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.


100k Flag Display

St. Boniface Cathedral Grounds
May 9, 2024

An all-day Tridiocesan event with Life Culture and ARPA, that honours through prayers and 100,000 flags, the 100k pre-born children lost to abortion each year in Canada.








Imagine, these flags – half pinkhalf blue – each representing 1 pre-born baby.
The numbers are staggering - seeing is believing! Being there to help plant the flags is an experience you will never forget! 

We need 2 teams of volunteers:


  • Team 1: arrive 8:00 am - main entrance of the Cathedral.

This team of 200 will plant the flags. Complete by 10:30 am.

  • Team 2: arrive at 6:00 pm at the main entrance of the Cathedral.

This team of 100 will take down the flags and box them. Complete by 7:30 pm.

* For more information: 204.326.5433 or


For more Info &
Register to volunteer


** Join us for an Ecumenical Prayer Service at 10:30am in the Cathedral.

There will also be a:

  • "Pastor's Lunch" (everyone welcome) - Cathedral basement -11:30am.
  • "Life" issues Presentation by Susan Penner, Executive Director of Life Culture Canada.
    • Designed for Pastors, but everyone welcome! -Cathedral worship space.
    • Registration Suggested



Register for "Pastor's Lunch"
& Presentation HERE!


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National Family and Life Week events!


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 the Spring & Fall.

Our Spring Session will be held on Saturday, May 25th, 2024 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Scroll down for more info!

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: 

Click on the methods below to find out more about each NFP/Fertility Care Method.

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

** Please note, that the Fertility Health Awareness seminar is an introductory session, and the class will aim to teach the basics and background on the method. Further classes, and the purchase of materials or resources may be necessary (at a cost) for those interested in fully learning a method.

Fertility Health Awareness Spring Session 2024

May 25, 2024 (1:00-4:30 pm)
St. Boniface Cathedral Hall
You may learn one of the following methods:

Creighton & NaPro Method
Serena Method
FEMM Method
Registration deadline: May 15, 2024

Fertility Health Awareness Seminar Fall Session 2024 (Online)

Marquette Method
November 13, 2024
6:30-9:00 pm
Registration deadline: November 6, 2024

Creighton & NaPro Method
November 19, 2024
6:30-9:00 pm
Registration deadline: November 12, 2024

For more information:

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

Walk for Life

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Life Culture’s annual Walk for Life (KR Barkman Park, 515 Main St., Steinbach) is a
celebration of life and Manitoba’s largest pro-life walk!

We invite you to join us:

                    • 1 pm - BBQ
                    • 2 pm - Walk begins

This event is a tangible way to show love to single moms!

A great way your church can get involved is by collecting baby items/gift cards, then bring them to the walk on June 2nd.

The walk is not a protest, but rather is a way to celebrate and affirm the inherent value of life!




“Love Never Ends” Marriage Enrichment Mini Sessions offered by Worldwide Marriage Encounter
In partnership with the Office of Marriage, Family and Life of the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, The Worldwide Marriage Encounter movement in Winnipeg, will be offering a series of marriage enrichments across parishes from in 2024. The main theme of the enrichments will be “Love Never Ends”, with half-day or evening options for these life-giving sessions. Each mini enrichment will have a specific focus, for example: Communicating Intimately, Listening in A New Way, and Discovering God’s Desire for our Marriage. Come to enrich and deepen your love for each other as a Catholic/Christian couple. For more information, or if you would like to have one of these enrichments at your parish, please contact Marie Brunet at or 204-594-0274. 




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.  

Printable Package 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, would like more information or to have us come do a presentation at your church, please contact:


Nadine Fetherston: (204) 594-0295

Marie Brunet: (204) 594-0274




Marie Brunet

Marriage Sector


Nadine Fetherston

 Family & Life Sectors


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