27th Sunday in Ordinary Time|
4 October 2015
[Jesus said] "Let the children come to me, and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I assure you that whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."
-- Mark 10: 14-15 [TEV]
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About the CCCB 2015 Federal Election Guide
St John XXIII House Committee Report #2
Parish Current Events Calendar
Current Parish Org Chart
K of C page
Archdiocese of Winnipeg weekly bulletin
Prayer for the Success of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (.pdf)
Fr Raphael Glofcheski, 84, passed away on Tuesday 22 September. Vigil for the Deceased: Thursday 1 October 7pm; Funeral Mass Friday 2 October, 10am, both liturgies at our Parish. Please pray for the repose of his soul.
Safe Environment Workshop, Tuesday 6 October, 7:30pm in our Parish Gym. Catechists, catechist assistants and anyone involved in any ministry to the vulnerable are required to participate in this workshop. For alternative dates, contact Sharon.
Catechism classes for the 2015/16 school year started Sunday
Prep forms for First Communion or Confirmation are also available; a copy of the baptismal certificate must be attached to the prep form for all children not baptized at St John XXIII.
Parish Meeting: Tuesday 13 October, 7:30pm in the gym: How to respond to the refugee crisis as individuals and as a community.
2015 Federal Election Guide available, issued by the Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. This is a three-page summary with examples of the application of Catholic moral and social teaching, inviting Catholics to vote with discernment in the upcoming federal election. Copies available in the Narthex, or download PDF here or for background, go to www.cccb.ca/site/eng/media-room/4243-guide-for-2015-federal-election
Saint John XXIII
Roman Catholic Parish
3390 Portage Avenue
(at Rouge Road)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Coffee & Fellowship after all Masses during the weekend of the first Sunday of every month.
We can accommodate those with gluten intolerance or Celiac disease with low-gluten hosts at our liturgies. Identify yourself to the sacristan before Mass.
Important: please consult the most recent Bulletin for occasional variations on this schedule, especially around major feast days, such as Christmas and Easter (Triduum).
Rev Robert Polz
To contact Fr Robert, please see Office page.
For all other Sacraments, please contact the Pastor on a timely basis.
Fridays at 3pm
First Fridays 9:45am
Our Parish supports St Charles Catholic School: 331 St Charles Street, Winnipeg. For current news click here, visit www.stccs.ca or call
Low Mass in Latin at St Ann's Church, 271 Hampton Street,
New Time: Sundays at 9am.
Knitting Group meets Monday 5 October, 10am. Info: Beverly Hewitt, 204-885-1202 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Knights of Columbus news
For more info, see the K of C page or select the K of C Events Calendar
Catholic Women's League news
See CWL upcoming events calendar on the CWL page. For info about events and membership, contact Louise Dansereau, CWL President,
Vocations Discernment Retreat, Friday 2 October 6:30pm through Sunday
St Charles Catholic School Anniversary Dinner, Wednesday 7 October, at the school. 6pm cocktails; 6:30pm dinner; 7:15pm commemorative video. Tickets $10 from Eunice Newman, 204-837-1520 X223 or email@example.com
Annual Serra Club Dinner, Thursday 15 October, Caboto Centre, 1050 Wilkes Ave. 6pm: Reception, silent auction; 7pm: Dinner. Proceeds to the Seminarian Fund for the education and training of priests. Guest speaker: Rev Leonard Altilia, S.J., President, St. Paul’s High School. We hope to get enough parishioners from St John XXIII to support this event so we fill at least one or two tables! Tickets $85 through our Parish office or from Joan McCallum at 204-889-6546.
Justice, Development, & Peace Committee news
Our Parish Justice, Development & Peace Committee would welcome you as a volunteer. Interested? Please contact Indira in the Office.
Cultivating and Caring for Creation: 12 videos with study guides on Catholic thought and action leading up to Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment. Free on-line at www.greenspirittv.com from the Canadian Bishops (CCCB).
Contributions to the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace (D&P) for regions struck with disasters are always welcome. D&P is the international development agency of choice for Catholics.Though it is often among the first on the scene -- and often has had a presence in the country long before the disaster struck -- D&P stays with the people in need longer, with its primary focus on long-term community-based development, resilience, and reconstruction.
Make out your cheque to "Saint John XXIII Parish," label it with the region for which you intend it (e.g., "Nepal"), and place it in one of the special D&P earmarking envelopes available in the Office, filling in your name (and if applicable, your Parish envelope number). The Parish will issue your tax receipt, thereby saving administrative costs for Development & Peace.
For more info, see the JD&P page
WYD 2016: The Archdioceses of Winnipeg and St. Boniface are organizing a joint pilgrimage for young adults, ages 18 to 35, to World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland. Join us! For info, contact the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204-452-2227 ext 273.
After the successful Centennial Celebration...
AVAILABLE IN THE NARTHEX or FROM THE OFFICE:
Current snippets from recent Parish bulletins.
Monthly Prayer Day, 1st Sunday of each month, for awareness of the evil of human trafficking and for its victims. Pray Psalms, Rosary, or your preferred prayer, between 1:30 and 2:00pm on the First Sunday.
St Benedict's Monastery, Retreat & Conference Centre, 225 Masters Ave, off Main Street 3 km north of the Perimeter Highway. For info on retreats and other sessions visit www.stbens.ca, or to register, phone 204-338-4601 or write email@example.com.
Chemin Neuf Community and St Charles Retreat Centre: 323 St. Charles Street. For info, contact Ted and Nancy Wood, firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-885-2260.
Alzheimer Society Caregiver Education & Support Meetings, every 4th Wednesday 1-3pm, St Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 202 Harcourt St. For those caring for Alzheimer or other dementia patients. For info, contact Cheryl Demasi, 943-6622, X229.
Recent Job Postings and Appointments:
St Charles Catholic School: 331 St Charles Street, Winnipeg. For info, visit www.stccs.ca or call 204-837-1520.
Links to Selected Archdiocesan News Items:
Upcoming Marriage Prep Sessions, Archdiocese of Wpg
Sharing God's Gifts
Youth events update
For details and additional events, please see