Passion Sunday 2020

Celebrant - Fr. Barry Schoonbaert



Newsletter for Passion (Palm) Sunday, April 5, 2020

Although physically separated we celebrate with one heart and mind.

This weekend we enter the holiest of weeks in the Christian Calendar.  This coming week we will begin by remembering the triumphant welcoming of Our Lord into Jerusalem, but by the Gospel the tone changes drastically as we recount the Passion of our Lord.  Passion Sunday is preparing our minds and hearts to enter into the Triduum, that is, to celebrate the saving Passion, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus.  This week I will be making all the Masses and services available on our parish website at the following times:

Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020 Mass from St. Joseph’s, Stony Mountain will be available beginning at 10:00 am on our parish website

The Mass of the Lord's Supper, April 9, 2020: Mass from St. John Vianney Church in Teulon, will be available beginning at 7:30 pm on our parish website

Good Friday, April 10, 2020: The Service from Christ the King Church in Stonewall, will be available beginning at 3:00 pm on our parish website

The Easter Vigil, April 11, 2020: The celebration of the Easter Vigil from Christ the King Church in Stonewall will be available beginning at 8:00 pm on our parish website

Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020: The Mass of Easter Sunday will be available from Christ the King in Stonewall beginning at 10:00 am on our parish website

Christ the King Daily Hours

Reminder that Christ the King Church is Stonewall is open daily except Sunday for personal prayer.

Hours the church is open is as follows:

  • Monday 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:30am - 11:00am
  • Wednesday 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Thursday 9:30am - 11:00am
  • Friday 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Saturday 9:30am - 11:00am


New Blessed Palms will be available at Christ the King Church for pick up during the hours listed above.  First come first serve.  Please note that this year we have a limited number of regular palms as well as some small cross palms.

Watch Friday’s Report from the Archbishop of Winnipeg


Archbishop Richard Gagnon once again shares with us his Friday Report, a weekly video message containing important news and general information items from throughout the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, the Church in Canada, and beyond. Through the Friday Reports, the Archbishop will also answer a number of questions from our web and social media followers.

For more information, go to

Mass From Bishop Barron's Chapel

In an effort to continue the practice of our faith in these trying times, when parishes have closed due to restrictions around the coronavirus, you are invited to join Bishop Barron himself or by Fr. Steve Grunow, CEO of Word on Fire, online for daily Mass from Bishop Barron's chapel.  The video will be posted below at 8:15am ET each day.

More Music From Our Choir Director

If you are looking for some Lenten music, our Choir director, Carolina Nagy has put together a few songs for us to listen to.  They may be found using these links:



I will make myself available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation by appointment, of course honouring the government’s physical distancing guidelines.  Please call the parish office at (204)467-9016 to book an appointment.

How to continue to support our parishes…….

We wish to thank all those parishioners who have so generously dropped off their envelopes or cheques to the parish office, as well as those who continue to support the parish through auto-debit.

As we continue to find ways to support each other, let us remember that the church also needs support. For those families who are able, you can mail in your collection envelopes (Box 1159, Stonewall, MB R0C 2Z0). Post-dated cheques would be acceptable. Please find a copy of the auto debit form in the link below.

Christ the King Church

Christ the King Church Direct Debit Payments Authorization Form.pdf

Direct Debit Payments Authorization Form

Most importantly, less us continue to pray for one another and for an end to this pandemic.

Tri-Diocesan Youth Rally

Please be informed of the Tri-Diocesan Catholic Family Conference which will be hosted Online on April 18, 2020 from 2:00-4:45 pm.

Registration is required at:

For any inquiries please contact:

Nadine Fetherston

Marriage, Family & Life Service

T: 204-594-0295

F: 204-237-9942



Praying with our Children

 "As parents, we find that we pray often and earnestly for our children. We ask God to keep them safe, to make them well, and to help us as we care for them. But there is another gift of prayer that comes to us: the gift of praying with our children. There is a big difference between the child’s prayer and that of the adult. It is precisely this difference that makes it such a privilege to pray with little children. They lead us to an enjoyment of God that we may have been missing. When allowed to pray naturally, their simple words come straight from the heart."



  • Catholic Kids Media – with videos explaining each day of Holy Week including Palm Sunday.  

  • I also recommend to you “Holy Week at Home” from Liturgical press.  It is a wonderful way to talk about the Triduum Liturgies…