Weekly Bulletin

Last modified on Apr 25 2017

Events in and around the Archdiocese of Winnipeg

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A 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.

Together in Christ, Lutherans and Catholics Commemorating the Reformation: Catholics, Lutherans and other Christians are invited to take part in Ecumenical Study Sessions to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. In the Winnipeg area, our bishops will join us for five sessions of conversation, study and prayer over five months at Lutheran and Catholic churches in the city.  Click herre for full details and the complete schedule and a letter from Archbishop Richard Gagnon: 'A graced moment in Lund, Sweden.'

Mother-Daughter Retreat: May 6 and 7: Daughters, mothers and grandmothers of all ages are invited. Inspired by the life and example of St. Thérèse de Lisieux, we will seek to find God's call in our day-to-day lives. What message can contemporary women receive from the example of this beautiful saint? Download the registration form at: www.catholicway.net/ministry-calendar. For more info: anita@catholicway.net or (204) 347 5396. Retreat will be offered at the Catholic School of Evangelization in St-Malo, MB. Click here for a poster.

Nathanael - An adult faith formation experience in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg: If you are a person who seeks to know more about God, to find answers to lingering questions and to find a deeper meaning to your faith, the three-year Nathanael Experience, beginning in September 2017, may be for you. Through the lenses of Liturgy, Spirituality, Fundamentals of Theology, Sacred Scripture and Human Growth, participants are invited to deepen their Catholic identity and the call to be missionary disciples. Participation in Nathanael is on Friday evenings and Saturdays replacing the former Saturday - Sunday times. Visit our website at www.nathanaelwpg.ca

Saint-Malo Catholic Camps: For youth aged 5 to 17 years old. Archery, mountain biking, canoeing, beach time, sports, campfires, music, drama, and also prayer time and spiritual formation. We are the only Catholic sleepover camp in Manitoba offered in English and French. $50 discount before May 31. Register online at www.stmalocamps.net There are also job opportunities for those 14 years and older. See more information at www.stmalocamps.net or email camps@catholicway.net, or phone 204-347-5396. Click here for a poster.

Knights of Columbus 41st Annual Dinner & Draw this year in support of St. Boniface Diocesan High School: May 3 at 6 pm. All proceeds got to SBDHS.  You can purchase your tickets at the school’s library at 282 Dubuc St., or call 204-987-1571 for more information. Click here for a poster.

St. Ignatius Adult Education Centre Preparation Days for the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius: A five-week commitment beginning May 3. Click here for details.

Celebrating 50 years of the Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church May 5, 6, 7 at Winakwa Community Center in Winnipeg with three Archbishops, three international speakers, local testimonies, Eucharistic Celebrations, healing session, vibrant praise and worship.  For more information, see flyers in the church or visit our website catholicrenewalservices.com or phone CCRS at 204-895-7544 or e-mail ccrs@catholicrenewalservices.com

Confirmation Retreat for Confirmation Candidates from your parish who would like to join us, Sat., May 6, 3-9 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 510 River Ave., Winnipeg. Presented by Paula Granger and Jason Baize organizing team of RUAH (Spirit-Breath-Wind of God {RUACH ELOHIM}). $25 per participant includes refreshments. There is space for 70 Confirmation Candidates. Faith Formation Coordinators please contact Julia Stiller, Catechist Coordinator of Holy Rosary Church for your inquiries and to RSVP julia.stillerhr@gmail.com


Yard Sale: St. Vital Catholic Church & St. Maurice School , 1629 Pembina Hwy. Sat., May 6, 8 a.m to 1 p.m. (weather permitting). More than 25 tables of treasures, baking, frozen foods and more. Coffee and donuts will be sold in the morning. Barbecued hotdogs and cold drinks will be sold at lunchtime. In front of the church, facing Pembina Hwy. Lots of parking available in our parking lot behind the church.

Serena  Natural Family Planning Class: Serena teaches a comprehensive two hour class on the Sympto-Thermal Method, a scientifically based, highly effective method of Natural Family Planning.  The next two class dates are Monday May 8th 2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm, and Saturday July 29th 2017, from 10:00 am to 12:30 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.

Theology On Tap – Spring Series: All young adults (18+) are invited to the spring series of Theology On Tap. Join us for a time of fun, food, fellowship and faith! Dates: March 21, April 18, May 9. Venue: Johnny G’s, 177 McDermot, street parking/parkade across from the restaurant. Time: food and fellowship at 7:30 PM, talk at 8:00 PM. Questions? Contact the OYYAM at (204) 452 – 2227 ext. 228 or youth@archwinnipeg.ca. Click here for the poster.


Spark a Change Dinner Empowering Women: Thurs., May 11, St. Mary’s Academy Cafeteria, 550 Wellington Crescent. Reception and Silent Auction: 5:30 p.m. Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Adult ticket: $25, Student ticket $20.  For tickets please email Kelsey Jennings at kjennings@smamb.ca Net proceeds benefit SNJM Schools in Lesotho, Africa.


Catholic School of Evangelization annual banquet to celebrate 25 years of ministry: Friday, May 12, Parish Hall of Saints-Martyrs Canadiens (289 Dussault Ave. in Winnipeg). Click here for full details.


St. Mary's Academy 13th Annual Marian Awards of Excellence: Sat., May 13, with brunch at the Gates on Roblin. Click here for details.


100 Year Anniversary FATIMA, Holy Cross Church, May 13 starts with a Mass, Procession, Prayer & Celebration. Click here for details.


National Week for Life and the Family in Manitoba, May 14-21. Click here for details.

Led by Joy:  Discernment according to St. Ignatius A day of reflection at the St. Charles Retreat Centre.  Monday, May 15, 9:30-3:00 (lunch included). St. Ignatius discovered throughout his life how to listen and discern God’s call in big and small matters. Come and learn more why the spirituality of this 16th century saint is so relevant for our time. The day will be led by Sr. Valerie Goubier from the Chemin Neuf Community in Lyon, France. Cost is a free-will donation. Please register with Ted and Nancy Wood, 204-885-2260, stcharlesretreat@hotmail.com  Click here for a poster.

Summer Youth (18-30) Festival in France with the Chemin Neuf Community: Travel this summer to France for the Chemin Neuf  Festival, "Welcome to Paradise" at  the beautiful Hautecombe Abbey on Lake Bourget.   It is a mini World Youth Day with some 2000 young adults from around the world.   While the festival is one week in August, there is opportunity for a longer stay if you'd like to experience more of community life, and/or a silent retreat at the end https://welcometoparadise.chemin-neuf.fr/en/home   OR travel to Montreal, June 23-25 for a mini Canadian version of "Welcome to Paradise" being offered by Chemin Neuf Quebec. It is not necessary to speak French to attend these events. For more information,  contact Ted & Nancy Wood, 204-885-2260,  stcharlesretreat@hotmail.com.  


House of Peace 2017 Raffle: Keep our home for newcomer women safe and in good repair. Please help us by selling books of tickets or buying raffle tickets. Book of tickets $100 or three tickets for $25 or one for $10. First prize is a Travel Gift Certificate of $3,500 or $3,000 cash. Draw date:  June 10, 2017.  Please e-mail me, lsacouman@shaw.ca or phone 204- 942-5535. Click here for full dertails and list of prizes. 


St. Mary’s Academy Burning Bright Speaker Series: 'Living the Beatitudes, A Different Insight into the Beatitudes from Jesus’ Language,' Presented by Fr. Sam Argenziano. Tues., May 16, at St. Mary’s Academy, 550 Wellington Cres., Winnipeg. 5:30 p.m. Reception in Sheila Chipman Atrium, 6:15 p.m. Presentation. Appetizers and refreshments served. Tickets: $20 by reservation from gvandemosselaer@smamb.ca or 204-478-6030. Everyone welcome. Click here for a poster.


NaPro Technology Presentation: NaPro Technology offers help for infertility, repetitive miscarriages, postpartum depression and more. A presentation is taking place Tues., May 16 at 7 p.m. at St. Charles Church Parish Hall, 320 St. Charles Street, Winnipeg. For more information contact Angela Bowman at (204) 804-8155 or email ang81_22@hotmail.com Click here for a poster.


Catechist’s Faith Formation Gathering: Blessed Virgin Mary… Daughter, Mother and Spouse. St. Anthony of Padua (WK) Tues., May 16 (6:30 pm to 9:00 pm). Click here for details.

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 April 2017. Click here.

Materials for 2017 National Week for Life and the Family. Click here.

Resources for Confirmation. Click here.


Prayer Card for St. Kateri: The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has prepared prayer cards in honour of three recently declared Canadian patron Saints. Click here to read more.


Christians, Jews and Muslims call for palliative care strategy for Canada. Click here to read.