St. Charles Church Team

St. Charles Catholic Church Team
 
Reverend Father Michael Wollbaum
 
 
 
Rev. Robert Gate, Deacon
 
I was born, raised and I discovered the treasure of my life in Winnipeg.  Linda and I were married in 1968, raised two wonderful girls, Tarena and Shawna, and are now blessed with 6 grandchildren.

My work with the RCAF and RCMP spanned 34 years and numerous provinces until retirement in 2001.  Attracted by the unique community spirit and friendliness of St. Charles Parish, we became members in 1988.
 
I was ordained as a Permanent Deacon of the Archdiocese at St. Charles on February 14, 1995.  It has been my privilege to celebrate and grow in faith and love of God with all the wonderful people of St. Charles. 
 
Nourished and strengthened by the Holy Eucharist, enlightened by the Word of God, and inspired by the generosity of the people of St. Charles, my primary work is to unite with them in Christ’s preferential love for the poorest and most broken of our society.  This work has become my main focus of service and is lived out at Our Place – Chez Nous Drop-In Centre where we serve the street people and the marginalized living in the core of Winnipeg.  Through the poor we see the face of Christ, through our benefactors and volunteers we see the heart of Christ.
 
Rev. Claude Lambert, Deacon
 
Claude Lambert has been a member of St. Charles Parish for over 35 years. St. Charles Church is where he married his wife Bonnie-Lee and had his three sons baptized.
 
Claude took the Nathanael Ministry course offered by the Archdiocese of Winnipeg and was ordained a deacon in October, 2008. For the last 12 years, Claude has been involved with R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation), and the last four years he has been coordinator. 
 
For 24 years, Claude has been employed by the City of Winnipeg as a firefighter.  He has training in advanced first-aid and patient care, as well as group management and training.  Claude is a member of the fire department's critical incident stress management team.

Jackie Overton, Parish Secretary

 
 
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St. Charles Catholic Parish
320 St. Charles Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  R3K 1T7 (Map)
Tel: (204) 889-3248   Fax: (204) 885-1997  Email: stcharls@mts.net
 
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