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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

“And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. " (Luke 11:1-13)

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 28, 2013


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

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 28 Genesis 18:20-32; Colossians 2:12-14; Luke 11:1-13 5pm Vigil Mass Intention: Ronald Kerr 8am Mass Intention: Werner H. Geiger 10:15am Mass Intention: Parishioners Monday, July 29 (Peter McGowan) Memorial of Martha Ex 32:15-24, 30-34; Jn 11:19-27 or Lk 10:38-42 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Jerome

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: July 28 5pm Vigil Lectors: Ministers:

Fr. Jerome Blanche & Eric Tyrkko Irma & Bill Berkley Eileen Bowersock, Paul Bramfeld

8am Lector: Ministers:

Fr. Bob Carole Kelly Lorraine Petschauer, Marie Agosta Laura Andrysiak, Anna Arellano

10:15am Lector: Ministers:

Fr. Bob Laureen Feehan Rosemary & John Murello Fran Roesch, Jane Serpico Joe Vulpis, Pat Warner

Tuesday, July 30 (Frank DeRosa) Memorial of Peter Chrysologus Exodus 33:7-11; 34:5b-9, 28; Matthew 13:36-43 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Jerome Wednesday, July 31 (Jane Pollicino) Memorial of Ignatius of Loyola Exodus 34:29-35; Matthew 13:44-46 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Bob Thursday, August 1 (Grace Cashin) Memorial of Alphonsus Liguori Exodus 40:16-21, 34-38; Matthew 13:47-53 8am Mass Celebrant Fr. Bob First Friday, August 2 (Rose DeRosa) Memorial of Eusebius of Vercelli Leviticus 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37; Matt 13:54-58 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Bob First Saturday, August 3 (Rose DeRosa) Leviticus 25:1, 8-17; Matthew 14:1-12 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Jerome 5pm Vigil Mass Intention: Parishioners, Ethel Forster, Leonard Manzella, Maria Monico, George Rieger, Robert Weppler 5pm Celebrant: Fr. Bob

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

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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The Oktoberfest is Saturday, October 5th. SAVE THE DATE! For anyone interested in helping to organize the Oktoberfest, there is a meeting in the Parish Center on Thursday, August 1st at 7pm. Please come and help!


PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DECEASED Please pray for those who have entered into eternal life, especially John Orth. 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 $7403 last week. Next week there will be a second collection for Air Conditioning. 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, "Lord teach us to pray." LK 11:1 In the Gospel today the Disciples reveal a desire to know how to approach God. They want to know how to speak to God. They understand that prayer presents that venue to hear the voice of God. Jesus in His own prayer life, has reached that union with the Father and He teaches them. Jesus gives them in that great prayer which Christians have prayed throughout the centuries. The Lord's Prayer is one of the first things Christian parents teach their children. It is words past down from generation to generation and define us as believers in Jesus. I dare say that each of us want to know how to pray. We desire that openness to God so that we may hear His voice in our lives. There is something inside of us that longs for the presence of God. Yet for many of us it can seem to allude us. We attempt to pray and might get frustrated if it doesn't develop as we hoped or desired. To be fruitful at prayer we have to with a willingness to enter the discipline that prayer requires. That discipline is a willingness to work at it. The work of prayer is to stay faithful even if it seems "nothing" is happening. God desires to be part of the deepest and most intimate part of our lives and yet we can have such difficulty attaining that. So we look to the Scriptures to see what God Has to say to us. In the Lords Prayer Jesus gives us a very concise and succinct way to approach the Father. If we go through each line we realize that this prayer contains all we need. What might be a helpful aid to prayer is then to take each line and ponder the meaning presented for our own lives. In those moments of silence to ask Jesus what it means for the direction of our lives. Meditating and praying these words can take a life time to develop and understand. BUT that is the work of developing a true prayer life. We see in the Gospel that Jesus calls us to ask God for all we need. God the Father is presented as One who truly cares for us. What is also important to notice is that we are told to be persistent in prayer. So that even if we feel our prayers are not answered we are asked to continue to flood heaven with our needs. Persistence and faithfulness are the key to a true prayer life. Never lose hope we are loved by Jesus and He will never abandon us! So take these words each day and don't just say them but pray them. Take the Lord's Prayer line by line so that we are not only opening ourselves to God as we present our needs to Him but maybe more importantly we are open to God so that we may hear what He wants from us. The work of prayer can be challenging at times but the fruits of it cannot be measured. May your summer be a time of rest and relaxation that you may enjoy the gifts that God gives you. As I have said, do not forget the obligation to attend Mass, yes even on vacation. What a great teaching moment it can be especially if you have children, to spend the time looking for and putting in your schedule that Sunday time for the Lord. Here again is the website to find a church when you are traveling; or you can call 1-800-Mass Times (1-800-627-7846). In Jesus, Fr Bob


Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: July 28 Think of the rotten, mean-spirited, selfish things you’ve done in your life. Now imagine someone presenting you with a list of these despicable acts and informing you that you must atone for them over and over—that these past transgressions will forever define who you are. Your heart is heavy. You feel unloved and unlovable, certain that others sit in judgment of you with scorn and ridicule. Then just as you reach the point of despair, someone grabs the paper with the complaints against you, removes it from your sight, and nails it to a cross—the cross. It is finished. Your atonement is complete. Your sins are forgiven. Your new life begins. Phew! That was a close call. Be mindful of God’s mercy today. Monday, July 29 Memorial of Martha Even the savior of the world needed a place where he could put his feet up and let his hair down. The home of Martha, her sister Mary, and their brother Lazarus was just such a place for Jesus. They were his good friends, people with whom he likely shared laughs and good times and perhaps on occasion a good cup of wine. When Lazarus died, Jesus without hesitation put his own life at risk by raising him. Friendship is fundamental to the spiritual life and to our well being, yet too often we let friendships wither from neglect. Who counts you among their closest friends? If the list is short, it’s time to reassess your priorities. Tuesday, July 30 Memorial of Peter Chrysologus When you hear chryso in the names of Saints Peter Chrysologus or John Chrysostom, you know you’re dealing with “gold”: one with a “golden mouth” in the case of Chrysostom and one of “golden words” in the case of Chrysologus. Then as now, people considered gold to be one of the most valuable of metals, and these men’s powers of communication earned them comparisons to that precious material. While you don’t have to attain the heights of eloquence Peter Chrysologus did, you can still aim to express your faith with as much knowledge and grace as possible, whether in words or actions. Wednesday, July 31 Memorial of Ignatius of Loyola Before he came on the world stage as Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio had already put in 53 years of service to the church as a Jesuit, having made his first vows in 1960. The Society of Jesus founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola has served the church for nearly

500 years, with Jesuits currently working in 112 nations on six continents in a variety of apostolic ministries. The election of Bergoglio to the papacy allows for greater visibility for his order and all religious orders. Give thanks for all the women and men in consecrated religious life who have dedicated their lives to the people of God. Thursday, August 1 Memorial of Alphonsus Liguori The space between God and us can seem vast at times. In the Book of Leviticus Moses is instructed to set up a special place for a Divine Encounter: this “tent of meeting” is described for six intricate chapters! But you don’t need to recreate that welldefined space to meet the God we’ve come to know in Jesus. Alphonsus Liguori recommended a greater informality: “Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with to the dearest and most loving of friends. Speak to him often of your business, your plans, your troubles, your fears—of everything that concerns you.” Talk: God is listening! Friday, August 2 Memorial of Eusebius of Vercelli “Eusebius” graces the names of no fewer than five bishops from the early centuries of the church, and the places where they served sound like the itinerary of an ancient Mediterranean vacation: Caesarea, Emesa, Nicomedia, Dorylaeum, and Vercelli. Eusebius of Vercelli died in 371 and was involved in the struggle against the Arian heresy, a time when what people believed about Christ was very much up in the air. Some thought Jesus couldn’t be “all God” and “all human” at the same time—that his divinity and humanity had to cancel one another out to some degree. Be thankful for the church leaders of that time who courageously thought he could be both. Saturday, August 3 In history and in our world today we see how the use of power can have dramatic effects. We look to leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Dorothy Day, and Kenyan environmentalist and political activist Wangari Maathai, who chose to work for justice and peace. Conversely we can see examples of leadership choices that led to devastation, such as the Rwandan genocide. We may never find ourselves on the international stage, but in our daily lives most of us have the power to make decisions that affect others in some way. It may be the power of a parent to make choices for a child or of an employer that affect workers. What decisions will you make today? How will they be life-giving to others? 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! 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

The Feast of St. Rocco is July 30-August 4. Tuesday-Friday: 6 pm - 11 pm; Saturday: 3 pm -11 pm; Sunday: Feast Mass at 10:15am with procession to follow; food, etc. from 1 pm-10pm. Join us!

St. Vincent de Paul Society In the Gospel, Jesus teaches us that God is our “Father” and just as a parents’ love for their children is unlimited, so is God’s love and care unlimited. Your gifts to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul helps those in need to know that God is indeed their “Father.” 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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$25 Margaret Mally, Glen Head $25 Celine & James Stanis, Sea Cliff $25 Pat Merrick, Little River, SC $25 Diana Brantuas, Glen Head $25 Joanne Sebetic, Glen Head $25 Robert Gelfand, Glen Head $25 Simon & Rosemarie Magamas, Glen Head

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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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