Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants. Deuteronomy 32:2
Families: the Heart of the Church
March 19, 2016. The family is essential to the Church because it is the medium through which faith is transmitted. Read complete story.
World Marriage Day,
St. John Berchmans Parish, Holland
Parishioners were invited to bring a wedding photo for a celebration of World Marriage Day. Read complete story.
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*NEW* 2016 Summer Chapels Mass Schedule
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*NEW* Diocesan Celebration of our Multicultural Diversity – Friday, July 1, 2016
Archbishop Albert LeGatt and the Missions Diocesan Committee are pleased to invite you to a Diocesan Celebration of our Multicultural Diversity, Friday, July 1st, at the St. Boniface Cathedral from 10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Bishop LeGatt will celebrate Mass at 10:30 AM where every cultural group will contribute according to its customs. Mass will be followed by multicultural activities (songs, dances, etc.) in front of the Cathedral. Come one, come all, and rejoice with your friends. Bring your picnic lunch. You will also have the opportunity to sample dishes of other cultural groups. For more information: Sr Anne Adounkpe,fmm : firstname.lastname@example.org. View poster.
*NEW* Our Faith Stories: Treasures to Share (Diocesan Website Home Page): New Story
‘Multicultural Potluck Dining at Mary, Mother of the Church', May 2016: Everyone filled their plates with delicious food… some came in their cultural dress adding splotches of bright colours to the gathering. Read complete story.
Marriage, Family & Life
*NEW* Marriage Tip
Now that the weather is warming up, plan a picnic! It’s a great way to spend some quality time together. Make it a just-for-two date or bring the whole family.
*NEW* Justice Canada Video to help families going through divorce or separation
The Family, Children and Youth Section of Justice Canada has produced a new video to help families going through divorce or separation by guiding them to a range of free family justice tools and products available on the Justice Canada website. Click here to view.
*NEW* Spirit Night: Mass, Windup Pizza Dinner and Fellowship – Saturday, June 11, 2016
Join us for this evening, Saturday, June 11, Villa Aulneau, 330-601 Aulneau St. Winnipeg; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. For more information, contact the Spirit Night Committee: Fr. John Kracher, Sr. Thérèse Bilodeau or Dirk Schmid: email@example.com.
*NEW* Myths and Facts about Managing Type 2 Diabetes – Thursdays, July 7 & 14, 2016
These two free sessions will be led b a dietitian, a nurse and a primary care exercise specialist from Centre de santé Saint-Boniface on Thursday, July 7 & 14, 2 PM to 4:30 PM (in English); 5 PM to 7:30 PM (in French) at Accès-Access Saint-Boniface, Room 392, 170 Goulet St., Winnipeg. Learn in a small group setting about type 2 diabetes, risk factors, symptoms and managing blood sugar levels through food choices, physical activity and lifestyle.To register: Centre de santé, 204-940-1155. View poster.
Development & Peace
(D & P)
*NEW* Mass Blanket Exercise – Saturday, June 4, 2016
In honour of the ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commission’ and the work that needs to be continued in order to see reconciliation happen in Canada, there will be Mass Blanket Exercises led by Indigenous youth leaders and settler allies across the country. All are invited to meet at the front steps of the Manitoba legislative building on Saturday June 4, 10 AM to 12 PM, rain or shine. Please bring a blanket. Read more.
News from the CCCB
(Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops)
*NEW* CCCB issues Decree of promulgation for Canadian French-language translation of Sunday, Weekday and Sanctoral Lectionaries
On the Solemnity of Pentecost, celebrated this year on May 15, the CCCB has released the Decree of promulgation for the following three French-language lectionaries: Lectionnaire dominical, Lectionnaire de semaine and Lectionnaire sanctoral et messes rituelles. The new edition of these three lectionaries will come into effect for use in the Catholic Church of the Roman rite in Canada as of September 4, 2016, the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time of the liturgical year C, hence replacing any other former edition. Read more...
Monthly Prayer Intentions of Pope Francis
*NEW* Pope’s Prayer Intentions - June 2016
Universal: That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find – even within the huge cities of the world – opportunities for encounter and solidarity. Evangelization: that seminarians and men and women entering religious life may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them wisely for their mission.
*NEW* Stewardship Reflections
Feast of Corpus Christi - May 29, 2016
“They all ate and were satisfied. And when the leftover fragments were picked up, they filled twelve wicker baskets.” Luke 9:17
The story of the Loaves and Fishes shows us that when we share what we have, even if it doesn’t seem like that much, miracles can happen! Do not think that your gift is too small or insignificant! God blesses all the gifts we offer and makes them wondrous.
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