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 26||4:30PM||MARCELINO FERNANDES req Tita Fernandes & Family|
Memorial Mass for ELIZABETH PIÉ
will take place here on Friday, May 25th at 10AM.
FIRST COMMUNION MASS
for Children’s Faith will take place on Sunday, June 3 at 2:30PM.
for St. Gabriel’s School will take place on Sunday, June 10 at 2:30PM.
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 22, 23, 24, 30 and 31.
MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE
If you are a couple who would be interested in assisting us to deliver this course three weekends a year, then contact the parish office at 416-221-8866.
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, June 7th at 7:30 PM. Come and discuss your environmental concerns!
FR. PAUL’S 75th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Tickets will be on sale after all the Masses this weekend. The price of $125 per person includes hors d’oeuvres, a catered dinner with wine, all taxes and gratuities, and contribution to a special birthday gift for Father Paul. Don’t forget to buy your ticket and mark your calendar for Saturday, October 27, 2007 – 6 PM at the All Saints Church Centre, 3215 Bayview Avenue (Bayview south of Finch).
SUNDAY COLLECTION: May 12/13, 2007
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PAPAL CHARITIES COLLECTION
Next weekend there will be a collection for the charities chosen by Pope Benedict XVI. Your envelope may be placed in the basket along with the regular collection.
ST. GABRIEL SCHOOL COMMUNITY CAR WASH & BBQ
396 Spring Garden Ave.
SATURDAY, JUNE 2nd
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
$5.00 a wash
(Raindate, Sunday, June 3)
The St. Gabriel Grade 8 Grads will be holding their annual Car Wash/BBQ to raise funds for their graduation celebrations. Your support is very much appreciated. A loonie buys you a ticket for your chance to win an authentic TJ Ford Raptors autographed cap, courtesy of The Raptors and Century 21.
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 beautiful remembrance of our old church.
CASSEROLES for the Good Shepherd Centre
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 contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.
PASTORAL MISSION FUND
The Toronto Archdiocesan Pastoral Mission Fund, funded by ShareLife, was established in 1982. They direct funds to worthy missionary and pastoral programmes in the Third World, especially areas where no other help is available. Some of the priorities of the Pastoral Fund are to support missionaries, catechetics, transportation and the education of seminarians and religious in developing nations. A gift to ShareLife can shine a ray of hope around the world!
2006 SHARELIFE TOTAL: $163,159.52
2007 TO DATE: $136,513.10
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.
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.
MANRESA JESUIT RETREAT CENTER
Catholic parents of lesbian daughters and gay sons are invited to come to a day of reflection, “SEEING WITH THE HEART”, On Friday, June 1st from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. $40 includes lunch. For information contact John Montague at 416-523-6449.