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Memo from Archbishop Gagnon - March 17, 2022

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The Universal Church, April 20, 2022 - In solidarity with the Ukrainian Bishops of Canada we invite you to join with The Canadian Council of Churches on April 24, which is Pascha (Easter Sunday on the Julian calendar), to proclaim together that Christ is Risen, that love overcomes fear, and that life overcomes death and destruction.

We invite all worshipping communities to pray for peace and to ring your church bells at 12 noon your time (or offer some other liturgical action appropriate in your community) as a sign and celebration of hope.

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Mariupol, Ukraine, April 19, 2022 - "With Mariupol, Ukraine, just starting to become accessible, news emerged yesterday of a devastating tank attack on the Caritas centre there, on March 15, 2022. Seven people, including two staff members, are known to have lost their lives and the building has sustained significant damage.

Strongly condemning this latest atrocity, Carl Hétu, executive director of Development and Peace ― Caritas Canada, said, “We are united in sorrow with the entire Caritas family. Our grief and outrage only strengthen our conviction in peace and redouble our solidarity with the Ukrainian people.”"

Read the full statement from Development and Peace - Caritas Canada.


Save the Date! On May 12, 2022, at the St. Boniface Cathedral, we will be remembering, honouring, and commemorating the 100,000 lives that are lost to abortion every year in Canada.
Take the opportunity to say a prayer for the preborn, name a child as you plant a flag, or simply give a moment of silence for the short lives taken too soon. You are invited to bring your family, church group, classroom, and congregation. More information can be found at www.lifeculture.ca/flags. Contact justony@lifeculture.ca for more information.
 
Save the date! Join Life Culture on Saturday, May 28, 2022, as we Walk for Life! We will gather at 10:00 AM at K.R. Barkman Park in Steinbach, Manitoba. Email contact@lifeculture.ca or call (204) 326-5433 for more information.
 
 

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Contact Us:

Patti Fitzmaurice
Social Justice Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Winnipeg

sjustice@archwinnipeg.ca

 

Justony Vasquez
Life Culture Program Director

justony@lifeculture.ca

 

Jason Cegayle
Animator for Development & Peace - Manitoba & Thunder Bay

jcegayle@devp.org