ST. GABRIEL’S YOUTH GROUP
TEA AND FLOWER SALE
Sunday May 10th After the Masses
On Mother’s day, Sunday, May 10th the St. Gabriel’s Youth Group will be selling flowers and tea which would make lovely gifts for mothers, grandmothers, aunts and sisters.
The money raised will go towards the group’s expenses for the World Youth Day to be held in Poland in July, 2016. Please help and support the efforts of our youth!
April 27th to May 2nd, 2015
MONDAY – MARCELINO FERNANDES – Requested by Tita Fernandes
TUESDAY – CONVERSION OF SINNERS & TERRORISTS – Requested by May Chiu
WEDNESDAY – REPOSE OF DECEASED SOULS – Requested by May Chiu
THURSDAY – VICTOR JOSEPH – Requested by the Family
FRIDAY – ALLAN PERSAUD – Requested by Persaud & Goldenberg Families
SATURDAY – MARY-ANNE OLDEN – Requested by Kathleen Olden-Powell
The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:
Sophia Elizabeth Adona
Isabel Marie Donoghue De Abreau
Lucas Antonio Moniz
Gavin Daniel O’Brien
Navid Jonathan Parton
Christine Paliwag Poutsoungas
Vanessa Naomi Wong
Zachary Ryan Wong
These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, April 19th, 2015. Congratulations!
Friday, May 1st from 9:30 AM – 12 Noon
ECO – SABBATH
Sunday, May 3rd 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 to attend.
English: Saturday, May 2nd at 3:15 PM in the Gabriel Room.
Chinese: Sunday, May 3rd at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room.
For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.
CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK 2015
May 3rd to May 9th
Catholic Education Week 2015 begins on Sunday, May 3rd.
The Catholic schools in our parish will engage in a series of events to celebrate the ongoing gift of publicly-funded Catholic education. You are invited to discover what celebrations are happening in your children’s school and if possible, attend. Publicly-funded Catholic education has existed in Ontario since 1841 and its graduates have served Ontario and Canada very well. The current generation of students in our publicly-funded Catholic schools will serve with the same spirit and generosity as their previous generations.
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.
This year, Catholics across our archdiocese are being asked to support the Family of Faith campaign. This campaign will provide for the pastoral and temporal needs of the archdiocese, such as campus and youth ministry, communication initiatives that will strengthen our family of faith, and support to help new parishes to celebrate Mass in a new church.
The ShareLife campaign provides for the needs of our social service agencies, helps our brothers and sisters in Christ across the world, and supports the education of our clergy. There is no duplication – ShareLife agencies do not receive funding from the Family of Faith campaign. Thus it is important that we continue to support the ShareLife appeal, to provide for the needs of the marginalized both here in our communities and around the world.
ShareLife, 2014: $220,250.
ShareLife to Date: $79,143
Next Sunday, May 3, 2015 is ShareLife Sunday
Please give generously. You can work wonders!
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE-UP COLLECTION
Next Weekend – May 2nd/3rd
The Society for St. Vincent de Paul will hold their annual Bundle Up Collection next weekend, May 2nd/3rd. 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. The truck will be open in the parking lot on Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and all day Sunday, May 3rd until 1:00 P.M. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Mass. The Society will donate or sell these donations to support their outreach efforts. Thank you for your continued support.
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.
We are still collecting milk bags which can be cut, looped and woven into sleep mats for individuals or families in developing countries. You may drop the colourful outer bags in the bin located in the gathering space. Please make sure that the bags are clean and dry.
ST. BONAVENTURE PARISH MISSION
Tuesday, April 28th to Thursday April 30th at 7:00 PM
St. Bonaventure Parish Hall
Pope Francis has caused a great deal of interest, particularly in his style and preferential option for the poor. Do you ever wonder where he gets that appreciation? He is steeped in the great tradition of our Catholic Social teachings. Some have called them the greatest hidden treasure of the Catholic Church.
The St Bonaventure community invites you to join them at St. Bonaventure Parish Hall on Tuesday, April 28, Wednesday April 29th and Thursday, April 30 at 7:00 PM as they delve into those treasures of our faith.
BLESSED TRINITY CWL ANNUAL GERANIUM SALE
Spring is finally here and the Geraniums are again available just in time for Mothers’ Day!
4″ pots – red, orange, lavender, pink sizzle, salmon, white – $3.00 ea. or $25/FLAT of 10
Hanging baskets – red, orange, lavender, salmon, white – $17.00
Please pre-order by phoning LouiseTonelli at 416-733-3946 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geraniums must all be picked up from Blessed Trinity Parish Hall on Friday, May 8th between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM or Saturday, May 9th between Noon and 6:00 PM.
(Deadline for orders: May 3rd, 2015)
MEN’S DAY OF RETREAT
May 9th from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre
A Men’s Day of Retreat will be held at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, 1617 Blythe Road, Mississauga, Ontario, on Saturday, May 9th from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. The theme of the retreat is “A Biblical Journey into a Deeper Relationship with Christ.” The facilitator is Greg DeMarchi, deacon, doctor, surgeon, as well as a scripture scholar.
The day begins with coffee, tea, muffins and a wonderful four -course lunch will be served in our dining room at noon. The suggested offering is $35.00.
To register please contact the Centre at 905-278-5229.
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 AM 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 AM 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!
INSPIRATIONAL TALK ON MARRIAGE AND ANNULMENT
May 11th at 7:00 PM
Catholic Pastoral Centre, 1155 Yonge Street, 4th Floor
New Beginnings and Catholic Family Services invite you to join them for an inspirational talk entitled Marriage and Annulment. Fr. Brian Clough, Judicial Vicar, Archdiocese of Toronto will provide you with an understanding of the Catholic Church’s teachings on marriage and annulment.
The Catholic Pastoral centre is located at 1155 Yonge Street, adjacent to the Summerhill Subway Station. Free underground parking is also available. For more information, please call 416-921-1163, Ext. 2227 or email email@example.com
EAST YORK BARBERSHOPPERS 65TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
Saturday, May 23rd at 8:00 PM
Salvation Army Citadel
East York Barbershoppers will present their 65th Anniversary Show on Saturday, May 23rd at 8:00 PM at the Salvation Army Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Avenue East
Tickets are almost sold out. Please call Jerry Beckerle at 647 220-8407 to order yours.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for Last Weekend
Envelopes 404 $ 7,133
Loose Change 970
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 164 3,117
Total 568 $ 11,220
USE OF OLD OFFERTORY ENVELOPES
If you have prior year’s offertory envelopes, please do not use them! Envelopes for which no donations have been received may be reassigned to another parishioner.
We are asking that you not use old envelopes, but if you do, please ensure your name is written legibly on the front.