The Archdiocese of Winnipeg at 100: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

An Academic Symposium

October 22-24, 2015

St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba

70 Dysart Road, Winnipeg


Thursday, October 22


4:45 pm                       Conference Information Desk opens


5:30 pm                       Vespers

Venue: Christ the King Chapel


7:00 – 9:00 pm            Opening Ceremonies


The 2015 Hanley Lecture: The Future of the Universal Church and the Place of the Local Churches in that Future

The Most Rev. Michael Miller, CSB, Archbishop of Vancouver

                                    Venue: Christ the King Chapel


                                    Informal Reception to follow


Friday, October 23


8:30 am                       Morning Prayer, Christ the King Chapel – Fr. Michael Koryluk


9:00 – 10:15 am          Lecture: The Archdiocese of Winnipeg prior to Vatican II

                                    Dr. Peter Meehan, St. Mark's College, Vancouver

Venue: Hanley Hall


10:30 am – noon         “Local Perspectives and the Winnipeg Archdiocese”

Presentation of papers:

-       Msgr Ward Jamieson, “The 1984 Papal Visit to Winnipeg”

-       Dr. Meredith Bacola, “The Context of Anglo-Saxon Church Dedications in Winnipeg

-       Dr. Raymond Currie, “Lay Lives of Faith, Hope and Charity


Sr. Susan Wikeem, Moderator

Venue: Hanley Hall


Noon – 1:00 pm          Lunch (not provided)


1:00 – 2:30 pm            “Historical Perspectives and the Winnipeg Archdiocese”

Presentation of papers           

-       Ms. Tyyne Petrowski, "The Heritage, Status, and Possible Futures of the Archives of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg"

-       Mr. Jim Blanchard, “Historical Background to the Birth of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, 1895 - 1916

-       Dr. Christine Butterill, “The Contributions of Women Religious in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, 1915-2015

Dr. Tom Nesmith, Professor, Moderator

Venue: Hanley Hall


2:45 – 4:00 pm            “The Archdiocese of Winnipeg and the Indigenous Peoples of Manitoba: A Dialogue” - Panel

Dr. Ovide Mercredi, Past National President, AFN

Sr. Bernadette O’Reilly

Mr. Ry Moran, National Truth and Reconciliation Archives

Ms. Lisa Raven, Returning to Spirit

Dr. Emőke Szathmary,  President Emeritus, Moderator                                       

Venue: Hanley Hall


6:00 – 9:30 pm           Centennial Celebration Reception and Dinner

With Archbishop Richard Gagnon bringing greetings

Dr. Christopher Adams, Rector, St. Paul's College, Speaker

                                    Venue: Marshall McLuhan Hall, University Centre

Tickets for the dinner may be purchased by contacting Bonnie Warkentine at 204.474.8582 or


Saturday, October 24


8:30 am                       Morning Prayer

Venue: Christ the King Chapel


9:00 – 10:15 am          “Education within The Archdiocese of Winnipeg”

Presentation of papers:

-       Dr. Jesús Ángel Miguel García: The Church’s Teaching Ministry in Western Canada

-    Dr. Michael Caliguri: "What we think about sex: An examination of students' opinions through 12 years of Catholic Studies"

-          Mr. Robert Praznik: “Catholic Schools in Manitoba : 1890-2015”


Dr. Anne Penny, Moderator

Venue: Fr. Jensen Theatre


10:30 – Noon              The 2015 Jesuit Lecture:

The Winnipeg Archdiocese at 100:  Highlights of Canadian Catholic Spirituality

Dr. Terence Fay, SJ

Venue: Fr. Jensen Theatre


Conference Closes