264 Donwood Dr.
Winnipeg, MB
R2G 0W5
(204) 669-0501

Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Parish

COVID-19 UPDATE (Jan 8)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Greetings of peace and patience and hope!

As you probably have heard, Dr. Roussin just announced that Manitoba is extending its current public health orders for another two weeks…until January 22nd.

Thus we are still in lockdown and our church gatherings/Masses suspended.

Also, this means that while the current Code Red Alert is in effect, all churches must be closed to the public…including those who wish to drop in and pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament…

This is for our health and safety.

I know that you are a powerhouse of prayer at home. Emmanuel is truly present with you.

So, please let us continue to pray for one another…and to stay safe.

Please also continue to remember Father Owen Steeves in your prayer as well as his family…

We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences and prayer to the families of Dorothy Renkewitz and Robert Koblanski, two of our parishioners who died on December 25 and December 27 respectively.

Please pray in a special way for Dorothy and Robert that they may now enjoy the fullness of light in God’s loving presence…and for consolation and peace for their families during this difficult time of loss.

May Jesus, Mary, and Joseph bless you abundantly and enfold you with their protection, tenderness, and peace.

Lovingly,

Sister Maria

The liturgies can be accessed via the YouTube channel of the parish of Saints-MartyrsCanadians: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFLbnkM6HlRYpb4QjiXeBOg/live Or on the Diocese's Facebook page at the https://www.facebook.com/ArchSaintBoniface/live

Let us remember to pray for each other and for our province/country/world during this time of pandemic…

May Jesus & Mary enfold you and your families with their protection, tenderness, and peace.


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Blessings of Peace & Hope!

And as the Italians would say at this time of year: Buona Fine & Buon Principio D’Anno!

On this last day of 2020, perhaps as we reflect on the year that has been, some of us may describe it as unprecedented, chaotic, fearful.

Yet, at the same time, as we look back on 2020, the pandemic has also provided us with opportunities about life and faith…

about our mortality, that our journey here on earth is not forever, that death can take us at any moment…

about our need to forgive and ask for forgiveness…

about the need to love one another…

about the importance of gathering together as family, friends, or as faith community…

about the need to pray and reflect on the meaning and purpose of life…

about the fact that there’s more goodness, kindness, and generosity in our world than we thought possible…

COVID-19 pandemic, with its accompanying lockdown, has caused everyone to think deeply about life, reflect on what’s truly important, and be truly grateful to God for all blessings received.  

I would also, at this time, like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Dorothy Renkewitz, a long-time parishioner of Holy Redeemer, who was called home to God on Christmas Day.

Please pray for Dorothy that she may now be filled with that unimaginable joy in the embrace of our heavenly Father…and for consolation for her family during this difficult time of loss.

Enclosed are some articles for reflection if you so desire to use them.

I pray that 2021 will be a new year filled with HOPE.

May Emmanuel, God-with-us, bless you and your families abundantly and enfold you with his protection, tenderness, and peace.

May the New Year be filled with all the blessings your heart desires.

Lovingly,

Sister Maria


Dear Parishioners,

It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our beloved priest, Father Owen Steeves on Sunday, December 13, 2020. Due to current restrictions, a funeral and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In faith and love we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Father Owen and we join with them in prayer during this difficult time of loss.

To God, the dead do not die, and in death our life is changed, not ended. One day we shall all be joyfully re-united, when the love of Christ, which conquers all things, destroys even death itself. Then, “God will wipe away every tear from our eyes. Death will be no more; and mourning and crying and pain will be no more.” (Rev. 21)

On the night before he died Jesus assured us that he would prepare a dwelling place for us when he said:    “I am going now to prepare a place for you, and after I have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you with me; so that where I am you also may be.”  (John 14:3)

May Father Owen now know the infinite love, joy and compassion of Emmanuel born for us. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

May he rest in peace.

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Our Mission Statement

We are a diverse, spirit-led Roman Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface. We welcome all to listen to the Word, to pray, and to know, love and serve the Lord. Our faith is centered on our regular celebration of the Eucharist.

As a family of God we seek to deepen our personal relationship with Jesus Christ and grow as a faith community in a spirit of evangelization by engaging our members in works of ministry founded on prayer, faith formation, hospitality, social justice principles and acts of service.

Through spiritual, physical and financial resources, we are committed to promoting a strong and stable "family life" within our parish; as well as empowering, inspiring and mentoring our youth to become strong Christian adults who will witness and carry on the work of Jesus Christ in the church and in the world.

Submitted by the Parish Pastoral Council after deliberation and prayer.

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