STATIONS OF THE COSMOS
We have just added a new dimension to our garden. Along the walkway by the entrance to the underground parking, we have placed eight plaques. These are the Stations of the Cosmos. They are reproductions of a series of windows originally commissioned by Holy Cross Retreat Centre. The artist is Carolyn (Van Huyse) Delaney, a former parishioner of St. Gabriel’s. A station is a place of reflection. We have 14 Stations of the Cross or points of reflection. The Stations of the Cosmos on the otherhand, are important ‘moments’ that produced an irreversible Earth/Cosmic transformation. Each station has its own explanation and offers a short reflection.
This Wednesday evening at 7:30 PM we will celebrate our annual Lenten Reconciliation Service. This is an opportunity to spend some time in peace and quiet, to reflect upon how we are responding to our call to be sons and daughters of God. Recognizing the fact that we are ‘good people’ we also accept the fact that good people can sin. Through an examination of conscience we face those sins, admit them and are reconciled to God. For those who wish, individual confessions will be celebrated after the service. We encourage you to take advantage of this celebration.
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.
|Mar. 27||9:00AM||MARCELINO FERNANDES req Tita Fernandes & Family|
|Mar. 29||9:00AM||REPOSE OF THE SOULS IN PURGATORY|
|Mar. 30||9:00AM||JAVIER CORDERO req Blanca Cordero & Family|
|Mar. 31||4:30PM||MARILYN FORBES req Peter Walsh|
SUNDAY COLLECTION: March 17/18, 2007
|# of Env.||140||84||162||99|
CHINESE ROSARY GROUP
Sunday April 1st at 3:00PM in the Church. For information call
Linda Law at 416 – 918 – 8029. The ENGLICH ROSARY and EUCHARISTIC ADORATION will be cancelled in April.
LENTEN AND EASTER SCHEDULE
|FRIDAY EVENINGS||7:30 PM STATIONS OF THE CROSS|
March 31/April 1
|MASSES: 4:30 PM / 8:30 AM 10:30 AM 12:30 PM|
|NO 9:00 AM MASS
7:30 PM – MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER FOLLOWED BY ADORATION UNTIL 10:00 PM
|10:00 AM MORNING PRAYER
3:00 PM SOLEMN PASSION OF OUR LORD
7:30 PM STATIONS OF THE CROSS
|CONFESSIONS 11:00 AM TO 12 NOON
NO 4:30 PM MASS
8:30 PM EASTER VIGIL
|MASSES: 8:30 AM 10:30 AM AND 12:30 PM|
7:30 – 9:00PM
TOPIC: “OTHER SEPARATIONS FROM THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH”
10:30AM – 12 NOON
TOPIC: VATICAN II – THEN AND NOW
ECO – SABBATH GATHERING
The next gathering will be held on Sunday, April 1st beginning at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room. Ecology and Spirituality facilitates a 30 minute reflection and discussion prompted by the readings for that Sunday’s liturgy. The guided reflection brings an ecological perspective to the readings. All are welcome.
THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC MISSION – REDISCOVERING CATHOLICISM
Part 1 – will be broadcast tonight Sunday, March 25th on VISIONTV at 7:00 PM and Part 2 continues Tuesday, March 26th at 7:00 PM.
CONFERENCE ON THE ENVIRONMENT
organized by MOSAIC INTERFAITH takes place on EARTH DAY, April 22nd from 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. This is for youth aged 13 – 16 years old. Workshops will be on how to “green” your faith community. Material & curriculum will be provided by “Faith and the Common Good”. The program will begin at Temple Har Zion; lunch at Ja’ffari Islamic Centre; then to St. Gabriel’s for a tour and wrap up sessions. Participants would commit to a follow-up visit to a MOSAIC congregation. To register call Nora at 416-218-0680. Registration is limited. Further info is also on the bulletin boards.