Homily – June 16, 2019

June 16th, 2019

What a wonderful weekend to celebrate the feast of the Holy Trinity as we also celebrate Father’s Day. A mother wrote this beautiful reflection on the birth of her first child.

God is love, and the love between Father and Son is so profound that it begets a third Person, the Spirit. Our human experience of love approaches this mystery we call the Trinity. ‘I can remember catching a glimpse of the power of our relational God when I saw my first child at the moment of her birth. As I, a new mother, and her father looked at our baby we both cried at what our love had created.

As I’ve mentioned before a mystery is not something of which we can know nothing. A mystery is something of which we cannot know everything. Even when we come to see God as God is we will not be capable of grasping the immensity of God.

This feast is a feast that celebrates relationships. God’s inner relationships and God’s relationship with us, as Father, as Savior and as Sanctifier. It is a feast that challenges us to question the health of our own relationships.

That questioning might go something like this; in my relationships am I a source of life, love, growth, healing, forgiving. Do I enrich the lives of others by my friendship? Are people better people thru their friendship with me? Do I encourage, foster the gifts and abilities of others. Do I give my spouse, my sons or daughters, my friends, the freedom to be themselves, to find their own way? Is my friendship strong enough that I am willing to confront or face up to issues that are not healthy, that can weaken my relationship with another person? In any and all of my relationships am I dependable, trustworthy, and faithful?

Forming and maintaining good healthy relationships is not easy. Friends ‘fall out ‘husbands and wives split, parents and children are alienated. That’s why it’s important to question ourselves – am I a control freak – am I a demanding person, a needy person, do I try to manipulate, dominate family or friends. Does everything have to center of me? Living in healthy, life giving relationships is a life time task. When all is said and done – our whole lives will be judged on how we lived our many relationships – with family, friends or strangers – These are the facts by which our lives will be judged – I was hungry, thirsty, naked, sick, imprisoned – and you were there for me – welcome into the eternal life giving relationship of Father, Son and Spirit – for as often as you did these things to one of these, the least of mine, you did it to me.

We refer to ourselves as St. Gabriel’s parish family. Years ago a person said to me, ‘I’ve been coming here for years and no one has ever spoken to me.’ I asked her how many people she’d spoken to. None. She presumed it was up to others to speak to her. We invite to greet those around as we begin our family celebration of Mass. Do you feel welcome here? Do you feel you belong? Do you feel at home? Have you made any effort to help others feel at home here? It’s something to think about.

A few years ago Pope Francis issued a letter to the world on the environmental crises facing us all but denied by many. We really have messed up our relationships with the rest of Earth’s life systems, systems that support and sustain our lives. To satisfy our need for more and more we have polluted Earth’s lakes and rivers with our wastes from pulp mills and mines. We’ve polluted Earth’s air with toxic fumes and the soil with pesticides. We’ve ignored the fact that we are not lords of creation; we are kin, we are family with all other life forms on our common home, Mother Earth. You’ve heard me say this many times, ‘The earth does not belong to us, we belong to the earth and what we do to the earth we do to ourselves. We did not weave the web of life; we are a strand in the web and what we do to the web we do to ourselves. We humans have placed a great strain on our relationships with the rest of God’s good creation. The church, even common sense, calls us to live simply that others may simply live and to see that Earth’s bounty is shared equally by whole human family.

As we continue to celebrate this feast of the Blessed Trinity, this feast of relationships we pray for the ability to always live in holy, life giving, life sustaining, life healing relationships with all those who come into our lives.

Bulletin – June 16, 2019

June 15th, 2019

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 to be good and loving role models to your children. May God give you courage, compassion, patience and peace

CONFIRMATION

Congratulations to the following young people who were confirmed on Sunday, June 9th, 2019.

The Sacrament was administered by Rev. Fr. Brando Recana C.P

Dean Canellos
Darwyn Chang
John Paul Mari Clemente
Aidan Cologna
Jhunn Kenneth Condes
Cristiano Costa
Matthew Dantzer
Bernard Francis Dayate
Carina D’Souza
Adrianna Marie Edward
Hannah Ha-Rhee
Tia Hsu
Joonyoung Jenny Kim
Isabel Luke
Jordyn Macrae
Joshua Mac Kinnon
Alexander Ian Malit
Brent Andre Miranda
Christopher Mong
Avery Muradali
Hayden Ng Lee
Marcus Palermo
Yonghyun Gabriel Park
Jared Paul
David Perry
Justin Raine Quiamjot
Eric Saavedra Ikonomi
Matthew Smith
Nicolas Salvidar-Brittain
Samantha Smith
Madison Sparkman
Justin Takashi Lui
John Lionel Tupaz
Chloe Hor Yee Wong
Sabrina Wong

Holy Spirit, be with them and help them. Work with them and teach them what is right. Guide them to be prudent in all their undertakings, and protect them by your glory .

BUNDLE UP WEEKEND COMING UP!

Weekend of June 22nd /23rd

Spring Cleaning Year Round!

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be collecting gently used clothing, shoes, linens and household goods to support our neighbors in need or to be sold to help support their special works in the community on the weekend of June 22nd /23rd.

They cannot accept books, dishes, furniture, appliances, mattresses, construction materials or videos and cassettes. Please help others in your community. The truck will be open Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Volunteers will be there to assist with loading before and after each Mass.

PARISH BBQ

Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass

The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass in the parking lot. There will be hot dogs, games, face painting, lucky draws, music and more. Tickets are $3 each.

Please bring your families, friends and neighbours to enjoy a summer afternoon with your parishioners.

We need more young 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

CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING

Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in September 2018 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 17th – June 23rd, 2019

MONDAY – MARY WON – Requested by Bona Oh
TUESDAY – MARY WON – Requested by Bona Oh
WEDNESDAY – JENN BLAIR COLLINS – Requested by her Grandmother, Jackie Craddock
THURSDAY – MARY WON – Requested by Bona Oh
FRIDAY – JOHN BONNICK – Requested by Carol & Hugh Mackenzie
SATURDAY – FRANCIS PEREIRA – Requested by Sophie & Candida Pereira
SUNDAY 10:30 – ALDO BIGIONI – Requested by Marie Bigioni
SUNDAY 12:30 – SYLVIA HA – Requested by her Friends

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

Marygrove Camp Collection
This Weekend, June 15th/16th

This weekend, June 15th/16th, there is a second collection being taken up at all the Masses for Marygrove Camp for Girls, run by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Each year over 1,000 young girls whose families are struggling with financial or domestic hardship enjoy a joyful camping experience. Each camper’s holiday is fully subsidized through the generous support of parishioners.

Please give generously. Thank you for your support! Envelopes are in the pews

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by helping homeless youth

On any given night, 6,000 people across Canada between 16 and 24 have nowhere to call home. This represents 20% of the total homeless population. The ShareLife-supported Rights of Passage program at Covenant House is making a positive difference in the lives of homeless youth on the streets of Toronto. The program matches adolescents with mentors who help them build life skills. By supporting ShareLife, you’re helping at-risk youth prepare for life on their own.

Please make a sacrificial gift to Share Life through your parish or sharelife.org.

ShareLife Results for Previous Campaigns
2016 $190,334.25
2017 $217,507.08
2018 $172,230.78

Our Goal For 2019 $180,000
Collection to Date: $98,366

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Each month the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre.

Rosalie Hall assists young parents and their children to realize their potential through the provision of a wide range of child development, community, residential and educational services.

Good Shepherd provides hot meals and shelter for the homeless in our city as well as a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Your food donations are more important than ever as the winter continues and numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.

CATHOLIC CEMETERIES & FUNERAL SERVICES ARCHDIOCESE OF TORONTO HOLY TRINITY MAUSOLEUM OFFICIAL BLESSING & OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, June 22nd from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery Grounds
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill

You are cordially invited to attend the Official Blessing and Open House of Holy Trinity Mausoleum located in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Bishop WayneKirkpatrick, Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto will be the Celebrant.

Following the blessing at 1:15 PM, you will have the opportunity to tour this new magnificent building. Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 18th. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

For more information, please contact: Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services either by or email at info@cc-fs.ca or
phone at 416-733-8544, Michaela Ferracci x 2047.

SERAPHIM & CHERUBIM CHORUS’

Pure Imagination concert series
Friday, June 21st at 7:30 PM
St. Bonaventure Church, 1300, Leslie St., North York

Spring into summer with the Seraphim & Cherubim Chorus’ Pure Imagination concert series! Join them June 21st at St. Bonaventure Church at 7:30 PM for an evening full of harmonic music and imagination, with a great mix of Broadway, classical gems, pop songs both old and new, and Disney favorites! Advanced tickets are on sale now at www.seraphimandcherubim.ca and at St Bonaventure’s parish office. Hope to see you there!

THE GARDEN SHED

First Harvest! Thanks to the children of the Children’s Liturgy, the first crop from our community garden – a bumper crop of radishes – was harvested and delivered to the Good Shepherd Ministries. Little fingers did good work!

On June 23rd, Paul Hayden, owner of Grow Wild Native Plant Nurseries who will be supplying all the flowers for the new south garden, will provide a tour of the installation. This will be an opportunity to see the progress of the garden and to get ideas for your own garden. Come, join the fun and learn about native plants!

Drivers wanted! Now that our first garden crops are maturing, we need drivers to deliver produce to the Good Shepherd Ministries on Queen Street.

Garden Care Days are Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:00.PM. A member of the Garden Ministry team will be on site. Your help would be welcome!

For more information on the Garden Ministry, please contact Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com or leave your name and telephone number at the office.

Homily – June 9, 2019

June 9th, 2019

Pentecost, a Jewish celebration, originated as an agricultural festival of thanksgiving for the early crop, the ingathering of the grain harvest, which had begun at Passover. Later Judaism transformed it into a feast of salvation history celebrating the giving of the Law at Sinai and the establishment of Israel as God’s people.

The apostles were probably celebrating this feast when all was changed as the Holy Spirit swept into their lives with the power of a mighty wind and the gentleness of tongues of fire resting over the apostles and Mary. This Spirit’s coming brought about great changes in the early Christian Jewish community. The old feast of the Law became the new feast of the life giving Spirit.

The violent wind of the Holy Spirit forced the frighten followers of Jesus who had hidden behind locked doors out into the crowded streets of Jerusalem to proclaim in many languages the wonderful work of God – the raising of Jesus from the dead.

As Paul tells us in his letter to the Corinthians the Holy Spirit enriched the church with a variety of gifts. But these gifts are given for the benefit of the whole community not the gifted individual.

We still believe the Holy Spirit guides the church today, the Holy Spirit is the source of the Church’s holiness despite the sinfulness of its members.

But how does the Holy Spirit touch our lives today? I like to think that it is not through a violent wind but through a nudge, a poke, a push. The Spirit nudges us to be more patient with others; the Spirit nudges us to keep our hurtful thoughts and words to ourselves. The spirit nudges us to visit a friend who is house bound or offer a ride to that person so they can get out of the house. The Spirit nudges us to bite our tongue and not say a caustic or hurtful answer in our conversation with someone. The Spirit pushes us to speak up for someone who has been put down by a racist or sexist remark. The Spirit pushes us to be involved in different parish activities such as being involved with the St. Vincent de Paul or the Good Shepherd Refuge. The Spirit nudges us to pray for our wounded church, wounds caused by a lack of honesty from our leadership.

We pray that the Holy Spirit broaden the horizons of our minds beyond our personal concerns and see the broader picture. We ask the Spirit to broaden the horizons of minds to appreciate the beauty and the woundedness of God’s good creation. We can ask the Spirit to help us appreciate the reality of climate change and the impact it will have on our children’s, children’s children. May the Spirit broaden the horizons of our minds to see the evils of racism and the fear of the stranger, broaden the horizons of our minds to see destructiveness of nationalism, the evils of world hunger and poverty. May our minds be broadening to the goodness in all peoples, in all faiths.

As we continue to celebrate this Spirit filled feast we pray for ourselves and for each other that we are responsive to the nudges, the poking of the Holy Spirit that we be open to the goodness and the needs of others and appreciate the goodness found within ourselves.

Bulletin – June 9, 2019

June 8th, 2019

PARISH BBQ

Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass

The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass in the parking lot. There will be hot dogs, games, face painting, lucky draws, music and more. Tickets are $3 each. Please bring your families, friends and neighbours to enjoy a summer afternoon with your parishioners.

We need more young 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.

BUNDLE UP WEEKEND COMING UP!

Weekend of June 22nd /23rd

Spring Cleaning Year Round!

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be collecting gently used clothing, shoes, linens and household goods to support our neighbors in need or to be sold to help support their special works in the community on the weekend of June 22nd /23rd.

They cannot accept books, dishes, furniture, appliances, mattresses, construction materials or videos and cassettes. Please help others in your community. The truck will be open Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Volunteers will be there to assist with loading before and after each Mass

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 10th – June 16th, 2019

MONDAY – YVETTE PIRES – Requested by THE Pires Family
TUESDAY – MARY WON – Requested by Bona Oh
WEDNESDAY – CLARK & BUSHONA PINTO – Requested by Tony Fernandes
THURSDAY – MICHAEL & AURITA FERNANDES – Requested by Tony Fernandes
FRIDAY – DOMINIC ABILAY – Requested by Corazon & Kenneth
SATURDAY – CHRISTINE RILEY – Requested by her Friends
SUNDAY, 10:30 – JEAN VANIER – Paul & Wai Chin Hwang
SUNDAY 12:30 –

CONFIRMATION

This Sunday, June 9th, many young people of our parish will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Please keep them in your prayers as they take this very important step in their faith journey.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by maximizing the impact of your donation

Administered by SE Health, the Shared Services Initiative is supporting ShareLife-funded agencies in the areas of human resources, financial services and information technology.

Participating agencies are able to improve the quality, competency and accuracy of their work. Through this initiative, ShareLife agencies are reducing their administrative expenses and ensuring that the maximum amount received is directed to the front-line services they provide. Please make a sacrificial gift to ShareLife through your parish or sharelife.org.

ShareLife Results for Previous Campaigns
2016 $190,334.25
2017 $217,507.08
2018 $172,230.78

Our Goal For 2019 $180,000
Collection to Date: $96,966

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

Marygrove Camp Collection
June 15th/16th

Next weekend, June 15th/16th, there will be a second collection at all the Masses for Marygrove Camp for Girls, run by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Each year over 1,000 young girls whose families are struggling with financial or domestic hardship enjoy a joyful camping experience. Each camper’s holiday is fully subsidized through the generous support of parishioners.

Please give generously. Thank you for your support! Envelopes are in the pews.

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Each month the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre.

Rosalie Hall assists young parents and their children to realize their potential through the provision of a wide range of child development, community, residential and educational services.

Good Shepherd provides hot meals and shelter for the homeless in our city as well as a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Your food donations are more important than ever as the winter continues and numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.

EFFECT HOPE

Leprosy Mission of Canada Stamp Collection Program

Make a difference with your mail! You can get involved by collecting, trimming and sending your used postage stamps to Effect Hope, the Leprosy Mission of Canada. Please place stamps in the basket provided outside the Parish Office

JUST COFFEE

Weekend of June 15th/16th

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: $4.25

COLLECTING EYEGLASSES

We are continuing to collect eyeglasses for the Lions Club. Throughout the year, the Lion’s Club volunteers collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Recycling Centres.

There volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact. Please place them in the baskets provided outside the office.

B.Y.O.BOARD GAME NIGHT

Wednesday, June 12th, from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Mustard Seed, 791 Queen St. East

Come and join us for an evening of fun, fellowship, and just a little competition! Some board games will be provided. We also invite you to bring some of your own! Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP to faithconnections@csj-to.ca. All are welcome!

CATHOLIC CEMETERIES & FUNERAL SERVICES Archdiocese of Toronto

Holy Trinity Mausoleum Official Blessing & Open House
Saturday, June 22nd from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery Grounds
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill

You are cordially invited to attend the Official Blessing and Open House of Holy Trinity Mausoleum located in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick, Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto will be the Celebrant. Following the blessing at 1:15 PM, you will have the opportunity to tour this new magnificent building.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 18th.

Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

For more information, please contact: Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services either by or email at info@cc-fs.ca or phone at 416-733-8544, Michaela Ferracci x 2047.

MONTHLY PILGRIMAGE AT MARYLAKE

June 15th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

A Pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Grace at Marylake will be held on Saturday, June 15th. The pilgrimage offers the opportunity to experience the warm embrace and maternal care of the Blessed Virgin. It is open to everyone and there is no cost. Catholics and Non-Catholics are welcome.

For further information, please see the poster on the bulletin board or go to info@marylake.com.

SERAPHIM & CHERUBIM CHORUS’

Pure Imagination concert series
Friday, June 21st at 7:30 PM
St. Bonaventure Church, 1300, Leslie St., North York

Spring into Summer with the Seraphim & Cherubim Chorus’ Pure Imagination concert series! Join them June 21st at St. Bonaventure Church at 7:30 PM for an evening full of harmonic music and imagination, with a great mix of Broadway, classical gems, pop songs both old and new, and Disney favourites! Advanced tickets are on sale now at www.seraphimandcherubim.ca and at St Bonaventure’s parish office. Hope to see you there!

THE GARDEN SHED

This Sunday, June 9th, the Children’s Liturgy group will tour the community garden to see the progress of their seedlings and taste some of the produce.

Also on June 9th, the next meeting of the Garden Ministry will be held at 11:30 AM in the Library. (Please note that this is a time change.) Everyone is welcome.

On June 23rd, there will be a tour of the garden given by Paul Hayden, owner of Grow Wild Native Plant Nurseries, who will be supplying all the flowers for the garden. He will speak about each plant, its identification, why it was selected, its characteristics and cultural uses. This will be an opportunity to understand the vision behind the south garden and to get ideas for your own garden.

If you would like to help with garden maintenance, we are in the garden on Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30 and on Saturdays from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. We also need someone to deliver produce, once a week, from the community garden to the Good Shepherd Ministries on Queen Street. If you are interested in helping the parish in either of these ways, or for more information on the Garden Ministry, please contact Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com or leave your name and telephone number at the office.

Bulletin – June 2, 2019

June 2nd, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to the children from St. Gabriel’s School who received their First Holy Communion as a group on Sunday, May 26th, 2019.

Filoyinsikemi Biobaku
Koyinsola Biobaku
Amanda Castro Pereira
Maxon Cerilli
Cameron Joseph Chan
Donita Martina Chua
Sofia Cologna
Earl Yhuseff Consencino
Ana Luisa Corro Monagreda
Eliana Gabriela Corro Monagreda
Vito Costa
Giovanna De Paula Monteiro
Lucas Echeverry
Emma George
Astrid Gross
Diako Maleki
Domenico Perruzza
Rafael Pieroni Filho
Miguel Alessandro Surco
Daniel Victorine
Sebastian Wulff

We wish these young people every blessing and promise to support them with our prayers as they continue on their journey of faith.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 3rd – June 9th, 2019

MONDAY – FOR THE INTENTIONS OF MARILYN CALDERONE – Requested by The Parish Team
TUESDAY – CHARITY PINZYA – Requested by Obi Hossana
WEDNESDAY – FELIX CHAN – Requested by John Chan
THURSDAY – FOR THE INTENTIONS OF FR. JOHN MUTHENGI – Requested by the Parish Team
FRIDAY – CATHERINE MINNAN-WONG – Requested by her sister, Noreen
SATURDAY – IRENE NORMAN – Requested by the Nasello Family
SUNDAY, 10:30 –
SUNDAY 12:30 –

ROSARY GROUP

Chinese Rosary – Sunday June 2nd in the Gabriel Room
For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Friday, June 7th from 9:30 AM to 12 Noon

CONFIRMATION

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated next Sunday, June 9th , at 3:00 PM at St. Gabriel’s Church.

In preparation for this Sacrament, a Confirmation Retreat will be held on Saturday, June 8th from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at St. Gabriel’s Church. All candidates must attend. Candidates are reminded to bring a signed letter from the service coordinator or a parent stating the completion or anticipated date of completion of volunteer service hours.

SOCIAL NEEDS

Living the Gospel by supporting mental health wellness

Last year, over 3,200 people accessed individual, couple and family counseling at Catholic Family Services of Peel Dufferin, a ShareLife-funded agency. Given that depression has replaced back injury as the number one reason for absenteeism at work, these services are helping clients maintain employment and stay out of poverty. By supporting ShareLife agencies like CFS Peel-Dufferin, you’re helping people find health and happiness.

Today is ShareLife Sunday.
Thank you for your generosity.

ShareLife Results for Previous Campaigns

2016 $190,334.25
2017 $217,507.08
2018 $172,230.78

OUR GOAL FOR 2019 $180,000
Collection to Date: $82,910

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 48 casseroles for May. For June, your prepared frozen casseroles will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of June 29th/30th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

More volunteers are needed to become active in helping to feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers especially during the summer months. Three different recipes are available in the Parish Office or online at the Church website. Casserole pans are also available in the Parish Office. If you require more information please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. Your food donations are very much appreciated.

Summer is often a time when donations decline quite a bit and your food donations are more important than ever. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.

ST. GABRIEL’S WEAVERS

Sharon Gusz and the St. Gabriel’s Weavers have had a very productive year. They would like to thank everyone involved, whether they flattened bags at home, made chains at home or worked at the monthly sessions. All is appreciated.

Report for St. Gabriel Weavers

2016-17 – 32 mats
2017-18 – 35 mats
2018-19 – 32 mats plus 10 by St. Gabriel’s Youth Group

Total for this year – 42 mats!
A very successful year!

The Weavers will take a break and reconnect in the fall. “Be safe and stay healthy! Blessings to all!”

BUNDLE UP WEEKEND COMING UP!

Weekend of June 22nd /23rd

Spring Cleaning Year Round!

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be collecting gently used clothing, shoes, linens and household goods to support our neighbors in need or to be sold to help support their special works in the community on the weekend of June 22nd /23rd.. They cannot accept books, dishes, furniture, appliances, mattresses, construction materials or videos and cassettes. Please help others in your community. The truck will be open Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Volunteers will be there to assist with loading before and after each Mass.

TCDSB STAFF ARTS PRESENTS THE LITTLE MERMAID

Cardinal Carter Academy

Thursday, June 6th at 7:30 PM
Friday, June 7th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 8th at 7:30 PM

TCDSB Staff Arts which features current and former Board teachers and staff, is presenting the Walt Disney Musical, ”The Little Mermaid” on June 6th, 7th and 8th at 7:30 PM. All performances are at the Cardinal Carter Academy. For more information, please see the Posters on the bulletin boards or go to http://www.tcdsb.org/StaffArts. Don’t miss it!

SEEING WITH HEART –DAY OF REFLECTION

Catholic Parents of Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons
Saturday, June 8th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, Pickering, Ontario

The Seeing with the Heart Day of Reflection for Catholic parents of lesbian daughters and gay sons will be held on Saturday, June 8th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Road in Pickering. The Cost is $50.00 which includes lunch. For questions and information call John Montague at 416-523-6449.

SERAPHIM & CHERUBIM CHORUS’

Pure Imagination concert series
Friday, June 21st at 7:30 PM
St. Bonaventure Church, 1300, Leslie St., North York

Spring into Summer with the Seraphim & Cherubim Chorus’ Pure Imagination concert series!

Join them June 21st at St. Bonaventure Church at 7:30 PM for an evening full of harmonic music and imagination, with a great mix of Broadway, classical gems, pop songs both old and new, and Disney favourites! Advanced tickets are on sale now at http://www.seraphimandcherubim.ca/ and at St Bonaventure’s parish office. Hope to see you there!

THE GARDEN SHED

On June 9th the Children’s Liturgy group will tour the community garden to see the progress of their seedlings and taste some of the produce.

Also on June 9th, the next meeting of the Garden Ministry will be held at 11:30 AM in the Library. Everyone is welcome.

On June 23rd, there will be a tour of the garden given by Paul Hayden, owner of Grow Wild Native Plant Nurseries, who will be supplying all the flowers for the garden. He will speak about each plant, its identification, why it was selected, its characteristics and cultural uses. This will be an opportunity to understand the vision behind the south garden and to get ideas for your own garden.

For more information on the Garden Ministry, or if you would like to help with watering, weeding and harvesting, contact Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com or leave your name and telephone number at the office.