bulletin – June 7

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
June 8 9:00AM MARIA GRAZIA BRIENZA Requested by John Lombardi
June 9 9:00AM MARY FLANAGAN Requested by the Family
June 10 9:00AM MARGARET HARBER Requested by the Harber Family
June 11 9:00AM THE MACKENZIE & EHMANN FAMILY Requested by the Family
June 12 9:00AM ANTHONY ARRIGO Requested by Anne and Family
June 13 4:30PM CHRISTOPHER DI LALLO Requested by the Family

SUNDAY COLLECTION: May 31st, 2009

Total: $9133

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Number of Envelopes Used: 479

ST. GABRIEL’S INTRODUCES THE “PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING” OPTION

Our parish has decided to participate in the “Pre-Authorized Giving” plan that allows parishioners to make their regular offertory donations by automatic monthly bank withdrawal. This system is widely used in the Archdiocese of Toronto and is a safe and convenient method of giving for those interested. Please read the brochure included with today’s bulletin and complete the authorization form if you would like to participate. Forms, in a sealed envelope, may be placed in the collection basket or dropped off at the Parish Office.

ARE YOU MOVING?

Have you moved into the Parish recently? Have you changed your mailing address?

Please contact the Parish office at 416-221-8866 so that we may update our records. Thank you.

CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF FATHER PAUL’S ORDINATION

On June 19th, 2009, Father Paul will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of his ordination. We are so fortunate in having Father Paul with us for most of those years. His love and service have touched so many of our lives.

On Sunday, June 21st from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM in the Gathering Space the parish will come together in thanksgiving and celebration of this important occasion. So mark your calendars and join us on that day!

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT

Our journey of life and journey of faith are meant to converge at an early age. For many of us, however, we tend to grow physically, mentally, psychologically etc., but remain at a childish level of understanding our faith. The following information is for those who wish to keep growing, to be able to enjoy the Good news of God’s love for us as members of God’s Church.

Monday Nights are R.C.I.A. Nights

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) meetings begin on Monday, September 21st, 2009 at 8:00 PM. These evenings are for persons interested in learning about the Catholic Faith. Because the Parish Community itself is considered the official teacher and guide for potential new members, it is important that some parishioners participate by being present and by sharing their Faith in various ways. It is also an opportunity for “Born Catholics” to deepen their understanding of the faith. Adult Catholics who wish to celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist and/or Confirmation are welcome. For more information, please call Mary Landry at 416 – 221 – 8866.

YOU CAN WORK WONDERS!

It’s a wonder troubled teens do not have to call the streets their home…

“Covenant House has helped me tremendously. I’ve gotten off drugs and found work. But I think the best thing is that they’ve helped me feel better about myself, to be more confident.”
Jeff, 24, Resident of Covenant House, Toronto

Today is the 3rd ShareLife Collection

By supporting ShareLife social service agencies, you are working wonders; providing shelter, care and respect for those living in our communities who most need it. Thank you for your generosity.

You can work WONDERS!

2008 ShareLife Total: $174,507.20

2009 ShareLife To Date: $156,281.51

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.

SEEING WITH HEART

Catholic Parents of Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons
Day of Reflection

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Cost: $40.00 (includes lunch)

Scarboro Missions, 2685 Kingston Road, Toronto

For Brochure and information call John Montague at 416-523-6449.

HOPE FOR THE CHILDREN FOUNDATION

Golf Tournament at Eagles Nest Golf Club

June 16th, 2009

The Hope for the Children Foundation is holding its Annual Corporate Golf Tournament on June 16th, 2009 at the Eagles Nest Golf Club in support of the Catholic Children’s Aid Society.

Funds raised support post-secondary scholarships and emergency care in times of crisis.

For more information, please contact the Foundation at 416-395-1634.

FAITH CONNECTIONS ARTISTS AGAINST CONSUMERISM

Newman Centre Tuesday, June 16th, 7:00 PM

89 St. George Street, Toronto

Faith Connections and the Newman Centre invite young adults (18 – 39) to join them for a June Justice Month presentation and focused conversation led by Toronto artist Ilona Staples. For more information, call 416-222-1426, Ext. 276 or visit www.faithconnections.ca.

“LISTEN, I AM STANDING AT THE DOOR KNOCKING.”

Single women, 18 – 39, are invited to a retreat being given by a team of Sisters of St. Joseph, June 19th to June 21st.

For more information, call Sister Dorothy: 416-927-0720.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 46 casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre for May. For June, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of June 27/28 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.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS, CLOTHING

For many years, volunteers from St. Gabriel’s have served one of the daily meals provided to the homeless and disadvantaged that the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd offer as one of the services at the Good Shepherd Centre on Queen Street East in Toronto.

The kitchen and serving areas of the centre were recently renovated and when the meal service restarted, the serving times were changed. This change means that St. Gabriel’s will need more volunteers to continue to provide our contribution to this continuing and growing service.

St. Gabriel’s will now serve on the second Monday of the month from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. If you are interested in being a part of this volunteer service, please contact Lily D’Gama at 416-733-3949 for more details.

The Centre also urgently needs groups of 4 to 20 individuals to make beds, weekdays only between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM until June 20th.

The Centre is in need of the following items:

  • men’s new or gently used clothing
  • men’s belts and shoes
  • men’s underwear and socks

For more information, please contact Rebecca Ferguson at 416-869- 3699, Ext. 262.

GAIA CENTRE PRESENTS BRIAN SWIMME

The Way of the Universe: Wisdom for the Ecozoic Era

O.I.S.E. Auditorium June 26, 27, 2009

252 Bloor St. W. Toronto

Brian Swimme will be in Toronto Friday evening and Saturday, June 26th and 27th at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (O.I.S.E.). Brian co-authored the Universe Story with Father Thomas Berry and collaborated with him and the Passionists over the years.

For more information on this event, please see the flyers available in the Parish Office.