21st Sunday in Ordinary Time|
24 August 2014
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance? Who can fathom the Spirit of the Lord, or instruct the Lord as his counsellor? Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught him knowledge, or showed him the path of understanding? Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales; he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust. -- Isaiah 40: 12-15 [NIV]
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)
Young adults' (ages 18-40) BBQ Tuesday 26 August at 6:30pm at the Rectory, 530 Banting Drive. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Catechism Information Session, Wednesday 10 September, 7pm in the church. Father Gerald invites all parents, children, teachers, and catechist volunteers to attend. Please note: in a change from recent years, we will now be offering a weekly catechism program. Registration forms are available in the Narthex, or in the Office. Please register as soon as possible.
Kathy Link Retirement, Thursday 28 August, 7pm at St Paul the Apostle. St John XXIII parishioners are invited to join the celebration for Kathy, long-time Secretary at St Paul the Apostle. There will be sharing of memories, presentations, camaraderie, and refreshments.
SNJM celebrates 140 years in Manitoba, Sunday 24 August, 2-4pm, Cathedral Manor, 321 av. de la Cathédrale, Saint-Boniface. The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary invite you to drop in to this anniversary come-and-go event. They are known for many important Winnipeg institutions, such as St Mary's Academy, Rossbrook House, House of Peace & its Neighbours program, and Artbeat.
Saint 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)
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,
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
11th Annual Sol Kanee Lecture on International Peace and Justice, Monday 29 September, St Paul's College. Featured Lecturer: Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, on What Do We Do About the Legacy of Indian Residential Schools? Presented by the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice.
AVAILABLE IN THE NARTHEX or FROM THE OFFICE:
Next Rummage Sale is Friday 26 September. We will continue to accept items at the Centre during the summer.
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 2014-01-03 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