February 28 – March 1

Join us for a two-day workshopmark miller

with Fr. Mark Miller CSsR

Caring for the Dying:

     Ethics & Spirituality at the End of Life

The workshop will focus on the following topics:

       – Palliative / Hospice care – The Proper Context

       – Ethics in the End-of-Life Decision Making

       – Spirituality at the End of Life

       – Substitute Decision Making for Loved Ones (“Living Wills”)

Friday, February 28  7:00-9:00 pm
Saturday, March 1    9:00-15:30 pm
at Blessed Virgin Mary Parish Auditorium
965 Boyd Avenue, Winnipeg MB

For information about the workshop and registration click here

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Something different to prepare for Easter..

An Introduction to Jewish Study of The Word

Rabbi GreenA series of three Lenten workshops digging into biblical texts of the Easter Vigil brought alive today with the guidance of Rabbi Alan Green, Senior Rabbi of Congregation Shaarey Zedek

Three Thursdays 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (doors open 7:00 p.m.)

February 27, 2014     Creation (Genesis 1:1-2:2)

March 6, 2014           The Sacrifice of Isaac (Genesis 22:1-18)

March 13, 2014          Crossing the Red Sea (Exodus 14:15-15:1)

Location: St. Mary’s Academy (library)
550 Wellington Crescent (Entrance & Parking from Stafford Avenue)
$25/participant for the series
pre-registration required by Sunday, February 16, 2014

for more information Click here…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Compassionate ministry

How are we to understand a ministry of compassion for the ordinary ChristianFr Larry-Sept-09 small today? Are there tangible outcomes or rewards for “being” there?
How do compassion and holiness go together?
This evening session will invite you to explore the call and the challenge of compassionate ministry through film, spiritual reflection, self-awareness and discussion.
Presented by Fr. Larry Kondra, CSsR

More information about this presentation here…

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Tuesday, December 3

“Death, where is your sting?” Fr_John

The Compassion of Christ as expressed in the Byzantine Funeral Services

– a presentation by Fr. John Sianchuk, CSsR

During the session we will review the Eastern Church’s attitude towards  death, how it deals with the grieving process, and the expressions of hope and compassion as found in the text of the Ukrainian Catholic funeral services.

Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic parish 

(505 Watt street, Winnipeg MB)

7:00 pm

more information…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Living Well 

So We Can Die Well

a presentation by Tim Frymire Tim crop

This talk will explore how certain spiritual perspectives and practices can help us not only experience life more fully now, they will also prepare us to better face and deal with death- our own and those we care for.

If Saint Irenaeus was correct that “The Glory of God is a person fully alive”, then we are responding to God’s call when we live with an eye to life’s end.  Though sometimes considered a morbid and sad topic, the presenter brings a wealth of humour and spirituality to help make this an entertaining and hopeful exploration.

To register contact Religious Education Center: 204-338-7801 or religioused@archeparchy.ca

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 19:00 p.m. at Holy Family Ukrainian Catholic Church (1001 Grant Ave, Winnipeg).

Registration: $5 (at the door).

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Health Ethics in the Catholic Tradition

“When your loved one is dying… practical help for difficult decisions”

presentation by Fr. Michael Prieur.

Dying is difficult in our technological age. When do we turn off the respirator? Who decides when there is a family dispute? Do we need to use artificial nutrition and hydration no matter what? Why can’t we relieve people’s suffering by hastening their death?

Questions like these haunt us all.  Rev. Fr. Michael Prieur chaired the committee for the Third Edition of the Health Ethics Guide published by the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada in Ottawa in 2012.  With almost 50 years in bioethical consultations, he can help to unravel these questions with insight, experience and a good sense of humour.

This presentation will be in English and the entrance is free. There is no need to register. Please join us on Monday, October 21, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., at the St. Boniface Cathedral, in the Parish Hall.  All are welcome.


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Catechetical Sunday, September 29

The Most. Rev. Peter Stasiuk, CSsR


from the Most. Rev. Peter Stasiuk, CSsR,

the Head of the Patriarchal Catechetical Commission

English  Ukrainian

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September 24, 2013

a reflection for the beginning of the new Catechetical Year

“Be compassionate,

as your Father is compassionate”


7:00 pm at the Religious Education Center

233 Scotia Street, Winnipeg, MB

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Wednesday, April 24 2013

Join us for the faith development sessionFr_Michael_3

with  Rev. Dr. Michael Kwiatkowski:

The Light of Faith in a Post-Christian World

7:00 pm at Holy family Church
1001 Grant Ave, Winnipeg, MB

Read more about this event  here...

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Tuesday, March 19 – 8:00 pm

Explore the Mysteries of Torah

  during a wonderful eveningRabbi Green

hosted by Rabbi Alan Green 

at Shaary Zedek Synagogue

561 Wellington Crescent,  R3M 0A6 Winnipeg

“…Come and enjoy the one God of Judaism and Christianity worshiped differently, of course,  but ultimately the same God, and the same Single Truth…” (Rabbi Alan  Green)

Click to Watch the Youtube Video Invitation

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This evening is a collaborative effort of the Winnipeg Bat Kol Tri-Diocesan Committee: Archdiocese of St. Boniface, Archdiocese of Winnipeg and the Ukrainian  Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg

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