Weekly Bulletin

Last modified on Oct 17 2017

Events in and around the Archdiocese of Winnipeg

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Call for Conscience Campaign
With the passing of euthanasia/assisted suicide legislation in Parliament in 2016, provinces are now implementing what is called "Medical Assistance in Dying" (MAID). The government of Manitoba has introduced Bill 34 to protect doctors, nurses and health professionals from
having to provide or aid in the provision of MAID against their conscience. The legislature is in session in October. The time to contact your MLA is now.
Click here to write your Manitoba MLA and urge her or him to support Bill 34 -- and see a short video with
MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AGAINST ASSISTED DYING.

The Synod of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg 

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.

Chant in Worship: Vespers at St. John Brebeuf Church, 1707 John Brebeuf Place, Winnipeg. Commencing on Sunday evenings: Oct. 1, 8, and 15, at 7 p.m. On Sun., Oct.  22 we shall have Vespers, also at 7 p.m. Click here for more information

St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir School: Poetry and Music and Navigating Reading Music. Click here for details.

Life in the Spirit Seminar: Tuesdays until Nov. 28 at St Charles Parish, 395 St. Charles Street. Receiving the Holy Spirit & His Gifts Empowered By God. Click here for details.

Lord, Teach us to Pray, offered by the Chemin Neuf Community: In prayer we listen and speak to God and, wonder of wonders, God listens and speaks to us.  We develop this relationship with God through many ways of prayer: with Scripture, with our own lives and in the Eucharist. The series will include time to practice these ways of prayer. This three part series will be held on three Thursday evenings, 7-9 (Oct. 26, Nov. 9, and Nov. 23) OR one Saturday, 10-4 (Nov. 25).  It will be led by Ted & Nancy Wood. Location: St. Charles Retreat Centre, 323 St. Charles Street, Winnipeg.  Cost: free-will offering.  To register or for more information: 204-885-2260, stcharlesretreat@hotmail.com  

Catholic Singles Event: Games Night – Fri., Oct. 27, 7 p.m. Come on out for an evening of fellowship, games and fun for Catholic singles at Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, 85 Kirkbridge Drive. Please bring a snack!  For more information: www.mmoc.ca.

Holy Rosary Pasta Dinner and Silent Auction Celebrating Fr. Sam's 70th Birthday. Sun., Oct. 29, Centro Caboto. Click here for details.

**NEW ITEM**

St Paul's College Jesuit Centre Noon Lectures:  Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 12:10 pm in Hanley Hall, St Paul’s College. Dr. Karl Koop (History & Theology, CMU) speaking on ‘Reconsidering the Reformation: Complexities and Opportunities’
Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 12:10 pm in Hanley Hall, St Paul’s College. Dr. Jade Weimer (Religion, UM) speaking on ‘Heretical Harmonies: Musical ritual as a defining feature of an emerging orthodoxy in the early church’
Click here for a poster.

**NEW ITEM**

World Youth Day 2019: The deadline to sign up as part of the archdiocesan delegation for World Youth Day 2019 in Panama is on November 10, 2017. Click here to access the Pilgrim Agreement Package. Please fill it out completely and submit to the Catholic Centre by November 10, along with a non-refundable deposit of $750.00. Delegates must be 18 years of age or older by the date of departure. For any questions, please contact the OYYAM at youth@archwinnipeg.ca or (204) 452–2227 ext. 228.

**NEW ITEM**

St. Benedict's Retreat and Conference Centre
Visio Divina:
Complement your knowledge and practice of Lectio Divina with this additional way to pray, using art. This workshop will be offered one Saturday, Nov.4, 10-3 pm. Led by Patricia Frain and Liz Coffman. You can expect to gaze at art and open your heart to what God has to say to you through it. No art experience required. $65 includes lunch and snack in addition to tuition. Click here for a poster.
Taize Prayer: All are welcome to come and pray in the beautiful, but simple, Taize tradition of silence, word and song from 7-8 p.m. the first Friday of every month from October to May at St. Benedict’s Monastery Chapel. Click here for a poster.   
St. Benedict's Retreat and Conference Centre, 225 Masters Ave., West St. Paul. Phone 204-339-1705 for more information.

Communications Notes

The Sisters of St. Benedict's would like the parishioners to know that they have sold some of their land. Please click here for full details.

**NEW ITEM**

The Catholic School of Evangelization in St-Malo, Man., is seeking a Camp Director. Click here for details.

**NEW ITEM**

The Catholic Women's Leadership Foundation (CWLF) is accepting applications for its initial Leadership Program for Canadian Catholic women. The program will be facilitated by the Providence School of Transformative Leadership and Spirituality, Saint Paul University, Ottawa.  For more information about CWLF, the Leadership Program and to complete an application form visit:   www.cwlfcanada.ca

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 October 2017. Click here.

Resources for The Order of Confirmation: Click here.