29 November 2015
Jesus spoke to his disciples: "There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see 'the Son of Man coming in a cloud' with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."
-- Luke 21: 25-28 [NRSV]
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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)
Please check the Bulletin and/or insert for more events and additional details.
Leaders of Many Faiths Support Christian Leaders' Stand Against Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide and for Palliative Care -- to see the new declaration by Canadian Catholic Bishops and others, download PDF file or go to www.euthanasiadeclaration.ca. To see the wide range of faith leaders who've signed it, go to www.euthanasiadeclaration.ca/signatories/ Please also read the Pastoral Letter on the subject from Archbishop Gagnon here.
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, email@example.com or call
Christmas Hampers: for 10 families within our Parish community and 20 designated by the Christmas Cheer Board. Tags on the wooden Christmas tree in the Narthex indicate grocery items required; please choose some tags, purchase the items indicated, and bring both groceries and tags back to the church. Socks and mitts, along with monetary donations for the purchase of fresh items are also needed.
Rummage Sale Group AGM, Tuesday 1 December, 7pm in Room 12. All volunteers and parishioners welcome!
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chemin Neuf Community and St Charles Retreat Centre: 323 St. Charles Street. For info on prayer meetings and other events, contact Ted and Nancy Wood, email@example.com 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