Sunday Liturgies: Saturday 5:00 p.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Weekday Liturgies: Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m.
Regarding morning Masses, except for Ash Wednesday:
Since Father Chukwudi has classes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings there will be no morning Masses on these two days until further notice. However, there will be morning Masses at 9:00 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.
For Live Streaming times, visit: https://www.archsaintboniface.ca/media/Nouvelles-hebdomadaires-Weekly-News-photos-docs/2021/Livestream-Masses-February-9-2021.pdf
COVID-19 Restrictions Update February 9, 2021
On February 9, 2021, the Government of Manitoba announced new public health orders. Included in these new orders is that places of worship are allowed to hold regular religious services if a service does not exceed 10% of usual capacity or 50 people, whichever is lower.
This means that Holy Redeemer Parish will be re-opening this weekend, with scheduled Masses at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday February 13, 2021, and 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday February 14, 2021.
Per the government restrictions, we are only allowed 35 people at each Mass, including the priest.
If you would like to attend Mass this weekend, please contact:
Please provide the first and last name of all who will be attending, a telephone number for each attendee and what Mass you would like to attend (Sat 5:00 p.m., Sun 9:00 a.m. or Sun 10:30 a.m.) and we will add the names to the Mass list. Please remember that we are only allowed 35 people per Mass and we will sign names up on a first come basis. For this reason, we recommend that people sign up as soon as they can.
All protocols remain in place, including two-meter physical distancing and obligatory masks. Please also remember to sit only at the pre-measured marked number seats. Please arrive at least 5 – 10 minutes before Mass to ensure that the Greeter can check you in by the time Mass begins. Doors will be locked once Mass begins to ensure we do not go above the allowed numbers.
In the summer of 1965, under the direction of the Archbishop of Saint Boniface, a new parish was set up to serve residents in North Kildonan, East St. Paul and the Bird's Hill area. This new parish, as yet unnamed, celebrated its first Mass with its newly appointed pastor Father Eugene Raimbault on September 5th, 1965 at Springfield Heights Elementary School. By the end of the year the congregation had 150 registered members and was officially named Holy Redeemer Parish on February 13th, 1966.
The Archbishop granted permission to proceed with the building of a church in December 1967. The first service at our present location on Donwood Drive was celebrated on September 29th, 1968. The church was, however, in a precarious position as a year later, on Saturday, September 6th, 1969 at 7:45 p.m., the roof of the church collapsed. Thanks be to God the church was empty at the time and the only casualty was that the congregation had to return to the school for services for nine months while the roof was under repair.
The original building served the community well for many years, however by the 1990's we were desperately in need of a larger facility and plans to build an addition to house a new sanctuary and parish hall, and to convert the existing church into a gathering space, office and classrooms, were well underway. Our new spacious "House of the Church" was opened in September 1995 and is home to our parish family - a loving, supportive and spirit-filled community that reaches out to each other and beyond our four walls through numerous ministries into the community. Our parish community has proven that the spirit of a Church surpasses temporary structures and the span of human lives to create a legacy of faith, hope and charity for future generations.
Holy Redeemer Parish has been blessed with eight dedicated pastors in its 45 year history: Father Eugene Raimbault (1965-72), Father Gideon Trudeau (1972-76), Father Carl Tarnopolski (1976-79), Father Olivier Valcourt (1979-89), Father Raymond Baudry (1989-2004); Father Wenceslao Rebillaco (2004-07); Brother Gerry Craig, Capuchin (2007-08), Brother Thomas Schmied, Capuchin (2008-2010), Fr. Josepth Lourdusamy, Capuchin (2010-2016), Fr. Doss (2016-2020), Fr. Owen Steeves (2020), Fr. Chukwudi Jieme, SMMM (2021).
Approx 300 families are registered members of the parish.