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News & Events: Around the Archdiocese of Winnipeg – Updated May 17, 2017

Employment opportunities:

School Bus Driver Needed: Christ the King School, click here for details.

Seeking part-time IT Assistant for the IT Director in a Catholic elementary school. Click here.

St. Benedict’s Monastery is looking for a full time cook. Experience and a vehicle required. If interested send resume to bhye@mts.net

Resources and statements regarding Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia. Click here.

New electronic resource for youth ministry. Click here for news from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Nathanael – An adult faith formation experience in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg: If you are a person who seeks to know more about God, to find answers to lingering questions and to find a deeper meaning to your faith, the three-year Nathanael Experience, beginning in September 2017, may be for you. Through the lenses of Liturgy, Spirituality, Fundamentals of Theology, Sacred Scripture and Human Growth, participants are invited to deepen their Catholic identity and the call to be missionary disciples. Visit our website at www.nathanaelwpg.ca

St. Benedict’s Senior Residence: One suite available immediately! Great view of the park area, delicious meals, chapel open all day, grounds to walk and enjoy. Housekeeping, telephone and cable included. Call Sister Marie Baker or Marcelline for a tour at 204-338-4601.

L’Arche Winnipeg Speakers Bureau: The L’Arche Winnipeg mission is to celebrate the value of the members of our community who live with developmental disabilities. We welcome an opportunity to share our mission. If your organization enjoys inviting guest speakers to meetings we would enjoy hearing from you. A presentation may include a seven minute video and/or five minute power point along with a talk all of which can be scheduled for a half hour to an hour depending on the needs of your group. Click here for a poster with further details. Click here for background information about L’Arche Winnipeg.

Returning to Spirit Workshops: Returning to Spirit announces it’s spring workshop series including locations in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Click here for the latest RTS News. Are you interested in hosting a transformational Returning to Sprit workshop in your community? Contact us today at info@returningtospirit.org for all the details.

St. Benedict’s Retreat & Conference Centre Presents:
Sabbath Retreat, June 1-4: Young adults are often left out of spiritual opportunities and if you are 18-39 this is for you! Only $80 with support from St. Benedict’s Foundation. Quiet time, talks, prayer, spiritual practices, meals and good times.
– St. Benedict’s Retreat & Conference Centre, 225 Masters Ave. 204-339-1705, stbenscentre@mts.net, www.stbens.ca

National Week for Life and the Family in Manitoba, May 14-21.
March for Life, Thursday, May 11
Mass for Life, Monday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Into the Breach – Event for Men: Tuesday, May 16
Biblical Perspectives – Sex & Love in Marriage: Wednesday, May 17
‘The Joy of Love’ – Event for Young Adults: Thursday, May 18
Click here for details.

Workshop on Discernment and Decision-Making: Life is full of choices and decisions! How can we make the best decisions?  This day Workshop will explore the gift and the art of discernment in making good decisions in life. Based on the approach given in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Friday, May 26, 7:00–9:00 pm; Saturday, May 27, 9:00–4:00 pm. St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 830 North Drive, Winnipeg. Cost $100 before April 10, $125 after. Click here for details.

St. Charles Catholic School Golf Tournament, Monday, May 29, Breezy Bend. Click here for details.

NEW – Winnipeg Life’s Vision invites you to their AGM on Tuesday, May 30 at 7:30 pm at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Burrin Ave.  At the beginning of the evening we will be featuring a 12 minute video entitled “Sing a Little Louder” which empowers us to Stand up and Speak out for Life.  All are welcome to join us to meet our board of directors, learn about current and future projects and shareyour ideas with us.  For further information call Joan at 204 895-7595 or contact Life’s Vision at lifesvision@shaw.ca

NEW Former students and staff of St. Charles Catholic School: Ms. Kathy Booth is retiring after 32 years. A scrap book of memories is being created for Ms. Booth. To contribute pictures, video messages, etc., send them to sec@stccs.ca before May 30. Retirement barbecue is June 14. For more information email sec@stccs.ca or call the school at (204)-837-1520.

Saint-Malo Catholic Camps: For youth aged 5 to 17 years old. Archery, mountain biking, canoeing, beach time, sports, campfires, music, drama, and also prayer time and spiritual formation. We are the only Catholic sleepover camp in Manitoba offered in English and French. $50 discount before May 31. Register online at www.stmalocamps.net There are also job opportunities for those 14 years and older. See more information at www.stmalocamps.net or email camps@catholicway.net, or phone 204-347-5396. Click here for a poster.

The Western Conference for the Catechumenate: Presented by Team RCIA, June 9-10 in Winnipeg at Mary, Mother of the Church Catholic Parish, 85 Kirkbridge Dr. It is the 27th annual conference and the Archdioceses of St. Boniface and Winnipeg are hosting the conference this year. Team RCIA will be presenting the Making Disciples Institute with additional insights to address specific issues parish teams are experiencing in Western Canada. Click here to Register Online, or phone (306) 358-2057 or click here. A grant program has been established in honour of Msgr Michael Koch Grant. If you know of a parish that would like to attend WCC but does not have the financial resources please have their RCIA coordinator contact us by email at wcc.cochair@yahoo.com for an application.

House of Peace 2017 Raffle: Keep our home for newcomer women safe and in good repair. Please help us by selling books of tickets or buying raffle tickets. Book of tickets $100 or three tickets for $25 or one for $10. First prize is a Travel Gift Certificate of $3,500 or $3,000 cash. Draw date: June 10, 2017.  Please e-mail: lsacouman@shaw.ca or phone 204- 942-5535. Click here for full details and list of prizes. 

Cana Session for Couples – July 8-14, Offered by the Chemin Neuf Community: Take a spirit-filled “vacation” in Winnipeg! CANA is a six-day retreat  for married couples to strengthen their marriage and deepen their spiritual life. The weeklong, live-in session includes talks, prayer, time together as a couple, relaxation and celebration.  Children come too and follow their own program of activities.  It will be held in Winnipeg at the St. Charles Retreat Centre.   A “Come and See” meeting  will be held Sun., April 9,  3:00-5:00 (childcare provided) at the St. Charles Retreat Centre, 323 St. Charles Street. Come and see what to expect from a Cana session. Please  RSVP, 204-885-2260 or stcharlesretreat@hotmail.com  Click here for a brochure.

Development and Peace – Caritas Canada launches 50th Share Lent CampaignClick here.

Sharing God’s Gifts New Link: Click here to go to the Archdiocese of Winnipeg website for full details of the archdiocesan annual appeal. Church webmasters please add this NEW LINK to your website: Sharing God’s Gifts: http://www.archwinnipeg.ca/docs/sharing_gods_gifts_2016.pdf


A Synod of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg: Click here to read about the Synod of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg and the Archbishop’s Pastoral Letter announcing the Synod.

Archbishop Gagnon announces the appointment of the Archdiocesan Director of the Annual Appeal and Development OfficeClick here for details.

Archbishop Richard Gagnon announces changes in personnel in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg. Click here for details.

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Christmas Message 2016. Click here.

Statement by CCCB President on the recent approval of Bill C-14 legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide. Click here.

CCCB brief on Bill C-14 (“medical assistance in dying”) to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. Click here.

Consolidating Catholic efforts in view of Bill C-14. Click here.

Numerous resources on euthanasia and assisted suicide now easily accessible. Click here.

CCCB President writes to Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris Click here.

Archbishop Gagnon’s Pastoral Letter on Physician Assisted Suicide and Petition to the House of CommonsClick here for the Pastoral Letter. Click here for the petition.

* Archbishop Gagnon’s Statement on the Supreme Court Decision on Physician Assisted Suicide. Click here.

Pastoral Statement for the Catholics of Canada on the report “Medical Assistance in Dying: A Patient-Centred Approach” Click here.

CCCB Office for Evangelization and Catechesis issues its summer editions of On Good Soil and Encounter. Click here.

Letter to all the members of the Church for the Year of Consecrated Life. Click here.

New Archbishop appointed for Regina: His Holiness Pope Francis has named the Most Reverend Donald Bolen Archbishop of Regina. Click here to read more.


Tabernacle available, about one-foot square in size, once used at Deer Lodge Centre. The new chapel is now a multi-faith space. Contact, by email, jocork@stpaultheapostle.mb.ca Click here for a picture of the tabernacle.

Stony Mountain Institution is looking for a small altar for their minimum security chapel. We have a large altar we would be willing to trade or donate. Please call Chaplain Charlette Novak at 204-344-5111 or email Charlette.Novak@csc-scc.gc.ca

Upcoming Events at the Chemin Neuf Community
Monthly Prayer Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm.  Praise and worship, silence and listening, sometimes a short teaching or testimony.  A time to listen to what the Spirit is saying. (Registration not necessary).

Good News Bibles available for give away. Contact Julia Stiller at Holy Rosary Church 204 284 5140.

Pews Required: Northern First Nation church requires pews up to 20 feet in length. Please phone (204) 781-7646.

Church Items Needed: St. Philip Neri Parish at  Arborg, Manitoba is looking for the following items: 18 pews (9 to 10 ft. long), 2 chalices, and 1 lectern. Please call Fr. Darius at Immaculate Conception Church.  Phone  1-204-372-6388  Thank you very much.

Seeking a Tabernacle: The hospital in Ste. Rose, MB., has a new chapel and is looking for a tabernacle as a donation or is willing to purchase. Please contact Fr. Leo Fernandes by email at leostrose@hotmail.com

Make this year’s Share Lent a commitment to hope and mercy. Click here.

Canada’s Military and Humanitarian Mission in Iraq and Syria: Canadian Church leaders write to the Prime Minister. Click here.

Humanitarian crisis in Syria: ‘Giving Hope through Solidarity 2011-2015’ Click here.

Columbus Courts is a 55+ residence on Edgeland Blvd., near Kenaston and Corydon, under the direction of the Knights of Columbus St. Ignatius of Loyola Council #5808, and St. John Brebeuf Council #1107. It is affordable housing for those who require financial assistance. Masses are held at an on-site chapel with Msgr. Stan Jaworksi. Click here for more details.

Bibles Available: Holy Rosary Church has a supply of Good News New Testament Bibles available (used, or nearly new) for give away. Please contact Julia Stiller at Holy Rosary Church 204-284-5140.

Yamaha Electone organ available free to a church: Excellent condition with padded bench and owner’s/instruction manual. Call (204) 896-0832  or e-mail gcbarnes@mymts.net

A Yamaha Organ in good condition is available to a church in need. Please call 204-633-0879.

Weekday Lectionary Set Needed: St. John Vianney Church in Teulon is seeking a weekday lectionary set. If anyone or any parish has a spare, please contact Fr. James deBeer at Christ the King Church in Stonewall, 204-467-9016, email ckparish@mts.net

St. Joseph’s Parish has folding tables for sale. 96 x 30 in good condition. Call Dan (204-298-5148) as soon as possible. $10 per table.

Chaplains at Stony Mountain Institution are looking for a Lectern or Ambo to be used on our Maximum Unit. If any parish has one they are not using and would be willing to donate it to our cause, could you please contact Chaplain Charlette Novak at 204-344-5111 ext 5656. Or email me at Charlette.Novak@csc-scc.gc.ca

The Missionary Dynamic of the Parish Today: The Episcopal Commission for Doctrine of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a new document. Click here.

Ecumenical and Interfaith Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide – Campaign for additional signatures. Click here.

Pure Witness Ministries engages teams of Catholic men and women, eighteen and older and trains them as missionaries to: proclaim the freedom, hope and joy that come from living pure lives for Christ, and to present the teachings of our Catholic faith to youth and families across Western Canada in dynamic ways that speak to this generation.  Pure Witness missionaries experience a transformational year in their lives as they live out the three-fold mission of: Community Life, Faith Formation and Outreach.  Discover all that you were created to be and be a part of the renewal of faith in our Church as we work together to love a generation back to Christ.  For more information check out www.join.purewitness.com or email carmen.marcoux@purewitness.com First national, bilateral dialogue between Catholics and Jews in Canada marks 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate. Click here.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on EcumenismUnitatis Redintegratio in November, 2014, (1964-2014), the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), through its Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity, Religious Relations with the Jews, and Interfaith Dialogue, has published the following document: A Church in Dialogue: Towards the Restoration of Unity among Christians. This publication provides an in-depth presentation of the Church’s commitment to ecumenical dialogue and is intended for those already involved in, and familiar with, ecumenical work. This new resource is available on the CCCB website as a downloadable PDF which can be printed and distributed without charge. Click here.

2016 International Eucharistic Congress. Click here for details.

Cultivating and Caring for Creation is a program on the environment put out by the CCCB  Justice and Peace Commission.  It consists of 12 videos and some study guides and it looks at how Catholics are leading and participating in a new commitment to respect and protect the environment. Click here www.greenspirittv.com for more information.

2015 Pentecost message for Canadian Catholic movements and associations. Click here.

New “Homiletic Directory” published by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments. Click here.

With CCCB support and collaboration, COLF launches Campaign for Palliative and Home Care, and against Euthanasia and Assisted SuicideClick here.

The Life and Spirituality of Saint Kateri TekakwithaClick here.

The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) has published its 2014 Message to families entitled, “Families, Christ calls us to sow joy and hope!” Click here for the full COLF message.

CCCB releases new resource for planning funerals – Sacred Scripture Readings for a Funeral Liturgy. Click here.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Nepal. The destructive 7.8 magnitude earthquake has caused over 10,000 deaths and thousands of injuries. You can contribute to much-needed relief efforts by donating to DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE. Your contribution to help the victims of the earthquake will be matched by the Canadian Government until May 25, 2015. You can make a donation online at www.devp.org; by phone at 1 888 664-3387; or by sending a cheque made out to DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE (please indicate Nepal Earthquake) to : DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE, 1425 Rene-Levesque Blvd. West 3rd Floor  Montreal QC  H3G 1T7. To receive Emergency envelopes for your parish or other milieu, please contact Janelle Delorme, jdelorme@devp.org or 204-231-2848. Thank you for your generosity and prayers for the people of Nepal.

Development & Peace – Philippines Collection Update: Thanks to the outpouring of generosity from Canadians over $10 million dollars has been collected through Development & Peace for disaster relief in the Philippines. Over $221,000 was kindly donated from the Archdiocese of Winnipeg! To see how your money is making a difference please visit: www.devp.org/en/blog/activities-full-swing-thanks-your-generosity  To make a contribution go to www.devp.org/eng/donate or contact Brenda, Manitoba Regional Animator, phone (204) 231-2848 or email, brenda.chaput-saltel@devp.org

OYYAM Ministry Update: Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Archdiocese of Winnipeg: Sisters and Brothers in the Lord! Please mark your calendars for the great variety of things that we have going on in the Archdiocese – and spread the word! Click here for a list of events.  Click here for the CSE Music Retreat Poster. Click here for the Sabbath for Youth at St. Ben’s Poster.

New website for Roman Catholic-Anglican joint statements. Click here for information.

Letter from CCCB President to the Most Rev. Valéry Vienneau, Archbishop of Moncton. Click here.

Letter from CCCB President Most Reverend Paul-Andre, Durocher to Pope Francis in celebration of the first anniversary of his election as Successor of the Apostle Peter. Click here.

CCCB President writes to Prime Minister Harper: Archbishop Durocher notes that “our times are filled with serious challenges, including the economy, employment, the environment, the rights of Indigenous Peoples, and personal and national security.” Click here for the full text of the letter.

CCCB President Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau’s reflection on the first message published by Pope Francis for the celebration of the World Day of Peace, focusing on the theme of brotherhood. Click here for English version. Click here for French version.

Welcoming Canada’s two new Saints – François de Laval and Marie of the Incarnation. Click here for a message from His Grace Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Music Ministry Wanted: Stony Mountain Institution is looking for a music ministry to come and play for our Masses on the 2nd and 3rd week of every month. The Mass is on Saturdays from 6:15 p.m. till 8:30. This includes some fellowship with the inmates. Please contact Chaplain Charlette Novak at (204) 344-5111 ext 5656, or email Charlette.Novak@csc-scc.gc.ca

The Parish of Notre Dame in Selkirk, MB., has music hymnals, Glory and Praise and Catholic Book of Worship Vol. 2, available to a parish or group that can make use of them. Please contact the church at (204) 482-3422 or by email, ndchurch@shaw.ca

CCCB posts new section about Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide on its Life and Family webpage. Click here.

Rosary Group: St. Charles Parish is pleased to announce the formation of a home-based Rosary group. Anyone who wishes to host or participate in this community of prayer will be made most welcome. Whether you pray the Rosary every day, or if you’ve never prayed it before, this is a great opportunity for us to create fellowship and spiritual fulfillment. Interested? Contact James Bowman at 204-802-4100 or e-mail jamesbowman2010@hotmail.com.


Synod Listening Sessions have been scheduled so that the voices of all of you, the people of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, will be heard and added to the discussion about our local church today and your hope for our local church in the coming years. Click here for a list of Synod Listening Sessions scheduled to date.

Slide show of all the phases of the Synod: Click here to view a description of all the phases of the Synod including how the Listening Sessions will work.

Click:  Archbishop’s Pastoral Letter announcing the Synod.
Click:  News about the Synod in the June, 2016, New Wine Press.

Solemn Evening Prayer to inaugurate Synod Process. On Pentecost Sunday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m., we opened our Synod Process in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg. Solemn Evening Prayer was celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 353 St. Mary Ave., and which began at 7:30 p.m. The Evening Prayer marked the beginning of our two year Synod Process.


Conclusion of the Jubilee Year of Mercy:
On Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., the Archdiocese of Winnipeg marked the close to the Year of Mercy with Solemn Evening Vespers at St. Mary’s Cathedral led by Archbishop Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg.

Archbishop Gagnon’s Pastoral Letter: The Great Jubilee of our Centennial Year. Click here.

Jubilee Year of Mercy: 
Announced by Pope Francis, it begins on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. To inaugurate the Year of Mercy in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, an opening Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Memorial Wall Commemorating the Briefest Lives: Living Waters Columbarium unveils a memorial to all children who have died before birth. The memorial enables families who have lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or abortion to name their child and have his or her name engraved on our memorial wall. Click here for details.

Shrine of St. Gianna: During this Year of Mercy all are welcome to visit the Shrine of St. Gianna at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Church, 15 Columbia Drive, Winnipeg. Click here for details.


Click:  Archdiocesan Centennial Anniversary Celebrations

100 Year Anniversary of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg
Join us throughout this year of jubilation as we celebrate 100 years as an Archdiocese. The opening celebrations began with Solemn Vespers on December 4th, 2014 at St. Mary’s Cathedral with several events planned for this centennial year. Click:  Centennial Celebrations

Watch the Installation of Most Reverend Richard Gagnon as Seventh Archbishop of Winnipeg, as recorded by Salt+Light TV on Friday, January 3, 2014 at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Archdiocese of Winnipeg Centenary Icon of the Holy Family graces the cover of the August Living with Christ monthly missalette: The central image of the Holy Family represented in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg Centenary Icon of the Holy Family has been chosen for the cover of the August edition of the Living with Christ monthly missalette. The Icon was created by Andre Prevost, originally from Manitoba now based in North Vancouver. At the conclusion of our Jubilee Centennial year in December, 2015, the icon was placed on permanent display at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Winnipeg. Click here for a detailed description of the Centenary Icon of the Holy Family and its many images and symbols.








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