In this week’s bulletin: the annual barbeque picnic, and a photo directory of all our church families.
SUPPORTING YOUR SEPARATE SCHOOLS
With upcoming elections in October, the Archbishop wants to make sure that you good people are registered as Separate School Supporters. If you moved recently, you lost your Separate School Supporter status and must apply to be reinstated. Forms are available at the door of the Church to help you in this matter.
After the past regretful events on our School Board, it is important that we have a good turnout in October in order to revitalize our board and regain our credibility in the community.
ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT
Our journey of life and journey of faith are meant to converge at an early age. For many of us, however, we tend to grow physically, mentally, psychologically
etc., but remain at a childish level of understanding our faith. The following information is for those who wish to keep growing, to be able to enjoy the Good News of God’s love for us as members of God’s Church.
Monday Nights are R.C.I.A. Nights
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) meetings begin on Monday, September 20th, 2010 at 8:00 PM. These evenings are for persons interested in learning about the Catholic Faith. Because the Parish Community itself is considered the official teacher and guide for potential new members, it is important that some parishioners participate by being present and by sharing their Faith in various ways. It is also an opportunity for “Born Catholics” to deepen their understanding of the faith. Adult Catholics who wish to celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist and/or Confirmation are welcome. For more information, please call Mary Landry at 416 – 221 – 8866.
Congratulations to those children from St. Gabriel’s School who received their First Communion as a group on Sunday, June 13th. It was a beautiful celebration. We promise to support them with our prayers as they continue on their journey of faith.
June 21ST – June 26th, 2010
MONDAY – BARRY BRADBURY Requested by Peggy and Family
TUESDAY – LUCILLE LABELLE Requested by Iris Madore
WEDNESDAY – SANDY SMITH Requested by Isabelle Quiron
THURSDAY – FRIENDS OF THE SUFFERING SOULS Requested by Agnes Wong
FRIDAY – KENG OW YONG Requested by Helen Ow Yong
SATURDAY – FRANCIS PEREIRA & DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE PEREIRA & PAUL FAMILIES Requested by Sophie & Candida Pereira
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 – $2,227
Envelopes (428) – $9,962
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (115) – $2,424
Total – $15,013
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
A Thank You
Your weekly donations to the poor box are very much appreciated. Many people benefit from your generosity. A tax effective receipt is available if we have your name. Envelopes on the back table in the Church can be used and put in the box. This will ensure that you are issued a receipt.
And A Request
We are currently in urgent need of baby clothes and baby furniture. If you have any baby clothing or baby furniture that you no longer need, we would be happy to pick it up. Please call Sarah at 416-222-7117 or Cristina at
416-222-6110. Thank you for your kind consideration of our neighbors in need.
GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Your prepared chicken rice casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of June 26/27, 2010 for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to get a copy of the casserole recipe and a pan and give it a try.
For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.
Please note that the collection days for the summer months are July24/25 and August 28/29.
Used Clothing Needed
The Good Shepherd Centre is also in need of the following items:
- Men’s jeans,
- Men’s t-shirts
- Men’s shoes
Thank you for your donation. For more information, please contact Rebecca Ferguson at 416-869-3619, Ext. 262.
ShareLife Total, 2009 – $178,105
ShareLife Total 2010 to date- $159,613
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 for more information.
CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING
Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our Church bulletin beginning July 9th, 2010. The advertisements make our bulletin possible. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.
PHOTO CHURCH DIRECTORY
Next year, in 2011, we will celebrate the 60th anniversary of St. Gabriel’s Parish. With our ever-changing church family, it is not always possible to call each other by name. To continue to create a special sense of community within the parish, we have decided that a photo directory of all our church families would be an invaluable reference and a beautiful, long lasting memento of our 60th anniversary throughout the years to come.
IPC Canada Photo Services Inc. will provide each participating family (household) with a free copy of the directory and an opportunity to purchase additional studio-quality portraits at less than studio prices. There is no obligation to purchase. Your help and cooperation is needed to make this
project a complete success. Would you be interested in volunteering to work on this project? If so, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.
PARISH BARBEQUE PICNIC
Saturday, June 26th at 6:00 PM
This is the first time that our annual picnic will be held on a Saturday evening – with the hope that it will be cooler and more relaxing than a hot Sunday afternoon. Mark your calendars for this special evening with family and friends. Please bring your lawn chairs.
We do need volunteers. If you are able to help organize this great event or help on the day itself, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029 after 6:00 PM. There are also sign-up sheets on the tables at the back of the church.
THE GREEN CORNER
[T]he ecological crisis … is evident in many parts of Canada. Our wasteful consumerist lifestyle, combined with political and industrial short-sightedness and neglect, are damaging our air, land, and water. Personal, social, and political change will be necessary to meet this national challenge.
Bishop Luc Bouchard
A Pastoral Letter on The Integrity of Creation and the Athabasca Oil Sands, 2009