Welcome to the 'News & Activities' webpage of the Office of Marriage, Family & Life at the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface!
Visit this page often for news and updates on upcoming events & activities for couples and families of the Archdiocese of St. Boniface and elsewhere in Manitoba.


Family Blanket Exercise & Kids' Session
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Saint Boniface Cathedral Ruins
An Initiative for Reconciliation

ENGLISH SESSION: Registration is now CLOSED.
If you would like to be added to the Waiting List, register until Friday, October 1st!

We have all been shaken by the discovery of unmarked graves of indigenous children in recent months.

Are you interested in learning more about our history and participating in Reconciliation efforts with your family?

Guided by an Indigenous Elder, parents, along with their kids (ages 11+) are invited to take part in the KAIROS Blanket Exercise, an interactive experience into the history of Canada to learn and reflect on the legacy of Residential Schools, and the role of the Catholic Church.

Kids under 11 are invited to their very own Session, with programming tailored to their age group.

For more info on the session offered for ages 6-10 and child care offered on-site for ages 0-5, please check out the 'Key Details' (below).

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 (8.5 x 14 in)

All family members can participate: grandparents, aunts & uncles are welcome too!

Registration is required - More info below!


There will be 2 sessions offered: 

English Session - morning: 9:30 am
- 12:15 pm

French Session - afternoon: 1:45 pm - 4:30 pm

NB: Parents with kids under 11 will be invited to drop off their kids 15 minutes prior to the Blanket Exercise.

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ENGLISH SESSION: Registration is now CLOSED.
If you would like to be added to the Waiting List, please feel free to register until Friday, October 1st!
(NB: There is still space available in the FRENCH SESSION)


Join us for this FREE event!

Saturday, October 2 - Family Blanket Exercise & Kids' Session

NB: Please dress to be outdoors
The Blanket Exercise (ages 11+), will take place in the St. Boniface Cathedral Ruins
(180 De la Cathedrale ave) - outdoors, weather permitting.
In the event of inclement weather, the parish hall (downstairs) will be used.


Please contact Nadine Fetherston


This initiative is organized by the Office of Marriage, Family and Life at the Archdiocese of St. Boniface.  Development & Peace will be offering the KAIROS Blanket Exercise.
Child care will be provided in partnership with 'FPFM' - 'Fédération des parents de la francophonie manitobaine' (Federation of francophone parents of MB).





Over the course of ten monthly episodes, hear the Holy Father talk about each of the chapters of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, along with the testimonies of different families who will share some aspects of their daily lives. 


This initiative is a joint collaboration between the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life and Vatican News, and aims to facilitate the reading of the Apostolic Exhortation, with the aid of downloadable material prepared for personal and community reflection.

A series of 10 videos inspired by different chapters of the Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia”, encourages to reread this papal document and to rediscover the family as a gift, despite every problem, obstacle and challenge that families have to face today.

Each video, is accompanied by a Pastoral Guidebook!

Videos are now available to watch at:


10 Videos Amoris Laetitia ( 


** Visit this site for updated videos released monthly 

On March 19th, the beginning of the “Amoris Laetitia Family” Year took place.

See a video message from Cardinal Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, introducing the series of ten videos in which the Holy Father, together with families from five continents will talk about the content and spirit of the Apostolic Exhortation.



Video 1: Journey Together - The Beauty of being Family

Pastoral Guidebook 


Video 2: The Family in the Light of the Word of God

Pastoral Guidebook


Video 3: The Vocation of the Family

Pastoral Guidebook 


Video 4: Love in marriage, it's not just a feeling

Pastoral Guidebook



Fertility Health Awareness Seminar


The Marriage, Family and Life Service of the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface is pleased to offer a Free, Fertility Health Awareness Seminar with sessions in both the Spring of and Fall of 2021.

This seminar gives couples and individuals the opportunity to discover Natural Family Planning (NFP) & to find a method that fits their needs. Attendees will receive certified teaching on one of the following methods of NFP/Fertility Care: 


Online Fall Session:

November 25, 2021 (6:30-9:00 pm) 
Billings Ovulation Method


November 30, 2021 (6:30-9:00 pm)  
Marquette Method


Registration deadline: Monday, November 15, 2021


Click on the links above to find out more about each NFP/Fertility Care Method.

There is no cost to participate, however registration is required! 

Some NFP methods may require the purchase of materials or resources beyond the introductory session. For more information, please click on the links.

Please register online at:

For more information:

OR Nadine: mfl2@archsaintboniface.ca204-594-0295




Marriage, Family & Life Teams 

Do you have an interest in supporting strong Marriages, nurturing Families and promoting Life from conception to natural death?

  • If so, have you ever thought about creating a                            
    Marriage, Family & Life team at your church?

What is a Marriage, Family and Life Team (MFL team)?

  • A Parish MFL team helps support and strengthen couples and families by offering programs and resources that foster an authentically Catholic vision of marriage, family, and the dignity of life at the Parish level, for the Parish Community.

  • A Parish MFL team works with the support and guidance of the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface Marriage, Family & Life Service, along with the Parish priest or Parish Life Director. 

  • Each MFL team looks unique, as each is built to meet the needs of it’s own parish community. One of the wonderful things about having a team in your parish, is that it’s a great way to connect with others in your parish who have similar interests and goals!

  • The Archdiocese of Saint Boniface Marriage, Family & Life Service can help support the formation of a new team, to help you get started, and to connect you with resources and other teams in the diocese.  There are currently 3 other MFL teams in our diocese! 

Click Here to view a printable Brochure on MFL teams



  • Print the brochure and share with your pastor & others who may have a heart for building up strong marriages, nurturing families and promoting life in your church.
  •  If you are interested in creating a team in your parish, and would like more information or to have us come present at your church to interested members, please contact:

Nadine Fetherston: (204) 594-0295
Sophie Freynet-Agossa: (204) 594-0274


Sophie Freynet-Agossa

Marriage Sector



Nadine Fetherston

 Family & Life Sectors


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151 De la Cathedrale Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2H 0H6


Marriage, Family & Life