Holy Week Online

Due to the health crisis, public Masses and devotions and all public activities are suspended. Sunday Mass is live-streamed online at 10:30 AM each Sunday morning, as are other select Masses and devotions. All Holy Week and Easter liturgies and devotions will be streamed online only, without a congregation physically present.

Our Holy Week Schedule
ALL services will be streamed online without congregations due to the COVID-13 crisis.

Below is a tentative schedule for Holy Week, very much subject to adjustment. PLEASE remember that all of the listed events will be conducted solely ONLINE – with no congregation physically present.

Monday, April 6, 2020

9 am Mass – streamed on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/StBonifaceMartyr/

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

9 am Mass – streamed on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/StBonifaceMartyr/

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

9 am Mass – streamed on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/StBonifaceMartyr/

April 9: Holy Thursday

5:00 pm Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper – streamed on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/StBonifaceMartyr/

April 10: Good Friday

3 pm Solemn Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion – streamed on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/StBonifaceMartyr/

7:00 pm Stations of the Cross – streamed on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/StBonifaceMartyr/

April 11: Holy Saturday

7:30 pm The Easter Vigil – streamed on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/StBonifaceMartyr/

April 12: Easter SundayMass streamed online at 12 noon, with music – streamed on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/StBonifaceMartyr/

The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ’s Paschal Mystery. Paschal Triduum 2020 will begin in the evening of Thursday, April 9 ends in the evening of Sunday, April 12.

Mass and Devotions Online

Because of our continuing health crisis, public Masses remain suspended, but Sunday Mass will be live streamed each Sunday, at 10:30 am EDT via our parish Facebook page St. Boniface Martyr Parishhttps://www.facebook.com/StBonifaceMartyr/.

Follow this link for our online Holy Week and Easter schedule.

Videos of all streamed Masses will remain available on Facebook for anyone who cannot join in live, and it will also remain available on our website and on YouTube for anyone not using Facebook.

While the crisis keeps us from gathering physically together, we are blessed with these digital opportunities to stay and pray together. May God bless and keep us all safe.

Video of Sunday Mass streamed live from St. Boniface on March 29, 2020.
Mass as it was streamed live from St. Boniface on Saturday evening, March 28, 2020.
This is a video of the Mass which was streamed in celebration of the Solemnity of the Annunciation on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Below is a video of Sunday Mass for March 22, 2020 which was live-streamed at our parish Facebook page St. Boniface Martyr Parish on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

This is a video of the Sunday Mass which was streamed on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Palm Sunday Mass as it was live – streamed.

Easter Sunrise Service

www.facebook.com/GlenCoveEaster

The Annual Community Easter Dawn Service to be Held Virtually

Public invited to Participate via Facebook Live and through Zoom “Song-Sessions”

The Public is invited to “virtually” participate in the 4th Annual Community Easter Dawn Service. The bilingual (English and Spanish) service, hosted by the eight-member churches of the Committee for the Community Easter Dawn Service, will be streamed starting at 7:00 am via Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/GlenCoveEaster) on Easter Morning.  This is NOT a public event, due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The Easter Dawn Committee had originally hoped to Livestream the service from Morgan Park at the standard location, however, with the public parks closed due to the Coronavirus, live streaming of the service will instead take place on private property just outside the gates of the park. Thanks to the proximity of the property to the park, those who have come to enjoy the sound of the bagpipes (played by Robert Lynch) while seeing a view of the harbor will still have this opportunity. Most importantly, the message of Easter will be shared by local clergy, and all are invited to participate in the hymns and responses via Facebook Live. The public is asked to stay home and not attend in person, but to participate virtually.

In preparation for the service, all are asked to join the Glen Cove Community Easter Dawn Service Facebook page, where links will be posted.

The eight-member churches involved share in the responsibility of the celebration. The churches include Calvary A.M.E Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Glen Cove Christian Church, Iglesia Ciudad de Refugio, St. Boniface Martyr Roman Catholic Church, St. John’s of Lattingtown Episcopal Church, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Pastors from the eight churches, some of whom will participate remotely, include Rev. Mark V. Applewhite, Fr. Kevin J. Dillon, Fr. Mark L. Fitzhugh, Rev. Gia Lynne Hall, Rev. Tommy Lanham, Rev. Juanita Lopez, Rev. A.H. Sparkman, and Rev. Roger Williams.

Music for the half-hour service is being coordinated by Merle Richards, Choir President at Calvary A.M.E, and by Gaitley Stevenson-Mathews, Elder at First Presbyterian Church. Scripture reading for the service will be from Luke 24: 1-12. Because of the current health crisis, only a few clergy will be leading the service. Other pastors, priests, and song leaders will participate remotely.

For more information please visit www.facebook.com/GlenCoveEaster.

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Mary, Mother of God
New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31
Holy Hour for Peace with Exposition, Adoration and Benediction 3pm – 5pm followed by 5pm Vigil Mass.

Mary, Mother of God
New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1
9am, 10:30am & 12pm.

Blessing of the Crèche and Christmas Tree Lighting

The Horse Knows the WayBlessing of the Crèche , Christmas Tree Lighting, Party and Caroling Saturday, December 12, 2015 6:00pm:  Caroling on a Horse-drawn Wagon, ending with treats, hot cocoa, cookies, Santa and more!

Cross Catholic Outreach

Please welcome Fr. Richard Kunzman who will speak at all the Masses December 12/13 on behalf of the Cross Catholic Outreach, which was founded to create a meaningful link between parishes in America and the priests and nuns working in the Church overseas in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Central and South America.

Cross Catholic Outreach BannerPlease be generous in your response to Father’s appeal. Brochures will be provided if you wish to support this ministry.

 

 

 

Open Parish Meeting

There will be an Open Meeting for all parishioners to offer input into the appointment of a new Pastor for St. Boniface Martyr Parish. Parishioners will be invited to indicate the skills and qualities they feel are necessary to lead the parish into the future and to share their thoughts on specific needs the parish may have.

Bishop Andrej, the Vicar, Fr. Bill Slater from the North Hempstead Deanery and Msgr. Peter Pflomm, Director of Clergy Personnel, will be present to conduct and participate in the meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7pm in the St. Boniface Gym.

Midnight Run

On March 7, 2015, the St. Boniface Youth Group  participate in its Fifth Annual “Midnight Run” to Manhattan.
On Midnight Run, the St. Boniface Youth Group travels to Manhattan in cars loaded with food, clothes and toiletries to meet the homeless on the streets.  I have gone on numerous occasions, and I can tell you from experience that this is a life changing event.  Our youth encounter the homeless, the most needy; not as the detested in our society, but as those in most need of Jesus’ love and compassion.  I thank you for your support and prayers for our youth and for the homeless.  I am so happy that our Youth Group has this opportunity and I am equally pleased that we as a parish share in these blessings.

In Jesus,
Fr. Bob

Midnight Run 2014
What is Midnight Run?
On the Midnight Run, St. Boniface Youth Group members share food, clothing, blankets and personal care items with people living on the streets of New York City.  This is a grace-filled moment where the young people follow the example of Jesus, ministering to the people they will visit and allowing those people to minister to them.   Midnight run provides a forum for trust, sharing, understanding and affection.  That human exchange, rather than the exchange of goods, is the essence of the Midnight Run mission.

Midnight Run forges a bond between people, establishing a foundation of sharing and caring from which solutions to problems may evolve. Participants learn to see the people they visit as real people, not as a commodity. Homeless men and women learn that many housed people, adults and teenagers, have commitments and concerns that go beyond their own lives and families.

Advent Mission, December 3 and 10

Dr. Joann Heaney-Hunter serves as an Associate Professor of Theology at St. John’s University. She holds a Ph.D. in Theology from Fordham University and an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University. She is licensed to practice Mental Health Counseling in the State of New York, and is Board certified as a professional counselor.  Dr. Heaney-Hunter is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker on marriage and family ministry in the Catholic Church and is an award winning teacher. Most recently, she has served as a lecturer at the Pontifical North American College in Vatican City, and as a retreat director at the Loyola Jesuit Retreat House in Morristown, New Jersey. She has co-authored two books on marriage preparation; a Leader’s Guide and Couple Guide entitled Unitas: Preparing for Sacramental Marriage (Crossroad Publishing Co.), and has published numerous scholarly and pastoral articles in various journals and edited volumes. Last June, she paper entitled “Positive Psychology and Ministry to Families” at the Society for Pastoral Theology in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Joann Heaney-Hunter serves as an Associate Professor of Theology at St. John’s University. She holds a Ph.D. in Theology from Fordham University and an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University. She is licensed to practice Mental Health Counseling in the State of New York, and is Board certified as a professional counselor. Dr. Heaney-Hunter is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker on marriage and family ministry in the Catholic Church and is an award winning teacher. Most recently, she has served as a lecturer at the Pontifical North American College in Vatican City, and as a retreat director at the Loyola Jesuit Retreat House in Morristown, New Jersey. She has co-authored two books on marriage preparation; a Leader’s Guide and Couple Guide entitled Unitas: Preparing for Sacramental Marriage (Crossroad Publishing Co.), and has published numerous scholarly and pastoral articles in various journals and edited volumes. Last June, she paper entitled “Positive Psychology and Ministry to Families” at the Society for Pastoral Theology in Atlanta, Georgia.

We will conclude our Advent Mission on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm.   The Mission is led by Dr. Joann Heaney-Hunter of St. John’s University.  

December 10 – “Becoming Families of Faith – What the Synod can teach us about our families and our parish family this Advent”
The Synod on the Family provided us with some central perspectives on the meaning of family.  These insights certainly apply to our individual families.  I also ask the question:  How can the Synod help us reflect on our parish family?  What does it mean to say a parish is “a family of faith?”  How can we grow as a family this Advent season?

Mass and Reception, SVDP Society 80th Anniv

MASS & RECEPTION – 80th  Anniversary!

In Honor of the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul and our 80th Anniversary as a Parish Conference

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CELEBRATORY MASS: Fellow Parishioners, you who have given so generously to our local conference through your prayers, service, monetary and in kind donations are invited to come pray and celebrate with us at a Mass graciously celebrated by Father Bob in honor of the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul. This is an especially important celebration as it is the 80th Anniversary of our Parish Conference!

RECEPTION: Following Mass, we will serve refreshments (donated) and relish in the gift of fellowship that the Holy Spirit has provided to each of us. This 80-year history of our Conference is a testament to the strength and durability of that fellowship, service and generosity of spirit.

When: Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:30 a.m. Mass, followed by Reception

Where: Parish Center Chapel