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 "Call for Conscience Campaign":
September - October 2017

Join the “Call for Conscience” Campaign!

This fall, members of Manitoba’s legislature will study Bill 34 which deals with conscience rights for doctors, nurses and health care professionals who cannot participate in euthanasia and assisted suicide in good conscience. To learn more:; join the “Call for Conscience” and write directly to your MLA asking them to support Bill 34!

  •  Read Archbishop's LeGatt's "Letter to parishioners" about how you can get involved in the Campaign!

  • Print out the template "Letter for MLA", fill it out and send it to your MLA!
    * NB: Please make a copy of your letter and send the copy to Nadine Fetherston at the Archdiocese of St. Boniface (151 Cathedrale Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R2H 0H6).  The copies will be presented to the Premier of Manitoba, Health Minister and Health Critic.


 Want to have an even greater impact?

Set up a meeting with your MLA, or simply call him/her on the phone!
The following documents will be helpful if you choose to connect with your MLA:

Help out with a presentation about the Campaign, in your parish!
The following documents will be helpful if you are able to help with a pulpit announcement:

Thank you for your precious collaboration in this initiative!



40 Days for Life:
September 27 – November 5, 2017

Join an internationally coordinated movement to save lives!

40 days for Life is an annual, community based pro-life campaign, with a peaceful approach through prayer for the intention of human life to be protected and defended as sacred.

This Fall, hundreds of communities in North America will be simultaneously hosting a “40 Days For Life” campaign from September 27 - November 5, from 8am-8pm.  Prayer is the central focus of 40 days for life: we pray for God’s help and protection for struggling mothers, fathers, and their unborn babies.

Please consider volunteering at least 1 hour of peaceful prayer and fasting at the public right-of-way outside the Women’s Hospital (735 Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg). If you belong to a lay movement or ministry, think of booking a full day of prayer for your group!

For more information, call Maria at 204-452-2459 visit the website at



Annual Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration:
Sunday, November 12, 2017


Are you celebrating an milestone wedding anniversary this year (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 years or more)?

Sign up to take part in the annual diocesan wedding anniversary celebration. Each Fall, Archbishop Albert LeGatt presides a celebratory mass at the Saint Boniface Cathedral. Couples are invited to renew their marriage vows and to receive a special blessing. A reception follows and couples are invited to have their picture taken with the Archbishop. All participating couples receive a certificate of commendation.

To register for the annual Celebration, please print the registration form, fill it out and return it to Sophie Freynet-Agossa by email or by regular mail.

Click HERE for the Registration Form.



Created for Connection -
A Guided Retreat for Christian Couples:

February 9-11, 2018

 Are you looking to enrich, to reenergize or to heal your marriage?

The Service of Marriage, Family and Life at the Archdiocese of St. Boniface invites you to participate in an outstanding guided retreat for Christian couples, which will be taking place just before Valentine’s Day next year, from February 9-11, 2018!

Couples will be invited to deepen their connection and create a more secure love relationships, by exploring 7 conversations for lasting love.  The retreat is based on the life-giving and highly effective method for helping couples: Emotionally Focused Therapy.  

Location: The retreat will be hosted at the beautiful St. Benedict’s Retreat Centre, which is located in West Saint Paul (just a few minutes outside of Winnipeg).

Cost: $395/couple; $350 early bird registration before 01/01/18.
This includes the cost of the retreat, as well as meals and snacks.

We encourage you consider making it a weekend away!
We are happy to offer economical accomodations on site, as well as make recommendations of nearby hotels.  Please note that the cost of accomodations would be yours to cover. Feel free to inquire for more details.

"Call for Conscience" Campaign:

September - October 2017


40 Days for Life:

September 27 - November 6, 2017


Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration:

November 12, 2017


Created for Connection -
A Guided Retreat for Christian Couples:
February 9-11, 2018 


Marriage, Family & Life