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George J. Gonce, Sr.

On June 17, 2018, George J. Gonce Sr. passed away at age 91. A US Navy WW II Veteran, and devout Catholic, Mr. Gonce was a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, and 50 year member of St. Jane Frances Church. Mr. Gonce had a long list of accomplishments in his beloved profession of Funeral Service. He was the founder of Gonce Funeral Homes in Brooklyn and Riviera Beach, past president of the Maryland State Funeral Directors Association, past president of the National Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards, and served as Secretary of the Maryland State Board of Morticians for over a decade. He also traveled the world with his wife, Marguerite.
Mr. Gonce was the beloved husband of 73 years to Marguerite Gonce (nee Mortillaro); devoted father of George J. Gonce, Jr. and his wife, Chickey, Donna Znamirowski and her husband, Jerome, Richard Gonce and his wife, Elaine, Beverly Gonce, Gregory Gonce, Mark Gonce and his wife, Laurie; loving grandfather of Jerry and wife, Chanessa, Gina, Eric, Lance, Heather and wife Mandy, Adam and wife, Jessica, Emily, Brad, Sabrina, Kara and Ricky. He was also blessed with great granddaughters Violet, Lily and Ava.
Friends may visit GONCE FUNERAL SERVICE P.A., 4001 Ritchie Highway on Wednesday and Thursday 3 to 7,pm. Further visiting will be held at GREGORY J. GONCE FUNERAL HOME, 169 Riviera Dr. Riviera Beach, on Friday 10,am to 11:15. The funeral procession will leave at 11:30 am to St. Jane Frances Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon.  Entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to the ALS DC/MD/VA Chapter, 30 West Gude Drive, Suite 150, Rockville, Md. 20850.

Edward J. Ciernak

On June `9, 2018,Edward J. Ciernak passed away.  The devoted father of John Cierniak; brother of Frank and Joseph Cierniak; beloved son of the late Frances and Joseph Cierniak.

Visit the family owned Gonce Funeral Service P.A.,4001 Ritchie Highway on Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M.  Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Saturday at St. Athanasius at 9:00 A.M. Interment Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Vacation Bible School

Mark your calendars and join us for our Vacation Bible School – Grade 3 – 8.  Venture into an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive!  Vacation Bible School will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018, Thursday, July 12, 2018, Thursday, July 26, 2019 and Thursday, August 9, 2018.  Join us for as many sessions as you can!  Please call the Parish Office at 410-355-5740 for more information or to register.

Parish Bingo

Friday, July 6, 2018 ~ Doors open at 5:45 p.m. ~    Bingo begins at 7:00 p.m. ~ Party Packs $10.00.  Specials available. Featuring: Fill the card ~ Jackpot Game $500 ~ 61 numbers ~ Magic Number ~ $753.00 ~ Door Prizes & Refreshments ~ Kitchen Special: TBA. Bonanza and Early Bird Games begin at 7:00 p.m.  Gift Certificates available in $10 and $20 packages. Must be at least 18 yrs. old to attend. The event is smokefree and handi-cap accessible.  Invite a Friend! For more information, call the Parish Office at 410-355-5740, 410-530-6117 or 410-636-6496Future Bingo is August 4.

Crab Cake Dinner

Join us for our annual Crab Cake Dinner to be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the St. Athanasius Church Hall.  The menu includes:  Crab Soup/Crackers, Two Crab Cakes, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Macaroni & Cheese, Vegetable, Rye Bread, Rolls & Butter, Dessert, Coffee, Iced Tea and Lemonade.

Tickets:  Adults ~ $22.00; Children under 12 ~ $12.00; Carryout ~ $22.00

To purchase tickets call the Parish Office at 410-355-5740.

Join us for mass

St. Athanasius
Tuesday 8 a.m. Communion Service St. Athanasius Chapel
Wednesday 7 p.m., St. Joseph Novena St. Athanasius Chapel
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8 a.m. St. Athanasius Chapel
Saturday 4 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
St. Rose Lima
Wednesday 7 p.m., St. Joseph Novena St. Athanasius Chapel
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8 a.m. St. Athanasius Chapel
Sunday 9:15 a.m.