Rejoice for the Lord has truly risen!
We wish you all a very Happy and Holy Easter!
From the desk of Fr. Brando…
Thank you one and all who made our Holy week and Easter such a beautiful and uplifting time; those in the Music Ministry, our Lectors and Altar servers, our Ministers of the Eucharist, our Ministers of Hospitality, those responsible for decorating the Church and the members of our Pastoral Team.
April 21st to April 26th, 2014
MONDAY – EASTER MONDAY – No 9:00 A.M. Mass
TUESDAY – HUI SOU LIN – Requested by Linda Law
WEDNESDAY – LEONARD MARCHIE – Requested by Teresa & Family
THURSDAY – JOHN HONG – Requested by the Family
FRIDAY – MARCELINO FERNANDES – Requested by the Fernandes Family
SATURDAY – MARY KIERANS – Requested by Kathi Leah
Working wonders in our livelihoods…
“The services provided by ShareLife agencies are lifesaving and life-restoring to those who regularly rely on them. Families are working through crises and are healing. People with developmental challenges are supported as they experience a sense of self-worth and fulfillment in their daily activities. Seniors are living independently, with access to the care and services they need. Refugees and new Canadians are guided toward a stable, productive livelihood in their newfound home. Sometimes the results are obvious and sometimes they’re invisible but, always, they make a tangible difference.”
-Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto
ShareLife For 2013: $193,410
ShareLife to Date: $64,086
Next ShareLife Sunday – May 4, 2014
Please give generously. You can work wonders!
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE-UP COLLECTION
Weekend of May 10th/11th
The Society for St. Vincent de Paul will hold their annual Bundle Up Collection on the weekend of May 10th/11th. Bring your gently used clothing and household linens to share with others.
A St. Vincent de Paul truck will be in the Church parking lot to receive donations. We will donate or sell these donations to support our outreach efforts. Thank you for your continued support.
The truck will be open on Saturday, May 10th from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and all day Sunday, May 11th until 4:00 P.M. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Mass.
FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL
Each month the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall. With everyone struggling at this time, these donations are more important than ever. Please be as generous as your means allow.
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses next weekend for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are needed to help feed the hungry in our city. You may pick up a copy of a casserole recipe and a pan from the Parish Office. Three recipes are also available on St. Gabriel’s web site. Please remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole. For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.
RETROUVAILLE: Help for Troubled Marriages
Weekend of April 25th to 27th
Retrouvaille consists of a live-in weekend and Post sessions to help couples experiencing troubles in their marriage relationships. For further confidential and no-obligation information, call 416- 281-6007 or go to: www.torontoretrouvaille.com. The next weekend will be held on April 25th to 27th in Mississauga.
REGIS COLLEGE BOOK SALE
April 27th to May 3rd from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
100 Wellesley Street West, 1st Floor Solarium
Regis College, the Jesuit College of Theology at the University of Toronto, is having its 3rd annual Book Sale from April 30th to May 3rd. If you have any gently used books to donate, they would be most appreciated. The books can be delivered to Regis College at 100 Wellesley St. E. (at Queens’s Park). For more information please call 416-922-5474 ext. 244 or email at regiscollege.ca/booksale.TT.
BECOMING GOSPEL WOMEN TODAY
A weekend of Prayer and contemplation
Lake Simcoe in Orillia
May 2nd to 4th or May 23rd to 25th
Single women are invited to a retreat weekend on Lake Simcoe in Orillia given by a team of Sisters of St. Joseph. The retreat will take place on the weekend of May 2nd to 4th or May 23rd to 25th. The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 23rd. For information and registration, please contact Sister Rosemary Fry, CSJ at email@example.com or 416-285-4166.
NEW BEGINNINGS INSPIRATIONAL TALK
Marriage and Annulment
Catholic Pastoral Centre,
1155 Yonge Street
Tuesday, May 6th at 7:00 P.M.
A New Beginnings Inspirational Talk will take place on Tuesday, May 6th at 7:00 P.M. at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 1155 Yonge St. in Toronto. It is entitled. “On Marriage and Annulment.” Our speaker will be Fr. Brian Clough. Pre-registration is not necessary.
MEAGAN’S WALK – CREATING A CIRCLE OF HOPE
5km Fundraising Walk and Hug
Saturday, May 10th, 2014
Registration begins at Fort York at 8:30 AM
10:00 A.M. Walk to SickKids
On Saturday, May 10th, the thirteenth annual Meagan’s Walk: -Creating a Circle of Hope will take place. Registration opens at 8:30 AM at Fort York and the Walk begins at 10:00 AM. The Walk concludes at SickKids with the “Hug”, followed by closing festivities, a brief stage presentation and a BBQ at SickKids.
All proceeds will be split between the Meagan Bebenek Endowment Fund and awareness, research and treatment of paediatric brain tumors at SickKids.
Register, Pledge, Donate at www.meaganswalk.com
PILGRIMAGE TO CANADIAN SHRINES
Saturday, June 21st to Tuesday, June 24th
The 29th annual pilgrimage to the Canadian Shrines from Blessed Trinity Parish will take place Saturday, June 21st to Tuesday, June 24th. The tour will include St. Joseph’s Oratory and the Shrine of Kateri Tekakwitha in Montreal, Cap de la Madeleine, Chapel of Blessed Frederic in Trois Rivieres and St. Anne de Beaupre. Register and pay in full by April 30th and save $20 per person.
For more information, please contact Mary at 416-497-7059 or go to www.blessedtrinity.ca.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for last weekend:
Envelopes 486 $9,873
Loose Change $1,550
Weekly Portion of PAG 177 $3,307
DIRECTION OF SCHOOL SUPPORT
If you have been a Separate School Supporter and have moved, you may not realize that your tax support automatically defaults to the Public School system. If you would like to be a Separate School supporter, please pick up a form in the Parish Office.
Just a reminder…
EASTER MONDAY, APRIL 21st, 2014
NO 9:00 AM MASS OFFICE CLOSED