Palm / Passion Sunday
29 March 2015
This day shall be a day of remembrance for you. You shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord; throughout your generations you shall observe it as a erpetual ordinance.
-- Exodus 12:14J [NRSV]
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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.
Immaculate Conception Drop-in Centre Dinner, Sunday 29 March. Reminder to our volunteers: Casseroles are to be delivered hot to the church parking lot on the day of the event, Sunday 29 March by 12:45pm. Questions? Call Cindy Allard, Co-ordinator, 204-283-2721.
Choir Call for 250 voice Centenary Choir and Youth Choir to prepare for the Mass on Sunday 3 May at the MTS Centre, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Archdiocese. Director: Fr Geoffrey Angeles. Interested singers are asked to register so they can receive rehearsal times and locations. Use the registration form at www.archwinnipeg.ca/wcm-docs/docs/centennial_choir_s__registration_form.pdf
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospitality and Support Committee of the Centennial Mass Celebration on May 3 at MTS Centre is looking for at least 300 volunteers. Interested parishioners should be able to attend at least two meetings before the event and be available from 9am to 5pm on May 3. If you can make this commitment, please see Sharon Camier, Pastoral Assistant.
Chrism Mass, Monday 30 March, 7:30pm at St Mary's Cathedral. All parishioners are invited to attend the celebration. Reception to follow in Cathedral Parish hall.
Saint John XXIII
Roman Catholic Parish
3390 Portage Avenue
(at Rouge Road)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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
Our Parish supports St Charles Catholic School: 331 St Charles Street, Winnipeg. For current news click here, visit www.stccs.ca or call 204-837-1520.
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,
New Time: Sundays at 9am.
ShareLent Collection, It's not too late to contribute! Please be generous in supporting the work of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace (D&P). Focusing on ending world starvation as requested by Pope Francis, D&P goes well beyond emergency food aid during famines. Its strategy is to work with local partners in the Global South to remove economic and social barriers that prevent poor farmers from supporting themselves and their extended families, through their own efforts, on their own land. D&P is the international aid agency of choice for Canadian Catholics. Make out your cheque to "St John XXIII Parish" and place it in one of the special D&P envelopes -- or use the ShareLent envelope from your box of regular Parish weekly envelopes. The Parish will issue your tax receipt, thereby saving administrative costs for Development & Peace. For more info, see the JD&P page
Parish Fundraising Concert, Sunday 19 April, 7pm. Mark your calendars and watch for further details.
Knights of Columbus news
For more info, see the K of C page or select the K of C Events Calendar
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
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,
AVAILABLE IN THE NARTHEX or FROM THE OFFICE:
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.
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.
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.
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 events update
For details and additional events, please see