Weekly Bulletin

Last modified on May 24 2017

Events in and around the Archdiocese of Winnipeg

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Synod Focus Commission Reports Available:
The Synod of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg is completing its second major phase as the work of the Focus Commissions comes to fruition with preliminary reports now available for comment on the Archdiocese of Winnipeg website. Click here for details and to read, download or print the Focus Commission Reports and how to provide your opinion.
Click here to read about the Synod of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg which is currently underway, the first Synod in our 100-year history. Click here to view a slide show describing all the phases of the Synod.

Together in Christ, Lutherans and Catholics Commemorating the Reformation: Catholics, Lutherans and other Christians are invited to take part in Ecumenical Study Sessions to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. In the Winnipeg area, our bishops will join us for five sessions of conversation, study and prayer over five months at Lutheran and Catholic churches in the city.  Click here for full details and the complete schedule and a letter from Archbishop Richard Gagnon: 'A graced moment in Lund, Sweden.'

St. Charles Catholic School Golf Tournament, Mon., May 29, Breezy Bend. Click here for details.

Winnipeg Life’s Vision invites you to their AGM on Tuesday, May 30th at 7:30 pm at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Burrin Ave.  At the beginning of the evening we will be featuring a 12 minute video entitled “Sing a Little Louder” which empowers us to Stand up and Speak out for Life.  All are welcome to join us to meet our board of directors, learn about current and future projects and shareyour ideas with us.  For further information call Joan at 204 895-7595 or contact Life’s Vision at lifesvision@shaw.ca

St. Benedict's Monastery and Retreat Centre
Sabbath: Retreat for Young Adults. Young adults are often left out of spiritual opportunities. If you are 18-39 this is for you: Sabbath Retreat, June 1-4 only $80 with support from St. Benedict's Foundation. Quiet time, talks, prayer, spiritual practices, meals and good times. Click here for a poster.
St. Benedict's Monastery and Retreat Centre, 225 Masters Ave., Winnipeg, Man., R4A 2A1 (204) 338-4601.


Returning To Spirit upcoming workshops in Winnipeg: Non-Indigenous workshop, June 16-19. Indigenous workshop: July 7-10. These workshops are for participants aged 19-29 and fully funded through a grant from the Winnipeg Foundation. To register and for a list of more Returning To Spirit upcoming workshops click here or go to www.returningtospirit.org

The Western Conference for the Catechumenate: Presented by Team RCIA, June 9/10 in Winnipeg at Mary, Mother of the Church Catholic Parish, 85 Kirkbridge Dr. It is the 27th annual conference and the Archdioceses of St. Boniface and Winnipeg are 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. Click here to Register Online, or phone (306) 358-2057 or click here.  A grant program has been established in honour of Msgr Michael Koch Grant. 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 by email at wcc.cochair@yahoo.com  for an application.


Holy Hour for Vocations: Recently we have celebrated the “Good Shepherd Sunday” – the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. We would like to unite our prayers to those of the Universal Church in asking the Lord to “send laborers into his harvest” (cf. Lk 10:2) - that He would raise up from our midst priests and religious who would serve God and His people with their whole hearts. Come join us in praying for this intention on June 25th, 2017 at 7:00 PM at St. Mary’s Cathedral (353 St. Mary’s  Ave, Winnipeg). The Presider is going to be our Archbishop Richard Gagnon. For further information contact the vocations director - Fr. Peter Nemcek – (204) 452-2227 or pnemcek@archwinnipeg.ca  

Serena  Natural Family Planning Class: Serena teaches a comprehensive two hour class on the Sympto-Thermal Method, a scientifically based, highly effective method of Natural Family Planning.  The next class is Saturday July 29th 2017, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.  Classes are held at the Misericordia Health Centre, 99 Cornish Avenue, Winnipeg.  For more information, call or text Serena at 204-783-0091 or email mbserena@gmail.com  or check out our website  www.serenamb.com Click here for a poster.

Communications Notes

House of Peace 2017 Raffle: Keep our home for newcomer women safe and in good repair. Please help us by selling books of tickets or buying raffle tickets. Book of tickets $100 or three tickets for $25 or one for $10. First prize is a Travel Gift Certificate of $3,500 or $3,000 cash. Draw date:  June 10, 2017.  Please e-mail me, lsacouman@shaw.ca or phone 204- 942-5535. Click here for full dertails and list of prizes. 

Saint-Malo Catholic Camps: For youth aged 5 to 17 years old. Archery, mountain biking, canoeing, beach time, sports, campfires, music, drama, and also prayer time and spiritual formation. We are the only Catholic sleepover camp in Manitoba offered in English and French. $50 discount before May 31. Register online at www.stmalocamps.net There are also job opportunities for those 14 years and older. See more information at www.stmalocamps.net or email camps@catholicway.net, or phone 204-347-5396. Click here for a poster.

Former students and staff of St. Charles Catholic School: Ms. Kathy Booth is retiring after 32 years. A scrap book of memories is being created for Ms. Booth. To contribute pictures, video messages, etc., send them to sec@stccs.ca before May 30. Retirement barbecue is June 14. For more information email sec@stccs.ca or call the school at (204)-837-1520.

Tabernacle available, approximately 18 inches high, 16 inches wide and deep. Beleived to be bronze. Once used at Deer Lodge Centre. The new chapel is now a multi-faith space. Contact, by email, jocork@stpaultheapostle.mb.ca Click here for a picture of the tabernacle.

The New Wine Press Schedule For 2017: The New Wine Press will publish four times in 2017 and will be distributed in churches on the weekends of March 4-5; June 3-4; Oct. 7-8 and Dec. 2-3. Deadlines for the issues are on or about Feb. 15;  May 15;  Sept. 15 and Nov. 15. Contributions of articles, pictures and news of upcoming events from across the Archdiocese of Winnipeg are welcome. Please contact the editor, James Buchok by email at jbuchok@archwinnipeg.ca or communications@archwinnipeg.ca, or phone (204) 452-2227 ext. 248.

For churches that do not have websites, please send your bulletins to communications@archwinnipeg.ca for inclusion in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg weekly bulletin. Click on the links below:

Upcoming Marriage Preparation Sessions in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg. Click here for details.

Sharing God's Gifts New Link: Click here to go to the Archdiocese of Winnipeg website for full details of the archdiocesan annual appeal. Church webmasters please add this NEW LINK to your website: Sharing God's Gifts: http://www.archwinnipeg.ca/sharing_gods_gifts.php

From the CCCB

Life and family suggestions for homilies and prayers of the faithful during May 2017. Click here.

Suggestions on residential school burial sites and Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Click here.