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SANKT BONIFATIUS 1930 - 2021


PLEASE TAKE NOTE: We are currently restricted to a maximum of 25 attendees, under the most recent Covid-19 public health orders. 

Sontagsmessen 10 Uhr

Sunday Masses: 10 a.m.

Please call 514-849-8574 for Sunday Mass seat reservations. You may also use the Contact Form, further below. 

"Streck deine Hand aus, damit Heilungen und Zeichen und Wunder geschehen durch den Namen deines heiligen Knechtes Jesus.
Als sie gebetet hatten, bebte der Ort, an dem sie versammelt waren, und alle wurden mit dem Heiligen Geist erfüllt, und sie verkündeten freimütig das Wort Gottes." 

(Lesung aus der Apostelgeschichte
Apg 4, 23-31)

"A Christian is a man or woman of joy, a man or woman with joy in their hearts. ...the joy of the Gospel, the joy of having been chosen by Jesus, saved by Jesus, regenerated by Jesus; the joy of that hope that Jesus waits for us, the joy that is expressed in another way – even in the crosses and sufferings of this life – that is, peace in the certainty that Jesus accompanies us, is with us. (Pope Francis' Homily, Santa Marta, 23 May 2016)

 

WE WELCOME YOU.

However, STAY AT HOME IF:

1. You or someone you live with is feeling ill.

2. You or someone you live with is self-isolating.

3. You or someone you live with has travelled outside of the country in the last 14 days.

On your arrival please follow these Health and Safety Rules.  

1. Arrive wearing a face mask.

2. Sanitize your hands at the top landing before you proceed to the pews.

3. We will tick off your name on arrival, to allow for your protection, if needed for contact tracing.

4. Proceed to those pews that are OPEN for your use. 

5. Continue to wear your face mask AT ALL TIMES (except when receiving Communion.)

6. For the receiving of Communion, Father will come to you, at your pew. Refrain from saying "Amen" out loud.

7. Please REFRAIN from singing. 

8. Please DO NOT congregate after Mass and keep your distancing, of 2 meters, AT ALL TIMES.

May God bless us and keep us safe always.

 

"Easter Sunday has come and gone. Followers of Jesus all over the world have marked the most significant day in history, the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The resurrection was the Father’s exclamation point to the ministry of Jesus; the “Temple” had been destroyed and raised up three days later. But what about Monday? Is the singing and shouting over? Jesus encountered the disciples on Easter Sunday, but what about after Easter: what about Monday, or Tuesday, or beyond? The first eleven verses of the book of Acts provide at least five vital steps for us in the days ahead."


"Acts 1:1–11 fulfills Jesus' teaching that for the Holy Spirit to come, He must return to heaven (John 16:7). After the crucifixion and resurrection, Jesus spent forty days showing Himself to His believers to prove that resurrection and give them instructions. Now, it is time for Jesus' earthly ministry to end and the Holy Spirit's to come into full effect (John 16:8–14). Acts 1:1–11 is an expanded account of Luke 24:50–53; it is also part of a larger section of Acts that describes the ministry of the twelve apostles as they establish the church in Jerusalem (Acts 1—7)."

Source: Churchleaders.com & BibleRef.com

 
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St. BERNADETTE  - April 16

HL. MARIE-BERNARDETTE SOUBIROUS, SEHERIN, NONNE - 16. April

Bernadette Soubirous wurde am 7. Januar 1844 in Lourdes, im Südosten Frankreichs, als Kind einer armen Müllersfamilie geboren. Am 11. Februar 1858 hatte sie in der Grotte von Massabielle zum ersten Mal die Vision, die sich bis zum Juli desselben Jahres noch 17 Mal wiederholen sollte: Ihr erschien eine weibliche Gestalt von großer Schönheit, die sich ihr später als Maria zu erkennen gab. Wie Papst Franziskus 2017 in seiner Botschaft zum Welttag der Kranken schrieb „erzählte das einfache Mädchen aus Lourdes, dass die Jungfrau, die sie als »die schöne Frau« bezeichnet, sie ansah, wie man eine Person ansieht. Diese schlichten Worte beschreiben die Fülle einer Beziehung. Die arme, ungebildete und kranke Bernadette fühlt sich von Maria als Person angeschaut. Die »schöne Frau« spricht zu ihr mit großem Respekt, ohne Bemitleidung. Das erinnert uns daran, dass jeder Kranke immer eine menschliche Person ist und bleibt und als solche behandelt werden muss.“

Source: VaticanNews - Saint of the Day 

 

Unseren verlorenen Geliebten/

Our Lost Loved Ones

Lebherz, William (86), January 10th
Gartenmann Perout, Lena (88), January 14th
Doil, John (65), January 20th
Ruck, John (93), February 7th
Bleiziffer-Gareau, Linda (57), February 14th
Zentner, Ramona (92), February 22nd
Jonke-Bessler, Hedwig (80), February 27th
Belafi, Martin (91), March 2nd
Vording, Anton (96), March 27th

 

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"

William James

 
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"If we are to know the Lord, we must go to Him, listen to Him in silence before the Tabernacle and approach Him in the Sacraments."

Pope Francis

 

Die 7 Sakramente / The 7 Sacraments

Für Pastorale Dienste rufen Sie bitte an zur Vorbereitung. 

For pastoral services, please call the parish for preparation.

Taufe / Baptism

Firmung / Confirmation

Eucharistie / Communion

Buße / Reconcilation

Krankensalbung / Annointing of the sick.

Weihe / Holy orders

Ehe / Marriage

"To bring us to holiness.

Baptism: to initiate us. We are now members of the Church. We receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and are cleansed of the stain of Original Sin. Instituted by Jesus at His baptism in the Jordan.

Reconciliation: to forgive us of our sins. The priest, in the image of Christ, hears our confessions and forgives our sins. Instituted on Easter Sunday when Christ said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven, whose sins you retain are retained.”

First Communion/ the Eucharist: the first time we partake of the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Instituted at the Last Supper.

Confirmation: to the strengthen our baptismal vows. We receive “more” of the Graces of the Holy Spirit. Instituted at one of two cases, either Pentecost or on Easter Sunday when Jesus breathed on the Disciples.

Holy Matrimony: Marriage of man and woman in the eyes of God and the Church. Instituted at theWedding at Cana.

Holy Orders: Like Matrimony but for a man who becomes a Deacon, Priest, Bishop … a member of the Magisterium. (But Permanent Deacons can be married) Instituted at the Last Supper.

Anointing of the Sick: The Oil of the Sick is administered to the sick and dying. May be received more than once. Instituted by Christ in His many healings.

The Eucharist is the central sacrament.

The Sacraments of Initiation are Baptism, the Eucharist, and Confirmation.

The Sacraments of healing are the Eucharist, Reconciliation, and the Anointing of the Sick.

The Sacraments of Service are the Eucharist, Holy Orders, and Holy Matrimony."

Source: vaticannews "Catechism of The Catholic Church" & 

Abigail Mayhan

 

A little History..

 

Our Original Altar  

We were able to restore a little nostalgia.

The 2 lighted back urns are returned "close" to their original glory! Should you be able to find a black & white photo of this altar from our long ago past history, you would find that these marble/ porcelain urns were equipped with embedded glass lighting sources.

We have been able to find 2 suitable lighting fixtures that sit nicely within these urns, and such we are able to revive, enjoy, and honour "what was given to us" by our early

 parishioners; another touch of solemnity & warmth.

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Our painting mural within our Sanctuary 

Disputation of the Holy Sacrament /

Disputation des Heiligen Sakraments / La disputa del sacramento, 1509-1510.

Raffaello Sanzio Raphael

"Looking at the Disputation of the Holy Sacrament from top to bottom, it represents clearly the Trinity of the Church. At the same time as contemplating this Trinity the horizontal in Raphael's piece shows our (humanity's collective) future in heaven with Mary and all of the saints.


In the painting, Raphael has created a scene spanning both heaven and earth. Above, Christ is surrounded by an aureole, flanked by the Blessed Virgin Mary and John the Baptist to his right and left (an arrangement known as the Deësis).  Other various biblical figures such as Peter (far left, holding keys), Adam (far left, bared chest), Paul (far right, holding book and sword) and Moses (right, with horns of light and holding tablets of the Ten Commandments) are to the sides. 


God the Father sits above them all in the golden light of heaven and adored by angels. Below Christ's feet is the Holy Spirit, to whose sides are books of the four Gospels held open by putti

Below, on an altar sits the monstrance. The altar is flanked by theologians who are depicted debating Transubstantiation.[3] 


Christ's Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity is the Holy Eucharist, which is discussed by representatives of the Church; among them are the original four Doctors of the Church (identified by their names inscribed into their halos), with Pope Gregory I and Jerome seated to the left of the altar and Augustine and Ambrose to the right, along with Pope Julius IIPope Sixtus IVSavonarola and Dante Alighieri.


Pope Sixtus IV is the gold-dressed pope in the bottom of the painting. Directly behind Sixtus is Dante, wearing red and sporting a laurel wreath (symbolizing his greatness as a poet).[4] The bald figure reading a book and leaning over a railing in the left hand corner could be Raphael's mentor and Renaissance architect Bramante." (Wikipedia)

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For Sankt Bonifatius, Madeleine Delfosse was commissioned to replicate this painting in December 1951, as evidenced by our document below.

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Parochial Administrator
Father Gerald Westphal

SECRETARY: Katie Gufler

WARDENS: 

Frieda Flisar

Trudis Goldsmith

Tom Kroll

Theresa Schlesak

Tony Schoonen

Contact Form &
Update Your Info / or Comments

Please note: You may use this form, using the Comments box, to reserve a seat or seats for any given Sunday Mass, during this pandemic period, during those times when there are Mass attendance restrictions imposed by the authorities.

Please send us your latest contact information, or perhaps you have some positive input.

 

Contact:

Church: 3751 Avenue de-l'Hôtel-de-Ville, Montréal, QC H2W 2G4

Mailing Address (Rectory):   St. Boniface Parish, 3760 Avenue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville, Montréal, QC  H2W 2G4

stbonifacemtl@bellnet.ca   (secretary & pastoral)

stbonifacemtl@gmail.com  (wardens & misc.)

514-849-8574

 

P a r k I n g  M a p

We have attempted to highlight, in orange on this map, where there are potential free parking spots for our Sunday Masses. 

We continue to suggest that a good option is to park in front of the meters around us, which are free until 1 pm, or one can purchase a $12 day sticker from the corner store. 

Public Parking Lots: St. Dominque between Pine & Sherbrooke $10 per day. Cherrier & St. Denis $8 on Sundays. ***LAVAL ST & ROY ST are now OPEN for PARKING again.***

 
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