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 firstname.lastname@example.org. God bless!
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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.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
On Saturday we received the sad news that Fr. David Creamer, SJ, passed away.
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 - "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 - "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.
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.
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 email@example.com .
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Deacon Michael Cordova (email@example.com). Read Volume 1, Issue 9, here.