In this week’s bulletin, registration for the Children’s Faith Program, fair trade coffee sale, and an urgent need for bunk beds.
May 14h to May 19th, 2012
MONDAY – LENA WONG Requested by Wai Chin & Paul Hwang
TUESDAY – BONA KIM Requested by Susan Kim
WEDNESDAY – EDNA & GERRY HATCH Requested by the Family
THURSDAY – JOVITO RODRIGUES Requested by Ditosa Rodrigues & Family
FRIDAY – ANA NASCIMENTO, LIUS FREIRE & MARIO FREIRE Requested by the Nascimento Family
SATURDAY – ANNA & FRANK DI FRANCO & JOE GRIECO Requested by Phyllis Hayward
The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome Samuel Francis Salituro who was baptized on Sunday, May 6th, 2012. Congratulations!
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Thursday, May 24th at 7:30 PM at St. Gabriel’s Church. In preparation for this Sacrament, a Confirmation Retreat will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at
St. Gabriel’s Church. 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.
PLANNING TO BE A CATHOLIC TEACHER?
It is important for you to know that to be hired to teach in any Catholic School Board in Ontario, as part of your application for employment, there must be a letter of reference from your pastor. If you (or if your adult child) is planning to apply to teach in a Catholic School a contact with the pastor before Thanksgiving is highly recommended.
Please plan to have a conversation with your Pastor early in the process, well before applications are to be submitted.
AN INVITATION TO LEARN!
The Miracles of Jesus (Continued)
Tuesday, May22nd at 7:30 PM
Topic to be announced
Wednesday, May 23rd 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 2011, ShareLife helped support 70+ priests and seminarians in their formation studies
3rd ShareLife collection – June 3, 2012
Please give generously. You can work WONDERS!
ShareLife Total for 2011: $184,642
ShareLife To Date: $84,679
FAIR TRADE COFFEE
Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.
- 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
PAPAL CHARITIES COLLECTION
There will be a second collection next weekend, May 19th/20th for Papal Charities. The money collected will be used wherever the Pope feels it is most needed. Envelopes are available in the pews of the Church.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
A Big Thank You to all the young people who helped with Bundle Up Weekend. Your energy, good humour and willingness to work were very much appreciated. The generous donations from the Parish filled the truck earlier than expected. Thank you!
A family with four children and very little space require two bunk beds. If you are aware of some reasonable way we can find two bunk beds please call the Parish Office and leave your name and phone number. A member of the
St. Vincent de Paul Society will be in touch. Thank you.
Our operating expenses average $13,750 per week.
Collection for May 6th, 2012
Loose Change – $1,493
Envelopes (447) – $8,226
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (180) – $3,369
Total – $13,128
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.
Location: 3377 Bayview Avenue, Toronto. For more information, please see the flyer on the Bulletin board. Please contact email@example.com or call 416-927-0720.
Small is Beautiful in an “Up Size It” World
Monday, May 28th – 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Duke of York Pub
39 Prince Arthur Ave (near Bloor St W & Avenue Rd)
Special guest: Luke Stocking, Development & Peace Animator for Central Ontario
Join us for an evening of thought-provoking conversation on theological topics! Munchies provided, cash bar available – come and bring a friend! For more information: visit our Toronto Theology on Tap web page, or contact Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 416-467-2645.
OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL PARISH CELEBRATING 45 YEARS
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.
ST. GABRIEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL FUN FAIR
Saturday, June 9th , 2012, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
St. Gabriel’s School
396 Spring Garden Avenue
Please join us for a day of games, food and just plain fun for the whole family! All are welcome! Ride the Giant slides & bouncers, play the carnival games, visit the book sale, enjoy a Jetsun’s Juicey Burger or hot dog, treat yourself to a Sno Cone or candy floss, balloon animals, face-painting, and so much more.
QUEEN OF APOSTLES RETREAT CENTRE
Weekend for Married Couples
June 15th to 17th
Another honeymoon is a perfect way for a couple to celebrate their marriage. Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre offers married couples the privacy, comfort, hospitality and inspiring program that encourage couples to continue exploring their lives together. The next weekend is June 15th -17th. For information telephone: 905-278-8879, 905-829-0116, or
416-694-1742 or register at Queen of Apostles: 905-278-5229.
7TH ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT IN SUPPORT OF SENIORS
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Remington Parkview Golf & Country Club
6400 Steeles Avenue East
You are invited to participate in or sponsor the 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament in support of seniors. It is to be held on June 19th at the Remington Parkview Golf and Country Club.
For more information, please see the flyer on the bulletin board or contact Bernard Boreland by phone at 905-884-9276 or by email at email@example.com.