Congratulations to the children who received their First Communion last week! In this week’s bulletin, registrations for the Children’s Faith Program, Adult Faith Development and casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre.
Congratulations to the following children from the Children’s Faith Program, and those from Private and Public Schools who received their First Communion as a group on Sunday, May 27th, 2012.
- Ella Alvarado
- Oscar Badillo
- Denelle Coelho
- Cristina Caetano-Macdonell
- Minh Cheng
- Bridget Doherty
- Robert French
- Gloria Freire
- Ewan Giglio
- Griffin Kerr-Crawford
- Stella Luke
- Rachel MacKinnon
- Michael Manbeck
- Mariane Kassandra Olivan
- Olivia Perras
- Arian Pudjo
- Reesa Pudjo
- Sebastian Roccatani
- Audrey Lois Si
- Sebastian Velez-Bolivar
- Tatyana Velez-Bolivar
It was a beautiful celebration. We promise to support them with our prayers as they continue on their journey of faith.
June 4th to June 9th, 2012
MONDAY – PETER MAGNOLI Requested by Jacqueline Magnoli
TUESDAY – ELEANOR HINCH Requested by Marilou Wight
WEDNESDAY – FELIX CHAN Requested by John Chan & Family
THURSDAY – MARY FLANAGAN Requested by the Family
FRIDAY – DENIS MAILHOT Requested by Mary-Ann Mailhot
SATURDAY – SAM BADAME Requested by the Family
AN INVITATION TO LEARN!
Wednesday, June 6th at 10:30 AM
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.
A MESSAGE FROM CARDINAL CARTER
As our elected officials consider pending legislation regarding anti-bullying initiatives impacting schools throughout the province, parishioners are invited to read a statement from Cardinal Collins that was released on May 28, 2012. The communication expresses deep concerns regarding a sudden change in policy by our government leaders.
You are encouraged to visit the Archdiocese of Toronto website to view the statement in its entirety. Additional resources can be found on the website of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario.
ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT
Our journey of life and journey of faith are meant to converge at an early age. For many of us, however, we tend to grow physically, mentally, psychologically etc., but remain at a childish level of understanding our faith. The following information is for those who wish to keep growing, to be able to enjoy the Good news of God’s love for us as members of God’s Church.
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) meetings begin
In the fall. These evenings are for persons interested in learning about the Catholic Faith. Because the Parish Community itself is considered the official teacher and guide for potential new members, it is important that some parishioners participate by being present and by sharing their Faith in various ways. It is also an opportunity for “Born Catholics” to deepen their understanding of the faith. Adult Catholics who wish to celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist and/or Confirmation are welcome. For more information, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.
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.
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
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 41 casseroles for May. For June, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of June 25/26, 2011 for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.
More volunteers are urgently needed to become active in helping to feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. Please, pick up a copy of the recipe and a casserole pan and get involved. 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.
CELEBRATING 36 YEARS OF WORKING WONDERS
Now in its 36th year of helping the whole community, the number of agencies funded by ShareLife’s annual appeal has increased significantly, reflecting the growing social needs of our community. Our agencies help more than 250,000 people in a number of program areas, including: children and youth, families at risk, women in need of shelter and abuse counselling, services for single and teen parents, the elderly and refugees and the education of clergy.
Thank you for your generosity!
Today is the 3rd ShareLife Collection.
Together we can work WONDERS!
ShareLife Total for 2011: $184,642
ShareLife To Date: $86,632
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…
FAITH CONNECTIONS TAIZE PRAYER SERVICE
An Encounter with Christ in Song and Silence
Faith Connections and Blessed Trinity Parish invite young adults (and their families) to a Taizé prayer service on Tuesday June 5th at 7:00 PM at Blessed Trinity Church. For more information, contact Kelly Bourke at 416-467-2645 or Matthew Otto at 416-226-0262.
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.
EXCITING NEW RETREAT WEEKEND
MEN’S ACTS (Adoration, Community, Theology, Service)
Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, Mississauga.
June 21st – 24th
This retreat is a powerful, experiential retreat for personal renewal. For further information or to register please call
THE SOUND OF MUSIC DON’T MISS IT!
June 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th at 7:30PM
June 10th at 2:00 PM
Theatre at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts,
36 Greenfield Avenue, North York.
All tickets are $20.
TCDSB Staff Arts is pleased to present The Sound of Music. For more information please call 416-222-8282 ext. 2787
or visit the website: www.tcdsb.org/staffarts
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
CLASS OF ’76 REUNION: BLESSED TRINITY SCHOOL
Safari Bar and Grill at 1749 Avenue Road
Friday, July 6th at 5:00 PM
Did you graduate from Blessed Trinity School in 1976? If so, join Tom Sheedy and some of your Grade 8 classmates for a 36th year reunion to celebrate our “mid-century” mark.