Our Faith Stories, Treasures to Share

Welcome to Our Faith Stories - Treasures to Share. This section 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.

Posted October 7, 2015

Catechetics: Fall Formation


Sometimes we all need a little H.E.L.P. from our friends in faith. 

 In September over ninety Manitoba catechists, and others, gathered for the annual Fall Formation offered by the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface English Catechetics Service. Read more.

Posted September 16, 2015

A Day in the Life of a Hermit

By Br. Bruno Watson-Colter

Although, in retrospect, I have had this calling

since I was a little child, it was later in life that I understood and embraced it. Read more.

 Posted July 24, 2015

Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada


Closing Event in Winnipeg, June 2, 2015. View video.

Archives 2014 & 2015, Our Faith Stories, click here.

Recent News and Events

October 6, 2015

Click here to read the complete news bulletin.

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Archdiocesan News

*NEW* World Mission Sunday – Sunday, October 18, 2015: National Collection in Parishes

Organized by the Propagation of the Faith, ‘World Mission Sunday’ is a day set aside for Catholics worldwide to recommit themselves to the Church's missionary activity through prayer and sacrifice. As described by Pope John Paul II, World Mission Sunday is "an important day in the life of the Church because it teaches how to give: as an offering made to God, in the Eucharistic celebration and for all the missions of the world" (see Redemptoris Missio 81). Parishes are invited to promote this National Collection in their parish bulletin and at Mass during the weekend of October 11, 2015. For more information: www.onefamilyinmission.org/society-propfaith/world-mission-sunday.html.

*NEW* Looking for Intepretors - Pastoral Centre of the Archdiocese of Saint-Boniface

Do you have a very good knowledge of both English and French? We are looking for people who can offer simultaneous translation (interpretation) in various diocesan meetings. For more information: Florin Tatu at 204-594-0275 or pastoral@archsaintboniface.ca.

Marriage, Family & Life


1- The announcement below, in italics, was published on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 in the Diocesan Weekly News Bulletin, with approval by Bishop Albert LeGatt – Form Letter Available.

***If you and members of your local church, family, friends, coworkers, neighbors wish to join in helping to protect the conscience rights of physicians, please see the enclosed example of a ‘form letter’ which should be modified to make the letter "your own" or make up an entirely new one to better express your own opinion.

Please provide your submissions by Monday, October 19, 2015, by email to pad@cpsm.mb.ca OR by mail to: PAD Working Group, CPSM, 1000-1661 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 3T7. View form letter

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - Dioecsan Weekly News Bulletin Announcement, with approval by Bishop Albert LeGatt

Input on Euthanasia / Assisted Suicide – YOUR Input is Very Important!

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM) is the statutory body responsible for maintaining standards of medical practice within Manitoba. The CPSM has formed a "Physician Assisted Dying Working Group” to examine more closely the thorny issue of euthanasia/physician assisted suicide in our province.They have opened an invitation to the public for input on their website:  http://cpsm.mb.ca/cjj39alckF30a/wp-content/uploads/PAD/PAD Invitation for Input.pdf. The link will bring you to a single page document requesting feedback on a number of questions, with the purpose of subsequently drafting a College statement by mid-October. Such statements are formal positions of the College with which physician members must comply, with the potential for disciplinary action should a physician practice outside the set clinical & ethical standards. There are surely varying views & comfort levels in addressing the proposed questions. One concern, amongst many, is the expectation this statement may place on physicians who morally object to euthanasia/assisted suicide - also termed conscience objection. Please prayerfully consider responding to this invitation for input

 2- ALSO: Have Your Say: ON-LINE SURVEY- How physician-assisted dying is implemented in Canada

Following the Supreme Court decision on euthanasia and assisted suicide, the federal government has launched a public consultation on options for a legislative response. Have your say on this most important topic!  Complete the online survey at www.externalpanel.ca/issuebook/. The online consultation period ends November 1, 2015.

*NEW* Life’s Vision’s Annual Fundraising Banquet - ‘The Choice for Life’: Saturday, November 7, 2015

The keynote speaker will be Jason Jones, Film Maker (Bella), Author and Human Rights Activist. Jason works directly to aid the homeless, peoples facing genocide, and women with crisis pregnancies. The banquet will be held at: Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Avenue. Cocktails at 6 PM. Dinner at 7 PM. Cost: $60/person; $540 for a table of 10. For more information: Life’s Vision, 204-233-8047. View poster.

*NEW* Life’s Vision’s One-Day Conference: Saturday November 7. 2015

The conference will take place from 8:30 AM to 4 PM. Speakers include: Dr. Philip Ney, Dr. Scott Miller, Jason Jones, Heather White and Kildonan Advocates for Life. Cost: Conference & Lunch: $60/adult, $35/student. Banquet & Conference Special: $110. RSVP by November 3rd by calling Life’s Vision, 204-233-8047. View poster.

*NEW* Serena Class in Natural Family Planning – Saturday, October 17, 2015

The next Serena Class in Natural Family Planning will be held: Saturday, October 17, 9 AM – 11 AM, Misericordia Health Centre, 99 Cornish Avenue, Winnipeg. Registration fee of $100 along with names and contact information should be sent to Serena Manitoba, 99 Cornish Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1A2. For more information or to register: Linda Kuehn, Executive Director, Serena Manitoba Inc., mbserena@gmail.com or 204-783-0091; http://serenamb.com.

*NEW* Marriage Tip

One secret of a memorable date night: novelty. Sometimes the tried and true is fine, but other times the effort to think of something new and fun is refreshing – and creates happy memories.


*NEW* Feast Day of St. Bruno – a Solemnity for the Carthusians and 2nd Anniversay of Br. Bruno, Hermit – Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Today is the feast day of St. Bruno, a Solemnity for the Carthusians and the second anniversary of my life as a hermit. As an expression of my gratitude for my vocation and in thanksgiving for all those who are supportive, here is a short article for you to read. Br. Brian, hermit, sbf. Click here.

Parish Events

*NEW* Parish Fall Suppers

To view the complete list of Fall Suppers, click here.

*Saint-Malo Parish: Sunday, November 1, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, Chalet Malouin; 13 years+ - $12; 6 to 12 years - $6; 0 to 5 years – free. For more information: 204-347-5753.

*NEW* Concert in Haywood, MB – Sunday, October 18, 2015

There will be no Fall Supper in Haywood this year, BUT, there will be a concert led by Father Armand Le Gal and Jeannine Guyot, in St. Denis Church, Haywood, 2 PM to 4 PM. Come and enjoy an afternoon of great music and some sing-alongs. Free will offering at the door.

*NEW* St. Malo Parish: Conference, ‘The Ten Commandments’ – Saturday & Sunday, November 21 & 22, 2015

The conference, ‘The Ten Commandments’ with Mr. Raymond DeSouza is for ages 15 or older and will take place, Saturday November 21 (for men), 9 AM – 4 PM; Sunday, November 22 (for women), 9 AM - 4 PM; St. Malo, MB. Mass, adoration & confession, meditations on the Commandments in relation to today’s issues, question & answer period. One meal provided; nutritional breaks. Cost: $35/person. RSVP: by Thursday, November 19th. For more information or to register: 1-204-347-5518 or email parsmalo@mymts.net. View poster. 


 *NEW* Conference: ‘The Great Secret To Receive Healing’, ‘How to Pray for Others’, ‘Healing The Father Relationship’, Weekend of November 6, 7 & 8, 2015

Fr. Ed Hauf from Texas will be speaking about: ‘The Great Secret To Receive Healing’, ‘How to Pray for Others’, ‘Healing The Father Relationship’ the weekend of November 6, 7 & 8; Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 4588 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg. Free will love offering. Fr. Hauf will give his testimony at a breakfast Saturday morning; breakfast tickets required. There will also be a Mass & Healing Service. Conference hosted by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services. For more information or to buy breakfast tickets: http://catholicrenewalservices.com/fr-ed-hauf-conference/ or 204-895-7544 or ccrs@catholicrenewalservices.com

Community News

*NEW* Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens Parish: Fundraiser for ‘St. Boniface Street Links’ – Wednesday, October 14, 2015

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for Me.” (Matthew 25:40) St. Boniface Street Links is a new non-profit organization working towards eliminating homelessness. There will be a fundraiser, ‘Beef-on-a-Bun’, on Wednesday October 14, 6 PM, Norwood Hotel, 112 Marion St, Winnipeg; music by local artists, silent auction, and a 50/50 draw. Tickets are $20, available at the door, or reserve: 204-771-7141. For more information, and/or to make a donation: website, http://stbonifacestreetlinks.com/.

*NEW* Get the Shot, Not the Flu – Clinics offer free flu shots in your neighborhood

Just a reminder that Flu Clinics are being held from Wednesday, October 21 – Saturday, October 24, 2015. For more information, view poster for locations. 

*NEW* ‘Get Better Together’ – Tuesdays, November 3 to December 8, 2015

‘Get Better Together’ is a six-week program to help people with a chronic illness take control of their health. The program will be offered in French in partnership with the Wellness Institute and Centre de santé Saint-Boniface at Place Des Meurons, 400 des Meurons St., Room Josette-Roy. Registration required. For more information: 204-953-2255. For sessions in English, in your area: http://sogh.ca/wellness/get-better-together/.

 News from the CCCB 

(Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops)


*NEW* Synod on the Family 2015

Pope Francis on Sunday, October 4, 2015, formally inaugurated the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. It is meeting in Rome until October 25 on the theme "The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and in the Contemporary World". The Canadian Catholic television network Salt + Light TV is providing an extensive coverage of the Synod with daily reports. Read more...


*NEW* Stewardship Reflection

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - October 11, 2015

“It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”  (Mark 10:25)  Jesus uses tough language that we may not want to hear.  But, we are all called to be generous with all our gifts.  Not just the ones we pick and choose, but all our gifts: our time in prayer to God, our talent in participating in parish ministries and our treasure supporting our local parish and other charities.     


We invite you to visit the French site of the Weekly News Bulletin:

Nouvelles hebdomadaires: http://www.archsaintboniface.ca/index.html?lang=fr 

for announcements and activities that appear only in French.


Notice for publication of parish news:

Parishes who wish to have announcements of events published

in the Weekly News Bulletin are asked to submit them to the Communications Office by Monday at 4 PM. Please send them to: communications@archsaintboniface.ca




Read previous issues


Looking for volunteer translators (interpreters). Learn more.

 Pastoral Assignments of Priests and Parish Life Directors, 2015

Read More.

 Diocesan InfoJournal, SUMMER 2015

To read, click on the cover page.

For Love Alone (Movie)

  For Love Alone follows religious sisters across the United States and emphasizes the risks and the rewards of choosing Religious Life & giving everything to God.

Year of Consecrated Life

Read Archbishop LeGatt's Message 

 Nathanael 2015-2018

Archbishop LeGatt invites you... 

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 International Eucharistic Congress 2016

Native Ministry 


 Photo Gallery  

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


3 Reasons to Know Your Catholic Faith

Ken Yasinski

Evangelization - Associated Ministries

 Pope Francis & Vatican - Latest News  

 Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops


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