Weekly Bulletin

Last modified on Nov 21 2017

Events in and around the Archdiocese of Winnipeg

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The Synod of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg 
Change of Venue: All General Sessions for pre-appointed delegates will be held at  St. John XXIII Church, 3390 Portage Ave., Winnipeg
Click here for full details and to read about the Synod of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg which is currently underway,
the first Synod in our 100-year history.
Click here to view a slide show describing all the phases of the Synod.
Click here to view a video of the Synod activities to date.

1517 - 2017 - Commemoration of The Reformation Lecture Series and Panel Discussions:  "Grace Not For Sale" Rev. Dr. Timothy J. Wengert, Sat., Nov. 18, 7 p.m. Church of the Cross, 560 Arlington St. "Unity in Diversity" Rev. Dr. Dirk Lange, Sat., November 25, 2 p.m. St. Mary's Academy, 550 Wellington Cr. Click here for details.

Good Shepherd Ministry of Hope Retreat: Walk a New and Hopeful Path, with guest speaker Archbishop Emeritus Sylvain Lavoie. Sat., Nov. 25, Good Shepherd Parish Hall,1125 Saskatchewan Avenue E., Portage la Prairie, Man. Registration deadline Nov. 21. Email goodshepherdministryofhope@gmail.com or phone – Denise - 204-267-2755 or Rosey  - 204-239-1346. Click here for a poster.

Natural Family Planning: Serena teaches a comprehensive two hour class on the Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning.  The next two class dates are Saturday November 25th 2017, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am,  and Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Classes are held at the Misericordia Health Centre, 99 Cornish Avenue, Winnipeg.  For more information, call or text Serena at 204-783-0091 or email mbserena@gmail.com  or check out our website  www.serenamb.com Click here for a poster.

Parish Mission, The Fullness of Purpose, St. Viator's Church, Dauphin, Nov. 26-27: Are you living God’s purpose for your life? Dynamic speaker and author Ken Yasinski will be leading a parish mission, designed to empower people to experience the life God created them for. This mission is Catholicism in everyday simple language that will make relevant the timeless truths of our faith. Come be inspired to live your full potential in life. Click here for a poster with details.

Walking the Path to Reconciliation, Restoring Indigenous Community Economies: A 2-hour Learning/Action Forum, Mon., Nov. 27, 7 pm to 9 pm. St Stephen & St Bede Church, 99 Turner Ave, off Mount Royal, south of Ness Ave. Click here for a poster.


The Catholic Foundation of Manitoba Annual General Meeting: Mon., Nov. 27, 7 p.m., 614 Des Meurons Street – 2nd Floor. (Le Club LaVérendrye)

Serra Club 2017 Essay Writing Contest: Topic, “What is My Mission in this world?” The contest is open to students in Parish and Catholic Schools. Grades 7-9 (Level 1) 1st prize $125, 2nd Prize $50. Grades 10-12 (Level 2) 1st prize $125, 2nd Prize $50. Entry deadline Dec. 1. Click here for details.


St. Mary’s Academy December Celebration and Christmas Tea Celebrating the Feast of the Immaculate Conception: Sun., Dec. 3. Mass at 11 am in Holy Names Chapel, 550 Wellington Crescent. Tea to follow Mass in the Sister Susan Wikeem Boardroom. The Saint John’s Bible will be on display during the Christmas Tea. Click here for a poster.

Tom Jackson's Christmas 150 at St. Mary's Academy: Thurs., Dec. 7, 7 p.m. If you love the Huron Carole, you'll love this show. Tickets $40. Rush seating. All proceeds go to Winnipeg Harvest. Click here to purchase tickets.

Catechists Advent Retreat: On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Fri., Dec. 8 at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. we will be gathering together as Catechists to prepare our hearts for Jesus this Advent. This year’s Advent Retreat Theme is “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38). As we journey together this Advent Retreat  we will be reminded of our “YES” as we open our heart to God…to the church…to the world…to our vocation as catechist. Keynote Speaker for the evening is Reverend Richard Arsenault, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg. Mass at 7 p.m. and refreshments after. RSVP at Catechetics@archwinnipeg.ca by Dec. 1, 2017. Click here for a poster.


St. Malo Winter Camps for ages 9 to 17: Winter camps in St. Malo for youth who desire to grow in their Catholic faith. Weekend camps in English for 8 to 12 year olds (January 19th to 21st, 2018), 12 to 15 year olds (February 2nd to 4th, 2018), and our annual bilingual winter REVIVE RETREAT for 15 to 17 year olds (February 16th to 19th, 2018). French-language camp dates are available on our website. Early-bird discounts end Friday December 9th, 2017. Register online at www.stmalocamps.net For more information email: camps@catholicway.net, 204.347.5396.

Communications Notes

The New Wine Press Schedule For 2017: The New Wine Press will publish four times in 2017 and will be distributed in churches on the weekends of March 4-5; June 3-4; Oct. 7-8 and Dec. 2-3. Deadlines for the issues are on or about Feb. 15;  May 15;  Sept. 15 and Nov. 15. Contributions of articles, pictures and news of upcoming events from across the Archdiocese of Winnipeg are welcome. Please contact the editor, James Buchok by email at jbuchok@archwinnipeg.ca or communications@archwinnipeg.ca, or phone (204) 452-2227 ext. 248.

For churches that do not have websites, please send your bulletins to communications@archwinnipeg.ca for inclusion in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg weekly bulletin. Click on the links below:

Upcoming Marriage Preparation Sessions in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg. Click here for details.

Sharing God's Gifts New Link: Click here to go to the Archdiocese of Winnipeg website for full details of the archdiocesan annual appeal. Church webmasters please add this NEW LINK to your website: Sharing God's Gifts: http://www.archwinnipeg.ca/sharing_gods_gifts.php

From the CCCB

Life and family suggestions for homilies and prayers of the faithful during November 2017. Click here.

Materials for 2018 National Week for Life and the Family. Click here.


Resources for 2018 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Click here..