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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

“Mary has chosen the better portion and she shall not be deprived of it.” (Luke 10:38-42)

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 21, 2013


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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 21 Genesis 18:1-10a; Colossians 1:24-28; Luke 10:38-42 The bread, wine, candles and sanctuary lamp were donated this week in memory of Rose DeRosa by the members of the St. Boniface Consolation Ministry. 5pm Vigil Mass Intention: Angelo D’Avino 8am Mass Intention: Parishioners 10:15am Mass Intention: Sergio Romei Monday, July 22 (Grace Cashin) Memorial of Mary Magdalene Exodus 14:5-18 (395); John 20:1-2, 11-18 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Jerome Tuesday, July 23 (John Krasinski) Memorial of Bridget, religious Exodus 14:21-15:1; Matthew 12:46-50 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Jerome Wednesday, July 24(Deceased Members of the Welch and Woltering Families) Memorial of Sharbel MakhlÛf, priest Exodus 16:1-5, 9-15; Matthew 13:1-9 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Jerome Thursday, July 25 (Nicholas Pedone) Feast of James, apostle 2 Corinthians 4:7-15; Matthew 20:20-28 8am Mass Celebrant Fr. Bob Friday, July 26 (Michael Lincks, Jr.) Memorial of Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary Exodus 20:1-17; Matthew 13:18-23 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Bob Saturday, July 27 (Parishioners) Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary Exodus 24:3-8; Matthew 13:24-30 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Bob 5pm Vigil Mass Intention: Ronald Kerr 5pm Celebrant: Fr. Jerome

Second Banns of Marriage Christopher Regolini, St. Boniface Church and Caitlin Finley, St. Joseph Church, Garden City

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: July 21 5pm Vigil Lector: Ministers:

Fr. Bob Kevin Kelly Ann Dubin, Katherine Miller Debbie Mink, Kathleen Van Bloem

8am Lector: Ministers:

Fr. Jerome Cathy Guagenti Ralph Casey, Peggy Cullen Andrew DiSalvo, Peggy Niper

10:15am Lector: Ministers:

Fr. Bob Eileen Moran Diva and Ed Corbelletta Mary Ann and Paul McDermott Camille Miritello, Susan Moran

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 $774,308.00. Payments are due as follows: Monthly payments are due on/before July 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! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with 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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A Thank You I would like to thank Fr. Bob for making the announcements of my retirement in the parish bulletins. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. I would also be remiss in not expressing my thanks and gratitude to the people of St. Boniface who have shared with me a journey of life. It has been a most exciting period of time in my life. You have helped, consoled, trusted and forgiven me. It was most a most profound joy to have so many parishioners wishing me well on my new journey of life. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. I will remember all of you in my prayers. Fr. Mike


PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DECEASED Please pray for those who have entered into eternal life especially Michael Cavallaro, Anthony Grella Jr., and Lorraine Kutch. 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, Rosemarie Beachboard, 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 $7069 and $1708 for our Parish Maintenance & Repair Fund last week. Thank you for your generous support!

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 July and 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 Fridays 3pm in the Chapel “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful,” from Saint Faustina’s diary. 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


Dear Parishioners, “Mary has chosen the better portion and she shall not be deprived of it.� Lk 10:42 In today's Gospel, we find what is probably a common situation in the lives of families. Martha is busy at home preparing for the visit of Jesus. She is cooking and cleaning knowing that there will be many guests who will come to hear Him. Mary, it seems, has neglected that aspect of hospitality and has chosen instead to sit at the feet of Jesus and listen to His words. Mary is upset by this and probably feels angry that all the work is falling on her. So she goes to to Jesus expecting that He will side with her. Jesus surprises Martha and tells her that her sister Mary has chosen the better part. How many times have we experienced those moments of feeling like all the work falls on us and becoming resentful of those who seem to be able to "take it easy"? This can be a tricky and sticky situation. Hospitality is certainly part of the Christian ideal and necessary in a household. So maybe what Jesus is pointing out is that there are times we can be so concerned about making things "nice" for guests, that we really never leave the time to sit and enjoy their company. Maybe we, like Mary, can at times be so consumed with the externals of hospitality that it prevents us from entering into the most important part of having guests...the human interaction. While that is important with anyone who comes into our home, here Mary has Jesus as her guest. Mary knows that Jesus has not only the words of eternal life, but also the way of peace in this life. Mary wants to take in all that Jesus has to offer, and in doing so seems to be negligent of her other duties. But think about it...if we spend so much time in the preparations that we can't enjoy those who are with us, we have lost an important aspect of opening our homes and lives to others. Maybe we can be so concerned about "doing" with family and friends that even our relationship with God can be put on the back burner. Summertime is traditionally spent with family and friends. We even travel and enjoy our time off and the beautiful weather. Do those celebration times become so important and time consuming that we forget to sit before the Lord in prayer and even put our obligation to attend Mass in a place of secondary importance? If so, then maybe we need to hear this Gospel as Jesus speaking to us...our relationship with Jesus must take precedence. Maybe the Gospel reminds us that deepening our relationship with God and with each other is so important that activities that keep us from them should be the first to be put on the back burner. Something to ponder. Last week I included an email address that will locate a Catholic Church for you during your travels. So here it is again: In Jesus, Fr. Bob


Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 21 A rabbi once described the Sabbath in this way. Imagine a desk full of all the things you have to do. They demand to be done though you feel you don’t have enough time and energy to do them, and the farthest thing from your mind is taking time away from getting through them. Then, despite all that, imagine sweeping everything away and clearing a space—only for a day. That’s what the Sabbath is like. No matter how many your responsibilities, take one day to make some room for God, for those closest to you, for service to others, and for rest. Each week the Sabbath offers this chance to re-ground yourself in what’s most important. Monday, July 22 Memorial of Mary Magdalene You’ve probably heard the horror stories of people who have had their identities stolen by scammers who then wreak havoc on a person’s finances through fraudulent purchases and the like. Mary Magdalene, were she alive today, would sympathize. Her reputation has taken a beating over the centuries. A persistent legend in the church has it that she was the unnamed “sinful woman” who anointed the feet of Jesus. Instead she turns out to have been the first witness of the Resurrection, rightly called “apostle to the apostles.” It pays to look carefully at the evidence before judging anyone’s behavior harshly—some day it may be your own identity that has been hijacked! Tuesday, July 23 Memorial of Bridget, religious From the moment we’re born we all face challenges in life. We learn how to walk—and we take some tumbles. We allow ourselves to fall in love—and we experience heartache. We work hard to be better people—and we sometimes fall short. It takes faith to attempt things without knowing how they’ll turn out. Fear can tempt us to not try hard at anything. Yet we’re all called by God to do and be more than we can envision! We see that in stories of our ancestors in faith, such as Moses, who, by the grace of God and the willingness to try, achieved remarkable things. How have you allowed God to work in and through you today? Wednesday, July 24 Memorial of Sharbel MakhlÛf, priest Through earning your first paycheck as a teenager or young adult you learned the value of being able to earn a living. You became more self-reliant as an

adult and began to provide for yourself and your family. The Lebanese monk Sharbel Makhlûf had a strong devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and followed a strict regimen of fasting. He learned that God provided where he could not. As a grown-up you may have lost sight of what it means to be provided for in your life. Today show your need for God by saying a prayer asking God for help in fasting from harmful habits. Thursday, July 25 Feast of James, apostle Jesus taught the Apostle James and his brother John a great lesson of humility about service to others. Simply put, Jesus told James and John that to be great is to be a servant. Many have wanted to serve Jesus himself because he is the Son of God, but through his death and resurrection Jesus’ ultimate service is to others. Keep in mind that each time you serve another, you are serving God. Friday, July 26 Memorial of Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary “Grandmother, Grandfather, what was it like when you were growing up?” Thus begins many a conversation between a young child and his or her grandparents. Grandparents link the generations in a special way, spooling out the thread of tradition that is handed down from parent to child to grandchild over the ages. They are the keepers of memory, reminding us of how things “used to be.” Without this perspective, each generation would have to start from scratch, making the same mistakes and learning the same painful lessons. If we take the time to really listen to what our parents’ parents have to say, we might just build a better world for our children’s children. Saturday, July 27 Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary You may be familiar with the 16th-century Litany of Loreto, which gathers wonderful images of Mary such as Mystical Rose, Tower of Ivory, Ark of the Covenant, Gate of Heaven, and Morning Star. Saint Francis of Assisi in the 13th century had a similar litany, his “Salutation of the Virgin,” which hails Mary as Christ’s Palace, Tabernacle, Home, Robe, Handmaid, and Mother, but perhaps the most striking is Mary as “Virgin made church”: Mary as the model for all Christians to pray, “Let it be done unto me according to God’s word” and who is always directing us toward her son, saying again and again, “Do what he tells you.” Reprinted with permission from Prepare the Word (©2013)

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

All events are open to all entering 9-12 graders! The Youth Group will be meeting this Sunday, July 21, on the field behind the church. July 28: No youth group. August 4: Pool Party - please join our facebook group or join our email list for more information. August 11: No youth group. August 17 (Saturday): Save the Date! STRENGTH: A Paintball Day Retreat (more information coming soon!) 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 this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus affirms that to be a disciple we must also sit at his feet and listen to him. St. Vincent de Paul taught that it is only in prayer that we can give selfless loving service to those who are poor. This week, please say a special prayer each day for the poor and forgotten in our parish. Thanks to all of you for all 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 R.C. Parish July 21, 2013 Parish Bulletin  

St. Boniface Martyr R.C. Parish July 21, 2013 Parish Bulletin

St. Boniface Martyr R.C. Parish July 21, 2013 Parish Bulletin  

St. Boniface Martyr R.C. Parish July 21, 2013 Parish Bulletin