In this week’s bulletin, the Ecosabbath, Catholic Education Week, and Meagan’s Walk.
We wish you all a very happy and holy Easter!
April 18th to April 23rd, 2011
MONDAY – EASTER MONDAY No 9AM Mass, office closed
TUESDAY – MARCELINO FERNANDES Requested by Tita Fernandes
WEDNESDAY – IN THANKSGIVING Requested by Carolyn Thomas
THURSDAY – MIA HERRERA Requested by the Hwang Family
FRIDAY – LAURA & PETER D’SOUZA Requested by the Pires Family
SATURDAY – LORENZO GRECH Requested by J. Padova
Sunday, May 1st at the 12:30 PM Mass.
Our operating expenses average $13,300 per week.
Loose Change – $1,381
Envelopes (507) – $9,864
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (152) – $3,074
Total – $14,319
Thank you one and all who made our Holy week and Easter such a beautiful and uplifting time; those in the Music Ministry, our Lectors and Altar servers, our Ministers of the Eucharist, our Ministers of Hospitality, those responsible for decorating the Church and the members of our Pastoral Team.
To you, the good people of the parish, your attendance and participation in the ceremonies helped to make this a truly Holy Week and Easter.
AN INVITATION TO LEARN!
The Story of the Mass
Tuesday, April 26th at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 27th at 10:30 AM
ECO – SABBATH
Sunday, May 1st at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room
On the first Sunday of each month, the Passionist Centre for Ecology and Spirituality facilitates a 30 minute reflection and discussion prompted by the readings for that Sunday’s liturgy.
“CELEBRATING THE SPIRIT”
Catholic Education Week – May 1st – 6th
Our publicly funded Catholic schools invite parishioners to join them in celebrating Catholic Education Week 2011, which runs from May 1st to May 6th. During this week, the Catholic community celebrates the distinctive contribution that Catholic schools make to our students, our community, to our society and to the province at large. Catholic education continues to integrate Gospel values into every aspect of the school’s life and curriculum.
For more information about Catholic Education Week or to find your local school board, visit GoodNewsForAll.ca or the Archdiocese of Toronto online at www.archtoronto.org.
Thanks to all those who provide leadership in our schools. In particular we thank the Principal and Staff of St. Gabriel’s School for the wonderful work they do. We pray for all educators and students, giving thanks to God for all those who faithfully spread the Good News.
Working wonders for families
Because of ShareLife, everyone in our region has access to a Catholic Family Services counseling office, regardless of their background. Housebound seniors receive care from Society of Sharing volunteers. ShareLife helps our brothers and sisters overseas through Development & Peace, Canadian Food for Children and the Pastoral Mission Fund. Immigrants and refugees are helped through Catholic Cross-Cultural Services and the Office for Refugees. Priests, deacons and religious workers are trained with ShareLife support at Serra House, Redemptoris Mater and St. Augustine’s seminaries. With ShareLife, our community is a brighter, happier and safer place for us all.
Next Sunday, May 1, 2011 is ShareLife Sunday.
Please give generously. You can work WONDERS!
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE-UP COLLECTION
Weekend of May 7th and 8th.
Bring your gently used clothing and household linens to share with others on May 7th/8th. A St. Vincent de Paul truck will be in the Church parking lot, so please share what you can with those less fortunate. We will donate or sell these donations to support our outreach efforts. Thank you for your continued support.
The truck will be open on Saturday, May 7th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM and all day Sunday, May 8th until 4:00 PM.
Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Mass.
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Your prepared chicken rice casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses next weekend, April 30/May1, 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.
BLESSED TRINITY C.W.L
Annual Geranium Sale –
Friday, May 6th, Saturday, May 7th
Spring is here; time to garden! Just in time for Mother’s Day!
4’ pots (red, pink, salmon, fuchsia, white) – $2.75 or $40/Flat of 15
Hanging baskets (red, lavender, fuchsia, pink) – $15
Please place your orders before May 1st by calling Louise Tonelli at 416-733-3946 or Marie Dale at 905-883-5954.
Orders must be picked up in Blessed Trinity Parish Hall on Friday May 6th from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM or Saturday, May 7th. from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
MEAGAN’S WALK – CREATING A CIRCLE OF HOPE
5km Fundraising Walk in support of Paediatric Brain Tumour Research
Sunday, May 8th, 8:30 AM to 12 Noon
On Sunday, May 8th the Meagan’s Walk community of supporters will be participating in the 10th annual Meagan’s Walk: Creating a Circle of Hope. They invite you to join them as they create a “circle of hope” and honour Mother’s Day in a most special way. The event begins at Ontario Place and culminates as participants join hands and form a “hug” around the Hospital for Sick Children
All proceeds to benefit the Meagan Bebenek Endowment Fund in support of the SickKids Foundation and b.r.a.i.n.child.
Register, Pledge, Donate at www.meaganswalk.com
FATHER PAUL ON RETREAT
Fr. Paul will be leading some parishioners on a pilgrimage and retreat to the Shrine of Our lady of the Links beginning Tuesday, April 26th. Please pray for all concerned.
NEW BEGINNINGS: FOR THOSE WHO ARE SEPARATED, DIVORCED AND WIDOWED
Tuesday May 3, at 8:00 to 9:30 PM
Saint Bonaventure’s Church, 1300 Leslie Street, Toronto
Come and join us for an informative evening with Father Brian Clough, J.C.D. Father Clough has a doctorate in Cannon Law and was director of the Marriage Tribunal for the Archdioceses of Toronto for many years. He has an in-depth knowledge of Marriage and the annulment process. His topic is Annulment: Healing the Wounds of Divorce.
No registration required.
It will take place Tuesday May 3, 2011; at 8:00 to 9:30 PM at Saint Bonaventure’s Church, 1300 Leslie Street, Toronto, Ontario: (on the west side of Leslie, south of Lawrence)
Enquiries: Deacon James Shaughnessy MSW., RSW., Psyn. D. at 416-921-1163 ext. 2227
O Lord, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
When you hide your face, they are dismayed;
when you take away their breath, they die
and return to their dust.
When you send forth your spirit, they are created;
and you renew the face of the earth.
May the glory of the Lord endure forever!