In this week’s bulletin, the St. Gabriel’s School Fun Fair, Children’s Faith Program registrations, and how people of faith will care and advocate for creation.
May 9th – May 14th, 2011
MONDAY – DANICA PETRANOVIC Requested by the Petranovic Family
TUESDAY – FR. TED COLLETON CSSp Requested by Terry Blair
WEDNESDAY – LORETO DY SANGCO Requested by Maria Lourdes Luz
THURSDAY – BICK LING CHEUNG Requested by Ianthe Cheung
FRIDAY – MARTIN SMEE Requested by the Smee Family
SATURDAY – ANNA & COSTANZO DI FRANCO & JOSEPH GRIECO Requested by the 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 or Fr. Brando if you have not already done so. This is part of the participation partnership: Parish, School, and 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. 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.
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.
AN INVITATION TO LEARN!
The Story of the Mass
Tuesday, May 10th at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, May 18th at 10:30 AM
Working wonders for people with special needs
12 years ago, Michael walked into the Good Shepherd Centre, a ShareLife recipient – homeless, penniless, friendless. He was only 25 but had already wrecked a promising life with hard drinking and drug use. Availing of the Centre’s Drug and Alcohol Recovery Enrichment program, Michael finally managed to turn his life around and start afresh – those who knew him then and now are just astounded at the change. ShareLife funded agencies assisted over 20,000 people with special needs last year, affirming their value to our society.
3rd ShareLife collection – June 5, 2011
Please give generously. You can work WONDERS!
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 43 casseroles for April. For May, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of May 28/29, 2011 for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to become active in helping to feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. If you require more information or would like to get a copy of the recipe and a casserole pan, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE-UP COLLECTION
This Weekend – May 7th and 8th.
Bring your gently used clothing and household linens to share with others this weekend, 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 is open this weekend on Saturday, from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM and all day Sunday, until 4:00 PM.
Volunteers are available to assist with the loading before and after each Mass.
Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend, May 14th/15th.
- Regular ground Coffee: $5
- Decaffeinated $6
- Whole Beans $5
- Chocolate Bars: $4 including taxes
- Hot Chocolate and Cocoa: $4.50
- Teas: $3.25 to $4.00 by variety
ST. 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!
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.
St. Francis Xavier Church, Mississauga
May 13th at 7:00 PM
What does the Catholic Church say about the Bible? “Verbum Domini”: How to be “hearers” and “heralds” of the Word of God. Rediscovering the centrality of God’s Word in personal life and in the life of the Church as well as “the urgency and beauty” of announcing it. This is in brief Pope Benedict XVI’s message in the post-synod apostolic exhortation.
Verbum Domini has three main sections: The God Who Speaks; The Word of God in the Church; The Church’s Mission to Proclaim the Word of God to the World. This lecture is for anyone who wants to learn an authentically Catholic approach to the Bible and how to share the message with the world. Our guest speaker is Fr. Murray Watson, Professor in Biblical Studies and Vice-Rector of St. Peter’s Seminary, London.
May 13th, St. Francis Xavier, Mississauga, 7:00-9:00 PM.
Call Sr. Jocelyn, CBAC, 905 272 3374. Free will offering.
ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE IN PERIL
How People of Faith Will Care and Advocate for Creation
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 6:30 PM
Seeley Hall, 6 Hoskin Ave. Trinity College, University of Toronto.
The Anglican Church of Canada, the United Church of Canada, and the Presbyterian Church in Canada are taking action on climate change.
A roundtable discussion will be held with Rev. Dr. Herb Gale (Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Canada), Most Rev. Colin Johnson (Archbishop of the Anglican Archdiocese of Toronto), and Mardi Tindal (Moderator of the United Church of Canada) speaking on their churches’ commitments and plans to protect creation.
Space is limited – please register for free at: http://environmentinperil.eventbrite.com. Donations welcome at the door.
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.
April 30th – May 1st
Loose Change – $965
Envelopes (425) – $9,348
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (152) – $3,074
Total – $13,387
There are many windows through which we can look out into the world, searching for meaning… Most of us, when we ponder on the meaning of our existence, peer through but one of these windows onto the world. And even that one is often misted over by the breath of our finite humanity. We clear a tiny peephole and stare through. No wonder we are confused by the tiny fraction of a whole that we see. It is, after all, like trying to comprehend the panorama of the desert or the sea through a rolled-up newspaper.
Jane Goodall, Through a Window