bulletin – March 29

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.

SUNDAY COLLECTION: March 21-22, 2009

Total: $9,474

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Total $2,887 $1,415 $2,809 $2,363
# of Env. 140 70 157 109

Number of Envelopes Issued: 1,136
Number of Envelopes Used: 476

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
March 30 9:00AM MIGUEL CASAR Requested by the Lopez Family
March 31 9:00AM ANTONIO RIOLO Requested by Grazia Riolo
April 1 9:00AM PAULINE MCGUCKIAN Requested by Nora Kerr
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

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.

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 Friday, April 1st to book your table of 6 or 8, or to have your name added to a table

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Friday April 3rd from 9:30 AM to 12:00 Noon.
Please see the time schedule on the table inside the Church.

ENGLISH ROSARY GROUP

Saturday, April 4th at 3:15 PM in the Library
For information, please contact Linda Law at 416 -918-8029.

CHINESE ROSARY GROUP

Sunday, April 5th at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room
For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

ECO-SABBATH

Sunday, April 5th at 11:30 AM
Gabriel Room

On the first Sunday of each month, the Passionist Centre for Ecology and Spirituality facilitates a 30 minute reflection and discussion prompted by the readings for that Sunday’s liturgy. The guided reflection brings an ecological perspective to the readings. All are welcome.

THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC MISSION, 2009

Program 1:
Monday, April 6th – 9:00 PM
(repeated at 11:00 PM)

Program 2:
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.

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

Wednesday, April 1st at 10:30 AM
Topic: What is “The Will of God”?

Tuesday, April 14t at 7:30 PM
Topic: How the Bible Was Written

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

YOU CAN WORK WONDERS!

By making a contribution to ShareLife today, you are making a significant impact in your parish, in your community and around the world.

  • More than 225,000 people received care from ShareLife agencies last year, likely including people from your parish.
  • Countless others around the world received assistance and faith resources with ShareLife funding.

Today is ShareLife Sunday.

Your sacrificial gift today will allow our agencies to continue to make a difference. Please give generously. You can work wonders!

CHING MING REMEMBRANCE MASS

The 2009 Ching Ming Remembrance Mass will be held in the Holy Family Mausoleum at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Thornhill on Saturday April 4th at 2:00 PM. The Mass, which is held in Chinese, is organized by Catholic Cemeteries – Archdiocese of Toronto with the support of the four Chinese parishes. For further details, please see the poster on the bulletin board.

BE AWARE!

If you are approached inside or outside the Church by anyone asking for money, please tell them to leave the property. We ask you not to give anyone money. People in need of assistance are referred to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.