Archdiocese of Saint Boniface

We are the people of God, the Body of Christ, and the Temple of the Holy Spirit of the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface. We live and share the threefold mission of Christ, the Priest, the Prophet, and the Shepherd-King. This is our committment to live and celebrate our call to holiness, to evangelize, and to build a community in God's image, grounded in love, justice, peace and reconciliation. 

Our Faith Stories - Treasures to Share

Welcome to Our Parish Stories. This feature 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:

New stories forthcoming...

Recent News and Events

Weekly News Bulletin - October 21, 2014

 Click here to read the Weekly News Bulletin in PDF format

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*NEW* Webinar: ‘A New Catechesis for the New Evangelization: New Ardor, Methods and Expression’ – Thursday, October 23, 2014

Brought to you by Loyola Press with facilitator: Joe Paprocki, this webinar will take place: Thursday, October 23, 7:00 – 8:00 PM (CT). To register, click here. View poster.

Marriage, Family & Respect for Life 

*NEW* Did You Know??? ‘Marriage, Family & Life’ Pastoral Services is on Facebook!!!

‘Like’ our page and find out about our upcoming events. Facebook address:Click here. or

*NEW* Marriage Tip

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” (Father Theodore Hesburgh) Don’t get so busy caring for your child that you forget the love that brought that child into being.

Serena Natural Family Planning Class - Monday, October 27, 2014

The class will take place at the Misericordia Health Centre, Monday, October 27, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM. For more information, Serena Manitoba at 204-783-0091,, View poster.

Marriage Encounter Weekend – Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9, 2014

‘A Weekend of Discovery... A lifetime of Love!’ The next Marriage Encounter weekend will be held Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9 at the CanadInns, 1034 Elizabeth Road, Winnipeg. The weekend is open to any married couple wanting to make a good marriage even better. For more information: Serge & Ira Boulet at or at 204-951-8075.

Life’s Vision 2014 Annual Fundraising Banquet: ‘Growing the Culture of Life’ – Saturday, November 8, 2014

Life’s Vision 2014 Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 8th; cocktails at 6:00 PM and dinner at 7:00 PM, Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg. Guest speaker: Bobby Schindler ‘A Life That Matters’. Table of 10: $450 or $50/person. For more information: 204-233-8047 or View poster.

‘Growing the Culture of Life’, One Day Conference – Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sponsored by Life’s Vision, this conference will be held, Saturday, November 8, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg. Registration and lunch: $50/adult and $35/student. For more information: 204-233-8047 or View poster.

Youth & Young Adult Ministry

*NEW* Did You Know??? ‘Youth & Young Adult Ministry’ Pastoral Services is on Facebook!!!

 ‘Like’ our page and find out about our upcoming events. Facebook address: Click here. or 

*NEW* Diocesan Youth Rally – Thank you

 A big thank you to all the youth, volunteers and parents who participated in the youth rally that took place Friday, October 17 at the Cathedral. About thirty youth gathered and discussed the importance of ‘Staying Connected’ in our faith by the actions we make. Pictures of the evening are available on the diocesan web site.

‘Saint It Up!’ Youth Event - Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Seine River Pastoral Region will be hosting a ‘Saint It Up!’ youth event on Saturday, November 1st at St. Hyacinthe Parish in La Salle, MB from 7PM -10PM.  The guest speaker will be Deacon Gilles Urquhart. Come dressed as your favorite saint and enjoy a bonfire, snacks, games and fellowship. Age 11 and up welcome. For more information contact Claude Lagacé:  or 204-470-7565. View poster.


 *NEW* Tips to Evangelize


Lord, today, I give You my permission to do whatever You want with me; to place on my path someone who needs to hear about Your love and Your saving grace. Look for TIP # 4 in the next Weekly News Bulletin.View all tips on the diocesan website, click here.

Spiritual Growth

‘Illuminate’: Evening of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Friday, October 24, 2014

All are invited to participate in a dynamic evening of adoration, praise & worship, and fellowship on Friday, October 24 at 7:30 PM, St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 505 Brewster St., Winnipeg. For more information, or at

 Spirit Night: ‘Heresies of the Church’ – Saturday, October 25, 2014

Join us for an evening of prayer and teaching, Saturday, October 25, Ste. 330, 601 Aulneau St. Winnipeg; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. For more information, contact the Spirit Night Committee: Fr. John Kracher, St. Thérèse Bilodeau or Dirk Schmid:



*NEW* St. Maurice Parish: English Weekday Lectionary Cycle A and B Needed


St. Maurice Parish in St. Maurice, MB has started weekday Masses and needs the Weekday Lectionary A, B. If any parish has any of these lectionaries to give to the parish, please contact: 294-746-2009 or



 *NEW* Winnipeg South ‘Sings for Peace’ – Sunday, November 2, 2014

 Organized by Mary Mother choirs along with local church choirs, this ecumenical service will take place on November 2, 3:00 PM, Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship, 150 Bayridge Avenue, Wpg. A combined choir of over 40 singers will conclude with "We are Called" in 4-part harmony with violin, and "Peace be in You" in 4-part harmony with flute. Refreshments and sharing will follow in the hall. View poster.

*NEW* 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on Ecumenism: 4th excerpt from a series of 8, for Sunday, October 26, 2014

50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on Ecumenism - To All Parishes

All parishes are encouraged to publish the following excerpts in their parish bulletins for eight weeks, starting Sunday, October 5th until Sunday, November 23rd, 2014. Click here for a complete listing of the excerpts. The text in italics may be adapted as necessary and included with the excerpts.

Decree on Ecumenism

November 21st, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on Ecumenism, ‘Unitatis Redintegratio’. This document affirmed and strengthened the Catholic Church’s commitment to the ecumenical movement, which the Council described as being ‘the initiatives and activities planned and undertaken’ to promote Christian unity. The Bishops of Canada would like to highlight the significance of this anniversary by providing parishes a series of quotations from the document. To access the entire document from the Vatican website, click here.

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Sunday, October 26, 2014

‘Today, in many parts of the world, under the inspiring grace of the Holy Spirit, many efforts are being made in prayer, word and action to attain that fullness of unity which Jesus Christ desires. The Sacred Council exhorts all the Catholic faithful to recognize the signs of the times and to take an active and intelligent part in the work of ecumenism.’ Paragraph 4.

Parish Events

Précieux-Sang Parish: Fundraising Supper – Sunday, November 2, 2014

Fundraising event to raise funds for the parish hall: Sunday, November 2 at 200 Kenny St., Winnipeg, MB. Special guest: Bishop Marcel Damphousse, Bishop of Cornwall, Ontario; $125/ticket (a tax receipt will be issued for the non-dinner portion of the ticket); cocktails start at 5:00 PM; supper at 6 PM. Draw: Grand prize of $500, 1 prize of 250, 3 prizes of $100. For more information: 204-233-2874.

St. Gerard Parish: Take a Stand for Life: ‘40 Days for Life’ – October to November 2, 2014

St. Gerard Parish will participate in the ’40 Days for Life’… a groundbreaking, coordinated international mobilization. Vigils take place daily from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Public right-of-way outside, Women’s Hospital, 735 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg. To get directions: view google map. For vigil and other event information: view website.

Holy Family Parish: ‘Bud, Spud and Steak or Chicken’ – Friday, November 7, 2014

The men's club of Holy Family parish is having a ‘Bud, Spud and Steak or Chicken) on Friday, November 7, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Windsor Park CanadInns, 1034 Elizabeth Rd., Winnipeg; $20/ticket; silent auction. For more information or tickets: 204-237-3068.

Parish Fall Suppers 2014

St. Eugene Parish: Sunday, October 26, 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM, St. Eugene Parish Hall; 13 years+ - $12; 6 to 12 years - $5; 0 to 5 years – free.

Saint-Pierre Parish: Sunday, October 26, 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM, St. Pierre Recreation Centre; Adults - $13; 6-12 years - $6; 5 years and under – free.

Saint-Malo Parish: Sunday, November 2, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, Chalet Malouin; 13 years+ - $12; 6 to 12 years - $6; 0 to 5 years – free. 204-347-5753.


*NEW* Silent Retreat for Single Men – Thursday, November 20 to Sunday, November 23, 2014 This silent retreat for single men ages 16-30, with spiritual director, Fr. Felix Lopez from the Servant Brothers of the Home of the Mother of Spain, is based on the ‘Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius’. It will be held: Thursday, November 23, 7:00 PM till Sunday, November 23, 3:00 PM; at the Trappist Monastery, Holland, MB. For more information: Belita & Roger: 204-242- 3107 or email View poster.


 CCRS Conference ‘Unbound Freedom in Christ’ – Weekend: October 24-26th, 2014

Lloyd & Nancy Greenhaw from Texas, gave up successful careers in 1981 to go into full time ministry of Catholic Evangelization. They will present: ‘Five Steps to Unbound Freedom in Christ’, Friday, October 24th, 7:30 PM; Saturday, October 25th during a Breakfast Testimony at 9:00 AM (call for advance breakfast tickets, $7/ticket), Saturday, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM (Healing Mass); Sunday, October 26th, 1:30 PM. to 4:30 PM; Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 4588 Roblin Blvd. (Corner of Grant Ave), Winnipeg. This seminar is for everyone. For more information or to reserve tickets for the Breakfast Testimony: Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services at 204-895-7544 or To read more: click here.

Community News 

*NEW* Media Awards & Educational Symposium: ‘Generation XXX, The Pornification of our Children’ – Monday, November 17, 2014

 Beyond Borders Canada presents this symposium at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, MB. Morning symposium: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM, $35/ticket; Media Awards Luncheon, 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM, $75/ticket. Attend both events for $100. For more information or to register: or or 204-999-1089. View poster.


*NEW* Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice – Symposium: ‘The Archive and Reconciliation: Re-Membering the Residential School Experience’ – Saturday, November 1, 2014

 Explore new directions in education; new remedies in law; and new practices in healing. Justice Murray Sinclair will provide response and reflection for a roundtable discussion with the audience, Saturday, November 1, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Theatre 100, St. Paul’s College, Fort Garry Campus, Winnipeg. Pre-registration is required and lunch is provided.To register: or 204-474-8575. For the extensive list of the many present and upcoming events, click here.

Development & Peace

(D & P)


Join the D & P team as a youth intern - to gain work experience - in the Manitoba regional office! The person must be bilingual. Please submit your CV and cover letter by 4:00 PM, Friday October 24th. For more information: or 204-231-2848.

*NEW* New Animator in Manitoba!

Since the end of August, there is a new regional animator, Janelle Delorme, who is a long time member of ‘Development & Peace’ and has a burning passion for social justice. Janelle was a D&P youth delegate at the ‘People's Summit’ in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012. This past summer, Janelle went on an ‘Exposure Trip’ in El Salvador with a group from ‘Student Christian Movement’. Warm wishes and welcome to Janelle in her new position. To contact Janelle: or 204-231-2848.

*NEW* KAIROS Cambrian Agassiz Annual Gathering and General Meeting – Friday & Saturday, October 24 & 25, 2014

This meeting will take place Friday, October 24, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM and Saturday, October 25, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Churchill Park United Church, 525 Beresford Ave., Winnipeg. Lunch and refreshments provided. Suggested donation: $20. For more information, to set up display, or to RSVP for Saturday, contact: Carin Crowe or Mary McNairnay

*NEW* Development & Peace Celebrates 47 Years in the Service of Solidarity!

On October 20,1967 the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace was incorporated as a non-profit organization duly recognized by the Registrar-General of Canada. This important milestone in the life of the movement came eight months after the publication of Pope Paul VI’s great social encyclical Populorum Progressio: On the Development of People. Read more.

                     News from the CCCB

(Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops)

*NEW* Concluding pastoral message of the 2014 Synod on the Family

The Synod Commission in charge of the concluding pastoral message has released the Final Message on October 18, 2014, at the end of the IIIrd Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. Link to Message of the Synod Assembly to the families  Link to the interview of Archbishop Durocher with KTO-TV (in French only)


Stewardship Reflection: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - October 26, 2014

“Whoever sacrifices to any god, save to the Lord only, shall be utterly destroyed.” Exodus 22:20

Do you put other “gods” before God? Is your love of money, power, status or some personal possession greater than your love for God? If so, you may want to pay attention to the scripture reading because you are not going to like the outcome. The good news – it’s not too late to put God first in your life.


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for announcements and activities that appear only in French.


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Read previous issues

Archbishop LeGatt's Welcome Message

  Catechetics - October Resources

Marriage, Family & Life

Archdiocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Development & Peace 

 Diocesan Protocol for the Protection of Children, Youth and Vulnerable Adults 


Native Ministry 


Social Pastoral Mission - Associated Services


 Evangelization - Associated Ministries

New Vision - Our Diocesan Bulletin 

September 2014

 Pope Francis & Vatican - Latest News  

 Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops


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