Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Montreal, Quebec – The Franciscan (Order of Friars Minor) provinces of St. Joseph (Eastern Canada) and Christ the King (Western Canada) are pleased to announce their upcoming union. This union will take place at the end of a process begun several years ago. Click here to view the full statement.
Click here for the Archdiocese of Winnipeg statement on the newly-released CCCB document on Protecting Minors from Sexual Abuse.
On October 27, 2018, we are hosting a Family Festival for the entire archdiocesan community with the theme, "One Grace, One Family, One Mission" (John 17: 21).
The objectives of the Festival are:
We cordially invite all members of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg to participate in this joyous occasion - our 2018 Family Festival!
When: October 27, 2018 (9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Where: Petrus Hall (2624 Inkster Blvd., Winnipeg)
Registration Due Date: October 15, 2018
Registration Fee: None required. Loving offerings accepted.
For any questions, please contact us at:
(204) 452 - 2227 ext. 228
Office of Catechetics and Faith Development
(204) 452 - 2227 ext. 243
Western Conference for Liturgy
This year’s Western Conference for Liturgy takes place in the Archdiocese of St. Boniface (Winnipeg, MB) which is celebrating its 200th anniversary.
Training the Trainers: A Workshop for Liturgical Leaders will be on October 26 (Friday evening) to October 27 (Saturday, 9 -3) with Catholic theologian, liturgist, and award-winning editor, Bernadette Gasslein. We invite you and liturgical leaders of your parish to come and learn the elements of theology and spirituality that ground the practicalities of liturgical ministry.
This conference will explore:
The conference will be especially beneficial for clergy and liturgical leaders responsible for the formation and training of parish or diocesan liturgical ministers.
For more information and registration details, visit the conference website at: http://wclcanada.wordpress.com
We hope to see you and the liturgical leaders of your diocese or parish at the conference!
Chair - Executive Committee
Western Conference for Liturgy
+ Archbishop Gérard Pettipas, C.Ss.R.
Archbishop of Grouard-McLennan
Western Conference for Liturgy
As a Canadian Society and as a Church, we have been called to reconcile our history with the Indigenous people concerning the legacy of both the Indian Residential Schools and colonization. The main purpose of the Returning to Spirit Foundational workshop is to empower you to reconcile you to you, you to others and you to life. Reconciliation is a call and yearning of the human heart at its root, even more from a Christian heart.
I invite you to be part of this reconciliation project for yourself, your family, your relationships and your society. You can do that by participating in a Returning to Spirit workshop. There are two workshops in the coming four months. For information and to register, please go to the following links:
Two weekends RTS Foundational workshop to favour those who cannot participate otherwise because of their employment, November 3-4 and 10-11, 2018: http://www.returningtospirit.org/Participate/detail/id/1699
4-day RTS Foundational workshop, Wednesday to Saturday, January 9-12, 2019: http://www.returningtospirit.org/Participate/detail/id/1700
For other information concerning Returning to Spirit, see: http://www.returningtospirit.org/
Thank you for giving serious consideration to this invitation.
François Paradis, for Returning to Spirit Inc.
The Holy Father Pope Francis is convening bishops and delegates from all over the world for the 2018 Synod of Bishops on "Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment."
Here's a video from Catholic News Service which summarizes what a Synod is, and what's about to take place in Vatican City starting October 3rd.
Here are the Canadian bishops participating in the Synod:
Elected member of the Synod of the Greek Ukrainian Catholic Church
Most Rev. Brian J. Bayda, Ukrainian Eparchial Bishop of Saskatoon
Elected Members of the Episcopal Conference of Canada
Most Rev. Luc Cyr, Archbishop of Sherbrooke
Most Rev. Thomas Dowd, Auxiliary Bishop of Montreal
Most Rev. Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil
Most Rev. Stephen Arthur Jensen, Bishop of Prince George
Member participating as leader of a Roman dicastery
His Eminence Marc Cardinal Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops
Member appointed by the Holy Father
His Eminence Gérald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix, Archbishop of Québec and Primate of Canada
Fr. Michael Czerny SJ, Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development
Elected to represent Paraguay
Most Reverend Pierre Laurent JUBINVILLE, C.S.P., Bishop of San Paedro, Paraguay
About 90 bishops from across Canada have gathered in Cornwall, Ontario, for their annual Plenary Assembly. Please click here to view the 2018 report from Bishop Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil and President of the CCCB.
Let us pray for our bishops in Canada as they continue to gather for their annual Plenary Assembly in Cornwall, Ontario (September 24-28, 2018). Please take a look at this documentary: a collection of interviews of past CCCB presidents, describing the work and contribution of the episcopal conference. It includes our Archbishop Emeritus, Archbishop V. James Weisgerber.
Thank you to Salt + Light Media for bringing us this superb piece.
The Archbishop is pleased to appoint John Acosta as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Archdiocese of Winnipeg. This appointment is effective October 1, 2018.
Click here to view the Memorandum issued by Rev. W. Richard Arsenault.
CANA WELCOME is a program for couples offered by the Chemin Neuf Community in Winnipeg. It is for those seeking to build their marriages on a strong foundation, go deeper in their faith, and find support from other couples. It consists of small sharing groups of 4-5 couples who meet monthly in each other’s homes. An introduction will be offered Sunday, October 28, 2:00 - 5:00 at the St. Charles Retreat Centre, 323 St. Charles St. (children welcome). Come and explore if this is for you. Please RSVP by Oct. 2: Matt and Lisseth, 204-898-4834 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for the poster.
10 Saturdays, Oct. 2018 to June 2019 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. It is growing in the Archdioceses of Winnipeg and St. Boniface and has been endorsed by both Archbishops. See brochure. For more information, contact Maureen Fernandes, (204) 832-4336, email@example.com.
“What shall I render to the LORD for all his bounty to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD”(Psalm 116:12-13)
It is my joy to announce the start of the Vocations Chalice initiative in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg. Starting September 22nd, 2018 at 5:00PM mass, St. John Brebeuf parish in Winnipeg will start praying for vocations with a "Vocations Prayer Chalice." Praying for vocations is a responsibility and privilege of all the baptized. The Prayer Chalice will be presented to a family at the conclusion of a Saturday or Sunday Mass each week. The family will take the Chalice home and use it as a focal point while praying through a week-long program for vocations in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg. In successive weeks, the Chalice will be passed to other families. I thank the Serra Club of Winnipeg and St. John Brebeuf parish for organizing this Vocational Prayer initiative.
Our Lord Jesus Christ left us one saying about vocations and that is to pray to the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into His harvest. (cf. Lk 10:2, Mt 9:37) Let us fulfill this command of Our Lord Jesus Christ with joyful hearts and praise on our lips.
Fr. Peter Nemcek, Director of Vocations
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Ignatius Parish (255 Stafford St. Winnipeg)
Marriage Preparation weekends
Contact email@example.com to register