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!
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: email@example.com. 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
CWL Rosary Intention for the month of May, 2020
For the month of May, let us offer our mother the prayers and devotions of our heart. Let us pray for hope and faith in finding a cure for COVID-19.
To the Winners of the CWL Spring Tea Raffle: The draw took place on Sunday, April 26, 2020.
1. Mary Ann Friesen – WSO tickets
2. Peter Knoedler – Cuisinart Coffee Centre – donated by John and Pat Gustave
3. Merlinda Anday – Jets Clothing – donated by True North
4. Debbie Solymka – Blue Boy framed – donated by Alina Beda
5. Taras Kitasz – Ozark 4 person tent – donated by Fred and Pauline Bauer
6. Fe Magsino – $100.00 Gift Package from (Mosaic funeral Services)
7. Elena Bautista – $50.00 Cash – donated by CWL
8. Danicah Dundo – $50.00 Cash – donated by CWL
9. Maria Delacruz – $50.00 Cash – donated by CWL
10. Marie Magboyas – $50.00 Cash – donated by CWL
A big thank you to all who sold and bought tickets
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The month of May is approaching, a time when the People of God express with particular intensity their love and devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is traditional in this month to pray the Rosary at home within the family. The restrictions of the pandemic have made us come to appreciate all the more this “family” aspect, also from a spiritual point of view.
Pope encourages faithful to pray Rosary at home
For this reason, I want to encourage everyone to rediscover the beauty of praying the Rosary at home in the month of May. This can be done either as a group or individually; you can decide according to your own situations, making the most of both opportunities. The key to doing this is always simplicity, and it is easy also on the internet to find good models of prayers to follow.
I am also providing two prayers to Our Lady that you can recite at the end of the Rosary, and that I myself will pray in the month of May, in spiritual union with all of you. I include them with this letter so that they are available to everyone.
Dear brothers and sisters, contemplating the face of Christ with the heart of Mary our Mother will make us even more united as a spiritual family and will help us overcome this time of trial. I keep all of you in my prayers, especially those suffering most greatly, and I ask you, please, to pray for me. I thank you, and with great affection I send you my blessing.
Rome, Saint John Lateran, 25 April 2020
Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist
You shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the foot of the cross, were united with Jesus’ suffering, and persevered in your faith. “Protectress of the Roman people”, you know our needs, and we know that you will provide, so that, as at Cana in Galilee, joy and celebration may return after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the will of the Father and to do what Jesus tells us. For he took upon himself our suffering, and burdened himself with our sorrows to bring us, through the cross, to the joy of the Resurrection.
We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God; Do not despise our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from every danger, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.
“We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God”.
In the present tragic situation, when the whole world is prey to suffering and anxiety, we fly to you, Mother of God and our Mother, and seek refuge under your protection.
Virgin Mary, turn your merciful eyes towards us amid this coronavirus pandemic. Comfort those who are distraught and mourn their loved ones who have died, and at times are buried in a way that grieves them deeply. Be close to those who are concerned for their loved ones who are sick and who, in order to prevent the spread of the disease, cannot be close to them. Fill with hope those who are troubled by the uncertainty of the future and the consequences for the economy and employment.
Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us to God, the Father of mercies, that this great suffering may end and that hope and peace may dawn anew. Plead with your divine Son, as you did at Cana, so that the families of the sick and the victims be comforted, and their hearts be opened to confidence and trust.
Protect those doctors, nurses, health workers and volunteers who are on the frontline of this emergency, and are risking their lives to save others. Support their heroic effort and grant them strength, generosity and continued health.
Be close to those who assist the sick night and day, and to priests who, in their pastoral concern and fidelity to the Gospel, are trying to help and support everyone.
Blessed Virgin, illumine the minds of men and women engaged in scientific research, that they may find effective solutions to overcome this virus.
Support national leaders, that with wisdom, solicitude and generosity they may come to the aid of those lacking the basic necessities of life and may devise social and economic solutions inspired by farsightedness and solidarity.
Mary Most Holy, stir our consciences, so that the enormous funds invested in developing and stockpiling arms will instead be spent on promoting effective research on how to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.
Beloved Mother, help us realize that we are all members of one great family and to recognize the bond that unites us, so that, in a spirit of fraternity and solidarity, we can help to alleviate countless situations of poverty and need. Make us strong in faith, persevering in service, constant in prayer.
Mary, Consolation of the afflicted, embrace all your children in distress and pray that God will stretch out his all-powerful hand and free us from this terrible pandemic, so that life can serenely resume its normal course.
To you, who shine on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope, do we entrust ourselves, O Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.
April 26th at 2:30 p.m. Winners of the draw will be contacted by telephone and their names will be posted in the May 3 Church Bulletin and Web Site