Weekly Bulletin

Last modified on Jan 23 2018

Events in and around the Archdiocese of Winnipeg

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The Synod of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg 
General Sessions for pre-appointed delegates are held at 
St. John XXIII Church, 3390 Portage Ave., Winnipeg
Session 3: Sat., January 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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.


St. Mary's Academy Information Evening and Open House: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. 550 Wellington Crescent (enter grounds from Stafford Street). The Academy is a grades 7 to 12 Catholic school in the tradition of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Our goal is that each graduate leaves the school empowered with an awareness of her gifts, a desire for excellence in all endeavours, and a sense of social responsibility to use her gifts in service and generosity to others. Everyone is welcome to attend our Open House. www.smamb.ca. Click here for a poster.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Winnipeg Jan. 18-25, 2018:  City-Wide Ecumenical Worship Service 7:30 p.m., Sun., Jan. 21, 2018 at Westworth United Church, 1750 Grosvenor Ave., Winnipeg. Click here for a poster and note that an Ecumenical Choir is being formed for the city-wide ecumenical worship service. Click here for a suggested bulletin announcement for those interested in joining the choir. The resources for the 2018 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity have been prepared by an ecumenical team from the Caribbean. Today, Caribbean Christians of many different traditions see the hand of God active in the ending of enslavement. The Caribbean ecumenical team chose the song of Moses and Miriam (Exodus 15:1-21) - a song of triumph over oppression - as the motif of the 2018 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Click here for a list of gatherings in Winnipeg during the 2018 Week of Prayer and click here for suggested bulletin inserts.

Returning to Spirit Upcoming Workshops:
January 12-15, 2018 – Non-Indigenous Persons Workshop at Micah House, 1039 Main St., Winnipeg, Man. Click here for information.
Click here for workshop details.
January 23-26, 2018 – Indigenous Persons Workshop at Micah House, 1039 Main St., Winnipeg, Man. Click here for Information.
Click here for workshop details.
February 17-21, 2018 – Reconciliation Workshop at St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba. Click here for Information.
For more information, open or download the above documents or visit the upcoming workshop pages at https://goo.gl/e5M3PO.
To register fill in the Registration Forms
found on each workshop information page.

Illuminate Evening of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Fri., Jan. 26. All are invited to participate in a dynamic evening of adoration, praise and worship, reconciliation and fellowship.  7:30 p.m., Parish of St Bernadette, 820 Cottonwood Road., Winnipeg. For more information go to www.illuminatemb.com or facebook.com/illuminatemb

St. Mary’s Academy: An Evening at the Academy.  The St. Mary’s Academy Gala Evening will be held on Sat., Jan. 27. Cocktails in the 1902 building; dinner in the 1963 wing; dessert and music in the 2013 Sheila Chipman Atrium. Black tie optional. $190/person; $90/student at www.smamb.ca. The gala is held in support of St. Mary's Academy's Bursary Fund. For more information: DianeMcGowan, gmcgowan@smamb.ca, 204-478-6030. Click here for a poster.

St. Emile School Open House: Wed., Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 552 St. Anne's Rd., Winnipeg. For more information phone 204-989-5020 or email kkaptein@stemileschool.com  See our website at www.stemileschool.com

St. Ignatiius Church Mardi Gras Family Dance: Feb. 2, 6 - 9 pm. It is a celebration before lent. Admuission is free but donations are gratefully accepted. Pizza, snacks and pop for purchase. Co-hosted by the Knights of Columbus and the Youth Ministry.  Costume prizes and Mardi Gras games. Click here for a  poster.

St. Charles Catholic School Kinder Fair: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m.
St. Charles Catholic School Grades 1-8 Open House: Tues., Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.
331 St. Charles Street, Winnipeg, phone 204-837-1520 ext. 223.

Christ The King School Open House Evenings: Feb 8 and March 7, 7 pm.  Christ the King is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 elementary school located at 12 Lennox Avenue.  We offer a full time Kindergarten Enrichment program, Before & After Care (7am – 6pm), Private Bus Service,  Private Music Lessons, Inservice Childcare, Competitive Sports Programs and Smart Board Technology in all classrooms. Can’t get to our Open Houses?  Contact office@ctkschool.ca or call (204) 257-0027 to arrange a visit.  Applications are already being accepted.  Application forms can be found on our website – www.ctkschool.ca.

Call of the Prophets with Rabbi Alan Green: The Winnipeg Tri-Diocesan Bat Kol Committee will be presenting two sessions on Tuesdays, Feb. 13 and 20 at 7 p.m., 505 Watt Street, Holy Eucharist Church, in the basement. Cost: $10/session; $15/series. Session One will examine the experiences of the early prophets. Session Two will focus on the experiences of the later prophets. Through music, meditation, and text, the possibility of prophetic experience in our lives today will be recreated. The second session will conclude with an informal farewell reception for Rabbi Green. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.. Registration preferred, walk-ins welcome. For more information: email wpgtri.batkol@gmail.com, phone 204 594-0273. The Winnipeg Tri-Diocesan Bat Kol Committee is committed to studying the Word of God within its Jewish context and to incorporate these studies into a Christian self-understanding in a manner that respects the integrity of both traditions. Click here for a poster.

St. Maurice School Public Open House: St. Maurice Parochial School of St. Vital Catholic Church will hold its annual Public Open Houses on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm for Grades 7-12 and on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 6:30 pm for Kindergarten to Grade 6. St. Maurice is a Kindergarten to Grade 12 Catholic school located at 1639 Pembina Hwy (entrance from Manahan Avenue).  Everyone is welcome to attend. The priority deadline for applications for the first intake is March 9, 2018. Visit our website at www.stmaurice.mb.ca

Jericho Retreat for Young Adults: Jericho is a 5-day retreat for young adults (18-30) based on the Exercises of St. Ignatius being offered by the Chemin Neuf Community at the St. Charles Retreat Centre, February 16-21 (reading week).  Click here for a poster with details or check out the Facebook page “Chemin Neuf Young Adults 18-30 Winnipeg.”

Communications Notes

The New Wine Press Schedule For 2018: The New Wine Press will publish four times in 2018 and will be distributed in churches on the weekends of March 3-4; June 2-3; Oct. 6-7 and Dec. 1-2. 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:

Marriage Preparation Sessions in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg: Churches are asked to provide schedules of their Marriage Preparation Sessions for 2018 for posting in this weekly bulletin and on the Archdiocese of Winnipeg website. Please email the information to communications@archwinnipeg.ca
Click here for an ongoing list of upcoming Marriage Preparation Sessions.

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 January 2018. Click here.

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