FEAST OF ST. GABRIEL
Monday, February 27th is the feast of St. Gabriel.
St. Gabriel, a member of the Passionist Community, was born Francis Possenti on March 1, 1838 in Assisi. In September, 1856, he entered the Passionist novitiate but before his ordination, he contracted tuberculosis. He died February 27, 1862 at the age of 24. Francis had a special devotion to Mary and chose as his religious name Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin. He is remembered for his enthusiasm in life and his extraordinary generosity. Pope John XXIII proclaimed him as a special Patron of Youth. Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 AM and at 10:30 AM with the children from St. Gabriel’s School.
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.
March 1st, 2017
March 1st is Ash Wednesday.
Special Masses will be celebrated at 12:00 Noon and 7:30 PM with the distribution of ashes. There will be no 9:00 AM Mass that day.
February 27th– March 4th, 2017
MONDAY – HUI SOU LIN – Requested by Linda Law & Family
TUESDAY – THANKSGIVING – Requested by John Chan
WEDNESDAY – ASH WEDNESDAY – No 9:00 AM Mass
THURSDAY – VIRGINIA ITCHON CHAN – Requested by David Chung
FRIDAY – FERNANDO LASA – Requested by Ana Maria Lasa
SATURDAY – GIUSEPPE & CLEMENTINA INTINI – Requested by Chiara & Tina Intini
The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:
Lillian Da Silva
These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, February 19th 2017. Congratulations!
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.
DAYS OF FAST AND ABSTINENCE
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
During Lent there are two days of Fast and Abstinence, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Abstinence means to abstain from eating meat. This applies to all Catholics 14 years of age and older. Fasting means that your two smaller meals combined should not be larger than your main meal. There is no eating between meals. This applies to healthy people between the ages of 18 and 60.
LENTEN AND EASTER SCHEDULE 2017
Mass at 12:00 Noon & 7:30 PM
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, March 3rd from 9:30 AM – 12 Noon
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Friday, March 3rd at 1:30 PM
St Elizabeth of Hungary Church
432 Sheppard Avenue East
You are cordially invited to the annual ecumenical World Day of Prayer Service which will be held at
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church on Friday March 3rd at 1:30 PM.
The theme this year, “Am I Being Unfair to You?” was written by the women of the Philippines. Please join us, along with our neighbouring Christian churches, in prayer and reflection. A reception will follow.
English: Saturday, March 4th at 3:15 PM
Chinese: Sunday, March 5th at 3:30 PM
For further information, please contact Linda Law at 416 -918-8029.
Sunday, March 5th at 11:30 AM
On Sunday, March 5th, the Passionist Centre for Ecology and Spirituality will facilitate a 30 minute reflection and discussion prompted by the readings for that Sunday’s liturgy. The guided reflection brings an ecological perspective to the readings. All are welcome.
FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Each month 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 more than 1,200 hot meals a day as well as shelter for the homeless in our city and a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.
With everyone struggling during the winter months, 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.
DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE – 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Did you know that as pressure to privatize the natural resource of water increased, Development and Peace focused on water as a human right and campaigned for public control of water systems in areas where millions of people suffer from water scarcity? 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.
Leprosy Mission of Canada Stamp Collection Program
Make a difference with your mail! You can get involved by collecting, trimming and sending your used postage stamps to Effect Hope, the Leprosy Mission of Canada.
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.
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 this talk, 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: email@example.com.
39th ANNUAL CONCELEBRATED MASS IN HONOUR OF SAINT PATRICK
March 12th from 3:30 PM. to 6:00 PM
St. Cecilia’s Church, 161 Annette Street, Toronto
The Principal Celebrant and Homilist will be his Excellency, Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Eithne Heffernan will be the guest Irish harpist. The ceremonial coordinator will be Hugo Straney. A reception will follow the Mass in the church hall, with refreshments and Irish entertainment provided by Michael Kelly and Irish dancers from the Johnson School of Dance.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call St. Cecilia’s parish office at 416-769-8163.
Collection for last week:
Envelopes 423 $ 7,807
Loose Change 1,065
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 164 3,054
Total 587 $ 11,926
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, 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.