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.
|May 29||9:00AM||KRISTA HARRIS req Jim Sproul|
|May 31||9:00AM||AUDRA CORMIER req Jane & Doug Dolphin|
|June 1||9:00AM||ROSEMARY COLES and GUS CALDERONE req Marilyn, Joe & Family|
|June 2||4:30PM||MARCELINO FERNANDES req Tita Fernandes & Family|
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).
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 30 and 31.
Friday, June 1st at 9:30 AM
Every first Friday of the month from 9:30 AM to Noon. Please see the schedule on the table inside the Church.
ENGLISH ROSARY GROUP
Saturday, June 2nd at 3:15 PM
We meet in the Library on the first Saturday of every month at 3:15 PM. We welcome all who wish to share this time with us. For information contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.
CHINESE ROSARY GROUP
Sunday, June 10th at 3:00 PM
We are a group of Chinese (Cantonese speaking) who will meet this month on Sunday, June 10th at 3:00PM in the Library. For information contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.
SUNDAY COLLECTION: May 19/20, 2007
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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.
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. Our next meeting is on Thursday, June 7th at 7:30 PM. Come and discuss your environmental concerns!
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.
INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS
From June 15 to 22, 2008, Canada will host the 49th International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City. Fifteen thousand participants from our country and abroad are expected to attend this major ecclesial event, in addition to the thousands of others who will take part in public activities surrounding the Congress. A collection, in a special envelope, will be taken up in all the Canadian churches on the weekend of the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ on June 9th and 10th, 2007. It goes without saying that the Congress organizers are counting on your generosity to ensure the success of this gathering whose spiritual fruits will most certainly have a positive effect on the life of our Church.
SILENT VOICE CANADA
Silent Voice Canada serves deaf children, deaf youth, deaf adults, as well as their families in a sign language environment. Silent Voice is dedicated to improving communication and relationships between the deaf and hearing in families and in our community. Silent Voice is an agency grounded in Catholic values offering services to the whole community. We value and respect the dignity and worth of all people. Next week is SHARELIFE’S THIRD AND FINAL COLLECTION. Remember, when you Recognize, Reflect, and Respond to ShareLife, your gift provides a light of hope!
2006 SHARELIFE TOTAL: $163,159.52
2007 TO DATE: $140,553.10
BUNDLE UP WEEKEND
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is collecting gently used clothing and household linens for those in need, on the weekend of June 16th and 17th. A St. Vincent de Paul truck will be parked on the upper parking lot near the garden. Volunteers will assist with loading before and after each of the Masses on Saturday and Sunday.
BUTTERFLY RUN AND WALK (5K)
in memory of Olivia Barron on June 10, 2007 at East Don River Park. For information contact Gina Lipton at 1-800-563-5483 or visit www.liver.ca/events to register.