We’re Under Construction

The Pastoral Council, our staff, and myself are eager to help you experience a new spiritual awakening. We don’t want to be satisfied with just a few percent increase in our spiritual life; we want to bound to new heights that will give an ever-increasing sense of meaning for our parish. Fr. Vince

Encounter Lent Small Group Opportunities
Challenge yourself this Lent!  No more “I’ll give up chocolate” stuff.  Instead – join a faith-sharing group with other parishioners of St. Boniface.  No special knowledge of scripture or the Bible is necessary. Groups are forming now.  With a commitment of just 1 hour per week for 5 weeks, you will be giving yourself a great gift.  The series is called Encounter Lent.  You may have seen it featured in a recent issue of the Catholic Mirror.  It is based on The Road to Emmaus story in the Gospel of Luke and our call to discipleship.  Sign-up sheets are available in the gathering space.  Various days and times are offered.  Contact Deb Purcell at dpurcell@stbonifacechurch.org or 987-4597 with questions or to register.
Saturdays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the Romero Room; starts March 4
Sundays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm at the Bruecken’s home; starts March 5
Mondays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the Romero Room; starts March 6
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the Romero Room; starts March 14
Thursdays, 1:30 – 2:30 pm in the Romero Room; starts March 9
Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm at the Brdicko home; starts March 9

Corporal Works of Mercy
We have been learning about the Corporal Works of Mercy this month. This ties in nicely with our Under  Construction theme and January being poverty awareness month, since all three have such strong themes of expanding our personal ministries and reaching out to those who need help.

The bricks on the kiosk shown below are used in a symbolic way to show that you are ‘in’ with helping to do good works of mercy in your daily lives. We would like you to decorate a brick, or all three, by writing the work of mercy that you want to work on, either personally or as a family; or writing your name on the brick to show you’re ‘in’; or drawing a picture showing how you will help those in need.  After you’ve decorated a brick, bring it to church and tape it to the kiosk. As the bricks fill in from all our families, we’ll see the wall become stronger and see that with all of us ‘doing something’, we can make a difference.

To help you think of words, a phrase, or a key word for the brick, here is the list of the Corporal Works of Mercy:

Clothe the Naked   ·   Comfort the Sick   ·   Give Drink to the Thirsty   ·   Shelter the Homeless

Feed the Hungry   ·   Visit the imprisoned (or homebound)   ·   Bury the Dead


Do you set up a Nativity scene inside or outside your home?  When do you set it up?  In this week’s Catholic Update, The Christmas Crèche, read about St. Francis and the First Live Nativity scene in the year 1223.  You will also find a blessing you can use to bless your nativity scene.  Then reflect upon what Christmas traditions you have continued from your childhood and which traditions you have changed or created new.


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Learn more about Under Construction in Father Vince’s introductory video.                                                                      


View the first homily in the Under Construction series from the weekend Masses of August 26/27th.                         

Or, click here to read the homily. View our online photo album of Under Construction images.


View the second homily in the Under Construction Series from the weekend Masses of September 3 & 4.                 

Or, click here to read the homily.


View the third homily in the Under Construction Series from the weekend Masses of September 10 & 11.                 

Or, click here to read the homily.


View the fourth homily in the Under Construction Series from the weekend Masses of September 24 & 25.               

Or, click here to read the homily.


View the fifth homily in the Under Construction Series from the weekend Masses of October 1 & 2.                           


Read the homily from the weekend Masses of October 15 & 16.

On this page: http://stbonifacechurch.org/?sermon=under-construction-week-6


View Father Vince’s Youth Formation Under Construction video.                                                                                         


Building Permit for Building Faith 2.0, We’re Under Construction. The Building Permit is your guide for growing your personal and communal faith.

God’s Blueprint Our blueprint for spiritual growth.

Participating Fully at Sunday Mass

Saintly Sinners: Flawed but Faithful, Models of Holiness

Read our Liturgy Under Construction on celebrating the Eucharist with Respect and Grace.

To learn more, we invite you to read Finding Jesus in the Eucharist: Four Ways He Is Present.