At the Easter Vigil, the following children received the Sacraments of Baptism and the Holy Eucharist for the first time:
Marko Bilic. Winsley Bilic, Jessica Clotilda Park, Alivia Riley, Avery Riley, Demeira Walcott, Bojun Zhang, Boyuan Zhang, Cameron Chandler Johnson received the Sacrament of Baptism.
The following adults received the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation:
David Chung, Kim-Loan Garcia, Nada Johnson, Sabrina Leung, Xiaoyan Ma, Don Ng, Vicky Wu, Luming Yang.
The following adults were received into full Communion with the Catholic Church:
Maria I. Campbell. Alana Christie, Bruce Christie, Daphne Christie, Kyle Christie, Arlene Robinson received the Sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Confirmation.
Laurence Chen and Christian Bernal received the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The parish family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome and congratulate them!
April 28th to May 3rd 2014
MONDAY – TOM DONAGHY – Requested by the Family
TUESDAY – SYLVIA LEAVER – Requested by Andrea San Juan
WEDNESDAY – VICTOR JOSEPH – Requested by the Family
THURSDAY – ALLAN PERSAUD – Requested by the Persaud & Goldenberg Families
FRIDAY – MARTIN SMEE – Requested by the Family
SATURDAY – GUS CALDERONE – Requested by the Family
Friday, May 2nd from 9:30 AM – 12 Noon
ECO – SABBATH
Sunday, May 4th 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.
Saturday, May 3rd at 3:15 P.M. in the Gabriel Room.
Sunday, May 4th at 3:30 P.M. in the Gabriel Room.
For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.
Working wonders in our community…
Of the more than 1 million foreign-born people who arrived in Canada between 2001 and 2006, more than 40% live in the Greater Toronto Area.
As a result, nearly 11% of our school system consists of recently arrived residents and over half of the total student population speak a non-official language most often at home.
Last year, ShareLife agencies provided settlement, advocacy and education programs for more than 40,000 immigrants and refugees in the GTA.
ShareLife Goal For 2014: $195,000
ShareLife to Date: $65,536
Next ShareLife Sunday – May 4, 2014
Please give generously. You can work wonders!
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE-UP COLLECTION
Weekend of May 10th/11th
The Society for St. Vincent de Paul will hold their annual Bundle Up Collection on the weekend of May 10th/11th. 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 10th from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and all day Sunday, May 11th until 4:00 P.M. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Mass.
THANK YOU FROM EFFECT:HOPE
The Leprosy Mission of Canada has a new name, effect: hope. We are still committed to offering compassionate care for people living with leprosy. The name effect: hope affirms our ministry of bringing hope and healing to people affected by leprosy and similar afflictions.
It is with heartfelt gratitude that I write to you today to thank you for your participation in World Leprosy Day. Your prayers and support are a source of strength for those trapped in a life of extreme poverty and pain that comes from the stigmas that surrounds leprosy. As we work toward eliminating the disease, I have hope for a world without leprosy.
Church and Volunteer Coordinator
FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL
Each month the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall. With everyone struggling at this time, these donations are more important than ever. Please be as generous as your means allow.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for last weekend:
Envelopes 598 $18,444
Loose Change $6,184
Weekly Portion of PAG 177 $3,307
Holy Land Collection to Date: $6,102
DIRECTION OF SCHOOL SUPPORT
If you have been a Separate School Supporter and have moved, you may not realize that your tax support automatically defaults to the Public School system. If you would like to be a Separate School supporter, please pick up a form in the Parish Office.
TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
“Consultation in the Round”
Thursday, May 1st from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Catholic Education Centre, 80 Sheppard Avenue East
On February 27th, the Toronto Catholic District School Board approved a new draft Admissions and Placement Policy for both elementary and secondary schools for the purpose of public consultation. This practice called “Consultation in the Round” is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 1st, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the Catholic Education Centre, 80 Sheppard Avenue East (Yonge and Sheppard). All our Catholic stakeholders are invited to provide input into that draft policy before the Board finalizes a new policy. We hope that many of you will be able participate in this consultation, which will have a lasting impact on our students and our school communities.
Additional information will be posted to the board’s website at www.tcdsb.org.
NEW BEGINNINGS INSPIRATIONAL TALK
Marriage and Annulment
Catholic Pastoral Centre,
1155 Yonge Street
Tuesday, May 6th at 7:00 P.M.
A New Beginnings Inspirational Talk will take place on Tuesday, May 6th at 7:00 P.M. at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 1155 Yonge St. in Toronto. It is entitled. “On Marriage and Annulment.” Our speaker will be Fr. Brian Clough. Pre-registration is not necessary.
THEOLOGY ON TAP East
Devoutly Religious and Critically Scientific
Can You be Both?
Jack Astors Bar & Grill, 580 Progress Ave
Wednesday, April 30 at 7:00 P.M.
Faith Connections, the Office of Catholic Youth, and the local parishes invite young adults (19-39) to join us for an evening of thought-provoking conversation on theological topics! Munchies provided, cash bar available – come and bring a friend!
Special guest: Fr. John McCarthy SJ, Ecologist and Socius to the Provincial, Canadian Jesuits International.
For more information: visit our Toronto Theology on Tap web page, or contact OCY by e-mail email@example.com, or phone 416-599-7676. RSVPs appreciated!
BREBEUF COLLEGE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Brebeuf College’s 50th Anniversary Mass and Celebrations will take place May 2nd to 4th. Please visit www.brebeufalumni.org for more details.
MEAGAN’S WALK – CREATING A CIRCLE OF HOPE
5km Fundraising Walk and Hug
Saturday, May 10th, 2014
Registration begins at Fort York at 8:30 AM
10:00 A.M. Walk to SickKids
On Saturday, May 10th, the thirteenth annual Meagan’s Walk: -Creating a Circle of Hope will take place. Registration opens at 8:30 A.M. at Fort York and the Walk begins at 10:00 AM. The Walk concludes at SickKids with the “Hug”, followed by closing festivities, a brief stage presentation and a BBQ at SickKids. All proceeds will be split between the Meagan Bebenek Endowment Fund and awareness, research and treatment of paediatric brain tumors at SickKids.
Register, Pledge, Donate at
SEEING WITH HEART – DAY OF REFLECTION
Catholic Parents of Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons
Saturday, May 31st 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.
PILGRIMAGE TO CANADIAN SHRINES
Saturday, June 21st to Tuesday, June 24th
The 29th annual pilgrimage to the Canadian Shrines from Blessed Trinity Parish will take place Saturday, June 21st to Tuesday, June 24th. Register and pay in full by April 30th and save $20 per person. For more information, please contact Mary at 416-497-7059 or go to www.blessedtrinity.ca.