bulletin – May 4

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ROSALIE HALL

Rosalie Hall was founded in 1914, and shares a heritage of more that 150 years of service by the Misericordia Sisters to young, single pregnant women, their children and their families. Rosalie Hall, with compassion and respect, assists young parents in need and their children to realize their potential through the provision of a wide range of community, residential, educational and child development services. Its homelike residence has an educational facility on-site so that young women have an opportunity to finish their high school education. Clients also have access to regular medical examinations, prenatal classes, individual and group counselling, licensed day care and post adoption services.

Because you Give…. there is a ray of hope for those living in darkness!

2007 ShareLife Total: $164,652.60
2008 ShareLife to Date: $103,002.00

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
May 6 9:00AM AUGUSTINE & GABRIEL ELIZABETH Requested by Lucille Laporte
May 8 9:00AM SALVADOR RAMIREZ Requested by Judith Nacua
May 9 9:00AM DR. NORA STEPHENSON Requested by Judith Nacua
May 10 4:30PM GUS CALDERONE Requested by Marie Calderone and Family

TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES

Tuesday evening, May 6 at 7:30 PM
Topic: Catholics in Nazi Germany

Wednesday morning, May 7 at 10:30 AM
Topic: St. Paul – Pastor and Theologian

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 61 casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre for April. For May, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of May 24/25 for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to become active in helping to feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. If you require more information or would like to get a copy of the recipe and a casserole pan, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 – 221 – 2791

SUNDAY COLLECTION: April 26/27, 2008

Total: $7,958.84

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FREE ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES

Fred Speed, a long-time parishioner, is offering to teach English to small groups of new immigrant women. The groups will be between four and six persons. It is anticipated that classes, with an initial focus on conversational English, will be offered one afternoon a week here at the parish. They will be targeted to immigrants with a beginner level of English. Details about the classes may be found on the bulletin boards. Those interested, please contact Fatima Lee at (416) 221-8866, Ext. 228 for further information and/or to register.

SUPPORT FOR SEPARATED/DIVORCED CATHOLICS

Catholic Family Services of Toronto is offering another series for “Families and Individuals Experiencing Separation or Divorce”. The program will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. at two locations beginning:

May 6
North Office
5799 Yonge Street
(Finch Subway Station)

May 8
Central Office
1155 Yonge Street
(Summerhill Subway Station)

For further information, call Ian Singer at the Central Office, 416-921-1163 or Mario Esposito at our North Office, 416-222-0048.

FOLLOWING JESUS…A journey of freedom.

Single women, ages 18 – 40, are invited to a retreat weekend, May 9 – 11 or May 30 – June 1, 2008, given by a team of Sisters of St. Joseph. Call Sister Dorothy at 416-927-0720 for more information. Also, see the flyer on the bulletin board.

MEAGAN’S WALK

Creating a Circle of Hope

Get involved and celebrate Mother’s Day in a special way. Help make the world a better place for children! 5 km Fundraising Walk in support of Paediatric Brain Tumour Research
Sunday, May 11, 2008
9:00 AM – 12 Noon
from Ontario Place to the Hospital for Sick Children

All proceeds to benefit the Meagan Bebenek Endowment Fund at SickKids and b.r.a.i.n.child
Register, Pledge, Donate
Online At www.meaganswalk.com

FRIENDS FOR LIFE BIKE RALLY

Dear Father Paul and Parishioners of St. Gabriel’s,

I would like to thank you for your support of my participation in the Friends for Life Bike Rally to raise funds for the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation. The response from you, the Parishioners, has been absolutely incredible, and with your help I have already surpassed the fundraising goal of $2200!! Thank you again!

All the best,
Pauline Hwang

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 16Th and 17Th . 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.