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.
ST. GABRIEL’S YOUTH GROUP TEA AND FLOWER SALE
After the Masses this Sunday
Today, Mother’s Day, the St. Gabriel’s Youth Group is selling flowers and tea which would make lovely gifts for mothers, stepmothers, 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!
May 11th to May 16th 2015
MONDAY – RICHARD CHUCHRA – Requested by the Family
TUESDAY – EDWIN PINTO – Requested by Anne Pinto & Family
WEDNESDAY – JOHN HONG – Requested by the Family
THURSDAY – BONA KIM – Requested by Susan Kim
FRIDAY – VICTOR ATHAIDE – Requested by the Family
SATURDAY – EDNA & GERRY HATCH – Requested by the Family
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.
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.
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE RELIEF
The Archdiocese of Toronto is accepting financial contributions for humanitarian relief following the catastrophic effects of a serious earthquake on April 24th The earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, and aftershocks have devastated huge areas of the country, with more than 7,000 people reported dead, many more injured and thousands of families displaced from their homes.
Relief workers from the official Catholic relief agency on the ground, Caritas Internationalis, say the victims most need temporary shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene supplies as relief operations gear up. So far, Caritas organizations around the world have pledged $3.3 million to the relief effort as well as providing 10,000 shelter kits and 3,000 tarps.
Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:
Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website: www.archtoronto.org
By phone through the Development Office – 416-934-3411
Through the parish, making cheques payable to:
St. Gabriel’s Parish – Nepal Earthquake – Humanitarian Relief
Donations made before May 25th will be matched by the Canadian government.
Working wonders for the elderly…
Retired long-term and recently experiencing the passing of his wife, Jamie has adjusted his life again by moving to Les Centres d’Accueil Héritage.
As CAH is the only French-speaking retirement home in Toronto, Jamie is drawn by the camaraderie of other French–speaking friends. He may be alone at this time in his final senior years, but the activities and friendship there give Jamie the love and support he needs to live happily as he freely shares his life stories with those around him. Last year ShareLife-supported agencies provided outreach programs that met the needs of over 2,200 seniors.
ShareLife, 2014: $220,250.
ShareLife to Date: $117,845
Thank you for your generosity.
Together we can work wonders!
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.
Mosaic Interfaith are entering a team in the Big Bike Ride for Heart and Stroke on June 25th and are looking for more riders. If interested contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and let her know you are from St. Gabriel’s. Each rider would be expected to raise a minimum of $25.
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
CREATING A VISION FOR MINISTRY WITH MATURING ADULTS
Wednesday, May 13th from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
St. Bonaventure’s Parish Centre
This is a one day workshop to raise awareness of a new vision for Senior Adult Ministry. It is for men and women in the second half of life who are interested in developing ministry for the “New Generation” of older adults. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 13th at St. Bonaventure’s Parish Centre, 1300 Leslie St. from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Please bring a “brown bag” lunch. The Facilitator will be Sister Mary Rose Marrin CSJ, graduate of the Johnson Institute for Spiritual Gerontology and Lifelong Faith Development.
Pre-registration is necessary. To register, call 416-462-1331 Ext. 4224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. MICHAEL’S CHOIR SCHOOL ANNUAL CONCERT
Friday, May 15that 7:00 PM
St. Paul’s Basilica
83 Power St., Toronto
Celebrate spring with St. Michael’s Choir School at their annual concert!
Free-will offering. No reserved seating.
For more information call 416-397-6367.
CELEBRATE YOUR MARRIAGE WITH A WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND!
May 22nd to 24th
Married couples: You deserve a weekend to cherish being together; to rediscover each other and focus on ways to make your relationship even better. A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend offers this opportunity. Consider giving each other or another couple you know the gift of a weekend away from daily pressures; time to be with each other and with God on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.
The next weekend will be held on May 22nd to 24th, 2015
For more information and application, please go to www.wwme.org or contact: Gerard & Marge McCauley at email@example.com or (905) 792-1925.
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 will be 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.
SPRING MEN’S ACTS RETREAT
May 28th to May 31st, 2015
Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre
A Men’s ACTS retreat will be held at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre on the weekend of May 28th to May 31st.
Men are invited to come deepen their Faith.
Private rooms with 2 piece ensuite.
Excellent Food for the Soul and Body
For more information, please call Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre at 905-278-5229.
DAY OF PRAYER AND HEALING FOR WOMEN
Saturday, May 30th
Do you know someone who is carrying the grief of a past abortion? Hope and healing are possible and God’s mercy endures forever. The Sisters of Life will be hosting a Day of Prayer and Healing for Women in Toronto on Saturday May 30th.
For confidential registration please call the Sisters of Life at 845-357-0258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit http://www.sistersoflife.org/days-of-prayer-healing-testimonies-faqs for additional information.
SEEING WITH HEART – DAY OF REFLECTION
Catholic Parents of Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons
Saturday, June 6th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Scarboro Missions, 2685 Kingston Road
A retreat for Catholic parents of lesbian daughters and gay sons will be held at the Scarboro Missions, 2685 Kingston Road on Saturday, June 6th.The cost for the day including lunch is $40.00.
For Brochure and information call John Montague at 416-523-6449.
MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT WEEKEND
Queen of Apostles Retreat Centre
1617 Blythe Rd., Mississauga
Consider joining a Marriage Enrichment Weekend for married couples focused on improving communication skills, refreshing and renewing your marriage.
The weekend is hosted by a team of three married couples and a priest.
For more information contact Gerard and Marge McCauley at email@example.com or by phone at 905-792-1925.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for Last Weekend
Envelopes 398 $ 7,415
Loose Change 1,207
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 164 3,117
Total 56 2 $ 11,739