Parish Announcement

STARTING OCT 23-Dec 11  and Tues,Dec 29

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you the gift of faith and the blessing of hope this thanksgiving day! We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, and for the blessings that will come. Happy Thanksgiving! May your blessings be multiplied this year and throughout all your life. 

Invitation to everyone to join the Rosary on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 4:00 PM before mass in the church.

Catechism Corner

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Thank you for being very patient and understanding about the plans for our Catechism 2020-2021 program. 

We have decided as directed by the Archdiocese of Winnipeg and Father Yolly that this 2020-2021 year we will be doing the Home-based catechesis/remote instruction & distance learning program for our parish.

The program during this pandemic will be delivered online.  You and your children will be involved with the Catechists through email,  phone calls or teachers will reach out in video conference if needed. 

We will continue with the Finding God Program that our Parish uses and your child will be provided the work book.  Parents will be given the online resources to help assist your children throughout this Catechetical year.

We will be ordering the books in the next week and it should take a couple weeks to arrive.  We will keep you posted on the start dates and the plans in the next few weeks. 

 A tentative date of October 24,25, 2020 or possibly early November 2020 may be the timeline on the start date of the Catechism year.   I will have the Catechists in contact with you as soon as the books arrive and we will send out the calendars for the year.  Our spaces are very limited and we are not taking any more registrations at this time, we hope you understand.

If you have any questions, please email me, thanks!

God Bless,

Dianne Aquino
(Catechism Coordinator)

Funeral Mass

Funeral Mass
St. John Cantius Church
Date: Monday, August 24
Time: 6:30 p.m.

A Live streamed Funeral Mass for Fr. Edito Gamallo will be celebrated
on Monday, August 24, at 6:30 p.m. in St. John Cantius Church.
It is open to everyone. Please register with the parish secretary ahead of time.

Prayer for The Eternal Rest
Eternal rest grant unto them,
O Lord, and let perpetual light
shine upon them. May the souls
of all the faithful departed, through
the mercy of God, rest in peace.

+Fr. Edito Gamallo,
     (Fr. Yolly’s brother)

Catechism Corner

Dear Parents/Guardians:

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the summer.  I am reaching out to the families to let you know that we are still in the process of planning the Fall formation.  I will keep you posted on the plans and decisions in the next few weeks  If you haven’t registered, we are taking late registrations till September 5, 2020.    Please email me at

* We are also looking for a Level 3 – Catechism Teacher to teach on Saturday morning,

please email me for more info.

Thank you.


Dianne Aquino

(Catechism Coordinator)


Dear parents/guardians:

We are hoping you are all doing well during this time and praying that things will come back to normal soon!

This is a letter to inform you about the Pre-registrations for the 2020-2021 year.

We are requesting parents to fill out the forms before the end of June 2020 this month.

Payments will be collected after the coordinator receives your registration papers.  You can now pay through e-transfer, it will go directly to the bank account of the church, we would highly recommend payments through e-transfer during this time but if you prefer to pay in cash, please email me for arrangements.

If you plan to e-transfer, you will have to set up St. John Cantius Church as one of your recipients. Please send registration fees to:

It is important that you make a note on the message part:

Catechism registration fee for your child’s name, level

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, things may change as time passes.  I will be in contact with the parents by email and give updates on our church website as soon we get the lead from the Public Health Authority and the Archdiocese of Manitoba office.

It will be a first come first serve basis so the earlier you register, you may have the opportunity to choose the day you prefer.  However, please keep in mind if you cannot get the day you prefer, it may depend on the availability of teachers, capacity of students required.  We hope that you will be able to understand the decisions that will be made for the new formation in the fall.

If you are interested in teaching Catechism or know anyone who would like to help out in the new school year, please let me know!

Any other concerns or questions, please contact me through email:

* Registration papers have been emailed to parents, but if you do not have registration papers, please email me.  We require parents to send the forms back no later than June 30, 2020 and payments should be made by July 12, 2020.

Thank you and God Bless!


Dianne Aquino
(Catechism Coordinator)

Finance Committee Corner

To all Parishioners:

We are happy to inform all parishioners that E-transfers are acceptable and can be accommodated by our Parish. Kindly add St. John Cantius Church as one of your e-transfers recipients. You can use this email address to notify the Parish: E-transfers are very convenient for all the parishioners as this is done at your own time and when your budget can allow the donation. Thank you in advance for all the donations that will come through this way. We can work together to support our Parish during this pandemic time.


Thank you and be safe.
SJC Parish Finance Committee