Catechesis of Children

For more information about the catechesis of children, as occurring in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, please go to Faith Formation of Children.

Opportunities to Gather







In 2012 a review of Catechism Program in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg was undertaken. 

For many years only one  program was resource for use:

Born of the Spirit/ We are Strong Together.

Following the review, 2 programs were also recommended and approved for use:


¨ Loyola Press, Finding God, Our Response to God’s Gift 2013

¨ Pflaum Weeklies, What the Church Believes and Teaches


Links to these Programs can be found below:


Born of the Spirit/ We are Strong Together 


Loyola Press, Finding God, Our Response to God’s Gift 2013



Pflaum Weeklies, What the Church Believes and Teaches








Easter Is a Verb

Happy Easter Video)

As Alice Camille states so well, “Easter is truly a verb, a dynamic event pushing upward from the darkness into the light.”

Christians are Easter people. What that means to me is that we are dynamic: always growing, changing, moving, and engaging. Even those of us who cannot be “in motion” physically—because of necessary employment, family responsibilities, or health issues—can experience the interior “movements” of the soul that are such a focus in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.

Every day the risen Christ invites us to move, to allow the breaking open that happens in a heart that is open to God and to all that divine love brings to us. We sense the inner movement, we listen to the voice of the Spirit, we pay attention to even fleeting emotions and responses that can be, in God’s hands, tools for our ongoing creation.

What does it mean to live Easter-ly?

  • It means that I allow myself to feel what I am feeling, and to work with those emotions, bringing them to prayer and asking the Holy Spirit to use the energy of those emotions to move me forward in some way.

  • It means that I attend to people and situations within my circle of influence, always looking for ways to “help souls,” to interpret God’s love in specific circumstances.

  • It means that I move into my life rather than try to avoid it, deny it, or run from it.

  • It means that I quiet my life enough to perceive what God is saying to me, in my one life, this day.

Blessed, happy, holy, lovely Easter to you!

Vinita Hampton Wright 

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The Western Conference for the Catechumenate was founded in Calgary January 14th 1990. Visit the WCC Blog for more information.  

WCC 2017

Presented by Team RCIA

Mark your calendars now for June 9/10 in Winnipeg at Mary, Mother of the Church Catholic Parish. This will be our 27th annual conference and the executive is very excited to have the Archdioceses of St. Boniface and Winnipeg collaborate in hosting the conference this year!

Team RCIA will be presenting the Making Disciples Institute with additional insights to address specific issues parish teams are experiencing in Western Canada.

Register online:

 or (306) 358-2057




Msgr Michael Koch Grant

The WCC is pleased to announce that a grant program has been established in honour of Msgr. Mike. If you know of a parish that would like to attend WCC but does not have the financial resources please have their RCIA coordinator contact us at  for an application. 






Making Disciples — WCC-Archdioceses of St. Boniface and Winnipeg

Date: June 9-10, 2017

Mary Mother of the Church, Winnipeg, MB


Faith Formation Coordinators' Meeting 

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30pm

Venue: St. Kateri Church,

548 Home St, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0B9


Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Venue TBA


Catechist Fall Faith Formation (SACRAMENTS)

PART 1 Thursday, September 14, 6pm to 9pm

Part 2 Tuesday, September 19, 6pm to 9pm

Part 1 & 2 Saturday, September 16,  9 am to 4pm  (Mass at 5pm)



COMMISSIONING of Parish Catechists

Celebrant: His Grace, Archbishop Richard Gagnon

Sunday, September 17, 2017

(Time & Venue TBA) 


 Faith Formation Coordinator' Meeting

Thursday, October 19, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Venue TBA




St. Paul High School - Saturday, November 18, 2017




Chancellor, Archdiocese of Winnipeg

Friday, December 8, 2017 

HOLY MASS at 6:30pm 

7:15 pm to 9:30 pm


Friday, December 8, 2017 




Explore the lives of the men and women who have become models for us to follow.Saints Stories



Catechist Formation Program Level I

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September 23, 2017

October 14, 2017

November 4, 2017

December 2, 2017

January 13, 2018

February 10, 2018

March 10, 2018

April 14, 2018

May 12, 2018

June 9, 2018 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

4588 Roblin Blvd., Winnipeg, MB

Cost: $450

Some bursaries may be available. 

For more info contact: Maureen Foster%u2010Fernandes (204)832%u20104336

For general information about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd:




Report from Office

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd-Catechist Formation Level 1 (248 KB)

Archbishop Richard Gagnon Letter of Endorsement Western Conference for Catechumenate (35 KB)

CRITERIA FOR CATECHESIS (Issued by the Commission for Evangelization & Catechesis-CCCB November 2015 (3402 KB)

God's Gift Reconciliation & Eucharist Planning Calendar (Loyola Press) (605 KB)

Recommended & Approved Catechism Program (363 KB)