The holy see's decree on granting special indulgences during the covid-19 pandemic

"Today the Apostolic Penitentiary of the Holy See issued a decree in response to the pastoral, spiritual and sacramental concerns for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic."

- From Archbishop Richard Gagnon's memorandum, March 20, 2020

Click here for the Archbishop's memo

Click here for the decree from the Holy See


March 18, 2020 Memo from the archbishop

"The following Protocols are to be fully implemented as of today, March 18, 2020. Every one of us has been affected by the COVID- 19 Virus, socially, psychologically, physically, financially and spiritually. Most notably we are becoming more and more aware of our responsibility toward our neighbour in preventing the spread of this virus. In particular, I’m thinking of the elderly and the vulnerable since they are in the greatest danger of contagion. In my previous memo I emphasized the importance of personal hygiene and social distancing as practical steps in fulfilling our mutual responsibility toward one another."

- From Archbishop Richard Gagnon's memorandum (click here for its entirety).


List of Cancelled/postponed events

This listing is sorted by date. New updates are in red and remain labelled as such for 24 hours. For more information on the events below, please contact the organizers directly.

  • March 28: The St. Charles Annual Retreat has been postponed until further notice. For questions, contact
  • April 4: The Nathanael "Come & See" event has been postponed. In the meantime, all interested in joining the next cycle of Nathanael can go to for more information, and to request an interview. Contact Helena Fitzgerald at for any questions.
  • April 10: The Annual Public Way of the Cross scheduled for Good Friday, April 10, at St. Nicholas Tavelich Parish, has been cancelled. Questions may be directed to John Acosta at
  • April 15: The RNDM History book launch is postponed. The hope is to re-schedule, perhaps in September. 
  • April 15: The spiritual care series entitled, "Join the Journey - Body, Mind & Spirit", organized by the Catholic Health Association of Manitoba (CHAM), has been postponed to April 15, 2020. For any questions, contact Julie Turenne-Maynard at
  • May 13: The 2020 Sol and Florence Kanee Lecture has been postponed and will hopefully be rescheduled for Autumn of 2020. Contact for any questions. 

Catholic Centre
Reduced Hours 

Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, the Catholic Centre hours will be reduced to 10:00 am - 3:00 pm from Monday to Friday. The new hours will continue to April 30, 2020.


Online Resources

Please click on the button below to view resources compiled/put together by our pastoral ministers. The page is being updated constantly, so visit us frequently!

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Information from Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living

We encourage everyone to visit the Government of Manitoba website, Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living, for the latest public health news on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Click here to view the website