Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthinans 5:17
Recent News and Events
April 25, 2017
*NEW* New Video: Archbishop LeGatt speaks about the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima Celebration – Saturday, May 13, 2017
All are invited to the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima, Saturday May 13 at Holy Cross Parish, 252 Dubuc Street, Winnipeg. Schedule: 7:50 AM, Mass with Archbishop Albert LeGatt presiding; 9 AM, Procession with a statue of Our Lady (5.4 km); 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, lunch break; 12:30 PM-4:30 PM, Adoration, Rosary, and Reconciliation; 5 PM, Evening Mass. Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity for this celebration, read more. For more information: www.holycrossparish.ca/fatima. View the video of Archbishop LeGatt's message on the diocesan website home page.
*NEW* Mission in the Streets - Sundays in May 2017
Pope Francis invites us to go out of our churches to meet the people and so the Announcement of the Good News will be proclaimed in front of the St. Boniface Cathedral on Sunday May 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 2:30 PM. There will be prayers, testimonies, signing and preaching. For more information: David at 204-813-4167. View poster.
Marriage, Family & Life
*NEW* Marriage Tip
The internet and social media can enrich our lives, but they can also threaten your marriage. It’s not only pornography or finding old flames on Facebook, but also the time taken from interaction with your beloved. Agree on mutual limits to screen time.
*NEW* Concert by Joe Zambon, Catholic Musician – Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Catholic musician Joe Zambon is coming to Winnipeg! As part of his Love Is tour, Joe will be playing on Tuesday, May 2 at 7 PM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 4588 Roblin Blvd. Come out for an inspiring evening of music with this talented songwriter and musician. Admission is a freewill offering.
*NEW* NaPro Technology Presentation – Tuesday, May 16, 2917
A presentation on NaPro Technology, which offers help for infertility, repetitive miscarriages, postpartum depression and much more, will be held on Tuesday, May 16 at 7 PM, St. Charles Church Parish Hall, 320 St. Charles Street, Winnipeg. Come and see “What Every Woman Has a Right to Know and What Every Couple Needs to Know”. For more information: Angela Bowman, 204-804-8155 or firstname.lastname@example.org. View poster.
*NEW* St. Bernadette Parish: 12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care – Thursday, May 4, 2017
As a profound witness to the sanctity of life, all are invited to join in the 12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care held by theSt. Bernadette Parish Council, Thursday, May 4 from 8 AM – 8 PM, St. Bernadette Church, 820 Cottonwood Rd., Winnipeg. For more information: Yvonne, 204-237-0978 or email@example.com. View poster.
*NEW* St. John’s Parish, Morden: Thursday, May 4, 2017
The Catholic Women’s League members of St. John's Parish, Morden, MB will be leading prayers for palliative care on Thursday, May 4, 8 AM – 8 PM. Each hour will start with a meditation and one of the following: rosary, stations of the cross, beatitudes for caregivers, intercessory prayers. For more information: 204-822-5240.
*NEW* Adoramus Ministries: A Celebration for all this Mother’s Day - Sunday, May 14, 2017
Father Robbie McDougall and Deloris Chartier of Adoramus Ministries will facilitate a celebration of Life Service - "In Memory of Mom, We Celebrate with Love” on Sunday, May 14 at 2 PM; Green Acres Memorial Gardens Chapel, Highway #1 East at 1 Green Acres Lane. Interdenominational Service. For more information: 204-237-7899.
*NEW* Grouille ou rouille! French Health Fair Day for Adults 55+ - Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Grouille ou rouille! will be held on Wednesday, May 17,9 AM to 3:30 PM at the St. BonifaceUniversity, 200 de la Cathedrale Ave., Winnipeg. Activities include: Nia, Yoga, Laughter Yoga, adapted and light exercises, Line dancing, recreation games (shuffleboard, pool, board games & bocce, ladder ball etc.), Tai chi, Walking in Place, Pickleball, Singing for Health, Bike ride, Coloring, knitting & Zentangle. Information sessions will include: Nutrition Trends, Fall Prevention, Financial Health, Christian Meditation, Your medication and pharmacist, Computers etc. More than 20 Information booths. Registration $13 (includes lunch). Information and registration before May 12 at 233-Allô (2556).
News from the CCCB
(Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops)
*NEW* COLF Message for the 2017 National Week for Life and the Family
To mark the National Week for Life and the Family, 14 to 21 May 2017, the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) has released its annual message on the theme "Love Grows by Giving". In its Message, COLF issues an invitation "to reflect with Pope Francis on the wonderful role which God has entrusted to the family in transmitting true love. Let us ask ourselves how we can better reflect God's unconditional love and mercy, whether in the context of our own day to day family life or to family members or friends 'at the periphery'." The Week for Life and the Family is a CCCB initiative that Canadian dioceses and eparchies are invited to promote or adapt according to their own resources and pastoral priorities. Resources have been prepared by COLF in collaboration and consultation with the CCCB. Read more...
*NEW* Prayer Cards for Three Canadian Patron Saints
The CCCB has prepared prayer cards in honour of three recently declared Canadian patron Saints: Saint André Bessette (commonly referred to as Saint Brother André), Saint François de Laval, and Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. At their 2016 Plenary Assembly, the Bishops of Canada unanimously approved the three devotional titles, recognizing there has been strong popular devotion to all three saints since their deaths and already long before they were declared Saints by the Universal Church. The Bishops also wished to underscore the continuing and contemporary significance of these Saints in the life of the Church in Canada. Read more...
Monthly Prayer Intentions of Pope Francis
*NEW* Pope’s Prayer Intentions for May 2016
Evangelization: That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice and peace.
*NEW* Stewardship Reflection
3rd Sunday of Easter - April 30, 2017
“Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked to us on the road, while He opened to us the scriptures?” Luke 24:32
How often do we take the time to discern what Jesus wants from us? Are our prayers always petitions, asking Jesus to do things for us? If so, that’s a one-sided relationship. Living our faith means developing a personal relationship with Jesus. Just like any friendship, there is give and take, each side listening to each other and helping each other out. Take time in silence to listen to what Jesus is asking of you.
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*NEW* Fatima Anniversary Celebration
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