Our Parish

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

Read the history and plans for the future.
One Church. One Family.

Our School

Our Pre-K through 5th grade school is the best place in Kersey to start learning and loving everything that God created.
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Weddings at St. Boniface

Learn about the upcoming changes in the Order of Celebrating Matrimony to assist you in Celebrating Your Wedding
Celebrate the Richness of Married Life
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The 2017 Car Raffle is set to start June 2 during the Block Party festivities. Tickets can be purchased online now at www.winkersey.com – also tickets for the Best. Summer. Ever. Calendar and the K of C 300 Club Tickets!

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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 9:00am Thursday, when grade school is in session). Holy Days of Obligation and changes to the schedule are posted in the bulletin.

Confessions:

Saturdays beginning at 4:00pm or after mass or by appointment.

Parish Contacts:

Rev. Ross R. Miceli, Parochial Administrator
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 Sunday mornings during the offering or enclose in a giving envelope and drop in one of the giving boxes in the lobbies.

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, EITC business donations, memorials and other gifts. Contact us to learn more!

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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

Plan

 

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.).

 

Saturday Anticipated (Vigil):  4:15pm  |  Sunday:  8:00am & 10:30am

 

 

Sunday Evening/Community Mass:  5:00pm @ Queen of the World (Check bulletin for specific dates)

Weekdays:  7:15am Mon., Tues. and Wed.  9:00am 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.

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 4:00pm 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 for students are offered on Sunday mornings from 8:45am-10:15am (Grades 6-11) / Mondays from 6pm-7:30pm (Grades 1-5).
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.
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 our Principal, Mrs. Monica Schloder, at 814/885-8093 with any questions you may have and 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. Pre-school registration occurs in the winter in preparation for the following year.

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

Nini Tamburlin, Parish Office Secretary

church.office @st-boniface.org

Leslie Gahr, Religious Education Coordinator

leslie.gahr @st-boniface.org

Ray Knight, Liturgical Music Director

David Kronenwetter, Pastoral Council President

Tina Gradizzi, Finance Council Moderator

Steve Vallone, Parish Accountant

Contact Us

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Photo depicting the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph from the original St. Joseph Monastery Chapel in St. Marys, Pa. The original Stations of the Cross can be seen in the Elk County Catholic Chapel.