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“Oh Lord, here I am. I come to do your will.”

Blues skies greeted the hundreds who came to Saint Boniface Cathedral on June 1st to witness and participate in the solemn and powerful sacramental celebration of Ordination to the Order of Priesthood of Peter Lê Văn Ngữ. Surrounded by his family from Vietnam and the United States, this humble and joy-filled young man unconditionally surrendered his personal desires to be molded into the likeness of Christ, the Supreme High Priest.

Peter's friend, Denise Walleyn, was there. To read her testimonial, click here, or on photo.

To view a photo gallery of Peter Lê Văn Ngữ's ordination, click here.

“Oh Lord, here I am. I come to do your will.”

Blues skies greeted the hundreds who came to Saint Boniface Cathedral on June 1st to witness and participate in the solemn and powerful sacramental celebration of Ordination to the Order of Priesthood of Peter Lê Văn Ngữ. Surrounded by his family from Vietnam and the United States, this humble and joy-filled young man unconditionally surrendered his personal desires to be molded into the likeness of Christ, the Supreme High Priest.

Peter's friend, Denise Walleyn, was there. To read her testimonial, click here, or on photo.

To view a photo gallery of Peter Lê Văn Ngữ's ordination, click here.

NEW - A Video Message from Archbishop LeGatt

 

 

Vandalism, violence against places of worship and people of faith - here in Manitoba and all over the world. How are we as Christians to react to all this?
In his video message for June, Archbishop LeGatt calls us to pray for a change of heart, attitude and spirit in the people who vandalized the church in St. Francis Xavier in late May. He urges Christians and all people of faith to call for respect in our society, and to remind our governments and the general public that such hateful acts are not allowed and cannot be allowed.
Most importantly, Bishop LeGatt asks that all Christian churchs and people of faith speak out against hatred, and that they support each other in dialogue and mutual understanding, in order that together and with the grace of God, they - and we - may become peacemakers.

The Benefits of the Nathanael Program

Since its creation, Nathanael has been helping adult Catholics in our diocese to discover new depths in their relationship with Jesus. This deepening of faith has led Nathanael alumni to become intentional disciples - persons willing to answer our Church’s needs in a committed and concrete way.

Over the course of three years, participants explore spiritual life and prayer, scripture, Church tradition and are invited to greater personal growth and to actively engage as missionary disciples.


Is Nathanael for you?


The following testimonies from alumni of the 2015-2018 Nathanael program could help you find, with the Holy Spirits’ guidance, answer the question, and respond to God’s call… To read, click here or on photo.

YOU ARE INVITED!!!! Short Information Session for Nathanael 2019-2022
- At Christ the King, 846 St. Mary's Road. Presenter: Deacon Stepan Bilynskyy, program coordinator
Saturday, June 1
after 4PM Mass and Sunday, June 2 after 11AM Mass.
- At St. Bernadette Parish, 820 Cottonwood Road, Winnipeg. Presenter: Deacon Stepan Bilynskyy, program coordinator
Saturday, June 8
after 4PM Mass and Sunday, June 9 after 9AM and 11AM Masses.

- At Notre Dame de la Nativité in Somerset. Presenter: Paulette Vielfaure Dupuis, Member of Nathanael Formation Team.
Saturday, June 8 at 7:30PM Mass and Sunday, June 9 at 11AM Mass.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JUNE 30th!!!

Blankets for Warmth

 

A group of dedicated parishioners of Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens Parish, led by Cécile Bérard, crafted more than 1400 beautiful hand-made blankets, which have been distributed to Syrian children and refugees as a welcome gesture. The cozy blankets have also been given to sick children and other young ones in need to give them warmth and love. Blankets were also given to the children of Northern Manitoba who were victims of forest fires.

In this moving story, Sister Monica Katchang writes how children in seven First Nation Communities were touched by the generosity of Cécile Bérard's team.

To read the full story, click here, or on photo.

First Communition and Confirmation in Sagkeeng First Nation

 

Saint Alexander Parish Sagkeeng First Nation was in a festive mood on Sunday May 12th, 2019 as 16 candidates had their First Holy Communion and Confirmation. The ceremony was presided by Archbishop Albert LeGatt who was assisted by the pastor of the parish, Fr. Augustine Ezediniru SMMM.
Sister Monica Katchang, HHCJ who together with Sister Calista Ebe, HHCJ prepared the children for the Sacraments presented the candidates to the Archbishop.
It was also Mother’s Day and the mothers and grandmothers received a special blessing from the Archbishop during Mass.
After Mass, there was a potluck feast in the church hall and everyone had something to eat. We thank God for these children of His who have taken this step higher in their spiritual journey and we pray that the Spirit of God will continue to sustain their faith.

For a photo gallery, click here or on photo. 

Away from the Business of Life ... to Rediscover Life Itself

 

Religious retreats come in all sizes, but have one element in common. Participants “pull away” (from the Latin verb “retrecto”) from their usual routine to draw closer to God.

What can a retreat do for you?

Participants in the Easter Triduum retreat, held in April at the Catholic School of Evangelization (CSE) in St. Malo, testify to the power of pulling oneself away from the various activities of daily life in order to rediscover the Lord.

To read the full story, click here, or on photo.

  • New Story - Peter Lê Văn Ngữ ordained into the priesthood
  • Blessed be the Peacemakers
  • New Story - Is Nathanael for You?
  • New Story - Kindness is Like a Warm Blanket
  • New Story - First Communition and Confirmation in Sagkeeng
  • New Story - What can a Retreat do for You?

Archdiocesan Corner

Illuminate - A Monthly Evening of Adoration

Catholica 200
Bicentenary of the Catholic Church in Western Canada

 

 

Diocesan Centre Resource Library

Souvenir-Video of Catholica 200
Enjoy this beautiful video!

Perpetual Adoration Chapel
Holy Cross Church, Winnipeg 

Quick Links

Film Appreciation & Critique informed by Christian Faith

Returning to Spirit
Reconciliation Workshops

Pope Francis & Vatican

The Letter from the Synod Father to Young People of the whole world.
View video. 

Daily Marriage Tips 

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network

Upcoming Events

Jun
21

175th anniversary of the arrival of the Grey Nuns to Manitoba

Jun
21

Taizé Prayer Services at 17 Wing Community Chapel

Jul
1

Diocesan Multicultural Celebration

Jul
6

Manitoba Passion Play, La Rivière, Manitoba

Jul
7

CANA - Sessions for Couples

 

 


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