Weekly Bulletin

Last modified on Jun 23 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 of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg and the Archbishop's Pastoral Letter announcing the Synod.

Synod Listening Sessions with Archbishop Richard Gagnon have been scheduled 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.

St. Benedict's Monastery and Retreat Centre
Summer Fullness is a week long silent retreat with daily spiritual direction. Time to rest, reflect, pray, walk the grounds, do some creative activity. Meet God in a new way. If you can't make the week, choose a few of the days that you can attend. July 3-10. Click here for a poster.
St. Benedict's Monastery and Retreat Centre, 225 Masters Ave., Winnipeg, Man., R4A 2A1 (204) 338-4601.

St. Charles Retreat Centre
Cana Session for Couples – July 9-15, 2016: CANA is a six-day retreat  for married couples to strengthen their marriage and deepen their spiritual life.  Click here for a brochure.
St. Charles Retreat Centre, 323 St. Charles Street. 204-885-2260, email, stcharlesretreat@hotmail.com

Directions in Indigenous Ministry Conference: Decolonizing Pastoral Ministry II - Indigenous Spirituality, Theology and Right Relationships of Respect and Integrity. Sun. July 31 to Thurs. Aug. 4 at the Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd, Winnipeg. We hope you can attend or send a delegate for this important gathering. Please, if you cannot send a representative, pray for our success. Click here for a poster. Click here for a program. Click here for a registration form.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Formation Course, Level I (foundation for all other Levels).  Ten Saturdays, Sept, 2016 to June 2017 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.caClick here for a poster.

Communications Notes


Suites for independent seniors available at St. Benedict's Place located on the grounds of St. Benedict's Monastery just three kms north of the Perimeter. Fee includes board and room plus services. Access to the chapel for regular Eucharist. The grounds are safe and beautiful. Call Sr. Marie Baker 204-338-4601 for a tour and details.


St. Benedict's Monastery is looking for a full time cook. Experience and a vehicle required. If interested send resume to bhye@mts.net


The Catholic School of Evangelization is seeking a couple interested in serving as “Live-In” Hosts. Click here for details.

Seeking a Tabernacle: The hospital in Ste. Rose, Man., has a new chapel and is looking for a tabernacle as a donation or is willing to purchase. Please contact Fr. Leo Fernandes by email at leostrose@hotmail.com

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 June 12 2016,  Bulletin June 19 2016
St. Michael's, Gimli Bulletin June 19 2016,  Bulletin June 12 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

Numerous resources on euthanasia and assisted suicide now easily accessible. Click here.

Consolidating Catholic efforts in view of Bill C-14. Click here.

Life and family suggestions for homilies and prayers of the faithful during June 2016. Click here.

New electronic resource for youth ministry. Click here for news from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

ORDO – Liturgical Calendar 2016-2017. Click here for news from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.