Weekly Bulletin

Last modified on May 25 2016

Events in and around the Archdiocese of Winnipeg

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Returning to Spirit Workshops: .
May 27-30, Winnipeg, MB, Non-Aboriginal. Click here for information and registration form. Register by May13..
Click here for the latest RTS News. Are you interested in hosting a transformational Returning to Sprit workshop in your community? Contact us today at info@returningtospirit.org for all the details. 

St. Benedict's Monastery and Retreat Centre
Last Call for Sabbath Retreat for Young Adults: Are you between 18 and 39? Are you looking for a deeper relationship with God? Sabbath Retreat may be or you. At this retreat, June 2-5, you will meet other young adults and learn new ways to pray and deepen your spiritual life. Take home practical ways you can bring into your daily life. Cost for entire retreat $80. Funded by St. Benedict's Foundation. Click here for a poster.
Summer Fullness is a week long silent retreat with daily spiritual direction. Time to rest, reflect, pray, walk the grounds, do some creative activity. Meet God in a new way. If you can't make the week, choose a few of the days that you can attend. July 3-10. Click here for a poster.
St. Benedict's Monastery and Retreat Centre, 225 Masters Ave., Winnipeg, Man., R4A 2A1 (204) 338-4601.

Indigenous Family System and Historical Trauma Workshop: You are invited to attend a two-day workshop, June 2-3, 2016, Introduction to the Indigenous Family System and Historical Trauma, hosted by the North Trauma & Resource Center. Objectives for the 2-day workshop include; Exploration of the four key principles of the Indigenous Family System; Understanding the Indigenous worldview and its 180 degree difference with the western worldview. Click here for details and registration form.

St. Mary's Academy El Salvador Mission Trip: For two weeks this July, eighteen SMA students and teachers will be in the El Salvadorian village of Huisisilapa, working on projects that include upgrades to the local church, outfitting the medical clinic, and planting trees. This annual mission brings much needed assistance to the people of Huisisilapa, and is a life-enriching experience for SMA's Mission Team. To support the projects, SMA is hosting a Paint Nite on Friday, May 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $45 each. No previous painting experience necessary, Paint Nite's artist guides people step-by-step in creating their own masterpiece! Purchase tickets at stmarysacademy.mb.ca.

St. Charles Retreat Centre
Cana Session for Couples – July 9-15, 2016: CANA is a six-day retreat  for married couples to strengthen their marriage and deepen their spiritual life.  Click here for a brochure.
St. Charles Retreat Centre, 323 St. Charles Street. 204-885-2260, email, stcharlesretreat@hotmail.com


Mass Blanket Exercise happening on the Manitoba Legislature grounds on June 4 at 10 a.m. Come along to show your support for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action. Bring your friends!

Marriage/Relationships - What to do when we start to distance ourselves?: Thurs., June 9 at 7 p.m.  (Doors open 6:30) at Mary Mother of the Church, 85 Kirkbridge Drive. Providing practical ideas and tools to allow the relationship to remain connected. Free presentation by relationship specialist Luella Jonk, PhD, Registered Professional Counsellor. Please register by email: lj@luellajonk.com Click here for a poster.   


Yard Sale at St. Benedict's Monastery: June 10, 3-7 and June 11, 9-3. 225 Masters Ave., Winnipeg, Man., (204) 338-4601.

House of Peace Fundraising Raffle: To keep our home for newcomer women safe and in good repair. Please help us by selling tickets or buying tickets. Click here for ticket and prize information

Restoring Dignity to Cremated Remains - Honouring Life in the Catholic Tradition: Presentation at St. Gianna’s Church, Tues. June 21 at 7:45 p.m. This session will delve into the teachings of our faith tradition relating to cremation and the rituals supporting death. Click here for a poster.


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.

Communications Notes

Yamaha Electone organ available free to a church: Excellent condition with padded bench and owner’s/instruction manual. Call (204) 896-0832  or e-mail gcbarnes@mymts.net

Holy Ghost School is now in the process of recruiting for a Principal. Click here for details.

St. Boniface Diocesan High School is looking for a part time (30 hrs/week) Financial Officer. Click here for details.

Employment opportunity: The Archdiocese of Winnipeg is seeking the right person to serve as Director of the Annual Appeal and Development. Click here for more information. Applications are due by May 16.

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 May 15 2016,  Bulletin May 22 2016
St. Michael's, Gimli Bulletin May 22 2016,  Bulletin May 15 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

Numerous resources on euthanasia and assisted suicide now easily accessible. Click here.

Consolidating Catholic efforts in view of Bill C-14. Click here.

Ordo / Liturgical Calendar 2016-2017 coming soon. Click here for details.