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March 21, 2017

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Marriage, Family & Life

*NEW* Marriage Tip

“Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.” (John 12:24) Has anyone close to you died who has enriched your life? Loss is always hard, but having a spouse to share it with makes it bearable.


*NEW* Cana Session for Couples: Chemin Neuf Community– July 8-14, 2017

Take a spirit-filled “vacation” in Winnipeg and participate in Cana, a six-day retreat for married couples to strengthen their marriage and deepen their spiritual life: July 8-14, St. Charles Retreat Centre, 323 St. Charles St., Winnipeg. The weeklong, live-in session includes talks, prayer, time together as a couple, relaxation and celebration. Children can come too and follow their own program of activities.  A “Come and See” meeting to see what to expect from a Cana session will take place on Sunday, April 9, 3 PM – 5 PM (childcare provided), St. Charles Retreat Centre, 323 St. Charles St., Winnipeg. Please RSVP: 204-885-2260 or View brochure.

Youth & Young Adult Ministry

*NEW* “The Mighty One has done great things for me” (Luke 1:49) – Message from Pope Francis

Pope Francis recently published a message for the 32nd World Youth Day (which will be held in Panama 2019). Read through this impressive letter and take the time to listen to the Spirit. Click here or  

Parish Events

*NEW* St. Gerard Catholic Women’s League (CWL) 65th Anniversary Spring Tea – Sunday, April 9, 2017

All are welcome to the St. Gerard Parish CWL Spring Tea which will be held on Sunday, April 9, 10 AM - 2 PM, St. Gerard School Gym , 40 Foster St., Winnipeg.  

*NEW* Holy Cross Parish: Spring Fling – Saturday, April 22, 2017

All are welcome to the Holy Cross Parish Spring Fling with Elvis Presley & Johnny Cash impersonators Saturday, April 22, 7 PM, Holy Cross Gymnasium, 290 Dubuc Street, Winnipeg. $20/tickets; 50/50 draw will be held. To buy tickets: Caroline Bremault, 204-237-6177 or Cecille Myslicki, 204-253-9735. Proceeds will go towards the Kitchen Renovation. Unable to attend...consider buying a support ticket and contact Carla Gervais, 204-237-7707.

*DATE CHANGE* Holy Redeemer Parish: Lenten Talks – April 10, 2017

Holy Redeemer Parish will have a Parish Lenten Talk at the church, 264 Donwood Drive, Winnipeg: Monday, April 10 (not on April 3rd as previously stated), 7 PM,speaker: Dr. Larry Rados, MD, topic: Suffering and Loneliness in Elderly People: A Doctor's Perspective. For more information: Garry Strick,

*NEW* St. Norbert Parish - In need of a choir and choir director for the English Mass

St. Norbert Parish is looking for a Choir director and Choir to animate the English Mass as of Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 9 AM. For more information: 204-890-5431.


*NEW* Theology of the Body Conference: St. Therese Institute, Saskatchewan - April 30 to May 4, 2017

*A ‘Theology of the Body’ conference led by internationally renowned speaker and author Christopher West will be held at the St. Therese Institute, Bruno, Saskatchewan from April 30-May 4. Early bird rate: $445. For more details: or 306-369-2555.

*‘Springtime of the Faith’ Course Series: St. Therese Institute, Saskatchewan

A series of week-long courses on various topics ex. Theology of Evangelization, Ignatian Discernment, etc. are available for all who are seeking deeper faith formation, a place of peace and holiness to encounter God, and to be equipped for the New Evangelization. Cost per week: $395. For more details: or 306-369-255.

Community News

*NEW*  Catholic School of Evangelization (CSE) Annual Banquet: Celebrating 25 years of Ministry: Friday May 12, 2017

The CSE Annual Banquet to celebrate its 25 years of ministry will be held on Friday, May 12, 6:30 PM; doors open at 5:30 PM; supper starts at 6:30 PM; Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens Parish Hall, 289 Dussault Ave., Winnipeg. Tickets: table sponsor, $400 (with a $225 tax receipt); 1 single ticket: $60 (with a $32 tax receipt). Since 1992, the CSE has shared the Good News to thousands of Manitoban youth through its various ministries. The funds collected from the 25th anniversary banquet will allow the CSE to further its mission and to continue to reach thousands of youth of our province for another 25 years! This delightful evening will consist of a delicious prime rib meal and of a short program. For more information and to purchase tickets:, 204-347-5396,


*NEW* Stewardship Reflection

4th Sunday of Lent March 26, 2017

“Not as man sees does God see, because man sees the appearance but the Lord looks into the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

How often do we invest our time, talent and treasure in creating an appearance that does not matter at all to God?  We strive to impress with our clothing, home, career, possessions, car and other marks of distinction.  But none of these illusions of greatness will impress God.  Instead, He will look into our hearts to see how much we loved Him, how much we loved others and how we showed that love by the way we used our time, talents and treasure here on earth.

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*NEW* The 'Quinquennial Report' of Most Reverend Albert LeGatt on the occasion of his « ad limina » visit with the Holy Father, March 27 to April 2, 2017. Click on report cover to view video and report.

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Ken Yasinski - 'All is Grace' 


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