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
- 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.
March 1st to March 6th 2010
MONDAY –MARIE LEE FUNG YING Requested by Mary Chan
TUESDAY –NIKOLA PETRANOVIC Requested by The Petranovic Family
WEDNESDAY – BENITO L. MERCADO JR. Requested by Ryan Mercado
THURSDAY – THE GODCHILDREN Requested by Peter & Gemma Baik
FRIDAY –ALMA GUINNESS Requested by The Family
SATURDAY – JOSEPHINE BADALI Requested by John, Sal & Patsy Badali
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross will take place each Friday evening during Lent at 7:30 PM. We also encourage your attendance at our daily Mass throughout Lent.
NATIONAL CATHOLIC MISSION COMES TO ST. GABRIEL’S THIS WEEKEND
Sunday, March 7th & Monday, March 8th, 2010
This year’s National Catholic Mission, “A God For All Seasons,” will be taped for television at St. Gabriel’s Church this Sunday, March 7th and Monday, March 8th from 7:15-9:00 PM.
It will be hosted by Spiritan Father, Pat Fitzpatrick and Benedictine Sister, Joan Chittister. They will be joined by Richard Foty, Marilyn Calderone and the St. Michael’s Choir School Alumni. We invite you all to attend.
Mike McManus, the producer of the Mission, asks that we have a good turnout these two nights to participate in this pre-recording. Please keep this in mind and pray for another successful Lenten Mission.
The Mission will be aired on Vision TV on Monday March 29th and Tuesday, March 30th at 9:00 PM and repeated at 11:00 PM.
Wednesday, March 24th at 7:30 PM
This is an opportunity to spend some time in peace and quiet,
to reflect upon how we are responding to our call to be sons
and daughters of God. Recognizing the fact that we are “good people,” we also accept the fact that good people can sin. Through an examination of Conscience we face those sins, admit them and are reconciled to God. For those who wish, individual confessions will be celebrated after the service.
We encourage you to take advantage of this celebration.
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.
AN INVITATION TO LEARN!
The Orthodox Churches
Tuesday, March 16th at 7:30 PM.
Wednesday, March 17th at 10; 30 AM.
UPDATE ON HAITI RELIEF
Thank you once again for your very generous support of Fr. Rick Frechette and the people of Haiti. Five hundred people responded, raising a total of $86,039 to help Fr. Rick in his work at St. Damien’s Children’s Hospital. Please remember Fr. Rick, his staff and the people he serves in your prayers.
The Wonder of Family…
Personal well- being and family stability are constantly challenged as we go through life. These challenges are amplified during periods of economic instability when job losses and financial stress can lead to low self-esteem, family breakdown, poverty, addictions and violence. ShareLife’s network of Catholic Family Services offices collectively served more than 110,000 people in 2008 through a myriad of service and programs, working wonders to ensure that no one has to face a crisis alone.
1st ShareLife Sunday – March 21st, 2010.
You Can Work Wonders!
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Thank you for your response to our appeal for more casseroles. 70 casseroles were prepared for the Good Shepherd Centre for the month of February. However, we still desperately 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 March 27th/28th. For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.
THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL CELEBRATION
We want to say a special word of thanks to all those good people who donated toward and worked so hard to make the celebration of the Lunar New Year such a wonderful success. Everyone who stayed for the celebration thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The food was plentiful and awesome! This is one of the nicest events we have though the year. Again, thanks to all. You’ll find photos on our website.
Just a reminder
Daylight Savings time begins at 2:00 AM on March 14th. Set your clocks forward 1 hour.
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.
NORTH YORK RETIRED MEN’S CLUB
Tuesday, March 9th at 2:00 PM
Blessed Trinity Parish Hall
The next meeting of the North York Retired Men’s Club will be held on Tuesday, March 9th at 2:00 PM in Blessed trinity Parish hall. Noted author, Ted Barris, will speak on “Canada in the Second World War.” All retired men and spouses are cordially invited to attend.
NEW BEGINNINGS MINI RENEWAL PRESENTATION
For Widowed, Separated and Divorced Persons
St. Bonaventure’s Church (St Francis Room)
1300 Leslie Street, Toronto
April 13th at 8:00 PM: “Let’s Talk About Divorce”:
Helping Children Cope – Ms. Liisa Kuuter, M.Sc., MFT
For more information, please contact New Beginnings at
416-921-1163, Ext. 2246.
VOICES IN CHRIST CHOIR
Please remember the Spring Concert on Saturday April 17th, 2010 at 7 pm at Blessed Sacrament Church. The featured choirs are: the Caribbean African Choir (fresh from their 10th Anniversary Black History Ecumenical service and Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Toronto) and the Voices in Christ Choir (Barbados). There will also be sacred music played live on the Steel Pan! For tickets, please contact usher Hilly Tan after the 12:30 pm Mass (or through the parish office). Alternatively, you can order tickets from Mark (416) 309-8877 or Kennie (905) 683-8359. Thank you for your support!
THE GREEN CORNER
We use the Earth…we think of it as something like a lumberyard. In fact, we use the word “resource”. so that the Earth is full of resources that are there for us to use as we see fit… You can’t call a forest a resource. It’s filled with amazing beings. You can’t call the ocean with all those fish and the marine mammals a resource. Each of these species is the end result of 13.7 billion years of evolution..….to think of them as resources and to use them however we like is really what is driving our destruction.