In this week’s bulletin, Good Shepherd Casseroles, a spaghetti dinner in support of a fresh water project in Tanzania, and we welcome new members to our parish family!
At the Easter Vigil, the following children received the Sacraments of Baptism and the Holy Eucharist for the first time: Manolo Giron, Marisol Giron, Andrew Kim, Jenny Stella Kim, Julie Elizabeth Lee, Myeong Jun Luke Lee, and Adrienne Loo.
Katherine Poon and Morgan Tse received the Sacrament of Baptism.
The following adults received the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation: Linda Chen, Grace Cho, Lawrence Lo, Shue-ming Mok, Gavin Tse and Kiko Zhang.
The following adults were received into full Communion with the Catholic Church: Carmen Badoi, Carmen Codrin, Mary Lee, Robert Rudd, Jacqueline Tse, Barah Fadhel Saoor and Reta Jirjees.
Catherine Kim, Marisol Montoya_Ramirez and Sat Shastri received the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The parish family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome and congratulate them!
April 8th to April, 13th 2013
MONDAY – MARILYN FORBES Requested by Peter Walsh
TUESDAY – PATRICIA GERTRUDE MURRAY KEANE Requested by R. Keane & Thomas Keane
WEDNESDAY –MARIA & HENRY JANG Requested by Bella Jang
THURSDAY – DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE PIERSON FAMILY Requested by William Pierson
FRIDAY – MARY LAM Requested by the Family
SATURDAY – JACQUELINE MOSCALL Requested by Fran Moscall
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday, April 28th at 7:30 PM at St. Gabriel’s Church. In preparation for this Sacrament, a Confirmation Retreat will be held on Saturday, April 27th 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.
Working wonders for people locally and around the world
Because of ShareLife, everyone in our region has access to a Catholic Family Services counselling office, regardless of their background. Housebound seniors receive care from Society of Sharing volunteers. ShareLife helps our brothers and sisters overseas through Development & Peace, Canadian Food for Children and the Pastoral Mission Fund. Immigrants and refugees are helped through Catholic Cross-Cultural Services and the Office for Refugees. Priests, deacons and religious workers are educated with ShareLife support at Serra House, Redemptoris Mater and St. Augustine’s seminaries. With ShareLife, our community is a brighter, happier and safer place for us all.
SHARELIFE COMMUNITY CHALLENGE
Through the ShareLife Community Challenge, a generous parishioner in the Archdiocese of Toronto will match all new or increased gifts to the 2013 ShareLife Campaign up to a total of $800,000! Together, as a Catholic community, we have an opportunity to respond to this challenge and make a significant impact on the work of our agencies.
ShareLife Total for 2012: $208,317
Share Life to Date: $72, 540.10
Second ShareLife collection – April 21, 2013
Please give generously. You can work wonders!
GOOD SHEPHERD CASSEROLES
Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 58 casseroles for March. For April, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of April 27th/28th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to become active in helping to feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. If you require more information or would like to get a copy of a recipe and a casserole pan, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for the Holy Land – $6,368.64
Collection for March 31st 2013
Envelopes (601) – $17,827
Loose Change – $3,788
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (184) – $3,474
Total – $25,089
Please remember to put your full name(s) on your Offertory envelopes.
FATHER PAUL ON RETREAT
Fr. Paul will be leading some parishioners on a pilgrimage and retreat to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Links beginning Monday, April 8th. Please pray for all concerned.
CPPS MISSION FRESH WATER PROJECT IN TANZANIA ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER.
April 7th from 3:00 to 6:30 PM.
Marshall McLuhan CSS., 1107 Avenue Rd.
A group of 11 youth will be travelling to Tanzania this July 1st. All monies raised will go to fund the windmill that will bring fresh water to the surface. By the end of the month-long trip, clean water will be flowing in a community in the village of Mikonze. The mission is being led by the Precious Blood Fathers.
Adults – $15,
Students and Seniors – $10,
Children under 12 – $5.
For tickets call Maria 647-521-7313 or Michael 647-973-1487.
THE VATICAN COUNCIL AND THE CHURCH TODAY
Tuesday, April 9, at 7:00 PM at the Paulist Centre
830 Bathurst Street (across from the Bathurst Subway station)
The Paulist Centre will conclude its Year of Faith lectures on the Second Vatican Council with a presentation on The Council Today and Into the Future by Bishop William McGrattan. The Council formally closed on December 8th, 1965. Then the real work of the Council began, with the entire Church engaged in implementing the vision of the Council. How does the Church today reflect that vision? What does it mean for the future of the Church?
Bishop McGrattan, a native of London, Ontario and former faculty member and rector of St. Peter’s Seminary there, has served as Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto since January, 2010. For more information call 416-534-2326, ext 212, or check www.paulistcentretoronto.ca.
NORTH YORK COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING REGARDING 1200 SHEPPARD EAST
Tuesday, April 9th at 11:30 AM
North York Civic Centre, Council Chambers
5100 Yonge St.
All community members are encouraged to attend the Tuesday April 9th meeting, at the North York Civic Centre, Council Chambers, 5100 Yonge St. at 11:30 AM. The community council will consider the City Planning Report on the Amexon revised proposal. Bayview Village Community members who wish to make verbal comments or presentations, please phone 416-395-0480, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, by noon on April 8th, 2013. Specify Item: NY 23.33 – Status Report – Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Application – 1200, 1210, 1220 Sheppard Ave. E.
FREE ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR
Thursday, April 18th at 7:00 PM
Blessed Sacrament Parish, 24 Cheritan Avenue
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
SAVE THIS DATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 19th!
The Sneak Peek orchestra returns to St. Gabriel’s for another wonderful concert entitled Synphonic Tales: music inspired by storytelling. Tickets will be on sale after all the Masses on April 6th/7th and April 13th/14th .
REGIS COLLEGE BOOK SALE
April 24th to 27th from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
100 Wellesley Street West, 1st Floor Solarium
Regis College is holding its second Annual Used Book Sale April 24th to April 27th at Regis College, 100 Wellesley St. West. All proceeds will be directed towards financial support of furthering the education of young Jesuits and lay students. For more information please call (416) 922-5474 ext.244; or go online to firstname.lastname@example.org or www.regiscollege.ca/booksale . We hope you are able to attend.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE-UP COLLECTION
Weekend of May 11th & 12th
The Society for St. Vincent de Paul will hold their annual Bundle Up Collection on the weekend of May 11th/12th. Bring your gently used clothing and household linens to share with others. A St. Vincent de Paul truck will be in the Church parking lot to receive donations. We will donate or sell these donations to support our outreach efforts. Thank you for your continued support. The truck will be open on Saturday, May 11th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM and all day Sunday, May 12th until 4:00 PM. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Mass.
BIBLE FOR BEGINNERS
Tuesday, April 16th at 7:30 PM or
Thursday, April 18th at 10:30 AM
Topic: An Overview of the Old Testament – now known as the ‘Hebrew Scriptures’. For information please call Mary at 416-293-3760.