In this week’s bulletin, the Awakening the Dreamer symposium, casseroles and clothing for the Good Shepherd Centre, and the parish barbeque picnic.
AWAKENING THE DREAMER SYMPOSIUM
June 12th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Do you have dreams of a world that is environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just?
Join us for the Awakening The Dreamer symposium. It will draw from the experience and wisdom of some of the world’s most respected thinkers, including Tom Berry, Brian Swimme, Desmond Tutu, and Thich Nhat Hanh. Together we’ll explore how we can, both individually and collectively, move the world in a new direction.
As some of you may remember, this same Symposium was held last December at the parish – the feedback was very positive. People who attended felt enriched and inspired. Many who were unable to attend last time have asked for a repeat of the symposium. We are now able to bring it back again: on
June 12th, 2010 (Saturday), 9 AM to 1 PM in the Gabriel Room.
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.
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.
June 7th – June 12th, 2010
MONDAY – MARY FLANAGAN Requested by the Family
TUESDAY – FELIX CHAN Requested by John Chan & Family
WEDNESDAY – THANKSGIVING Requested by David Goncalves
THURSDAY – THANKSGIVING TO THE SACRED HEART & IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY Requested by Zaida Elep
FRIDAY – DENNIS MAILHOT Requested by Mary Ann Mailhot
SATURDAY – SAM BADAME Requested by the Badame Family
Our operating expenses average $14,000 per week.
Last week’s collection
Loose Change – $1,684
Envelopes (424) – $8,267
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (115) – $2,424 Total – $12,375
ShareLife Total, 2009 – $178,105
ShareLife Total 2010 to date- $151,561
GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 64 casseroles for May. For June, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of June 26th/27th,
for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to become active in helping to feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. If you require more information or would like to get a copy of the recipe and a casserole pan, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.
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.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL URGENTLY NEEDS…
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is in urgent need of baby car seats, strollers and cribs. If you are able to help, please contact the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – MARYGROVE CAMP
The Marygrove Camp collection will be taken up next weekend June12th /13th. Marygrove Camp is a residential camp situated on 39 acres of beautifully treed grounds and a quarter mile of Georgian Bay waterfront, near Penetang, Ontario. This summer, 1,100 girls from less fortunate families will be attending camp. Please remember to support this important work of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Each and every child’s camping experience is fully subsidized through this collection. Thank you for your support! Envelopes are in the pews.
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
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.
ALEX SEREDENKO IN CONCERT
Sunday, June 20th at 3:30 PM
St. Gabriels’s Church
Alex Seredenko, our regular pianist at the 12:30 Mass, will hold a concert here at the church on Sunday, June 20th at 3:00 PM. Alex is a student at the Glen Gould School, at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
Watch the bulletin for more information.
BLESSED TRINITY C.W.L. MARATHON BRIDGE 2010/ 2011
The Catholic Women’s League of Blessed Trinity Parish is organizing an afternoon bridge. If you would like to join and make new friends, please call Maureen Cullen at 416-222-8755 for further information. Please call before the end of July.
LULLABY OF BROADWAY DON’T MISS IT!
TCDSB Staff Arts is pleased to present Lullaby of Broadway.
Friday June 11th, Saturday, June 12th at 7:30 PM
The Theatre at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts,
36 Greenfield Avenue (Yonge and Sheppard)
Cost: Adults $20 Students $15
For more information call: 416-222-8282, EXT 2787 or visit the website: www.tcdsb.org/staffarts
SEEING WITH HEART
Catholic Parents of Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons Day of Reflection
Saturday, June 19th, 2010
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $40.00 (includes lunch)
Scarboro Missions, 2685 Kingston Road, Toronto
For Brochure and information call John Montague at 416-523-6449.
THE GREEN CORNER
To reconnect with the awe and wonder of water in our lives, we celebrate Water Hour on June 11th, 2010 at 8:00 PM.
“Without water there would be no life.
Water is a life sustaining element which teaches us about the interconnectedness and interdependency of human and natural systems which are vulnerable to each other. All life is related to water. With this understanding of the significance of water’s role in creation, we appreciate the relevance of using water as a way to relate to Jesus. The portrait of Jesus, Living Water, one who is intimately bonded to creation, who sustains, nourishes and purifies relationships and who seeks balance and equilibrium continually, is a portrait which serves as a reminder of the earth’s community’s essential wholeness of being and sacred interconnectedness.”
Meeting Jesus in Christian Ecological Responsibility