bulletin – June 1

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“Because You Give…..”

Today is ShareLife’s third and final offering.

“Give and there will be gifts for you: a full measure, pressed down, shaken together and overflowing, will be poured into your lap; because the standard you use will be the standard used for you” Luke 6:38

Give with compassion and generosity according to the words of the Gospel of Luke. Because you give… your sacrificial gift today will help those in need and allow ShareLife agencies to continue to make a difference in 2008.

2007 ShareLife Total: $164,652.60
2008 ShareLife to Date: $ 128,633.00

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
June 3 9:00AM MARCELINO FERNANDES Requested by Tita and Family
June 5 9:00AM FELIX CHAN Requested by John Chan and Family
June 6 9:00AM ELEANOR HINCH Requested by Marilou Wight
June 7 4:30PM GUS CALDERONE Requested by Marie and Family

SUNDAY COLLECTION: May 24-25, 2008

Total: $8,475.95

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WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES

Wednesday morning, June 4 at 10:30 AM
Topic: St. Paul – Pastor and Theologian

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT

Our journey of life and journey of faith are meant to converge at an early age. For many of us, however, we tend to grow physically, mentally, psychologically etc., but remain at a childish level of understanding our faith. The following information is for those who wish to keep growing, to be able to enjoy the Good news of God’s love for us as members of God’s Church.

Monday Nights are R.C.I.A. Nights

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) meetings begin on Monday, September 15th at 7:30 PM. These evenings are for persons interested in learning about the Catholic Faith. Because the Parish Community itself is considered the official teacher and guide for potential new members, it is important that some parishioners participate by being present and by sharing their Faith in various ways. It is also an opportunity for “Born Catholics” to deepen their understanding of the faith. Adult Catholics who wish to celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist and/or Confirmation are welcome. For more information, please call Mary Landry at 416-221-8866.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 36 casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre for May. For June, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of June 28/29 for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to become active in helping to feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. If you require more information or would like to get a copy of the recipe and a casserole pan, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

SOUVENIR OF ST. GABRIEL’S MOSAIC

This is your last opportunity to get a copy of the St. Gabriel’s mosaic, The 10 remaining pictures, in a choice of frames, will be on sale after all the Masses for a reduced price of $45.

EXTREME CLERGY DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Vision TV
Monday, June 2 at 3:30 PM
Friday, June 6 at 10:30 PM
(repeated Monday, June 9 at 3:30 PM)

Extreme Clergy is a new documentary series which premiered on May 16 on Vision TV. Filmed in hotspots around the world, the series offers a rare glimpse of challenges faced and met by spiritual people struggling to better the lives of the poor, the embattled and the desperate. In each half hour episode, you will meet a member of the clergy with extreme dedication to helping people in extraordinary and often dangerous circumstances. For a list of episodes visit: www.extremeclergy.com

HUMANITARIAN RELIEF – CHINA, BURMA

The Sharelife Office will be accepting donations to support humanitarian relief efforts underway in China, assisting in the care for those injured or displaced from their homes. All contributions received by ShareLife will be forwarded to the appropriate relief partners. Please note that ShareLife does not apply administrative fees to humanitarian relief contributions – 100% of the funds collected go directly to the agencies involved.

As announced last week, please note that ShareLife continues to receive contributions for the ongoing relief efforts in Myanmar/Burma following the devastation of Cyclone Nargis on May 3 in that country. Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:

  • Online through ShareLife’s website: www.sharelife.org
  • By phone through the ShareLife office – 1-800-263-2595 or 416-934-3411
  • Through the parish, making cheques payable to:
    ShareLife – St Gabriel’s – Chinese Earthquake Relief or ShareLife – St Gabriel’s – Cyclone Nargis relief

We offer our prayers for the thousands of families affected by these natural disasters. Thank you for your ongoing efforts to serve those in crisis around the world.

MARYGROVE CAMP

The Marygrove Camp collection will be taken up on June 14th and 15th. Marygrove offers 1,100 girls from less fortunate families an opportunity to attend summer camp. Please remember to support this important work of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

BUTTERFLY 5K WALK AND RUN

LIVERight and join our local community Butterfly 5K Run/Walk in the East Don River Park in memory of Olivia Barron. Join the fun and help raise awareness and funds for children’s liver disease research on Sunday, June 8.

Register at www.runningroom.com. If you would like to contact us or pledge Olivia’s brother, please call 416-490-0134 or email us at p.barron@sympatico.ca.

BUNDLE UP WEEKEND

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be collecting gently used clothing and household linens for those in need on the weekend of June 14Th and 15Th. There is a particular need for textiles and footwear. A St. Vincent de Paul truck will be parked on the upper parking lot opposite the garden. Volunteers will assist with loading before and after each of the Masses on Saturday and Sunday.

IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH!

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.

SEEING WITH THE HEART

Catholic Parents of Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons Day of Reflection
Saturday, June 21, 2008
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
$40.00 (includes lunch)
Scarboro Missions
2685 Kingston Road, Toronto
For Brochure and information call John Montague at 416 – 523 – 644