LENTEN AND EASTER SCHEDULE 2010
Stations of the Cross Friday Evenings at 7:30 PM
Reconciliation Service Wednesday, March 24th at 7:30 PM
Palm Sunday March 28th
- Masses 4:30 PM, 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Holy Thursday April 1st
- No 9:00 AM Mass
- 7:30 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper
- Followed by Adoration until 10:00PM
Good Friday April 2nd
- 10:00 AM Morning Prayer
- 3:00 PM Solemn Passion of Our Lord
- 7:30 PM Stations of the Cross
Holy Saturday April 3rd
- Confessions 11:00 AM to 12 Noon
- No 4:30 PM Mass
- 8:30 PM Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday April 4th
- Masses 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Easter Monday April 5th
- No 9:00 AM Mass
- Office closed
Extra parking at Elkhorn Public School.
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-$1,181
- Envelopes (431) – $7,555
- Weekly Portion of Pre-authorized Giving (109) – $2,285
- Total – $11,021
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
The ticking of the appropriate amount on the envelope would be very helpful.
29th to April 3rd, 2010
MONDAY –LUCILLE LABELLE Requested by Iris Madore
TUESDAY –ALLAN PERSAUD Requested by The Goldenberg & Persaud Families
WEDNESDAY – BARRY BRADBURY Requested by Peggy & Family
THURSDAY – HOLY THURSDAY No 9:00 AM mass
FRIDAY – GOOD FRIDAY No 9:00 AM mass
SATURDAY – HOLY SATURDAY No 9:00 AM mass
REMEMBRANCE MEAL OF THE PASSOVER
Wednesday, March 31st at 7:00 PM in the Gabriel Room
This annual parish event is again being sponsored by the Pastoral team. Passover is the oldest festival of the Hebrew liturgical calendar. It has been observed by the Jewish people for more than 3,000 years. Passover is a religious family meal celebrating Jewish freedom from slavery. It occurs in the spring, the time of renewal in “Nissan”, the first month of the Hebrew year, and it lasts for eight days. Why do we celebrate this “meal” at St. Gabriel’s? First, this celebration helps us to understand our religious roots, which are Jewish. Second, it is an opportunity for us to celebrate our growth as a community and be together with families and friends at this most special time during Holy Week. Please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 by Friday, March 26th to book your table of 6 or 8, or to have your name added to a table.
ECO – SABBATH
Sunday, April 11th at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room
All are welcome
Since the First Friday of April is Good Friday, there will be no Eucharistic Adoration.
The Family Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, April 11th at the 12:30 PM Mass.
English: Saturday, April 10th at 3:15 PM in the Library
Chinese: Sunday, April 11th at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room.
THANKS TO OUR YOUTH GROUP
A very special thank you to the St. Gabriel’s Youth Group for their assistance in selling the Easter eggs for the Marguerite Bourgeoys Family Centre. They sold out, raising over $1000 for the Centre.
The Wonder of Caring…
My life has changed. Matt Talbot Homes saved my life. I have learned how to interact with people and talk to them with a smile and look them in the eyes, confident and proud of what has happened to me. Each day I have more to gain and my eyes are opened to see life anew for the first time since I was a child. I’m delighted to have a sober future.
Jayden, former resident of Matt Talbot Houses,
a ShareLife funded agency
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 on the following ways:
- Online through ShareLife
- 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
FOOD DRIVE FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD MINISTRIES
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!
NATIONAL CATHOLIC MISSION
A God for All Seasons
March 29th and 30th at 9:00 PM
The National Catholic Mission that was taped at St. Gabriel’s Church on March 6th and 7th will be aired on
Vision TV on Monday March 29th and Tuesday, March 30th at 9:00 PM. The broadcast will be repeated at 11:00 PM.
If you are approached inside or outside the Church by anyone asking for money, please tell them to leave the property. We ask you not to give anyone money. People in need of assistance are referred to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
FROM THE LUNAR NEW YEAR PARTY COMMITTEE
The organizing committee for the Lunar New Year Party gratefully acknowledges the donation of $580 and numerous gifts in kind. They are also indebted to the many volunteers who donated their time and energy. Such generosity is vital in making the Party the enjoyable event that it was.
The balloons booth hosted by the Lam family that day received $63.22 in donation. The money had been forwarded to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
March 27th 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
As you know, on March 27th, millions of people around the world will be shutting off their lights for one hour in a symbolic demonstration of their concern for climate change.
As parishioners of Canada’s First Green Church, we at St. Gabriel’s will also be celebrating Earth Hour. Please join others from the Parish on March 27th here in the Church at 8:30 PM for an hour of prayer and reflection. All are welcome.
MINI-CONFERENCE: CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DECLINE AS A MORAL ISSUE
On April 16 – 17, 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 14, 2010, 7:00 PM
Trinity St. Paul United Church, 427 Bloor St. West.
Creation Care: Why should Christians care for the Environment?
Thursday, April 15, 2010, 7:00 PM,
Knox Presbyterian Church, 630 Spadina Ave.
For more information, visit http://www.ucalgary.ca/oikos/Retreat/Toronto/Program.
THE GREEN CORNER
Today, the dramatic threat of ecological breakdown is teaching us the extent to which greed and selfishness – both individual and collective – are contrary to the order of creation, an order which is characterized by mutual interdependence.
Pope John Paul II,
World Day of Peace message, 1990