10404 - 102 Street, Grande Prairie, AB. T8V 2W3 | 780-532-2351

Sunday, June 20th, 2021

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Sunday, June 20th, 2021

Dear Parishioners,
Today is 12th 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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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!

The Amazing Race

June 27th from 2- 4pm
Sign up your team for an afternoon of adventure as you race together and travel throughout the city going to different check points and completing exciting tasks!

This event is completely free and fun for all ages!

What you need: assemble a team (family, friends, cohort), make sure you have a vehicle to travel in, register your team name, and pick a color, and get ready for a fun afternoon from 2-4pm on Sunday, June 27th, 2021.

SAVE THE DATES: Connect 4- Summer Socials

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.

Blessing of Pets

Don't forget! Today, 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.

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.

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

Did you know that Catholic schools welcome all faiths and backgrounds? Alberta Catholic Schools Trustees Association Enrollment Data Report 2019-2020

Mass Intentions for June 14-18

( * Signifies a Mass for someone deceased)
Mon. 21: Anne Long
Tues. 22: * Doug DesBarres
Wed. 23: * Winnie Gayton
Thurs. 24: * Katalin & Tamas Schlemmer
Fri. 25: Henriette & Tracey Romancewicz

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.

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.

The Chabot Family are planning to do the St. Joseph Pilgrimage, July 1 - 4, 2021.
July 1st: 12:15 pm Mass, St. Joseph, GP, travel to High Level & stay at campground.
July 2, St. Joseph, John D'or Prairie, Mass TBA
July 3: Travel to Spirit River. Mass at 7 pm. Camp
July 4: Arrive back in GP (time unknown)
Contact Hervey, 780-228-2199, or email: herveychabot@gmail.com,

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