1 St. Boniface Catholic Church 1952 GA Hwy. 21 South Springfield, GA November 19, 2017 The Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time PARISH STAFF FR. MARTINO BÁ THÔNG NGUYEN, PASTOR RICK RAFTER, DEACON PATTIE LIEBL, PARISH SECRETARY CELESTE GISH, DRE KATHY O SAKO, OUTREACH ASSISTANCE DON SMITH, CUSTODIAN PARISH STAFF WEB ADDRESS BAPTISMS Please contact Fr. Martino for an appointment. WEDDINGS Please contact Fr. Martino for an appointment a minimum of four months before wedding date. PARISH CONTACT INFORMATION Office: (912) Fax: (912) WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. CONFESSIONS Saturday, 4:00 4:30 p.m. Or Upon request WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, 8:30 a.m. Friday 7:00 p.m. Religious Education Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 a.m. When school is in session ANOINTING OF THE SICK While Fr. Martino is away, please contact Pattie Liebl day or night if a priest is needed in an emergency Bulletin Deadline We welcome your contributions to the bulletin. Deadline for submission is Wednesday, by 12:00 noon Blessed are you who fear the Lord. Psalm 128:1a Philippians 2:5
2 November 19, rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you have been faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. - MATTHEW 25:21 God expects us to nurture and develop the gifts He has given us and then generously return a portion with increase. He doesn t want us to waste or hoard the gifts He has given us; He expects us to grow our gifts, use them wisely and be generous with them. Unfortunately, many of us are not generous in proportion to all that God has given us. READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: 1 Mc 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-63; Ps 119:53, 61, 134, 150, 155, 158; Lk 18:35-43 Tuesday: 2 Mc 6:18-31; Ps 3:2-7; Lk 19:1-10 Wednesday:2 Mc 7:1, 20-31; Ps 17:1bcd, 5-6, 8b, 15; Lk 19:11-28 Thursday: 1 Mc 2:15-29; Ps 50:1b-2, 5-6, 14-15; Lk 19:41-44 Thanksgiving Day, Suggested: Sir 50:22-24; Ps 145:2-11; 1 Cor 1:3-9; Lk 17:11-19 Friday: 1 Mc 4:36-37, 52-59; 1 Chr 29:10bcd, 11-12; Lk 19:45-48 Saturday: 1 Mc 6:1-13; Ps 9:2-4, 6, 16, 19; Lk 20:27-40 Sunday: Ez 34:11-12, 15-17; Ps 23:1-3, 5-6; 1 Cor 15:20-26, 28; Mt 25:31-46 SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES Sunday: Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Tuesday: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Wednesday: St. Cecilia Thursday: St. Clement I, St. Columban; Blessed Miguel Agustín Pro; Thanksgiving Day Friday: St. Andrew Dũng-Lạc and Companions Saturday: St. Catherine of Alexandria; Blessed Virgin Mary We would like to welcome any new Parishioner and encourage you to register with the Parish. Registration Forms are located in the church on the stand in front of the Confessional, or you may stop by the Parish Office and register Monday-Friday8:30 am - 4:00 pm. 19 de noviembre de º domingo del Tiempo Ordinario "Bien hecho, mi buen y fiel servidor. Puesto que has sido fiel en asuntos pequeños, te daré grandes responsabilidades. " -MATEO 25:21 Dios espera que nutramos y desarrollemos los dones que Él nos ha dado y entonces generosamente devolvamos una porción aumentada. No quiere que desperdiciemos ni acumulemos los dones que Él nos ha dado; Él espera que hagamos crecer nuestros dones, los usemos sabiamente y seamos generosos con ellos. Desafortunadamente, muchos de nosotros no somos generosos en proporción a todo lo que Dios nos ha dado. SHARING OUR GIFTS Autumn is the season for harvesting and sharing the fruits of our labors. This week s scriptures use images of the harvest, family life, pregnancy, and investment to describe the abundant harvest in the reign of God. We discover that sharing the gifts we have been given brings eternal rewards for everyone. In the Gospel parable a master entrusts his possessions to three servants before going on a journey. Each is given some talents. What they do with those talents determines what the master will do with them when he returns. How about us? What are we doing with our talents? How will our Master treat us when he returns? Copyright J. S. Paluch Co., Inc. National Catholic Register The NCR has been made available since July as an educational tool for adult Catholics' growth. Recently covered was the extensive history on the Reformation - did you read it? For guidance on T.V. and home videos, check out the ARTS & ENTER- TAINMENT section. Trekkies will love it! November 21, 2017 From the beginning of her life, Mary was dedicated to God. She herself became a greater temple than any made by hands. God came to dwell in her in a marvelous manner and sanctified her for her unique role in God s saving work. At the same time, the magnificence of Mary enriches her children. They we too are temples of God and sanctified in order that we might enjoy and share in God s saving work. -Franciscan Media
3 Liturgical Ministry Schedule Nov. 25 5:00 p.m. AS C Holden, G Holden, & K Holden EM P Galasco, J Kessler, N McEvoy, & P & T Liebl L C Gish U J Branham, P Tanguay, & G Hixenbaugh Nov. 26 8:30 a.m. AS B Woody, B Fogarty, J Whatley EM A & G Snyder, C Weber, & C Newberry L L Santos U A Castillo, R Castillo, & V Castillo 11:00 a.m. AS M Deyhle, T Rafferty, & L Davis EM A Seymour, C Miller, D Robider, & Volunteer L S Morgan U D Gallahue, J Williamson, J Davis, & Volunteer No Children s Liturgy Sunday: Monday: Tuesday: This week at St. Boniface - Nov. 19- Nov. 25 Mass: 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. No Faith Formation Catholic Focus-9:45 a.m. RCIA-7:00 p.m. Communion Service 8:30 a.m. 5pm Choir Practice-6:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday: Communion Service: 8:30 a.m. Followed by Adoration No Rosary Grp. Office Closes at Noon Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Happy Thanksgiving Office Closed Communion Service-10:00 am Parish Thanksgiving Dinner-12:30 pm Office Closed Communion Service: 7:00p.m. Followed by Adoration Welcome Home Father Martino Reconciliation: 4:00 Rosary:4:30-p.m. Mass: 5:00 p.m. Please Remember in Prayer Carolyn Ansel, Charles Armfield, Caroline & Brandon Arrieta, Deryck Auger, Michael Barajas, Jamie Bassett, John Ashley Beam, Hayden Boyette, Tony Branham, Briones Family, Ava Buck, Diana Cato, Kathy & Andy Chester, Penny Christol, Mike & Nancy Corley, Loretta Dahlweiner, Cody Danielewicz, Linda Dean, Ellie Dennis, Rindy & George Denmark, Celina Eaddy, Dowell Edwards, Marian Fallis, Connie Frazier, Mildred Galentine, Dan Gonzales, Eric Guge,, Michelle Garcia, Felipe & Manuela Garza, Aaron & Margarite Gilstrap, Lee Gobrogge, Linda Gruber, Margaret Hale, Muriel Healy, Janie Haar, Greg Hlavac, Collen Higgs, Richard Hinely, Carson Hollis, Danny Hollis, Tyler Hood, Myllar Jones, Vonnie & Niamh Kavanagh, Sandy Kowalski, Debra Lafferty, Rosa Lewis, Vince & Sandra Mackey, Frances Maher, John & Michael Maher, Tom and Bridget Maher, Justin McGregor, Elise McKinley, Delores Miller, Krystal Miller, Nancy Miller, Jason & Marisol Morrison, Angie Moore, Genevieve Mueller, Noah Napier, Randy Nease, Larry Neel, Alison Newberry, Dana Newsome, Margaret Newsome, Gloria O Connor, Mildred O'Connor, Zeile Oxford, Phil Pastrano, Mac Pierce, Melanie Pitingaro, Ann Preston, Emma Quin, Chase Rabin, John Ray, Faye Ray, Joel Rivera, Gabriella Reddick, Davin Rhodes, Connie Sawdy, Bill Saxon, Jessica Schira, Allen Schwartz, Benji Sharrow, Bill Shean, Eddie and Linda Shellhamer, Tim & Jill Shumacher, JoAnn Skorich-Smith, Beverly Smith, Bruce Snowden,Carmen Sosa, Jack Stein, Trudy Stein, Delores Talick, Mitch Talick, Burr Tolles, Ronald Tucker, Hans Venegas, Kaine Vincent, Bernie Weber, Garry Wilkes, Linda Williams, Larry & Julie Weddle CW2 Ross Bogard, COL Brian Healy, USAF, TSGT Brian A. Lafond, SPC Winston Hencely, SGT Clayton Emanuel Holloway, SFC Shawn Brown, SSG. Ryan Peters,LS2 Jonathon Benson King, MAJThomas Naldrett, SSG Steven Liebl,CW4 Scott Durrer, SGT Jeremy Hynes, SSG Andrew Hamilton, AZ2 Annmarie Chessari, E2 Mitch Talick Book of Remembrance The Book of Remembrance will be placed in the front of the church for you to add the names of your beloved who have passed away. The book will remain in the church the entire month of November, and as a church family we will pray for the dead.
4 St. Boniface 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner What are you doing for Thanksgiving? We know that there are many people who do not have a family dinner to go to, so why not enjoy a day of Thanksgiving with your Church family. If you are interested in coming, sign up sheet is in the lobby. We would like everyone to bring your favorite Thanksgiving dish, potatoes, vegetable, deserts, salads, etc. to share. Dinner will be served at 12:30pm. Arrive early to help set up preparations. If you have any questions, please contact Robin Smith at Parish Office During the week of Thanksgiving the Parish Office will be closed beginning November 22, at 12noon and will not reopen until Monday, November 27. Any bulletin items for the weekend of November 26 should have been turned in by Friday, November 17. If you turned it in late it will be printed in the following weekends bulletin. Thank you. Your Help is Needed As we come to the end of the Liturgical year next Sunday, the feast of Christ the King, we need your help. After the 11 am Mass, please take your hymnal from your chair and place it on the carts in the back of the church. Your contributions for the weekend of November 12, 2017 Adult $4, Children $46.81 Building Fund $1, Bills paid this week $4, Thank you for your continuing generosity! Mass Intentions for Nov. 19-Nov. 25 Sunday 11/19 +Bill Leonard Saturday 11/25 +Bobby Barris +Stephan Vereb Thank you. The Outreach Assistance Office wishes to thank everyone who donated canned goods, monetary donations, and their time to help feed those in need in Effingham County. Over 40 families were given food baskets. A special thank you to Charlie and Nancy Miller for donating all of the pies to go with the dinner baskets. Thank You The Annual St. Boniface Low Country Boil / Oyster Roast last Saturday night was a huge success!! The weather was perfect, the food was delicious, the music was great. Thank you to all who participated to make this such a fun event. All who helped set up, clean up, shopped, prepared the food, cooked the food and all who worked so hard to carry the wood for the fires. The appetizer and dessert table was a beautiful sight!! The comradery of the parishioners of St. Boniface is a never ending joy to experience, we are truly blessed to have such wonderful people. Rosary Prayer Group The Rosary Prayer Ministry will NOT meet on Wednesday, November 22, Please pray the Rosary at home or wherever you happen to be on this day. We will resume our regular meeting time on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 9:30 A.M. in the Faith Formation Building. All are welcome to join us. CCW Craft Group The CCW Craft Group will meet on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017at 7:00 P.M. in the Faith Formation Building to prepare the gift tags for the Barren Tree. All are welcome to join us. Collecting Cards I am collecting card fronts from old Christmas cards or any other cards you do not wish to keep. We use these for Eagle Angels and we send them to Veterans and to our troops. If you have any questions please feel free to me at Also if you have any family in the military that you think would like to receive a card, please let me know, the addresses are kept within our group. Thank You Rosemary Danielewicz USING TALENTS If we use God s talents, we shall find that they become multiplied in the use. We thought we had two; we find we have five. Richard Meux Benson
5 A Christmas Pasadas The Posadas (Spanish for the inns ), is an Advent-time event, (traditionally held from December 16 and ending on December 24, rather being held in homes, can be held in the church, or into a one-time procession which starts at a nearby home (or homes) and concludes at the church. The whole congregation, as well as neighbors and friends, are invited to participate. The participants are divided into two groups, with one half (the pilgrims) gathering outside the church or social hall while the other half (the inkeepers) wait inside. The song can be sung in English or, even better, in both English and Spanish. The song ends with the pilgrims entering the inn to a joyous welcome. If you would you like to participate in the first Christmas Posada at SBCC please contact Veronica at or Polo al Que es una Posada Navideña? Las Posadas son un evento que tiene lugar durante el Adviento en el que se representa el peregrinaje de Jose y Maria (los peregrinos) rumbo a Belen para empadronarse y su búsqueda de un lugar donde albergarse. Tradicionalmente se llevan a cabo del 16 al 24 de Diciembre, ya sea en las casas, puede hacerse en las iglesias o en procesión que empieza en casa y concluye en la iglesia. Toda la congregación al igual que los amigos y vecinos están invitados a participar.se hacen dor grupos, una mitad (los peregrinos) se reúne afuera de la iglesia mientras que la otra mitad (los hosteleros) esperan adentro. Se encienden velas y se canta la canción en Inglés, Español o, mejor aún, en ambos idiomas. La canción termina con los peregrinos entrando a la posada teniendo una cordial y emotiva bienvenida lo cual representa la apertura de corazones al niño Jesus y su bienvenida a nuestros hogares. Si deseas participar en la primer Posada Navideña celebrada en SBCC ponte en contacto con Veronica al o con Polo al Calling All Musical Talents Christmas will soon be upon us, and we need your talent to join the choir. If you play the organ, piano or keyboard or just want to come and sing and can help with the Midnight Mass Music please contact the parish office. You are invited join in singing in any of the Christmas Eve or Christmas Day Masses or any Mass at any time.! Just see one of our choir members. ***SAVE THE DATE*** ST. NICHOLAS PARISH BREAKFAST SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9th 8:30 am Everyone is invited to join in the celebration! More information will follow in future bulletins. Effingham County Orchestra Presents Eleventh Annual "Holiday Concert" and Homemade Cookie Sale. Effingham County Recreation & Parks Dept. Gymnasium December 3, 2017, 3:00 PM Free Admission. Barren Tree CCW will have the Barren Tree set up in St. Boniface Hall on Saturday, Nov. 25, There will be 220 tags for children ages Infant through 10 years and the maximum amount for these gifts should be $8.00. These gifts will go to the needy in our community. There will be 5 tags for the Treutlen House boys ages 12 through 18 and the maximum amount for these gifts should be $ Nick, the counselor at Treutlen House, suggests Wal Mart or Tanger Outlet gift cards for the boys. There will also be 14 Family Promise children and the maximum amount for these gifts should be $ Since these children do not yet have a permanent home, Gerry Klock suggests Wal Mart gift cards ONLY. Please take a tag and return your wrapped, tagged gift by Sunday, December 17, Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas and thank you for sharing with those less fortunate. Welcome Breakfast for New Parishioners To all new parishioners who have registered at St. Boniface since June 30, 2017 to present. WELCOME! You are invited to a Parish Welcoming Breakfast on December 3 rd, Father Martino wants to personally meet you and introduce you to the various ministries within the parish. The breakfast meal will be held between the 8:30 and 11:00 am Masses on Sunday, December 3. Please save the date if you can. So we can get a head count for the meal, please RSVP by November 26 th (that s the Sunday AFTER Thanksgiving) to: Dale or Dawn De Roia at or text or message. Or at
6 No class on November 19 and 26 Please enjoy a safe and blessed Thanksgiving break. Classes resume on December 3. Prayer checks rescheduled First and fifth graders will be prayer-checked on December 3. Please encourage your child to be prepared. Congratulations, sixth graders! Our sixth-grade class led the Fall Food Drive collecting 37 items for distribution in Thanksgiving baskets for the needy in our community. Other classes contributed an additional 126 cans and boxes. Thanks, students and parents, for your support of this very worthy cause. Church Volunteer Needed for Safety of St. Boniface Children: There is a need for an extra volunteer during CCD hours, to watch the hallways as our children are attending their spiritual classes. We want to protect our children and keep them safe from anyone who may come into the hallways as some children go to bathrooms/water breaks we want to ensure at all times they do not go unattended. We have one volunteer as of now but need two for safety and security of both hallways. Please let Celeste Gish or Brandi Ellis know if you would like to volunteer to assist during the hours between 9:20-10:45 on Sunday mornings. Must be Virtus trained. Celeste Gish: Brandi Ellis: Catholic Focus The Catholic Focus class for adults meet each Sunday. The classes use the Living the Good News curriculum based on the Lectionary readings for that Sunday. The lessons not only aid in understanding of the Scripture but also help to apply Biblical principles to everyday life. Please join us Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:45 in the Catholic Focus room in the Faith Formation Building. Remember your Faith Journey doesn t end when you become an adult! Virtus Training classes for Protecting God s children for the month of November are being held outside of the Savannah area. If you are needing to have training please see the schedules at When classes become available in our area they will be posted in the bulletin. *Diocesan policy requires all diocesan adult employees and volunteers attend VIRTUS (safe environment) awareness training, undergo a background check, and read and sign the diocesan code of conduct for working with minors prior to commencing their ministry. Office for the Protection of Children and Young People, Toll free reporting hotline: (888) The Most Reverend Gregory Hartmayer, OFM Conv., Bishop of Savannah Invites all couples celebrating their Silver or Gold (25 th or 50 th ) Wedding Anniversaries in 2018 to join him in celebrating the Gold & Silver Wedding JubileeAnniversary Mass in your honor at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Savannah, Georgia on Sunday: February 11, Those wishing to attend should contact the parish office or register online at by December 18, 2017 in order to receive a formal invitation with the detailed information. Questions?: Contact the Diocesan Office of Family Life, El Reverendísimo Gregory Hartmayer, OFM Conv., Obispo de Savannah Invita a todas las parejas que celebrarán su Aniversario de Bodas de Plata o de Oro (25 o 50) en el 2018 a participar en la Misa y Celebración de Bodas de Oro y Plato que se celebrará en su honor en la Catedral de San Juan el Bautista en Savannah, Georgia el domingo: 11 de febrero de Aquellos que deseen asistir deben contactar a su parroquia o registrarse en línea en antes del 18 de diciembre de 2017 para recibir una invitación formal con la información detallada. Preguntas?: Comuníquese con el Pastoral de Vida Familiar, A THANKFUL HEART A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. Cicero
7 See us at Yvette Carr P.O. Box 392 Springfield GA Phone Advertise Here For Sale Scoot around town on a classic 1987 Honda Rebel 450. New battery and chain miles. $ Register your Kroger Rewards card to help benefit the Outreach Assistance program. Need help? See Pattie in the Parish Office. Ave Marie Shop St. Boniface Catholic Gift Shop Open after Saturday and Sunday Masses. Bibles, Catholic Children Books, Gifts, Rosaries, Medals, and much more! Saturday Evenings 5:00 pm Mass and Sunday Mornings 8:15 am -12:30 p.m. Please contact Denise Burdick for nursery needs during meetings at