bulletin – March 1

DAILY MASS

Beginning tomorrow, March 2nd, Mass will be celebrated daily, Monday to Friday, at 9:00 AM.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Stations of the Cross will take place on Friday evenings during Lent, at 7:30 PM.

SUNDAY COLLECTION: Feburary 21-22, 2009

Total: $9,093

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# of Env. 120 82 152 111

Number of Envelopes Issued: 1,136
Number of Envelopes Used: 465

TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES

Wednesday, March 4th at 10:30 AM
Topic: The Reformation

Tuesday, March 10th at 7:30 PM
Topic: How the Bible Was Written

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

NEW BEGINNINGS

A Support Group for Widowed and Divorced Catholics

Next meeting: Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00 PM
St. Bonaventure’s Church.
Fr. Paul Cusack will speak on the “Power of Forgiveness.”

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Friday March 6th from 9:30 AM to 12:00 Noon. Please see the time schedule on the table inside the Church.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
March 2 9:00AM EUGENIO HERRERA Requested by Paul & Wai-Chin Hwang
March 3 9:00AM BILL KOVACS AND JACK FLYNN Requested by Family and Friends
March 4 9:00AM BENITO L. MERCADO JR. Requested by Family and Friends
March 5 9:00AM EDITH & JAMES CHUNG Requested by the Chung Family
March 6 9:00AM EDGAR PATENAUDE Requested by the Family
March 7 4:30PM GORDON OATWAY Requested by the Family

CHINESE ROSARY GROUP

Sunday, March 1st at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room
For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

ENGLISH ROSARY GROUP

Saturday, March 7th at 3:15 PM in the Library
For information, please contact Linda Law at 416 -918-8029.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 51 casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre for February. For March, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at all the Masses on the weekend of March 28/29 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.

WALKING GOD’S PATH SERIES
CHRISTIAN JEWISH DIALOGUE

The Christian Jewish Dialogue of Toronto is again sponsoring the Walking in God’s Path Series this year. The series seeks to stimulate real conversation between Jewish and Christian congregations. As in last year, St. Gabriel’s will be one of the participating institutions. The themes to be explored this year are:

How Jews and Christians Perceive Jesus
March 4th at 7:30 PM
St. Phillip the Apostle Anglican Church
201 Caribou Road (Bathurst & Lawrence)

March 11th at 7:30 PM
Beth Tzedec Congregation
1700 Bathurst Street (south of Eglinton)

Closing Event: Where are We Going and How Do We Get There
March 18th at 7:30 PM
Beth Tzedec Congregation

The closing program will feature a panel discussion between Fr. Paul McGill, retired Anglican Archbishop, Terrence Finlay and Rabbi Erwin Schild, to be moderated by Mr. Frank Faulke, producer of the CBC Series, Tapestry. These meetings will allow us to further explore the Jewish roots of our Christian faith. It will also offer a good opportunity, for those interested, to meet some of our Jewish friends and to visit different synagogues.

As a partner institution, St. Gabriel’s will be hosting the first meeting of the series. The focus, very appropriately for our parish, will be on ecological justice. The discussion will be lead by Father Paul, our pastor.

For further information on this series of events, please contact Fatima Lee at 416-221-8866.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

Friday, March 6th at 2:00PM
Trinity Presbyterian Church
2737 Bayview Avenue
(just south of the 401)

The World Day of Prayer is an ecumenical service which takes place throughout the world in Christian Churches.

This year, the celebration will be hosted by Trinity Presbyterian Church. Please join us.

YOU CAN WORK WONDERS

The theme of the 2009 ShareLife campaign truly reflects the power the Catholic community has to make a meaningful difference in society. Wonders happen daily at ShareLife agencies, as troubled, needy and vulnerable people in our midst receive effective, compassionate care. This year, make a contribution to the ShareLife campaign to assist over 225,000 people in need.

“It’s very appropriate that ShareLife should be emphasized during lent, a time when we think of what’s most important in our lives. Action in the service of others is at the very heart of it and that’s the point of ShareLife; it’s really the Share Life with others.”
   Most Rev. Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto

ShareLife Sunday – March 29th, 2009
With your help, we can work wonders!

“A GREEN AWAKENING”

On March 7th, 2009, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, the Green Awakening Network and Faith and the Common Good are jointly organizing a workshop “Faith Communities: Catalysts for Community Action” at Lawrence Park Community Church.

If you are concerned about the environment, and would like to get involved to work against climate change personally and/or in a group, this workshop will not only heighten your awareness of the issues, but will also give you practical ideas about how to get started.

You will learn about how to

  • conduct a Green Audit
  • get your community involved
  • develop synergy between environmental and social justice issues
  • create a community garden
  • form a green team
  • conserve energy
  • green your worship (eco-spirituality)

You will also get to meet other people who are committed to making a difference in the righting of our relationship with Creation.

Details about the workshop are posted on the bulletin boards of the Church. We are encouraged to attend as a group; and we do plan to go as a group from St Gabriel’s. The registration fee is $15 per participant (lunch included).

For further information or to register, please contact Fatima Lee at (416) 221-8866 ext 228.