All Souls Day

Special All Souls Day Mass

There will be an All Souls Day Mass at 4pm on Sunday, November 1,  to remember all those who have died during this past year. The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day) is Monday, November 2. Mass will be celebrated at 8am.

Streamed Masses

Sunday Mass at 10:30 am and some other selected liturgies may be viewed live online or recorded in the following ways:

  1. On Facebook Live: Click here.
  2. At the following link, for viewers who do not use Facebook: https://st-boniface-martyr-church.freeonlinechurch.com/live.
  3. Recordings of each streamed liturgy may also be viewed later: Click here.

Public Masses

Public Masses have resumed. Doors, aisles, pews, etc. have been marked clearly as required for social distancing. Please follow all markings, signs and instructions. No reservations required.

Normal Mass Schedule Resumed

  • Daily Mass is celebrated at 8 am Monday through Saturday .
  • Sunday Mass our regular schedule has resumed: Saturday at 5 pm; Sunday at 9:00, 10:30 and 12 Noon. See “Procedures”, below.
  • Notes:

    a. We continue to be dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.
    b. The sick or vulnerable due to age or health conditions are encouraged to remain at home.
    c. Streamed Mass: see below.

Sunday Mass at 10:30 am and some other selected liturgies may be viewed live online or recorded in the following ways:

  1. On Facebook Live: Click here.
  2. At the following link, for viewers who do not use Facebook: https://st-boniface-martyr-church.freeonlinechurch.com/live.
  3. Recordings of each streamed liturgy may also be viewed later: Click here.
  • When we are not streaming, other streamed Masses are available on Catholic Faith Network at CFNtv.org or televised on Optimum 29/137, Verizon  296, Spectrum 162/471.


Procedures:

  1. No reservations are required.
  2. Masks must be worn in the church.
  3. All entry through the main doors only. All exit via the side doors only.
  4. Please follow all markings on pews directing required safe social distance.
  5. While moving about the church, please follow the yellow arrows on the floor.   Main aisle one way up, side aisles one way down and out of Church .
  6. Although our cleaning staff does their best to sanitize the church, in addition to mandatory masks, you are encouraged to wear gloves (which should not be worn if you are receiving Holy Communion), your own sanitizing wipes, and sanitizing lotion as extra precautions.
  7. No bathroom accessibility.
  8. To receive Holy Communion, communicants should come forward, socially distanced, and masked (please remove your mask before you receive). Once you respond “Amen”, you should step aside and consume the host.

Confessions will be heard on Saturday 4 – 4:45 pm at the Parish Center. No appointment is necessary.

Please consider donating to Project Faith Stream so that we may install video equipment to continue live-streaming! To donate: Click here.

St. Elvis Final Vows

Streamed Live on our Parish Facebook Page

A recording of the streamed Mass may be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/220100611333286/videos/619302388751168

Farewell, Fr. Perera

Fr. Perera’s Bishop, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ramjith, Archbishop of Columbo, has appointed Fr. Perera as Dean and Chairperson of St. Thomas Aquinas College in Columbo effective immediately.  Fr. Perera is arranging for travel to his native country Sri Lanka and will be leaving St. Boniface Martyr Church in mid-October.  A special Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated on Sunday, October 4 to thank Fr. Perera for his service to St. Boniface, wish him well in his new position, and for safe travels back to Sri Lanka.   We wish Fr. Perera farewell and congratulations!  May God continue to bless your Ministry and Priesthood!

This is a recording a of the October 4, 2020 Mass of Thanksgiving bidding fond farewell to Fr. Perera.
A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Sunday, October 4 at 10:30 am to thank Fr. Perera for his service.

SVDP Friends of the Poor Walk

12th Annual Friends of the Poor 5K Walk/Run

October 10 – October 17, 2020

We cordially invite you to participate in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s 12th Annual Friends of the Poor 5K Walk/Run, taking place in our parish October 10-17.

Unlike past years, Vincentians and participants may walk or run in small groups in their neighborhoods, if they wish. Nonetheless, this event is our largest and longest continually-running fundraising event on Long Island that draws attention to the issue of poverty in our communities, and is especially important now as we emerge from this crisis. Now more than ever, we’re relying on funds raised to provide our volunteers with the resources they need to help our neighbors in need.

Your donation to the Friends of the Poor 5K Walk/Run could make the difference for those in temporary need in our community. If you are in a position to give financially, please help our struggling neighbors get back on their feet and on a pathway to self-sufficiency. Thank you!

For more information, please send an email to jovanna.lemonda@gmail.com.

Your Neighbors Need You!

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul helps approximately 150,000 Long Islanders in need each year. From the Queens-Nassau Border to the East End, we provide people struggling with the effects of poverty with the financial, material, emotional, and spiritual assistance they require to overcome poverty and become self-sufficient. We need you to continue the work we have been doing in our parish for more than 86 years.

Unable to Walk or Run? You Can Still Help . . .

by making a donation to “SVDP at St. Boniface Martyr” with the word “walk” in the memo area and placing your check in the St. Vincent de Paul box by the choir loft stairs in the church vestibule, or by mailing your donation to:

SVDP St. Boniface
145 Glen Avenue
Sea Cliff, NY,  11579

For more information, please send an email to jovanna.lemonda@gmail.com.

Diocesan Bankruptcy Announcement

Our Parish received this message relative to the announcement that the Diocese of Rockville Centre has declared bankruptcy:

A Message to the Faithful of the Diocese of Rockville Centre:

As our valued partner in providing spiritual, educational, charitable and cultural activities in the Long Island community, the Diocese of Rockville Centre felt it was important to share the news with you that today we have filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. In addition to the media release attached to this email, a video message from Bishop Barres announcing this filing and other information regarding the filing is posted on the diocesan website: www.drvc.org

We took this necessary action to manage litigation expenses, address disputes with the Diocese’s insurers and facilitate settlements of lawsuits filed under the Child Victims Act. Like many other institutions and the parishioners, we serve, the Diocese has suffered a strain on its finances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Approximately 40 percent of our annual revenue comes from offertory collections, which have dropped precipitously with attendance at Sunday Mass. 

We believe the restructuring process is the only way to ensure a fair and equitable outcome for everyone involved, including abuse survivors whose compensation settlements will be resolved by the courts.

But rest assured, this process will impede neither our mission to be a spiritual resource to the 1.4 million Catholics who reside in Long Island nor our partnership with your organization.

The Diocese believes its current and future liquidity will be sufficient to fund operations and ministries during the restructuring process and beyond. Operations of the parishes and schools are expected to continue as normal. We will work diligently with all survivors, creditors and ministries to maintain open communication while we work toward our goal of completing a settlement and finalizing a restructuring plan that includes a comprehensive and fair resolution for survivors.

We appreciate your support prayers during this period. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. You may also find updated information on our website: www.drvc.org.Sean Dolan/516-510-0473

Please Click Here to Read Media Release
Questions and Answers – CLICK HERE

Project Faith Stream

Project Faith Stream


Project
Faith Stream

We are announcing a donation drive to enable installation of a video system to livestream liturgy from the church.

An upgrade of our equipment was necessary in order for the parish to continue the live-streaming which allows those unable to attend church due to the COVID crisis and other circumstances, as well as other remote visitors, to join us online.

Witih your help, we now have a professional system installed, allowing us to continue live-streaming. We are asking for your help, particularly if you utilize this service to view Mass from home because of Covid challenges and if you appreciate our need to be present to those who need to stay home for other reasons.

How to Donate for
Project Faith Stream

You may donate using Faith Direct by clicking here. If you prefer to contribute by check, kindly make the check payable to “St. Boniface Martyr Church” and in the notes kindly put “Project Faith Stream” or “Video System.”

Thank you for your continued support in bringing our ministry to those who need it.

First Communion Masses

Sunday Masses for August 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th will be live streamed on Facebook at 12 noon, since First Communion will take place at those Masses. Since the number of people who may attend in person is limited due to the Covid-19 crisis, live-streaming will allow people who can’t be admitted to still be part of the celebration, at least virtually.

Bringing Christ to Campus

A Letter from Bishop Barres to College Students


Words of Advice for College Students Striving for Holiness