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The current Permanent Diaconate Candidates are well into their second year of four years of Candidacy. The Candidates spent the weekend of November 18th, 2023, studying this year's focus, which is human growth and development of necessary pastoral tools.
These pastoral tools are to aid them in offering the Ministry of Presence and developing empathetic listening as they serve in their respective Ministries of Charity outside the parish to those in need. The candidates are working extremely hard within the "Getting To Know Your Neighbor" portion of the formation, which is a modified teaching style used to form Spiritual Health Professionals towards the same goals. The candidates are continuing with their theological formation through Newman College and are being introduced to Homiletics. They are also preparing for installation to the Ministry of Lector this upcoming spring/summer.
Please pray for all the 11 candidates as they continue their discernment on where the Spirit is leading them.
Couples from both the Archdiocese of Winnipeg and St. Boniface gathered together this weekend to receive training in Marriage Preparation. The training was focused on the "For Better and Forever Marriage Prep Program," which seeks to aid engaged couples in building a connection with their parish through a "sponsor couple."
These future sponsor couples arrived eager to learn early Saturday morning at St. Charles Parish Hall and were led in training by Godfrey and Nicole Tamayo, who are parishioners of Saint Joseph the Worker in the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface.
Remember to keep them in your prayers as they move forward in becoming Christ-hearted sponsor couples that will eventually journey with so many engaged couples in our Church.
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd National Gathering was held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish on October 27th & 28th, 2023.
Click here to read a recap of the event from Judith Vasquez, Director of Catechetics & Faith Formation.
Enjoy pictures from the event below!
There are many opportunities coming up to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Advent! Click here to see the schedule put out by the Central Winnipeg Deanery.