ASH WEDNESDAY is FEBRUARY 21ST
Special Masses will be celebrated at 9:00 AM and 7:30 PM with the distribution of ashes. During Lent, we encourage your attendance at our weekday Masses on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 9:00 AM
DAYS OF FAST AND ABSTINENCE DURING LENT ARE ASH WEDNESDAY AND GOOD FRIDAY.
|Feb. 20||9:00AM||SPECIAL INTENTION req John Chan & Family|
|Feb. 22||9:00AM||TULIO ENRIQUE req Family|
|Feb. 23||9:00AM||MARCELINO FERNANDES req Tita Fernandes & Family|
|Feb. 24||4:30PM||JOSEPHINE BADAME req Family|
SUNDAY COLLECTION: February 10/11, 2007
|# of Env.||115||92||194||87|
PARENTS RECONCILIATION INFORMATION MEETING
on Thursday, March 1, 2007 from 7:30 – 9:00 PM in the Gabriel Room. This meeting is for the parents of the children receiving Reconciliation for the first time.
February 28th at 10:30 AM – 12 noon – BIBLE STUDY – The Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ
February 21st at 10:30 AM – 12 noon – Vatican II – THEN AND NOW
TIME: 7:30 – 9:00PM
TOPIC: History of Sunni-Shiite Islamic relations.
For more information on any of the above topics, please contact Mary Landry at 416-293-3760.
We are forming an environmental focus group here at St. Gabriel’s. Our next meeting will be on March 8, 2007 at 7:30 PM in the Gabriel Room. Everyone is welcome to join us and share their ideas. We will tour the building with Marilyn Doré as part of our meeting. For more information please phone Mary Landry at 416-293-3760.
CHINESE NEW YEAR PARTY
You are cordially invited to come and celebrate the Chinese New Year, which will take place on FEBRUARY 25th, after the 12:30 PM MASS, in the Gathering space. This is an event organized for the whole parish community. Please mark your calendars! (Volunteers and donations are welcome. Please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.
Your prepared chicken rice casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses next weekend for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to get a copy of the casserole recipe and a pan and give it a try. For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.
ST. GABRIEL’S CONCERT SERIES
Sunday March 4th at 3:00 PM
Parishioners Marianne Zim-Orlowski – Soprano Soloist, Joseph Orlowski – TSO Clarinettist, Alex Seredenko – Pianist, and Suzanne Kilgore – Soprano, are offering us “An Afternoon of Song”. Please join us for this delightful presentation. Admission $5 at the door (a portion will go to charity).
DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE ACTION CAMPAIGN
Thank you to more than 130 people who signed the Action Card for the D & P Action Campaign about Canadian mining companies operating in the Global South. Visit the web site at www.devp.org for more information or for those who missed us and wish to sign on-line.
BLESSED TRINITY CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE
Tuesday February 20th
Mass at 1:00 PM
General meeting in the Parish Hall after the Mass.
Guest speakers: Sr. Virginia Varley, Morrow Park
and Joan Breech, Administrator at Fontbonne Ministries. All are welcome.
DAY OF REFLECTION
at Blessed Trinity Parish on Tuesday, March 9th at 9:00 AM. Speaker: Msgr Conrad Dachuck, Chaplain – North York Knights of Columbus.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2007
The theme for this years service is “United Under God’s Tent” – written by the women of Paraguay. This celebration which takes place throughout the world in Christian Churches, will be hosted by FOREST GROVE UNITED CHURCH, 43 Forest Grove Drive on Friday, March 2nd at 2:00 PM. Please join us for this ecumenical service.
WOMEN’S LENTEN RETREAT WEEKEND
March 2-4, 2007 at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre.
The theme for this retreat is “EXPLORING THE GRACE OF THE CROSS”. The retreat includes delivered talks, private reflection, faith sharing, ritual, an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and Eucharist on Saturday and Sunday. This retreat is preached by the Centre Team. For reservations or further information please call 905-278-5229.
You deserve a weekend to celebrate being together, to rediscover each other and focus on ways to make your relationship even better. A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend offers this opportunity. Consider giving each other or another couple that you know the gift of a weekend away from daily pressures, time to be with each other and with God on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Upcoming weekend date: March 23 – 25, 2007. For further information or registration please contact David & Lucy Adams 905 – 470 – 9590 or email email@example.com.