Pastor

My 25th Anniversary/Thank You

As most parishioners know, I intended on celebrating my 25th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood with parishioners on Saturday, May 23.  However, COVID 19 got in the way.  It would seem that some parishioners, despite the pandemic, decided to take matters into their own hands and mark the occasion in a different manner.  Thus, on Monday, May 18, the actual date of my ordination, a parade of vehicles drove by the rectory.  Colleen tells me that 38 vehicles, one motorcycle and one bicycle made up the parade while I was instructed to sit outside on the rectory stairs.  Many of the vehicles were decorated with balloons and banners as was the church and rectory stairs.  John Plischke provided music for the occasion.  I usually “get wind” of something which is being done “in secret”, but I have to admit that this was a total surprise.  Thank You to all who planned, arranged, and participated in this tribute for me and helped me to mark the occasion during the pandemic.  Thank you also for all those who brought cards, gifts, and all the messages on our Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/StAnthonyofPaduaWK). 

 I received four cakes, so if I appear a little more rotund, you will know why.  God is good and He has blest me immensely.  I give Him all the glory and praise, especially for calling me to serve at the altar and for the many blessings which I have received in the priesthood these last 25 years.  Besides the 25 years of priesthood, I spent 14 years as a psychiatric nurse, and 4 years of volunteer work in Germany for a total of 43 years in the workforce.  My nursing colleagues are all retired, but it seems that I am not finished yet.  May God be forever praised!    Father Dominic

We welcomed Fr. Dominic Yuen to our Parish July 3, 2012.

Father Dominic was born and grew up in Brandon. He received all of his sacraments of initiation as well as celebrated one of his first masses at St. Augustine’s Church. He received his diploma in Psychiatric Nursing at the Brandon Mental Health Center where he worked for some fourteen years. He received his Bachelors Degree at the Brandon University and his Masters of Divinity at the University of Western Ontario in London, ON. A graduate of St. Peter’s Seminary in London, Father Dominic served as assistant at Holy Rosary Parish in Winnipeg and as pastor in Russell and Rossburn until being sent to St. Augustine’s as pastor in July, 2006. Father Dominic attributes his relationship with Jesus Christ and his early spiritual development to his mother, the priests of St. Augustine’s and to many of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions whom he holds with deep affection. Father considers it an awesome privilege to have been able to serve his home parish as pastor.  On July 3, 2012, Fr. Dominic has been appointed Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish (WK) in Winnipeg.

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Mass Schedule

 

Saturday: Mass is at 4pm beginning June 6. Enter through the office door. People can phone the office to have their names added to the list of Mass attendees.  Social distancing enforced. 

Sundays: Mass is at 9am & 11am beginning June 6.  Current regulations permit 25 people in the church.  People can phone the office to have their names added to the list of Mass attendees.  Social distancing enforced. 

Monday – Friday: Mass is at 8:30am.  Enter through the office door. People can phone the office to have their names added to the list of Mass attendees.  Social distancing enforced. 

Private Prayer: Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm Enter through the office door.

Live-streamed Masses: The Archbishop will celebrate a private Mass each Sunday from the Cathedral at 11:00 am (Rosary to begin 20 minutes before Mass), “live-streamed” at our Archdiocesan Website www.archwinnipeg.ca.   

Location: 250 Burrin Ave, Winnipeg, MB  R2V 1E5

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History

In 1915, there were some ten Roman Catholic families in West Kildonan who attended church.  The mass was ….

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