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 November 26, 2015

Philippine Ambiance at Blessed Sacrament Parish

Father Rodrigo Lazarte, originally from the Philippines, has been a priest for nearly 18 years. He came to the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface in 2014. This is his first experience away from home. Read more.

Posted October 28, 2015

Catholicism - The Truths of Our Faith

Presented by Deacon Gilles Urquhart: Every Tuesday 2015, 2016 , 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM,

Dawson Trail School Library, Lorette, MB.  View previous sessions: Click here.

Posted November 3, 2015

St. Joseph Parish, Fall Supper


Since 1991, St. Joseph Parish organizes a fall supper at the end of October. Ragout, meat pie, and barbecued roast are just some of the specialties served. Read more.

Posted October 14, 2015

New Heritage Garden in

St. Boniface

(click on photo for an audio-video (in French) by Radio-Canada)A green space in front of the archbishop’s residence will soon be transformed to create a heritage garden to render homage to the Church’s heroes as well as the Manitoban society that played major roles in the history of this province. 

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

Recent News and Events

November 24, 2015

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Archdiocesan News

*NEW* Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Bilingual Eucharistic Celebration – Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Archbishop Albert LeGatt will be presiding the Eucharist on the principal patron feast of the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface, Tuesday, December 8 at 7:30 PM, in the Saint Boniface Cathedral. This year, the celebration will highlight two special elements: 1- the official launch of the Jubilee Year of Mercy and blessing of the Holy Door of the Saint Boniface Cathedral; 2- the rite of admission to candidacy for diaconate and priesthood for two of our seminarians: Joshua Gundrum and Vincent Lusty. All the priests and faithful of the Archdiocese are invited to attend this celebration. Coffee will be served, after the Mass, in the parish hall.

 Marriage, Family & Life

*NEW* Marriage Tip

Taking time to rest is not a waste of time.” (Susan Vogt) Give yourself a break today or tomorrow – from kids, a chore, worries. It doesn’t have to be long to refresh. Take your cue from God, our Creator, who rested on the seventh day.

*NEW* Advent Calendar 2015 – O Come, O Come Emmanuel!

The Advent Calendar 2015 suggests great ideas (as of the 1st day of Advent, Sunday, November 29 till December 26) to gather your whole family in getting ready for the Birth of Jesus. The calendar is prepared by the Catholic School of Evangelization. Click here to print the calendar.

*NEW* Serena Class in Natural Family Planning – Monday, December 14, 2015

The next Serena Class in Natural Family Planning will be held: Monday, December 14, 7 PM – 9 PM, 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. View poster.

Youth & Young Adult Ministry

*REMINDER* St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Youth Event: ‘Friday Nite with NET’ - Friday, December 4, 2015

NET (National Evangelization Team) teams are young adults with a mission: To Challenge Young Catholics to Love Christ and Embrace the Life of the Church. This event will take place Friday, December 4; drop-off 5:30-6 PM and pick-up 9:30-10 PM, 505 Brewster Street, parking lot entrance. There will be leadership activities, skits, talks, music, small groups, games and personal faith testimonies all aimed to prepare each young person to encounter Christ in a personal way!  The theme is: “2 Billion People!” Two billion people call themselves Christians today! In a world that tries to wipe out Jesus’ relevance, how can we begin to understand the magnitude of His sacrifice in our day-to-day lives? Suggested donation: $5/participant and non-perishable food item. Pre-register individually or as a group: stjw505@gmail.com or 204 594-0273. View poster.


*NEW* Composing and praying the Prayer of the Faithful

Have you ever wondered about the history and theology of the The Prayer of the Faithful that we pray during Mass? Are you tasked with writing the petitions for the Sunday Liturgy? The Committee for ‘Formation in Liturgy in English’ has prepared a short document to provide some catechesis about The Prayer of the Faithful and guidelines for composing and praying this part of the Mass. View document.

*NEW* Catechesis on the Eucharistic Prayer

The Liturgy of Eucharist during Mass includes the Eucharistic Prayer – a prayer of many parts that calls for participation of the Presider and the Assembly. To enrich and deepen the experience for the faithful, a catechesis about various parts of the Eucharistic Prayer can be most helpful. View the enclosed documents which provide short explanations of the words and actions we encounter during the prayer. The material, entitled Liturgical Bits and Bytes is from Resource Publications, Inc. and can be used in parish bulletins (please respect copyright acknowledgment at the end of each topic when using Liturgical Bits and Bytes © 2010 Resource Publications, Inc. All rights reserved) and include reference to: www.rpinet.com. View material.

Spiritual Growth

*NEW* ‘Catholicism, The Truths of Our Faith: What Does the Catholic Faith Really Teach?’ – Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Active Catholic, passive Catholic, non Catholic, atheist, all are welcome to attend these sessions to come and learn what the Catholic Church teaches on various topics with main presenter: Deacon Gilles Urquhart; every Tuesday, 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM, Dawson Trail School Library, Senez St., Lorette, MB. Free sessions, free will offering. Refreshments are served. Upcoming session: December 1st, Mary, Dogma and Devotion. Videos of the sessions may be viewed on the diocesan website: www.archsaintboniface.ca/main.php?p=622. Next session, in January 2016. For more information: Roland LeGal, 204-878-2017, campingxtc@gmail.com or catholic4real@saintly.com. View poster.

Parish Events

*NEW* St. Boniface Cathedral Parish: Bake Sale – Saturday and Sunday, December 5 & 6, 2015

The bake sale will be held in the narthex of the St. Boniface Cathedral: Saturday, December 5 at 6 PM and Sunday, December 6 at 11 AM. Profits will support ‘St. Boniface Street Links’. To make a monetary donation or to donate baking: Aline, 204-771-7141.

*NEW* Holy Cross Parish: Christmas Bake Sale & Silent Auction – Sunday, December 6, 2015

All are welcome to join the festivities during the Christmas Bake Sale & Silent Auction, Holy Cross Parish, 252 Dubuc Street, Sunday, December 6, 9 AM to 2 PM, in the basement hall. There will be lots of wonderful baked goods, delicious, homemade tourtieres (meat pies), made by the ladies of the parish and tickets for a silent auction! Snacks, refreshments and lunch items will available for purchase.

*NEW* Holy Redeemer Parish: Winnipeg Pops Orchestra, ‘Classics, Carols and Cookies’ – Sunday December 6, 2015

The Winnipeg Pops Orchestra will present an evening of Christmas carols, light classical and ‘popular’ music on Sunday, December 6, 7 PM, Holy Redeemer Parish, 264 Donwood Drive, North Kildonan. A reception will follow. Tickets: $10/adult; $5/children under12 years of age; available at Holy Redeemer Parish, 204-669-0501 or Stephanchew Church Goods, 337 William Ave, Winnipeg, 204-943-7779. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Welcome Home ministry working to meet the diverse needs of families who live in the inner- city. For further information, 204-669-0501.

*NEW* Mary, Mother of the Church: 20th Annual Christmas Remembrance Service – Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Annual Christmas Remembrance Service will be held at Mary, Mother of the Church, 85 Kirkbridge Dr., Winnipeg, Sunday, December 13 at 3 PM. For more information: Parish office, 204-261-1579.

News from the CCCB

(Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops)

*NEW* CCCB Office for Evangelization and Catechesis issues its first edition of On Good Soil

The English Sector Office for Evangelization and Catechesis of the CCCB has published the first issue of On Good Soil, a new electronic newsletter. This new resource is intended to support those who work as diocesan directors of adult faith formation, parish leaders, and all those who journey in faith with adults seeking to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ. On Good Soil is available on the webpage of the Commission for Evangelization and Catechesis, as well as on the new webpage for the Office for Evangelization and Catechesis. Link to the newsletter On the Good Soil


*NEW* Stewardship Reflection

1st Sunday of Advent - November 29, 2015

“But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand.” (Luke 21:28) We celebrate Advent each year in preparation of the birth of Jesus, His first coming, as we await his second coming.  In this Advent season, use the sacrament of Reconciliation to strengthen your relationship with Jesus.  It’s never too late.   



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for announcements and activities that appear only in French.


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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



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Jubilee Year of Mercy 

'Merciful Like the Father'

December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016

3rd Annual Archdiocesan Gala

Thursday, October 22, 2015

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