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February 2, 2016
*NEW* Diocesan Social Justice Awareness Day, ‘Sharing the Good News’ - Saturday, March 5, 2016
The ‘Social Justice Awareness Day’ will take place on Saturday, March 5, 10 AM – 3 PM, in the Saint Boniface Cathedral basement hall. The primary objective will be to promote the efforts of charity and social justice by the parishes in the archdiocese and to establish a basis to form a Diocesan Committee for Social Justice. Guest speaker: Myron Rogal, Diocese of Saskatoon, view the Diocese of Saskatoon Website.
Marriage, Family & Life
*NEW* Marriage Tip
Lent is almost here! Discuss with your spouse about how you want to observe Lent this year, both individually and as a family.
*NEW* UPDATE – Letter Writing Campaign Regarding Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Legislation
A big thank you to all who have participated in the letter writing campaign regarding euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide legislation, launched on December 8. Thanks to you, over 1000 letters have been sent to the Prime Minister of Canada, with copies also sent to your Members of Parliament, as well as to Archbishop Albert LeGatt. Archbishop LeGatt has begun to have discussions with MPs from Manitoba and has shared your concerns on the topic. Please note that the Supreme Court of Canada has recently granted a 4 month extension for the federal government to enact a new law on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, past the February 6th deadline. Let us continue to pray for our federal government and for all governing bodies concerned, while they will be working on this most important matter.
Youth & Young Adult Ministry
*NEW* Discernment Retreat (for youth ages 16 and up) – Weekend of February 19 – 21, 2016
All youth, ages 16 and up are invited to the Discernment Retreat’ at the Catholic School of Evangelization, Saint Malo MB, weekend of February 19 to 21st. What is real discernment? Why and how do we discern? What do we need in order to discern properly? Join us as we discover the role of discernment in our faith and our lives. This retreat will include a variety of talks, prayer times, group discussion and individual reflection, all with the purpose of giving you tools to help you better understand what God is asking of you. Cost: $90/person (includes all meals and snacks). Please register before February 12th. For more information or to register: Amber, 1-204-347-5396 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Upcoming sessions: February 2nd, What is Mass All About; February 9, The Eucharist: The Heart of our Spiritual Life; February 16, Sacraments of Healing: Confession and Anointing; February 23, Holy Orders: What is a Bishop, Priest and Deacon? For more information: email@example.com. View poster. Videos of the sessions may be viewed on the diocesan website: www.archsaintboniface.ca/main.php?p=622.
*NEW* Parables of Mercy in Luke’s Gospel: A Day of Reflection – Saturday, February 27, 2016
A Day of Reflection offered by the Chemin Neuf Community will be held on Saturday, February 27, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (lunch included) at St. Charles Retreat Centre, 323 St. Charles St., Winnipeg. The day will be divided into times of teaching, personal prayer & silence, and group sharing. Come and reflect on “Mercy” in Scripture and in your own life. To register: Ted & Nancy Wood, 204-885-2260, firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is a freewill donation. View poster.
*NEW* ‘Receive God’s Mercy’ Conference – Weekend of February 19-20, 2016
Father Marc Drouin from New Hampshire will be presenting “Receive God’s Mercy”, weekend of February 19 – 20, 7:30 PM, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help church, 4588 Roblin Blvd., Winnipeg. Saturday schedule: breakfast testimony (advance tickets); afternoon presentations, 2 PM – 4 PM; Eucharistic Celebration with healing service at 7 PM. Free will offering. To reserve advance breakfast tickets, 204 895-7544 or email@example.com . For complete weekend program, view website: http://catholicrenewalservices.com/category/events/.
News from the CCCB
(Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops)
World Day of the Sick – Thursday, February 11, 2016
The 24th World Day of the Sick will be celebrated, as it is every year, on February 11, 2016, the memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes. This year, the Day of the Sick will be solemnly celebrated in the Holy Land and the Holy Father's Message is entitled: Entrusting Oneself to the Merciful Jesus like Mary: "Do whatever he tells you" (Jn 2:5). In his Message, Pope Francis invites all those who assist the sick and the suffering to draw their inspiration from Mary, the Mother of Mercy. "Let us entrust to the Virgin Mary our trials and tribulations, together with our joys and consolations. Let us beg her to turn her eyes of mercy towards us, especially in times of pain, and make us worthy of beholding, today and always, the merciful face of her Son Jesus," the Pope states in the conclusion of his Message. Read more...
Monthly Prayer Intentions of Pope Francis
Pope’s Prayer Intentions for February 2016
Universal: That we may take good care of creation – a gift freely given – cultivating and protecting it for future generations. Evangelization: That opportunities may increase for dialogue and encounter between the Christian faith and the peoples of Asia.
*NEW* Stewardship Reflection
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 7, 2016
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?’ ‘Here I am,’ I said, ‘send me!’” (Isaiah 6:8)
Every day – in little ways and in big ways – God asks, “Whom shall I send?” Whether it is someone to take on a new ministry or just someone to open a door for a stranger, God constantly provides doors of opportunity. The next time you hear God calling, have the courage to walk through the door and say “Here I am, Lord.”
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