Homily – July 10, 2016

July 10th, 2016

I ask you to stretch your imagination as reflect on this parable of the Good Samaritan.

Can we stretch our imaginations and see the traveler on the road to Jericho as Mother Earth set upon by ruthless conglomerates who for the sake of profits, cut down Earth’s forests, poison Earth’s rivers and lake with spills of toxic wastes, pollute Earth’s air with toxic pollutants? These irresponsible actions have inflicted great wounds on Earth and on us.

Can we imagine the Good Samaritan in today’s gospel to be the good men and women, many of them scientists, environmentalists and conservationists, who are involved in efforts to help us face the reality and the consequences of the present precarious condition of Earth as we face the reality of climate change and global warming? Not just the reality but the consequences of this reality that will affect generations to come.

Are we willing to expand the horizons of our minds and see hugh corporations who exploit Earths’ resources and the scientist on their payroll who deny the present precariousness of Earth and we ourselves who are caught up in a mindset of consumerism and wastefulness as those in the parable who pass by and avoid wounded Earth, denying the reality staring us in the face, not wanting to get involved, not wanting to change our lifestyles, hoping someone else clean up the mess we’ve made?

Can we read the parable and hear it as a call to see human relationship with Earth in a new and life giving way? Can we get our heads around the truth that Earth is not a collection of objects but is a community of subjects? We humans are not lords of creation we are one with the rest of the life systems of Earth,the forests, the land, the seas, the insects, the animals, the birds, the fish – we are all one community of life.

You’ve heard me say this many times, Earth does not belong to us, we belong to Earth and what we do to Earth we do to ourselves – we did not weave the web of life, we belong to the web and what we do to the web we do to ourselves.

In May of 2015 Pope Francis wrote a letter to all people of good will. Its title is Laudato Si – the first words of St. Francis of Assisi’ canticle of praise – Praise be to you my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us and who produces various fruit with colored flowers and herbs.

Pope Francis tells us that Mother Earth now cries out to us – as did the man who fell among robbers on the road to Jericho called out to those who passed him by – Mother Earth cries because of the harm we have inflicted on her by way of our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed Earth. He goes on to say,’ we have come to see ourselves as Earth’s lords and masters, entitled to plunder her at will. The violence present in our hearts is reflected in the symptoms of sickness evident in the soil, in the water, in the air and in all forms of life including the human life.’ What we do to Earth we do to ourselves.

The deterioration of Earth eventually affects the poorest of the poor. Again quoting the Holy Father, ‘For example, the depletion of fishing reserves especially hurts small fishing communities without the means to replace those resources; water pollution particularly affects the poor who cannot buy bottled water; and rises in the sea level mainly affect impoverished coastal populations who have nowhere else to go. The impact of present imbalances is also seen in the premature death of many of the poor, in conflicts sparked by the shortage of resources, and in any number of other problems which are insufficiently represented on global agendas.’

Just for an example here in Ontario the effects of mercury poisoning of the waters at Grassy Narrows and the health of Native peoples living downstream from the oil sands projects are again in the news. I recently read about an 85 mile stretch between Baton Rouge, known as ‘cancer alley’. It is home to more than 150 oil refineries and scores of dirt poor residents with many inexplicable illnesses. A recent report claimed that 60% of ocean fish species are in danger of extinction. What we do Earth we do to ourselves.

Today’s parable came from the lawyer’s question, ‘who is my neighbour?’ We are neighbour; we are kin, to every being that lives on Mother Earth. We are our neighbour’s keeper just as they are ours. We did not weave the web of life; we are a strand in the web. Can we get our heads around this truth and honestly face our wasteful and consumer lifestyles and make a commitment to ‘live simply that others may simply live’?

Our Epistle tells us that Christ is the first born of all creation; in him all things hold together for all things have been created through him and for him. Can we stretch our imagination and see that Christ is crucified in our time by our destruction and diminishment of Earth? Something to think about.

Homily – July 3, 2016

July 3rd, 2016

This weekend Canada and the US are celebrating their national holidays. We will all be thanking God for the blessings that are ours as we live in free and prosperous homelands. We will celebrate these days with family and friends. As the saying goes, “It is rightly so to do.”

We are blessed with freedoms lacking is so many other lands. First of all, thank God, we are free from war and civil strife. A situation that plagues so many nations today. We are free to worship God, free to speak our mind, free to vote, we have freedom of movement. We can live and work wherever we choose. Here in Canada we are blessed with a good health care system and our education systems are among the best. Both here and in the US we must know we are a blessed people.

It is good to remember that our freedoms also carry responsibilities. If we do not enjoy these freedoms to the same degree; we are not all equally blessed.

Some of us have it made; we may own our own home, we may have a good job or a good pension, we may be blessed with good health, we may have been able to give our children a good education. Things are good. Thank God.

But both our countries have a shadow side. Both our countries have men and women who are numbered among the working poor. Both our countries have businesses that ‘practice deceit and exploit the poor. We’ve read articles in the paper about workers being cheated out their wages by unscrupulous employers. Sweat shops are not limited to foreign lands. In both our countries families survive on Food Banks and we both have our homeless street people. Both are countries continue to contribute to the diminishment of the environmental and ecological health of Mother Earth.

Our many blessings carry with them responsibilities.

We are our brothers and sisters keeper and our lives will be judged on how we were present to the least of them. Both our countries are in need of a deeper sense of social justice and a respect for men and women different than ourselves. In our celebrations of our national holidays can we look to our personal attitudes toward ‘The other’ and our personal lifestyles and make our own commitment to ‘live simply that others may simply live.’

Poor Francis speaks of the globalization of indifference. We can develop a crisis fatigue as day after day we are bombarded by scenes of refugees seeking safety, of floods and fire destroying people’s homes.

Pope Francis offers us a sobering thought as we celebrate our blessed homelands and our good fortune;

Usually, when we are healthy and comfortable, we forget about others (something God the Father never does): we are unconcerned with their problems, their sufferings and the injustices they endure … Our heart grows cold. As long as I am relatively healthy and comfortable, I don’t think about those less well off. Today, this selfish attitude of indifference has taken on global proportions, to the extent that we can speak of a globalization of indifference. It is a problem which we, as Christians, need to confront.

As we continue to celebrate this Mass we give thanks for the blessings that are ours and pray for the gift to be always mindful of the needs of others.

Homily – June 26, 2016

June 26th, 2016

We have to situate today’s gospel. Jesus was finishing his work in Galilee and was heading for Jerusalem knowing full well what he was to face there. He would be betrayed by one friend, denied by another and abandoned by all. He would be handed over to the Jewish authorities who would have him condemned to death and he would be executed by the Romans. Peter tried to talk him out of all this saying, ‘this must never happen to you Lord.’ Jesus told his disciples earlier, ‘I have a baptism with which I am to be baptized and how I am straightened until it is accomplished.’

There was intensity about Jesus. Nothing could turn him away from what was ahead. He demanded that same intensity, that same commitment from those who followed him.

When these two men wanted to follow him but not right now Jesus basically said, ‘it’s now or never.’ We might wonder whatever happened to, ‘honor your father and your mother’? This was a reasonable request, ’ let me first bury my father’ but Jesus was unbending. ‘Let the dead bury the dead.’ Get on with what you want to do. Jesus had no time for procrastinators, people who second guessed their commitments.

What today’s gospel is telling us is that in our commitment to following Jesus, the Christ who suffered and died for us, there is no room for hanging back, no room for fudging our response.

Each one of us here has been called to follow Jesus, to turn our back on our own sins, to live a life of love and holiness. We are to try to live a life in which we accept and respect as a brother or a sister any person who comes into our lives, regardless of their race, religion, their social standing or the sexual orientation. We all know it isn’t easy to love as we’ve been loved, accept as we’ve been accepted with all our faults and failings, to forgive as we’ve been forgiven. We may have generously put our hand to the plow but often we’ve failed to plow in a straight line. We’ve all looked back, we have failed, and we’ve made our own mistakes. We live with the fact that we are mistake making beings. Only the saints possessed the intensity Jesus demands in today’s gospel, the rest of us struggle along and some days we win and some days we lose.

Every time we pray the Our Father we recognize our need of God’s grace. We pray, ‘thy kingdom come’, thy kingdom come to that part of me which has yet to be redeemed. We pray, Give us this day our daily bread, the bread that strengthens us be faithful to you and accepting of others, the bread that strengthens us to get up when we fall and give it another try. St. Paul encourages us to never grow weary of doing what is good. Let this be our prayer of each other as we continue to celebrate our Mass today, may we never grow weary.

Bulletin – June 26, 2016

June 25th, 2016

This is the last bulletin until the Labour Day Weekend in September. We wish you all a happy and safe summer! July 1st is Canada Day. The office will be closed on Friday, July 1st for the holiday. There will be no 9:00 AM Mass.

PARISH PICNIC

Sunday, July 3rd after the 12:30 Mass

The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 3rd after the 12:30 Mass in the parking lot. There will be hot dogs, games, face painting, lucky draws, music and more…..

Tickets are $2 each.

Please bring your families, friends and neighbours to enjoy a summer afternoon with your parishioners. We need volunteers to help and make this event happen. Please sign up by putting your name and phone number on the sheets at the back of church. For more information, you may call Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

MEMBERS NEEDED FOR VOLUNTEER SCREENING COMMITTEE

As part of the mandate for the Archdiocese of Toronto to foster a safe and caring community, a policy of screening volunteers exists to ensure the protection and safety of the most vulnerable. St. Gabriel’s Parish Volunteer Screening Committee is entrusted with this task.

As some members are retiring, we are extending an invitation to St. Gabriel’s parishioners to join the Committee. If you are interested and want to know more about this responsibility, please contact the parish office at 416-221-8866.

GREEN THUMBS NEEDED

You may have noticed the two new vegetable plots in the south garden. We need volunteers to help tend these plots. If you would like to help, please contact the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.

YOUTH GROUP BAKE SALE

The Youth Group bake sale raised a total of $1,703.15. The money will be used for the Group’s transportation costs to the Steubenville Catholic Conference in New York. Thank you for your generous support.

CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM

Registration forms for the Children’s Faith Program are now available in the parish office. This program is for children of the Parish who attend public or private schools. Classes are held at St. Gabriel’s School every second Sunday beginning September 11th, 2016.

Please note that a separate Sacramental registration form is required if your child will receive the sacraments of First Communion, Reconciliation or Confirmation during the 2016/17 year. These forms are also available in the Parish Office.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 27th to July 2nd, 2016

MONDAY – FR. DAN SANVIDO – Requested by Jeanne Robinson
TUESDAY – FR. ADRIAN LEE – Requested by Jeanne Robinson
WEDNESDAY – MARIA CHUNG & THERESA KANG – Requested by Peter & Gemma
THURSDAY – BERNADETTE SEDGWICK – Requested by Teresa Sheldrick
FRIDAY – CANADA DAY – No 9:00 AM Mass
SATURDAY – EVELYN & WARD MARKLE – Requested by Bill & Carolyn Markle

Please see the insert in the parish bulletin or check the website or bulletin board for announced Masses during the summer months. The notices on the bulletin boards will be updated each week.

BAPTISM

The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:

Miguel Christian Donato
Jordan Maddox Gunawan
Alexia Fadia Homaidan
Bernadette Husenia Malacaman
Sydney Rose Masangkay
Ezekiel Tariq Singh

These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on June 19th, 2016. Congratulations

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) meetings begin in the fall. These evenings are for persons interested in learning about the Catholic Faith. Because the Parish Community itself is considered the official teacher and guide for potential new members, it is important that some parishioners participate by being present and by sharing their Faith in various ways. It is also an opportunity for “Born Catholics” to deepen their understanding of the faith. Adult Catholics who wish to celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist and/or Confirmation are welcome. For more information, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

We encourage you to continue bringing non perishable foods for Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre during the summer months.

During July and August, food donations tend to drop off.

Your donations of canned foods, cereal rice and other non perishables are more important than ever as families
struggle to make ends meet.

Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Thank you to all who prepared casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre for the month of June. Your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of July 30th/31st and August 27th/28th.

Each month, the casseroles are picked up early on Monday morning for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

Lately, many people are bringing in casseroles after the pick up day, meaning that they are left in our freezer for an additional month. Please try to get them in on time.

More volunteers are needed to help feed the hungry in our city. We encourage you to pick up a copy of a casserole recipe and a pan and give it a try. Three recipes are available on St. Gabriel’s web site. Printed copies of the recipes are also available in the Parish Office. Please remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole.

For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.

CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES WALK-IN COUNSELING

Tuesdays, Central Office, 1155 Yonge Street, Suite 100 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM or Thursdays, North York Office – 5799 Yonge Street, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Catholic Family Services of Toronto is now offering walk-in counseling services at their two locations. Their staff is trained to offer same-day service to clients with urgent counseling needs. The single-session consultation is aimed at helping individuals, couples, or family clients address their concerns. No appointment required.

Please contact the Central office, 1155 Yonge St., Suite 100, Toronto (Yonge/Summerhill) Tuesdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at 416 921-1163 or by email at info@cfstoronto.com.

On Thursdays, contact the North office, 5799 Yonge St., (Yonge/Finch) from 9:00 Am to 3:00 PM. at 416 222-0048 or by email at info@cfstoronto.com.

MILK BAGS

Thank you to all parishioners who are recycling their clean, flattened milk bags at the church.

The Milk Bag Workshops, held by Sharon Gusz this spring were very successful. Thank you to Sharon and all the milk bag weavers for their excellent work. Workshops will begin again in the fall.

Sharon recently shared some exciting news with us.

“I find it so rewarding to be part of this amazing project.

By the way the last few mats that we made are being sent to a homeless shelter in Newmarket. There are several people who are reluctant to sleep on the regular mattresses.. (bed bugs, smells, etc..). I gave them 15 mats to try out and got an email asking for 10 more!!!”

For further information about this program please visit www.milkbagsunlimited.ca or contact Sharon Gusz at sharongusz@gmail.com.

SHARELIFE

Together we are working wonders…

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the 2016 ShareLife Parish Campaign. For those who wish to make a contribution, you are still welcome to do so. You can drop your ShareLife envelopes in the offertory basket until July 31, 2016 or donate online at www.sharelife.org.

ShareLife to date: $130,183
Thank you for your generosity!

50TH ANNUAL FESTA OF ST. GABRIEL

August 28th from 2:00 PM

Parish of the Immaculate Conception
300 Ansley Grove Road, Woodbridge, Ontario

The 50th annual celebration in honour of St. Gabriel, under the direction of the Passionist Community will be held on Sunday, August 28th from 2:00 PM at the Parish of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbridge. All are welcome! Bring your own folding chair.

FAITH CONNECTIONS 9TH ANNUAL MIX & MINGLE

Thursday, July 28th at 6:00 PM

15 Laxton Ave, Toronto

In solidarity with World Youth Day activities, all young adults 18-39 (student, working professional, single, married, young parent) are invited to a house party and barbecue!

Meet and hang out with other young adults! Meet Catholic Sisters, Brothers and Priests and share life experiences! Enjoy a barbecue supper, laughter and fun in a casual and relaxed atmosphere! Please RSVP by July 15th to Faith Connections at faithconnections@csj-to.ca (so they know how much food to order)

FINANCE CORNER

Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.

Collection for June 19th, 2016:
Envelopes 380 $ 7,018
Loose Change 1,003
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 165 3,034
Total 545 $ 11,055

Please inform the Parish Office if you have changed your address or are moving out of the Parish so that we may update our records.

CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING

Liturgical Publications has begun to set up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in September 2015 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service.

Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.

Bulletin – June 19, 2016

June 18th, 2016

Happy Father’s Day

To all the Fathers, Grandfathers, Stepfathers, Single Fathers and Great Grandfathers we wish you a very happy Father’s Day.

May you be blessed with the graces you need, with courage, compassion, patience and peace.

PARISH PICNIC

Sunday, July 3rd after the 12:30 Mass

The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 3rd after the 12:30 Mass in the parking lot. There will be hot dogs, games, face painting, lucky draws, music and more…..

Tickets are $2 each.

Please bring your families, friends and neighbours to enjoy a summer afternoon with your parishioners. We need volunteers to help and make this event happen. Please sign up by putting your name and phone number on the sheets at the back of church. For more information, you may call Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

YOUTH GROUP BAKE SALE

This Weekend, June 18th and 19th

This weekend, June 18th and June 19th our Youth Group is holding a bake sale. The money raised will help cover the Youth Group’s transportation costs to the Steubenville Catholic Conference in New York from June 23rd to June 27th. Please support our Youth Group.

MILK BAGS

Thank you to all parishioners who are recycling their clean, flattened milk bags at the church.

The Milk Bag Workshops, held by Sharon Gusz this spring were very successful. Thank you to Sharon and all the milk bag weavers for their excellent work. Workshops will begin again in the fall. Sharon recently shared some exciting news with us.

“I find it so rewarding to be part of this amazing project.

By the way the last few mats that we made are being sent to a homeless shelter in Newmarket. There are several people who are reluctant to sleep on the regular mattresses.. (bed bugs, smells, etc..). I gave them 15 mats to try out and got an email asking for 10 more!!!”

For further information about this program please visit www.milkbagsunlimited.ca or contact Sharon Gusz at sharongusz@gmail.com.

CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM

Registration forms for the Children’s Faith Program are now available in the parish office. This program is for children of the Parish who attend public or private schools. Classes are held at St. Gabriel’s School every second Sunday beginning September 11th, 2016.

Please note that a separate Sacramental registration form is required if your child will receive the sacraments of First Communion, Reconciliation or Confirmation during the 2016/17 year. These forms are available in the Parish Office.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 20th to June 25th, 2016

MONDAY – LOURDES JANER – Requested by Marie Hartnel
TUESDAY – BERNIE CABRERA – Requested by Olivia Cabrera
WEDNESDAY – PARTICIA CLYDESDALE – Requested by Nora Kerr
THURSDAY – ALL SOULS IN PURGATORY – Requested by Teresa Marchie
FRIDAY – DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE FRIENDS OF SUFFERING SOULS – Requested by Agnes Wong
SATURDAY – KENG OW YONG – Requested by Helen Ow Yong

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) meetings begin in the fall. These evenings are for persons interested in learning about the Catholic Faith. Because the Parish Community itself is considered the official teacher and guide for potential new members, it is important that some parishioners participate by being present and by sharing their Faith in various ways. It is also an opportunity for “Born Catholics” to deepen their understanding of the faith. Adult Catholics who wish to celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist and/or Confirmation are welcome. For more information, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses next weekend. Each month, the casseroles are picked up early on Monday morning for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. Lately, we have noticed that many people are bringing in casseroles after the pick up day, meaning that they are left in our freezer for an additional month. Please try to get them in on time.

More volunteers are needed to help feed the hungry in our city. We encourage you to pick up a copy of a casserole recipe and a pan and give it a try. Three recipes are available on St. Gabriel’s web site. Printed copies of the recipes are also available in the Parish Office. Please remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole.

For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.

SHARELIFE

Together we are working wonders…

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the 2016 ShareLife Parish Campaign. You have made a brighter future much easier for many of the most vulnerable in our communities by your generosity. For those who wish to make a contribution, you are still welcome to do so. You can drop your ShareLife envelopes in the offertory basket until July 3, 2016 or donate online at www.sharelife.org.

ShareLife to date: $129,393
Thank you for your generosity!

CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES WALK-IN COUNSELING

Tuesdays, Central Office, 1155 Yonge Street, Suite 100 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM or Thursdays, North York Office – 5799 Yonge Street, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Catholic Family Services of Toronto is now offering walk-in counseling services at their two locations. Their staff is trained to offer same-day service to clients with urgent counseling needs. The single-session consultation is aimed at helping individuals, couples, or family clients address their concerns. No appointment required.

Please contact the Central office, 1155 Yonge St., Suite 100, Toronto (Yonge /Summerhill) Tuesdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at 416 921-1163 or by email at info@cfstoronto.com.

On Thursdays, contact the North office, 5799 Yonge St., (Yonge/Finch) from 9:00 Am to 3:00 PM. at 416 222-0048 or by email at info@cfstoronto.com.

JUST COFFEE

Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.

Regular ground coffee: $5.50
Decaffeinated: $6.00
Whole Beans: $5.50
Chocolate Bars: $4.50 incl. Taxes
Hot Chocolate and Cocoa: $6.00
Teas: $5.00

Please note that there are no Just Coffee sales during the months of July and August

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

We encourage you to continue bringing non perishable foods for Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre during the summer months.

During July and August, food donations tend to drop off.

Your donations of canned foods, cereal rice and other non perishables are more important than ever as families
struggle to make ends meet.

Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – MARYGROVE CAMP

Thank you for your generous support of Marygrove Camp. $3,564 was raised to support this important work of the Society for St. Vincent de Paul

FAITH CONNECTIONS 9TH ANNUAL MIX & MINGLE

Thursday, July 28th at 6:00 PM

15 Laxton Ave, Toronto

In solidarity with World Youth Day activities, all young adults 18-39 (student, working professional, single, married, young parent) are invited to a house party and barbecue!

Meet and hang out with other young adults! Meet Catholic Sisters, Brothers and Priests and share life experiences! Enjoy a barbecue supper, laughter and fun in a casual and relaxed atmosphere!

Please RSVP by July 15th to Faith Connections at faithconnections@csj-to.ca (so they know how much food to order)

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE

St. Gabriel’s Parish
Weekend of September 23rd to 25th, 2016

A Marriage Preparation course will be offered here at St. Gabriel’s the weekend of September 23rd to 25th, 2016.

The course will be held Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM. For a registration package please email Marie Deans at deansm@sympatico.ca.

Note that this course usually fills up quickly and spaces are limited.

CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING

Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in September 2015 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service.

Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.

FINANCE CORNER

Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for June 12th, 2016:
Envelopes 392 $ 7,303
Loose Change 1,047
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 165 3,009
Total 557 $ 11,359

Please inform the Parish Office if you have changed your address or are moving out of the Parish so that we may update our records.

If you have prior year’s offertory envelopes, please do not use them! Each year we go through the unused envelopes for which no donations have been received and may reassign that number to another parishioner.