Entries for September 2019
The St. Lawrence Parish Activity Committee Pancake Breakfast is Sunday, October 6th from 8am to 12:30pm. Committee members will be selling tickets after Mass. The tickets are $8 adults and $4 children. The menu is pancakes, scrambles eggs, sausage, fruit cup and drinks serving in the beautiful St. Lawrence Church Hall. Also, in need of volunteers to help with the cooking, serving and cleaning up. Call Dianne Fisher if you can help, 570-322-3278 or Judy Campion 570-322-5757. God bless our families and stay connected.
Diocese of Scranton will begin hosting the Bishop’s Youth Award Masses annually this Fall. Details were sent out by email to all nominators.
St. Boniface will host this year’s Western Region Awards on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 7:00PM at St. Boniface Parish, Williamsport
This will be offered after the Friday morning Masses at St Boniface 8:30am. Jean Snella (firstname.lastname@example.org) has agreed to help start it but it will depend on everyone doing their part to assist. The primary intention will be for the spiritual growth of St Lawrence and St Boniface.
This was so successful last year that we are pleased to announce the start of the next season. They will occur twice per month by leading the kids into their special prayer room where adults will walk them thru a children's version of the Holy Scripture for the day. These are at the 10:30 Mass: September 15th and 29th October 6th and 20th November 3rd and 24th December 8th and 22nd Thanks for your enthusiasm and trust. We welcome adults who may be eager to join our teams. Contact Barb Rizzo email@example.com
Congratulations Morgan Craft & Nicholas Boerboon receiving the Sacrament of Matrimony on September 14, 2019 at St. Boniface
Blessed by magnificent weather, we enjoyed one of the best carnivals ever. While the money it raised will be superb support to St Boniface, I'm more impressed with the friend-raising that it spawned. Many more people joined in as volunteers. Lycoming students, new parishioners and veterans of the parish had a chance to work side by side. This only makes us better as we stand and pray together.
Finally, we need to express our gratitude to the parish activities committee. They organize the smallest details and devoted hours to a successful 3 days. Bravo to all.
May God bless your aching backs.
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For the tremendous group of volunteers, who gave of their time and effort making another very successful year for the White Elephant Sale,
We Thank You wholeheartedly.
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THANK YOU for making the 2019 carnival a huge success!! We were finally blessed with great weather for all 3 nights! Our Fabulous Chef and kitchen staff prepared over 700 meals during the 3-day event. The dining room staff met that challenge like a well-oiled machine. Everyone was greeted with a smile and enjoyed delectable desserts prepared by our parishioners. Outside the smell of pierogis, hot sausage, and onions filled the air. The food stand crew fought through long lines and tired feet to provide our patrons with full stomachs. Thank you to everyone that filled the open positions to allow the food stand to run smooth...
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You may now schedule Mass Intentions for 2020. We ask that you limit your Mass requests for weekend Masses to 2 per household. You may also make a request for 2 daily (weekday) Masses per year. Additional requests will be open after January 1st, 2020. Please visit or call the parish office.
Also, If you would like to arrange for a bouquet in front of the altar in honor or memory of a loved one, please call the parish office.
St. Boniface & St. Lawrence ALTAR SERVERS are invited to a field trip to Kaos Fun Zone on Sunday, 9/22 from 12-2pm. Activities include jump time and choice of laser tag or the arcade. Lunch will be provided. Questions can be directed to Stephanie Radulski at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brianne Carpenter at email@example.com.
September 15, 2019
As you can tell from my tone as I speak of the Annual Appeal, I'm treating it differently than last year. The Bishop and the Diocese have been very responsive to the suggestions and comments of the priests of Lycoming County. This year is demonstrably hopeful. Besides that, in the past weeks, I've tapped diocesan assistance for:
advice on campus ministry at Lycoming College,
use of a Spanish speaking priest,
recommendations on safety & security,
opinions on liturgical art for the sanctuaries
Scranton is helping us in more ways than you know. They help me ...
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The new playground is beginning to take shape at the St. Boniface campus.
Congratulations John & Kara Spangler on the baptism of their daughter Leah Grace on September 8, 2019 at St. Lawrence.
Please Welcome our newest parishioners to St. Boniface:
Kirk Family: Megan, Adam and Elizabeth
Mayer Family: Benjamin, Michelle, Jackson and Samuel
Pricher Family: Wendy, Shawn, Tess, Sydney and Alex
Ungard Family: Maria, Tadd and Brayden
Weller Family: Kevin, Julia, Anne, James and Elizabeth
Fall 2019 Events:
Thursday, September 12 - SPECIAL EVENT – The 177 Project:
Come join Adoration Artists and special guest, Lee Roessler for a special evening of Adoration and music as the 177 Project visits Williamsport, Pennsylvania! 7PM-9PM at St. Joseph the Worker Parish.
Sunday, September 15: Informational Meetings about Second Sunday and a Summer 2020 trip to Franciscan will be held during the PREP parent meeting at St. Lawrence & after the 10:30 mass at St. Boniface.
Sunday, October 13: Faith 101 – I have faith, but I don’t think it&...
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September 8, 2019
The relatively calm of summer has passed. I hope you had a chance to linger over some meals outside, savor fresh fruit, exercise, read a worthwhile book and pray quietly. But how do you save some of that glow as you face the onslaught of fall activities? The best of the saints has recommended to us... balance. Work diligently yet not confusing lengthy hours for productivity. Maybe, you can schedule yourself with breaks in between. Offer a brief time of prayer in the morning asking for the Holy Spirit's guidance. Pause at night when the lights are low and thank Jesus, no matter how the day went. The...
CONFIRMATION MEETING for parents of 7th and 8th grade youngsters.
This meeting is for SJNRA AND PREP students. September 29, from 9 – 10am in the St. Lawrence Church Hall. At this meeting, we will outline the 2-year confirmation program and give you a preview of Chosen from Ascension Press.
This will be followed by 10:30am mass at St. Boniface where the students will be enrolled and introduced as Candidates for Confirmation.
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PREP begins on September 15, 2019, from 9 to 10am. It will be held at the St. Lawrence Church Hall, 344 Winthrop St, South Williamsport. On the first day, parents and children should arrive together at the church hall. The children will be escorted to their classrooms by their catechists and the parents are asked to remain in the hall to learn about the new curriculum and plans for the year.
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September 1, 2019
Often, people will ask, “how is the parish progressing?” Sometimes they expect you to focus on attendance or contributions. While both have been very gratifying, my best indicator is the willingness of parishioners to volunteer, to get involved.
That has been superb and seems to expand regularly. This is part of our role as baptized members of the church of Jesus. The mission belongs to all of us, not just the Boys in Black and therefore, we are all responsible for its actions.
I’ve seen a healthy response when we wanted to initiate Children&r...