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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

Put Your Trust in Saint Joseph! Novena to the Patron of Canada – June 22 to 30, & July 1st, 2021

For nine days, you are invited to pray Saint Joseph, and to grow closer to Christ through Saint Joseph’s guidance and intercession. Then, on Canada Day (July 1st), you are invited to pray an Act of Entrustment to Saint Joseph. Let the Protector of the Holy Family protect and guide you!

To access the Novena and Act of Entrustment, please click here:  St.-joseph-Novena-EN. The Novena was prepared by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Posted: 06/17/21 9:13 AM


COVID-19 Update

Due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, the provincial government has extended its Code Red Alert for all of Manitoba from June 12, 2021 to June 26, 2021, but with a slight loosening of some restrictions.

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:

  • Churches are closed to the public.
  • No religious gatherings may take place, except for those being livestreamed.
  • Weddings, funerals, and baptisms continue to be permitted, with a capacity of 10 people.
  • Funerals can have 10 people in addition to the officiant under clear COVID-19 protection protocols.
  • Weddings can have up to 10 people in addition to the officiant and a photographer or videographer.
  • Communion may be distributed by only groups of 5 on the property at all times.

Posted: 05/21/21 4:34 PM


Communion

Due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, the provincial government has extended its Code Red Alert for all of Manitoba from June 12, 2021 to June 26, 2021, but with a slight loosening of some restrictions.

We will be offering Communion only on the following days and times:

  • Monday – Saturday:  8:30am
  • Sunday:  9:00am & 11:00am

Distribution of communion outside is POSSIBLE at this time.

FIVE people from different households can form a line to receive communion from the pastor or extraordinary minister of communion.

Everyone must respect physical distancing and wear masks until the moment of receiving the host.

Once FIVE people have received communion, another group of FIVE can approach to receive the host.

Despite the informal nature of the distribution of Communion, this is a solemn event, and we please ask that you come with your hearts prepared to receive the Holy Eucharist:

  • Please read the Gospel of the day.
  • Prepare your heart to receive the Holy Eucharist.
  • Say the Communion Rite including Our Father.

 

Posted: 05/10/21 9:40 AM


Adoration Chapel New Protocols

The Adoration Chapel will remain open for 1 PERSON AT A TIME BY APPOINTMENT ONLY as per the health orders. The chapel is not open to the public.

PLEASE SIDE THE LATCH WHILE YOU ARE IN THE CHAPEL SO THAT NO ONE ELSE CAN ENTER.

WHEN YOU ENTER THE CHAPEL, FLIP THE SIGN TO SAY “OCCUPIED”, AND BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE CHAPEL, FLIP THE SIGN TO SAY “VACANT”.

  • Please email office@holycrossparish.ca (preferred) or call 204-233-7367 to book a slot during office hours:  Monday – Friday:  8:30am – 12:00pm
  • If you have a regular slot, email (preferred) or call the office.
  • When you arrive for your timeslot, knock on the door of the chapel to let the adorer know that you have arrived.
  • You must wait outside or in your car until the chapel is available.
  • DO NOT ENTER THE CHAPEL IF IT IS ALREADY OCCUPIED.
  • Please wear your mask at all times, even if you are alone.
  • Please use the spray provided to sanitize what you touch.
  • Please respect other adorers by respecting the protocols.
  • People in the same household may enter the chapel together.

WE REALIZE THAT THESE ARE DIFFICULT TIMES, AND THIS CHAPEL IS EXTREMLY IMPORTANT TO MANY PEOPLE. WE DO NOT WANT TO SEE IT SHUT DOWN BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE NOT FOLLOWING THE RULES. PLEASE HELP US TO KEEP IT OPEN. 

IF THE SIGN OUTSIDE SAYS, “VACANT”, DO NOT ENTER UNLESS YOU HAVE BOOKED FOR THAT TIMESLOT!

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


Clothing Donations

At this time, we are no longer accepting clothing donations for the warming shelter.

Please drop them off at:

  • Centre Flavie-Laurent (450 Provencher Blvd.)
  • The Salvation Army Thrift Store (145 Goulet St.)
  • Siloam Mission (300 Princess St.)
  • Main Street Project (75 Martha St.)

Thank you.

Posted: 02/19/21 11:57 AM


Livestreaming of the Diocesan Sunday Masses at Holy Cross Parish

Masses celebrated in English will be livestreamed at 10:00am from Holy Cross Parish.

Various celebrants.

The liturgies will be streamed via the Diocese’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArchSaintBoniface/live

 

Posted: 01/4/21 9:24 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


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.