Archdiocesan Centennial Celebrations
Solemn Vespers – Closing Celebration of Centennial Year: To mark the conclusion of our Archdiocesan Centennial Year, Solemn Evening Vespers will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m. on December 4, 2015 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Winnipeg, with Archbishop Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnnipeg, presiding. The Centennial Icon will be placed into the niche in the south transept of the Cathedral. All are welcome!
Grand Centennial Celebration at the MTS Centre: On Sunday, May 3, 2015, we celebrated the Grand Centenntial Celebration of our 100th anniversary as an archdiocese, at the MTS Centre. Over 800 candidates from across the archdiocese celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation with Archbishop Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and several guest bishops visiting from across Canada. Approxiamtely 14,000 participated in this joyous event in the life of our local church. click: Watch the Grand Centennial Celebration
Centennial Mass DVDs Available: DVDs of the Centennial Mass, May 3 at MTS Centre will be available at approximately $15-20 each, depending on the total number ordered. Parishes can order copies by emailing email@example.com by July 31, 2015. Individual parishioners are asked to order the DVD through their parish office.
Archdiocese of Winnipeg Centennial T-Shirts, same as those at the Centennial Mass, are available for $20 each. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (204) 452-2227 ext. 248.
Centennial Mass Programs are available by contacting email@example.com (204) 452-2227 ext. 248.
Our Legacy gift to Returning to Spirit was $60,000. Thank you for your support and generosity.
Tour of the Centenary Icon of the Holy Family Begins: Saint-Francois Saint-Francois Xavier Parish, Saint-Francois Xavier, June 27 to July 5.
St. Augustine of Canterbury Parish, Brandon, July 11 to July 19.
Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Parish, Camperville, July 25 to August 2.
St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Russell, August 8-9 and 15-16.
Good Shepherd Parish, Portage la Prairie, August 22-23 and 29-30.
St. Michael’s Parish, Gimli, September 5-6 and 12-13.
St Vital Parish, Winnipeg, September 19-20 and 26-27.
St John Brebeuf Parish, Winnipeg, October 3-4 and 10-11.
St. Paul’s College, Christ the King Chapel, University of Manitoba, October 14-18.
For the remainder of October and November the icon will visit North Winnipeg and Central Winnipeg Deanery Parishes.After its tour of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg the icon will be placed on permanent display at St. Mary’s Cathedral on the closing weekend of the Jubilee Year, December 4-6. Click here for a detailed description of the Centenary Icon of the Holy Familyand its many images and symbols, written by the artist Andre Prevost.
Centennial Pilgrimage: Saturday, October 10, 2015: To continue the 100th Anniversary celebration of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg we are offering a one day Pilgrimage to four Sites as designated by Archbishop Richard Gagnon • Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Church, Camperville • St. Augustine’s Church, Brandon • Saint-Francois Xavier Church, Saint-Francois Xavier • St. Mary’s Cathedral, Winnipeg. Participants would meet at St. Edward the Confessor Parish (836 Arlington St.) at 6 am for a light breakfast and registration. We have arranged transportation with Beaver Bus Lines, modern motorcoaches equipped with reclining seats, DVD/TV monitors, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and washroom facilities. Click here for full details.
Centennial Event – Vespers at St Mary’s Cathedral with the Archdiocesan Choir: Sunday, October 18, 7:30 p.m., to honour the contribution of Religious Communities to the life and mission of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg. All are welcome. See attached poster.
The Archdiocese of Winnipeg at 100: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. An Academic Symposium. October 22-24, St. Paul’s College, 70 Dysart Road, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. Free and open to all. Begins Thursday evening with the 2015 Hanley Lecture: The Future of the Universal Church and the Place of the Local Churches in that Future with Most Rev. Michael Miller, CSB, Archbishop of Vancouver. Friday following morning prayer, The Archdiocese of Winnipeg Prior to Vatican II with Dr. Peter Meehan. Friday afternoon panel, The Archdiocese of Winnipeg and the Indigenous Peoples of Manitoba: A Dialogue. Symposium admission is FREE. Friday evening reception and dinner (tickets required). Saturday, following morning prayer, The Winnipeg Archdiocese at 100: Highlights of Canadian Catholic Spirituality with Dr. Terence Fay, SJ. Additional panels and presentations of academic papers take place on the Friday and Saturday. Click here for a full schedule. Click for event poster.