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Winnipeg, MB
March 17 - 18, 2023

BREATHE: Catholic Marriage Conference


St. Emile Parish

Winnipeg, MB, Canada

556 St Anne's Road

Early Bird Price EXTENDED - $199 per couple

SAVE $60 

From January 5th to February 26th 

Regular Price - $259 per couple 

From February 27th to March 17th 

Includes 7 sessions, His and Hers marriage guidebooks,

complimentary light lunch, coffee, tea and snacks.


Hotel accommodations and additional meals not included.

Couples are responsible for booking their own accommodations if need be.



Friday, March 17th, 2023

6:00pm - 9:45pm

Saturday, March 18th

8:00am - 5:00pm

This exciting Catholic Marriage conference is creatively designed to enrich your relationship.


Married couples.

Whether you’re newly married or have been married for a few decades,

this weekend will be a time to breathe life into various aspects of your marriage.


A great marriage doesn’t just happen.

This conference will provide an opportunity for you to invest in your relationship by stepping away from the busyness of life in order to recharge, refresh and journey deeper into the sacrament. 


A conference where you’ll hear life giving messages and engaging stories that will inspire

and spark something new in each of you. You will also be given practical tools designed to

help you build a stronger marriage to withstand the challenges of life,

foster unity, rediscover joy and experience peace in your marriage. 

Meet the Speakers


Gerald and Denise grew up on 

neighbouring acreages in Alberta, and 

recently reached a milestone of 29 years of marriage. It has been quite the ride as 

they have 5 children, and have 

travelled over 213,000 kms in an RV together as a family, performing concerts and catechizing kids in almost every state and province across North America. Their TV series airs weekly on EWTN and is seen on Formed. 

Gerald and Denise are the founders and directors of Cat.Chat Productions, a growing Catholic ministry for kids and families since 2000. They are passionate about helping couples rediscover joy in their marriage.

John and Tracy began their adventurous marriage when a small-town Alberta girl met a big-city man from Seattle and they embarked on a life of ministry together!

Married for 27 years, they have raised 8 children ranging in ages from 10-26.

John is an experienced Catholic Youth Director and Diocesan Director of Evangelization. He currently works as a conference speaker, retreat leader and ministry consultant. Tracy is a Catholic Life-Coach offering spiritual accompaniment to women. John and Tracy enjoy sharing interactive scriptural teachings that can be applied directly to daily life. 


Adam Caar




Use this space to introduce yourself and share your professional history.

Most Reverend Archbishop Richard Joseph Gagnon grew up in British Columbia. His Seminary Studies were taken at the Pontifical Beda College in Rome from 1978-1983. He was ordained as a priest on June 24, 1983, at Holy Rosary Cathedral by Archbishop James Carney in Vancouver, BC. In 1984, he was appointed Assistant Pastor at Corpus Christi Parish and later became the Pastor of St. Jude's Parish in Vancouver. He served as Chaplain of VANSPEC in 1987, offering religious education to children with disabilities, and joined the Presbyteral Council of the Archdiocese of Vancouver the next year. From 1992, he held various leadership positions in the Catholic Women's League and was appointed founding pastor of St. James Parish in Abbotsford. In 2004, Pope John Paul II appointed him the 16th Bishop of the Diocese of Victoria, B.C, when he chose the motto "To obey is to serve in love" for his Coat of Arms. Most Reverend Archbishop Richard Joseph Gagnon was appointed as the Archbishop-elect of Winnipeg by Pope Francis in October 2013. His installation as the Archbishop of Winnipeg was held on January 3, 2014, in St. Mary's Cathedral. 


Adam Caar




Use this space to introduce yourself and share your professional history.

 Most Reverend Albert LeGatt was born on May 6, 1953 in Melfort, SK. He studied at Le Collège de St. Boniface obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in1974. 

For the next three years he served as a CUSO (Canadian University Services Overseas) volunteer in Ghana, Africa, teaching French in a secondary school. 

He entered Le Grand Séminaire de Québec in 1977 pursuing studies in theology at l’Université Laval. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 19, 1983 by Bishop Blaise Morand in St. Brieux, SK. He served as assistant pastor, then pastor in a number of parishes in Prince Albert (1983-2000). 

He was named Bishop of the Diocese of Saskatoon on July 26, 2001 by Pope John Paul II and ordained on October 5, 2001 in St. Patrick’s Church, Saskatoon, by Bishop Blaise Morand. He has served on the Catholic Aboriginal Council, the Episcopal Commission for Liturgy of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Episcopal Commission for Catechesis. He presently serves on the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity, Religious Relations with the Jews, and Interreligious Dialogue. 

On July 3, 2009 he was appointed Archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, Manitoba. 


"Honestly a 5 star conference! Love, love, loved it! Thank you! We as a couple so needed this.

Please host more conferences."  

—  Couple from Saskatoon, SK

Fr. Gerry has served numerous parishes of the Archdiocese of St. Boniface since his priestly ordination, almost 23 years ago. He holds a Masters and a Licentiate degree in Biblical Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Angelicum).  He has been involved in Marriage Preparation, Marriage Encounter, and Catholic Couples’ groups such as Couples for Christ and Missionary Families for Christ. He is currently the parish priest of St. Emile Parish.



Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

 Should we stay at a nearby hotel or can we stay at home and commute?

In order to experience a weekend getaway, we highly recommend that you take some time away as a couple to BREATHE, relax and enjoy the Marriage Conference by staying overnight at a nearby hotel. This is a special time for you and your spouse to focus on each other and your relationship. Be intentional by clearing your schedule, by minimizing distractions, avoid checking emails, arrange children, etc. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will childcare be provided? 

We are unable to provide childcare during the conference.  We ask that children not be brought to the conference as this is intended to be a special time away for couples to focus on each other. Nursing infants are welcome. We will be recording and filming the speakers at this event; therefore we ask that crying infants be taken out of the conference room. A room will be designated for nursing moms.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the “date night” on the Conference schedule?

The conference ends at 5pm on Saturday. Saturday evening is designated as a “date night”. We recommend that you and your spouse take some time to unpack the conference by going for a special dinner and a fun evening out. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What will the sessions include? 

Talks by the speakers, His and Hers marriage guidebooks, engaging audio and video clips, and time for short conversations between you and your spouse. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to register for only part of the conference?

What is the cancellation policy?

We do not offer a discount for partial registrations.

If you are unable to attend due to illness, registration fees will be refundable minus a $50 per couple cancellation fee. If you prefer, we can transfer your cancelled registration fee and apply it to a future Marriage Conference. If you are unable to attend, please let us know by calling 306-369-2220 or email:  

Frequently Asked Questions

Can engaged couples attend the conference?

Yes, engaged couples are welcome to attend however this conference is geared towards married couples.

Hosted by

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Cat.Chat Productions Inc.
The Marriage, Family Life Ministry
of Saint Emile Parish
in partnership with the Archdioceses of
Saint Boniface and Winnipeg.


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