bulletin – April 19

Thank You!

Thank you 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 our 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.
Fr. Paul

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
April 20 9:00AM MELITTA ANDRECHEK & KARL POELL Requested by Mrs. Poell
April 21 9:00AM JEFF PAOLINI Requested by the Family
April 22 9:00AM ARTURO & LAURA BONILLA Requested by Olga Bonilla
April 23 9:00AM LEONARD MARCHIE Requested by Teresa Marchie & Family
April 24 9:00AM MARCELINO FERNANDES Requested by Tita Fernandes
April 25 9:00AM LUIGIA LABORONTI Requested by Mimi

SUNDAY COLLECTION: April 11-12, 2009

Total: $23,629

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4:30 8:30 10:30 12:30
Loose
Env. $
Total $5,201 $6,479 $6,703 $5,246
# of Env. 118 221 305 179

Number of Envelopes Used: 823

COLLECTION FOR THE HOLY LAND

On Good Friday, $5,819.83 was collected for the needs of the Church in the Holy Land. Your contributions will help with the formation of future priests and the upkeep of Religious Sites. Thank you for your generosity.

Welcome!

At the Easter Vigil, Judy Choi, Nadine Clarke, Callie Han, Lindy Lee, Stella Lee and Philip Leung received the sacrament of Baptism. Susan McIntosh was received into the Catholic Church. With Brian Lee, Linette Norman, and Connie Rodriguez, all received the sacrament of Confirmation. The parish family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome and congratulate them!

TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES

Tuesday, April 28th at 7:30 PM
Topic: How the Bible Was Written

Wednesday, April 29th at 10:30 AM
Topic: The Eucharist

In case of inclement weather, please call Mary Landry at 416-293-3760.

ST. GABRIEL’S YOUTH GROUP

There will be a meeting of the St. Gabriel’s Youth Group this weekend in the Gabriel Room after the 12:30 PM Mass. New members are most welcome.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Your prepared chicken rice casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at
all the Masses next weekend, April 25th/26th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to pick up a copy of the casserole recipe and a pan. Why not give it a try? For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

FATHER PAUL

Father Paul will be away this week on retreat at his favourite shrine ….
Our Lady of the Links.

CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM REGISTRATION

Registration forms for the Children’s Faith Program for next year are now available in the Parish Office. Please note that all registrations must be returned by June 30th.

Volunteers from the Parish to teach or to assist the teachers are always welcome. If interested, please contact Cheryl Teixeira at checheboo@yahoo.com

BABIES! WILL YOU HELP?

Weekend of May 2nd/3rd

Following Maggie O’Rourke’s presentation about ShareLife agency, Rosalie Hall, we would like to help with the everyday needs of this wonderful organization.

Items that are most needed include:
Pampers, – all sizes including toddlers
Diaper cream (Penaten and Zincofax)
powdered baby formula (preferably Regular Nestle Good Start),
sleepers, undershirts, new and gently used clothing- 6 months to 3 years),
socks, sippy cups, plastic dishes and glasses for toddlers,
baby soap, receiving blankets, bibs (ages 1 to 3 years), baby safety devices (plugs for electrical sockets, locks for cupboard doors)
pasta, tomato sauce, beans, macaroni and cheese

Items can be dropped off in the playpens and boxes provided in the Gathering Space.

“More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.”
Fr. Peyton

Join the prayer network of Rosalie Hall and pray for a young Mom and her child. For more information, contact Maggie O’Rourke at 416-438-6880, Ext. 235.

BLESSED TRINITY C.W.L

Annual Geranium Sale – Saturday, May 9th

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Spring is here; time to garden!
4′ pots – red, pink, salmon, fuchsia, white $2.75 or $30/doz
Hanging baskets – red, lavender, fuchsia, pink – $16
Please place your orders before April 30th by calling Louise at 416-733-3946 or Velma at 416-226-0590.

Plants are to be picked up in Blessed Trinity Parish Hall on Saturday, May 9th, 2009 just in time for Mothers’ Day!

CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM FAMILY MASS

The Children’s faith program Family Mass will be celebrated on Sunday May 3rd at the 8:30 AM Mass. Children from different grades will prepare the readings and usher. All families are invited.

ITALIAN EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

An earthquake in central Italy on April 6th has left hundreds dead, thousands injured and many, many more homeless. 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!

It’s a wonder people with special needs can find independence…

“Before coming to Mary centre, I was with my dad, my brothers and sister. This is the first time I have been on my own and I am 41 years old. I am learning to live on my own by following the rules and learning how to write cheques to pay for my telephone and cable TV as well as how to cook different dishes. I get help from my personal support worker. It is a nice building to live in and I will probably stay here for a long time.”
Rick, resident at Mary Centre in Toronto

2nd ShareLife Collection – May 3rd, 2009.
You can work WONDERS!