Family Life

National Week for Life and the Family

The National Week for Life and the Family (NWLF) is an annual initiative of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg participates in a tri-diocesan coordination committee whose mission is to assist parishes in recognizing, during this week and throughout the year, the importance of faith and Church in the lives of Catholics. It is an opportunity to recognize the families in Parish life of and to celebrate it. At the same time it is a chance to discuss the issues pertaining to dying and to consider what each parish does to support suffering people.

“The family is the cradle of life and love. When a child is conceived, society receives the gift of a new person who is called from the innermost depths of self to communion with others and to be giving of self to others. It is in the family, therefore, that mutual giving of self on the part of man and woman united in marriage creates an environment of life in which children develop their potentialities, become aware of their dignity and prepare to face their unique and individual destiny” (Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, # 212).

In a joint effort, the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface, the Archdiocese of Winnipeg and the Archeparchy of Winnipeg are inviting each of their Parishes to partake in this initiative by promoting the week and organizing activities. Parishes are encouraged to organize one activity throughout the week. It could be as simple as hosting a potluck or a movie night!

National Week for Life and the Family May 10-17, 2015, Activities and Resources Guide for Parishes in Southern Manitoba

Catholic Organization for Life and the Family

COLF was jointly founded by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and the Knights of Columbus to build a civilization of love by promoting respect for human life and human dignity and the essential role of the family. This is accomplished by promoting the teaching of the Catholic Church on respect for human life and the inherent dignity of the human person, supporting and strengthening the fundamental role of the family in society, and promoting the Church’s teaching on natural family planning.

Website: colf.cccb.ca

Serena Manitoba

Natural Family Planning classes are readily available throughout the summer months and beyond. Quality instruction by accredited teacher-couples is being offered on the regular base. Volunteers are also available to present information about Natural Family Planning and the services of Serena Manitoba to Marriage Preparation classes, youth groups, clergy groups, etc. Contact us at 204-783-0091, toll-free at 1-866-317-5362, or mbserena@gmail.net

Website: serenamb.ca