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PREP NEWS - Lent Family Day
UPCOMING PREP EVENTS REGISTRATION DEADLINE was MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd. LENT FAMILY DAY WHEN?          Sunday, February 23rd  9-10 AM   NO REGULAR PREP CLASS THAT DAY WHERE?        St. Lawrence Parish Hall FOR?             All Parish Families with children                    Preschool through Grade 4    &n...

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St Lawrence Church Environment
We need your help! We are looking for retired parish members to help keep the inside of the church clean and presentable for the next liturgical activity, whether it’s weekend Mass, daily Mass, a funeral Mass, wedding or baptism. The work is presently done by only a small crew and we very much need more hands to help. The work is picking up forgotten items after Mass, putting Mass books back in the rack, cleaning the wood on the pews once a week. Presently we have a few men that run the sweeper each week and general cleaning, they also fix anything that is broke. We a...

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Art & Environment 2019

Posted on January 29, 2020 in: General News

Art & Environment 2019
St. Boniface Church is blessed to have a dedicated group of their members that help us with different celebrations. It is very important for each of the members who helped us in the past and now to know how much their work and valuable time is appreciated. This Christmas season we give thanks for the help to set up, tear down and put away our Christmas decorations to: Jane Dincher , Kathy Mauro, Deb Damaska, Marysia Sholder , Carol Welliver, Francine Scarfo, Tom Byrne and Jim Furey for picking up the flowers. As we enter into ordinary time, we look forward to our next litur...

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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
Jan 26 Catholic Schools introduce children to a world they would not encounter anywhere else. Faith in Jesus Christ, shaped by a community and in union with the Catholic Church around the world...they absorb a new way of thinking and living. I see it regularly at the elementary school next door where children are formed in a healthy environment. Under the dynamic leadership of principal Alicia McNamee, both the grade school and high school are excellent options for your family. During Catholic Schools Week, think about St John Neumann Regional Academy as a magnificent wa...

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Designer Purse Bingo

Posted on January 24, 2020 in: St Boniface Activities

Designer Purse Bingo
Come One, Come All to our Designer Purse Bingo Coach, Kate Spade, Vera Bradley, Michael Kors When:  Saturday, February 1, 2020 Where: St. Boniface School Gym, 710 Franklin Street Doors Open:  @ 11:00 am Bingo Starts @ 12:30 pm Cost: $25 for 20 regular games Additional Fun for Purchase: 5 specials, Chinese Auction, Super Raffle, Mystery Prize, Food If you or your business would like to sponsor a purse or contribute to the Chinese Auction please contact Lorrie Flood 570-433-4464 or Deb Wheeler 570-220-2303 for further information or to purchase...

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St Boniface Parish Council

Posted on January 24, 2020 in: Pastoral Council

St. Boniface Parish Council The next St. Boniface Parish Council meeting is set for Monday, February 10.  

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Tax Statements

Posted on January 24, 2020 in: General News

Tax Statements
2019 Year-End Tax Contribution Statements You may contact the parish office at stboniface@comcast.net or 326-1544 to request your2019year-endstatements.

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First Reconciliation
Congratulations to our parish second graders who encountered the mercy and forgiveness of our Lord during their First Reconciliation on Saturday, January 11th at St. Lawrence Church. Please continue to pray for these youngsters who will now be preparing to receive Jesus in First Holy Communion during the month of May. Many thanks to Jen Dincher, our second grade catechist, and to Mary Odorizzi, Kristin Fisher and Veronica Balestino for their help with the music for our beautiful celebration.

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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
Jan 19: Respect for Life Respect for Life will be the central focus of Catholic hearts this next week. We should be promoting the sanctity of human beings at every step of their existence. The unborn, elderly, disabled, poor, refugees all deserve to be treated with respect. They all independently have a dignity that comes from God, not any human authority. But beside our prayers and words, let's be certain that we are promoting their worth with our personal actions. Are we feeding the poor, welcoming the stranger, and visiting those in prison? As witnesses of the ...

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) Children’s Liturgy of the Word will occur twice per month, at the 10:30 Masses: February 9th & 16th  March 1st & 15th April 5th & 19th May 10th & 17th June 14th We welcome adults to join our teams.  Contact Barb Rizzo brizzo55@verizon.net.

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CLOW

Prayer Luncheon

Posted on January 17, 2020 in: General News

The Notre Dame Club of Greater Williamsport will be holding its annual prayer luncheon on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 12:00 noon at the St Lawrence Church Parish Hall, 800 W. Central Ave, S. Williamsport.  Featured speaker will be Fr. Bill Corcoran who will speak about “The Church and Celibacy: Changes in the Near Future?”  A full ham dinner will be served at $15 per person.  Reservations are required and are due no later than January 31st.  Payment may be sent to NDCGW, 305 Johnson Dr., S. Williamsport, PA  17702 or contact Nancy Dorman at 570-323-5522 with any questions.

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Lenten Bible Study

Posted on January 15, 2020 in: General News

Lenten Bible Study
Register Before January 30th! Join Us as we vary our knowledge of the Bible and examine an Old Testament book, Exodus (Ch 1-15) from the Little Rock Scripture Study.  SAVE these Dates: (Tuesdays & Fridays) Class Dates: (Tuesdays & Fridays) February 11th @ 6:30pm in the St. Boniface RAC February 14th @ 10:30am in the St. Lawrence Hall February 18th & 21st; February 25th & 28th; March 10th & 13th; and **March 17th & 20th. *NOTICE OF additional CHANGE – Week of March 2nd & 6th* will be cancelled and classes will be ex...

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Weekday Masses

Posted on January 15, 2020 in: General News

Please Note! No Weekday Masses on February 3rd, 4th, 5th & 7th at St. Lawrence & St. Boniface. All Mass Intentions have been rescheduled.

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SECOND SUNDAY High School Ministry

Posted on January 15, 2020 in: Ministries

SECOND SUNDAY High School Ministry
February Second Sunday Event Fortitude 101: The virtue of fortitude enables one to conquer fear, even fear of death, and to face trials and persecutions. Keeping it simple, fortitude means courage.  Come discuss the courage of the early Christians and the many modern Christians who are faithful in the face of great danger. Are we living up to their example? Who: 9-12 graders What: Mass, Dinner, Conversation When: February 9, 5:30PM to 8:00PM Where: St. Boniface Church & RAC Instagram: SecondSunday_sbla Come check out Second Sunda...

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Youth Ministry
Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
January 12 - A central goal of Vatican Council II was to remind us of the beauty and significance of Baptism. This sacrament ties and dedicates us to Jesus. But because of that it also gives us roles and responsibilities to build the Kingdom of God. When you were blessed with Chrism during your Baptism you were designated a priest, prophet and king. So, you are a critical part of the spreading the good news and expanding the Church. Make this year a time when you volunteer to strengthen our two parishes. We have much we could do with you! It’s not my job alone, w...

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Help the Parish / Help Yourself

Posted on January 12, 2020 in: General News

Help the Parish / Help Yourself
You can donate to the parish and reduce your taxes with the Charitable IRA Rollover. The charitable IRA rollover refers to the option that individuals 70 and a half and older have to contribute up to $100,000 from their IRAs (as part of their minimum contribution) directly to a qualifying charity without first having to recognize the distribution as income. You may contact the parish office for further information. **For tax-related or financial questions, it is best to consult a professional in those fields. Please, think seriously about how you could boost your parish!

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Pilgrimage Presentation

Posted on January 12, 2020 in: General News

Pilgrimage Presentation
Join Us on Sunday January 19th to view the pictures and hear the experiences of those who traveled to the Holy Land this past November. So many have enjoyed descriptions & photos of individual pilgrims already.  We will share them for all who are interested on Sunday, January 19th at 4pm.  Join us with our new flat screen TV to see the Holy Land thru our eyes. This has been moved to St. Lawrence Hall to accommodate crowds.

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Diocesan Annual Appeal

Posted on January 10, 2020 in: General News

Diocesan Annual Appeal
Did You Know…. You May Make a Gift to Your Parish or to the Diocesan Annual Appeal Directly from Your IRA? If you are 70 ½ or older and have a traditional individual retirement account, you can use all or part of your required minimum distribution to support your parish or the Diocesan Annual Appeal without having to count the transfers as income for federal tax purposes. For more information contact Jim Bebla, Jim-Bebla@DioceseofScranton.org 570- 207-2250

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Annual Appeal

Youth Conference Summer 2020

Posted on January 06, 2020 in: Ministries

Youth Conference Summer 2020
Steubenville Youth Conference Summer 2020 Those involved with our high school ministry are encouraged to join other area high schoolers and thousands from across the country for a lifechanging retreat weekend at Franciscan University in Steubenville Ohio from July 10-12. Our Catholic faith is brought to life at these conferences through talks, music, and adoration in an extraordinary way. The cost is $400 per student. Last year, the generosity of parishioners covered the cost of 4 of our high schoolers to attend. Sign-ups are due January 10, 2020. Contact Alisan & Je...

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Youth Ministry

Food Pantry

Posted on January 06, 2020 in: Ministries, Social Concerns

Food Pantry
January Food Pantry Thank you to all our families, we have been able to take a very large amount of food to the St. Joseph Food Pantry throughout November and December. We ask that you continue this so that we can help throughout the winter months. This is a service project of the SB & SL Parish Councils. Item of the month of January: Spaghetti Sauce. Other Items needed: Cereal/granola bars; Mac and Cheese; Peanut Butter; Pasta/Pasta Sauce; Ramen Noodle; Tuna; Canned Vegetables. If you have questions or suggestions regarding this ...

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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
Archbishop Fulton Sheen said … “Love tends to become like the one loved; in fact, it even wishes to become one with the one loved. God loved unworthy man. He willed to become one with him, and that was the Incarnation.” The Divine Romance, 70. Now it is our role to become like God by imitating what we have seen and heard about Jesus. It’s not about prayer, charity, contributions…it’s becoming the one that is loved.

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