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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.
 

VIRTUS Update

Child Protection at St. Boniface

The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People promulgated by the Bishops of the United States in 2002 outlines specific practices and guidelines providing standards of safety in parishes and diocese throughout the United States.

In an effort to remain in compliance with these directives we are updating our records.

The process has been streamlined and the volunteer application, code of conduct and background screening can be accomplished online at www.Virtus.org. You will need your user name and password to update your account. If you need assistance please contact Virtus at 1-888847-8870 or helpdesk@vitus.org.

Active Volunteers:
If you are an active volunteer you may receive an email from Sterling Volunteers who will be asking you to update your background screening application on-line.

Please be aware that this is not a scam nor has your e-mail been hacked. It is merely a way for the parish to make sure its files are accurate and up to date.

Once you have accessed your account, review the information for accuracy and make any changes necessary by hitting the TOOLBOX tab at the top of the screen and choose Update My Account.

Any further questions please contact Christine Whited, our VIRTUS coordinator at stbonvirtus@gmail.com.

How the Diocese of Rockville Centre Has Been
Addressing Child Protection and
the Clergy Abuse Scandal

Streamed Masses

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 :using Facebook: Click here.

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. January 17, 2021 Note: 8 am Saturday Morning Masses are suspended until further notice while Fr. Azubuike is away on bereavement leave in Nigeria and Fr. Kevin is our only priest. There are Saturday morning masses at 8am at St. Mary, Manhasset, 8:30am at St. Hyacinth, Glen Head, 9am at St. Patrick, Glen Cove.

  • 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

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.

Religious Education 2020 – 21

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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.

This year’s religious education program will continue virtually through the end of the 2020- 2021 school year. We are praying that we will be able to meet in person again at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year in September 2021.

  • Classes will be held virtually via the Zoom platform for all grades K through 8.
  • The schedule for classes will be sent in early September but the e-books are available now for you to look at and explore.
  • Once your final registration form and fee is received you will be sent a link to have access.
  • In consideration for the hardships incurred because of the Covid 19 virus the fees for this year have been reduced.
  • The fees for all children will be $100 per child for the year.

Registration:

Registration

Please complete the form and return it via email to stbonccd@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Payment

Please submit your payment via Faith Direct at:

https://membership.faithdirect.net/givenow/NY820/25277

Or by check made out to St. Boniface religious education which can be mailed to the Parish Center with this form at the address above.

(If you wish to register in person I will be in the Office at the school July 21, 22 & 23 from 11AM to 2PM – please wear a mask.)

Parent meeting Thursday, 8/13/20 at 7PM via Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5600121119?pwd=MkdiR0xaczhuOXg1VXRycis0UXZ2UT09

Meeting ID: 560 012 1119; Password: stbonccd

This year’s Calendar will be made available online at the Parish Website. It will also be emailed via Mail-chimp monthly.

PLEASE READ THE BULLETIN WEEKLY FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS & CHANGES PERTAINING TO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION.

Please watch the Mail Chimp emails and regular emails for up and coming meetings and information.

Thank you and stay safe and well!

Any questions please call the Religious Education Office at 516-671-0418.

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

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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:

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.