2007 ShareLife Total: $164,652.60
2008 ShareLife to Date: $ 99,475.00
|April 29||9:00AM||Special Intention Requested by Noelle Crosbie|
|May 1||9:00AM||TULIO RAMIREZ Requested by Ramirez Family|
|May 2||9:00AM||DOROTHY BERTHA MEDER Requested by Michael, Barbara & Patricia Meder|
|May 3||4:30PM||GIAN CARLO BELLE Requested by Marlene White|
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.
TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES
Tuesday evening, May 6 at 7:30 PM
Topic: Catholics in Nazi Germany
Wednesday morning, May 7 at 10:30 AM
Topic: St. Paul – Pastor and Theologian
ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE – FREE CLASSES
Fred Speed, a long-time parishioner, is offering to teach English to small groups of new immigrant women. The groups will be between four and six persons. It is anticipated that classes, with an initial focus on conversational English, will be offered one afternoon a week here at the parish. They will be targeted to immigrants with a beginner level of English. Details about the classes may be found on the bulletin boards. Those interested, please contact Fatima Lee at (416) 221 – 8866, Ext. 228 for further information and/or to register.
April 20, 2008 – $ 8,166.93
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.
CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
April 27 – May 2, 2008
Each year, in the province of Ontario, we celebrate Catholic Education Week to recognize the importance of our Catholic schools. This year’s theme is “we are called…” and comes from the well known quote of the prophet Isaiah, “I have called you by your name, you are mine.” (Isaiah, 43:1)
Each person is called by God, and Catholic schools are based on the commitment to recognize that personal dignity, so that those who are educated there will be helped to discover the purpose of their lives as children of God. Catholic education is meant to reveal not only the “what” and “how” of life, but also, and more importantly, the “why”.
In Catholic schools across the Archdiocese of Toronto, teachers and support staff invite our children to walk with one another as they grow in faith together. This is a responsibility that we all share – in home, parish community and school. In that sense, we are all teachers and we all continue to learn.
As the Archbishop of Toronto, I encourage you to renew your commitment to Catholic education. It is a beacon of hope in a troubled world. With your active engagement, it can provide a powerful vehicle through which God can call us to become what he intends us to be. Our Catholic schools seek to graduate men and women who know and practice justice, service, love and humility in the imitation of Jesus Christ. It invites those who experience it to weave the thread of faith through all that they do, and so discover the path to the fullness of life. Catholic education is meant to lead not only to knowledge, but also to that holy wisdom that is made evident in the way that we treat one another. To the many fine teachers, administrators, support staff and trustees, I express my gratitude for your ongoing efforts. In celebrating Catholic Education Week, may we all – parents, students, clergy and educators – reflect deeply on the purpose and value of Catholic education and devote our prayers, thoughts and actions to its continued enhancement.
Yours sincerely in the Lord,
Thomas C. Collins, Archbishop of Toronto
2007 Financial Statement
View the 2007 parish financial statement. (Please note: this is a PDF document)