Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World takes place on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 in the St. Boniface Gym immediately after the 5 pm Mass and tree lighting and blessing of the crèche.

This is a Parish run event where we have Christmas displays and treats from many countries.

Ways you can lend a helping hand:

  • Represent a country by coordinating a table at the event (we have 14 countries already!)
  • Performing a holiday dance or song representing your country
  • Helping to obtain or make raffle baskets and donations for the silent auction
  • Helping at the event like selling tickets for the 50/50 raffle
  • This year we are having a cookie swap booth so we are looking for bakers and people to help run that booth!
  • We need help setting up, during the event and cleaning up afterwards as well!
  • Bring your family & friends to start celebrating the Christmas Season in the most festive way!

For more information or to lend your support, please contact:
Email Belinda at bzbasaca@gmail.com or call/text 516-551-2788.

A Fun, Free, Parish-Run Event with:

Christmas Displays & Treats from Different Countries

Silent Auction & 50/50 Raffle

Live Entertainment & Christmas Carol Sing-Along

Photo Op with Special Mystery Visitors from the North Pole! 

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

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

Religious Education

Religious Education Registration

Religious Education early bird discount is now at an end. The regular registration is ongoing throughout the remainder of the summer and will conclude on September 1st. Please make every effort to submit your forms before September 1st. Classes are filling up quickly and you may be closed out of your first choice.

Please consider becoming a member of our wonderfully dedicated group of volunteers and receive a substantial fee discount!

Catechists are still needed in the following grades:

Kindergarten – Tuesdays 4-5 PM

Grade 4 – Tuesdays 4-5 PM

Grade 7 – Tuesdays 7-8 PM

Grade 5 – Tuesdays & Wednesdays 4-5 PM

Kindergarten – Wednesdays 5-5 PM

Grade 1 – Wednesdays 4-5 PM

Grade 3 – Wednesdays 4-5 PM

Grade 6 – Wednesdays 7-8 PM

Family Program – Grade 2 – 9:15-10:15 AM Sundays

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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.
 

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.

 

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