Weekly Bulletin

Last modified on Jun 20 2017

Events in and around the Archdiocese of Winnipeg

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The Synod of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg Focus Commissions Reports are now available. Click here to read, download or print the Focus Commission ReportsClick 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.

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  Click here for a poster.

Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment: The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has convoked the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops treating the topic: Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. This Synod will take place in October 2018 and includes a period of consultation among the People of God. Pope Francis invites, in particular, the participation of young people in the process, stating, "[m]y brother bishops and I want ever more to 'work with you for your joy' (2 Cor 1:24)." Your input will help Pope Francis prepare for the Synod, but will also help our Archdiocesan Church listen to our youth and young adults and learn how to better engage and support them on their faith journey. We urge our parishes and schools, youth ministers and catechists, families and organizations, to consider lending their voice through this process. For more information and to access the questionnaires click here. Responses will be received until June 30, 2017.  We want to hear from you! Together, let us #SharewithFrancis! 

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  

St. Gianna's Bible Camp: August 9 to 11, St. Gianna's Parish invites you to our first Summer Bible Camp: "Hearing God's Call!" This 3-day program is for children entering Kindergarten to Grade 6, and runs from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Church, 15 Columbia Drive (corner of McGillivray and Columbia). $75 per child and $60 for each additional child. The camp days will consist of Faith sharing, Bible Stories, Songs, Skits, Games, Crafts, Prayer, Liturgy, Fellowship and Fun! Hot lunches will be provided and a camp T-shirt is included. A concluding Family Liturgy and barbecue will be celebrated on Thursday Evening. Space is limited. Please register by July 16, 2017. For more information, please contact Rachel at rbanmann@stgianna.ca Click here for a poster.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Formation Course, Level I (foundation for all other Levels).  10 Saturdays, Sept, 2017 to June 2018 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish.  The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a program of Christian formation for children aged 3-12 years that is based on the Bible and liturgy of the church. Inspired by the principles of Montessori education, it was begun in Rome in 1954 by Sofia Cavalletti, author of The Religious Potential of the Child and has spread throughout the world.  The formation is ideal for catechists, parents, and anyone interested in learning more about their faith.  It is growing in the Archdioceses of Winnipeg and St. Boniface and has been endorsed by both Archbishops.  For more information, contact Maureen Fernandes, (204) 832-4336, religioused@olphwinnipeg.ca . Click here for a  brochure.

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

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. St. Malo Catholic Camps  Click here. for 2017 Summer Camp Dates. 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.

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

ORDO – Liturgical Calendar 2017-2018: Click here.

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