SANKT BONIFATIUS 1930 - 2021
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Sontagsmessen: 10 Uhr
Sunday Masses: 10 a.m.
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HAPPY Mother's Day! Let us please stay safe and healthy in our celebrations!
Der Mai und Maria
Meine himmlische Mutter: dein göttlicher Sohn hat zu mir und zu allen Menschen das wunderbare Wort gesprochen: „Selig, die reinen Herzens sind." (Mariengebet)
May - Month of Mary
You are our Mother and our inspiration. Hear our prayers and answer us. Amen.
(Prayer to our Lady of Guadalupe.)
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.
Happy Mother's Day
"Das Herz einer Mutter ist ein Abgrund, in dessen Tiefe man immer eines findet: Bereitschaft zum Verzeihen." (Honore de Balzac)
"God, creator and lord of the universe, chose to put himself — tiny, needy and helpless — into the nurturing and watchful hands of a human mother. Since then, every act of mothering — both physical and spiritual — in every time and every corner of the world recollects Mary’s." (dolr.org)
Papst Franziskus ruft zu Gebetsmarathon gegen Pandemie auf / Pope urges Catholics to pray in May for end to Covid-19 pandemic
Der Papst ruft einen neuen Gebetsmarathon für ein Ende der Corona-Pandemie ins Leben. Dazu sind im gesamten Monat Mai vor allem Wallfahrtsorte weltweit aufgefordert, Rosenkranzgebete zu dem Anliegen anzubieten. Täglich soll einer von 30 dieser Orte das Gebet der gesamten Kirche anleiten; die Andacht soll jeweils über Vatikan-Medien übertragen werden.
Pope Francis invites Catholics and Marian Shrines around the world to dedicate the month of May to a marathon of prayer for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic.
During the initial event May 1, Pope Francis will also bless rosaries to be sent to the 30 Marian shrines participating in the daily live-streamed prayers.
Rosary Marathon Calendar:
May 1: Saint Peter’s (Vatican): Prayer for wounded humanity led by the Pope.
May 1: Our Lady of Walsingham (England): Prayer for the deceased.
May 2: Jesus the Savior and Mother Mary Sanctuary (Nigeria): Prayer for those who could not say goodbye to their loved ones.
May 3: Czestochowa Shrine (Poland): Prayer for the sick.
May 4: Basilica of the Annunciation (Holy Land): Prayer for pregnant women.
May 5: Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary (South Korea): Prayer for children and adolescents.
May 6: Our Lady of Aparecida (Brazil): Prayer for young people.
May 7: National Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, also known as the Antipolo Cathedral (Philippines): Prayer for families.
May 8: Our Lady of Lujan (Argentina): Prayer for people involved in communication.
May 9: Our Lady of Loreto (Italy): Prayer for the elderly.
May 10: Our Lady of Knock (Ireland): Prayer for people with disabilities
May 11: Notre-Dame de Banneux (Belgium): Prayer for the poor and people in economic difficulty.
May 12: Notre-Dame d’Afrique (Algeria): Prayer for lonely people who have lost hope
May 13: Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of the Holy Rosary (Portugal): Prayer for prisoners.
May 14: Our Lady of Health (India): Prayer for scientists and medical research institutes.
May 15: Mary Queen of Peace (Bosnia and Herzegovina): Prayer for migrants.
May 16: St. Mary’s Cathedral (Sydney, Australia): Prayer for victims of violence and trafficking.
May 17: Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, D.C., United States): Prayer for those responsible for international organizations.
May 18: Notre-Dame de Lourdes (Paris, France): Prayer for nurses and doctors.
May 19: Shrine of the House of the Virgin (Meryem Ana, Turkey): Prayer for people at war and peace in the world
May 20: Our Lady of Charity of Cobre (Cuba): Prayer for pharmacists and health personnel.
May 21st : Our Lady of Nagasaki (Japan): Prayer for social workers.
May 22: Our Lady of Montserrat (Spain): Prayer for volunteers.
May 23: Our Lady of the Cape (Canada): Prayer for law enforcement, military and firefighters.
May 24: To be determined
Prayer for those who guarantee essential services.
May 25: Ta’Pinu National Shrine (Malta): Prayer for teachers, students, and educators.
May 26: Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexico): Prayer for workers and entrepreneurs.
May 27: Mother of God Pochaevskaya (Urkraine): Prayer for unemployed people.
May 28: Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting (Germany): Prayer for bishops, priests and deacons
May 29: Our Lady of Lebanon (Lebanon) Prayer for consecrated persons
May 30: Virgin of the Holy Rosary of Pompei (Italy): Prayer for the Church
May 31st: Vatican Gardens (Vatican): Prayer for the end of the pandemic and the return to work.
Source: Vaticannews.va, aletia.org, katholisch.de
Rosary Prayer Schedule
Month of May's Daily Rosary Live Broadcast from Marian Shrines Across the World
National Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, also known as the Antipolo Cathedral (Philippines)
It's quite noticable that there are a lot of churches in the Philippines, Christianity is really a big part of their culture. One of the most celebrated holy images, the Black Madonna, is being held as sacred in Antipolo's cathedral. During the construction of this church in the 1630s, the image would mysteriously vanish several times from its shrine, only to reappear atop a tipolo (breadfruit) tree. The image's pedestal is supposedly made from the trunk of the tipolo tree, which also gave its name to Antipolo itself.
Prayer for Families.
Basilica of Our Lady of Luján (Argentina)
Pope Francis sent a video message to Argentina Thursday ahead of the feast of Our Lady of Luján, May 8th.
“I wish to be close to you … when all you bishops will gather to pray the rosary for the health of the Argentine people.”
When Pope Francis served as the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, he used to make frequent pilgrimages to the Basilica of Our Lady of Luján, where he would also hear confessions. “Remember all that the Virgin has accomplished in your homeland..may God bless you all and may the Virgin keep you. And please, do not forget to pray for me,” he said. (Catholicnewsagency.com)
Our Lady of Loreto (Italy)
Beneath this ornate Renaissance-era basilica is safeguarded the Holy House of Loreto, comprised of three walls of stacked stones. It is believed that Mary grew up in this house and that the Annunciation took place in it. So, how did the walls get to Loreto? For many centuries, tradition held that angels miraculously carried the Holy House from Nazareth to Loreto. Throughout the basilica are numerous artistic depictions of angels flying over the seas with the house. Yet, modern research suggests that the Holy House, like many relics from the Holy Land, may have been transported by ship at the conclusion of the Crusades. (aleteia.org)
Father Westphal's 2 "commercials" (recommendations) from his homily, Sunday, April 18th
Series "The Chosen"
(Photo: Director Dallas Jenkins prepares Nicodemus and the crowd that has gathered outside a home in Capernaum to hear Jesus teach in an episode of "The Chosen.")
Father Westphal, as a "commercial" to his homily on Sunday, April 18th is recommending this series as a depiction of the life of Jesus Christ, more as a son of man; a depiction closer in significance to our own mortal lives.
From a review by James Merrick (PHD), Angelus News: “Get used to different.” That’s the show’s motto, and “The Chosen” is different indeed.
It’s the first multi-season TV dramatization of the Gospels and largest crowdfunded TV show in history. Without being tediously didactic or woodenly literal, it moves masterfully from inspired Scripture to inspiring script with captivating drama, splashes of humor and cleverness, superb acting, and rich character development.
The cinematic quality has impressed many. But talk to anyone excited about the series and they’ll say that what truly sets “The Chosen” apart is its personalization of Jesus and the characters of the Gospels. Director Dallas Jenkins — an evangelical Christian with a Bible degree — hopes the show will help modern people feel the same kind of connection to Jesus that his original followers felt."
This multi-season series can be downloaded as a free APP, or viewed with free YouTube, and other free interfaces.
As mentioned by Father Westphal, as a 2nd "commercial" to his homily on Sunday, April 18th...
As stated on it's website "Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc.
Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection.
It is produced by Jesuit Media Initiatives."
May Mass Intentions
Pastorale Dienste / Pastoral Services
Für Pastorale Dienste rufen Sie bitte an zur Vorbereitung.
For pastoral services, please call the parish for preparation.
Die sieben Sakramente / The 7 Sacraments
Die Sakramente sind die wichtigsten Feiern der Kirche. Sie bringen uns Gott ganz nahe, jedes auf seine Weise.
"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 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" &
Father Gerald Westphal
SECRETARY: Katie Gufler
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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.***