Parish Bulletin Board

Updated May 16, 2024:

* For the Mass Intentions / Tabernacle Lamp Offerings, scroll down to the Liturgy Schedule

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WISH TO BECOME MEMBERS OF ST. GIANNA’S PARISH?
Thank you to all who participated in our recent information session.  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:  To Be Determined

click:  New Parishioners Information Session – Sign Up

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“RED-OUT!”
This coming Sunday is Pentecost Sunday!

This is the great celebration of the Church, remembering the day that the Holy Spirit was first given to the disciples of the Risen Lord.

Red being the liturgical colour of the day, all are asked to wear something red to whichever Sunday Liturgy you attend, visually highlighting this great day!

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20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF ST. GIANNA’S PARISH!
This year we will celebrate our 20th Anniversary as a parish community.  We will mark this milestone with a dinner & dance event on Saturday, October 5th, 2024.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the Knights of Columbus table in the narthex, after the Sunday liturgies or in-person at the Parish Office.

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ST. GIANNA’S HARVEST
COMMUNITY GARDEN INITIATIVE – Sign-up
Opportunities
St. Gianna’s is offering a new initiative to grow and harvest fresh vegetables to be distributed to local organizations that support our vulnerable communities.  At harvest time (August-September), we will organize intake days to bring all the vegetables of our labour to St. Gianna’s, which will then be distributed to organizations such as Missionaries of Charity, Bear Clan, Willow Place, House of Hesed and Bruce Oake Recovery Centre.

There are several ways to participate:
Option 1 is to sign up to grow a row of vegetables in your own garden this summer and then donate the produce to St. Gianna’s Harvest.  We are asking for a row of one of the following vegetables: carrots, onions, beans, peas, tomatoes, or squash.
Option 2 is to support the development of our own garden on-site at St. Gianna’s.  The garden will be built as slightly raised garden beds to accommodate the ground that we have and offer an option for mobility.  Planning for this initiative is underway, but we are asking parishioners to consider making a monetary donation to support developing the land for the garden, purchase garden boxes and planting items, as well as regular maintenance supplies.
Option 3 is to sign-up to assist in maintaining our future on-site garden once it has been built and developed.

To participate in this initiative, please use the button links below or visit the Harvest Ministry table in the narthex after the Sunday liturgy.  When you participate, your name will be proudly displayed on our poster in the narthex as your commitment towards this effort.

This initiative is not limited to parishioners, so please share this opportunity with friends and family who may wish to participate, invite them to sign-up and we can all grow together.

As a parish, we hope to support the community we are called to serve.  We recognize the good work other organizations do to provide for those who may need a helping hand.  Please join us in ‘being a part of something great!’

click:  Sign-up to participate in this Initiative

click:  Make a Donation towards our On-site Garden

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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

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Next General Meeting:  7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Grocery Card Prize Draw Update!
The next draw is scheduled for Sunday, June 30th!
The Knights of Columbus will make TWO draws at the conclusion of the 11:00 a.m. liturgy and each winner will have the choice of either $200 in grocery cards OR a $200 VISA gift card.
For every $200 purchase in grocery cards, you will receive one ballot entry into the draw, (for example: a $400 purchase gives you 2 ballot entries).  Please visit the Knights’ table for more information.

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!

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STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE RENEWAL
Enhanced Financial Support for 2024
Registered Parishioners who would like to make an enhanced gift towards their Weekly Sunday Offering (on pre-authorized remittance), can use the button link for the online form found in the recent parish flocknote communication, or contact the parish office directly to provide written authorization: [email protected]

LEGACY DONATIONS
Please take time to remember St. Gianna’s Parish in your Will.  Thank you for ‘Being a Part of Something Great!’

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ARCHDIOCESE OF WINNIPEG
Weekly News

click:  2024 Pastoral/Personnel Changes

click:  Weekly Communication

click:  New Archdiocese of Winnipeg Publication – SPRING 2024

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LITURGY SCHEDULE FOR THE COMING WEEK

Friday, May 17 – Ferial
10:00 AM Liturgy
For the Repose of the Soul of Robert Kagaoan,
Requested by Amy Kagaoan
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Tabernacle Lamp Intentions May 11-May 17, 2024:
1. For the Intentions of The Ledda Family,
Requested by Eve & Dot del Rosario
2. This Candle is available

Tabernacle Lamp Intentions May 18-May 24, 2024:
1. This Candle is available
2. This Candle is available

* If you wish to offer a Tabernacle Candle, see announcement above.
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Saturday, May 18 – Solemnity: Pentecost
4:30 PM Liturgy
For the Repose of the Soul of Margarita Alejandro,
Requested by Elizabeth Salonga

Sunday, May 19 – Solemnity: Pentecost
9:00 AM Liturgy
For the Repose of the Soul of Lucille Gurr
Requested by Fr. Darrin

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

Tuesday, May 21Ferial
6:15 PM – Communal Praying of the Rosary in Church
7:00 PM Novena Mass in Honour of St. Gianna Beretta Molla
For the Repose of the Soul of Remedios & Pacifico Lorenzo,
Requested by Elizabeth Salonga

Wednesday, May 22 – Ferial
10:00 AM Liturgy
For the Repose of the Soul of Robert Kagaoan,
Requested by Amy Kagaoan

Friday, May 24 – Ferial
10:00 AM Liturgy
For the Intentions of The Suan Family,
Requested by Betina Carla Centeno
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OFFICE HOURS
*** Our Parish Office is CLOSED Saturday, May 18th, 2024 for the May long weekend ***
(Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. as usual for the Saturday 4:30 p.m. Liturgy)

Tuesday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* Saturday – see long weekend hours above

Columbarium Visiting Hours
Please consult the Columbarium website for Office and 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.

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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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Dear Parishioners,
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– St. Gianna’s Pastoral Team