Thank you to one and all who made our Holy Week and Easter such a beautiful and uplifting time; those in the Music Ministry, our Lectors and Altar Servers, our Ministers of the Eucharist, our Ministers of Hospitality, those responsible for decorating the Church and the members of the Pastoral Team. To you, the good people of the Parish, your attendance and participation in the ceremonies helped to make this a truly Holy Week and Easter.
The parish of St. Gabriel’s welcomes into our family the following people who were received into the church at our Easter Vigil with the celebration of Baptism, Communion and Confirmation.
Mark Anthony, Estelle Bene, Winnie Lee, Ronald Monk, Anastasia Nicolor, Patricia Ning, Chad Smith, Sylvia Rhee, Kewen Zhu
|April 1||9:00AM||TULIO RAMIREZ Requested by the Ramirez Family|
|April 3||9:00AM||THERESE LAWSON Requested by Catherine Vun and Friends|
|April 4||9:00AM||GLADYS DURNFORD Requested by Nora Kerr|
|April 5||4:30PM||MONICA BADALI Requested by Madeline and Family|
WALKING GOD’S PATH
On Wednesday April 2 at 7:30 PM., Rabbi David Seed from the congregation Adath Israel and Father Paul will be moderators for the second part of a presentation on Jewish/Christian relations. The discussion deals with mending relationships and mending the world.
April 2, 7:30 PM at St Gabriel’s Church 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 this very interesting evening.
Friday, April 4 from 9:30 AM – 12 Noon
Please see the time schedule on the table inside the Church.
ENGLISH ROSARY GROUP
Saturday, April 5 at 3:15 PM in the Library
For information, please contact Linda Law at 416 -918-8029.
CHINESE ROSARY GROUP
Sunday, April 6 at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room
For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.
Sunday, April 6 at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room
On the first Sunday of each month, the Passionist Centre for Ecology and Spirituality facilitates a 30 minute reflection and discussion prompted by the readings for that Sunday’s liturgy. This guided reflection brings an ecological perspective to the readings.
Sunday, April 6 at the 12:30 PM Mass
TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES
Tuesday evening, April 8 at 7:30 PM
Topic: Catholics in Nazi Germany
Wednesday morning, April 9 at 10:30 AM
Topic: St. Paul – Pastor and Theologian
SUNDAY COLLECTION: March 22/23, 2008
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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.
ST. BONAVENTURES CWL ANNUAL CARD PARTY
Monday, April 14 from 7:30 to 10:00 PM
St. Bonaventure’s Parish Centre,
1300 Leslie Street, Don Mills
Sandwiches, Desserts, & Refreshments
Door prizes and 50/50 Draw
Please bring your own deck of cards.
Tickets; $60 per table, ($15 per person)
For further information, please contact
Joanne Franey at 416 – 441 – 3349
FOUR WINDS BOYS CAMP
Four Winds Boys’ camp, previously known as Columbus Boys’ camp, has been operating since 1929. The overwhelming majority of boys registered are from single parent families (72.1%). In 2007, 392 boys registered for camp and 369 boys attended. It is anticipated that in 2008, with increased publicity, 450 boys will attend four Winds Boys’ Camp. Some of the organizations and agencies that provide the referrals are: Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Knights of Columbus, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Children’s Aid Society and the School Boards.
A gift to ShareLife is a sign of our Stewardship, giving back to God in thanksgiving for all that we have received
ShareLife 2008 To Date: $54,070
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
With the snow we’ve been having, we are all, especially golphers, wondering when will there be spring. I pass these words of wisdom along:
They say golf is like life. Don’t believe them. Golf is more complicated than that.
If you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt!
Bishop Fulton Sheen said “Man blames fate for all other accidents but feels personally responsible when he makes a hole in one.”
Billy Graham said “The only time my prayers are not answered is when I’m playing golf.”