Archdiocese News, Updates and Communications

Archdiocese News, Updates and Communications

         Participate in the Universal Synod! In-person and virtual listening sessions are currently being planned in your parish and across our archdiocese. In the meantime, take our online survey to have your voice heard along with millions of Catholics all over the world who will participate in the Universal Synod. By taking the online survey first, you’re able to process your thoughts to the various questions and participate more fully through the opportunity for dialogue that will be offered in your parish listening sessions. Take the online survey here.       
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       We’re Hiring! – Associate Director of Catechetics and Faith Development – Westman and Parkland Deaneries Archdiocese of Winnipeg – The Archdiocese of Winnipeg is seeking for an Associate Director of Catechetics and Faith Development for Westman and Parkland Deaneries who will be responsible for the promotion, coordination, and support Catechetical and Sacramental Preparation programs for the parishes, missions, First Nation communities, and families of the Westman and Parkland Deaneries of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg. The Associate Director will be working under the general supervision of the Archdiocesan Director of Catechetics and Faith Development. The incumbent will work collaboratively with the clergy, parish personnel and volunteers. Click here for the full job listing. Public Way of the Cross Goes Virtual Winnipeg, Manitoba – Due to the blizzard warnings that the province of Manitoba experienced last week, the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry along with St. Nicholas Tavelich Parish made the difficult decision to cancel the outdoor Public Way of the Cross procession. In a short amount of time, the groups were able to put together a virtual version that premiered on YouTube on Good Friday, April 15, 2022. Click here to view the video. Thank you to all who came together and made this video happen! It was also announced that Our Lady of Victory Memorial Parish will host the 34th Annual Public Way of the Cross next Good Friday, April 7, 2023. Mourning a tragedy in Mariupol Mariupol, Ukraine – “With Mariupol, Ukraine, just starting to become accessible, news emerged yesterday of a devastating tank attack on the Caritas centre there, on March 15, 2022. Seven people, including two staff members [of Caritas], are known to have lost their lives and the building has sustained significant damage. Strongly condemning this latest atrocity, Carl Hétu, executive director of Development and Peace ― Caritas Canada, said, “We are united in sorrow with the entire Caritas family. Our grief and outrage only strengthen our conviction in peace and redouble our solidarity with the Ukrainian people.”” Read the full statement from Development and Peace – Caritas Canada. Rossbrook House hired new Executive Director Winnipeg, Manitoba – Rossbrook House Board of Directors is thrilled to announce the hiring of Patricia Mainville as the incoming Executive Director of both Rossbrook House and the Rossbrook House Foundation. Pat begins her tenure as Executive Director on September 6, 2022, alongside outgoing Executive Director Phil Chiappetta, who will officially retire at the end of September. Click here to read the full announcement. St. Malo Catholic Camps In the Community – The Saint-Malo Catholic Camps offer your child unforgettable summer camp experiences in English or in French! Going to summer camp is the perfect way for your child to experience new activities, grow in character, make lifelong friendships, and most importantly, have fun, and all of this in a positive Catholic setting! What are the benefits of camps? Independence, self-esteem, new interests, active lifestyles, appreciation for nature, building memories, and gaining a deeper understanding of God’s goodness and mercy: it’s truly an experience that changes lives! During their week at camps, campers have fun with archery, mountain biking, canoeing, beach time, sports, campfires, music, dramas, and still much more! Don’t miss out! Take advantage of the Early-bird $50 discount by registering before Midnight, May 31st.
REGISTER ONLINE TODAY: www.stmalocamps.net. For more information: catholicway.net/summer… or write to camps@catholicway.net 2022 Pro-Life Banner Campaign The Knights of Columbus of Manitoba have again partnered with Life Culture to create several new messaging options for the 2022 Pro-Life Banner Campaign. The lists of options are available at bit.ly/2022Banners…. Each banner is 4′ by 8′ and made of very durable fabric to last years outside, even in our weather!
Please display your existing or new banner(s) on your parish lawn or building for one week after Mother’s Day – the full week of the NWLF. The cost of the banner depends on how many orders are placed. Please consider budgeting $200 for this life-affirming banner that will last. Messages in French and other languages can be accommodated. For more information, contact your local Knights of Columbus Council or the Manitoba State Office – Knights of Columbus at (204) 663-8022.      
 
       UPCOMING EVENTS Explore: The Archdiocese’s Calendar of Events       
       Listening to Indigenous Voices – April 20, 2022 Please join us in a journey to learn Indigenous history through the voices of the Indigenous peoples. We consider this a preliminary step in entering into a true reconciliation effort. There are 7 hour and a half sessions. Participants will have a workbook from which to read and reflect in preparation for each session. The sessions will be in the form of sharing circles where respectful listening and dialogue can occur. We will begin on Wednesday, April 20th at 7:00 pm. Please contact Gloria Anderson at 204-889-3248 or stcharls@mymts.net. There are 15 spots available, so please register as soon as possible. Caritas Virtual Award Dinner in Support of the Catholic Foundation of Manitoba – April 21, 2022 Every year, the Catholic Foundation of Manitoba hosts the Caritas Award Dinner that aims to recognize individuals or organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the well-being of the citizens of the Province of Manitoba, to the Catholic community, or provided exceptional service that support Catholic values, works and causes. This year’s honourees are all involved in Mental Health. The event will be virtual again this year, and you are encouraged to pariticpate in this wonderful event taking place on April 21st. Click here to purchase tickets. Comforts of Home-Care Job Fair – April 21, 2022 Comforts of Home-Care is always seeking compassionate people to join their team. At this time, we would like to invite you, or someone you know, to attend one of our In-House job fairs we are planning for April. All walk-ins are Welcome, and an Interview is guaranteed!  The Job Fairs will take place on Thursday April 21st from 1:00 – 6:00 pm AND Tuesday April 26th from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Location: 2147 Portage Avenue, 2nd Floor. Click here to view the poster. “It Is the Lord!” Eucharistic Adoration – April 22, 2022 Christ the King Chapel at St. Paul’s College is hosting a Life Culture Adoration Night: “It is the Lord!” on April 22, 2022. Join us at 7:00 PM to experience an evening dedicated to the cause of life. Join us for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions, and worship music. Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination as per the University of Manitoba’s policy. 50/50 Raffle Supporting St. Mary’s Academy – April 22, 2022 In the Community – St. Mary’s Academy’s Parents’ Guild is hosting their annual online 50/50 raffle. This parent-led fundraising initiative supports and enhances students’ experiences, programs and activities at the Academy. The 50/50 draw takes place on Friday, April 22, 2022 at 12:30 PM at SMA. The winner receives 50% of the total ticket sales. Tickets prices are one ticket for $5, three tickets for $10, ten tickets for $20, thirty tickets for $50 and eighty tickets for $100. Purchase tickets here. Thank you for your generosity. Disconnect to Reconnect – April 26, 2022 The Aulneau Renewal Centre is offering an online workshop called “Disconnect to Reconnect”. Screen time and electronics use have been one of the biggest changes in the past few decades. Children and youth are using screens at an alarming and increasing rate, and many parents, caregivers, and helping professionals are faced with struggles disconnecting them from their devices. This workshop provides an overview of how screen time impacts the developing brain, how it impacts peer and attachment relationships, how parent/caregiver screen behaviour impacts attachment, what healthy screen time use looks like, what are concrete strategies to set parameters around screens, and ways to re-connect with the children in our care. To learn more or register, click here. Illuminate at Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens Parish – April 29, 2022 All are invited to participate in a dynamic evening of adoration, praise & worship, reconciliation and fellowship on Friday, April 29 at 7:30 PM, at Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens Parish, 289 Dussault Ave., Winnipeg. Come and worship Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament as part of a vibrant Catholic community. All are welcome! For more information, www.illuminatemb.com or their Facebook page. Illuminate is an evening of Eucharistic Adoration, Praise & Worship music, and fellowship, with the opportunity to take part in the sacrament of Reconciliation. See you there! Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate “Come and See Retreats” – April 29 – May 1, 2022 Could God be calling you to something more? The Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate are offering Come and See Retreats at Annunciation Motherhouse in Glen Morris, Ontario. The date of the next retreat is April 29-May 1, 2022. For more information, contact Sr. Maria Immaculata at vocations@solisisters.ca or visit their website for more information, here. Save the Date! 100,000 Flags – May 12, 2022 On May 12, 2022, at the St. Boniface Cathedral, we will be remembering, honouring, and commemorating the 100,000 lives that are lost to abortion every year in Canada. Take the opportunity to say a prayer for the preborn, name a child as you plant a flag, or simply give a moment of silence for the short lives taken too soon. You are invited to bring your family, church group, classroom, and congregation. More information can be found at lifeculture.ca/flags…. Contact justony@lifeculture.ca for more information. Save the Date! Walk for Life – May 28, 2022 Join Life Culture on Saturday, May 28, 2022 as we Walk for Life! We will gather at 10:00 AM at K.R. Barkman Park in Steinbach, Manitoba. Email contact@lifeculture.ca or call (204) 326-5433 for more information.       
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       Employment and Volunteer Opportunities in the Community In the Community – There are a number of employment opportunities that are currently available in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg and beyond. See below for more information. Head of Advancement & Special Projects – St. Paul’s High School Campus Minister – St. Paul’s High School Camp Director – Catholic School of Evangelization Camp Coordinator – Catholic School of Evangelization Bilingual Spiritual Care Practitioners – Actionmarguerite: If you are interested, please you can send your résumé and any other pertinent documents to action@actionmarguerit… or send your resume by mail to Mr. Daniel St.Vincent at Actionmarguerite 185 Despins Street Winnipeg, MB R2H 2B3. Finance Committee Board Members – (Volunteer) Holy Rosary Church: The Finance Committee for Holy Rosary Church is comprised of community members and is collectively accountable to the Parish and Archdiocese of Winnipeg. Holy Rosary is currently looking for new committee members with a variety of background experience. The members work closely with the parish priest, ministries, and staff to ensure the continued work of the parish and benefit the faith community. Email info@holyrosarychurch…. or click here for more information.  Manitoba Catholic Schools – Employment Opportunities In the Community – There are a number of teaching and staff opportunities in our MB Catholic Schools. For more information and to apply, please go to mbcatholicschools.ca/e…. Available positions: Academic Advisor and Career Counsellor (St. Mary’s Academy) ELA Teacher (St. Mary’s Academy) Guidance Counsellor (St. Mary’s Academy) Human Ecology Teacher (St. Mary’s Academy) Religious Studies Teacher (St. Mary’s Academy) Advancement Manager (St. Mary’s Academy) Archdiocese of Winnipeg – YouthInk YouthInk is a ministry of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg. We passionately engage young people to cultivate a vibrant community of evangelizers. We provide a way for young people to express themselves through their artistic and creative talents. We proclaim God’s love, joy, and mercy through new media, such as blogging, podcasts, and social media. In YouthInk, we want to empower young people to grow as leaders and to be positive influencers of their friends and family through education and evangelization. Do you know a young person who would be a fit for our team? Reach out here. The Archdiocese’s COVID-19 Info Page The Archdiocese’s Synod Implementation Info Page Archbishop Gagnon’s Pastoral Letter on the Synod of Bishops 2021-2023 Latest Issue of On the Way Magazine Current Newsletter of the Seminarians of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg
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Matthew 18:20

Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Matthew 18:20

James 1:22

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

James 1:22

1 Corinthians 12:27

“Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.”

1 Corinthians 12:27

Psalm 100:2

Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!

Psalm 100:2