Parish Bulletin Board

Updated May 24, 2022:

HAPPY EASTER Season! Alleluia, Alleluia!

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WISH TO BECOME MEMBERS OF ST. GIANNA’S PARISH?
Thank you to all participants in our session on May 1st, we look forward to welcoming you as part of our parish community!

If you wish to become a parishioner of St. Gianna’s, please attend our next New Parishioners Information Session by signing-up to join using the link below.  The Date for the next session has not yet been set, but we will contact you once it has been chosen.

click:  New Parishioners Information Session

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PRAYING THE ROSARY
The weekly communal praying of the rosary will resume this Tuesday, May 24 at 1:30PM in the Worship Space. 

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STATIONS OF THE RESURRECTION – May 31
The Stations of the Resurrection is a spiritual journey with Christ that takes one through the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ appearances to his followers after his Resurrection.  In the early Church, this practice was known as the Via Lucis,or Way of Light.  It invites participants to walk along a path of transforming joy by following in the footsteps of the Risen Christ and his friends.  As with the Stations of the Cross, we move from station to station, reading an appropriate scripture passage and meditating on it.  By using the Resurrection appearances as a focus for reflection and meditation, we have an opportunity to appreciate the Easter mysteries of the Resurrection of our Lord.

Join us for a communal ‘Way of Light ‘on Tuesday, May 31st at 7:00 p.m.

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CELEBRATED SACRAMENTS
This past Sunday, Baby Cayden and Baby Eve were baptized into the life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Registered families interested in the celebration of Sacraments should contact the parish office at [email protected]

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FAMILY FAITH ACTIVITY

click:  Sunday Family Faith Activity

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STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE
As we bring our Sunday Offertory Campaign to a close, we are grateful to all of our parishioners who have once again stepped forward with an enhanced sacrificial gift for the well-being of our parish’s mission and ministry.  We are deeply aware of the challenge that making such a gift means for many, and therefore acknowledge the faith-witness and expression of trust that makes such a commitment possible.  We are fully confident that God’s blessing and goodness will never be outdone, and that any act of true sacrificial offering will always be returned manyfold.

As we have learned, following in the way of Jesus as his disciples always calls us to live sacrificial lives for our good and the good of one another.  Sacrificial acts of love take us to the greatest encounter with the God whose own love for us is always sacrificial and free.

May the Lord bless you and keep you, may He allow His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you, may He send his goodness upon you and fill you with His peace!

Thank you for ‘Being a Part of Something Great!’
– St. Gianna’s Financial Council

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JOIN OUR MUSIC MINISTRY: Singers and Instrumentalists!
Our goal is to have a choir at each Sunday Mass.  Please remember, you do not have to be a professional to join.  We’re not singing as soloists, but as a team… a team that makes music to worship God.  So why not give it a try?  Please come and share in this special fellowship with others.

If you feel that you are being called to join this Ministry, please see Allan, Director of Sacred Music, before or after the Liturgy.

If you feel that you are being called to join one of our choirs, please speak to our Director of Sacred Music, Allan Suban.  You can see him before or after Mass or reach him at: [email protected]

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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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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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SUNDAY MISSALS
2022 Sunday Missals ($6 each) are available for purchase during office hours, Tuesday to Saturday 9:00AM-4:30PM.  Contactless debit or credit card payment is preferred.

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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!’

click:  Make a Donation

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LITURGY SCHEDULE FOR THE COMING WEEK

Tuesday, May 24 – Ferial
1:30 PM Communal Praying of the Rosary in Church

Wednesday, May 25 – Ferial
9:30 AM Liturgy – Note the time change for this Wednesday only
For Saint Gianna,
Requested by Adel McCallan

Friday, May 27 – Ferial
10:00 AM Liturgy
For Baltazar Dino Fajardo +

Saturday, May 28 – The Ascension of the Lord
4:30 PM
Liturgy
For Carl Van Hove +,
Requested by Marie Van Hove

Sunday, May 29 – The Ascension of the Lord
9:00 AM
Liturgy
For Tish O’Keefe,
Requested by Adel McCallan

11:00 AM Liturgy
For All Parishioners,
Requested by Fr. Darrin

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PARISH OFFICE HOURS,
PERPETUAL ADORATION CHAPEL OF THE DIVINE MERCY,
SHRINE OF SAINT GIANNA,
LIVING WATERS COLUMBARIUM
The Parish Office, Living Waters Columbarium, Adoration Chapel and Shrine of St. Gianna:

Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (CLOSED the Saturday of a long weekend)

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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