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.

The New Wine Press will no longer be published.  We would still like to hear about any special events in your parish or personal stories so that we can share them on our website.  

Please email or regarding potential contributions to our website.


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
Click here for an ongoing list of upcoming Marriage Preparation Sessions.

 YL 2018The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry (OYYAM) is once again offering YouthLeader for all the young people of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, and beyond, including our youth ministry teams in parishes, schools, and various organizations. YouthLeader is an investment in our young leaders, a training opportunity that empowers them to make a difference for good. This year's YouthLeader will be held on August 27 to August 30, at St. Benedict's Retreat Centre. Register online by clicking here. Learn more about YouthLeader by clicking here. For any questions, contact the OYYAM at or (204) 452 - 2227 ext. 228. 

ArchDiocesan Corner

Archbishop Richard Joseph Gagnon was born on June 17,1948 Lethbridge, Alberta to parents Therese Demers Gagnon and George Gagnon. He came to British Columbia with his family while still a child and attended both Catholic and public schools. He graduated from Saint Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary School in North Vancouver before proceeding to study philosophy, history and English at Simon Fraser University, completing his Teaching Certification for British Columbia in 1976.

Bishop Gagnon's Seminary Studies were taken at the Pontifical Beda College in Rome from 1978-1983. Richard Gagnon was ordained to the priesthood at Holy Rosary Cathedral on June 24,1983, the Feast of St. John the Baptist, by Archbishop James Carney. The following month he became assistant pastor at St. Mary's Parish in Vancouver and also directed the Religious Studies program at Notre Dame Regional Secondary School until 1991.