ST. GABRIEL’S YOUTH GROUP BAKE SALE
June 29th after all Masses
The St. Gabriel’s Youth Group will be selling baked goods at all the Masses next Sunday, June 29th. Proceeds will go towards costs of Youth Group related events. We invite you to come out and support our young people!
Sunday, June 22nd after the 12:30 Mass
The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held this weekend on Sunday, June 22nd after the 12:30 Mass in the parking lot. There will be hot dogs, games, face painting, lucky draws, music and more… Tickets are $2 each.
Please bring your families, friends and neighbours to enjoy a summer afternoon with your parishioners. We need volunteers to help and make this event happen. Please sign up by putting your name and phone number on the sheets at the back of church. For more information, you may call Linda Law at 416-918-8029.
June 23rd to June 28th, 2014
MONDAY – RITA WILLIAMS – Requested by Margaret Anne Leckie
TUESDAY – ROBERT BALASZ – Requested by Stephen Previdsa
WEDNESDAY – SOULS IN PURGATORY, DECEASED MEMBERS OF FRIENDS OF SUFFERING SOULS – Requested by Agnes Wong
THURSDAY – KENG OWYONG – Requested by Helen Owyong
FRIDAY – DAVID SHELDRICK – Requested by Teresa Sheldrick
SATURDAY – FRANCIS PEREIRA & DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE PEREIRA & PAUL FAMILIES – Requested by Sophie & Candida Pereira
The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:
Tiffany Keira Chan
Daniel Jim Ohn Fong
Chase Daniel Valdez
These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, June 15th, 2014. Congratulations!
OUR NEW HYMNALS
Our new hymnals have arrived. Our goal is always to have everyone participate, so pick up and crack open those new books and sing to the glory of God! Any contributions towards these books would be greatly appreciated. Since the Catholic Book of Worship will still be used, please do not remove them from the Church.
CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM REGISTRATION
Registration forms for the Children’s Faith Program for next year are now available in the Parish Office. This program is for those children attending private or public schools. Please note that all registrations must be returned by June 30th, 2014.
CONTINUING ADULT EDUCATION
The Church has had many great thinkers over the years, including St. Augustine in the 5th century and St. Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century. In our time, we have great thinkers too, one of whom is the Passionist priest Fr. Thomas Berry, 1914 – 2009. He introduced us to seeing God’s creation in a new way and our role as humans within it. He called it “The New Story”. Next fall on every other Tuesday evening and repeated every other Thursday morning, we will discuss his “New Story”, the wisdom that ensues and the challenge it evokes. We guarantee an interesting discussion! Watch for beginning dates in September.
PLANNING TO BE A CATHOLIC TEACHER?
It is important for you to know that to be hired to teach in any Catholic School Board in Ontario, as part of your application for employment, there must be a letter of reference from your pastor. If you are planning to apply to teach in a Catholic School, a contact with the pastor is highly recommended. Please plan to have a conversation with your Pastor early in the process, well before applications are to be submitted.
ShareLife For 2013: $193,410
ShareLife to Date: $157,491.50
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – MARYGROVE CAMP
Thank you for your generous support of Marygrove Camp. $3,688.60 was raised to support this important work of the Society for St. Vincent de Paul.
BUNDLE UP WEEKEND COMING UP!
Bundle-Up Weekend September 20th/21st
There will be a Bundle-Up Weekend on September 20th/21st. Start today to gather gently used clean clothes for the third weekend of September.
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses next weekend 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 on St. Gabriel’s web site. Printed copies of the recipes are also available in the Parish Office. Remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole.
For the summer, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekends of July 26th /27th and August 23rd /24th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.
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 check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.
DONATE YOUR OLD EYE GLASSES
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.
CANADIAN TIRE MONEY – MATERCARE
We are still collecting Canadian Tire money in support of Matercare International. Please support this worthwhile campaign by dropping your Canadian Tire money in the collection basket or bringing it to the Parish Office.
FAITH CONNECTIONS HIKE AND PRAYER
Saturday, July 5th, 2014 at 10:30 A.M.
Faith Connections invites all young adults 18-39 to join them for a Hike and Prayer followed by a picnic at Edwards Gardens. Please bring water, a picnic lunch, sturdy footwear and weather-appropriate gear (rain or shine). Meet at the south west corner of Leslie St and Lawrence Ave East (under the Edwards Gardens sign. RSVP is appreciated.
Please call Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt at 416-467-2645 or visit www.faithconnections.ca – a ministry of Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto.
QUEEN OF APOSTLES RENEWAL CENTRE
Spring Men’s ACTS Retreat
June 26th to June 29th 2014
Come Deepen Your Faith.
Private Rooms with 2 piece ensuite.
Excellent Food for the Soul and Body.
Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre
BLESSED TRINITY LADIES BRIDGE 2014/2015
The ladies of Blessed Trinity Parish are thinking of organizing an afternoon bridge group. If you would like to join, please call Maureen Cullen at 416-222-8755.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for last weekend:
Envelopes 386 $7,389
Loose Change $1,221
Weekly Portion of PAG 177 $3,193
CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING
Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in September 2014 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.