Weekly Bulletin

Last modified on Jul 26 2016

Events in and around the Archdiocese of Winnipeg

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World Youth Day on the Big Screen at St. John XXIII: All are invited to gather at Saint John XXIII Church, 3390 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, to participate in a spiritual way via internet live stream transmission of some of the major events of World Youth Day being held in Kraków, Poland.  A 12-foot by 16-foot screen will be set up in Saint John XXIII Church to facilitate the viewing of World Youth Day Events and Sacred Rites being held at various venues in and around Kraków. Click here for a list of events we are planning to stream.

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.


Archdiocese of Winnipeg Centenary Icon of the Holy Family graces the cover of the August Living with Christ monthly missalette: The central image of the Holy Family represented in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg Centenary Icon of the Holy Family has been chosen for the cover of the August edition of the Living with Christ monthly missalette. The Icon was created by Andre Prevost, originally from Manitoba now based in North Vancouver. At the conclusion of our Jubilee Centennial year in December, 2015, the icon was placed on permanent display at St. Mary's Cathedral in Winnipeg. Click here for a detailed description of the Centenary Icon of the Holy Family and its many images and symbols.

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.

International Catholic Stewardship Council Annual Conference: New Orleans, Oct. 2-5.  The theme is Stewards of God’s Mercy. Early registration closes July 31. Click here for details.

St. Benedict's Monastery and Retreat Centre
Fermata is a retreat that will give you the pause that refreshes... time alone and with others, time to rest, to walk in nature, to learn new prayer practices of the Christian tradition. Push pause August 18-21. Click here for details.
St. Benedict's Monastery and Retreat Centre, 225 Masters Ave., Winnipeg, Man., R4A 2A1 (204) 338-4601.


Treaty One Commemoration: The Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba and Parks Canada will host the Treaty One Commemoration on Wed., Aug. 3 at Lower Fort Garry with a special screening of the Pass System film. All are welcome. Site admission fees will apply, click here for fees. Light refreshments provided.

Ste. Rose de Lima Grotto Mass: During this Extraordinary Year of Mercy, Ste. Rose de Lima Parish at Ste. Rose du Lac, Man., cordially invites everyone to attend a Pilgrimage at the Lady of Lourdes Grotto honouring our Patron Ste. Rose de Lima, Sun., Aug. 14, 3 p.m., Divine Mercy Chaplet; 3:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 4 p.m. Mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. Leo Fernandes, Rev. Fr. Nepolian Suvakin and visiting priests. Pot-luck supper, music and fellowship to follow. Bring a lawn chair. Click here for a poster.

St. Peter's Church Golf Tournament Sat. Aug 20 at The Meadows. Prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams, and lots of raffle draws. Entry fee of $100 includes dinner for two the evening prior, Fri. Aug. 19, at St. Peter's Church. Net proceeds go the St. Peter's Building a New Church Fund. Click here for a registration form. Click here for sponsorship details.

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.

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.

Communications Notes


St. Benedict's Place for independent seniors has one bedroom suites available. Suites include board, room, use of the Chapel with regular Eucharist, house cleaning, free internet and a gorgeous, safe setting. Call Sister Marcelline or Marie for a tour at 204-338-4601.

Church Items Needed: St. Philip Neri Parish at  Arborg, Manitoba is looking for the following items: 18 pews (9 to 10 ft. long), 2 chalices, and 1 lectern. Please call Fr. Darius at Immaculate Conception Church.  Phone  1-204-372-6388  Thank you very much. 

Pews Required: Northern First Nation church requires pews up to 20 feet in length. Please phone (204) 781-7646.

Archbishop Richard Gagnon announces changes in personnel in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg. Click here for details.

Employment Opportunity: The Archdiocese of Winnipeg is looking for a Director of Catechetics who will be responsible for the promotion, coordination, and support of the Catechetical and Sacramental Preparation programs within the Archdiocese. Deadline to receive applications is July 25. To apply or learn more click here.

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 July 24 2016,  Bulletin July 17 2016
St. Michael's, Gimli Bulletin July 17 2016,  Bulletin July 24 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.

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

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

CCCB Office for Evangelization and Catechesis issues its summer editions of On Good Soil and Encounter. Click here.

Liturgy Training Publications 2016-2017 Annuals for Children and Teens. Click here.