St. Boniface Martyr Roman Catholic Church â€œWe are a pilgrim people on a journey toward the Kingdom of God.â€? 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 Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday), March 26 1 Sam16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a; Eph 5:8-14; John 9:1-41 The altar bread, wine, candles and sanctuary lamp used in this week's celebrations were donated in loving memory of Steven McDonald by Jeff and Randa Barrington. 5pm Mass Intention: Steven McDonald 9am Mass: Deceased members of the McGowan family. 10:30am Intention: Parishioners 12pm Mass Intention: Violet McHale Monday, March 27 Isaiah 65:17-21; John 4:43-54 7:30pm Lenten Meditation & Scripture Study*
Tuesday, March 28 (Msgr. Austin P. Bennett) Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12; John 5:1-16 Wednesday, March 29 Isaiah 49:8-15; John 5:17-30 Thursday, March 30 Exodus 32:7-14; John 5:31-47 Friday, March 31 Wisdom 2:1a, 12-22; John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30 Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence from the age of 14 onwards. —USCCB.org 7:30pm Stations of the Cross (Church)
First Saturday, April 1 Wisdom 2:1a, 12-22; John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30 4pm Holy Hour 5pm Mass Intentions: Nicholas Martone, Victor Pierantozzi, Stanley Stachacz, Parishioners *On Monday evenings, March 27 and April 3 at 7:30pm in Church, Fr. Perera will offer a Lenten Meditation and Scripture Study for each of the Sundays of Lent. Come prepare for the Sunday Eucharist by attending these weekly meditations and Breaking Open of the Word.
Please Pray For Our Deceased
Mercedes Marra, Barbara Olownia.
For Our Sick
William Anderson, Bill Berkley, Frances Breen, Richard Brown, Caesar Cavese, Maryanne Dillon, Philip French, Charles Gonder, Thomas Gonder, Carol Griffin, Kay Johnson, Troy Johnson, Joseph Korade, Toni Lauria, Georgia Leim, Michelle Martone, Kenneth Moore, Maria O'Halloran, John Orozco, Tom Ryan, Jr., Maria Santoli, Anna Fiora Seda, Katrina Stern, Steven Taibbi, Steven Tipton. (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 ❖
Stewardship… a Way of Life
Thank you for your Financial Stewardship of $6499 last week. This week there will be a second collection for the Catholic Services Relief Annual Appeal.
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 any “surplus”, please place it in an envelope marked Special Assistance and Fr. Kevin will see it helps “supply their needs."
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 email@example.com. The Youth Group will be participating in their 7th annual Midnight Run on April 1st in New York City. Midnight Run is an organization established to connect youth groups to the homeless of New York. Our Youth Group will be collecting new and gently used clothing, toiletries and food from the parishes and delivering the supplies in person to those in need. This type of profound experience is not only an opportunity for the youth, but for the parish as a whole to come together and be hands of Christ to those most in need. If you wish to donate new or gently used clothing there will be a clothesline and baskets in the back of the church for any items until March 26th. Your donations and prayers are greatly appreciated as we journey together through this awesome experience!
Bereavement Support Group Meets the last Sunday of every month at 7:30pm in the Parish Center. Anyone coping with the loss of a loved one is welcome to attend the support group. For more information, contact David Meagher at firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda Rose at email@example.com.
Catholic Daughters First Mondays of the month at 11am in the parish center for women age 18 and older. Juniors ages 11 -18; Juniorettes ages 6 -10 (date/place on request). Contact: Eileen Stanton www.catholicdaughters.org
Charismatic Prayer Group
Mondays at 7:30pm in the chapel. Contact John and Rosemary Murello at 676-2767 (see page 4).
Holy Hour and Benediction Wednesdays at 2pm in the chapel.
Prayer Vigil for the Sick
Thursdays 7pm -7:30pm in the chapel.
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.
Friday at 10am in the Parish Center. Contact Cathy Sackett at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bingo Fridays 7pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 83 Sea Cliff Avenue. All proceeds go to charity, including our St. Boniface Outreach Ministry.
Lay Carmelites of Blessed Titus Brandsma Third Saturdays at 9am in the parish center.
Miraculous Medal Novena
Saturdays after 8am Mass in the chapel with veneration of the relic of St. Catherine of Labore.
Men’s Ministry Join us on Holy Saturday, April 15 at 8am in the parish center conference room followed by Morning Prayer in the Church at 9am. This special gathering will be devoted to our Blessed Mother and the Apostles on their first Holy Saturday. We will pray and meditate on what they just experienced, how they may have felt and what they may have said on what was quite possibly the worst day of their lives. For more information about Men’s Ministry contact Rich at email@example.com.
St. Vincent de Paul Society In today’s Gospel, Jesus says: “My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to finish his work.” Through your almsgiving you are doing the will of the Father and finishing the work of Jesus. Know that your nickel, dime or quarter is multiplied by the coins place by others in the St. Vincent de Paul Poor Box. 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.
Women of Faith Book Group You are invited to the second a new book group for women in our parish. Book: My Life with the Saints, by James Martin, SJ. We will be discussing chapters 5-18. Date: Tuesday, April 4 Location: The Parish Center Time: Mornings at 10am OR Evenings at 7:30pm Sessions will run approximately 1 hour. If you plan to attend or have any questions, please contact Pat Fox at (516) 676-1443 or firstname.lastname@example.org
eGiving with Faith Direct This month we are introducing a new and exciting way for you to support our parish offertory and second collections: Faith Direct. Faith Direct enables parishioners to make your Church contributions through either direct debit from your checking/savings account or through your credit/debit card. No more writing checks or searching for envelopes on the way out the door. Now you can apply the convenience of direct debit to your parish offerings in much the same way as you may now use it to make your mortgage, car or tuition payments. Faith Direct also offers you personalized offertory cards to replace your envelopes for the collection basket. Please join me in enrolling by responding to the mailing you will receive or visit www.faithdirect.net to enroll securely online. Our parish code is NY820. God Bless You! Rev. Kevin Dillon
Easter Altar Flowers
may be brought to church during Holy Week. Thank you!
Lent & Easter 2017 CONFESSIONS Saturdays : 4:00 PM April 1 , April 8 THE PASSION & THE MESSIAH A Lenten Program of Scripture and Sacred Choral Masterpieces Presented by the North Shore Chamber Choir Sunday, April 2 at 4:00 PM Admission: $20 For tickets: Click here to purchase online. PASSION (PALM) SUNDAY, April 9 April 8 – April 9 Masses: Saturday: 5:00 PM Sunday: 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM & 12:00 PM PENANCE DAY – MONDAY, April 10 (Diocesan Day of Reconciliation) 3:00 – 9:00 PM (Individual Confessions) HOLY THURSDAY, April 13 9:00 AM Morning Prayer 7:30 PM Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper Adoration at Repository until 10:45 PM Concluding with Night Prayer at 10:45 PM GOOD FRIDAY, April 14 9:00 AM Morning Prayer 12:00 PM Children’s Station of the Cross 3:00 PM Solemn Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion 4:30 – 6:00 PM Confessions 7:30 PM Solemn Stations of the Cross HOLY SATURDAY, April 15 9:00 AM Morning Prayer 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Confessions 12:00 PM Blessing of the Food 7:30 PM The Easter Vigil EASTER SUNDAY, April 16 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM & 12:00 PM EASTER EGG HUNT After 10:30 AM Easter Sunday Mass
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St. Boniface Charismatic Prayer Group
There will be a Healing Mass at St. Boniface Church on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm. The Celebrant will be Fr. Claudio from The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Brooklyn.
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. (Matthew 18: 20) Join us Monday nights at 7:30pm in the chapel as we gather in prayer, scripture and song to petition and praise God, from whose loving kindness (charis) all blessings flow. Newcomers welcome! No experience necessary, just a desire to draw closer to God. For more information call John and Rosemary Murello at 516-676-2767.
The North Shore Chamber Choir Returns to St. Boniface Join us in church for a concert of readings from the Passion of Jesus with selections from Handel's Messiah as well as the music of Mendelssohn, Bruckner, Franck and others. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity for another Lenten observance. The concert begins at 4pm under the artistic direction our own Jeffrey Schneider. Tickets are $20 and will be on sale after all of the Masses or Click here to purchase online.
St. Boniface LUCKY BONI-BUCK$ JOSEPH SHEEHAN of Sea Cliff is the Winner of the March 17, St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Boni-Bucks Raffle. The next drawing will be April 1. Tickets are available at the back of the Church and in the Parish Office.
STATIONS of the CROSS
Pray the Stations of the Cross at 7:30pm every Friday night during Lent in St. Boniface Church.
FILMS AND FAITH
Holy Thursday Pilgrimage The St. Boniface Martyr Religious Education Office invites you to join us on Holy Thursday at 1pm for a Pilgrimage walk to two neighboring churches: St. Rocco’s and St. Patrick’s. It is a time for prayer and reflection. During the walk we will pray for those that have helped us in our lives, for those who may need help and pray for those that have no one to pray for them. We will gather at St. Boniface Martyr Church and proceed from there, stopping at each of the churches mentioned and then returning to St. Boniface. Please join us for this time of prayer and reflection. It is a time to journey to the Father through the Son, Jesus Christ.
S AV E T H E D AT E S !
Join us Sunday afternoons at 2pm in the Parish Center for movies with Catholic themes followed by a brief discussion led by Deacon Tom Fox. No RSVP needed. Come see some classics and some newer movies of faith that stir the heart.
Sunday, April 30: A Man for All Seasons Religious Education Religious Ed Question of the Week We are called to be the children of light and by opening up our hearts to the will of God we let the power and goodness of Christ shine through us and into the world around us. What specific actions as a family can you take to do this? Religious Ed News The fourth Parent Invitation will take place on Tuesday, March 28th at 4pm in the school. The topic is Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord; Getting Ready for Easter. The fifth Parent Invitation will take place on Wednesday, March 29th at 4pm in the school. The topic is The Holy Spirit. Please join us!
May 18—21, 2017
All Saints Regional Catholic School Founded in 1990 Supported by the Parishes of: St. Boniface ~ St. Hyacinth ~ St. Mary ~ St. Patrick ~ St. Rocco Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Phone: 516 676-0762 www.asrcatholic.org
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Faith Foundation Future
Congratulations to the All Saints Regional Girls Basketball Team who finished First Place in Division II Catholic Middle School Athletic Association. At the beginning of every game and in between quarters, the All Saints Regional girls basketball team huddled up and exclaimed "Family!"- a phrase that truly describes the teams' overall success this season. The girls finished #1 in the division II Catholic Middle School Athletic Association (CMSAA) with an almost perfect 9-1 record. Sports director, Michelle Gallucci, and twoyear head coach, Krissi Thomopoulos, emphasize that basketball is not only about teamwork and developing basketball skills; it is a way for the girls to learn lessons on the court, such as discipline and hard work, that will enable them to be successful when they step off of the court as well. The team had three outstanding 8th graders, whose leadership unequivocally attributed to their success this season. Brianna, Nicole, and Jane will truly be missed and are wished all the best in high school. The girls worked extremely hard, together and individually, and we are all so proud of them! Congratulations! First Grade Celebrates 100 Days of School First Grade celebrates the 100 Day of School with special activities, 100 themed snack, and a certificate, as well as lots of goodies! For 100 seconds we jumped, sat still, giggled, and hopped! What fun 100 can be! th
Registration is now Open for the 2017 -2018 School Year Contact Carol Filippone in our Registration Office Mon. - Fri. 7:30 am to 11:00 am 516 676-0762 ext. 202
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Father Kevin and St. Boniface Parish are pleased to welcome Judith Grant, nurse practitioner and health advocate who will present information about a way to accomplish all this...and create a perpetual fund-raiser for our parish. Please join us for a powerful and informative presentation on a new way to shop and save money while supporting St. Boniface. Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Church.
Use Your IRA for Your Gift Now and/or for Your Estate Gift! If you would like to make a gift now using your Ira and if: 1. You are at least 70 1/2 years old on the date you make your gift 2. Your IRA is a traditional or Roth 3. You don’t exceed your personal maximum of $100,000 per year in qualified charitable distributions You will not have to report your distribution as income. It will be free of federal and New York State income tax, and it will count toward your required minimum distribution (RMD). The best way for you to start is with your IRA custodian. Tell them you want to make a "qualified charitable distribution". In most cases you will only have to fill out a simple form. VERY IMPORTANT!! Your gift must go directly from your IRA to the Parish. If you receive the money first then you’ll be taxed on it like any other distribution.
If you would like to make an Estate gift: 1. You can make your Parish a beneficiary of your IRA and your loved ones will not have to pay income tax on their proceeds. Example: Mrs. O’Brien, age 80, must take a required minimum distribution of $25,000 this year from her IRA. She wants to use the funds to make her contribution to her Parish Capital Campaign. She instructs her IRA Custodian to transfer these funds directly to the Parish. Mr. O’Brien escapes both federal and state tax. Mrs. O’Brien also decides to make her Parish the beneficiary of her IRA in her estate plan and leave other assets to her loved ones. She chooses this gift strategy because her loved ones would have to pay income tax on her IRA proceeds. This information is not intended and should not be construed as legal, tax or investment advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney, tax advisor or investment professional.
Holy Thursday Pilgrimage St. Boniface Martyr Religious Education Office invites you to join us on Holy Thursday at 1 PM for a Pilgrimage walk to two neighboring churches, St. Rocco and St. Patrick. The Pilgrimage will be a time for prayer and reflection. During the walk, we will pray for those that have helped us in our lives, for those who may need help and pray for those that have no one to pray for them. We will gather at St. Boniface Martyr Church and proceed from there, stopping at each of the churches mentioned and then returning to St. Boniface. Please join us for this time of prayer and reflection. It is a time to journey to the Father through the Son, Jesus Christ.
It is about a 30 to 45-minute Where: Meet in front of walk to St. Rocco. We should St. Boniface at 1 PM be there between 1:30 and What: Wear good walk- 1:45 PM. We will visit the Church for about 10 to 15 ing shoes! (Bring a therminutes and then walk 10 to mos or water bottle.) 15 more minutes to St. Patrick. How: We will walk from We should arrive there beSt. Boniface Martyr to St. tween 2:15 and 2:30 PM. We Rocco and from St. Rocco will visit the church for 10 to 15 minutes as well. We will to St. Patrick and then then walk 40 to 45 minutes back to St. Boniface Mar- back to St. Boniface Martyr tyr. arriving around 4: 15 PM and Our Pilgrimage should we will enter church for a final take about 3 to 3.5 hours. prayer.
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 email@example.com.
Here are a list of some of the youth group’s big events for the rest of this year: April 1 - Midnight Run!
The Youth Group will be participating in their 7th annual Midnight Run on April 1st in New York City. Midnight Run is an organization established to connect youth groups to the homeless of New York. Our Youth Group will be collecting new and gently used clothing, toiletries and food from the parishes and delivering the supplies in person to those in need. This type of profound experience is not only an opportunity for the youth, but for the parish as a whole to come together and be hands of Christ to those most in need. If you wish to donate new or gently used clothing there will be a clothesline and baskets in the back of the church for any items until March 26th. Your donations and prayers are greatly appreciated as we journey together through this awesome experience!
April 13 - Good Friday Lock-in and Stations of the Cross April 21 - Weekend Retreat at Camp deWolfe with other youth groups from the diocese July 2 - Catholic Heart Work Camp
Attention All Families St. Boniface Religious Education will be holding a series of Parent Invitationals throughout the year. They will take place during class time while your child is in class. Please look at the schedule and the topics and feel free to attend as many as you wish. These gatherings are a time to come and learn a little more about your faith and help to create an avenue for you to have meaningful discussions with your child about their faith.
Come and have a cup of coffee with us. Take this time to listen, learn and engage! Parent Invitational 4: Tuesday, March 28th 4 - 5 PM Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord; getting ready for Easter Parent Invitational 5: Wednesday, March 29th 4 - 5 PM The Holy Spirit
Parent Invitational 6: Wednesday, April 5th 7 - 8 PM The Sacraments
No reservations required just come and join us as you can! Offered by the Religious Education Office of St. Boniface Martyr
It takes all of Lent to absorb this heady message and what it means to be baptized into Christ. We enter the season and the heart of the Good News with fresh eyes and ears, as if the daffodils sprouting around us had never been seen before, as Sunday, March 26, 2017 If you want to “see” Jesus, you know where to look, if Jesus were the new beauty and new fragrance in right? Just stop in at your neighborhood church and the air. the Lord will be there during Mass on the altar in the consecrated bread and wine, or in the Thursday, March 30 tabernacle, or in a monstrance during adoration or Jesus was not interested in human praise because benediction of the blessed sacrament. But he is to he saw that there is often an element of selfbe seen in other places as well. Scripture and the interest in praising others. But imitation? That’s a church teach us that God is present in others, in the different kind of praise—the highest form—and poor, and in the image and likeness that looks back Jesus was on board with that kind. He calls you to at us in the mirror. Church is a great place to see follow him, to imitate him, in thought, word, and Jesus. So is the rest of the world. deed, rather than merely pay him lip service. We gather together in worship not because that is sufficient to fulfill our calling but to gather strength Monday, March 27 An inexhaustible source of human unhappiness is and support to follow through on our vocation the tendency to recall and relive painful past once we walk out the church doors. Do your best events. In no time at all you can find yourself imitation of Jesus today! digging up regrettable past events, painful memories, and long-held resentments. Fortunately Friday, March 31 spring reminds us that God is forever looking Though we’d like to think the cornerstone of our forward. Bulbs are ready to burst forth. New blades life is our faith, the actual foundation of our lives of grass emerge. Buds appear on tree branches. All may be something far less permanent. Maybe our of creation moves forward; shouldn’t you as well? world pivots on one person, whose existence is as precarious as ours. Maybe our trust is really in our bank account, our career or position, our power of Tuesday, March 28 If it has been a while since you took a walk, this is a attraction or personal cleverness. Those things reminder that walking has much to commend it! may sustain us through a lot of hard times, but they There are the well-documented physical benefits of can also change overnight. Jesus Christ is the same course, but walking offers powerful spiritual yesterday, today, and forever. No one and nothing rewards as well. Something about the rhythm of is more reliable. breathing and movement quiets and clears the mind. Before you know it, you are free of repetitive, Saturday, April 1 unhelpful thought patterns. You open to new ideas As Tevye reminds us in Fiddler on the Roof, there is and fresh perspectives. Often a profound sense of something to be said for tradition. At the same time optimism sets in. A good walk also can induce there needs to be room for innovation as well, lest prayer. Saint Augustine summed it up best when he rich traditions become ossified museum pieces. wrote, “Solvitur ambulando”: “It is solved by Jesus was a radical trailblazer, much to the distress walking.” of the Jewish community’s deeply entrenched leadership. A living faith such as Christianity must seek anew with every generation the proper mix of Wednesday, March 29 Before any gospel was written, the apostles tradition and change. Be part of the conversation in preached a nugget of faith we call the kerygma— your own faith community by getting involved, the “proclamation”: Jesus Christ . . . rose from the listening and learning from others, and letting your dead, and was raised to God’s right hand in heaven. own voice be heard. Faith in this Good News will bring you salvation.
Take Five for Faith
eGiving with Faith Direct This month we are introducing a new and exciting way for you to support our parish offertory and second collections: Faith Direct. Faith Direct enables parishioners to make your Church contributions through either direct debit from your checking/ savings account or through your credit/debit card. No more writing checks or searching for envelopes on the way out the door. Now you can apply the convenience of direct debit to your parish offerings in much the same way as you may now use it to make your mortgage, car or tuition payments. Faith Direct also offers you personalized offertory cards to replace your envelopes for the collection basket. Please join me in enrolling by responding to the mailing you will receive or visit www.faithdirect.net to enroll securely online. Our parish code is NY820. God Bless You! Rev. Kevin Dillon
2017 - 2018 St. Boniface Martyr
LUCKY BONI BUCK$ Monthly Raffle
14 Chances to Win $500! Tickets $25 Each or 5/$100
Drawing the First Day of Each Month with 2 Bonus Drawings: St. Patrickâ€™s Day on March 17th Feast of St. Boniface on June 5th The first drawing will be St. Patrickâ€™s Day.
All proceeds support St. Boniface Martyr Parish. Winners will be posted on our website www.saintboniface.org and in our weekly bulletin. Tickets are available in the back of the Church and at the Parish Office. You can drop your ticket(s) in the collection basket, drop them off at the Parish office or mail them in. Only one $25 ticket (or 5 for $100) gives you 14 chances to win $500, so get your entry/entries in soon. Tickets will still be on sale after March 17, , but why miss one of the 14 chances to win $500!
St. Boniface Bereavement Group Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand. (Patti Smith, poet and composer.)
The next meeting of the new book group for women in our Parish.
Book: M y L ife with the Saints by Fr. James Martin SJ Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Location: The Par ish Center Time: ď‚ˇ
Morning Session 10 am, or
Evening Session 7:30 pm Sessions will run approximately one hour.
If you plan on attending or if you have any questions, please contact:
Pat Fox 516-676-1443 firstname.lastname@example.org
You do not have to walk alone. A new bereavement support group has been formed at St. Boniface Martyr. It meets the last Sunday of every month at 7:30pm in the Parish Center. Anyone coping with the loss of a loved one is welcome to attend the support group. For more information, contact David Meagher at email@example.com or Linda Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org If you have experienced the death of a loved one and would like to join this group or wish additional information, contact:
David Meagher email@example.com Linda Rose firstname.lastname@example.org
A Miracle By Msgr. James McNamara
Irish eyes were smiling on St.Patrick's Day The Diocese of Rockville Centre was well represented in New York City for Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral and the St. Patrick's Day parade. In the top photo, Laura Mattone of St. Raymond parish, East Rockaway, holds her 11-month-old daughter, Quinn, enjoying her first St. Patrick's Day parade. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) Below left, Bishops Robert Brennan and John Barres flank Chief Neil Delargy from the Nassau County Police Department (and Laura's father).
The Gospel story today (John 9:1-41) describes a beautiful moment between Jesus and a man who was blind from birth. The man happens to meet Jesus who is passing by. At the time people thought that one’s malady was the result of one’s sins or those of an ancestor. The disciples want to know why the man is blind. Jesus says that the works of God will be seen through him. Then Jesus cures the man of his blindness. Imagine the man’s joy. He may have heard that Jesus was passing by but he doesn’t ask for a miracle like the blind man who cried out: “Jesus, have pity on me” (Mark 10:47). This man was blind from birth. He was now seeing for the first time. He earned his living by begging. He was probably a familiar figure on the side of the road, begging from the same spot every day. After a while, people ceased to even notice him. In our day, he might be a homeless person at the entrance to the subway or near the train station. "Lord, help us to see in your Crucifixion and Resurrection an example of how to endure and seemingly to die in the agony and conflict of daily life so that we may live more fully and creatively. You accepted patiently and humbly the rebuffs of human life, as well as the tortures of your Crucifixion and Passion. Help us to accept the pains and conflicts that come to us each day as opportunities to grow as people and become more like you." Mother Teresa, from "A Gift for God: Prayers and Meditations," HarperOne publisher
St. Boniface Martyr Parish Directory Pastor: Rev. Kevin J. Dillon; email@example.com Associate Pastor: Fr. Chinthaka Perera; firstname.lastname@example.org In Residence: Fr. Azubuike Igwegbe Deacon: Tom Fox; email@example.com Music & Liturgy: Jeffrey Schneider; firstname.lastname@example.org Fr. James Donohoe Parish Center 145 Glen Avenue, Sea Cliff, NY 11579; 516-676-0676 Fax: 516-674-6742; Email: email@example.com; Website www.saintboniface.org. Office Hours: 9am-2:30pm;1:30-4:30pm: Monday thru Wednesday. 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; firstname.lastname@example.org Religious Education: Karen Croce, by appointment. 516-671-0418; email@example.com Youth Ministry: Chris Mandato; firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Bulletin Editor: Julie Byrne. Deadline: Noon Monday. Please email submissions to email@example.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/Social Media: Robert P. Lynch. 516-782-7494; firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.saintbonifacemarty.org; Facebook: www.facebook.com/StBonifaceMartyr; Twitter: https:// twitter.com/stbonifacemar
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. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): An ongoing process of formation for those interested in becoming Catholic. Call the parish center at 516-676-0676 for more information. Diocese of Rockville Centre: 50 North Park Ave. Rockville Centre, NY 11571-9023; 516-678-5800; www.drvc.org
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404 Glen Cove Ave. Ste 202, Sea Cliff
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