Archdiocese of Saint Boniface

Archbishop LeGatt's Welcome Message

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 Faith 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:

New stories forthcoming...

Recent News and Events

Weekly News Bulletin - October 28, 2014

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 Archdiocesan News

*NEW* Employment Opportunity: Administrative Assistant  

Archdiocese of Saint Boniface is seeking to fill a part time (4 days a week), bilingual position of Administrative Assistant at the Pastoral Centre. The individual hired would act as Administrative Assistant to the director of Pastoral Services and to the Nathanael formation program. This person would also be responsible for volunteer recruitment and support. To view the full job posting please visit the diocesan website and click the icon: ʺEmployment Opportunitiesʺ. Please forward your resume by email: Questions may be directed to Agata Johns at 204-594-0271. Closing date for applications – Friday, November 28, 2014.

Marriage, Family & Respect for Life 

*NEW* A “Come and See” Meeting about the Summer 2015 Cana Sessions - Sunday, November 9, 2014

CANA is a six-day retreat for married couples to strengthen their marriage and deepen their spiritual life. A ‘Come and See’ meeting will be held Sunday, November 9,  3:00-5:00 PM at the St. Charles Retreat Centre, 323 St. Charles St. Come and see what to expect from a Cana session.  Childcare will be provided, but you must RSVP, 204-885-2260, .

*NEW* Cana Session for Couples - July 5-11, 2015

 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, 323 St. Charles St., Winnipeg. View brochure.

*NEW* Marriage Tip

Spouses needn’t know where each other is every hour of the day, but it’s nice to know each other’s daily routines. Pick a common time during the day to pause and hold each other in prayer for 10 seconds.

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 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 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 View poster.

Youth & Young Adult Ministry

*NEW* Being Single: The Catholic Version - Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Come for an evening of discussion and reflection with other young adultson how to live your current single life as a disciple of Christ. The event will be held in Hanley Hall (room 220), St. Paul`s College at the University of Manitoba from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Pizza and refreshments will be served at 6:30 PM. For more information, Mireille Grenier: 204-594-0278, or Sr Elaine Baete 204-474-9784, View poster!

‘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:  or 204-470-7565. View poster.


*NEW* Tips to Evangelize

TIP # 4 - LISTEN to the life circumstances of the person you are praying for. This gives you insight into their life. Enter into that place where they are at. Offer a listening ear. Look for TIP # 5 in the next Weekly News Bulletin. View all tips on the diocesan website, click here.

Spiritual Growth

*NEW* Monthly Prayer Group at Chemin Neuf Community - Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Chemin Neuf Community holds a monthly prayer group, open to everyone, which includes: praise and worship, listening to the Spirit, a short teaching or testimony, and praying for each other the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM; next dates: November 11 and December 9, St. Charles Retreat Centre, 323 St. Charles St. No need to register. For more information: 204-885-2260.

*NEW* ‘Illuminate’: Evening of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - Friday, November 14, 2014

All are invited to participate in a dynamic evening of adoration, praise & worship, reconciliation and fellowship on Friday, November 14 at 7:30 PM, St. Mary’s Cathedral, 353 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg. Guest speaker: Archbishop Richard Gagnon. For more information, or at 


*NEW* Second Vatican Council’s Decree on Ecumenism: 5th excerpt from a series of 8, for Sunday, November 2, 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 the eight weeks, starting Sunday, October 5th until Sunday, November 23rd, 2014. Click here for a complete listing of 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.

The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed: Sunday, November 2, 2014

‘All the faithful should remember that the more effort they make to live holier lives according to the Gospel, the better will they further Christian unity and put it into practice. For the closer their union with the Father, the Word, and the Spirit, the more deeply and easily will they be able to grow in mutual brotherly love.’ Paragraph 7

Parish Events

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.

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

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.


Silent Retreat for Single Men – Thursday, November 20 to Sunday, November 23, 2014 This silent retreat for single men ages 16-30, with spiritual director, Fr. Felix Lopez from the Servant Brothers of the Home of the Mother of Spain, is based on the ‘Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius’. It will be held: Thursday, November 23, 7:00 PM till Sunday, November 23, 3:00 PM; at the Trappist Monastery, Holland, MB. For more information: Belita & Roger: 204-242- 3107 or email View poster.


*NEW* Westminster Concert Organ Series – Sunday, November 16, 2014

Raúl Prieto Ramirez from Spain and the USA will be presenting, Sunday, November 16, 7:30 PM, Westminster United Church, Westminster Avenue at Maryland St., Wpg. For tickets and more information, view poster. 

Community News 

*NEW* “Reformation Then and Now: Dismantling Walls Today” - Sunday, November 9, 2014

A service of ‘Word and Prayer’, in recognition of the ‘25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall’, and efforts toward peace and reconciliation, will take place on Sunday, November 9, 4:30 PM, Lutheran Church of the Cross, 560 Arlington Avenue, Wpg.  Guest preacher will be Rev. Dr. Dirk Lange. View poster.

*NEW* ‘Making Dreams Come True’ 3rd Annual Fashion Show: Ebola Crisis Relief Fundraiser - Saturday, November 15, 2014

The 3rd Annual Fashion Show ‘Making Dreams Come True’ will be held Saturday, November 15 at the Centre Culturel Franco-manitobain, 340 Provencher Blvd., Winnipeg; 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM shows; $10/person. All proceeds will go to the ‘Sierra Leone Action Mission’. For more information, click here. View poster.


*NEW* Community Health Assessment Discussion - Wednesday, November 19 and Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Winnipeg Health Region which produces a Community Health Assessment every five years and wants to have a more accurate picture of the health of the St. Boniface Community.  Join the discussion on Wednesday, November 19, 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM OR Thursday, November 20, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM; Bilingual Service Centre, 614 Des Meurons Street. To register: or 204-953-2255.

9th Annual Flavie-Laurent Centre Banquet - Thursday, November 6, 2014

The 9th Annual Banquet of the Flavie-Laurent Centre will be held on Thursday, November 6th at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre, 340 Provencher Blvd., Winnipeg; $65/ticket (tables of ten places are available) and a tax receipt for $35 will be issued.This evening is to help raise funds to assist the CFLC in its activities. For more information: 204-233-4936 or View poster.

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.

News from the CCCB

(Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops)

*NEW* Life and family suggestions for homilies and prayers of the faithful during November 2014

As part of the national pastoral initiative for life and family, the CCCB is again posting possible homily ideas and prayers of the faithful to help link the Sunday liturgy with the national pastoral initiative for life and family. In order to help families and parishes, the proposed texts for each Sunday of the month of November 2014 include suggestions from the Sunday of the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (November 2) to the First Sunday of Advent (November 30), including the Solemnity of Christ the King (November 23). As usual, these suggestions for homilies and prayers can be easily adapted for family prayer, as well as for personal prayer or for use with other groups or organizations. The texts for the month of November are available on the special Life and Family webpage, under the section "Documents and activities proposed by the CCCB".

Monthly Prayer Intentions of Pope Francis

 Pope’s Prayer Intentions for November 2014

Universal: Lonely People: That all who suffer loneliness may experience the closeness of God and the support of others. For Evangelization: Mentors of seminarians and religious: That young seminarians and religious may have wise and well-formed mentors.


Stewardship Reflection: All Soul’s Day - November 2, 2014

“Those who trust in him will understand truth, and the faithful will abide with him in love, because grace and mercy are upon his elect, and he watches over his holy ones.” Wisdom of Solomon 3:9

Here’s the ironic thing about people who are generous. Those that give freely and cheerfully do not do it to be rewarded. They do it to show their love for God and their neighbors. Yet, because of their generosity, they typically are given more than they gave away!


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

Nouvelles hebdomadaires: 

for announcements and activities that appear only in French.


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


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Social Pastoral Mission - Associated Services


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