June 26, 2020 Dear friends, We are pleased to share the weekly update with you. I. Determining the Number of People in Attendance for Mass, Now and in the Future We invite the parishes to first read the announcements from the Province concerning the number of people permitted indoors, as well as the conditions that must be met in order to determine what must be done to accommodate the realities in each parish. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO AWAIT PERMISSION FROM THE DIOCESE TO MODIFY TH
June is traditionally a time of significant life events, which will look quite different this year than usual! This could be a time of disappointment, sadness, or even despair for some. But in this week’s message, Archbishop LeGatt shares about the hopeful, innovative, life-filled decisions people are making in response to our current reality: people, and in a special way young people, are holding onto hope in so many beautiful ways. He takes a moment to address, in a special
This week, following the recent publication of pastoral assignments for the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, Archbishop LeGatt shares about the many and lengthy considerations and consultations that take place when moving a priest from one parish to another. Decisions are carefully made for the good of everyone: the parish community, the priest, and the entire presbyterate and Church community of the Archdiocese at large.
Dear friends, By decision of Most Rev. Albert LeGatt, Archbishop of Saint Boniface, after consultation with the College of Consultors, the following are the assignments of Priests. Parish Life Directors, Permanent Deacons and Seminarians in the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface for the current year. Unless otherwise agreed upon with those concerned, the appointments will be effective August 1, 2020. Priest and Parish Life Directors assignments are listed according to deaneries. N
Today Michael shares a reflection on how the Eucharist, is a re-presentation of the great Sacrifice of Christ. Jesus' sacrifice was a total self-giving of his Humanity out of Love for us and for our redemption. Michael suggests that if we want to incarnate the feast day into our lives, we too must follow Jesus' example and make an offering of ourselves in service of the world. In that way, we can change the world which is filled with greed, injustice, and division.
We’re all in this together! This is a phrase we have been hearing increasingly frequently of late. But what exactly does this mean for us? How must we truly work together to rebuild our hurting world? It’s not just a wish, it’s a committed, faithful decision, to walking and working together towards our new normal
God Created Humankind in his Image and Likeness Respect for the other is a must Statement of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops It has been with great distress and sorrow that the world witnessed the tragic events that took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on 25 May 2020. The death of Mr. George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement officers is profoundly troubling and entirely unacceptable. The utter disregard for his human rights and dignity has justifiably raised
This week, Archbishop LeGatt takes a moment to reflect on the protests and riots currently taking place in the US, in response to the senseless and tragic murder by a police officer of George Floyd last weekend in Minneapolis. It may be tempting for some Canadians of privilege, sheltered from the realities of racism, to respond to these events with a self-righteous attitude, thinking that we Canadians are somehow beyond racism. But racism remains a very real reality here in C
Diocesan ordinations – June 5, 6 and 13, 2020 to the diaconate and to the priesthood. To the diaconate… Christian Illunga Mutombo: Friday, June 5 at 9:30 AM To the priesthood… Deacon Jean-Baptiste (Anh Duy) Nguyen: Saturday, June 6 at 7 PM Deacon Brian Trueman: Saturday, June 13 juin at 10 AM These ordination masses will be livestreamed. The liturgies can be accessed via the YouTube channel of the parish of Saints-MartyrsCanadians: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFLbnkM6HlR