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Sunday, August 1st, 2021

Dear Parishioners,
Today is 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time. We invite you to take a look at this mid-summer bulletin many news items below for all upcoming information including our new printable version of the bulletin.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Welcome Back Fr. Ed!

We are excited to welcome Fr. Ed Eherer back to Grande Prairie and St. Joseph parish. Fr. Ed will be offering pastoral assistance to St. Joseph Parish but will also be involved in specialized Redemptorist Ministry outside of the parish. With restrictions due to the pandemic coming to an end, Fr. Ed and the Redemptorist Community see that parishes will need some specialized help to build again.


 

SAVE THE DATES:
Connect 4- Summer Socials

Don't be a stranger this summer- mark your calendars and join us for four fantastic events to celebrate the summer!

August 14th 5:00pm
Join us for our summer tailgate party in the church parking lot. Bring your own food and drinks - whether it’s a BBQ, picnic, drive-thru or Food Truck, and join us for music, fun games, and some well-needed social fun with our awesome parish. All ages welcome! Don’t forget your lawn chairs!

August 27th at 9pm Drive up or bring a chair and join us for an outdoor movie right here at St. Joseph Church. The movie title is TBA.

Interested in becoming Catholic?

Are you, or do you know, someone who
Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?
Has a child over the age of seven who has not been baptized? Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?

We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith.
Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. There are separate sessions for children or youth. You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm accepting setting.

For information, please contact the Parish office or Allan Forsberg, at
780-532-2351, or email: sjc-church@gpcsd.ca.

Did you know that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (1982) extended the protection to Catholic education? This was reaffirmed in the 1988 Alberta School Act.
Alberta Catholic Schools Trustees Association Enrollment Data Report 2019-2020

K of C Scholarship Program

Three $500 scholarships are available to graduates of Catholic School. Application forms may be picked up from the parish office, during office hours.
Deadline for applications: August 31

Mass Intentions for August

Mon. 2: * Caramen Crook
Tues. 3: * Alex Grant
Wed. 4: * Vern Volden
Thurs. 5: * Pablo Liong
Fri. 6: * Tee Backmeyer
Mon. 9: * Margaret Mascarenhas
Tues. 10: * Basilia Felina Polidario
Wed. 11: U Marbert Arapoc
Thurs. 12: U Andrea Vavrek
Fri. 13: Bridget Bowen
Mon. 16: * Sean Ferris
Tues. 17: * Orest Woychuk
Wed. 18: * Theresa LeGoffe
Thurs. 19: * Judith Radke
Fri. 20: *Bertha Meyer
Mon. 23: * Martin Leong
Tues. 24: Tremblay Family
Wed. 25: * Pierre Bellivance
Thurs. 6 * Bazel Driver
Fri. 27: * Margaret Crittall
Mon. 30: * Fred & Denise Fisher
Tues. 31: * Daniel Dusseault
Wed. 1: * Peligio Centinales
Thurs. 2: * Anna Lugao
Fri. 3: * Emerenciano Lugao/ * Ninfa Suarez

Year of St. Joseph

Archbishop Gerry declared a Year of St. Joseph in our Archdiocese, which began on the feast of St. Joseph, March 19, 2021, and will end on March 19, 2022. The diocesan office has created a number of ways to honour St. Joseph. Prayer cards are available at the parish office. The Archbishop encourages families and individuals to make a pilgrimage in the next year to each of the 3 churches in the Archdiocese dedicated to St. Joseph: Grande Prairie, Spirit River and John D’Or Prairie.
Pilgrimage Passports are also available at the parish office. Details concerning the pilgrimage, and more, can be found on the diocese website, archgm.ca/year-of-st-joseph, or call 780-532-9766.

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