bulletin – March 15

LENTEN AND EASTER SCHEDULE 2009

Stations of the Cross

Friday Evenings at 7:30 PM
There will be no Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 27th.

Reconciliation Service

Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30 PM

Palm Sunday

April 5
Masses 4:30 PM, 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Holy Thursday

April 9
No 9:00 AM Mass
7:30 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Followed by Adoration until 10:00 PM

Good Friday

April 10
10:00 AM Morning Prayer
3:00 PM Solemn Passion of Our Lord
7:30 PM Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday

April 11
Confessions 11:00 AM to 12 Noon
No 4:30 PM Mass
8:30 PM Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday

April 12
Masses 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Easter Monday

April 13
No 9:00 AM Mass
Office closed

EXTRA PARKING AT ELKHORN PUBLIC SCHOOL

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

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

There will be no Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 27th.

SUNDAY COLLECTION: March 7-8, 2009

Total: $9,830

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# of Env. 147 61 133 138

Number of Envelopes Issued: 1,136
Number of Envelopes Used: 479

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
March 16 9:00AM IN THANKSGIVING Requested by Margaret Joseph
March 17 9:00AM MARY FLANAGAN Requested by the Family
March 18 9:00AM YOLANDE PAYEUR Requested by Cathy Sacco
March 19 9:00AM OLIVIA BARRON Requested by the Barron Family
March 20 9:00AM RITA MCCAUGHEY Requested by Moira McCarthy & Bob Torpey
March 21 4:30PM ALMA MCGUINNESS Requested by the Family

TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES

Wednesday, March 18th at 10:30 AM
Topic: The Reformation

Tuesday, March 24th at 7:30 PM
Topic: How the Bible Was Written

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

LENTEN DAY OF REFLECTION:
EXPLORING GOD & ME

Lent is a great time to take a look at our relationships – especially our relationship with God. On Thursday, March 26th from 10 AM to 3 PM, we will take time to look at how, when and where the Spirit of God dwells within us (St. Paul). Since lunch will be provided (suggested cost $10) please register. Call Mary Landry at 416 221-8866.

RECONCILIATION SERVICE

Wednesday, April 1st at 7:30 PM

This is an opportunity to spend some time in peace and quiet, to reflect upon how we are responding to our call to be sons and daughters of God. Recognizing the fact that we are “good people”, we also accept the fact that good people can sin. Through an examination of conscience we face those sins, admit them and are reconciled to God. For those who wish, individual confessions will be celebrated after the service. We encourage you to take advantage of this celebration.

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:

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.

YOU CAN WORK WONDERS

It’s a wonder teens can grow through difficult times…..

“I was very fortunate to have been welcomed into Pelletier Homes for Youth six years ago. I was in one of their foster homes…for two and a half years. If Pelletier Homes was not introduced into my life, I do not know where I would be today. They are responsible for allowing me to grow into the dedicated young woman (I am) today.”
Natasha, former resident,
Pelletier Homes for Youth

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

EARTH HOUR

March 28th 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM

As you know, on March 28th, millions of people around the world will be shutting off their lights for one hour in a symbolic demonstration of their concern for climate change.

As parishioners of Canada’s First Green Church, we at St. Gabriel’s will also be celebrating Earth Hour. Please join others from the Parish on March 28th here in the Church at 8:30 PM for an hour of prayer and reflection. All are welcome.

CARDINAL CARTER CONCERT

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Dr. Lydia Adams with the Elmer Iseler Singers, working with The Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts singers and conductors, Mark Huang and Eric Hauser will hold a workshop/symposium at St. Gabriel’s Church on Friday, March 27thfrom 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

The symposium will be followed, after an hour break, by a wonderful concert opportunity from 7:00 until 8:30 PM. This is an educational outreach initiative by the Elmer Iseler Singers in memory of John C. Bird. It is a wonderful gift of music blessing our community!

All are welcome. Tickets are $10 and are available through Marilyn Calderone at 416-618 2041.

Due to this concert, there will be no Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 27th.

MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS FAMILY CENTRE

Easter Egg Sale

The Marguerite Bourgeoys Family Centre helps couples to achieve and avoid pregnancy through Creighton Model Fertility Care System and to improve women’s health using NaPro Technology which is rooted and grounded in Catholic Church teaching.

To raise funds, they will be selling hand-made Belgian chocolate Easter eggs for $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00 before and after the Masses on March 21st and 22nd.

Your support will help them promote and maintain their service in the Diocese.

GOD’S OWN CHILDREN

The last of the Church mosaic pictures have been sold. The money, along with a donation from the Church, went to God’s Own Children, an organization which provides schools for children with special needs in Sri Lanka. For pictures of the group and further information, please see the newsletter on the bulletin board.