Public Masses Resume

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

  • Daily Mass is celebrated at 8 am Monday through Saturday .
  • 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 condition are encouraged to remain at home.
    c. Streamed Mass: The 10:30 am Sunday Mass will be streamed, on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/StBonifaceMartyr/. 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. For daily Mass: all seating in the side pews; no seating in the center pews, except for first two pews on the left.
  4. All entry through the main main doors only. All exit via the side doors only.
  5. Please follow all markings on pews directing required safe social distance.
  6. 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 .
  7. 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.
  8. No bathroom accessibility.
  9. Holy Communion will be made available for those who wish to receive after Mass is finished. 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.

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:

Feast Day Jog-Bike-Walkathon

St. Boniface Feast Day Family Fun

Get some fresh air and support your parish at the same time!


Kicked-off with a live-streamed Mass and Blessing at 10 am.

Support your Parish Online

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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:

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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.

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.

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.

Streamed Masses

Sunday Mass at 10:30 am may be viewed live online on Facebook Live, at www.facebook.com/StBonifaceMartyr/. Recordings of each Mass may also be viewed there later, and also on our St. Boniface YouTube Channel – click hereNOTE: Please click the “subscribe” button on that page, when we reach 1,000 subscribers we will be able to broadcast directly from YouTube.


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.

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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.