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SANKT BONIFATIUS 1930 - 2021

Herzlich Willkommen: Sontagsmessen: 10 Uhr

Welcome: Sunday Masses: 10 a.m.

2. Adventsonntag - 5. Dezember - 2nd Sunday of Advent

Matthäus: 3:11   Ich taufe euch nur mit Wasser (zum Zeichen) der Umkehr.

Der aber, der nach mir kommt, ist stärker als ich und ich bin es nicht wert, ihm die Schuhe auszuziehen.

Er wird euch mit dem Heiligen Geist und mit Feuer taufen.


 Matthew: 3:1-3   In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near."

This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: 

“A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’”

We invite you to continue your financial support.

 

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 stay in your seats. Father will come to you.

    Or Father may ask you to proceed forward from the centre aisle towards him at the altar.

7. Please REFRAIN from singing. 

May God bless us and keep us safe always.

 
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2. Adventsonntag - 5. Dezember - 2nd Sunday of Advent

Der zweite Sonntag

Das Warten und die Ankunft stehen im Zentrum des zweiten Adventssonntages. Im Evangelium wird Johannes der Täufer in den Fokus genommen. Matthäus, Mt 3, 1-12, vor dem Auftreten Jesu steht die Predigt des Johannes. Er sieht seine Aufgabe darin, die Menschen auf das Kommen des Messias vorzubereiten und zur Umkehr zu rufen –mit durchaus drastischen Worten.

An diesem Adventssonntag sind die Menschen ebenfalls zur Umkehr aufgerufen. Sie sollen sich an diesem Tag noch mehr auf das Kommen des Herrn einlassen. Demütig wartend und auf die Zeichen achtend. (Source: katholisch.de)

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2nd Candle: Faith and Peace

The peace of God allows us to look at others through heaven’s eyes and help guide the world to see God’s here and not-yet here kingdom. Peace from God, biblical peace, allows us to trust in God’s promises (Proverbs 3:5), through restful, tranquil faith, despite the dark, scary world around us. (Source: christianity.com)

 
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December 8 The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

"The most Blessed Virgin Mary was from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin."

Every person is called to recognize and respond to God’s call to their own vocation in order to carry out God’s plan for their life and fulfill the mission prepared for them since before the beginning of time. Mary’s “Let it be done to me according to Thy Word,” in response of the Angel Gabriel’s greeting, is the response required of all Christians to God’s Plan.

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is a time to celebrate the great joy of God’s gift to humanity in Mary, and to recognize with greater clarity, the truth that each and every human being has been created by God to fulfill a particular mission that he and she and only he and she can fulfill. 

“The word of the Lord came to me thus: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you." (Jeremiah 1:5-6) (Source: catholicnewsagency.com)

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Das heutige Hochfest führt uns vor Augen, daß Gott die Jungfrau Maria vom ersten Augenblick ihres Daseins an vor jedem Schaden der Erbsünde unversehrt bewahrt hat. An der Mutter Jesu sehen wir die Schönheit des Menschen, wie Gott ihn gewollt hat und zu der auch wir gerufen sind. Ihre Fürsprache erhalte uns in der Gnade Gottes und stärke uns in unserem täglichen Streben, damit wir mit reinem Herzen zu ihm gelangen. Die Gottesmutter breite ihren schützenden Mantel über euch und eure Familien. Gesegneten Festtag!

(Source: Papst Benedikt XVI, Petersplatz 8. Dezember 2009)

 

Weihnachtszeit / Christmastide

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05. Dezember: Einladung zum Adventskaffe "Cancelled"

Unfortunately and sadly, WE FIND OURSELVES MAKING THE PRUDENT DECISION TO CANCEL THIS EVENT.

There is some uncertainty in the circumstances around the presentation of the new omicron virus variant, also the incremental increase in the case counts around us. 

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12. Dezember Kirchliche Weihnachtsdekoration / Christmas decoration

Please join us after the Mass in helping decorate our Nativity setup, our Christmas trees, and other decorations within our church space.  

We will have some simple refreshments at hand. 

Another opportunity to enjoy each other's company and camaraderie.

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21. Dezember, Dienstag/Tuesday 19:30
Organ & Choir Concert with John Guzik

Our cherished John Guzik is providing us with another priviledged performance of music and song.  

The theme and music selections will be provided at a later date.

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24. Dezember, 20:00 Heiligabend / Christmas Eve.

We welcome everyone to our Christmas Eve Mass and candlelight Eucharistic celebration. A time of great Joy!

Please join us, as there will not be a Christmas Day Mass.

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25. Dezember Weihnachtstag / Christmas Day

Enjoy a Merry Christmas Day!

Sadly, no Christmas Day Mass will be celebrated at St. Boniface. 

 

December

Mass Intentions

 
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Parking: At School Yard

Please read the document "Request Form" immediately below for all the details of our arrangement with the English Montreal School board. 

...starting with: 

St. Boniface has an agreement with the local English Montreal School Board to use their school yard/parking lot of The High School of Montreal Adult Centre, across the street on l'Hôtel de Ville, Sunday mornings for up to 15 parishioner cars. 

We can say that our Mass attendees fall into 2 categories, of whom may choose to use this school yard parking option. This option is open to anyone attending

our Masses and Church Hall gatherings.


CATEGORIES of Parking Tag users with RESPECTIVE INSTRUCTIONS

1. "KEEPERS of PARKING TAGS": for Regular Sunday Mass attendees who habitually come to Mass on a regular basis, who may routinely wish to park in the school yard parking lot. We will provide you with a Parking Tag to keep with you. You are designated as "Keepers".

--> Instructions: Print out or pick up at the church the form immediately below, 

"REQUEST FORM for Keepers of Parking Tags: Regular Mass Attendees", fill out the requested info, and return it to us.  We will provide you with a parking tag and record its number on this form.


2. "ON the SPOT PARKING TAGS": One Sunday Pick-up & Return of Parking Tags": This is for anyone who arrives for our Masses at St. Boniface on any given Sunday, who needs a parking spot. 

--> Instructions: 1) Just within the entrance doors of the church, left side, there will be a listing for you to fill in: Print Name, Car Model, Car Colour, Tag#. (You may roll your car up to the front doors with your "car blinkers" on in order to independently access these tags, for the short time needed to do this.)

2) Take 1 Parking Tag available there and mark this Tag# on the listing next to your info. 

3) Take this Parking Tag and hang it on your car's rear-view mirror and proceed to the parking lot. All our cars should be parked together side by side. 

4) Immediately after Mass, YOU MUST RETURN THIS PARKING TAG back to its original pick-up location, within the immediate entrance of the church. (Remove the tag from your car, temporarily engage your "car blinkers" in the parking lot while you return the tag to the church.)  

PLEASE NOTE: For CHRISTMAS EVE Mass, we will position a parking attendant at the gate to the school yard parking lot, both BEFORE and AFTER Mass, in order to more easily assist you. No need for you to independently pick 

up a parking tag. 

 
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PINE  AVE.  PROJECT


No new changes since November 5th, which were already previously highlighted below.

 

** L'Hôtel-de-Ville: now OPEN to car traffic southwards towards Sherbrooke st. and beyond.

** Roy St. is blocked between De Bullion and Coloniale, as per usual. 

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: now CLOSED between Roy St. and Sherbrooke, for 4 weeks.

** Laval: now CLOSED between Roy St. and Square-Saint-Louis, for 4 weeks.​

** Henri-Julien: now OPEN between Pine Ave. and Square-Saint-Louis.

Drolet: between before Roy St. and 

Square-Saint-Louis becomes 1 direction southward.

Square-Saint-Louis: between St. Denis St. and Laval St. becomes 1 direction westward.

 
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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 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" & 

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

Contact Form &
Update Your Info / or Comments

Please note: You may use this form, using the Comments box, as another means of contact with us

and/or you may wish to update your contact information. Email addresses are very welcome as well, especially as a more efficient and more timely last minute communications, when those may be necessary. Thank you. 

Thanks for submitting!

 

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 & misc.)

514-849-8574

 

L O C A L    P a r k I n g  M a p

PLEASE refer to section 'School Yard Parking' and 'Pine Ave. Project' further above,

for more current street traffic 

directions, and where there are temporary street closures and subsequent street re-openings. Please continue to be made aware of the ongoing Updates to the traffic circulation.

Otherwise...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.

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