28 September 2014
Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders of the people: "What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, 'Son, go and work in the vineyard today.' He answered, 'I will not'; but later he changed his mind and went. The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, 'I am going, sir'; but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said, "The first."
-- Matthew 21: 28-31 [NRSV]
Important Update on the future of ACC and Blessed John XXIII|
St John XXIII House Committee Report #1 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)
CURRENT HIGHLIGHTSCoffee & Fellowship after Saturday 5pm and both Sunday Masses during the weekend of October 4 & 5.
The west parking area and its Portage Avenue entrance will be closed while the work to replace the church roof is ongoing.
K of C Spiritually Adopted Baby Program starts at St John XXIII this weekend and continues until around Mothers' Day. Please sign an adoption card as a pledge to pray for the most innocent and vulnerable in our society. Pregnancy & Family Support Centre and the mothers there will receive the layettes made by our Knitters' Group and this year's proceeds from our sale of Roses and Pro-Life pins.
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)
Tour of the Holy Land PowerPoint presentation, Monday 29 September, 1:30-3pm at our Parish. This "fun" afternoon is hosted by the Serving Seniors and the Homebound Working Group. For info or a ride, call Ann McMurdie, 204-889-6606 or Louise Mollot, 204-837-8073.|
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 9684, cell 204-228-4764 or email@example.com
Knights of Columbus news
For tickets to any events, to join the Knights, or for any questions, contact Richard Carlyle, 204-889-0238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic Women's League news
25th Anniversaries of Ordination, Revs Richard Arsenault & Reverend Darrin Gurr, Friday 3 October, 5pm, St Gianna's Parish. Dinner to follow at the Caboto Centre,7 p.m. Dinner tickets from the Catholic Centre, 204- 452-2227; St. Gianna's 204- 488-3977; St. Mary's Cathedral 204- 947-0294); or visit www.stgianna.ca
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.
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:
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.
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.
Alpha Information Evening, Wednesday 1 October, 7:30 pm St Charles Parish Hall, 320 St. Charles St. Sessions begin Wednesdays 8 October through 17 December. Alpha is for those who want to enhance their relationship with Christ. Evenings typically include a meal, a video/talk presentation, and a small group discussion set in a non-threatening atmosphere. Questions? Visit www.alphacanada.org or contact 204-229-8176 or email@example.com
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.
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