NEWS & ACTIVITIES

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.

 


 

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: 

 

 

 

 

 Spring Session (In-Person)

May 28, 2022 (1:00-4:30 pm) 
FEMM Method
Creighton & NaPro Method
Serena Method

 

Registration deadline EXTENDED: Monday, May 23, 2022

 

Fall Session (Online)

 

November 17, 2022 (6:30-9:00 pm)

Creighton & NaPro Method

 

November 23, 2022 (6:30-9:00 pm)
Marquette Method

 

Registration deadline: Friday, November 11, 2022

 

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: 
bit.ly/fhas-registration


For more information:

Sophie: mfl@archsaintboniface.ca/204-594-0274
OR Nadine: mfl2@archsaintboniface.ca204-594-0295

 


 

- Year of the Family - 

Family Love: a vocation & a path to holiness

2021-2022

 

 

Pope Francis has dedicated this year as the Year of the Family, helping families to grow in faith while living God’s joy more abundantly in family life!

 

The Year of the Family will conclude on June 26, 2022, with the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome.

In collaboration with the theme for the World Meeting of Families & the Year of the Family, our sub-theme, for the National Week for Life and the Family (May 8-15, 2022) is, “Living our Calling & Calling with Love.”

 

 

 

We invite you to plan a local initiative in your parish or in collaboration with other local parishes to highlight a particular theme of vocations through an event, session, workshop, or another initiative.

We would love to help you advertise your event, allowing you to reach others in your surrounding communities with an invitation to take part on our Tri-Diocesan website,
                                                              lifeandthefamily.com

To assist you, we have developed the following package with various resources and event ideas for marriage, and family, as well as, joyfully journeying with others at the end of life through the Horizons of Hope program. You are invited to use any of these materials and suggestions, or to come up with your own!

Please Visit: 

lifeandthefamily.com/2022

 

For Resource Package!

 

If you have any questions, need support, or would like to share your parish community event, please contact Nadine Fetherston:

nwlfmanitoba@gmail.com
204-594-0295

 


 

'AMORIS LAETITIA' FAMILY YEAR (2021-2022)

10 VIDEOS on 'AMORIS LAETITIA'

 

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 (laityfamilylife.va) 

 

** 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

 


MARRIAGE, FAMILY & LIFE TEAMS

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

 

HOW CAN YOU FORM A MARRIAGE, FAMILY & LIFE TEAM IN YOUR PARISH?

  • 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 mfl2@archsaintboniface.ca
Sophie Freynet-Agossa: (204) 594-0274 mfl@archsaintboniface.ca

 

Sophie Freynet-Agossa


Co-Coordinator
Marriage Sector
204-594-0274 mfl@archsaintboniface.ca

 

Nadine Fetherston

Co-Coordinator
 Family & Life Sectors
204-594-0295
mfl2@archsaintboniface.ca   


Fax:
204-237-9942


Facebook Page:
www.facebook.com/mfv.mfl


Address:
151 De la Cathedrale Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2H 0H6

 


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