Due to the COVID-19 Epidemic, all services, including masses are cancelled until further notice. Intentions and the people of our parish will be held in prayer at private masses.
Please pray for everyone affected by this crisis.
A Welcoming Parish in the Heart of Elk County.
Forming Disciples. Changing Lives.
8:00am FRI – ECC
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.
WHAT IS A SACRAMENT?
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.
Parish Office Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 1:00pm Appointments are most welcome.
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.).
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!
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 Mon., Tues. and Wed. 9:15am Thursday, when grade school is in session, otherwise 7:15am.
No mass on Fridays. Holy Days of Obligation and changes to the schedule are posted in the bulletin.
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]
We foster faith and teach lasting values within an atmosphere of academic excellence. Alliances among varied stakeholders allow us to provide the best individualized attention within a spirit of community. Anyone can attend St. Boniface School, regardless of financial need or religious affiliation. Contact the parish or school office for more information or to register.
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
Nini Tamburlin, Parish Office Secretary
Leslie Gahr, Religious Education Coordinator
Ray Knight, Liturgical Music Director
David Kronenwetter, Pastoral Council President
Tina Gradizzi, Finance Council Moderator
Steve Vallone, Parish Accountant
What’s Happening This Week
April 10, 2020
April 12, 2020 - April 13, 2020
April 12, 2020 8:00 am - 11:30 am
St Boniface Catholic Church 355 Main St, Kersey, PA 15846-9127
April 12, 2020 - April 13, 2020