In this week’s bulletin, congratulations to all the newly baptised and confirmed members of our church! Plus, casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre, a new time for the French Group, and sharing your story with Shepherd’s Trust.
Congratulations to the following young people of our Parish who were confirmed on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 by Most Reverend William McGrattan.
- Rachel Agnew
- Nicole Armilio
- Dupe Badejo
- Dana Jude Barnabe
- Andrew Bascome
- Roshaun Bernard
- Austin Bernardo
- Frederick Billedo
- Catherine Caetano-MacDonell
- John Vincent Vabanilla
- Ryland Cabradilla
- Kristin Cappucio
- Jessica Chan
- Brandon Chang
- Allison Choi
- Mchhal Cedric Dayate
- Valeria Diaz
- Victoria Di Felice
- Liam Donaghy
- Saleen Freire
- Victoria Goffi
- Samantha Greco
- Stephanie Harris
- Stefania Innocente
- Bernadette Kahnert
- Pia Patricia Keenan
- Jaehyun Kim
- Nicholas Kwiatkowski
- Colin Lee
- Simon Lee
- Anthony Lovrick
- Angus Lowe
- Sarah Lychy
- Nikki-Anne Malunas
- Cameron Marshall
- Katherine McKay
- Christian Mele
- Laura Mills
- Kassandra Neranjan
- Sabrina Nguyen
- Thomas O’Dell
- Mikaela Olazo
- Tyler Palazzo
- Meaghan Paterson
- Jose Romero-Saumeth
- Tyler Sinclair
- Marco C. Signoretti
- Julia Spatafora
- Davenna Stephenson
- Mathilde Taylor
- Vanessa Christine Vega
- Veronica Cristine Zuccato
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.
The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome Alex Roh James Roh, and Anya Singh who were baptized and Kristen Maynard-Dingle who was received into the Church on May 14th, 2011.
Cole Fursey, Katelyn Lau, Valenzia Lau, Ethan Chi Yuen So, Riley St. Jean, and Ronan Wilson received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, May 15th, 2011. Congratulations to all!
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.
If your child will be receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist or Confirmation, please fill out a Registration form for the Sacraments. These are also available in the Office.
May 23rd – May 28th, 2011
MONDAY – VICTORIA DAY No 9:00 AM Mass
WEDNESDAY – THERESA KANG Requested by Peter & Gemma Baik
THURSDAY – ANTHONY ON BONG YEUNG Requested by Agnes Wong & Family
FRIDAY – NORA DALY Requested Desmond Daly
SATURDAY – CHRISTOPHER CIULLA Requested by the Ciulla Family
Monday, May 23rd is Victoria Day. The Parish Office will be closed. There will be no 9:00 AM Mass that day.
AN INVITATION TO LEARN!
The Story of the Mass
Tuesday, May 24th at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, May 25th at 10:30 AM
Working wonders for our faith
An engineer, a banker, an advertising executive, an athlete… these are some of the men who have decided to answer God’s call to dedicate their lives to the service of God and the salvation of souls. They come from all walks of life, backgrounds, skill sets, ethnic communities, ages and economic situations. At ShareLife funded agencies such as Serra House, Redemptoris Mater, and St. Augustine’s Seminary, they undergo extensive formation, theological education and practical field training. Through ShareLife, you are helping sustain the vocations for priesthood and inspire discernment for God’s call. In 2009. ShareLife helped support 70+ priests and seminarians in their formation studies
3rd ShareLife collection – June 5, 2011
Please give generously. You can work WONDERS!
ShareLife Collection 2010: $187,836.42
ShareLife Collection To Date: $118,533.94
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Your prepared chicken rice casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses next weekend 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.
SHARE YOUR STORY WITH SHEPHERD’S TRUST
The Shepherds’ Trust is about caring for those who always cared for us – our priests. They were with us to celebrate our marriage and blessed the exchanging of our vows. They baptized our children and welcomed them into the faith. They were by our side to console and provide strength, during periods of uncertainty and great sadness. This is why thousands of parishioners give to the Shepherds’ Trust. They have a personal story. And a donation is one way to give thanks for making a life-long commitment to others. How has a priest played a meaningful role in your life? The Shepherds’ Trust wants you to share your story. Submit your story by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting the website at www.shepherdstrust.org or mail them to:
The Shepherd’s Trust, c/o Marisa Rogucki
Catholic Pastoral Centre
1155 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 1W2
GABRIEL SCHOOL FUN FAIR
May 28th, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
St. Gabriel’s School
Join the St. Gabriel’s School Community for a day of food and fun in the summer sun for the whole family.
- Car Wash
- Giant Jurassic Slide
- Snow cones and cotton candy
- Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips & drinks
- Carnival games and more!
NATIONAL CATHOLIC MISSION DVD
A DVD of the National Catholic Mission which took place here at St. Gabriel’s Church on April 4th and 5th will be on sale after all the Masses on the weekend of May 28th and 29th. The cost is $10. If you miss buying your copy, the DVD may be ordered from the National Catholic Broadcasting Council at 905-884-6899.
NOUS PARLONS FRANCAIS
The French Group has changed its meeting time to 11:00 AM. Starting Thursday May 26th, please join us in the Library for an hour. We cover all kinds of topics with our different levels of fluency. And we laugh a lot!
Everyone is welcome.
QUEEN OF APOSTLES RENEWAL CENTRE DAY OF RETREAT FOR WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS
Saturday, June 11, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre will hold a retreat for widows and widowers on Saturday, June 11 at the Centre in Mississauga. The theme is The Mystery of Jesus in our Loss. Lunch is included. The day concludes with Mass.
To register or for further information call 905-278-5229.
Our operating expenses average $13,300 per week.
Loose Change – $1,170
Envelopes (393) – $7,233
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (158) – $3,167
Total – $11,570
PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING OPTION
The“Pre-Authorized Giving” plan allows parishioners to make their regular offertory donations by automatic monthly bank withdrawal. This system is widely used in the Archdiocese of Toronto and is a safe and convenient method of giving for those interested. Forms, in a sealed envelope, may be placed in the collection basket or dropped off at the Parish Office
“Going to the garden is part of a spiritual practice for me. I use that time to think about what I’m thankful for, and to try to remember people in my past that I’m thankful for, and my family that surrounds me now. It’s just my daily meditation. I feel I’m in a place where things are really alive, and growing.”
From the Anathoth Community Garden in North Carolina