bulletin – March 9

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Friday evenings at 7:30 PM. While remembering the passion of Jesus, we also prayerfully reflect on the passion of Christ as it is experienced in the sufferings of our brothers and sisters today. Please try to join us at least once during this Lenten season.

During Lent we encourage your attendance at our weekday Masses on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 9:00 AM.

REMEMBRANCE MEAL OF THE PASSOVER

Wednesday, March 19 at 7:00 PM in the Gabriel Room

This annual parish event is again being sponsored by the Pastoral team. Passover is the oldest festival of the Hebrew liturgical calendar. It has been observed by Jewish people for more than 3,000 years. Passover is a religious family meal celebrating Jewish freedom from slavery. It occurs in the spring, the time of renewal in “Nissan”, the first month of the Hebrew year, and it lasts for eight days. Why do we celebrate this “meal” at St. Gabriel’s? First, this celebration helps us to understand our religious roots, which are Jewish. Second, it is an opportunity for us to celebrate our growth as a community, and be together with families and friends at this most special time during Holy Week. Please call the Parish Office at 416 – 221 – 8866 by Friday, March 14 to book your table of 6 or 8, or to have your name added to a table.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
March 11 9:00AM TULIO RAMIREZ Requested by the Ramirez Family
March 13 9:00AM JOSEPHINE BADALI Requested by John, Sal & Patsy
March 14 9:00AM PABLO DYSANGCO SR. Requested by Maria Lourdes Luz
March 15 4:30PM MICHEL & NINA FOTY Requested by the Foty Family

SUNDAY COLLECTION: March 1/2, 2008

Total: $8,739.56

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Total $2,639 $1,842 $2,795 $1,833
# of Env. 120 104 163 83

Easter Schedule

Palm Sunday March 16 Masses 4:30 PM, 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Holy Thursday March 20 No 9:00 AM Mass, 7:30 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration until 10:00PM
Good Friday March 21 10:00 AM Morning Prayer, 3:00 PM Solemn Passion of Our Lord, 7:30 PM Stations of the Cross
Holy Saturday March 22 Confessions 11:00 AM to 12 Noon, No 4:30 PM Mass, 8:00 PM Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday March 23 Masses 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Easter Monday March 24 Office Closed

Extra Parking at Elkhorn Public School

LENTEN SERIES

Thursday, March 13 at 7:30 PM

Join us on Thursday evening as we watch and discuss a video series entitled “THE MYSTERY OF FAITH” presented by Father Michael Himes, a teacher at Boston College. If you are interested in attending, it would be helpful for set-up if you would phone and leave a message with Mary Landry at 416-221-8866, Ext. 224.

TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES

Tuesday evening, March 18 at 7:30 PM
Topic: Catholics in Nazi Germany

Wednesday morning, March12 at 10:30 AM
Topic: St. Paul – Pastor and Theologian

Today is Sharelife Sunday!

The goal this year is to raise $12 Million in parishes across the Archdiocese! Because you give… more than 200,000 people will receive the help they need! Please make a sacrificial gift today!

For more information about ShareLife visit our website at www.sharelife.org

HUMANITARIAN RELIEF – KENYA

ShareLife is now receiving funds for our relief partners at the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace as they respond to the crisis in Kenya. If parishioners wish to contribute to the relief effort, they can do so here at St. Gabriel’s or on the ShareLife website, www.sharelife.org

AN EVENING FOR THOSE WHO PREPARE CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Wednesday, March 12, at 6:00 PM

There will be a Pot Luck Supper for all who cook casseroles or serve at the Good Shepherd Centre. Those interested in becoming volunteers are welcome to attend. The Pot Luck supper will be on Wednesday, March 12 at 6:00 PM. All attending are requested to bring a hot dish, salad or dessert to serve six people. A speaker from the Good Shepherd Centre will make a presentation on their activities and answer questions. If we have not contacted you, please call one of the following: Lily D’Gama at 416 733-3949, Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791, Fatima Lee at 416 221-8866, Ext. 228 or Neil Ahlberg at
416 223-9385.

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
Teas: $3.25 by variety

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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

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

FAITH CONNECTIONS THEOLOGY ON TAP

Monday, March 10, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Street, Toronto

The sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto invite you to join us for…
What: A thought provoking social evening, a speaker provides opportunity for discussion
Title: Prayer and Practice: What’s our worship to do with ethics?
Speaker: Mary Rowell CSJ Ph.D., Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute
Info: Vanessa Nicholas 416 – 222-1426 Ext. 276 or faithconnections@csj-to.ca

BLESSED TRINITY C.W.L. – DAY OF REFLECTION

Tuesday, March 11, 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Come and enjoy a day of prayer and reflection with Rev. Fr Allan MacDonald, Chaplain of York University. Tickets are $15. There will be a catered lunch. For tickets, call Ilene Kennedy at 416-221-2786 or Velma Letterio at 416-226-0590. All are welcome.

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
905 – 470 – 9590 or email adams@rogers.com