Parish Bulletin Board

For the Week of November 28, 2021:

IN-PERSON SUNDAY LITURGIES RESUME
All registered parishioners are invited to sign-up each week in order to attend one of the Sunday Liturgies via the weekly parish Flocknote email ([email protected]), double-check your email junk folder in case it doesn’t appear in the usual inbox.

Limited space available per liturgy will mean a first sign-up basis.  Mask wearing and physical distancing will continue to be mandatory for all who attend.  Please be assured that Fr. Darrin and all of our parish staff have been fully vaccinated for your protection.

WISH TO JOIN US IN SUNDAY LITURGY?
Unfortunately, during this time of gathering limitations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Sunday Liturgies are limited to registered parishioners only.  If you wish to become a parishioner of St. Gianna’s, please attend our next New Parishioners Information Session by clicking on the sign-up link below.

click:  New Parishioners Information Session

click:  Columbarium Family Request to Attend a Sunday Mass

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WEEKDAY LITURGIES
Weekday liturgies have resumed on Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10:00AM.  Since the weekday liturgies usually gather less than our current limit, there is no need to register.  Please arrive by 9:50AM as all participants are required to complete the necessary protocols and access to the worship space will be closed once the liturgy begins.

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STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE
Our Stewardship of Treasure Annual Renewal will be held in January 2022.  We look forward to a new pastoral year of mission and ministry as together we share in the joy of being a part of something great!

Thank you to all of our parishioners who sacrificially give of their treasure in response to the call to intentional discipleship.

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FEED A FAMILY FOOD HAMPERS PROGRAM
Thank you to all members of our community who have donated to the Christmas Hamper program for the 12 families in need being sponsored by our parish.  Please consider donating food items, a gift for a child or if you prefer to donate cash, we will put the funds to good use to purchase fresh food items and turkeys for the families.  Please stop by the table in the narthex after Mass.  We are asking the children gifts be purchased and donated by December 12th.  Thank you in advance for your support of this special initiative to help the less fortunate in our community!
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TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION AT THE PARISH LEVEL
We have all become deeply aware of the great need to join together in the work of truth and reconciliation with our indigenous sisters and brothers.  The most recent discovery of unmarked graves at several residential schools has once again shown the reality of a wound that continues to bring about great pain and suffering.
The call to become active agents of healing begins with our willingness to step forward to become a part of making a difference.  Through education, listening and understanding we move ourselves to a place where healing can begin.
The time is here to form a parish based effort to help us all in our response to this important work.
Parishioners who would like to become a part of a parish effort to educate and form our parish community in this important work are invited to form a leadership effort that can begin to expand our parish’s understanding and knowledge of the issues at hand, so we might form a good and holy response.
If you wish to join in this effort, please contact the parish office: [email protected]
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DAILY PRAYER BOOKS / SUNDAY MISSALS
2022 Daily Prayer Books ($25 each) and Sunday Missals ($6 each) are available and purchases can be made during office hours Tuesday and Saturday 10:00AM-3:00PM.  Contactless debit or credit card payment is preferred.
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NEWCOMERS INFORMATION SESSION via ZOOM
Many who have joined our livstreamed liturgies this past year or have recently moved into the area, have made the request to join our parish community and to share a life of faith with us.  For those seeking to join or learn more about our parish community, our next Newcomers Information Session will take place on:

DATE:  To Be Determined

Participation in a Newcomer’s information session is an essential part of joining our parish community and completing the registration process.  To participate in this 60 minute session, please complete our online form found at the link below.

click:  Register for the Next Newcomers Information Session

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CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Catechesis of the Good Shephered is a unique Catholic faith formation for children that seeks to create a very sacred space for them to fall deeply in love with God.  It is rooted in the sacred scriptures, Catholic doctrine, the liturgy of the Church, prayer and the educational principles of Maria Montessori.

The Atrium at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Church is where we gather to encounter God.  It is a special place where child-sized, age-appropriate materials are presented to the child so that children can work and meditate upon the essentials of our faith.  In the Atrium, the child develops a relationship with and love for God.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is open to all registered parishioners aged 3-6 (Preschool to Kindergarten).  Sessions will take place during the 11:00am Sunday liturgy.
Registration is limited due to space constraints.  Interested participants will be accepted in order of registration received.  For more information, please contact Rachel at [email protected]

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FAMILY FAITH ACTIVITY

click:  Sunday Family Faith Activity

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ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT WELCOME!
As we continue to make our way through the lingering conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the in-person gathering restrictions, we know that financial support to the parish has been down at every level.
The loss of income from visitors, the additional gift given at Mass from registered parishioners, as well as alternative sources of income has been challenging.
For those who would like to offer additional financial support to our parish during this time, we gratefully accept gifts using the secure link provided below.
Thank you for your ongoing support to our mission and ministry.  Thank you for ‘being a part of something great!’

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PRAYING THE ROSARY
The weekly communal praying of the rosary will gather on Tuesday, November 30 at 1:30PM in the Worship Space.  All who wish to participate will be required to wear a mask as well as maintain physical distancing.

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PASTORAL VISITS
Regarding Pastoral Visits with anointing and communion from Fr. Darrin.
During these many months of pandemic, many of our parishioners have experienced health challenges, some resulting in the need for intensive medical interventions.  Many continue to struggle to regain full and complete health.

COVID-19 restrictions now allows for home visitation to occur.  I have been fully vaccinated and have received my vaccination card.  Therefore, any of our parishioners who would appreciate a pastoral visit from me are invited to make a request for a visit.

I am more than pleased to make a pastoral visit and I am eager to reconnect after such a very long time of separation.  If you are experiencing a period of illness,  please let me know so I can be your pastor for you.

click: Request a Pastoral Visit

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Knights of Columbus: Grocery Gift Cards Support our Parish
Our Knights of Columbus receive a 5% commission on all gift cards sold, which is then generously donated to our parish.  Many of us already shop regularly at either Sobeys, Safeway, the Real Canadian Superstore, Foodland or IGA, making this another very easy and obvious way to support our parish.
Parishioners who attend a Sunday Liturgy can visit the Knights table in the narthex and join the effort as together we share in being a part of something great!

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MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK
November 23 – November 28, 2021

Tuesday, November 30 – Feast: St. Andrew
1:30 PM Rosary Prayer – Communal Praying of the Rosary in Church
All are welcome!
Wednesday, December 1 – Ferial
10:00 AM Liturgy: in-person, no sign-up required
For Baltazar Dino Fajardo +,
Requested by Maureen Fajardo
Friday, December 3 – Memorial: St. Francis Xavier
10:00 AM Liturgy: in-person, no sign-up required
For Donna Senicki +,
Requested by Chesia Senicki
Saturday, December 4 – Second Sunday of Advent
4:30 PM Liturgy: registered parishioner sign-up only
For Escolastico Dano +,
Requested by Lalaine Alfaro
Sunday, December 5 – Second Sunday of Advent
9:00 AM Liturgy: registered parishioner sign-up only
For Bill Jacobson +,
Requested by Cleo & Christine Dino

11:00 AM Liturgy: registered parishioner sign-up only
For All Parishioners,
Requested by Fr. Darrin

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PERPETUAL ADORATION CHAPEL OF THE DIVINE MERCY
SHRINE OF SAINT GIANNA
LIVING WATERS COLUMBARIUM

We are now prepared to begin the reopening of the Perpetual Adoration Chapel under the current COVID-19 Protocols and Conditions.  The first phase of reopening the Adoration Chapel will begin with access to the Chapel during current office hours only: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Due to the confined nature of the Chapel, all those who wish to enter the Chapel are required to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing.  The Adoration Chapel will be limited to three adorers at any one time.

In addition, the Shrine of St. Gianna will also be available for those who wish to pray before the statue of St. Gianna and light a votive candle.

Living Water Columbarium is also now available to accept visitors during current office hours, as well as before and after Sunday Liturgies for those who signed-up to attend the Mass.

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PARISH OFFICE HOURS

The Parish Office, Living Waters Columbarium, Adoration Chapel and Shrine of St. Gianna will be open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 a.m.-3:00p.m.

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 direct at 431-275-2500.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to make our way through these challenging days.

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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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