Lent and Easter Schedule

Lent Obligations

Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence for Catholics. Good Friday is an obligatory day of fasting, for those ages 18 through 59, and abstinence for those ages 14 and over. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal and two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal.  –US Conference of Catholic Bishops

Stations of the Cross

Fridays at 7pm during Lent (not Good Friday) 

Penance Day, Monday, March 29: 3pm-9pm

Individual Confessions in the Parish Center

Holy Thursday, April 1

9am Morning Prayer

7:30pm Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Adoration at Repository until 10:30pm

10:30pm Night Prayer

Good Friday, April 2

9am Morning Prayer

3pm Solemn Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion

Church will be open for private veneration until 7pm

7pm Night Prayer

(No Stations of the Cross on Good Friday)

Holy Saturday, April 3

9am Morning Prayer

12 noon Blessing of Food

(No Confessions on Holy Saturday)

(No 5pm Mass Holy Saturday)

7:30pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 4

Masses at 9am, 10:30am, 12 Noon

Youth Ministry Virtual Connect

NEW YOUTH MINISTRY VIRTUAL CONNECT
 

✅ Want to stay connected with other teens but can’t get out, or don’t think you have the time?

✅ Need a place to share YOUR story of how you are doing during this pandemic?
✅ Need prayer for yourself or a loved one?
✅ Want a safe place where you can ask questions about your faith?
✅ Want an opportunity to win gift cards to Starbucks and Choppers Burger Bar?
 
If you answered yes to any of these questions then please join us for our new monthly virtual zoom – St. Boniface Youth Connect!
 
What is St. Boniface Youth Connect?
 
It is a place where teens can meet new people, grow friendships, and draw closer to God.
 
It’s a place where teens talk and adults listen.
 
It’s also a place where teens can plug into the Word of God and prayer with the support of the church.
 
This event will be lead by
Guest Youth Minister & Confirmation Catechist Sally Doulton
 
For dates and log in info/RSVP email us at:
 
You can also check the St. Boniface Youth Group Facebook page for the upcoming dates.
 
We look forward to meeting all of you and hearing about your lives and questions about your faith.
 
See you there!
 
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.

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.
 

Public Masses

Public Masses have resumed. Doors, aisles, pews, etc. have been marked clearly as required for social distancing. Please follow all markings, signs and instructions. No reservations required.

Normal Mass Schedule Resumed

Updates as of January 17, 2021

Daily Mass is celebrated at 8 am Monday through Friday. Note: 8 am Saturday Morning Masses will resume as of Saturday, February 6, 2021, as Fr. Azubuike returns from bereavement leave in Nigeria.

  • Sunday Mass our regular schedule has resumed: Saturday at 5 pm; Sunday at 9:00, 10:30 and 12 Noon. See “Procedures”, below.
  • Notes:

    a. We continue to be dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.
    b. The sick or vulnerable due to age or health conditions are encouraged to remain at home.
    c. Streamed Mass: see below.

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: Click here.
  • When we are not streaming, other streamed Masses are available on Catholic Faith Network at CFNtv.org or televised on Optimum 29/137, Verizon  296, Spectrum 162/471.


Procedures:

  1. No reservations are required.
  2. Masks must be worn in the church.
  3. All entry through the main doors only. All exit via the side doors only.
  4. Please follow all markings on pews directing required safe social distance.
  5. While moving about the church, please follow the yellow arrows on the floor.   Main aisle one way up, side aisles one way down and out of Church .
  6. Although our cleaning staff does their best to sanitize the church, in addition to mandatory masks, you are encouraged to wear gloves (which should not be worn if you are receiving Holy Communion), your own sanitizing wipes, and sanitizing lotion as extra precautions.
  7. No bathroom accessibility.
  8. To receive Holy Communion, communicants should come forward, socially distanced, and masked (please remove your mask before you receive). Once you respond “Amen”, you should step aside and consume the host.

Confessions will be heard on Saturday 4 – 4:45 pm at the Parish Center. No appointment is necessary.

Please consider donating to Project Faith Stream so that we may install video equipment to continue live-streaming! To donate: Click here.

Updates as of January 17, 2021

Project Faith Stream

Special Update

Wonderful News: We have finally resolved the technical problems with our livestream!!

Many thanks for your patience and support during the now-complete tweaking of our livestream system. We are grateful for those that worked so tirelessly and relentlessly to bring the quality of the livestream to what it is today!

Please consider making a monetary contribution to our Faith Stream Ministry to keep providing our spiritual events and livestream masses as we continue to socially distance while transitioning to a regular routine. We are a volunteer-based ministry and appreciate your support and generosity:

https://membership.faithdirect.net/givenow/NY820/39917

If you or anyone you know would like to volunteer and be a part of the Faith Stream Ministry, please contact the main office at 516-676-0676.


Project Faith Stream


Project
Faith Stream

We are announcing a donation drive to enable installation of a video system to livestream liturgy from the church.

An upgrade of our equipment was necessary in order for the parish to continue the live-streaming which allows those unable to attend church due to the COVID crisis and other circumstances, as well as other remote visitors, to join us online.

Witih your help, we now have a professional system installed, allowing us to continue live-streaming. We are asking for your help, particularly if you utilize this service to view Mass from home because of Covid challenges and if you appreciate our need to be present to those who need to stay home for other reasons.

How to Donate for
Project Faith Stream

You may donate using Faith Direct by clicking here. If you prefer to contribute by check, kindly make the check payable to “St. Boniface Martyr Church” and in the notes kindly put “Project Faith Stream” or “Video System.”

Thank you for your continued support in bringing our ministry to those who need it.

Justice, Peace and Unity

A Special Message from our Priests:

Fr. Kevin Dillon speaking on Justice, Peace and Unity in Diversity

A Statement from Bishop Barres on Racism:

Support your Parish Online

Click here to enroll and donate now!

Easy and Safe Digital Giving

During this time of social distancing, St. Boniface Parish is still here for you. Masses, Devotions, Workshops, Group Meetings, etc., have all been made safely available online.  As always, we depend on your support to provide these and services and continue our ministries.

St. Boniface needs our support. Please consider using digital giving. The parish has been using it for a few years now and would like our generous benefactors to move to “eGiving” as the preferred means of giving,even after the health crisis is over. Here is how to do it:

New! Give via Text:

New!  Register and give  with Faith Direct by text.  Just text "Enroll" to 631-490-5779.
NEW! Enroll and give safely from the comfort of home with Faith Direct using text. Just text “Enroll” to 631-490-5779.
NEW! Send a one time donation safely from the comfort of home with Faith Direct using text. Just text the amount to 631-490-5779.

Giving by Mail

Your donation may also be mailed to St. Boniface. If you receive weekly offering envelopes, a post-paid envelope is enclosed therein, or you may use your own envelope addressed to:

St. Boniface Martyr Church
145 Glen Ave
Sea Cliff NY 11579-1324

COVID19 – We Can Help

Do you need help?

Please reach out to our parish ministries. They are here to help:

St. Vincent de Paul

The St. Vincent De Paul Society

Please have anyone needing help 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. God bless you.

In a spirit of justice, charity and personal involvement, the Society seeks to provide aid and comfort to the poor, the afflicted and the lonely.  Members help personally to provide advocacy and support – in the form of food vouchers, financial assistance, clothing and furniture. 


St. Boniface Parish Outreach

During the 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.

eGiving through Faith Direct

Continue to support our parish during the Covid-19 Crisis

Use FaithDirect to continue your gifts safely and conveniently from home.

This request is critical as churches nationwide are temporarily closed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To keep the work of our church going, we are currently depending on the incoming monies from those using eGiving. Faith Direct is a convenient and secure electronic giving (eGiving) program that will enable you to continue giving to St. Boniface from your home.

Through Faith Direct you can make all of your contributions to St. Boniface Martyr via automatic payment from your checking account or credit card – just as you may do now with your mortgage, household bills, and other monthly payments. This is a great way to simplify your giving – and it’s the most cost-effective, environmentally-friendly way for our parish to receive your gifts.

Sign up Today!

Frequently Asked Questions about Faith Direct

 

Give to St. Boniface:

Instructional Video:

 

Text a specific donation: Just text the dollar amount to 631-490-5779
NEW: Easily enroll by text: Just text “Enroll” to 631-490-5779

Mass Schedule

Updates as of January 17, 2021

Normal Mass Schedule Resumed

  • Daily Mass is celebrated at 8 am Monday through Friday.  Note: 8 am Saturday Mass will resume as of Saturday, February 6, 2021, as Fr. Azubuike returns from Africa.
  • Sunday Mass our regular schedule has resumed: Saturday at 5 pm; Sunday at 9:00, 10:30 and 12 Noon.  See “Procedures”, below.
  • Notes:

    a. We continue to be dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.
    b. The sick or vulnerable due to age or health conditions are encouraged to remain at home.
    c. Streamed Mass: see below.

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: Click here.
  • When we are not streaming, other streamed Masses are available on Catholic Faith Network at CFNtv.org or televised on Optimum 29/137, Verizon  296, Spectrum 162/471.


Procedures:

  1. No reservations are required.
  2. Masks must be worn in the church.
  3. All entry through the main doors only. All exit via the side doors only.
  4. Please follow all markings on pews directing required safe social distance.
  5. While moving about the church, please follow the yellow arrows on the floor.   Main aisle one way up, side aisles one way down and out of Church .
  6. Although our cleaning staff does their best to sanitize the church, in addition to mandatory masks, you are encouraged to wear gloves (which should not be worn if you are receiving Holy Communion), your own sanitizing wipes, and sanitizing lotion as extra precautions.
  7. No bathroom accessibility.
  8. To receive Holy Communion, communicants should come forward, socially distanced, and masked (please remove your mask before you receive). Once you respond “Amen”, you should step aside and consume the host.
  •  Daily Mass   8 am.
  •  Sunday Masses:  Saturday: 5 pm Vigil;   Sunday: 9 am, 10:30 am, 12 Noon.  10:30 Mass also livestreamed on Facebook.
  •  Holy Day Masses:  As announced prior to each Holy Day
  •  Special Intentions Mass:   5pm first Saturday of month

Note:  All Sunday, Daily and Holy Day Masses are celebrated in the church building.

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


Public Masses have resumed. Doors, aisles, pews, etc. have been marked clearly as required for social distancing. Please follow all markings, signs and instructions. No reservations required.

Altar Servers

Boys and Girls in 4th to 12th Grades may become  Altar Servers and assist the priest during liturgical celebrations.  For information, please contact Fr. Kevin.  

(see altar server photo archives)