Weekly Bulletin

Last modified on Aug 24 2016

Events in and around the Archdiocese of Winnipeg

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 Synod Listening Sessions. Click here for details.

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.

St. Benedict's Monastery and Retreat Centre
Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF will offer two learning events September 16 and 17. Ilia is a theologian engaged in the science and religion dialogue. Anyone interested in creation, our role as co-creators and the quest for wholeness won't want to miss this. Click here for a poster.
St. Benedict's Monastery and Retreat Centre, 225 Masters Ave., Winnipeg, Man., R4A 2A1 (204) 338-4601.

Got Naan? A fundraiser for Got Bannock?: Got Bannock? is committed to dignity and equality for all and feeds people in need without judgment or condition. This fundraiser is Fri., Aug. 26, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. at East India Company Pub & Eatery, 349 York Ave., Winnipeg. Buffet and entertainment. Tickets are $75, $299 for a table of four or $599 for a table of eight. Charitable tax receipts will be available. If you can’t make it, please consider making a donation or buying tickets so that someone else can come instead. We want to build a solid reserve of funds so that we can double the number of meals - increasing the number of people we feed, and feeding people every week. Click here to buy tickets online.

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.


Life’s Vision Manitoba presents a free documentary screening of HUSH, Sat., Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. at Centre Culturel Franco Manitobaine, 340 Provencher Blvd. In this documentary a woman investigates the untold effects of abortion on women’s health. A panel discussion will follow the screening. Click here for a poster.

Serena Natural Family Planning Class: Serena teaches a comprehensive two hour class on the Sympto-Thermal Method of natural family planning. The next two class dates are Sat., Sept. 24 .and Sat., Nov. 26 both from 9 to 11 a.m. 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 see our website  www.serenamb.com Click 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. Paul’s College is seeking an Assistant Campus Minister. Click here for details.

Personnel Appointments in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg. Click here.

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.

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 August 7 2016,  Bulletin August 14 2016
St. Michael's, Gimli Bulletin August 7 2016,  Bulletin August 14 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.

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.

The Beauty of Mercy: Pope Francis and Confession: To aid Canadian Catholics in celebrating the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy which ends this November 20, the Episcopal Commission for Doctrine of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has prepared a text entitled The Beauty of Mercy: Pope Francis and Confession. Click here to read more.
Celebrations of Installation and Recognition is a unique and comprehensive resource and commissioning tool for bishops, pastors, parish administrators and coordinators of the various diocesan and parish ministries Click here to read more.