In a loud voice she exclaimed : Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? Luke 1:42
Recent News and Events
December 6, 2016
*NEW* Our Faith Stories: Treasures to Share (Diocesan Website Home Page): New Story
St. John Berchmans, Holland - Dedication & Blessing of the Plaque of St. John Berchmans: Saint John Berchmans is the patron Saint of Altar Servers. Such was the humility and profound charity and interior peace which caused the young saint to advance without ceasing of the road to heaven. Read complete story.
Marriage, Family & Life
*NEW* Marriage Tip
One way to prepare spiritually for Jesus’ coming is to try to correct a bad habit. Have you been overly critical of your spouse? Judgmental? Too preoccupied to really listen? Pick one fault and work on it.
*NEW* ‘Illuminate’: Evening of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - Friday, December 16, 2016
All are invited to participate in a dynamic evening of adoration, praise & worship, reconciliation and fellowship on Friday, December 16 at 7:30 PM, Our Lady of Victory, 249 Arnold Avenue, Winnipeg. For more information, www.illuminatemb.com or facebook.com/illuminatemb.
*NEW* Chemin Neuf Community: Monthly Prayer Group - Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Chemin Neuf community has a Monthly Prayer Group, the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7 PM - 8:15 PM, St. Charles Retreat Centre, 323 St. Charles St., Winnipeg. December 13: Theme - praying with the “O Antiphons.” These brief but potent prayers have been used by the Church during Advent for centuries and are the basis of the song, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” We will pray these prayers for ourselves and the world. All are welcome (no need to register). View website.
*NEW* St. Mary’s Academy Information Evening and Open House – Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
The St. Mary’s Academy information session will take place, Tuesday, January 31 at 7 PM, Alumnae Hall, 550 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg. Open House will follow. Applications for are due February 10, 2017.
*NEW* Adoramus Ministries: A Celebration of Remembrance in Prayer Music and Song - Sunday, December 18, 2016
The celebration, ‘Recalling/Remembering You at Christmas’, with facilitators Fr. Robbie McDougall & Deloris Chartier, will be held on Sunday, December 18 at 7 PM, Green Acres Memorial Gardens Chapel, Highway #1 East at 1 Green Acres Lane. For more information: 204-237-7899.
*NEW* Catholic Women’s League (CWL) , Winnipeg: Employment Opportunity – Executive Assistant
The CWL of Canada is seeking a full-time executive assistant for its office located in Winnipeg. The executive assistant’s primary responsibilities will be to coordinate meeting and conference requirements and to assist with drafting correspondence and editing articles prior to publication. Resume should be submitted to email@example.com. Deadline: December 20, 2016. No telephone inquiries. View complete employment description.
News from the CCCB
(Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops)
*NEW* Aid to the Church in Need 2016 - Report on Religious Freedom
In its 2016 report Religious Freedom in the World, published November 2016, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) warns of the global impact of "a new phenomenon of religiously-motivated violence" which it identifies as "Islamist hyper-extremism" in the Middle East. Link to the ACN Report.
*NEW* Stewardship Reflection
3rd Sunday of Advent - December 11, 2016
“You too must be patient. Make you hearts firm, because the coming of the Lord is at hand.” JAMES 5:8
Patience is another one of those things many of us struggle with. We want things to go according to our plan and our schedule. Any change brings anxiety and fear. Through daily prayer we better align ourselves with God’s will and His plan, which is far better than anything we can come up with on our own.
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*NEW* Documents presented, 26-11-2016, during Diocesan Pastoral Council meeting, click here.
*NEW STORY & VIDEO* National Youth Ministry Conference Got Mercy 2016 Winnipeg, MB
Dedication & Blessing of the Plaque of St. John Berchmans, Holland. Read story.
Ken Yasinski: Christmas Peace - Advent
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