bulletin – May 24

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
May 25 9:00AM SPECIAL INTENTIONS Requested by Angela Berenyi
May 26 9:00AM MR. and MRS KONG CHEK & TAT LAU Requested by Agnes Lau
May 27 9:00AM FRANK COLANTONIO Requested by Angela Colantonio
May 28 9:00AM MSGR. Christopher Brooks Requested by Teresa Sheldrick
May 29 9:00AM MARY PURIANTY Requested by the Family
May 30 4:30PM ADY ANGELES Requested by Mimi

SUNDAY COLLECTION: May 17th, 2009

Total: $9077

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Total $2282 $1956 $2703 $2136
# of Env. 124 94 150 95

Number of Envelopes Used: 463

ST. GABRIEL’S INTRODUCES THE “PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING” OPTION

Our parish has decided to participate in the “Pre-Authorized Giving” plan that allows parishioners to make their regular offertory donations by automatic monthly bank withdrawal. This system is widely used in the Archdiocese of Toronto and is a safe and convenient method of giving for those interested. Please read the brochure included with today’s bulletin and complete the authorization form if you would like to participate. Forms, in a sealed envelope, may be placed in the collection basket or dropped off at the Parish Office.

WELCOME! BAPTISM

The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome: Emily Grace Chan, Michael Douglas Henderson Cosley, Dante Eliahou, Domina Eliahou, Gabriel Mari Galvez, and Kunuk Vincent Rhee.

These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, May 17th. Congratulations!

CONFIRMATION

Congratulations to the young people of our Parish who were confirmed last Tuesday, May 19th by Most Reverend Richard Grecco. It was a beautiful celebration marking an important moment in their journey of faith. We were proud to celebrate this important event with them. We promise them our continued prayers and support.

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.

ST. GABRIEL’S FAIR, CAR WASH & BBQ

Saturday, May 30th 2009 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Raindate: May 31st

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!

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

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.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Your prepared chicken rice casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at all the Masses next weekend, May 30th and 31st 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?

Please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791 for more information.

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.

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.