Weekly Bulletin

Last modified on Sep 26 2016

Events in and around the Archdiocese of Winnipeg

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A Synod of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg: Click here to read about the synod which is now underway, the first synod in our 100-year history.

Synod Listening Sessions with Archbishop Richard Gagnon are now underway so that the voices of all of you, the people of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, will be heard and added to the discussion about our local church today and your hope for our local church in the coming years. Click here for a list of Synod Listening Sessions scheduled to date.

Click here to view a slide show describing all the phases of the Synod including how the Listening Sessions will work.

Archdiocese of Winnipeg 2016-2017 Directory. The Archdiocese of Winnipeg Directory is now being updated. Churches and all other archdiocesan organizations are asked to send directory updates to communications@archwinnipeg.ca

Click here to see the current directory and the current listing for your organization.

The Jesuit Centre for Catholic Studies presents Formations and Re-Formations in Catholic Thought lunch hour lecture series. Click here for details.

Sol Kanee Lecture on Peace and Justice: Seeking the Hero of Heroes: Human Development as the Key to Peace with Dr. Oscar Arias, 1987 Nobel Peace Laureate, President of Costa Rica 1986-1990, 2006-2010. Wed., Sept. 28, 1:30 p.m. MPR 2nd Floor, University Centre, University of Manitoba. Click here for details.

Campaign Life Coalition Annual Fundraising Banquet: Fri., Sept. 30 at CanadInn, 1824 Pembina Highway. Ticket price is $45 per person. Tables of eight are available for $320, with cheques made out to Campaign Life Coalition. We are delighted to have Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht as our guest speaker. Click here for a poster.

KAIROS Cambrian-Agassiz Fall Gathering and AGM, Sat., Oct. 1. Click here for details.

St. Mary’s Academy Homecoming Sat., Oct. 1: SMA welcomes alumnae and friends back to the Academy for Homecoming Day. The Commemorative Years Breakfast Reception will celebrate alumnae from the Classes of 2011, 2006, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976, 1966, 1956, 1946 and 1936 in the SMA Cafeteria. Cost is $20 per person. For more info or to RSVP please contact Amy Houston; ahouston@smamb.ca or 204-478-6031. Following breakfast everyone is welcomed to gather in Alumnae Hall for the Alumnae Association AGM and Mass. Following mass, at 1 p.m. the school will be open for guests to tour and visit around the school.  Light lunch and refreshments will be served. For more information please visit: www.stmaryacademy.mb.ca

14th Worldwide Children and Yourh Annual Eucharistic Holy Hour: There is an international Eucharistic Holy Hour being encouraged among Catholics in many countries to be held on Oct. 7, Feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary. Children and youth are invited  to pray for peace in their families and in the world. Parishes are encouraged to consider participating in this if they are able to do so. Click here to go to the website.


Hommage to the Oblate Fathers of Mary Immaculate, Tues., Oct. 25 and Wed., Oct. 26: Tues., Oct. 25, 9 a.m. Mass at Despins Residence followed by rededication of fountain and blessing of interpretative panels and blessing of the new resting places of the ashes of the Oblate Fathers at the Archibald Street Cathedral cemetery. Click here for a poster with details. Wed., Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m. the Saint Boniface Archdiocesan Fundraising Gala will pay homage to the Oblates. Click here for a poster with details. 

Canadian Catholic Youth Ministry Network Conference: From Nov. 18 to 20 the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, Archdiocese of St. Boniface and Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg will be hosting the Canadian Catholic Youth Ministry Network’s (CCYMN) bi-annual national conference. This training conference will help equip those who serve young people in our families, parishes, schools and communities to face the contemporary challenges of our time. It will be an unforgettable experience of learning, evangelization and friendship! More information about the conference and the organization can be found on this website: www.ccymn.ca. For details please e-mail us at 2016ccymn@gmail.com, or phone us at (204) 452-2227, ext. 273 or (204) 594-0278. Click here for your conference invitation. Click here for a poster. Click here for the conference schedule. Click here for workshop details.


Serena Natural Family Planning Class: Serena teaches a comprehensive two hour class on the Sympto-Thermal Method of natural family planning. The next  class date is Sat., Nov. 26, 9 to 11 a.m. Classes are held at the Misericordia Health Centre, 99 Cornish Ave., Winnipeg.  For more information, call or text Serena at 204-783-0091 or email mbserena@gmail.com  or see our website  www.serenamb.com Click here for a poster.      

Fall Bereavement Process: Living Waters Columbarium is pleased to offer a Bereavement process this fall. Rooted in the Catholic tradition, the bereavement process invites participants to encounter Christ in their grieving through prayer, scripture, reflection and the sharing of faith. The group will meet Monday evenings over a 7 week period, starting Oct. 17. The group is limited limited to 10 participants. Register by Oct. 13.  Contact Monique at 204-488-3977 or email livingwaters@mymts.net. Click here to read more.

Communications Notes


Employment Opportunity: Advancement, Alumnae and Special Events Administrator, St. Mary’s Academy. Click here for details.


Seeking part-time IT Assistant for the IT Director in a Catholic elementary school. Click here.

The Catholic Foundation of Manitoba is now accepting applications for funding. Grants are made to organizations of a non-profit nature. Deadline for submission is Sept. 30. For further information and application forms, please visit our website at www.catholicfoundation.mb.ca or contact Suzanne at 204-233-4268, email cfmb@mts.net

Hundreds of Catholic books in excellent condition, including encyclopedias, are available due to a home downsizing. Phone (204) 889-1322.

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:
St. Anthony of Padua Hungarian Church and Our Lady of Lourdes Slovenian Church Bulletin Sept. 11 2016,  Bulletin Sept. 18 2016
St. Michael's, Gimli Bulletin Sept. 11 2016,  Bulletin Sept. 18 2016

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

Consolidating Catholic efforts in view of Bill C-14. Click here.

ORDO – Liturgical Calendar 2016-2017. Click here for news from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.


Life and family suggestions for homilies and prayers of the faithful during September 2016. Click here.

Life and family suggestions for homilies and prayers of the faithful during October 2016. Click here.


The Co-responsibility of the lay Faithful in the Church and the World: The Episcopal Commission for Doctrine of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has released a new document. Click here.