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Welcome to our News Page! Here you will find news stories from the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, the Church in Canada, and beyond! We also invite you to submit your own articles to our Communication Services Office. Selected articles may be included here, as well as our Weekly News Bulletin sent to all parishes in the Archdiocese. Questions and submissions may be sent to communications@archwinnipeg.caGod bless!

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Catholic Education Section

Your Kind Prayers - Rev. David Creamer, SJ
Apr 20, 2021

St. Paul's College - Please see below the news release regarding the passing of Fr. David Creamer, SJ, past Director of the Jesuit Centre for Catholic Studies.

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On Saturday we received the sad news that Fr. David Creamer, SJ, passed away.

In 1989 he co-founded the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Development which later became the Jesuit Centre for Catholic Studies at St. Paul’s College. During Fr. Creamer’s many years here he mentored students, young scholars, and teachers. He ensured the Catholic Studies program had a good foundation. This included creating a good range of courses including travel studies courses which took students to India and Italy.
 
Fr. Creamer was also very involved in the Arthur V. Mauro Institute for Peace and Justice, the Peace and Conflict Studies program, and served on the Mauro Board.
 
Because of his contributions to our College, and upon his retirement, the Dean of St. Paul’s College at the time, Dr. Moti Shojania, spear-headed the dedication of the seating area outside the Fr. Harold Drake SJ Library near where Catholic Studies is taught, to Fr. David Creamer, SJ.
 
In addition to St. Paul’s College, Fr. David had a positive effect on our Winnipeg community, with one example being the founding of Quixote House, which is operated by Jesuits to help men coming from prison transition into the community.
He was truly a man for others.
 
In honour of Fr. David Creamer, SJ, the flag will be at half mast this week. He will be greatly missed by those near and far.
 
Christopher Adams
Rector, St. Paul’s College
Award-Winning Teacher - St. Maurice’s Brenda Grieve
Apr 20, 2021

St. Maurice School - "St. Maurice is very proud to announce that Mrs. Brenda Grieve has been selected as one of three recipients of the 2020-2021 Manitoba Excellence in Education - Teaching Excellence Awards. Brenda’s community service and devotion to students, especially those most in need, made her an ideal candidate for this prestigious award. Brenda has served St. Maurice School for the past 33 ½ years." Please click here to view the article from the St. Maurice School website.

Parishes in the Archdiocese Section

Easter Virtual Choir
Apr 20, 2021

Parishes in the Archdiocese - "With such a great response and reaching over 4.2 thousand views on Facebook and 172 views on YouTube with our Christmas virtual choir, we had no choice but to do an Easter Virtual choir. This time, we opened this invitation to our neighbour parishes of Good Shepherd, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and Sacred Heart of Jesus, to join us in proclaiming the wonderful news of our Risen Lord.  And with the help of our young computer tech volunteers, we managed to put together another virtual choir singing, 'Christ is Risen', by Matt Maher." - Ginnette Gauthier, parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Church in Elie. 

The Church in Canada Section

Message from the Catholic Bishops of Canada to the Faithful on the Expansion of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in Canada
Apr 13, 2021

The Church in Canada - "At this point, it is important to become informed, to renew our involvement wherever we live, and to partner with members of our parish or other faith groups and organizations to continue lobbying our elected officials about these matters. Above all, we need to pray earnestly for a new outpouring of grace, so that the fear and despair experienced by many will give way to courage and hope and that all may welcome the call to support the suffering and dying in ways that reflect the loving and compassionate gaze of Jesus, the risen Lord who lives forever." Click here to view the letter from Most Reverend Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

2021 CCCB President's Easter Message
Apr 4, 2021

The Church in Canada - "This Easter, perhaps more than ever, there is good reason to be hopeful in our faith and to live a true Christian realism where we clearly acknowledge the reality of our present situation with all its lights and shadows. An Easter Faith means simply to believe that God’s hand can be found everywhere and, in every event, however happy or sad, knowing, as St. Paul says: '…that all things work together for good for those who love God'." Click here to view Archbishop Richard Gagnon's Easter Message.

In the Community Section

Praying for Vocations - The Travelling Vocations Chalice
Apr 20, 2021

St. Anthony of Padua Church (WK), Winnipeg - Serra Club Winnipeg began The Travelling Vocations Chalice program a few years ago.  The Chalice is shared amongst fellow Serrans and their families in Winnipeg.  This program encourages families and parishioners to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.  The chalice travels from family to family on a weekly basis. 

Families are encouraged to place the chalice in a visible location in their home for the family to gather around and pray for vocations.   Families pray during morning and evening prayers or at mealtime often lighting a candle while praying for vocations. Some families join together to pray the rosary for vocations and include the Prayer for Vocations.                                                                                                                    

The Hidalgo family of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in West Kildonan shared their family photo with us as they hosted The Travelling chalice in their home.  One of their family members Don Hidalgo is part of Father Dominic Yuen’s Discernment Group at St. Anthony Parish.

Should you wish to learn more about Serra Club International or becoming a member of our Serra Club Winnipeg Chapter please contact us at jalderdice@mts.net .

Roe v. Wade Movie Presented by Life's Vision
Apr 6, 2021
In the Community - We at Life's Vision are thrilled to present the new movie, Roe v. Wade, for streaming right in the comfort of your own home! Roe v. Wade shares the true story of how the modern-day abortion movement began and how one of its founders, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, became pro-life. It is a must-see! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this incredible movie was not able to have a theatrical release. Thanks to technology, this film can be shown in living rooms across North America until April 26! To stream, please click the following link: Watch Roe V. Wade
Deacons of MB Newsletter, Vol. 1 Issue 9
Apr 6, 2021

In the Community - We invite you to read the most recent edition of the Newsletter for the community of permanent deacons in Manitoba. For more information, please contact Deacon Jim Frater (jrfrater@mymts.net) or Deacon Michael Cordova (michaelmartincordova@yahoo.com). Read Volume 1, Issue 9, here