In this week’s bulletin, the remembrance meal of the Passover, the Good Friday collection and casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre.
LENTEN AND EASTER SCHEDULE 2012
Stations of the Cross
Friday Evenings at 7:30 PM
Palm Sunday – April 1st
Masses Sat.: 4:30 PM, Sun.: 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Holy Thursday – April 5th
No 9:00 AM Mass
7:30 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Followed by Adoration until 10 PM
Good Friday – April 6th
10:00 AM Morning Prayer
3:00 PM Solemn Passion of Our Lord
7:30 PM Stations of the Cross
Holy Saturday – April 7th
Confessions 11:00 AM to 12 Noon
No 4:30 PM Mass
8:30 PM Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday – April 8th
Masses 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Easter Monday – April 9th
No 9:00 AM Mass
There will be extra parking at Elkhorn Public School
April 2nd to April 7th, 2012
MONDAY – ALLAN PERSAUD Requested by the Persaud & Goldenberg Families
TUESDAY – FR. STANLEY DRUMMOND Requested by Paul & Wai Chin Hwang
WEDNESDAY – FELIX SR. & AREANGEL LAGULA Requested by Jewn, Nora & Family
THURSDAY – HOLY THURSDAY No 9:00 AM Mass
FRIDAY – GOOD FRIDAY No 9:00 AM Mass
SATURDAY –HOLY SATURDAY No 4:30 PM Mass
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross will take place each Friday evening during Lent at 7:30 PM. We also encourage your attendance at our daily Mass throughout Lent.
REMEMBRANCE MEAL OF THE PASSOVER
Wednesday, April 4th at 7:00 PM in the Gabriel Room
This annual parish event is again being sponsored by the Pastoral team. Passover is the oldest festival of the Hebrew liturgical calendar. It has been observed by the Jewish people for more than 3,000 years. Passover is a religious family meal celebrating Jewish freedom from slavery. It occurs in the spring, the time of renewal in “Nissan”, the first month of the Hebrew year, and it lasts for eight days. Why do we celebrate this “meal” at St. Gabriel’s? First, this celebration helps us to understand our religious roots, which are Jewish. Second, it is an opportunity for us to celebrate our growth as a community and be together with families and friends at this most special time during Holy Week. Please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 by Friday, March 30th to book your table of 6 or 8, or to have your name added to a table.
AN INVITATION TO LEARN!
In past years, Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings have been devoted to religious topics decided on by those who wish to participate.
The Miracles of Jesus (Continued)
Tuesday, April 10th at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 11th at 10:30 AM
GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION
During the Good Friday Service, our parish in communion with the Church turns itself towards Jerusalem. It commemorates Jesus, His sorrowful passion and His love for us and all humanity. That is also where we share a common solidarity towards the Holy Sites and the faithful who live there. Our gesture of solidarity becomes an extension of the Pope’s hand that reaches out to the Holy Sites where Jesus has lived and given testimony.
On Good Friday, there will be a Pontifical collection for the Holy Land in support of Christian communities, the work of the Holy Land, the upkeep of the Holy Sites and the formation of future priests. Let us give generously and show solidarity to respond to the needs of the Church in the land of Jesus.
GOOD SHEPHERD CASSEROLES
Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 48 casseroles for March. For April, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of April 28th/29th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are urgently needed to help feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. If you require more information or would like to get a copy of the recipe (available here) and a casserole pan, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.
A donor has challenged parishioners, schools, employee groups and corporate supporters to match up to $650,000 in new and increased contributions to the 2012 ShareLife Campaign. Should we realize the maximum potential of this effort, over one million new dollars would be raised for the work of our agencies. At a time when our social service agencies are reporting increased demands for their services, these new funds would help to introduce new programs and reduce waiting times for services for the marginalized in our communities.
WORKING WONDERS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
“They stuck by me so many times. They could have just closed the doors and said, ‘You’re too much to handle.’ I had a bad attitude. I didn’t want to follow the rules. I had no structure. But they stuck by me and when I had my son in the hospital, they were there to make sure that CAS was on my side and did not take my son. My son saved me. If he wasn’t here, I don’t think I would be here either.”
ShareLife agencies provided counselling, support and community education to more than 8,300 young people last year – offering personal and group counselling to 1,674 pregnant youth and young mothers who turned to them for help.
2nd ShareLife collection – April 29, 2012
Please give generously. You can work WONDERS!
ShareLife Total for 2011: $184,642
ShareLife To Date: $40,147
Our operating expenses average $13,750 per week.
Collection for March 25th, 2012
Loose Change – $1,827
Envelopes (429) – $9,099
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (178) – $3,338
Total – $14,264
Please read the 2011 Parish financial statement included in the paper bulletin.
THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC MISSION 2012 THREE TROUBLING QUESTIONS
Monday, April 2nd – Part.1
Tuesday, April 3rd – Part. 2
6:00 PM and repeated at 10:00 PM.
The National Catholic Mission 2012, “Three Troubling Questions,” will be broadcast on VISIONTV on Monday, April 2nd – Part. 1 and Tuesday, April 3rd – Part. 2 at 6:00 PM and repeated at 10:00 PM. It will feature Father John Heagle, Sister Barbara Leonhard O.F.S., James McGill and Father Pat Fitzpatrick – all of whom will deal with questions that trouble us all.
MOSAIC INTERFAITH TEMPLE HAR ZION
Wednesday April 18 at 7:15 PM
7360 Bayview Ave.
Mosaic Interfaith Temple Har Zion invites you to attend their Yom HaShoah service (in memory of those who perished in the Holocaust) on Wednesday April 18 at 7:15 PM during which their Holocaust Torah (a Torah scroll looted by the Nazis) will be dedicated. See bulletin board for more details. Please RSVP to Tina 416 897 1544 by April 16.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
April 20-22, 2012
Married couples: You deserve a weekend to celebrate being together; to rediscover each other and focus on ways to make your relationship even better. A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend offers this opportunity. Consider giving each other or another couple that you know the gift of a weekend away from daily pressures; time to be with each other and with God on a Marriage Encounter Weekend.
Upcoming Weekend Date: April 20-22, 2012
For further information or registration please contact: Cora & Mike Bryce (905-896-2958) or email@example.com
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE-UP COLLECTION
Weekend of May 5th and 6th.
Bring your gently used clothing and household linens to share with others on May 5th/6th. 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 5th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM and all day Sunday, May 6th until 4:00 PM. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Mass.
For those who have lost a loved one through Death, Separation or Divorce.
Tuesday April 3rd from 800 to 9:30 PM.
Saint Bonaventure’s Church Hall
Come and join us for an informative evening with Dr. Wanda Malcolm. She is a professor at the Toronto School of Theology and is a psychologist in private practice. Her topic is Forgiveness.”
The presentation will take place Tuesday April 3rd from 8:00 PM. to 9:30 PM.at Saint Bonaventure’s Church Hall, 1300 Leslie Street, Toronto, Ontario: (on the west side of Leslie, south of Lawrence) No registration is requiredFor more information,call Deacon James at 416-921-1163 ext. 2227 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org