Support your Parish at Easter

“Thank you for continuing to support your parish and the vital ministries of our Church as your means allow during this most challenging time for all of us.  The Church continues to serve the spiritual and physical needs of people… Weekly collections mailed or given online will be critical to the sustaining and reemergence of our parishes”.

– John O. Barres, Bishop of Rockville Centre
How to support St. Boniface this Easter.

During this time of social distancing, St. Boniface Parish is still here for you. Masses, Holy Week Liturgies, the Lenten Workshop Series, Stations of the Cross, etc., have been made available online. 

While we may not be physically together to bring our gifts to the altar, St. Boniface still needs our support. A digital means is provided for that also, via Faith Direct, a secure and easy way to support your parish from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Your donation may also be mailed to:

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

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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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Honoring Frontline Heroes

We will, along with other area churches, be ringing our bells at St. Boniface each day at 3:00 PM for all the frontline workers serving us during the COVID-19 crisis: our healthcare professionals and other essential workers – police officers, firefighters, EMT’s, sanitation, utility and shop workers. When you hear the bells, please pause and say a prayer for our brave community servants.

Holy Week Online

Due to the health crisis, public Masses and devotions and all public activities are suspended. Sunday Mass is live-streamed online at 10:30 AM each Sunday morning, as are other select Masses and devotions. All Holy Week and Easter liturgies and devotions will be streamed online only, without a congregation physically present.

Our Holy Week Schedule
ALL services will be streamed online without congregations due to the COVID-13 crisis.

Below is a tentative schedule for Holy Week, very much subject to adjustment. PLEASE remember that all of the listed events will be conducted solely ONLINE – with no congregation physically present.

Monday, April 6, 2020

9 am Mass – streamed on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/StBonifaceMartyr/

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

9 am Mass – streamed on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/StBonifaceMartyr/

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

9 am Mass – streamed on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/StBonifaceMartyr/

April 9: Holy Thursday

5:00 pm Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper – streamed on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/StBonifaceMartyr/

April 10: Good Friday

3 pm Solemn Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion – streamed on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/StBonifaceMartyr/

7:00 pm Stations of the Cross – streamed on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/StBonifaceMartyr/

April 11: Holy Saturday

7:30 pm The Easter Vigil – streamed on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/StBonifaceMartyr/

April 12: Easter SundayMass streamed online at 12 noon, with music – streamed on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/StBonifaceMartyr/

The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ’s Paschal Mystery. Paschal Triduum 2020 will begin in the evening of Thursday, April 9 ends in the evening of Sunday, April 12.

Mass and Devotions Online

Because of our continuing health crisis, public Masses remain suspended, but Sunday Mass will be live streamed each Sunday, at 10:30 am EDT via our parish Facebook page St. Boniface Martyr Parishhttps://www.facebook.com/StBonifaceMartyr/.

Follow this link for our online Holy Week and Easter schedule.

Videos of all streamed Masses will remain available on Facebook for anyone who cannot join in live, and it will also remain available on our website and on YouTube for anyone not using Facebook.

While the crisis keeps us from gathering physically together, we are blessed with these digital opportunities to stay and pray together. May God bless and keep us all safe.

Video of Sunday Mass streamed live from St. Boniface on March 29, 2020.
Mass as it was streamed live from St. Boniface on Saturday evening, March 28, 2020.
This is a video of the Mass which was streamed in celebration of the Solemnity of the Annunciation on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Below is a video of Sunday Mass for March 22, 2020 which was live-streamed at our parish Facebook page St. Boniface Martyr Parish on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

This is a video of the Sunday Mass which was streamed on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Palm Sunday Mass as it was live – streamed.

Easter Sunrise Service

www.facebook.com/GlenCoveEaster

The Annual Community Easter Dawn Service to be Held Virtually

Public invited to Participate via Facebook Live and through Zoom “Song-Sessions”

The Public is invited to “virtually” participate in the 4th Annual Community Easter Dawn Service. The bilingual (English and Spanish) service, hosted by the eight-member churches of the Committee for the Community Easter Dawn Service, will be streamed starting at 7:00 am via Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/GlenCoveEaster) on Easter Morning.  This is NOT a public event, due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The Easter Dawn Committee had originally hoped to Livestream the service from Morgan Park at the standard location, however, with the public parks closed due to the Coronavirus, live streaming of the service will instead take place on private property just outside the gates of the park. Thanks to the proximity of the property to the park, those who have come to enjoy the sound of the bagpipes (played by Robert Lynch) while seeing a view of the harbor will still have this opportunity. Most importantly, the message of Easter will be shared by local clergy, and all are invited to participate in the hymns and responses via Facebook Live. The public is asked to stay home and not attend in person, but to participate virtually.

In preparation for the service, all are asked to join the Glen Cove Community Easter Dawn Service Facebook page, where links will be posted.

The eight-member churches involved share in the responsibility of the celebration. The churches include Calvary A.M.E Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Glen Cove Christian Church, Iglesia Ciudad de Refugio, St. Boniface Martyr Roman Catholic Church, St. John’s of Lattingtown Episcopal Church, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Pastors from the eight churches, some of whom will participate remotely, include Rev. Mark V. Applewhite, Fr. Kevin J. Dillon, Fr. Mark L. Fitzhugh, Rev. Gia Lynne Hall, Rev. Tommy Lanham, Rev. Juanita Lopez, Rev. A.H. Sparkman, and Rev. Roger Williams.

Music for the half-hour service is being coordinated by Merle Richards, Choir President at Calvary A.M.E, and by Gaitley Stevenson-Mathews, Elder at First Presbyterian Church. Scripture reading for the service will be from Luke 24: 1-12. Because of the current health crisis, only a few clergy will be leading the service. Other pastors, priests, and song leaders will participate remotely.

For more information please visit www.facebook.com/GlenCoveEaster.

St. Vincent De Paul Society

If you know of any parishioner in need of assistance without access to the internet, 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

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 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.

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Parish Outreach: Parish Center, Wednesdays and Saturdays. 10 am-1 pm.

Call Jody Fleischmann and David Meagher at (516) 676-0676 x125.

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Mass Schedule

Due to the health crisis, public Masses and devotions and all public activities are suspended. Sunday Mass is live-streamed online at 10:30 AM each Sunday morning, as are other select Masses and devotions. All Holy Week and Easter liturgies and devotions will be streamed online only, without a congregation physically present.

Holy Week and Easter Masses and Devotions streamed online. Click here for schedule.

After the crisis is resolved we will commence our usual Mass schedule as follows:

  •  Daily Mass   8 am.
  •  Sunday Masses:  Saturday: 5 pm Vigil;   Sunday: 9 am, 10:30 am, 12 Noon
  •  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.

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