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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
December 29 - Among many other things, in the dynamics of the Christmas event, God’s approach toward humanity emerges powerfully. God, the infinite, the eternal, who is above all created things, has taken care of the lastborn creation—that is, the human creature—has leaned toward it, and decided to interact with it. Better still, God has joined humanity in such an extraordinary and astonishing way as to generate on earth a human being, Jesus, who has in himself the unattainable fullness of God’s divinity. Therefore, the emphasis is on God’...

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Open House

Posted on December 27, 2019 in: General News

Sunday January 5th, Please Join Us for a Post-Holiday OPEN HOUSE at the Rectory, after the 10:30am Mass at St. Boniface. Coffee, tea, Juice, Doughnuts will be provided.

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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Holy Day of Obligation
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Holy Day of Obligation                      New Year's Eve                              New Year's Day                    St. Lawrence 5:30 pm           &nbs...

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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
December 22 - The depiction of Jesus’ birth is itself a simple and joyful proclamation of the mystery of the Incarnation of the Son of God. The nativity scene is like a living Gospel rising up from the pages of sacred Scripture. From the time of its Franciscan origins, the nativity scene has invited us to “feel” and “touch” the poverty that God’s Son took upon himself in the Incarnation. It asks us to meet and serve him by showing mercy to those of our brothers and sisters in greatest need. Standing before the Christmas crèche, we ar...

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
A Christmas celebration of Music, Giving and Community Sunday, December 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm    St. Boniface Church    326 Washington Blvd.    Williamsport, PA  17701 Christmas Concert by the St Boniface Contemporary Choir Pre-concert entertainment by parish Youth Musicians at 2:45 Free-will offering to support our local & world charities Fellowship and refreshments to follow concert in SJNRA gymnasium A visit from St Nicholas with FREE photos by Albright Studios ALL ARE WELCOME!  

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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
December 15 - On pilgrimage in Bethlehem, we had Mass at the main altar in the Church of the Nativity.  The place of His birth was just below us and the sacredness of the moment was palpable.  We remembered how God reached out to us.  Then, a group of Filipino pilgrims whispered to me that they would like to join us and sing O Holy Night.   The combined voices with those lyrics brought us to tears.  For a few moments, we were children again in the wonder of Christmas.  Try in the dark of night to sit around your manger and tree.&nb...

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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
The joy that characterizes the awaiting of the messiah is based on steadfast prayer: By praying we can enter a stable relationship with God, who is the source of true joy. For this reason, a Christian, having encountered Jesus, cannot be a prophet of misfortune, but a witness and herald of joy. A joy to share with others, an infectious joy that renders the journey of life less toilsome. ~Pope Francis~

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Adult Education

Posted on December 12, 2019 in: Religious Education

Adult Education
ADULT EDUCATION Famous and soon to be beatified, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, will be the focus of our video Pivotal Players. Join us Tuesday January 14th at 6:30pm at St. Boniface. We will air this again on Friday 17th at 1030am at St. Lawrence. A stellar communicator of the mysteries, he touched everyone from families to entertainers with the message of hope from Jesus' life. One bit of trivia...the actor Martin Sheen was really born Ramon Estevez but so impressed was he by the Archbishop that he changed his stage name to Martin Sheen.

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Food Pantry

Posted on December 11, 2019 in: General News, Pastoral Council

Food Pantry
December 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. We ask that you continue so that we can help with Christmas Food Bags as well. The following items are what is asked for from the St. Joseph the Worker Food Pantry (working in affiliation with Central PA Food Bank), Instant mashed potatoes, Canned fruit, Canned vegetables, Gravy, Cranberry sauce, Bag of candy or cookies, Fruit snacks, Hot Chocolate packets, Grocery gift cards (any amount). If you prefer, you can bring giftcardstothePari...

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Home Blessings

Posted on December 11, 2019 in: General News

Home Blessings
In the month of January, I'd like to get better acquainted with you and use the opportunity to bless your houses. Call (570.326.1544) or write the office (stboniface@comcast.net) to arrange a date. I will give the staff available times on days and evenings. To reach a maximum number of people, we should limit the visits to an hour or less. Also, if some of you want to coordinate times for a neighborhood or street, that would be excellent. During these special blessings, I won't have time for a meal (but chocolate is always welcome). However, I will be adamant about ...

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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
The joy that characterizes the awaiting of the messiah is based on steadfast prayer: By praying we can enter a stable relationship with God, who is the source of true joy. For this reason, a Christian, having encountered Jesus, cannot be a prophet of misfortune, but a witness and herald of joy. A joy to share with others, an infectious joy that renders the journey of life less toilsome. ~Pope Francis~

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