Weekly Bulletin

Last modified on Jan 10 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.

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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.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan. 18-25, 2017,  Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us, cf. 2 Corinthians 5:14-20: All are welcome to participate with church leaders in the City-Wide Ecumenical Worship Service, Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 Kimberly Ave., Winnipeg.

An ecumenical choir is being formed to lead music at the celebration on Jan. 22. No audition is required. Anyone who can carry a tune and wishes to sing in the choir is welcome. For choir details and a choir invitation/bulletin insert click here.

Separated, Widowed, Divorced: Beginning Experience (BE) is a non-profit, peer support grief resolution program helping persons dealing with the natural grief process. It  offers an opportunity for turning pain from loss into an experience of positive growth. The program runs 10 week sessions, three times a year as well as two retreat weekends that can be taken in the fall or spring. Next weekly sessions start Jan. 11, 2017 - Coping with Life Alone. Adult retreat weekend to be held March 17 to 19, 2017. For more information call (204) 275-3090 or visit our website www.beginningexperience.ca

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St. Ignatius Celebration In Support of Refugee Initiative: Sat., Jan. 14, 2-5 p.m. in St. Ignatius Parish Hall (255 Stafford Street). Food, raffle, children's craft corner and live musical entertainment with the Rick Boughton Jazz Trio, and singing performances by some very special guests (some priests you may know)! Admission is $5 at the door in advance at the St. Ignatius Parish office, or by contacting Mary Shariff at mary.shariff@umanitoba.ca or Bonnie Warketnine at bonnie.warkentine@umanitoba.ca  Click here for a poster.

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Catholic Singles Movie Night: Fri., Jan. 27, 7 p.m.  “Lion” movie at Cineplex McGillivray Cinemas, followed by optional coffee nearby. Details to be finalized on Mary Mother of the Church website on Jan 25. Click here to go to the website. Come on out for fellowship and fun with other single adult Catholics. You are welcome to bring a guest. For more info, email Sandy at syap12@gmail.com

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St. Mary’s Academy Information Evening and Open House: Jan. 31, 7 p.m. Information session in Alumnae Hall followed by Open House, 550 Wellington Cres. Applications due February 10, 2017.

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St. John Brebeuf School (K-8) invites you to an informational Open House, Wed., Feb. 1, 7 p.m. at 605 Renfrew St. For more information, please contact Mrs. Gail Gel at schooloffice@sjbcommunity.ca, phone 204-489-2115, or visit www.sjbschool.ca . Click here for a poster.

You Do Have a Voice – How Do We Restore the Culture of Life in Our Country?: Winnipeg Life’s Vision Brunch Sat., Feb. 4, 11 a.m. at Holy Eucharist Parish Centre, 460 Munroe Avenue in East Kildonan. (Doors open at 10 a.m.) Keynote speaker is Pastor and Founding Director of the National House of Prayer, Rob Parker, who will show us the power we have and how to effectively achieve our goals. Donations of NEW baby items will be collected for Crisis Pregnancy Centre. Cost is $20. Register by contacting Life’s Vision at 204 233-8047 or by emailing lifesvision@shaw.ca Click here for a poster.

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 Mon. March 6, 2017, starting at 7 pm. 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 check out our website  www.serenamb.com Click here for a poster. 

Communications Notes

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Columbus Courts is a 55+ residence on Edgeland Blvd., near Kenaston and Corydon, under the direction of the Knights of Columbus St. Ignatius of Loyola Council #5808, and St. John Brebeuf Council #1107. It is affordable housing for those who require financial assistance. Masses are held at an on-site chapel with Msgr. Stan Jaworksi. Click here for more details.

Processional Cross/Crucifix: St. Columba's Church in Swan River is looking for a processional cross/crucifix. Please call St. Columba's Church at (204) 734-2850.

Life's Vision Manitoba 2017 Calendar Fundraising Campaign. Click here for details.

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

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.

Resources by Lutherans and Catholics for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Click here.

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