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Advent Baby Shower

Posted on December 01, 2022 in: Social Concerns

Advent Baby Shower
During any given month, the YWCA houses up to thirty children, many of whom are infants or toddlers, along with their mothers at the Wise Options Shelter and Liberty House. Last year, our parishes chose to help those most vulnerable small children with a “baby shower” of needed items in honor of the birth of the baby Jesus. Our parishes are again collecting baby necessities for the YWCA during the Advent weekends of December 3–4, 10–11, and 16–17. Most needed wish list items include: Diapers of all sizes, but especially size 3 and up, baby w...

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St. Boniface Remembrance December 4

Posted on December 01, 2022 in: General News

St. Boniface Remembrance December 4
Plan to attend a Program of Remembrance on Sunday, December 4 at 3:30 p.m. to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the loss of our former church building. Local historical researcher Bruce Huffman will share with us his slide presentation: “A Chronicle of the Second St. Boniface Church—1875-1972.” John Troisi and Dick Welteroth’s slides of the fire and its aftermath will be shown, as well as a CD created by Dick Rohrer. This program will be followed by a vesper service at 4:30 p.m. singing and instruments. Don’t miss the d...

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word Returns December 4
We are restarting the Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) on Sunday, December 4 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Boniface. At the beginning of Mass, the priest will instruct children ages 3 through second grade to follow our instructors Sharon, Karen, and Jenny to the music room for approximately 20-25 minutes. This ministry teaches to our children in "kids’ language" the readings of that day's Mass. Children are given activities to take home they can share with their family. These activities reinforce the message and theme of the rea...

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Pastor's Corner: November 27

Posted on November 27, 2022 in: Pastor's Corner

Pastor's Corner: November 27
As we hear in today’s scripture readings, Advent means some serious business. Transitioning weapons of war into life-giving agricultural implements? Waking up in the darkness when we’d rather fall back to sleep? Being ready to face that last judgment before the eyes of Christ who knows the depths of our hearts—what we’ve done and what we’ve failed to do? No way around it, preparing for the Lord’s coming will be hard work. Much harder than stringing lights or sending cards. These four Advent weeks—and this year with Christmas on a Su...

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Funeral Lectors Needed

Posted on November 26, 2022 in: General News

Funeral Lectors Needed
We are looking for volunteers from St. Boniface and St. Lawrence to lector at funeral services. Lectors proclaim the Word of God at Mass in an inspiring and meaningful way by assisting the priest with the readings and petitions. Lectors provide families with an opportunity to hear God speak to them in their needs, sorrows, fears, and hopes. Funeral Masses are normally held Monday and Friday mornings at approximately 10 a.m. Please contact the parish office at 570- 326-1544 or stboniface@comcast.net if you are interested.

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Pastor's Corner: November 20

Posted on November 20, 2022 in: Pastor's Corner

Pastor's Corner: November 20
A few weeks ago, I talked about listening to you, to your voices. But, we’re also called to listen to the silent moments. One of those silent moments happens around 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoons at St. Boniface. Confession time. The Saturdays I’ve been in that room, sometimes I’m alone for the whole time. Sometimes one, three, maybe four people come to the sacrament. What does that silence tell me? Not that sin has disappeared. Nor that God’s mercy has run out. It tells me we’re in that room at the wrong time. Some years ago, when this Diocese ...

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Parish Photo Gallery

Posted on November 19, 2022 in: General News

Parish Photo Gallery
Don't forget to check out photographs taken at various St. Boniface and St. Lawrence events. Most recently you can enjoy a few moments from the carnival, PREP activities, the Oktoberfest Senior Dinner, the Turkey Party & Bingo, and Fr. McCreary's installation by Bishop Bambera. Remember that even though a photo might look sideways in an album, when you select the photo to view, it will render properly.  Feel free to download any photograph for your personal use!  And as always, if you have a photograph from a parish event that you would like to sh...

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Annual Christmas Celebration

Posted on November 16, 2022 in: General News

Annual Christmas Celebration
Save the date for music, food, and fellowship! Our Annual St. Boniface/St. Lawrence Christmas Celebration is planned for Sunday, December 11 at 3 p.m.  More details to follow soon. 

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Offertory Procession

Posted on November 11, 2022 in: General News

Offertory Procession
Our offertory procession has begun again! It is very appropriate that the gifts are brought forth by the family members for whom a Mass is being offered. If you would like to carry the gifts at the Mass you have offered for your loved one, please see the ushers before Mass begins.

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Pastor's Corner: November 6

Posted on November 06, 2022 in: Pastor's Corner

Pastor's Corner: November 6
We asked you what you thought. You told us. Now it’s our turn to respond. In the spring, many of you participated in the Synodality conversation—listening sessions here in the parish, surveys on the diocesan level. The reports of those conversations—on parish, diocesan, national levels—are coming back. Some items have risen to the surface on every level. You’ve told us that you wanted to know what your Church teaches. You’ve told us you wanted your children and grandchildren—and not just the little kids, but those moving through you...

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Exciting New High School Program Available
We are excited to announce that our parishes are sponsoring a teen study on Catholic social teaching. The program that we will be using is from Ascension, and it’s called Connected: Catholic Social Teaching for This Generation. We will be starting our program for students in Grades 9-12 on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the St. Boniface rectory basement (RAC). Meetings will be held twice each month and involve a meal, activity, video and discussion. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions, dive deeper into what the Catholic Church teac...

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Youth Ministry
Come Enjoy Coffee and Answers to Your Questions
Have you felt a bit uncomfortable about going to confession?  Not sure what it is all about?  We are offering five sessions on “Forgiven”—a refreshing look at the Sacrament of Reconciliation as you have never seen it before.  Come join us for coffee and a chance to listen, learn and have your questions answered during this second opportunity for adult faith formation. Presented by Jack Houston and Brian Haas, this video series will be offered on Sundays during PREP time from 9:15-10:10 a.m. in the St. Boniface rectory basement (RAC)....

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Adult Faith Formation Series

Posted on October 25, 2022 in: General News

Adult Faith Formation Series
The Synod Listening Sessions from St. Boniface and St. Lawrence showed that parishioners would like a refresher course on church teachings. So, in November and December we will present the first five sessions of a year-long study using the FORMED video series, “Symbolon.” These are thought-provoking 30-minute videos followed by time for discussion led by Jack Houston and Brian Haas, with our priests in attendance from time to time to join in the discussion. Online guides for “Symbolon” are available on the FORMED website. You c...

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