Christmas Wreath Sale

Please support our 2020 Parish Wreath Sale! This year’s fundraiser will be contactless and all orders will be shipped directly to the recipients. (Please note: There will be no orders shipped to the church for pick up like last year).

Here are the ways you can help make this fundraiser a success:

1) Order at least one wreath/swag/centerpiece, etc. for your home – through the link below using our Parish ID.

2) Do your Christmas shopping with us by purchasing the fresh products through our fundraiser link and gift people in your life with a fresh, beautiful wreath.

3) Think of those that are not able to get out and purchase Christmas decor – either share this information with them or gift them with a wreath or swag.

4) Send or give your essential workers a beautiful fresh gift to thank them.

5) Anyone can purchase using our link and Parish ID – even people outside of our parish and state! So please share with your family and friends (tell them, email them, text them, post on social media) to ask them for their support.

You can start ordering now!
Here is the link:
Www.GiftItForward.com
Fundraising code/Parish ID: STBONINY001

Many of our regular fundraisers such as the Feast by the Shore, yard sale, and Minimart cider doughnut sale have been canceled. Help us make this fundraiser a huge success just by spreading the word and sharing the link. Many hands make light work!

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.

Bringing Christ to Campus

A Letter from Bishop Barres to College Students


Words of Advice for College Students Striving for Holiness

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 be done virtually until January 2021. We will reassess the viability of in house classes for the latter half of the year.  There will be one or two grade level classes, depending on enrollment and Catechist availability.

  • 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.

NEW! Give by Text

Give a specific amount by text: Call 631-490-5779
New!  Register and give  with Faith Direct by text.  Just text "Enroll" to 631-490-5779.
Enroll to Give by Text: Just text “Enroll” to 631-490-5779
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.
 

Parish Outreach

If you need help during the COVID-19 crisis, please reach out to our parish ministries. They are here to help. Click Here

During the Covid-19 crisis, St. Boniface Outreach/Pantry operates on a need-to-assist basis.  Please assist us by providing us with the names and addresses of anyone needing food but unable get out to shop.  If you know someone, please call the parish office at 516-676-0676 extension 125 and leave the person’s name, address and telephone number.  

St. Boniface Outreach will arrange to have food delivered, while employing all necessary safety practices.  Thank you, and stay well.

For more information, please call Jody Fleischmann and David Meagher at (516) 676-0676 x 125.

Youth Ministry

Special Youth Ministry meeting zoom
Sunday, April 19th @ 7 pm with Nolan Reynolds, Director of Youth Ministry of our Diocese.  Please share with your friends to join this time to come together.  zoom.us.  Meeting Room ID: 921-737-0728.  Please RSVP to Belinda or by commenting here. See you then!

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.