Sankt Bonifatius 90th Anniversary
**Sunday March 1 Mass: no significant snowbanks to worry about. The usual parking is available. More rain than snow in city.**

CELEBRATION OF KIRCHWEIHFEST  27 SEPTEMBER, 2020

Katholische Gemeinde

Heilige Messe: Sonntags um 10 Uhr

Holy Mass: Sundays @ 10:00 am

We always welcome our McGill University participants.

St. Boniface Parish (Office)

3760 Avenue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville, Montréal, QC H2W 2G4

 

                          1930 - 2020

Die Geschichte von "Sankt Bonifatius" beginnt 1930 mit den frühen deutschsprachigen Einwanderern. Wir sind dankbar und freuen uns, dass wir 2020 weitermachen können.

 

1930

In the beginning...

From the Directory Archives, we found the following excerpt from "The History of the German Presence in the Montreal Region", which was researched and compiled by Jacques Gagné, and contributed by Rudy Jobba (and Julia Gerke).


"Even before World War I, there were numerous German Catholics in Montreal. Attempts were made to set up a Catholic parish, but because of the small number  of Catholics, they did not succeed.


After the war, more and more Germans had to leave their homeland, and many came to Canada. In Montreal, soon a larger colony of German Catholics emerged, all of whom more or less also spoke Hungarian, as they had emigrated from Hungary, and from the regions separated from Hungary: from Czechoslovakia, Romania, and Yugoslavia.

Our people felt very unhappy: they would have liked a Holy Mass with German church songs and with a sermon in German. In 1928, Franciscan Father Jerome Hedly established the Hungarian parish; 

many of our fellow countrymen joined this community and were members of the same, until the emergence of our German community in Saint Louis de France (district).

On the 31st of January, 1930, a small meeting was held. 

Present were: Anton Schlachter (Bácska, Yugoslavia), Erhard Weisenberger (Germany), Georg Marx (Switzerland), Matthias Vogel (Hungary), Nikolaus Ginder (Bácska, Yugoslavia), Josef Beck (Bácska, Yugoslavia), Valentin Kilbertus  (Bácska,Yugoslavia), Michael  Schneider (Bácska, Yugoslavia), Alfred Schultes (Germany), Johann Monn (Switzerland).

The Lord Archbishop asked for a German priest from the General Abbot of the Cistercian Order in Rome, who then sent his secretary, Dr. P. Tiburtius Hümpfner to Montreal. Invitations were sent to all known German language families in Montreal. 


Holy Mass was celebrated in German with a German sermon, on Sunday 18 May, 1930, at

9 o'clock in the morning in the lower (French) church of St. Louis de France (at Roy st. and City Hall, corner Laval avenue). Approximately 300 people attended this first Holy Mass. "

 

1st Mass, Sunday May 18, 1930

The 1st Mass of Sankt Bonifatius Gemeinde was held on May 18, 1930, at 9 o'clock, in the lower level (basement) of the French church of St. Louis de France (for a rental fee of $25 per month) on Roy and Laval Sts., until it was destroyed by fire in 1933. 


The German Mass was then moved to the ground floor of a building, situated on Roy and de Bullion Sts.,which was administered by the congregation of nuns of Notre Dame des Neiges, and which primarily served as a schoolhouse for many years. This schoolhouse additionally accommodated early catechism classes in the German language, then later in the Hungarian language, for the children of our immigrant families.

St_Louis_de_France_church_Roy_Street_1910_edited.jpg

Eglise Saint Louis de France 
(destroyed by fire: January 12, 1933).

1st%20home%20of%20rc%20german%20speaking%20parish%20kapelle_edited.jpg

Lower level "Kapelle" reserved for the Sankt Bonifatius Gemeinde

 

1946 onwards...

As more German speaking immigrants were continuing to arrive in very large numbers, in finding a very supportive community, there was the desire and the feasibility to acquire land to build a dedicated church of our own.  
In 1946, the initial lower level (our community hall today) was completed. Celebrations of Sunday Masses were initiated in this hall for over a year, until the upper portion of the church building was completed in 1948. Today we are blessed to celebrate Sunday Masses in our Parish, very respectful of the early arrivals of our families, and our new families that have come to join us.

oldlowerchurch_edited.jpg

The 1st phase of construction of St. Boniface, completed in 1946.
First Communion June 15, 1947.

Kircheoldcar_edited.jpg

1970. Church decorated for 40th Anniversary celebration.

 

Upcoming Celebrations

Seraphim Chamber Choir
On the rainy evening of Tuesday February 18, 7:30 pm, we dearly enjoyed a lovely respite; enchanting voices in song under the theme,  "A Voyage Across Spain".  A heartfelt thank you to John Guzik and all!

Chor mit Dirigent / Choir with Artistic Director, John Guzik.

John Guzik previously directed Der DeutscherChor.

Beginning of Lent, Ash Wednesday, February 26. 
Aschermittwoch am Sonntag feiern / Receiving of the Ashes.
Sunday March 1.

The Lent season lasts 40 days (not including Sundays) representing the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness.

"Denken Sie daran, das du Staub bist, und zum Staub wirst du zurückkehren."/ " Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return."

.

Familienmesse/Family Day Mass
Sunday March 8

Kaffee und Kuchen nach der Messe./
Coffee and Cake after Mass.

Beginning of Daylight Saving Time.

Remember to "spring forward" 1 hour.

Palmsonntag / Palm Sunday,  April 5.
Celebration of Love with Charity Luncheon, April 5, after Mass.
(Karten nur im Vorverkauf / Tickets in advance only)

Palm Sunday commemorates the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-9), when palm branches were placed in his path, before his arrest on Holy Thursday and his crucifixion on Good Friday. It thus marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of Lent.

Details of luncheon to follow later.

 

Familienmesse /    Family Day Sundays

KAFFEE UND KUCHEN NACH DER MESSE / COFFEE AND CAKE AFTER MASS.

Please bring something sweet to share!

March  8        April 5 (Palm Sunday/Charity Luncheon)        May 10

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” 
― Mother Teresa                     

                 

 

Our Parish Family Photos

Christmas 2019

 
IMG_0275.jpg

Family Sunday with Santa

IMG_0273 (2).jpg

Poinsettia Raffle

IMG_0254.jpg

Santa Bearing Gifts

IMG_0274.jpg

Santa's Greeting

 
IMG_0290.jpg

Christmas Eve

IMG_0287.jpg

Christmas Eve

IMG_0293.jpg

Christmas Eve

IMG_0291.jpg

Christmas Eve

 

PASTORALE DIENSTE 

TAUFEN: Rufen Sie bitte an zur Vorbereitung.

HOCHZEITEN: Rufen Sie bitte an bevor Sie ein Hochzeitsdatum festlegen.

KRANKENBESUCHE: Rufen Sie bitte an, wenn jemand einen Besuch wünscht, die Krankensalbung oder die Kommunion. 

BEICHTEN: Es besteht immer die Gelegenheit vor der heiligen Messe zu beichten.



PASTORAL SERVICES


BAPTISM: Please call the parish to arrange for preparation.

MARRIAGE: Please call the parish before setting a wedding date.

VISITING the SICK: Please call the parish if a sick family member would like a visit to receive the sacraments of Anointing of the Sick or Communion.

CONFESSION: There is always the opportunity for Confession before Holy Mass.

  

St Boniface Parish Montréal

 




ADMINISTRATOR & PASTOR:

Father Gerald Westphal

SECRETARY:

Katie Gufler

WARDENS:  

Frieda Flisar

Trudis Goldsmith

Tom Kroll

Theresa Schlesak

Tony Schoonen                                

                                                                      St Boniface Parish 

 

Parking Map

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.***

 

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)

stbonifacemtl@gmail.com  (90th anniversary)

514-849-8574

 

Update Your Info

Please send us your latest contact information.

 

BULLETINS

CURRENT: FEBRUARY, 2020

 
IMG_0320.jpg
 
IMG_0315.jpg
 
IMG_0316.jpg
 
IMG_0317 (1).jpg
 
IMG_0322.jpg
 
IMG_0319.jpg
 

PREVIOUS: JANUARY, 2020

 
IMG_0297.jpg
 
IMG_0305.jpg
 
IMG_0300.jpg
 
IMG_0301.jpg
 
IMG_0304.jpg
 
IMG_0303.jpg
 
This site was designed with the
.com
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now