Archdiocese of Saint Boniface

We are the people of God, the Body of Christ, and the Temple of the Holy Spirit of the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface. We live and share the threefold mission of Christ, the Priest, the Prophet, and the Shepherd-King. This is our committment to live and celebrate our call to holiness, to evangelize, and to build a community in God's image, grounded in love, justice, peace and reconciliation. 

Our Parish Stories - Treasures to Share

Welcome to Our Parish Stories. This feature of our website is meant for us to share the ways in which we live out our Catholic faith through various activities, events, experiences and celebrations. Here we’ll get to know, inspire, heal and encourage one another. May we continue to grow in unity as a family of faith, through the giving and receiving of our parish stories. For more information, contact: communications@archsaintboniface.ca

New stories forthcoming...

Recent News and Events

Weekly News Bulletin - October 14, 2014

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 Catechetics

Listening to God with Children: Preparing Ourselves, Our Spaces and Our Communities – Friday & Saturday, October 17 & 18, 2014

This conference is for catechists, teachers, parents, priests, and anyone else who listens to children!  It is being offered by the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association of Canada and has the endorsement of the Archdioceses of Winnipeg and St. Boniface, as well as the Anglican Diocese of Rupert’s Land. It will be held October 17 and 18 (Friday evening and Saturday all day) at St. Charles Parish, 320 St. Charles St. Winnipeg.  For more information and registration: Heather Lampman, 204-478-1915.www.cgsac.ca. or Catechesis.Canada@gmail.com. View poster. 

Marriage, Family & Respect for Life 

Serena Natural Family Planning Class - Monday, October 27, 2014

The class will take place at the Misericordia Health Centre, Monday, October 27, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM. For more information, Serena Manitoba at 204-783-0091, mbserena@gmail.com, www.serenamb.com. View poster.

Marriage Encounter Weekend – Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9, 2014

‘A Weekend of Discovery... A lifetime of Love!’ The next Marriage Encounter weekend will be held Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9 at the CanadInns, 1034 Elizabeth Road, Winnipeg. The weekend is open to any married couple wanting to make a good marriage even better. For more information: Serge & Ira Boulet at WWME.WPG@gmail.com or at 204-951-8075.

Life’s Vision 2014 Annual Fundraising Banquet: ‘Growing the Culture of Life’ – Saturday, November 8, 2014

Life’s Vision 2014 Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 8th; cocktails at 6:00 PM and dinner at 7:00 PM, Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg. Guest speaker: Bobby Schindler ‘A Life That Matters’. Table of 10: $450 or $50/person. For more information: 204-233-8047 or lifesvision@shaw.ca View poster.

‘Growing the Culture of Life’, One Day Conference – Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sponsored by Life’s Vision, this conference will be held, Saturday, November 8, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg. Registration and lunch: $50/adult and $35/student. For more information: 204-233-8047 or lifesvision@shaw.ca View poster.

Save the Date! Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration – Sunday, October 26, 2014

Are you celebrating a milestone wedding anniversary this year (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 years or more)? Sign up to take part in the annual diocesan wedding anniversary celebration. A celebratory Mass presided by Archbishop LeGatt will be held at the Saint Boniface Cathedral, Sunday, October 26, 3:00 PM. Couples will be invited to renew their marriage vows and to receive a special blessing. A reception will follow. All participating couples receive a certificate of commendation.  For more information or to register: Sophie Freynet-Agossa, Coordinator of the Service of Marriage, Family and Life at the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface: 204-594-0274 or sfreynetagossa@archsaintboniface.ca. View poster View registration form.

Marriage Tip

Respecting human life means investing in children and nurturing their lives from conception until adulthood. Do you and your spouse support your friends’ children as well as your own children?

Youth & Young Adult Ministry

*NEW* ‘Saint It Up!’ Youth Event - Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Seine River Pastoral Region will be hosting a ‘Saint It Up!’ youth event on Saturday, November 1st at St. Hyacinthe Parish in La Salle, MB from 7PM -10PM.  The guest speaker will be Deacon Gilles Urquhart. Come dressed as your favorite saint and enjoy a bonfire, snacks, games and fellowship. Age 11 and up welcome. For more information contact Claude Lagacé:  claudelagace@mymts.net  or 204-470-7565. View poster.

Youth Rally – ‘Staying Connected’ – Friday, October 17, 2014

A Diocesan Youth Rally will take place on Friday, October 17th in the parish hall of the Saint-Boniface Cathedral from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM for youth 12 years and up. This year’s theme is: “Staying Connected”. There will be a special guest, games, discussions, music and a snack. Invite your friends! For more information contact Mireille Grenier: 204-594-0278 or mgrenier@archsaintboniface.ca. View poster.

WYD 2016 – Krakow, Poland

It’s not too late to sign up for World Youth Day 2016, which will take place in Krakow, Poland. Pilgrims must be 18 years of age by July 19, 2016. To make a reservation, an initial deposit of $500 is due by October 24, 2014. For more information or any questions: Mireille Grenier 204-594-0278 or mgrenier@archsaintboniface.ca.

 Evangelization

 *NEW* Tips to Evangelize

 TIP #2 – PRAY for the person you identified in TIP # 1 (you can pray for more than one).

 "Abide in Me as I abide in you! …No branch can bear fruit by itself, unless you remain in Me…” (John 15:4-5).This is most important. Everything begins and ends with prayer. Pray at Mass during intercession, during your personal prayer time, always as you go about your day. God puts on our lips the words. Persistent prayer reaches people and encourages us. Bless and thank God for how their life is being altered day by day. Look for TIP # 3 in the next Weekly News Bulletin. View all tips on the diocesan website, click here.

Spiritual Growth

 *NEW* ‘Illuminate’: Evening of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Friday, October 24, 2014

All are invited to participate in a dynamic evening of adoration, praise & worship, and fellowship on Friday, October 24 at 7:30 PM, St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 505 Brewster St., Winnipeg. For more information, www.illuminatemb.com or at facebook.com/illuminatemb

 *NEW* Spirit Night: ‘Heresies of the Church’ – Saturday, October 25, 2014

Join us for an evening of prayer and teaching, Saturday, October 25, Ste. 330, 601 Aulneau St. Winnipeg; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. For more information, contact the Spirit Night Committee: Fr. John Kracher, St. Thérèse Bilodeau or Dirk Schmid: spiritnight@hotmail.ca

Ecumenism

*NEW* 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on Ecumenism: 3rd excerpt from a series of 8, for Sunday, October 19, 2014

50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on Ecumenism - To All Parishes

All parishes are encouraged to publish the following excerpts in their parish bulletins for eight weeks, starting Sunday, October 5th until Sunday, November 23rd, 2014. Click here for a complete listing of the excerpts. The text in italics may be adapted as necessary and included with the excerpts.

Decree on Ecumenism

November 21st, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on Ecumenism, ‘Unitatis Redintegratio’. This document affirmed and strengthened the Catholic Church’s commitment to the ecumenical movement, which the Council described as being ‘the initiatives and activities planned and undertaken’ to promote Christian unity. The Bishops of Canada would like to highlight the significance of this anniversary by providing parishes a series of quotations from the document. To access the entire document from the Vatican website, click here.

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Sunday, October 19th, 2014

‘The term ʺecumenical movementʺ indicates the initiatives and activities planned and undertaken, according to the various needs of the Church and as opportunities offer, to promote Christian unity. These are: first, every effort to avoid expressions, judgments and actions which do not represent the condition of our separated brethren with truth and fairness and so make mutual relations with them more difficult.’ Paragraph 4.

 

Parish Events

*NEW* Honduras Mission Sale:  Holy Cross Church – Sunday, October 19, 2014                                   

The Honduras Mission Circle will be holding their annual fundraising sale on Sunday, October 19th from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM at Holy Cross Parish, 252 Dubuc St. in the parish basement hall.  There will be a bake sale, silent auction & white elephant sale. 

*NEW* Précieux-Sang Parish: Fundraising Supper – Sunday, November 2, 2014

Fundraising event to raise funds for the parish hall: Sunday, November 2 at 200 Kenny St., Winnipeg, MB. Special guest: Bishop Marcel Damphousse, Bishop of Cornwall, Ontario; $125/ticket (a tax receipt will be issued for the non-dinner portion of the ticket); cocktails start at 5:00 PM; supper at 6 PM. Draw: Grand prize of $500, 1 prize of 250, 3 prizes of $100. For more information: 204-233-2874.

Christ the King Parish: ‘Ten October Days of Prayer’ – Starting Monday, October 20, 2014

To celebrate the Marian Month of October, Christ the King parish is having ‘Ten October Days of Prayer’ during which there will be: time in prayer and thanksgiving, mass, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, prayer of the Rosary, benediction. To view the schedule of the days and times, click here.

 

St. Gerard Parish: Take a Stand for Life: ‘40 Days for Life’ – October to November 2, 2014

St. Gerard Parish will participate in the ’40 Days for Life’… a groundbreaking, coordinated international mobilization. Vigils take place daily from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Public right-of-way outside, Women’s Hospital, 735 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg. To get directions: view google map. For vigil and other event information: view website.

Holy Family Parish: ‘Bud, Spud and Steak or Chicken’ – Friday, November 7, 2014

The men's club of Holy Family parish is having a ‘Bud, Spud and Steak or Chicken) on Friday, November 7, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Windsor Park CanadInns, 1034 Elizabeth Rd., Winnipeg; $20/ticket; silent auction. For more information or tickets: 204-237-3068.

Parish Fall Suppers 2014 (***NEW)

Saint-Adolphe Parish: Sunday, October 19, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Pioneer Hall in the arena. Adults (+12 years) $13; 5 to 12 years - $6; less than 5 years – free.

Haywood : St. Denis Parish : Sunday, October 19, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Haywood Community Hall. Adults - $12; 6 to 12 years - $5; 5 years and under – free.

St. Eugene Parish: Sunday, October 26, 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM, St. Eugene Parish Hall; 13 years+ - $12; 6 to 12 years - $5; 0 to 5 years – free.

Saint-Pierre Parish: Sunday, October 26, 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM, St. Pierre Recreation Centre; Adults - $13; 6-12 years - $6; 5 years and under – free.

Saint-Malo Parish: Sunday, November 2, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, Chalet Malouin; 13 years+ - $12; 6 to 12 years - $6; 0 to 5 years – free. 204-347-5753

 Conferences/Seminars 

Being a Real Catholic Man, Being a Real Catholic Woman – Saturday and Sunday, October 18-19, 2014

This weekend conference, with guest speaker Raymond de Souza, will take place Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19 at the Saint-Malo Catholic Church in Saint-Malo, MB; 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM both days. There will also be a viewing of the film: A Man for all Seasons, on both days. $30/person includes meals (dinner and supper). For more details, view poster.

 CCRS Conference ‘Unbound Freedom in Christ’ – Weekend: October 24-26th, 2014

Lloyd & Nancy Greenhaw from Texas, gave up successful careers in 1981 to go into full time ministry of Catholic Evangelization. They will present: ‘Five Steps to Unbound Freedom in Christ’, Friday, October 24th, 7:30 PM; Saturday, October 25th during a Breakfast Testimony at 9:00 AM (call for advance breakfast tickets, $7/ticket), Saturday, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM (Healing Mass); Sunday, October 26th, 1:30 PM. to 4:30 PM; Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 4588 Roblin Blvd. (Corner of Grant Ave), Winnipeg. This seminar is for everyone. For more information or to reserve tickets for the Breakfast Testimony: Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services at 204-895-7544 or ccrs@catholicrenewalservices.com To read more: click here.

Community News

*NEW* Adoramus Ministries: A Celebration of Remembrance in Prayer Music and Song - Sunday, November 9, 2014

Celebration theme: ‘Honoring, Remembering and Healing’ with facilitator: Father Robbie McDougall, Sunday, November 9, 2:00 PM; Green Acres Memorial Gardens Chapel, Highway #1 East at 1 Green Acres Lane. For more information: 204-237-7899.

Development & Peace

(D & P)

Development and Peace is launching an exciting photo contest called SHOW YOUR THANKS!

During the ‘Caritas International Global Week of Action on Hunger’ from October 12-18, 2014, we want you to show your support for small family farmers. On Thanksgiving Day you can do just that by making your dinner with as many local and organic ingredients as possible. This sends a strong message to our food producers and those who control food policies that we want local, organic food. At the same time, you can show how you are taking part in this movement by participating in the SHOW YOUR THANKS contest! IT’S FUN AND EASY! JUST FOLLOW THESE FOUR SIMPLE STEPS: 1. Make your Thanksgiving Day dinner as local and organic as possible. Use as many ingredients as you can that are grown sustainably in your region. 2. Take a photo of your dinner with family and friends in it. Make sure to include a sign that says ‘Sow Much Love!’ 3. Send us your photo with your name and phone number by email at: socialmedia@devp.org or by visiting our website. The deadline to send your photo is 11:59 PM on October 21, 2014. 4. Starting on October 15, visit our Facebook (facebook.com/devpeace) page to find your photo and tag your family and friends! The winner will be announced on October 22, 2014.By entering your photo, you have the chance to win our grand prize: A trip to Halifax to meet world-renowned environmental activist and seed defender Vandana Shiva at Food Secure Canada’s National Assembly from November 13-16, 2014.

Under the slogan “Sow Much Love”

This year’s campaign aims to educate Canadians about the role of family farmers as stewards of the world’s seeds, and call on Canadians to take action to support the rights of farmers in the face of the growing threat of corporate control of seeds. Thank you to all those who came out to the Fall Campaign Workshop! For members who missed the workshop, please do not hesitate to contact the Manitoba office for materials and more information at janelle.delorme@devp.org or 204-231-2848.

News from the CCCB

(Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops)

*NEW* The Synod of Bishops on the Family 2014 – Follow the Synod on the Web

Salt + Light TV is offering special daily coverage of the Synod on the Family, including a special program. Inside the Synod which offers reports by a team of journalists from Salt + Light. Read more from the CCCB.

Stewardship

Stewardship Reflection: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - October 19, 2014

“Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s.”  Matthew 22:21

Everything we are and everything we have belongs to God. We aren’t “owners” of anything; we are merely “stewards” of the gifts God has given each of us. All God is asking is that we give back a portion of what He gave us. This is the essence of Stewardship. God should be our first priority in everything. All else comes second.

 

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Archbishop LeGatt's Welcome Message


  Catechetics - October Resources


Marriage, Family & Life

Archdiocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration


Sunday, October 26, 2014


Development & Peace 


 Diocesan Protocol for the Protection of Children, Youth and Vulnerable Adults 

 



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 Evangelization - Associated Ministries


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