Weekly Bulletin

Last modified on Mar 28 2017

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 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.

Lent Celebrations of the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Central Winnipeg Deanery.
Click here.
South Winnipeg Deanery. Click here.

7-Day Silent Retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius: April 21-28, Offered by the Chemin Neuf Community. The focus of the retreat is to come to know Christ more intimately through his word and to recognize God’s call in our life.  Four periods per day of personal prayer are supplemented by teaching and daily meetings with a spiritual director. Suggested donation, $400.  At the St. Charles Retreat Centre, 323 St. Charles Street, on the banks of the Assiniboine River.  Stcharlesretreat@hotmail.com, 204-885-2260. Click here for a poster.

Cana Session for Couples – July 8-14, Offered by the Chemin Neuf Community: Take a spirit-filled “vacation” in Winnipeg! CANA is a six-day retreat  for married couples to strengthen their marriage and deepen their spiritual life. The weeklong, live-in session includes talks, prayer, time together as a couple, relaxation and celebration.  Children come too and follow their own program of activities.  It will be held in Winnipeg at the St. Charles Retreat Centre.   A “Come and See” meeting  will be held Sun., April 9,  3:00-5:00 (childcare provided) at the St. Charles Retreat Centre, 323 St. Charles Street. Come and see what to expect from a Cana session. Please  RSVP, 204-885-2260 or stcharlesretreat@hotmail.com  Click here for a brochure.

Lenten Talk: Holy Redeemer Church, 264 Donwood Drive, April 10, 7 p.m.  Speaker, Dr. Larry Rados. Topic: Suffering and Loneliness in Elderly People, A Doctor's Perspective.

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Workshop on Discernment and Decision-Making: Life is full of choices and decisions! How can we make the best decisions?  This day Workshop will explore the gift and the art of discernment in making good decisions in life. Based on the approach given in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Fri., May 26, 7–9 pm; Sat., May 27, 9–4 pm. St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 830 North Drive, Winnipeg. Cost $100 before April 10, $125 after. Click here for details.

30th Annual Public Way of the Cross, Living Peace Through Justice Together: Good Friday, April 14, 9:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Academy, 550 Wellington Crescent. Begins and ends at Alumnae Hall entrance. Click here for a poster.

Theology On Tap – Spring Series: All young adults (18+) are invited to the spring series of Theology On Tap. Join us for a time of fun, food, fellowship and faith! Dates: March 21, April 18, May 9. Venue: Johnny G’s, 177 McDermot, street parking/parkade across from the restaurant. Time: food and fellowship at 7:30 PM, talk at 8:00 PM. Questions? Contact the OYYAM at (204) 452 – 2227 ext. 228 or youth@archwinnipeg.ca. Click here for the poster.
 

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 herre for full details and the complete schedule and a letter from Archbishop Richard Gagnon: 'A graced moment in Lund, Sweden.'

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Nathanael - An adult faith formation experience in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg: If you are a person who seeks to know more about God, to find answers to lingering questions and to find a deeper meaning to your faith, the three-year Nathanael Experience, beginning in September 2017, may be for you. Through the lenses of Liturgy, Spirituality, Fundamentals of Theology, Sacred Scripture and Human Growth, participants are invited to deepen their Catholic identity and the call to be missionary disciples. Visit our website at www.nathanaelwpg.ca

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All are invited to the EMERGE concert, April 26, 7:15 p.m., at St. Edward’s Church (836 Arlington). Join youth, young adults, confirmation candidates, families – our entire Archdiocesan community! – in a fun evening of faith and fellowship. Performance and faith sharing by Chris Bray, award-winning singer, songwriter and evangelist. Click here for a poster. Pre-register by clicking here. Questions?
Contact the OYYAM at 204.452.2227 ext. 228 or youth@archwinnipeg.ca.

Communications Notes

Development and Peace - Caritas Canada Share Lent Campaign. Click here.

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. 

Catholic Organization for Life and Family Seminar on Life and Family: March 30-31 in Gatineau, Que. Click here for details.

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 March 2017. Click here.

Materials for 2017 National Week for Life and the Family. Click here.

Resources for Confirmation. Click here.

Website launched for 2018 World Meeting of Families, Dublin, Ireland. Click here.