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Sunday, June 13th, 2021

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Sunday, June 13th, 2021

Dear Parishioners,
Today is 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time. We invite you to take a look at the many news items below for all upcoming information including our new printable version of the bulletin.

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NOW AVAILABLE:
PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE BULLETIN

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
UPCOMING EVENTS
It’s Back! Blessing of Pets

Sunday, June 20 at 4:00 pm, in the courtyard below the bell tower. Bring your pet for this unique family celebration. Distancing and masking requirements remain in effect.

Friday, June 18, 7:00 pm, in the church. Registration is not required.

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!

June 27th from 2- 4pm
Register your team on eventbrite and spend an afternoon of fun as you race together and travel throughout the city completing exciting tasks.
This event is completely free and fun for all ages!

August 14th
Join us for a good ol' tailgate party in St. Joe's parking lot. Bring your own food and drinks whether it's a BBQ, Picnic, Drive-thru or Food Truck, and join us for fun, games, and some well needed social fun with our awesome parish. community!

July 24th from 10am-1pm Just like our last food drive where all of Grande Prairie showed that "Well Done is Better Than Well Said" we will be hosting another food drive to continue to fill the shelves at our local Salvation Army Food Bank.

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.

Did you know that Catholic schools have served Alberta since the 1850s? Alberta Catholic Schools Trustees Association Enrollment Data Report 2019-2020

Flood Relief Collection

The spring breakup on the Mackenzie and Liard rivers has caused historic and devastating levels of flooding in several communities. Particularly hard hit has been Fort Simpson where over 700 people have been evacuated, and Jean Marie River which was completely inundated by the river waters. While grateful that there has been no loss of life, the property loss and the trauma caused by dislocation and anxiety is incalculable.
We are accepting donations to assist the victims. Please place your donation in a separate envelope with your name & address and indicate that it is for flood victims in the Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith. You may also donate online here.
If you any questions, please call Paulette at the Archdiocesan office, 780-532-9766.

Development and Peace is concerned about the COVID emergency which has developed in India. Please consider donating to the COVID Emergency Fund which has been set up by Development and Peace to help the Indian people. Go to www.devp.org

Praying for Graduates

Please pray for all our students graduating from high school this year. We pray that their futures are full of hope, promise and joy. Many blessings on all future endeavours and congratulations!

Mass Intentions for June 14-18

( * Signifies a Mass for someone deceased)
Mon. 14: *Sabina Reyes
Tues. 15: Thanksgiving
Wed. 16: *Judith Radke
Thurs. 17: *Peggy LeCerf
Fri. 18: Lexy Borman

Bring Your Food Bank Items:

Fr. Leo English and Captain Peter Kim invite us to bring foodbank items at the church anytime throughout the week or to mass on Sundays. Watch this video as they read from the Gospel of Matthew and share a message calling us all to help the needs of others in Grande Prairie.

Latest Parish Blog:
PPC Essay Contest First Place Winner

The Courage to Rise

What does it take for you to rise every morning? Do you need the blaring sound of an alarm clock to wake you up, or do your eyes automatically open as you hear your mother yell at you reminding you how late you are for school? Fortunately, I don’t need either of the two. I am an early bird who wakes up hours before anyone in the house does. But whether you are a morning person or not, we all have one necessity that enables us to get up every day. That necessity is called courage. Courage is the alarm clock that wakes us up. It is the morning coffee that energizes and enables us to get through another God-given day. In the light of this pandemic, I am able to see the importance of courage in our day to day lives.