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Thank You PREP Team

Posted on September 27, 2022 in: Religious Education

Thank You PREP Team
As we begin our PREP year, we continue to pray for our catechists and all those who volunteer as part of our PREP Team. In addition to our regular classroom teachers, we have 25 adult and teen volunteers who give of their time on Sunday mornings to share their faith and talents with our children. Please thank them for their vital service to our parish family. Safety Directors—Chris Kriner, Butch McCusker Assistant to the DRE—Sue McCusker Adult Aide—Jen Hubler Youth Aides—Callie Anderson, Ben Cappel, Chase Cowden, Connor Cowden ...

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Thank You PREP Classroom Teachers!

Posted on September 20, 2022 in: General News

Thank You PREP Classroom Teachers!
Our 2022-23 PREP program has begun and we are grateful to our volunteer parishioners for stepping up and giving their time to share their faith and talents with our children (kindergarten through grade 8) as the primary PREP teachers on Sunday mornings. When you see these people, please thank them for their service to our parish family. We will recognize additional PREP volunteers next week! Kindergarten: Chelsee Cowden Grade 1: Lenny Dincher Grade 2: Jillian MacInnis Grade 3: Hannah Bower Grade 4: Laura Dussinger Grade 5: Heather Masters Grade 6: Jaci Cap...

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Last Weekend to Register for PREP
Our 2022-23 Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) begins on Sunday, September 18 for children in grades kindergarten through 8. Please register now to give us a few days to prepare our attendance records, emergency contacts list, and your child’s materials so everything is ready on the first day of class. Unsure about registering your child this year? Please contact Karen Balestino at sbslprep@comcast.net or call (570) 419-8679 to get a better understanding of our program and how we can assist your family with making faith formation happen this year for yo...

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PREP Registration is Still Open for 2022-23
It's not too late to register for PREP (grades K-8) at https://stbonifacecatholic.com/FaithFormation/About-Religious-Education-PREP.  Classes will be held on Sundays from 9:15-10:15 a.m. from September 18, 2022 through May 21, 2023.  Questions?  Please email sbslprep@comcast.net. 

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PREP Registration Open for 2022-23
Do you have a child or children going into grades kindergarten through grade 8? It’s time to register them for our 2022-2023 Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) which will begin on September 18 (9:15-10:15 a.m.). For families in the program last year, please check your email for registration link & information. If you are a new family to PREP, registration details can be found on our parish website.

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PREP 2022-23 Registration Available in August
September 18 will be the first PREP Sunday for the 2022-23 school year.  Classes are designed for students in grades kindergarten through grade 8 who attend public school or are homeschooled and need religious instruction. Online registration will open in August. Watch the bulletin and your email for more information.

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Vacation Bible School Registration
Registration is now open for Vacation Bible School!  VBS will be held June 20-24 at Saint John Neumann Regional Academy High School. Cost is $10 per child. This is a great summer event for pre-K through grade 5 students, with middle school, high school, and adult volunteers.  REGISTER TODAY!  WWW.OSVHUB.COM/SAINTANNRCC/FORMS/VBS

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Come Learn More about the Church
Our next PREP talk is not just for parents. All parishioners are invited to join PREP parents for an informative presentation on the Catholic Church and the Modern World: A Church of Welcome, Ministry, and Care for Others. This presentation will share the recent events and mission of Pope Francis that embraces a Church that is accepting and inviting to every person in the world and open to all peoples. All in attendence will gain an understanding of the Church's mission to listen, guide, and transform the hearts and minds of people from every walk of life and build loca...

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What's Happening in PREP?

Posted on November 11, 2021 in: Religious Education

What's Happening in PREP?
PARENT TALKS - Take some time out for yourself to learn, to grow, to share the faith on Sunday, Nov. 14 in the Saint Boniface RAC (rectory basement) from 9:15-10:05 a.m. Come for coffee, tea, and a candid discussion of prayer and children. Father Bill will be the guest speaker.

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Grant Received for Religious Education
Congratulations to Karen Balestino who successfully petitioned the Diocese of Scranton for money to help fund additional ways to provide religous education for our parish families.  The grant awarded will allow access to FORMED, a Catholic online streaming service that provides thousands of movies, children’s programs, ebooks, audio, parish programs and studies.  These materials will assist in supporting our children and families in the classroom, as well as provide an opportunity for children to continue to grow in faith when they cannot attend PREP in...

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PREP Classes Begin

Posted on September 17, 2021 in: General News

PREP Classes Begin
FIRST PREP CLASS September 19th Parents, meet the catechists and find out about plans for our year. 􀁸 Sunday, September 19 􀁸 9:15-10:15 AM 􀁸 All students and parents meet in St Boniface Church. CONFIRMATION PARENT MEETING 􀁸 October 3 􀁸 9:15-10:00 AM 􀁸 St Boniface Church 􀁸 For parents/guardians of students in 7th and 8th grade PREP FALL BREAK 􀁸 Oct 10--NO class FIRST COMMUNION PARENT MTG 􀁸 October 17 􀁸 9:15-10:00 AM 􀁸 St Boniface Church 􀁸 For parents/guardians of students receiving Reconciliation and First Communion in 2022 PIZZA & PE...

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Parking for PREP

Posted on September 09, 2021 in: General News

Parking for PREP
PLEASE USE CAUTION! PREP classes have begun. We will be observing a staggered dismissal again this year with dismissal beginning at 10:10am. Please observe caution when entering the parking lots. Parishioners attending the 10:30am Mass who arrive before 10:25 AM should refrain from parking in the alley (from the Penn Street entrance to the flag pole) so that parents can use the alley to pick up students at PREP dismissal. Orange cones will be out to remind you of parking restrictions. Thank you for helping to keep our kids safe.

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PREP Registration

Posted on August 26, 2021 in: Religious Education

PREP Registration
PREP BEGINS SEPT 19 REGISTER NOW Do you have a child(ren) going into Kindergarten through Grade 8?  It’s time to register them for our 2021-2022 Parish Religious Education Program (PREP). Registration fees for this year are: 1 Child           $20 2 Children     $35 3+ Children   $50 Two ways to register: ONLINE-- Registration details can be found on our parish website under the FAITH FORMATION Tab, About Religious Education-PREP. Registration is fast and easy.&...

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PREP Lenten Project for Mission Ecuador
This Lent, our PREP families are supporting mission efforts for children in the Diocese of Latacunga, Ecuador, where many indigenous people live in poverty. Did you know that… Adults who live there are mostly uneducated. Families raise livestock and other animals to earn money. Parents work where they manufacture vats or do seasonal work in the fields, picking flowers and vegetables. Adults who can find work earn around $50 a week to support a typical family of 7 or 8. Families are forced to leave many young children at home without supervision so they...

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First Communion Video 2.0

Posted on August 18, 2020 in: Sacraments

First Communion Video 2.0
On August 15th, thirteen students celebrated their First Holy Communion with their families. Congratulations to: Gage Boop Bella Long McKay Campbell Addison McCloud Jacob Danielsen Caleb Sampsell Braiden Gusick Sofia Sartori Dahlia Kuri Matthew Stoetzel Stella Kuri Giovanni Trojan Connor Linn Please continue to pray for these children as they come forward to receive Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament at weekend Masses. The video can be viewed on Facebook.

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PREP NEWS

Posted on March 18, 2020 in: Religious Education

PREP NEWS
ALL PREP Classes and Events are cancelled until further notice, including: March 27--8th grade Pizza & Movie Night April 5—Palm Sunday Family Day WHAT IS STILL HAPPENING IN PREP? March 29—8th Grade Confirmation Name/Saint Essay Due. Please scan and email to sbslprep@comcast.net or mail/deliver to the rectory at 326 Washington Blvd. Thank you! PREP 2020 Lenten Service Project Many thanks to all of our PREP families who helped to support the students’ service project to benefit Sojourner Truth Ministries. For the first two weeks in Lent...

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PREP NEWS

Posted on February 17, 2020 in: Religious Education

PREP NEWS
March 21--First Holy Communion Retreat   9-2 PM March 29—Confirmation Name/Essay Due Date for 8th Grade April 5—Palm Sunday Family Day   9-10 AM St Lawrence Parish Hall-Participate in a Passover Meal (Seder)—adapted for children This is for the whole family. A great way to begin Holy Week! More information coming. WHAT’S HAPPENING IN PREP? 8th Grade Service Project Last Sunday, our 8th grade students helped set up, clean up and assisted families during the Lent Family Day event as well as helped to clean up th...

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PREP NEWS

Posted on February 03, 2020 in: Religious Education

PREP NEWS
WINTER IS HERE— SIGN UP FOR TEXT REMINDERS IN CASE OF SNOW CANCELLATIONS. Text the message @sbslprep to the number 81010. Not sure how to sign up? Call the rectory at 570-326-1544 for assistance. FAMILY PRAYER Our catechists have been working very hard to help the children learn and review some basic prayers of our Catholic faith. Please take the time to continue these efforts by praying together regularly as a family. The prayers can be found in the blue Children’s Book of Prayers that was distributed at the start of the year. Need a new one? Extra c...

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Advent Family Day

Posted on November 30, 2019 in: Religious Education

Advent Family Day
November 24, 2019 Families from St. Boniface and St. Lawrence gathered together to create beautiful Advent wreaths and learned how they can use these wreaths for family prayer in their homes during the season of Advent.  Many thanks to Arnie Betts and the 7th grade class who offered their services to set up, clean up and distribute materials to the families. A big thank you goes out to Susana Falck who was instrumental in designing the wreath and teaching the families how to create it, as well as to the group of parish ladies (and friends) who gathered to prepare th...

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Family Day

Posted on October 22, 2019 in: Religious Education

Family Day
FAMILY DAY for ALL St. Boniface and St. Lawrence Families (PREP and SJNRA) Each family will make an Advent wreath, learn a little bit about Advent and take home some materials to use at home during the season. WHEN? Sunday, November 24th 9-10am - No regular prep class that day WHERE? St. Lawrence Parish Center (PREP building) basement You NEED to register for this event so we can purchase and prepare the materials.  Registration deadline is MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4 PREP families will receive a registration form this week at class. SJNRA families will receive i...

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CONFIRMATION MEETING for parents of 7th and 8th grade youngsters. This meeting is for SJNRA AND PREP students.  September 29, from 9 – 10am in the St. Lawrence Church Hall.  At this meeting, we will outline the 2-year confirmation program and give you a preview of Chosen from Ascension Press. This will be followed by 10:30am mass at St. Boniface where the students will be enrolled and introduced as Candidates for Confirmation.

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PREP Starts a New Year

Posted on September 03, 2019 in: Religious Education

PREP begins on September 15, 2019, from 9 to 10am.  It will be held at the St. Lawrence Church Hall, 344 Winthrop St, South Williamsport.  On the first day, parents and children should arrive together at the church hall.  The children will be escorted to their classrooms by their catechists and the parents are asked to remain in the hall to learn about the new curriculum and plans for the year.

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Confirmation 2018 Reminder

Posted on September 06, 2018 in: General News

CONFIRMATION REHEARSAL DATE is Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2:00pm in the St. Boniface Church with Sponsor.  This celebration is for those who have completed the 2 year program and are entering into 9th grade in the fall. Reminder: CONFIRMATION is scheduled for September 18, 2018 5:00pm  Confirmation Mass is Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 5:00pm at St. Boniface Church – Confirmation Candidates need to be at the church by 4:00pm for picture and seating. What to wear at the Confirmation Mass:  Young men should wear dress slacks and dress shirt with a tie, and dress shoes. (No white sneakers &ndash...

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