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A welcoming community of faith located in the heart of Elk County.

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Watch our Live Mass Saturday at 4:15pm or anytime after. Many other resources available at www.boniface.live – our dedicated site for live broadcasts and faith sharing.

A Welcoming Parish in the Heart of Elk County.
Forming Disciples. Changing Lives.

Due to the COVID-19 Epidemic, all services, including masses are limited until further notice.
Masks are required for all services at this time. Please pray for everyone affected by this crisis.

Daily Mass

7:15am Monday-Thursday

Weekend Mass

4:15pm SAT
8:00am SUN
10:30am SUN


3:30-4:00pm Saturdays

Hope. Love. Vision. Joy. Promise. Life. Peace. Truth. Goodness. Beauty.

These words describe God’s Church. Each of these words speaks volumes of God’s Good News and the person of Christ, who gave humanity the best story ever told—and gave His Church the task of sharing that story.

This story touches the deepest needs of the human person. Yet, as of late, we have struggled to share the story where people are listening. The rapid pace of advancement in communications has left too many parishes in a different place than parishioners.


A sacrament is an outward sign of an invisible spiritual reality. Because humans are a unity of a physical body and a spiritual soul, God uses the means of physical objects and rituals to convey spiritual truths that we cannot detect using our senses.

This outward sign functions as a channel through which God imparts sanctifying grace into the soul.  The sacraments are seven in number and have their source in the saving work of Jesus in his passion, death, and resurrection, and were established by Him for the sanctification of every member of His Church.

Click Here to learn more about the Sacraments

stb_logo Our mission is to create a community of Jesus’ disciples based on his good news, rooted in prayer and sacramental worship that will enable us to bear one another’s burdens and share each other’s joys, to be aware of our calling as apostles, with compassionate outreach to the larger community with our Diocese and Universal Church.


Parish Office Hours:

Monday –  Friday, 8:00am – 1:00pm Appointments are most welcome.

Mass Schedule:

Saturday Anticipated:  4:15pm  |  Sunday:  8:00am & 10:30am Weekdays:  7:15am Mon—Fri.  (exception 9:15am Thursday, when grade school is in session). Holy Days of Obligation and changes to the schedule are posted in the bulletin.


Saturdays beginning at 3:35pm or after mass or by appointment.

Marriage + Weddings:

Saturdays at 1pm unless other specific arrangements have been made in writing with the pastor.


Pastoral Planning is an on-going process. 

Read the Office Decree from Bishop Persico here in PDF format. Diocese of Erie PPP Website The briefest iteration of the diocesan plan can be found here: http://www.eriercd.org/keycomponents.htm The key components conveniently line up with the topics upon which the diocese is seeking feedback (Mission and Catholic Identity, Overall Governance, etc.).

Parish Contacts:

Rev. Ross R. Miceli, Pastor father.ross @st-boniface.org
Nini Tamburlin, Parish Office Secretary church.office @st-boniface.org
Melissa Lundin, Communications Director melissa.lundin @st-boniface.org
Leslie Gahr, Religious Education Coordinator leslie.gahr @st-boniface.org

Why Be Generous?

God made us for relationship with Him. Despite our constant rebellion, he continually, generously and relentlessly pursues us. God is unsurpassed in His generosity toward us whether we realize it or not. In addition to the daily grace he showers on us, he gave His own Son to die on our behalf so that we may have forgiveness, restored relationship and purpose with Him. As we invite Him to be more deeply rooted in our hearts and lives, God invites us to reflect His generosity to the world.

  • We give thankfully, because God is first generous towards us by His grace (Psalm 24:1-6, Rom 5:8)
  • We give financially, to rebel against the many temptations of money (Matt 6:24, 25-34).
  • We give sacrificially, because God develops our hearts as we do (Matt 25:19-21)
  • We give obediently, because we are managers and not owners (Matt 6:19-20).
  • We give faithfully, to participate in God’s work in our neighborhoods and around the world (2 Cor 9:6-15).
  • We give joyfully, as those to whom much has been given (2 Cor 9:6-15).

Whether you’re exploring faith, or you’re a new or longtime follower of Jesus, you’re invited to join in on the adventure of a generous life.

Four Ways We Can Be Generous

1. Give with Cash

Tangible, personal, and intentional. Give with cash on Saturday evenings or Sunday mornings during the offering or enclose in a giving envelope and drop off anytime.

2. Give with Checks

Do you love the intentionality of a hand-written check? We support your love for the quill! Checks can be placed in offering envelopes and dropped either in the offering on Saturday evening or Sunday mornings. Checks can also be mailed to: St. Boniface Church 355 Main Street Kersey, PA 15846

3. Give Online

St. Boniface is our new home for online giving. Give now and experience how easy it is to give from your desktop, notebook, or tablet without a login. Click here for more info.

4. Keep on Giving

Did you know you can donate to the parish and school with various fundraisers, Scrip Fundraising Gift Cards, EITC business donations, memorials and other gifts. Contact us to learn more!

LH-LOGO-for-SJ-01 Check out all the new titles on the Lighthouse Catholic Media kiosk in the Gathering Space. Testimonials (What’s everyone saying about the new kiosk at the church) I have completed listening to the 4 CD set “The Sermon on The Mount” with Dr. Scott Hahn. I found this set to be interesting and enlightening both the content and the speaker. One caution to anyone interested in listening to this is the length, each CD is approximately 70 minutes long. I broke it down to 15 – 30 minutes a night (not every night). – Dave Mattiuz

What Is The Parish Endowment?

The Parish Endowment is intended to provide third source funding for our parish activities and services. For as long as our parish exists, the endowment will be on hand to provide additional assistance.

Endowment Balance as of June 30th 2018: $250,000.
Endowment Balance as of June 30th 2019: $311,694.

The Parish Endowment portfolio returned 7.17% for the one-year period ending June 30, 2019.

Why We Need A Parish Endowment?

As St. Boniface parish grows and matures, new services and projects occur. The endowment will help defray expenses related to youth ministry, buildings and grounds projects, church furnishings and supplies, as well as supplement the parish’s general fund. Please consider making a donation.

Saturday Anticipated (Vigil):  4:15pm  |  Sunday:  8:00am & 10:30am
Weekdays:  7:15am Monday –  Thursday 
No mass on Fridays. Holy Days of Obligation and changes to the schedule are posted in the bulletin.

Communion is brought to anyone unable to attend mass. This is a great way for people to stay connected to our parish, and we are always adding people to this list. Please call the rectory at 885-8941.
Masses are scheduled on a first-come first-serve basis. Please write your intention on paper and mail it to the rectory or drop it in the collection along with the appropriate stipend.

Reconciliation: Confessions are heard every Saturday from 3:30pm – 4:00pm (or until finished), and by appointment. Baptism:  This Sacrament of Initiation is a first step taken in making a connection of friendship with Christ and his Church. Pre-baptismal Classes are required for parents and sponsors. Parents seeking Baptism for their children should contact the Parish Office for further details and to make arrangements. Marriage: Couples make arrangements themselves at least six months in advance of the anticipated date of the wedding. A Pre-Cana seminar is required. A first meeting with the pastor takes place prior to scheduling the date with the Church or reception hall. [Read More] Anointing of the Sick:  Please contact the pastor if you are having surgery, an illness takes a serious turn, or in the event of an emergency.  Do not hesitate contact a priest if a person is in danger of death. Sponsorship:  People are asked to stand for the Catholic Faith at the time of Baptism and Confirmation. This is a great honor which carries serious responsibility. Godparents and sponsors are chosen because they practice their faith, pray for others and attend Sunday mass weekly. [Read More]

Programs are offered for all school-aged students and more information can be found on our dedicated youth and family site: Disciples Life.
Children (age 4 through 1st communion) are invited to participate in a special ministry where they explore the readings with Catechists who help explain and live the Word of God in a nurturing environment.

Saint Boniface is proud to offer a preschool program for children ages 2 – 6. Please visit our dedicated webpage www.boniface.school for more information and to register your child. You can also email school@st-boniface.org for assistance or information.

We accept registrations throughout the entire year for local residents and those just moving into the area. Please contact the school to register.

Rev. Ross R. Miceli, Pastor
father.ross @st-boniface.org

Nini Tamburlin, Parish Office Secretary

church.office @st-boniface.org

Leon Blashock, Interim Religious Education Coordinator

Ray Knight, Liturgical Music Director

David Kronenwetter, Pastoral Council President

Tina Gradizzi, Finance Council Moderator

Steve Vallone, Parish Accountant

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What’s Happening This Week

October 20, 2020
  • Mass

    October 20, 2020  7:15 am - 7:45 am
    355 Main St Kersey PA 15846 United States

  • Funeral

    October 20, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    355 Main St Kersey PA 15846 United States

October 21, 2020
  • Day of Recollection

    October 21, 2020

  • Mass

    October 21, 2020  7:15 am - 7:45 am
    355 Main St Kersey PA 15846 United States

October 22, 2020
  • Hotel: Courtyard State College

    October 22, 2020 - October 23, 2020  
    Courtyard State College 1730 University Drive State College Pennsylvania 16801 USA

  • DCC Teacher Retreat

    October 22, 2020  8:00 am - 4:00 pm

October 23, 2020
  • Hotel: Courtyard State College

    October 22, 2020 - October 23, 2020  
    Courtyard State College 1730 University Drive State College Pennsylvania 16801 USA

  • Rehearsal

    October 23, 2020  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

October 24, 2020
  • Reiter/White

    October 24, 2020

  • Mass (Church and Online)

    October 24, 2020  4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    355 Main St, Kersey PA 15846, United States

October 25, 2020
  • Mass

    October 25, 2020  8:00 am - 8:45 am
    St Boniface Catholic Church 355 Main St, Kersey, PA 15846-9127

  • Chicken BBQ

    October 25, 2020  10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    355 Main St, Kersey PA 15846, United States

  • Mass

    October 25, 2020  10:30 am - 11:15 am
    355 Main St, Kersey, PA 15846, USA

  • Carson Dobson Baptism

    October 25, 2020  11:30 am - 12:30 pm

October 26, 2020
  • Mass

    October 26, 2020  7:15 am - 7:45 am
    355 Main St Kersey PA 15846 United States