In this week’s bulletin, casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre, a reception for Patrick Burrell, and a free estate planning session from Catholic Cemeteries and the Archdiocese.
April 23rd to April 28th, 2012
MONDAY – LEONARD MARCHIE Requested by Theresa and Family
TUESDAY – JULIANNA FUZY Requested by the Matyasfalui Family
WEDNESDAY – MELITA ANDRECHEK & FAMILY Requested by Hedwig Poell
THURSDAY – MARCELINO FERNANDES Requested by Tita Fernandes
FRIDAY – NIKOLA PETRANOVIC Requested by the Petranovic Family
SATURDAY – MARY KIERANS Requested by Kathi Leah
The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:
- Ethan Maximus Baja
- Kai David Contway-Chand
- Jack Flinton
- Maia Flinton
- Coen George Kipp
- Euna Park
- Ella Marie Powell
- Angela Maria Tricanico
These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, April 15th, 2012. Congratulations!
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 24th at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 25th at 10:30 AM
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses next weekend, April 28th/29th, for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. Three recipes are available on the St. Gabriel’s web site. Printed copies of the recipes are also available here in the Parish Office. Please remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole. 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
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 PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS…
Vincent started having mental health issues in his early teens but, in his family, those problems were not discussed and “you didn’t ask for help.” While Vincent held down jobs in kitchens and stores, he lived in a household with a drug dealer. Fearing arrest, he fled to Toronto only to recognize that he had a problem with drugs, too. Vincent found help in Covenant House’s shelter, healthcare centre and Arts & Minds program. “Covenant House has done more for me than I can ever say. I’m getting my life back together.” In Toronto alone, there are at least 1,500 homeless youth on any given night. On an annual basis, ShareLife agencies provide food, shelter, guidance, care and counselling to more than 10,000 young people in the Greater Toronto Area.
Next Sunday, April 29, 2012 is ShareLife Sunday.
Please give generously. You can work WONDERS!
ShareLife Total for 2011: $184,642
ShareLife To Date: $62,380
LEPROSY MISSION OF CANADA THANKS YOU
The Leprosy Mission of Canada would like to thank the Parishioners of St. Gabriel’s for their outstanding participation in the stamp collection project. Because of your ongoing support the Leprosy Mission is able to reach out to the extreme poor, to people with all forms of disease and injury, helping patients turned away from other medical facilities.
A MESSAGE FROM THE CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S AID
On behalf of our client families, we would like to thank you so much for your recent generosity. The social workers were delighted to deliver your donation of toys and food this past Christmas. The food you donate throughout the year is a huge help to our families in need and is greatly appreciated. Please be assured that your donation helped make Christmas a special time for those in need and we are very grateful for the kindness you have shown.
Mary-Ann Smith, Supervisor of Volunteer Services, Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
Our operating expenses average $13,750 per week.
Collection for April 15th, 2012
Loose Change – $1,219
Envelopes (420) – $7,945
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (179) – $3,365
Total – $12,529
RECEPTION FOR PATRICK BURRELL
Sunday, April 29th at 1:30 PM
Recently Pat Burrell, our custodian for 26 years, retired. To thank him for his many years of service and ministry, we will hold a reception in his honour on Sunday, April 29th at 1:30 PM in the Gathering Space. All are invited to attend.
FREE ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR
Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 9:00AM
Holy Cross Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, Ontario
Catholic Cemeteries and the Archdiocese estate planning team will share:
- How to protect your loved ones with a proper Will
- How to ensure your wishes are legally protected
- About Powers of Attorney
- The cost savings of making an estate plan
- Finding lawyers and estate planning advisors
- Our Catholic traditions around wills, burial and funerals
An estate planning kit and DVD will be provided at no cost. Refreshments will be provided.
RSVP: Frank Jannetta, Catholic Cemeteries
416.733-8544 ext. 237 or email@example.com
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE-UP COLLECTION
Weekend of May 5th and 6th.
Bring your gently used clothing, footwear, textiles 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. They will donate or sell these donations to support their 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.
MEAGAN’S WALK – CREATING A CIRCLE OF HOPE
5km Fundraising Walk in support of Paediatric Brain Tumour Research
Saturday, May 12th, 2012, 8:30 AM to 12 Noon
On Saturday, May 12th the 11th annual Meagan’s Walk: Creating a Circle of Hope. will take place. Registration opens at 8:30 AM at Ontario Place and the Walk begins at 10:00 AM. The Walk concludes at SickKids with the “Hug”, followed by a Street Party and closing festivities including entertainment and a BBQ at SickKids. All proceeds benefit the Meagan Bebenek Endowment Fund in support of the SickKids Foundation and b.r.a.i.n.child working to find a cure for paediatric brain tumours.
Register, Pledge, Donate at www.meaganswalk.com
BLESSED TRINITY C.W.L
Annual Geranium Sale
Friday, May 11th, Saturday, May 12th
Spring is here; time to garden! Just in time for Mother’s Day!
4” pots – red, lavender, pink, fuchsia, & white – $3.00 or $40/Flat of 15
Hanging baskets – red, lavender, fuchsia, pink & white – $15
Please pre-order by phone – Louise Tonelli at 416-733-3946 or Marie Dale at 416-605-5954
(Deadline for orders: May 1st, 2012)
Orders must all be picked up from the Blessed Trinity Parish Hall on:
Friday, May 11th, 2012 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM or
Saturday, May 12th, 2012, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
A WEEKEND OF PRAYER AND CONTEMPLATION
April 27th to April 29th or May 25th to May 27th
3377 Bayview Avenue
Two weekends of prayer and contemplation are offered by the Sisters of St. Joseph for single women ages 30 to 50 years.
The dates are April 27th to 29th and May 25th to 27th.
Location: 3377 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
For more information, please see the flyer on the Bulletin board. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-927-0720.
For those who have lost a loved one through Death, Separation or Divorce
Tuesday, May 1st. 8PM – 9:30PM
St. Bonaventure’s Church Hall, 1300 Leslie St. (south of Lawrence)
Come and join them for an informative evening with Fr. Brian Clough J.C. D. His topic is Annulment: Healing the Wounds of Divorce. The presentation will take place Tuesday May 1st, 2012 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM. At Saint Bonaventure’s Church Hall, 1300 Leslie Street (on the west side of Leslie, south of Lawrence). No registration is required. For more information, contact: Deacon James at 416-921-1163 ext. 2227 or email at email@example.com