bulletin – June 22

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2008 from St. Gabriel’s School. We wish them a happy, healthy and bright future.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
June 24 9:00AM RON CHASE Requested by Phyllis Chase
June 26 9:00AM KENG OWYONG Requested by Helen
June 28 9:00AM DAVID SHELDRICK Requested by the Theresa Sheldrick
June 28 4:30PM INES D’AQUISTO Requested by the D’Aquisto Family

THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS

Attention: Those who are Interested in learning about the Catholic Faith

This is an invitation to come to our first meeting on Monday, September 15th, 2008 at 7:30 in the Library Come with your questions, your curiosity, and your point of view. They will be the basis of our discussion.

To Our Parishioners: Because our Parish Community is considered the official teacher and guide for possible new members, it is important that some of you help by being present and by sharing your faith in various ways that are comfortable to you.

Adult Catholics who wish to celebrate the sacraments of Eucharist and /or Confirmation are also welcome. For more information, please call Mary Landry at 416 – 221 – 8866, Ext. 224 after Monday, September 8th, 2008.

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A camera was left in the Church following the celebration of Confirmation on May 4th. It may be picked up in the Parish Office. If you have any information which might help us to get it back to it’s owner, please contact the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.

CASSEROLES – GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

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

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.

ST. GABRIEL’S CHOIRS

The 10:30 Senior Choir and the 12:30 Junior Choir will be taking a well earned break for July and August. We want to thank all of these gifted participants for their Ministry of Music. We would like to invite others to consider this important leadership role. The Senior Choir practices Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 and sings at the 10:30 Mass. The Junior Choir practices Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 and sings at the 12:30 Mass. We invite all to consider joining! For more information, please call Marilyn Calderone at 416 – 618 – 2041.

Remember “Those who sing pray twice!”

SUNDAY COLLECTION: June 14-15, 2008

Total: $7,442.62

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ShareLife

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your very generous support of this year’s ShareLife Campaign.
Fr. Paul

2007 ShareLife Total: $164,652.60
2008 ShareLife total to date: $154,280.00

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 3rd 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.

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.

CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES

Catholic Family Services of Toronto is looking to expand our team of volunteers beginning with the planning and preparation of a special Wine Tasting fundraising event this fall. We are currently looking for volunteers who would like to assist us in our preparations for this event. Any parishioners interested should contact Mark at 416 – 921 – 1163 or by email at mevans@cfsofto.org.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

Volunteers are wanted for Carefree Lodge, a Metro Home for the Aged. Carefree Lodge is located on the North-West corner of Finch and Bayview. Please contact Francine Cohen at 416-397-1525 or fcohen@toronto.ca

BUNDLE UP WEEKEND

A big thank you to all those good people who filled the St. Vincent de Paul truck with their donations last weekend. The response was incredible!

For those of you who missed this opportunity, a list of the upcoming collection dates in other parishes is posted on the bulletin board in the Gathering Space.

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.

ST. GABRIEL’S FEAST DAY ( FESTA)

On Sunday, August 24th the Feast of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Parish, 300 Ansley Grove Road in Woodbridge. Communal singing, prayers and confession will take place in the Church during the afternoon. A Procession and outdoor Mass will begin at 3:00 PM. Please inform all your friends.

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

The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has invited the universal church to celebrate a Jubilee Year dedicated to St. Paul, from June 28, 2008 to June 29, 2009.

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

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.