FROM THE DESK OF FR. PAUL
Good people of St. Gabriel’s, I want to share with you some developments that will take place in our parish in the near future. Cardinal Collins has approved our Provincial’s nomination of Fr. Brando Recana’s appointment as Pastor of St. Gabriel’s as of July 7, 2013. This is good news for all of us. You good people know Fr. Brando very well. He will be a fine and kind Pastor to all of you and I know you will stand by him as you’ve stood by me.
I will continue to live in our residence and help Brando on the weekends but will not be part of the parish team. Because I won’t be “leaving”, there won’t be any kind of going away “do”. The parish staff is planning a reception after each Mass on Sunday, June 23rd just to give me a chance to say thank you to all of you for being wonderful and supportive parishioners these past many years.
Congratulations to the following children from St. Gabriel’s School who received their First Communion as a group on Sunday, May 26th, 2013.
- Juan Agromayor
- Jeremy Bougie
- Xavier Brooks
- Sylla Anne Cabrias
- Ho Yan Erica Chan
- Ashley Choi
- Ethan Emmanuel Chialtas
- Edward Chung
- David Colaco
- Adrien D’Silva
- Anthony Echeverry
- Jayiah Fernandes
- Tayvia Fernandes
- Nadeen Findakly
- Jaemin Jeon
- Amanda Jepson
- Ashley Kim
- Min Ji Paul Kim
- Alvin Lee
- Chloe Lee
- Yu Lim Eunice Lee
- Arianna Macaraeg
- Sahar Mostafapour
- Andre Pamganiban
- Gabriel Sungjin Park
- Gabriela Sooyeon Park
- Sean Rennie Smith
- Crystal Melody
- Saquil Alena Shin
- Alejandro Socas
- Matthew Tansingco-Marneris
- Quiyi Zoe Zhu
It was a beautiful celebration. We promise to support them with our prayers as they continue on their journey of faith.
June 3rd to June 8th, 2013
MONDAY – JOHN HYUBERS Requested by the Family
TUESDAY – ELEANOR HINCH Requested by Marilou Wight
WEDNESDAY – MARCELINO FERNANDES Requested by Tita Fernandes & Family
THURSDAY – FELIX CHAN Requested by John Chan
FRIDAY – DENIS MAILHOT Requested by Mary-Ann Mailhot
SATURDAY – THANKSGIVING FOR THE WROBEL & CHUCHRA FAMILIES Requested by Jack & Wanda
COME WALK WITH CHRIST
Corpus Christi Procession
Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
Beginning at St. Paul’s Basilica
In celebration of the Year of Faith, Eucharistic processions will be taking place in each region of the Archdiocese of Toronto this weekend on Sunday, June 2nd. the Feast of Corpus Christi. In our region we begin with 4:30 PM Mass at St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power Street, Toronto.
- 5:30 PM Procession to St. Michael’s Cathedral.
- 7:00 PM Lectio Divina with Cardinal Thomas Collins
Friday, June 7th from 9:30 AM – 12 Noon
Please see sign-up sheet on the table at the back of the Church.
AN UPDATE ON OUR REFUGEE FAMILY: THEY WERE OFFERED A JOB!
The refugee committee wishes to thank all the parishioners who have offered help to find work for the two young men — Kharam and Athear of our refugee family. Thanks to the contact of one of our parishioners, they got a job working in tile setting!! They are very happy and grateful to be productive again; and best of all, in a trade that they are very good at. We hope everything works out well for them.
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, 2013.
GOOD SHEPHERD CASSEROLES
Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 42 casseroles for May. For June, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of 29th/30th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. There are now 3 different recipes available in the Parish Office or online at the Church website.
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 the recipes and a casserole pan, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 2013 ShareLife Parish Campaign. You are helping ShareLife agencies continue the valuable work they do for the poor and marginalized in our region by giving generously. You have made the path to new opportunities much easier for thousands of the most vulnerable in our communities.
For those who wish to make a donation, you are still welcome to do so. You can drop your ShareLife envelopes in the offertory basket until July 31, 2013 or donate online at www.sharelife.org. Thank you!
Thank you for your generosity. Together we can work wonders!
ShareLife Total for 2012: $208,317
Share Life to Date: $146,687.43
There will be a second collection for Marygrove Camp for Girls next weekend at all the Masses. Your donation helps to send 1,100 less fortunate girls to camp this summer. Please support this important endeavour. Envelopes are in the pews.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for May 26th, 2013
Envelopes (421) – $9,559
Loose Change – $922
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (186) – $3,555
Total – $14,036
Please remember to put your full name(s) on your Offertory envelopes.
GOOD SHEPHERD PARISH 3rd ANNUAL TRUNK SALE.
Saturday, June 8th from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Good Shepherd Parking Lot –
21 Simonston Blvd. Thornhill
You can participate in this giant garage sale, without the hassle of advertising or having people come to your own home. Rent a spot on the church parking lot for $35 then fill your car with items you no longer want and sell them out of the trunk of your car. Refreshments will be available during the event. Please call the church office at 905- 881-1534 to reserve your spot today. The Catholic Women’s League thank you.
SEEING WITH HEART – DAY OF REFLECTION
Catholic Parents of Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons
Saturday, June 8th, 2013 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Manresa Jesuit Retreat Centre
A retreat for Catholic parents of lesbian daughters and gay sons will be held at the Manresa Jesuit Retreat Centre, 2325 Liverpool Road in Pickering on Saturday, June 8th. The cost for the day including lunch is $40.00 For Brochure and information call John Montague at 416-523-6449.
HAIRSPRAY DON’T MISS IT!
TCDSB Staff Arts is pleased to present Hairspray
- June 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th at 7:30PM
- June 9th at 2:00 PM
Theatre at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, 36 Greenfield Avenue, North York. All tickets are $22. For more information please call 416-222-8282 ext. 2787 or visit the website: www.tcdsb.org/staffarts
8TH ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT IN SUPPORT OF SENIORS
Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
Remington Parkview Golf & Country Club
6400 Steeles Avenue East
You are invited to participate in or sponsor the 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament in support of seniors. It is to be held on June 18th 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 Bernard.email@example.com .
BLESSED TRINITY C.W.L. AFTERNOON BRIDGE
The C.W.L. Afternoon Bridge Group is looking for new members. If you are interested, please call Maureen Cullen at 416-222-8755
NEW BEGINNINGS’ SUMMER LUNCHEON & SPEAKER: Christine Rybka Miki
Saturday, June 22 – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Catholic Pastoral Centre, 1155 Yonge St. 4th Floor
Exploring our relationship with God during times of loss and grief through the practice of the Awareness Examen, Lectio Divina and Mindfulness Meditation. Please RSVP by Monday, June 17th to firstname.lastname@example.org or at 416-921-1163 ext. 2236.
PILGRIMAGE TO CANADIAN SHRINES
Saturday, June 22nd to Tuesday, June 25th
Celebrate the Year of Faith with Rev. Fr. Neil J. Roy. For more information, please contact Mary Salvador at 416-497-7059 or Judith Morris-Mazzona at 905-886-4022.