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St. Boniface Martyr Roman Catholic Church “We are a pilgrim people on a journey toward the Kingdom of God.� 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: 8am, 10:15am Winter schedule begins October 16. See page 3. Special Intentions: 5pm first Saturday of the month Confession: Saturdays 4pm-4:45pm Rosary: Mondays-Saturdays after 8am Mass 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time: October 2 Hab 1:2-3; 2:2-4; 2 Tim 1:6-8, 13-14; Luke 17:5-10 The bread, wine, candles and sanctuary lamp were donated in memory of Nellie and Joe Furlong, by Patsy, Nancy and Emily Furlong. 5pm Intentions: Jake Whitting, Geraldine Brandi, Theodora Pazera, Clara Luz Marino 8am Intention: Parishioners 10:15am Intention: (Romolo Fabilli) Monday, October 3 (Frank & Genevieve Herbek) Galatians 1:6-12; Luke 10:25-37 Tuesday, October 4 (Dave Murray) Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi Galatians 1:13-24; Luke 10:38-42 Wednesday, October 5 (Dolores Gilhooly Conway) Rosary 7pm in Church Galatians 2:1-2, 7-14; Luke 11:1-4 Thursday, October 6 (Victor Zabicki) Memorial of Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher Galatians 3:1-5; Luke 11:5-13 First Friday, October 7 (Mary Famiglietti) Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary Galatians 3:7-14; Luke 11:15-26

Saturday, October 8 Galatians 3:22-29; Luke 11:27-28

Banns of Marriage Thomas Douso, St. Rocco, Glen Cove Ashley Graziosi, St. Boniface, Sea Cliff John Dumas, St. Aidan, Williston Park Amanda Gentile, St. Boniface, Sea Cliff Kevin Kortsep, St. Terese, North Haven, Conn. Janine Minerva, St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre

Please Pray For Our Deceased

Please pray for those who entered into eternal life.

For Our Sick William Anderson, Bill Berkley, Frances Breen, Caesar Cavese, Sr. Anne Marie Dean, CSJ, Philip French, Carol Griffin, Kay Johnson, Troy Johnson, Joseph Korade, Georgia Leim, Michelle Martone, Kenneth Moore, John Orozco, Maria Santoli, Katrina Stern, 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 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 $6106 and $1604 donation to the St. Pius X Enriched Living Facility for retired priests. This week their will be a second diocesan Respect Life collection.

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."

Ministries St. Boniface Youth Group

October 2: Volunteer at the Mini-Mart; St. Bonifire. Follow us on our INSTAGRAM, username: stbonyg,. Join our facebook page ‘St. Boniface Martyr Youth Group. Email Youth Minister, Chris, at


Whether you were a volunteer, donator, vendor, shopper or you simply hung a flier and spread the word - you all contributed to the success of our event! We also donated the items left over from the sale such as clothing to St. Vincent de Paul and housewares and furniture to the Veterans Association. Thank you to all!

Catholic Daughters

Winter Mass Schedule Begins October 16

First Mondays of the month at 11am in the parish center for women age 18 and older. Juniors ages 1118; Juniorettes ages 6 -10 (date/place on request). Contact: Eileen Stanton

Family Mass Begins October 16

Prayer Group

Mondays at 7:30pm in the chapel. Contact John and Rosemary Murello at 676-2767.

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

Prayer Vigil for the Sick Thursdays 7pm -7:30pm in the chapel.

Scripture Study

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.

Prayer Quilts

Friday at 10am in the Parish Center. Contact Cathy Sackett at 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.

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 to become the best version of ourselves. Our faith response to current events is at the heart of our discussions. Contact Rich Lucidi at

Sundays at 9am, 10:30am, 12 noon; the Saturday Vigil Mass will remains at 5pm.

Fr. Kevin is happy to introduce the 10:30am Family Mass! The first Family mass will be held on October 16. The purpose of the family mass is to get the children to be actively involved in the liturgy. We are forming a committee to facilitate the Family Mass each week. Responsibilities include guiding children in: lectoring, bringing up the offertory, handing out bulletins and mass booklets. A meeting will be held with committee members in September. If you are interested in being on the committee contact Mary Ellen Testa at

Family Breakfast: On the first Sunday of every month, after the 10:30am Mass, there will be a breakfast gathering. Parishioners will donate breakfast items to the breakfast such as: orange juice, paper goods, fruit cup, yogurt, munchkins, bagels, rolls, butter, etc. It will be the committee’s responsibility to set up and organize the breakfast. A meeting will be held with committee members in September. If you are interested in being on the committee please contact Mary Ellen Testa at .

Calling All Children: We are looking for volunteers to read or sing at the 10:30am Family Mass. If you are interested in lectoring or joining the children’s choir please contact Mary Ellen Testa at

Do You Have Musical Abilities?

We are looking for volunteers to lead a children’s choir at the 10:30am Family Mass. If you are interested, please contact Mary Ellen Testa at


From the Pastor’s Desk A RUDE AWAKENING

Back in the mid 1980’s while I was pursuing a Graduate Degree at Queens College, I had a part time job in the Training and Human Resources Department of The Dime Savings Bank of New York. It was a very convenient and rather prestigious job for someone who only worked part time three nights a week and every other Saturday. There were two other older men who also worked in the Department as Training Instructors as well, and they also held full time jobs as English teachers in public school districts. The three of us were responsible for training and supervising new bank tellers and customer service representatives. We were not best friends and we did not socialize with each other after work, but I suppose we were good acquaintances and did a fair amount of sharing about our families and personal lives especially during break time. One day one of the gentlemen, named Jerry, shared how he was a fallen away Catholic and no longer practiced his faith, but when he was in high school he was a devout Catholic and even gave serious thought to be a priest. In fact, he went as far as to say, he no longer believed there was a God, and that the Church should stay out of the public arena! His remarks were spoken in reply to a comment I made about my desire to be a priest. I must admit that I was a bit scandalized by his statements. Looking back, he was probably one of the first people I met that had such strong feelings against God and the Church. It certainly was an eye opening experience for me. However, it got worse and I was shocked a bit more when the other man we worked with spoke up and forcefully and almost triumphantly proclaimed that he and his wife had an abortion. His exact words were “Esther and I were expecting a child and we didn’t want it; so we had an abortion!” His tone of speech and cavalier attitude towards human life were alarming to me. Just the way his words were spoken to me… “We didn’t want it, so we had an

abortion.” It sounded as if he were simply disposing of an old pair of shoes and other form of refuse. I never forgot either of these two conversations, and I suppose I lost some of my innocence and naivete that day back in 1985. I tell these two stories because today all over the United States is Respect Life Sunday, and the Catholic Church is squarely and definitively in the forefront of supporting this cause. All of us need to be realists and confront the notion that there is a serious threat to human life in all forms. Pope St. John Paul II referred to this as The Culture of Death. Abortion is NOT the only issue, however, physician assisted suicide is also a real and imminent problem. Several states, including Oregon now endorse one’s right to terminate his/her own life. Numerous other forms of a culture of death pervade our society such as terrorism, murders, and a blatant and general disregard for the dignity of the human person. ALL BELIEVERS IN GOD need to be concerned with issues such as basic and affordable health care and the fact that many people flee oppressive and evil governments that trample upon the rights of basic human dignity. Here at St. Boniface during the month of October we will pray the Rosary within the context of Eucharistic Adoration several times during the month of October for Pro-life and a deeper appreciation for human dignity. These services will be held Saturday October 1 and all Wednesdays of October at 7 PM in Church and on Sunday October 30 at 3 PM in front of the shrine outside of Church. I urge you on this RESPECT LIFE SUNDAY to attend these events and to support the Pro-life efforts of the Church and our own Diocese. —Fr. Kevin

Take Five for Faith 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time: October 2 Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of Chicago called life a “seamless garment,” referring to the “tunic without seam” stripped from Jesus at his Crucifixion to remind us that a pro-life position is broader than vigorously protecting the life of the unborn. He called people to also oppose capital punishment, euthanasia, economic injustice, and unjust war. In an election year, one may wish to vote on the basis of a single issue, but the Catholic citizen should prayerfully and thoughtfully consider the whole picture. Pope Francis said, “Politics . . . though often denigrated, remains a lofty vocation and one of the highest forms of charity, inasmuch as it seeks the common good.” Vote for those who embody this vision. Monday, October 3 We live in the midst of a terrible refugee crisis. Migrants by the millions are fleeing war, drought, famine, dead-end economies, drug gang violence, and terrorism. Yet, as Jessey Carey points out in Relevant magazine, nearly half of Christians recently polled expressed fear about the idea of refugees coming into the United States. One only needs to tune into political coverage to hear distrust and even hostility in discussions about refugees. But our faith tradition is clear on the mandate to help the stranger, the foreigner, to remember that we too were once “strangers in a strange land.” Don’t just admire the Good Samaritan, be that good Samaritan! Tuesday, October 4 Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi In 1979, Pope John Paul II declared Saint Francis the patron saint of ecology. In 1990, he said that Francis “offers Christians an example of genuine and deep respect for the integrity of creation. . . . As a friend of the poor who was loved by God’s creatures, Saint Francis invited all of creation— animals, plants, natural forces, even Brother Sun and Sister Moon—to give honor and praise to the Lord.” Be a friend of the environment on this day dedicated to its patron. Wednesday, October 5 If you want to get to know someone better or discuss something with a friend, you find a comfortable setting where you can talk. It’s no different when you want to talk and listen to God.


You find a site that feels inviting and secure so that it’s easier to tell God what’s on your mind and in your heart. Religious educators suggest a “prayer corner” with some sacred objects and a copy of the Bible. If you don’t already have one, make a prayer corner somewhere in your home. Thursday, October 6 Memorial of Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher At 18, Rose Marie Durocher began to act as housekeeper for her brother, a priest. Her generosity and kindness earned her the nickname, the “Saint of Beloeil” (a district near Montreal). Later she formed a community of sisters using her natural compassion, intelligence, strong will, and common sense. You’d recognize such a woman on the street as a saint, not because of a halo but by the good she does. You are called to be nothing less than a saint like her. Saints are not made first by piety, but by walking in Christ’s footsteps and abandoning what gets in the way. You can do that much, can’t you? Friday, October 7 Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary It’s one of the most memorable visits in history: An angel greets a young girl and says, “Blessed are you among women.” And so she is, because Mary trusts God’s word to her will be fulfilled. In this she follows in the footsteps of her great father in faith, Abraham. But Mary’s not just a follower. She’s also a leader, offering her maternity to the church as the first best example of discipleship. When we pray the Rosary, we study in the school of Mary. Spend a decade of the rosary with your Mother today. Saturday, October 8 Good news arrives at our doorstep, out of the blue and marvelous. A beloved visitor comes to lend support, enfolding us in a happy embrace. A baby is added to the family circle, buoying up our hearts. A child shows the first signs of promise, and we’re in awe of what the future may hold. One who seemed lost to us is gratefully restored, and we all learn important lessons from the separation. These are the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. Consider praying them this week in honor of Rosary Month. ©2015 by TrueQuest Communications. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from


Save the Dates for St. Boniface Events

October 1: Rosary, Exposition, Benediction Saturday at 7pm and every Wednesday in October concluding on Sunday, October 30 at 3pm by the Marian Shrine (by the bell tower).

October 30: Rosary, Concert, Dinner Sunday at 3pm in front of the Marian Shrine (by the bell tower) outside the church, followed by a Marian Concert presented by the Glenn Mohr Chorale and then a Pasta & Salad dinner in the gym.

October 2: Mini-Mart Sunday Visit our booth staffed by our Youth Group

October 16: Pancake Breakfast Following 10:30am Family Mass

December 4: Handel’s Messiah Sunday at 4pm followed by Parish Tree Lighting Ceremony and Christmas Around the World.

December 6: Christmas in Story, Song, Art Tuesday at 7:30pm in church followed by an Old Fashioned Christmas Social complete with hot chocolate, hot cider, tea and assorted Baked Christmas goodies.

December 31: Holy Hour for Peace with Exposition, Adoration, Rosary, Benediction. Saturday from 3-5 pm.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

In today’s Gospel Jesus tells his disciples, “When you have done all you have been commanded, say: We are unprofitable servants; we have only done what we were obliged to do.” This week, please help the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to bring the love and mercy of Jesus to those who feel left out and abandoned, for indeed we are only doing “what we are obliged to do”. Please say a prayer for those who have no one to pray for them as 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.

All Saints Regional Catholic School Supported by the Parishes of: St. Boniface, St. Hyacinth, St. Mary, St. Patrick, St. Rocco Accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools For over 25 years, our Catholic school, All Saints Regional, has provided to its students an exceptional faith - and - values based Catholic school education and it has built an outstanding academic reputation. The actual expense of maintaining such standards well exceeds the total amount of tuition paid by our families. Consequently, our ability to continue to serve our students depends on the generous support of you, individuals and businesses who recognize the value of Catholic education to our Church and community. One of our major annual fundraisers is the “Headmaster’s Ball”, at which we publicly commend exceptional honorees for their devotion to the cause of Catholic school education here on the Gold Coast.

This year’s honorees are St. Boniface parishioners Robert and Síghle Lynch. The Ball will be an elegant affair held on October 22, 2016 at the beautiful Nassau County Country Club in Glen Cove. Your generous sponsorship or journal ad (see below), will support our students and your support will gratefully and prominently be acknowledged throughout the Ball. For sponsorship forms and more information call 917-602-8482 or

All Saints Regional Catholic School’s Headmaster’s Imperial Costume Ball Saturday, October 22 6:30pm $195 per person Nassau Country Club If you unable to attend but wish to make a donation, please mail checks to All Saints Catholic School Attention: Headmaster’s Ball 12 Pearsall Avenue, Glen Cove, NY 11542 or PayPal

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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 Webmaster: Robert Lynch. Website: Bulletin Editor:Julie Byrne. Please email submissions before noon Monday to after approval from Fr. Kevin. For best results, email on or before Friday.

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3pm on Sunday, October 2 Free Will Offering

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


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October 2, 2016 Parish Bulletin  

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

October 2, 2016 Parish Bulletin  

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