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Family Promise

Posted on December 13, 2018 in: General News

We are blessed to receive a new coordinator of this intense and beautiful ministry, Sr. Christina Cables of the Sisters of Christian Charity. She has volunteered with Family Promise beforehand and feels happy to serve these vulnerable families. She will start immediately, but the next family does not arrive until March 2019. If you want to serve, contact her at sisterchristinamarie@gmail.com. Meanwhile, we extend hearty gratitude to Karen Rider who has done marvelous work with this ministry. Moreover, she lives in Eagles Mere. So this effort was truly a sacrifice. Bravo Karen!!

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Youth Ministry Second Sunday

Posted on December 06, 2018 in: General News

Youth Ministry Jesus 101 -What is Jesus really all about and do I have what it takes to be His Disciple? Who: 9-12 graders What: Dinner, Conversation, followed by Mass at 7:30pm When: December 9, 5:30pm to 8:00pm Where: St. Boniface Church & RAC Instagram: SecondSunday_sBsL Please join us on Second Sundays for high schoolers.  We'll have Mass, eat dinner, and talk about what goes on in church. Is it boring? Definitely less boring if you know what's actually happening & why.  Bring an empty stomach, open mind, and a friend. Families welcome and encouraged to attend Mass. Email...

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Holy Day of Obligation - The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Masses St. Lawrence Friday December 7th 5:30pm & St. Boniface Saturday December 8th 9:00am

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Pivotal Players Series

Posted on November 30, 2018 in: General News

Our Advent Series - We will be hosting superb videos on key spiritual figures in the history of Catholicism. Each session will be 90 mins long including video and discussions. We will offer the same segment two times each week for your convenience: ~ St. Catherine of Siena Tuesday. December 4th: 6:30pm RAC Friday December 7th: 10:30am St Lawrence Hall ~ St. Francis of Assisi Tuesday December 11th: 6:30pm RAC Friday December 14th: 10:30am St Lawrence Hall ~ G.K. Chesterton Tuesday December 18th: 6:30pm RAC Friday December 21st: 10:30am St Lawrence Hall

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Religious Education

Advent Services

Posted on November 28, 2018 in: General News

St. Boniface and St. Lawrence Advent Services 2018 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Boniface - December 13th at 6:30pm Advent Reconciliation Services:     Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30p.m. Resurrection Church, Muncy     Wednesday, December 19th at 6:30p.m. St. Boniface     Thursday, December 20th at 1:00p.m. SJNRA St. Boniface Mass Schedule:                             Christmas Eve       &n...

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Senior CARE Team

Posted on November 13, 2018 in: General News

If your loved one is hospitalized, goes into a nursing care facility or cannot get to Mass on a regular basis, please contact us so we can continue to provide the sacraments and spiritual support from our priests and Senior CARE Team members. We are also compiling a list of those in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities as well as those who are home alone and would enjoy a social visit or occasional phone call from one of our Senior CARE Team members. Please call the rectory or Karen Balestino at 327-1147 to update us.  

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Senior CARE Team

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Posted on November 07, 2018 in: General News

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) will be hosting Thanksgiving food drive to be taken to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank because "No One Should Be Hungry". Our youth and their families are asked to donate food for a Thanksgiving meal: boxed stuffing mix, instant mashed potatoes in a box or packet, jars of turkey gravy or dried gravy mix packets, canned yams, cranberry sauce, canned veggies, cornbread mix, canned pumpkin or fruit pie filling. Box pie crust mix, salt/pepper, boxed macaroni and cheese. If monetary donations are made they will be used to purchase turkeys from a l...

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Children's Liturgy

Posted on November 07, 2018 in: General News

Children's Liturgy We would love to start a special Liturgy of the Word (scripture readings geared to children) during many of the 10:30 Masses on Sunday. Fr. Bill is willing to train adults, but we need several people who can lead and chaperone this vital effort. Voice an interest to him at frbillc@comcast.net or call 326-1544. We will supply the ear plugs. Children would retreat to the newly renovated Music Room in the church and hear the same Gospel, but translated for their age group. They would return to their families in the church during the Creed. It's meant to give parents a break and allow the children...

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All Saint's Day - Holy Day of Obligation Masses St. Lawrence Wednesday October 31st, 5:30 pm St. Boniface Thursday November 1st, 8:00 am St. Boniface SJNRA Mass 10:00 am All Soul's Day Friday November 2nd St. Lawrence Friday November 2nd, 7:00 am St. Boniface Friday November 2nd, 8:00 am St. Boniface Friday November 2nd, 6:30 pm  

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St. Boniface Turkey Party & Bingo

Posted on October 17, 2018 in: General News

St. Boniface Turkey Party and Bingo is Friday, November 16th. As in the past, purchasing a $1.00 ticket will entitle you to chances on 30 Gift Cards, admission to the hall the night of the party, free beverages, snacks and hot sandwiches. IT’S THE BEST DEAL IN TOWN!!! If you have not come to a Turkey Party before, come and join us for the fun.  Volunteers and ticket sellers are needed. It is a wonderful opportunity for you to enjoy yourself and help your fellow parishioner at the same time. We are only asking a few hours of your time. If you are interested in helping set-up, helping the night of the party,...

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St Boniface Activities
Mummer's Parade October 20, 2018 It is that time again the South Williamsport 73rd Annual MUMMERS PARADE. Come check out the food tent at the St. Lawrence Church in South Williamsport side yard- WHERE WE will be selling from the PAC PARADE FOOD TENT SATURDAY OCTOBER 20TH FROM 11:00AM TO END OF PARADE: We will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs and sausage. Also selling sweet treats and drinks. We will have a sign-up sheet in the back of the church for any items our parishioners can donate for this fundraiser. Got questions, we've got answers - call any member of the St. Lawrence PAC about this next fundraiser at th...

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XLT (Exalt!)
XLT (Exalt!), will be held Monday, October 15th from 6:30-8:30p.m. at St. Boniface Parish, 326 Washington Boulevard, Williamsport. The Youth event, co-sponsored by the Diocese, for high schoolers and young adults, will consist of Eucharistic Adoration, praise & worship music, a dynamic talk by a young professional woman, the opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation, and a social. All are welcome to attend! For more information, please call 570-780-2996.  

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John Bower Basketball League

Posted on October 02, 2018 in: General News

St. Boniface and St. Lawrence Church John Bower Basketball Its that time of the year again to sign your child up for John Bower Basketball. Team are being formed in the following divisions: Beginner Pee-Wee (K thru 2nd) Pee-Wee (3rd thru 5th) Midget (4th thru 6th) Juniors (7th thru 9th) Seniors (10th thru 12th) To down load the application click here FORM.  Sign-UP Sheets are also available in the rear of the church. Questions please call Thomas Reid treid6@comcast.net or 570-979-6832

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ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES are scheduled for the following dates: SUNDAY Dec. 16th 9:10-10am - Islam #101 Each session will begin with a presentation of 20 minutes. The balance will be dedicated to your questions. Note that all of these are during PREP. The location is at St. Lawrence Hall.

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St. Lawrence: We have a need for more Eucharistic ministers for weekend Mass at St. Lawrence. This ministry is an important component to allowing us to provide the Eucharist under both species. Contact the Parish office if interested. Please pray and see if you can contribute to this ministry. St. Boniface: We have had some wonderful volunteers who have retired after years of service. We could use new blood to distribute Holy Communion at Masses. Interested? Contact Marie Stewart msmith@pct.edu or the parish office. We will train you. Maybe some who serve in another role may want to rotate to this ministry. ...

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"Canticle of the Sun"-written by St. Francis of Assisi O most High, almighty, good Lord God, to you belong praise, glory, honor, and all blessing! Praised be my Lord God with all creatures, and especially our brother the sun, which brings us the day and the light; fair is he, and shining with a very great splendor: O Lord, he signifies you to us! Praised be my Lord for our sister the moon, and for the stars, which God has set clear and lovely in heaven. Praised be my Lord for our brother the wind, and for air and cloud, calms and all weather, by which you uphold in life all creatures. Prai...

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PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST Sunday October 7th 8am-12:30pm at Saint Lawrence Parish Center Adults:  $8 in advance   $9 at the door; Kids 12 & under: $4.50 Parish Activity Committee Fundraiser-Proceeds Benefit St. Lawrence Parish Contact any PAC Committee Person: Judy & Dan Campion, Dianne Fisher, Laura & Bob Gilson, Sally Hilsher, Tom & Pat Kaczmarek, Janey & Mike Karney, Heather Kriner, Brendan Kriner, Diann Mason Mary McCormick, Jack Peck and Kelly Wrightson    

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Youth Ministry Meeting

Posted on September 20, 2018 in: General News, Ministries

Youth Ministry Several people have voiced an interest in organizing extra activities for our parishioners aged 14-18 years (high school). We are having an OPEN HOUSE for students and adults interested in helping. Pass the word and Join us on Thursday, September 27th 6:30pm in the RAC. Contact jesse.and.alisan@gmail.com. Let's brainstorm together!  

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New Bulletin

Posted on September 13, 2018 in: General News

Please check out our new bulletin which should be fun and easy to read!  You can download the bulletin right from our website. As we grow, this should help us highlight the robust life of our parishes. Special thanks to Sally Hilsher and Hilsher Graphics for their creativity in producing this new style. Meanwhile, we are always looking for innovative ideas. Email us and let us know if you have any Church Good News, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Milestones, etc. Email us at stboniface@comcast.net.

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Sunday Bulletin

Coffee Fellowship

Posted on September 13, 2018 in: General News

Coffee Fellowship – Please Join Us! St. Lawrence Parish Coffee Fellowship is after the Sunday 8:00am Mass in the Church Hall the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, unless notice is given ahead for a change. Join us December 16th. The sign-up poster is in place in the church vestibule, please mark what you can bring for refreshments, we will make the coffee and offer juice.  

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St. Lawrence

Confirmation 2018 Reminder

Posted on September 06, 2018 in: General News

CONFIRMATION REHEARSAL DATE is Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2:00pm in the St. Boniface Church with Sponsor.  This celebration is for those who have completed the 2 year program and are entering into 9th grade in the fall. Reminder: CONFIRMATION is scheduled for September 18, 2018 5:00pm  Confirmation Mass is Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 5:00pm at St. Boniface Church – Confirmation Candidates need to be at the church by 4:00pm for picture and seating. What to wear at the Confirmation Mass:  Young men should wear dress slacks and dress shirt with a tie, and dress shoes. (No white sneakers &ndash...

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PREP
Family Promise It is almost time for us to host the Family Promise guests again. Our next week will be Sept. 2nd–9th. Kathy Venaski, Food Coordinator can be reached at 570-419-5712 if you are able to provide dinner for one of the nights. Ray Fischer, Overnight Coordinator can be reached at 570-326-5464. There are 4 families: 3 adults & 4 children in the program. We provide them with food for breakfast & lunch in addition to the dinners provided at the Parish Center. We are looking for help with Set-Up, Van drivers, Tearing Down & Cleaning Up at the end of the week. As I say often, “Many hands make ...

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Family Promise

RCIA Classes

Posted on August 09, 2018 in: General News

RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.  For those seeking to be initiated into the Catholic church, RCIA is the process of learning about and growing in the Catholic faith and deepening your relationship with Jesus Christ, leading to reception of the sacraments of baptism (if necessary), Confirmation and the Eucharist.  If you or anyone you know are interested in joining the Catholic Church, or have questions and want to learn more, RCIA is for you!    Please call Brian Haas, RCIA Coordinator at 570-326-1544 for more information or bhaas3@comcast.net. Are you interested in a per...

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RCIA

Holy Day of Obligation

Posted on August 02, 2018 in: General News

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Holy Day of Obligation is Wednesday August 15, 2018. St. Lawrence will celebrate a Vigil Mass on Tuesday August 14th 5:30pm. St. Boniface will celebrate mass on Wednesday August 15th 8:00am. ~~Please note:  there will not be a 7am Mass at St. Lawrence on August 15th

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Holy Day

Feast of St. Lawrence

Posted on July 25, 2018 in: General News

  Come Celebrate the FEAST OF ST. LAWRENCE Mass at St. Lawrence Church at 7:00am Friday, August 10, 2018 The feast day of our patron Saint, St. Lawrence, is Friday August 10th. There is a Novena printed and placed in the back of both the St. Lawrence and St. Boniface Parishes for each family to participate. The Novena begins Wednesday August 1st to the 9th, nine days ending with the Mass at 7:00AM on Friday August 10th at St. Lawrence Church.  Lawrence - Deacon and Martyr (D.258?) and the first of the seven deacons who served the Roman Church. The esteem in which the Church holds Lawrence is seen in t...

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Joint Parish Picnic - St. Boniface Parish is looking for 2 two volunteers to assist the St. Lawrence Activities Committee with organizing the joint parish picnic to be held on August 12, 2018 at the South Williamsport Park.  If you can give a few hours of your time to help organize this fellowship event, please call the parish office.  

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The pilgrimage is part of this year’s commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Founding of the Diocese of Scranton.  17th Diocese of Scranton Pilgrimage of Faith to Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Washington, DC will be on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Pilgrimage Cost:  $55/person + lunch Register through your parish. For more information, call: Office for Parish Life 570-207-2213. 6:00 a.m. Buses begin to depart from various locations 9:30 a.m. Morning prayer on individual buses 11:00 a.m. Arrival at the Basilica of the National Shrine 12:00 p.m. Welcom...

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Father's Day Cards

Posted on May 24, 2018 in: General News

Please use Father's Day Envelopes that are provided in your packet for a special gift for our living & deceased fathers. These envelopes will be placed on the altar for the Father's Day Masses. There are cards on the tables in the back of the churches that you can give to the living fathers in your lives. Just put the money in the envelope and return it to the Parish Office through the collection and give the card to your loved one.

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Memorial Day Mass

Posted on May 18, 2018 in: General News

St. Boniface Cemetery on Penn St. & Wyoming St. Please Join Us on Monday May 28th 9:00 am for Memorial Day Mass. Bring Your Chair & Join Us For Light Refresments after Mass. In case of inclement weather, Mass will be held in St. Boniface Church.

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Farewell Reception for Msgr. McGough and Fr. Zipay Our two priests will be having a last mass celebration on June 10, 2018 at 11 am.  There will be a reception immediately following in the school gym.  We are looking for volunteers that are willing to make tea sandwiches (ham, chicken, tuna, egg salad, pimento cheese) and cookies, brownies, mini muffins for this event.  If you feel you could help, please call Diane Fisher at 570-322-3278 or Deb Wheeler at 570-220-2303.  There will also be a signup sheet located in the back of the church if you would prefer to sign up rather than call.  Y...

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First Holy Communion Photos

Posted on May 07, 2018 in: General News

Parents if you didn't have a chance to speak to Eric Beiter about getting photographs of your child,  you can reach him at Highland Photography , and at 570-772-9731.  

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Host Week May 20th--Well it is almost time for us to host the Family Promise guests again. Our next week will be May 20th – 27th. Kathy Venaski is our Food Coordinator and can be reached at 570-419-5712 if you are able to provide dinner for one of the nights. Ray Fischer has agreed to be our Overnight Coordinator.  He can be reached at 570-326-5464.  At this time there are 4 families, 5 adults and 9 children in the program. This can always change but we will let you know the exact number of guests the week before. We provide them with food for breakfast and lunch in addition to the ...

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STAY ALERT When Jesus told his disciples at the Mt. of Olives to "Stay Awake", he did not want them to miss the "End Time". One needed to be awake to experience this moment. It might also be said to us. The Resurrection's seven weeks of observance are really a quite important time for us. I have emphasized the fact, as John's Gospel did, of the present tense of eternal life. We are living the Resurrected life already. "If you have been raised with Christ, think of what is above…your life is hidden with Christ in God". So in a reality we are living this new life. It was ren...

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Activities Assocation

Posted on April 25, 2018 in: General News

The Activities Association is currently selling their 300 Club Tickets.  Our first drawing will be on June 10th.  Take a chance to win money for five weeks.  Cost is $10 per ticket.  Tickets can be obtained from any activities member, after mass, or by calling Paul Beiter @ 570-326-0788.  If you think you could sell a couple tickets for this cause, please call Paul Mark you calendars for our annual carnival coming September 6, 7, and 8th. We are in need of workers in all areas.  More information in the upcoming months.  Our next meeting will be Sunday, May 20th at 7...

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1,  Don't forget to signup on webpage for weekly news! 2.  The Pie Sale by the Parish acitvity Committee was a success.  Parish picnic scheduled for SUnday, Ausgust 12th at the South Williamsport Pool complex. Yard salescheudled for Saturday, June 2nd.   Food pantry response had been good.   3.  Social Concerns committee has pulled together a group who has available emergency meals for families.  This committee looking for ways to reach out to young adults.  4.  Womens conference is scheduled for June 23rd.  Mens conference is May 5th.   See Diocesan web s...

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Roll Away The Stone Gospel Mark 16:1-7 When the sabbath was over,  Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome  bought spices so that they might go and anoint him. Very early when the sun had risen, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb. They were saying to one another,  "Who will roll back the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?" When they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back; it was very large. On entering the tomb they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe, and they were utterly amazed. He said to...

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Gospel JN 13:1-15 Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end. The devil had already induced Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, to hand him over. So, during supper, fully aware that the Father had put everything into his power and that he had come from God and was returning to God,  he rose from supper and took off his outer garments. He took a towel and tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet&...

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EASTER 2018 In the beginning God made the heavens and the earth and all that came to be on the earth. Creation was the first Grace. The first gift. The Jewish people who gradually came to worship one God came to understand their life as a gift from God. They took the human family a long way in understanding God's love for humanity. The story of god was definitively told when Jesus was born. Jesus was God's perfect image. "I and the Father are one". He was the ultimate Sacrament of the encounter with God. The story of Jesus' life did not meet anyone's definition of what God should have been l...

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3/29   Holy Thursday   Mass 7 pm   St. Boniface 3/30   Good Friday       Mass 1 pm   St. Boniface 3/31   Holy Saturday    Blessing of Food   1 pm St. Boniface & 2.:30 pm St. Lawrence 3/31   Easter Vigil         Mass 8 pm  St. Boniface 4/1     Easter Sunday   Mass 9 am   St Lawrence 4/1     Easter Sunday   Mass 9 am  St. Boniface

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After Jesus triumphant entry into Jerusalem, after the Last Supper, after his arrest, after being sentenced to death, in the very moment that he died on the cross, two significant things happen in Mark’s Gospel.  First, “the veil of the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom” (Mark 15:38”). What is this veil and what is its significance? The veil of the sanctuary separated the Holy of Holies from the rest of the temple.  The Holy of Holies was regarded as the closest approximation of God’s presence here on earth.  Out of respect no one was allowed to enter the Holy of Holi...

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Guide to Confession

Posted on March 21, 2018 in: General News

Guide to Confession   Begin your confession with the sign of the cross, "In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. My last confession was _______ weeks (months, years) ago." The priest may read a passage from holy Scripture. Say the sins that you remember. Start with the one(s) that is most difficult to say. (In order to make a good confession the faithful must confess all mortal sins, according to kind and number.) After confessing all the sins you remember since your last good confession, you may conclude by saying, "I am sorry for these and all the sins of my past...

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PALM SUNDAY/PASSION SUNDAY

Posted on March 21, 2018 in: General News

The word passion comes from the word passio, which means suffering. Jesus frequently referred to an "hour" which was coming when he would be rejected and have to suffer. His disciples rejected that hour. A suffering Messiah was not possible. To that moment Peter said, "God forbid". You and I know the rest of the story. Not only did Jesus suffer the most punishing manner of death, Crucifixion, but he called on us to carry a Cross. It would not be like his cross but it would be a cross. All of us who have declared ourselves to be Jesus' followers know by experience that this is true. Human life its...

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“Because of the increase of inquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12)   Dear Brothers and Sisters, Once again, the Pasch of the Lord draws near! In our preparation for Easter, God in his providence offers us each year the season of Lent as a “sacramental sign of our conversion”.[1] Lent summons us, and enables us, to come back to the Lord wholeheartedly and in every aspect of our life.

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Fifth Sunday of Lent

Posted on March 12, 2018 in: General News

MEDITATION (audio) on the image of Lazarus being raised from death. In his words and deeds, Jesus tells us, “I am the resurrection and the life.” It is only through him that we receive eternal life and move towards union with God.

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St Lawrence Parish News

Posted on March 09, 2018 in: General News

 St. Lawrence Parish  - There are signup sheets in the back of the church for St. Lawrence parish ministries. The information will be used to contact individuals who may have an interest in the opportunities available for service to our parish and our community.  Please sign up.  With your permission we will use your contact information to register you on the St. Lawrence Parish website so you can stay on top of Parish happenings We will hold the first Coffee after mass on March 11th.  We hope to make this at least a monthly activity.  Please stop by for Sally’s Awesome Muffins, Tina&...

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MAY 13, 2018 "SAVE THE DATE"

Posted on March 06, 2018 in: General News

On Sunday May 13th, 2018 at 5 P.M. at St Joseph the Worker will be a Mass to celabrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ordination of Msgr McGough, Rev. Zipay and Rev Cummings.   SAVE THE DATE - MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW!

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Msgr announced that a Healing Service will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the 9:00 AM mass. All in attendance will have the opportunity to be anointed. Those suffering from serious conditions will receive a sacramental anointing.

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Coffee and Donuts will be available this Sunday after 9 AM Mass in the lounge.  Please stop by and say hello!  Background - Msgr told the Parish Council of his desire to begin having coffee and donuts in the lounge of the church after the 9:00 AM Sunday mass twice a month.   It was decided that the first coffee and donut event will be held Sunday, March 11, 2018. Diane Sholder volunteered to serve as the first hostess. Different parishioners will be encouraged to host whenever coffee and donuts are available.  If you are interested in helping please see Diane this sunday or contac...

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THE PASSION OF JESUS, THE PASSION OF HUMAN LIFE The Passion of Jesus is a word that encompasses all that Jesus suffered from, what is known as the agony in the garden to his final cry of death. We can easily extend that to his whole life which was filled with conflict, misunderstanding, hostility, rejection, and failure. I am sure there were moments of joy and laughter, success and celebration. I am sure He enjoyed the wedding reception at Cana! I am sure He delighted in his visits to Lazar, Martha, and Mary. But on the whole of it His life was a continuous cross. Very early in our lives we are aware that there is somet...

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Over the next year, the Diocese of Scranton will be celebrating it's 150th anniversay.  On April 18, St. John Neumann Regional Academy is planning a celebration that includes a 10:00 am mass with Bishop Bambera.    ALL are welcome to attend.

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Treasures of the Church: St Joseph the Worker Parish presents a teaching and exposition of Sacred Relics on Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 pm.  Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross will be here with his very special ministry to teach about these holy objects.  He will bring with him over 150 relics, some as old as 2000 years.  Among the treasures will be relics of St. Maria Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux (the "little Flower"), St Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Faustina Kowalska.  In addition, there will also be present a portion of the veil...

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THE LENTEN CALL TO JOY One leg of the tripod of lent is the call to joy. None of us can insure for ourselves a continuous run of good things to support happiness from the outside. Sometimes life presents us with wonderful joys and then life is so good! But then again when clouds cover our days we have a sinking feeling of ennui. How to be content during those times is a major challenge to all of us. It is certain that we must have a viewpoint that covers when our day is sunshine and when it is darkness. In the Sacred Scriptures, Joy is mentioned no fewer than 350 times as a product of our living with God and graced by J...

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Monsignor McGough, Pastor’s Corner....OUR CONTINUING JOURNEY...I said that for myself I would build my LENT on a tripod. The first leg I said is to deepen trust in God. This is what holiness is. It is what made Jesus the "font of all holiness". The second leg is the awareness of our CALL to Joy. The goodness of creation in all its parts means something. Our attitude and disposition needs to be tested by joy. Third leg is "health of mind and body". This is a recurrent phrase in our communal prayers. Health of Mind is my focus in this piece for the second week in Lent. Dr. Albert Ellis the founder o...

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Pastor’s Corner

Altar Servers Needed

Posted on February 09, 2018 in: General News

Additional altar servers are needed for the 4:00 p.m. Saturday mass at St. Boniface. Current altar servers that can serve on a Saturday(s) in the next few months, please call the parish office. If your child is in Grades 3-12, and would like to learn to altar serve, please contact the parish office and we will make arrangements to train them. 

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Ash Wednesday Fish Dinner

Posted on February 09, 2018 in: General News

The annual St. Boniface Ash Wednesday Fish Dinner is on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at the St. John Neumann Elementary Campus gym & cafeteria, adjacent to the church, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm. Take-outs are available. The cost is $9.50 for adults; children 12 & under are $4.50.  The dinner includes fish, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, cole slaw, green beans, brownie sundaes and drinks. The meal is served family style.

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Diocesan Men's Conference

Posted on January 30, 2018 in: General News

 The Diocesan Mens Conference is scheduled for  Saturday, May 5th,  at King College in Wilkes Barre.  Registration is now open.  The Cost is $35.00 with a discounted rate for students.  Register on line at www.BeAManConference.com.  Speakers include Tom Peterson, founder of "Catholics Come Home", Fr. Michael Gritley MIC author of "33 Days to Morning Glory", and Jesse Romero, Lay Catholic evangelist.  There will be time for Eucharistic Adoration, Sacrament of Reconciliation.  The closing Mass will be by Bishop Jospeph Bambera, BIshop of Scranton.  ...

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SOCIAL CONCERNS/SERVICE

Posted on January 26, 2018 in: General News

SOCIAL CONCERN / SERVICE   The initial meeting of the group will be on Saturday, March 3rd ​9 A.M. in the St. Lawrence Hall.  This meeting is for group members.    

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Longaberger Basket Bingo

Posted on January 24, 2018 in: General News

The St. Boniface Activities Association is sponsoring a Longaberger Basket Bingo, featuring Bingo specials, a Chinese auction and food), on Saturday, February 3 at the St. John Neumann Elementary Gymnasium, 710 Franklin Street in Williamsport, adjacent to the church. Doors open at 11:00 a.m.; Early Bird specials start at 12:30 p.m. and regular Bingo starts at 12:45 p.m.  Cost is $20 for 20 regular games of Bingo. If you or your group would like to sponsor a basket or buy tickets, please contact Lorrie Flood at 570-433-4464 or Deb Wheeler at 570-220-2303. Tickets are available at the door.

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Pancake Breakfast at St. Lawrence

Posted on January 19, 2018 in: General News

St. Lawrence will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 4th, 8 AM until12:30 PM at the St. Lawrence Parish Center.  Pancakes, eggs, sausage, pastry, choice of beverage (coffee, tea, OJ, hot chocolate).  Please plan on attending and supporting our parish.  We are located at the corner of Winthrop St. and Central Ave. in South Williamsport, Pa.      

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LENTEN PRESENTATION

Posted on January 03, 2018 in: General News

Your are invited to attend a presentation by Dr. Bernard Prusak, Associate Professor Of Philosophy at King's College, and Director of The McGowan Center For Ethic and Social Responsibility.  Reserve the Date: 21 February, 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  He will provide a presentation and discussion on:  “What is Conscience?  What responsibility do we have for it?"  Which is to say, “How should a Catholic Christian go about forming his or her conscience?"  The Church’s teaching on conscience will be explored and the implication for Christian practice.&...

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Thinking About Judgement

Posted on November 27, 2017 in: General News

Erick Erickson's eight stages in life concludes with a looking back and evaluating ourselves. It is a self-evaluation. In doing this we have to be very honest. If not it would serve no useful purpose. You can even do it now. Particular examins exist in most religious disciplines wherein one examines themselves usually on a particular virtue and makes resolutions to be better. The more general evaluation looks at our lives in a comprehensive way. One would have a sense whether their lives were successful based on the goals and states in life that were chosen. A family oriented choice in life would be evaluated in one...

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“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food. I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord when…” It is easy to recall this teaching, the well known corporal works of mercy. It is easy to place a name and face on friends or agencies who carry out their tremendous works of service. It ...

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