Parish Bulletin Board

Updated January 20, 2023:

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WISH TO BECOME MEMBERS OF ST. GIANNA’S PARISH?
Thank you to all who participated in our recent information session on November 20th.  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.  The Date for the next session is Sunday, January 29th, 2023, following the 11:00 a.m. Liturgy.

click:  New Parishioners Information Session – Sign Up

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ORDINATION TO THE PERMANENT DIACONATE
January 27, 2023 at 7:30 PM in St. Mary’s Cathedral, 353 St. Mary Avenue

On Friday, January 27th, at 7:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s Cathedral, our Business Manager, Romeo Suban, will be ordained as a Permanent Deacon.  All are invited to come and celebrate this joy-filled event.

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FAMILY FAITH ACTIVITY

click:  Sunday Family Faith Activity

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NEW BOOK CLUB
Our next Book Club gathering is Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 at 10:30am at St .Gianna’s meeting room.  For this gathering, please complete Chapter THREE: Following the Homeless One.

A ZOOM link may also be provided to participants who are not able to attend the in-person session. 

For more information or to register, please contact Rachel, our Family Faith Formation Coordinator at [email protected].

An electronic version of the book is available at no cost by logging as a St. Gianna’s parishioner at Formed.org

To read the electronic version, you can use the ‘Books’ app on Apple devices OR you can download the FREE Kindle reader app for Android or Apple devices through an Amazon account.  A physical paperback version can be ordered via the Chapters/Indigo website.

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NO OPTIONS, NO CHOICE
Across the country, many people are facing an unconscionable choice.
Canadians living with disabilities, life-threatening illness, and chronic conditions deserve access to real supports and services that help them live with dignity.
Instead, they’ve been met with insufficient services and a lack of access, while being offered expanded eligibility for medical assistance in dying.

Will you write to your elected official and let them know you support options to help Canadians live?

click:  Write to Your Elected Provincial Official

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PERSONALIZED OFFERTORY CARDS
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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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 way to support our parish.  Visit the Knights table in the narthex after Sunday Mass and join the effort as together we share in ‘being a part of something great!

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 have 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

Saturday, January 21  Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
4:30 PM Liturgy
For the Repose of the Soul of Mario Mance +
Requested by Vangie Mance

Sunday, January 22 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:00 AM Liturgy
For Joel and Nelson
Requested by Bernardo Laquindanum

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

Tuesday, January 24Memorial: St. Francis De Sales
6:15 PM – Communal Praying of the Rosary in Church
6:15 PM – 6:45PM – Sacrament of Reconciliation available
7:00 PM Novena Mass in Honour of St. Gianna Beretta Molla
For the Repose of the Soul of Paulita Javate +
Requested by Perla Javate

Wednesday, January 25 Feast: The Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle
10:00 AM Liturgy
For Jerry Douglas Kammermayer
Requested by Mildred Njegovan

Friday, January 27 Ferial
10:00 AM Liturgy
For the Repose of the Soul of Baby Medrano +
Requested by Janine Medrano

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OFFICE HOURS

Parish Office Holiday Hours:
Tuesday to Friday  9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Columbarium Holiday Visiting Hours
Please consult Living Waters Columbarium website

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 ‘9’ 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!