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Fr Bill's Pastor's Corner

Posted on January 31, 2021 in: Pastor's Corner

Fr Bill's Pastor's Corner
January 31 - As parishioners get vaccinated, a semblance of normality seems closer. Consequently, we are starting to renew our suspended ministries to the community. We have 25 parishioners who were committed to Sojourners soup kitchen and women's shelter . Several are collecting supplies for the local food pantries. Eight of you assist Family Promise. And the Social Concern team is examining new ministries because the community needs help and we need the impact on us. Think about giving some of your time to those who struggle. Details later ...  

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2021 Scam Alert

Posted on January 28, 2021 in: General News

2021 Scam Alert
Scam emails and texts are circulating again. PLEASE be advised: DO NOT respond to any emails or text messages from Fr. Bill requesting money or gift cards, these are scams. Fr. Bill will NOT send you a request for money by these methods. **Please follow the instructions below if you think you were a victim of a scam:  How to Report Spam Text Messages If you get an unwanted text message, there are three ways to report it: Report it on the messaging app you use. Look for the option to report junk or spam. How to report spam or junk...

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Fr Bill's Pastor's Corner

Posted on January 25, 2021 in: Pastor's Corner

Fr Bill's Pastor's Corner
January 24 - Normally, January is a welcome pause after the craziness of Christmas shopping and then, endless partying with cookies and other belt busters. This year was a bit slower. But we should still take advantage of the relative quiet. Restore some of the peace in your heart by investing in a spiritual book rather than the TV or adopt an intense physical fitness program. Put your body and mind back in balance to enable your resiliency.

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SOUP OF THE MONTH  - Broccoli Cheddar
 SOUP OF THE MONTH   Our February soup of the month for the St. Boniface Activities Association will be homemade Broccoli Cheddar by the quart. This soup will be made by our wonderful chef, Steve Orso. He has been making our carnival dinners, fish dinners etc. for the last couple years and always gets rave reviews. Soup will be available for pick up at the priest’s garage at St. Boniface or the St. Lawrence Parish Hall after all masses on the soup weekend. Our soup weekend will be February 6th and 7th.  Cost will be   $8 /qt.  Ord...

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Fr Bill's Pastor's Corner

Posted on January 17, 2021 in: Pastor's Corner

Fr Bill's Pastor's Corner
January 17 -  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 v Wade decision. Divisions still separate Christian denominations as we honor years of promoting unity. There is much to do, in addition to pr...

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Adult Education Series

Posted on January 15, 2021 in: General News

Adult Education Series
What We Believe - The Creed: An Adult Education Series Week 1 - Trinity: The communion of persons Week 2 - The Incarnation and Mary Week 3 - The Paschal Mystery: Jesus' saving suffering, death, resurrection and ascension. Week 4 - The Four Marks of the Church: One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic WHEN - Monday nights starting Januay 25, February 1, February 8, February 15.    WHERE - on Zoom (in your pj's or a tuxedo) WHAT TIME - 7pm  Led by Brian Haas for all Catholics who want to know more.  Register with the Of...

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300 Club

Posted on January 14, 2021 in: St Boniface Activities

300 Club
Thank you for your support. All tickets for this drawing have been sold.  Our first drawing will occur on February 14th. Winners will be announced in the bulletin.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity January 18 - January 25, 2021 Ecumenical Prayer Service with Diocese of Scranton will begin at 12:10 pm. It will be broadcast on Catholic TV channel as well as be available from the Diocese of Scranton website, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram platforms. Rev. Russell McDougall, rector of the Holy Cross Community at King’s College and former rector of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem will serve as homilist.

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2021 National Prayer Vigil for Life
On Friday, January 22, 2021, the 48th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, Most Reverend Bishop Joseph C. Bambera will celebrate a Mass at 12:10 p.m. in Saint Peter’s Cathedral in observance of the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.  The Mass will be broadcast live on Catholic Television of the Diocese of Scranton and on other diocesan social media outlets. www.dioceseofscranton.org

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Father Bill's Pastor's Corner

Posted on January 11, 2021 in: Pastor's Corner

Father Bill's Pastor's Corner
January 10 - The vast majority of the US is believers. They accept that a Divine Power exists, created us and oversees basics of life. BUT that doesn't mean that they are Christian. After the ceremony of Baptism that our parents initiated, what did we do? If we didn't receive the Sacraments especially the Body & Blood of Jesus, who are we kidding? If we didn't serve and give to the forgotten in society, who are we trying to fool... the one who sees everything? Our baptism is the start, not the finish.

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Father Bill's Pastor's Corner

Posted on January 03, 2021 in: Pastor's Corner

Father Bill's Pastor's Corner
January 3 - We did it! Survived 2020 with some scars but nevertheless made it. Now let's endeavor to make 2021 truly a New Year. Much of the power is in our hands. It can be more gentle based on how we treat each other. Are our words and thoughts those of healers? Do they mirror Jesus or a political agenda? Do we walk away from gossip? Do we distance ourselves from social media which is often inaccurate? "Blessed are the peacemakers..."

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