Weekly Bulletin

Last modified on May 15 2018

Events in and around the Archdiocese of Winnipeg

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National Week for Life and the Family in Manitoba May 13-20
Love: Encountering the Other
Connecting  ... in a Media World.

In Manitoba the events planned are focusing on media and the digital world. How can media help in our communications? How can we strike a balance between personal and digital communication?
Click here for a list of all events with printable posters including the Mass for Life and March for Life Thursday, May 10 and the English Gospel of Life Divine Liturgy Wednesday, May 16 honouring all life from conception to natural death.
Click here for suggested Parish Bulletin Inserts.

The Synod of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg 

Click here for full details and 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.
Click here to watch short videos from the Synod General Sessions with interviews with Synod Delegates.
Click here to read Archbishop Gagnon's homily at Mass
to close the General Sessions March 17.

Saint-Malo Catholic Camps are an unforgettable experience for youth aged 5 to 17 years old. Early-bird discount by registering before May 31. Click here for details.
Saint-Malo Catholic Camps offer paid and volunteer summer positiions. Click here for details.

Catechist Coordinators’ Final Gathering 2017-2018 Catechetical Year with His Grace, Archbishop Richard Gagnon: Thurs., May 17, 6:30- 9:30 pm. St. Charles Church (395 St. Charles Street,Winnipeg, Man.) RSVP at Jvasquez@archwinnipeg.ca      


RCIA Workshop … Conversations & Discovery: The Archdioceses of Saint Boniface & Winnipeg are hosting an  RCIA Workshop … Conversations & Discovery on Sat., June 23, at Our Lady ofPerpetual Help Parish from 9 am to 5 pm. We are happy to announce Dave and Sandy Marshall, Western Conference for the Catechumenate Executives are back. We hope that in this workshop we will be able to acquire the skills to build an evangelizing parish that involves the entire community and learn to recruit and build a thriving RCIA team that is focused on disciple formation as our response to our own calling of missionary discipleship. Click here to register. Please bring your Blue Book- Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. For more details click here for a poster.

Cantãmus 2018: Featuring choral students from St. Paul’s High School, St. Boniface Diocesan High School and St. Mary’s Academy. 7 p.m. May 23. St. Bernadette Parish, 820 Cottonwood Rd. (Windsor Park), Silver Collection. Click here for a poster.

St. Benedict's Monastery and Retreat Centre
HeartSong: Retreat for Persons Living with HIV/AIDs and their Caregivers, May 28-30. Subsidized by St. Benedict's Foundation. No charge. If you are living with a diagnosis welcome to this retreat in which to rest, gain perspective, have fun and know that you are not alone. In our 26th year! Click here for a poster.
Dreamwork: A Professional Day for spiritual directors and counselors, May 25, 10 am - 4 pm  $65 includes lunch. Click here for a poster.
Dorothy Day: Challenge to Comfortable Spirituality, May 25-27. We will take a long look at the spirituality we need to be present to the marginalized and poor in a genuinely life giving way. $230-$120. Click here for a poster.
St. Benedict's Monastery and Retreat Centre, 225 Masters Ave., Winnipeg, Man., R4A 2A1 (204) 338-4601.

Rachel’s Vineyard Ministry Winnipeg Retreat:  Are you hurting because of an abortion?  Rachel’s Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion.  Weekend retreats offer a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to being the process of restoration, renewal and healing.  Our next retreat in Winnipeg, Manitoba will be held May 25-27, 2018.  To register, please contact Chris at 204-772-1923 or email loss@pregnancy.ca for details.

Catholic Organization for Life and Family 2018 Conference on Life and Family: May 31st and June 1st at the Infinity Convention Centre in Ottawa. This year’s theme is:“The Joy of Marriage:Embracing God's Vision. Humanae Vitae at 50”. Click here for details.

The Summons begins again in September in Neepawa. This is a two-year Archdiocesan faith formation process designed for ANY adult who desires to grow both personally and spiritually through our Catholic faith. Click here for details. Click here for a brochure.


House of Peace Fundraising Raffle: Keep our home for newcomer women safe and in good repair. Please help the House of Peace by selling 1, 2, 3 or more raffle books or buying some raffle tickets. Great prizes! Draw date June 9. Click here for full details.

Communications Notes

St. Mary's Academy is seeking a Controller. Click here for details.

Life and family suggestions for homilies and prayers of the faithful during May 2018. Click here.

The New Wine Press Schedule For 2018: The New Wine Press will publish four times in 2018 and will be distributed in churches on the weekends of March 10-11; June 2-3; Oct. 6-7 and Dec. 1-2. 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:

Marriage Preparation Sessions in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg: Churches are asked to provide schedules of their Marriage Preparation Sessions for 2018 for posting in this weekly bulletin and on the Archdiocese of Winnipeg website. Please email the information to communications@archwinnipeg.ca
Click here for an ongoing list of upcoming Marriage Preparation Sessions.

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

Materials for 2018 National Week for Life and the Family. Click here.