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animal blessing

Join us Saturday, October 1, at 10:00 a.m. in the Courtyard in honor of St. Francis of Assisi!  All animals appropriately leashed or caged are welcome! Contributions of pet food for Sarasota County Humane Society distribution will be accepted, and representatives from animal protection and assistance agencies will be in attendance. Refreshments for animals and owners provided by the Boniface Eco-Stewardship Team. 

Concert series opener

Romm Family Trio resizeTo begin our 2016-2017 season, we welcome the Romm Family Trio on Sunday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m.   This extraordinary trio, Ronald, trumpet; Avis, piano; son Aaron, trumpet; will delight the audience with opera to ragtime, from Baroque masterpieces to tango. You will not want to miss this wonderful concert and reception with the artists to follow.  A FREE event, thanks to the Boniface Friends of Music (free-will offering).  View our Concert Series brochure to see the full season of music events.  Click here to give and become a Boniface Friend of Music - thank you!

St. Boniface talent on display
This month, the Watercolor Group will have all new artwork on display in the Parish Hall!  Most pieces are for sale, with a portion of the sale supporting the ministries of St. Boniface Church -- thanks to the generosity of the artists.   Elsewhere in the community, the Group will have paintings on display at Burns Court Cafe and Wine Bar during the month of October, starting October 7. The cafe is located at 401 South Pineapple Avenue.
 
October Blood Drive
There’s nothing scary about giving the gift of life at our blood drive this month!  It’s quick, simple, and (generally) painless.  You need to be in good health, be over 17 years old and weigh more than 110 pounds.  To schedule your appointment time and avoid long waits, sign up at Coffee Hour. Child care available 9:00-11:30 for donors. Sunday, October 23, 8:30 – 12:30, in the church parking lot.  For info contact Nancy Rafter (941-735-3174).
 
football with the bishop

Yes, that’s right, join the diocesan staff and area parishes for a fun-filled night at Raymond James Stadium, where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, November 3 at 8:25 p.m.  Tickets are $45 for adults, $25 for youth (16 and under), and round-trip bus transportation is available for $20 more.   Sign up online here, in the Parish Hall, or call the reservation line at (941)349-5616 x5.  Payment confirms your reservation (cut-off date is October 17), and a portion of ticket sales benefits the Episcopal Charities Fund.  For more info, contact Lisa Wolf, lwolf@bonifacechurch.org or (941)349-5616 x320.

 

from the parish nurse
Parishioner and Faith Community Nurse, Doriel Boyce, offers information about the Zika virus click here to see her report.  Should you have any questions, call Doriel (941)554-4084.