bulletin – March 23

We wish you all a very happy and holy Easter!

CHRIST IS RISEN. ALLELUIA!

This Easter Sunday we celebrate the joy of the risen Christ. ShareLife continues to help those in our community through agencies like Silent Voice, one of 34 agencies receiving funding from ShareLife. Silent Voice provides service to deaf children, adults and families. The agency works to create better communication between deaf and hearing members in families and in our community. Silent Voice also has a Sign Language Summer Program, a day camp in American Sign Language (ASL) for deaf children and hearing children who have deaf parents, sisters or brothers. In this program, children improve their ASL, meet other children who sign and have fun! The program is structured for children age 6 to 14 with all signing abilities.

Easter Monday

March 24, the Office Closed

WALKING GOD’S PATH

On Wednesday, March 25 and Wednesday April 2 at 7:30 PM., Rabbi David Seed from the congregation Adath Israel and Father Paul will be moderators for a presentation on Jewish/Christian relations. These discussions deal with mending relationships and mending the world.

March 25, 7:30 PM at Adath Israel, 37 Southborne Avenue, one block north of Wilson Avenue off Bathurst Street
April 2, 7:30 PM at St Gabriel’s, 670 Sheppard Avenue East

This program is sponsored by the National Council of Synagogues and U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Please make every effort to attend these very interesting evenings.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
March 25 9:00AM MARY FLANAGAN Requested by the Flanagan Family
March 27 9:00AM MARCELINO FERNANDES Requested by Tita and Family
March 28 9:00AM YANG FAMILY & KIM FAMILY Requested by Paul & Cecilia Yang
March 29 4:30PM ALMA MCGUINNESS Requested by the McGuinness Family

SUNDAY COLLECTION: March 15/16, 2008

Total: $11,018.44

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TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES

Tuesday evening, March 25 at 7:30 PM
Topic: Catholics in Nazi Germany

Wednesday morning, March 26 at 10:30 AM
Topic: St. Paul – Pastor and Theologian

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Good Shepherd Centre, a multi-service charitable agency providing services to homeless and disadvantaged individuals, needs your help!

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Good Shepherd Centre is in need of the following items:

  • ground coffee, instant coffee and tea
  • men’s new or gently used clothing
  • razors and deodorant
  • condiments – ketchup & mustard
  • canned vegetables and soup

Volunteer Opportunity

Thursday morning (6:30 – 7:30 AM)
Kitchen volunteer to help set up and serve breakfast
For more information, please contact Kanwaljeet Biln at 416 – 869 – 3619, Ext. 262. Good Shepherd Centre is located
at 412 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario. M5A 1T3 Phone: 416 – 869-3619 Fax: 416 – 869-0510

CASSEROLES FOR THE 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.

EARTH HOUR

Earth Hour is a world movement intending to reinforce a powerful message about the need for action on global warming. Those participating will turn off their lights from 8:00 to 9:00 PM on Saturday, March 29, 2008 as a symbol of their support for action.

As parishioners of Canada’s first green Church, we urge your participation in this event. During that time, we will also be celebrating Earth Hour together here in our Church. We will gather at 7:45PM. There will be storytelling, music, reflection, prayer and conversations. Light refreshments will also be served. Please join us if you can!

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

Married couples: You deserve a weekend to celebrate being together; to rediscover each other and focus on ways to make your relationship even better. A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend offers this opportunity. Consider giving each other or another couple that you know the gift of a weekend away from daily pressures; time to be with each other and with God on a Marriage Encounter Weekend.

Upcoming Weekend date: April 4 – 6, 2008
For further information, please contact David & Lucy Adams at 905 – 470 – 9590 or email adams@rogers.com

CHING MING REMEMBRANCE MASS

The 2008 Ching Ming Remembrance Mass will be held in the Holy Family Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery in Thornhill on April 5, 2008 at 2:00 PM. The Mass, which is held in Chinese, is organized by Catholic Cemeteries – Archdiocese of Toronto with the support of the four Chinese parishes. For further details, please see the poster in the foyer.