CALL FOR CONSCIENCE CAMPAIGN, PROMOTING BILL 34

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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.”[1]

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 MLAA template letter to be printed, for parishioners to sign and send to your MLA; a copy should also be sent to the Archdiocese.

For any questions on the “Call for Conscience Campaign”, please contact Nadine Fetherston at the Service of Marriage, Family and Life:
204-594-0295 /mfl2@archsaintboniface.ca.

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Adult Faith Starting September 14th

Please Note New Date

Come join our Adult Faith Formation group to at 7 pm, in the upper level of the parish center. All are welcome!

DOGMATIC THEOLOGY

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Dogmatic Theology explores themes central to our Christian faith. Full of humor, insight and theological consideration, this eight-part series is based upon Fr. James Mallon’s many experiences with his often mischievous “Monsi,” a nine-year-old shepherd mix. Following upon a lesson Fr. James learned from “Monsi,” each theme probes into a mystery of faith which is then illuminated with a documentary story as well as a teaching by Dogmatic Theologian, Dr. David Deane. Ideal for all Christians, this series provides an exciting opportunity to learn more about one’s faith. It will also evoke laughter and prompt newfound contemplation of the simple yet profound aspects of everyday life, dog days and all.