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January 17, 2017

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*NEW* World Day for Consecrated Life – Thursday, February 2, 2017

To recognize the vocation of all Religious in the Church, all are welcome to a bilingual Eucharistic celebration which will be held on Thursday, February 2nd at 7 PM, Précieux Sang Church, 200 Kenny St., Winnipeg. This is an occasion to show our appreciation and hear testimonies. Also, on this Feast Day of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, there will a procession and blessing of candles. Please bring your own candles for the blessing.

 

Marriage, Family & Life

*NEW* Marriage Tip

St. Francis Xavier travelled the world teaching the Gospel. Some families are called to this, but all families are called to be missionaries to their own members and all whom they encounter. How can you share the Gospel today?

*NEW* Marriage: For Giving or For Getting? - Saturday March 4, 2017

Give your spouse a post-Valentine’s present – a day of marriage enrichment to look at the deepest meaning of love, offered by the Cana mission of Chemin Neuf Community: Saturday, March 4, 9 AM to 7 PM; St. Charles Retreat Centre, 323 St. Charles St., Winnipeg; lunch and supper included. Cost is a freewill donation. For more information or to register (by February 24th) : 204-885 2260, stcharlesretreat@hotmail.com. View poster.

Adult Faith Formation

*NEW* Western Conference for the Catechumenate (WCC) 2017: Save the Date – June 9-10, 2017

Are you interested in learning about the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) program in order to reach out to those that are not yet with us and are seeking and would like to explore becoming Catholic? Are you interested in using the content of the RCIA as a learning tool within your small groups? Mark your calendars now for the 27th Western Conference for the Catechumenate (WCC) which will be held on June 9 & 10, 2017 at Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, 85 Kirkbridge Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5S7. The Archdioceses of Saint Boniface and Winnipeg are collaborating to host the conference this year. Team RCIA will be presenting the ‘Making Disciples Institute’ with additional insights to address specific issues parish teams are experiencing in Western Canada. Registration details forthcoming. For additional information: Lillian Ćulumović, Coordinator of Evangelization & Adult Faith Formation, Archdiocese of Saint Boniface, rite@archsaintboniface.ca. View poster.

Community News

*NEW* Employment Opportunity: Catholic School of Evangelization (CSE)

The CSE is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Camp Director position. Since 1993, the St-Malo Catholic Camps (SMCC) have been offering winter and summer camp programs to thousands of youth between the ages of 5 and 17. Working with a small dynamic team, the Camp Director is responsible for the administration of the SMCC programs. For more information and to apply: www.catholicway.net/careers. Application deadline: Friday February 10th, 2017. View complete job description.

*NEW* Wurlitzer Organ for Give-Away

Forty year old Wurlitzer Organ for give-away to a good home; currently resides in East St Paul, Manitoba. In very good condition! Needs a little extra support on front right leg (a little TLC would work)! If interested: Carol Ferguson, 204-792-5763. View photos.

 Development & Peace (D & P)

*NEW* ‘Open Bethlehem’ Film Screening – Monday, January 23, 2017

Join Development and Peace - Caritas Canada, and supporting local partners for the screening of ‘Open Bethlehem’ on Monday, January 23, 7 PM – 9:30 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM), Université de Saint-Boniface, 200 avenue de la Cathédrale, Salle Martial-Caron Theatre. Free event. D & P supported the production of this documentary to help bring to light the impacts of the construction of the separation wall on Palestinians and on a city that is a symbol of religious and cultural diversity. The screening will be followed by a bilingual question & answer period with Executive Producer Waël Kabbani. Donations will be accepted and will go towards raising awareness and supporting the campaign.

*NEW* Launch and Workshop: Share Lent Campaign 2017 – Thursday, January 28, 2017

All are invited to the ‘Launch and Workshop of the Winnipeg Share Lent Campaign 2017’ - Women at the Heart of Change, which will be heldon Saturday, January 28, 9:15 AM (registration at 8:30 AM) to 3 PM, St. John Cantius Parish, 846 Burrows Avenue, Winnipeg. Food and refreshments will be provided. Youth, young adults and new faces are welcome. D & P will be joining its voice to that of Pope Francis, who in his video message of May 3rd, 2016, invited us to pray with him “that in all countries of the world, women may be honored, respected and valued for their essential contribution to society.” For more information or if you require childcare: Janelle Delorme, 204-231-2848janelle.delorme@devp.org.

 Stewardship

*NEW* Stewardship Reflection

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 22, 2017

“He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father and followed Him.” Matthew 4:22 

Just as Jesus called the first apostles, He calls each of us to follow Him, too. Not everyone is called to leave their business or family behind, but we are expected to put God first in everything - everything from our time in daily prayer, our talent in participating in one of our parish ministries and our treasure to support the financial needs of our parish mission.

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