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ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
May 19 9:00AM Requested by Christine Worral
May 20 9:00AM Not requested
May 21 9:00AM ANTON GOH Requested by Hilly Tan & Family
May 22 9:00AM FRANK COLANTONIO Requested by Angela Colantonio
May 23 4:30PM RAED EL-REZ Requested by Mimi

SUNDAY COLLECTION: May 3rd, 2009

Total: $11037

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Number of Envelopes Used: 506

YOU CAN WORK WONDERS!

It’s a wonder the call to religious vocations is nurtured…

“To enable the men to have the various dimensions of formation – the human formation, the spiritual formation, the academic and the pastoral formation – that they receive right now… that would be very difficult without ShareLife”

Rev. Msgr. A. Robert Nusca, Rector,

St. Augustine’s Seminary

Third ShareLife Collection. June 7th 2009

You can work WONDERS!

2008 ShareLife Total: $174,507.20

2009 ShareLife To Date: $146,915.51

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.

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES

Wednesday, May 20th at 10:30 AM

Topic: Other Christian Religions

FIRST RECONCILIATION

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated on Saturday, May 30th.

  • 11:00 AM for students of St. Gabriel’s School
  • 2:00 PM for students of the Children’s Faith Program and other children in the Parish.

Please bring the children to the Church at least 10 minutes early.

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.

CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM REGISTRATION

Registration forms for the Children’s Faith Program for next year are now available in the Parish Office. Please note that all registrations must be returned by June 30th.

Volunteers from the Parish to teach or to assist the teachers are always welcome. Please contact Cheryl Teixeira at checheboo@yahoo.com if interested.

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!

VICTORIA DAY

Monday, May 18th is Victoria Day. The Parish Office will be closed.

There will be no 9:00 AM Mass that day.

A BIG THANK YOU FROM THE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

Thank you so very much for your generous response to our Bundle-Up Weekend. Your contributions will be well used and appreciated. Also, we are very grateful to our Youth Group who helped out on the truck. Their youthful energy, their hard work and their gracious attitude were a blessing. We are very proud of our young people.

St. Gabriel’s St. Vincent de Paul Society

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.

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!

PARENTING PRESENTATION

Thursday, May 21st, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

St Bonaventure Parish Centre

1340 Leslie Street, (just south of Lawrence Avenue)

St. Bonaventure CSAC invites you to attend a free Parenting Presentation on Thursday, May 21st from
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the St Bonaventure Parish Centre.The guest speaker will be Alyson Schafer, host of TV’s “The Parenting Show”, as well as psychotherapist, author and parenting expert.

The topic will be “The 4 Crucial C’s Every Child Must Have to Succeed”. Admission is free but reservations are required.

Please email csac.stbonaventure@tcdsb.org for tickets. Clearly state your name, your child’s school and how many will be attending as well as the number of children requiring childcare.

BLESSED TRINITY C.W.L. COMMUNION BREAKFAST

The Catholic Women’s League of Blessed Trinity Parish is holding a Communion Breakfast on Sunday, May 31st. It will take place in Blessed Trinity Parish Hall after the 9:00 AM Mass. All ladies of the Parish are invited.

Tickets are $18.00 and may be obtained by calling Camila at 905-763-7670 or Joyce at 416-223-2471.

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.