Catechesis of Children

For more information about the catechesis of children, as occurring in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, please go to Faith Formation of Children.

Opportunities to Gather

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RECOMMENDED & APPROVED

CATECHISM  PROGRAMS

In 2012 a review of Catechism Program in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg was undertaken. 

For many years only one  program was resource for use:

Born of the Spirit/ We are Strong Together.

Following the review, 2 programs were also recommended and approved for use:

 

¨ Loyola Press, Finding God, Our Response to God’s Gift 2013

¨ Pflaum Weeklies, What the Church Believes and Teaches

 

Links to these Programs can be found below:

 

Born of the Spirit/ We are Strong Together 

 

Loyola Press, Finding God, Our Response to God’s Gift 2013

 

 

Pflaum Weeklies, What the Church Believes and Teaches

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Evening Sessions for Material Making

(Formation "Graduates" are invited).  

 March  22 (Wednesday) 6:30-9:00 at Holy Cross

   March 25 (Thursday) 6:30-9:00 at Holy Cross

Please RSVP to Nancy as soon as possible, ehnancywood@hotmail.com  if you are wanting to make the map so that she can prepare materials ahead of time. Cost for materials for the map will be $15-$20.

 If you are not in need of this material a continuation of prayer card work will be available as well.

 (Please RSVP even if you plan on attending to continue work on prayer cards too)

 

 

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The Western Conference for the Catechumenate was founded in Calgary January 14th 1990. Visit the WCC Blog for more information.  

WCC 2017

Presented by Team RCIA

Mark your calendars now for June 9/10 in Winnipeg at Mary, Mother of the Church Catholic Parish. This will be our 27th annual conference and the executive is very excited to have the Archdioceses of St. Boniface and Winnipeg collaborate in hosting the conference this year!

Team RCIA will be presenting the Making Disciples Institute with additional insights to address specific issues parish teams are experiencing in Western Canada.

Register online: http://western-catechumenate.blogspot.ca cic.michelle@saskatoonrcdiocese.com

 or (306) 358-2057

 

 OR:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/wcc-2017-tickets-31700438866?aff=es2

 

Msgr Michael Koch Grant

The WCC is pleased to announce that a grant program has been established in honour of Msgr. Mike. If you know of a parish that would like to attend WCC but does not have the financial resources please have their RCIA coordinator contact us at wcc.cochair@yahoo.com  for an application. 

 

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BLESSED VIDEO CLIP

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MARCH 2017

FAITH FORMATION COORDINATORS' GATHERING invite the Year 7, 8 and 9 Catechists to COME for a VOCATIONS TALK 

with Fr. Peter Nemcek, Director of Vocations, Archdiocese of Winnipeg

Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm at

St. Anthony of Padua

Hungarian Church 

365 Burnell St, Winnipeg, MB R3G 2B1

Please RSVP before March 17, 2017

 

 

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Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.
—Luke 11:23


I recently read an essay by Holly Taylor, a convert from the Episcopal Church to Catholicism. Her central reason for converting was unity. Many churches fragment over conflict. But she claims that for a community to thrive, it must be committed to those it opposes. “In the mysterious calculus of the divine economy,” she writes, unity “allows the possibility that it is precisely the love, the goodness, even of someone with whom I am at odds at the moment, that brings me to God.”

Salvation happens in community. When that community scatters, we lose bits of ourselves and some of the ways God planned to reach us. So we must gather together, despite our differences, for as Taylor says, “Our best chance may be hanging on to one another’s heels.”
 

Lenten Action

%u25BA Read Washing Feet: Serving Others During Lent.

%u25BA Pray with Tim Muldoon and The Ignatian Workout for Lent: An Online Retreat.

%u25BA Select Lenten books to accompany you this season.

 

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ESSAY WRITING CONTEST TO ALL YEAR 8&9 Catechism Students

Report from Office

Archbishop Richard Gagnon Letter of Endorsement Western Conference for Catechumenate (35 KB)

CRITERIA FOR CATECHESIS (Issued by the Commission for Evangelization & Catechesis-CCCB November 2015 (3402 KB)

God's Gift Reconciliation & Eucharist Planning Calendar (Loyola Press) (605 KB)

Recommended & Approved Catechism Program (363 KB)