FROM THE DESK OF FR. PAUL
Good people of St. Gabriel’s,
Thanks for a wonderful weekend. Thanks to the many “old timers” who came to wish me well. Thanks to the parish staff who arranged everything for the receptions. Thanks to all of you for your great generosity towards me. My life has been an “embarrassment of blessings”. Thank you, thank you! What more can I say?
To date we have received $11,000 to be put towards Fr. Paul’s trip abroad.
We have received close to $600 for World Vision. Fr. Paul has asked that this money be used to buy pigs and chickens for families in the third world.
This is the last bulletin until September. We wish you all a happy and safe summer! July 1st is Canada Day. The office will be closed on Monday, July 1st for the holiday. There will be no 9:00 AM Mass
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 this weekend, June 29th/30th, 2013.
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.
MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE
Weekend of September 27th to September 29th
A Marriage Preparation Course for parishioners who wish to be married in the Catholic Church will be held here at St. Gabriel’s on the weekend of September 27th to September 29th. Interested couples should contact the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 or by email at email@example.com for more information.
ShareLife Total for 2012: $208,317
Share Life to Date: $131,053
DONATE YOUR OLD EYE GLASSES
Have you been cleaning out drawers and cupboards? Perhaps you have come across old eye glasses which are of no use to you. You can help others by donating your old eyeglasses. Glasses will be sent to the Lions Club for distribution to the needy in developing countries. Donated glasses may be left in the box provided just outside the Parish Office.
Bundle-Up Weekend September 8th/9th
There will be a Bundle-Up Weekend on September 8th/9th. Start today to gather gently used clean clothes for the weekend after Labour Day.
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Thank you to the volunteers who prepared casseroles for June. For the summer, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekends of July 27th /28th and August 24th /25th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.
More volunteers are needed, especially in the summer months. Please get a copy of a casserole recipe and a pan and give it a try. Three recipes are available. Printed copies of the recipes are also available. Remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole. For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for June 23rd, 2013
Envelopes (427) – $8,899
Loose Change – $1,218
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (186) – $3,545
Total – $13,662
Please remember to print your full name on your Offertory envelope and then seal it.
July 1 Canada Day No 9:00 AM Mass
July 2 Ben-San Yueh The Oakie Family
July 3 Mary LiuTak Chuen Agnes Wong
July 4 Abandoned Souls The Nguyen & Doan Families
July 5 Romulo C. Gonzalez The Parents
July 6 Evelyn & Ward Markle The Family
July 8 Gordon & Marguerite Churchill & Clint Vandenberg The Churchill Family
July 9 Dr. K.Y.D. Lee Wai Chin & Paul Hwang
July 10 Sr. Margaret McNamara The O`Mahony Family
July 11 Deceased Members of The Kahil Family The Foty & Kahil Families
July 12 Mr. Ka Wah Wong Paul & Wai Chin Hwang
July 13 Martin Smee The Smee Family
July 15 Michael Donaghy The Family
July 16 J Jerome Menton Patricia & Mary Alice O`Mahony
July 17 Vicente Aquino Maria Lourdes Luz
July 18 Jacqueline Finnigan The Monk & Finnigan Families
July 19 Mr. & Mrs. Walter Cooblall The Persaud & Goldenberg Families
July 20 Mrs. Tsin Fa Chow Jim & Diana Wharton
July 22 Branimir Petranovic The Family
July 23 Janice Chan Mary Chan
July 24 Anton De Ruiter Mary Chan
July 25 Nicola & Cesaria The Virgilio Di Ciaula Family
July 26 Drago Petranovic The Family
July 27 Domenico Guzzo The Guzzo Family
July 29 Lorraine Tarka Curley Fran Moscall
July 30 Henriette Shamy Mary Zakher
July 31 Jerry Tunney Helen Tackaberry
August 1 Walter Dinardo The Family
August 2 Special Intention John Chan
August 3 Ved Meharchand The Family
August 5 Civic Holiday No 9:00 AM Mass
August 7 Molly Fernandes The Fernandes Family
August 9 Diana Chan John Chan
August 10 Martin Smee The Smee Family
August 12 Luan Minh & the Children The Luan Family
August 14 Catherine Byers Lucas Martin
August 15 Twin Hearts John Chan
August 17 Melanie White The Pereira Family
August 20 Thanksgiving Wai Chin Hwang
August 22 Josephine Chan John Chan
August 24 Alfred De Manche T. Doan
August 31 Special Intention Jack & Wanda
September 2 Labour Day No 9:00 AM Mass
September 3 Lorenzo & Vincenza Grech Josephine Grech-Padova
September 7 Gordon Oatway The Family
YEAR OF FAITH SEMINAR
Saturday, July 13, from 12:30 to 1:30 PM
Blessed Trinity Church
Fr. Eric Rodrigues will speak on the meaning and value of Holy Mass and the Eucharist, the “source and summit of the Christian life.” followed by an open forum. Please contact Mary Zakher at 416-522-7747 for more information.
QUEEN OF APOSTLES OPEN HOUSE
August 10th 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Come and celebrate with us…Queen of Apostles is celebrating 50 years of serving the Church, the Archdiocese and the Community. Our Open House takes place on Saturday, August 10th, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The official segment will take place at 2:00 PM. Refreshments will be available all day.
ANNUAL MASS FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED
Wednesday, August 14th at 7:00 PM
The Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed will take place on Wednesday, August 14th at 7:00 PM at the following cemeteries:
- Holy Cross Cemetery, 8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, Ontario
- Mount Hope Cemetery, 305 Erskine Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING
Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising which begins in September 2013 provides the finances to produce our bulletin. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.