bulletin – May 31

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
June 1 9:00AM BETTY & HENRY FLYNN Requested by Hugh & Carol McKenzie
June 2 9:00AM MARCELINO FERNANDES Requested by Tita Fernandes
June 3 9:00AM SEBASTIAN KIM & MONICA MIN Requested by Cecilie Kim
June 4 9:00AM FELIX CHAN Requested by John Chan & Family
June 5 9:00AM ELEANOR HINCH Requested by Marilou Wight
June 6 4:30PM GUS CALDERONE Requested by Marie Calderone

SUNDAY COLLECTION: May 24th, 2009

Total: $9077

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Total $2316 $2187 $3673 $4131
# of Env. 121 95 168 111

Number of Envelopes Used: 495

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.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Friday June 5th from 9:30 AM to 12:00 Noon. Please see the time schedule on the table inside the Church

CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF FATHER PAUL’S ORDINATION

On June 19th, 2009, Father Paul will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of his ordination. We are so fortunate in having Father Paul with us for most of those years. His love and service have touched so many of our lives.

On Sunday, June 21st from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM in the Gathering Space the parish will come together in thanksgiving and celebration of this important occasion. So mark your calendars and join us on that day!

YOU CAN WORK WONDERS!

“In our parishes, as in the neighborhoods of the wider community, there are plentiful opportunities for neighbor to help neighbor….each person should ask: How can I be a good steward of the gifts I have received, so that I may make fruitful use of them for the glory of God and the service of my neighbor.”

Most Rev. Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto

Third ShareLife Collection. June 7th 2009

Please give generously. You can work WONDERS!

2008 ShareLife Total: $174,507.20

2009 ShareLife To Date: $150,061.51

ENGLISH ROSARY GROUP

Saturday, June 6th at 3:15 PM in the Library. For information, please contact Linda Law at 416 -918-8029.

CHINESE ROSARY GROUP

Sunday, June 7th at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room. For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

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 Lynette Fernandes at lynettefern@yahoo.com if interested.

THANK YOU FROM ROSALIE HALL

To all the parishioners of St. Gabriel’s: You will never know how much we appreciate your most generous support of us with food, baby items and clothing. Truly, as Father Paul says, “You are good people!”

On behalf of all the young mothers and babies who will benefit from your generosity, we say a very sincere and heartfelt thank you and promise to keep you in our prayers. We count on yours. God’s blessing on you as you are a blessing to us.

BUTTERFLY RUN / WALK

Sunday, June 7th, 9:00 AM

East Don River Park

Please join the local community in raising awareness of organ donation in tribute to
7 year old Olivia Barron.

To register, go to www.runningroom.com, bbarron@rogers.com or register at the park at 8:00 AM.

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.

“LISTEN, I AM STANDING AT THE DOOR KNOCKING.”

Single women, 18 – 39, are invited to a retreat being given by a team of Sisters of St. Joseph, June 19th to June 21st.

For more information, call Sister Dorothy: 416-927-0720.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS, CLOTHING

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.

The Centre also urgently needs groups of 4 to 20 individuals to make beds, weekdays only between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM until June 20th.

The Centre is in need of the following items:

  • men’s new or gently used clothing
  • men’s belts and shoes
  • men’s underwear and socks

For more information, please contact Rebecca Ferguson at 416-869- 3699, Ext. 262.

GAIA CENTRE PRESENTS BRIAN SWIMME

The Way of the Universe: Wisdom for the Ecozoic Era

O.I.S.E. Auditorium June 26, 27, 2009

252 Bloor St. W. Toronto

Brian Swimme will be in Toronto Friday evening and Saturday, June 26th and 27th at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (O.I.S.E.). Brian co-authored the Universe Story with Father Thomas Berry and collaborated with him and the Passionists over the years.

For more information on this event, please see the flyers available in the Parish Office.

FAITH CONNECTIONS ARTISTS AGAINST CONSUMERISM

Newman Centre Tuesday, June 16th, 7:00 PM

89 St. George Street, Toronto

Faith Connections and the Newman Centre invite young adults (18 – 39) to join them for a June Justice Month presentation and focused conversation led by Toronto artist Ilona Staples. For more information, call 416-222-1426, Ext. 276 or visit www.faithconnections.ca.