NATIONAL WEEK FOR LIFE AND THE FAMILY 2018

April 11, 2018

ONE MONTH AWAY FROM NWLF 2018, THE COMMITTEE MEETS ONE LAST TIME

The Winnipeg committee that plans and organizes the activity of the annual National Week for Life and the Family was hosted by Metropolitan Lawrence Huculak and the Winnipeg Archeparchy on Wednesday afternoon 11 April 2018. The three Catholic Archbishops in Winnipeg take turns hosting the monthly meetings and this time the pleasure fell to the Ukrainian Catholic Metropolitan. Members of the Archeparchy that join the Metropolitan for the meetings are Marilyn Krochak, Pat Sirski (UCWLC) and Fr. Michael Kwiatkowski. The other two Archdiocese also provide committee members and, in addition to that, some are invited sort of ex ifficio such as a representative from the Knights of Columbus, the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League, the Catholic Women's League and some representatives from pro-life and marriage-support groups.

This year the special week will take place from May 13-20 throughout southern Manitoba. The week and the time leading up to it is filled with a series of social and educational events as well as events of witness and prayer. The basic theme chosen by the local committee for 2018 is "Love: Encountering the Other" with the sub-theme of "Connecting… in a Media World". The National Week for Life and the Family was initiated by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2011 with the intention to more effectively consolidate pro-life and pro-family efforts across the country and in every local situation. The CCCB proposes themes and provides some materials each year, but, as in the case of the Winnipeg Committee, local groups are welcome to develop a program themselves.

Among the special events taking place this year:

May 9 - "Screenagers" - Movie/Documentary - 7:30 pm

May 10 - March For Life

- Mass - St. Mary's Cathedral - 10:30 am

- March - Legislature - 12:00 pm

May 15 - "Social Media...Making it Work in our Church" Kevin Prada

St. Timothy Parish - 7:00 pm

May 16 - Gospel of Life Divine Liturgy - St Joseph UC Church - 7:00 pm

May 17 - Leading a Double Life - Clayton Imoo - St. Philip Minh Parish - 7:00 pm

May 18 - Disconnecting Media & Reconnecting Family - Clayton Imoo

St. Boniface Cathedral - 7:30 pm

Check your parish bulletin, bulletin board and website for notices and posters. Check this website for updates!


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