bulletin – June 15

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to those children from St. Gabriel’s School who received their First Communion on Sunday, June 8th. It was a beautiful celebration. We promise to support them with our prayers as they continue on their journey of faith.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
June 17 9:00AM SANDY SMITH Requested by Isabelle
June 19 9:00AM DAVID ELLESWORTH Requested by Margaret and Howard
June 20 9:00AM CARMEN SIERRA Requested by the Sierra Family
June 21 4:30PM MAUREEN MULLINS Requested by Ann Anhorn

SUNDAY COLLECTION: June 7-8, 2008

Total: $7,442.62

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PARISH BARBEQUE PICNIC

Sunday, June 29TH
1:30 PM
Mark your calendars for this special day with family and friends. Please bring your lawn chairs and umbrellas. We do need volunteers. If you are able to give some of your time to help organize this great event, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029 after 6:00 PM. There are also sign-up sheets on the tables at the back of the Church.

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, Ext.224.

DONATIONS FOR THE POOR TO ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides an annual receipt for tax purposes for all known donors. This is usually achieved by the donors giving cheques from which all relevant information can be obtained. However, some donors have been putting significant amounts in the Poor Box for which no receipt can be given since their identity is not known. St. Vincent de Paul envelopes are now available on the tables by the doors of the Church for use by those giving cash, if they would like a receipt. Either their name and address or envelope number must be filled in on the envelope so that the amounts can be recorded.

THE BUTTERFLY RUN/WALK

The Barron Family thanks St. Gabriel’s Parish for sharing with them the simple joy of the outdoors by participating in the Butterfly Walk/Run. This successful event was held in memory of their daughter Olivia’s passion to LIVERight.

SOUVENIR OF ST. GABRIEL’S MOSAIC

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

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.

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.

IN HONOUR OF OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP

A tridium in honour of Our Mother of Perpetual Help will be held at the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help (St. Patrick’s Church) on June 25th, 26th and 27th. The Church is located on McCaul Street, immediately north of Dundas Street, 2 blocks west of University Avenue. Mass will be celebrated each evening at 7:00PM. Our celebrant and homilist for each evening is Archbishop G. Pettipas, C.Ss.R. All are welcome to attend.

JUST COFFEE

Fair Trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.

Regular ground coffee: $5
Decaffeinated: $6
Whole beans: $5
Chocolate Bars: $4 incl. taxes
Hot Chocolate and Cocoa: $4.50

Please note this will be the last sale until September.

OVERNIGHT RETREAT AT SCARBORO MISSIONS

What does it mean to be a missionary priest or a lay missioner? Is this something that has crossed your mind or something you may be curious about? If so, please join us for our Overnight Retreat on July 4th and 5th at Scarboro Missions, 2685 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. If you feel you are called by God to be a missionary priest or lay missionary, we invite you to walk with us…it may change your life forever! To register, please contact us at 416-261-7135 or lmo@scarboromissions.ca

WORLD YOUTH DAY EVENT

The Office of Catholic Youth (OCY) of the Archdiocese of Toronto is calling all young people between the ages of 14 and 35 to attend their World Youth Day celebration to be held at Martyr’s Shrine in Midland from July 17th to July 20th. Please register immediately by visiting www.ocytoronto.org or by calling John Dawson at 416-599-7676 Ext. 226.

PILGRIMAGE CELEBRATING ST. PAUL’S 2,000th ANNIVERSARY

From September 21 to October 4 and October 15 to October 18, 2008, we will retrace St. Paul’s journeys in Greece, the Greek Isles and Turkey. Paul’s journeys and life are recorded in his letters and in the Acts of the Apostles. For further information, please visit the Catholic Biblical Association website at www.cbac.org, email Sr. Jocelyn Monette at jocmon@sympatico.ca or call 416-406-4398