The Great Week

A Pastoral Letter from the Bishop

A Pilgrimage with the Lord in Holy Week.

This pastoral letter, written by Bishop John Barres in 2020 has been reissued for 2021. This Lent, make a pilgrimage in the footsteps of the Lord during the last week of His life by attending, or if that is not possible, viewing virtually, all the liturgies that take place in your local parish during Holy Week, the final week of Lent just prior to Easter. This pastoral letter will provide you an overview and explanation of the ‘places’ you will visit, the things you will see and the people you will meet on your spiritual journey. To read the letter, visit www.thegreatweek.com.

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Schedule

On Ash WednesdayFebruary 17, 2021, ashes will be distributed by sprinkling them over one’s head so as to make it contactless.  Ashes will NOT be imposed on foreheads this year to avoid contamination of the priest or ministers and congregants. Ashes will be distributed inside the church at 8 am Mass and 12:15 pm Mass, and at two Word Services outside the front of the Church at 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm with distribution of Ashes from 4:30 pm to 5 pm and 5:30 pm to 6 pm.

 * Ministers will be at the main entrance of the Church. Entry into the Church is not required,  however you may come in for private prayer, if you wish.  *Please Note: You may stop by anytime within the “outside” time frame to receive ashes, perhaps on your way home from work.

Streamed Christmas Masses

Christmas Schedule 2020

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE

Christmas Eve Masses:
Thursday, December 24, 2020
2:30, 4:00*, 5:30 and 10* pm

Christmas Day Masses
Friday, December 25, 2020
9 am, 10:30 am and 12 noon*

NOTE: Saturday, December 26: No 8 am Mass and no 4 pm Confession.

Mary, the Mother of God, New Years Mass Schedule

New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31, 2020
4:00 pm Vigil Mass
New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1, 2021
10:30 am Mass

Severe Weather Alert

On Thursday, December 17, 2020, all Parish Offices will be closed because of severe winter storm conditions. No 8 AM daily Mass and 10 AM Funeral Mass for Karen Schenck postponed until Friday, December 18 at 10 AM.

Christmas Around the World

The virtual Christmas Around the World on December 5, 2020 was a success.  Here is the link to the video that we aired on the livestream.  You can watch it by clicking this link or catching the replay on our Facebook page.  You will see a couple of guest appearances!!!
Click Here To View: Christmas Around The World 2020 ~ 5th Anniversary Virtual Event

The Christmas Around the World 5th Anniversary was a Virtual Facebook live-stream compilation of acts and representations from around the globe. 

The Giving Tree

Our Giving Tree will benefit our St. Boniface Martyr Parish St. Vincent de Paul Society. You can help your neighbors in need feel special during this Christmas season by participating in this annual event.

The Giving Tree will be adorned with tags designating gift cards that can be purchased. Gift card suggestions are also listed below. If you prefer using a check, please make it out to St. Vincent de Paul Society with “Giving Tree” in the memo area.

Giving Tree Gift Card Suggestions

  • Amazon
  • American Express, Visa, Mastercard
  • Best Buy
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Kohl’s
  • McDonald’s
  • Macy’s
  • Old Navy
  • Starbucks
  • Stop and Shop
  • TJ Maxx
  • Walmart

You may deposit your gift card or check in the box under the tree, in the St. Vincent dePaul donation box, deliver it to the parish center (through the mail slot in the front door), or mail it to:

St. Boniface SVDP Giving Tree
145 Glen Avenue
Sea Cliff, NY 11579

We welcome your gift card donations. In order to deliver gifts to our neighbors in time for Christmas, we are requesting them by or before Sunday, December 6.

Your gift will go a long way in helping those served by our parish Vincentians.

If you have any questions, please call Susan Winslow at 516-671-7058.

Thank you for your generosity!

Charity is the cement which binds Communities to God and persons to one another.  – St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent dePaul

Thanksgiving

HappyThanksgiving

Thanksgiving Mass 9:30 AM

The St. Boniface Martyr Thanksgiving Day Mass, Thursday, November 26, will be at 9:30am. There will be no 8am mass that morning. The Mass intention will be thanksgiving for all the living and deceased parishioners of St. Boniface Martyr Church.

Thanksgiving Day Collection

The entire Thanksgiving Day Collection will be donated to the St. Boniface Martyr Society of St. Vincent de Paul. When you make a donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, you give hope to your neighbors in need.

To make a donation, you may use the special St. Vincent de Paul envelopes available in the vestibule of the church or any envelope marked “St. Boniface SVDP.”

You may deposit your donations in the St. Vincent de Paul donation box in the church vestibule, drop it off at the parish center (through the mail slot in the door), or mail it to:

St. Boniface SVDP
145 Glen Avenue
Sea Cliff, NY 11579

“Charity is the cement which bind communities to God and persons to one another.”

St. vincent de paul

You may bring Thanksgiving food to be blessed to your pew
for 9:30 am Mass on Thanksgiving.
You and your food will be blessed from the altar
while you remain at your seat.
Food is not to be placed before the altar.

Christmas Wreath Sale

Please support our 2020 Parish Wreath Sale! This year’s fundraiser will be contactless and all orders will be shipped directly to the recipients. (Please note: There will be no orders shipped to the church for pick up like last year).

Here are the ways you can help make this fundraiser a success:

1) Order at least one wreath/swag/centerpiece, etc. for your home – through the link below using our Parish ID.

2) Do your Christmas shopping with us by purchasing the fresh products through our fundraiser link and gift people in your life with a fresh, beautiful wreath.

3) Think of those that are not able to get out and purchase Christmas decor – either share this information with them or gift them with a wreath or swag.

4) Send or give your essential workers a beautiful fresh gift to thank them.

5) Anyone can purchase using our link and Parish ID – even people outside of our parish and state! So please share with your family and friends (tell them, email them, text them, post on social media) to ask them for their support.

You can start ordering now!
Here is the link:
Www.GiftItForward.com
Fundraising code/Parish ID: STBONINY001

Many of our regular fundraisers such as the Feast by the Shore, yard sale, and Minimart cider doughnut sale have been canceled. Help us make this fundraiser a huge success just by spreading the word and sharing the link. Many hands make light work!

All Souls Day

Special All Souls Day Mass

There will be an All Souls Day Mass at 4pm on Sunday, November 1,  to remember all those who have died during this past year. The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day) is Monday, November 2. Mass will be celebrated at 8am.