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.

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.

St. Vincent De Paul Society

If you know of any parishioner in need of assistance without access to the internet, 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

St. Vincent de Paul

We help people!

In a spirit of justice, charity and personal involvement, this ministry 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.

Our Parish Bulletin

Our Parish Bulletin is on our website each week and shared for free with subscribers on social media.

This week’s Bulletin

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Religious Education

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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.

Registration:

Print and sign the following forms:

  1. Religious Education 2019-2020 Registration Form
  2. Family Participation Agreement
  3. Photography and Video Release Form
  4. Religious Ed Volunteer Form
  5. Emergency Care Form
  6. Copy of student’s Baptismal Certificate.
  7. Print and sign forms 1 through 6, above, and submit them with payment at the registration sessions after Sunday Masses or bring them to the Parish Office.  See Tuition rates, below.  Payments may be made online at  FaithDirecthttps://membership.faithdirect.net/givenow/NY820/25277.

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

Program Choices:

Class preferences are filled on a first come first served basis.

GradeDayTime
K-6Tuesday 4- 5 pm
K-6Wednesday  4-5 pm
6-8Tuesday OR Wednesday7-8 pm
K-8Family Program: Sunday-(Parents attend with child), Class followed by MassClass: 9:15 – 10:15 am
Followed by Mass at 10:30 am


Tuition:

Early Bird Registration Fee (received before July 15): $150 for 1st child – $100 for each additional child ($350 max per family).

Regular Registration Fee (received after July 15): $175 for the 1st child – $115 for each additional child ($405 max per family).

Catechist Only (Religious Education Teacher Volunteer) Discount: deduct 60%   (1 child:$60 – 2 children:$100 – 3 or more children: $140)

Note:  Payments may be made online at  FaithDirecthttps://membership.faithdirect.net/givenow/NY820/25277.

  • Any questions? Please call the Religious Education Office at 516-671-0418.
Volunteers needed 2014
Training is available and team teaching is encouraged. There is a 50% tuition discount available for all Catechist volunteers.

Parish Outreach

Parish Outreach: Parish Center, Wednesdays and Saturdays. 10 am-1 pm.

Call Jody Fleischmann and David Meagher at (516) 676-0676 x125.

Sandwich Making Saturdays

Women of Faith Book Club

First Tuesday of every month except holidays.

Time: Mornings at 10 am/Evenings at 7:30 pm

Women of Faith Book Group Summer “Pilgrimage” Schedule

Meeting Time:  Morning Group meets at 10:00 am, Evening Group meets at 7:30 pm

Location:  The Parish Center

Book:  Jesus: A Pilgrimage by James Martin, SJ

Tuesday, August 7th…we will be discussing Chapter 11 through Chapter 17 or pages 182 to 311

Tuesday, September 11th…we will be discussing Chapter 18 through Chapter 25 or pages 312 to 465

New members are welcome.

If you have any questions, please contact Pat Fox (516) 676-1443 pattomfox@gmail.com

Location:  The Parish Center

Sessions will run approximately 1 hour.

If you plan on attending or if you have any questions, please contact  Pat Fox at (516) 676-1443 or pattomfox@gmail.com.

Youth Ministry

Our Youth Group gives teens the opportunity to meet and foster lasting friendships while exploring our faith and belief.

Check us out, bring some friends, make some new ones!  Join our Facebook page “St. Boniface Youth Group“.

All are welcome!

Belinda Basaca Zeitlin:  516-676-0676;  email:  stbonym@gmail.com.

We meet on Sundays from 6 – 8 pm in the Fr. James Donohoe Parish Center.  All 8th – 12th graders are invited!

For up to date information on all of our events email stbonym@gmail.com to join our weekly mailing list or follow us on Instagram at STBONYG
Follow us on our  Instagramusername: ‘stbonyg’,
Join our Facebook  page ‘St. Boniface Youth Group
Email  the Youth Minister, Belinda, at stbonym@gmail.com.
Who is your new Youth Ministry Director?
Dr. Belinda Basaca Zeitlin, MS, MD (aka “Dr. B”) is a pediatrician and has been a St. Boniface Parishioner for over a decade.  She and her husband were raised in Glen Cove and returned to the area in June 2000 to raise their now teenage boys.  She has extensive training in youth empowerment, interpersonal communication and leadership skills. She serves as member to the Pastoral Council, an Extraordinary Minister and lector and has launched several new initiatives at our Parish including the Parish Yard Sale and Christmas Around the World. As a parent and pediatrician, she has prided her professional work on being a sentinel for child protection and anti-bullying. As a child advocate, her life’s mission is to empower youth and instill leadership skills that will last them a lifetime.
 

Madonna Mother Support Circle

All mothers, at every stage of parenthood, are welcome to join as we share our support and learn how to turn to our Blessed Mother in prayer for guidance in our parenting.

We will meet every first Saturday of the month following the 8 am Mass and Devotion to the Miraculous Medal/Blessed Mother.

Our first gathering will be May 6th in the Parish Center. For any questions contact Belinda Basaca Zeitlin at Bzbasaca@gmail.com.

Eucharistic Adoration

You are welcome to spend 15 or 20 minutes before the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday afternoons from 4  PM – 4:45  PM in the Church.