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February 21, 2017

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Marriage, Family & Life

*NEW* Marriage Tip

“Both husband and wife should try to renew their love day after day, and that is done through sacrifice, with smiles, and also with ingenuity.” – St. Josemaria Escriva


*NEW* 'Come and See' Day of Discernment (for men ages 16 & older) - Saturday, March 4, 2017

Are you thinking God might be calling you to a priestly vocation? Do you want to learn and know more about seminary and the life of a priest? On Saturday, March 4, 9 AM – 3 PM at the Archbishop’s Residence, 151 avenue de la Cathédrale, the Diocesan Office of Vocations will be hosting a Day of Discernment for men ages 16 and older. For more information: Diocesan Vocations Director Fr. Kevin Bettens, 204-261-1579, Follow us on Twitter:

Spiritual Growth

*NEW* Retreat for Young Adults (18+):  “The Power of Choice” – March 25 & 26, 2017

“Choice” is an ambiguous word in our society.  How can we make good decisions (big and little) based on our deepest desires and in line with God’s will for our lives?  Retreat will take place from 2 PM, Saturday, March 25 to 4 PM, Sunday, March 26; St. Charles Retreat Centre, 323 St. Charles St., Winnipeg. Cost: $40. Facilitated by the Chemin Neuf Community.  Please register: Stcharlesretreat@hotmail.comView poster.


*NEW* 7-Day Silent Retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, April 21-18, 2017

Offered by the Chemin Neuf Community.  The focus of the retreat is to come to know Christ more intimately through his word and to recognize God’s call in our life.  Four periods per day of personal prayer are supplemented by teaching and daily meetings with a spiritual director. Suggested donation, $400.  At the St. Charles Retreat Centre, 323 St. Charles St, Winnipeg. For more information or to register: or 204-885-2260. View poster.


Parish Events

*NEW* St. Gerard Parish: Lenten Mission – March 7, 14 & 21, 2017

This Lent, Fr. Sam Argenziano will be leading a retreat which will take place at 7 PM on Tuesday evenings March 7, 14 & 21; St. Gerard Parish, 45 Foster Street, Winnipeg. Fr. Sam will be guiding us with the theme of “How to Live the Beatitudes in our Lives”.

*NEW* Christ Our Saviour Church, Steinbach: Christian Life in the Spirit Seminar – March 11, 2017

The year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. To celebrate, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (CCRS) of Manitoba will be holding a Christian Life in the Spirit Seminar on Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9 AM – 5 PM at Christ Our Saviour Parish, 365 Loewen Blvd., Steinbach, MB. Sessions include a talk, discussion groups, worship music and prayer. Take the time to renew your relationship with God and receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Registration is free. Please bring potluck lunch or food to share.  For more information or to register: Fr. Gerry, 204-326-3411 or 204-951-9900. View poster.

Community News

*NEW* Employment opportunity: Holy Cross Parish - Custodian

Holy Cross Parish is seeking a 24 hour per week Custodian. For the full job description: All those interested should apply by submitting a resume at: or Holy Cross Parish, 252 Dubuc Street, Winnipeg. Application deadline: Wednesday, February 22, 2017. For more information: Claire, 204-233-7367.

Development & Peace (D & P)

*NEW* Manitoba Regional Assembly – April 21 & 22, 2017

You are cordially invited to the Annual Manitoba Regional Assembly on Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd at St. Emile Parish, 552 St Anne's Rd, Winnipeg. On Friday, April 21st, the activities will begin at 7 PM with presentations, entertainment and refreshments.On Saturday, April 22nd, the registration will begin at 8:30 AM and will include presentations and our Annual General Meeting. Lunch will be served. A more detailed schedule will be available shortly. All are welcome! Please register: Banet, or 204-231-2848.

News from the CCCB

(Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops)

Message by Pope Francis for Lent 2017

In 2017, the Message of Pope Francis for Lent is "The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift." Based on the parable of the rich man and Lazarus (cf. Luke 16:19-31), the Holy Father invites Catholics to find "inspiration in this meaningful story, for it provides a key to understanding what we need to do in order to attain true happiness and eternal life. It exhorts us to sincere conversion."Link to the Message


*NEW* Stewardship Reflection

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time – February 26, 2017

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve God and mammon (material wealth).” Matthew 6:24

For many people, God and money run “neck and neck” as their first priority. Making money and spending money becomes the center of their life and they actually become a slave to money.  The solution – become more generous. Giving money to Church and charity frees us from slavery to money and from making money a “god” before God.


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