1st Sunday of Lent|
9 March 2014
-- Genesis 2: 7-9 [NSRV]
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)
CURRENT HIGHLIGHTSLENTEN FAST & ABSTINENCE
Latin Church Catholics are to observe fasting and abstinence on Ash Wednesday under terms of the 1983 Code of Canon Law.
Please consider filling out the blue email contact form enclosed with last Sunday's bulletin. More forms are available here or in the Narthex and the Office. When completed, they can be dropped in the collection basket or at the Office. Thanks!
Blessed John XXIII|
Roman Catholic Parish
3390 Portage Avenue
(at Rouge Road)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Roman Catholic Mass Times
Saturday: 9:15 am & 5:00 pm
Tuesday morning Scripture Study Group: Fr Gerald invites all those interested to join us each Tuesday, following 9:15am Mass. Reflection on Scriptures for the coming Sunday, using the Celebration Teaching Resource.
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)
Second get-together for young adults (ages 18-40), Thursday 20 March. Meet in the ACC Lounge (3390 Portage Ave) at 7pm; we'll then head over to Smitty's for Wing Night. Hope you'll join us for faith-sharing and fun! Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com|
Immaculate Conception Drop-In Centre Dinner: the next date is Sunday 30 March. We will need twelve volunteers to cook the seven-layer casseroles (recipe, ingredients, and pans provided). There is a blue binder in the Narthex for sign-up. Ingredients are to be picked up Friday 28 March between 5:30 and 6:00pm. The casseroles are to be delivered hot to the Church parking lot on the day of the event, 30 March, by 12:45pm. - Cindy Allard, coordinator.
AVAILABLE IN THE NARTHEX or FROM THE OFFICE:
Some weekday Mass intentions are still available during March and April. Please contact the Office.
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,
Knights of Columbus news
For tickets to any events, to join the Knights, or for any questions, contact Grand Knight 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
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
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. 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.
Lenten Fish Fry Friday 14 March, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. 6pm Stations of the Cross; 6:30pm Fish Fry with haddock, baked potato, coleslaw, rolls, all condiments and beverages. Goodwill donation to support seminarians, and charitable good works. Call 204-832-1993 to reserve.
Links to Selected Archdiocesan News Items:
Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius
Sharing God's Gifts
For details and additional events, please see