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Prayer to All Faithful Departed

Posted on October 28, 2021 in: General News

Prayer to All Faithful Departed
The Commemoration of All Faithful Departed falls on November 2 each year. All Souls Day Masses - November 2nd. St. Lawrence 7am; St. Boniface 5:30pm Say a prayer for the dead in your family and community. In your hands, O Lord, we humbly entrust our brothers and sisters. In this life you embraced them with your tender love; deliver them now from every evil and bid them eternal rest. The old order has passed away: welcome them into paradise, where there will be no sorrow, no weeping or pain, but fullness of peace and joy with your Son and ...

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Solemnity of All Saints

Posted on October 28, 2021 in: General News

Solemnity of All Saints
All Hallows’ Day, the Solemnity of All Saints, or All Saints’ Day is a celebration of all Catholic saints held on November 1 each year. “On this solemnity, we recall the holy men and women who, having completed their earthly journeys, now live forever with God. These saints, though not canonized, offer us models of abiding faith and love of God and neighbor” (Essential Guide to Seasons and Saints, 109). In the Catholic Church, we are called to imitate and venerate saints because of their heroically virtuous lives, martyrdom, or their offering of l...

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Blessing of the Bells, Sunday Oct. 31
Join us in a joyous blessing of the new bells at St. Boniface. They have been fully restored and their wonderful sound can be heard again. The rededication will be held Sunday, October 31 immediately following the 10:30 Mass. Special thanks to Bill Hodrick and all who contributed to this restoration.

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St. Boniface Spanish Mass-Regalaremos Biblias en Español
Misa Mensual – Domingos a las 4:30 pm- Celebraremos Misa en Español Iglesia San Bonifacio 326 Washington Blvd Williamsport con el Rev. Padre Neftalí Féliz Sena Cantos y Biblias gratis  ¡Te esperamos! los días: (Nov 14, Dec 12) There is a small but growing number of Catholics in town whose first language is Spanish. From that base, we are starting an outreach to give them a place to pray in comfort. Padre Neftali will be traveling from Hazelton to St. Boniface one Sunday per month to celebrate Mass at 4:30pm November 14th. Tell your frie...

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Soup of the Month -  Chicken Corn
The St. Boniface Activities Association will be selling homemade soups by the quart during the months of November, December, January, and February.  Every month we will feature a different soup. These soups 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.   Soups 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 first soup weekend will be Novem...

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2021 Turkey Raffle Party
The St. Boniface Activities Association will be hosting the annual Turkey Raffle on Friday, November 19th in the school gym.  Tickets are available for purchase in the rear of the church this weekend or you can pick up an envelope at the exit doors.  We ask that you sell or buy the tickets.  Each ticket cost $1 and can be used to gain access into the actual turkey raffle as well as be placed into the drawings for Tony’s gift cards.  You do not need to be present to win.  If you would like more tickets or have any questions, please ca...

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2021 Diocesan Appeal

Posted on October 20, 2021 in: General News

2021 Diocesan Appeal
Rising Together in Christ  These are challenging days for all of us. God’s love and grace lifts us up now more than ever. God also calls on us to share our gifts with others to build up the Kingdom of God. Your generosity to the Diocesan Annual Appeal reaches many of our friends and neighbors in need who depend on your charity and support to fulfill basic needs. This year’s Appeal theme, “Rising Together in Christ” reminds us that we are all together, connected to each other, living in faith to offer each other hope, love and sup...

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Annual Appeal

CEMETERY Fall Clean-up

Posted on October 08, 2021 in: General News

CEMETERY Fall Clean-up
Many thanks to the students and parents who took part in the St Boniface cemetery clean-up on Saturday, October 23, as part of our Confirmation Service Program.  A special thank you goes out to catechist, Greg Deck, who spoke to the students about the sacredness of the cemetery, its history, and led all in the prayer for those who have died, and to catechist, Arnie Betts, who helped to lead and supervise students. A final thanks to the members of the cemetery committee who worked alongside students and organized the event.  A great team effort! CEMETERY NOTICE ...

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Cemetery

Synod of Bishops in 2023

Posted on October 07, 2021 in: General News

Synod of Bishops in 2023
Pope Francis is inviting Catholics – both in the mainstream of church life and on the margins – to voice their dreams, ideas and concerns in preparation for the Synod of Bishops in 2023. Pope Francis is scheduled to formally open the synod process with a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica this Sunday, October 10. The bishop of every diocese around the world will then open the process in his diocese the following weekend. Bishop Bambera has written a new "Letter to the Faithful" of the Diocese of Scranton introducing the synod process and inviting...

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Start Online Giving Today

Posted on October 07, 2021 in: General News

Start Online Giving Today
Start giving online today! 1.Click on the online giving link. St. Boniface or St. Lawrence  2. Create an account. 3. Schedule your recurring gifts. Online Giving Parishioner Benefits • Secure and confidential. No need to share payment information with the church office. • Efficient. Set up direct withdrawals from your checking, savings account or a credit card. • Simple. Start, stop and change your contributions at any time. • Convenient. No need to write a check or have cash available. Online Giving is intended to be a co...

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National Shrine of Divine Mercy

Posted on October 05, 2021 in: General News

National Shrine of Divine Mercy
Join ladies of the Diocese for a day that will Refresh Your Faith! Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Divine Mercy  in Stockbridge, Mass. Visit the National Shrine of Divine Mercy Stockbridge, Mass. Saturday, November 6 Presentation by Father Chris Alar Mass Rosary Divine Mercy Chaplet Shrine of the Holy Innocents Mother of Mercy Shrine Life-size stations of the cross Lourdes Grotto/Immaculate Conception Candle Shrine Fabulous Gift Shop Bus leaves the parking lot at the Shoppes at Montage 1035 Shoppes Blvd, Moosic, PA 18507 at 7:00am and ret...

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Respect Life Month

Posted on October 01, 2021 in: General News

Respect Life Month
October is Respect Life Month A Prayer to St. Joseph, Defender of Life Dearest St. Joseph, at the word of an angel, you lovingly took Mary into your home. As God’s humble servant, you guided the Holy Family on the road to Bethlehem, welcomed Jesus as your own son in the shelter of a manger, and fled far from your homeland for the safety of both Mother and Child. We praise God that as their faithful protector, you never hesitated to sacrifice for those entrusted to you. May your example inspire us also to welcome, cherish, and safeguard God’s most precious ...

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