National Week for Life and the Family - May 8-15, 2016: The theme this year is LIFE: Life Is For Everyone. To view the calendar of major events in our diocese and city, click here.
*NEW* Parish Seeks Renewal and Growth
At Mary, Mother of the Church parish, a lively exchange of ideas, questions, concerns and comments from a packed hall of parishioners took place at the annual general assembly held on April 14, 2016. A discussion took place to determine the next steps required so as to implement a ‘hard launch’ of this renewal and growth initiative. Read complete story.
Families: the Heart of the Church
The family is essential to the Church because it is the medium through which faith is transmitted. This was the primary message of the Conference on the Family, presented by the Catholic School of Evangelization on March 19, 2016. Read complete story.
In Hiding, Fleeing, Then a Refugee, but Most Importantly Alive
Maria, like many other young men and women in Eritrea, refused to go to military camp, even though that meant the end of her schooling. Her nightmare was just beginning. She fled from her country in 2011. Thanks to the support of the St. Alphonsus Parish, Maria's cousin was able to welcome her to Manitoba in September 2014. 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.
Networking for Healthy Marriages and Strong Families
On January 21, 2016, the Archdiocese of Saint-Boniface hosted a group of representatives from surrounding parishes who came to discuss marriage and family issues, at the invitation of the Archdiocese’s Marriage, Family and Life Service. The parishes represented were Mary, Mother of the Church, St. Timothy and Saint-Malo/Blessed Margaret. The focus of the meeting was to draw inspiration from each parish’s experience. Read complete story.
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May 3, 2016
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*NEW* Archbishop’s Schedule
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*NEW* Procession of the Blessed Sacrament to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi - Sunday, May 29, 2016
Holy Cross Parish in partnership with Paroisse Précieux-Sang is organizing a procession of the Blessed Sacrament in the Saint-Boniface area on Sunday, May 29 starting at 1:30 PM at Holy Cross church, 252 Dubuc St., Winnipeg. The celebration will conclude with Sunday Mass at 4 PM at Holy Cross church. All are invited to come adore and celebrate the real presence of Jesus. For more details: Jason Madden, 204-957-7497.
*NEW* New Story: Our Faith Stories, Treasures to Share (Diocesan Website Home Page)
Parish Seeks Renewal and Growth: At Mary, Mother of the Church parish, a lively exchange of ideas, questions, concerns and comments from a packed hall of parishioners took place at the annual general assembly held on April 14, 2016. A discussion took place to determine the next steps required so as to implement a ‘hard launch’ of this renewal and growth initiative. Read complete story.
Marriage, Family & Life
*NEW* Calendar of Events: Celebrate the National Week for Life and the Family – May 8 – 15, 2016
From May 8 to 15, participate in the National Week for Life and the Family! Several events will take place in parishes throughout Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba, surrounding the theme "LIFE: Life is for Everyone”. On Monday night, May 9, come to the Mass for Life and then listen to the three archbishops speak in a relaxed atmosphere on the Catholic response to assisted suicide; Wednesday, May 11, participate in an evening of presentations on palliative care; Thursday morning, May 12, come and Walk for Life, and in the evening, listen to a presentation on Advance Care Directives and ethical decisions at the end of life; Friday, May 13, come sing and praise the Lord before the Blessed Sacrament at "Illuminate"! See the calendar for details on each of these events and more. PARISHES, IF POSSIBLE, PLEASE PRINT THE CALENDAR TO INSERT IN YOUR BULLETIN. For more information: www.archsaintboniface.ca or Marie Brunet, Coordinator of Marriage, Family and Life Services, 204-594-0274, firstname.lastname@example.org.
*NEW* LIFE’S VISION: Respect Life Week – May 8-15, 2016
This week has been set aside as a time to reflect on the value of human life. In our society which now tolerates abortion without qualification, the need for a continuing strong voice on behalf of babies in the womb is more important than ever. At the same time, years of killing pre-born babies has set the stage for the next assault on human life - euthanasia. On Sunday, May 8, you will find Respect Life Week offering envelopes in your Parish church. Your donation will help pro-life education in Manitoba.
*NEW* Finding Forgiveness - Healing & Recovery after Hurt - Thursday, May 12, 2016
This free presentation by Luella Jonk, PhD, Registered Professional Counsellor will benefit anyone who may be having difficulty in gaining trust in their partner. Potential ways of betrayal will be discussed. The humane act of forgiveness can be applied to many aspects of one’s mental wellbeing, but is an especially important act with one’s partner. Presentation held on Thursday, May 12, Mary, Mother of the Church, 85 Kirkbridge Drive. Doors open at 6:30 PM, presentation begins at 7 PM. Light refreshments will be available. To register: email@example.com.
*NEW* Marriage Tip
(Mother’s Day) Your spouse’s mother had an important influence on him or her becoming the person you love. What positive quality did your spouse learn from her?
*NEW* Marriage Tip – May 14 &15, 2016
Sometimes having a romantic evening together means doing less and eliminating something from your calendar. Do you really have to watch that TV show, wash the curtains, or attend that meeting? Prioritize your spouse.
*NEW* Spirit Night: ‘The Holy Trinity’ – Saturday, May 28, 2016
Join us for an evening of prayer and teaching, Saturday, May 28, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
*NEW* Saint-Eugène and Cœur-Immaculé-de-Marie Parishes : Garage Sale - May 14 & 15, 2016
A large garage sale and bake sale will be held in the basement of Saint-Eugène Church, 1009 St. Mary’s Rd. on Saturday May 14 from 9 AM to 4 PM as well as a hot dog and hamburger sale from 11 AM to 1 PM. On Sunday May 15, the garage sale will be held from noon till 3 PM. For more information contact Carole Cadieux at 204-253-0215. All are welcome!
*NEW* Books for Christ Website: To order religious books
BooksforChrist is a Canada online discount Christian bookstore which provides a wide variety of interesting religious resources such as bibles, children’s books, fiction, DVD’s, books for church & ministry, music. Visit their website today!
News from the CCCB
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*NEW* COLF Message for the 2016 National Week for Life and the Family
On the occasion of the National Week for Life and the Family, May 8 to 15, 2016, the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) has released its message "Is My family: A school of mercy ?". In its Message, COLF recalls "the privileged role of the family as the first and most important school of mercy – the place where parents sustained by God's grace, are meant to become icons of Divine Mercy." Read more...
*NEW* Stewardship Reflections
7th Sunday of Easter - May 8, 2016
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Revelations 22:13
This is a reminder of how we should live our lives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – putting God first in all that we do. Not only when I am at Mass and parish activities, but when I am in the world, at work or at school. Living gratefully and generously is a lifestyle, it’s how I make all my decisions.
Pentecost Sunday - May 15, 2016
“The Advocate, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.” John 14:26 The materialism of our society lures us to concentrate more on what we want than on what God wants for us. The relativism of our world tells us that we should be tolerant of all things, that there is no absolute truth. Pray to the Holy Spirit to put the right words in our mouths when challenged about our faith.
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