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Parish Bulletin

The parish bulletin is posted each week, including a weekly message by our Pastor. This is a wonderful resource for the latest news and announcements and events in the parish and our local faith community.

 

Current announcements

Children’s Programs 2021-2022

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program – Atrium

Our children’s Atrium program will continue this fall with an early October start date.  All 3 levels will be offered on Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon with the possibility of additional classes on Saturday.  “The Atrium is a specially prepared area.  It is a sacred, quiet environment where children can work with beautiful material which allow them to draw deeper into the essentials of our Faith.” 

For more information about this program or to register for our classes, please visit our website or contact the parish office.  The registration form is now available on our website and the parish office. Please make sure to fill out both pages and bring it to the parish office.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level 1 Training Class

Do you feel called to get involved with the children of our parish?  Do you enjoy sharing your faith with others? Our Atrium program is looking for volunteers to help out with our children’s programs.

There will be a training class for Level 1 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd beginning in November.  The class involves 5 weekend sessions and a couple of evening sessions.  If you are unable to take this class but would still enjoy volunteering in one of our classrooms, we would love to have you!

Our Atrium classrooms are a beautiful, warm and welcoming environment where children, teachers and volunteers get to experience and share their faith in such a peaceful and loving way.  We hope that you will consider sharing some of your time with the children of our parish in this very special program.

For more information or to register for the class, please contact the parish office at office@holycrossparish.ca

*CORRECTION – Sacramental Preparation Classes – First Communion & Reconciliation

Sacramental Prep Classes for the sacraments will be available this fall.  We have changed up our sacramental prep program and will be offering Dynamic Catholic’s “BLESSED” sacramental prep program.  We are very excited to be offering this program.

“There’s never been anything like BLESSED in the Catholic world for children. With world-class animation, workbooks that are works of art, and catechist-friendly leader guides, First Communion and First Reconciliation prep finally meets children where they are and leads them, step-by-step, to where God is calling them to be. 

BLESSED isn’t just different, it’s ground breaking.

*Our Sacramental Prep Classes for First Communion and Reconciliation will be offered every first and third Saturday from 10:00am—11:30am beginning in October.  The registration form is now available on our website and the parish office. Please make sure to fill out both pages and bring it to the parish office.

*CORRECTION – Confirmation Preparation Classes

It is our intent to offer the Dynamic Catholic program entitled “DECISION POINT” to our Confirmation candidates this fall. Dynamic Catholic was founded on the idea of “meeting people where they are and leading them to where God is calling them to be.” Once Catholics are engaged in their spiritual journey, there is an abundance of materials that can feed them and draw them deeper into relationship with God and the Church.

*Confirmation Prep Classes will be offered to children ages 13 and up every first and third Saturday from 12:00pm—2:00pm beginning in October. A pizza lunch will be provided as part of the program. The registration form is now available on our  website and the parish office. Please make sure to fill out both pages and bring it to the parish office.

 

 

 

 

Posted: 09/3/21 7:46 AM


Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary

We encourage all parishioners to pray the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary for the month of September.

The Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary _Immaculee

Posted: 09/2/21 9:04 AM


COVID-19 Update August 7, 2021 to September 7, 2021

Changes to the existing Public Health Orders will take effect on August 7, 2021 at 12:01am, and will remain in effect until 12:01am on September 7, 2021.

As of August 28, 2021, the Province has once again mandated that masks must be worn in all indoor public places, including places of worship.

Therefore, the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface is issuing the following clarifications, having obtained updated information from the official government liaison to communities of faith during the COVID-19 pandemic, in coordination with the Archdiocese of Winnipeg and the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg.

The changes or clarifications obtained by the Public Health Officer, Dr. Brent Roussin, and by the Provincial liaison person, affect churches in the following manner:

Approximately 150 people will be allowed entry to all masses on a “first come, first serve” basis.

Face masks or face coverings are required at all times in the church for the duration of the mass.

Attendees are still required to fill out the Contact Tracing Sign-In Sheet upon entry.

  • Should an infection occur, it will be used to notify parishioners who attended the mass.
  • Privacy will be assured, and the information used only as stated.
  • We realize it’s tedious to keep filling out the Contact Tracing Sign-In Sheet, however, until this pandemic is over, it is still required.
  • Social distancing rules are still in place except within individual households.

Mass times are as follows: 

  • Monday-Saturday:  7:45am
  • Saturday:  4:00pm
  • Sunday:  7:45am, 10:00am & 12:00pm 

Reconciliation Schedule:  Monday to Saturday after the 7:45am Mass. There will be no confession on Sundays.

Funerals, prayer vigils for the deceased, weddings and baptisms

  • Indoor gatherings for funerals, weddings and baptisms expand to approximately 150 people in attendance.
  • Individuals, or groups residing at the same residence, must maintain at least a 2-metre distance from others.
  • Masks are strongly recommended in the Church for everyone who is not fully immunized, including children under 12.
  • Outdoor gatherings may take place with up to 1,500 people in attendance.

Please note that the celebrant, as well as other persons assigned by the parish, such as a cantor or lector, or persons responsible for the livestreaming of the event, are NOT to be counted among the ten persons attending indoors. In the case of funerals, staff from a funeral home are NOT to be counted. A photographer or videographer is also NOT to be counted among the ten persons attending indoors.

 

 

 

 

Posted: 05/21/21 4:34 PM


Adoration Chapel New Protocols August 7, 2021 to September 7, 2021

Changes to the existing Public Health Orders took effect August 7, 2021 at 12:01am, and will remain in effect until 12:01am on September 7, 2021.

As of August 28, 2021, the Province has once again mandated that masks must be worn in all indoor public places, including places of worship.

Please read the following carefully:

  • The Adoration Chapel will remain open for 6 PEOPLE AT A TIME.
  • The booking system has been discontinued.
  • Whoever is the 6th adorer to arrive at the chapel, please turn the sign to say “Occupied” and slide the latch to lock the door, and whoever is the 1st adorer to leave, please turn the sign to say “Vacant” and slide the latch to unlock the door for the next adorer.
  • If there are already 6 people inside, you must wait outside or in your car until the chapel is available. Do not wait in the foyer or the washroom.
  • Face masks or face coverings must be worn at all times in the chapel.
  • Please sanitize or wash your hands before you enter and after you exit the chapel.
  • Use the spray provided to sanitize what you touch.
  • We understand that this is a difficult time and things are not “normal”, however, we need to follow the new protocols to allow the chapel to remain open.

ANYBODY WHO JEOPARDIZES THE CHAPEL BY NOT FOLLOWING THE PROTOCOLS WILL RISK HAVING THEIR CARD DEACTIVATED. 

 

Posted: 05/10/21 8:58 AM


Basement Renovation Pictures

The basement renovations are well underway!

Take a look at the progress!

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

     

 

      

 

       

 

     

 

   

 

       

 

   

 

   

 

          

Posted: 04/22/21 8:54 AM


The Resurrection, a Sign of Hope! COVID-19 Faith Stories

Our lives were turned upside down roughly a year ago by the pandemic. Working from home, homeschooling, participating in virtual meetings, wearing a mask, and social distancing have all become regular practice. Some of us may still be facing uncertainty surrounding our employment and our mental and physical health and are feeling concerned for our loved ones. We could allow ourselves to give in to feelings of hopelessness and the belief that this past year hasn’t born any fruit.

To read these faith stories, from people and parishes in our Archdiocese during the COVID-19 pandemic, go to:  Archdiocese of Saint Boniface – COVID-19 Faith Stories (archsaintboniface.ca)

We encourage everyone to read the story, “Human Warmth, Spiritual Warmth”, which was written about Holy Cross Parish’s Warming Shelter.

Human Warmth Spiritual Warmth

 

 

Posted: 04/16/21 8:47 AM


Holy Cross Parish Food Bank

The Holy Cross Food Bank has moved to Precious Blood Church (200 Kenny Street) due to the kitchen renovations, and will be there for approximately three months.

Food donations will not be accepted during this time.

 

 

Posted: 03/3/21 8:24 AM


Videos on Estate Planning and Planned Giving

A great way to donate to Holy Cross Parish’s Kitchen Renovation Project is through estate planning and planned giving.

In 2018, the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface formed a committee of experts in estate planning, accounting, and financial planning to discuss questions of estate planning and planned giving, with the intention of preparing useful resources for the Archdiocese, its parishes, its schools, and Catholics in general. Presentations in parishes on estate planning were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so a five-part video series was created. To view the videos, please click here.

  •  A Word from Archbishop LeGatt and the Testimony of Mr. Julien Fradette

In this video, Archbishop LeGatt speaks to us about the stewardship of the resources available to us, of his decision to make a planned gift to the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface and invites us to consider a similar gift.  Mr. Fradette, past Director of Pastoral Services for the Archdiocese, explains that his bequest is in support of formation.

  • Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, Wills

Taylor McCaffrey lawyer Solange Buissé specializes in estate planning and estate administration.  She is featured in videos pertaining to three important legal documents when it comes to succession planning: powers of attorney, health care directives, and wills.

  • Planned Giving

Christine Beaumont, Certified Financial Advisor with the designation of Master Financial Advisor in Philanthropy (Paul Craft Financial Inc.), speaks to us about integrating our philanthropic goals into our financial and estate planning, as well as maximizing our impact on charities that are important to us while minimizing the taxes we pay.

We extend a sincere thanks to Ms. Buissé and Ms. Beaumont who have generously given of their time to produce these videos!

Please note that the information shared in these videos is general in nature and that we strongly encourage you to seek independent professional advice in accordance with your personal situation.

For more information, visit the Archdiocese’s website: Archdiocese of Saint Boniface – General Estate Planning (archsaintboniface.ca) You can also send an email to the Archdiocese’s Development Officer at infogiving@archsaintboniface.ca or call the reception at 204-237-9851.

 

Posted: 12/2/20 9:11 AM


Worship in Troubled Times by Deacon Gilles Urquhart

Parishioners, we encourage you to watch the YouTube video from Deacon Gilles Urquhart’s talk at St. Timothy Parish.

Posted: 11/17/20 8:09 AM


2021 Parish Envelopes

Your new set of parish envelopes can be picked up in the parish office during office hours. Remember, once the new year begins, DISCARD your old set, as envelope numbers can change from year to year. If you have not requested a set of parish envelopes but would like one, please contact the parish office at 204-233-7367 or at office@holycrossparish.ca.

Posted: 09/17/20 10:47 AM


Announcement submissions

Any announcements you wish to submit for the bulletin must be ready for publication. Please submit your announcements prior to the event for consideration.

Contact us with particulars of which dates you would like the announcement to appear, by:

All announcements are subject to approval by our Pastor.