Lent 2015 ''All you who are thirsty, come to the water! says the Lord; though you have no money, come and drink with joy.'' Isaiah 55, 1
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: email@example.com
Posted March 25, 2015
CANA – A Time for Couples (and children)
...our Cana session made it feel like a safe place to discuss issues we were normally too tired or had no time to talk about.” Testimony of a husband. Read more. Next CANA session July 2015.
Posted March 25, 2015
With the Poorest of the Poor
Bishop Eugenio Rixen, now 70 years of age, has lived in Brazil for 35 years, amongst the poorest of the poor. On March 16th, 2015, he arrived in Winnipeg for the first time, to share his experiences. Read more.
Posted March 18, 2015
Dr. Larry Rados discusses the risks of euthanasia and assisted suicide during Life's Vision luncheon on February 7, 2015. Read more.
Posted March 17, 2015
St. Emile Parish - The Blessings of ARISE Together in Christ
Our parish has been blessed in so my ways because of the dedicated parishioners who trained as leaders and by all those who faithfully participated in the small faith sharing communities of ARISE Together in Christ. Read more.
Posted March 4, 2015
Standing on Holy Ground:
Lenten Reflection on the Ministry of
Presence to the Sick, Elderly
by Deacon Stepan Bilynskyy
In my practice as a health care chaplain, I remember a 104 year old lady, a resident of the nursing home, who was suffering from many chronic illnesses, causing excruciating pain, that was at times difficult to control by medications... Read more.
'Healing of Families' Conference with Fr. Yozefu-B. Ssemakula:
Fort Alexander Parish, Fort Alexandre, February 13-15, 2015
Archives 2014 & 2015, Our Faith Stories, click here.
Recent News and Events
March 24, 2015
*NEW* Be Alert and Watch! New Diocesan Journal – Weekend of April 4 & 5, 2015
The all new edition of the diocesan journal (previously known as: NEW VISION) will be available in all parishes the weekend of April 4th & 5th. Together, let us collaborate in making the new Diocesan InfoJournal - Your Church, Your Voice, an essential tool to communicate our stories of faith and our desire to be a missionary Church which shares the Good News with all!
*NEW* Archdiocese of Saint Boniface Chrism Mass – Tuesday of Holy Week, March 31, 2015
The Chrism Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday of Holy Week, March 31 at 7:30 PM at the Saint Boniface Cathedral. This year, as we are between two Synods of Bishops on the vocation and mission of the family, we wish to underline the value of marriage and the family, the first and vital cell of society and the first place of evangelization and growth in faith. All the faithful are invited to this diocesan celebration. Following the Chrism Mass, a time of fellowship will take place in the Cathedral basement hall
Marriage, Family & Life
*NEW* Marriage Tip
St. Joseph is the model for husbands and fathers. Men, pray to him today to be courageous, caring and prayerful leaders in your family.
Youth & Young Adult Ministry
*NEW* NET Host Homes – April 15th to April 26th, 2015
NET (National Evangelization Teams) will be in Winnipeg from April 15th to April 26th, 2015. Part of their ministry is to offer retreats to the schools and parishes. The other part is to be with the families. NET is looking for families available to host a minimum of two Netters for a few evenings during their stay. If interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-594-0278.
*NEW* ‘On the Journey…’ - April 12th, 2015
The EYML (Ecumenical Youth Ministry Leaders) are inviting all youth and young adults to gather at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 106 Sawchuk Drive, PTH 9A, Selkirk, MB at 6:30 PM. This will be an evening of prayers and song with a special message from Vincent Solomon, the Indigenous Neighbours Coordinator for the Mennonite Central Committee. The theme is reconciliation and what does this journey look like with our indigenous neighbours. For more information: email@example.com or 204-594-0278.
*NEW* The Pope’s Tweet!
“There is no sin that God cannot pardon. All we need to do is ask for forgiveness.” What a great message of encouragement for each of us to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation. If you haven’t yet celebrated this sacrament during Lent – go for it!
Nathanael 2015-2018: A New Chapter
*NEW* Nathanael, a New Chapter, Lay Faith Formation: Beginning in September 2015
Does this sound like you? Looking for something new in your relationship with Jesus? Challenged to be all you can be? Seeking to become an intentional disciple of Jesus? Willing to become the change the Church needs? Thirsting to know God? Seeking a DEEPER walk? Questions but no answers? Life-directing influence. LEADership. A Heart for Unity. Nathanael is for you. To find out more: http://www.archsaintboniface.ca/main.php?p=582 or ask your Pastor or inquire at your parish.
Ecumenism & Interfaith Dialogue
*NEW* 'Exploring the Prophets' with Rabbi Alan Green – Tuesdays, April 14, 21 & 28, 2015
This series of Tuesday evenings, organized by the Winnipeg Bat Kol Tri-Diocesan Committee, will provide a brief overview of the phenomenon of prophecy in the Hebrew Bible. Come for one evening or all three! Each evening will explore different topics such as: “What is Prophecy?”, ”The So–Called Minor Prophets” and “The Other Great Prophets of the Babylonian Exile” ; 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (doors open 7:00 PM), St. Mary’s Academy (cafeteria), 550 Wellington Crescent, Wpg. Register by April 7th; $10/evening or $25/series. To register or for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org, 204-594-0273. View poster.
*NEW* Westminster Concert Organ Series – Final Concert: Sunday, April 26, 2015
Westminster United Church presents its 26th season’s final concert, Sunday, April 26th at 7:30 PM; Westminster Avenue at Maryland St., Winnipeg. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at McNally Robinson; Adults - $25, Seniors (65+) - $20, Students - $10. For more information: 204-784-1330 or www.westminsterchurch.org. View poster.
*NEW* Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice, St. Paul’s College
For information about upcoming lectures Click here.
Development & Peace
*NEW* Thank you for your generosity!
D & P wishes to thank all those who made a gift to the ‘Share Lent campaign’ on the 5th Sunday of Lent, Solidarity Sunday. If you were unable to make a donation, it isn’t too late. You can give your envelope during the next collections in your parish or you can donate online at devp.org/en/sharelent2015. Your donations will serve the needs of our sisters and brothers in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Thank you!
News from the CCCB
(Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops)
*NEW* Salt + Light TV presents a series of video for World Meeting of Families 2015
In preparation for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, September 22 to 27, 2015, Salt + Light TV has produced a series of videos witnessing to how family life and the lives of the Blesseds and Saints are inter-related, with special importance for the Church as well as for today's families. Each presentation is approximately five minutes long, and provides a short biography on the life of each Saint or Blessed as well as a testimony to their journey of faith. To date, seven videos of the series are available in English on YouTube. Read more...
*NEW* Stewardship Reflection - Palm Sunday - March 29, 2015
“Pilate again said to them, ‘Then what shall I do with the man whom you call the King of the Jews?’ And they cried out again, ‘Crucify him.’” Mark 15:12-13 Jesus told us “whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me.” Every day we are presented opportunities to help someone. Every day we have the opportunity to see the face of Jesus in others and be the face of Jesus to others. Pray for the courage to stand up for those in need of our help.
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