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!
May 4th to May 9th, 2015
MONDAY – TOM DONAGHY – Requested by the Family
TUESDAY – MAURICE MICHAEL – Requested by Charmaine Michael
WEDNESDAY – MAISEY & ALBERT DAGNEAULT – Requested by Ginette Harquail
THURSDAY – LAU KOON TING – Requested by Linda Law & Family
FRIDAY – GUS CALDERONE – Requested by Marie Calderone
SATURDAY – JUSTIN McCARTHY – Requested by the Markle Family
CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
May 3rd to May 8th
We invite all parishioners to join in celebrating Catholic Education Week 2015, which runs from May 3rd to May 8th.
For more than 160 years, Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic schools have been integrating our faith into all aspects of school life, empowering one another to serve as faithful disciples. We celebrate the distinctive contribution that catholic schools provide, giving thanks and offering our prayers for all those who diligently nurture this precious gift. For more information about catholic Education Week, please visit www.goodnewsforall.ca.
A very special thank you to all those who provide leadership in our Catholic schools. In particular we thank the Principal and Staff of St. Gabriel’s School for the wonderful work they do. We pray for all educators and students, giving thanks to God for all those who faithfully spread the Good News.
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.
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 4,000 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
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE-UP COLLECTION
This Weekend – May 2nd/3rd
The Society for St. Vincent de Paul is holding their annual Bundle Up Collection this weekend, The truck will be open in the parking lot on Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and on Sunday, May 3rd from 8:30 AM until 1:00 PM Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Mass.
Working wonders in the whole community…
“Now in its 39th year of helping the whole community, the number of agencies funded by ShareLife’s annual appeal has increased significantly, reflecting the growing local social needs. The reality is there are more people relying on ShareLife today than ever before! I firmly believe we can continue to offer them a helping hand if we all participate.
Your donation, regardless of the amount, will bring us closer to our goal. Thank you for the contribution you make in gift and deed to our Church and to the community at large. My prayer is that the Lord will help us all to share our time, talents and treasure with a generous spirit.”
—Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto
ShareLife, 2014: $220,250
ShareLife, 2015 to date: $86,577
Today is the Third ShareLife Sunday.
Thank you for your generosity.
Together we can work wonders!
You may continue to drop off the colourful outer milk bags in the bin located in the gathering space. Please make sure that the bags are clean and dry.
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.
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 – $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)
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
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
FAMILY OF FAITH
The pledge total as of April 25 is $1,060,600. Thank you!
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for Last Weekend
Envelopes 397 $ 8,196
Loose Change 1,095
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 164 3,117
Total 598 $ 12,408