Ascension Thursday

Ascension Thursday, May 10 (Holy Day)
8 am Mass
12:15 pm Mass
7:30 pm Mass

Feast by the Shore May 17 – 20, 2018

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Please consider volunteering to help at this year’s Eighth Annual “Feast by the Shore.”  You may sign up after each weekend Mass..

ALL ARE WELCOME!! It would be GREAT to see some new faces to help plan this year’s fun-filled Family Event.

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Lots of exciting rides for the kids and thrill seekers * St. Boniface food tent – Beer Garden next to stage with Great Bands! * Skill games for every age group, International Food Court * and much much more!

Hours:
Thursday 6-10pm
Friday 6-11pm
Saturday 1-11pm
Sunday 1-6pm

(No Refunds or Exchanges)

Community Easter Dawn Service

Our Parish is participating in a Community Easter Dawn Service, along with other area Christian churches, at Morgan Park from 7:00 am to 7:30  am on Easter Sunday morning.  Please note that this is NOT a Mass.  Our Easter Sunday morning Masses are at 9 am, 10:30 am and 12 Noon in the church.

Holy Week and Easter

 

March 25: Passion (Palm) Sunday.

Masses: Saturday 5 pm; Sunday: 9 am 10:30 am, 12 pm

March 26: Penance Day, 3 pm-9 pm Individual Confessions

March 29: Holy Thursday

9 am Morning Prayer (no 8 am Mass)

10 am-3 pm Pilgrimage

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

Adoration at Repository until 10:30 pm

Concludes with 10:30 pm Night Prayer

March 30: Good Friday

9 am Morning Prayer (no 8 am Mass)

12 pm Children’s Stations of the Cross

3 pm Solemn Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion

7:30 pm Stations of the Cross

March 31: Holy Saturday

9 am Morning Prayer (no 8 am Mass)

11 am-12 pm Confessions

12 pm Blessing of the Food

7:30 pm The Easter Vigil (no 5 pm Mass)

April 1: Easter Sunday. Masses at 9 am, 10:30 am, 12 pm

Lenten Mission, March 19 – 21

 

St. Boniface Parish Lenten Mission

The last night of our Mission, has been postponed due to snow on Wednesday to Sunday, 3/26 at 7:30 pm.

The Presenter:

Jim Ryan, author of the inspirational book, Simple Happiness52 Ways to Lighten Up

The Theme:

To work on our human side so we can be more open to receive God’s love.

The Topics:

Simple Happiness-Eight Characteristics of Happy People

Monday, March 19

Managing Thought, the Key to Experiencing God’s Love

Tuesday, March 20

Start to Live Heaven on Earth

Wednesday, March 21

Free yourself of cares and troubles to receive more fully God’s grace, love and mercy during this season of Lent.

Parish Council Notes

Parish Council Meeting Minutes

January 30, 2018 at the Rectory

In attendance: Fr. Kevin, Fr. Perera, John Daley, Bill Schiller, Scott Whitting, Ben Szemerenyi, Debbie Mink, Joe Giordano, Gina Pisciotta, Belinda Basaca Zeitlin.

Opening Prayer

Discussion of concerns brought up: in light of the flu epidemic whether we will hold hands during the Our Father, shake hands at sign of peace, continue offering the Precious Blood, have coffee and cake after mass during Lent; Emergency Preparedness and Precautions.

After consultation with both the Staff and Pastoral Council, decision was made to keep the current practices in place. We will not discontinue any of the aforementioned suggestions, but rather leave it up to the individuals who may choose NOT to drink from the chalice and who may choose to abstain from the Sunday morning coffee/cake.  The amount of precious blood however, will be decreased as there seems to be some left over at every mass and many ministers do not want to consume the remaining precious blood in the chalice.

Deacon Frank McGuinness of the Office of Risk management of the Diocese contacted Fr. Kevin and stated that parishes should have some plan of action emergency preparedness, whether it is an individual suffers a medical emergency such as a heart attack, a terrorism type event, other emergencies.  Members of the Pastoral Council will look into/research training for these emergency events.

Parish “Thank You” Party – March 18, 4pm-8pm, at Knights of Columbus.

Discussion of Lenten Parish Mission, March 19-21, which this year will be led by a layperson, Jim Ryan.

Former Pastor, Fr. Mike Torpey’s 50th anniversary as a priest, Sunday June 3rd at noon.  He will be saying 12 noon mass at St. Boniface to celebrate this occasion!

Deacon Tom St. Boniface Lecture in the church possibly for June 10th in honor of Feast Day of St. Boniface, will also have light refreshments, raffle, suggested donation $10 will include raffle ticket. To be hosted by the Madonna Mother Support Circle. Belinda will verify date with Deacon Tom.

Marriage tips video pro bono video to be done with married parishioners giving tips for a lasting marriage, to be unveiled at the lecture in June. These can be used for Pre–Cana and Madonna Mother Support Circle ministries.

Parish Yard Sale: September 29

Handel’s Messiah: December 2

Christmas Around the World: December 8

Welcome Committee: Each new parishioner family receives a folder with all the ministries, Faith Direct, etc. after they register in the parish.

Helping Hands Contact List discussion: benefits vs. liabilities; will look into legalities

Miscellaneous news: Back field legal issues: we needed to have a fence built in, so we got one and the field is now all fenced in. Also, cars are not to block the garage behind rectory because priests need the way clear for emergencies.

Open floor for questions from the Council:

Pastoral council virtual; suggestion box; ¨stbonpc¨ email – Belinda to speak with Robert Lynch to set up, Belinda will also distribute all the pastoral council email addresses to its members.

Next Pastoral Council will be scheduled for some time in June – exact date TBA and emailed to all members in lieu of postal mailing.

Closing Prayer

The Journey, Cross & Crucifixion, March 2

A live dramatic presentation of the Stations of the Cross.  Join us as we experience the trial of Jesus, His journey through the streets of Jerusalem and His final moments on the cross. Free will donation.

Journey back through time. Walk with Christ and become one with Him and the people who walked with Him. For many who have shared the Journey it is almost as if it were happening now for the first time. The music, narration and dialogue all add to the power of this prayerful meditation. To be part of The Journey, Cross, and Crucifixion is to experience the devastation of Mary, the frustration of Simon, the loneliness and desolation of John, Pilate’s struggle between justice and expediency and the excruciating pain and degradation Jesus suffered on the way to Calvary and His ultimate death on the Cross. This  powerful, prayerful Lenten experience brings the Passion story to life.

 

 

 

 

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be prayed each Friday during Lent beginning February 16,  at 7:00 pm in the Church.

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is February 14th.

Masses: 8 am, 12:15 pm, 4 pm;

Word Service:  7:30 pm. 

Ashes distributed after the Homily

at Masses and Word Service.

Lent Regulations: Fast & Abstinence

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence. Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. The norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding from age 14 onwards.  —usccb.org

 

Christmas Schedule 2017

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