Good Friday

April 19: Good Friday

9 am Morning Prayer
3 pm Solemn Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion
4:30 – 6:00 pm Confessions
7:30 pm Stations of the Cross

April 20: Holy Saturday

9 am Morning Prayer
11 am-12 pm Confessions
12 pm Blessing of the Food
8 pm The Easter Vigil (no 5 pm Mass)

April 21: Easter SundayMasses at 9 am, 10:30 am, 12 pm

Feast by the Shore May 16 – 20

Click here to buy discounted tickets online for St. Boniface Feast By The Shore 2019

Please consider volunteering to help at this year’s Ninth Annual “Feast by the Shore.”  ALL ARE WELCOME!! It would be GREAT to see some new faces to help plan this year’s fun-filled Family Event.

Special Advanced Sales Savings!!

Buy discounted tickets online for St. Boniface Feast By The Shore 2019

Family Pack – 3 Ride Bracelets $22.00 ($23.76 w/service fee)
3 Ride Bracelets (Advance-Sale)

1 Ride Bracelet $24.00 ($25.83 w/service fee)
1 Ride Bracelet (Advance-Sale) Redeem any 1 day

(Advance-Sale offer ends at 11:59PM Wednesday, 5/15/19)

Lots of exciting rides for the kids and thrill seekers * St. Boniface food tent – Beer Garden next to stage with Great Bands! * Skill games for every age group, International Food Court * and much much more!

Hours:
Thursday 6-10pm
Friday 6-11pm
Saturday 1-11pm
Sunday 1-6pm

Feast of St. Boniface June 9

We are happy to announce that there will be a special celebration of the Feast of St. Boniface on Pentecost Sunday, June 9, at the 10:30 am Family Mass followed by a Reception and Ministry Fair in the Gym!

Please join us as we celebrate our patron saint, St. Boniface Martyr.  There will be food, prizes and fun!

How can you participate in making this parish-wide Celebration a success?

1.  Children in grades 3 through 5  are asked to participate.

A minimum of 20 children is needed. The first meeting and rehearsal for this event will take place on Wednesday, May 8th at 5 pm in the church. If you are interested in participating, please attend this meeting.

2. Parishioners are asked to contribute a dish relative to their own ethnic roots to the St. Boniface Feast Day reception. Sign up sheets will be available in the vestibule in May.

3.  All parishioners are invited to participate in our Ministry Fair, which will be held during the reception in the gym. There will be one row of tables showcasing all of the different ministries our parish has to offer!

For questions contact: Belinda at stbonym@gmail.comor Karen at stbonccd@gmail.com

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

St. Vincent de Paul

St Boniface Martyr Conference Annual Report, 2018

The Parish Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society has submitted its 2018 Annual Report to Fr. Kevin. The report reflects the activities of the 22 volunteers from our parish conference, and is required by the Rules of the Society for the fiscal year. It has been an active and rewarding time for our parish Vincentians.

Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless. This is the simple, direct mandate by Christ to all followers. The reality is, for most of us, opportunities to follow the mandate are rare. Most people rarely personally encounter the hungry, naked or homeless.

The members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society are privileged to meet with the poor, face-to-face, in their homes, to demonstrate the love of Christ for His poor, and offer spiritual and material relief to them and their families. The Annual Report summarizes, in statistical format, the work of those volunteers, but hardly conveys their dedication to our neighbors in need.

Over the past year, the parish Vincentians made 61 visitations to the homes of the neighbors in need and provided help to 156 people in need of assistance. The Vincentians performed approximately 915 hours in service to those neighbors during the fiscal year.

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 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 poor and 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 deprived and forgotten, regardless of race or religious belief.

During the past year, Vincentians in the Parish Conference expended  $30,744  for our neighbors. Typically, these disbursements were to pay rent, food vouchers, fuel, utilities, clothing, furniture, prescriptions, transportation, child care, etc. These payments were as varied and numerous as the individuals served.

The sources of income for the local ministry were also quite varied. The principal source of financial support is generous benefactors in the parish who share Christ’s love of the poor with our Vincentians. Their generosity makes them partners with the Vincentians in feeding the hungry, clothing the naked and sheltering the homeless. On behalf of the poor, thank you! Our gratitude to our benefactors in their support for St. Vincent de Paul is boundless. Income to the conference, $29,397, came from Conference members, Benefactors, SVdP envelopes, fundraisers i.e. Friends of the Poor Walk, our Harvest Dinner, Religious Education Lent mite boxes and the Thanksgiving mass collection so graciously donated by our Pastor, Fr. Kevin along with the poor boxes located near each entrance to the church.

The conference is particularly grateful for the constant interest and encouragement of our pastor, Fr. Kevin. Notwithstanding the many demands of his time, he has commended the work of the conference, celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving attended by Conference members and benefactors and offered words of support, both privately and publicly, in our service of feeding, clothing and sheltering the poor. Thank you, Fr. Kevin.

Parishioners and others interested in financially supporting this work are encouraged to use the poor box located at the bottom of the stairs at the entrance of the Church or the boxes at the side doors of the Church for cash or check donations. Envelopes are available at the entrance of the Church.  Checks may also be made out to

St. Boniface Martyr conference of St. Vincent

de Paul and left at the Parish Center or mailed to the conference at the Parish Center, 145 Glen Avenue, Sea Cliff, NY, 11579. The Parish Conference is a charitable organization under Sec. 501© (3) of the IRC. Donations are tax deductible.

Thank you for your support and please keep our neighbors in need in your prayers. Deo Gratis.

#FaithChat

Please spread the word among your high-school aged students, their friends and your neighbors. Each “Chat” takes just one hour a week for three weeks. The program is specially designed to give young people a chance to discuss and explore our faith; please visit our webpage and consider trying it.

As part of our continuous faith journey we wish to make available to young people a new avenue of growth, called #FaithChat, designed specifically by St. Boniface parishioners for our high school-aged Catholics.

#FaithChat consists of a number of “Chats” on various topics which take place in sessions throughout the year.  Each chat meets one day a week for three consecutive weeks.

Participants may choose one chat or several among sessions in October, November, January, February and March on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.  Chats take place in welcoming and comfortable new meeting areas which have been created in the school building and the Parish Center.

This video will tell you more about #FaithChat.  Our #FaithChat booklet and registration form are below.

View our #FaithChat video to learn more:

#FAITHCHAT from MyStoryVideo on Vimeo.

Read our #FaithChat booklet (click to flip pages) to see #FaithChat listings:

To register, please complete and submit this form:

Follow instructions on your confirmation email for online payment.

Please Note:   #FaithChat requires the use of gathering spaces conducive to discussion groups.  Any used sofas, armchairs, bean bag chairs or similar items are needed to create these spaces.  If you have such an item that you wish to donate to the program please contact Mrs. Croce at 516-671-0418 or stbonccd@gmail.com.  Thank you for your continued support and devotion to the faith formation of the young people in our parish community.


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.

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:

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.

Grade Day Time
K Tuesday only 4- 5pm
1-6 Tuesday OR Wednesday 4-5pm
6-8 Tuesday OR Wednesday 7-8pm
7-8 Tuesday, Wednesday OR Thursday 7-8pm
K-8 Sunday Family Program – Parents attend class with child and families attend Mass together at 10:30 am). 9:15AM class till 10:15AM then Mass at 10:30 AM

Tuition:

Early Bird Registration Fee (Register before July 15):
$150 for 1st child – $100 for each additional child ($350 max per family)
(NOTE: Sacrament Fees are extra)
Catechist (Religious Education Teacher Volunteer) Discount: deduct 50%
***REGULAR FEE (AFTER July 15 – $175 for 1st child
– $115 for each additional child ($405 max per family)

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.

 

Our Parish Bulletin

Read our PARISH BULLETIN here online each week.

Click here to read this week’s St. Boniface Bulletin online.

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.