All Parish Activities
“The December Project: Dealing With Our End of Life Questions.”
Thursday afternoons November 9, 16, 30 and Dec. 7 from 1 to 3 PM in the Blessed Sacrament Living Room.
Join Pat Fox and Peg Morris and others in our Parish Office Building at Blessed Sacrament for a conversation about how to approach and move through the later years of our lives. Using a book titled, “The December Project we will engage in exercises and discussion that helps us to better understand ourselves as we age and how we might better handle the various transitions that age invites. To register call Sr. Kathleen at 507-9961 or Pat Fox at 544-8974. Requested donation $40.00 includes a copy of the book.
World Day of the Poor
(A Calendar of events to consider in our neighborhood!)
“It is my wish that, in the week preceding the World Day of the Poor, which falls this year on 19 November, the Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Christian communities will make every effort to create moments of encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance.” — Pope Francis
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 9:00 AM—1:00 PM @ St. Joseph’s Parish Ministry Center (43 Gebhardt Rd.) A two-part workshop: Part 1: Poverty Simulation: Could you survive a month in poverty? You are invited to walk a mile in the shoes of those facing poverty by assuming the role of a low-income family member living on a limited budget. Part 2: A conversation about how to best meet people’s needs in a way that supports them on their journey out of poverty. Register by calling Marv Mich at: 546-7220 ext. 7021 OR email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, November 13, 7:00 – 8:30 PM @ St. Joseph’s House (402 South Ave.): Roundtable discussion led by Catholic Workers on the importance and impact on their lives of working and living with the poor.
Tuesday, November 14, 7:00 PM@ St. Joseph’s House (402 South Ave.) and the House of Mercy (285 Ormond St.): An open house. There will be tours and an opportunity to ask questions. Snacks and refreshment.
Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 PM@ House of Mercy (285 Ormond St.): An interfaith prayer service and candle light vigil praying for an end to poverty in our community, country and world.
Thursday, November 16, 6:00 – 9:00 PM@ St. Boniface Bowling Alley(15 Whalin St.) Come bowl, eat pizza and play billiards with the folks staying at St. Joseph’s and the House of Mercy. Free admission. A fun way of getting to know one another. Free admission.
Friday, November 17, 7:00 PM@ House of Mercy (285 Ormond St.): Come share your talents and appreciate others with an open mic night. The HOM will become a hip café for one night.
Saturday, November 18, 9:00 AM@The Dugan Center, (St. Mary’s): Mercy on the Margins: A Pilgrimage to Observe the World Day of Poverty. Register by calling Deacon David at: 271-7240 OR email email@example.com.
Saturday, November 18, 9:00AM – 5:00 PM@ House of Mercy (285 Ormond St.): Help keep folks warm this winter by dropping off winter clothing, especially warm socks, long underwear, hats and gloves.
Sunday, November 19, 11:30AM – 4:30 PM – First World Day of the Poor: The celebration begins at Washington Square Park with prayer and song. Then we will sing our way to the House of Mercy for a 12:15 Mass. Following the Mass, all are invited to stay for lunch and live music by Danielle Ponder!
St. Boniface Men’s Club Spaghetti Supper
The Men’s Club Annual Spaghetti Supper will be held on Saturday, November 18 after the 5pm Mass. Tickets will be on sale after Mass starting next weekend November 4/5. Cost is $9/adults and $5/kids 12 and under. Tickets can also be purchased by calling Dan Klee @233-9414.
What do you know of Thomas Merton, Trappist Monk and Author?
“Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul. . .” These words of Thomas Merton are but a few of the many quotes attributed to the Trappist monk who first became known far and wide by the publication of his book, The Seven Story Mountain, published in 1948. To this day, his autobiography remains on the list of the best 100 non-fiction books of the century. Voices of Women invites you to come listen to Monica Weis, SSJ tell us about Merton’s spirituality as a convert to Catholicism, a monk in the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani and an author of more than 70 books and countless poems and articles. Our speaker has been a student of Merton’s life and writings for many years as a professor of English at Nazareth College and as an author of Merton’s life of spirituality in “Thomas Merton and the Celts”. Listeners will walk away from this talk with a wealth of satisfaction from learning about this man’s quest to live in the presence of God. Sr. Monica is an engaging presenter of Merton and his life story.
Join us on Sunday, November 19, in the Dugan Center of St. Mary’s Church for this 12:00 – 1:00 presentation. You are cordially invited to join us also in the liturgy of the Mass, beginning at 10:30. Bring a friend. They will thank you for it.
St. Boniface Men’s Club Holiday Euchre Party
The Men’s Club Holiday Euchre Party will be held on Friday, December 1. Cost is $10/per person or $20/per team. Registration starts at 7pm and games will start at 7:30pm. Reservations can be made by calling the club at 473-7019 or Tony Califano 359-0966.
Three Spirits Holiday Party
Our All-parish Three Spirits group [for the 50+ crowd] invites you to our annual Holiday Luncheon. The event takes place on Wednesday, December 6 at the Back Nine Bar & Grill on East Ave. There will be a wonderful choice of entrees and a warm holiday spirit. Pick of a flyer in the back of all three churches for more information! Deadline is December 1. If you have any questions, please contact Beverly LaBelle at 271-7240 or
Beverly.labelle@dor,org or Marsha Condon at 748-0884.
Come Home For Christmas Holiday Sale & Alternative Giving Fair
Saturday, December 9 from 5:30pm– 7pm and Sunday, December 10 from 10am-12:30pm. Enjoy homemade holiday treats and handmade holiday items. Gift certificates and special donations will be raffled! Shop from a variety of vendors including The Sisters of Mercy One World Goods, St. Michael’s Woodshop, Beads for Life, and more…Unleash your creative spirits! Donations for the Home for the Holiday Sale are welcome and may be dropped off on Saturday, December 9 at the St. Boniface School Hall between 10am and 2pm. We are accepting new items only.