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Bible Study Series

Posted on August 29, 2019 in: General News

Women of the New Testament 7 week session For a deeper look at the role of women in the ministry of Jesus and in the early church, please join us!  Registration is required for us to order the materials which you will take home. Registration deadline is Friday, August 30.  Email: stboniface@comcast.net or call the parish office 570-326-1544.  There is a requested donation of $20 (which can be waived). The sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 in the RAC and Friday mornings at 10:30 in St. Lawrence Hall.  Please try to join us! Dates: Week 1: September 17 and 20...

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Pastoral Council Meetings

Posted on August 29, 2019 in: Pastoral Council

St. Lawrence Council Meeting is September 17 at 6:30 pm at the St. Lawrence Hall.   St. Boniface Council Meeting is September 30 at 6:30 pm in the RAC.

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Sunday Bulletin
August 25, 2019  So many of us have family members that either fell away from regular attendance or actually left the Church.  On the 27th, we honor St. Monica the mother of St. Augustine.  Initially, he had a mistress and a son outside of marriage.  For years, she prayed and gave a marvelous example hoping that her son would become a Christian and live a life of faith.  Eventually, he did and exceeded her wildest dreams.  For all family members who yearn for their family to embrace Christ, Monica is encouragement.  Next month we have 2 teenagers who have requested baptism because of...

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August 18, 2019  Events in the world and the Church have pushed us to moments of despair.  That’s why the August 4th words of Pope Francis to priests struck me as relevant to all . . . “Thank you for the joy with which you have offered your lives, revealing a heart that over the years has refused to become closed and bitter, but has grown daily in love of God and his people.  A heart that, like good wine, has not turned sour, but becomes richer with age. In effect, we show that we continue to believe in God, who has never broken his covenant, despite our having broken it countless times. ...

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Join the fun at the St. Boniface Carnival September 5th, 6th, 7th @ St. Boniface Church Grounds   NIGHTLY SIT DOWN DINNERS-In the School Gym. Served 4-7 pm Thursday-Friday-Saturday. TAKE OUTS available every night Food on the Grounds: Roast Beef Sandwich, Hot Sausage, Meatball Sandwich, Hot Dog, Ham & Cheese on a Pretzel Roll, French Fries, Pizza, Funnel Cakes, Eder’s Ice Cream, Soda/Water & OUR OWN HOMEMADE PIEROGIES September 5th and 6th - Rides, Games, and Outside Food  6pm- ?; Bingo inside the school gym – 7pm; White Elephant inside the school gym – 4pm Septembe...

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Social Concerns Committee

Posted on August 14, 2019 in: Ministries

In the past year, the St. Boniface/St. Lawrence parishes have put together an active Social Concerns committee.  Our mission is to serve those in need both in our Williamsport community and overseas by living out the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are currently looking for volunteers.  One of the local projects is with Sojourner Truth Ministry (STM) in Williamsport. Volunteers are needed to pick-up/deliver donated food every Tuesdays and help prepare and serve lunches on Thursdays.  We serve meals twice a month, the 2nd and 4th Thursday from 10 am – 1 pm.  There is a one-hour orientation before sta...

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Sunday Bulletin
This coming Saturday, August 17, 2019 @ 8:30/9:00 AM is church mulch and beautification day. Anyone able to assist, bring your tools (wheelbarrow, rake, shovel). Meet at St.  Lawrence  Church.  Feel free to invite others or pass on.  Many hands make light work.  All are welcome! Look forward to seeing you there. 

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Family Promise

Posted on August 09, 2019 in: Social Concerns

It is time for us to host the Family Promise guests again.  Our next week wil be August 11th - 18th.  Kathy Venaski (570)419-5712, is our Food Coordinator and should be contacted if you are able to provide dinner for one of the nights.  Ray Fischer (570)326-5464 is our Overnight Coordinator. As of today, there are 2 families with 4 adults, 3 children under the age of 4, and 2 infants in the program.  We provide them with food for breakfast and lunch in addition to the dinners provided at the Parish Center.  I am also looking for help with Set-Up, Van drivers, Tearing down and Clea...

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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
August 11, 2019 In the past, buffalo on the range were the survival and future of the Native Americans. Lately they have been saying that education is their new buffalo. Likewise, education is also our future as Catholic Christians. In the 70's parishes botched the training of youth in the ways of Jesus Christ. Thankfully, we have vastly improved religious education programs with more content. But now many families are struggling because of work or other demands. Parents are the first teachers of the faith by their example. Offering grace before a meal, praying wi...

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Holy Day - Masses

Posted on August 08, 2019 in: General News

Holy Day - Masses
Thursday August 15th Holy Day of Obligation-The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary St. Boniface Mass 8:00 a.m. St. Lawrence Mass 5:30 p.m.

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Fall Bible Study Series

Posted on August 08, 2019 in: General News

Fall Bible Study Series
Bible Study Series Begins again September 17th – November 1st. WOMEN of the NEW TESTAMENT 7 week session; Tuesdays at 6:30pm - RAC & Fridays at 10:30am - St. Lawrence Hall Each session = 90 minutes Seven (7) sessions Donation - $20 - (this can be waived) Dates:  week 1: September 17th & 20th  week 2: September 24th & 27th  week 3: October 1st & 4th  week 4: October 8th & 11th  week 5: October 15th & 18th  week 6: October 22nd & 25th  week 7: October 29th & November 1st *REGISTRATIONS are NECESSARY - for us to order th...

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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
August 4, 2019 In the Letter to the Colossians (3: 9-11), our 2nd reading, St Paul identifies one of the reasons why Christianity grew so quickly. "Here there is not Greek and Jew, ... barbarian, Scythian, slave, free..." He would not permit labels or divisions. In the sight of God, all were equal children. None better than the other. The Christian community prayed together and then fed anyone who was struggling. In imitation of Jesus, Paul drew people together. The word "Catholic" means universal in Greek. In 100 AD, we acquired that name wh...

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