The parish bulletin is posted each week, including a weekly message by our Pastor. This is a wonderful resource for the lastest news and announcements and events in the parish and our local faith community.
Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday March 24
- 5:00 p.m. Palm Sunday Mass
Palm Sunday March 25
- 7:45 a.m. Palm Sunday Mass
- 10:00 a.m. Palm Sunday Mass
- 12:00 p.m. Palm Sunday Mass
Holy Thursday March 29
- 7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper
- 8:00 p.m. Adoration until Midnight
Good Friday March 30
- 2:00 p.m. Outside Stations of the Cross led by Father Chris (weather permitting)
- 3:00 p.m. Good Friday Service
Holy Saturday March 31
- 11:00 a.m. Blessing of the Easter Baskets
- 8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil and R.C.I.A. Sacraments
Easter Sunday April 1
- 7:45 a.m. Easter Sunday Mass
- 10:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Mass
- 12:00 p.m. Easter Sunday Mass
Please note: during Holy Week, there is no 7:45 a.m. Mass on Holy Thursday, Good Friday & Holy Saturday.
Posted: 03/14/18 9:24 AM
Theology of the Body Level 2 – Into the Heart
Into the Heart: A more in depth journey through Theology of the Body, an adult formation program with bestselling author Christopher West. Into the Heart will move you deeper into this life changing message, enabling you to apply and integrate it into every aspect of your life. This program is transforming lives, renewing marriages, healing deep wounds. You will be given the tools needed to live the life of greatness you were created for. Join us for the journey! This DVD and workbook study will be held in four Saturday seminars:
Saturday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 14 at 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Holy Cross Multipurpose Room
COST: $40.00 for four seminars (includes workbook and snacks)
PLEASE bring your own lunch.
To register, please contact Marianne at (204) 237-0693 or email@example.com
Posted: 02/26/18 2:06 PM
The Stations of the Cross During Lent
The Stations of the Cross will be prayed every Friday of Lent following the 7:45 a.m. Mass, except on February 16th and March 16th due to the 3rd Friday Devotion.
Posted: 02/5/18 10:36 AM
New Procedure for Communion for the Sick and Homebound
Just a reminder that Holy Communion will no longer be placed in the pyx in the communion line during Sunday Masses. Now, all Ministers of the Sick and Homebound must be registered at the office. If, for any reason you are not yet registered, please see Father Chris before Mass.
Posted: 01/31/18 10:39 AM
Holy Cross Parish Fundraising Concert
In order to serve those in need at the Food Bank, as well as ourselves, we continue to fundraise for renovations to our Parish Kitchen and Hall. You can help by purchasing tickets for our upcoming fundraising concert on April 15, 2018, given by Father Robbie McDougall on piano and Claudine St-Arnauld on violin. Buy tickets for yourself, or for friends and family! Tickets are available at the Parish Office, or by calling Cecile at (204) 253-9735 or Caroline at (204) 237-6177.
Posted: 01/15/18 9:14 AM
Holy Cross Parish is host to this amazing perpetual Adoration Chapel, to which the faithful from across the greater Winnipeg area come to adore the True Presence – 7 days a week, 24 hours a day! There are a few time slots that we still need a fill. Please consider spending some time with our Eucharistic Lord.
Sunday: 3:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
Monday: 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. (only to cover once a month), 8:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 2:00 p.m.
We are also asking for two new adorers for Wednesday 3:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. – only to cover once a month. Consider teaming up with a friend or relative, or several, to share a regular spot. If you are able to help, please contact James at (204) 237-6330. We are also looking for two new Day Captains for the Adoration Chapel; one for Sunday and one for Friday. Please contact James for more details. Thank you!
Posted: 01/12/18 8:39 AM
Holy Cross Parish is thrilled to be the recipient of a grant in memory of Father Martin Bradbury, from The Adrian & Maylene Cancilla Foundation in the amount of $50,000 towards the Kitchen and Basement Renovation Fund. Holy Cross Parish is so profoundly grateful to the Cancilla family for their kind generosity!
Posted: 12/21/17 10:23 AM
Parish Feast Day
Sunday, September 17th | To celebrate our parish feast day we held a short procession of the cross followed by a parish-wide potluck dinner.
Posted: 09/19/17 8:48 PM
2017-2018 Children’s Programs
Information and registration forms are now available for our 2017-2018 Children’s Programs on our parish website: www.holycrossparish.ca, in the Parish Office and at the back of the Church.
These programs are:
- The “Atrium” – Children’s Catechism program
- Sacramental Preparation – Children who are looking to receive the sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation
- Children’s Liturgy – Children are taught about the meaning of Sunday Scripture readings during Mass
Forms and fees should be completed and submitted to Sister Bibiana at the Parish Office by July 20, 2017, by mail or placed in the offering basket on Sundays. Please contact Sister Bibiana by phone at (204) 233-7367 if you have any questions.
Posted: 07/13/17 7:45 AM
Fatima – 100 Years
The 100th Anniversary Celebration of Fatima Continues at Holy Cross Parish
Cenacle Prayer Meeting with Adoration and Reconciliation will follow the 7:50 a.m. Mass on the following days:
Thursday, July 13th
Saturday, August 19th
Wednesday, September 13th
Friday, October 13th
All are welcome! (There is a plenary indulgence attached to this prayer meeting with the usual conditions.)
Fatima – 100 Years
By Denise Walleyn
A bright and sunny day greeted the faithful who responded to the invitation to celebrate, ponder and commemorate the profound message of Our Lady on the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima that was celebrated at Holy Cross Parish in Winnipeg on Saturday, May 13. Hundreds of the faithful from the Archdioceses of St Boniface, Winnipeg and the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Winnipeg participated in the events of the day recognizing that devotion to our Blessed Mother Mary leads us to a deeper understanding of our Lord and His message. This joyful and spiritual event led us to reflect and give thanks to God for the grace of apparitions and all the prayer that has flowed from the encouragement by our Blessed Mother to pray the Rosary every day, to sacrifice and to love.
The solemn and beautiful early morning opening Mass was presided by Archbishop Albert LeGatt and con-celebrated by Bishop Noel Delaquis, Father Peter Krasuski, Father Peter Nemcek and Deacons Gilles Urquhart and Alphonse Tran. The music was led by Joanne Mercier and choir. Members of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus formed the Honor Guard. Archbishop Albert inspired the almost 700 with profound words during the homily. At the end of the Eucharistic celebration, the litter with a statue of Our Lady of Fatima surrounded by dozens of roses, was brought forward and incensed in readiness for the procession.
The procession, led by a Cross Bearer and Altar Servers, banner bearers and the Knights of Columbus Honor Guard, preceded the litter holding the statue of Our Lady of Fatima carried by 6 bearers. A beautiful touch was the carrying of a large Rosary by several children. Hundreds followed in procession along the 5.2 kilometer route through the streets of St Boniface, passing by the St Boniface Hospital and the St Boniface Cathedral. Beautiful music along the way was supplied by Father Geoffrey Angelus and choir from St Mary’s Cathedral. Along the way, the Rosary was prayed in 20 different languages that are representative of the many cultural groups that make up our Church.
A much appreciated hour long lunch break provided sustenance to the pilgrims and volunteers alike.
The afternoon opened with a four hour prayer service including Exposition of the Holy Eucharist, praying of the four Mysteries of the Rosary, music led by Alcide Bouchard, silent adoration, the Sacrament of Reconciliation with Father Peter, Father Leonce, Father Tomy, Father Chrys and Father Henryk and finally Benediction and Reposition of the Holy Eucharist.
The closing Mass, presided by Father Peter Krasuski with music led by Jason and Natalie Madden, was very well attended and was a beautiful and fitting end to a beautiful day. Homilist Deacon Gilles drew attention to mothers in honor of Mother’s Day encouraging that Mary be the chosen model.
The 100th Anniversary Fatima Committee worked diligently to bring this beautiful day to reality. Thank you for your grand efforts and thank you to the many volunteers, those who inspired and encouraged this celebration, the bishops and priests present, including Father Chris who was unable to attend the celebration, the sisters, altar servers, catechists, musicians, sound crew, bearers of Our Lady and their coordinator, Couples for Christ, florist, carpenter, children carrying the Rosary, ushers, marshals, cooks and organizers of the food, lift operator, MC, gardeners, sacristans, seamstresses, leaders of the Rosary, lectors, greeters, Extraordinary Ministers of Communion, promoters, photographers, medical first aiders, and all the behind the scenes workers. We have been greatly blessed!
Holy Cross Parish would like to acknowledge the generous financial contributions from several sources, including the Knights of Columbus, Desjardin’s Funeral Chapel, Brunet Monuments, the Catholic Women’s League, along with the suppliers of banners, bottled water, safety vests and individual donors.
Photos submitted by Denise Walleyn and Carla Gervais.
Posted: 05/18/17 9:20 PM
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:
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Fax: (204) 233-5355; or
- Drop it off in person at the Parish Office (252 Dubuc Street)
All announcements are subject to approval by our Pastor.