LENT: Moving to Resurrection and Light – The Passionist Mission in Haiti
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM
St. Gabriel’s Church
Fr. Bernard McEachern CP
Fr. Bernard just came back from his visit to Haiti and the Passionist mission there. Many of us who have met Fr. Rick from his 2014 Advent visit to St. Gabriel’s are touched by his work. He and Fr. Enzo continue to do wonderful work there, accompanying the Haitian people in their joy and sorrows.
Good news! Fr. Bernard will be sharing his experience of Haiti as Lenten reflections at the parish this Wednesday, April 5th at 7:30 PM. He will talk about what he saw and felt, as well as his reflections. Please join us on that evening if you can.
Dear Parishioners of St. Gabriel’s,
I wish to express my sincere thanks to Fr. Brando and to all of you who supported my mission through your various donations over the past two weekends. I am grateful especially to members of the Development and Peace Committee of St. Gabriel’s who helped throughout with the logistics of the collection.
The children in Karni, Ghana will greatly benefit from the openness of your hearts. Your generosity is a sign of the love and goodness in the hearts of so many. Thank you for your participation in this worthy endeavour to educate those less fortunate. “Educate a girl, build a nation.”
You will hear from me and see pictures of the women and children of Karni who are the beneficiaries of your generous donations. Thank you again!
Sister Janis Gbiel, FMM
April 3rd – April 8th, 2017
MONDAY – ALLAN PERSAUD – Requested by the Persaud & Goldenburg Families
TUESDAY – TERESA GEIB – Requested by Pat & Reg Prower
WEDNESDAY – SISTERS OF OUR LADY IMMACULATE – Requested by Jeanne Robinson
THURSDAY – PARISHIONERS OF ST. GABRIEL’S – Requested by Mark DesRoches
FRIDAY – SYDNEY WOOD – Requested by Don & Marie Harris
SATUR DAY – STEPHEN TSAO – Requested by Renee Young
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross will take place each Friday evening during Lent at 7:30 PM. We also encourage your attendance at our daily Mass throughout Lent.
LENTEN AND EASTER SCHEDULE 2017
Stations of the Cross
Friday Evenings at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 29th
From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday, March 29th at 7:30 PM
Masses Sat., 4:30 PM
8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
No 9:00 AM Mass
7:30 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Followed by Adoration until 10:00 PM
10:00 AM Morning Prayer
3:00 PM Solemn Passion of Our Lord
7:30 PM Stations of the Cross
No 4:30 PM Mass
8:00 PM Easter Vigil
Masses 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM 12:30 PM
No 9:00 AM Mass
EXTRA PARKING AT ELKHORN PUBLIC SCHOOL
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – FIRST FRIDAY
Friday, April 7th from 9:30 AM to12 Noon
FIRST COMMUNION INTERVIEWS
Interviews for children who are preparing to receive their First Communion are now being scheduled.
Please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866-to book your appointment with Fr. Brando or Fr. John as soon as possible.
Those children attending the Children’s Faith Program, private schools or others are asked to choose one of the following dates: April 18th, 19th, 20th or 21st.
Children from St. Gabriel’s School are asked to choose one of the following dates: April 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, May 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th.
Living the Gospel by supporting ShareLife…..
“The ShareLife campaign provides for the needs of our social service agencies, helps to evangelize the Gospel to brothers and sisters in Christ across the world, and supports the education of our clergy. 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. Sometimes the results are obvious and sometimes they’re invisible but, always they make a tangible difference in the lives of the people we are helping. Please prayerfully consider how you can be supportive today on ShareLife Sunday.”
—Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto.
Today is ShareLife Sunday – April 2ND, 2017
Please give generously!
FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Each month the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre.
Rosalie Hall assists young parents and their children to realize their potential through the provision of a wide range of child development, community, residential and educational services.
Good Shepherd provides hot meals and shelter for the homeless in our city as well as a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.
Your food donations are more important than ever as the numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.
We are continuing to collect eyeglasses for the Lions Club. Throughout the year, the Lion’s Club volunteers collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Recycling Centres. There volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact. Please place them in the baskets provided outside the office.
Sunday, April 2nd at 7:00 PM
St. Michael’s Cathedral
All parishioners are invited to join Cardinal Collins on Sunday, April 2nd at 7:00 PM. at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica for Lectio Divina. Lectio Divina is the spiritual tradition of attentively and prayerfully reading the Word of God. On April 2nd, Cardinal Collins will lead us through the story of The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31). Vespers will be sung at 7:00 PM led by the Cathedral Vespers Choir followed by Lectio Divina from 7:30 to 8:15 PM. For more information, visit https://www.archtoronto.org/lectio.
SAINT JOHN PAUL II DAY IN ONTARIO
Sunday, April 2nd at 12:45 PM
Nathan Phillips Square
Saint John Paul II Day in Ontario will once again be celebrated on Sunday, April 2nd. All are welcome to join in a brief flag raising ceremony at the City of Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square (courtesy flag pole) at 12:45 PM.
NATIONAL CATHOLIC MISSION
April 10th and 11th on Vision TV
April 11th and 12th on Salt+Light TV atThe National Catholic Mission this year is inspired by the writings and teachings of Fr. Henri Nouwen. Join Sr. Sue Mosteller and Fr. Ron Rolheiser for this two part Mission that will be broadcast during Holy Week on Salt + Light TV on April 11th & 12th and on VisionTV on April 10th & 11th. Each part of the Mission will be rebroadcast the following day following the Daily TV Mass. For more information e-mail the NCBC at email@example.com, call them toll-free at 1-888-383-6277 or visit www.dailytvmass.com.
THEOLOGY ON TAP
Monday, April 10th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Boston Pizza, 400 Progress Ave, Scarborough
Our God is Human — A Holy Week Reflection
Faith Connections, the Office of Catholic Youth, and the local parishes invite young adults (ages 19-39) to join us for an evening of thought-provoking theological discussion in a comfortable and relaxed setting, with special guest: Dr. Margaret Lavin, Professor Emerita, Regis College, Toronto School of Theology. Munchies will be provided. There will be a cash bar. Come and bring a friend! For more information call OCY at 416-599-7676 or visit www.faithconnections.ca.
2016 Financial Statement
Copies of the 2016 Financial Statement is available to parishioners. You may pick one up this weekend in the Gathering Space or from the Parish Office.
Cyber Crime Seminar
There has been considerable interest in the Cyber Crime Seminar. We will be organizing this event in the near future. Please stay tuned for more information.
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES FOR 2017
If you are contributing cash to the Offertory Collection without any identification, you will not receive credit for your contribution. If you are not currently using parish envelopes and wish to have a set issued for 2017, please contact the Parish Office and we will prepare a box for you. This is the most effective way to keep track of your donations.