Parish Bulletin Board

Updated September 29, 2022:

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WISH TO BECOME MEMBERS OF ST. GIANNA’S PARISH?
Thank you to all participants in our session on August 28th, 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 is Sunday, October 2 following the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Liturgy.

click:  New Parishioners Information Session – Sign Up

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NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION – SEPT.30
This Friday, September 30th marks the 2nd National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  We encourage our parishioners to take time on Friday for prayer, reflection and education.  We all share a responsibility to take meaningful steps with Indigenous people and communities on the path to true reconciliation.  Below are just a few of many events taking place throughout various communities to participate in and commemorate this important day.

Mass at St. Kateri Parish – September 30
Archbishop Richard Gagnon will say Mass at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish at 11:00 AM.  There will be drumming beforehand at 10:00 AM.

Orange Shirt Day: Indigenous Residential School Museum of Canada
Join Long Plain First Nation at the Indigenous Residential School Museum of Canada for a Reconciliation Walk beginning at 9:30 AM at City Hall to honour the journey of survivors and remember those who didn’t make it home.  For more information, please contact Lorraine Daniels at 204-239-6464 or Patsy Myran at 204-390-5344.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at the Children’s Museum
As a member of the City of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord, the Children’s Museum stands with Indigenous communities and wishes to honour Survivors and the children who never made it home.  Join us with FREE (first come, first served) general admission on a journey of education and reflection with Louis Riel Institute for a Métis Moccasin workshop and Métis Paper Vest workshop from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Guests of all ages are encouraged to wear an orange shirt to help raise awareness of the impacts of residential schools and in remembrance – every child matters.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at the Winnipeg Art Gallery
In honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, WAG-Qaumajuq in partnership with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation will be hosting a day of special programming.

For updates to these and more events, visit: Winnipeg Archdiocese webpage

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NEW FAMILY FAITH FORMATION PROCESS: Word of Life
This September, we begin a New Family Faith Formation Process for families with children Kindergarten to Grade 6, and those preparing for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.  Register Now!

CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD (CGS)
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a unique faith formation experience for our youngest parishioners.  Register Today!

For more information, please contact Rachel at [email protected]

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NICHE FLOWER FOR ALL SOULS DAY
Living Waters Columbarium
As we prepare to honour our beloved dead on All Souls Day, November 2, 2022, Living Waters Columbarium is once again offering niche flowers to be placed on the niche door of your loved one.

We choose a single white rose as it is associated with purity, spirituality and innocence.  It is the symbol in our Christian faith of our Mother Mary, which also represents respect, love and gratitude.

The niche flowers are $25.00 and orders must be received by end of day October 13th.  Orders can be made using the button link below or by contacting Donna during office hours at 204-488-3977.

click:  Order a Niche Rose for All Souls Day

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FAMILY FAITH ACTIVITY

click:  Sunday Family Faith Activity

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PERSONALIZED OFFERTORY CARDS – Ready for Pick-up!
Your personalized offertory cards for the Sundays starting now until November 2023, are now available in the Narthex.  Place the appropriate card for the corresponding Sunday into the baskets at the time of the offertory.  This communal action is an outward sign of your participation and support of the mission and ministry of St. Gianna’s Parish, through your pre-authorized giving.

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PRAYING THE ROSARY
The weekly communal praying of the rosary is moving to a new time on Tuesday!
Beginning september 13, the Rosary will be prayed at 6:15 PM in the Worship Space, prior to the Novena Mass in Honour of Saint Gianna.

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NOVENA MASS IN HONOUR OF SAINT GIANNA
The Novena Mass at St. Gianna’s Parish is celebrated weekly, every Tuesday evening at 7:00PM.

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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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Any young people (16-35 years old) interested in participating, please contact Rachel at [email protected]

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A ‘PENITENTIAL PILGRIMAGE’: POPE FRANCIS IN CANADA
Coverage of the Papal Visit to Canada by Salt and Light Media

click:  Salt and Light webpage

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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, 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.  Other methods of giving include donations via credit card by calling the parish office during regular hours: 204-488-3977, or by mail to St. Gianna’s Parish, 15 Columbia Drive, Winnipeg, MB., R3Y 0R5.

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

Friday, September 30 – Memorial: St. Jerome
NO Mass
 
Saturday, October 1 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
4:30 PM Liturgy
In Thanksgiving
Requested by The Garcia-Buenafe Family

Sunday, October 2 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

9:00 AM Liturgy
For the Repose of the Soul of Jose Tharayil +
Requested by the Knights of Columbus
11:00 AM Liturgy
For All Parishioners
Requested by Fr. Darrin

Tuesday, October 4
 – Memorial: St. Francis of Assisi
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 Stephanie & Mike Goggin
Requested by Stephanie Goggin
Wednesday, October 5 – Ferial
10:00 AM Liturgy
For the Repose of the Soul of Jaime Baltazar Ochoa +
Requested by Zenaida Bernadette Ochoa

Friday, October 7 – Memorial: Our Lady of the Rosary
For the Repose of the Soul of Bernie Wilman +
Requested by Antoinette Wilman H.

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OFFICE HOURS
*** Please note: Our Offices will be CLOSED on Friday, September 30, 2022 in observance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation ***

For the Parish Office:
Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

(Access to the Adoration Chapel will be limited to these times)

For the Columbarium Sales Office:
Tuesday 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

(Holidays not applicable, Closed on 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 during office hours.

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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click:  New Archdiocese of Winnipeg Publication!