Advent is a season of waiting. What are we waiting for? Most people don’t like waiting for anything! We check our phones while standing in line at the grocery store, we fill our lives with so many things – and waiting – waiting means we need to have some “white space” in our life where there is nothing but the moment – for that one simple moment. Good design always leaves room for the absent. That’s just one place we might find God. Let’s wait together and tell stories along the way.
The lights, the music, the warm holiday traditions come alive during this holy season. St. Boniface is credited as being the saint who brought us the beginning of the Christmas Tree tradition and we celebrate that at our Church under his title. Come and celebrate the birth of the savior with us this Christmas and every day throughout the year! We like to say we are an “evergreen community” always growing and sharing the love of Jesus in the heart of Elk County. Christ, our Light, shine in our hearts!
Lessons and Carols
A Traditional Evening of Scripture and Song
Wednesday, December 1st at 6pm
In the church and online at YouTube
4:15pm, 6:15pm, 11:00pm
We have opened the number of seats available in the church to provide social distancing. Please consider coming to the 6:15pm or 11pm masses.
We welcome everyone at St. Boniface – guests, friends, family and we are always adding new members to our parish family.
YOU BELONG HERE
Let us know how we can help you on your faith journey. We can’t live alone and disconnected. The church is here to help everyone.
Advent is a time of preparation. While we are often familiar with getting ready for Christmas by making our list (and checking it twice) and shopping, Advent has a different approach to getting ready for Christmas. If the fast-paced world of advertising has you a bit jaded, find out more about what the Bible says about waiting for Jesus, the Messiah.
Scripture tells the best story of longing or waiting:
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy. When the LORD returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes. Burst into songs of joy together, you ruins of Jerusalem, for the LORD has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem. (Isaiah 52)
Most often in life we need to stop and live in the present moment. Some people call the present moment sacred, even a sacrament. When we live in the present moment, as Jesus did and taught his disciples to do, then we will discover some amazing things about the world we live in.
For I reckon that the sufferings of the present moment are not worthy to be placed against the future glory that shall be revealed to us. (Romans 8)
Coming home for Christmas is only the beginning. Once we encounter Jesus in community with others seeking to know him more, we should develop a desire to go deeper into those relationships. We get to grow, just like the Christmas tree… we start small, but with time and energy (God’s Grace), we will be like the pines in the forest.
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers. (Psalm 1)
KEEP UP WITH US
We are here all year and love working with everyone to further the reign of God in our community. Come and visit anytime. The doors are always open.