You have been a defense for the helpless, A defense for the needy in his distress, A refuge from the storm. - Isaiah 25:4
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Care for the planet, care for the poor
The Amazonian rain forests, that generate 20% of the Earth's oxygen, are burning.
How can we protect our planet? In his most recent video, Archbishop LeGatt reminds us that care
for the environment must include care for humanity's most vulnerable people.
Extra faith coverage in the Winnipeg Free Press thanks in part to the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface
Have you noticed more faith stories in the Winnipeg Free Press over the past seven months? Have you wondered why?
It’s because of a Free Press project to increase the coverage of religion — with the support of the local faith community, including our archbishop, Albert LeGatt.
Free Press reporter John Longhurst, who conceived the project, describes its origins and its overall success thus far. To read the full story, click here or on photo.
The Power of Many - The Winnipeg Life Hike
In the crisp fall morning of September 28, 2019, a wonderful collection of around 120 people of various backgrounds, stories and faith arrived at New Life Sanctuary Church in Winnipeg to show their support for life. There were families of all ages, some with many children, taking part in the annual Life's Vision Life Hike.
Nadine Fetherston, Diocesan Co-Cordinator for Marriage, Family and Life, was there. She offers her perspective on this important event. To read the full story, click here, or on the photo.
Mental Illness and Faith: A Personal Experience
A member of the archdiocesan Ministry of Care committee, Marcel DeGagné is currently training with the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba to become a volunteer facilitator of support groups for people with mental illness.
October 6 to 12 is Mental Illness Awareness Week. In this Story of Faith, Marcel shares his personal struggle with depression. A struggle that has allowed him to deepen his faith and walk with Christ in a meaningful way. To read the full story, click here, or on the photo.
The 2018-2019 Financial Report
The 2018-2019 financial year was marked with projects, efforts and challenges that demonstrate, in the words of His Grace, bishop Albert LeGatt, that "we have indeed been attentive to the guidance of the Holy Spirit".
In 2018, our diocesan family celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Roman Catholic Church in Western and Northern Canada. In 2019, the Marriage, Family and Respect for Life Service organised various events to help us relect on how to faithfully live out our Catholic faith. Such as a workshop on Health Care Directives and the question of Medical Assistance in Dying. The Service also organized, in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Winnipeg and the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg, a family conference on the themes of listening to the Gospel and renewing the family bond.
The faithful generously contributed to the recruitement and Formation of Priests through the Good Shepherd Campaign.
The Archdiocese also had to deal with the unexpected collapse, in October 2018, of the southeast corner of the Archbishop's residence.
To read the Financial Report in full, click here, or on the photo.
Diocesan Study Days
Learn about the teachings and pastoral realities of the beginning and the end of life during the 2019 Diocesan Study Days on November 5 & 6.
Michel MacDonald, Executive Director for the Catholic Organization for Life and the Family will review Church teachings regarding the sanctity of life.
Ethicist Katarina Lee will discuss Advance Care Directives and Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID).
Worldwide Marriage Encounter leaders Stan and Miriam Amaladas will discuss how we are called to intimacy in the face of life and death.
November 5 and 6 at Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens Parish Hall, 289 Dussault Avenue.
To register, contact Katelyn Sutton at 204-594-0275 or email@example.com
- New Video Message from Archbishop LeGatt
- New - The Winnipeg Free Press increases its faith coverage
- New Story - The Power of Many
- New Story - Mental Illness and Faith: A Personal Experience
- New Story - Attentive to the guidance of the Holy Spirit
- New - Learn about Life during the Diocesan Study Days
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Catholic Bioethics Moments
Video Series: Ethical Issues, End of Life & Matters of Conscience
Music Night at L’Arche Tova Café
WorldWide Marriage Encounter (WWME) Weekend
Centre Flavie-Laurent Book Sale
Saint-Adolphe Parish Fall Supper