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Diocesan Bankruptcy Update

Information Re: Claims Deadline

Information regarding the deadlines for filing proofs of claim in the Diocese’s chapter 11 case and the forms to use can be found by clicking on the following link to the Diocese’s bankruptcy website and scrolling down the page: 

https://dm.epiq11.com/drvc

Diocesan Bankruptcy Announcement
October 2020

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

VIRTUS Update

Child Protection at St. Boniface

The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People promulgated by the Bishops of the United States in 2002 outlines specific practices and guidelines providing standards of safety in parishes and diocese throughout the United States.

In an effort to remain in compliance with these directives we are updating our records.

The process has been streamlined and the volunteer application, code of conduct and background screening can be accomplished online at www.Virtus.org. You will need your user name and password to update your account. If you need assistance please contact Virtus at 1-888847-8870 or helpdesk@vitus.org.

Active Volunteers:
If you are an active volunteer you may receive an email from Sterling Volunteers who will be asking you to update your background screening application on-line.

Please be aware that this is not a scam nor has your e-mail been hacked. It is merely a way for the parish to make sure its files are accurate and up to date.

Once you have accessed your account, review the information for accuracy and make any changes necessary by hitting the TOOLBOX tab at the top of the screen and choose Update My Account.

Any further questions please contact Christine Whited, our VIRTUS coordinator at stbonvirtus@gmail.com.

How the Diocese of Rockville Centre Has Been
Addressing Child Protection and
the Clergy Abuse Scandal

Catholic Ministries Appeal 2021

HELP US TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Every year through the support and commitment of individuals and organizations, we are able to serve more than 600,000 people in our Long Island community.

The Catholic Ministries Appeal enables our Church to continue to form our youth and adults in the faith, promote the dignity of life, provide quality education to our young people, feed the hungry, and foster vocations to the priesthood.

Your generosity helps to make all of this, and so much more, possible!

Thank you for your support.

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 :using Facebook: Click here.

Religious Education 2020 – 21

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The St. Boniface Parish Religious Education Program assists parents with the sacred responsibility of educating their children in the Catholic faith. Our parish offers both formal classroom instruction and a Family Program of religious instruction. For more information, please contact Karen Croce at 516-671-0418 or by email at stbonccd@gmail.com.

This year’s religious education program will continue virtually through the end of the 2020- 2021 school year. We are praying that we will be able to meet in person again at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year in September 2021.

  • Classes will be held virtually via the Zoom platform for all grades K through 8.
  • The schedule for classes will be sent in early September but the e-books are available now for you to look at and explore.
  • Once your final registration form and fee is received you will be sent a link to have access.
  • In consideration for the hardships incurred because of the Covid 19 virus the fees for this year have been reduced.
  • The fees for all children will be $100 per child for the year.

Registration:

Registration

Please complete the form and return it via email to stbonccd@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Payment

Please submit your payment via Faith Direct at:

https://membership.faithdirect.net/givenow/NY820/25277

Or by check made out to St. Boniface religious education which can be mailed to the Parish Center with this form at the address above.

(If you wish to register in person I will be in the Office at the school July 21, 22 & 23 from 11AM to 2PM – please wear a mask.)

Parent meeting Thursday, 8/13/20 at 7PM via Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5600121119?pwd=MkdiR0xaczhuOXg1VXRycis0UXZ2UT09

Meeting ID: 560 012 1119; Password: stbonccd

This year’s Calendar will be made available online at the Parish Website. It will also be emailed via Mail-chimp monthly.

PLEASE READ THE BULLETIN WEEKLY FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS & CHANGES PERTAINING TO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION.

Please watch the Mail Chimp emails and regular emails for up and coming meetings and information.

Thank you and stay safe and well!

Any questions please call the Religious Education Office at 516-671-0418.

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Support St. Boniface Online

Mass Cards and Intentions

Obtain Mass Cards Online

  1. Go to Faith Direct, scroll down until you see “ONE TIME GIFTS”. You do not need to be registered with Faith Direct in order to obtain a Mass Card. If you ARE registered, simply sign into your account.


  2. After completing the above step, please click “Download”, below, to personalize a card, which you may then print for delivery or email.

Arrange Mass Intentions Online

Mass Intentions may now be arranged safely online, using these directions:

  1. Go to Faith Direct, scroll down until you see “MASS INTENTIONS” (under “One Time Gifts). You do not need to be registered with Faith Direct in order arrange intentions online. If you ARE registered, simply sign into your account.

  2. Please provide the name of the person for the intention, your phone number and email in the notes field. **This note is seen only by the office staff.

Social Gatherings

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

After much prayer and deliberation, it has been decided that our Parish will not be hosting or participating in any of the public social gatherings we are usually involved with, up to and including the Sea Cliff Mini Mart.  These include the St. Boniface Feast by the Shore, St. Boniface Feastday activities, the Sea Cliff Garage Sale Day, the St. Boniface Fall Yard Sale, Mini Mart and all such similar activities.  We feel this decision this is in the best interest of our parish and the health and safety of the wider community.  We thank everyone for their understanding and support.

St. Vincent De Paul Society

If you know of anyone without access to the internet who needs help during the COVID-19 crisis, please have then call 516-676-0676, ext 124 to leave a message. A member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society will contact them as soon as possible. We pray that this crisis will be short term and that we will be able to return to our normal operations soon. Thanks and God bless you.

Special Notice from the St. Vincent de Paul Society
If you need help, please reach out to our ministries at St. Boniface Parish. They are here to help. Click here for information.

St. Vincent de Paul

We help people!

In a spirit of justice, charity and personal involvement, the St. Vincent De Paul Society seeks to provide aid and comfort to the poor, the afflicted and the lonely.  Members of the Society make personal home visits; provide advocacy and support usually in the form of food vouchers, financial assistance, clothing and furniture.  (Training provided.)

“Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread”.  When we pray the Our Father, we ask God to provide our food and necessities. The majority of us receive sufficient food. Others do not. We can be our Father’s instrument by providing “bread” for the needy, particularly during these difficult times. You do this by your contributions to the St. Vincent de Paul Society

Thanks to all who contribute to our St. Boniface St. Vincent de Paul Conference. We were able to help many of our neighbors. Some people had no money for food, others no beds – they were sleeping on the floor – or there was no heat or electricity!

Help Those in Need on Long Island by donating your gently used furniture to the St. Vincent de Paul Society

  • We pick up items
  • We give furniture to our neighbors in need.
  • Your donations are tax-deductible

Buying a new car? Donate Your old one!  Donate your car, boat, motorcycle, or truck to help others!

Help us help others on Long Island by donating your motor vehicle, boat or even real estate.  Proceeds from sales of these items will go directly to helping our neighbors in need.

516-676-0676 x 124

www.svdprvc.org

At the Heart of the Vincentian Ministry is the “home visit”

by pairs of Vincentians, not as invasive bureaucrats, but rather caring representatives of Christ’s love, through the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. There is reciprocity, mutuality, in the service of Vincentians through the home visit that transforms the help from something that may have been humiliating into something that is honorable. The Vincentians performed approximately 915 hours in service to those neighbors during the last fiscal year.

The Society initially was started at St. Boniface when parishioners formed a conference in 1934. The “home visit”, unique to the ministry and character of the Society, provides an opportunity for the deprived to communicate their individual needs with dignity in the comfort of their homes, and for the Vincentian visitors to analyze and respond to those identified needs.  The Society respects their privacy and all information is kept confidential.

Sometimes the most appreciated benefit conveyed by the Vincentians is the fact that they cared enough to visit the needy and forgotten, regardless of race or religious belief.

St. Vincent de Paul’s Impact Across LI

 Summary of Services:

  •  Home Visits: 6,003
  •  Volunteer Hours: 119,217
  •  People Helped with Clothing: 3,346
  •  People Helped with Furniture: 1,848
  •  Total People Assisted: 150,000
  •  Hospital/Nursing Home/Hospital Visits: 9,206

The St. Vincent de Paul Society meets on the Third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm in the parish center.

Please call 676-0676 x 124 for details. In the Gospel, we hear Simeon say to Mary: “… your own soul shall be pierced with a sword—so that the thoughts of many hearts may be laid bare.” Your generosity enables the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to bring hope to parents whose hearts are burden with worries and concerns.


Did you know that the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is one of the largest Catholic lay organizations in the world and seeks to relieve suffering through person-to-person involvement of its members with those in need? Vincentian volunteers make home visits to families who ask for help and try to alleviate their stress in some way by offering material, financial and spiritual aid. They also collaborate directly with Parish Outreach in serving the families of the parish.
 
The Society currently has chapters, called Conferences, in 63 parishes on Long Island.
In 2019, SVDPLI provided help for more than 145,000 people. We know the months ahead will be challenging and we have already seen a 144% increase in request for assistance, as many Long Islanders seek the support they need to recover financially from this crisis.
 
Today in our parish, there are families in need of food and/or clothing. There are families facing eviction because they cannot pay the rent or mortgage. These hardships may be a result of a catastrophic illness, such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a loss of employment.
Jesus told us that when we feed the hungry, clothe the naked and shelter the homeless,
we feed, clothe and shelter him.
 
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 10-18.
 
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.