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Thank you for visiting our site. We are the linked parishes of St. Boniface Church in Williamsport and St. Lawrence in South Williamsport, PA. Please, surf these pages understanding that we are growing and they will be changing regularly.

Our Catholic communities are called by Baptism to increasingly imitate the servant leadership of our Savior, Jesus Christ. This journey of faith is guided by the Holy Spirit, the Bible, the examples of the saints, and our devotion to the Eucharist. We do all of this in union with Pope Francis.

It is our hope to live our faith with particular focus on reaching out to those who are struggling with faith, life and other daily challenges. This includes the local community and even with programs in Central America.

The end goal for all of us is, as Jesus said ... that we " might have life and have it more abundantly". (Jn 10:10)

Father Bill's Pastor's Corner - Week of January 13, 2019

Thanking God for the gift of a child and promising to do your best to raise them with a healthy experience of our faith are part of Baptism.  Naturally, the joy of seeing a baby receive the Catholic faith is enough to make anyone smile.  But there is a secondary charm too.  The parents, godparents, and family are stepping up to the plate.  They are saying…Jesus Christ is important to us and we want our child to know firsthand the closeness to GOD.  For all adults, it gives us a chance to recommit ourselves.  Even as we dip our fingers in the holy water fonts at the church entrance and bless ourselves, it reminds us of the day we were baptized.  Our faith in Jesus Christ is an ongoing and constant process of conversion.  This is no one time event in our lives that saves us nor is it an insurance policy that guarantees we shall go to heaven.  Our relationship with the Holy Trinity is a dynamic faith that requires we feed and cooperate with the grace of God that is offered to us every day.  So let’s encourage new parents and each other in living out our faith to it’s fullest.

 

MEDITATION 

O Holy Spirit,

We ask you to come anew…

Send a comforting breeze on unfortunate souls who torment themselves.

Help the bumble lift up their eyes:  heaven is their inheritance.

Let them rejoice knowing whose image they are!

Let those who receive much, give the Joy: modesty uniting those who give and those who receive.

Be present in the incomparable laughter of children.

Temper somewhat the ardor of haughty youth; help virile plans to achieve fruition; Adorn white hair with joyous holy desires.

Be the hope of the dying, an d shine forth in the depths of their eyes.  (Manzoni d 1873)

Announcements

  I am pleased to announce that Online Giving is available for you to make contributions to the parish.  This option makes use of current technology and security standards and allows you to easily setup recurring contributions.  It also enables our parish to take advantage of new tools to become more efficient. Online Giving Parishioner Benefits: Secure and confidential.  No need to share payment information with the parish office. Efficient.  Set up direct...

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Due to the anticipated weather forecast, NO PREP CLASSES on Sunday January 20th.

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Religious Education
What to do if we get snow:  If roads are not clear then don’t come to PREP.  If ince or snow on the roads Saturday night or Sunday morning making the roads dangerous to travel, just assume class is canceled.  When dropping children off for PREP, please make sure there is class.  Watch you child walk in through those doors before you drive away.   January, February and March there could be a number of changes, if you ar e uncertain about Sunday PREP, please che...

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Pivotal Players Series

Posted on January 10, 2019 in: General News

We will offer again this fabulous series by Bishop Robert Barron! Ask others who were impressed by the series on Catherine of Siena, Francis of Assisi and GK Chesterton. The phenomenal one hour video is followed by a 30 minute discussion. The photography on these videos is first rate.            Michelangelo - Tuesday, February 5th at 6:30 - RAC                       &nbs...

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