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Faith Formation for Special Kids

Posted on September 16, 2019 in: Ministries

Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) is looking for parishioners who have experience in working one-on-one with special needs children and would be willing to help them with faith formation. Days and hours are flexible. We have materials to get you started. For more information, contact Karen Balestino, sbslprep@comcast.net (570) 419-8679.

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Religious Education, PREP

Mass Intentions

Posted on September 16, 2019 in: Ministries

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.

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St. Lawrence, St Boniface Activities

KAOS Fun for Altar Servers

Posted on September 16, 2019 in: Ministries

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 sradulski@comcast.net or Brianne Carpenter at bacarpenter1@yahoo.com.  

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SECOND SUNDAY High School Ministry

Posted on September 09, 2019 in: Ministries

  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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Youth Ministry

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
SECOND SUNDAY High School Ministry At St. Boniface & St. Lawrence 2019-2020 Schedule (see link below) WHO: 9th to 12th Graders WHEN: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Second Sunday of each Month WHAT:  MASS, Food, Conversation WHERE:  St Boniface Church & RAC CONTACT:  jesse.and.alisan@gmail.com  

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High School Ministry Update

Posted on April 25, 2019 in: Ministries

FINAL SCHOOL YEAR EVENT - High School Ministry May 12th 5:30-7:00pm CHURCH 101- The Church, the body of Christ, isn't a building. It's you. And me. Let's talk about what that means for us - maybe we should stop complaining about "church" and start considering if God is calling us to be His heart,  His arm,  His spleen, His eyelashes, etc. etc. etc..  We'll also wish our seniors well as they prepare for graduation! Who: 9-12 graders What: Dinner and Conversation NO TEEN MASS When: May 12, 5:30PM to 7:00PM - It's Mother's Day! Be ...

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It's almost time for us to host the Family Promise guests again. Our next week will be April 14-21. Contact Kathy Venaski, our Food Coordinator at 419-5712 if you are able to provide dinner for one of the nights. Contact Ray Fischer, our Overnight Coordinator at 326-5464. There are 4 families, 4 adults & 6 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 dinners provided at the Parish Center. We are looking for help with Set-Up, Van drivers, Tearing Down and Cleaning Up at the end...

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“Walk for Water” Nicaragua

Posted on March 21, 2019 in: Ministries

Be a walker and be part of “Walk for Water” on Saturday, April 13th. Be a sponsor for a walker. Be a donor for a family in need of the “Rain Harvesting System ($380 per system). Be a volunteer and join the committee to set up snacks, drinks and lunch, and manage registration. Be a greeter and welcome the walkers. Be the cheerleader and encourage family and friends to be part of this worldly cause. Be a faithful prayer partner for these families in need and the people that minister them. Contribute a donation to support this project to bring sustainable change to this community. All ages are welcome! Re...

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High School Ministry

Posted on February 14, 2019 in: Ministries

April Event - High School Ministry: Genesis 101 Who: 9-12 graders What: Mass, Dinner, Conversation When: April 14th, 5:30PM to 8:00PM Where: St. Boniface Church & RAC Instagram: SecondSunday_sbsl Come check out Second Sunday High School Ministry. We'll have mass, eat dinner, and talk about who you are and who Jesus is. Bring an empty stomach, open mind, and a friend. Families are welcome and encouraged to attend mass. Email jesse.and.alisan@gmail.com with questions & to confirm attendance.  **A Call For Support -  FUNDRAISER: Easter Flowers for ...

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Diocesan Annual Appeal

Posted on October 31, 2018 in: Ministries

The Journey Makes Us One..... Did  you know your donations to the Annual Appeal are restricted to use to support five Diocesan Ministries and Services.  Please watch Bishop Bambera's video and consider supporting the ministries and services in this years annual appeal.

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Annual Appeal
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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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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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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Leave A Mark - Day of Service

Posted on September 04, 2018 in: Ministries

The #LeaveAMark Day of Service for the Diocese of Scranton is taking place here in Williamsport. This is a great opportunity to get out in the community and do some work. I have been in contact with a few areas to serve and I will update all on those places. The SPCA is hosting a group, Expectations, Frieside Place, Local food pantries, and Family Promise are looking to accommodate us as well. But please send this out to your students, young adults and families. This is also a great time for school students to get a jump on their service hours as well as confirmation students.  It will be Saturday...

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Meet the New Pastor Ministry

Posted on June 18, 2018 in: Ministries

Calling all Ministry and Activity Leaders - If you are the responsible individual for any parish ministry or activity at either St. Lawrence or St. Boniface, the Parish Pastoral Councils invite you to attend the joint Pastoral Council Meeting on July 11, 2018 at St. Lawrence’s Social Hall at 6:30 PM to meet our new Pastor and give a brief presentation of your ministries activities.  Please indicate that you will attend by calling the parish office at 570-326-1544.

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St. Lawrence Folk Choir

Posted on June 13, 2018 in: Ministries

St Lawrence Folk Choir is looking for new members! If you like to sing and attend the 8:00 a.m. Mass on a regular basis, please consider joining the folk choir. Membership is open to all ages. If you are interested in joining the folk choir, please contact Tina Pulver at tinapulver@gmail.com for more information.  

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Summer, Choir
St. Ann's & St. Joseph the Worker are sponsoring Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School June 18th -22nd 9a-Noon, at St. Joseph the Worker. Early registration is recommended & encouraged.  All chilldren K to 6th grade are welcome. Please register as soon as possible (Click here) at vbspro.events/p/events/sjwsa2018.  

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Men's Prayer Breakfast June 2nd at St. Joseph the Worker 8:30a Mass. Breakfast at 9:30a & Speaker Gary Zimak at 10:30a in The Fleming Center. $10 Youth/$15 Adults. Call 570 323-9456 to Register. FollowingTheTruth.com

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St. Anthony’s Center is in need of man power & boxes next Saturday, May 26th 8am-Noon to box up canned goods to be distributed to area food banks. St. Anthony has helped many now it is time to give back. If you can help please call SJW Parish @ 570- 323-9456. 

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June 1st -3rd middle school students from across the Diocese of Scranton will gather at Camp Orchard Hill in Dallas for the Up & Over Jr. High Retreat. This retreat is designed to teach students problem solving skills, communication, and team building through small group sessions and diverse activities such as a lowropes obstacle course. Students are guaranteed to leave the weekend with new friends, a different perspective of their faith, and skills that they’ll be able to put to use! This is an invitation to current 6 th, 7th, and 8th. Please contact Shannon Kowalski if you should have any questions about ...

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Newly Formed St. Boniface Senior Ministry to Reach Out to our Parishioners at Home. One of the needs identified on our parish survey was an outreach to seniors. As the first step in our outreach, we have just organized a number of volunteers who were trained as Extraordinary Ministers of Communion. These volunteers are ready to travel to homes to visit, bring Communion and pray with those (of any age) who are unable to attend Mass. If you or a family member would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact the rectory or Karen Balestino, ministry coordinator 570-327-1147. St. Boniface Mission at William...

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Happy Mother's Day

Posted on May 10, 2018 in: Ministries

Happy Mother's Day! Blaschak-Stout Family, Baptism Sunday, May 13th at St Boniface!  Congratulate the Family.

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Baptism
This day long youth rally for 6th – 12th grade students, includes games, keynote speakers, breakout sessions, small groups, guys & gals session, lunch, Mass, XLT Adoration, praise & worship band, and dinner. Based on Romans 12:2, Transformed is going to impact the way you walk, talk, think, and live as a Catholic student. Today, it seems like society is dictating what is good, bad and the absolute truth. In reality we should be looking to Christ to lead us into the only Truth. It is going to take time, dedication, prayer, willingness, and effort to transform our lives together. How will Christ transf...

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Catholic women of the Diocese

Posted on May 07, 2018 in: Ministries

We have been asked by the Catholic women of the Diocese to help them find  a parish coordinator for each parish.  Please forward this information below to the women in your life, wife, mother, sister, friend, etc. Thank you and God bless,  If your interested please email carol@altusforwomen.com   As you all know, we are gearing up for our First Annual Catholic Women's Conference in Scranton on June 23, 2018! We envision 1,000 women attending from Northeast Pennsylvania and beyond! In order to make this dream a reality, weNEED YOUR HELP! We need you to say YES to b...

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