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Touch-a-Heart Christmas Trees

Posted on November 30, 2020 in: General News

Touch-a-Heart Christmas Trees
Touch-A-Heart Christmas Trees will be at St. Boniface and St. Lawrence again this year from Friday, November 27th until Christmas for monetary donations for the following ministries: Family Promise, Williamsport Sojourner Truth, Williamsport Nicaragua & Ecuador, International Tags can be dropped off in the collection basket or at the parish office. Since there will not be a Christmas benefit concert this year, this will be the only fundraiser we will have for these ministries this year. Checks for all ministries should be made out to: St. Boniface & i...

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Family Promise

Posted on November 30, 2020 in: Social Concerns

Family Promise
FAMILY PROMISE: Our next scheduled host week is December 20th-27th.  If you want to know how you can help, contact Margy Foran@ 570-360-1292.

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Family Promise

COVID

Posted on November 30, 2020 in: General News

COVID
NOVEMBER 29 - COVID-19 is among us in a way it never was before. If you or a family member gets infected, please, notify the rectory office. 570.326.1544 Also, please remember that masks are required inside our churches.

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Fr Bill's Pastor's Corner

Posted on November 30, 2020 in: Pastor's Corner

Fr Bill's Pastor's Corner
November 29 - Advent is a time of waiting for the Christ Child to come into our lives. But if I'm honest, I'm tired of waiting this year. We have been waiting for the elections to end, for a vaccine to arrive, for normalcy to return and yet, to naught. Being tired and impatient is understandable now. So, maybe we forget the theme of "waiting" and instead, live in hope of what will be. In the arrival of Jesus, we have the right to anticipate moments of joy and innocence as we welcome the Prince of Peace into our frazzled hearts. I won't tell the Advent ...

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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land-WAIT LIST
The Trip is now FULL. If you would like to be on the WAIT LIST please contact the Parish Office 570-326-1544. Hosted by Fr Bill Corcoran, the group will visit Haifa, Tiberias, Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.  The trip will take place from October 5 - 14, 2021 at a cost of $3799.   The trip includes round-trip air fare from NYC, first class / select hotel accomodations, breakfast and dinner daily, comprehensive sight-seeing with a professional English-speaking tour guide,  porterage, hotel taxes and service charges. Trip a...

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Salvation Army Christmas Project

Posted on November 24, 2020 in: General News

Salvation Army Christmas Project
This year we are participating in the Salvation Army Christmas Project to provide gifts for children in our community. A wreath is placed at St. Boniface and a tree at St. Lawrence with tags describing what is requested by a child. The Salvation Army has asked us not to wrap the gifts, however, unwrapped gifts placed in gift bags are fine. Place your unwrapped gift under the wreath or tree no later than November 29th. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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Father Bill's Pastor's Corner

Posted on November 23, 2020 in: Pastor's Corner

Father Bill's Pastor's Corner
November 22 - This has been a rough year. Yet, we have much to be thankful for. We aren't prone to earthquakes, floods or brush fires. Our economy has stabilized despite the postponement of Little League and so many events. And until now, we have been relatively exempt from covid. Meanwhile, we continue to meet, pray and laugh with our faith in Jesus Christ. We have multiple reasons to show our gratitude to the Lord of the harvest. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Posted on November 20, 2020 in: General News

Thanksgiving Day Prayer
9am Mass Thanksgiving Day at St. Boniface Church “Dear Lord, on Thanksgiving Day, we bow our hearts to You in prayer. We give You thanks for all You have done, mostly for the gift of Jesus Christ, Your Son. For beauty in nature, in which we see Your Glory, for joy and health, friends, and family. For our daily sustenance, Your mercy and care, these are the blessings You kindly share. So today we offer this response of praise with a promise to follow You all of our days. Amen.” — Mary Fairchild

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SOUP OF THE MONTH  - Ham & Bean
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 next soup weekend will be December 12th and ...

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Mass Attendance Safety

Posted on November 16, 2020 in: General News

Mass Attendance Safety
The 10:30am Mass at St Boniface Attendance has reached its limit on Sunday morning. It would be wonderful if some chose to attend the 8am Mass at St Boniface or revert to participating at a weekday Mass. 10:30a Mass is becoming too crowded for our safety. Please think of your fellow parishioners safety.

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Appeal Online Commitment Weekend

Posted on November 12, 2020 in: General News

Appeal Online Commitment Weekend
Join us with a gift on Appeal Online Commitment Weekend November 21st & 22nd  Dear Parishioners, this weekend is Appeal Online Commitment Weekend. Helping to support our Diocesan and parish ministries depends on all of us doing what we can. Even small gifts, collectively, can make a huge impact. Please click on https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/2020APPEAL to find our parish team page and prayerfully consider how you can help. Can we get this done by 11:59 p.m. Sunday? We think so! THANK YOU!

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Food Pantry

Posted on November 09, 2020 in: General News

Food Pantry
November - FOOD PANTRY needs for November are MASHED POTATOES, STUFFING and GRAVY. Thank you to all families for supporting St. Joseph the Worker Food Pantry (working in affiliation with Central PA Food Bank), also needed for distribution: Fruit juice, Canned fruit, Canned vegetables, Gravy, Cranberry sauce, Bag cookies, Fruit snacks, Hot Chocolate packets, Grocery gift cards (any amount). Contact persons with questions:  Dianne Fisher SL 570-322-3278.

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Father Bill's Pastor's Corner

Posted on November 09, 2020 in: Pastor's Corner

Father Bill's Pastor's Corner
November 9 - The election results are mostly clear. An admonition by Pope Francis suggests we all be careful about thinking our way is the only way as we move forward. Let's all take a deep breath and read this note written years ago..."If one has the answers to all the questions - that is proof that God is not with him. The great leaders of the people of God, like Moses, have always left room for doubt. You must leave room for the Lord, not for our certainties, we must be humble"

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On Civil Unions

Posted on November 09, 2020 in: General News

On Civil Unions
The bottom line is that nothing has changed in Church theology about marriage. The recent interview with the Pope was brief and so, most analysts are examining it in light of his previous statements when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires. Combining the two together...when asked about gay marriage within the Church, he has consistently said No. He also asked the Argentinian govt not to enact something called gay marriage. Instead he agreed to the use of civil unions to protect their legal needs, especially when they have children. But out of his concern for their safety and ...

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All Souls Remembrances

Posted on November 09, 2020 in: General News

All Souls Remembrances
November 2 - To remember family and friends that have died we will had two Masses on Monday, November 2nd. The remembrance of All Souls Day commemorates the faithful departed and all our deceased from this past year, especially: Dean Palmer, Duane Pasco, Beverly Losch, George Geib, Martha Lundy, Robert Creveling, Jennie Samar, Beverly Spong, Kathryn Kitchen, Ernest Eakin, Rosemary Treese, Fae Randall, Dominck Mazzante, John Manzitti, Kathleen Rupert, Barbara Threehouse, William Regel, Max Gatsche, Sr., Mary Alice Caffrey, Patrick Berrigan, William Fish, Dennis Mor...

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Socks for those in Need

Posted on November 06, 2020 in: General News

Socks for those in Need
Warm socks are the number one need for the homeless during the winter months. The Social Concerns Committee, along with the 7th grade PREP class of St. Lawrence and St. Boniface, will be conducting a “Socks for the Needy” winter sock drive during November collecting donations of warm socks for men, women and children. Wooden trees and boxes will be placed in the narthex of each church for the donations. This is a difficult time for many people across our country and in our community. We thank you in advance for your dedication to the care of the less f...

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Father Bill's Pastor's Corner

Posted on November 02, 2020 in: Pastor's Corner

Father Bill's Pastor's Corner
November 1 - Finally, this week the political campaigns that never ended, will be finished. The incessant ads and robocalls will stop. The pollution of lawn signs will stop. Hopefully, the irritability and argumentation will cease also. We deserve a time to heal. Let's all take a deep breath and give the opinions a break. It’s now time to pray for our country and to seek God's help in becoming a little more gentle...each of us, individually. "Lord make me an instrument of your peace." Let's not wait for the other guy to do it. As followers of Jes...

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