SANKT BONIFATIUS 1930 - 2021
Herzlich Willkommen: Sontagsmessen: 10 Uhr
Welcome: Sunday Masses: 10 a.m.
The earliest known Prayer to Mary: Sub Tuum Praesidium
We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God;
Despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers,
O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.
Unter deinen Schutz und Schirm
fliehen wir, o heilige Gottesgebärerin;
Verschmähe nicht unser Gebet in unseren Nöten,
sondern erlöse uns jederzeit von allen Gefahren,
o du glorwürdige und gebenedeite Jungfrau. Amen.
Please take note of some traffic circulation updates with the Pine Ave. road project.
There is always access to the entrance to our church.
We Welcome You
Current Health Protocols
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. Please register 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, please proceed towards the centre aisle, keeping your mask on, and make your way towards Father at the foot of the altar, with at least 1 meter of distancing.
7. Please REFRAIN from singing.
May God bless us and keep us safe always.
Changes in administration at
At our Thanksgiving Mass this past Sunday, October 10th, Father Westphal was able to provide us with additional information.
As Father had advised us at an earlier date, he will be leaving to serve at a larger faith community. Father Jacek Mikulski, currently at the Church of
St. Michael and St. Anthony (Polish) in Mile End, is looking forward to serve our community,
with a German Sunday Mass. Father Mikulski had previously also served the German congregation at St. Mary's in Kitchener.
The timing of this transition is contingent on the arrival of a second priest to replace Father Mikulski at the Church of St. Michael and St. Anthony; expectations are before the year's end.
Note: You may have already received a newsletter in the mail, with our best wishes,
and a call for support.
In this mailing, we have also provided our published Financial Annual Reports
(in condensed format) for the 3 years of 2018, 2019, and 2020.
If you have not received this mailing, and would like to have these Financial Annual Reports, please use the Contact Form below, especially to always ensure that we have your latest contact information; an email address would especially be very beneficial.
Thanksgiving Sunday Gospel
Love is giving: Father Westphal's homily message:
It is best to appreciate not so much the gift received, but the richness in the person
who is giving it.
Tagesheiliger 18. Oktober
HL. LUKAS, APOSTEL, EVANGELIST, PATRON U.A. DER KÜNSTLER
Der heilige Lukas wird allgemein als Patron der Ärzte und der Künstler verehrt. Sankt Lukas glich der Sonne; er ist hoch gewesen durch himmlische Betrachtung, schön in seinem guten Wandel, schnell in seiner feurigen Predigt, nützlich damit, dass er seine Lehre aufgeschrieben hat.
Von allen Seiten holte sich Lukas den Stoff zu einem wahrhaft getreuen und zuverlässigen Bericht über Jesus, sein Leben und sein Lebenswerk. Er erforschte die Quellen, horchte Augen- und Ohrenzeugen aus, ließ sich von Maria der Mutter Jesu Christi, erzählen und benutzte die bereits vorhandenen Quellen von Markus und Matthäus. Die griechische Bildung leuchtet aus seiner edlen Sprache.
Es ist wahrscheinlich, das der gefangene Paulus der erste Leser dieser Schrift seines Freundes war. „Lukas zeichnet die erbarmende Güte Jesu als die ergreifende Spiegelung des Geheimnisses Gottes ... Sein Leitgedanke liegt in dem Satz beschlossen: Des Menschen Sohn ist gekommen zu suchen und zu retten, was verloren war.“ Sein Evangelium bringt die meisten nachrichten aus dem Leben Marias.
So kam es, dass man im Mittelalter Lukas als Kaplan der lieben Gottesmutter bezeichnete. Hierin liegt wohl auch der Grund für die anmutige Legende, er sei der Maler des ersten Marienbildes gewesen.
Mit Worten jedenfalls hat er sie so innig und eindrucksvoll wiedergegeben, dass keine Palette imstande wäre, ihr schönere Farben mitzuteilen.
October Prayer Intention
October - Missionary Disciples
We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses of a life that has the flavor of the Gospel.
The Synod process kicked off on October 10th, and launches a call for all Catholics to walk together as the “pilgrim and missionary people of God.”
Another aspect of Pope Francis’ prayer intention for October is the invitation to “discern and recognize how the Spirit of the Lord is calling us to face the challenges facing humanity and the mission of the Church.”
Die Blumen des Rosenkranzes
verwelken nicht; sie bleiben ewig frisch in den Händen dessen,
der Maria verehrt.
...O Königin des Rosenkranzes,
Und Rose Du, so hehr, so rein,
Wir freun uns Deines Strahlenglanzes,
Und sehnen uns, bei Dir zu sein!
Nur eins kann uns den Schmerz versüßen,
Das Heimweh, das so oft uns drückt, -
Wenn täglich wir voll Lieb Dich grüßen
Mit Rosen, im Gebet gepflückt!
Cordula Peregrina (C. Wöhler)
...Pine Ave. Oct. 5 th updates
CAR TRAFFIC circulation around the construction
PLEASE NOTE THE MOST RECENT UPDATES, indicated in asterisks ** , and refer to the UPDATED street map below.
** Roy St. is open to traffic right through from St. Denis. to blvd. St. Laurent, the former (closed to traffic) "Terrasse" has been dismantled.
This translates to easier access to additional parking spaces at free meters on Sunday up to 1 p.m..
** L'Hôtel de Ville: between Roy St. and Pine Ave., as of Oct. 5, is now
TEMPORARILY CLOSED, but pedestrian access to the church always remains open.
Saint-Dominique: between Sherbrooke St. and beyond Roy St. becomes 1 direction northward.
Coloniale: between before Roy St. and Pine Ave. becomes 1 direction southward.
** De Bullion: between Roy St. and Sherbrooke, as of OCT. 5, IS NOW IN 2 DIRECTIONS.
Laval: between Roy St. and Sherbrooke becomes 1 direction southward.
Drolet: between before Roy St. and
Square-Saint-Louis becomes 1 direction southward.
** Henri-Julien: between Pine Ave. and Square-Saint-Louis, as of Oct. 5, TEMPORARILY CLOSED for 2 weeks.
Square-Saint-Louis: between St. Denis St. and Laval St. becomes 1 direction westward.
Please respect all parking signs, as per usual.
1. We continue to suggest that a good option in parking for Sunday Masses is to park in front of the meters around us (Roy (FULLY OPENED) , St. Denis,
St. Laurent), which are free until 1 p.m.
2. One can purchase a $12 day sticker from the corner store which allows unrestricted parking in all the "red-zoned" residential spots.
3. Public Parking Lots: a) St. Dominque between Pine & Sherbrooke $10 per day
b) Cherrier & St. Denis $8 on Sundays
Of course, you may also refer to our Parking map further below, previously published, for other potential public parking spots scattered around the
Lost Loved Ones / 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
Longinotti Choquette, Yolanda (Tanya) (68), June 20th
Stoss, Nick (78), July 23rd
Fr. McKenna, Michael Joseph (92), July 27th
Schneider, Nikolaus (Nick) (91), August 1st
Kessler, Paul (55), August 18th
Poch, Frank (94), August 29th
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 the Wedding 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 public parking spots for our Sunday Masses.
We continue to suggest that a good option in parking for Sunday Masses is to park in front of the meters around us (Roy, St. Denis, St. Laurent),which are free until 1 pm, or one can purchase a $12 day sticker from the corner store which allows unrestricted parking in all the "red-zoned" residential spots.
Public Parking Lots: St. Dominque between Pine & Sherbrooke $10 per day. Cherrier & St. Denis $8 on Sundays.
PLEASE also refer to the map, highlighted under the section "PINE Ave. Road Project" (above), whereby the traffic directions on 6 streets have now been changed temporarily away from this map during the construction period.