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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
July 28, 2019 St. Lawrence Parish is doing some wonderful things in the next weeks. On Sunday the 4th, they are hosting a picnic for both parishes at Southside's Park Complex under one of the pavilions. Last year they invited St. Boniface parishioners to join. It was a huge success when dozens schlepped across the bridge and partied together. I'll see you there. On Saturday the 10th, they observe their Feast. Make an effort to attend that special 5:30pm Mass and the wine/cheese party afterwards. Lorenzo was executed in 258 AD in Rome 4 days afte...

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Parish Picnic August 4th

Posted on July 24, 2019 in: General News

Parish Picnic August 4th
St. Boniface & St. Lawrence Parishes combined Picnic is Sunday August 4, 2019 at the South Williamsport Picnic/Sports Complex.   You can sign up with a dish you might bring, but don’t worry if you can’t bring a dish just bring yourself. The picnic time to gather is 12 Noon with lunch served at 1pm.  The main dish will be provided, Hamburgers/Hot Dogs/Rolls/Drinks.  We will also accept monetary donations to help with the purchase of water, tea, lemon aid, juice boxes and ice.  Let us know if you would like to help with kid’s games, o...

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RCIA - Did You Know?

Posted on July 24, 2019 in: General News

RCIA - Did You Know?
RCIA –DID YOU KNOW? Who is RCIA for?  Briefly, for  1) persons in need of Baptism.  2) Persons baptized in another Christian tradition who desire to become Catholic.  3) Persons baptized Catholic in need of First Communion and/or Confirmation.   How did a person become Catholic before RCIA?  At most parishes, the person was given individual instruction by the parish priest or someone delegated by him.  Why the change?  There were a number of limitations to private instruction.  The priest was the only member of the Catho...

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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
July 21, 2019 Domani (IT), Manana (SP), Boqara (AR), Demain (FR) in whatever language, "tomorrow" means we are delaying what we should tackle today. Hugging our family, losing weight, starting to pray again. Let's not delay any longer. Summertime is an opportunity. "In the last century, the life expectancy of my fellow citizens rose from forty-seven to seventy-six years. Such wonders can be credited to antibiotics, indoor plumbing, spandex and the soybean. With the extra three decades, we neither cured the common cold nor secured peace...but w...

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PREP REGISTRATION  August 17/18
PREP REGISTRATION Weekend: Registration will be held again on August 17th & 18th after all the Masses. Fill out a simple registration form so that we have updated contact information on file Receive a packet of information containing the 2019-2020 PREP Calendar, Family Handbook and Prayers for Children booklet as well as instructions on signing up for Remind, a text messaging app that will help us communicate with parents regarding weather closings and reminders about upcoming events during the year. Pay the registration fee (cash or check made out to St. Bo...

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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
July 14, 2019 Its only mid-July and you still have a chance to read in the sun. Try these books for a summer retreat. Sacred Fire - Fr. Ron Rolheiser (2014) moving from the faith of our childhood to mature adult faith Great Catholic Parishes - Wm. Simon Jr (2016) - what ingredients make a vibrant church Reluctant Saint - Donald Spoto (2002) famous biographer takes on Francis of Assisi Treasure in Clay - Abp. Fulton Sheen (1979) his autobiography True Happiness - Abp. Fulton Sheen (1954/2016) our search for inner peace Pope's Last Crusade - Peter Eis...

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Coffee & Doughnuts after mass will be taking a short summer break and will resume September 8th after the 10:30am Mass.

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