We wish you all a very happy and holy Easter.
AN INVITATION TO LEARN!
Tuesday, April 6th at 7:30 PM.
Wednesday, April 7th at 10:30 AM.
Our operating expenses average $14,000 per week.
Last week’s collection:
- Loose Change – $1,851
- Envelopes(492) – $9,597
- Weekly Portion of Pre-authorized Giving(113) – $2,338
- Total – $13,786
2010 Envelopes are on the table outside the Office during Holy Week and Easter Weekend for those families who have not yet picked theirs up.
“Thought for the week”:
Giving just an extra “toonie” every week can make a huge difference!
April 5th to April 10th 2010
MONDAY –EASTER MONDAY No 9:00 AM Mass
TUESDAY –MANUEL COSTA Requested by Celeste Costa
WEDNESDAY – LUCILLE LABELLE Requested by Iris Madore
THURSDAY – DANICA PETRANOVIC Requested by The Petranovic Family
FRIDAY – GEORGE V. LEWIS Requested by Winnie Lewis
SATURDAY – MARY MACAULEY Requested by Don Macaulay
We don’t own anything. It’s really a gift from the Lord; our time, our talent. It’s not ours to cling to; it’s ours to share. The more we cling to things, the more we sink. The more we share generously, the more we live. Life’s too short to just exist. We need to live, live to the fullest, and we do that when we are not so focussed inwards but we’re reaching outward. That’s the way our Lord Jesus calls us to live.
-Most Reverend Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto
2nd ShareLife Collection – April 25th, 2010
‘You can work WONDERS!’
EARTHQUAKE RELIEF – CHILE
In response to the massive earthquake and tsunami which struck Chile on February 27th, the ShareLife Office is accepting monetary donations to support disaster relief efforts in the affected areas. Those wishing to help through a financial contribution may do so in the following ways:
- Online through ShareLife’s website: www.sharelife.org
- By Phone at 1-800-263-2595 or 416-934-3411
- Through the parish, making cheques payable to ShareLife – St Gabriel’s Parish – Earthquake – Chile
Spring Cleaning – Year Round!
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be collecting gently used clothing and household linens to support the needy and our residential programs the weekend of May 8th/9th.
The truck will be open:
Saturday, May 8th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
All day Sunday until 4:00 PM.
Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Mass. Please bring your donation and help others in your community. Thank you!
GOOD SHEPHERD MINISTRIES
Thank you to those who prepared 82 casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre for the month of March.
Although the number of casseroles has been slowly increasing, we still need more volunteers to get involved. Please pick up a copy of the casserole recipe and a pan at the Parish Office. Your prepared chicken rice casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at all the Masses on the weekend of April 24th/25th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.
For further information, please contact Irene Albrecht at
Please help feed the hungry and homeless this Easter. The following non-perishable food items are urgently needed:
- rice, pasta & sauces
- canned fish, canned vegetables, canned meats, canned fruit, canned soups and stews
- cookies & crackers, breakfast cereals, peanut butter, jams
- tea, ground and instant coffee, sugar powdered fruit juice
- ketchup, mustard, and relish.
Thank you for your generous support!
FATHER PAUL ON RETREAT
Fr. Paul will be leading some parishioners on a pilgrimage and retreat to the Shrine of Our lady of the Links beginning Tuesday, April 6th. Please pray for all concerned.
CHING MING REMEMBRANCE MASS 2010
Saturday, April 10th at 2:00 PM
Holy Cross Cemetery
The 2010 Ching Ming Remembrance Mass will be held in the Holy Family Mausoleum at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Thornhill on Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 2:00 PM.
The Mass, which is held in Chinese, is organized by Catholic Cemeteries – Archdiocese of Toronto with the support of the four Chinese parishes. For further details, please see the poster on the bulletin board.
MINI-CONFERENCE: CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DECLINE AS A MORAL ISSUE
On April 16th /17th, 2010, The Elliott Allen Institute for Theology and Ecology, in collaboration with the University of Calgary and the Pembina Institute, will be hosting a two-day mini-conference on the topic of “Climate Change & Environmental Decline as a Moral Issue”.
Two evening panel discussions will be open to the public (admission free):
What do we in faith communities have to offer?
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010, 7:00 PM
Trinity St. Paul United Church, 427 Bloor St. West.
Creation Care: Why should Christians care for the Environment?
Thursday, April 15th, 2010, 7:00 PM,
Knox Presbyterian Church, 630 Spadina Ave.
For more information, visit http://www.ucalgary.ca/oikos/Retreat/Toronto/Program.
SPAGHETTI DINNER FOR CPPS MISSION PROJECTS, TANZANIA
Sunday, April 11th, 2010, 3:00 Pm to 6:30 PM
Marshall McLuhan CSS, 1107 Avenue Rd. (3 blocks north of Eglinton)
You are invited to attend a fundraising Spaghetti Dinner for CPPS Mission Projects on Sunday, April 11th. Next summer, a group of students from Toronto will travel to Tanzania to help erect a windmill that will bring fresh water to a remote village. Monies raised from this dinner will help to over the costs of the windmill.
- $15 for adults
- $10 for student
- $5 for children 12 and under
To order tickets, please contact the school at 416-393-5561.
THE GREEN CORNER
The heavens are telling the glory of God;
And the firmament proclaims his handiwork.