LENTEN AND EASTER SCHEDULE 2009
No 9:00 AM Mass
7:30 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Followed by Adoration until 10:00 PM
10:00 AM Morning Prayer
3:00 PM Solemn Passion of Our Lord
7:30 PM Stations of the Cross
Confessions 11:00 AM to 12 Noon
No 4:30 PM Mass
8:30 PM Easter Vigil
Masses 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
No 9:00 AM Mass
EXTRA PARKING AT ELKHORN PUBLIC SCHOOL
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Good Friday Evening 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 on Friday evening.
SUNDAY COLLECTION: March 28-29, 2009
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Number of Envelopes Used: 480
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.
REMEMBRANCE MEAL OF THE PASSOVER
Wednesday, April 8th 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 the 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 Monday, April 6th to book your table of 6 or 8, or to have your name added to a table.
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: What is “The Will of God”?
In case of inclement weather, please call Mary Landry at 416-293-3760.
|April 6||9:00AM||LUCIA MANCINELLI Requested by Lily and Family|
|April 7||9:00AM||DAVID SHELDRICK Requested by Teresa Sheldrick|
|April 8||9:00AM||KAROL GODLEWSKI Requested by a Friend||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|
CHILDREN’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.
GOOD SHEPHERD CASSEROLES
Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 83 casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre for March. For April, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of April 25/26 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.
YOU CAN WORK WONDERS!
It’s a wonder more seniors don’t fall through the cracks…
“I love it here. There’s so much to do in the building: we have a seniors social once a week, exercise class, they have computer rooms. We laugh and we joke and we play cards. I find all the benefits great. You’re not alone. People are friendly. This place may not be here if it wasn’t for the support of the people who donate to ShareLife.”
Rose, resident of Loyola Arrupe Centre for Seniors
2nd ShareLife Collection – May 3rd, 2009.
You can work WONDERS!
TORONTO CATHOLIC SINGLES ASSOCIATION
The Toronto Catholic Singles Association is a non-profit social and recreational club for Catholic singles of all ages. Our mandate is to foster Catholic fellowship through a program of social, recreational, spiritual and volunteering events. Annual membership is $10.
For more information and to make a request to join, please visit http://torontocatholicsingles.vpweb.ca or write to us at:
Toronto Catholic Singles Association,
P.O. Box 45112, 5845 Yonge Street,
North York, Ontario, M2M 4K3
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.
BUNDLE UP WEEKEND
Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 10th
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be collecting gently used clothing and household linens for those in need on the weekend of May 9th and 10th. There is a particular need for textiles and footwear. Please note that mattresses and appliances cannot be accepted.
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.
THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC MISSION, 2009
Monday, April 6th – 9:00 PM
(repeated at 11:00 PM)
Tuesday, April 7th – 9:00 PM
(repeated at 11:00 PM)
The host of the Mission, “Reflections of Lent” is Most Reverend Paul-Andre Durocher, the much loved Bishop who launched the first National Catholic Mission in the year 2000.
For more information, please contact the National Catholic Broadcasting Council at 1-888-383-6277 or at www.canadiandailymass.com.
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