CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM – AN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP!
Vivan Ng, who has been the coordinator for the past 7 years, will be retiring at the end of this school year. We are in need of a replacement. Our Children’s Faith Program consists of about 20 classes which are held at St. Gabriel’s School every other Sunday morning from 10 – 11AM. We are hoping that some of the parents whose children benefit from this program will come forward to coordinate this program. If you are interested in helping please call the parish office
at 416-221-8866 and we will send you a job description.
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 2007/2008 school year. Registration forms are available at the Parish Office. The deadline for enrollment is June 30, 2007. Volunteers to the program are always welcome. For more information, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.
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|May 19||4:30PM||AU YEUNG LIU req Alfred Lau|
Anniversary Mass for FR. LUIGI
will take place here on Friday, May 18th at 7:30 PM. All are welcome to attend.
Memorial Mass for ELIZABETH PIÉ
will take place here on Friday, May 25th at 10AM.
SUNDAY COLLECTION: May 5/6, 2007
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CANADIAN CATHOLIC ORGANIZATION FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE
was launched in 1967 by Canada’s Catholic Bishops. It is the official Canadian Catholic overseas development organization, with a twofold purpose: to educate Canadians about North-South issues, and to support initiatives by people in Third World countries of the South. Development and Peace has helped improve living and working conditions in 70 countries around the globe. They also help channel emergency relief abroad for natural disasters and other human tragedies.
2006 SHARELIFE TOTAL: $163,159.52
2007 TO DATE: $126,988.10
A reminder to the parents of the children making their FIRST COMMUNION this year to call the parish office (416-221-8866) to arrange a short interview with Fr. Paul. The following dates for an appointment are available: May 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 30 and 31.
FIRST COMMUNION MASS
for Children’s Faith will take place on Sunday, June 3 at 2:30PM.
FIRST COMMUNION MASS
for St. Gabriel’s School will take place on Sunday, June 10 at 2:30PM.
FOCUS ON ECOLOGY COMMITTEE
We have some pamphlets at the back of the Church about WATER. They are very informative. Our next meeting is on Thursday, May 31st at 7:30 PM. Come and discuss your environmental concerns!
Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.
Regular ground coffee: $5
Whole Beans: $5
Chocolate Bars: $4 incl. taxes
Hot Chocolate and Cocoa: $4.50
Teas: $3.25 to $4 by variety
“PRAYING WITH PARKINSON’S”
is a one day Spiritual exercise in a retreat format, specifically designed to help Parkinsonians to pray with and through their suffering. Our retreat director, Father Frank Ramsperger, SJ, himself a Parkinsonian for over 17 years, invites you to join us. It will begin at 10:00 AM on Tues., May 22 at Manresa Retreat Centre, 2325 Liverpool Rd. North, Pickering, ON. For information or reservations call Peter Calzavara at 416-743-2744.
LONGING FOR THE HOLY…women who search for God.
Single women, 18-40, are invited to a retreat weekend on May 25-27, given by a team of Sisters of St. Joseph. For information call Sister Dorothy: 416-934-0042.
MOSAIC SOUVENIR PICTURES
St. Gabriel’s Church MOSAIC SOUVENIR PICTURES are available again for purchase. Samples are in the office showcase. These are suitable for gift giving and as a nice remembrance of our old church.
BUTTERFLY 5K RUN AND WALK
in memory of Olivia Barron on June 10th at East Don River Park.
BLESSED TRINITY CWL COMMUNION BREAKFAST, SUNDAY MAY 27th
following the 9:00AM Mass at the THORNHILL GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB. Guest speaker: Fr. D. MacDonald, S.J. from St. Joseph’s Morrow Park. Tickets are $18. Please call Kathy Nelson at 905-886-7681 or Ileen Kennedy at 416-221-2786.