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Turkey Party & Bingo

Posted on October 31, 2019 in: St Boniface Activities

This November, we approach another St. Boniface Turkey Party and Bingo. Our Turkey Party this year is Friday, November 22nd. As in the past, purchasing a $1.00 ticket will entitle you to chances on 30 Gift Cards, admission to the hall the night of the party, free beverages, snacks and hot sandwiches. IT’S THE BEST DEAL IN TOWN!!! If you have not come to a Turkey Party before, come and join us for the fun. Volunteers and ticket sellers are needed. It is a wonderful opportunity for you to enjoy yourself and help your fellow parishioner at the same time. We are only asking a few hours of your time. If you are inte...

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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
October 27, 2019  Losing someone you love, changes you forever. Hopefully, we can rely on our faith at that time. Consequently, trust in the Resurrection of Jesus is no longer theoretical. It’s an active part of our life and gives us hope that we will see our loved ones again. Life is changed, not ended... We remember those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith. May all those who have died in this past year, enjoy looking into the eyes of Jesus. And may their families and friends, heal but never forget.

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Annual Appeal

Posted on October 29, 2019 in: General News

Annual Appeal
Just a reminder about the Annual Appeal.  We have  a ways to go toward our goals.  If you have not contributed or pledged as of yet, we encourage you to do so.  Help us serve others with the Gospel.

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Music for Our Lady

Posted on October 23, 2019 in: Music Ministry

The Magnificat by John Rutter with additional music by Mascagni, Biebl, Pergolesi & Gabrieli Conducted by Gary Boerckel Sunday, NOVEMBER 3, 2019 @ 3 PM ST BONIFACE CHURCH  Free Admission

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Food Pantry

Posted on October 22, 2019 in: Pastoral Council, Social Concerns

Food Pantry
Thank you to our St. Boniface/St. Lawrence Families for helping fill the food boxes. Hoping for more families to help fill the food box as we try to fill the shelves at the St. Joseph The Worker Food Pantry. This is a service project of the SB & SL Parish Councils. Item of the month of October: STUFFING & INSTANT MASHED POTATOES. Other Items needed: Cereal/granola bars; Mac and Cheese; Peanut Butter; Pasta/Pasta Sauce; Ramen Noodle; Tuna; Canned Vegetables. If you have questions or suggestions regarding this ministry, contact Sue Lingg 322-8349 or Dianne Fisher 322-...

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A few years ago, at the direction of Bishop Bambera, a new Parish Pastoral Council was formed. Ten parishioners from St. Lawrence Church formed the new council, the first our church has had in many years. Two of these council members have terms that will expire at the end of this year making it necessary for St. Lawrence to elect replacements. The following individuals have been nominated for St. Lawrence Parish Council:  Chris Heim, Scott McFadden, Jim Pegg and Noah Bauer.  Nominees profiles Beginning immediately and continuing through the weekend of November 16th, St. Lawrence Parishioners will cast ba...

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Senior Care Ministry Needs

Posted on October 22, 2019 in: Social Concerns

Senior Care Ministry Needs
Our card ministry is gearing up for the upcoming holiday season and is in need of Thanksgiving & Christmas greeting cards and Fall & Christmas themed stickers. We could also use postage stamps. You can donate to this wonderful ministry by placing these items in the Senior Care Box located in the Coat Room at St. Boniface or in the foyer of St. Lawrence Church. Thank you for your support.

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Senior CARE Team

Family Day

Posted on October 22, 2019 in: Religious Education

Family Day
FAMILY DAY for ALL St. Boniface and St. Lawrence Families (PREP and SJNRA) Each family will make an Advent wreath, learn a little bit about Advent and take home some materials to use at home during the season. WHEN? Sunday, November 24th 9-10am - No regular prep class that day WHERE? St. Lawrence Parish Center (PREP building) basement You NEED to register for this event so we can purchase and prepare the materials.  Registration deadline is MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4 PREP families will receive a registration form this week at class. SJNRA families will receive i...

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Women's Prayer Breakfast

Posted on October 20, 2019 in: Ministries

Women's Prayer Breakfast
Women’s Prayer Breakfast - Saturday October 26th -Fleming Center 8:30am Mass; 9:30am Breakfast; 10:00am “Women of Faith” presented by Catherine Butel, Secretary Office of Parish Life for the Diocese. Adults $10 Youth (ages 12-18) $5. Reservations email: wowatsjw@gmail.com  All women are welcome!

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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
October 20, 2019  What will the Church of the future look like?  The basics like the Creed, Sacraments and Mass would remain the same.  But some of the man-made externals, created by the Church over two thousand years, may adjust to better serve the spreading of the Gospel today.  One of the most obvious may be the return to ordination of married men. This was the Catholic practice until the year 1000. It was reintroduced partially by Pope John Paul II.  Now the bishops of Latin America are meeting in Rome for a Synod. They will ask the Holy Father ...

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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
October 13, 2019  Larry the Cable Guy employs the slogan, "Git R done". He means tackle it now, don't delay. That's wise advice when it comes to the Annual Appeal. This weekend we are calling PEW COMMITMENT SUNDAY. If you haven't already contributed, this is the time. Flyers will be handed out. You could finish them in church and return them to us OR finish it at home today. If money is tight at the moment, pledge. We know you are good for it. Moreover, this year you can designate or restrict your gift. Either way, as Larry says ...Git R done...

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Pastoral Council Elections

Posted on October 18, 2019 in: General News

A few years ago, at the direction of Bishop Bambera, a new Parish Pastoral Council was formed.  Ten parishioners from St. Lawrence Church  formed the new council, the first our church has had in many years.  Two of these council members have terms that will expire at the end of this year making it necessary for St. Lawrence to elect replacements.  If anyone has an interest please contact Chris Kriner (krinerc12@gmail.com or 570-447-2114) or Janey Karney (mjkarney5@comcast.net or 570-419-6439).  There is information on the church's website explaining in detail what the job of Pastoral Council is...

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Steubenville Youth Conference
The Steubenville Youth Conference is a Catholic Converence designed to bring high-schoolers into a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ. While the conference will be held next July (10 - 12, 2020), there is an informational meeting on October 22 at 7pm at St Joseph the Worker Parish, in the Msgr Fleming Center.  Attending the meeting is NOT a commitment, but rather a chance to learn about this opportunity and get your questions answered.   Our goal is to fill a bus from the greater Williamsport area for Steubenville 2020. Makenzie Connor is...

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Youth Ministry

Ember Days

Posted on October 09, 2019 in: General News

Join Us for Talks, Trivia, & Fellowship Thursdays October 17th & 24th Adoration: 5:30 - 7PM at Church of the Resurrection Meet us at Orlie's after at 8 S. Main St. Muncy, PA

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Save the Date

Posted on October 09, 2019 in: Music Ministry

Wrap the gifts, bake the cookies, and Save the DATE! Our annual St. Boniface/St. Lawrence parishes Christmas celebration is Sunday December 22nd at 3:00pm at the St. Boniface Church. More details coming soon...Get ready to bring some JOY to our world!

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Basket Bonanza

Posted on October 09, 2019 in: Religious Education

Basket Bonanza
SJNRA’s Annual Basket Bonanza is on Friday, October 25th at the St. John Neumann Elementary Gym & Cafeteria, 710 Franklin Street in Williamsport. Doors open at 5pm. The drawing will start at 7:15pm. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. This Chinese-style auction will feature more than 60 baskets, each worth at least $25, and 25 or more specialty MEGA baskets, each worth at least $125. Advance tickets will be available on the Preview Nights, Wednesday, October 23 & Thursday, October 24 from 6pm.-8pm. Advance tickets are also available at either...

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Youth Ministry
Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
October 6, 2019 The most influential person in recent Church history has been Pope John 23rd. An elderly man, observers thought he would be a transition leader only, coasting thru his years. Instead, he noted the rapid secularization of Western society, the suggestions of many biblical & liturgical scholars and decided the Church needed to re-examine its style. The world was in urgent need of re-evangelization. To do that, the Church would first need to return to its roots. That emphasized a greater reliance on the Bible, the Early Church Fathers and the first centur...

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September 29, 2019 When Pope John Paul wanted to pray with other faiths, the one place that was considered acceptable to all was Assisi Italy, the birth place of St Francis. Muslims, Jews, Protestants and Hindus knew of Francesco felt comfortable gathering at his holy sites. That is rare when a Catholic saint can be a point of unity for wildly diverse groups. If you have never read a biography of him or seen a DVD, invest some time in his marvelous life. Some refer to him as the closest to Christ that we have had. Books by Chesterton, Spoto, Goudge, Sweeney and Jorgensen are all incredibly rich for reflection. His te...

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September 22, 2019 "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." Archbishop Helder Camara - Recife, Brazil died 1999 Today's Gospel passage (Luke 16) is quite demanding. I wonder what they called Jesus when he posed these questions. Whenever morality moves from voluntary acts of charity by individuals to suggesting large scale or systemic change, people get nervous. Sharing from our surplus, every once in a while, we can accommodate. But if the Bible asks us to budget it in as a way of imitating Jesus, that scares some. Christ is te...

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November High School Ministry Event

Posted on October 01, 2019 in: Ministries

November Second Sunday Event Love 101: We’re not talking about greeting cards or rom-coms when we say love. We’re taking about “willing the good of the other” for the other’s sake.  We’re looking to the Cross. Come be reminded what it means when we say God is love.  Who: 9-12 graders What: Mass, Dinner, Conversation When: November 10, 5:30PM to 8:00PM Where: St. Boniface Church & RAC Instagram: SecondSunday_sbla Come check out Second Sunday High School Ministry.  We'll have mass, eat dinner, and talk about who you are and who Jesus is...

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