St. Boniface Martyr Parish Bulletin, September 8, 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

“Which of you wishing to construct a tower does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if there is enough for it’s completion?” (Luke 14:35-33)

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time September 8, 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 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 8 Wis 9:13-8b; Philemon 9-10, 12-17; Luke 14:25-33 The bread, wine candles and sanctuary lamp have been donated as a special blessing for Dan and Maureen Maddock, in honor of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, by their children and grandchildren. 5pm Vigil Mass Intentions:Michael J. Lincks, Jr., Anna Kocic, Peter Fakinis, Edward R. Nienstedt, Daniel A. Casey, Leonard Manzella 8am Mass Intention: Parishioners 10:15am Mass Intention: Frank Carparelli Monday, September 9 (Jessica Chebuske) Memorial of St. Peter Claver Colossians 1:24-2:3; Luke 6:6-11 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike Tuesday, September 10 (Ann Crimmins) Colossians 2:6-15; Luke 6:12-19 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike Wednesday, September 11 (Annemarie Conti) Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 6:20-26 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Nicholas Thursday, September 12 (Deceased Members of the Denigris family) Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Mary Colossians 3:12-17; Luke 6:27-38 8am Mass Celebrant Fr. Nicholas Friday, September 13 (Leonard Manzella) Memorial of St. John Chrysostom 1 Timothy 1:1-2, 12-14; Luke 6:39-42 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Bob Saturday, September 14 (Annemarie Conti) Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Numbers 21:4b-9; Philippians 2:6-11; John 3:13-17 8am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Nicholas 5pm Vigil Mass Intention: Michael J. Lincks, Jr.

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

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time: September 8 5pm Vigil Lectors: Ministers:

Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike Blanche & Eric Tyrkko Katherine Miller, Debbie Mink Kathleen Van Bloem, Irma Berkley

8am Lector: Ministers:

Celebrant: Fr. Bob Donna Holden Laura Andrysiak, Ana Arellano Ralph Casey, Peggy Cullen

10:15am Lector: Ministers:

Celebrant: Fr. Nicholas Irene Harris Laureen Feehan Rosemary & John Murello Diva & Ed Corbelletta Jane Serpico, Tom Ryan

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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Meeting Christ in Prayer An 8-Week Program presented by

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(Spiritual Directors from St. Ignatius Retreat House)

at St. Peter Alcantara Church, Port Washington 1pm - 2:30pm Sept. 25; Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov 6, 13 $120pp includes book. Meeting Christ in Prayer

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

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 Please pray pray for those who have for those who have entered entered into into eternal eternal life life especially, Mary Kirwin. especially, Mary Kirwin. 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 $9050 last week. This week there will be a second collection for The Catholic University of America. Thank you for your generosity!


Mondays Mondays 7:30pm 7:30pm in in the the Chapel. Chapel. All All welcome. welcome. Come Come and and bring bring aa friend! friend! Call Call John John & & Rosemary Murello at 676-2767 for more information. Rosemary Murello at 676-2767 for more information.

ST. BONIFACE HOLY HOUR AND BENEDICTION Wednesdays at 2pm in the Chapel.

P PRAYER RAYER V VIGIL IGIL FOR FOR THE THE S SICK ICK Thursdays 7pm -7:30pm in the Thursdays 7pm -7:30pm in the Chapel Chapel BIBLE STUDY BEGINS SEPTEMBER 19

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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.


Fridays Fridays 3pm 3pm in in the the Chapel Chapel “Be merciful, just as your Father “Be merciful, just as your Father is is merciful,” merciful,” from from Saint Saint Faustina’s Faustina’s diary. diary. BINGO! Fridays 7pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Glen Cove. All proceeds go to charity, including our St. Boniface Outreach Program.


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


Mondays-Saturdays Mondays-Saturdays after after 8am 8am Mass Mass in in the the Chapel. Chapel.


Religious Education Registration

St. Boniface Religious Education classes begin the week of September 22 with the Family Program. Registration is September 14th & 15th and September 21st & 22nd after 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.

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

Oktoberfest is back this year, by popular demand, on

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

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


25TH ANNUAL MASS FOR DECEASED CHILDREN Saturday, September 14 12:30pm St. Agnes Cathedral Celebrant: Bishop Robert J. Brennan All Are Welcome Come early to inscribe your child’s name in the “Book of Families” Refreshments following Mass For more information call 516-678-1294

Classes begin the week of September 16.


Sunday, September 8 In the Okinawan language two characters came to make up the word karate: kara (“empty”) and te (“hand”). The name of this martial art, then, is literally “the way of the empty hand”—and that isn’t only the open hand you might hit someone with! Tadashi Nakamura, the founder of the Seido form of karate, said: “When we love freely, we can give and share everything. We need HOLD on to nothing. Our hands can be empty.” Jesus was no martial artist, but nonetheless his way of life was one of an “open hand”: to empty himself in order to give himself. Those who would call themselves his followers should be ready to do the same. Monday, September 9 Memorial of St. Peter Claver, priest Peter Claver’s sole ministry as a priest was to slaves brought to Cartagena (now in Colombia) in the 17th century. He believed that his first duty was to the basic human needs of people who were being treated like animals. “We must speak to them with our hands before we try to speak to them with our lips,” he said. Like his fellow Jesuit, Pope Francis, Peter Claver plunged into the midst of the poor, even into the stinking holds of slave ships and the cages where people were herded after landing. Peter brought supplies and comfort and became a moral force in the city. He would gladly have reversed those first two words of Cain and said: “I am my brother’s keeper.” Tuesday, September 10 The accomplished but little-known 20th-century artist and industrial designer Alfonso Iannelli was one of the first to bring modern ideas to church design. In a stained -glass window he designed of Jesus Christ the King, he depicted a monarch, not on a throne but holding a crown in front of him, his head bowed toward it. Even Jesus, the image seems to say, showed humility before divine power even as that same power was flowing through him. We should all be humbled by the power we possess through Christ. Use it wisely. Wednesday, September 11 When something does not go your way, take a moment to “think of what is above, not what is on earth,” as Saint Paul advises. That is not to say you should conjure up an image of choirs of angels but rather remember what it means to be one with Christ, the Prince of Peace. Daily prayer practice-—spiritual exercise—trains you to get to that place of peace before you get swept away by daily stresses. Pope Francis tells the story of watching a well-respected older businessman impatiently waiting

for his luggage at a baggage carousel in an airport. “He didn’t hide his frustration at all,” says Francis. “What first surprised me was that an older person could be so impatient.” The long view should come with age and seasoned faith. Thursday, September 12 Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Mary The origin of today’s memorial goes back to the celebration of the defeat of Muslim Turkish invaders outside Vienna in 1683. While we can sympathize with people who were grateful for the turning back of a force that threatened all of Europe, it’s difficult for Christians today to thank the Blessed Virgin Mary—whose own Son suffered persecution and execution at the hands of religious authorities and a foreign occupier—for a military victory when extremists use religion as justification for violence. Perhaps we better honor Mary’s Most Holy Name if we pray and work for peace instead. Friday, September 13 Memorial of St. John Chrysostom Saint John Chrysostom is most familiar among Roman Catholics as a “golden-mouthed” preacher, but among Eastern Rite Catholics and Orthodox Christians, John Chrysostom’s name is also associated with the Divine Liturgy—still in use-—that bears his name. As Bishop of Constantinople, John oversaw the enhancement and unification of liturgical practices in use among early Christians, which were rooted in Hebrew scripture and Jewish worship practices. As much as Chrysostom appreciated the rich inheritance Christianity received from Judaism, he was known to harshly criticize Christians who continued to celebrate Jewish holidays and attend Jewish services. Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jews, is a good day to remember the common threads of Christianity and Judaism and atone for the intolerance we have shown one another through our shared history. Saturday, September 14 Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross While Christians today see in the cross a sign of victory, before Constantine’s Edict of Milan calling for religious toleration in the Roman Empire in 313, the cross was a dreaded symbol representing Rome’s cruel persecution of Christians and others who challenged the emperor’s authority. While such persecution may seem remote to us, it is alive and well in a number of regimes hostile to Christianity around the world. Pray today for all Christians who are not able to exalt the cross without fear of persecution. Bring their pain, and the pain of all those who have died for the sake of their faith, to the foot of the cross in prayer. Reprinted with permission from Prepare the Word (©2013)

Pastoral Team


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

The High School youth group will gather today, September 8th at 6pm, for our

Kickoff Teen Mass and Dinner at 6pm in the chapel (celebrated by Fr. Bob) to begin our 2013-2014 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 In today’s Gospel, Jesus lays out the demands of following him, the great cost of discipleship. The Mission Statement of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul states: “Vincentians witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice…the Society makes no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.” Have you considered answering the call to help serve the poor by joining the Society of St. Vincent de Paul? 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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$25 Ida Zielazny, Glen Head

End of Month: $100 Mary Ann & Frank Heenan, Hampton Bays September 1: $25 Patricia Trimboli, Sea Cliff September 2: $25 St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Boniface Martyr Conference, Sea Cliff September 3: $25 John J. Ryan, Sea Cliff September 4: $25 The McDonalds, Glen Head September 5: $25 Mr. & Mrs. R. Pemberton, Glen Cove September 6: $25 Bill & Julianne Konowal, Glen Head 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.



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