16th Sunday in Ordinary Time|
20 July 2014
You are righteous, [Lord,] and you rule everything righteously. You have never used your power to condemn a person who does not deserve to be punished. Your strength is the source of justice. You can show mercy to everyone, because you are the Lord of all. ... By the things you have done, you have taught your people that a person who is righteous must also be kind.
-- Wisdom 13: 15-16, 19a [TEV]
Important Update on the future of ACC and Blessed John XXIII|
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)
Please pick up your personal letter and pledge form from the Narthex if you haven't already done so, to save the Parish the cost of mailing. This package was prepared by Father Gerald to inform you about Parish needs and kick-start our fundraising campaign.
Next Rummage Sale is Friday 26 September. We will continue to accept items at the Centre during the summer.
Knights of Columbus news
The Knights of Columbus provide scholarship opportunities to the families of brother Knights. Congratulations to Connor Livingston on being selected by the 4th degree Pro Deo & Pro Patria (Canada) to receive a $1,500 scholarship annually to support his studies starting this fall at the University of Manitoba Engineering Faculty (major: Electrical & Computer Engineering). For info on the St James K of C, contact Steve Csizmadia, 885-7469 or Paul Morris, 832-8484. Join the team; become a Knight. - Richard Carlyle, Past GK
For more info, see the K of C page or select the K of C Events Calendar
Blessed John XXIII|
Roman Catholic Parish
3390 Portage Avenue
(at Rouge Road)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Coffee & Fellowship after Saturday 5pm and both Sunday 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)
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,
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 "Blessed 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
Ordinations: Archbishop Gagnon announces two ordinations to the Transitional Diaconate. All are welcome to attend.
Parish Photos wanted for Inter-Deanery Celebrations: To honour the completion of the ten-year pastoral plan "Building a Church of Communion," a special joint celebration is being planned by the three Winnipeg deaneries for Thursday 16 October at St Paul the Apostle Church. In addition, the Archdiocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry is preparing a publication in book and digital formats. To this end, organizers are seeking photos and/or videos of events in each parish that reflect how we experienced the Building of a Church of Communion over these past ten years, particularly those that illustrate the four successive priorities of the decade: Liturgy, Faith Formation, Stewardship, and Community-Building. Digital formats such as jpg are preferred, but prints would also be welcomed. Please bring any photos of our Parish activities you can contribute to the Office as soon as possible, or email them to email@example.com
AVAILABLE IN THE NARTHEX or FROM THE OFFICE:
Meet Your New Archbishop: Watch the installation of the Most Reverend Richard J. Gagnon as the Seventh Archbishop of Winnipeg on Salt and Light, recorded Jan. 3 at St. Mary's Cathedral.
Read the Archbishop's Travel Blog at www.archwinnipeg.ca/blog.php
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.
We also still need more Ushers/Greeters for each of the weekend Masses. This job offers great satisfaction for a small investment of time. If you are interested, please speak to the ushers at the Mass you attend.
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.
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