Weekly Bulletin

Last modified on Sep 19 2017

Events in and around the Archdiocese of Winnipeg

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Call for Conscience Campaign
With the passing of euthanasia/assisted suicide legislation in Parliament in 2016, provinces are now implementing what is called "Medical Assistance in Dying" (MAID). The government of Manitoba has introduced Bill 34 to protect doctors, nurses and health professionals from
having to provide or aid in the provision of MAID against their conscience. The legislature is in session in October. The time to contact your MLA is now.
Click here to write your Manitoba MLA and urge her or him to support Bill 34 -- and see a short video with

The Synod of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg 

Click here 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.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Formation Course, Level I (foundation for all other Levels).  10 sessions Oct, 2017 to June 2018 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 and has spread throughout the world.  The formation is ideal for catechists, parents, and anyone interested in learning more about their faith.  It is growing in the Archdioceses of Winnipeg and St. Boniface and has been endorsed by both Archbishops.  For more information, contact Maureen Fernandes, (204) 832-4336, religioused@olphwinnipeg.ca . Click here for a  brochure.

The New Testament From a Jewish Perspective: Sept. 12, 19 and 26 at 7 p.m. at Mary Mother of the Church Parish, 85 Kirkpbridge Drive, Winnipeg. Click here for a poster.

Cana Welcome is a new program for couples offered by the Chemin Neuf Community in Winnipeg. It is for couples seeking to build their marriages on a strong foundation, go deeper in their faith, and find support from other couples. There will be a “launch day” Sun., Oct. 1, 2 to 7 p.m. (children welcome) where you can learn more. Please register for the session by Sept. 25. Contact Ted & Nancy Wood at the St. Charles Retreat Centre, 204-885-2260, StCharlesRetreat@hotmail.com Click here for a poster.

Serena teaches a   two hour class on the Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning. The next two class dates are Mon. Sept. 25, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Sat. Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to noon. Classes are held at the Misericordia Health Centre, 99 Cornish Ave., Winnipeg.  For more information, call or text Serena at 204-783-0091 or email mbserena@gmail.com  or see our website www.serenamb.com Click here for a poster.     

40 Days for Life:  Plan to join nearly one million others worldwide by participating in our 40 Days for Life Campaign. From Sept. 27 to Nov. 5, we will pray, bear witness and vigil outside of Winnipeg’s major abortion facility, the Women’s Hospital  (HSC), 735 Notre Dame Ave. Opening Mass will be offered for a fruitful campaign, at St. Anthony of Padua Parish WK. on Tues, evening at 7:30 pm, 250 Burrin Ave. Twenty coordinated campaigns have resulted in more than13,000 babies being saved from abortion and 85 abortion centers being closed. Please sign in on our calendar, for a weekly hour(s) at www.40daysforlife.com/winnipeg. Contact Maria Slykerman at 204-452-2459 or by e-mail: clcwpgmb@gmail.com. Click here for a poster.

St. Benedict's Monastery and Retreat Centre
Sacred Reading and the Benedictine Prayer of Beauty will introduce you to lectio divina, that wonderful slowed down nurturing practice of reading sacred scripture and other texts. In addition enjoy learning the practice of the prayer of beauty. Sat., Sept. 30. Led by Mary Coswin, OSB. Click here for a poster.
St. Benedict's Monastery and Retreat Centre, 225 Masters Ave., Winnipeg, Man., R4A 2A1 (204) 338-4601.


Chant in Worship: Vespers at St. John Brebeuf Church, 1707 John Brebeuf Place, Winnipeg. Commencing on Sunday evenings: Oct. 1, 8, and 15, at 7 p.m. On Sun., Oct.  22 we shall have Vespers, also at 7 p.m. Click here for more information

Gift of Life Conference with keynote speaker: Archbishop Richard Gagnon, Faith: A way of Life. For all 14 and up. Sat., Oct. 7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mass at 9 a.m. Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, 181 Austin St. N.  $15 A light lunch will be provided. We request that participants bring their own water bottles. Click here to preview Archbishop Gagnon’s message.  Click here for a poster.

GB TEC (To Encounter Christ) – You are invited to the next GB TEC retreat in St. Malo, Man. October 7-9, 2017. TEC is a unique experience in Christian living for people 16 years old and up. The central theme of TEC is the Paschal Mystery.  Click here for details and an application. For more information contact Gerald Marion (204)-996-5896.


Development and Peace Fall Action Workshop - Women at the Heart of Peace: Learn more about the campaign so you can present it in your parish. Thurs. Oct. 12, 6 p.m. (registration and supper) to 9 p.m. At Bishop's Dining room downstairs at 151 De la Cathedrale Avenue. D&P members from outside the city of Winnipeg are asked to contact the animator in regard to carpooling and compensation for mileage and accommodations. Food and refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Rachelle Rocque, 204-231-2848, rrocque@devp.org. Everyone is welcome.
Invite your Animator for a Presentation 
It would be my pleasure to come to your parish, your classroom, your school or your place of work to do a presentation or lead an activity about Social Justice. You will find the list of activities at this link: https://www.devp.org/en/resources/activities. Book your animator or ask her your questions: Rachelle Rocque, 204-231-2848, rrocque@devp.org.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Non-Residential Weekend: Oct. 13-15, St. Emile Catholic School, 552 St. Anne’s Road. Contact Mel and Rey Sangalang wwme.wpg@gmail.com  204-599-6394 or 204-599-6342.

Communications Notes


St. Maurice Daycare seeks a Child Care Assistant. Click here for details.

The Archdiocese of Winnipeg Directory is now being updated for 2017-2018. Please send directory changes and updates by Mon. Sept. 18 by email to communications@archwinnipeg.ca or by phone at 204-452-2227 ext. 248.

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

The Catholic Foundation of Manitoba is inviting applications for grants to be disbursed from the General Fund of the Foundation. The Grant Application Form is available on our website at www.catholicfoundation.mb.ca The closing date for applications is September 30, 2017. The typical grant allocated ranges from $500 to $2,000. Grants are not intended for general fund-raising appeals or campaigns, major construction or membership drives. The Catholic Foundation of Manitoba remains committed to supporting organizations that it has been able to support in the past and new organizations or agencies which provide services and support Catholic values in keeping with its mission. 

From the CCCB

ORDO – Liturgical Calendar 2017-2018: Click here.

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


Canadian Catholic Bishops  celebrates 150th of Confederation and 50th of Development and Peace. Click here.