News & Events around the Archdiocese of Winnipeg:

The Archdiocese of Winnipeg is inviting applications for the position of Receptionist. Click here for details.

St. Paul’s High School is accepting applications for the position of President.  Click here for details.

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

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

The Synod of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg 
All General Sessions for pre-appointed delegates will be held at  St. John XXIII Church, 3390 Portage Ave., 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 view a video of the Synod activities to date.

Life Before Birth 2018 Calendar: Life… Precious at Every Stage. Give a gift that educates about life. This calendar highlights baby’s journey from conception to birth; and features the winners of our 2017 Children’s Art Contest. Support our educational work and give the gift of Life. Suggested donation: $5.00. To order your copies, contact: Life’s Vision Manitoba at 204-233-8047 or [email protected].

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 [email protected]
Click here for an ongoing list of upcoming Marriage Preparation Sessions.

The Jesuit Centre for Catholic Studies presents – Formations and Re-Formations in Catholic Thought Lunch Hour Lecture Series. Click here for details.

St. Benedict’s Monastery and Retreat Centre:
St. Benedict’s fundraiser 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.

Serena Natural Family Planning 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 Tuesday, April 17, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm, and Tuesday, May 19,  7:00 pm – 9:30 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 [email protected]  or check out our website Click here for a poster.

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: April 20 & 21. D&P – Caritas Canada Manitoba Regional Assembly. Friday, 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. Saturday, 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, [email protected] or 204-231-2848

Seeds of Friendship Concerts
Saturday April 21, 3:00 p.m. at St. John’s College Chapel University of Manitoba campus, and Sunday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. at St John Brebeuf Church, Lanark and St. John Brebeuf Place. Joie de Vivre Choir, St. John Brebeuf School Choir, and Plain Salt Celtic Ensemble will perform popular songs, folk songs, and spiritual and other Religious Music. Free Will Offering: food, clothing, money. Proceeds to Our Place/Chez Nous Drop-In Centre. Reception to follow the concerts.

Holy Hour for Vocations presided by Archbishop Richard Gagnon, April 22, 7:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Click here for a poster.

Art & Craft Fair
St. Charles Catholic School is excited to announce our inaugural Art & Craft Fair! Join us on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 10am-2pm at 331 St. Charles St. Get your Mother’s Day shopping done early! Shop with over 25 vendors and purchase art by talented St. Charles students. Everyone is welcome!

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, Monday, 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 from 7:30 pm -9:00 pm 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.  [email protected], 204-885-2260.  Click here for a poster.

Family conference: Maintaining a Culture of Life: Saturday, 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 [email protected], or Cathy Muys at [email protected]. All are welcome!

People of Joy Spring Concert at St. Mary’s Academy, 550 Wellington Crescent, Sunday, April 29, 3:00 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 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 1. The “Exercises” are a ‘user-friendly’ way to get a new sense of how God works in our lives, how to make wise choices, how to find God in the people and experiences that fill our days.  While they require a time commitment and presume some prayer experience, they are open to anyone who seriously seeks to enhance the quality of their relationship with God. Click here for more information.

CCRS of Manitoba “Living a Life on Fire” Catholic Charismatic Conference: May 4, 5 & 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 [email protected] Click here for details.

Campaign Life Coalition Annual Fundraising Banquet:
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Dinner at Canad Inns Destination Centre Fort Garry, 1824 Pembina Highway. Presentation: “RU-486, The Rest of the Story” by Guest Speaker: Marie-Claire Bissonnette. Early Bird Tickets $45, Tickets $50, Student $40, Table of 8 $350. Call 204-452-2459. Click here for the poster.

For more events, click:  Archdiocese of Winnipeg Weekly Bulletin