In this week’s bulletin, Voices in Christ Choir, a concert for Rosalie Hall and Meagan’s Walk.
AN INVITATION TO LEARN!
Tuesday, April 20th at 7:30 PM.
Wednesday, April 21st at 10:30 AM.
May 1st From 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
A brief workshop is to be held on Saturday, May 1st from
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Library. Guided by the wisdom of
St. Teresa of Avila and others, this is an invitation to learn about transforming ourselves into more consciously aware, authentic persons of faith. Tina Gabriel, a parishioner and a professional facilitator in this area will guide us in this exploration in developing our potential.
For more information or to register, please call Mary Landry at 416-221-8866, Ext. 24.
April 19th to April 24th 2010
MONDAY –FRIENDS OF THE SUFFERING SOULS Requested by Tak Chuen Liu
TUESDAY –ANTON & MARY PURWA Requested by Hilly Tan & Family
WEDNESDAY – LUCILLE LABELLE Requested by Iris Madore
THURSDAY – LEONARD MARCHIE Requested by Teresa & Family
FRIDAY – TOM DONAGHY Requested by the Donaghy Family
SATURDAY – MICHAEL PALAZZO & CHRISTOPHER DI LALLO Requested by the Palazzo Family
The sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday, May 16th at 7:30 PM in St. Gabriel’s Church.
In preparation for this Sacrament, a Confirmation Retreat will be held on Saturday, May 8th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in St. Gabriel’s Church. 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.
CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM FAMILY MASS
The Children’s Faith Program Family Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 8th at the 4:30 PM Mass. Children from different grades will be participating.
All families are invited.
Our operating expenses average $14,000 per week.
Last week’s collection:
Loose Change – $1,024
Envelopes(350) – $8,580
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving(113) – $2,338 Total – $11,942
“Thought for the week”:
If you use envelopes, you’ll get a tax receipt for your donations.
2009 Financial Statement
View the 2009 parish financial statement. (Please note: this is a PDF document)
AN INTERLUDE OF SONG – A CONCERT FOR ROSALIE HALL
Sunday, May 2nd at 4:00 PM at St. Gabriel’s Church
Please join us on for a mix of classic and contemporary music performed by John De Pinto. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds will benefit the women and babies of Rosalie Hall. Tickets can be purchased after all the Masses on April 18th and 25th and will also be available at the door on May 2nd. See you there!
ROSALIE HALL WILL YOU HELP?
Weekend of May 1st/2nd
Once again, we would like to help with the everyday needs of this wonderful organization.
Items that are most needed include:
- Pampers, – all sizes including toddlers
- Diaper cream (Penaten and Zincofax)
- powdered baby formula (preferably Regular Nestle Good Start),
- sleepers, undershirts, new and gently used clothing- 6 months to 3 years),
- socks, sippy cups, plastic dishes and glasses for toddlers,
- baby soap, receiving blankets, bibs (ages 1 to 3 years), baby safety devices (plugs for electrical sockets, locks for cupboard doors)
- pasta, tomato sauce, beans, macaroni and cheese
Items can be dropped off in the playpens and boxes provided in the Gathering Space.
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Your prepared chicken rice casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at all the Masses next weekend, April 24th/25th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.
More volunteers are needed. You are encouraged to pick up a copy of the casserole recipe and a pan. Why not give it a try?
For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE-UP COLLECTION
Bring your gently used clothing and household linens to share with others on May 8th/9th. A St. Vincent de Paul truck will be in the Church parking lot, so please share what you can with those less fortunate. We will donate or sell these donations to support our outreach efforts. Thank you for your continued support.
The truck will be open on Saturday, May 8th 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 Mass.
The Wonders of Tomorrow
People under the age of 19 represent approximately 20% of our population. Statistics suggest more and more youth experience poverty, unemployment and domestic crisis every year. ShareLife agencies provided food, shelter, guidance, care and counseling to more than 10,000 young people last year in the GTA. These young lives represent the future of our society. It is incumbent on us to nurture them, protect them and prepare them to work the wonders of tomorrow. Help us reach out to our youth in crisis. Please support ShareLife.
Next Sunday, April 25th, 2010 is the 2nd ShareLife Collection.
Please give generously. Each gift makes a meaningful impact on the lives of the marginalized and needy within our midst.
‘You can work WONDERS!’
VOICES IN CHRIST CHOIR
Sunday, April 25th at the 12:30 Mass
St. Gabriel’s Church
St. Gabriel’s Parish will host Msgr. Vincent Harcourt Blackett and the Voices in Christ Choir, from St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Barbados, on Sunday April 25th, 2010. They will celebrate Mass with us at 12:30 PM.
BREBEUF COLLEGE SCHOOL
Mass in Honour of Blessed Edmund Rice
Wednesday, May 5th at 7:00 PM
The first annual Mass in honour of the Feast Day Blessed Edmund Rice, founder of the Presentation Brothers and Christian Brothers, will take place on Wednesday, May 5th at 7:00 PM at Brebeuf College School, 211 Steeles Avenue East.
Guest speaker and reception to follow. All are welcome.
Please RSVP to Brother Henry Spencer F.P.M. at email@example.com or call 416-393-5508.
BLESSED TRINITY C.W.L
Annual Geranium Sale
Friday, May 7th -10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, May 8th – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Spring is here; time to garden!
- 4’ pots – red, pink, salmon, fuchsia, white $2.75 or $35/Flat of 15
- Hanging baskets – red, lavender, fuchsia, pink – $16
Please place your orders before April 27th by calling Louise at 416-733-3946 or Velma at 416-226-0590.
Plants are to be picked up in Blessed Trinity Parish Hall on Friday May 7th or Saturday, May 8th just in time for Mothers’ Day!
Creating a Circle of Hope
Sunday, May 9th, 2010
8:30 AM to 12 Noon
On Sunday, May 9th the Meagan’s Walk community of supporters will be participating in the ninth annual Meagan’s Walk: Creating a Circle of Hope. They invite you to join them as they create a “circle of hope” and honour Mother’s Day in a most special way.
Help make the world a better place for children!
5km Fundraising Walk in support of Paediatric Brain Tumour Research
From Ontario Place to the Hospital for Sick Children
All proceeds to benefit the Meagan Bebenek Endowment Fund at SickKids Foundation and b.r.a.i.n.child.
Register, Pledge, Donate at
THE GREEN CORNER
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