Within 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...
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...
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)
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
Coffee & Doughnuts after mass will be taking a short summer break and will resume September 8th after the 10:30am Mass.
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
What is Remind? Remind is a free text messaging app that helps organizations, teachers, students, and parents communicate quickly and efficiently. Get information for St Boniface & St Lawrence right on your phone—not on handouts.
*We looking forward to using Remind to share updates, notes, and more. Text 81010 to Join @STLparish for St. Lawrence parish updates and/or @STBparish for St. Boniface updates.*
If you have a smartphone, get push notifications. On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/bonlaw
Don’t have a mobile phone?...
If you or anyone you know are interested in becoming Catholic…
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process established for the universal Church for individuals to become Catholic Christians and receive the sacraments of initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist. This initiation process also involves a parish community experiencing a renewal in faith as it prepares and welcomes new members into the Church. The Rite speaks of conversion as a “spiritual journey.” Centered on fostering a deep relationship with Jesus and the Church he founded, this journey ...
St. Lawrence Parish Coffee Fellowship will resume in September 2019
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