In this week’s bulletin, the Children’s Faith Program registration, Meagan’s Walk, and conversational French.
At the Easter Vigil, the following children received the Sacraments of Baptism and the Holy Eucharist for the first time:
- Matthew Crocker
- Jae Young Kim
- Jin Young Kim
- Erin Medwecky
- Hannah Medwecky
- Emma Rudolph
- Sean Rudolph
- James Shi
- Davenna Stephenson
- Sonya Yeung.
Matthew Crocker also received the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Jessica Black was received into the Catholic Church and received the Holy Eucharist for the first time.
The following adults received the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation:
- Gloria Benjamin
- Katherine Brolley
- Reynalda Bumagat
- Michele Harris
- Shiva Montazemi-Safari
- Ricky Tong
- Russell Tyomkin
- Yanli Zhao.
The parish family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome and congratulate them!
May 2nd – May 7th, 2011
MONDAY – ALLAN PERSAUD – Requested by the Persaud & Goldenberg Families
TUESDAY – NIKOLA PETRANOVIC Requested by the Petranovic Family
WEDNESDAY – JEFFREY PAOLINI Requested by his Father
THURSDAY – CHE KWAN HO Requested by the Mary To
FRIDAY – ANNE (NAN) D’ARCY BUNTON Requested by Lorraine Grant-Massap
SATURDAY – DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE WROBEL & CHUCHRA FAMILIES Requested by Friends
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 or Fr. Brando. 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.
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 17th at 7:30 PM in St. Gabriel’s Church.
In preparation for this Sacrament, a Confirmation Retreat will be held on Friday, May 13th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in St. Gabriel’s School gym. All candidates must attend. Candidates are reminded to bring a signed letter from the service coordinator or a parent stating the completion or anticipated date of completion of volunteer service hours.
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, 2011.
AN INVITATION TO LEARN!
The Story of the Mass
Tuesday, May 10th at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, May 11th at 10:30 AM
ATTENTION…..GOOD FRIDAY REFLECTIONS
Reflections from the Good Friday morning service and the Stations of the Cross that evening are available. If you would like a copy of either, please phone Mary Landry at 416-221-8866, Ext. 224 and leave your name and phone number.
“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 single and teen parents
When Janelle came to Rosalie Hall, a ShareLife agency, she was a young, single mother suffering from a decade-old abusive relationship. Emotionally unstable and with low esteem, she was relying on Employment Insurance to live. Rosalie Hall helped Janelle regain her strength and independence. Today, hoping for a brighter future for her and her child, she has left the abusive relationship she was in and is studying to be a social worker. In 2009, ShareLife agencies provided help to more than 11,000 young people – offering counseling to 1,964 pregnant youth and young mothers.
Today is the 2nd ShareLife Collection. Your support will sustain the work of our ShareLife agencies. 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.
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
NOUS PARLONS FRANCAIS
Every Thursday at 10:00 AM, we meet for an hour in the library with our varying levels of fluency. We have talked about meeting at 11:00 AM as this may suit people better. We’ll give notice if this is decided.
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.
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.
Enquiries: Deacon James Shaughnessy MSW., RSW., Psyn. D. at 416-921-1163 ext. 2227
Our operating expenses average $13,300 per week.
Loose Change – $3,981
Envelopes (628) – $19,421
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (152) – $3,074
Total – $26,476
COLLECTION FOR THE HOLY LAND
On Good Friday, $5,923.18 was collected for the needs of the Church in the Holy Land. Your contributions will help with the formation of future priests and the upkeep of Religious Sites in Israel. Thank you for your outstanding generosity.
The heavens declare the glory of God.
How then, tell me, do they declare it? Voice they have none; mouth they possess not; no tongue is theirs! How then do they declare? By means of the spectacle itself. For when thou sees the beauty, the breadth, the height, the position, the form, the stability thereof during so long a period; hearing as it were a voice, and being instructed by the spectacle, thou adores Him who created a body so fair and strange! The heavens may be silent, but the sight of them emits a voice that is louder than a trumpet’s sound.