Weekly Bulletin

Last modified on Oct 18 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.

Serra Club Fundraising Dinner Supporting Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life: Guest Speaker, Sr. Lesley Sacouman, SNJM, House of  Peace. Oct. 20, 2016,  Centro caboto Centre 1055 Wilkes Ave. Reception and silent auction 6 p.m; dinner, 7 p.m.Tickets $90 per person. Contact Guy Coughlin 204-953-4600 or Irene Kirouac 204-487-7934. Click here for a poster.

Free Screening of 'Hush' Film Documentary: The 'Hush' documentary screening is Mon., Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Church 4588 Roblin Blvd.  This documentary explores the long term health implications surrounding decisions we make in regards to when we choose to have children, how many children we have, interrupted pregnancies (abortion or otherwise), or no children.  It is a film presenting information that every man, woman and teenager should have.  Plan to attend this pro-information screening. Heather White, Silent No More Awareness Coordinator & Life’s Vision Manitoba will be available for discussion.  For more information, please call Janet at 204-837-3318 or Joan at 204-895-7595.

Homage 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. 

Returning to Spirit invites you to a conversation on What Does Reconciliation Have To Do With Me? Oct. 27: If reconciliation is to happen  it will be when individuals are reconciled of the past biases, judgements, and assumptions that we hold about ourselves and others. Reconciliation begins with you. Come to our conference to see what reconciliation has do with you. Tickets for the event are $100 for General Admission and $25 for students and Indian Residential School Survivors. Find more information visit our website: www.returningtospirit.org Click here for a poster.


Claiming the Dignity of Cremated Remains:  A Presentation at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Church, 15 Columbia Drive, Thurs. Oct. 27, 7 p.m. Click here for details.
From Your Home to Eternal Home: Click here to read.


Lutheran-Catholic Ecumenical Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation in Lund, Sweden, Mon., Oct. 31:  Pope Francis and Lutheran World Federation President Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan will lead the common prayer service. The event will be live streamed in Winnipeg at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 600 Cambridge St. beginning at 8:30 a.m.


Jubilee of Mercy Conference: Saint Paul University in Ottawa will close out the Jubilee Year of Mercy with a conference Nov. 4-5 on how Canadian Catholics can fulfill Pope Francis’s dream of becoming a “Church of Mercy”. Click here for details.


The Mercy of Jesus the Divine Physician: With Dr. Mary Healy, professor at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit. Nov 4 and 5. Fri. at 7:30 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. breakfast. Personal prayer throughout the weekend. Sat. 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Mass & Healing Service. No registration required. Free will love offering, however, advance tickets required for the breakfast $7. Contact CCRS 204-895-7544
or ccrs@catholicrenewalservices.com


Jubilee for Prisoners Nov. 6: Jubilee pilgrimage for prisoners and their relatives, penitentiary employees, prison chaplains, and associations that offer assistance within and outside of prisons. Click here to read more.


Holy Names House of Peace Welcome Home Dinner: Mon., Nov. 7. Guest Speaker Albert El Tassi. Raffle ticket sales begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner 7:15 p.m. RBC Convention Centre, York Ballroom 375 York Ave. Winnipeg. Click here for details.

Monthly Prayer Group – 2nd Tuesday of each month: Chemin Neuf community has a Monthly Prayer Group, the 2nd Tuesday of each month, beginning at 7:00 p.m., St. Charles Retreat Centre, 323 St. Charles Sreet. It includes praise and worship, silence, listening and sometimes a brief teaching or testimony. All are welcome (no need to register). The next prayer group will meet on Nov. 8. For information call 204-885-2260, email: stcharlesretreat@hotmail.com

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.      

Remembrance Wall in Memory of Fallen Soldiers at Living Waters Columbarium Click here for details.

Communications Notes

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 Oct. 9 2016,  Bulletin Oct. 16 2016
St. Michael's, Gimli Bulletin Oct. 9 2016,  Bulletin Oct. 16 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 October 2016. Click here.


Our Evangelical Neighbours – A Catholic Reflection on Evangelical Christianity. Click here to read.


Letter from CCCB President to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Click here to read.