3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time |
25 January 2015
As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea -- for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, "Come follow me and I will make you fishers of people." And immediately they left their nets and followed him.
-- Mark 1: 16-18 [NRSV]
Important Update on the future of ACC and Blessed John XXIII|
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)
CURRENT HIGHLIGHTSSunday Mass times have changed to 9am and 11:45am.
First Communion parents' meeting, Sunday 25 January, 10:15am in the gym.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Charlie Olinyk, who passed away on Sunday 18 January. His funeral Mass was held at our Parish on Thursday 22 January. Condolences to Lois and to the Family.
Heaven is for Real movie, Monday 26 January, 1pm in the Lounge. Sponsored by SOS (Serving Our Seniors) Working Group. All parishioners invited. Need a ride? Call Eileen Kloepfer, 204-837-3565 or Alice Fleury, 204-889-2660.
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,
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)
Many thanks to everyone who assisted with the lunch at Immaculate Conception Church on 11 January. We served over 300 people and about 30 children the only hot meal some had in weeks. These acts of kindness lessened the burden on those less fortunate. The next opportunity for our Parish to serve will be Sunday 29 March.|
Knights of Columbus news
It's not too late to join the St James Knights of Columbus. For info about the Council and its good works speak to a Knight or contact Steve Csizmadia, 995-5634 or Richard Carlyle, 889-0238. Come join our team.
For tickets to any events, to join the Knights, or for any questions, contact Richard Carlyle, 204-889-0238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info, see the K of C page or select the K of C Events Calendar
S.O.S. - SERVING OUR SENIORS. A dedicated team of St. John XXIII Parish volunteers known as the S.O.S. - Serving our Seniors Working Group, is available for a home visit, share a prayer, or to bring Holy Communion to our seniors or any of our parishioners, on request. Due to the Privacy Act, requests for this service must be made to Fr. Gerald. Another initiative of Serving Our Seniors team is offering an afternoon get-together in our parish lounge every other month, open to all our parishioners (50 and up) who would enjoy a fun activity followed by refreshments and fellowship. Look for the date and time in the bulletin, together with the name and phone number of whom to contact if you need a ride.
Justice, Development, & Peace Committee news
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
AVAILABLE IN THE NARTHEX or FROM THE OFFICE:
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.
Visit the Marian shrines of Europe with Fr Gerald, September 16 - 28, 2015: Lisbon, Fatima, Santiago de Compostela, Burgos, Lourdes, Saragossa, and Madrid. For info, contact Adriana at Flair Travel Grant Park, 320-1120 Grant Ave, 204-284 9682, cell 204-228-4764 or email@example.com
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.
Chez Nous Fundraiser, Friday 13 February at St Charles Parish, 320 St Charles Street. Dinner and dance to a live band; meat draw and silent auction. Tickets from Angela Bowman, 204-804-8155.
St Mary's Academy Information Evening & Open House Tuesday 27 January, 7 pm. Now accepting applications for the 2015/16 School Year; new student applications due 13 February.
St John Brebeuf Catholic School (K-8) Open House, Thursday 5 February, 7pm, 605 Renfrew St. Contact Ms Gail Gel at 204-489-2115, or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sjbschool.ca
St Maurice Catholic School (K-12) Open House, Thursday 12 February, 7pm, 1639 Pembina Hwy. Call (204) 453-4020 or visit www.stmaurice.mb.ca
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 & young Adult Ministry update
For details and additional events, please see