Congratulations to the young people of the parish who were confirmed this week! In the bulletin, an evening of reflection and prayer honouring Mary, registration for the Children’s Faith Program and Faith Connections.
Congratulations to the following young people of our Parish who were confirmed on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 by Fr. Paul J. Cusack C.P.
- Cecilia Agrafojo
- Victoria Boyd
- Dyneh Patricia
- Alison Brannigan
- Nicole Calderone Crystan
- John Calica
- Andrew Carenza
- Emily Anne Camarines
- Tammy Cho
- Danicka Coelho
- Aidan Cooke
- Hannah Coutts-Wolfmaier
- Emma Dolce
- Connor Drew
- Joshua De Pinto
- Cora Freudenberg
- Sarah Furtado-Bezerra
- Jackson Gatto
- Charlie Harris
- Jennifer Jennie Da-Ying He
- Gabriel Grant Huang
- Samuel Joseph
- Soo Bin Jun
- Rahman Karatu
- Rosa Kim
- David Koot
- Jason Koot
- Michael Kwiatkowski
- Elisha Laham
- Katrina Laham
- Veronica Lopardo
- Blair Lowe
- Mark Mannarn
- Alfonso Jesus Marquez
- Owen McKernan
- Riley McKinley
- Tyler McKinley
- Abigale Meloff
- Andre Junior Mourani
- Ray Albert Pangilinan
- Sherie Dawn Pantig
- Joshuah Paul
- Michael Peng
- Ryan Pinto
- Samuel Primucci
- Melanie Rider
- Kamila Radzaj
- Paul Reyes
- Emma Rudolph
- Bella Senczuk-Delgado
- Eunice Ivane Si
- Tyson Tan
- Maria Tharumalingam
- Daniela Torres
- Sebastian Velez-Bolivar
- Kai Wu
- Isaac Yeung
It was a beautiful celebration marking an important moment in their journey of faith. We were proud to celebrate this special event with them. We promise them our continued prayers and support.
May 28th to June 2nd, 2012
MONDAY – EDGAR CAYUPAN Requested by Elsa Cayupan
TUESDAY – WALTER DAMPS Requested by Anne Damps
WEDNESDAY – MARIA CHUNG Requested by Peter & Gemma
THURSDAY – WILLIAM ANDERSON Requested by Eva Anderson
FRIDAY – MARCELINO FERNANDES Requested by Tita Fernandes
SATURDAY – GUS CALDERONE & ROSEMARY COLES Requested by Marie Calderone
The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:
These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, May 20th, 2012. Congratulations to all!
EVENING OF REFLECTION AND PRAYER HONOURING MARY
Thursday, May 31st, from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The parish will be honouring Mary with an Evening of reflection and prayer on Thursday, May 31st at 8:00 PM. In our Church, May has always been the month dedicated to Mary. In view of the very positive feedback for this year’s Good Friday morning prayer, we wish again to take a look at the life of Mary and how it sheds light on our lives today. You are especially encouraged to come if you have missed the one on Good Friday.
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!
Wednesday, June 6th at 10:30 AM
The Miracles of Jesus (Continued)
Tuesday, June 12th at 7:30 PM
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.
THANK YOU FROM ROSALIE HALL
On behalf of the young parents and staff at Rosalie Hall, I would like to thank everyone at St. Gabriel’s Parish for the generous donation of food. Through your thoughtfulness and generosity our emergency food bank will once again serve to help our young families when they are hungry and most in need. It is with the support of our community friends, like St. Gabriel’s Parish, that Rosalie Hall will continue to help young families achieve their dreams.
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 THE YOUTH…
Mitch was 15 when he was kicked out of home by his mentally unstable mother. He lived on the streets, stole food, dropped out of school. To ward off the cold, “finding grates was the big thing”. Mitch was saved from the dangers of the streets by Covenant House, a ShareLife agency. Today, he lives in the agency’s shelter and attends its on-site high school. In 2011, ShareLife agencies provided residential programs for 1,500 young people. An additional 40,000 were also given food, shelter, guidance, care and education. Please support ShareLife
3rd ShareLife collection – June 3rd, 2012
Please give generously. You can work WONDERS!
ShareLife Total for 2011: $184,642
ShareLife To Date: $86,632
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 them 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.
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.
SEEING WITH HEART –DAY OF REFLECTION
Catholic Parents of Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons
Saturday, June 16th, 2012 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $40.00 (includes lunch)
Scarboro Missions, 2685 Kingston Road, Toronto
For Brochure and information call John Montague at 416-523-6449.
REUNION OF THE FORMER STAFF OF THE MARTYRS SHRINE MIDLAND, ONTARIO
Saturday August 4th, 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM
You are cordially invited to attend a day of reminiscence for any former staff of the Martyrs Shrine, Midland, Ontario on Saturday, August 4th from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Bring a picnic lunch to the Sacred Heart Gardens or Filion Center (if weather is inclement) and enjoy an afternoon of sharing old memories, photographs, memorabilia etc.
Please RSVP by July 21st to email@example.com
Our operating expenses average $13,750 per week.
Collection for May 20th, 2012
Loose Change – $1,117
Envelopes (405) – $7,633
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (180) – $3,369