In this week’s bulletin, registration for the Children’s Faith Program, the St. Vincent de Paul Bundle-up Collection and an invitation to the Vishnu Mandir Hindu Temple.
May 10TH – May 15TH, 2010
MONDAY – MARGHERITA ROTUNDO Requested by the Rotundo Family
TUESDAY – ROSE LAU Requested by Christine Pang
FRIDAY – LUCILLE LABELLE Requested by Iris Madore
SATURDAY – ANNA DI FRANCO & JOE GRIECO Requested by the Family
The sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday, May 16th at 7:30 PM in St. Gabriel’s Church.
FIRST COMMUNION INTERVIEWS
Parents of children preparing to receive their First Communion are reminded to call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 to arrange an interview with Fr. Paul or Fr. Brando. This is part of the participation partnership: Parish, School, Home. At the interview, a date and Mass time will be chosen for your child’s First Communion.
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, 2010.
Our operating expenses average $14,000 per week.
Last week’s collection:
Loose Change – $1,127
Envelopes (436) – $9,037
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (113) – $2,343 Total – $12,507
PAPAL CHARITIES COLLECTION
There will be a second collection on the weekend of May 15th/16th for Papal Charities. The money collected will be used wherever the Pope feels it is most needed. Envelopes are available in the pews of the Church.
The wonders of community…
We are born as individuals, with specific personal skills – and limitations. At our best, we live as a community, working to support and strengthen those who need an extra hand. Whether people are struggling with addictions, are physically impaired, or living with a developmental disability, we believe they should have the opportunity to live with dignity and self respect. ShareLife funded agencies touched the lives of more than 20,000 people with special needs last year, helping small wonders happen every day.
3RD ShareLife Collection – May 31st, 2010
Please give generously.
‘You can work WONDERS!’
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE-UP COLLECTION
Your donation of gently used clothing and household goods will be given or sold to benefit those in need. Support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Bundle Up Program this weekend, May 8th and 9th.
The truck will be open this weekend on Saturday, May 8th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after Mass.
THANK YOU FROM ROSALIE HALL!
An Interlude of Song, in support of Rosalie Hall last weekend was a tremendous success. A total of $2,200 was raised at this entertaining event on Sunday. Thank you to Colleen Gowan for organizing this concert and to John DePinto who performed. Your hard work is truly appreciated.
Thank you also to you, the good people of St. Gabriels, for your outstanding support with food, clothing and other much needed baby items. These will go a long way to providing some of the basic everyday needs of this wonderful organization.
CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY
When children need us, we need you!
The Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto has an urgent need for foster families of all races, cultures and languages. We have a particular need for foster homes in the Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, French, Philippino, African and West Indian communities. Please call CCAS at 416-395-1500 or visit www.torontoccas.org
Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend, May 15th/16th.
- 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
ST. GABRIEL’S HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE
November 4th- 14th
Please join us for an 11 day Journey in the Footsteps of Jesus with Fr. Paul Cusack, C.P. and program facilitator Kitty McGilly of Faith Journeys, www.faithjourney.ca.
For those who are interested, there will be an information meeting on Sunday, May 16th at 3:00 PM. A flyer is also available in the Parish Office.
For more information, please contact Marilyn Calderone by email at email@example.com or by phone at 416-221-8866, Ext. 225
ST GABRIEL SCHOOL CAR WASH/BARBECUE
May 30th, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
St. Gabriel’s School
The St. Gabriel Grads are holding their annual carwash/barbecue on May 29th (rain date May 30th) to raise funds for their graduation celebration. Please come out to the school and show your support.
Do you speak French, even a little bit?
We shall be getting together in the Library every other Thursday morning. The next class will be Thursday, May 20th. We shall practise and, hopefully, improve our conversational French. For more information, please contact Jo Field at 416-498-4655.
DOORS OPEN TORONTO
Saturday May, 29th from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Sunday, May 30th from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
St. Gabriel’s Church will once again be participating in the annual event, Doors Open Toronto on Saturday. May 29th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. and Sunday from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Architect, Roberto Chiotti will be speaking at 12:00 noon on Saturday. Dennis O’Hara, director of the Elliott Allen Institute of Theology and Ecology will speak at 2:00 PM on Sunday. All are welcome.
Vishnu Mandir Hindu Temple
Sunday, May 16, at 1:30 PM
The Vishnu Mandir Hindu Temple extends an invitation to visit their Temple on Sunday, May 16, 2010 starting at 1:30 PM.
After arrival, lunch will be served. There will be a tour of the Temple with a short talk on Hinduism, a tour of the Wall of Peace and Museum and possibly a short film. As food is being served they need to know how many will attend.
Anyone interested please RSVP to Mary Landry at the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 by May 10.
QUEEN OF APOSTLES RENEWAL CENTRE
May 14th- May 16th
A Second Honeymoon is a perfect way to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre offers married couples the privacy, hospitality and program that inspire couples to continue exploring their lives together. Whether it is for yourselves or a couple you know, the next weekend is May 14-16th. For information telephone: 416-694-1742; 905-278-8879, or register at Queen of Apostles: 905-278-5229.
THE GREEN CORNER
Last week in this Green Corner, Anne Leonard asked, “What happens if we pay the true cost of things?”
If you want to know more, you can visit www.storyofstuff.com. In the 20 minute
video The Story of Stuff created by Leonard, she looks at the processes of production and consumption of “stuff” and their connection to a host of environmental and social issues.
Changing our relationship to “stuff” will help us create a more sustainable and just world.