The Service of Marriage, Family and Life promotes a culture that respects the dignity of each and every person, throughout the different stages of life, from conception until natural death. We encourage the faithful, as well as all members of society, to reconsider how to promote and enhance the value of life and defend human dignity. 



Catholic Church Teaching on:
Death, Euthanasia, Forgoing Treatment, Principle of Double Effect

Click on image to view video series on various topics:

Catholic Bioethics Moments
Video Series: Ethical Issues, End of Life & Matters of Conscience 


Learn to speak confidently & graciously to defend life

                                 Canadian Pro-life, Catholic apologist
                                 Stephanie Gray- "Talks at Google"



Planning a showing of the "Unplanned" movie at your parish?

Share this powerful and life-changing movie through
a public screening at your church!

Steps to book a showing:

1. Select a date and location

2. Obtain your movie and license: click here

Life's Vision can offer support in obtaining a license
Click here for more info. 

Life's Vision Manitoba:
Cameron MacDonald

Copyright Laws for Public showing of “Unplanned”
Including Your Church
Do NOT allow use of a DVD
bought for private viewing

 3. Choose to sell tickets or give tickets away
      (Must purchase tickets for the event in advance)

 4. You may choose to advertise this event through
      -Your parish bulletin
      -Your parish website
      -Archdiocese of St.Boniface weekly news bulletin
          To publish an announcement, submit it to:

5. Create a registration sign-up or sell/distribute tickets

6. Consider providing:

-Discussions and/or refreshments to follow to encourage dialogue with participants
-Informational resources from:

-Rachels' Vineyard
            A safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion.                    

 -The Crisis Pregnancy Centre
                Support services for women facing an unplanned pregnancy,
                infant loss, councilling services, post-abortion healing resources.

-Life's Vision
               Respect for life resource centre. Aims to raise public awareness to life-affirming options,
               from conception to natural death. Offers educational resources and presentations.



Learn about Advance care directives

Learn the benefits and pitfalls regarding advance care planning, including the use of advance care directives and health care proxies. Discussions from a Catholic perspective of medical decisions such as nutrition, hydration, resuscitation and ventilation will also be explored.

Catholic Clinical Ethicist - St. Boniface Hospital
Katarina Lee - Presented at St. Boniface Cathedral


Is it important to you that other people

If yes, you are invited to complete this advance health care directive. The purpose of this document is to direct others (medical staff, health care proxy, family members) about treatment decisions if, and only if, you are no longer able to make decisions about your own care.

An advance health care directive informs you, your family, friends, health care professionals, and appointed proxy or proxies of your wishes about your health care.

Click here to download information on the
preparation of a faith-based health care directive

  • This advance health care directive form is an example for illustration purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional advice. We strongly encourage you to seek professional ethical, legal or medical advice, as required in your personal situation, before deciding on your course of action.



Learn about Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) 

Discussions about palliative care, an overview of Medical Aid in Dying and the impact recent legislation has had on society and the practice of medicine.

Catholic Clinical Ethicist - St. Boniface Hospital
Katarina Lee - Presented at St. Boniface Cathedral



On June 17th, 2016, the Government of Canada passed Bill C-14,which legalized -euthanasia/assisted suicide in our country.

 How to talk to kids about Abortion and Euthanasia?


                 Click on the picture below to learn more about how to talk to  your kids about these topics:




   Host a baby drive in support of the: Crisis Pregnancy Centre

Baby Layette Love - This Christian organization provides layette items for vulnerable      babies and marginalized families, including refugees in Manitoba through the Crisis  Pregnancy Centre of Winnipeg. 

What is a “layette”?  It is a “baby shower in a bag” and contains the basic items needed for baby for the first couple months of life.  These items may be new or gently used. 

Baby Layette Love will pick up the donations directly from your church, or organization & sort them, put the items into layettes (50-55 items each) and deliver them to the Crisis Pregnancy Centre with love
and prayers for a new family in need!

  Click Here for Layette Love pamphlet
  Click Here
for sample bulletin insert or announcement
      For word version of bulletin click here

For additional information, please visit the Facebook page for

Baby Layette Love: Facebook Page

  Baby Layette Love may be contacted directly: 
  Facebook: Baby Layette Love and etc. 
  Phone: 1-204-388-4518

Priests for Life - Canada

 Click on the picture below to find resources on topics relating to support for life including:
 the need for Conscience rights, discussions on reproductive technologies, stem cells, euthanasia  &  abortion:



Statement by CCCB President on the approval of Bill C-14 legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide:

The approval of Bill C-14, which legalizes euthanasia and assisted suicide in our country, stands as an appalling landmark decision to the utter failure of government, and indeed all society, to care truly, authentically and humanely for the suffering and vulnerable in our midst. Read more...


Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, also issued a statement on the passing of euthanasia legislation in Canada:

To view the text of this statement, click here.

“RESPECT, DIGNITY, COMPASSION - At all stages of life and, especially, at the end of life”

The Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba (CHCM) invites you to read and download their recent publication on Respect, Dignity and Compassion.  “As you read this publication, we encourage you to think about issues that touch us at the core of our being and to initiate a courageous conversation with your loved ones about death and end-of-life care.” Click here. 



From the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB):

Interfaith Representatives Call for Improved Palliative Care across Canada

"Compassion for those at the end of their lives is a Canadian value"

Ottawa, ON— On June 14th, representatives from various faith communities united to issue a joint call to Canada's elected officials to support a robust, well-resourced, national palliative care strategy and to raise awareness of inadequacies in palliative care, particularly in the wake of the debate over Physician-Assisted Dying/Suicide. Click here to read more. 



Other resources for Life

Life’s Vision :

Respect for Life Resource Centre. Aims to raise public awareness to life-affirming options, from the moment of conception to natural death. Offers educational resources and presentations.


Adoption Options :

Adoption Options, a non-for-profit adoption agency licensed by the Manitoba Government, provides a full range of adoption services to both birth mothers and prospective adoptive parents. Committed to offering quality, confidential, individualized service.


Crisis Pregnancy Resources 

Crisis Pregnancy Centre of Winnipeg :

Support services for women facing an unplanned pregnancy, infant loss, councilling services, post-abortion healing resources.  All confidential.


Birthright International :

Support services for women facing an unplanned pregnancy: listening without judging, helping to make an informed decision about the pregnancy, providing information about the many options available. 


Post Abortion Healing 

Rachel's Vineyard :

A safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion.

Annual healing retreats for men and women following infant loss.

Free councilling for post partum, infant loss, post adoption & post apprehension. 

For more information contact:
Chris MacKay: Family Support Centre of Winnipeg 
(204) 772-1923


Marriage, Family & Life