SANKT BONIFATIUS
90th Anniversary 1930 - 2020

At Sankt Bonifatius, we continue to remain closed, until further notice.

This year, Lent takes place from Wednesday, February 17th, to Thursday, April 1st, while Easter takes place on Sunday, April 4th.

„Worauf ist das Herz gerichtet? Lebe ich, um dem Herrn zu gefallen, oder um beachtet, gelobt, bevorzugt zu werden?“-Papst

Let us pray that we may celebrate our Eucharistic Masses together again soon.

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NOT APPLICABLE AT THIS TIME, AS WE CONTINUE TO REMAIN CLOSED.

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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.

God bless us and keep us safe always.

 

Fastenzeit/Lenten Season

„Die Fastenzeit sei eine Einladung zur Umkehr, eine Zeit, um zum Wesentlichen zu finden. Diese „Reise“ beziehe unser ganzes Leben und uns als Ganze mit ein, so der Papst: „Es ist eine Zeit, um die Wege zu überprüfen, die wir gehen, eine Zeit, um wieder den Pfad zu finden, der uns nach Hause zurückführt, und um die grundlegende Verbindung mit Gott wiederzuentdecken, von dem alles abhängt. Die Fastenzeit ist nicht eine Reihe von Opfervorsätzen, sie lässt uns erkennen, worauf das Herz gerichtet ist."

Pope Francis has encouraged Catholics to practice charity in Lent this year by caring for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

In his message for Lent 2021, the pope asks people to “experience Lent with love,” which “rejoices in seeing others grow.” “To experience Lent with love means caring for those who suffer or feel abandoned and fearful because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In these days of deep uncertainty about the future, let us keep in mind the Lord’s word to his Servant, ‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you’ (Isaiah 43: 1)."

“Love is a gift that gives meaning to our lives. It enables us to view those in need as members of our own family, as friends, brothers or sisters. A small amount, if given with love, never ends, but becomes a source of life and happiness,” he said.

“In these times of trouble, when everything seems fragile and uncertain, it may appear challenging to speak of hope. Yet Lent is precisely the season of hope, when we turn back to God who patiently continues to care for his creation which we have often mistreated."

One can give hope to others by being kind, sharing the “gift of a smile” or speaking a word of encouragement. 

“In Lent, may we be increasingly concerned with speaking words of comfort, strength, consolation and encouragement, and not words that demean, sadden, anger or show scorn."

Source: Pope Francis & Catholic News Agency

 

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

 
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Sanctuary Hardwood Floor Installation

Luckily due to our contractor's pre-commitment with us from prior to this current Covid-19 lockdown, and their authorization to do this work, we were able to proceed with the hardwood floor installation. 

We would like to share with you the progression of this project, by way of these photos. 

The 1st picture simply shows the bare plywood subfloor, already in place, and now exposed after the old carpeting and staples were removed by us (in order to save some costs).

The installers were here January 19th, 20th, and 21st; only 2 workers at any given time, always distancing themselves and masking up. 

You may have noticed that the old carpet had seen better days and had served us well for many, many years.

We can comfortably conclude that we are completely satisfied with the workmanship on this project by these very experienced artisan installers. This is a sustainable, lifetime solution, and more easily maintainable.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON TO ENJOY OUR EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATIONS

WITH FATHER WESTPHAL, WITHIN OUR NEW SANCTUARY SPACE. 

 
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          Danke sehr / Thank you very much

Vielen Dank für Ihre finanzielle Unterstützung für das Jahr 2020. Und bitte unterstützen Sie uns auch in diesem neuen Jahr 2021. In dieser Zeit der Pandemie vermissen wir viele unserer Gemeindemitglieder. Wir freuen uns darauf, euch bald zu sehen.

Thank you kindly for your financial support for the year 2020. And please do continue to support us in this year of 2021. We are missing many of our parishioners during this restrained period of the pandemic. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Please note: We are no longer ordering nor providing Parishioners' envelopes for our Sunday collections. Please use any older envelopes you may have left over, or envelopes to be found at the back of the church, or simply your own plain envelopes. Please ensure that you write your name or parishioner number on the envelope. Perhaps you may be more open to monthly contributions instead, either in the Sunday collection basket at the back of the church, or even through the mail. 

More parishioners have started to use the online giving option. Please Click below, if this option interests you. 

 

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.

  

 
 

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 of restrictions for Mass attendance.

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 & 90th anniversary)

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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