bulletin – April 20

FATHER PAUL

Father Paul will be away this week leading a retreat at the shrine of Our Lady of the Links.

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SANCTA MARIA HOUSE

Santa Maria house was established in 1961, through the vision and dedication of volunteers. Although it is a Roman Catholic Agency, it serves young women of any belief. The basic philosophy centres on growth and celebration of life. Santa Maria House offers a supportive live-in environment for seven young women, ages 16 to 19, who have been victims of abuse. Emphasis is placed upon life skills, independence, preparation for the future, learning to live cooperatively in a group, the development of a sense of self worth, and personal responsibility. The ultimate goal is to help young women develop into healthy, contributing members of society.

2007 ShareLife Total: $164,652.60
2008 ShareLife to Date: $102,340.00

SUNDAY COLLECTION: April 12/13, 2008

Total: $8,062.24

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CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM FAMILY MASS

The Children’s Faith Program Family Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, May 4th at the 8:30 AM Mass. Children from different grades will prepare the readings and usher. All families are invited.

Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday, May 4th at 3:00 PM in St. Gabriel’s Church. The celebrant will be Father Paul.

TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES

Tuesday evening, April 22nd at 7:30 PM
Topic: Catholics in Nazi Germany

Wednesday morning, April 23rd at 10:30 AM
Topic: St. Paul – Pastor and Theologian

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
April 22 9:00AM LEONARD MARCHIE Requested by Teresa and Family
April 24 9:00AM JEFF PAOLINI Requested by Don Paolini
April 25 9:00AM MELITTA ANDRECHEK & KARL POELL Requested by the Family
April 26 4:30PM MARCELINO FERNANDES Requested by Tita and Family

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Your prepared chicken casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at all the Masses next weekend for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to get involved. Pick up a copy of the casserole recipe, a foil pan and give it a try. For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

FAITH CONNECTIONS MIX AND MINGLE
YOUNG ADULTS, PRIESTS & SISTERS

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto and the Redemptorists invite young adults (ages 18 – 39) to join our house party and partake in food, laughter and a chance to ask questions. All young adults are welcome (married, single, student, working etc.)
Thursday, April 24
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Redeemer House
151 McCaul Street, Toronto
Free parking available across the road.

Laudamus Chorus

A Celebration of Sacred Music

Bibiana L’Abbé, conductor

The Laudamus Chorus presents an unforgettable night of uplifting sacred choral music featuring The Mass of St. Cecilia by C.Gounod. Let your hearts and minds be enchanted by this soaring spiritual music.

Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 7:30PM
St. Luke’s Parish,
39 Green Lane,
Thornhill
Tickets: $20 (in advance) $25 (at the door)
Call: 905-771-0230 or e-mail: laudamus.chorus@gmail.com
Proceeds go to St. Luke’s Parish capital campaign.

FOLLOWING JESUS…A Journey of Freedom.

Single women, ages 18-40, are invited to a retreat weekend, May 9-11 or May 30-June 1, 2008, given
by a team of Sisters of St. Joseph. For information call Sister Dorothy at 416 – 927 – 0720. Also, see the flyer on the bulletin board.

SUPPORT FOR SEPARATED/DIVORCED CATHOLICS

Catholic Family Services of Toronto is offering another series for “Families and Individuals Experiencing Separation or Divorce”.

The program will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 at two locations beginning:
May 6
North Office, 5799 Yonge Street (Finch Subway Station)
May 8
Central Office, 1155 Yonge Street (Summerhill Subway Station)

For further information call Ian Singer at the Central Office, 416-921-1163 or Mario Esposito at our
North office at 416-222-0048

MEAGAN’S WALK

Creating a Circle of Hope

Get involved and celebrate Mother’s Day in a special way. Help make the world a better place for children! 5 km Fundraising Walk in support of Paediatric Brain Tumour Research.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
9:00 AM – 12 Noon
from Ontario Place to the Hospital for Sick Children
All proceeds to benefit the Meagan Bebenek Endowment Fund at SickKids and b.r.a.i.n.child. Register, Pledge, Donate Online At www.meaganswalk.com

FRIENDS FOR LIFE BIKE RALLY

Pauline Hwang, daughter of Paul and Wai Chin Hwang, will be bicycling from Toronto to Montreal in July, for a total distance of 610 km, to raise funds for the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation. Donations are tax deductible (minimum $20 for tax receipt) and help pay for food programs, treatment programs, health promotion, income support and other needed services. Pauline is training very hard for this venture and welcomes any support from you for this important charity.

For more information about the bike rally, please see www.bikerally.org. Online pledges are accepted (just click “Pledge a 2008 Participant” and search for Pauline Hwang) and an electronic tax receipt will be emailed immediately. You may also phone her at 416-890-7770 to arrange to donate via cheque, credit card, bank withdrawal, monthly donations or cash. Thank you in advance for your generosity!