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High School Ministry

Posted on January 30, 2019 in: General News

February Event - High School Ministry Suffering 101- Does God care when we whine? But, more seriously, why does a good and loving God allow so much suffering in the world? Come help us answer this hard question & any other ones you might have.  Who: 9-12 graders What: Mass, Dinner, Conversation When: TIME CHANGE February 10, 4:00p-6:00pm Where: St. Boniface Church & RAC Instagram: SecondSunday_sbsl Come check out Second Sunday High School Ministry. We'll have mass, eat dinner, and talk about who you are and who Jesus is. Bring an empty stomach, open mind, and a friend. ...

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Islam #101

Posted on January 28, 2019 in: General News

The Islam #101 class at the St. Boniface RAC will still be held on Tuesday January 29th at 6:30pm. IF the weather is unsafe, please to do not travel! Thank you!

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We are all exhausted by breaking news and political wrangling. But as Christians we can’t stop caring, throw up our hands and say “whatever”. This week has numerous memorials that highlight injustice and gaps in achieving a just society. Prejudice still flourishes as we remember the birthday of Martin Luther King.  Abortions continue among the poorest and most vulnerable women as we mark the Roe vs. Wade decision. Divisions still separate Christian denomination as we honor years of promoting unity.  There is much to do, in addition to praying. “If you want peace, work for justice.&rd...

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Pancake Breakfast

Posted on January 23, 2019 in: St Lawrence Activities

St. Lawrence Pancake Breakfast The St. Lawrence Parish Activity Committee will be hosting another fabulous Pancake Breakfast on February 10th. Join us! Come in out of the cold and get warm with coffee or hot chocolate and breakfast with all you can eat pancakes. We will be selling tickets after each Mass, the pre-sale is $8.00 adults and $4.50 youth 12 & under. Breakfast is served 8:00am-12:30pm. 

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The offical Installation of Father William Corcoran as Pastor of St Boniface and St Lawrence Parish will be Saturday, February 2nd at 5:30 P.M. at St Lawrence Church.  Please join us to pray for Father Bill's health and the Holy Spirit. 

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  Dear Friends, As you may be aware, today the Diocese of Scranton launched its Independent Survivors Compensation Program to compensate survivors of child sexual abuse. This Program comes on the heels of the Grand Jury report, and is the latest step the Diocese has taken as we work to support survivors of abuse and eradicate abuse from the Church altogether. As you likely know, our Victim Assistance Coordinator helps to provide emotional, psychological and pastoral care to survivors of abuse, and survivors will now have the option to file a claim for compensation. We adhere to a strict zero tolerance policy ...

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Bible Study Series Update

Posted on January 21, 2019 in: General News

Bible Study Series The Little Rock Scripture Study is a very user-friendly style that educated as it inspired. I find it very pastoral in its ability to apply the passages to our lives and prompt reflective questions of the group. Thus, it will require that everyone read the Scripture text and commentary provided in the booklet. Fr. Bill will lead each session but not lecture. Six (6) sessions; Each session = 90 minutes: James, Peter and Jude - the "Catholic" Letters Tuesdays at 6:30pm – RAC & Fridays at 10:30am - St. Lawrence Hall week 1: Feb. 26th & March 1st week 2: March...

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Due to the weather this weekend, there will be no PREP classes.  Classes will continue on January 27. 

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  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 withdrawals from you checking or savings account. Simple.  Start, stop and change your contributions at any time. Conven...

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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 check the Facebook Page or Parish Web Site. Confirmation Update:  Planning is underway for a confirmation Retreat for ou...

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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                                   Friday, February 8th at 10:30am - St Lawrence        &...

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St. Boniface Purse Bingo

Posted on January 10, 2019 in: General News

Come One, Come All! to our Designer Purse Bingo    Coach, Kate Spade, Vera Bradley, Michael Kors When:  Saturday, February 2, 2019 Where: St. Boniface School Gym 710 Franklin Street Doors Open: @11:00am Bingo Starts: @12:30pm Cost: $25 for 20 regular games Additional Fun: 5 specials, Chinese Auction, Super Raffle, Mystery Prize Food Available for purchase. If you or your business would like to sponsor a purse or contribute to the Chinese Auction Please contact Lorrie Flood 433-4464 or Deb Wheeler 220-2303 for further information or to purchase tickets.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity This year we again join with Christians around the world who set aside these eight days from January 18-25 as a special time to share the prayer of Jesus, “that all may be one... that the world may believe.”  (John 17:21). Join us Friday January 18th - Service of Prayer at St. Boniface Church, at 6:30pm. Begin this Octave of Prayer that began 90 years ago, by joining your brothers and sisters in prayer. Everyone is welcome to attend!

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St. Boniface Liturgical Art Environment New Flower Calendar People speak often about the importance of a beautiful atmosphere for liturgical celebration. Seasonal Decorations help set the mood for mass. Starting January 2019, St. Boniface Parish will offer an opportunity for you to sign up for weekend altar bouquet(s) to dedicate the Altar flowers, "In Honor Of" or "In Memory of", a loved one. One bouquet in front of the altar $75.00. Two bouquets by each side of the altar $130.00. The calendar, pre-paid envelopes and a safe dropoff box, for your convenience, is in the Narthex of S...

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Holiday Open House

Posted on January 07, 2019 in: St Boniface Activities

Please join us for a Post-Holiday OPEN HOUSE on January 13, 2019 at the St Boniface Rectory after the 10:30 Mass!  Coffee, Juice and Doughnuts will be provided by the Hositality Committee!

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Children's Liturgy

Posted on January 07, 2019 in: Pastor's Corner

STARTING THIS MONTH....we will start a special Children's Liturgy of the Word (scripture reading geared to children) during some of the 10:30am Masses on Sundays at St Boniface.  Several people have volunteered.  We still need more.  Teenagers are welcome.  Voice an interest to Father Bill at Frbillc@comcast.net or call 570.326.1544.   Children would retreat to the newly renovated Music Room and hear the Gospel for their age group.  They would return to their families in the church during the Creed.  It's meant to give parents a break and allow the chidren to hear the word...

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