YOUTH GROUP BAKE SALE
Sunday, April 16th after all the Masses
The youth group will be having a bake sale on Easter Sunday to raise money for their attendance at the Steubenville Catholic Conference this July. Handcrafted rosaries and the youth group’s CD will also be available for sale.
Please support our youth!
MILK BAG PROJECT
Wednesday, April 19 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Did you know that milk bags can be cut, looped and woven into sleep mats for individuals or families in developing countries? . Please drop the colourful outer bags in the bin located in the gathering space. Please make sure that the bags are clean and dry.
Volunteer milk bag weavers will be meeting Wednesday afternoon, April 19 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room. All are welcome!
For further information about this program please visit www.milkbagsunlimited.ca or contact Sharon Gusz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 10th – April 15th, 2017
MONDAY – CELINE CHIU – Requested by the Chiu Family
TUESDAY – ARMANDO & WALTER DI NARDO – Requested by the DiNardo Family
WEDNESDAY – FR. JOSEPH DINH & FR.JOSEPN NGUYEN – Requested by the Nguyen Family
THURSDAY – HOLY THURSDAY – No 9:00 AM Mass
FRIDAY – GOOD FRIDAY – No 9:00 AM Mass
SATUR DAY – HOLY SATURDAY – No 4:30 PM Mass
FIRST COMMUNION INTERVIEWS
There are still many children who have not yet booked a First Communion interview with Fr. Brando or Fr. John. Please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866-to book your appointment 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.
LENTEN AND EASTER SCHEDULE 2017
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
While parking at ground level is limited to 51 spaces, there is plenty of space in the underground parking lot. Please follow the instructions of the attendants. Do not park in front of the Church since this is a fire route and must be kept clear.
Additional parking is available on the east side of Elkhorn Public School and in the bus loop. Again, please follow the instructions of the attendant. The school requests that we do not park on the grass. Many thanks to Holly Richards, the Principal of Elkhorn Public School, for allowing us the use of the school property.
Living the Gospel by supporting the Deaf community…
Taavi wasn’t engaged at his school or in extracurricular sports and as a deaf person, he faced obstacles trying to join his hearing peers. His mom encouraged him to try to participate in the deaf community. His life changed when he joined a deaf basketball fun day hosted by Silent Voice and met Mike, Director of the Silent Voice Child and Family Program. He joined a deaf sports team, began a co-op position with Silent Voice in his 4th year of high school. He was hired as a counselor in the Silent Voice Sign Language Summer day camp. He continues to volunteer at Silent Voice and says, “I’m grateful to ShareLife –supported Silent Voice and want to be a role model for deaf kids, like Mike was to me.” Last year more than 600 deaf children received help through ShareLife-supported Silent Voice’s Sign Language Summer Camps.
Next ShareLife Sunday is May 7th, 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. This past week, we were able to hear firsthand from our ShareLife speaker Jenelle about the difference Rosalie Hall made in her life.
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.
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
Our God is Human — A Holy Week Reflection
Monday, April 10th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Boston Pizza, 400 Progress Ave, Scarborough
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.
“The Eucharist – the Passover of the New Covenant?”
Tuesday, April 18th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Blessed Trinity Church, 3220 Bayview Avenue
Hosted by Fellowship of St. Joseph of the Association for Hebrew Catholics, Fr. Joseph Alozie, CCE, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at St. Augustine’s Seminary, will lead us on a dynamic and interactive journey of discovery of the Hebrew roots of the Eucharist. We will learn about the history and theology of the Blessed Sacrament and the place it has in the context of history and tradition. Fr. Joseph is a passionate and exciting speaker who will motivate us to fall in love more deeply with our Saviour in the Eucharist. All are welcome.
ST. CLARE INN – CHEERS TO 10 YEARS
Saturday, April 22 at 7:00 PM
The Donalda Club
St. Clare Inn is a transitional housing program for homeless women who are challenged with a diagnosed mental health illness. Join us on Saturday, April 22nd for a night celebrating.
St. Clare Inn’s 10th Anniversary and support this Inn that affords each resident a place to rebuild her life. It’s an evening filled with great food, friends, entertainment and more!, The cost is $85 per person. Tickets will be available at www.stclareinn.org or by calling 416-690-0330. Thanks!
SENIOR MEN’S HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT
Saturday, April 29th from 9:00AM to 5:00 PM
GRADES 11 & 12
St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Richmond Hill
The Office of Vocations is hosting a day retreat at St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Richmond Hill on Saturday, April 29th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. It will provide a time to pray, interact & socialize with other young Catholic men. Seminarians will deliver talks on practical aspects of faith. Day includes Holy Mass, Adoration & Confession. For more information please contact your pastor or call the Office of Vocations at 416-968-0997 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.