bulletin – March 18

RECONCILIATION SERVICE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28th AT 7:30 PM

Lent is a season in which we spend time reflecting on our lives and on how faithfully we are following Jesus Christ. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is always available after the 4:30 PM Mass on Saturday or by appointment.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

on Friday evenings at 7:30 PM

REMEMBRANCE MEAL OF THE PASSOVER

This annual Parish event is again being sponsored by
the Pastoral Team on WEDNESDAY APRIL 4th AT 7:00 PM in the Gabriel Room. Passover is the oldest festival of the Hebrew liturgical calendar. It has been observed by Jewish people for more than three thousand years. Passover is a religious family meal celebrating Jewish freedom from slavery. It occurs in the spring, the time of renewal in “Nissan”, the first month of the Hebrew year, and it lasts for eight days. Why do we celebrate this “meal” at St. Gabriel’s? First, this celebration helps us to understand our religious roots, which are Jewish. Second, it is an opportunity for us to celebrate our growth as a community, and be together with families and friends at this most special time during Holy Week. Please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 by FRIDAY MARCH 30th to book your table of 6 or 8, or to have your name added to a table.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
Mar. 20 9:00AM TULIO RAMIREZ req Family
Mar. 22 9:00AM ANNA IWASHUTA req Swiderski Family
Mar. 23 9:00AM ALMA McGUINNESS req Family
Mar. 24 4:30PM MARY THOMAS req Holz & Ilgner Families

SUNDAY COLLECTION: March 10/11, 2007

Total: $11,372

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4:30 8:30 10:30 12:30
Loose
Env. $
Total 2,517 2,016 3,438 3,401
# of Env. 125 59 158 100

2007 GREEN TORONTO AWARD

St. Gabriel’s has been selected as one of the three finalists for this award. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at City Hall. The recipient, who will receive $5,000, will be announced at the ceremony. All finalists will be profiled in the spring issue of Green Living magazine as well as on the Green Toronto Awards website.

PARENTS INFORMATION MEETING ABOUT RECONCILIATION
NEW DATE AND TIME

THURSDAY MARCH 22nd 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.

FIRST RECONCILIATION

(St. Gabriel’s School children) Saturday March 24th at 11:00 AM in the Church.

FIRST RECONCILIATION

(All children in Children’s Faith Program) Saturday March 24th at 2:00PM in the Church.

WEDNESDAY MORNING

PLACE: LIBRARY
March 21st at 10:30 AM – 12 noon
Vatican II – THEN AND NOW

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TUESDAY EVENING

March 20th, 7:30 – 9:00PM
PLACE: Library
“OTHER SEPARATIONS FROM THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH”
For more information on any of the above topics, contact Mary Landry at 416-293-3760.

THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC MISSION – REDISCOVERING CATHOLICISM

Part 1 – will be broadcast on Sunday, March 25th on VISIONTV at 7:00 PM. Rediscovering Catholicism – Part 2 – continues the following night Monday, March 26th at 7:00 PM. Matthew Kelly, will present an inspiring message for young and old. He will be joined by the world-renowned St. Michael’s Choir School. Truly a Mission for the entire family.

Shepherd’s Trust

The Shepherds’ Trust would like to thank everyone for their support of the Trust. Your generosity during the November collection was evident. We received $1,553,522 from Diocesan Parishes and $311,605 from Religious Order Parishes towards the retirement needs of our clergy. For more information call
Sheryn Lepine at 416-934-3400, ext. 615. Caring for those who have always cared for us!

SHARELIFE

Covenant House Toronto is a leading expert and advocate for homeless youth in Canada. They serve the largest homeless youth population and provide the most complete range of housing and support services through their facilities and community partners to meet the needs of street youth. They are flexible and responsive to the emerging needs of homeless youth in our community.

Next Sunday is ShareLife Sunday!