Weekly Bulletin

Last modified on Apr 16 2018

Events in and around the Archdiocese of Winnipeg

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The Synod of the Archdiocese of 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 watch short videos from the Synod General Sessions with interviews with Synod Delegates.
Click here to read Archbishop Gagnon's homily at Mass
to close the General Sessions March 17.

St. Benedict's Monastery and Retreat Centre

St. Benedict's fundraiser Thurs. April 26 in support of renovations on the Monastery's outdoor Stations of the Cross. Dinner at De Luca's, cooking show and guest speaker Fr. Sam Argenziano. Limited seating.  Click here for details.

Finding the Quiet Centre is a silent retreat open to all who have a regular practice of silent prayer (Centering, Christian meditation or other). April 27-29. Periods of silent meditation, lectio divina, DVD teaching and creative expression. Led by Jacquie Reimer and Lynn Langdon. Click here for a poster.
St. Benedict's Monastery and Retreat Centre, 225 Masters Ave., Winnipeg, Man., R4A 2A1 (204) 338-4601.

Caritas Award Dinner: April 19, RBC Convention Centre, Winnipeg. Honouring The Catholic Health Association of Manitoba. Click here for details.

D&P  Regional Assembly 2018 Building a Better Future: Fri., April 20 and Sat., April 21. D&P - Caritas Canada Manitoba Regional Assembly. Fri. 6:30 PM – 10 PM, Académique Hall (Room 1531) located in the University of Saint-Boniface, 200 avenue de la Cathédrale, Winnipeg. There will be presentations from youth groups and viewing of the D&P documentary: After the Storm-Pope Francis Village in the Phillippines. Sat., 8:30 AM – 4 PM, various presentations followed by the annual meeting. Childcare provided (please notify us if you will require this service). Food and beverages provided throughout the weekend (please notify us of any allergies). Registration: Rachelle Rocque, Regional Animator, rrocque@devp.org or 204-231-2848

Holy Hour for Vocations presided by Archbishop Richard Gagnon, April 22, 7 p.m.., St. Mary’s Cathedral. Click here for a poster.

The Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace & Justice at St. Paul’s College 2018 Dr. Philip Weiss Award; Storytelling for Peace and Human Rights. Dinner and Presentation, Mon., April 23, Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Join us in honouring Mr. Pinchas Gutter for his courage and dedication in sharing his personal story of the Holocaust. Mr. Gutter will speak and be presented with the Dr. Philip Weiss Award for Storytelling for Peace and Human Rights. Click here for details and to order tickets.


Returning to Spirit Indigenous Workshop in Winnipeg April 24-27. There are still a few more spots left for this fully-funded workshop. They are not requiring registration fees.If you are interested, click here to apply.

Unstoppable 2018:  A free workshop for parents, confirmation sponsors, godparents, grandparents, and all adults who mentor youth. April 25 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at St. Vital Church. How do we convey the message to young people that God's love is "unstoppable"? As adult mentors, come learn ways to help the young people in your lives know that God's love for them is unstoppable, and through God our love for them is unstoppable. Click here for more information. Click here to register.

Captain Miles MacDonell Assembly 370 42nd annual Dinner and Draw for Catholic education. April 25 at St. John XXIII Church with proceeds going to St. Charles Catholic School.  Click here for details.

7-Day Silent Retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, April 27-May 4, Offered by the Chemin Neuf Community.  The focus of the retreat is to come to know Christ more intimately through his word and to recognize God’s call in our life.  Four periods per day of personal prayer are supplemented by teaching and daily meetings with a spiritual director. Suggested donation, $400. At the St. Charles Retreat Centre, 323 St. Charles St, on the banks of the Assiniboine River.  Stcharlesretreat@hotmail.com, 204-885-2260.  Click here for a poster.

Family conference: Maintaining a Culture of Life: Sat., April 28, 9:30 a.m.- 12 noon, St. Ann’s Parish, 271 Hampton St., Winnipeg. Alison Sanders, RN, will give a presentation on NaPro technology, which offers help for infertility, repetitive miscarriages, post-partum depression, and much more. Fr. Dominic Lafleur is the parish priest at St. Malo, MB, and will speak about Humanae Vitae, on this, the 50th anniversary of the invaluable papal document. A lunch will be served. Donations accepted for attendance, with monies going towards lunch, and honorarium for our travelling speakers. Please RSVP to Dympna Cortens dympnacortens@gmail.com, or Cathy Muys at cmuys@hotmail.ca. All are welcome!

People of Joy Spring Concert at St. Mary's Academy, 550 Wellington Crescent, Sun., April 29, 3 p.m. in the Old Auditorium (enter through Administration Building doors). Concert features Con Fuoco (SMA's Performance Choir), Con Spiritu (SMA's Liturgical Choir), Strings Club (SMA's Violin Club) and Special Guests (announced mid-April on www.smamb.ca). Light refreshments served after concert. Silver collection in support of Rossbrook House Music Program. All are welcome. Click here for a poster.

St. Ignatius Adult Education Centre Preparation Days for the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius: A 5 Week Commitment beginning May 2. Click here for more information.

Saint-Malo Catholic Camps are an unforgettable experience for youth aged 5 to 17 years old. Early-bird discount by registering before May 31. Click here for details.
Saint-Malo Catholic Camps offer paid and volunteer summer positiions. Click here for details.


CCRS of Manitoba "Living a Life on Fire" Catholic Charismatic Conference: May 4, 5 and 6 at Winkwa Community Center, 980 Winakwa Rd. Speakers: Maria Vadia, Deacon Ralph Poyo, Fr. Michael Wollbaum and Natalie Jaworski. Come for inspiring praise & worship, sacrament of reconciliation, healing sessions, and Eucharistic Celebration presided by Most Rev. Albert Legatt. Limited Seating. Please call 204-895-7544 or email ccrs@catholicrenewalservices.com Click here for details.

Communications Notes

Catechetics & Faith Development 2018 Spring/Summer Calendar of Activities. Click here.

Catholic Health Association of Manitoba April 2018 Newsletter. Click here for English.   Click here for French.

St. Charles Parish is looking for a part-time Parish Administrative Assistant. Click here for details.

St. Mary's Academy is seeking a Controller. Click here for details.

Life and family suggestions for homilies and prayers of the faithful during April 2018. Click here.

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 10-11; 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

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