Support for Marriages
Mass for Widows and Widowers
A mass for widows and widowers is held annually in the Saint Boniface Cathedral. Monseigneur LeGatt presides and offers a special blessing for this stage of life. A reception follows. Family and friends are welcome!
No registration is required.
Click HERE for the poster of the Mass that was held in 2015.
Grief Support Community Resources
One of the biggest changes in life comes when someone we cherish leaves us through death. Grief is a reaction to losing someone. We all have experienced those loses throughout our lives. We all know grief, in our unique, personal way. Yet grief is something that connects us, as we all experience it. It is neither bad nor immoral, and cannot be processed by someone else.
We need to acknowledge that our grief has exacted its toll on us, but also appreciate what we have learned; understand that we can, and that those who cared about us want us to, move on. To view the Grief Support Community Resources, click here.
Resources for couples going through difficult times
The Service of Marriage, Family and Life has prepared a document that offers resources for couples going through difficult times. It provides information on local resources and others available elsewhere in North America (offered online and by telephone).
Click HERE for the Resources handout for marriages going through difficult times.
Other Resources for
Support of Marriages
Retrouvaille : www.retrouvaille.org
Designed to help troubled marriages, this program focuses on communication, and aims to get marriages back on the right track. A single-weekend experience, as well as follow-up sessions during several weekends, over the course of three months.
Beginning Experience : www.beginningexperiencewinnipeg.ca
A non-profit support program that focuses on the needs of divorcees, separated people or widows and widowers attended to by their peers. This program involves sessions that take place over a ten-week period, three times a year. Also available: Reflection weekends.
Marriage Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Saint-Boniface: www.archsaintboniface.ca/main.php?p=182
Separated, divorced and remarried persons can request that their marriage be considered for a possible Declaration of Nullity at the Marriage Tribunal of the Catholic Church. The tribunal's main concern is to offer a healing process with compassion and hope; the Tribunal is fully committed to professional confidentiality.