Updated May 26, 2023:
* For the Mass Intentions/Tabernacle Lamp Offerings, scroll down to the Liturgy Schedule
WISH TO BECOME MEMBERS OF ST. GIANNA’S PARISH?
Thank you to all who participated in our last 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.
The Date for the next session: Sunday, July 16th, following the 11:00 a.m. Liturgy
click: New Parishioners Information Session – Sign Up
FAMILY FAITH ACTIVITY
click: Family Faith Activity
JOIN OUR MUSIC MINISTRY
Our goal is to have a choir at each Sunday Liturgy.
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 contact Allan, our Director of Sacred Music, at [email protected] or complete a sign-up card from the Music Ministry banner in the Narthex and submit the card to Allan, or place it in the offertory basket during the liturgy.
JUST LIKE A REGULAR HOUSE…
As we are all aware, any home is in a continual need of maintenance or repairs. It seems at times that no sooner is one thing fixed that something else needs attention. Unfortunately, our church home is no different.
Currently, we are in need of some additional repairs to the exterior of the roof in order to prevent future damage to the interior ceiling of the church. If not repaired, in the event of another major rain fall, we run the risk of experiencing significant damage not covered by insurance. In addition, one of the two air compressor units that maintains the church air quality and temperature has burned out. We are now having to replace this unit in order to not over exert the remaining unit.
These two unexpected repairs have placed an overall cost totalling $26,140.00 on our parish operations. ($19,140.00 for roof repairs and $7,000 for the new compressor). To-date, $3,161.00 has been contributed to this need.
As we strive in continuing to maintain the solvency of our operational budget, we once again turn to our parishioners to assist in this unexpected expenditure.
We are asking all parishioners to share in this communal responsibility, especially those who did not participate in the special effort for the installation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sculpture.
All gifts are greatly appreciated, but most of all, thank you for Being a Part of Something Great!
click: Donate Towards These Expenses
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 make a Tabernacle Candle Offering, please click on the button link below for our online request form.
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 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!‘
ST. MALO CATHOLIC CAMPS
St. Malo Catholic Camps are a fun and safe environment for your children to grow in their faith and make amazing friendships that will last a lifetime.
For ages 8, 12, and 15, contact us if you have any questions. Week-long camps run from 7:00PM Sunday to 5:00PM Friday. Transportation from and to Winnipeg available.
click: To Register or for More Information
ARCHDIOCESE OF WINNIPEG
click: Weekly Communication
click: New Archdiocese of Winnipeg Publication!
LITURGY SCHEDULE FOR THE COMING WEEK
Friday, May 26 – Memorial: St. Philip Neri
10:00 AM Liturgy
In Thanksgiving, Fr. Darrin’s 34th Anniversary of Ordination
Tabernacle Lamps – This Week’s Intentions:
1. For Jim Bangart, Requested by Emilia Bangart
2. For the Repose of the Soul of R. Boyse +, Requested by Grant & Rebecca Skinner
* If you wish to make a Tabernacle Lamp Offering, see announcement above
Saturday, May 27 – Solemnity: Pentecost Sunday
4:30 PM Liturgy
For the Repose of the Soul of Corazon Sangalang +,
Requested by Charlene Mariano
Sunday, May 28 – Solemnity: Pentecost Sunday
9:00 AM Liturgy
For the Repose of the Soul of Lionel Gurr +
11:00 AM Liturgy
For All Parishioners,
Requested by Fr. Darrin
Tuesday, May 30 – Ferial
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 Rodolfo Marquez +,
Requested by Manuel & Marcela Decebal-Cuza
Wednesday, May 31 – Feast: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
10:00 AM Liturgy
For Special Intentions and the Repose of the Soul of Gilbert Mozo +,
Requested by Janine Mozo & Family
Friday, June 2 – Ferial
10:00 AM Liturgy
For the Repose of the Soul of Antonino Dela Rosa +,
Requested by Rose Gyle Dela Rosa
Parish Office Hours:
Tuesday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Columbarium Visiting Hours
Please consult the Columbarium website for 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 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.
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