bulletin – June 8

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

Recently the president of our local conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Mr. Phil Taylor, was asked to take on the duties of President of the Toronto North York Particular Council. As of June 1st the new president of the St. Gabriel’s Conference will be Frances Murphy. We congratulate them both and thank them for their efforts in the ever important work of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
June 10 9:00AM MARY FLANAGAN Requested by the Flanagan Family
June 12 9:00AM ALISON CHASE Requested by Phyllis Chase
June 13 9:00AM LEONARD MARCHIE Requested by Teresa and Family
June 14 4:30PM SAM BADAME Requested by the Badame Family

SUNDAY COLLECTION: May 31-June 1, 2008

Total: $9,987.79

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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 416-981-8029 after 6:00 PM. There are also sign-up sheets on the tables at the back of the Church.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to those children from the Children’s Faith Program who received their First Communion on Sunday, June 1st. It was a beautiful celebration. We promise to support them with our prayers as they continue on their journey of faith.

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.

EXTREME CLERGY DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Vision TV
Friday, June 13 at 10:30 PM
(repeated Monday, June 16 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.

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.

MARYGROVE CAMP

1,100 less fortunate girls will be attending the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Marygrove Camp this summer. Marygrove is funded by an annual collection which will be taken up the weekend of June 14th and 15th. Please remember to support Marygrove and help send a child to camp.

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

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.

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.

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.