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Bulletin – May 26, 2019

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

OUR LINEN COMMITTEE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

The Linen Committee is responsible for keeping the linens used during the liturgy clean, ironed and returned to the parish in a conscientious and timely manner. We are in need of new volunteers to help with this important ministry. If you can help, please contact the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

May 27th – June 1ST, 2019
MONDAY – FR. BERNAR – Requested by Nina Meyer & Family
TUESDAY – SPECIAL INTENTIO – Requested by Cathy Badali
WEDNESDAY – GERRY MEYE – Requested by Nina Meyer & Family
THURSDAY – INTENTIONS OF JOHN BADAL – Requested by the Parish Team
FRIDAY – CHRISTOPHER CIULL – Requested by Cheryle Ciulla
SATURDAY – GUS & MARIE CALDERON – Requested by the Calderone Family
SUNDAY, 10:30 – RICHARD LAZARO – Requested by his Family
SUNDAY 12:30 –

ROSARY GROUPS

English: Rosary – Saturday, June 1st at 3:15 PM in the Gabriel Room.
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

ECO – SABBATH

There will be no Eco-Sabbath in June, July or August.
Eco-Sabbath will resume on September 8th, 2019.

PLANNING TO BE A CATHOLIC TEACHER?

It is important for you to know that to be hired to teach in any Catholic School Board in Ontario, as part of your application for employment, there must be a letter of reference from your pastor. If you are planning to apply to teach in a Catholic School, a contact with the pastor is highly recommended. Please plan to have a conversation with your pastor early in the process, well before applications are to be submitted.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by supporting isolated seniors

In the span of three months, Debbie felt she had lost everything. Her partner of 33 years died, her leg was amputated, and she could no longer care for her beloved pets. She turned to the Society of Sharing, a ShareLife funded agency, who partnered her with a volunteer named Geof. Not only did Geof provide friendship, he used his teaching background to help Debbie fulfill a lifelong goal: learning how to properly read. Though it will be impossible for Debbie to regain all she has lost, her life is feeling full again.

Next Sunday, June 2 is the next ShareLife Sunday. Please give generously.

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: $71,705

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.

Rosalie Hall provides a wide range of child development, community, residential and educational services for young parents and their children.

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.

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.

THEOLOGY ON TAP

The Space Between the Francis-es
Monday May 27th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Drive

A Laudato Si Check-In; as a Catholic community, in 4 years, how well have we responded to Pope Francis’ call to focus on our role as Stewards of Creation?

Our guest speaker will be Sabrina Chiefari an Environmental Educator and passionate advocate for ecological literacy and traditional ecological knowledge.

For more information, please call 416-467=2645 or email faithconnections@csj-to.ca.

ST. GABRIEL SCHOOL FUN FAIR & BBQ

Saturday, June 1st from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
St. Gabriel’s School

Come and enjoy a day of FUN!

Enjoy delicious fresh burgers (grass fed & sustainable meat, not frozen!) and other treats for the whole community. There will be inflatables, Zorb balls and a climbing wall. There will also be carnival games, crafts, snacks and a raffle. Please call the school at 416-393-5256 for more information. Thank you for your support.

TCDSB STAFF ARTS PRESENTS THE LITTLE MERMAID

Friday May 31st at 7:30 PM
Saturday June 1st at 1:30 PM.
Thursday, June 6th to Saturday, June 8th at 7:30 PM

Cardinal Carter Academy

TCDSB Staff Arts which features current and former Board teachers and staff, is presenting the Walt Disney Musical, ”The Little Mermaid” on May 31st, at 7:30 PM. June 1st at 1:30 PM, 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 www.TCDSB.org/StaffArts.

MINISTRY WITH MATURING ADULTS WORKSHOP

Saturday, June 1st from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
St. Bonaventure’s Parish, 1300 Leslie Street

A workshop for maturing adults entitled “Stewarding the Fruits of Your Aging: Cultivating, Harvesting, and Feeding the Church with Your Gifts” will be held at St. Bonaventure’s Parish on June 1st. The guest speaker will be Robert L. Weber, Ph.D., M. Div., Clinical Psychologist and author. Registration includes lunch. To register, please contact Sr. Maria Lucia at 416-221-8866, Ext.228.

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.

THE GARDEN SHED

Please take a moment to visit St. Gabe’s new community garden on the small patio south of the window in the Gathering Space. The produce from the garden will benefit the Good Shepherd Ministries. If you would like to help with watering and weeding, contact me at my email address below or leave your telephone number in the office.

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.

On June 23rd, Paul Hayden, owner of Grow Wild Native Plant Nurseries, will provide a tour of the new south garden, identifying each plant, its growing information, cultural uses, and other characteristics.

For more information on the Garden Ministry, contact Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com.

Bulletin – May 19, 2019

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

VICTORIA DAY

Monday, May 20th is Victoria Day. The Parish Office will be closed. There will be no 9:00 AM Mass that day.

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BRANDO

Dear Parishioners,
I will be absent for the next few weeks for medical reasons. I am planning to be back sometime in June. Fr. John will assume my duties during my absence. Your prayers are very much appreciated.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to the children from our parish attending our Children’s Faith Program and other Catholic schools who received their First Communion as a group on Sunday, May 12th, 2019 at the 12:30 Mass.

Malia Bumanglag
Maverick Chang
Oliver Chang Ying
Dao Linh Cheng
Hong Duc Cheng
Alexander Chiu
Suzy Choi
Bella Da Rosa
Nicole Felix
Tristan Gsoll
Braeden Kroetsch
Madeline Wong
Spencer Wong
Tessa Young
Aidan Yu

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

YOUTH GROUP MOTHER’S DAY THANK YOU

Our church youth ministry would like to thank all parishioners who supported our Mother’s Day Fundraiser last weekend. Around $1,200 was raised in support of the youth’s attendance at the annual Steubenville Catholic Conference this July.

We would also like to give a special thank you to the parishioners who donated religious articles and household items for our sale. We are extremely blessed by the support of our parish community!

OUR LINEN COMMITTEE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

The Linen Committee is responsible for keeping the linens used during the liturgy clean, ironed and returned to the parish in a conscientious and timely manner. We are in need of new volunteers to help with this important ministry. If you can help, please contact the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

May 19th – May 26th, 2019

MONDAY – VICTORIA DAY – No 9:00 AM Mass
TUESDAY – CECILIA MANALANG – Requested by Plutarco Manalang
WEDNESDAY – GERRY & EDNA HATCH – Requested by Their Family
THURSDAY – FRANK COLANTONIO – Requested by Angela Colantonio
FRIDAY – FOR THE INTENTIONS OF FR. BRANDO – Requested by The Parish Team
SATURDAY – ANA SOFIA NASCIMENTO – Requested by the Nascimento Family
SUNDAY 10:30 – ANTONIO BRANCATO – Requester by his Family
SUNDAY 12:30 –

PLANNING TO BE A CATHOLIC TEACHER?

It is important for you to know that to be hired to teach in any Catholic School Board in Ontario, as part of your application for employment, there must be a letter of reference from your pastor. If you are planning to apply to teach in a Catholic School, a contact with the pastor is highly recommended.

Please plan to have a conversation with your pastor early in the process, well before applications are to be submitted.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by supporting youth ministry in our parishes

What difference does training make for youth ministers? Consider that the 40+ youth ministers in the Archdiocese
of Toronto collectively impact thousands of youth and their families. The Office of Catholic Youth (OCY), funded by ShareLife, visits parishes, equips youth ministers, and facilitates networking—including an archdiocesan training day attended by 200 youth ministers and volunteers. OCY helps ensure a vibrant church for future generations.

June 2nd is the next ShareLife Sunday.
Please give generously.

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: $71,555

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre.

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.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses next weekend.

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

HOLY MASS WITH ANNOINTING OF THE SICK

Saturday, May 25th at 10:00 AM
Blessed Trinity Church

Blessed Trinity Community invites you, your family and friends to receive God’s grace of peace, courage, strength, and healing at Holy Mass where those who are suffering from physical and mental illness may receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.

The Mass will take place on Saturday, May 25th at 10:00 AM.

A reception will follow in the Church hall where you can gather for support and fellowship.

THEOLOGY ON TAP

The Space Between the Francis-es

Monday May 27th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Drive

A Laudato Si Check-In; as a Catholic community, in 4 years, how well have we responded to Pope Francis’ call to focus on our role as Stewards of Creation?

Our guest speaker will be Sabrina Chiefari an Environmental Educator and passionate advocate for ecological literacy and traditional ecological knowledge.

For more information, please call 416-467=2645 or email faithconnections@csj-to.ca.

TCDSB STAFF ARTS PRESENTS THE LITTLE MERMAID

Friday May 31st at 7:30 PM
Saturday June 1st at 1:30 PM.
Thursday, June 6th to Saturday, June 8th at 7:30 PM
Cardinal Carter Academy

TCDSB Staff Arts which features current and former Board teachers and staff, is presenting the Walt Disney Musical, ”The Little Mermaid” on May 31st, at 7:30 PM. June 1st at 1:30 PM, 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 www.TCDSB.org/StaffArts.

ST. GABRIEL SCHOOL FUN FAIR & BBQ

Saturday, June 1st from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
St. Gabriel’s School

Come and enjoy a day of FUN!

Enjoy delicious fresh burgers (grass fed & sustainable meat, not frozen!) and other treats for the whole community. There will be inflatables, Zorb balls and a climbing wall. There will also be carnival games, crafts, snacks and a raffle. Please call the school at 416-393-5256 for more information. Thank you for your support.

THE GARDEN SHED

If you noticed that the celery, tomato, pepper, cabbage, kale and lettuce seedlings are no longer under the lights near the entrance from the church to the underground parking, it is because the weather has been fine and they have been planted in the garden along with bean, cucumber and green onion seeds. The south-most box had already been planted with spinach and radish seeds. In case of inclement weather on Saturday, we will be planting on Monday, May 20th at 10:00 AM.

The Garden Ministry welcomes two student volunteers from St. Joseph Morrow Park High School who will be helping in the garden.

Save the Date:
On June 23rd, Paul Hayden, owner of Grow Wild Native Plant Nurseries, will provide a tour of the new south garden, identifying each plant, its growing information, cultural uses, and other characteristics.

For more information on the Garden Ministry, contact Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com.

Bulletin – May 12, 2019

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Happy Mother’s Day

To all the Mothers, Single Mothers, Adoptive Mothers, Stepmothers and Grandmothers, we wish you a very happy Mother’s Day. May you be blessed with the graces you need, with courage, compassion, patience and peace.

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BRANDO

Dear Parishioners,
I am away this weekend visiting family in the United States. Following my return to Toronto next week, I will be absent for medical reasons. I am planning to be back sometime in June. Fr. John will assume my duties during my absence. Your prayers are very much appreciated.

YOUTH GROUP MOTHER’S DAY SALE

This Weekend, May 11th/12th at All the Masses

This weekend, the youth group is holding their annual Mothers’ Day fundraiser to raise funds for their attendance at the Steubenville Conference in July. This will be the youth’s 6th year participating in the conference.

They will be selling flowers, rosaries, and other lovely gifts for mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and aunts. Please support our youth!

OUR LINEN COMMITTEE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

The Linen Committee is responsible for keeping the linens used during the liturgy clean, ironed and returned to the parish in a conscientious and timely manner. We are in need of new volunteers to help with this important ministry. If you can help, please contact the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

May 13th – May 19th, 2019

MONDAY – CHIU SHI GON – Requested by the Chiu Family
TUESDAY – WAI CHOON SIEW – Requested by Paul, Wai Chin & Family
WEDNESDAY – PAUL RENG & JOHN HENDERSON – Requested by Paul & Wai Chin Hwang
THURSDAY – BONA KIM – Requested by Suzanne Kim
FRIDAY – MRS. AURITA FERNANDES – Requested by Anthony
SATURDAY – MARY ANN OLDEN – Requested by Kathleen Olden-Powell
SUNDAY, 10:30 – PAOLINA FRONTE – Requested by her Family
SUNDAY, 12:30 – LEAH FERNANDES – Requested by her Grandparents, Ida & Tony

ANNOUNCED MASSES FOR SUNDAYS

Beginning on May 19th, we will be accepting requests for announced Masses on Sundays at the 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM Masses.

WELCOME! BAPTISM

The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:
Gia Alexis Dela Cruz
Enzo Mauricio Cordova-Guillermo
Gabriele Giacomo Mazza

These little ones received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, April 28th, 2019. Congratulations!

PLANNING TO BE A CATHOLIC TEACHER?

It is important for you to know that to be hired to teach in any Catholic School Board in Ontario, as part of your application for employment, there must be a letter of reference from your pastor. If you are planning to apply to teach in a Catholic School, a contact with the pastor is highly recommended. Please plan to have a conversation with your Pastor early in the process, well before applications are to be submitted.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by helping those with addictions

It had been two years since Adam spoke in full sentences. When he moved into Covenant House’s housing program, he would only say a word or two. Over time, a youth worker succeeded at connecting with Adam and he gradually opened up. Adam finished high school and joined a mentorship program, setting his sights on a career in computer science. With his new voice and positive relationships, his future is open to so many possibilities.

June 2nd is the next ShareLife Sunday.
Please give generously.

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: $43,665

JUST COFFEE

Weekend of May 18th/19th

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

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.

Rosalie Hall provides a wide range of services for young parents and their children.

Good Shepherd provides hot meals and shelter for the homeless in our city.

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.

FAMILY AFTERNOON TEA

Sunday, May 19th, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Blessed Trinity Parish Hall

The Catholic Women’s League, Blessed Trinity Council invites you to a Family Afternoon Tea on Sunday, May 19that 2:00 PM at Blessed Trinity Parish Hall. There will be entertainment, prizes, & loads of fun in store! Wear your hats & fascinators! The cost is $10 per person or $25 for a family of 3 or 4 persons.

HOLY MASS WITH ANNOINTING OF THE SICK

Saturday, May 25th at 10:00 AM

Blessed Trinity Church

Blessed Trinity Community invites you, your family and friends to receive God’s grace of peace, courage, strength, and healing at Holy Mass where those who are suffering from physical and mental illness may receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.

The Mass will take place on Saturday, May 25th at 10:00 AM.

A reception will follow in the Church hall where you can gather for support and fellowship.

THEOLOGY ON TAP: The Space Between the Francis-es

Monday May 27th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Drive

A Laudato Si Check-In; as a Catholic community, in 4 years, how well have we responded to Pope Francis’ call to focus on our role as Stewards of Creation? Our guest speaker will be Sabrina Chiefari an Environmental Educator and passionate advocate for ecological literacy and traditional ecological knowledge. For more information, please call 416-467=2645 or email faithconnections@csj-to.ca.

PROJECT RACHEL RETREAT

Weekend of May 31st to June 2nd.

“Clear out the old yeast, so that you may become a fresh batch of dough.” 1 Corinthians 5

Do you need to rest your burden? Project Rachel can help.

St. Mary’s Refuge is holding a weekend retreat for women whose hearts have been broken by abortion. Project Rachel is private and confidential. If you are interested, please e-mail ProjectRachel@stmarysrefuge.org or call 416-629-8264.

MINISTRY WITH MATURING ADULTS WORKSHOP

Saturday, June 1st from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

St. Bonaventure’s Parish, 1300 Leslie Street

A workshop for maturing adults entitled “Stewarding the Fruits of Your Aging: Cultivating, Harvesting, and Feeding the Church with Your Gifts” will be held at St. Bonaventure’s Parish on June 1st. The guest speaker will be Robert L. Weber, Ph.D., M. Div., Clinical Psychologist and author.

Registration includes lunch. To register, please contact Sr. Maria Lucia at 416-221-8866, Ext.228.

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.

THE GARDEN SHED

The Garden Ministry meeting scheduled for Sunday, May 12th is cancelled because of Mother’s Day.

Join us for the spring planting of seedlings and seeds on Saturday, May 18th at 10:00 AM. In the event of significant rain, planting will be moved to Monday, May 20th at 10:00 AM. Everyone, including children, is welcome to come and get your hands in the soil!

Save the Date: On June 23rd Paul Hayden, owner of Grow Wild Native Plant Nurseries, will provide a tour of the new south garden, identifying each plant, its growing information, cultural uses, and other characteristics.

For more information on the Garden Ministry, contact Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com.

Bulletin – May 5, 2019

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

A MESSAGE FROM FR. RICK

Fr. Rick Frechette wishes to extend his heartfelt thanks for the generosity of St. Gabriel’s Parish Community for the aid and support of his mission in Haiti. It is very much appreciated.

Please keep Fr. Rick and his team in your prayers as they continue to work in this necessary but dangerous situation.

YOUTH GROUP MOTHER’S DAY SALE

The youth group will be having their annual Mothers’ Day fundraiser to raise funds for their attendance at the Steubenville Conference in July. This will be the youth’s 6th year participating in the conference.

They will be selling flowers, rosaries, and other lovely gifts for mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and aunts at all masses during the May 11th /12th weekend. Please support our youth!

DEVELOPMENT & PEACE

A big thank you to our wonderful parishioners at St. Gabriel’s for your generous baked goods donations and purchases at the D & P Bake sale. Our community can be proud that we raised a total of $1538.20 for Fr. Rick Frechette’s Haiti Mission and take joy in the message of Jesus “in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers and sister of mine, you did it to me.”

ANNOUNCED MASSES

May 6th – May 11th, 2019

MONDAY – MAURICE MICHAEL – Requested by Charmaine Michael
TUESDAY – CATHERINE MINNAN-WONG – Requested by her sister Noreen
WEDNESDAY – MARIE CALDERONE – Requested by Anna Milone
THURSDAY – ALLAN PERSAUD – Requested by the Persaud & Goldenberg Families
FRIDAY – RICHARD CHUCHRA – Requested by Jack & Wanda Wrobel
SATURDAY – FR. JOSEPH PAUL – Requested by Sophie & Candida Pereira

ANNOUNCED MASSES FOR SUNDAYS

Beginning on May 19th, we will be accepting requests for announced Masses on Sundays at the 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM Masses.

ECO – SABBATH

Sunday, May 5th at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room

On the first Sunday of each month, the Passionist Centre for Ecology and Spirituality facilitates a 30 minute reflection and discussion prompted by the readings for that Sunday’s liturgy.

All are welcome to attend. This will be the last Eco-Sabbath until the fall.

FIRST COMMUNION INTERVIEWS

There are still several children who have not been registered for their First Communion interview.

Interviews began on Tuesday, April 23rd and will continue until Friday May 10th. They are scheduled every 15 minutes from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday.

Please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866-to book your appointment with Fr. Brando or Fr. John as soon as possible.

ROSARY GROUPS

English: Rosary – Saturday, May 4th at 3:15 PM in the Gabriel Room
Chinese Rosary – Sunday May 5th 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room

For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Friday, May 3rd from 9:30 AM to 12 Noon

“Living as Joyful Disciples.”

Catholic Education Week 2019

Catholic Education Week 2019 begins on Sunday, May 5th. The Catholic schools in our parish will engage in a series of events to celebrate the ongoing gift of publicly funded Catholic education. You are invited to discover what celebrations are happening in your children’s school and if possible, attend. Publicly funded Catholic education has existed in Ontario since 1841 and its graduates have served Ontario and Canada very well. The current generation of students in our publicly funded Catholic schools will serve with the same spirit and generosity as their previous generations.

This year’s Catholic Education Week theme is “Living as Joyful Disciples.”

PLANNING TO BE A CATHOLIC TEACHER?

It is important for you to know that to be hired to teach in any Catholic School Board in Ontario, as part of your application for employment, there must be a letter of reference from your pastor. If you are planning to apply to teach in a Catholic School, a contact with the pastor is highly recommended. Please plan to have a conversation with your Pastor early in the process, well before applications are to be submitted.

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.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by providing for those in need

Today is our second ShareLife Collection weekend. As we “live the Gospel by providing for those in need,” we are reminded of the Gospel value to”love one another as I have loved you”.

Through ShareLife, we are able tobring this value to life through the work of over 40 agencies, caring for families in crisis, people with special needs, the elderly, immigrants and refugees, and children and youth. In addition, our support provides for the formation of our clergy and for international programs in the developing world.

This Sunday, May 5th is ShareLife Sunday.
Please give generously.

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: $43,665

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & THE 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 while Good Shepherd provides hot meals and shelter for the homeless in our city.

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.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 46 casseroles for April. For May, your prepared frozen casseroles will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of May 25th/26th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

More volunteers are needed 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.

FAMILY AFTERNOON TEA

Sunday, May 19th, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Blessed Trinity Parish Hall

The Catholic Women’s League, Blessed Trinity Council invites you to a Family Afternoon Tea on Sunday, May 19th at 2:00 PM at Blessed Trinity Parish Hall.

There will be entertainment, prizes, & loads of fun in store!
Wear your hats & fascinators!

The cost is $10 per person or $25 for a family of 3 or 4 persons.

MEAGAN’S WALK – CREATING A CIRCLE OF HOPE

5km Fundraising Walk and Hug
Saturday, May, 11th, 2019
Registration from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at Fort York
9:30 AM Registration Closes.
10:00 AM Walk to SickKids begins.

The eighteenth annual Meagan’s Walk: – Creating a Circle of Hope will take place on Saturday, May 11th. You may register online at meaganswalk.com. Registration also opens at 8:30 AM at Fort York, followed by family activities and entertainment. Registration closes at 9:30 AM. The Walk begins at 10:00 AM. and concludes at SickKids with the “Hug”.

Over the last 18 years, proceeds of over 5 million dollars from this event have been directed toward paediatric brain tumour research, faster diagnoses, personalized treatments and improved outcomes for young people faced with brain tumours and treatment of paediatric brain tumours at SickKids.

PROJECT RACHEL RETREAT

Weekend of May 31st to June 2nd.

“Clear out the old yeast, so that you may become a fresh batch of dough.” 1 Corinthians 5

Do you need to rest your burden? Project Rachel can help.

St. Mary’s Refuge is holding a weekend retreat for women whose hearts have been broken by abortion. Project Rachel is private and confidential. The retreat will be held on the weekend of May 31st to June 2nd. If you are interested, please e-mail ProjectRachel@stmarysrefuge.org or call 416-629-8264.

THE GARDEN SHED

Join us for the spring planting of seedlings and seeds on Saturday, May 18th at 10:00.AM. In the event of significant rain, planting will be moved to Monday, May 20th at 10:00 AM. Everyone, including children, is welcome to come and get your hands in the soil!

For more information on the Garden Ministry, contact Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com.

Bulletin – April 28, 2019

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

At the Easter Vigil, 5 new Parishioners were welcomed to our Parish.

Taito Shibuya received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.

Beau William Shibuya and Mila Ava Shibuya received the Sacrament of Baptism.

Jean Kim and Joan Sum were received into full Communion with the Catholic Church.

The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome and congratulate them.

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE BAKE SALE

This Weekend April 27th and April 28th

Bakers and Buyers needed

This year, St. Gabriel’s D & P committee have decided to donate all the proceeds of their 2nd annual bake sale to Fr. Rick Frechette’s Haiti Mission. We encourage all of our wonderful bakers to donate some tasty treats for this bake sale. Baked goods can be dropped off at the tables before any of the Masses this weekend. We also encourage all parishioners to support this social justice cause by indulging in your sweet tooth and making this bake sale a huge success.

As Fr. Rick has requested of us “Let’s invite those who are impoverished to the table of life”

CARPENTER NEEDED

Our St. Vincent de Paul collection boxes are in poor condition.

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is looking for a carpenter who would be able to repair them. If you can help, please call Brenda at 416-990-8892. Thank you

ANNOUNCED MASSES

April 29th – May 4th, 2019

MONDAY – SHELLA TANG– Requested by the Yeung & Au Families
TUESDAY – GAETANO BRANCATO– Requested by the Brancato Family
WEDNESDAY – GERALD MEYER – Requested by Violet Ryckewaert
THURSDAY – ANTON &MARY GOH– Requested by their Children
FRIDAY – LAU KOON TING– Requested by Linda Law & Family
SATURDAY – GUS & MARIE CALDERONE– Requested by their Family

FIRST COMMUNION INTERVIEWS

There are still many children who have not been registered for their First Communion interview.

Interviews will begin on Tuesday, April 23rd and continue until Friday May 10th. They are scheduled every 15 minutes from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday.

Please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866-to book your appointment with Fr. Brando or Fr. John as soon as possible.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Friday, May 3rd from 9:30 AM to 12 Noon

ECO – SABBATH

Sunday, May 5th at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room

On the first Sunday of each month, the Passionist Centre for Ecology and Spirituality facilitates a 30 minute reflection and discussion prompted by the readings for that Sunday’s liturgy.

All are welcome to attend. This will be the last Eco-Sabbath until the fall.

ROSARY GROUPS

English: Rosary – Saturday, May 4th at 3:15 PM in the Gabriel Room.

Chinese Rosary – Sunday May 5th in the Gabriel Room

For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

“Living as Joyful Disciples.”

Catholic Education Week 2019

Catholic Education Week 2019 begins on Sunday, May 5th. The Catholic schools in our parish will engage in a series of events to celebrate the ongoing gift of publicly funded Catholic education. You are invited to discover what celebrations are happening in your children’s school and if possible, attend. Publicly funded Catholic education has existed in Ontario since 1841 and its graduates have served Ontario and Canada very well. The current generation of students in our publicly funded Catholic schools will serve with the same spirit and generosity as their previous generations.

This year’s Catholic Education Week theme is “Living as Joyful Disciples.”

PLANNING TO BE A CATHOLIC TEACHER?

It is important for you to know that to be hired to teach in any Catholic School Board in Ontario, as part of your application for employment, there must be a letter of reference from your pastor. If you are planning to apply to teach in a Catholic School, a contact with the pastor is highly recommended. Please plan to have a conversation with your Pastor early in the process, well before applications are to be submitted.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by welcoming newcomers to Canada

Rashida endured years of domestic abuse while living in Egypt. Fearing her husband would abuse their children, she successfully applied for refugee status in Canada. Rashida arrived in Toronto, not knowing the language, what to do, or who could help. Fortunately, she met an Arabic speaker who told her about Catholic Crosscultural Services (CCS). CCS helped her navigate the immigration process and access the resources she needed. “CCS saved my life,” Rashida says. “Today I have money of my own, an apartment, and my children are finally safe
and happy.”

Next Sunday, May 5th is ShareLife Sunday.
Please give generously.

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: $36,455

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & THE 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 while Good Shepherd provides hot meals and shelter for the homeless in our city.

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.

MOSAIC INTERFAITH

Celebration of Faith and Solidarity
Sunday, April 28th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

MOSAIC InterFaith is holding a Celebration of Faith and Solidarity hosted by St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 39 Green Lane, Thornhill, on Sunday April 28th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. This will be in interfaith service of peace and understanding and a celebration of life, led by leaders of MOSAIC’s faith communities. All are welcome.

Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable item for a local foodbank. For more information see the flyer on the bulletin board or call Nora at 416-218 0680.

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

MEAGAN’S WALK – CREATING A CIRCLE OF HOPE

5km Fundraising Walk and Hug
Saturday, May, 11th, 2019
Registration from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at Fort York
9:30 AM Registration Closes.
!0:00 AM Walk to SickKids begins.

The eighteenth annual Meagan’s Walk: – Creating a Circle of Hope will take place on Saturday, May 11th. You may register online at meaganswalk.com. Registration also opens at 8:30 AM at Fort York, followed by family activities and entertainment. Registration closes at 9:30 AM. The Walk begins at 10:00 AM. and concludes at SickKids with the “Hug”.

Over the last 18 years, proceeds of over 5 million dollars from this event have been directed toward paediatric brain tumour research, faster diagnoses, personalized treatments and improved outcomes for young people faced with brain tumours and treatment of paediatric brain tumours at SickKids

PROJECT RACHEL RETREAT

Weekend of May 31st to June 2nd.

“Clear out the old yeast, so that you may become a fresh batch of dough.” 1 Corinthians 5

Do you need to rest your burden? Project Rachel can help.

St. Mary’s Refuge is holding a weekend retreat for women whose hearts have been broken by abortion. Project Rachel is private and confidential. The retreat will be held on the weekend of May 31st to June 2nd. If you are interested, please e-mail ProjectRachel@stmarysrefuge.org or call 416-629-8264.

THE GARDEN SHED

You may have noticed the first frames of St. Gabriel’s community garden on the small patio south of the window in the Gathering Space. These were built last weekend by a team from the Garden Ministry, who also mixed the soil and filled the boxes. In the next weeks, spinach and radish seeds will be planted, and on the weekend of May 18th , the seedlings will be transplanted to the boxes and additional seeds will be planted.

For more information on the Garden Ministry, contact Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com.