32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time|
(Dedication of the Lateran Basilica)
9 November 2014
Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. He told those who were selling the doves, "Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father's house a marketplace!" His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for Your House will consume me." [Psalm 69:9]
-- John 2: 15-17 [NRSV]
Important Update on the future of ACC and Blessed John XXIII|
St John XXIII House Committee Report #2 NEW
Current Parish 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)
Book of Remembrance: We invite you to add the names of deceased parishioners, family, and friends you want remembered at Mass. During the month of November we will pray for our departed. This week, we should especially pray for the veterans who died in wars past and present, and for their families.
Visit the Marian shrines of Europe with Fr Gerald, September 16 - 28, 2015:
Lisbon, Fatima, Santiago de Compostela, Burgos, Lourdes, Saragossa, and Madrid. All are welcome at two special presentations Wednesday 19 November, 7:00-8:30pm and Sunday 23 November at 1pm after Mass. For info, contact Adriana at Flair Travel Grant Park, 320-1120 Grant Ave, 204-284 9682, cell 204-228-4764 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Gathering, Sunday 30 November, 1:00-2:30pm, following 11:45am Mass.
Saint John XXIII|
Roman Catholic Parish
3390 Portage Avenue
(at Rouge Road)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Coffee & Fellowship after all Masses during the weekend of the first Sunday of every month.
Scripture Study each Tuesday following 9:15am Mass. Reflection on Scriptures for the coming Sunday, using the Celebration Teaching Resource, led by Fr Gerald. All welcome.
Important: please consult the most recent Bulletin for occasional variations on this schedule, especially around major feast days, such as Christmas and Easter (Triduum).
For all other Sacraments, please contact the Pastor.
We can accommodate those with gluten intolerance or Celiac disease with low-gluten hosts at our liturgies. Identify yourself to the sacristan before Mass.
Pastor: Rev Gerald R Langevin,
For office hours, please see Office page.
Low Mass in Latin at St Ann's Church, 271 Hampton Street, Sundays at 10am. (See map)
Next Rummage Sale: Friday 21 November. We're now accepting items for sale.|
Catholic Women's League news
Knights of Columbus news
For tickets to any events, to join the Knights, or for any questions, contact Richard Carlyle, 204-889-0238 or email@example.com.
Justice, Development, & Peace Committee news
Development & Peace Fall Campaign: Multinational seed companies are gradually obtaining more patents on different seeds and threatening the ability of small family farmers in the Global South to affordably produce the food required for their families and communities. Please read the pamphlet (also enclosed in this week's bulletin and available in the Narthex) and consider signing the on-line petition asking the Canadian government to help protect the right of farmers to use, preserve, and exchange their seeds.
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 and reconstruction. Make out your cheque to "Saint John XXIII Parish," label it with the region for which you intend it, 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
St Charles D&P Committee talk about farmers' right to control their seeds, Sunday 16 November, 7pm, St Charles Parish Hall. We will learn about farmers in Canada and throughout the world struggling to retain their right to save, sow and exchange their seeds. Guest speakers: St. Charles parishioner Diane and Carl Havixbeck. All welcome. Dessert and coffee served. Info: contact Annette Kohut, 204-889-1391 or Fran Blanchard 204-889-7348.
Upcoming Immaculate Conception Dinner dates: Sunday 11 January & Sunday 29 March, 2015. Please mark those dates, as your help will be needed. Sign-up sheet and more information to follow.
Holy Names House of Peace 10th Anniversary Dinner: Monday 10 November, 6pm at the Convention Centre. Speaker: Gerry Price. Tables for 8 or 10. Tickets going quickly: $50 each, from House of Peace, 204-942-5535 .
AVAILABLE IN THE NARTHEX or FROM THE OFFICE:
Additional Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers needed, especially for 5pm Saturday and 1pm Sunday Masses. Speak to Fr Gerald if you are interested.
Volunteers are still needed to help clean sacristy, narthex, and worship area. You'd work in a team of two and would be scheduled a few times per year in rotation. Training provided. If you can help, please call the Office, 832-7175.
Ushers needed. A sign-up sheet is in the Narthex. For more info, speak to an usher at Mass or contact Richard Carlyle, 204-889-0238.
FIRE & EMERGENCY SAFETY PLAN Volunteer still needed. Assiniboia Christian Centre needs one person to be responsible for ensuring all the Fire and Safety Plans are known by those leading activities here. For details please see: Safety Plan Insert.
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, contact Ted and Nancy Wood, email@example.com or 204-885-2260.
The Art of Transforming Suffering in Ourselves and Others, Thursday 13 November, 8:30am-4:30pm, Bethel Mennonite Church, 465 Stafford St. Presenter: Prof Richard Groves. Sponsor: Canadian Association for Spiritual Care. Info: 204-788-8249 or firstname.lastname@example.org Register by 31 October; cost: $60.
CWL Christmas Bazaar: 22 November, 10am-2pm at OLPH, 4588 Roblin Boulevard. To book a table for $25 to display and sell your hand-made crafts, call Debra (204-453-6067).
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 & young Adult Ministry update
For details and additional events, please see