Feast of Corpus Christi,Treherne

For the first time in many years, a beautiful procession of the Blessed Sacrament was held in Treherne, MB. Read story.

 

Life is for Everyone 

Profound and intense questions, around issues of life, were addressed during a candid chat with Winnipeg’s three Catholic Archbishops.  Read story.

‘Priest, Prophet and King’

The fullness of Confimation and how youth in today’s world, learn to live their roles as priest, prophet and king? Read story.

Death ‘a very sacred place’  

 'Our death-denying culture thinks of death as losing the battle’, says Dr. Chantale Demers. ‘The aim of palliative care is to add life to days, not just days to life’. Read story.

Caring for People to the End of Life

End of life is ‘a sacred or a holy time,’ noted Fr. Miller, ‘but it can also be a time of pain, agony and a feeling of being abandoned.’ Read story. 

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June 21, 2016

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 Archdiocesan News

*NEW* Pastoral Assignments of Priests and Parish Life Directors in the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface

The appointments for the current year will be effective August 1st, 2016. To read the letter of assignments, click here.

*NEW* Pastoral Centre Closed for July

Please note that the Pastoral Centre, located at 622 Taché Avenue, will be closed from July 1st to July 31st . However, the Resource Library will remain open throughout the summer following regular business hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to noon and 1 PM to 4 PM. 

 Marriage, Family & Life

*NEW*Marriage Tip

When you feel negative about something your spouse says, try to look at the statement from a different perspective (especially his/hers) before responding.

*NEW* Life’s Vision and the the Great Canadian Giving Challenge – June 1st to 30th, 2016

Have you heard of the Great Canadian Giving Challenge (GCGC)? This challenge encourages Canadians to donate to charities in a typically slow period for charitable donations - the goal is to help Canadian registered charities. Every dollar contributed between July 1st and 30th automatically enters the charity to win a $10,000 donation.  One of the charities on that list is Life's Vision. Life's Vision is committed to raising public awareness on life-affirming options, and speaking out on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves. Let us unite our voices to bring about greater respect for the dignity and worth for all human beings from conception to natural death! Visit www.canadahelps.org/gcgc/22330 before June 30th! For more information on Life's Vision, visit their website: www.lifesvision.ca.

Youth & Young Adult Ministry

*NEW* Save the Date: Youth Rally – October 1, 2016

Save the date for the next Diocesan Youth Rally that will take place on Saturday, October 1st at St. Emile Parish, Winnipeg. Keep an eye out for the poster which will be available in September. For more information: Mireille Grenier, mgrenier@archsaintbonifac.ca or 204-594-0278.

*NEW* National Youth Ministry Conference coming to Winnipeg – November 2016

You’re passionate about Youth and the Church? This conference is for you! There will be a renown speaker, Dan DeMatte and some unforgettable workshops! For more information, visit the Canadian Catholic Youth Ministry Network website: www.ccymn.ca. View poster.

 

*NEW* NET Ministries is Coming to Winnipeg – Fall 2016

NET (National Evangelization Teams) Ministries will be offering retreats for youth groups, parishes and schools from October 17th till November 5th, 2016. For more information: www.netcanada.ca. For any questions or to reserve a NET retreat, contact Mireille Grenier: mgrenier@archsaintboniface.ca or 204-594-0278. View NET letter.

*NEW* Looking for host homes for NET Ministries

We are always on the lookout for any families, couples or someone with an extra room and a big heart to host some ‘Netters’ when they come into town. If you are curious to know what a host home does, contact Mireille Grenier, mgrenier@archsaintboniface.ca or 204-594-0278.

*NEW* Youth Ministry Publication from the CCCB

If you would like to better understand what Youth Ministry is all about, then do read You Give Them Something to Eat: A Resource and Guide for Pastoral Planning for Youth Ministry in Canada This free downloadable resource is available on the CCCB website. Have a look and if you would like to have a discussion about it, contact Mireille Grenier, mgrenier@archsaintboniface.ca, 204-594-0278.

 

New Resources

*NEW* New Resources at the Pastoral Resource Centre, St. Boniface

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Autopsy of a Deceased Church: outlines 12 ways to help reverse the trends of decline in church participation and to keep your church alive and growing.

 

Breakout Churches: tells the story of thirteen churches and their pastors. Using a statistical approach, it identifies key patterns and characteristics common to churches that experienced turnarounds.

 

Successful Home Cell Groups: details everything you need to know to make home cell groups work and how these have brought about not only phenomenal growth to a church, but also intimate fellowship and involvement amongst parishioners.

Sticky Church: is an ideal book for church leaders who want to start or retool their small group ministry - and velcro their congregation to the Bible and each other.

Church Growth ... It Is Possible: this book is the answer to your quest for church growth. You will understand how many different things work together to achieve church growth.

Fusion: God is consistently blessing His Church with regular guests. Are we doing all we can to accept and honour His blessing? This book offers a step-by-step plan to establish a relationship with newcomers.

 

 

Attitude 101: addresses what shapes a person's attitude. Great leaders understand that the right attitude will set the right atmosphere, which enables the right responses from others.

Relationships 101: teaches you how best to connect with people, build positive working relationships, and keep your team operating as smoothly as a well-oiled machine.

 

How Successful People Lead: describes how everything rises and falls on leadership. If you want to make a positive impact in the world, learning to lead better will help you.

Be a People Person: helps you develop the qualities of an effective "people person" and learn to overcome differences and personality traits that can cause friction.

 

 

From Maintenance to Mission: explores ways to challenge us to become Catholic evangelizers and proposes ways to move from maintenance to mission-oriented parishes.

Full of Grace, DVD: set ten years after the Resurrection, Full of Grace follows Mary of Nazareth in her last earthly days as she helps the fractious early Church regain their original encounter with the Lord.

 

 

Community News

*NEW* Volunteers Needed at St. Boniface Hospital

Holy Eucharist is a source of healing and allows us to regain our strength, both physically and spiritually. Hospital patients can receive Communion through volunteer services organized by the hospitals. The St. Boniface Hospital is currently experiencing a great challenge of finding members of the Catholic faith to serve in this fulfilling ministry. If you are interested in volunteering as an Extra Ordinary Minister of Communion, please contact the St. Boniface Hospital Volunteer Services: 204-237-2442 or sbghvolunteer@sbgh.mb.ca .

Stewardship

 *NEW* Stewardship Reflection

13th Sunday in Ordinary - June 26, 2016

“For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters.  But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather serve one another through love.”   Galatians 5:13 We like to celebrate the fact that we are free to “live the good life.”  But Jesus calls us to a different kind of freedom.  St. Paul reminds us that Jesus sets us free so that we can serve one another, share our gifts and promote God’s work here on earth to glorify His name and not honor ourselves.

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2016 Pastoral Assignments


Employment Opportunity: Youth Ministry

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  EUTHANASIA AND ASSISTED SUICIDE

A statement issued by Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, on the government’s passage of euthanasia legislation in Canada. For more information on the topic, click here.


 *NEW VIDEO* June 1, 2016

Ken Yasinski : God Where Are You?


*NEW PHOTOS* Photo Gallery  

DPC meeting: Saturday, May 28, 2016


 Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

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 Euthanasia and Doctor Assisted Suicide

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

 


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