In this month’s bulletin, casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre, the Eco-sabbath and the Sharelife Community Challenge.
Rejoice for the Lord has truly risen!
We wish you all a very Happy and Holy Easter!
From the desk of Fr. Paul
Thank you one and all who made our Holy week and Easter such a beautiful and uplifting time; those in the Music Ministry, our Lectors and Altar servers, our Ministers of the Eucharist, our Ministers of Hospitality, those responsible for decorating the Church and the members of our Pastoral Team. To you, the good people of the parish, your attendance and participation in the ceremonies helped to make this a truly Holy Week and Easter.
April 1st to April 6th, 2012
MONDAY – EASTER MONDAY No 9:00 AM Mass
TUESDAY – DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE NGUYEN FAMILY Requested by the Family
WEDNESDAY – ALLAN PERSAUD Requested by the Persaud & Goldenberg Families
THURSDAY – MICHAEL PANG Requested by the Family
FRIDAY – PETER MAGNOLI Requested by Jacqueline Magnoli
SATURDAY – MARTIN SMEE Requested by the Smee Family
Friday, April 5th from 9:30 AM – 12 Noon
ECO – SABBATH
Sunday, April 7th at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room
On the first Sunday of each month, the Passionist Centre for Ecology and Spirituality facilitates a 30 minute reflection and discussion prompted by the readings for that Sunday’s liturgy. All are welcome.
Working wonders in our livelihoods…
“The services provided by ShareLife agencies are lifesaving and life-restoring to those who rely on them. People with developmental challenges are supported as they experience a sense of
self worth and fulfillment in their daily activities. Families are working through crises and are healing. Seniors are living independently, with access to the care and services they need. Refugees and new Canadians are guided toward a stable, productive livelihood in their newfound home. Sometimes the results are obvious and sometimes they’re invisible but, always, they’re tangible.”
—Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto
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: $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. There are now 3 different recipes available in the Parish Office or online at the Church website.
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.
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 information please call Mary at 416-293-3760.
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or www.regiscollege.ca/booksale . We hope you are able to attend.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for March 24th, 2013
Envelopes (497) – $10,390
Loose Change – $1,600
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (184) – $3,474
Total – $15,464
Please remember to put your full name(s) on your Offertory envelopes.
Just a reminder
EASTER MONDAY, APRIL 1st 2013
NO 9:00 AM MASS OFFICE CLOSED