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IN MANITOBA : MAY 14-21, 2017



The Joy of Love: Sex, What's Love Got to Do With It?

It’s that time of the year! Participate in the 4th annual National Week for Life and the Family, by attending the fantastic events to take place, throughout Winnipeg and elsewhere in the province.  This year’s theme is focused on the Church’s revolutionary teachings on love and sexuality: ‘The Joy of Love: Sex, What’s Love Got to Do With It?’  There will be something for everyone, including one evening specially for men, one for couples, and another one for young adults.  All events are free!
Please note that RSVPs for the events during the Week are appreciated but not necessary.  For more information, please see the event posters (below).



 March for Life: Thursday, May 11 (Prior to the Week)

Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral at 10:30 a.m. followed by a walk (1.2 km) to the Legislative Grounds for a peaceful pro-life rally at 11:45 am. The three Archbishops will be joining us as we hear testimonies and join in prayer, concluding at 1 p.m. This is a national event that takes place in all of Canada's major cities at the same time, on the same day. ! (Participants are encouraged to make homemade signs that are focused on the value of life without any graphics or negative content). Click here for the poster.  Click here for a video.


Mass for Life: Monday, May 15

The Mass for Life is an annual Eucharistic Celebration for all of life from conception to natural death. This year’s Mass for Life is hosted by the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, and will take place at St. Vital Church, 1629 Pembina Highway, in Winnipeg. Archbishop Richard Gagnon will be presiding. The Mass will begin at 7 pm and a rosary will be prayed before mass, at 6:30 pm. All are welcome!


Into the Breach - Event for Men: Tuesday, May 16

A call to battle! All Catholic men (husbands, fathers and sons, grandfathers and widowers, priests and deacons, young men in preparation for your vocation ...), you are invited to this interactive video presentation, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. This evening is designed to inspire you to:
- Engage in the Spiritual battle and struggle for virtue and excellence
- Develop your interior life of prayer needed to live fully as a Christian man
- Learn to deal with the breaches of our society that are in great need of courageous engagement.

The presentation will be taking place on Tuesday, May 16 at 7 pm at Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens parish hall, 289 Dussault Ave in Winnipeg. Click here for the poster. 


NaPro Technology Presentation: Tuesday, May 16

A presentation on NaPro Technology, which offers help for infertility, repetitive miscarriages, postpartum depression and much more, will be held on Tuesday, May 16 at 7 PM, St. Charles Church Parish Hall, 320 St. Charles Street, Winnipeg. Come and see “What Every Woman Has a Right to Know and What Every Couple Needs to Know”. For more information: Angela Bowman, 204-804-8155 or Click here for the poster.


Biblical Perspectives - Sex & Love in Marriage: Wednesday, May 17

Come and learn more about God's revolutionary plan of joy and love for your relationship! (Make it a date night!) Refreshments and chocolate fondue will be served. The workshop is sponsored by the Marriage, Family and Life Team at St. Timothy Parish. It is designed for couples, but open to everyone. The event will be taking place on Wednesday, May 17 at 7 pm, at the parish of St. Timothy, 135 John Forsyth Rd. Click here for the poster.



'The Joy of Love' - Event for Young Adults: Thursday, May 18

Young adults (18+) are invited to an evening of discussion on dating, love, and our Christian call. The theme of the evening: 'The Joy of Love: Sex, What's Love Got to Do With It?'. A time of fellowship and pizza will follow. The event will be taking place on Thursday, May 18 at 7 pm, at the Kateri Hall in the Pastoral Centre of the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, 622 Tache Ave. Click here for the poster.


National Week for Life and the Family in Manitoba: May 14-21, 2017

The Joy of Love: Sex, What's Love Got to Do With It?


  • May 11 (Prior to the Week): March for Life
  • May 15: Mass for Life
  • May 16: Into the Breach - Event for Men
  • May 16: NaPro Technology Presentation
  • May 17: Biblical Perspectives - Sex & Love in Marriage
  • May 18: 'The Joy of Love' - Event for Young Adults

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