Weekly Bulletin

Last modified on Jul 19 2017

Events in and around the Archdiocese of Winnipeg

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The Synod of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg Focus Commissions Reports are now available. Click here to read, download or print the Focus Commission ReportsClick 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.

St. Gianna's Bible Camp: August 9 to 11, St. Gianna's Parish invites you to our first Summer Bible Camp: "Hearing God's Call!" This 3-day program is for children entering Kindergarten to Grade 6, and runs from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Church, 15 Columbia Drive (corner of McGillivray and Columbia). $75 per child and $60 for each additional child. The camp days will consist of Faith sharing, Bible Stories, Songs, Skits, Games, Crafts, Prayer, Liturgy, Fellowship and Fun! Hot lunches will be provided and a camp T-shirt is included. A concluding Family Liturgy and barbecue will be celebrated on Thursday Evening. Space is limited. Please register by July 16, 2017. For more information, please contact Rachel at rbanmann@stgianna.ca Click here for a poster.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Formation Course, Level I (foundation for all other Levels).  10 Saturdays, Sept, 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.

Palliative Care 26th Annual Provincial Conference - The Hidden Faces of Palliative Care: Sept. 14 and 15, Victoria Inn Hotel and Conference Centre, 1808 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg. Click here for a conference brochure. The conference is also seeking sponsors, email: info@palliativemanitoba.ca the website is: www.palliativemanitoba.ca

Honouring the Spirit of 1817 – Commemorating the Selkirk Treaty, Sunday, July 16, 2017: The Peguis Selkirk Treaty signed July 18, 1817 represented “peace, order and mutual cooperation."  This is the first treaty signed between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous peoples in Western Canada. It shaped not only Winnipeg and Manitoba but also the nation itself.  In today’s spirit of reconciliation, a committee of 35 volunteers, including representatives of the St. Boniface Archdiocese, is Honouring the Spirit of 1817 by commemorating The Peguis Selkirk Treaty in a week-long series of events in the presence of the current Lord Selkirk from England.  An Ecumenical Prayer Service was held Sun., July 16 at St. Boniface Cathedral organized by the Catholic, Anglican and Presbyterian Churches.  All joined in praying for renewed and ever stronger ties of friendship and mutual support between all peoples of our land. Click here for more information and events Juily 16-22.

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 class is 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.

3rd Annual GOLF for BANC Tournament hosted by St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church at The Meadows golf course in East St. Paul, Man., on Sat., July 29. Registration fee is $100 per player which includes 18-hole Texas Scramble golf, a golf cart, dinner for two on Fri., July 28, and lunch after the game on Sat., July 29 plus prizes and trophies for the winners. Net proceeds of this tournament will go directly to the Building A New Church (BANC) fund. For registration please call the parish office at 204 697-7600 ext 0 or Luchie Sanchez at 204 228-8891. Click here for a poster.


National Day of Prayer and Mindfulness: We need more than our sharpest minds to solve the problems before us.  We need the Spirit. As First Peoples of this land, Indigenous Elders invite citizens of all religious and spiritual traditions to come together for a National Day of Prayer and Mindfulness to pray together in solidarity and unity. The Day of Prayer begins on Aug. 6 at 9 a.m. at the East Coast of Canada and follows the path of the sun traveling from East to West.  Please join us with your moment of prayer, ceremony or mindfulness at 9 a.m. local time in your region. For more information click here. Click here for a poster.  


The Catholic Church, Indigenous Peoples, and Reconciliation: St. Paul’s College presents a new course for Fall 2017 entitled The Catholic Church, Indigenous Peoples, and Reconciliation. This course is open to both registered students at the University of Manitoba and those who choose to take it (audit) without credit. It will be taught by Professor Rheal Cenerini  on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. For more information, contact Dr. Daniel MacLeod, email daniel.macleod@umanitoba.ca at the Catholic Studies program.


St. Benedict's Monastery and Retreat Centre
Fermata (a musical term meaning hold or pause) is a time to pause before returning to the everyday world of work, study, parenting, grand parenting ... whatever your busy life holds. Fermata Retreat will be held August 17-20. Cost for everything is $200. Treat yourself to a spiritual holiday. Check out more on our website www.stbens.ca
St. Benedict's Monastery and Retreat Centre, 225 Masters Ave., Winnipeg, Man., R4A 2A1 (204) 338-4601.

Paint Nite Fundraiser: CFB Winnipeg St Marguerite Bourgeoys CWL (Military Ordinariate) is hosting a paint nite fundraiser Aug. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. Click here for a poster.

Communications Notes

St. Joseph's Parish Armstrong, B.C., Diocese of Kamloops is in need of good used Stations of the Cross. Contact Fr. Tony Ackerman by email at tony1954@shaw.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. St. Malo Catholic Camps  Click here. for 2017 Summer Camp Dates. 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.

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

ORDO – Liturgical Calendar 2017-2018: Click here.

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