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St. Boniface Group Witnesses Pope Francis' Apology in Maskecis, and the Pilgrimage in Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta

A group of 40 Indigenous residential school survivors, elders and their caregivers from Berens River, Bloodvein, Hollow Water, Poplar River and Sagkeeng First Nations, as well as Manitogogan and Seymourville, headed out by bus to Alberta on July 23 to attend Pope Francis' historic apology to Canada's Indigenous people for the Catholic church's role in establishing and running a majority of residential schools.

The group was accompanied by Archbishop Albert LeGatt, nuns from the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus, as well as Daniel Lussier from Réseau Compassion Network, Winnipeg Free Press reporter John Longhurst. 

On July 25, the group was on hand at Maskwacis to hear Pope Francis's apology. The following day, the group attended the Lac Ste. Anne pilgrimage, where Pope Francis led pilgrims in prayer.

To view a photo gallery of the trip, click here or on photo.

The trip, as well as the papal apology, was highly mediatized.

To read John Longhurst's two Winnipeg Free Press stories, click here and click here.

To read John Longhurst's testimony on his experiences during the trip, click here.

To read CBC Manitoba's Emily Brass article, click here.

To read the Catholic Register's article by Michael Swan, click here.

 

St. Boniface Group Witnesses Pope Francis' Apology in Maskecis, and the Pilgrimage in Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta

A group of 40 Indigenous residential school survivors, elders and their caregivers from Berens River, Bloodvein, Hollow Water, Poplar River and Sagkeeng First Nations, as well as Manitogogan and Seymourville, headed out by bus to Alberta on July 23 to attend Pope Francis' historic apology to Canada's Indigenous people for the Catholic church's role in establishing and running a majority of residential schools.

The group was accompanied by Archbishop Albert LeGatt, nuns from the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus, as well as Daniel Lussier from Réseau Compassion Network, Winnipeg Free Press reporter John Longhurst. 

On July 25, the group was on hand at Maskwacis to hear Pope Francis's apology. The following day, the group attended the Lac Ste. Anne pilgrimage, where Pope Francis led pilgrims in prayer.

To view a photo gallery of the trip, click here or on photo.

The trip, as well as the papal apology, was highly mediatized.

To read John Longhurst's two Winnipeg Free Press stories, click here and click here.

To read John Longhurst's testimony on his experiences during the trip, click here.

To read CBC Manitoba's Emily Brass article, click here.

To read the Catholic Register's article by Michael Swan, click here.

 

Links to Papal Visit Broadcasted Events

Pope Francis' pastoral visit to Canada is a unique opportunity for him, once again, to listen and dialogue with Indigenous Peoples, to express his heartfelt closeness, and to address the impact of colonization and the participation of the Catholic Church in the operation of residential schools throughout Canada. It is also an opportunity for the shepherd of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics to connect with the Catholic community in Canada.

Salt + Light - For information and broadcast details for the papal visit, visit https://slmedia.org/popeincanada (English) or https://slmedia.org/fr/papeaucanada (French).
The network will air all public events. To follow events as they unfold live, visit Salt + Light TV by clicking hereFor the papal visit events broadcasting schedule, click here.

CBC - For a schedule of CBC live coverage, click here.

Novalis - Novalis has produced a digital resource that includes texts for all the liturgies presided by Pope Francis, prayers as well as reflections on the significance of the Papal Visit. To download the resource, visit: livingwithchrist.ca (English) or prionseneglise.ca (French)

EWTN - For a schedule of events broadcasted on EWTN, click  here. To watch events online, visit www.ewtn.com/tv/watch-live 

Papal Visit Official Website - Visit the www.papalvisit.ca website where events will also be broadcast.

 

Walking Together: A Documentary by Salt & Light Media

Walking Together is a Salt + Light Media original documentary about Canada’s residential schools, the ongoing process of reconciliation which led to Pope Francis’ apology in 2022, and the long road ahead for healing and reconciliation between the Catholic Church and the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. 

Click the link above to see how you can view it!

 

 

Photos of Serge Buissé's ordination to the priesthood - July 8, 2022

 

The faithful came in large number on Friday, July 8 to attend Serge Buissé's ordination to the priesthood at Saint Boniface Cathedral. To view a photo gallery of the celebration marking the ordination of a new priest in our diocese, click here, or on the photo.

To view this bilingual celebration in its entirety on the Cathédrale Parish YouTube channel, click here.

Walking Together: Archbishop LeGatt's June 2022 Video Message

As Pope Francis’ pilgrimage of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Canada is approaching quickly, this late-July event will be a further and important step in the journey of healing and peace our Church continues to pursue along with Indigenous peoples throughout Turtle Island. In fact, our archdiocese will be sending a delegation of 55 Indigenous peoples, Residential school survivors from our seven Indigenous communities, who will be selected as representatives by the Chiefs and Band councils of their respective communities. As Archbishop Albert accompanies them to meet with Pope Francis in Edmonton, this will also be an important step in reconciliation for our local Church.

As most of us will be unable to be there physically, it is important for us to commit to joining this pilgrimage spiritually. In this message, then, Archbishop Albert invites us to follow, through the various media (such as Salt + Light Media), the events of this pilgrimage. But not only this. He further invites us to inform ourselves, particularly from Indigenous voices and perspectives, to thus open ourselves up, to read Indigenous literature, to hear Indigenous stories, and to connect, one on one, with Indigenous people in our communities. Truly, although an important step, this pilgrimage remains but one step in the long journey of reconciliation which remains at hand.

➡️To learn more about this papal pilgrimage, or even to register to volunteer, click here: https://www.papalvisit.ca/

Visit the Papal Visit Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/papalvisitCanada 

2022 Pastoral Appointments

 


On Wednesday, August 3rd, the new pastoral appointments for our diocese will come into effect. Who will be your parish priest or Parish life administrator? Click here!

Mass for Families - June 19, 2022 - Photogallery

June 19 was a special day for the Archdioceses of Saint Boniface and Winnipeg, as we celebrated family life with a Mass at Saint Boniface Cathedral.
The celebration, presided by Archbishop LeGatt and Monsignor Ward Jamieson, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, was preceded with a Rosary, prayed in French, English, Michif, Tagalog and Vietnamese. Despite the summer heat, over 200 people were in attendance to celebrate the Year of the Family, which is coming to an end with a World Meeting of Families on June 26 in Rome.
After the Mass, a very special blessing for fathers was given, to mark Father's Day.

To view photos of this unique Eucharistic gathering, click here or on the photo.

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