Monday, May 19th is Victoria Day.
The Parish Office will be closed.
There will be no 9:00 A.M. Mass that day.
JUST A REMINDER…
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.
Congratulations to the following children from the Children’s Faith Program, and those from Private and Public Schools who received their First Communion as a group on Sunday, May 11th, 2014.
Rachel Eliz Brown
Hannah Ha Rhee
It was a beautiful celebration. We promise to support them with our prayers as they continue on their journey of faith.
May 19th to May 24th 2014
MONDAY – VICTORIA DAY – No 9:00 A.M. Mass
TUESDAY – MARZO AGARAO – Requested by Bong & Nicka Cochangco
WEDNESDAY – CECILIA MANALANG – Requested by her Husband
THURSDAY – DAN BADOI & HIS FAMILY – Requested by Carmen Badoi
FRIDAY – KIM SE DONG – Requested by the Family
SATURDAY – SAUL MONROY – Requested by Gloria Monroy
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE-UP WEEKEND
Once again, Bundle Up Weekend was a huge success! A very big shout out to all the young people who helped with loading the truck. Your energy, good humour and willingness to work were very much appreciated. We are also grateful for the generosity of the parishioners of St. Gabriel’s. Thank you for all your donations.
“My worst day clean is better than my best day using,” exclaims Suzanne, as she shares the details of her past use of drugs and other substance abuse. “I was on medication constantly to deal with the side effects and was a chronic pain patient for 35 years. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. With the support of Catholic Family Services, I was able to finally kick the habit.” The Closed Trauma and Sister mentoring program were crucial to helping Suzanne get her life back on track. The positive influence of CFS sistering program supervisor Valerie Anderson and encouragement from other professional staff gave Suzanne the courage to try again. She sheds ‘tears of joy’ as she now speaks on behalf of CFS, sharing the detailed differences Catholic Family Services has made in her life.
Over 77,000 individuals received help in getting their lives back on track through ShareLife-supported family services programs.
ShareLife For 2013: $193,410
ShareLife to Date: $99,712.05
Next ShareLife Sunday – June 1, 2014
Please give generously. You can work wonders!
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 to help feed the hungry in our city. You may pick up a copy of a casserole recipe and a pan from the Parish Office.
Three recipes are also available on St. Gabriel’s web site. Please remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole. 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.
SNEAK PEEK ORCHESTRA
June 1st AT 4:00 P.M.
St. Gabriel’s Chuch
Join SPO on its final journey through a landscape of new, unusual, and profoundly moving Canadian works. After a rip-roaring opening featuring one of our favourite overtures, Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, we proceed to a work of a dramatically different ilk: composer/conductor William Rowson’s dark and affecting Aria.
To commemorate artistic director Kevin Lau’s departure from SPO, we present his latest composition Illumination (featuring pianist Mary Kenedi and percussionist Michelle Colton). The work was inspired by a wide range of sources, from Toronto’s recent ice storm to the surreal vignettes found in Alan Lightman’s short novel Einstein’s Dreams.
We are excited to present renowned soloist Erika Raum on a special performance of a lushly dramatic violin concerto written by her mother, Elizabeth Raum.
Finally, as part of our ongoing dedication to the young champions of our musical future, we are delighted to present a short orchestral composition by 13-year-old Ian Chan entitled Valse D’un Enfant.
HIKE AND PRAYER: DOORS OPEN TORONTO
Saturday, May 24th at 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 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.
IT’S BREAKFAST TIME!
Saturday May 31st from 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
Julius Banquet Centre, 2201 Finch Ave W # 32 North York
You are invited to a breakfast sponsored by Magnificat – a Ministry to Catholic Women. A morning of song, prayer, good food, testimony, friendship and ministry. for women of all ages. The Guest Speaker will be Elizabeth Belen. Tickets are $20.
For tickets contact Inez at 416-745-4268. Tickets will not be sold at the door. All our past meals have served capacity groups of 300 guests. To avoid disappointment, buy your tickets early.
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.
MY FAIR LADY DON’T MISS IT!
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 7:30 P.M., June 8th at 2:00 P.M.
All tickets are $22.
For more information please call 416-222-8282 ext. 2787 or visit the website: www.tcdsb.org/staffarts
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for last weekend:
Envelopes 432 $8,713
Loose Change $1,326
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.