From the 7th to the 12th of May, Fathers Steve Dunn, Bernard and Paul will be attending an important meeting of the Passionist Community in Scranton, PA. This meeting is called a “Chapter” and at it the leadership of the community for the next four years will be elected and issues of the Passionist Community will be discussed. Please pray for the success of this important meeting. The Franciscans , from St. Bonaventure’s Parish, will be celebrating the Masses during the coming week. On Wednesday of last week, we had a visit from Fr. Ottaviano D’Egidio, our Superior General from Rome. Fr. Ottaviano is an architect and was anxious to see our new Church. He told us he was delighted by what he saw and supported our efforts.
OUR NEW CHURCH
One of the features of our New Church will be a large gathering space. To give parishioners the opportunity of socializing after Mass and to deal with the reality of underground parking, we will be changing the hours of our weekend Masses. As of June 4th, the hours of Sunday Masses will be
Saturday – 4:30 PM
Sunday – 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM
This will allow for a more leisurely coming and going between Masses.
|Tue., May 9||9:00 am||EMMY & FRED SPEED req Yvonne & Barney Singh|
|Thu., May 11||9:00 am|
|Fri., May 12||9:00 am|
|Sat., May 13||4:30 pm||MARY & MIKE McCLOSKEY req Family|
THE GIFTING PROGRAM
The balance for our new organ is $ 38,639.00. If you would like to donate to the new organ, please get in touch with the parish office. Each donor will be inscribed in the special Heritage Book. Again, thank you for your generous response to our Gifting Program.
Please make your cheque payable to: St. Gabriel’s – Gifting – and forward it to the parish office to the attention of Marilyn Doré. We would also ask that you let us know in whose honour (living or deceased) you would like your gift named.
TIME TO STUDY
Tuesday, May 16 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, May 10 at 10:30 am (West Door Entrance)
Wednesday, May 17 at 10:30 am ( West Door Entrance)
ST. GABRIEL’S CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM
is designed for children from Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8 in our Parish who are attending either private or public school and wish to learn about our Catholic Faith. We are currently accepting new students for the 2006/2007 school year. Enrollment forms are available at the Parish office. The deadline for enrollment is JUNE 30, 2006. Volunteers to the program are always welcome. For more information please call the Parish Office at 416 – 221 – 8866.
FIRST RECONCILIATION FOR STUDENTS OF ST. GABRIEL’S CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM
and other children in the Parish will be held on Saturday, May 27th at 11:00 AM. Parents, please bring the children to the Church at least 10 minutes earlier.
Thursday, May 25th from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. All candidates receiving Confirmation this year are expected to attend a retreat in their honour to be held in the Church Hall.
SUNDAY COLLECTION: April 29/30, 2006
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TODAY IS SHARELIFE’S SECOND OFFERING
On behalf of Cardinal Ambrozic and all those served by ShareLife’s 34 Agencies, we would like to thank you for your generous support. This year the Diocese asked our Catholic faith community to “answer the call to give”, responding as stewards of healing and hope to the poor and marginalized. May we continue to help those in need.
2005 SHARELIFE TOTAL: $176,612.27
2006 TO DATE: $78,875.00
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 48 casseroles for April. For May, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of May 27/28 for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to become active in helping to feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. If you require more information or would like to get a copy of the recipe and a casserole pan, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.
CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES OF TORONTO
provides desperately needed counselling and support assistance to families in parishes throughout the Archdiocese. Beginning this year, we are hoping to involve more participation from each parish in supporting our activities through volunteering, helping with fundraising events and serving on our Board of Directors.
Our new activities kick off on Wednesday, May 24th with a day of golf for all parishioners at the glorious Glen Eagle Golf Club. We are hoping that each parish will sponsor at least one team of four in our tournament. However, individual players are encouraged to sign up as well. The event is open to both casual and competitive golfers and is followed by a magnificent Dinner and Awards Banquet.
Registrations will be available at the parish office, or for more information, please contact Mark Evans at Catholic Family Services by phone at 416 – 921 – 1163, or by email at email@example.com
SACRED WALKING … A journey of the heart
Single women, 18 – 40 are invited to a retreat weekend May 12-14 or June 2-4, given by a team of Sisters of St. Joseph. For information please call Sister Dorothy at 416 – 934 – 0042.