SUNDAY COLLECTION: April 4-5, 2009
|# of Env.||163||91||204||144|
Number of Envelopes Used: 602
|April 13||9:00AM||NO MASS|
|April 14||9:00AM||WALTER & ARMONDO DINARDO Requested by The Family|
|April 15||9:00AM||THE SAN JUAN FAMILY Requested by Senen San Juan|
|April 16||9:00AM||VITO VIRGILIO Requested by the Family|
|April 17||9:00AM||JOSEPH NADON Requested by Emily Bird|
|April 18||9:00AM||MICHAEL PALAZZO & CHRISTOPHER DILALLO Requested by The Family||April 2||9:00AM||RITA EVELYN WORRALL Requested by Gordon Worrall|
|April 3||9:00AM||MILAGROS GARCIA & PABLO AND LORETO DYSANGCO Requested by Maria Lourdes Luz|
|April 4||4:30PM||GUS CALDERONE Requested by Marie Calderone|
CHIDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
The Children’s Liturgy of the Word Group are looking for another adult to help on Sundays at the 10:30 AM Mass. If you are able to help, please contact Tim Lychy at 416-953-0555.
TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES
Tuesday, April 14th at 7:30 PM
Topic: How the Bible Was Written
Wednesday, April 15th at 10:30 AM
Topic: Let’s Talk About “Eve”
In case of inclement weather, please call Mary Landry at 416-293-3760.
GOD’S PATHWAY CONTINUED
Some of us who attended this series would like to discuss what we learned – or had difficulty with. You are welcome to join us on Wednesday, April 15th at 7:30 in the Library.
ST. GABRIEL’S YOUTH GROUP
There will be a meeting of the St. Gabriel’s Youth Group in the Gabriel Room on Sunday, April 19th after the 12:30 PM Mass. New members are most welcome.
Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.
Regular ground Coffee: $5
Whole Beans $5
Chocolate Bars: $4 including taxes
Hot Chocolate and Cocoa; $4.50
Teas: $3.25 to $4.00 by variety
BUNDLE UP WEEKEND
Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 10th
Spring Cleaning – Year Round!
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be collecting gently used clothing and household linens to support the needy and our residential programs the weekend of May 9th/ 10th. Please bring your donation and help others in your community. Thank you!
The truck will be open Saturday from 1:00PM to 6:00 PM and all day Sunday until 4:00 PM. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Saturday and Sunday Mass.
Easter Monday, April 13
No 9:00 AM Mass
ITALIAN EARTHQUAKE RELIEF
An earthquake in central Italy on April 6th has left hundreds dead, thousands injured and many, many more homeless. The earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale, shook the area around L’Aquila, damaging buildings in more than 25 cities and towns. As rescue efforts continue and emergency response teams work with the victims of the natural disaster, relief efforts are underway around the world.
The ShareLife office is accepting donations to support disaster relief efforts in Italy, assisting in the provision of food, shelter, clean water and medical assistance. Working through the Catholic Church’s official relief body, funds will be channeled through our partners to Caritas Italiana.
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 parishes, making your cheques payable to:
ShareLife – Italian Earthquake Relief
We offer our prayers for the thousands of families affected by this natural disaster. Thank you for your ongoing efforts to serve those in need, both at home and around the world. Be assured that ShareLife does not apply any administrative fees to humanitarian relief contributions, ensuring as much money as possible is directed toward assistance of those in crisis.
YOU CAN WORK WONDERS!
“We don’t own anything. It’s really a gift from the Lord; our time, our talent. It’s not ours to cling to; it’s ours to share. The more we cling to things, the more we sink. The more we share generously, the more we live. Life’s to short to just exist. We need to live, live to the fullest, and we do that when we’re not so focused inwards but we’re reaching outward. That’s the way our Lord Jesus calls us to live.”
Most Rev. Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto
2nd ShareLife Collection – May 3rd, 2009.
You can work WONDERS!
NORTH YORK RETIRED MEN’S CLUB
Tuesday, April 14th at 2:00 PM
Blessed Trinity Parish Hall
Guest speaker Bill Johnson will tell us “How MacDonald’s conquered the world one hamburger at a time.” Prospective members are cordially invited.
BABIES! WILL YOU HELP?
Weekend of May 2nd/3rd
Following Maggie O’Rourke’s presentation about ShareLife agency, Rosalie Hall, we have decided to help with the everyday needs of this wonderful organization.
Items that are most needed include:
diapers – infant to 3 years
sleepers, undershirts, new and gently used clothing – 6 months to 3 years
baby formula, baby soap, receiving blankets, burp pads, bibs, pasta, tomato sauce, beans, macaroni and cheese
Items can be dropped off in the playpens and boxes provided in the Gathering Space.
SEPARATED OR DIVORCED CATHOLICS
Catholic Family Services of Toronto is offering a ten week group program for adult men and women who are dealing with the many struggles involved in the process of separation and divorce. The group will run on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM beginning April 14th at the North Office, 5799 Yonge Street, Suite 300.
For further information please contact Mario Esposito at 416-222-0048.
VOCATION DISCERNMENT WEEKEND
Have you wondered seriously if you have a vocation to be a sister, brother, deacon or priest? Are you looking for an opportunity to get away for quiet prayer and reflection to explore this more seriously? A discernment retreat weekend, arranged specifically for this purpose will take place on May 15th to 17th at the Scarboro Mission Centre, 2685 Kingston Road in Toronto. This retreat, intended for persons 18 to 35, is sponsored by the Toronto Area Vocation Directors Association.
For more information, please contact:
Fr. Santo Arrigo C.Ss. R.
Fr. Len Altilia S.J.
Sr. Dorothy Schweitzer, CSJ