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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 

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.

Photos of Paul Nguyen' ordination to the priesthood

 

Saint Boniface Cathedral was filled with the faithful who came to attend the ordination to the priesthood of Paul Nguyen on Saturday, June 4. 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.

Archbishop LeGatt reflects on a Meeting between Red River Metis and Pope Francis

Trigger warning: Residential Schools and Colonization

Archbishop Albert LeGatt reflects on the most recent of two visits in Rome between Indigenous delegations living in Canada and Pope Francis. This latter of the two was a pilgrimage of Red River Métis peoples, who, following the first meeting where Pope Francis expressed his formal apology for the part the Church played in colonization and assimilation of Indigenous peoples in Turtle Island, embarked on a pilgrimage to continue the work and the paths of reconciliation and peace. The Métis peoples have played a vital role since the start of the Catholic Church’s presence in Western Canada, and continue to be vital actors within our Church today. Truly, our Church is rich precisely because of the diversity of peoples who make it up.

Archbishop LeGatt's Reflection on Pope Francis's Apology to Indigenous People

This week, Archbishop Albert reflects and shares on the deeply moving experience he had, last week, as a witness to the meeting between Indigenous Peoples living in Canada and Pope Francis in Rome. During this historic meeting, Pope Francis expressed a heartfelt and sincere apology for the part the Church played in colonization, and the legacy of residential schools in Turtle Island. “I also feel shame. I have said this to you and now I say it again. I feel shame – sorrow and shame – for the role that a number of Catholics, particularly those with educational responsibilities, have had in all these things that wounded you, in the abuses you suffered and in the lack of respect shown for your identity, your culture and even your spiritual values. All these things are contrary to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For the deplorable conduct of those members of the Catholic Church, I ask for God's forgiveness and I want to say to you with all my heart: I am very sorry. And I join my brothers, the Canadian bishops, in asking your pardon. Clearly, the content of the faith cannot be transmitted in a way contrary to the faith itself: Jesus taught us to welcome, love, serve and not judge; it is a frightening thing when, precisely in the name of the faith, counter-witness is rendered to the Gospel.” -Pope Francis, April 1, 2022 Address to representatives of Indigenous Peoples in Canada

➡️➡️Read Pope Francis's complete address by clicking here

  • NEW - Walking Together: Archbishop LeGatt Video

  • NEW - 2022 Pastoral Appointments

  • NEW - Mass for Families Photo Gallery

  • Photos of Paul Nguyen' ordination

  • Archbishop LeGatt reflects on a Meeting between Red River Metis and Pope Francis

  • Archbishop LeGatt's Reflection on Pope Francis's Apology to Indigenous People

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