St. Boniface Martyr Parish Bulletin September 1, 2013

Scroll for more

Page 1

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

“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled,

but the one who humbles himself will be exalted. " - Lk 14:1, 7-14

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time September 1, 2013


`|Ç|áàxÜËá fv{xwâÄx

`táá fv{xwâÄx

Daily Mass Sunday Masses Holy Day Masses: Special Intentions Mass

8am (in the chapel) Saturday: 5pm Vigil Sunday: 8am, 10:15am 5pm Vigil; 8am & 7pm 5pm first Saturday of month

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 1 Sir 3:17-18, 20, 28-29; Heb 12:18-19, 22-24a; Lk 14:1, 7-14 The bread, wine candles and sanctuary lamp have been donated in memory of Arthur Merrick’s fourth anniversary by Nancy, Patsy and Emily Furlong. 5pm Vigil Mass Intention: Michael J. Lincks, Jr. 8am Mass Intention: Parishioners 10:15am Mass Intention: Shaun Brala

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time: September 1 5pm Vigil Lector: Ministers:

Fr. Nicholas Theo Kyrkostas Kathleen Van Bloem, Ann Dubin Paul Bramfeld, Yvonne Brantuas

8am Lector: Ministers:

Fr. Nicholas Jovanna Lemonda Kevin Kelly, Peggy Niper Lorraine Petschauer, Marie Agosta

10:15am Lector: Ministers:

Fr. Azubuike Carol Griffin Laureen Feehan, Camille Miritello Mary Ann & Paul McDermott, Sue Moran, Fran Roesch

Monday, September 2 (Frank DeRosa) 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Luke 4:16-30 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike Tuesday, September 3 (Peter McGowan) 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6, 9-11; Luke 4:31-37 Memorial of St. Gregory the Great 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike Wednesday, September 4 (Jessica Ann Chebuske) Colossians 1:1-8; Luke 4:38-44 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike Thursday, September 5 (Angelo D’Avino) Colossians 1:9-14; Luke 5:1-11 8am Mass Celebrant Fr. Nicholas First Friday, September 6 (Rose DeRosa) Colossians 1:15-20; Luke 5:33-39 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Bob First Saturday, September 7 (Morgan Ayres) Colossians 1:21-23; Luke 6:1-5 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Bob 5pm Vigil Mass Intentions: Michael J. Lincks, Jr., Anna Kocic, Peter Fakinis, Edward R. Nienstedt, Daniel A. Casey, Leonard Manzella 5pm Vigil Mass Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike

Second Banns of Marriage Rebecca Krieb, St. Boniface Martyr Church and Isaac Costello, St. Paul’s Church, New South Wales, Australia ª Carla DeVita and Michael Jayne St. Boniface Martyr Church ª

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

3 3

[xÜx \ TÅ àÉ jÉÜá{|Ñ

CCLI Song #3266032. © 2000 Thankyou Music. For use solely with the SongSelect Terms of Use. All rights reserved. CCLI license #2928359.

Meeting Christ in Prayer An 8-Week Program presented by

Inisfada Spiritual Ministry

(Spiritual Directors from St. Ignatius Retreat House)

Peter Alcantara Parish Port Washington 1pm - 2:30pm September 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13 $120pp includes book.

Seats are filling up! Please call the parish office at 676-0676 for reservations. Our contacts are Tom and MaryJo Lilly; Or visit

Meeting Christ in Prayer is a guided prayer experience modeled on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Using guided exercises, participants pray and reflect individually for 30 minutes each day between weekly meetings. Through prayer, reflection and faith sharing, Meeting Christ in Prayer introduces participants to various ways of praying, helps them form regular habits of prayer and provides them with an opportunity to meet Christ anew. Contact Karen Silver for details.


PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DECEASED Please pray for those who have entered into eternal life, especially Patricia Bellidoro and John E. Malloy, Sr. 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 $7916 last week. Next week there will be a second collection for The Catholic University of America. 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.

PRAYER VIGIL FOR THE SICK Thursdays 7pm -7:30pm in the Chapel ST. BONIFACE BIBLE STUDY Thursdays 7:30pm in the Parish Center. All are welcome. Call 676-2767 for details.

Lieutenant Melissa Buffa & Lieutenant Travis Buffa Petty Officer Keith Cano USCG Lance CPL Matthew B. Christman 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 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.

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 7:15pm 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. Check Bishop Murphy’s blog at


Religious Education

St. Boniface Faith Formation classes will begin the week of September 22 with the Family Program meeting on that Sunday. Open registration will take place the weekends of September 14th & 15th and September 21st & 22nd at the 5pm and 10:15am masses. Please bring a copy of your child's Baptismal certificate and payment of $100 to register 1 child or $180 to register 2 or more siblings. Forms are available in advance on line at Catechists (teachers) are needed for grades 2 and 3. Please consider joining our wonderful group of volunteers. Please contact Karen Croce at 671-0418 or with questions.

Saturday, October 5th Traditional Food & Drinks Bavarian Dancers Fabulous Raffles Lots of Fun!

Catechetical Congress 2013 A Disciple’s Response to the Call for a New Evangelization Saturday, September 14, 8:30am – 5pm. St. John the Baptist High School, West Islip This Congress is for those who are engaged in all areas of parish catechetical ministry, including: •Catechetical Leadership •RCIA and Adult Faith Formation •Religious Education •Youth Ministry •Marriage Preparation •Baptism Ministry •Catholic School Teachers

Visit our Website:

CUA Special Collection The Catholic University of America, located in Washington, D.C., is the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States. CUA offers students an excellent education in a faith-filled atmosphere that is grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition. Next week is the National Collection for The Catholic University of America. Every dollar given directly supports financial aid for students from dioceses across the country, including our diocese. Please be generous. Thank you.

Prayer Quilter’s Birthday St. Boniface Quilters gathered to celebrate Jo Breglio's 90th birthday with a Pot Luck luncheon. Jo, a longtime member of the quilting group which meets at the Parish Center every Friday, enjoys the fellowship and camaraderie of all the women who together create beautiful, warm quilts for people who are receiving treatment for cancer at Glen Cove Hospital. Happy Birthday Jo, and many more!

Sea Cliff Antiques Show Saturday, September 7 9am-4pm St. Boniface Martyr Field Corner of Carpenter & Sea Cliff Avenues Admission: $5 Children free


Sunday, September 1

effective. According to the World Health Organization and Catholic Relief Services, increased use of insecticide -treated mosquito nets that cost about $5 each, increased distribution of rapid diagnostic tests that can determine within 15 minutes whether a patient has contracted malaria, and development of inexpensive medicines for treatment and prevention have helped reduce the malaria mortality rate by 26 percent. Join forces with others to address problems in your family and your community. Solutions may be easier than you think.

Humility is a funny thing. We seem to admire people of prominence who are not arrogant or self-important, and we easily sniff out false humility. But we’d rather not be “humbled” ourselves; it smacks of weakness, and our culture admires the mighty, not the lowly. The sound of the word humility reminds us of its Latin root humus, which means soil—dirt—and there’s nothing “lower” than dirt! The thing about dirt, however, is that it is honest. It is what it is, and that’s what the virtue of humility means: not groveling before others but having a sense of truth, proportion, and balance. I am what I am: nothing more— and nothing less.

Thursday, September 5

Monday, September 2 Christian tradition says we are all called by God—that we all have a role in God’s saving mission. That can elicit the classic “who, me?” response. Why would God ask for your help? What are you supposed to do? The awareness that you are called by God, and the questions it raises, are themselves sources of grace. They help you stay on the lookout for ways, ordinary and extraordinary, that you can help others, empowered by the Spirit of God. How will you respond today to God’s invitation to serve?

A rabbi told a group of visiting Catholics that the name of the Mediterranean seaside city of Tel Aviv translated from Hebrew to English simply as the “old and new.” Ancient buildings there provide the foundation for the modern Miami-style skyline that hugs the shoreline. The juxtaposition of ancient stonework with modern architecture does not cover up the experiences of Jewish history but instead literally is their foundation for generations to come. How can you remember the ancient roots of your faith in a way that also renews it for today?

Tuesday, September 3

Saturday, September 7

Memorial of St. Gregory the Great Gregory the Great was elevated to sainthood by popular acclaim immediately upon his death in 604. He was revered for many reasons but perhaps most admirable was his commitment to the poor. He once wrote of the papacy: “I hold the office of steward for the property of the poor.” During a time of famine, it is said that Gregory would not eat until the poor had been fed and that he invited 12 indigent people to the table when he dined. Pope Francis is calling us once again to be a church of and for the poor. Let us respond in a great way.

Wednesday, September 4 In one of his briefest acts of healing, Jesus cures Peter’s mother-in-law of a raging fever (possibly malaria) simply by standing over her and saying a few words. In the ongoing fight against malaria, which kills at least 650,000 people annually, simple measures continue to be the most

You can write definitions and make charts of the different forms of prayer, but in the end it’s basically what Christian teachers over the centuries have always said it is: awareness of God. The great Carmelite saint John of the Cross called prayer a loving attentiveness to God, and that attentiveness is ultimately an act of faith: You can’t turn to it if you don’t believe God is there in the first place. You are always in the presence of God; prayer, in the eighth-century words of Saint John Damascene, raises your mind to that presence.

Friday, September 6

“I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer,” wrote Martin Luther. That level of commitment to prayer may not work into your current schedule, but at the very least start your day with the words, “God, may my prayer always bring me closer to you.” Then offer God your full attention for as long as you are able. Don’t hit the snooze button on your prayer life. Get up and offer God the first thoughts of your day. Your prayer will give you greater confidence in God and hope in God’s goodness. Now that’s worth getting out of bed for. Reprinted with permission from Prepare the Word (©2013)

Pastoral Team


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

The High School youth group will be on break until September 8th, when we with gather for our Kickoff Teen Mass and Dinner at 6pm in the chapel (celebrated by Fr. Bob) to begin our 20132014 year! 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

St. Vincent de Paul Society Today, we hear Jesus say to us, “…when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind; blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” Is there a family you know who needs assistance? Please call the Society of St. Vincent de Paul so that together we can learn to do as Jesus told us. 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.

FKG j|ÇÇxÜá August 24: August 25: August 26: August 27: August 28: August 29: August 30:

$25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Brown, College Point Rosemary Pombar, Glen Head Pamela Giorgi, Glen Cove Becky Creavin, Sea Cliff Marianna Cuomo Maier, Lattingtown Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Clancy, Sea Cliff Daniel & Laura Johnson, 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:

Deadline: Mondays at noon.

Webmaster: Robert Lynch Website: 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.



General & Family Dentistry


Dentistry for the Fearful Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry Serving the Community Over 30 Yrs. Emergency Care Avail. 24 Hrs a Day



FAX (516) 671-2696 E-MAIL: JDUNNE6820@AOL.COM

WFuneral HITTING Home The North Shore's Leading Funeral Home

Shop@Home Sales • Installation


Residential • Commercial • Marine

FR E E ESTI MATES 516.674.9417

formerly Boehm Business Machines

(516) 674-2318


(516) 671-2700

32 Kirkwood Dr., Glen Cove

676-8148 216 Sea Cliff Ave., Sea Cliff


Free Estimates

Charlie Sasso 61 Smith Street, Glen Head

John J. Gaeta, D.D.S. Laser Dentistry of Glen Cove One School Street, Suite 105

516-671-0817 “dentistry the way it ought to be”

GIFT GARDEN Tel. 516-676-4011 • Fax 516-656-9664 WE’RE SO MUCH MORE THAN A GARDEN CENTER Organic Products Landscape Design Greenhouse & Nursery

Custom Arrangements Annuals & Perennials Furniture & Stoneware

295 Glen Cove Avenue, Sea Cliff, NY 11579 Gift Shop 300 Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Head, L.I. NY 11545-1199 • (516) 671-0807 (800) 671-0864 David & Codge Whitting Visit us at Pre-Arrangement Counselors


Courteous, Prompt, Reliable Service Serving the St. Boniface Community since 1953 SALES • UPGRADES • FILE RECOVERY BACKUPS HOME & OFFICE NETWORKING

BBM Computers. email or call for service


Welcome To

Come Sail Away on a 7-night Catholic Exotic Cruise starting as low as $1175 per couple. Daily Mass and Rosary offered. Deposit of only $100 per person will reserve your cabin. Space is limited. Thanks and God Bless, Brian or Sally, coordinators 860.399.1785

Of SeaCliff 243 Glen Cove Ave. 671-3093 Since 1932

Are you ever alone? You’re never alone when you have a medical alert!

70 yrs of Professional Installation 30 Glen St., Glen Cove

671-3737 John J. Noone B.S., M.S., P. Ph.

Mon-Fri. 9am-8pm Sat. 9am-6pm Sun. 9am-3pm

"I feel more independent, safe, and secure with my medical alert."

676-1004 Foreign & Domestic Repair

New York State Inspections

Joe’s Garage

516 671-0201/671-2282 244 Forest Ave. Locust Valley

Badge Agency, Inc.

Less than $1 per day • Price Guarantee

GRAZIOSE PLUMBING & HEATING, INC. Authorized Humidex Installer - Residential - Commercial Oil Burners - Gas Conversions - Sales & Installations ALL PHASES OF PLUMBING & HEATING MASTERCARD - VISA - AMEX

Deveau's Auto Body, Inc.


Expert Collision Repairs On Foreign & Domestic Cars Free Towing With Any Repair N.Y. Reg. #7053688 36 Morris Ave., Glen Cove

Accounting & Tax Specialist For ❑ Individuals ❑ Small Businesses ❑ Medical & Health Field Practices ❑ Contractors Year Round Tax Prep. Services


• A+ Rating with BBB

Emergency Beeper 389-3332

759-3400 404 Glen Cove Ave. Ste 202

• Made and Monitored in the USA Call Today to learn more

Your ad

about our Special Offer.

1.877.801.8608 Toll Free

JOHN W. C. CANNING J.D.S. North Shore Realty

Insurance 500 N. Broadway, Ste. 231 Jericho

Blacktop and Masonry Specialist Driveways • Brick Patios Brick & Bluestone Stoops • Sidewalks Drainage Specialist (516) 671-9530

Locust Valley...................................................516-671-7254

• No Long-Term Contracts 699 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head

Ralph D'Alessandro Contracting Inc.


126400 St Boniface the Martyr Church

ATTORNEY AT LAW General Practice

671-9758 267 Sea Cliff Ave., Sea Cliff


Rentals • Management • Res./Comm. Joseph Lovaglio - Lic. R.E. Broker Call about our 1.75% Exclusive Listing

37-A Cedar Swamp Rd. Glen Cove • 676-6400

could be in this space! For Ads: J.S. Paluch Co., Inc. 1-800-524-0263