Weekly Bulletin

Last modified on Mar 14 2018

Events in and around the Archdiocese of Winnipeg

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The Synod of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg 

General Sessions for pre-appointed delegates are held at 
St. John XXIII Church, 3390 Portage Ave., Winnipeg
Session 5: Sat., March 17, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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 a short video from the Synod Opening Mass
and General Sessions 1 and 2.

Click here to watch a short video from Synod General Session 3.

Lent Schedule for the Sacrament of Reconciliation for churches in the Central Winnipeg  Deanery. Click here for the schedule.

Lent Schedule for the Sacrament of Reconciliation for churches in the South Winnipeg Deanery. Click here for the schedule.

2018 Catechetics Calendar of Activities In and Around the Archdiocese of Winnpeg. Click here.

Rekindling The Fire Within: Please join this Lenten Mission for two hours for three evenings with three priests in a choice of more than four parishes. Feb. 6-8 at St Charles Parish; Feb. 20-22 at St. Theresa Parish;  March 13 at St. Francis Xavier Parish; March 14 at St. Eustache Parish; Mar. 15 at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Elie. Sessions run from 7-9 p.m..  Presented by Fr. Michel Nault,  Fr. David Kowalski and Fr. Michael Wollbaum.  Each night there will be talks, activities, prayer and fellowship. This mission is open to all, whether Catholic or not, those who go regularly to church or not.  Tuesday evening will focus on the gift of faith; Wednesday evening will be on the gift of hope; Thursday evening will focus on the gift of love.

St. Ignatius Adult Education Centre Preparation Days for the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius: A 5 Week Commitment beginning May 1. Click here for more information.

Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice News and Events for March 2018: www.umanitoba.ca/mauro_centre   www.facebook.com/maurocentre

Eastar Rock Opera March 30-31: Eastar is an energetic rock opera which brings to life the story of Jesus of Nazareth. It will be performed by young Manitobans ages 12 – 30 at St. Mary’s Academy Alumnae Hall at 7 pm Good Friday March 30 and 2 p.m. Sat., March 31. This is the main youth-focused event of Catholica 200 – the celebration year of the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Catholic mission in Western Canada. Tickets are on sale online at www.eastar2018.com  Click here for details. Click here for a poster.

Rachel's Vineyard Ministry Spring 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 begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing. Our next retreat in North Battleford, Saskatchewan will be held on April 6-8 To register, please contact Elaine at 1-306-480-8911  or email: r.vineyardsk@sasktel.net Click here for details.

Theology On Tap: “Is the Church still relevant?” Young adults (18+) are invited for a casual night of fun, fellowship, food, and faith! On March 13 Sr. Michelle Garlinski, SNJM, Director of Charism and Mission at St. Mary's Academy, will share with us about the topic: "Is the Church still relevant?" Click here for details.

The Jesuit Centre for Catholic Studies presents - Formations and Re-Formations in Catholic Thought Lunch Hour Lecture Series. Click here for details.

Vocations Information Session: Panel presentation and questions, 2:30-4 pm Wed, March 14, Hanley Hall, St. Paul's College, 220-70 Dysart Road, Winnipeg. Click here for a poster.

Ignite - Inspiring Generations Through the Value of Empathy: St. Mary’s Academy’s Human Rights Team invites you to their annual dinner – Ignite: Inspiring Generations Through the Value of Empathy, March 16, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Mary’s Academy. Tickets $25 and can be purchased by credit card through Kelsey Jennings at kjennings@smamb.ca. Proceeds of the dinner benefit our SNJM Sister School in Lesotho, Africa. Click here for a poster.


Development and Peace Solidarity Sunday, March 18 and Instructions for Share Lent Donations. Click here for details.

Winnipeg Life's Vision presents its annual Pro-life lunch on Saturday, March 24, at 12 pm at Holy Eucharist Parish Centre, 460 Munroe Ave in East Kildonan. $20.00. The luncheon will be preceded by an optional workshop on Pro-Life apologetics (conversation skills) from 9:30 to 11:30 am. This free session will provide skills on how to dialogue on life issues. Keynote speaker at the lunch is Cameron Côté, Western Outreach Director, Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform (CCBR). Cameron will speak on “The Hope for the Pro-Life Movement”. Click here for a poster.  Donations of NEW baby items are greatly appreciated and will be collected for Crisis Pregnancy Centre. Contact Life's Vision at 204 233-8047 or email lifesvision@shaw.ca to reserve your ticket.


Easter Triduum Retreat: Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday at the Catholic School of Evangelization, St. Malo. The retreat is an experience focused on living out the Paschal Mystery in a warm and welcoming community setting, through the celebrations of the different Triduum liturgies, prayer times, and activities planned throughout the weekend. Journey through the Lord’s passion and resurrection in a powerful way. Fr. Peter Nemcek and the staff of the CSE will lead us through the weekend. Holy Thursday Seder Meal, talks, Way of the Cross, prayer and reflection time, Easter Vigil Celebration and much more. Investment: $125  To register or for more information call Anita at (204)347-5396 or email: anita@catholicway.net Click here for a poster.

Public Way of the Cross:  Good Friday, March 30, St. Vital Catholic Church, 1629 Pembina Hwy. “I am among you as one who serves;”  - Luke 22:27


Song of Songs: Celebration of Merciful Love,  Saturday April 7, 2018, 9:00-3:30 The Song of Songs is a beautiful song celebrating human love.  Although it never mentions the name of God, we can discover God revealing His love to each of us.  He comes to meet us in our deepest reality and to guide us on the way to our fulfillment.   It will be led by Sr. Valerie Goubier from the Chemin Neuf Community at the St. Charles Retreat Centre, 323 St. Charles St .  Please register : 204-885-2260, stcharlesretreat@hotmail.comClick here for a poster.


Open House at Living Waters Columbarium: Join us Sunday, April 8th, from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. for our annual Open House. Discover the unique ministry of the columbarium as a Catholic cemetery,and experience what it means to Honour Life in the Catholic Tradition. Click here for a poster.

7-Day Silent Retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, April 27-May 4, 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 St, on the banks of the Assiniboine River.  Stcharlesretreat@hotmail.com, 204-885-2260.  Click here for a poster.

Communications Notes

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

St. Paul’s High School is accepting applications for the position of President.  Click here for details.

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.