Catholica 200 - Past Events

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please view the following documents:  

JUBILATION posterInformation sheet 

Parking & Shuttle Bus Route

Site Map & Programming (in colour)Site Map & Programming (grey colour)

Information about the presentation by Cardinal LacroixMedia Release  


Ecumenical Prayer Service – Friday, July 13, 2018
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All are invited to a special evening Ecumenical Prayer Service with our sister Christian churches to celebrate this 200th anniversary of the Catholic Church in Western Canada at the St. Boniface Cathedral, Friday, July 13 at 7:30 PM. This is a year to celebrate 200 years of faith and Christian community, committing ourselves anew to sharing the Good News of Jesus. It is also a time to give thanks for all that was light and to ask for forgiveness for all that was darkness, committing ourselves anew to true reconciliation 
and unity, justice, harmony, compassion, inclusion, tolerance and peace. 
For more information: Greg Barrett: barreg63@gmail.comView poster.

Make Your History Come Alive! 
Fundraising Luncheon – Tuesday, May 15, 2018

To mark the Centre du patrimoine’s 20th anniversary, the Société historique de Saint-Boniface invites you to a fundraising luncheon to be held from 12 noon to 1:30 PM on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the Norwood Hotel (doors open at 11:30 AM.). The Centre du patrimoine will inaugurate the exhibition Étienne Gaboury’s Saint-Boniface Cathedral: Building Tomorrow’s Heritage organized on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Father Norbert Provencher’s arrival in the Red River Colony with two companions.

Tickets available at the Centre du patrimoine’s Boutique ( and reception: ($75 with a $40 donation receipt): 204-233‑4888 or

Proceeds from the luncheon will be used to buy and install mobile shelving to replace stationary shelving in the second-floor vault of the Centre du patrimoine, in order to significantly increase its storage capacity for archives collections. If the amount raised is greater than that required for the shelving, the surplus will be invested in the Centre du patrimoine Endowment Fund held by Francofonds.   

Eastar: A Musical Rock Opera – Good Friday, March 30 & Saturday, March 31, 2018

Eastar, written by Shawn Coughlin brings to life the story of Jesus of Nazareth. It was performed by young Manitobans ages 12 - 30 years on Good Friday, March 30th at 7 PM and Saturday, March 31st at 2 PM in St. Mary’s Academy Alumnae Hall, 550 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg. Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes. This is the main youth-focused event of Catholica 200 - the celebration year of the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Catholic mission in Western Canada. Tickets on sale online as of February 1stwww.eastar2018.comView complete Eastar details.


Chrism Mass 
(as part of the Celebrations for the 200th Anniversary
of Evangelization in the West)

Tuesday of Holy Week, March 27, 2018
at the St. Boniface Cathedral

This year, the Chrism Mass was celebrated on Tuesday of Holy Week, March 27th, 7:30 PM at the St. Boniface Cathedral. The Mass had a particular emphasis on the celebration CATHOLICA 200, the bicentenary of the establishment of the Roman Catholic Church in Northern and Western Canada. All the faithful were invited to this diocesan celebration. Following the Chrism Mass, a time of fellowship will take place in the parish hall.

Concert with the WSO and the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir – Friday, March 23, Saturday, March 24 & Sunday, March 25, 2018

As part of Catholica 200 celebrations (the bicentenary of the establishment of the Roman Catholic Church in Northern and Western Canada), the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir presented three concerts of sacred music at the St. Boniface Cathedral: Friday, March 23 at 8 PM; Saturday, March 24 at 8 PM and Sunday, March 25 at 2 PM. The concerts featured the works of Gabriel Fauré and Francis Poulenc. The Requiem Mass in D minor, op. 48 by Gabriel Fauré, is one of his most known, sung and played works. The Gloria is a composition by Francis Poulenc, one of his most popular sacred works with the Stabat Mater. Tickets on sale at:


Assembly of Western and Northern Canadian Catholic Bishops: Mass to Celebrate the 200th Anniversary - Wednesday, February 28, 2018

25 bishops from throughout Western and Northern Canada came to mark the spread of the Gospel and life of the Church throughout our dioceses. A Eucharistic celebration was held on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:30 PM at the St. Boniface Cathedral and was presided by Most Reverend Albert LeGatt, Archbishop of Saint-Boniface; the homily was given by Most Reverend Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg. Numerous clergy, religious and laity came to celebrate the Eucharist and to visit in fellowship with the bishops after the Mass. 

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Paul Piché in Concert - in FRENCH - Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fundraising Evening for Morberg House (St. Boniface Streetlinks) homeless shelter was held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Opening performance by les Soeurs Bado and featuring a sneak peek at the Métis language play 1818 by Rhéal Cénérini. All welcome. 
View poster (in French).