In this week’s bulletin, the remembrance meal of the Passover, the Good Friday collection, and Were You There.
LENTEN AND EASTER SCHEDULE 2013
Stations of the Cross – Friday Evenings at 7:30 PM
Reconciliation Service Wednesday, March 20th at 7:30 PM
Palm Sunday March 24th
Masses Sat. -4:30 PM, Sun. – 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Holy Thursday March 28th
No 9:00 AM Mass
7:30 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration until 10 PM
Good Friday March 29th
10:00 AM Morning Prayer
3:00 PM Solemn Passion of Our Lord
7:30 PM Stations of the Cross
Holy Saturday March 30th
Confessions 11:00 AM to 12 Noon
No 4:30 PM Mass
8:30 PM Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday March 31st
Masses 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Easter Monday April 1st
No 9:00 AM Mass
Extra parking at Elkhorn Public School
March 25th – March 28th, 2013
MONDAY – ANNA IWASHUTA Requested by Irene & Kaz Swiderski
TUESDAY – CECILY TURTON Requested by David
WEDNESDAY – TOM McCONKEY Requested by Patrick McConkey
THURSDAY – HOLY THURSDAY No 9:00 AM Mass
FRIDAY – GOOD FRIDAY No 9:00 AM Mass
SATURDAY – HOLY SATURDAY No 9:00 AM Mass
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross take place each Friday evening during Lent at 7:30 PM. We also encourage your attendance at our daily Mass throughout Lent.
The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome Talia Jaime Ford who received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, March 17th 2013. Congratulations!
REMEMBRANCE MEAL OF THE PASSOVER
Wednesday, March 27th at 7:00 PM Gabriel Room
Passover is the oldest festival of the Hebrew liturgical calendar. It has been observed by the Jewish people for more than 3,000 years. It celebrates the freeing of the Jews who were slaves during the time of Moses. It occurs in the spring, the time of renewal in “Nissan”, the first month of the Hebrew year, and it lasts for eight days. At this time, their meals celebrate this momentous historical Jewish Event.
Why do we Christians celebrate this “meal” at St. Gabriel’s? First, this celebration helps us to understand our religious roots, which are Jewish. Second, it is an opportunity for us to celebrate our growth as a community and be together with families and friends at this most special time during Holy Week. The menu is identical to the Seder supper’s menu and the meal is “pot luck” – each person brings a dish for their table. Please call Mary Landry, 416-293-3760 by Monday, March 25th to book your table of 6 or 8, or to have your name added to a table.
Working wonders for young mothers…
“I love my daughter with all my heart, and that makes me a good mother, but all of the support and education I’ve received from Rose of Sharon has made me a great mother,” says Lisa.
She has also been given all the information and tools to have a healthy relationship with her daughter’s father, and everyone else in her life. As far as her career dreams… she will be graduating high school this year and beginning an advanced college diploma in Fashion Business Management. Since Lisa became part of the Rose of Sharon community her life is back in the right direction and things are actually falling into place. “Not bad for two years and one little phone call”.
ShareLife agencies provided counselling, support and community education to more than 6,200 young people last year – offering personal and group counselling to 1,705 pregnant youth and young mothers who turned to them for help.
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
ShareLife To Date: $61,201.60
Second ShareLife collection – April 21, 2013
Please give generously. You can work wonders!
GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION
During the Good Friday Service, our parish in communion with the Church turns itself towards Jerusalem. It commemorates Jesus, His sorrowful passion and His love for us and all humanity. That is also where we share a common solidarity towards the Holy Sites and the faithful who live there. Our gesture of solidarity becomes an extension of the Pope’s hand that reaches out to the Holy Sites where Jesus has lived and given testimony.
On Good Friday, there will be a Pontifical collection for the Holy Land in support of Christian communities, the work of the Holy Land, the upkeep of the Holy Sites and the formation of future priests. Let us give generously and show solidarity to respond to the needs of the Church in the land of Jesus.
BIBLE FOR BEGINNERS
Monday, April 1st at 7:30 PM or
Thursday, April 4th at 10:30 AM
Topic: An Overview of the Old Testament – now known as the ‘Hebrew Scriptures’. For more information please call Mary at 416-293-3760.
WERE YOU THERE?
This Sunday, March 24th at 3:00 PM
Blessed Trinity Church
3220 Bayview Avenue
Blessed Trinity Choir, conducted by Matthew Otto, will present a musical meditation of the Passion of Christ this Sunday, March 24th at 3:00PM.
Tickets are $15 or $10 for persons under the age of 21. For tickets or information, please call 416-733-1201 or email BTconcerts@gmail.com.
ROOTED IN THE ‘WORD’
The Final Days in the Life of Jesus
Scarboro Missions, 2685 Kingston Rd., Scarborough
Tuesday, March 26th, 10:30 AM. to 12:00 PM
“When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem” Luke (9: 51).
This Lenten Season, re-live the final days of Jesus through the eyes of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The speaker will be Fr. Dave Warren, SFM.
NORTH YORK RETIREE’S CLUB
Blessed Trinity Parish Hall
Tuesday, March 26th at 2:00 PM
The next meeting of the North York Retiree’s Club will feature Brock Godfrey speaking on the Problem of Fraud Against Seniors. All are welcome.
For those who have lost a loved one through Death, Separation or Divorce.
Archdiocese of Toronto Pastoral Centre –
1155 Yonge St., 4th Floor.
Tuesday, April 2, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Come and join for an informative evening. Our Facilitator is Dr. Josephine Lombardi, the author of “On Earth as It Is in Heaven.” She holds a doctorate in theology and is Assistant Professor of Pastoral and Systematic Theology at St. Augustine Seminary. Her Topic: “A Walk Through The Lord’s Prayer.” Pre registration is NOT required. Enquiries: Deacon James Shaughnessy, MSW., RSW., Psyn.D. 416-921-1163 ext 2227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Watch the bulletin for more detail.
LOVE IN ACTION SCHOOL
May 19th to 26th
Seoul, South Korea
Care to reach out to the homeless, the sick, those who are ostracized from society? Don’t wait to share your love with them any longer. Love in Action School is an 8 day volunteering event and retreat that will take place in Seoul, South Korea from May 19th to 26th. It will also include a day’s events of touring and experiencing the Korean culture. For details, please contact Bona Kim by email at email@example.com or by phone at 647-261-9366.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for March 17th, 2013
Envelopes (428) – $8,314
Loose Change $1,204
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (184) – $3,474
Total – $12,992
Please remember to put your full name(s) on your Offertory envelopes.