The Catholic School of Evangelization was founded in 1992 under the local Archbishop of St.Boniface in Manitoba (Canada), His Grace Archbishop Antoine Hacault. The current Archbishop is His Grace Albert LeGatt.
In all of our efforts we emphasize the importance of a lively personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The CSE believes that head knowledge of God is only really meaningful once the Lord has been encountered in one's heart! As St. Ambrose once put it; "If you want to understand a spiritual truth then you must believe it first." Since our humble beginnings we have been able to share the Gospel to many, especially children and teenagers, and have found great encouragement in God's steadfast love as He has provided for us a means to know, love and serve Him.
CSE Historical Timeline
First informal discussions / Meeting with St.Boniface Archbishop
August 21st, 1991
Official lettre of approval received from Archbishop Hacault
January 8th, 1992
Registered as a charitable organization with Revenue Canada,
Incorporated in the province of Manitoba
March 5th, 1992
Purchase of the convent of the Sisters of the Cross in St.Malo,
building renovations begin
September 1st, 1992
Opening of CSE with Armand Laing as Director
Good News Catholic Summer Camps begins
Gilbert Vielfaure new Director
Youth Express Winter Camps begin
Official affiliation with John Paul II Bible School in Alberta
"Voix de foi" French christian music radio program on 91fm begins
Beginning of Discipleship Formation Program I and II
Chad Vincent, New Director
CSE Prayer Meeting is Established in Winnipeg
Jude Gosselin, New Director
Catholic Outreach Team begins
Claude Lagacé, New Director
Chad Vincent returns as Director, Léo Gosselin as Associate Director
Anita Van Der Aa comes on as Associate Director
Anita Van Der Aa is named Executive Director
Kevin Prada is named Associate Director
New logo unveiled
James V. Kautz is named Executive Director
Our first Staff members. Jean and Mathilde Fifi, house parents (front row) and Armand and Alice Laing, first directors (back row)
The first meeting of the CSE board of Directors in 1992
The first group of the CSE's Discipleship Formation Program (DFP).
The original CSE building. It was originally built as a convent for the Holy Cross Sisters and was donated to the CSE in 1992.
This is a picture of the first ever group of Summer Camp at the CSE (summer 1993)! It was then called the Good News Bible Camp.
Founding Archbishop of the CSE