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. 

Assignments of Priests for the Current Year

By decision of Archbishop Albert LeGatt, D.D., after consultation with the College of Consultors, following are the assignments for the current year. Unless otherwise agreed upon with those concerned, these appointments will be effective August 1st , 2014. Click here to view the assignments.

Our Parish Stories

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:

Vacation Bible Camp - 'Camping in God's Creation'

Notre Dame du Laus Parish, Powerview-PineFalls

Winnipeg River Deanery

''Hear ye! Hear ye! Dost thou hear the trumpets blaze the song of our Sovereign King? Listen as the sounds of the kingdom ring out in joyous praise!

Once again, in this year of 2014, all children are invited to the King’s Court to join in the festivities. We shall feast within the glorious halls and play within the castle courtyard. This shall be the sixth recurrence of our parish’s weeklong summer camp. Come join in the merry-making as the storytellers recount the tales of Bible, listen to the promises made by our Lord God, our King, and sing praises to his glorious reign...

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Recent News and Events

Weekly News Bulletin - July 8, 2014

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Summer Schedule for the Archbishop’s Office

The office of Most Reverend Albert LeGatt, Archbishop of Saint Boniface, as well as the secretary’s office, will be closed from July 21st – 28th and from August 28th to September 2nd, 2014. For any urgent matter, please contact Mr. Philippe Le Quéré, Chancellor or Fr. Carl Tarnopolski, Vicar General.


Summer Schedule for the Pastoral Centre and the Resource Centre

The Saint Boniface Pastoral Centre and Resource Centre (622 Taché Ave.) will be closed from Monday, July 14th until Monday, August 4th inclusive. The centre will reopen on Tuesday, August 5th.


Summer Publication of the Weekly News Bulletin

The Weekly News Bulletin will not be published from Tuesday, July 15th until Tuesday, August 12th inclusive. The publication will resume on Tuesday, August 19th. Please submit your announcements to us, according to this schedule.

 Archdiocesan News

 *NEW* Photo Gallery of Diocesan Gathering 2014

Click here to view great photos taken during the Diocesan Gathering which was held May 30-31st. Included are pictures of Maggy Barankitse, the main conference speaker, the various workshops, etc.

DVD’s of the Diocesan Gathering Conference Speaker Maggy Barankitse - Now Available for Purchase

DVD’s of the Diocesan Gathering conference speaker, Maggy Barankitse, are now available for purchase. There are 2 DVD’s: DVD #1- includes the May 30th, Friday evening coffee house for young adults and youth (12+) with Maggy Barankitse’s testimony (bilingual) AND the May 31st, Saturday morning testimony by Maggy Barankitse in French; DVD #2 – includes the May 30th, Friday evening coffee house for young adults and youth (12+) with Maggy Barankitse’s testimony (bilingual) AND the May 31st, Saturday afternoon testimony by Maggy Barankitse in English. Price: $7/DVD. To order a copy, contact Agata at the Pastoral Centre: 204-594-0271 or

 Archbishop’s Schedule

To view Archbishop LeGatt’s schedule for the month of July, click here.




Diocesan Directory Updates

All parishes and various diocesan committees are asked to review the information in the Diocesan Directory; the last edition was sent to you January 31st 2014. Please review the parish information, mass times (week and weekend masses); pastor information etc. and submit any changes to



Listening to God with Children: Preparing Ourselves, Our Spaces and Our Communities – Friday, October 17 – Saturday, October 18, 2014.

This conference, which will be held, October 17 and 18, 2014 (Friday evening and Saturday all day) is for catechists, teachers, parents, priests, and anyone else who interacts with children. It is being offered by the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association of Canada and has the endorsement of the Archdioceses of Winnipeg and St. Boniface, as well as the Anglican Diocese of Rupert’s Land. Location: St. Charles Parish, 320 St. Charles St. Winnipeg.  For more information and registration:  or contact,  Heather Lampman, 204-478-1915. View poster.

 Marriage, Family & Respect for Life 

*NEW* Save the Date! Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration – Sunday, October 26, 2014

Are you celebrating a milestone wedding anniversary this year (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 years or more)? Sign up to take part in the annual diocesan wedding anniversary celebration. A celebratory Mass presided by Archbishop LeGatt will be held at the Saint Boniface Cathedral, Sunday, October 26, 3:00 PM. Couples will be invited to renew their marriage vows and to receive a special blessing. A reception will follow. All participating couples receive a certificate of commendation.  For more information or to register: Sophie Freynet-Agossa, Coordinator of the Service of Marriage, Family and Life at the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface: 204-594-0274 or

Marriage Tip

What’s one admittedly minor thing you want to change about your beloved? No matter how annoying it was, can you let it go? Give your spouse the gift of accepting him or her, quirks included. 

Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Register Online Today for the Saint-Malo Catholic Summer Camps!

As of now, you will have the flexibility to register your kids for camps online! Visit our website,, to register now and to provide the registration fee on our secure site. For over 20 years, camps welcome campers between 5 and 17 years of age, to have loads of fun in a faith environment. Don't miss out! For more info, please contact Kevin: 204-347-5396.


Parish Events

St. Vital Parish Summer Concert: ‘An Evening with Ernesto Quilban – Thursday, August 14, 2014

This very special summer concert for all ages: ‘An Evening with Ernesto Quilban’, will be held on Thursday, August 14, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM and will feature an extremely talented, versatile classical guitarist from Washington State (originally from the Philippines). Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets and more information are available by contacting 204-453-0933 or   


 *NEW* National Liturgy Conference: ‘In Joy and Sorrow: Catholic Weddings and Funerals as Moments of Evangelization’ - Monday & Tuesday, October 27-28, 2014

 This conference will be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Monday & Tuesday, October 27-28, 2014. Priests, deacons, liturgy committee members, music ministers, bereavement teams, pastoral councils, couples considering marriage, all interested parishioners are invited. $20 for registration. For more information: National Liturgy Office. View poster.


*NEW* 13th Annual Marian Eucharistic Conference – August 22, 23 & 24, 2014

Discover the relevance of faith in today’s world and experience a renewed love for the Catholic church. Conference speakers include various priests who are renowned speakers. This conference will be held Friday, August 22 – Sunday, August 24, Fairmont Hotel, 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg MB. Registration is advised. For more information, click here.



Nurturing the Resiliency of the Human Spirit: ‘Freedom in Forgiveness’ – Thursday, September 18, 2014 and Half-Day Workshop, Friday, September 19.

 This thought provoking and emotional workshop will be held on Thursday, September 18, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM, Saint Boniface Cathedral, 190, Cathedral Avenue. Tickets: $25/adult, $15/student. Half-day workshop: $75/ticket; Friday, September 19, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, in the lower level of the Saint Boniface Cathedral. In 2008, Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped and held captive for 460 days in Somalia while researching a story on the effects of war,drought and famine on the people of Somalia. In her talk, Amanda reveals how her journey ultimately led her to discover that as long as she retained her ability to feel compassion, her humanity could never be taken from her. During her weakest moments, she found the opportunity to experience her greatest power: the power to forgive. Amanda’s story is a celebration of resilience and survival - an illustration of the remarkable strength of the human spirit. For keynote ticket purchases, workshop registration and information: 204-925-2320 ext 108 or via email to View poster.

Community News

*NEW* Christ the King Parish in Courtenay, B.C. – Employment Opportunity

This parish is searching for a full-time Pastoral Assistant. This individual should be a dynamic communicator with strong organizational skills who will work with children, youth and young adults and make a vital contribution to our Catholic mission in the communities we serve. Reporting to the pastor, the individual will be positive and energetic with an ability to work in hands-on situations as well as to coordinate and work with volunteers. View full job description.

15th Manitoba Passion Play 2014 La Rivière, Manitoba – July 2014

Come and experience the life of Christ unfold before you in a beautiful outdoor setting. The performances of the Passion Play will be held for 2 weekends: Saturday & Sunday - July 5 & 6 at 6:30 PM; Friday, Saturday and Sunday - July 11, 12 & 13 at 7:30 PM. Food concessions available or pack a picnic. Bring a lawn chair. Come early and hike the Outdoor Meditation trail, Way of the Cross. On Sunday, July 13 at 4:00 PM there will be an Outdoor Mass with Archbishop Albert LeGatt presiding. Contact Rick Brown @ Beaver Bus Lines for special rates to charter a bus for the Passion Play. For more information: are available at Stephanchew's Christian Store. View poster. 

Annual Diocesan English Pilgrimage at the Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Grotto – Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Annual English Diocesan Pilgrimage at the Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes grotto in St. Malo, Manitoba will be held on Sunday, August 10 at 9:00 AM; Archbisho Albert LeGatt presiding; followed by breakfast served by the Knights of Columbus. Confession on the premises starting at 9:45 AM; activities for youth from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM; the day will end with Holy Hour at 2:00 PM. Free will offering. For more information: 204-347-5518. View poster


News from the CCCB

(Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops)

*NEW* Working document now available for the October 2014 Synod of Bishops on the family

The General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops has released the working document ("Instrumentum Laboris") for the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. Its theme is The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization. The document was released this past June 26 during a Vatican press conference. Read more...for a summary of the presentations.

*NEW* “The Essential Elements of Evangelization Today”

Written from the context of the Canadian pluralist society, this new 16-page document is intended not only for priests, consecrated men and women, and those actively involved in pastoral work, but also for “all Catholics who desire to understand better and respond more zealously to their call to evangelize the modern world.” Although composed prior to the release of Pope Francis’ recent Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), its approach and recommendations are similar, while providing a uniquely Canadian perspective. Click here to read this document.



 Stewardship Reflection: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 13, 2014

“The seed sown among thorns is the one who hears the word but then the cares of the world and the lure of riches choke the word and it bears no fruit.” Matthew 13:22. Does the lure of riches and material goods choke God out of your life? Are you so caught up in worldly activities and anxieties that you have no time for God? Good stewardship is a lifestyle to be lived every day. It affects all the decisions we make. It’s not just the time we spend at Mass every Sunday. Office of Stewardship, St. Louis



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for announcements and activities that appear only in French.


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Archbishop LeGatt's Welcome Message

Pope Francis & Vatican - Latest News

Read today's Gospel

Overview of the New Diocesan Policy for Catechetics

Marriage, Family & Life

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


Native Ministry 


Social Pastoral Mission - Associated Services


New Vision - Our Diocesan Bulletin 

 Development & Peace


Evangelization - Associated Ministries

 Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops


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