St. Boniface Martyr Parish Bulletin September 15, 2013

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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

“Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you…” (Luke 15:1-32)

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 15, 2013


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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 Special Intentions Mass 5pm first Saturday of month 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 15 Ex 32:7-11, 13-14; 1 Tim 1:12-17; Lk 15:1-32 or 15:1-10 Vigil Mass Intentions:Michael J. Lincks, Jr. 8am Mass Intention: Maryann Mader & Albert Mader 10:15am Mass Intention: Parishioners Monday, September 16 (Anthony Grella) Memorial of St. Cyprian 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 7:1-10 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike Tuesday, September 17 (Frank Latawiec) Memorial of St. Robert Bellarmine 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Luke 7:11-17 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike Wednesday, September 18 (James Tansey) 1 Timothy 3:14-16; Luke 7:31-39 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike Thursday, September 19 (Rose DeRosa) Memorial of St. Januarius 1 Timothy 4:12-16; Luke 7:36-50 8am Mass Celebrant Fr. Bob Friday, September 20 (Angelo D’Avino) Memorial of St. Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn; St. Paul Chŏng Ha-sang their companions 1 Timothy 6:2c-12; Luke 8:1-3 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Bob Saturday, September 21 (Rose DeRosa) Feast of St. Matthew Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13; Matthew 9:9-13 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Bob 5pm Vigil Mass Intention: Trudy Grupe 5pm Mass Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, announcing peace and salvation. (Isaiah 52:7). Have you heard any "good news" lately? Come and hear some on Thursday night! Join us in the Parish Center at 7:30pm. See pages 4 & 6 for details.

Banns of Marriage Jessica Brandi, St. Boniface Martyr Church Mario Perrone, Maria Regina, Seaford ª

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time: September 15 5pm Vigil Lectors: Ministers:

Celebrant: Fr. Bob Kevin Kelly Bill Berkley, Eileen Bowersock Paul Bramfeld, Yvonne Brantuas

8am Lector: Ministers:

Celebrant: Fr. Bob Carole Kelly Andrew DiSalvo, Peggy Niper Lorraine Petschauer, Marie Agosta

10:15am Celebrant: Fr. Bob Lector: Eileen Moran Child’s Liturgy Deacon Tom Fox Ministers: Joe Vulpis, Pat Warner Scott Whitting, Loretta Zahner Donna Calamis, Susan Castelli

RENEW & RESTORE THE HOUSE OF GOD “Lord, I love the House in which You dwell” Ps. 76:8 Our pledges to date are $1,150,217! Total amount paid to date $794,308.00. Payments are due as follows: Monthly payments are due on/before September 30,2013 Third Quarter Payment for 2013 is due on/ before September 30,2013 Annual Payments are due December 31st,2013. 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. It is not too late to participate in the Campaign!! There is still time to enroll! 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 Thank you!! The Campaign Committee

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St. Pius X Living Facility Collection “Caring for Those who Cared for Us”

Seats are filling up!

Please call the parish office at 676-0676 for more information and reservations. Our contacts are Tom and MaryJo Lilly;


The special collection for retired priests, living at St. Pius X Enriched Living Facility, will take place the weekend of September 21/22. Our Priests, at retirement, often have given forty years or more to the mission of our Church and bringing people closer to Christ. The St. Pius X Residence enables these dedicated men who need extra care and attention to live at a facility that provides them with that special care, while still enabling them to serve as active fully engaged members of the community. The Catholic Church of Long Island is blessed and privileged to be able to care for our senior priests - men who have dedicated their lives to serving God and our community. We welcome your support of this important endeavor. For more information or to donate online go to or call 379-5210 extension 229 for more information.

Smart Seniors Forum A program to help seniors identify potential scams before they happen.

Village Hall, September 19th 10:30am - 12 noon Transportation available. Call 671-0080.


PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DECEASED Please pray for those who have entered into eternal life, especially Mary Kirwan, Jeffrey Matthews and Thomas Moore. Placement of names on the sick list must be requested by an immediate family member through Fr. Bob. Names will be announced at weekend Masses for 3 weeks; then appear in the bulletin only.

Martha Anna, Ray Barone, Mae Caffney, Caesar Cavese, John Cini, Ro D'Alessandro, William J. Dobrowski, Anthony Grasso, Sandra Haberle, Jim Haley, Carol Hartney, Baby Jack, Cecelia Johnson, Janine D. Kelly, Carmen Listro, Carol MacGuffin Langstroth, Peter McCarthy, Baby Max, James Molloy, Catherine Mortell, Mike Napoli, Baby Ouin O’Shea, Luz Payano, Kathleen Quinn, Jeanne Riccardo, Maria Santoli, Nicholas Sica, Gloria Weis, Priscilla Waltz, Lillian Weber, Carolann White.

STEWARDSHIP . . . A WAY OF LIFE Thank you for your Financial Stewardship of $7831 and $1095 for The Catholic University of America last week. This week there is a collection for our Parish Maintenance and Repair Fund. Next week there will be a collection for the St. Pius X Enriched Living Facility. Thank you for your generosity!

PRAYER GROUP 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.


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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 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching ... and training in holiness so that the people of God may be fully competent and equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16). 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.


Religious Education Registration

Registration for Religious Education classes will take place this weekend and next weekend after the 5pm and 10:15am masses. Classes begin the week of September 22. The Family Program begins next Sunday at 9am in the school. Back to School Night is Wednesday, September 25 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in the school. A Catechist is needed for grade 3. Please call the Religious Education Office at 671-0418 if you are considering becoming a member of our wonderful group of volunteers. Assistants and substitutes are also needed in all grades.

Oktoberfest is back by popular demand, on October 5, complete with a live German band, Bavarian dancers and wonderful German food & beer! Buy your tickets after the weekend Masses. Adults: $35pp; Children under 12: $25pp There are no reserved seats—this year’s Oktoberfest will be arranged in traditional “Beer Garden” style with long tables and open seating! For more information, contact Maryellen Kerr at

Catechetical Sunday September 15, 2013 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: This year as we celebrate Catechetical Sunday in parishes throughout the Diocese of Rockville Centre, we do so as part of the Year of Faith opened by Pope Benedict XVI on October 11, 2012. Recognizing the particular role which catechists have in handing on the faith, the theme of this year’s Catechetical Sunday is Opening the Door of Faith. Last October the Synod on New Evangelization held in Rome called all Catholics to become evangelizers – that is, all are called to encourage others to live their Baptism as active members of the Church. This is no small task when so many are Catholic in name only. Our parish catechists play no small role in reaching out to all in the Church to Belong More Deeply. As we recognize our parish catechists today, we honor those who teach children as well as those who prepare parents bringing their infants for Baptism. We recognize those involved in marriage preparation as well as those who help our youth to come to know Christ. We include those who prepare our catechumens as they seek to be one with us. We pray that each of these catechists might “Open the Door of Faith” to those whom they touch with their ministry. These are challenging yet exciting times for us as Catholics. I encourage all of you to renewal by participating in the many parish and diocesan programs available for you as an adult on the faith journey. As each of us strives to Belong More Deeply may our prayer for each other bear much fruit as we together carry on the great mission which Christ left to us, His Church. Sincerely yours in Christ,

Bishop of Rockville Centre PO Box 9023, Rockville Centre, New York 11571–9023 • telephone 678.5800 • fax 678.3138 •


“NOT ON BREAD ALONE IS MAN TO LIVE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT COMES FROM THE MOUTH OF GOD.” Matthew 4:4 This passage from St. Matthew is just one of the many verses in Scripture that speak of the power and importance of God’s word. At Mass we are fed in two ways, first with the readings from Scripture and second with the Eucharist, the Body of Christ, both are vital nourishment for us to be the people God has called us to be. The Eucharist is only available at Mass, but God’s word, the Bible, we can have in our home and it is available for us to consume any time. Our parish has a weekly Bible study group. We meet on Thursday evening in the Parish Center. We finished our book on the Gospel of Mark at the end of June. When we begin again in September, the Gospel of Luke will be our next challenge. We shall never become Scripture scholars, but certainly we will grow in faith and love of God. His holy word always encourages and reveals the constant work and power of the Holy Spirit in us. Someone once said, “the Bible is Gods’ love letter to us” ….and it truly is! The study book we will use is “Bringing the Gospel of Luke to Life” by George Martin. His commentary, guides and prompts us to reflect upon what God is saying to us and how His Word is relevant to our lives today. We asked three members of the group to share their experience of the Bible Study: “My desire for a closer relationship with God brought me to Bible group almost ten years ago. Since then, I have learned about the many ways He uses to draw us closer, His immense love for us, and His constant presence. I discovered that He left us a perfect instruction manual to help us live the best possible lives despite daily struggles. Sharing with others has strengthened my faith and showed me how God uses unique ways to touch each of us. Bible group at Saint Boniface has become my family in God.” Maria Fernanda “When I began my perusal of George Martin’s big, big book, Bringing the Gospel of Luke to Life, I came to realize how much I wanted to read the Gospel straight-through, without any exegesis. So that’s what I’ve been doing. It’s a fascinating story. I am enthralled by the Gospel of Luke. For me, the greatest benefit of belonging to the Bible Study Group is this: During every meeting I am reminded that God loves me – I experience His love through the caring concern of the other members.” Jan “Drawn to the Bible Study through our bulletin announcement of a Study of the Psalms a number of years ago, I have met men and women of various ages and walks of life willing to seek something more. We've used our personal Bibles and appropriate study guides for some of the Old Testament, Psalms, Letters of St. Paul, and the Gospels. The wording used in the various Bible translations find people willing to be open to the Spirit of the Word and share their thoughts and experiences. The readings, study and voluntary sharing of each of us has increased an awareness of God's Word and His working in our lives. The different materials used for study add a better understanding and many new insights of Scripture. Our opening and closing prayers each meeting thank and implore God to continue the blessings of the Holy Spirit upon each of us and our world. Recently we were offered a number of Day Retreats at the Cenacle--more Blessings! Personally, I am thankful that John and Rosemary were moved to say "Yes," when asked by Father Mike Torpey to begin and lead the group; secondly, that Father Bob, as our new Pastor gave his support and approval for our group to continue. This grateful parishioner took a leap of faith when offered understanding of the Psalms. Over the years the group and I have received many blessings; wonderful friendships, heard wisdom spoken, received food for our spirits and spiritual journeys (often for our earthly bodies as well!). With much gratitude, Alexis


Pastoral Team


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

The High School Youth Group will be meeting on the following Sundays: September 15th, 22nd and 29th from 6pm-8pm in the youth center. All high school students are invited and encouraged to attend! For an updated schedule of youth group events please join our Facebook page ‘St. Boniface Martyr Youth Group or email the youth minister, Chris, at

High School Open Houses September 22 12pm - 2pm: Holy Trinity Catholic HS 2pm - 4:30pm: St. Mary’s Catholic HS

St. Vincent de Paul Society In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us that the shepherd rejoices when he finds one lost sheep. The story tells us that nothing and no one is insignificant to God who is compassionate and loving to all. Is there a neighbor or friend of yours who is in temporary need because of a loss of a job or an illness? Please leave a message for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul…we want to help! Thanks to all of you for your support! Furniture and financial donations are always welcome. You are too! Come join the St. Vincent de Paul Society and become a communal part of your parish. Call 822-3132.

FK G j|ÇÇxÜá September 7: $25 Hally Bello, Sea Cliff September 8: $25 Paul Cullen, Glen Head September 9: $25 Katherine Miller, Glen Head September 10: $25 Roy Gheradi, Glen Head September 11: $25 John D. Capobianco, Sea Cliff September 12: $25 Tara Perez, Glen Cove September 13: $25 Irene McCormack, Sea Cliff 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. Wesite: 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 E-mail: Bulletin Editor: Julie Byrne. E-mail: Bulletin Deadline: Noon Monday.

NOTE: Sept. 22, 29 & Oct 6 deadline: September 16 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.



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