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Parish Council Notes

Parish Council Meeting Minutes

January 30, 2018 at the Rectory

In attendance: Fr. Kevin, Fr. Perera, John Daley, Bill Schiller, Scott Whitting, Ben Szemerenyi, Debbie Mink, Joe Giordano, Gina Pisciotta, Belinda Basaca Zeitlin.

Opening Prayer

Discussion of concerns brought up: in light of the flu epidemic whether we will hold hands during the Our Father, shake hands at sign of peace, continue offering the Precious Blood, have coffee and cake after mass during Lent; Emergency Preparedness and Precautions.

After consultation with both the Staff and Pastoral Council, decision was made to keep the current practices in place. We will not discontinue any of the aforementioned suggestions, but rather leave it up to the individuals who may choose NOT to drink from the chalice and who may choose to abstain from the Sunday morning coffee/cake.  The amount of precious blood however, will be decreased as there seems to be some left over at every mass and many ministers do not want to consume the remaining precious blood in the chalice.

Deacon Frank McGuinness of the Office of Risk management of the Diocese contacted Fr. Kevin and stated that parishes should have some plan of action emergency preparedness, whether it is an individual suffers a medical emergency such as a heart attack, a terrorism type event, other emergencies.  Members of the Pastoral Council will look into/research training for these emergency events.

Parish “Thank You” Party – March 18, 4pm-8pm, at Knights of Columbus.

Discussion of Lenten Parish Mission, March 19-21, which this year will be led by a layperson, Jim Ryan.

Former Pastor, Fr. Mike Torpey’s 50th anniversary as a priest, Sunday June 3rd at noon.  He will be saying 12 noon mass at St. Boniface to celebrate this occasion!

Deacon Tom St. Boniface Lecture in the church possibly for June 10th in honor of Feast Day of St. Boniface, will also have light refreshments, raffle, suggested donation $10 will include raffle ticket. To be hosted by the Madonna Mother Support Circle. Belinda will verify date with Deacon Tom.

Marriage tips video pro bono video to be done with married parishioners giving tips for a lasting marriage, to be unveiled at the lecture in June. These can be used for Pre–Cana and Madonna Mother Support Circle ministries.

Parish Yard Sale: September 29

Handel’s Messiah: December 2

Christmas Around the World: December 8

Welcome Committee: Each new parishioner family receives a folder with all the ministries, Faith Direct, etc. after they register in the parish.

Helping Hands Contact List discussion: benefits vs. liabilities; will look into legalities

Miscellaneous news: Back field legal issues: we needed to have a fence built in, so we got one and the field is now all fenced in. Also, cars are not to block the garage behind rectory because priests need the way clear for emergencies.

Open floor for questions from the Council:

Pastoral council virtual; suggestion box; ¨stbonpc¨ email – Belinda to speak with Robert Lynch to set up, Belinda will also distribute all the pastoral council email addresses to its members.

Next Pastoral Council will be scheduled for some time in June – exact date TBA and emailed to all members in lieu of postal mailing.

Closing Prayer

Our Parish Bulletin

Read our PARISH BULLETIN here online each week.

Women of Faith Book Club

First Tuesday of every month except holidays.

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

On November 7, the morning group will discuss I am Malala, by  Malala Yousafzai and the evening group will discuss The Camel Knows the Way, by Lorna Kelly.

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.

Madonna Mother Support Circle

We are excited to announce a new ministry forming in our parish called the 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 – 5  PM in the Church.

 

Catholic Daughters of America

The Catholic Daughters of America meet on the first Monday of each month at 11 am in the Parish Center for women age 18 and older. Juniors ages 11-18; Juniorettes ages 6 -10 (date/place on request).

Formed in 1903, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas® is one of the Oldest and Largest Organizations of Catholic Women in the Americas

Contact: Eileen Stanton www.catholicdaughters.org

 

Mass Schedule

Regular Mass Schedule, Columbus Day through Mother’s Day:

  •  Daily Mass   8 am in Chapel
  •  Sunday Masses:  Saturday: 5 pm Vigil;   Sunday: 9 am, 10:30 am (Family Mass), 12 Noon
  •  Holy Day Masses:  5pm Vigil; 8am, 7pm
  •  Special Intentions Mass:   5pm first Saturday of month

Website and app for finding Mass times and locations while traveling.

 

 

Religious Education

The St. Boniface Parish Religious Education Program assists parents with the sacred responsibility of educating their children in the Catholic faith. Our parish offers Kids-Cross1both 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 Registration Form 2017-18
    2. Religious Education Family Participation Agreement 2017-18
    3. Photography and Video Release Form
    4. Religious Ed Volunteer Form
    5. Emergency Care Form
    6. Print and sign forms 1 through 5, above, and submit them with payment at the registration sessions after  Sunday Masses or bring them to the Parish Office.
  • Please provide a copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate.
  • Tuition:

    Registration Fee:
    $150 for 1st child – $85 for each additional child ($320 max per family)
    (NOTE: Sacrament Fees are extra)
    Catechist (Religious Education Teacher Volunteer) Discount: deduct 50%

    ***REGULAR FEE AFTER August 15, 2016 – $150 for 1st child
    – $85 for each additional child ($320 max per family)

  • Class placement is first come first served, so please register early.
  • Teachers (Catechists) and other volunteers are needed.  Please consider becoming a part of our wonderful group of volunteers in this most rewarding ministry!  Team teaching is encouraged and training is available both at a parish and diocesan level.  There is a 50% tuition discount available for all Catechist volunteers.

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.

Grades

Day

Time

K – 5 Tuesday 4 – 5 pm
K – 5 Wednesday 4 – 5 pm
6 – 8 Wednesday 7 – 8 pm
6 – 8 Thursday 5 – 6 pm
6 – 8 Thursday 7 – 8 pm
K – 8 Sunday Family Program 9 – 10 am
K – 8 Sunday Special Education 9 – 10 am

Tuition:

Early Bird Registration Fee:
$130 for 1st child – $85 for each additional child ($300 max per family)
(NOTE: Sacrament Fees are extra)
Catechist (Religious Education Teacher Volunteer) Discount: deduct 50%
***REGULAR FEE AFTER August 15, 2016 – $150 for 1st child
– $85 for each additional child ($320 max per family)

  • 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.

 

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

www.svdprvc.org

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