Just a reminder……
Daylight Savings Time begins next weekend. Please remember to set your clocks forward 1 hour on Saturday evening.
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
THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
The St. Gabriel’s Parish Youth Group would like to extend a big thank you to all the families and parishioners who came out to support their Talent Show last Saturday.
The evening was a great success and thanks to the donations and the contributions from the Rosary and CD sales, more than $2500 was raised last weekend. All proceeds will help the youth group attend the Steubenville Conference in July. Thank you all for your generosity!
March 6th – March 11th, 2017
MONDAY – MAGDALENE LAM – Requested by John Chan
TUESDAY – DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE NGUYEN & DOAN FAMILIES – Requested by the Nguyen Family
WEDNESDAY – THANKSGIVING – Requested by May Lena Chiu & Family
THURSDAY – EVELYN HARRIS – Requested by Don & Marie Harris
FRIDAY – PATRICIA CLYDSDALE – Requested by Nora Kerr
SATURDAY – GORDON OATWAY – Requested by the Oatway Family
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
FIRST COMMUNION INTERVIEWS
Interviews for children who are preparing to receive their First Communion are now being scheduled.
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.
Please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 to book your appointment with Fr. Brando or Fr. John.
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.
GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES
Thank you to the volunteers who prepared casseroles for February. For March, your prepared frozen casseroles will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of March 25th/26th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.
More volunteers are encouraged to become active in helping to feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. Three different recipes are available in the Parish Office or online at the Church website. Casserole pans are also available in the Parish Office.
If you require more information please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.
FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Each month food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre.
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 after the devastating earthquake in 2010, Canadians donated $21 million to Development and Peace to provide for the needs of people in Haiti?
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.
THEOLOGY ON TAP
Commitment – Relationships, Career, Community
Monday March 13th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue
Faith Connections invites young adults (19-39) to join them for an evening of thought-provoking theological discussion in a comfortable and relaxed setting, with special guests: Jeff and Patricia Kavanagh.
Munchies will be provided and there is a cash bar. Come and bring a friend!
For more information call Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt at 416-467-2645 or visit www.faithconnections.ca — a ministry of Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto.
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. The Weekend format helps couples communicate openly and honestly without group sharing, therapy or marriage counseling.
The next weekend will be March 17th to March 19th at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga
COME AND SEE WEEKEND
Friday, March 17th Beginning at 7:00 PM to Sunday, March 19th
St. Augustine’s Seminary.
Inviting single Catholic men 18 years and older, to cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with Jesus Christ; leading to a better discernment of God’s call for their lives. Time for prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples as a Catholic priest.
Please contact Fr. Brando or the Office of Vocations at: 416 968 0997; email : firstname.lastname@example.org.
DYNAMIC WOMEN OF FAITH CONFERENCE
Saturday, March 25th
Dynamic Women of Faith will be hosting its 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?
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 389 $ 7,758
Loose Change 962
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 164 3,054
Total 553 $ 11,774
Have you considered using Pre-Authorized Giving ( PAG) to make your weekly offertory? Your specified offertory donation would be taken directly from your bank account on or about the 20th of each month. Authorization forms are available in the Parish Office.
There will be a collection for Maintenance next weekend.
Envelopes are in the pews.