In this week’s bulletin, an invitation to learn about Sacramentals, a workshop on conscious living, and a reminder to confirmation candidates to attend the confirmation retreat.
AN INVITATION TO LEARN!
Wednesday, May 5th at 7:30 PM.
Wednesday, May 5th at 10:30 AM.
April 26th 2010 to May 1st, 2010
MONDAY –MARCELINO FERNANDES Requested by Tita Fernandes
TUESDAY –DAVID SHELDRICK Requested by the Sheldrick Family
WEDNESDAY – JEFFREY PAOLINI Requested by the Paolini Family
THURSDAY – TOM DONAGHY Requested by the Murphy Family
FRIDAY – ALLAN PERSAUD Requested by the Persaud & Goldenberg Families
SATURDAY – GUS CALDERONE Requested by Marie Calderone
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 volunteer service hours.
The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:
- Kiana Morgan Atkinson
- Claire Kaede Gao-Ying Bilodeau
- Evan Hayashi Gao-Yang Bilodeau
- Kira Skye MacDonald Burias
- Nigel Lucas Maycock
These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, April 18th. Congratulations!
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.
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.
Our operating expenses average $14,000 per week.
Last week’s collection:
Loose Change – $1,106
Envelopes(368) – $6,502
Weekly Portion of Pre-authorized Giving(113) – $2,338
Total – $9,946
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.
The wonders of aging with dignity…
In our aging society, there is an ever-greater demand for support and services to help seniors live independently in the community as long as they can. And when that is no longer possible, they deserve the opportunity to live out their lives with dignity. More than 45,000 seniors in the GTA took advantage of programs and services offered by ShareLife agencies in 2009, enjoying the wonder-filled benefits of recreation, education and social interaction. In addition, 3,400 seniors in need of more personalized attention received
in-residence services through ShareLife agencies.
Today is the 2nd ShareLife Collection.
Your support will sustain the work ShareLife agencies do to address the needs of those seeking help and care. Please give generously.
‘You can work WONDERS!’
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!
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.
MOM 2 MOM SALE
Jumble Sale of Gently Used Children’s Items
Hosted at: Blessed Trinity Catholic School
3205 Bayview Avenue (In the Gymnasium)
Saturday May 1, 2010 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Participate as a Table Vendor and sell all your gently used kids items to the public. You keep ALL the money you sell!
Table Vendor Rental $25.00.
A $2.00 admission goes to a national children’s charity –
Unity for Autism
For more information on this event, or to book a table at
this location, contact: Alana at email@example.com
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 of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
Sunday, May 9th, 2010
8:30 AM to 12 Noon
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
We cannot live harmlessly. To live we must daily break the body and shed the blood of Creation. When we do this knowingly, skilfully, reverently, it is a sacrament. When we do it ignorantly, greedily, clumsily, destructively, it is a desecration. In such a desecration we condemn ourselves to spiritual and moral loneliness, and others to want.