News & Events around the Archdiocese of Winnipeg:

The Archdiocese of Winnipeg is inviting applications for the position of Receptionist. Click here for details.

The Synod of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg 
All General Sessions for pre-appointed delegates will be held at  St. John XXIII Church, 3390 Portage Ave., Winnipeg
Click here for full details and to read about the Synod of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg which is currently underway, the first Synod in our 100-year history.
Click here to view a slide show describing all the phases of the Synod.
Click here to view a video of the Synod activities to date.

Development and Peace Share Lent 2018 – Building cultural and religious tolerance in Lebanon: During this second week of Share Lent, we focus on the organization Adyan, a Development and Peace partner that contributes to peace in the Middle East by fostering cultural and religious tolerance. Adyan offers a wide range of programs, including conferences, training sessions, and workshops on peace, reconciliation, and coexistence. In this part of the world wounded by past and present wars, Adyan’s work is essential and your support is indispensable to them. Please visit www.devp.org to learn more about our partners and discover the material for Share Lent 2018.

Life Before Birth 2018 Calendar: Life… Precious at Every Stage. Give a gift that educates about life. This calendar highlights baby’s journey from conception to birth; and features the winners of our 2017 Children’s Art Contest. Support our educational work and give the gift of Life. Suggested donation: $5.00. To order your copies, contact: Life’s Vision Manitoba at 204-233-8047 or [email protected].

Marriage Preparation Sessions in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg: Churches are asked to provide schedules of their Marriage Preparation Sessions for 2018 for posting in this weekly bulletin and on the Archdiocese of Winnipeg website. Please email the information to [email protected]
Click here for an ongoing list of upcoming Marriage Preparation Sessions.

The Jesuit Centre for Catholic Studies presents – Formations and Re-Formations in Catholic Thought Lunch Hour Lecture Series. Click here for details.

Fermata (meaning to pause) is a weekend retreat in which retreatants can experience silence, community, shared meals, learn spiritual practices and receive spiritual direction. February 23-25. Click here for a poster.
St. Benedict’s Monastery and Retreat Centre, 225 Masters Ave., Winnipeg, Man., R4A 2A1 (204) 338-4601.

Discernment retreat – Discovering the beauty and goodness in all vocations:
February 23-25 at the Catholic School of Evangelization in St. Malo, Man. Are you between 17 and 30 years of age and considering what Vocation God may be calling you to? This will be a relaxed and intimate weekend where you will be invited to take a step back from your busy life to reconnect with God, and to be guided in your vocational discernment. This retreat is sponsored by the Vocations Offices of the Archdioceses of Winnipeg and of Saint-Boniface. To register or for more information, contact Kevin Prada, [email protected], (204)-347-5396. Click here for more details and a registration form. Click here for a poster.

Chemin Neuf Weekly Prayer Group: Chemin Neuf Community has started a weekly prayer group at St. Charles Retreat Centre, 323 St. Charles Street. Beginning February 26, it will be Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. There is worship, quiet listening, perhaps a short teaching or testimony.  Sometimes we will show a Net for God film, one of the monthly films made by our community and distributed around the world in a kind of “net” of prayer.  No registration necessary.

St. Charles Catholic School Grades 1-8 Open House:
Tuesday, February 27, 6:30 p.m., 331 St. Charles Street, Winnipeg, phone 204-837-1520 ext. 223.

Assembly of Western and Northern Canadian Catholic Bishops: Mass to Celebrate the 200th Anniversary – Come all and join the 25 bishops from throughout Western and Northern Canada to mark the spread of the Gospel and life of the Church throughout our dioceses. A Eucharistic celebration will be held on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Boniface Cathedral and will be presided by Most Reverend Albert LeGatt, Archbishop of Saint-Boniface; the homily will be given by Most Reverend Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg. All clergy, religious and laity are warmly welcomed to come and celebrate the Eucharist and to visit in fellowship with the bishops after the Mass. For complete CATHOLICA 200 information, click here to visit the diocesan website.

Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice News and Events for March 2018: www.umanitoba.ca/mauro_centre   www.facebook.com/maurocentre

Female World Sport School Challenge: For the 6th consecutive year St. Mary’s Academy is hosting the Female World Sport School Challenge (FWSSC). Top female hockey teams from across North America play in this Hockey Canada initiated tournament  March 1-4 at the Bell MTS Iceplex. Tickets are $5 each, tournament passes are $20 each and available at the door. Visit the tournament website at www.fwssc.ca.
Female World Sport School Challenge Banquet: Saturday, March 3, Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Ave. Winnipeg. Tickets: $75. Click here for full details.

Christ the King School Open Houses: March 7, 2018
Christ the King is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 elementary school located at 12 Lennox Avenue.  We offer a full time Kindergarten Enrichment program, Before & After Care (7am – 6pm), Private Bus Service,  Private Music Lessons, Inservice Childcare, Competitive Sports Programs and Smart Board Technology in all classrooms. Can’t get to our Open Houses? Contact [email protected] or call (204) 257-0027 to arrange a visit. Applications are already being accepted. Application forms can be found on our website. Please visit www.ctkschool.ca or Click here for the poster.

Rekindling The Fire Within: Please join this Lenten Mission for two hours for three evenings with three priests in a choice of more than four parishes. The remaining sessions are: March 13 at St. Francis Xavier Parish; March 14 at St. Eustache Parish; March 15 at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Elie. Sessions run from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Presented by Fr. Michel Nault,  Fr. David Kowalski and Fr. Michael Wollbaum.  Each night there will be talks, activities, prayer and fellowship. This mission is open to all, whether Catholic or not, those who go regularly to church or not.  Tuesday evening will focus on the gift of faith; Wednesday evening will be on the gift of hope; Thursday evening will focus on the gift of love.

7-Day Silent Retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, April 27-May 4, Offered by the Chemin Neuf Community.  The focus of the retreat is to come to know Christ more intimately through his word and to recognize God’s call in our life.  Four periods per day of personal prayer are supplemented by teaching and daily meetings with a spiritual director. Suggested donation, $400. At the St. Charles Retreat Centre, 323 St. Charles St, on the banks of the Assiniboine River.  [email protected], 204-885-2260.  Click here for a poster.

St. Ignatius Adult Education Centre Preparation Days for the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius:
A 5 Week Commitment beginning May 1. The “Exercises” are a ‘user-friendly’ way to get a new sense of how God works in our lives, how to make wise choices, how to find God in the people and experiences that fill our days.  While they require a time commitment and presume some prayer experience, they are open to anyone who seriously seeks to enhance the quality of their relationship with God. Click here for more information.

Campaign Life Coalition Annual Fundraising Banquet:
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Dinner at Canad Inns Destination Centre Fort Garry, 1824 Pembina Highway. Presentation: “RU-486, The Rest of the Story” by Guest Speaker: Marie-Claire Bissonnette. Early Bird Tickets $45, Tickets $50, Student $40, Table of 8 $350. Call 204-452-2459. Click here for the poster.

For more events, click:  Archdiocese of Winnipeg Weekly Bulletin