Weekly Bulletin

Last modified on Feb 21 2017

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 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.

The Jesuit Centre for Catholic Studies presents three lunch-hour lectures (February 1, March 8, and April 5) in a series titled Formations & Re-Formations in Catholic Thought. These talks are free and take place at St. Paul’s College at the University of Manitoba. Please email catholic@umanitoba.ca or call 204.474.9165 for more information. Click here for details about speakers and topics.  

Life in the Spirit Seminars. Click here for details.

Catechist Coordinators Meetings and Catechist Lenten Retreats:
Catechist Coordinators Meeting, Wed. Feb. 22, 1-3 p.m. at the Catholic Centre, Winnipeg; or Thurs. Feb. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Winnipeg. Click here for details.
Come & See Catechists Lenten Retreat with His Grace Archbishop Richard Gagnon, Sat., March 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mass at 4 p.m., St. Augustine of Canterbury Church, Brandon. Click here for a poster.
Come & See Catechists Lenten Retreat with Fr. Michael M. Wollbaum, Fri., March 10, 2017, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at St. Charles Church, Winnipeg. Click here for a poster.

**NEW ITEM**

St. Benedict's Monastery and Retreat Centre
STAR stands for Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilence. This overnight program is a research-based approach to addressing trauma and building resilience for individuals and organizations in our trauma-impacted world.  March 24-25 Commuter $80 or live in $126/$116. Click here for a poster.
Fermata Weekend Retreat, Feb. 24-26: This retreat is all about how to pause thorough spiritual practices such as spiritual direction, lectio divina, times of silence, prayer alone and together. $155 all inclusive. Click here for a poster and go online to register at www.stbens.ca. .
St. Benedict's Monastery and Retreat Centre, 225 Masters Ave., Winnipeg, Man., R4A 2A1 (204) 338-4601.

Together in Christ, Lutherans and Catholics Commemorating the Reformation: Catholics, Lutherans and other Christians are invited to take part in Ecumenical Study Sessions to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. In the Winnipeg area, our bishops will join us for five sessions of conversation, study and prayer over five months at Lutheran and Catholic churches in the city. The first session is Tues., Feb. 28, at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 560 Arlington Street, Winnipeg. The evening will begin with a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at 6 p.m. followed by the Study Session. Click herre for full details and the complete schedule and a letter from Archbishop Richard Gagnon: 'A graced moment in Lund, Sweden.'

Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice Brown Bag Lectures:  Click here for details.

St. Mary’s Academy Paint Nite: Friday, March 3, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the St. Mary’s Academy Cafeteria, 550 Wellington Crescent. Tickets: $45 each. Click here to purchase. Paint Nite requires no previous skill! Paint Nite’s artist quides people step-by-step in creating the painting.  Proceeds benefit the SMA Alumnae Association

Marriage: For Giving or For getting? Saturday March 4. Give your spouse a post-Valentine’s present – a day of marriage enrichment to look at the deepest meaning of love. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (lunch and supper included).   Offered by the Cana mission of Chemin Neuf Community.  Cost is a freewill donation.     St. Charles Retreat Centre, 323 St. Charles St.  204-885-2260, stcharlesretreat@hotmail.com.  Please register by February 24. Click here for a poster.

St. Theresa’s Church Lenten Retreat: Answering The Call Of Baptism To Be Priest, Prophet & King. Sundays March 5, 12 and 19, 3 to 5 p.m. at St. Theresa’s Church, 3597 Main St., West St. Paul. Presented by Fr. Michel Nault, Pastor, Blessed Sacrament Church, Elie. There is no fee and refreshments and snacks will be served. Please register by: Feb. 26. Contact the parish office at (204) 339-2649, email: Stheresa@mymts.ne  Click here for a poster.

Serena Natural Family Planning Class: Serena teaches a comprehensive two hour class on the Sympto-Thermal Method, a scientifically based, highly effective method of Natural Family Planning.  The next two class dates are Monday March 6th 2017, and Monday May 8th 2017, both starting at 7:00 pm.  Classes are held at the Misericordia Health Centre, 99 Cornish Avenue, Winnipeg.  For more information, call or text Serena at 204-783-0091 or email mbserena@gmail.com  or check out our website  www.serenamb.com Click here for a poster.

Tri-Diocesan Bat Kol Committee: Rabbi Alan Green presents a series entitled Jesus the Jew; March 7, 14, 21, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at .Shaarey Zedek Synagogue, Winnipeg. Click here for details.

Death & Dying: Conversations on End-of-Life Matters. Wednesday evenings, March 8, 15 and 22, St. Ignatius Parish Education Centre, 925 Jesse Ave. Although still a taboo subject for many in our culture, join us to begin conversations, learn and possibly prepare for something that affects us all. Click here for details.

Nathanael Winnipeg Open Houses March 11 and March 19. Click here for details  Click here for a convenient Nathanael bulletin insert.

Communications Notes

Catholic Organization for Life and Family Seminar on Life and Family: March 30-31 in Gatineau, Que. Click here for details.

The New Wine Press Schedule For 2017: The New Wine Press will publish four times in 2017 and will be distributed in churches on the weekends of March 4-5; June 3-4; Oct. 7-8 and Dec. 2-3. 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:

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

Life and family suggestions for homilies and prayers of the faithful during February 2017. Click here.

Materials for 2017 National Week for Life and the Family. Click here.