The Passion & The Messiah

The North Shore Chamber Choir Returns to St. Boniface

Join us in church for a concert of readings from the Passion of Jesus with selections from Handel’s Messiah as well as the music of Mendelssohn, Bruckner, Franck and others.  Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity for another Lenten observance. The concert begins at 4 pm under the artistic direction our own Jeffrey Schneider. Tickets are $20 and will be on sale after all of the Masses or Click here to purchase online.

 

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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.

Catholic School Open Houses

All Saints Catholic School Open Houses:

Our school will host a series of  Open Houses as follows:

Monday, Mar. 23, 2015: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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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?

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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

 

SVDP Friends of the Poor Walk

Join fellow compassionate parishioners as they lace up their sneakers to raise money for our parish’s needy at the Annual Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Friends of the Poor Walk on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Bethpage State Park.

Registration begins at 9am and the walk commences at 11 am. The family-friendly paved route accommodates strollers, wheelchairs and individuals of all ages. To participate or donate, see one of our Vincentian Conference members after Mass!

To donate online to the Walk, visit www.fopwalk.org.

 You may support our walkers, David Smith, Linda Zavaro, Jovanna Lemonda, Joe, Ayme, Catherine, Mary Jo and Vincent Lilly, or register as a walker yourself.  Our Conference ID is 4030.

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