From the desk of Fr. Brando
Recently there have been several close calls as drivers use our parking lot as a short cut to and from Sheppard Avenue.
To avoid accidents, the middle arm in the parking lot will remain closed until 9:15 A.M. each weekday. This is to ensure the safety of the pedestrians walking through to the school.
Happy Mother’s Day
To all the Mothers, Grandmothers and Stepmothers, we wish you a very happy Mother’s day. May you be blessed with the graces you need, with courage, compassion patience and peace.
May 12th to May 17th, 2014
MONDAY – MICHELLE HALES – Requested by the Sheldrick Family
TUESDAY – KEVIN TAKAKI – Requested by Violet Pung & Family
WEDNESDAY – BIEN & MILA COCHANGCO – Requested by Bong & Nicka Cochangco
THURSDAY – ELAINE PICKEN – Requested by Bernadette De Groot
FRIDAY – GERRY & EDNA HATCH – Requested by the Family
SATURDAY – ANA SOFIA NASCIMENTO – Requested by the Family
Men who have responded to God’s call to dedicate their lives to His service come from all walks of life. Those who enter the priesthood come from different ages and backgrounds, economic situations, skill sets, and ethnic communities.
At ShareLife-funded agencies such as Serra House, Redemptoris Mater, and St. Augustine’s Seminary, they undergo extensive theological education and practical field training. Through ShareLife, you are helping sustain the vocations for priesthood and inspire discernment for God’s call. Last year ShareLife helped support over 70 priests and seminarians in their formation studies.
ShareLife For 2013: $193,410
ShareLife to Date: $90,143.80
Next ShareLife Sunday – June 1, 2014
Please give generously. You can work wonders!.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE-UP COLLECTION
This Weekend, May 10th/11th
The Society for St. Vincent de Paul is holding their annual Bundle Up Collection this weekend, May 10th/11th. Bring your gently used clothing and household linens to share with others. A St. Vincent de Paul truck is 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.
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.
Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.
Regular ground coffee: $5.50
Whole Beans: $5.50
Chocolate Bars: $4 incl. Taxes
Hot Chocolate and Cocoa: $4.75
CANADIAN TIRE MONEY – MATERCARE
We are still collecting Canadian Tire money in support of Matercare International which is an association of Catholic Obstetricians and Gynecologists working in developing countries. This organization is dedicated to improving the lives and health of mothers and their children, both unborn and born, through initiatives of service, training, research and advocacy. Please support this worthwhile campaign by dropping your Canadian Tire money in the collection basket or bringing it to the Parish Office.
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.
CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY
Hope for the Children Fund
No parent should have to put their baby to sleep in a stroller or car seat because they can’t afford a crib. The Hope for Children Fund in support of the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto has been actively working to educate Toronto families about safe sleep.
As part of their mission, they provide cribs to low-income families. The campaign, which runs through to Mother’s Day on May 11th, encourages donors to visit www.hopeforchildren.ca to make a donation towards the purchase of a crib. An acknowledgement card may be sent to one’s mother in recognition of the donation. Just in time for Mother’s Day!
SPIRITUALITY FOR MATURING ADULTS – PART II OF 4 SEPARATE MODULES
May 14, 2014 – June 4, 2014 from 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
The Paulist Ministry Centre
830 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON
Part II of four sessions in holistic faith development and growth in Christian maturity for men and women in the second half of life (pre-retirement to retirement years) will be offered by Sr. Mary Rose Marrin, CSJ.It is NOT necessary to have attended part I to participate in
part II. Please pre-register if possible. There will be a free will offering for the sessions.
For further information, please contact 416-534-2326 or
Fr. John F. Duffy, CSP at firstname.lastname@example.org
HIKE AND PRAYER: DOORS OPEN TORONTO
Saturday, May 24 — 10:30 A.M.
Meeting at the front entrance of St. Michael’s Cathedral, 200 Church St
Faith Connections invites all young adults 18-39 to join us for a Hike and Prayer at Doors Open Toronto. Together we will explore the architecture Toronto has to offer and reflect on it through prayer. Nurture your spiritual life while exploring interesting areas of our beautiful city! It’s a chance to meet like-minded young adults who hope to find God through spiritual and physical activity. Hiking rain or shine.
RSVPs appreciated, call Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt at 416-467-2645 or visit www.faithconnections.ca
SEEING WITH HEART – DAY OF REFLECTION
Catholic Parents of Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons
Saturday, May 31st from 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.
Weekend of June 6th to 8th
Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre
Refresh and rekindle your love for each other by treating yourselves to a marriage enrichment weekend at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, or give a weekend as a gift to family or friends. The Centre offers comfort, excellent cuisine and an inspiring program. The next weekend is June 6th to 8th. For more information telephone: 905-278-5229.
SAVE THIS DATE SUNDAY, JUNE 1st AT 4:00 P.M.
Save this date… Sunday, June 1st at 4:00 P.M. The Sneak Peek orchestra returns to St. Gabriel’s for another wonderful concert. Watch the bulletin for more detail.
DON’T MISS IT! MY FAIR LADY
Toronto Catholic District School Board Staff Arts is pleased to present
My Fair Lady
At the Theatre at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts,
36 Greenfield Avenue, North York.
June 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th at 7:30PM
June 8th at 2:00 PM
All tickets are $22.
For more information please call 416-222-8282 ext. 2787
or visit the website: www.tcdsb.org/staffarts
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. The tour will include St. Joseph’s Oratory and the Shrine of Kateri Tekakwitha in Montreal, the Shrine of our Blessed Mother at Cap de la Madeleine, Chapel of Blessed Frederic in Trois Rivieres, St. Anne de Beaupre and old Quebec City. For more information, please contact Mary at 416-497-7059 or go to www.blessedtrinity.ca.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for last weekend:
Envelopes 417 $7,695
Loose Change $1,387
Weekly Portion of PAG 177 $3,307
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.