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August 23, 2016

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Archdiocesan News

*NEW* Live Coverage of the Canonization of Mother Teresa on Salt + Light TV – Sunday, September 4, 2016

On September 4, 2016, the Canadian Catholic television channel Salt + Light TV will broadcast live from Saint Peter's Square, Rome, the canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa Bojaxiu, founder of the Missionaries of Charity. Founded in 1950 in the Archdiocese of Calcutta, India, the congregation has today 765 houses in 138 countries, including some in Canada: Montreal, Québec, Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver and St. Paul (Alberta). Link to Salt + Light TV.

*NEW* View new poster! 4th Annual Saint Boniface Archdiocesan Gala – Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The 4th Annual Gala Dinner and Evening will be taking place on Wednesday, October 26; cocktails at 6 PM, dinner at 7 PM; Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Avenue, Wpg; $125/ticket. For more information: 204-237-9851 or 233-ALLÔ. View poster.



*REMINDER* Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Formation Course, Level I (foundation for all other Levels)

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a program of Christian formation for children aged 3-12 years that is based on the Bible and liturgy of the church and will be offered on 10 Saturdays, September, 2016 to June 2017 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 5488 Roblin Blvd., Winnipeg. Inspired by the principles of Montessori education, the program was begun in Rome in 1954 by Sofia Cavalletti, author of The Religious Potential of the Child and has spread throughout the world.  The formation is ideal for catechists, parents, and anyone interested in learning more about their faith.  It is growing in the Archdioceses of Winnipeg and St. Boniface and has been endorsed by both Archbishops.  For more information, contact Maureen Fernandes, 204-832-4336, View brochure.

 Marriage, Family & Life

*NEW* Marriage Tip

Spouses often find that they have settled in to a comfortable lifestyle. But routines can get boring. Try something new together this week, such as a new food, recreation, or book.

*NEW* Life’s Vision Manitoba: FREE Documentary Screening of HUSH – Saturday, September 10, 2016

Life’s Vision Manitoba presents the screening of the pro information documentary about one woman who investigates the untold effects of abortion on a women’s health; Saturday, September 10, 6 PM, Centre culturel franco-manitobain,340 Provencher Blvd., Wpg; panel discussion will follow. View poster.

*NEW* Separated – Widowed - Divorced: Upcoming Session – Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Beginning Experience (BE) is a non-profit, peer support grief resolution program helping single-again persons deal with the natural grief process and offers an opportunity for turning pain from loss into an experience of positive growth. The next 10 weeks session starts Wednesday, September 14; Adult Retreat Weekend to be held October 21st – 23rd. For more information: 204-275-3090 or visit

*NEW* Serena Class in Natural Family Planning – Saturdays, September 24 and November 26, 2016

The next Serena Classes in Natural Family Planning will be held on: Saturdays, September 24 and November 26, 9 AM to 11 AM, Misericordia Health Centre, 99 Cornish Avenue, Winnipeg. For more information: Serena Manitoba 204-783-0091, or View poster.

Youth & Young Adult Ministry

*NEW* Coverage of World Youth Day 2016

Would you like to view the coverage of the World Youth Days which took place in Poland at the end of July 2016? Click on the following link:


Spiritual Growth

*NEW* St. Benedict’s Retreat & Conference Centre: Public Lecture and Workshop ‘The Unbearable Wholeness of Being’ – Weekend, September 16-18, 2016

Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF, Franciscan sister of Washington, DC and author engaged in the religion and science dialogue will be the speaker during the public lecture and workshop, September 16-18. For more information, view poster.


*NEW* Muslim-Catholic Dialogue Series – Wednesdays, September 14 & 21, 2016

The Manitoba Islamic Association and Mary, Mother of the Church present the Muslim-Catholic Dialogue Series on Wednesday, September 14th at Mary, Mother of the Church, 85 Kirkbridge Drive, 7:30 PM & on Wednesday the 21st at Manitoba Grand Mosque, 2445 Waverley St., 7:30 PM. Free admission. Refreshments served. RSVP encouraged. For more information: MIA:, 204-256-1347 or Mary, Mother of the Church:, 204-269-6363. View poster.

Catholic Education

*NEW* Manitoba Catholic Schools – New Website!

Check out the exciting new website!

*NEW* St. Paul’s College Employment Opportunity – Assistant Campus Minister

The Assistant Campus Minister is a term position commencing in early September or when filled, and ending on June 30, 2017, with the possibility of renewal. Closing date for applications: August 31, 2016. View complete job description.

*NEW* Christ the King School Employment Opportunity - Teacher

Christ the King School is looking for a Grade 7/8 French, Religion and Health teacher for the 2016/17 school year. This is a .5 position. Submit resumes along with references including one from you pastor to Only those selected will be contacted for an interview.

Parish Events

*NEW* Parish Fall Suppers

*Somerset: Sunday, September 18, 4 PM - 7 PM, Community Hall, Somerset, MB. Tickets: Adults: $13, 12- 5 years, $7, 4 years and under, free. Take-outs are available.

Community News

*NEWRicher Dawson Trail Fall Supper – Sunday, September 18, 2016

A roast beef supper will be served on Sunday, September 18, ‘Richer Young at Heart’ hall, Richer MB; 4 PM – 7 PM. Tickets available at the door: $15/adult; $7 for children 6 to 12 years; free for 5 years and under. All profits will go towards the museum maintenance. For more information: Yvonne, 204-422-9369. View poster.


*NEW* Self-Compassion and Emotional Resilience Workshop – Friday, September 16, 2016

The Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba will be presenting a one-day workshop, with Dr. Kristin Neff, the world’s leading researcher of self-compassion, on Friday, September 16, 9 AM – 4:30 PM, Niakwa Country Club, 620 Niakwa Road, Wpg. Discover tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever you are experiencing difficulties. For more information: Suzanne, 204-258-1053; or to register:

*NEW* Compassion Project: Registration for Fall Programming is now open!

Discover programs that improve your ability to be fully present, cope with stress and nourish the spirit of compassion. The Compassion Project programs are an invitation to find peace of mind and a feeling of well-being. For more information on this initiative of the Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba, read the Fall Program Guide or contact: Micheline, 204-258-1052 or Dawn, 204-235-3700, or visit

*NEW* Nurturing Resilience among Children, Youth and Families with Complex Needs: Wednesday, November 30 and Thursday, December 1, 2016

The two-day conference, sponsored by the Aulneau Renewal Centre and MaryMound, will be held on Wednesday, November 30 and Thursday, December 1; 9 AM – 4:30 PM, Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Ave., Wpg. Keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Ungar. For all details and registration, view brochure.

Monthly Prayer Intentions of Pope Francis 

*NEW* Pope’s Prayer Intentions for September 2016

Universal: That each may contribute to the common good and to the building of a society that places the human person at the centre.

Evangelization: That by participating in the Sacraments and meditating on Scripture, Christians may become more aware of their mission to evangelize.


*NEW* Stewardship Reflections

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, August 28, 2016

“Rather, when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you."    Luke 14:13 -14

We have a difficult time with the concept of giving without expecting something in return.  Even when we give to charity we often want something in return – a raffle ticket, a dinner, or a chance to play golf.  Yet, as Christian stewards we need to remember that the true reward for our giving awaits us in heaven.

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