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¡MISA EN EL ESPAÑOL!

Posted on February 25, 2020 in: General News

¡MISA EN EL ESPAÑOL!
¡MISA EN EL ESPAÑOL! Dos veces en Marzo, se ofrecerá misa en español en Williamsport. El viernes 4 de Marzo y el 25, a las 7:30 p.m. Los estudiantes de habla hispana de Lycoming College, entre otros, se unirán a estas eucaristías en la iglesia San Bonifacio, ubicada en  326 Washington Boulevard, Williamsport, PA. El Padre Neftalí Féliz Sena de la República Dominicana estará presidiendo las misas y los liderando los cantos. Por favor, invita a tus amigos y amigas. Translation: SPANISH MASS Twice in March, Mass in Spanish will be offered in Williamsport...

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XLT

Posted on February 23, 2020 in: General News, Sacraments

XLT
XLT (Exalt!) will be held Sunday, March 1st at 6:15 p.m. at Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. 4th Street, Williamsport. The event, sponsored by the Diocesan Offices for Parish Life and Vocations, will consist of Eucharistic Adoration, praise & worship music, a dynamic talk, the opportunity for the sacrament of Reconciliation, and a social. All are welcome to attend! For more information, please call 570-780- 2996. 

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The Vigil Project
Vigil Project Church of the Resurrection is again hosting The Vigil Project for a Lenten Mission Concert & Talk on Wednesday, March 4th at 7PM. There will be a mass at 6PM w/ music done by The Vigil Project and a concert/talk following. The Vigil Project's mission is to create beautiful music for the Catholic journey. For too long, Catholics have been deprived of music for prayer. There was a time when everyone, Christian and non-Christian alike, turned to the Catholic Church for the most beautiful expressions of art and music in the world. It’s time for a ...

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FREE Financial Guidance

Posted on February 23, 2020 in: General News

FREE Financial Guidance
FREE Legal, Tax, Financial Help     March 1st, April 19th, May 17th Come join St. Boniface members - Steve Sholder, Greg Deck and Ken Danielsen in the church lounge after the 10:30am Sunday Mass to hear Legal, Tax and Financial insights that concern everyone. They will give short talks on topics that many people should address, but put off; i.e.; Organizing where assets are; How often should I update legal documents, Tax mistakes to avoid. Additionally, they will help members setup their on-line giving accounts if help is needed.

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Sacrament of Reconciliation

Posted on February 23, 2020 in: Sacraments

Sacrament of Reconciliation
 St. Boniface: Lenten Monday evenings in March 5:30-7pm   Every Saturday 3:15 - 3:45pm St. Lawrence: 1st Saturday of the month 9:00a - 9:30a

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Ash Wednesday Schedule

Posted on February 23, 2020 in: General News

Ash Wednesday Schedule
February 26th Mass and distribution of ashes: 8:00 am St. Boniface 10:00 am SJNRA at St. Boniface 5:30 pm St. Lawrence

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Vision 2020

Posted on February 23, 2020 in: General News

Vision 2020
On March 3rd, the Bishop will be meeting with a number of local parishes in Williamsport. This session will take the next step in future planning to create vibrant parishes and prepare for shifts in demographics (smaller families and lighter attendance). No decisions will be announced at this meeting. We expect more discernment thru to the Fall. I selected the following people to join me in these deliberations: St Boniface:  Ken Danielsen, Carol Welliver,  Sue Lingg, Kathy Bahr, and Jen Matz St Lawrence:  Tina Pulver, Tom Hart,&...

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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
February 23 - Winter, current events and the specter of Lent, create a somber mood. It's an obligation for people of the Resurrection to laugh and promote joy. A priest parked his car in a no-parking zone because he was short of time and couldn't find a space with a meter. Then he put a note on the windshield, "I have circled the block 10 times. If I don't park here, I'll miss my appointment. Forgive us our trespasses." When he returned, he found a citation from a police officer along with a note. "I've circled the block for 10 years....

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Lenten Schedule

Posted on February 21, 2020 in: General News

Lenten Schedule
St. Boniface & St. Lawrence Catholic Churches Lenten 2020 Schedule is available on our website: www.stbonifacecatholic.com www.stlawrencecatholic.com Schedule of Masses: Ash Wednesday 8:00 am St. Boniface, 10:00 am SJNRA at St. Boniface, 5:30 pm St. Lawrence; Holy Thursday 7:00 pm St. Boniface; Good Friday 1:00 pm St. Boniface; Easter Vigil 8:00 pm St. Boniface; Easter Sunday 8:00 am St. Lawrence, 10:30 am St. Boniface Beginning the First Week of Lent, Confessions will be heard on Mondays in March "The Light is on for You" from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at ...

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Annual Fish Dinner

Posted on February 20, 2020 in: St Boniface Activities

Annual Fish Dinner
The St. Boniface Annual Fish Dinner will be held Ash Wednesday February 26th at the St. Boniface elementary school gym from 4-7pm. Adults are $10.00 and children under 12 are $5.00. Take outs are available. Fish, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, coleslaw, green beans, brownie sundaes and drinks will be served family style. Tickets will be available after all masses or at the parish office. If you would like to help in the dining room please contact Judy Wagner 570-916-2519. Help is also needed to set up at 1pm Wednesday afternoon.  

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Women's Book Club

Posted on February 19, 2020 in: General News

Women's Book Club
 The Book Club will meet on Mondays at 2pm, beginning March 9.   The club will meet in the St. Boniface Church Lounge to accommodate a more relaxed environment. The first book, to get everyone started, will be the American classic, Gifts from the Sea, by Ann Morrow Lindbergh.  Fr. Bill will help launch it but step back after the first session, so, that it is entirely run by women. If you are interested in joining, call 326-1544 or email at stboniface@comcast.net Cost would be $15 per person which includes the book and any leader guides. Deadline to regis...

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PREP NEWS

Posted on February 17, 2020 in: Religious Education

PREP NEWS
Feb 23—NO REGULAR PREP CLASS Lent Family Day for families who registered St. Lawrence Parish Hall 9-10 AM 8th Grade Service Project St Lawrence Parish Hall 8:15 AM-10:10 AM   If you haven’t done so already, please let us know that your student is attending. Remember, 8th graders need service hours as they move toward Confirmation. March 21--First Holy Communion Retreat 9-2 PM   2nd Grade parents, please put this on your calendar. We are asking that at least one parent or grandparent attend this event with your student. March 29...

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PREP
Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
February 16 -  Over 55 parishioners are delving into the Old Testament Book of Exodus with me for Bible Study. Bravo to them for investing the time and effort in better understanding the Word Of God. Bible Study can be both a form of prayer and an attempt to better know what God is saying to us. There are many beneficial ways of praying and serving but with the exception of the Mass, this should increasingly be the most important aspect of our spirituality. The essence of Vatican Council ll was to return to the sources, go back to the basics. Recently, this is so...

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Parish Council

Posted on February 16, 2020 in: Pastoral Council

Parish Council
St. Boniface and St. Lawrence Parish Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes are availble on our website Parish-Council-Documents. The next St. Lawrence Council Meeting is Monday March 16th @ 6:30pm in the St. Lawrence Hall. The next  St. Boniface Council Meeting is Monday March 30th @ 6:30pm in the RAC.

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Sojourner House of Hope - Open House
Open House - Sojourner House of Hope Friday February 28th 5:30p-7:30pm 669 Center St. Williamsport Sojourner Truth Ministries  Come learn about the planned communal, short-term home for women dedicated to leaving homelessness for God. Food provided by Hillside Catering. RSVP www.stmwilliamsport.org or 323- 1797.

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Food Pantry

Posted on February 11, 2020 in: Pastoral Council, Social Concerns

Food Pantry
The following item request for February is SOUP. St. Joseph the Worker Food Pantry (working in affiliation with Central Pa. Food Bank), also need for distribution: Instant mashed potatoes, Canned fruit, Canned vegetables, Gravy, Cranberry sauce, Bag cookies, Fruit snacks, Hot Chocolate packets, Grocery gift cards (any amount). If you prefer, you can bring gift cards to the Parish Office. This outreach is supported by the SB and SL Parish Councils, thank you for your support. Contact persons: Sue Lingg SB 570-322-8349 and Dianne Fisher SL 570-322-3278

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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
February 9 - It hardly seems Christmas has faded and now we start Lent at the end of this month. How will you observe it differently this year? Lent is designed to help focus us. Generally, we do that by simplifying. Less food, less self-indulgence, less busyness...all work together to create more time...for God and for the ones Christ calls our sisters and brothers. Make this a Lent with no regrets! Commit to a concrete action plan of penance and self-sacrifice. Give yourself in service one day per week, read 3 pages of Holy Scripture every day, offer up meat for the 40 da...

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Coffee & Donuts

Posted on February 09, 2020 in: General News

Coffee & Donuts
St. Boniface Coffee & Donuts will be offered the 2nd & 4th Sundays after 10:30am Mass in the Lounge. Join us February 23rd with your hosts: Lisa & Tim McCloskey and Carol Konkle. St. Lawrence The St. Lawrence Coffee Fellowship is the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the Month–our next Coffee Fellowship which will be Sunday March 1st, right after the 8:00am Mass held in the Parish Hall.  

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Activity Committee

Posted on February 03, 2020 in: General News

Activity Committee
Parish Activity Committees The St. Boniface Activity Committee meetings are the 2nd Sunday of the month 7pm, at the Elementary School Gym.  Join us on March 8th. The St. Lawrence PAC meetings are the 1st Tuesday of the month 6:30pm, in the St. Lawrence Parish Hall. The next meeting has been changed to Monday March 2nd due to a conflict in scheduling.

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Respect for Sanctity

Posted on February 03, 2020 in: General News

Respect for Sanctity
RESPECT for SANCTITY Once we enter the church, our hearts and our actions should change. Some ways of preserving the holiness and prayerfulness of our churches is to: leave the gum outside have your conversations in the foyer or narthex give the phone a rest utilize the time with quiet prayer to the Creator Beautiful buildings set a mood but also, we do that with our peaceful prayer before Mass.  

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PREP NEWS

Posted on February 03, 2020 in: Religious Education

PREP NEWS
WINTER IS HERE— SIGN UP FOR TEXT REMINDERS IN CASE OF SNOW CANCELLATIONS. Text the message @sbslprep to the number 81010. Not sure how to sign up? Call the rectory at 570-326-1544 for assistance. FAMILY PRAYER Our catechists have been working very hard to help the children learn and review some basic prayers of our Catholic faith. Please take the time to continue these efforts by praying together regularly as a family. The prayers can be found in the blue Children’s Book of Prayers that was distributed at the start of the year. Need a new one? Extra c...

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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
February 2 -  I'm grateful to Fr. Don Williams for leading our weekend Masses and offering me a break before Lent. He came from Scranton specifically for this purpose. During this week (February 3 - 7), there will be no weekday Masses at St. Lawrence or St. Boniface. Our supply of priests is stretched especially in the winter when retired priests are living elsewhere. That is something to contemplate as we face the diocesan future planning, Vision 2020. While we must always foster vocations in our families and parishes, the immediate years require answers now. ...

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St. Lawrence Parish Activity Committee Thank you to everyone that supported the Pancake Breakfast-those that came and enjoyed the food and friendships, those that worked to make the breakfast happen, to those that labored all morning and into the afternoon giving their time and talent to bring on the breakfast – to our 7th Grade students and their families and their Catechist and to our Pastor, Fr. Bill for supporting our efforts. When you look at all this you can state, the breakfast was a huge success. Thank you for making our efforts worth every ounce of energy we pour into it. We will hold our annual E...

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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
Jan 26 Catholic Schools introduce children to a world they would not encounter anywhere else. Faith in Jesus Christ, shaped by a community and in union with the Catholic Church around the world...they absorb a new way of thinking and living. I see it regularly at the elementary school next door where children are formed in a healthy environment. Under the dynamic leadership of principal Alicia McNamee, both the grade school and high school are excellent options for your family. During Catholic Schools Week, think about St John Neumann Regional Academy as a magnificent wa...

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Remind Update

Posted on January 24, 2020 in: General News

Remind Update
What is Remind?  Remind is a free text messaging app that helps organizations, teachers, students, and parents communicate quickly and efficiently. Get information for St Boniface & St Lawrence right on your phone—not on handouts. Text 81010 to Join @STLparish for St. Lawrence parish updates and/or @STBparish for St. Boniface updates. If you have a smartphone, get push notifications. On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/bonlaw Don’t have a mobile phone? Go to rmd.at/bonlaw on a de...

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Tax Statements

Posted on January 24, 2020 in: General News

Tax Statements
2019 Year-End Tax Contribution Statements You may contact the parish office at stboniface@comcast.net or 326-1544 to request your2019year-endstatements.

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) Children’s Liturgy of the Word will occur twice per month, at the 10:30 Masses: February 9th & 16th  March 1st & 15th April 5th & 19th May 10th & 17th June 14th We welcome adults to join our teams.  Contact Barb Rizzo brizzo55@verizon.net.

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CLOW

Coffee & Donuts

Posted on January 16, 2020 in: General News

Coffee & Donuts
St. Boniface Coffee & Doughnuts will be offered the 2nd & 4th Sundays after 10:30am Mass in the Lounge. Join us January 26th with your hosts: Fred & Deb Wheeler and Judy & Dick Wagner. St. Lawrence Coffee Fellowship is on Sunday February 2nd after the  8:00am Mass. All Families are invited to share some food and strengthen friendships or make new friendships. Please watch for sign-up sheet to volunteer to bring baked goods. This is a family activity of the St. Lawrence Parish Council and hopefully opens the way for new parishioners and...

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Lenten Bible Study

Posted on January 15, 2020 in: General News

Lenten Bible Study
Register Before January 30th! Join Us as we vary our knowledge of the Bible and examine an Old Testament book, Exodus (Ch 1-15) from the Little Rock Scripture Study.  SAVE these Dates: (Tuesdays & Fridays) Class Dates: (Tuesdays & Fridays) February 11th @ 6:30pm in the St. Boniface RAC February 14th @ 10:30am in the St. Lawrence Hall February 18th & 21st; February 25th & 28th; March 10th & 13th; and **March 17th & 20th. *NOTICE OF additional CHANGE – Week of March 2nd & 6th* will be cancelled and classes will be ex...

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Help the Parish / Help Yourself

Posted on January 12, 2020 in: General News

Help the Parish / Help Yourself
You can donate to the parish and reduce your taxes with the Charitable IRA Rollover. The charitable IRA rollover refers to the option that individuals 70 and a half and older have to contribute up to $100,000 from their IRAs (as part of their minimum contribution) directly to a qualifying charity without first having to recognize the distribution as income. You may contact the parish office for further information. **For tax-related or financial questions, it is best to consult a professional in those fields. Please, think seriously about how you could boost your parish!

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