Come join us every Friday during Lent at 7pm
Come join us every Friday during Lent at 7pm
This two-day conference will bring together speakers who are leaders in the New Evangelization to provide inspiration, encouragement, training, practical wisdom and resources on how Catholics can effectively evangelize. All Catholics – pastors, missionaries, lay ministers, and the lay faithful – will benefit immensely from this powerful opportunity to be further equipped in the fundamental mission of the Church. Streaming to Winnipeg, April 27, 28. Parish of St Bernadette, $40.00 per ticket.
To purchase tickets and for more information visit newevangelization.ca
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Have you recently experienced a significant health/life change?
What supports might you need as a caregiver or companion during a health/life change?
What kind of support would you expect from your parish?
“Come to me all you who are weary and heavily burdened and I will give you rest” Mt. 11:28
3 presentations are being offered where parishioners can share what a “Ministry of Care” could be like in the life of your parish.
“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community”. Anthony J.D’Angelo
St. Bernadette Parish 820 Cottonwood Road
Saturday, February 24th 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 1st 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Monday, March 5th 7:00-9:00 p.m.
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The 2017 Good Shepherd Campaign is an initiative of Archbishop Albert LeGatt to support the costs of formation for our seminarians, of ongoing professional development of our clergy and the enculturation of our international priests. We are blessed to have six men studying towards the priesthood.
Father Vincent Lusty and Father Joshua Gundrum were ordained on July 3rd, 2017 and are now serving in parishes.
Please continue to pray for our seminarians and clergy.
Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, have you ever thought about the importance of your conscience? That small little voice that, formed by the Church, speaks of right or wrong, Good or evil. We often don’t realize just what an amazing faculty of the spirit the conscience is. Vatican II, in the document Gaudium et Spes, argued that “[C]onscience is the most secret core and sanctuary of a man. There he is alone with God, whose voice echoes in his depths.”
Sadly in our times, this secret core is under attack, and we are called to the defence of it. Specifically at the request of the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, in the “Call for Conscience Campaign”, promoting Bill 34, put forward by the Government of Manitoba. The bill aims to protect conscience rights for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who object to participating in medical aid in dying.
Throughout the province, this campaign is to run in Catholic parishes on 3 consecutive weekends: September 23rd, September 30thand October 7th.
For more information, please review the attached documents.
Letter for parishioners : A letter for parishioners letting them know how they can get involved in the campaign.
Letter for MLA: A template letter to be printed, for parishioners to sign and send to your MLA; a copy should also be sent to the Archdiocese.
Unforgettable Catholic Summer Camps! Don’t miss out! The Saint Malo Catholic Camps at the CSE (Catholic School of Evangelization) are an unforgettable experience for youth ages 5 to 17 years old. During their week at camps, campers have fun with archery, mountain biking, canoeing, beach time, sports, campfires, music, dramas, and still much more. Even more special are the lifelong friendships that are formed at camps, and the prayer time and spiritual formation offered to campers. REGISTER ONLINE TODAY
So here is why it became necessary to lock the west doors at the parish center:
Many months ago, I was tasked by the Archbishop to ensure that the parish of St. Bernadette is compliant with safe-environment policies that conform to our Diocesan Insurance provider. Our Insurance provider has warned the Archdiocese that, unless all parishes comply with a safe-environment policy as approved by them, they will cease to cover the parishes and the Archdiocese. They are currently conducting audits at the parish level to ensure that their requirements are being met.
Now when I arrived here a year and a half ago, of the many things I knew I had to quickly deal with was that the parish of St. Bernadette was nearly 10 years behind in conforming to this mandatory requirement. Eight years ago, I had led the parish of St. Timothy toward the development and completion of its safe-environment compliance. So I am familiar with what is needed to make that happen.
Early on, with the parish team, we determined that the entrance where the washrooms are located creates an extreme-danger for our children and vulnerable adults while the community is at worship. This area is completely unsupervised and isolated and it creates an easy opportunity for predators of the vulnerable who seek to use the parish washrooms.
Furthermore, this entrance is easy access for any person who may have nefarious intentions of harming members of the Assembly by entering the building unchallenged … perhaps with a weapon. It is unchallenged, easy and leisurely access for strangers to the working sacristy and to the parish halls.
This extreme vulnerability, most especially to our children and vulnerable people, has finally just been confirmed by an expert consultant who has advised us to shut down this access immediately to avert, insofar as humanly possible, the high potential for a tragedy.
St Bernadette has been placed in our northex as a focal point. She is also facing the Eucharist during mass.