LET YOUR VOICES BE HEARD
Wednesday, June 8th at 7:30 PM
As you all know, St Gabriel’s is a Passionist Parish. Priests who serve the parish community belong to the Congregation of the Passion (Passionists). Their motto is “May the passion of Christ be always in our hearts”.
The Passionists would like very much to strengthen its relationship with the laity. To this end, the Passionist Province of St Paul of the Cross, to which our priests belong, has set up a Commission on the Laity. The Chair of the Commission, Mr. Ernest Rivard, will be visiting the parish for a listening session – to hear your voices on how that relationship could be strengthened.
All are welcome to attend. The listening session will be held on Wednesday, June 8th, at 7:30 PM in the Gabriel Room.
THOSE WHO SING PRAY TWICE
This weekend, on the Feast of Corpus Christi the choir will be singing Exultate Justi in Latin. To help you to appreciate the hymn more fully, here is the English translation.
Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous ones:
It is fitting for the upright ones to give praise.
Acknowledge the Lord with the harp.
Sing to him with a psaltery of ten strings.
Sing to him a new song.
Sing praises to him well with a loud voice.
At this time we also would like to take the opportunity to thank our musicians, choirs and cantors for their prayerful contributions to our liturgies.
YOUTH GROUP BAKE SALE
Weekend of June 18th and 19th
On Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th our Youth Group will be having a bake sale. The money raised will help cover the Youth Group’s transportation costs to the Steubenville Catholic Conference in New York from June 23rd to June 27th. Please support our Youth Group.
English: Saturday, June 4th at 3:15 PM in the Gabriel Room.
Chinese: Sunday, June 5th at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room.
For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.
Friday, June 3rd from 9:30 AM to 12 Noon
May 30th to June 4th 2016
MONDAY – SPECIAL INTENTION
TUESDAY – NINA SKLIARENKO ?
Requested by Fran Moscall
WEDNESDAY – LUIS CELESTE ?
& MARIO FREIRE ?
Requested by the Nascimento Family
THURSDAY – MARCELINO FERNANDES ?
Requested by Tita Fernandes
FRIDAY – JOHN HUYBERS ?
Requested by His Family
SATURDAY – GUS CALDERONE ?
Requested by Marie Calderone
CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM
Registration forms for the Children’s Faith Program are now available in the parish office. This program is for children of the Parish who attend public or private schools. Classes are held at St. Gabriel’s School every second Sunday beginning September 11th, 2016.
Please note that a separate Sacramental registration form is required if your child will receive the sacraments of First Communion, Reconciliation or Confirmation during the 2016/17 year. These forms are also available in the Parish Office.
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.
Working wonders for people in our homes and parishes…
In 2012, Nadia was brought to Street Haven’s emergency shelter by the police. She was an immigrant from India and had been locked in a garage by her husband and mother-in-law for two years, rarely able to visit the two children.
Upon her arrival at Street Haven, Nadia thrived. She slowly built trust with the counselors, participated in household responsibilities, and loved looking after the gardens. Her counselor set Nadia up with a lawyer and after a year of legal consultations, she received custody of her two children. Street Haven helped them find housing and Nadia and her children now live in a beautiful, safe home where they have started a new chapter in their lives.
ShareLife to date: $117,972
Today is ShareLife Sunday.
Please give generously.
You can work wonders!
FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Each month food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre.
As summer approaches, food donations tend to drop off. These donations are more important than ever as families struggle to make ends meet.
Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.
HUMANITARIAN RELIEF ECUADOR
The Archdiocese of Toronto is accepting financial contributions for humanitarian relief following the disastrous effects of a serious earthquake on April 16th.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks have devastated huge areas of Ecuador, with nearly 600 people reported dead, another 5,700 injured and 24,000 families left homeless.
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 – Ecuador Earthquake – Humanitarian Relief
Funds Raised to Date: $875
CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES WALK-IN COUNSELING
Tuesdays, Central Office, 1155 Yonge Street, Suite 100 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM or
Thursdays, North York Office –5799 Yonge Street, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Catholic Family Services of Toronto is now offering walk-in counseling services at their two locations. Their staff is trained to offer same-day service to clients with urgent counseling needs. The single-session consultation is aimed at helping individuals, couples, or family clients address their concerns. No appointment required.
Please contact the Central office, 1155 Yonge St., Suite 100, Toronto (Yonge/Summerhill) Tuesdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at 416 921-1163 or by email at email@example.com
On Thursdays, contact the North office, 5799 Yonge St., (Yonge/Finch) from 9:00 Am to 3:00 PM. at 416 222-0048 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MILK BAG PROJECT
Wednesday, June 1st from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thank you to all parishioners who are recycling their clean, flattened milk bags at the church.
Volunteer milk bag weavers will be meeting next on Wednesday, June 1st from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Gabriel Room. All are welcome!
RSVP to email@example.com if you are able to attend.
EUTHANASIA INFORMATION SESSION
Saturday June 4th following 9:00 AM Mass
Blessed Trinity Parish, 3220 Bayview Ave., Toronto
All are invited to attend an information session on euthanasia and what it means for your loved ones. The guest speaker is Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director of Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, who will speak on the topics of responding to the issue of euthanasia and assisted suicide, what is happening in countries where it is already legal, conscience rights for physicians, improving palliative care and how to respond to euthanasia and assisted suicide. Refreshments will be served.
For more information please contact Blessed Trinity Parish by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-226-0262.
FAITH CONNECTIONS 9TH ANNUAL MIX & MINGLE
Thursday, July 28th at 6:00 PM
15 Laxton Ave, Toronto
In solidarity with World Youth Day activities, all young adults 18-39 (student, working professional, single, married, young parent) are invited to a house party and barbecue!
Meet and hang out with other young adults! Meet Catholic Sisters, Brothers and Priests and share life experiences! Enjoy a barbecue supper, laughter and fun in a casual and relaxed atmosphere!
Please RSVP by July 15th to Faith Connections at email@example.com (so they know how much food to order)
MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE
St. Gabriel’s Parish
Weekend of September 23rd to 25th, 2016
A Marriage Preparation course will be offered here at St. Gabriel’s the weekend of September 23rd to 25th, 2016.
The course will be held Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM. For a registration package please email Marie Deans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that this course usually fills up quickly and spaces are limited.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for May 22nd, 2016:
Envelopes 372 $ 8,241
Loose Change 984
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 165 3,034
Total 537 $ 12,259
Fort McMurray Final Total: $5,560
Please inform the Parish Office if you have changed your address or are moving out of the Parish so that we may update our records.
If you have prior year’s offertory envelopes, please do not use them! Each year we go through the unused envelopes for which no donations have been received and may reassign that number to another parishioner.