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Father Bill's Pastor's Corner
What lessons/trends have we learned from this for the future of the parishes? Electronic - we need to offer more digital options for people, whether it be homilies or Religious Education. Home Bound/Nursing Homes - our outreach needs to extend beyond Eucharistic Ministers. Local agencies - volunteerism and financial aid should go to more nonprofits like Food Bank, Sojourner Truth and Family Promise. Support Groups - should expand beyond Women’s Book Club to encompass others like young parents, the grieving, etc. Quiet Prayer - other forms are suggested l...

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Prayers and Remembrances

Posted on May 25, 2020 in: General News

Prayers and Remembrances
PRAY FOR OUR LOVED ONES: Donald E Fischer, Gregg E Fischer, Rick Livermore, Mary Williams, Tillie Matlock, Kathy Richardson, Dr. Albert Liddell, Deb Noviello, Caleb Leone, Christina Falck-Armstrong, Dorothy Kriesher, Al Sodergren, Sr. Rita Naughton, Judith Waldman, Harold Shollenberger, Emily McDonald, Marge Connors, Canavan Family, Hapeman Family, Tracey Liddington, Charlene Efird, Kurt Hetrick, Carol Bower, Larry Sauers, Kay McGonnell, Ernest Montgomery, Don & Sandee Jacopetti, Ray Hoffman, Adina Caschera, Debbie Johnson-Roig, Shirley Smith, Mary Margaret Eck, Leon...

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Confession Times

Posted on May 25, 2020 in: Sacraments

Confession Times
St Boniface - Saturdays 3:15-3:45pm and in the priest's sacristy. This will permit 6' between us. While waiting, please, remain in the church until one person exits the sacristy. We want to avoid any lines.   St Lawrence - First Saturday of month at 9am. The sacristy will be modified to permit 6' distance and Father will be masked.  On request - call the rectory for an appointment. They could be heard at church or in your home to avoid travelling.

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Mass Intentions

Posted on May 25, 2020 in: General News

May 26: St. Lawrence 7am - Charles F. Horn, Sr. by family; May 27: St. Boniface 8am - Mary Lou Beiter by Paul Beiter; May 28: St. Boniface 5:30pm - Special Intention; May 29: St. Boniface 8am - Joanne E. Carson by Estate of William R. Saar, Sr.; May 30: St. Boniface 4pm - James Eiswerth by Elaine and Keith Harvey; May 30: St. Lawrence 5:30pm - Marty Snella by family; May 31: St. Lawrence 8am - Helen Keller by family; May 31: St. Boniface 10:30am - Kenneth & Jeanette Konkle by Ron and Carol Konkle; June 1: St. Lawrence 7am - Rodney ‘Radar” Maneval by Kathy Crosby; June 2: St. Lawre...

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Memorial Day Prayer Service

Posted on May 19, 2020 in: General News

Memorial Day Prayer Service
Memorial Day Prayer service  We will be praying in St Boniface cemetery on Monday 25th at 9am.  (This is not a Mass.)  With passages from Holy Scripture and with hymns of praise we will remember those currently in service and those who served before.   Bring your own chair and mask.   There will not be a Reception after the prayers.

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As Masses Resume by Reservation . . .
A PARTIAL relaxation will begin Monday, May 18th. CONTRARY to what you may have heard, there are NO PUBLIC MASSES. TINY groups of 25 will be allowed to join AFTER making a reservation. No one should expect to just show up and walk in. OVERALL GUIDANCE • Dispensation - everyone is still excused from attending • Senior citizens or those with special conditions would be better staying home. If you are hungry for the Lord, call Father, I will visit you to pray and offer Holy Communion. • Children - with very limited seating, children especially those who have not...

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Father Bill's Pastor's Corner
May 17 - We try to be a pro-life people dedicated to the sacredness of human life at all stages. That includes the baby in utero and the elderly person on a ventilator. They are dependent and fragile needing someone to speak for them. Now we are being forced to show it and move beyond pious words or bumper stickers. Some will argue that in the balance of things, we can’t waste time with elderly. They will contend they are destined to die anyway. They have diminishing value. Yet for us, all are precious in the eyes of God and deserve dignity. We are all chafing at the ...

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Sign-Up for Mass

Posted on May 12, 2020 in: General News

Sign-Up for Mass
In the Yellow Phase, as of Monday May 18th we will be permitted to have  Limited Masses with only 25 people attending.  Therefore, we will have signup sheets available at each church by this Wednesday 13th.  They are located inside the double doors at both churches. BECAUSE numbers are so limited, you may reserve only 1 Mass per calendar month.   So, please, be kind to others.  Thanks! 

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Bishop Bambera's Update

Posted on May 11, 2020 in: General News

Bishop Bambera's Update
As four counties within the Diocese of Scranton’s territory enter the “yellow phase” of Pennsylvania’s reopening plan today, I will be announcing to our faithful people that public Masses will be allowed to gradually resume for parishes in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan and Tioga Counties beginning no earlier than Monday, May 18, 2020.   I have recorded a video message that I encourage you to share with our people. 

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REQUEST for HELP

Posted on May 06, 2020 in: General News

REQUEST for HELP
Our two parishes will commence limited Masses on Monday, May 18th.  In case anyone forgets, we will need masks at the doors for people to take (not borrow).   Thus, those of you who are making masks or have extra paper ones available, the parishes could use them. Please, drop off at the rectory, on the chairs outside or in the office.  In advance, THANKS! 

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Prayers and Remembrances

Posted on May 04, 2020 in: General News

Prayers and Remembrances
PRAY FOR OUR LOVED ONES: Donald E Fischer, Gregg E Fischer, Rick Livermore, Mary Williams, Tillie Matlock, Kathy Richardson, Dr. Albert Liddell, Deb Noviello, Caleb Leone, Christina Falck-Armstrong, Dorothy Kriesher, Al Sodergren, Sr. Rita Naughton, Judith Waldman, Harold Shollenberger, Emily McDonald, Marge Connors, Canavan Family, Hapeman Family, Tracey Liddington, Charlene Efird, Kurt Hetrick, Carol Bower, Larry Sauers, Kay McGonnell, Ernest Montgomery, Don & Sandee Jacopetti, Ray Hoffman, Adina Caschera, Debbie Johnson-Roig, Shirley Smith, Mary Margaret Eck, Leon...

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Father Bill's Pastor's Corner
May 3 - April has dragged in many ways. Thankfully, May will be warmer and sunnier. Trees will burst with green, flowers will share more beauty and we will savor long walks under bright skies. But it’s also the month of Mary, and Mothers’ Day, and Memorial Day. Definitely a time to give thanks and ask for blessings upon so many. Let’s commence this month in a more positive way... by starting up the rosary again on Friday’s 8:30am in St Boniface. You can contemplate these biblical moments, give praise and still distance safely. Holy Mary, Mother ...

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Turning to our Mother...

Posted on May 01, 2020 in: General News

Turning to our Mother...
Consecration of the U.S. to Mary is timely and fitting Michael R. Heinlein April 27, 2020   In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. bishops, under the leadership of Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will consecrate the United States to the maternal care of the Blessed Virgin Mary on May 1. This act of entrusting the nation to Our Lady coincides with similar initiatives in other countries as well, including Canada and Italy. Full Article here

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When Masses Resume...

Posted on May 01, 2020 in: General News

When Masses Resume...
“As time unfolds, people coming back into normal activities is probably going to happen a little more slowly than some might expect. We will do all that we can to facilitate our return to Mass, but ultimately must provide for the safety of the people God has given to our care.” —Bishop Joseph C. Bambera— Read the full article here: You can also watch a video here:  

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