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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

“No servant can serve two masters.” (Luke 16:1-13)

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 22, 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 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 22 Amos 8:4-7; 1 Tim 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13 or 16:10-13 5pm Vigil Mass Intention: Trudy Grupe 8am Mass Intention: Parishioners 10:15am Mass Intention: Ronald Kerr Monday, September 23 (Anthony Grella) Memorial of St. Pius of Pietrelcina, priest Ezra 1:1-6; Luke 8:16-18 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike Tuesday, September 24 (Roseann Massa) Ezra 6:7-8, 12b, 14-20; Luke 8:19-21 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike Wednesday, September 25 (deceased members of the Welch and Woltering families) Ezra 9:5-9; Luke 9:1-6 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Bob Thursday, September 26 (Annette Mayeski) Memorial of St. Cosmas and St. Damian, martyrs Haggai 1:1-8; Luke 9:7-9 8am Mass Celebrant Fr. Bob Friday, September 27 (Rose DeRosa) Memorial of St. Vincent de Paul, priest Haggai 2:1-9; Luke 9:18-22 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Bob Saturday, September 28 (Nicholas Pedone) Zechariah 2:5-9, 14-15a; Luke 9:43b-45 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike 5pm Vigil Mass Intention: Michael J. Lincks, Jr.


Erik James Wagner Antonia Vincentina Ward Gwyneth Patricia Perez Amelie Frances Licitra Rees Francesco Capagna Peter Burdette Guy Jack Emmett Llewellyn Brian Anthony Davis.

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

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time: September 22 5pm Vigil Lector: Ministers:

Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike Theo Kyrkostas Ann Dubin, Katherine Miller Debbie Mink, Kathleen Van Bloem

8am Lector: Ministers:

Celebrant: Fr. Bob Cathie Guagenti Kevin Kelly, Laura Andrysiak Ana Arellano, Ralph Casey

10:15am Celebrant: Fr. Bob Lector: Tom Ryan Child’s Liturgy: Paula Smith Ministers: Laureen Feehan, Patty Lizza Mary Ann & Paul McDermott Mary Martone, Camille Miritello

Renew & Restore the House of God “Lord, I love the House in which You dwell” Ps. 76:8 Our pledges to date are $1,160,217! 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 31, 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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National Shrine Pilgrimage Schedule 12pm 12:10pm 12:15pm 12:45pm

The Angelus Welcome and Introduction John Garvey, President, CUA Lunch Tours Gift Shop Private Prayer  Confessions Adoration of Blessed Sacrament 3pm Rosary 4pm Gather for Celebration of Eucharist 4:15pm Celebration of the Eucharist 5:30pm Departure

St. Pius X Living Facility Collection Please call the parish office at 676-0676 for reservations. Our contacts are Tom Lilly and MaryJo Lilly; Visit for more details.

The collection for retired priests, living at St. Pius X Enriched Living Facility, is taking place this weekend. The St. Pius X Residence enables these dedicated men who need extra care and attention to live at a facility this for them while 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. We welcome your support.


PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DECEASED Please pray for those who have entered into eternal life, especially 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, 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, 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 $7878 and $1164 for our Parish Maintenance and Repair Fund. This week there will be a second 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.

PRAYER VIGIL FOR THE SICK Thursdays 7pm -7:30pm in the Chapel BIBLE STUDY

Lieutenant Melissa Buffa & Lieutenant Travis Buffa Petty Officer Keith Cano USCG 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 Ensign Michael R. Ragusa, USN Lieutenant Drew Whitting, USN Captain Christina Merrick-Wright

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 I have put my hope in your word." Psalm 119:147 As we listen to Gods' word read to us at Mass, we are filled with hope and confidence that His precious word will guide us on our life journey. 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

Religious Ed registrations will take place this weekend after the 5pm and 10:15am masses. Classes begin this week. The Family Program begins September 22 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. Assistants and substitutes are needed in all grades. Please call the Religious Education Office at 671-0418 if you are considering becoming a member of our wonderful group of volunteers.

Oktoberfest is October 5!

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KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS #1828 Blood Drive TUESDAY, October 1st from 3pm ~ 9pm 83 Sea Cliff Ave. Glen Cove NY

FREE FOOD PROVIDED FOR ALL DONORS Your donation will help to save up to THREE lives. Our community hospitals need your help. Please share this lifesaving gift! Thank You for Caring!

Eligibility Criteria:

Bring ID with signature or photo. Minimum weight 110 lbs. Age 16 – 75 (16 year olds need parental permission. Age 76+ need doctor’s note) Eat well (low fat) & drink fluids No tattoos for past 12 months For medical eligibility questions call 1-800-688-0900.

Liturgical Ministry Training EM “A” Session: Lector, Hospitality/Usher Training October 19, 9am - 1pm Kellenberg Memorial High School “B” Session: Extraordinary Ministers November 9, 9am - 1pm Kellenberg Memorial High School Evening Sessions: EMs, Lectors, Hospitality/Ushers St. Elizabeth, Melville Session “A” Wednesday, October 16, 7:30pm - 10pm Session “B” Wednesday, October 30, 7:30pm - 10pm

Interested people need to speak to Fr. Bob before October 6. Catholic High School Open Houses

KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS #1828 Golf Outing Monday, October 21- Tam O’Shanter Club

Registration & Lunch 10:30am; Shot Gun Start: 12 noon $175pp includes Lunch, Dinner, Open Bar For details call Christopher Curran, PGK, at 759-7022 or John Ryan, PGK, at 676-0665

Married Couples! Would you attend a seminar to enhance your job or increase your salary? Why not give your marriage the same attention? Enhance your good marriage by attending a

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend! The next weekend is

November 1-3 at The Montfort Spiritual Center in Bay Shore. Call 1-877-697-9963 or visit

September 28: 11am-1:30pm Our Lady of Mercy Academy September 29: 1:30pm-4pm St. Dominic College Prep HS October 5:

10am-1pm Kellenberg Memorial HS 2pm-4pm Chaminade HS

October 6: 11am-3pm Sacred Heart Academy 10am-1pm St. Anthony’s HS October 19: 9am-12pm McGann-Mercy Diocesan HS October 20: 10:30am-2pm St. John the Baptist Diocesan HS

LI Coalition for Life Presents the 16th Annual

STAND UP FOR LIFE on October 6 2pm-3:30pm - rain or shine! Routes 110 & 25A, Huntington

Oktoberfest is October 5, at 7pm in the gym, complete with a live German band, Bavarian dancers and German food & beer! Buy your tickets after Mass. Adults: $35pp; Children under 12: $25pp There is no reserved seating — tables and chairs in will be arranged in traditional “Beer Garden” style with open seating!

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Call 676-0676 Get your tickets early! This event sells out in advance!


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 Who has supported your faith? Did your parents see to your Baptism and early religious instruction? Were teachers in parochial school promoters of wisdom and grace? Did pastors and church leaders offer you good example? Did college chaplains play a role in your embracing the truth of the gospels? Have you enjoyed spiritual direction or mentorship through your association with a person of holy character? Do the lives of saints inspire you, or are biblical personalities companions on your journey? Do contemporary spiritual authors help you to grow in faith? Are friends and family members supportive? Show your gratitude all around. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Memorial of St. Pius of Pietrelcina, priest When Saint Pius of Pietrelcina—Padre Pio as he’s widely known—decided he wanted to build a free hospital for the poor up the road from his friary, he literally started with a piece of land and a few friends and supporters. Four years later, in 1956, he had one of the most modern hospitals in Europe. Since the padre’s death in 1968, the facility, which he wanted to be “a place of prayer and science,” has quadrupled in size and stands as a tribute to the desire to help others radically and the determination to follow through on it. What seeds of service can you plant and cultivate? TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 While many English translations make it sound as if Jesus had brothers, confusion arises because Hebrew and Aramaic, the written and spoken languages of the day, lacked distinct words for brothers, cousins, and other close kin. When Christian scriptures were written in Greek, the word adelphos—“brothers”—was used to represent all of those relations. So it remains unclear what kind of extended family Jesus might have had. What is clear, however, is that Jesus saw blood relations as secondary to spirit relations. Those who follow Jesus are family to him. Claim your place in that great gathering. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 The church has not always been on the right side of history when it comes to slavery. In fact for centuries the “right side” meant justifying slavery because it was an accepted social institution. The ancient Israelites were slave owners, and the early Christians—and lots of Christians afterwards—took it for granted. Judaism, however, believed the law of God protected slaves from mistreatment, and early Christianity thought the differences between masters and slaves evaporated in the kingdom of God. While just about all people of faith today reject slavery outright, it is still very much alive in

forms like human trafficking. A number of Catholic religious orders are involved in the fight against trafficking, and you can find out more about what you can do on websites such as humantrafficking.htm. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 Memorial of St. Cosmas and St. Damian, martyrs If there’s one thing about the writers of the Bible, it’s that they didn’t mind a good exaggeration to make a point. Did Abraham really live to 175? Probably not literally. Rather, in biblical terms great age meant “a hugely blessed person.” This kind of overstatement sometimes applied as well to stories of the early Christian martyrs. Did the physician-brothers Cosmas and Damian really miraculously survive burning, drowning, and stones and spears thrown at them before finally succumbing? Perhaps they did, but these tales also express how these saints were so holy that it took several attempts to dispatch them from this life. Their example should inspire you to pursue your own holiness with similar determination. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Memorial of St. Vincent de Paul, priest From the 17th century until now, the name Saint Vincent de Paul has been a byword for service to the poor. At the end of his vigorous career, Vincent was asked what else he might possibly have done with his energies than what he’d already accomplished. His answer was smooth: “More.” In societies bearing his name around the world, the saint is surely getting his wish. If your parish has a “poor box” for spare change, it’s a sign that Vincent’s work is never done. In the same way, thrift stores, soup kitchens, and shelters operate under the energy of volunteers moved by his example. Give a check, an unused chair, an hour and get heavenly returns! SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 The early 20th-century French philosopher and mystic Simone Weil had much to say about the value of attention. “Attention is the highest and purest form of generosity,” she said. “Prayer is made of attention.” “There is never a case when an effort of attention is lost. It will always be spiritually effective.” Learning to pay attention—to focus and concentrate on what is at hand—is an often neglected practice, in all times and places. No doubt multitudes who lived at the time of Jesus rushed right by him as he preached in the synagogues and healed in the streets, too caught up in the day’s affairs to see the savior right in front of them. How about you? If Jesus were to come again today, would you be too “crazy-busy” to pay attention? Reprinted with permission from Prepare the Word (©2013)

Pastoral Team


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

The High School Youth Group will be meeting on September 22nd and 29th from 6pm-8pm in the youth center. All high school students are invited 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

Spirituality For Singles

Saturday, October 5th at 8:30pm St. Aidan Parish, 510 Willis Ave., Williston Park Snacks, pizza and beverages will be served. $5 donation. Contact: Ray 561-6994 or

St. Vincent de Paul Society In today’s Gospel we see that prudent decisiveness means that we recognize that all our choices in daily living are really choices for eternal life. Admission into heaven is something money can’t buy. The only currency that has any value to secure our entrance is that of love. As you place your gift in the St. Vincent de Paul box, know that you are a sign of God’s love to those in need. 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.

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The Sederholt Family, Glen Cove Evelyn C. Culp, Sea Cliff Maureen & Dan Maddock, Sea Cliff Madelyn Kowalewski, Glen Cove Michael Kaelin, Summit, NJ John Ferguson, Stanhope, NJ Carol Griffin, Sea Cliff

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