In this week’s bulletin, an urgent call for volunteers for the Children’s Faith Program, Catholic Education Week, and a retirement reception for our custodian, Patrick Burrell.
April 30th to May 2nd, 2012
MONDAY – SPECIAL INTENTION Requested by Anonymous Donor
TUESDAY – ALLAN PERSAUD Requested by the Persaud & Goldenberg Families
WEDNESDAY – ADONIS PEREZ Requested by Margaret Anne Leckie
THURSDAY – ANNA FABRI Requested by Irene Albrecht
FRIDAY – FRED & BETTY RIVADELO Requested by the Jewn, Nora & Family
SATURDAY – GUS CALDERONE Requested by Marie Calderone
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS FOR NORTH YORK GENERAL HOSPITAL NEEDED
The parish is seeking volunteers to bring communion on Wednesdays to Catholic patients at North York General Hospital. It entails, on average, a two-hour commitment every other Wednesday morning throughout the year.
If you would like to know more about the ministry, please contact Fatima Lee at (416) 221-8866, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a volunteer position sponsored jointly by the parish as well as North York General Hospital. All potential candidates would have to go through a screening process as well as attend an interview at the Spiritual and Religious Care Office of the Hospital, where the final decision of suitability will be made.
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
Topic: To be Announced
Wednesday, April 25th at 10:30 AM
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, 2012.
The Children’s Faith Program is looking for volunteers to be catechism teachers to a variety of grades from SK-7. All curriculum material will be provided. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lynette Fernandes at 416-502-1743 or by email at email@example.com.
WALKING IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK – MAY 6TH TO 11TH
Our publicly funded Catholic schools invite parishioners to join them in celebrating Catholic Education Week 2012, which runs from May 6th to May 11th. During this week, the Catholic community celebrates the caring and committed staff, families and parishes who together inspire students to achieve our Catholic Graduate Expectations.
For more information about Catholic Education Week visit the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s website at www.tcdsb.org or see the notice on the bulletin board.
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.
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 WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT FOR OTHERS
As the annual charitable appeal of the Catholic community in our diocese, ShareLife supports a large family of Catholic agencies that truly do feed, clothe and shelter people, befriend the isolated and lonely, and care for the sick and frail. They guide and counsel the troubled, protect the vulnerable, visit people in prison and give a voice to the voiceless. ShareLife agencies meet people where they are, whatever their religious beliefs or personal background, treating them with the dignity
and respect we all deserve.
— Cardinal Thomas C. Collins, Archbishop of Toronto
Today is ShareLife Sunday. Please give generously. You can work WONDERS!
ShareLife Total for 2011: $184,642
ShareLife To Date: $62,380
Our operating expenses average $13,750 per week.
Collection for April 22nd, 2012
Loose Change – $1,010
Envelopes (418) – $7,573
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (179) – $3,365
Total – $11,948
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 this Sunday, April 29th at 1:30 PM in the Gathering Space. All are invited to attend.
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.
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 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM or
- Saturday, May 12th, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
A WEEKEND OF PRAYER AND CONTEMPLATION
May 25th to May 27th
3377 Bayview Avenue
A weekend of prayer and contemplation is being offered by the Sisters of St. Joseph for single women ages 30 to 50 years. For more information, please see the flyer on the Bulletin board. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-927-0720.
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. Meagan’s walk is an event for the whole community. The “Circle of Hope” sends a clear message to all within – the children, their families, the care giving professionals too – that they are not alone. 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.
Proceeds from this event will be split between the Meagan Bebenek Endowment Fund and awareness, research and treatment of paediatric brain tumours at SickKids.
Register, Pledge, Donate at www.meaganswalk.com
For those who have lost a loved one through Death, Separation or Divorce
Tuesday, May 1st, 8:00PM to 9:30PM
St. Bonaventure’s Church Hall, 1300 Leslie St.
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
OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL PARISH – CELEBRATING 45 YEARS
Sunday, May 27th
202 St. Patrick Street, Toronto
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, home of the first Chinese Catholic Centre in Toronto, is celebrating its 45th anniversary on May 27th, 2012. There will be Cantonese and Mandarin masses at 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM. Bishop William McGrattan will confer the sacrament of Confirmation at the 2:30 Mass.
There will be a dinner of celebration at 6:00 PM at Dim Sum King Seafood Restaurant, 421 Dundas St. East, Toronto. Tickets are $25 for adults and $8 for children. They are available at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 416-598-3920 or through the Knights of Columbus at 416-250-6647.