cliff, NY 11579; (516) 676-0676 Fax: (516) 674-6742;; Office Hours: 9am -12:30pm; 1:30pm - 4:30pm: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri; Thursdays 12:30pm - 6:30pm (no morning hours). Administration: Joan Schiller (Mondays-Thursdays); Margaret Evans (Fridays) Business & Finance: Eileen Krieb; Religious Education: Karen Croce;(516) 671-0418; Youth Ministry: Chris Mandato; Email: Parish Outreach: Jody Fleischmann and David Meagher Parish Center; Wednesdays & Saturdays. 10 am-1pm

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; 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. 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.

Webmaster: Robert Lynch. Website:

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.

Bulletin Editor: Julie Byrne. July 10 deadline noon July 1. Email after approval from Fr. Kevin.

Diocese of Rockville Centre: 50 North Park Ave. Rockville Centre, NY 11571-9023; (516) 678-5800 or

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: July 10, Mercy refers to both kindness and forgiveness, and it’s extended to those who aren’t otherwise receiving much of either, those alienated by distress and harshness. Mercy is an act of compassion—the kind of love Jesus commanded you to have for your neighbor. But in this us-versus-them world, too few people are acting neighborly. This Year of Mercy is an invitation to devote yourself to the Divine Mercy of Jesus and welcome the outsider into your heart, life, community—where you encounter the same mercy extended toward you. Monday, July 11 Feast of St. Benedict, abbot Many forms of governance have been tried by religious communities large and small. Many have failed either because they were too strict and intolerant to instill loyalty, or they were too lax and lenient to encourage respect. Saint Benedict somehow found the perfect balance. The “Rule of Saint Benedict,” as the precepts he wrote for his monks is known, is characterized by balance, moderation, and practicality. Written 1,500 years ago, the Rule has stood the test of time and has become the most influential guide for religious life. Whether you physically join a monastery or not, you can be one in spirit with those who do. Lead a balanced life—it has stood the test of time! Tuesday, July 12 “I will pray for you” is regular evidence of Christian charity, but prayer is not only about asking. The deepest prayer—often assumed to be reserved to nuns and monks—is accessible to all. Contemplation, or the prayer of unity, is the simple and intimate experience of oneness between you and God. Such prayer is neither secret nor for “specialists.” It is not a fad nor a new way to pray, but ancient and time-honored. Helpful guides include Father Basil Pennington and Father Thomas Keating, but be careful not to substitute reading about contemplative prayer for experiencing it. Wednesday, July 13 Many in the church hold the belief that the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal seven times in 1917. At the third apparition, with about 5,000 people present, the children reported that Mary revealed three secrets. The message of Fatima is one that is very much relevant today, in this Year of Mercy, and so pray with

the words Mary gave the children of Fatima: “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy.” Thursday, July 14 Feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, virgin Since when is following Jesus easy? Since Jesus said it himself: I will give you rest. That doesn’t mean you won’t face challenges, resistance, and work. But if you surrender to what you know in your heart to be the Way, the peace and love along it are deeply comforting and liberating. Saint Kateri Tekakwitha—the first canonized Native American saint—was shunned by some in her tribe for converting to Catholicism. When she died, it is said the smallpox scars on her face vanished—evidence of the tranquility she’d found in her faith. Friday, July 15 Feast of St. Bonaventure, bishop, Doctor of the church Saint Bonaventure’s heroic efforts to stabilize the Franciscan Order in the 13th century had the unintended effect of dividing the friars into “lay” or “clerical” categories—a sad distinction—to conform to church law at the time. “Oh, you’re just a brother,” would horrify Saint Francis. Since Vatican II, the unity of the friars has begun to re-emerge. Is there someone in your life to whom you refer as just a woman? Just a kid? Just a teacher? Just blue-collar? Not only rude but wrong. Offhand remarks may reveal hidden prejudices. Choose your words carefully! Saturday, July 16 Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel No one expects the public rhetoric of an election year to be humble or gentle. But lately there’s been a lack of civility in our social conversation that saddens the soul. The practice of mercy—which the church celebrates and encourages in this Jubilee Year—seems to have faded from view. A show of mercy can even be derided as weak or misguided. The men who first climbed Mount Carmel in the 12th century in what is now northern Israel to give their lives to prayer and imitation of Mary-like virtues would not be taken seriously today. Yet mercy’s soft voice needs to be lifted up, now more than ever. ©2015 by TrueQuest Communications. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from



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