LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
We want to say a special thank you to all those who worked to make this year’s Lunar New Year Party a wonderful celebration. This is one of the nicest events we have throughout the year and, as always, it was a huge success.
Many thanks to those who donated the delicious food, those who decorated so beautifully and everyone who worked to make this celebration a memorable event. All who attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
CONVOCATION OF THE LAITY
June 9th to June 11th, 2017
Passionist Retreat House, Jamaica, New York
The Passionist Province of St. Paul of the Cross and its Commission on the Laity are sponsoring the “Convocation on the Laity” from June 9th to June 11th, 2017 at the Passionist Retreat House in Jamaica, New York.
For further information, please go to www.stgabrielsparish.ca or contact Fatima Lee at 416-221-8866.
YOUTH GROUP NEWS – TALENT NIGHT
Saturday, February 25th at 7:00 PM
Did you know that we have many talented young people within our Parish Community?
All parishioners are invited to attend our Youth Group’s Talent Night, which will be held on Saturday February 25th at 7:00 PM here at the church. Admission is by donation. The Youth Group’s CD will also be available for sale after the show.
Please come and support our youth’s talents!
February 13th – February 18th, 2017
MONDAY – TONINO DI DIODATO – Requested by the Oakie Family
TUESDAY – TOM CLARKSON – Requested by Fergus & Mary Ann O’Connell
WEDNESDAY – ADRIEN KIRCHNER – Requested by Patricia & Mary Alice O’Mahony
THURSDAY – NICOLA VUKOVIC – Requested by Manda Vukovic
FRIDAY – ABANDONED SOULS – Requested by the Nguyen Family
SATURDAY – YOKE THOE SIEW – Requested by Pacita & Jonathan Kwan
Fair Trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.
Regular ground coffee: $5.50
Whole Beans: $5.50
Chocolate Bars: $4.50
Hot Chocolate and Cocoa: $6.00
MILK BAG PROJECT
Wednesday, February 22nd from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Volunteer milk bag weavers will be meeting Wednesday afternoon, February 22nd from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM in the
Gabriel Room. All are welcome!
DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE – 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Did you know that Development and Peace was founded in 1967 by the Canadian Catholic Bishops after their participation in Vatican II where they listened to the concerns of the Bishops from the Global South about poverty, hunger, etc?
To find out more about the work of Development and Peace or to become a member or donor, visit the website at http://www.devp.org/en/get-involved.
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
With everyone struggling at this time, your food 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 generous support.
Leprosy Mission of Canada Stamp Collection Program
Make a difference with your mail!
You can get involved by collecting, trimming and sending them used postage stamps. They fill bags of stamps and sell them to stamp dealers by the kilogram. By donating your time or stamps, you can bring hope to people with leprosy.
Stamps can be trimmed leaving no less than ¼ inch and no more than ½ inch paper border. Please place stamps in the basket provided outside the Parish Office. Your kindness and compassion are felt by the friends and staff of Effect Hope and by the many people they serve. They look forward to your continued partnership with this mission of healing and hope.
THEOLOGY ON TAP
Faith in the Naked Public Square
Monday, February 13th at 7:00 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 them for an evening of thought-provoking theological discussion in a comfortable and relaxed setting, with special guest: Randy Boyagoda, Principal and Vice-President, University of Toronto, St. Michael’s College.
They will discuss ways in which Catholics can work towards their own commitments to living out their faith in public life. Munchies will be provided and there is a cash bar.
Come and bring a friend!
BLESSED TRINITY CWL
Wednesday, February 14th at 7:00 PM
Blessed Trinity Parish Hall
The Catholic Women’s League of Blessed Trinity Parish extends a warm welcome to all to please join them on Wednesday February 14th in Blessed Trinity Parish Hall at 7:00 PM for a screening of Mother Theresa’s film,
“The Legacy. Ann Petrie, Emmy Award Filmmaker who filmed Mother Theresa for years, will speak about her experiences. There will be a reception following the film. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Kay at 416-357-5378 or Catherine at 905-889-3786.
EMOTIONALLY AND SPIRITUALLY HEALTHY CATHOLIC FAMILIES
Saturday, March 4th at 10:00 AM
Blessed Trinity Church, 3220 Bayview Avenue
Professor Janine Langan has written and lectured extensively on Catholic education, the family, various encyclicals and theology. She will present a talk entitled “Emotionally and Spiritually Healthy Catholic Families” on Saturday, March 4th at 10:00 AM at Blessed Trinity Church. For more information, contact Terry McDermott, RN, Parish Nurse, at 416-226-0262 ext. 8 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CELEBRATE YOUR MARRIAGE WITH A WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND!
March 17th to March 19th
Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre
Celebrate your love and take a fresh look at your marriage! Spend a very special weekend together. A Weekend of discovery…a lifetime of love!
Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend getaway that helps married couples rediscover themselves as individuals and as a couple. The Weekend format helps couples communicate openly and honestly without group sharing, therapy or marriage counseling.
The next weekend will be March 17th to-19th at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, Mississauga.
For more information and an application, please go to www.wwme.org or contact: Gerard & Marge McCauley at email@example.com or 905-792-1925.
“JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE: A STORY FOR OUR TIMES.”
Online courses from Yale open to all who are interested.
Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, experts on Religion and Ecology, and Senior Lecturers and Research Scholars at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies are currently offering four six-week online courses. These are featured as a specialization under the theme of “Journey of the Universe: A Story for our Times.” These are the first MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) for the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The MOOCs are available on courser.org to anyone, anywhere on the planet.
Those interested may audit these courses free of charge (with the exception of the capstone course). The courses do not have to be completed within the six week period, rather, learners may finish at their own pace.
• Journey of the Universe: The Unfolding of Life
• Journey Conversations: Weaving Knowledge and Action
• The Worldview of Thomas Berry: The Flourishing of the Earth Community
• Integrating Capstone: Living Cosmology
For more details and to register, please go to:
DYNAMIC WOMEN OF FAITH CONFERENCE
Saturday, March 25th
Dynamic Women of Faith will be hosting it’s 8th annual conference for Catholic women on Saturday March 25th.
Topics include: Call to Holiness, Why Minister to Moms?
Finding your Catholic Voice, Marriage & Sanity, How does CatholicMomsgroup.com Work?
Speakers include: Dr. Josephine Lombardi, Deacon Robert & Gabrielle Suthers, Tanya Granic Allen, Cheryl Thompson, and Dorothy Pilarski.
Cardinal Thomas Collins will be celebrating the opening Mass. There is a mother-daughter event, Calling All Girls, the evening before!
For more information including registration fees and location visit www.dynamicwomenfaith.com or call 905-279-7702.
Collection for last week:
Envelopes 392 $ 8,083
Loose Change 1,102
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 164 3,054
Total 556 $ 12,239
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES FOR 2017
If you are contributing cash to the Offertory Collection without any identification, you will not receive credit for your contribution. You must provide your full name and address.
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.