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Our Faith


Devotions
St. Boniface offers visitors an ongoing opportunity to participate in our Masses and religious devotions, all day, every day.

The community celebration of the Mass is the most important part of our Catholic Faith, and the central focus here at St. Boniface.

A Solemn Novena to St. Anthony of Padua, an individual blessing with his relic, a popular devotion at St. Boniface since 1898, is held immediately after both Masses on Tuesday.

Every Sunday evening, we join together for a Holy Hour with Exposition and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

In addition to our liturgies and devotions, St. Boniface offers the faithful time for silent prayer and reverent devotion. Praying and celebrating as a community are vital parts of the Catholic Faith. St. Boniface offers our visitors the chance to pray together and celebrate as a community every day throughout the week.

Ministry of Hope
St. Boniface Church finds its Hope in the Divine Presence of Jesus Christ in His Body and Blood.

Founded in 1853, and staffed from 1875 by the Franciscan Fathers of the Cincinnati Province, St. Boniface was established to serve the needs of German-speaking immigrants in the Lafayette area. These same Franciscan Friars consistently emphasized the need for Hope found in the Sacraments, especially those of Holy Eucharist and Confession.

St. Boniface has reclaimed that primary mission: To offer Hope in difficult moments through the Presence of Jesus in the Sacraments -- especially in His Body and Blood and through frequent Reconciliation.

A Franciscan Religious Sister is engaged full-time in visiting the sick and homebound.

Encounter
To emphasize the importance of the Holy Eucharist, St. Boniface offers a Holy Hour with Exposition and Benediction every Sunday evening at 7:00p.m. Also, Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is now offered around the clock (except for mass times) at St. Elizabeth Hospital's Chapel, 5 minutes away from St. Boniface.

Throughout the course of the year we offer communal celebrations of Penance and Anointing of the Sick. Please consult the schedule or weekly bulletin for specifics.

 

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