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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 Church in May (chapel in June). Sundays: Saturdays 5pm; Sundays: 8am, 10:15am* Special Intentions: 5pm first Saturday of the month

Confession: Saturdays 4pm-4:45pm. Rosary: Mondays-Saturdays after 8am Mass *Family Mass (with Liturgy of the Word for Children), The Feast of Corpus Christi, May 29 Gen 14:18-20; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Luke 9:11b-17 5pm Intention:Rev. Donald Diederich 8am Intention: Parishioners 10:15am Intention: Warren “Buddy” Griffin Monday, May 30 (Frank Bocchino) 2 Peter 1:2-7; Mark 12:1-12 Tuesday, May 31 (Gerardo Mignone) Feast of Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Zep 3:14-18a or Rom12:9-16; Luke 1:39-56 7:30pm Rosary and Benediction Wednesday, June 1 (Frank & Genevieve Herbek) Feast of St. Justin, martyr 2 Timothy 1:1-3, 6-12; Mark 12:18-27 Thursday, June 2 (John Neubauer) Feast of St. Marcellinus St. Peter, martyrs 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Mark 12:28-34 First Friday, June 3 (George Warner) Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Ezekiel 34:11-16; Romans 5:5b-11; Luke 15:3-7 First Saturday, June 4 (Robert Himes) Memorial of Immaculate Heart of Blessed Virgin Mary 2 Timothy 4:1-8; Luke 2:41-51 5pm Intentions: Warren “Buddy” Griffin; Rose, John & Peter McCarthy; Eugene Collazo; Nancy Dunlap; Mary & James Hanrahan.

Spirituality For Singles Saturday, June 4 at 8:30pm. St. Aidan Parish, 510 Willis Ave., Williston Park. This Gathering will feature a Guest Lecturer. Ages 35+;$5 donation; snacks, pizza and beverages. Contact Ray at 561-6994 or

Please Pray For Our Deceased

Please pray for those who have entered into eternal life.

For Our Sick

William Anderson, Bill Berkley, Frances Breen, Caesar Cavese, Clifford Jennett, Georgia Leim, Katherine T. Loftus, Michelle Martone, Kenneth Moore, John Orozco, Maria Santoli, Rosemarie Sciarra, Kathy Sheridan, 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.

Corpus Christi Procession On Sunday, May 29 the Feast of Corpus Christi, we will process around the block with the Holy Eucharist and return into Church for Adoration and Benediction after the10:15 mass. All First Communicants are invited to wear their First Communion attire and process with the congregation and the Holy Eucharist. All Altar servers are all also invited to vest and process. Please Note: there will be NO Coffee and Cake served that day out of respect for the Blessed Sacrament.


Stewardship . . . a Way of Life

Thank you for your financial stewardship of $7823 and $1385 donation to our Maintenance and Repair Fund last week.

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.

The youth group meets on Sundays from 6pm-8pm in parish center. All 8th-12th graders are invited! Follow the Youth Group on Instagram, username: 'stbonyg' or on Facebook by searching 'St. Boniface Martyr Youth Group' or contact Chris at

Chaminade Honor Roll

Catholic Daughters

The following parishioners have received an Honor Roll status during the second trimester at Chaminade High School. This list does not include seniors as they do not receive grades at this time. Thank you for your support of Catholic education!

First Mondays of the month at 11am in the parish center for women age18 and older. Juniors ages 1118; Juniorettes ages 6 -10 (date/place on request). Contact: Eileen Stanton

Prayer Group


Evan P. Brady Benjamin L. Szemerenyl

Mondays at 7:30pm in the chapel. Join us! Call John and Rosemary Murello at 676-2767 for details.


Ryan C. Feldmann Alessio J. Giovannetti Peyton J. Kaffl

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

Prayer Vigil for the Sick

Thursdays 7pm -7:30pm in the chapel.

St. Vincent de Paul Society Today as we celebrate the gift of the Body and Blood of Christ, let us pray for those who are hungry, malnourished and starving. In the month of May, through your gifts, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was able bring the love of God to the poor by providing funds for food, for utility and rent bills, etc. Thank You! Please say a prayer for those who have no one to pray for them when you place your donation in the poor box. Furniture donations are also always 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 at 676-0676 for more information about how you can become a more communal part of your parish.

Scripture Study

Thursdays from 7:30-9pm 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


UNDER MY UMBRELLA According to the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, she was born Robyn Rihanna Fenty and she is known in most circles, especially music, simply as Rihanna. She is a Barbadian singer and song writer known for a number of hit songs like We Found Love, Diamonds, and Umbrella. I am sure that many of you have heard her songs at either parties, social gatherings, or just over the radio. Some of the lyrics to her song Umbrella include, “You can stand under my umbrella- ella- ella-ehh- ehh-ehh….” In an interview, Rihanna was asked if this song had any particular meaning or was about proving protection to which she replied, “an umbrella is for protection; it protects us from the rain.” She then stated that in her case it was a metaphor for negativity and vulnerability. One could conclude that the song offers comfort and consolation to someone who might be going through rough times and how she will be a source of refuge and support in both good times and bad times. I would like to add my own personal interpretation of the song that the umbrella could also be a source of inclusivity. As Catholics, we pray in the Creed that we belong to ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC AND APOSTOLIC CHURCH. The word Catholic means universal. In other words, it is worldwide and as such includes every race, language and culture around the globe. It also means that all Her members believe, embrace and hold as true all Her teachings; however, the Church would also teach that in unity, there is diversity. Some examples of this would include differing styles in liturgy and worship. For example, the Church in Nigeria (Fr. Azubuike’s homeland) uses liturgical dance in liturgies. Men and women in ornate and elaborate dress dance up the aisle during the Presentation of the Gifts, something we here in the United States (especially those of Western European ancestry) do not do during Mass. Another example would be the language and worship style of the various Rites that compose the Catholic Church. We here at St. Boniface Martyr are part of the ROMAN RITE which is the largest Rite of the Catholic Church; however there are other Rites (Byzantine, Syro-Malankara, etc that also belong to the Catholic Church. Their rituals (ways of celebrating mass) are quite different, but very beautiful. To all of us who belong to the Roman Rite, these other customs and traditions would appear “very foreign” but the Church encourages differing cultures and nationalities to incorporate their traditions into the Sacred Liturgy. Holy Mother Church seeks to embrace, love and support all people UNDER HER UMBRELLA! I am often puzzled and sometimes dismayed by what appear to be many faithful and good Catholics who for one reason or another tend to pass judgment on other Catholics who may embrace other more traditional forms of worship particularly pious devotions and prayers or more forward thinking ways of worship. Several parishes in our Diocese have a Rock Mass on Sunday evening. The music is ALWAYS CHRISTO-CENTRIC and LITURGICALLY PERMISSIBLE; however, the instruments are not quite so traditional, i.e. organ/piano. Rather Rock instruments are used such as drums, base and electric guitars and perhaps a keyboard. When I was assigned to St. Aidan we had a Rock Mass to draw in young and not so young who were looking for a more contemporary style of worship, while still reverencing all the rubrics and liturgical laws governing worship. One individual wrote the Pastor and me a letter complaining how I could celebrate such a mass because he deemed it irreverent. Worse yet he asked the Pastor how he could allow such a thing in Church! The Church through the ages has encouraged differing styles of worship and prayer provided it IS NOT CONTRARY TO THE FAITH. In case you’re wondering how I responded to this person’s objection, I simply told him “THE UMBRELLA OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS BIG ENOUGH FOR ALL TO FIT UNDER!”


Join us as we travel to Washington, D.C. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 23rd, 24th and 25th to the

Faithful from all across the Diocese of Rockville Centre will be attending. There will be opportunities for prayer, reflection, reconciliation and fellowship.

We, from St. Boniface Martyr Parish, will leave Friday morning from Penn Station and return on Sunday afternoon.

Saturday activities include: 12 pm: 12 pm: 12:15 pm: 12:45 pm: 3:00 pm: 4:15 pm:

The Angelus, Upper Church The Angelus, Upper Church Presentation Lunch, Tours, Private Prayer, Visit to the Holy Door of Mercy Rosary in Word and Song Celebration of the Eucharist

Additional information regarding the Amtrak schedule from Penn Station and the costs involved for the overnight stays in Washington, D.C. will be announced very soon. Please keep the dates open to join your friends from our Parish, and all across the Diocese, for this very special event in celebration of the Year of Mercy!


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

Special Persons’ Day at All Saints Students in grades Pre-K through Eight invited a special person to visit our school on Friday, May 13th. Our visitors were treated to breakfast, a tour of the school and a special activity that was planned in each classroom. Visitor’s from fourth, fifth and sixth grade classes watched our

students perform ballroom dancing.

May God Bless our Second Graders! Congratulations! Saturday, May 14th was a beautiful day for our Second Grade. They did a wonderful job! We are so proud of them! They worked very hard this year with Miss Diffley. A special thank you to our Second Grade Parents, Fr. Daniel, Fr. Elias, Fr. Ambrose, Fr. Gabriel, Mrs. Fitzgerald, Miss Fran Howlett, and Miss Diffley for all of their support and guidance in preparing our Second Grade for this Blessed Day!

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Faith Foundation Future

Students visit Chocolate Works

Students in the Top Achievers Program, T.A.P. in grades two through eight visited Chocolate Works in Bellmore, as part of the Fifth Grade T.A.P. project to study the affects sugar has on the brain. Students were divided into two groups. The first group covered cookies, graham crackers and pretzels with chocolate and followed the process as the food went through the conveyor belt. The second group tasted different types of cocoa powder. Students learned that 400 cocoa pods makes one pound of chocolate. The students also discovered that there is really only two types of chocolate, dark and milk. White chocolate is made with all fat. The trip was both fun and educational.

New this year! FREE Before-care and After-care! Registration for the 2016 - 2017 school year is open Contact Carol Filippone in our Registration Office at 516 676-0762 ext. 202

Religious Education Registration: June 11 after 5pm Mass. Ministry Fair & Registration: June 12 after 10:15am Mass. Bring Baptismal Certificate for new registrations.

The Holy Doors Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy Fr. Kevin Dillon will lead a Pilgrimage to the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception 440 West Neck Road, Huntington Wednesday, June 15 at 11:45am. The Pilgrimage will include: A Tour of the Seminary and Lunch ($10pp) 2pm Mass 2:30pm Adoration, Confession 3pm Divine Mercy Chaplet 4pm Benediction RSVP to the parish center at 676-0676. Space limited. Transportation not provided.

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 will be holding its Third Annual Tag Sale Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th 9am-3pm at ASR cafeteria

(lower level of St. Patrick's Church Parish Hall).

Married Couples! Looking for the perfect weekend? A weekend that will bring you closer together? A WWME weekend is exactly what you are looking for. At a Worldwide Marriage Encounter, the original and updated marriage enrichment program, you get away from the distractions of everyday life and focus on each other. Enhance your good marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend! The next weekend on Long Island is scheduled for June 10-12 at The Immaculate Conception Seminary in Lloyd Harbor. For details or to apply, call 1-877-697-9963 or visit 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. Deadline: noon Monday. Email after approval from Fr. Kevin. For best results, submit 2 weeks before event.

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

Sunday, May 29: Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi); The feast of Corpus Christi is popular and moving because it is simple and direct—it’s all about the Eucharist, one of the greatest treasures of Catholicism. Yet the feast would not exist were it not for the efforts of Juliana of Liege, a Norbertine canoness born in 1191 in Liege, Belgium, a city where there were groups of women dedicated to eucharistic worship. She had a vision of a full moon with one dark spot signifying the lack of a feast day solely dedicated to the Eucharist. She shared her vision and eventually vision became reality. What gift can you envision giving to your community? Monday, May 30 On this Memorial Day, as you remember those who gave their lives serving their country, also keep in your heart those who have lost loved ones, those struggling with physical and emotional wounds, and all other victims of war. Pray and work for the reconciliation of divided peoples and for peace in your community and around the world. The U.S. bishops urge all to pray on this day: “Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears, that we may all deserve to be called your sons and daughters.” Tuesday, May 31 Feast of Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary A friend comes to visit. Just the thought can redeem the darkest day! Whether we’re confined by illness, grieving a loss, in need of practical assistance, or just pleasantly surprised by a familiar face at the door, the time of visitation is a bright hour of consolation. The encounter between Mary and Elizabeth was more than the welcome arrival of help for an aged mother’s third trimester. God’s saving power intersected these two lives and gave them to each other, to share the joy. Bring good news to someone today. Wednesday, June 1 Feast of St. Justin, martyr Christian theology owes a debt to the pre-Christian philosophies of Plato and Aristotle. Early church theologian Justin was able to see connections between the great philosophers of Greek antiquity and the wisdom revealed by Jesus. The prologue of John’s Gospel speaks of Jesus as “Logos,” the preexisting Word. Justin believed that the “seeds of

Christianity” found in thinkers such as Plato or Aristotle were evidence of the Logos acting in history before Christ’s incarnation. Whether or not Plato and Aristotle were “unknowing Christians,” we are knowing Christians. Spend some time with the Word today. Thursday, June 2 Feast of St. Marcellinus St. Peter, martyrs We don’t know a lot about Marcellinus and Peter, martyred in 304, but we know Peter was an exorcist, an often misunderstood or overdramatized office of church ministry. The rite itself was revised in 1999 for the first time since 1614, and modern practice counsels priests empowered to perform an exorcism to first make sure they are dealing with genuine possession rather than mental illness. The Code of Canon Law states that the bishop is to give permission to perform the rite to a priest “who has piety, knowledge, prudence, and integrity of life.” We rely on Jesus to protect us from the power of evil, and the church stands by our side should we need assistance in doing so. Friday, June 3 Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus To do something “without heart” means to live without passion or purpose. “In the Heart of Christ,” Saint John Paul II wrote, a person’s heart “learns to know the genuine and unique meaning” of life and destiny: “to unite the filial love for God and the love of neighbor.” The Sacred Heart reminds us that Jesus had a heart just like ours; that his acts of love aren’t beyond us, but are already in us, in every loving gesture, relationship, and experience. This is the heart of what gives us life—a heart whose love never stops beating in us. Saturday, June 4 Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary “In a unique way the face of the Son belongs to Mary,” Saint John Paul II wrote in Rosarium Virginis Mariae (“The Rosary of the Virgin Mary”). Jesus was the child she gazed upon in the manger, the one she pondered in her heart throughout her life. Her heart was filled with a love for him that embraced the pain of the Passion and the joy of the Resurrection. Such love, held in her Immaculate Heart, is an example to us all of a love that gives life, that’s meant to be cherished, adored, and that ultimately longs to lead us back to her Son over and over again. ©2015 by TrueQuest Communications. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from



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St. Boniface Martyr Parish Bulletin, May 29, 2016  

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

St. Boniface Martyr Parish Bulletin, May 29, 2016  

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