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SANKT BONIFATIUS 1930 - 2021


Sontagsmessen: 10 Uhr

Sunday Masses: 10 a.m.

11. Juni „Heiligstes Herz Jesu,

bilde unser Herz nach Deinem Herzen!“

Montreal is now in the Yellow Zone within the Covid-19 guidelines.

For our circumstances within our smaller community, we can accommodate from 60-80 people within the continued appropriate 2 meter distancing requirements.  

And 50 people for our Marriages and Funerals.


However, we no longer require a pre-reservation prior to Mass attendance, but will continue to register all attendees on your arrival for continued potential contact tracing requirements. Masking and 2 meter distancing still applies, as do all the Covid-19 Protocols listed below.

Please come and join us for our Sunday Eucharistic celebrations without the past restrictions of pre-planning your visits. Come whenever you please. 

 

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.

 
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11. Juni Hochfest des Heiligsten Herzens Jesu
June 11 Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Im Mittelpunkt der Herz-Jesu-Verehrung steht das am Kreuz durchbohrte Herz Jesu, was durch die Bibelstelle Johannesevangelium 19, 33 belegt wird: ,,Als sie (die Soldaten) aber zu Jesus kamen und sahen, daß er schon gestorben war, zerschlugen sie ihm die Schenkel nicht, sondern einer der Soldaten stieß ihn mit seiner Lanze in die Seite, und sogleich floss Blut und Wasser heraus". Im Stich der Lanze wird die verletzende Kraft der menschlichen Sünde gesehen, das Herz steht für die Liebe Gottes gegenüber dem Sünder. In der Verehrung des angeblich durchbohrten Herzens identifiziert sich der Beter mit dem leidenden Christus und bittet für die, die diese Liebe nicht erkennen. Nach katholischer Lehre wurde die Kirche aus dieser Seitenwunde Jesu geboren.  Am Kreuz spendete Jesus seinen Geist; das Wasser steht für die Taufe, das Blut für die Eucharistie. (heiligenlexikon.de)

“In biblical language, "heart" indicates the centre of the person where his sentiments and intentions dwell. In the Heart of the Redeemer we adore God's love for humanity, his will for universal salvation, his infinite mercy. Practising devotion to the Sacred Heart of Christ therefore means adoring that Heart which, after having loved us to the end, was pierced by a spear and from high on the Cross poured out blood and water, an inexhaustible source of new life.” (Benedict XVI, Angelus 5 June 2005).

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June 12 Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
12. Juni Hochfest Unbeflecktes Herz Mariä.

Close to the Heart of the Son is the Heart of the Mother whom the Church celebrates the day after the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Let it again be the Holy Father who illuminates us with regard to this mystery: “The heart that resembles that of Christ more than any other is without a doubt the Heart of Mary, his Immaculate Mother, and for this very reason the liturgy holds them up together for our veneration. Responding to the Virgin's invitation at Fatima, let us entrust the whole world to her Immaculate Heart, which we contemplated yesterday in a special way, so that it may experience the merciful love of God and know true peace.” (Benedict XVI, Angelus 5 June 2005, passionistnuns.org)



Gott, du hast dem Heiligen Geist im Herzen der seligen Jungfrau Maria eine würdige Wohnung bereitet. Auf ihre Fürbitte hin erfülle auch unser Leben mit deiner Gegenwart und mache uns zu einem Tempel deiner Herrlichkeit. Amen. (aus dem Tagesgebet)

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13. Juni Heiliger Antonius von Padua
June 13 Saint Anthony of Padua

Antonius war Schüler des Heiligen Augustinus, und er verstand es, Geist und Herz zu verbinden, Studium und Gebet. Er ist Kirchenvater. In Padua nennen sie ihn einfach „den Heiligen“.


A tireless preacher and confessor, Saint Anthony of Padua realized in his life a perfect balance and synthesis of hands-on pastoral work and retreat into intense spiritual solitude, love of neighbor and love for God.

(Source: vaticannews.va)

 

Inspirational speech given at the  Vigil for the Muslim family killed in London, Ontario, June 6, 2021

(Perhaps for all groups of diversity, and the harms that have been done, including those at 

Canada's residential schools.)

 

Speech given by: 

Dr. Ingrid Mattson, London & Windsor Community Chair in Islamist Studies at Huron University College, Western University

Take a breath, it's okay.

O God, our Lord, You caused the night to pass into the day, and the day into the night. You bring forth the living from the dead and the dead from the living, and you provide for whomever you will, without lament.

And blessed is He in whose hands is the Dominion and He has power over all things. He is the One who created death and life in order to test which of you is the best in deeds, and He is almighty and forgiving.

It is late spring here in London and the peonies are blooming and the irises too. Although they will flourish and fall quickly, each creation of God has its own lifespan and its own way of living. And we, creations of God, each have our own lifespans and our own ways of being too. We trust in the wise plans of our Creator and we know this life, our life in this world, is precious: precious and always temporary. But it is a wonderful opportunity. It is our opportunity to cherish and to grow in all the capacities that God gave us: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual.

Why did God create us with so much diversity and difference? It is because each one of us can only reflect a tiny part of the beauty of God; God's beauty and majesty.  And that is why the more we come to know each other, the more we come to love each other, the closer we come to each other and to God.

I see in all of you today a reflection of God's Mercy. Love is greater than hate and hate can be overcome. And for those of you who still have hate in your hearts, we want more for you, we want better for you. We want your heart to be unconstricted so that it can expand more and more like the hearts of the people

here with love, until you come to know the source of all love. 

Thank you for being here, lovely people. 

 

A r c h e v ê q u e d e M o n t r é a l


June 11, 2021


Statement

             

Residential schools:

In solidarity with the families and their communities


"Just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family,

you did it to me."

Matthew 25:40


The fate of residential school children in Kamloops has shed further light on a dark episode in

Canadian history, one that can leave no man or woman, believer or non-believer unmoved. Our most

fundamental values are under attack when the integrity of families and the respect that is due to every

human being are so utterly violated.

In the course of hearings held in Montreal before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, I have

listened to heart-wrenching testimonies revealing the wounds that remain open, and I have met with men

and women who have been profoundly scarred.

Indian Residential Schools shattered lives: the lives of the families and communities whose children

were snatched away from them, the lives of the children themselves, who were terribly lonely, uprooted

and often mistreated.

I am deeply distressed to know that, as Catholics and as Canadians, we collaborated in view of God

and the world with this policy of assimilating the First Nations people under the guise of education.

Words cannot express the great sorrow I feel in the face of so much suffering. How, in real terms,

can we find our way forward in the quest for justice and peace and in solidarity with these families and

communities, in order to ensure that situations stemming from that colonial mentality never happen again?

To begin with, we must acknowledge the damage that we have caused; we must commit to assisting

each family still seeking the truth about their little loved one who disappeared without a trace, so that they

may finally be able to grieve; and we must offer our apologies for the wrongdoing that has been committed.

Many individuals and institutions have already moved to do this: the Right Honourable Stephen Harper

and the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, the Anglican, United and Presbyterian churches of Canada, and

numerous Catholic dioceses and religious communities that were in charge of residential schools across the

land.

I unite my voice with theirs to express my most sincere apology for the injustices committed against

Canada’s First Nations families and communities.

Moreover, along with the 250 Catholic congregations who are members of the Canadian Religious

Conference, I support the federal government’s Bill C-15 in its objective -- also espoused by the Holy See --

to bring our federal laws into alignment with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous

Peoples.

I will be dedicating my best efforts to pursuing this dialogue and working towards the rebuilding of

trust in a society that is free of discrimination and respectful of the dignity of every human being.


† Christian Lépine

Archbishop of Montreal

 

Deaths/Mass Intentions

 

As long as we live, they too will live; for they are now a part of us; as we remember them.

(from a Jewish prayer)


Lebherz, William (86), January 10th

Gartenmann Perout, Lena (88), January  10th

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

Schwartz (Kungl), Mary (90), May 14th

Ginder (Stumpf), Barbara (95), May 25th

Burger, Martin (81), June 11th

 

June Mass Intentions

 
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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. 

Taufe / Baptism

Buße / Reconcilation

Eucharistie / Communion

Firmung / Confirmation

Ehe / Holy Matrimony

Weihe / Holy orders

Krankensalbung / Anointing of the sick

"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" & 

Abigail Mayhan

 
 
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Parochial Administrator
Father Gerald Westphal

SECRETARY: Katie Gufler

WARDENS: 

Frieda Flisar

Trudis Goldsmith

Tom Kroll

Theresa Schlesak

Tony Schoonen

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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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