In this week’s bulletin, Awakening the Dreamer, help for the Good Shepherd Centre, and the annual St. Gabriel’s school car wash.
Monday, May 24th is Victoria Day.
The Parish Office will be closed.
There will be no 9:00 AM Mass that day.
AWAKENING THE DREAMER SYMPOSIUM
June 12 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 12, 2010 (Saturday), 9 am to 1 pm in the Gabriel Room.
May 24TH – May 29TH, 2010
MONDAY – VICTORIA DAY NO 9:00 AM MASS
WEDNESDAY – THE GODCHILDREN Requested by Peter & Gemma Baik
THURSDAY – THANKSGIVING Requested by Cecilia & Andrea
FRIDAY – ANTHONY O. B. YEUNG Requested by Agnes Wong & Family
SATURDAY – JULIANA MANZANO Requested by Arnulfo Manzano & Family
FIRST COMMUNION INTERVIEWS
Parents of children preparing to receive their First Communion are reminded to call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 to arrange an interview with Fr. Paul. This is part of the participation partnership: Parish, School, Home.
At the interview, a date and Mass time will be chosen for your child’s First Communion.
WELCOME ! BAPTISM
The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:
- Daniel Alejandro Albernoz
- Angelina Grace Canonaco
- Trey Matthew Ford
- Braeden Alexander McDermott
- Jayden Brandon Pinch
- Edouard Philip Taylor
- Kaitlyn Melitta Young
These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, May 16th, 2010. Congratulations!
Congratulations to the following young people of our Parish who were confirmed last Sunday, May 16th by Fr. Paul.
- Jonathan Arril
- Leandro Amorim Downie
- Francis Azouri
- Madelyn Ballos
- Paulina Bento
- Hannah Biel
- Christine Caguimbal
- Mark Cahalan
- Sean Cahalan
- Matthew Chun
- Stephen Chun
- Gilbert Concepcion
- Rachel Coutts-Wolfmaier
- Louis Blake Del Brocco
- Sarah De Ocampo
- Bridget Donnelly
- Conor Drayton
- Patrick Flanagan,
- Jason Fong
- Liam Francey
- Erika Fung
- Eric Galowitsch
- Gabrielle Goldson
- Jameel Habaybeh,
- Cecile Jang
- Andre Jeyarajan,
- Giovanni Kilayko
- Candice Lam,
- Felice Lam
- Lucia Lee
- Linda Leung
- Nicholas Leung
- Olivia Lie
- Connor MacPherson,
- Jessica Maggiacomo
- Kylie Maghami,
- Kevin Mak
- Bridget McGlynn,
- Andrel McKay
- Justin Meharchand
- Timothy Meliz
- Christopher Melof,
- Shonia Mok
- Kate Shalla Momtahan
- Lisa Ann Moszczynski
- Monica Mourami
- Connie Nafara
- Augustine Ng
- Melissa Grace Olazo
- Victria Paoli
- Julia Peng
- Christian Reyes
- Abigail Shantz
- Jamal Spencer-Guirgis
- Felix Suen
- Thomas Sweeny
- Alena Tam
- Alexander Thomson
- Anthony Vecchiarelli
- Matthew Wojna
- Kevin Wong
- Catherine Yu
It was a beautiful celebration marking an important moment in their journey of faith. We were proud to celebrate this special event with them. We promise them our continued prayers and support.
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 – $1,367
Envelopes (436) – $8,495
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (113) – $2,343
Total – $12,205
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
The wonders of compassion…
Scared, uncertain, and alone. Pregnant young women reach out for comfort, support and guidance as they struggle with options and worry about the future. Our ShareLife agencies provided counselling, support and community education to more than 31,000 young people last year – offering personal and group counselling to 1,744 pregnant youth and young mothers who turned to them for help. Through professional, compassionate care, ShareLife agencies work wonders in the lives of these young mothers, giving them and their children hope of a brighter future.
ShareLife Total, 2009 – $150,062
ShareLife Total 2010 to date- $122,216.
Next Sunday, May 31st is the 3RD ShareLife Collection
Please give generously.
‘You can work WONDERS!’
GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE NEEDS YOUR HELP
Your prepared chicken rice casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of May 29/30, 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
The Good Shepherd Centre is 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 GABRIEL’S SCHOOL CAR WASH/BARBECUE
May 29th, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the School
The St. Gabriel Grads are holding their annual carwash/barbecue on May 29th (rain date May 30th) to raise funds for their graduation celebration. Please come out to the school and show your support.
Car Wash 10 AM – 2 PM Cost: $5.00.
ST. GABRIEL’S HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE
November 4th- 14th
Please join us for an 11 day Journey in the Footsteps of Jesus with Fr. Paul Cusack, C.P. and program facilitator Kitty McGilly
of Faith Journeys, www.faithjourney.ca .
For more information, please contact Marilyn Calderone by email at email@example.com or by phone at
416-221-8866, Ext. 225
DOORS OPEN TORONTO
Saturday May, 29th from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Sunday, May 30th from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
St. Gabriel’s Church will once again be participating in the annual event, Doors Open Toronto on Saturday. May 29th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. and Sunday from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Architect, Roberto Chiotti will be speaking at 12:00 noon on Saturday. Dennis O’Hara, director of the Elliott Allen Institute of Theology and Ecology will speak at 2:00 PM on Sunday. All are welcome.
LULLABY OF BROADWAY
TCDSB Staff Arts is pleased to present Lullaby of Broadway
- Friday, June 4, Saturday, June 5, at 7:30 PM
- Friday June 11, Saturday, June 12 at 7:30 PM
- Sunday, June 6 at 2:00 PM
Place: 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
THE GREEN CORNER
Gardening is an active participation in the deepest mysteries of the universe.