bulletin – March 22

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 14-15, 2009

Total: $8,881

–>

r>

4:30 8:30 10:30 12:30
Loose
Env. $
Total $3,036 $1,372 $2,542 $1,931
# of Env. 142 83 162 103

Number of Envelopes Issued: 1,136
Number of Envelopes Used: 490

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
March 23 9:00AM ANNA & MICHAEL IWASZUTA Requested by Irene Swiderski
March 24 9:00AM GREGORY MILONOWSKI Requested by Mr.& Mrs. Ramon Pitchot
March 25 9:00AM THE LEAVER FAMILY Requested by Frank & Sylvia Leaver
March 26 9:00AM CECILY TURTON Requested by the David, Stephen, Kristine & Emma Turton
March 27 9:00AM LUIGI MATTARUCCO Requested by Linda Gatti
March 28 4:30PM THE FAMILIES OF JACK & WANDA WROBEL (Living and Deceased) Requested by the Family

WELCOME! BAPTISM

The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:
Lindsay Marie Denman
Mattea Angelica James
Akira Nathaniel Kan
Madison Autumn Zuccato
Sydney Alexis Zuccato
These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, March 15th. Congratulations!

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). Lunch will be provided (suggested cost $10) so 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.

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 Mass. If you are able to help, please contact Tim Lychy at 416-733-2598.

TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES

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

Wednesday, April 1st at 10:30 AM
Topic: The Reformation

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

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 27th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

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

NORTH YORK RETIRED MEN’S CLUB

Tuesday, March 24 at 2:00 PM
Blessed Trinity Church Hall
The guest speaker, Col. Brian MacDonald will talk on “Canada’s Involvement in Afghanistan”
Prospective members are cordially invited to attend.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Your prepared chicken rice casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at
all the Masses next weekend, March 28th and 29th 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.

YOU CAN WORK WONDERS!

“Our society is presently going through significant financial and economic turbulence, with grave social consequences. In our own diocese, people are losing their jobs.

With the pressure arising from economic hard times, new problems are created in families and in the wider society and existing ones are made worse. Our agencies within Catholic Charities experience increased demands for their services, and this is true as well of other religious and secular social agencies.

Already domestic violence is a significant issue and the increased tensions arising from financial anxieties can only make it worse. The problems of poverty and homelessness were with us before the economic downturn and we may expect that they will become even more serious. Now is the time when even greater generosity is needed from all of us.

I urge everyone to contribute more generously than ever to ShareLife.”

Most Rev. Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto

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

CPPS MISSION PROJECTS SPAGETTI DINNER

Sunday, March 29th, 2009 from 3:00Pm to 6:30PM
Marshal McLuhan Catholic Secondary School
1107 Avenue Road (3 blocks north of Eglinton)

You are invited to attend a fundraising Spaghetti Dinner for CPPS Mission Projects on Sunday March 29th. Last summer a group of students from Toronto traveled to Tanzania to help erect a windmill to bring fresh water to a remote village. We need your help to continue our work as monies raised from this dinner will help erect another windmill in the same area.

Tickets: adults – $15
seniors/students -$10
children 12 & under – $5
To order tickets, please contact the school at 416-393-5561.