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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

“The Sheep follow Him because they recognize His voice.” ( John 10: 10-4)

Fourth Sunday of Easter May 11, 2014


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Daily Mass 8am (in the chapel) Sunday Masses: Saturday: 5pm; Sunday: 8am, 10:15am Holy Day Masses: 5pm Vigil; 8am & 7pm (in church) Special Intentions Mass 5pm first Saturday of month Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 11 Acts 2:14a, 36-41; 1 Peter 2:20b-25; John 10:1-10 The bread, wine, candles and sanctuary lamp used in this week’s celebrations were donated in loving memory of Joseph and Nellie Furlong, by Patsy, Nancy and Emily. 5pm Saturday Mass Intention: Deceased member s of the McGowan Family 8am Mass Intention: Novena 10:15am Mass Intention: Par ishioner s Monday, May 12 (Novena) Memorial of St. Nereus and St. Achilleus Acts 11:1-18; John 10:11-18 8am Mass Celebr ant: Fr . Azubuike Tuesday, May 13 (Novena) Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima Acts 11:19-26; John 10:22-30 8am Mass Celebr ant: Fr . Azubuike Wednesday, May 14 (Novena) Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle Acts 1:15-17, 20-26; John 15:9-17 8am Mass Celebr ant: Fr . Azubuike Thursday, May 15 (Novena) Memorial of St. Isidore Acts 13:13-25; John 13:16-20 8am Mass Celebr ant: Fr . Bob Friday, May 16 (Novena) Acts 13:26-33; John 14:1-6 8am Mass Celebr ant: Fr . Bob Saturday, May 17 (Novena) Acts 13:44-52; John 14:7-14 8am Mass Celebr ant: Fr . Azubuike 5pm Mass Intention: Par ishioner s 5pm Mass Celebrant: Fr. Bob

St. Vincent de Paul Society Thank you for all your support! Furniture and financial donations always welcome. You are too! Come join The St. Vincent de Paul Society and be a communal part of your parish. Call 822-3132.

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Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike Veronica Giordano Paul Bramfeld, Yvonne Brantuas Ann Dubin, Katherine Miller

8am Lector: Ministers:

Celebrant: Fr. Bob Cathie Guangenti Ralph Casey, Peggy Cullen Andrew DiSalvo, Kevin Kelly

10:15am Lector: Child Liturgy: Ministers:

Celebrant: Fr. Bob Eileen Moran Laureen Feehan Diva & Ed Corbelletta Camille Miritello, Susan Moran Rosemary & John Murello

Capital Campaign 2014 Update

Renew & Restore the House of God “Lord, I love the House in which You dwell” Ps. 76:8 After completing two years of the campaign our pledges to date are $1,195,023. Total amount paid to date is $981,730. Payments are due as follows:  Monthly payments ar e due on/befor e May 31 Second Quarter payments ar e due on/ befor e J une 30 Annual/Final payments ar e due December 31 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 or kindly email with the updated information. If you have 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.

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Catholicism: The Journey of a Lifetime

Looking for a few Good Men… The St. Boniface Men’s Club

is an internationally recognized series presented by acclaimed author, speaker and theologian, Fr. Robert Barron. It is a stimulating and compelling exploration of the spiritual, moral and intellectual treasures of our Catholic faith presented in a clear and understandable manner.

Well, we placed the first ad for our new men’s club in last week’s bulletin and have received a number of messages from some interested people, so we set up an informational meeting on Saturday, May 31 at 8:00 a.m., somewhere at St. Boniface. And THIS is a typical, casual, male meeting plan (hmm…or is it a typical Rich Lucidi meeting plan?). We have a date, we have a time. We don’t have a clue where, BUT we are not the least bit worried about it, are we? (If my wife reads this bulletin ad, she will go nuts cause I haven’t procured the room for the meeting yet.) After 37 years of marriage, you would think she would be used to it. But alas…. Everything is on the table, and your input is imperative to how these monthly meetings will be run. Our identity as Catholic men is so important to understand and to live. It is important to us of course, but also to our families, our marriages and our children. So once again fellas, if you think you may want to be a part of this, please e-mail me (Rich Lucidi) at, or contact Fr. Bob at the parish office for more information. The meeting location will be in next week’s bulletin…or will it?

We will watch a 1-hour DVD episode on Sunday evenings followed by a discussion. Come join us for any or all of the ten sessions that will be held in the Chapel (Parish Center) on Sunday evenings from 7pm to 8:30pm through July 20. Please RSVP to Deacon Tom at or by calling the parish center at 676-0676 to allow for sufficient hand-outs. May 11 No episode - Mothers’ Day May 18 The Infallible Mystery of God May 25 No episode - Memorial Day Stay tuned for a complete schedule . . .


PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DECEASED Please pray for those who entered into eternal life.

STEWARDSHIP . . . A WAY OF LIFE Thank you for your Financial Stewardship of $7736 last week. This week there will be a second collection for Catholic Elementary Schools. Next week there will be a second collection for Maintenance & Repair. Thank you for your generosity!

PRAYER GROUP Placement of names on the sick list must be requested by an immediate family member through Fr. Bob. William Anderson, Maria Santoli, Marilyn Walthers

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 BIBLE STUDY

Lieutenant Melissa Buffa & Lieutenant Travis Buffa Lance CPL Matthew B. Christman Second Lieutenant Mario Coronel, US Army. 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 Private First Class Cole N. Muttee, U.S.M.C. 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.

Thursdays 7:30pm in the Parish Center "I have put my hope in your word." Psalm 119:147 As we listen to Gods' word read to us at Mass, we are filled with hope and confidence that His precious word will guide us on our life journey. Our guide will be "Bringing the Gospel of St. Luke to Life", by George Martin. For more information and to order a book call John or Rosemary Murello at 676-2767.

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 7pm 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.


Dear Parishioners,

"The Sheep follow Him because they recognize His voice." Jn 10:4 We live in a culture where information is relayed in a flash. Though this immediacy of information certainly has many benefits, it can also become problematic. We are constantly inundated with voices that vie for our attention. Voices demanding our attention often come through very loudly and we may not even know where to turn. Even sadder, is that because of the many voices that surround us, we can become de-sensitized to the voices of peace. In the Gospel, Jesus compares Himself to a shepherd. We know that true shepherds stay with their sheep. He or she cares for them and after time they recognize the voice of the shepherd. They know the shepherd will lead them to good pastures for grazing. At night it is the voice of the shepherd that will lead them to a place of protection. The sound of the shepherd becomes then the voice they trust to lead them. His or her voice becomes comfort in times of distress. What a beautiful image Jesus chooses. He is that True Shepherd and He calls "each of us by name." The voice of Jesus, like any shepherd, wants to lead us to the place of peace and security. He has given us His Word in Sacred Scripture and His true presence in the Eucharist. Yet so many seem to drift away from the voice of Jesus. Maybe with all the other voices that fill our minds with noise, it becomes harder to hear the whisper of the Shepherd. Yet that Shepherd DOES SPEAK. For us to hear that voice, it might just be a matter of attempting to settle ourselves so that we can enter the place of silence where Jesus speaks His words of love. So times of silence and quiet are intrinsic to the faith-filled life. Learn to spend time away from the noise. No TV, no radio, no text or computer. Pick a place and go off by yourself. Focus on your breathing and allow yourself to dismantle all the voices that demand your attention. In that silence allow the Holy Spirit to open you to the power of the presence of Jesus. A great way to hear the voice of Jesus is to read a small portion of Sacred Scripture. Let the Word of God dwell in you. Ponder, pray to discover what Jesus wants to say to you. Centering on the Word in silent prayer can make the voice of the Shepherd that much clearer in your life. When the voice of Jesus is given the time and space to enter our lives, we can recognize His voice in the midst of all the other voices. When we are centered in Jesus He can lead us to those "green pastures." This type of prayer takes work and practice. It is easy to become distracted and when distracted we can become frustrated. But if we remain faithful the fruits will change your lives. These past two Saturdays we celebrated First Holy Communion, and on Wednesday we celebrated Confirmation. What joyous days they were. Our children were wonderful and let us pray that they may continue to deepen their relationship with our Eucharistic Lord. I would like to thank the catechists and our D.R.E., Karen Croce - - through her dedication and countless hours she gives so much of herself. In this month of May dedicated to Our Lady I encourage you to pray the Rosary. Let Mary be the vehicle to lead you to Jesus.

In Jesus our Risen Lord, Fr. Bob

Confirmation 2014 Gene Alvarez, Jessica Alvarez, Julia Barbieri, Joseph Barcellos, Jared Bazan, Matthew Bell, Hally Bello, Brendan Biliski, Emilie Biolsi, Amanda Bloom, Lauren Carbonara, Joseph Cardenas, Anthony Carleo, Michael Cavese, Brianna Centeno, Joseph Chebuske, Lauren Chieppa, Micaela Feehan, Chloe Fichtl, Liam Gaeta, Christopher Garland, Michael Gilligan, Katelyn Hart, Sean Hehn, Katelyn Hoyle, Kyle Knoell, Abby Kolkhorst, James Ledden, Jack Lizza, Alexis Lovaglio, Eric Lynch, Kevin Michael Lynch, Jacob Moran, Patrick Morley, John Murphy, Theodore Nelson, Audrey O’Brien, Elizabeth Oswald, Logan Pascucci, Ralph John Pisciotta, Marc Purcell, James Roth, April Rowell, Joseph Schmitt, Maxine Selye, Lidia Sferrazza, John Stalzer, Kathryn Sweeney, Michael Sylvester, Grace Thill, Jose Vela, Elysian Wagner, Jillian Weydig, Gabrielle Zaffiro, Andrew Zimny. The readers were Jack Lizza, Katie Hoyle and Brendan Biliski. Special thanks to catechists, Paul Bramfeld, Irene Harris, Patty Lizza, Jean Nelson; and to Karen Croce, Pat Fox, Patty Lizza, , Irene Harris, Robert Lynch, Jean Nelson and Pat Warner for helping with Confirmation. Many thanks to the 7th grade parents for helping with the Confirmation Dinner, especially Donna Jean Walsh, Lori LeSalle, Patty Lizza, Anne Marie Baumel, Paul Bramfeld and Mary Ryan. 6

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

Below is the Youth Group schedule for May: 5/11: NO Youth Group - Mother's Day 5/17: SATURDAY from 2pm to 4pm we will be volunteering at a booth at The Feast by the Shore 5/24: NO Youth Group - Memorial Day 5/31: Youth Group from 6-8 for all 8-12 graders.

In our continuing effort to support life, you are invited to celebrate

On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11 by participating in St. Boniface’s 12th Annual Baby Shower for mothers in need A crib will be set up in the church over Mother’s Day weekend for donations of new baby items for Madonna Heights, a program of SCO Family of Services. SCO’s community programs consist of emergency shelters for their mothers and their children and a mother baby program for homeless young women who are pregnant or have young babies. These programs are in need of new baby supplies. Won’t you honor the mothers in your life with a gift to young mothers in need?

New Baby Supplies Needed Baby Clothing Undershirts Diapers Crib Sheets Bottles Diaper Rash Ointment Baby Wash Baby Shampoo Diaper Bags Wipes Baby Toys Please see the flyers in the vestibule or call Pat Fox at 676-1443 for more details.

FK G etyyÄx May 3 ~ $25: Claudine Cafferata, Roslyn Harbor May 4 ~ $25: Robert Vachris, Sea Cliff May 5 ~ $25: Dorothy DeLeo Capobianco, Sea Cliff May 6 ~ $25: Mr. & Mrs. Keith Larsen, Sea Cliff May 7 ~ $25: Kathy & Mike Koczen, Glen Head May 8 ~ $25: Marie Kutch, Sea Cliff May 8 ~ $25: Michael Ackert, Rye, NY Tickets are in the church vestibule & parish center.

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. Website: 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 & Margaret Evans. E-mail: Bulletin Editor: Julie Byrne. E-mail: Deadline: noon Monday. Easter Sunday bulletin due April 7. Website: Webmaster: Robert Lynch 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. 

Take Five for Faith SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2014 One of the greatest gifts that comes with the knowledge of Christ’s death and resurrection is hope. Christians live free from existential fears of meaninglessness and extinction because Christ showed us that our lives have eternal purpose: To love and serve God and others. The vocation that is right for you is the one that enables each person in their own unique way to follow the call of love and service most joyfully. MONDAY, MAY 12 Memorial of St. Nereus and St. Achilleus Some have argued that the church should remove from its memorial calendar saints about which very little is known, such as today’s martyred Roman soldiers, Nereus and Achilleus. Yet there is something tender and noble about honoring those who have come before. Though you couldn’t know them personally, you share a common humanity and so understand their courage and fear, their suffering and sacrifice. When your faith calls upon you to make a difficult choice or a painful sacrifice, reendured. TUESDAY, MAY 13 Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima When the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three children in Fatima, Portugal in 1917, many scoffed—and many still do. And what shocking, controversial disclosure did the children make about Our Lady’s words that inspired such disbelief? She said the same basic thing she always says when she appears: pray. For different things—for world peace or for sinners—but pray. In this instance she referred to herself as the “Lady of the Rosary”—even reminding Catholics of a tool with which to pray! When was the last time you obeyed her simple command? WEDNESDAY, MAY 14 Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle What does God’s calling sound like? Saint Teresa of Avila heard God as she was writing, Saint Francis of Assisi while before the cross, Moses through a burning bush. God also calls through other people, as in the case of Matthias, whom the 11 apostles chose to replace Judas Iscariot. Matthias was called by community to a role he may have never imagined. Think of the communities to which you belong. Who among them may need your encouragement to respond to God’s call? THURSDAY, MAY 15 Memorial of St. Isidore Big-time holiness can be flashy. Some saints fly, levitate, bilocate. Others heal by a touch or convert hardened malefactors with a glance. Saint Isidore, however, was a farmer. Not only a tiller of the soil but a peasant who worked the earth his entire life for a landowner who reaped the benefits. Isidore cared for the poor, loved animals, and never went anywhere or met important people. Not a very exciting sainthood, really, compared with others on the books. Oh, and sometimes when he prayed for hours, angels did his farm chores for him. Be a saint, and get angels on your payroll! FRIDAY, MAY 16 John Newton was living a despicable life as a slave trader and a foul-mouthed drunkard who had no use for God nor people, despised even by fellow slavers. On one voyage a fierce storm threatened to destroy his ship and all on board. For the first time Newton prayed. He was saved. And he was changed. He gave up the slave trade, eventually became a minister, and spent the rest of his life in repentance and writing hymns. The next time you sing his hymn Amazing Grace, remember this story that sums up the grace of God: undeserved, unmerited—and amazing. SATURDAY, MAY 17 Four weeks into the Easter season, ask yourself what you have learned about Jesus and yourself. Once Easter Sunday passed, you may not have given it another thought, but the church celebrates an extended Easter season for a reason. It takes a long time—perhaps a lifetime—for the good news of Resurrection to really sink in. Think of on how many occasions you have stumbled and fallen and failed in life—and yet you are still kicking, still given a chance to do some good in the world. That is Resurrection faith. Take it forth! ©2014 by TrueQuest Communications. Reprinted with permission from



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St. Boniface Martyr Parish Bulletin May 11, 2014  

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

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