bulletin – May 10

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
May 11 9:00AM Not requested
May 12 9:00AM Not requested
May 13 9:00AM LUCIA MANCINELLI Requested by her sister Lily & Family
May 14 9:00AM Not requested
May 15 9:00AM ANNA DIFRANCO & JOSEPH GRIECO Requested by the Family
May 16 4:30PM LAUREN TRACI VERGARA Requested by Mimi

SUNDAY COLLECTION: May 3rd, 2009

Total: $11209

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4:30 8:30 10:30 12:30
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Env. $
Total $2803 $2725 $3455 $2226
# of Env. 120 114 170 108

Number of Envelopes Used: 512

YOU CAN WORK WONDERS!

It’s a wonder the silent can be heard…

Somewhere a mother is trying to ask her family for help but isn’t understood. Tomorrow, a boy will try to get his sister’s attention from across the
room, to no avail.

In 2007, Silent Voice offered 311 one-week placements for deaf and hearing youngsters in its Sign Language Summer program, giving them an opportunity to be better understood at home, at school and in the community.

Third ShareLife Collection. June 7th 2009

You can work WONDERS!

2008 ShareLife Total: $174,507.20

2009 ShareLife To Date: $128,709.51

CONFIRMATION

The sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 19th at 7:30 PM in St. Gabriel’s Church. The celebrant will be
Most Reverend Richard Grecco.

In preparation for this Sacrament, a Confirmation Retreat will be held on Wednesday, May 13th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in St. Gabriel’s School Gym. Candidates are reminded to bring a signed letter from the service coordinator or a parent stating the completion or anticipated date of completion of volunteering service hours.

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES

Wednesday, May 20th at 10:30 AM

Topic: Other Christian Religions

ALTAR SERVERS

The Altar Service is now recruiting new members. If you are in Grade 4 or higher in the September 2009 school year and interested in becoming an altar server, please call Thomas Li at 416-756-4995 or email him at li_tomas@yahoo.com.

The orientation meeting will be held on Sunday, May 31, from 1:30 to 2:30 PM in the Gabriel Room at the Altar Service Annual Appreciation. Lunch will be provided for all members.

GOOD SHEPHERD VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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.

JUST COFFEE

Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.

  • Regular ground Coffee: $5
  • Decaffeinated $6
  • Whole Beans $5
  • Chocolate Bars: $4 including taxes
  • Hot Chocolate and Cocoa; $4.50
  • Teas: $3.25 to $4.00 by variety

BUNDLE UP COLLECTION

Share your gently used clothing and household linens with others in your community.

Support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul “Bundle Up Program” this weekend, May 9th/10th.

The truck will be open this weekend, Saturday from
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM and all day Sunday until 4:00 PM. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Saturday and Sunday Mass.

Thank you for your support.

ST. PAUL IN THE SQUARE

Join the Catholic Community at Dundas Square

Sunday, May 17th, 2009, – 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Join the Catholic community on Sunday, May 17th for
“St. Paul in the Square”, a celebration of music and prayer in downtown Toronto featuring Lectio Divina with Archbishop Collins, renowned contemporary artist, Matt Maher, and other great Catholic performers.

Visit www.archtoronto.org for more details on this very special gathering. Mark your calendar today as we celebrate the year of St. Paul as a family of faith!

ST. GABRIEL’S FAIR, CAR WASH & BBQ

Saturday, May 30th 2009

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

St Gabriel’s School,

396 Spring Garden Ave

( Bayview and Sheppard)

Our Grade 8 students will be holding their annual car wash. Join them at the school for a fun-filled day with a BBQ, carnival games, bouncing slide, face painting, cotton candy, popcorn and many more game booths.

A day of food and fun in the summer sun for the whole family!

FAITH CONNECTIONS

Second Annual Mix and Mingle

Wednesday, May 13th at 6:00 PM

Redeemer House, 151 McCaul Street, Toronto

Faith Connections and the religious of Toronto invite all 18-39 year olds (married, single, student, working etc.) to redeemer House for fun and laughter at a barbeque supper in a relaxed atmosphere. Hang out with other young adults, priests and sisters. It’s a chance to share life experiences, share resources, ask questions and meet new people!

For more information, go to www.faithconnections.ca or call Vanessa Schmidt at 416-222-1426, Ext. 276.

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.