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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

“Watch, therefore; you do not know when the lord of the house is coming...” -Matthew 13:33‐37

First Sunday of Advent November 30, 2014

Parish Advent Mission, December 3 and 10 Our Parish Will be hosting an Advent Mission on two days in December, December 3rd and December 10 at 7:30pm. The Mission will be led by Dr. Joann Heaney-Hunter of St. John’s University. Each day will have its own theme:

December 3: “Mary: A role model for all Christians who wait in hope” This presentation will focus on Mary’s unconditional “yes” to God, and her willingness to wait for God’s will to be realized in her. How do we say yes to God, and how do we grow as hopeful disciples this Advent season? December 10: Dr. Joann Heaney-Hunter serves as an Associate Professor of Theology at St. John’s University. She holds a Ph.D. in Theology from Fordham University and an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University. She is licensed to practice Mental Health Counseling in the State of New York, and is Board certified as a professional counselor. Dr. Heaney-Hunter is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker on marriage and family ministry in the Catholic Church and is an award winning teacher. Most recently, she has served as a lecturer at the Pontifical North American College in Vatican City, and as a retreat director at the Loyola Jesuit Retreat House in Morristown, New Jersey. She has coauthored two books on marriage preparation; a Leader’s Guide and Couple Guide entitled Unitas: Preparing for Sacramental Marriage (Crossroad Publishing Co.), and has published numerous scholarly and pastoral articles in various journals and edited volumes. Last June, she presented a paper entitled “Positive Psychology and Ministry to Families” at the Society for Pastoral Theology in Atlanta, Georgia.

“Becoming Families of Faith – What the Synod can teach us about our families and our parish family this Advent” The Synod on the Family provided us with some central perspectives on the meaning of family. These insights certainly apply to our individual families. I also ask the question: How can the Synod help us reflect on our parish family? What does it mean to say a parish is “a family of faith?” How can we grow as a family this Advent season?

Join us on December 13th at 6:15pm for our traditional tree lighting, caroling on a Horse-drawn Wagon, Hot Dogs, Hot Cocoa, Cookies, Santa and more!


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Daily Mass: 8am (in the chapel except on Sundays) Sundays: Saturdays 5pm; Sundays: 8am & 10:15am Holy Day Masses: 5pm Vigil; 8am & 7pm (in First Sunday of Advent: November 30 Is 63:16b‐17, 19b; 64:2‐7; 1 Cor 1:3‐9; Mk 13:33‐37 The bread, wine candles and sanctuary lamp used at this week’s celebrations were donated in loving memory of the Pries and Bowersock families by Paul and Eileen. 5pm Mass Intention: George Warner 8am Mass Intention: George Warner 10:15am Mass Intention: Parishioners Monday, December 1 (Dan Valance) Isaiah 2:1‐5; Matthew 8:5‐11 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike Tuesday, December 2 (Helen Preputnik) Isaiah 11:1‐10; Luke 10:21‐24 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike Wednesday, December 3 (George Warner) Feast of St. Francis Xavier Isaiah 25:6‐10a; Matthew 15:29‐37 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Bob Thursday, December 4 (Ralph Marra) Isaiah 26:1‐6; Matthew 7:21, 24‐27 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Bob First Friday, December 5 (In thanksgiving; Ed and Diva Corbelletta‐living) Isaiah 29:17‐24; Matthew 9:27‐31 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Bob First Saturday, December 6 (George Warner) Feast of St. Nicholas Isaiah 30:19‐21, 23‐26; Matthew 9:35‐10:1, 5a, 6‐8 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike 5pm Mass Celebrant: Fr. Bob 5pm Mass Intentions: Louis Franchini, Pat Siewert, Anne & John Sobieski, Connie Kapuscinski, Vera Pemberton, Bishop Paul Walsh

Half an hour's meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed.

‐Saint Francis de Sales

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Capital Campaign 2014 Update

Renew & Restore the House of God “Lord, I love the House in which You dwell” Ps. 76:8

Work to begin the Restoration of the Church is scheduled for December 26! With only a few weeks remaining, the status of the campaign is as follows: Pledges to date: $1,223,917 Total amount paid to date: $1,074,278 Balance of pledges pending : $147,795 Because of your continued generosity we continue to get closer to our target everyday. We encourage everyone to continue to meet their pledge in full and by doing so we will meet our goal. If you have not yet participated in the campaign and would like to contribute, we would like to encourage you to do so. To inquire about your balance or if you have any questions regarding the campaign please send an email to stboniface, or leave a message at the Parish Of ice (676‐0676). 2014 payments are due on/before the following dates: Monthly payment: December 31 Fourth quarter payment: December 31 Annual/Final Payments are due December 31, 2014. 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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Dear Parishioners, “Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come.” Mk 13: 33 As we begin the Advent Season, the Gospel the Gospel challenges us to be watchful and alert for the coming of the Lord. The Season of Advent is like a stop sign on our journey of life. As we stop, we are called to re lect on what in our life, from the past year, has begun to clutter our lives and our hearts. Are there areas and issues in our lives that keep us from preparing a place for Jesus? The Advent Wreath is the main symbol of the season. You will notice that the wreath has four (4) candles, representing the four weeks of Advent. Each week we will light a candle to remind us that the time of salvation draws near. Three of the candles are purple (the irst, second and fourth week), purple is the color of waiting, conversion and hope. The third week we light a pink or rose‐colored candle. It is in the third week that we irst hear in the Scriptures of the coming of the Messiah. The color of joy is white and when that is mixed with purple is creates pink. But even in that joy of hearing of the Messiah, we are reminded to continue to focus on our preparations and hence the fourth week is again a purple candle. Many families now have an Advent Wreath displayed in their homes and before dinner say prayers of blessing and light the candle. If you go online you can ind prayers for each weeks blessings. How wonderful a custom to be able to bring the symbols of the season into our homes! May Jesus, Our Messiah and Mary, Mother of the New Advent, bless you all. Fr. Bob



Please Pray for our Deceased Please pray for those who have entered into eternal life.

William Anderson Danny Lane Maria Santoli Rhonda Speranza Marilyn Walthers

Stewardship…a Way of Life

Thank you for your Financial Stewardship and donation to the second collection for the Catholic Campaign/Home Missions last week. Next week is the collection for the Long Island Catholic. Your generosity is appreciated!


Mondays‐Saturdays after 8am Mass in the Chapel.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas

First Monday of the month at 11am in the Parish Center. All women 18 years old and older welcome. Contact Regent Eileen Stanton: 521‐9418 or email

Prayer Group

Mondays 7:30pm in the Chapel. All are 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. 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 Lieutenant Junior Grade Michael R. Ragusa, USN Private First Class Cole N. Muttee, USMC Lieutenant Commander Drew Whitting, US Navy Private Luke Whitting, US Army Captain Christina Merrick‐Wright Captain Bradley Wright, US Army.

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“Your plenty at the present time should supply their needs so that their surplus may in turn one day supply your need.” (II Cor ² :58) 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.

Prayer Vigil for the Sick

Thursdays 7pm ‐7:30pm in the Chapel.

Bible Study

Thursdays 7:30pm‐9pm in the Parish Center. Come join us on Thursday night at 7:30pm in parish of ice meeting room as we continue with the study of the Gospel of Luke. Bring your Bible, our study guide and commentary is by George Martin. Call Rosemary & John Murello, 676‐2767 for details.


Fridays 7pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 83 Sea Cliff Avenue, Glen Cove. All proceeds go to charity, including our St. Boniface Outreach Ministry.

Miraculous Medal Novena

Saturdays after 8am Mass in the Chapel with the veneration of the relic.

Lay Carmelites of Blessed Titus Brandsma Third Saturdays 9am in the Parish Center. Call Flora at 656‐9375 or Pat at 887‐7265 for more information.

St. Boniface Giving Tree to Bene it

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SCO Family of Services operates more than 90 programs at 115 locations. They provide necessary services and unconditional care to more than 60,000 of New York’s most vulnerable people – from homeless families to struggling teenagers, from families at‐risk to disabled adults. Their services range from groundbreaking early education programs to the state’s irst residential school for high ‐performing adolescents with autism. SCO produces life‐changing results for individuals and families by focusing on safety, stability and mastery, by building resilience and strengthening the capacity to make meaningful connections and function independently in the community. For 50 years, Madonna Heights has helped adolescent girls, women and families over‐come the devastating effects of poverty, neglect and abuse. Based in Dix Hills, NY, Madonna Heights provides a wide range of services to thousands of Long Islanders. Throughout the years, Madonna Heights has responded to the needs of the poor and needy on Long Island. On the main campus in Dix Hills are located the Group Residence, the Residential Treatment Facility, the Madonna Heights School, and the Day Treatment program, the Gatehouse, the Morning Star I & II programs and Family Service Clinic. Off the main campus, Madonna Heights provides emergency housing for homeless adolescent girls and women in eight homes located throughout Long Island, providing food, shelter and support services that teach parenting and independent living skills in a safe and supervised environment. Please help the residents feel special during this Christmas season by choosing a gift from our Giving Tree “wish list” or you may make a donation. Your support will go a long way in the lives of those served. Thank you for your generosity! CLOTHING Gloves Hats, gloves, scarves Jackets Night shirts/ pajamas (S – 3XL) Robes Slippers and socks Sport shirts Sweats Hoodies (S – 3XL) T-shirts (M – 3XL) Packaged Underwear (M – 3XL) ELECTRONICS CD Boom box Digital Cameras MP3 players Educational video games Radio alarm clock Interactive hand-held games

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Take Five for Faith

Invest just ive minutes a day, and your faith will deepen and grow—a day at a time.  Sunday, November 30, 2014 There is more than one way to track time. In fact, some 50 different calendars are in use around the world today. Though most of the world uses the Gregorian calendar to manage everyday affairs and secular matters, Christians mark sacred time using the Advent calendar. Today happens to be the irst day in that calendar, the beginning of the liturgical year as well as the start of the season of Advent. How would you like to grow and deepen in your faith this coming year? Write down some “faith resolutions,” seal them in an envelope, and hold them in a special place for later review.  Monday, December 1 Whether it is Ebola or HIV, on World AIDS Day we remember those whose entire lives have been brutalized by disease and we recognize how interdependent we are, that ultimately we are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers. Jesus once expressed amazement at the faith of one who—not even a follower of Jesus—nonetheless trusted in God’s goodness on behalf of his servant. Jesus was amazed because that “outsider’s” faith was great and encompassed even a social subordinate, a servant. We must “keep” our brothers and sisters who often feel excluded, isolated, or shunned just because they are sick.  Tuesday, December 2 Genealogy is more popular than ever. There are websites that help trace family lineages and TV shows that explore the family histories of celebrities. Genealogy can be a fun and meaningful hobby that fosters a proud connection to ethnic heritage and honors past generations. Remember that you have a spiritual family tree as well, with its roots in biblical history. The Gospels of Matthew and Luke detail the lineage of Jesus—from his father Joseph back to King David, back to Abraham, and inally back to Adam. This is your heritage, too.  Wednesday, December 3 Feast of St. Francis Xavier Behind every Ignatius is a Francis Xavier When we think of the founder of the Jesuits, Ignatius of Loyola comes to mind. But he didn’t do it alone. Francis Xavier and others studied with him, prayed with him, and stood together with him at the forming of the Society of Jesus—with emphasis on

the word society. You can do great things on your own, no doubt, but you can do even greater things working together with others who share your faith and can strengthen your vision and your commitment. That’s the beauty of having a church community—you don’t have to go it alone. We’re all in this together.  Thursday, December 4 Where can you turn for strength when things seem to fall apart despite your best efforts? That happens to most of us at some time in life. What once seemed secure—a job, a relationship, faith—now looks tenuous. It’s not easy to weather these storms or to ind God in the midst of them. Anxiety and fear can loom large. It can help to remember the good in life—however small or distant it may feel. The act of focusing on good is a way to regain balance, to tap into the strength, grace, and love that God offers always.  Friday, December 5 The way you see things has a big in luence on how you live. If you think the world will never change, you probably won’t ever notice when it does. Part of the invitation during Advent is to gain new perspective. As you wait for Christ’s coming, maybe the invitation is to see with enlightened eyes. Isaiah speaks of a time when the blind will see, the deaf will hear, and the lowly will rejoice. What if that time is now? Transformation is already taking place. You simply need to be open enough to seeing, hearing, and being like never before. Today’s readings: Isaiah 29:17‐24; Matthew 9:27‐31  Saturday, December 6 Feast of St. Nicholas Recognition fuels most gift‐giving. That’s why buildings are named after big benefactors. The practice of secret gift giving, so much associated with fourth‐century Saint Nicholas—the archetypal Santa Claus—is beautiful because it is generosity at its purest. There is no payback or payoff possible, even the warm feeling that comes from hearing “Thank you so much!” which we all appreciate when acting generously. Giving anonymously is both more challenging and more enriching than the usual gifting rituals because it puts our generosity to the true test. Can we give without any hope of return or any expectation of recognition? If we truly believe that God sees our every act, then we know that even our secret generosity is noted by the One who matters most. ©2014 by TrueQuest Communications. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from

Pastoral Team


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

The Youth Music Ministry has begun rehearsals for the Midnight Christmas Mass on Sundays at 5pm in the Youth Center. All 8 to 12 grade singers and instrumentalists are invited. The Youth Group meets Sundays from 6pm‐8pm in the Youth Center. All 8‐12 graders welcome. For speci ic dates of rehearsals and meetings, please join our Facebook page ‘St. Boniface Martyr Youth Group or email Youth Minister, Chris, at

Outreach Ministry: The St. Boniface Outreach

Ministry is preparing Christmas baskets and is in need of your help with: Stovetop stuf ing, yams, corn, mashed potatoes, string beans and noodles. Monetary donations and food cards are also appreciated. Many thanks.

St Boniface's CYO Program is now online.

Intramural Basketball, Grades 1‐4, for Boys and Girls registration is open NOW and until December 15. Girls Volleyball Grades 5‐8 is also now open for registration until December 15. Please register your children online and go to to register and pay.

Christmas Pageant

Rehearsal for the St. Boniface Martyr Christmas Pageant will be on Sunday, December 14 after the 10:15 am Mass in church. All are welcome!

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November 22 ~ $25: Louise Curiale, CA November 23 ~ $25: Becky Creavin, Sea Cliff November 24 ~ $25: Michael Stratford, Manhasset November 25 ~ $25: Michele March, Commack November 26 ~ $25: John & Rosemary Murello, Sea Cliff November 27 ~ $25: Corinne Tyrkko, Glen Head November 28 ~ $25: Fran Chebuske, Sea Cliff

In Residence: Fr. Azubuike Deacon Tom Fox: Religious Education: Karen Croce Phone: (516) 671-0418; E-mail: Youth Ministry: Chris Mandato Email: All Saints Regional Catholic School (ASR) Headmaster: The Very Reverend Dom Elias Carr, Can. Reg. Joanne Fitzgerald, Dean 12 Pearsall Avenue, Glen Cove, NY 11542 (516) 676-0762. Website: Parish Outreach: Jerry Moran & Kevin O’Shea Parish Center. Wednesdays & Saturdays. 10 am-1pm Phone: (516) 676-0676. Music: Jeffrey Schneider E-mail: Business & Finance: Eileen Krieb E-mail: Administration: Joan Schiller & Margaret Evans E-mail: Bulletin Editor: Julie Byrne. Deadline: Monday by 12 noon. Please email submissions to after approval from Fr. Bob. Nov. 23 & Nov. 30 deadline Nov. 17 Webmaster: Robert Lynch Website: Parish Registration: We welcome all new members of our parish family. We ask all parishioners to welcome and invite new neighbors and their families to become a part of St. Boniface Martyr Parish. Parish registration (census) forms available by the main doors of the church and in the parish office for new members. Please return completed forms to the parish office. Baptism: Parents wishing to present a child for Baptism should be registered members of St. Boniface Martyr Parish. Parents are required to have a Baptism Preparation Interview and attend a Baptism class. Baptisms are celebrated on the last Sunday of the month. Godparents must be fully initiated members of the Catholic Church (having received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist), and provide a sponsor certificate. Please call 676-0676 to pre-arrange. Marriage: Couples wishing to be married should call the parish office before any other arrangements are made. A minimum of six months is needed for marriage preparations. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): An ongoing process of formation for those who ever wonder if they should become “Catholic”. If interested, call Fr. Bob at 676-0676. Reconciliation (Confession): Saturdays 4pm-4:45pm in church.


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St. Boniface Martyr Parish Bulletin, November 30, 2014  

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

St. Boniface Martyr Parish Bulletin, November 30, 2014  

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