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September 20, 2016

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Archdiocesan News

*NEW* SAVE THE DATE! 2016 Diocesan Study Days - The Spiritual Renewal and Growth of our Parishes: From Maintenance to Mission - Wednesday, October 18 & Thursday, October 19, 2016

This year, these two study days, previously known as the General Assembly of Priests and General Assembly of Clergy, will take place on Tuesday, October 18 and Wednesday, October 19 at Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens Parish, 289 Dussault Avenue, Winnipeg. All priests, religious, deacons, parish life directors and interested lay people are invited to attend these study days. Further details information will be published in next week's news bulletin.

Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

December 8, 2015 – November 20, 2016

*NEW* St. Charles Catholic School: Musical Cantata – Tuesday, November 15, 2016

All are invited to attend the Musical Cantata which will be held in commemoration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy; Sts. Vladimir and Olga Cathedral, Tuesday, November 15, 6:30 PM. The students of St. Charles Catholic School, in collaboration with House of Peace, University of Manitoba Bison Men’s Chorus, supported by a professional instrumental ensemble, will be performing. For more information: Teresa, St. Charles Catholic School, 204-837-1520.

Marriage, Family & Life

*NEW* Marriage Tip

Pope Francis encourages parents to “waste time” with their children. The same could apply to spouses, too! ''Waste time'' with your family today.

*NEW* 40 Days for Life Campaign – September 28 to November 6, 2016

Hundreds of communities in North America, including several Canadian cities, will be simultaneously hosting a 40 Days for Life prayer campaign, September 28 - November 6th. To join the campaign in Winnipeg, contact the local coordinator: Maria, 204-452-2459 and find out how you can join a prayer vigil.  View poster. 

*NEW* Campaign Life Coalition Fundraising Banquet- Friday, September 30, 2016

The CLC Fundraising Banquet will be held on Friday, September 30, Canad Inns, 1824 Pembina Highway. Tickets:  $45/person; tables of eight are available for $320. Doors open at 5:30 PM (cash bar); dinner served at 6:30 PM. Vegan/gluten free dinners are available upon request. Due to limited seating, RSVP before September 27 to CLC office: 204-452-2459. Guest speaker: Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht, University of Manitoba physiologist and strong advocate for the unborn and the sanctity of human life. View poster.

*NEW* Marriage Enrichment Opportunity: ‘Table for Two’, Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Marriage, Family and Life Team from the Parish of St. Timothy is hosting another ‘Table for Two’ event for couples at the Lemon Tree Café, 1631 St. Mary’s Road, St. Vital; Saturday, October 22 at 6:30 PM. Each couple will have their own candle-lit table for privacy during a 4-course dinner. The evening is designed to be fun for couples and will encourage lively conversation while they tackle a task that will generate a lot of laughter! Cost: $100/couple. For more information and for menu options, or to register: Grace at, 204-949-3760. Event limited to 12 couples so don’t delay! 

*NEW* VIEW POSTER: Save the Date! Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration – Sunday, November 13, 2016

Are you celebrating a milestone wedding anniversary in 2016 (5, 10, 15, 20, 25 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 on Sunday, November 13, 3PM. As there are renovations taking place at the Cathedral this year, the celebration will be held at St. Emile Church, 556 St. Anne's Rd., Winnipeg. 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: Marie Brunet, Coordinator of the Service of Marriage, Family and Life, Archdiocese of Saint Boniface, 204-594-0274 or  View posterView registration form.

Catholic Education

*NEW* St. Mary’s Academy 'Homecoming Day' - Saturday, October 1, 2016

SMA welcomes alumnae and friends back to the Academy for 'Homecoming Day'. The Commemorative Years Breakfast Reception will celebrate alumnae from the Classes of 2011, 2006, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976, 1966, 1956, 1946 and 1936 in the SMA Cafeteriap; $20/person. Following breakfast, all are invited to gather in Alumnae Hall for the Alumnae Association AGM and Mass at 1PM. Following Mass, the school will be open for guests to tour and visit around the school.  Light lunch and refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP: Amy Houston,, 204-478-6031 before September 23rd, .

*NEW* St. Mary’s Academy: Employment Opportunity, Advancement, Alumnae and Special Events Administrator

As part of the Advancement, Alumnae and Special Events team, this position will provide support to the Director of Advancement and Alumnae Affairs and the Alumnae Relations, Advancement and Special Events Coordinator.Term position: October 31, 2016 to June 30, 2017; 23 hours per week. Application deadline: September 30, 2016. Email cover letter and resume to Georgine Van de Mosselaer, Director of Advancement and Alumnae Affairs, at View complete job description.

Parish Events


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*REMINDER* Holy Cross Parish: Divine Mercy Chaplet Weekly Prayer Meeting – Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Come to the Lord with your petitions, each week, in the hour of Divine Mercy at 3 PM, Holy Cross Parish, 252 Dubuc St., Winnipeg (please use the Traverse door entrance). Heavenly Father, you revealed to St. Faustina that “whatever you ask through the Chaplet will be obtained, if it is according to your will.”  For more information: Carla, 204-237-7707. View poster.

*NEW* Mary, Mother of the Church: Fall Garage and Rummage Sales – Saturday, September 24, 2016

The parish Fall Garage and Rummage Sales will be held on Saturday, September 24, 8 AM to 1 PM, Mary, Mother of the Church, 85 Kirkbridge Drive. Lunch available. Items include toys, books, household items, quality used clothing and furniture. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and Catholic Women's League. All proceeds to charity. 

*NEW* St. Denis Parish, Haywood: Concert – Sunday, October 16, 2016

 A Christian music concert with Fr. Armand Le Gal, accompanied by Jeannine Guyot, will be held on Sunday, October 16, 3 PM, in the church of St. Denis, Haywood, MB. Free will offering accepted in support of the church and community hall of Haywood. View poster.


*NEW* Formations & Re-Formations in Catholic Thought: Lecture Series - Thursday, September/October/November 2016

The Jesuit Centre for Catholic Studies presents a lunch-hour lecture series: Formations & Re-Formations in Catholic Thought on Thursday, September 22, Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, November 17; St. Paul’s College. The 30-minute lectures start promptly at 12:10 PM; free & open to the public. For more information and specific lecture locations, 204-474-9165, View poster.

Development & Peace - (D & P)

*REMINDER* Winnipeg Fall Action D & P Workshop – Saturday, September 24, 2016

1- D & P launched its fall campaign: At the Heart of the Actionwhich invites all to learn about the importance of mobilization and to support the practices of small family farmers, which not only feed the planet but cool it as well. The Winnipeg Fall Action Workshop will be held on September 24, 9:15 AM - 3 PM at Christ the King Parish, 847 St. Mary's Rd., Winnipeg. Food and refreshments will be provided. Youth, young adults and new faces are welcome! For more information: Janelle Delorme,

2- Western Manitoba Fall Action D & P Workshop – Saturday, October 1st, 2016

The Western Manitoba Fall Action Workshopwill be held on Saturday, October 1st, 12 PM - 3:30 PM at St. Augustine's Parish, 327 4th Street, Brandon, MB. The patchwork quilt will be displayed after the 4 PM Mass. For more information, Janelle Delorme,

Save the Date! Development and Peace 50th Anniversary: Special Mass – Sunday, October 16, 2016

All are cordially invited for a special mass launching the 50th anniversary of D & P, Sunday, October 16th at 3 PM, St. Boniface Cathedral. The bilingual mass will be presided by Archbishop LeGatt. Pieces of the patchwork quilt have travelled from Western Canada and will be on display along with the patches from the Archdioceses of St. Boniface and Winnipeg. Reception to follow. For more information: Janelle Delorme,, 204-231-2848. 

News from the CCCB

(Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops)

*NEW* Online Resources to celebrate the Jubilee for Catechists - September 25, 2016

On September 25, 2016, Pope Francis will celebrate with catechists around the world the Jubilee for Catechists. The Office for Evangelization and Catechesis has prepared an online resource The Jubilee for Catechists: Announcing the Mercy of God, that is available at, for use in dioceses and parishes. The resources can be used at any time throughout the pastoral year by clergy, directors of religious education, parish pastoral workers, chaplains, Catholic teachers and parents to emphasize the special role of the catechist. They have been designed in such a way that they can be used for reflection by individuals or in a larger group setting. Read more...


*NEW* Stewardship Reflections

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Stewardship Awareness Sunday) - September 25, 2016

 “My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented.  Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is established…”   Luke 16:25-26

When God created the world He declared that it was good and He gave it to all mankind for us to enjoy.  However, over the years we have created a chasm between those who have great gifts and those who do not.  In today’s Gospel we see that with our own generosity we must bridge that gap between those who have much and those who have little or we may find ourselves on the wrong side of the chasm in the next life.

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