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Bulletin – June 30, 2019

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Happy Summer!

This is the last bulletin until the Labour Day Weekend in September. We wish you all a happy and safe summer!

Monday, July 1st is Canada Day.

The office will be closed on Monday for the holiday.

There will be no 9:00 AM Mass on July 1st.

PARISH BBQ

Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass

The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass in the parking lot. There will be hot dogs, games, face painting, lucky draws, music and more.

Tickets are $3 each.

Please bring your families, friends and neighbours to enjoy a summer afternoon with your parishioners.

We need more young volunteers to help and make this event happen. Please sign up by putting your name and phone number on the sheets at the back of church. For more information, you may call Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

CATECHISTS AND ASSISTANTS NEEDED CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM

The Children’s Faith Program is in need of catechists and assistants for the 2019/2020 classes. The classes are held every second Sunday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Gabriel’s School. If you are interested in joining this important ministry, please leave your name and contact information at the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 or email stgabrielsparish@bellnet.ca.

STEUBENVILLE – JULY 12th to July 14th

Several members of our St. Gabriel’s Youth Group will be attending the Steubenville Youth Conference from July 12th to July 14th. Our prayers go with them for a successful conference and a wonderful experience.

THANK YOU TO OUR CHOIRS

Thank you to our faithful choir members for their ministry! They will be taking a break, returning in September. New members are welcome to join them.

The senior choir practices on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:00 PM and sings at the 10:30 AM Mass.

The junior choir practices Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and sings at the 12:30 PM Mass.

For more information, please call Marilyn Calderone at 416-618-2041.

VOLUNTEERS FOR HOSPITALITY MINISTRY

The Volunteer Hospitality Ministry is looking for new members. If you are interested in serving in this very important ministry, please leave your name and contact information with the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.

CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING

Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in September 2019 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

July 1st – July 7th, 2019

MONDAY – CANADA DAY – No 9:00 AM Mass
TUESDAY – ROSITA MILLARES-DE BORJA – Requested by her Children
WEDNESDAY – DELPHINE OAKIE – Requested by her Family
THURSDAY – CATHERINE MINNAN-WONG – Requested by her sister Noreen
FRIDAY – ROMULO CHRISTIAN GONZALEZ – Requested by his Parents
SATURDAY – GUS & MARIE CALDERONE – Requested by their Family
SUNDAY 10:30 – B. DUNLOP – Requested by the Lazaro Family
SUNDAY 12:30 – SUSANA ALMENARA – Requested by Carolina Almenara

Announced Masses for July and August will be posted on the bulletin boards.

CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM – 2019/2020

Registration forms for the Children’s Faith Program are now available in the parish office. This program is for children of the Parish who attend other Catholic schools, public or private schools. Classes are held at St. Gabriel’s School every second Sunday beginning September 8th, 2019.

Please note that a separate Sacramental registration form is required if your child will receive the sacraments of First Communion, Reconciliation or Confirmation during the 2019/2020 year. These forms are also available in the Parish Office. Baptismal Certificates are required for First Communion and Confirmation.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Summer Collection: July 27th/28th, August 24th/25th

Thank you to all who prepared casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre for the month of June. During the summer, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekends of July 27th/28th and August 24th/25th.

More volunteers are needed, especially during the summer months, to help feed the hungry in our city. We encourage you to pick up a copy of a casserole recipe and a pan and give it a try. Three recipes are available on St. Gabriel’s web site. Printed copies of the recipes are also available in the Parish Office. Please remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole. For more information please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by supporting at-risk youth

The single mother of Trinity worried about who might influence her daughter after school, given the presence of gangs in the neighbourhood. She enrolled Trinity in a program at the St. John Paul the Great Family Centre, a ShareLife-funded agency. Along with helping with homework, the centre provided music training that would otherwise be too costly. Now 15 years old, Trinity volunteers at the centre so others can benefit just as she has.

The 2019 ShareLife appeal ends on July 31st. The total results to date of $164,515, consisting of collections at the Parish of $108,021, together with the contributions of $56,494 received directly at the ShareLife office on our behalf, means that the Parish is near its goal of $180,000. If you have not already contributed to this year’s appeal or wish to add your donation, please consider contributing to ShareLife prior to July 31st. Thank you for your continued generosity.

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 especially important as the number of casseroles often drops during the summer months but the numbers of needy people do not. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.

CELEBRATION IN HONOUR OF SEÑOR SANTO NIÑO

Saturday July 13th beginning at 9:00AM

Shrine of Our Lady of Grace at Marylake
13760 Keele Street, King City, Ontario

The 7th annual celebration in honour of Señor Santa Niño will be celebrated on Saturday, July 13th at the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace at Marylake.

Fr. Richie Mercado O.S.A. will be the main celebrant.

The festivities begin at 9:00 AM with assembly at the Great Crucifix followed by a rosary procession, Open Air Mass and Benediction. The Sacrament of reconciliation will be available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Angel Courtyard. There is ample space for fellowship and picnic following the Mass and Benediction.

Please join them for this great Augustinian Feast with the Filipino community. For more information, please call 416-787-4547.

ANNUAL MASS FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED

Wednesday, August 14th at 7:00 PM

Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Services, Archdiocese of Toronto wishes to invite all families to participate in the Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed on Wednesday, August 14th at 7:00 PM.

Thomas Cardinal Collins will celebrate Mass at Holy Cross in Thornhill. Rev. Msgr. Robert Nusca will be the celebrant at Mount Hope Cemetery in Toronto.

In the event of rain, Mass will be celebrated in the mausoleum at Holy Cross and at St. Monica’s Church instead of Mount Hope Cemetery.

THE GARDEN SHED

Parish Picnic South Garden Mini-Tours: The members of the Garden Ministry will be offering mini-tours of the south garden at the parish picnic on July 7th. Please drop by our booth and arrange a tour with one of our members.

Workshop – Building Raised Garden Beds: On July 14th, at 1:30 PM, Cameron Couchman, who gave us many of the workshops over the past two years, will be leading a workshop on building raised garden beds.

Call for volunteers
Any of you who have gardens know that they need love and attention and our gardens at St. Gabriel’s are no different. They need us to love them and take care of them. The garden ministry needs volunteers who actively want to get involved in maintaining and shaping our gardens. If you are not able to weed, harvest and plant, consider giving the garden a little love. Spend a few moments savouring the haskap berries in the north garden (you’ll find them hiding under the leaves). Or, sniff some lavender and notice the profusion of blueberries now ripening. Or watch the butterflies and the birds flit from blossom to blossom.

Bulletin – June 23, 2019

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

PARISH BBQ

Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass

The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass in the parking lot. There will be hot dogs, games, face painting, lucky draws, music and more.

Tickets are $3 each.

Please bring your families, friends and neighbours to enjoy a summer afternoon with your parishioners.

We need more young volunteers to help and make this event happen. Please sign up by putting your name and phone number on the sheets at the back of church. For more information, you may call Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

TEACHERS AND ASSISTANTS NEEDED – CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM

The Children’s Faith Program is in need of teachers and assistants for the 2019/2020 classes. The classes are held every second Sunday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Gabriel’s School. If you are interested in joining this important ministry, please leave your name and contact information at the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 or email stgabrielsparish@bellnet.ca.

BUNDLE UP WEEKEND IS THIS WEEKEND!!

June 22nd /23rd

Spring Cleaning Year Round!

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul are collecting gently used clothing, shoes, linens and household goods to support our neighbors in need or to be sold to help support their special works in the community this weekend, June 22nd /23rd.

They cannot accept books, dishes, furniture, appliances, mattresses, construction materials or videos and cassettes. Please help others in your community. The truck is open Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Volunteers will be there to assist with loading before and after each Mass.

VOLUNTEERS FOR HOSPITALITY MINISTRY

The Volunteer Hospitality Ministry is looking for new members. If you are interested in serving in this very important ministry, please leave your name and contact information with the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.

CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING

Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in September 2019 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.

BAPTISM

The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:
Adeya Margeaux Arcega
Arlo Marquis Arcega
Iker Alonso Goyenechea
Miguel de Oliveira Almeida Pieroni
Lexie Zamora

These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, June 16th, 2019. Congratulations!

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 24th – June 30th, 2019

MONDAY – JOHN & PHILOMENA FERNANDES – Requested by Tony Fernandes
TUESDAY – MARY WON – Requested by Bona Oh
WEDNESDAY – KENG OWYONG – Requested by Helen Owyong
THURSDAY – LEONARD MARCHIE – Requested by Teresa Marchie
FRIDAY – THANKSGIVING – Requested by Jack & Wanda
SATURDAY – KAREN & AZZAREYA ABALAY – Requested by Corazon & Kenneth
SUNDAY 10:30 –
SUNDAY 12:30 – THANKSGIVING – Requested by the Lam Family

CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM – 2019/2020

Registration forms for the Children’s Faith Program are now available in the parish office. This program is for children of the Parish who attend other Catholic schools, public or private schools. Classes are held at St. Gabriel’s School every second Sunday beginning September 8th, 2019.

Please note that a separate Sacramental registration form is required if your child will receive the sacraments of First Communion, Reconciliation or Confirmation during the 2019/2020 year. These forms are also available in the Parish Office. Baptismal Certificates are required for First Communion and Confirmation.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by sending food to developing countries

Irma is a 29-year-old single mother to four children in El Salvador. Her children suffer from malnutrition because she earns just $5 per day selling household items at an outdoor market. A local charity reached out to Canadian Food for Children (CFFC), a ShareLife-funded agency. CFFC began sending shipments to her community that include food, clothing, and toys. Irma is relieved to receive ongoing support to help her feed her family. Please make a sacrificial gift to ShareLife through your parish or sharelife.org.

ShareLife Results for Previous Campaigns
2016 $190,334.25
2017 $217,507.08
2018 $172,230.78
Our Goal For 2019 $180,000
Collection to Date: $107,251

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 especially important as the number of casseroles often drops during the summer months but the numbers of needy people do not. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses next weekend. Each month, the casseroles are picked up early on Monday morning for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

More volunteers are needed to help feed the hungry in our city. We encourage you to pick up a copy of a casserole recipe and a pan and give it a try. Three recipes are available on St. Gabriel’s web site. Printed copies of the recipes are also available in the Parish Office. Please remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole.

For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.

CELEBRATION IN HONOUR OF SEÑOR SANTO NIÑO

Saturday July 13th beginning at 9:00AM

Shrine of Our Lady of Grace at Marylake
13760 Keele Street, King City, Ontario

The 7th annual celebration in honour of Señor Santa Niño will be celebrated on Saturday, July 13th at the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace at Marylake. Fr. Richie Mercado O.S.A. will be the main celebrant.

The festivities begin at 9:00 AM with assembly at the Great Crucifix followed by a rosary procession, Open Air Mass and Benediction. The Sacrament of reconciliation will be available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Angel Courtyard. There is ample space for fellowship and picnic following the Mass and Benediction.

Please join them for this great Augustinian Feast with the Filipino community. For more information, please call 416-787-4547.

FAITH CONNECTIONS HIKE AND PRAYER

Saturday, July 6th from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Come out for a mid-morning weekend “hike” through Colonel Samuel Park! A time of prayer, fellowship, reflection, while enjoying the beauty of God’s creation in our very own city.

The group will meet at 10:30 AM at the Southeast corner of Lakeshore and Kipling. Please bring comfortable walking shoes!

This Hike and Prayer will be facilitated by our special guest, Sabrina Chiefari.

To RSVP, please email faithconnections@csj-to.ca.

THE GARDEN SHED

A second harvest from our community garden – lettuce, kale and spinach – was delivered to the Good Shepherd Ministries last Sunday. The chef was enthusiastic about receiving produce so fresh.

The tour of the south garden scheduled for June 23 has been cancelled. Plans are in the works for a tour to take place in September.

Drivers wanted! With our community garden crops maturing, please consider volunteering as an occasional driver to deliver the produce to the Good Shepherd Ministries on Queen Street.

Garden Care days are Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. We weed, harvest and plant and a member of the Garden Ministry team will be on site. Your help would be welcome!

For more information on the Garden Ministry, please contact Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com or leave your name and telephone number at the office.

Bulletin – June 16, 2019

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Happy Father’s Day

To all the Fathers, Grandfathers, Stepfathers, Single Fathers and Great Grandfathers we wish you a very happy Father’s Day.

May you be blessed with the graces you need to be good and loving role models to your children. May God give you courage, compassion, patience and peace

CONFIRMATION

Congratulations to the following young people who were confirmed on Sunday, June 9th, 2019.

The Sacrament was administered by Rev. Fr. Brando Recana C.P

Dean Canellos
Darwyn Chang
John Paul Mari Clemente
Aidan Cologna
Jhunn Kenneth Condes
Cristiano Costa
Matthew Dantzer
Bernard Francis Dayate
Carina D’Souza
Adrianna Marie Edward
Hannah Ha-Rhee
Tia Hsu
Joonyoung Jenny Kim
Isabel Luke
Jordyn Macrae
Joshua Mac Kinnon
Alexander Ian Malit
Brent Andre Miranda
Christopher Mong
Avery Muradali
Hayden Ng Lee
Marcus Palermo
Yonghyun Gabriel Park
Jared Paul
David Perry
Justin Raine Quiamjot
Eric Saavedra Ikonomi
Matthew Smith
Nicolas Salvidar-Brittain
Samantha Smith
Madison Sparkman
Justin Takashi Lui
John Lionel Tupaz
Chloe Hor Yee Wong
Sabrina Wong

Holy Spirit, be with them and help them. Work with them and teach them what is right. Guide them to be prudent in all their undertakings, and protect them by your glory .

BUNDLE UP WEEKEND COMING UP!

Weekend of June 22nd /23rd

Spring Cleaning Year Round!

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be collecting gently used clothing, shoes, linens and household goods to support our neighbors in need or to be sold to help support their special works in the community on the weekend of June 22nd /23rd.

They cannot accept books, dishes, furniture, appliances, mattresses, construction materials or videos and cassettes. Please help others in your community. The truck will be open Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Volunteers will be there to assist with loading before and after each Mass.

PARISH BBQ

Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass

The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass in the parking lot. There will be hot dogs, games, face painting, lucky draws, music and more. Tickets are $3 each.

Please bring your families, friends and neighbours to enjoy a summer afternoon with your parishioners.

We need more young volunteers to help and make this event happen. Please sign up by putting your name and phone number on the sheets at the back of church. For more information, you may call Linda Law at 416-918-8029

CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING

Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in September 2018 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 17th – June 23rd, 2019

MONDAY – MARY WON – Requested by Bona Oh
TUESDAY – MARY WON – Requested by Bona Oh
WEDNESDAY – JENN BLAIR COLLINS – Requested by her Grandmother, Jackie Craddock
THURSDAY – MARY WON – Requested by Bona Oh
FRIDAY – JOHN BONNICK – Requested by Carol & Hugh Mackenzie
SATURDAY – FRANCIS PEREIRA – Requested by Sophie & Candida Pereira
SUNDAY 10:30 – ALDO BIGIONI – Requested by Marie Bigioni
SUNDAY 12:30 – SYLVIA HA – Requested by her Friends

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

Marygrove Camp Collection
This Weekend, June 15th/16th

This weekend, June 15th/16th, there is a second collection being taken up at all the Masses for Marygrove Camp for Girls, run by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Each year over 1,000 young girls whose families are struggling with financial or domestic hardship enjoy a joyful camping experience. Each camper’s holiday is fully subsidized through the generous support of parishioners.

Please give generously. Thank you for your support! Envelopes are in the pews

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by helping homeless youth

On any given night, 6,000 people across Canada between 16 and 24 have nowhere to call home. This represents 20% of the total homeless population. The ShareLife-supported Rights of Passage program at Covenant House is making a positive difference in the lives of homeless youth on the streets of Toronto. The program matches adolescents with mentors who help them build life skills. By supporting ShareLife, you’re helping at-risk youth prepare for life on their own.

Please make a sacrificial gift to Share Life through your parish or sharelife.org.

ShareLife Results for Previous Campaigns
2016 $190,334.25
2017 $217,507.08
2018 $172,230.78

Our Goal For 2019 $180,000
Collection to Date: $98,366

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 winter continues and 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.

CATHOLIC CEMETERIES & FUNERAL SERVICES ARCHDIOCESE OF TORONTO HOLY TRINITY MAUSOLEUM OFFICIAL BLESSING & OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, June 22nd from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery Grounds
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill

You are cordially invited to attend the Official Blessing and Open House of Holy Trinity Mausoleum located in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Bishop WayneKirkpatrick, Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto will be the Celebrant.

Following the blessing at 1:15 PM, you will have the opportunity to tour this new magnificent building. Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 18th. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

For more information, please contact: Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services either by or email at info@cc-fs.ca or
phone at 416-733-8544, Michaela Ferracci x 2047.

SERAPHIM & CHERUBIM CHORUS’

Pure Imagination concert series
Friday, June 21st at 7:30 PM
St. Bonaventure Church, 1300, Leslie St., North York

Spring into summer with the Seraphim & Cherubim Chorus’ Pure Imagination concert series! Join them June 21st at St. Bonaventure Church at 7:30 PM for an evening full of harmonic music and imagination, with a great mix of Broadway, classical gems, pop songs both old and new, and Disney favorites! Advanced tickets are on sale now at www.seraphimandcherubim.ca and at St Bonaventure’s parish office. Hope to see you there!

THE GARDEN SHED

First Harvest! Thanks to the children of the Children’s Liturgy, the first crop from our community garden – a bumper crop of radishes – was harvested and delivered to the Good Shepherd Ministries. Little fingers did good work!

On June 23rd, Paul Hayden, owner of Grow Wild Native Plant Nurseries who will be supplying all the flowers for the new south garden, will provide a tour of the installation. This will be an opportunity to see the progress of the garden and to get ideas for your own garden. Come, join the fun and learn about native plants!

Drivers wanted! Now that our first garden crops are maturing, we need drivers to deliver produce to the Good Shepherd Ministries on Queen Street.

Garden Care Days are Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:00.PM. A member of the Garden Ministry team will be on site. Your help would be welcome!

For more information on the Garden Ministry, please contact Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com or leave your name and telephone number at the office.

Bulletin – June 9, 2019

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

PARISH BBQ

Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass

The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass in the parking lot. There will be hot dogs, games, face painting, lucky draws, music and more. Tickets are $3 each. Please bring your families, friends and neighbours to enjoy a summer afternoon with your parishioners.

We need more young volunteers to help and make this event happen. Please sign up by putting your name and phone number on the sheets at the back of church. For more information, you may call Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

BUNDLE UP WEEKEND COMING UP!

Weekend of June 22nd /23rd

Spring Cleaning Year Round!

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be collecting gently used clothing, shoes, linens and household goods to support our neighbors in need or to be sold to help support their special works in the community on the weekend of June 22nd /23rd.

They cannot accept books, dishes, furniture, appliances, mattresses, construction materials or videos and cassettes. Please help others in your community. The truck will be open Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Volunteers will be there to assist with loading before and after each Mass

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 10th – June 16th, 2019

MONDAY – YVETTE PIRES – Requested by THE Pires Family
TUESDAY – MARY WON – Requested by Bona Oh
WEDNESDAY – CLARK & BUSHONA PINTO – Requested by Tony Fernandes
THURSDAY – MICHAEL & AURITA FERNANDES – Requested by Tony Fernandes
FRIDAY – DOMINIC ABILAY – Requested by Corazon & Kenneth
SATURDAY – CHRISTINE RILEY – Requested by her Friends
SUNDAY, 10:30 – JEAN VANIER – Paul & Wai Chin Hwang
SUNDAY 12:30 –

CONFIRMATION

This Sunday, June 9th, many young people of our parish will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Please keep them in your prayers as they take this very important step in their faith journey.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by maximizing the impact of your donation

Administered by SE Health, the Shared Services Initiative is supporting ShareLife-funded agencies in the areas of human resources, financial services and information technology.

Participating agencies are able to improve the quality, competency and accuracy of their work. Through this initiative, ShareLife agencies are reducing their administrative expenses and ensuring that the maximum amount received is directed to the front-line services they provide. Please make a sacrificial gift to ShareLife through your parish or sharelife.org.

ShareLife Results for Previous Campaigns
2016 $190,334.25
2017 $217,507.08
2018 $172,230.78

Our Goal For 2019 $180,000
Collection to Date: $96,966

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

Marygrove Camp Collection
June 15th/16th

Next weekend, June 15th/16th, there will be a second collection at all the Masses for Marygrove Camp for Girls, run by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Each year over 1,000 young girls whose families are struggling with financial or domestic hardship enjoy a joyful camping experience. Each camper’s holiday is fully subsidized through the generous support of parishioners.

Please give generously. Thank you for your support! Envelopes are in the pews.

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 winter continues and 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.

EFFECT HOPE

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

JUST COFFEE

Weekend of June 15th/16th

Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.

Regular ground coffee: $5.50
Decaffeinated: $6.00
Whole Beans: $5.50
Chocolate Bars: $4.50 incl. Taxes
Hot Chocolate and Cocoa: $6.00
Teas: $4.25

COLLECTING EYEGLASSES

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.

B.Y.O.BOARD GAME NIGHT

Wednesday, June 12th, from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Mustard Seed, 791 Queen St. East

Come and join us for an evening of fun, fellowship, and just a little competition! Some board games will be provided. We also invite you to bring some of your own! Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP to faithconnections@csj-to.ca. All are welcome!

CATHOLIC CEMETERIES & FUNERAL SERVICES Archdiocese of Toronto

Holy Trinity Mausoleum Official Blessing & Open House
Saturday, June 22nd from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery Grounds
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill

You are cordially invited to attend the Official Blessing and Open House of Holy Trinity Mausoleum located in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick, Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto will be the Celebrant. Following the blessing at 1:15 PM, you will have the opportunity to tour this new magnificent building.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 18th.

Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

For more information, please contact: Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services either by or email at info@cc-fs.ca or phone at 416-733-8544, Michaela Ferracci x 2047.

MONTHLY PILGRIMAGE AT MARYLAKE

June 15th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

A Pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Grace at Marylake will be held on Saturday, June 15th. The pilgrimage offers the opportunity to experience the warm embrace and maternal care of the Blessed Virgin. It is open to everyone and there is no cost. Catholics and Non-Catholics are welcome.

For further information, please see the poster on the bulletin board or go to info@marylake.com.

SERAPHIM & CHERUBIM CHORUS’

Pure Imagination concert series
Friday, June 21st at 7:30 PM
St. Bonaventure Church, 1300, Leslie St., North York

Spring into Summer with the Seraphim & Cherubim Chorus’ Pure Imagination concert series! Join them June 21st at St. Bonaventure Church at 7:30 PM for an evening full of harmonic music and imagination, with a great mix of Broadway, classical gems, pop songs both old and new, and Disney favourites! Advanced tickets are on sale now at www.seraphimandcherubim.ca and at St Bonaventure’s parish office. Hope to see you there!

THE GARDEN SHED

This Sunday, June 9th, the Children’s Liturgy group will tour the community garden to see the progress of their seedlings and taste some of the produce.

Also on June 9th, the next meeting of the Garden Ministry will be held at 11:30 AM in the Library. (Please note that this is a time change.) Everyone is welcome.

On June 23rd, there will be a tour of the garden given by Paul Hayden, owner of Grow Wild Native Plant Nurseries, who will be supplying all the flowers for the garden. He will speak about each plant, its identification, why it was selected, its characteristics and cultural uses. This will be an opportunity to understand the vision behind the south garden and to get ideas for your own garden.

If you would like to help with garden maintenance, we are in the garden on Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30 and on Saturdays from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. We also need someone to deliver produce, once a week, from the community garden to the Good Shepherd Ministries on Queen Street. If you are interested in helping the parish in either of these ways, or for more information on the Garden Ministry, please contact Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com or leave your name and telephone number at the office.

Bulletin – June 2, 2019

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to the children from St. Gabriel’s School who received their First Holy Communion as a group on Sunday, May 26th, 2019.

Filoyinsikemi Biobaku
Koyinsola Biobaku
Amanda Castro Pereira
Maxon Cerilli
Cameron Joseph Chan
Donita Martina Chua
Sofia Cologna
Earl Yhuseff Consencino
Ana Luisa Corro Monagreda
Eliana Gabriela Corro Monagreda
Vito Costa
Giovanna De Paula Monteiro
Lucas Echeverry
Emma George
Astrid Gross
Diako Maleki
Domenico Perruzza
Rafael Pieroni Filho
Miguel Alessandro Surco
Daniel Victorine
Sebastian Wulff

We wish these young people every blessing and promise to support them with our prayers as they continue on their journey of faith.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 3rd – June 9th, 2019

MONDAY – FOR THE INTENTIONS OF MARILYN CALDERONE – Requested by The Parish Team
TUESDAY – CHARITY PINZYA – Requested by Obi Hossana
WEDNESDAY – FELIX CHAN – Requested by John Chan
THURSDAY – FOR THE INTENTIONS OF FR. JOHN MUTHENGI – Requested by the Parish Team
FRIDAY – CATHERINE MINNAN-WONG – Requested by her sister, Noreen
SATURDAY – IRENE NORMAN – Requested by the Nasello Family
SUNDAY, 10:30 –
SUNDAY 12:30 –

ROSARY GROUP

Chinese Rosary – Sunday June 2nd in the Gabriel Room
For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Friday, June 7th from 9:30 AM to 12 Noon

CONFIRMATION

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated next Sunday, June 9th , at 3:00 PM at St. Gabriel’s Church.

In preparation for this Sacrament, a Confirmation Retreat will be held on Saturday, June 8th from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at St. Gabriel’s Church. All candidates must attend. Candidates are reminded to bring a signed letter from the service coordinator or a parent stating the completion or anticipated date of completion of volunteer service hours.

SOCIAL NEEDS

Living the Gospel by supporting mental health wellness

Last year, over 3,200 people accessed individual, couple and family counseling at Catholic Family Services of Peel Dufferin, a ShareLife-funded agency. Given that depression has replaced back injury as the number one reason for absenteeism at work, these services are helping clients maintain employment and stay out of poverty. By supporting ShareLife agencies like CFS Peel-Dufferin, you’re helping people find health and happiness.

Today is ShareLife Sunday.
Thank you for your generosity.

ShareLife Results for Previous Campaigns

2016 $190,334.25
2017 $217,507.08
2018 $172,230.78

OUR GOAL FOR 2019 $180,000
Collection to Date: $82,910

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 48 casseroles for May. For June, your prepared frozen casseroles will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of June 29th/30th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

More volunteers are needed to become active in helping to feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers especially during the summer months. 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

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. Your food donations are very much appreciated.

Summer is often a time when donations decline quite a bit and your food donations are more important than ever. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.

ST. GABRIEL’S WEAVERS

Sharon Gusz and the St. Gabriel’s Weavers have had a very productive year. They would like to thank everyone involved, whether they flattened bags at home, made chains at home or worked at the monthly sessions. All is appreciated.

Report for St. Gabriel Weavers

2016-17 – 32 mats
2017-18 – 35 mats
2018-19 – 32 mats plus 10 by St. Gabriel’s Youth Group

Total for this year – 42 mats!
A very successful year!

The Weavers will take a break and reconnect in the fall. “Be safe and stay healthy! Blessings to all!”

BUNDLE UP WEEKEND COMING UP!

Weekend of June 22nd /23rd

Spring Cleaning Year Round!

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be collecting gently used clothing, shoes, linens and household goods to support our neighbors in need or to be sold to help support their special works in the community on the weekend of June 22nd /23rd.. They cannot accept books, dishes, furniture, appliances, mattresses, construction materials or videos and cassettes. Please help others in your community. The truck will be open Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Volunteers will be there to assist with loading before and after each Mass.

TCDSB STAFF ARTS PRESENTS THE LITTLE MERMAID

Cardinal Carter Academy

Thursday, June 6th at 7:30 PM
Friday, June 7th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 8th at 7:30 PM

TCDSB Staff Arts which features current and former Board teachers and staff, is presenting the Walt Disney Musical, ”The Little Mermaid” on June 6th, 7th and 8th at 7:30 PM. All performances are at the Cardinal Carter Academy. For more information, please see the Posters on the bulletin boards or go to http://www.tcdsb.org/StaffArts. Don’t miss it!

SEEING WITH HEART –DAY OF REFLECTION

Catholic Parents of Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons
Saturday, June 8th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, Pickering, Ontario

The Seeing with the Heart Day of Reflection for Catholic parents of lesbian daughters and gay sons will be held on Saturday, June 8th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Road in Pickering. The Cost is $50.00 which includes lunch. For questions and information call John Montague at 416-523-6449.

SERAPHIM & CHERUBIM CHORUS’

Pure Imagination concert series
Friday, June 21st at 7:30 PM
St. Bonaventure Church, 1300, Leslie St., North York

Spring into Summer with the Seraphim & Cherubim Chorus’ Pure Imagination concert series!

Join them June 21st at St. Bonaventure Church at 7:30 PM for an evening full of harmonic music and imagination, with a great mix of Broadway, classical gems, pop songs both old and new, and Disney favourites! Advanced tickets are on sale now at http://www.seraphimandcherubim.ca/ and at St Bonaventure’s parish office. Hope to see you there!

THE GARDEN SHED

On June 9th the Children’s Liturgy group will tour the community garden to see the progress of their seedlings and taste some of the produce.

Also on June 9th, the next meeting of the Garden Ministry will be held at 11:30 AM in the Library. Everyone is welcome.

On June 23rd, there will be a tour of the garden given by Paul Hayden, owner of Grow Wild Native Plant Nurseries, who will be supplying all the flowers for the garden. He will speak about each plant, its identification, why it was selected, its characteristics and cultural uses. This will be an opportunity to understand the vision behind the south garden and to get ideas for your own garden.

For more information on the Garden Ministry, or if you would like to help with watering, weeding and harvesting, contact Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com or leave your name and telephone number at the office.