Paul Henteleff to be honoured by University of Manitoba

Congratulations, Paul!

Paul Henteleff, close-up

Please note, since it’s not in the following article, that Paul is being honoured primarily for bringing palliative care to the province. He served at St. Boniface Hospital for several years as head of palliative care, having started the unit, and was instrumental in organizing the hospice and palliative care association.

“The University of Manitoba is honouring some of the province’s greatest philanthropists with honorary degrees this year — as it tries to raise a record $500 million in the Front and Centre capital campaign.The 137th spring convocation will be held May 12 and 31, and June 1 and 2.Being honoured are: Winnipeg-born Dr. Paul Henteleff, who earned his medical degree from the U of M in 1956. During his 12 years as a family physician in Winnipeg, Henteleff worked part-time with Dr. Jack MacDonnell, a pioneer in geriatrics, and served as medical director of St. Boniface Hospital’s Home Care program.”

Deans’ Conference Highlights Loss and Hope

This is where I go every year the second week of Easter. Thank you, Bishop Don, and St. John’s Cathedral, for encouraging and supporting my participation. Thank you, sisters and brothers of the Deans’ Conference for your partnership in the Gospel.

The Forward

12957437_1154559797910014_7548171173434636891_oEighty deans and their spouses from Episcopal cathedrals in the United States, Canada, England and the Bahamas descended on Erie for 4 days, beginning on April 7th, for the North American Cathedral Deans’ Conference. This is the first time the conference was held in Erie, which was the perfect backdrop for the conference theme of Loss and Hope.

The deans arrived to a typical Erie welcome, temperatures in the thirties and a mix of rain and snow. Many of the deans expressed an excitement to be in Erie and to be a part of the discussion around loss and hope. Dean Leighton Lee from the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer in Calgary, Alberta, said that he was especially excited to hear Sister Joan Chittister’s talk. He also mentioned that the theme of decline “speaks to all churches.” His sentiments were echoed by the Very Rev. Dr. Donald Brown…

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The Bells Challenge Apr 10-May 15

Come!  Join in the book study and sharing circle of:

“The 5 Habits of Highly Missional People: Taking the BELLS Challenge to Fulfill the Mission of God”.


Each Sunday from April 10 – May 15, from 9am – 10am
Everyone is welcome! Come deepen and discover discipleship through the actions of:

Blessing Eating Listening Learning Sending


Host: Rebecca Atkinson

Come to St. John’s Cathedral
135 Anderson Avenue
If questions, call 204-586-8385


Find free book here.

Worship for Holy Week and Easter


The Triduum (Three Days)


Maundy Thursday, March 24, 8:00 p.m.
Exodus 12:1-14, Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19,
I Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35
The Very Rev. Paul N. Johnson, Dean, Preaching
The Rev. Brian Ford, Hon. Asst., Presiding
Stripping of the Altar
Footwashing, Ethiopian
Good Friday, March 25, 10:30 a.m.
Isaiah 52:13–53:12, Psalm 22,
Hebrews 10:16-25, John 18:1–19:42
The Very Rev. Paul N. Johnson, Dean, Presiding
Tenebrae – Into the Darkness of Death
Reading of the Passion According to St. John
Adoration of the Crucified
Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil, March 26, 8:00 p.m.
Genesis 1:1-2:4A, Exodus 14:10-31;15:20-21, Isaiah 55:1-11, Daniel 3:1-29,
Psalm 114, Romans 6:3-11, John 20:1-18
The Very Rev. Paul N. Johnson, Dean, Presiding
The Service of Light
The Liturgy of the Word
The Renewal of Baptism
The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist


Easter Sunday:  The Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord
Isaiah 65:17-25, Psalm 118:1-2;14-24,
Acts 10:34–43, Luke 24:1-12
The Very Rev. Paul N. Johnson, Dean, Preaching
The Right Rev. Donald D. Phillips, Bishop of Rupert’s Land, Presiding
Festival Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir



Alleluia!  Christ is risen!


St. John’s Cathedral, Kasaka, Central Buganda Diocese

The Venerable Paul M. Sserumaga, St. John's Cathedral, KasakaTo the Sisters and Brothers in Christ at St. John’s Cathedral, Winnipeg:

From The Venerable Paul Sserumaga, Vicar, St. John’s Cathedral, Kasaka Archdeaconry:

We love you so much. This coming Sunday in the cathedral church of Kasaka, St John’s Cathedral, we’ll have a thanksgiving service. Mothers’ Union, Fathers’ Union, CWF,  shall put  on their uniforms and sing their anthems. Pray for us. We  expect to start  the campaign to buy the cathedral car  on Easter day; may you pray for us.

God bless you. Amen


Ash Wednesday February 10, 2016

Ash Wednesday-Latin
Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming, it is near – a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness!                  (Joel 2:1-2)

Ash Wednesday worship at the Cathedral will be held tomorrow evening (Feb. 10) at 7 p.m.  Our worship will include the Imposition of Ashes and the Holy Eucharist.  All welcome.

Memento, homo, quia pulvis es,Ash Wednesday-cross et in pulverim reverteris.
Remember, human, that you are dust,and to dust you will return.
Return to the LORD, your God,
for he is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and relents from punishing.                  (Joel 2:13)

World Day of Prayer 2016

“Receive children. Receive me.”
Christian Women in Socialist Cuba

wdpThe National Flower of Cuba is the white butterfly jasmine. Cuban women have used the flower not only as an adornment for their hair, but also to transmit messages during liberation wars, and as a sign of their being Cuban. There can be no better emblem for the 2016 World Day of Prayer service written by the World Day of Prayer committee of Cuba. The service transmits their witness and experience of being Cuban and Christian, even when their faith meant isolation within the country they love.

With the triumph of the Revolution, a trade embargo by the United States brought Cuba economic isolation and material scarcity. Within Cuba a similar isolation formed around people of faith in the officially atheist state. Now the embargo is lifting, but uncertainty remains for the Cuban people. What can these women tell the rest of the world about how faith endures in a secular world, of material and social challenges, and of hope?

On March 4, 2016, Christians in more than 170 countries and in 2,000 communities across Canada will gather to learn about, pray for, and celebrate Cuba in solidarity with the women of Cuba through the World Day of Prayer. Please join us and invite your friends and family to attend the World Day of Prayer 2016.

The local World Day of Prayer service will be hosted by St. John’s Anglican Cathedral (in conjunction with several other local churches and denominations) at 135 Anderson Ave., Winnipeg, MB, on Friday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. All donations for this event will go to the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada.

Ten Somali orphans reunited with their oldest brother — Welcome, neighbours!


Dear friends,
You’ve been reading about them all week, you saw on the telly when they arrived the other night, now here’s an opportunity and a way to give. Please prayerfully consider an extra gift to Hospitality House as a concrete sign of our welcome to this newest family of orphans staying in the Cathedral house.
Thanks be to God always for the hard work and deep love of both Tom Denton and Karin Gordon without whom none of this would happen, and to all the other partners of HHRM.
God bless you,
Dean Paul N. Johnson
Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Please go here to donate.