Updated November 30, 2023:
* For the Mass Intentions / Tabernacle Lamp Offerings, scroll down to the Liturgy Schedule
WISH TO BECOME MEMBERS OF ST. GIANNA’S PARISH?
Thank you to all who participated in our recent information session on October 29th. We look forward to welcoming you as members of our parish community!
If you wish to become a parishioner of St. Gianna’s, please attend the next New Parishioners Information Session by signing-up to join using the link below.
Date: December 17, 2023, following the 11:00 a.m. Liturgy
FEED A FAMILY
Christmas Food Hamper Outreach
Our parish community is taking part in the Christmas Cheer Board’s Feed-A-Family program.
Cash, cheque, debit or credit card donations towards the Christmas Hampers are graciously accepted (and tax deductible), and these monetary donations will be used to purchase Grocery Cards from the Knights table, which will then be used to purchase turkeys and fresh food items to be included in the hampers.
A huge thank you to all those who have participated so far! All of the food item cards and the description card/gift tags to buy Christmas gifts for the children of our 15 sponsored families have now been taken, please ensure that the description gift tags are attached to the wrapped gift so we can properly determine to which sponsored family the gift will be given.
We ask that all items be dropped off at the church by December 13th.
Thank you in advance for your support of this special initiative assisting families, as together we share in ‘being a part of something great!‘
Mark Your Calendar!
ADVENT PENITENTIAL SERVICE – Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated on Thursday, December 14th, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. during the season of Advent, as we prepare ourselves for the celebrations of Christmas. Several guest priests will be attending to assist with individual confessions.
CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS Memorial Opportunity
We are pleased to offer our Christmas Poinsettia Memorial opportunity for all those who would like to remember their beloved deceased in this special way.
The names of the deceased being remembered in whom a gift has been made, will appear on our Christmas Memorial Banners, which will be displayed as a part of the worship environment for the season of Christmas, and the beautiful poinsettias that will adorn our worship space will be a wonderful reminder of our beloved deceased present among us.
For a donation of $25.00, up to two names may be included. For a donation of $40.00, up to four names may be included. For a donation of $60.00, up to eight names may be included.
We will accept Christmas Memorials until end-of-day December 20, 2023.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Grocery Card Campaign
Many of us already buy groceries for ourselves or for our families, so why not do it in a way that also benefits our parish and doesn’t cost us anything extra!
St. Gianna’s Knights of Columbus Grocery Card Campaign enables you to do just that! You continue to buy the groceries you normally would AND help the parish receive a benefit just by using these cards. It’s that easy!
We have grocery cards for Superstore, Sobeys, Safeway, Fresh Co, No Frills, Foodland and IGA, and are available for purchase in denominations of $25 and $100. The Knights receive a 5% commission on all grocery cards sold, which is then generously donated to our parish.
We accept cash or debit. (Unfortunately, credit card service fees absorb most of the benefit we would receive, so it’s best that we accept only debit or cash to maximize our commission potential).
Thank you to all those who continue to participate in the Grocery Card program, it is greatly appreciated!
Please visit the Knights’ table in the Narthex after Sunday Mass and join the effort!
CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY LITURGY SCHEDULE
(Sunday, December 24th – Fourth Sunday of Advent – 9:00 a.m. only)
The Nativity of the Lord
Sunday, December 24th – Christmas Eve: 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Monday, December 25th – Christmas Day: 10:00 a.m.
THE TABERNACLE LAMP
As a mark of reverence and as an indication of the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in the Tabernacle, it has long been required that a lamp, traditionally red in colour, burns perpetually near the tabernacle area. Seeing the burning light, all will immediately know where a sign of reverence, in the form of a bow or genuflection, should be made.
The candles of the Tabernacle Lamps burn for a seven day period and can be offered up in memory of a loved one or as a part of an intercessory prayer for a special need. We are now pleased to offer the Tabernacle Lamps as a part of our ongoing prayerful/devotional response.
At St. Gianna’s we have two Tabernacle Lamps indicating the location of the tabernacle. One that burns inside the worship space immediately outside the Tabernacle Chapel and one that burns inside of the Chapel itself.
Two new Tabernacle Candles are lit every Saturday and will burn for the duration of the week. The Intentions for the Tabernacle Candles will be offered in the order they are received and published in our weekly parish ‘flocknote’ email, as well as on our parish website within the Parish Bulletin Board – Liturgy Schedule.
To offer a Tabernacle Candle, please click on the button link below for our online request form.
click: Offer a Tabernacle Candle
PERSONALIZED OFFERTORY CARDS
for Parishioners on Pre-Authorized Giving
Please pick-up your personalized offertory cards in the Narthex this Sunday before Mass or during parish office hours! This new set of offertory cards begins on the First Sunday of Advent, December 2/3!
DAILY PRAYER BOOKS & SUNDAY MISSALS
2024 Daily Prayer Books ($20.00 each) and Sunday Missals ($8.00 each), are now available for purchase and pick-up during office hours, while supplies last.
ST. MAURICE SCHOOL, 1639 Pembina Highway
K-12 Catholic Education
Now Accepting Applications for 2024-2025
For more information, visit www.stmaurice.mb.ca
ST. JOHN BREBEUF SCHOOL (K-8): Open House, 605 Renfrew Street
January 11, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
For more information, visit www.sjbschool.ca
ST. MARY’S ACADEMY: Open House, 550 Wellington Crescent
January 16, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
New Student Applications Due: February 1, 2024
For more information, visit www.smamb.ca
ARCHDIOCESE OF WINNIPEG
click: Weekly Communication
LITURGY SCHEDULE FOR THE COMING WEEK
Friday, December 1 – Ferial
10:00 AM Liturgy
For the Intentions of David Huggins,
Requested by Dennis & Antoinette Huggins
Tabernacle Lamp Intentions November 25-December 1:
1. For the Repose of the Soul of Emmanuel Pabico,
Requested by Tito Alejandria
2. For the Repose of the Soul of Conrado Garcia,
Requested by Trini & Jocelyn Gobenciong-Garcia
Tabernacle Lamp Intentions December 2-December 8:
1. For the Repose of the Soul of Danilo Garcia Pakingan,
Requested by Kathlene Ledda
2. For the Intentions of Jose Antonio Cano Pinzon,
Requested by Erika Pinzon Arango
* If you wish to offer a Tabernacle Candle, see announcement above.
Saturday, December 2 – First Sunday of Advent
4:30 PM Liturgy
For the Intentions of The Alali Family,
Requested by Lenore & John Hodge
Sunday, December 3 – First Sunday of Advent
9:00 AM Liturgy
For the Repose of the Soul of Donna Senicki,
Requested by Chesia Senicki
11:00 AM Liturgy
For All Parishioners,
Requested by Fr. Darrin
Tuesday, December 5 – Ferial
6:15 PM – Communal Praying of the Rosary in Church
7:00 PM Novena Mass in Honour of St. Gianna Beretta Molla
For the Intentions of Julie Dy,
Requested by Manuel & Marcela Decebal-Cuza
Wednesday, December 6 – Ferial
10:00 AM Liturgy
For the Repose of the Soul of Leo Laturnus,
Requested by Shannon & Guy Mao
Friday, December 8 – Solemnity: Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
10:00 AM Liturgy
For the Repose of the Soul of Gilbert Mozo,
Requested by Janine Mozo & Family
Parish Office Hours:
Tuesday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Columbarium Visiting Hours
Please consult the Columbarium website for Visiting Hours
click: Visiting Hours
In the event of a hospital emergency or the death of a loved one, please call the parish office at 204-488-3977, follow the prompts, choose ‘3‘ and please leave a voice message.
For columbarium needs, please call Living Waters Columbarium at 204-488-3977 during office hours.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to make our way through these challenging days.
Thank you for your continued support to me as your pastor and to the mission and ministry we do at St. Gianna’s, as we live through these days of pandemic. Your ongoing participation in our liturgies, continued financial support and desired membership is such an affirmative and visual witness.
– Fr. Darrin
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