At the Easter Vigil, the following children received the Sacraments of Baptism and the Holy Eucharist for the first time: Francesca Apiou, Leon Li and Amy Xie. Amy was also confirmed. Yang Zhao received the Sacrament of Baptism.
The following adults received the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation: Mei Cheng, Marsha Ryan, Katrina Young, and Tengzhen Zhao
Ernest Eisentraut was received into full Communion with the Catholic Church.
Charlotte Wong received the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The parish family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome and congratulate them!
April 13th to April 18th, 2015
MONDAY – ESTRELLA C. GAVIETA – Requested by Cherrie, Stella & Isabel
TUESDAY – WELL BEING OF THE CHIU FAMILY – Requested by the Chiu Family
WEDNESDAY – WELL BEING OF THE FUNG FAMILY – Requested by the Chiu family
THURSDAY – MARY MILLER – Requested by Don & Marie Harris
FRIDAY – EDGARDO RECANA – Requested by the Family
SATURDAY – MIKE PALAZZO & CHRISTOPHER DI LALLO – Requested by Valentina Palazzo
FIRST COMMUNION INTERVIEWS
There are still some families of children who wish to receive their First Communion who have not yet booked an interview.
Those children attending the Children’s Faith Program, private schools or others are asked to choose one of the following dates: April 14th, 15th, 17th, 21st, 22nd or 23rd.
Children from St. Gabriel’s School are asked to choose one of the following dates: April 23rd, May 5th, or May 6th
Please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 to book your appointment with Fr. Brando as soon as possible.
THANK YOU FROM THE YOUTH GROUP
Our Youth Group held a bake sale after all the Masses last Sunday. Due to the generosity of you good people, $1,028 was raised. The money will go towards the group’s expenses for the World Youth Day to be held in Poland in July, 2016. Thank you for your continuing support!
Working wonders in our community…
“ShareLife supports a large family of Catholic agencies that truly do feed, clothe and shelter people, care for the sick and frail, and befriend the isolated and lonely. Reflecting Catholic charity, they protect the vulnerable, guide and counsel the troubled, visit people in prison and give a voice to the voiceless. Regardless of their religious beliefs or personal background, ShareLife agencies meet people where they are, treating them with the dignity and respect we all deserve.”
-Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto
ShareLife, 2014: $220,250
ShareLife to Date: $72,223
Today is ShareLife Sunday
Please give generously. You can work wonders!
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
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE-UP COLLECTION
Weekend of May 2nd/3rd
The Society for St. Vincent de Paul will hold their annual Bundle Up Collection on the weekend of May 2nd/3rd. Bring your gently used clothing and household linens that weekend to share with others.
A St. Vincent de Paul truck will be in the Church parking lot to receive donations. The Society will donate or sell these donations to support their outreach efforts. Thank you for your continued support.
The truck will be open on Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and on Sunday, May 3rd from 8:30 AM to1:00 PM. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Mass.
FEED THE HUNGRY
Each month the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall or the Good Shepherd Centre. 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 ongoing support.
Did you know that milk bags can be cut, looped and woven into sleep mats for individuals or families in developing countries? Schools churches and senior homes throughout the Greater Toronto Area would welcome your contributions. Please drop the colourful outer bags in the bin located in the gathering space. Please make sure that the bags are clean and dry.
NEW BEGINNINGS: “The Art of Journaling for Inner Healing”
Monday, April 13 at 7:00 PM
Catholic Pastoral Centre 1155 Yonge St. 4th Floor.
Catholic Family Services of Toronto New Beginnings invite you to a talk entitled, “The Art of Journaling for Inner Healing” on Monday April 13th at 7:00 PM at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 1155 Yonge Street. 4th Floor, adjacent to Summerhill TTC Subway Station. Free underground parking is also available.
Martez Schembri-Diskey, author, therapist and instructor, will guide us through a unique journaling approach which employs meditations, affirmations, gratitude, intentions and connections to balancing the spirit, body, mind and emotions for trauma, stress, pain management and self-care.
FAITH CONNECTIONS PRESENTS CHRIST AND CULTURE: AGO
Art Gallery of Ontario 316 Dundas St West
Wednesday, April 15th at 6:45PM
This is a chance for young adults (18-39) to engage culture from the perspective of the nature and person of Jesus!
Each of our Christ and Culture events are designed to open our eyes to the world of God’s beauty as expressed in every person. With that in mind, we will discuss and open our hearts to Christ in one another. Our event will be held at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Its collection includes more than 80,000 works spanning the 1st century to the present day.
Free! (The AGO does not charge an admission fee on Wednesday evenings). We will meet by the information desk near the front door.
RSVPs would be appreciated. For more information, contact John-Paul Markides at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 416-467-2645.
REGIS COLLEGE BOOK SALE
April 21st to April 24th from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
100 Wellesley Street West
Regis College (the Jesuit College at the University of Toronto) is having its 4th annual Sale of used hardcover and pocketbooks. There are more than 10,000 gently used books in all categories.
The College is located at 100 Wellesley Street West at the corner of Wellesley and Queens Park.
The Sale runs from Tuesday, April 21st to Friday, April 24th from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
BREBEUF COLLEGE ALUMNI EVENTS
Brebeuf College, 211 Steeles Avenue East
Pub Night Friday, May 1st
Mass and Luncheon – Sunday, May 3rd
Brebeuf College will be holding two upcoming events at the school for alumni and friends. A Pub Night Reunion will be held on Friday, May 1st. The Order of St. Jean de Brebeuf Mass and Luncheon will take place on Sunday, May 3rd. See www.brebeufalumni.org for more details or contact Michael Da Costa at Michael.email@example.com
MEAGAN’S WALK – CREATING A CIRCLE OF HOPE
5km Fundraising Walk and Hug
Saturday, May 9th, 2015
Registration from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at Fort York
10:00 A.M. Walk to SickKids
On Saturday, May 9th, the fourteenth 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”. The day includes live music and entertainment, face-painting, an opportunity to sign our Wall of Honour, and moving and powerful messages from Meagan’s Walk’s founder, youth ambassadors and world-leading doctors and researchers.
Proceeds from this event support the SickKids Foundation and are designated to the Meagan Bebenek Endowment Fund and awareness, research and treatment of paediatric brain tumours at SickKids
“INVITATION TO JOY” A WEEKEND OF PRAYER AND CONTEMPLATION
Weekend of May 29th to 31st
Single Women are invited to a retreat weekend, on Lake Simcoe, in Orillia offered by a team of Sisters of St. Joseph on the weekend of May 29th to 31st. Please register by May 14th.
Cost is $150.00 (subsidies available)
For information and registration, please contact Sister Rosemary Fry CSJ, firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-285-4166.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for Last Weekend
Envelopes 658 $ 19,875
Loose Change 2,862
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 164 3,117
Total 822 $ 25,854
Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land: $ 6,662