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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

Fall Food Bank News

Hello everyone!

Hope you are enjoying the last few days of a glorious summer. As our Monday night summer BBQs wrap up at Bradbury’s and we head back into serving up hot meals for the fall, there is so much to share with you about new  initiatives we are involved in.

We were approached by Harvest Manitoba to partner and pilot a new project called Market Garden Fresh Food Give Away. With food banks closed over long weekends, there is no where for someone to pick up food if they are in dire need. A Harvest truck was set up in our church parking lot on the August and September long weekends. About 38 patrons showed up in August. More than 200 people in September!

A big shout out of thanks to Colin Remillard at Jardins St-Leon Gardens. He was very warm and welcoming when I met with him in the spring regarding any possible donations to our food bank. Colin has been outrageously generous to our patrons providing 85 large trays of fruit, whole pineapples and dozens of crates of corn over the summer. Our patrons were thrilled with all the fresh food saying it was Christmas in July!

I would also like to sincerely thank Nikki Marchand of Broadstreet Properties in Winnipeg. Nikki found us online, contacted Holy Cross, and has set up a soup donation through their lunch program twice a month for our Monday night meal and food bank Wednesday morning. Hats off to local businesses for stepping up and doing their part in feeding those who are most needy and vulnerable in our community.

As for our food bank, the numbers remain strong with 400 patrons registered every month who rely on us to help feed their families. I am getting more messages from people who can’t make ends meet with soaring food costs and are devastated to be using a food bank for the first time. One Wednesday, we filled 18 baby hampers which is a testimony to our changing demographic. More young families with infants and young children. It is heart warming to see some of these patrons become part of our church community and take part in some of our programs.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you at Holy Cross for your generous donations throughout the year in meeting the growing demand of feeding the poor. We could NOT do this without you. Whether it be prayers, a cash or food donation, bounty from your garden, or bags of pet food, know  how truly grateful we are for everything you do. May you be blessed abundantly. Your reward will be great in heaven.


Marianne Savard, Holy Cross Food Bank Coordinator


Posted: 09/13/23 2:33 PM

Prayer and Life Workshops Manitoba

Learn to pray in a variety of forms as you advance towards contemplative prayer in a progressive and practical manner. All the styles or methods of prayer strengthen your capacity to silence and to grow in your interior life. You will acquire the daily habit of deep prayer.

In English at St. Emile Parish, 556 St. Anne’s Rd in Winnipeg starting on Saturday, September 9 at 10:30 am (after Mass) until 12:30 pm.

In Spanish at Parroquia Nestra Senora de la Asuncion, 200 Kenny St in Winnipeg starting on Wednesday, September 6 at 7 pm (after Mass) until 9:30 pm. For more info, and 204-869-8175 or 204-995-1891


Posted: 09/8/23 7:22 AM

Public Classes at the Catholic School of Evangelization

Did you know that all courses offered during the Discipleship Formation Program at the Catholic School of Evangelization are free and open to you? Courses like “You can Understand the Bible”, “Church History Alive”, “Wisdom of the Ancients”, and so much more. Classes start September 12th and are open to anyone 16 and up. For course descriptions, times, and locations, please visit We hope you can join us! For poster, click here. To view a brochure, click here


Posted: 09/8/23 7:21 AM

St. Emile Parish RCIA

Are you considering becoming a Catholic?  Are you a Catholic who would like to take a refresher course?  Are you an adult Catholic who has yet to be Confirmed?  Then RCIA can be for you!

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at St. Emile Parish begins Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 7:30pm.  We will meet weekly on Thursday evenings.

To register please call Deacon Gilles at (204) 233-5114.


Posted: 09/1/23 8:09 AM

Save the Date! Holy Cross Parish Fundraiser – October 15, 2023

Date:  Sunday, October 15, 2023

Time:  2:00pm

Place:  Holy Cross School Gymnasium, 290 Dubuc Street

A Fundraising afternoon for the church basement renovation is planned with entertainment. We will have a Silent Auction, 50/50 draw and door prizes. Tickets are $15.00 each. Please see Cecile Myslicki, Caroline Bremault, or the parish office for tickets.

Please drop off any prizes (new items only) or gift certificates for the Silent Auction at the parish office during office hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-12:00pm).

To view the fundraising letter, please click here. Copies are also available at both entrances of the church.


Posted: 05/30/23 10:46 AM

Employment Opportunities

Manitoba Catholic Schools are hiring!

Please check the website regularly for updated postings at

Christ the King School – Part-time Office Assistant (Up to 15 hours per week)

Preferred qualifications: Relevant post-secondary education or equivalent • Minimum two years’ experience in related field • Ability to work cooperatively as a team member • Excellent oral and written communication skills • A demonstrated ability to establish rapport with students, staff and parents • Effective word processing skills, ideally 50 wpm minimum
• Microsoft Office and technology experience applicable to an office environment (including Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Trevlac, etc.) • Ability to prioritize work in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines • A demonstrated knowledge and practice of the Catholic faith • Ability to care for sick or injured students • First Aid and CPR • Ability to do lunch supervision (indoor and outdoor) as required
Child Abuse Registry Check and Criminal Record Check documents will be required
prior to commencement of employment.

Interested applicants should forward a resume, including three references (two
professional and one from your pastor) by September 29, 2023 to: Mrs. Laura Carreiro, Principal
12 Lennox Avenue – Winnipeg, MB R2M 1A6 – E-mail: – Phone: (204) 257-0027 ext. 201
Only those who are being considered will be contacted.

Lakeland Roman Catholic Separate School Division – Superintendent of Schools/CEO

Lakeland Catholic Schools enrolls approximately 2,800 students in 8 schools in the communities of Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Lac La Biche and Waskatenau. Programming is provided from Pre-K through Grade 12 in English and French Immersion. In addition, the Division serves the programming needs of a significant number of English as an additional language students and an institutional school in Cold Lake.
The Candidate – A practicing, faith-filled Catholic is required to lead this progressive Division; to implement the Division’s mission and priorities and to provide strong, innovative leadership in a team-oriented setting. An ability to effectively communicate and to work easily and productively with the Board, staff, parents, education partners, the parishes and the community is essential. A servant leader who is student focused will find this an exciting opportunity.
The successful candidate must qualify for Alberta teaching certification, a Superintendent Leadership Quality Standard certificate, hold a Master’s degree in education or a related area, and have broad-based leadership experience, with preference for leadership experience in a Catholic school division, at either the principal or school system level.
More Information
The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Applications received prior to September 30, 2023 are assured careful consideration. Applications Email by September 30, 2023, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of at least five educational references plus one current pastoral reference in a single PDF file to: Mr. Terry Gunderson Alberta School Boards Association E:  P: 780.995-3306
For a complete position description, click here

Employment Opportunities – ACCOUNTING CLERK (permanent, part-time position) – Archdiocese of St. Boniface


  • Manage accounts payable
  • Manage accounts receivable
  • Weekly deposit processing
  • Provide accounting and administrative assistance to the Accounting Department;
  • Carry out any other related tasks assigned by superior


  • Knowledge of basic accounting and bookkeeping procedures
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and accounting software, or specifically Sage300 would be an asset
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of French and English, spoken and written
  • Good organizational skills, autonomous and responsible
  • Good analytical and communication skills
  • Good team spirit.

Start date: as soon as possible

Please apply by sending your cover letter and curriculum vitae by July 30, 2023, to Gisèle Gratton, Financial Administrator, at Please indicate “Employment Application – Accounting Clerk” in the subject line. All information received will be treated confidentially, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For complete position description, click here

Executive Director – Canadian Catholic School Trustees’ Association
(Effective Date: January, 2024)

The Canadian Catholic School Trustees’ Association (CCSTA) is the national voice for Catholic school trustees from across Canada, with the head office located in Ottawa, Ontario. The Executive Director, reporting to the President, serves in a .5 position, with the office staff consisting of the Executive Director, Executive Assistant and Communications Officer.
CCSTA is seeking an authentic Catholic leader with a wide range of administrative experience in Catholic education. The successful applicant will be a person of deep faith with a strong commitment to the mission and purpose of Catholic education.
Exemplary written and oral communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills are essential to the position. A solid understanding of the operations of school boards, trustees and political organizations is necessary. Proficiency in English and French is an asset.
Please click here to view the job description.

Interested candidates should include the following in their application:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three professional references
  • One current pastoral reference
  • A one-page Philosophy of Catholic Education statement

Applications will be accepted until no later than

Monday, September 25, 2023, and can be submitted by email:

Teresita Chiarella, President

Canadian Catholic School Trustees’ Association







Posted: 05/15/23 7:29 AM

Bulletin Announcements

All bulletin announcements must be emailed to or handed into the parish office by noon on Wednesdays and must be approved by Fr. Ani Xavier. 

Any announcements forwarded to the office after the cut-off, will be published the following week if approved.


Posted: 04/21/23 8:18 AM

Bulletin Board/Sign Policy for the Church and Adoration Chapel

If you would like to advertise an event on the bulletin board or hang a sign up in the church or adoration chapel, please first consult the parish office for approval.

Posters MUST have an “Approved” stamp with a signature. Approval will be granted, if the following conditions are met:

  • Events promoted are consistent with Catholic values
  • Events promoted will foster the growth of the Church
  • Events promoted are not self-promoting or solicitous

We reserve the right to remove any poster in the church or adoration chapel that does not have an “Approved” stamp and that does not meet these criteria.

Posted: 04/20/23 10:37 AM

Catholic School of Evangelization – Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

Registrations for our summer camp program are open now. Register before June 1st to get the $50 early bird discount!


July 9 to July 14: French ages 8-12.

July 16 to July 21: English ages 8-12. * Nearly full!

July 24 & 25: English ages 5-8 Day Camps (Mon & Tues, 9am to 5pm).

July 27 & 28: French ages 5-8 Day Camps (Thu 7 Fri, 9am to 5pm).

July 30 to August 11: English 12-15. August 13 to August 18: Bilingual Revive for ages 15-17. More details (fees, drop-off, what to bring, etc.) available at

To register, click here!

Please note that: For ages 8, 12 and 15, it is up to the family to decide which group is best for their children. Contact us if you have any questions. Week-long camps fun from 7:00pm Sunday to 5:00pm Friday. Transportation from and to Winnipeg available.


Posted: 03/23/23 9:50 AM

Elevator Lift – Still Out of Order

The elevator lift is still out of order. We are still waiting for parts to arrive. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience.

Posted: 12/29/22 8:06 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.