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Bulletin – March 17, 2019

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

PARISH LENTEN RETREAT

“Finding Increasing Light When Right Seems Wrong and Wrong Seems Right”

Saturday, April 6th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Fr. Rick Frechette will lead our Parish Lenten Retreat on Saturday, April 6th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The theme of this year’s Lenten Retreat is “Finding Increasing Light: When Right Seems Wrong and Wrong Seems Right.” Fr. Rick gave our Parish Advent Retreat in 2014 and is back with us for an afternoon of inspirational talk that will hopefully shape our Lenten experience and praxis.

Fr. Rick who is a Passionist priest is also a medical doctor who founded St. Luke Foundation for Haiti and continues to serve our impoverished brothers and sisters in Haiti. Paul Haggis, an Oscar-winning writer-director lauded Fr. Rick as “a man who does daily battle with cynicism and hatred” but that Fr. Rick’s works “threaten to make an old atheist,” like Paul Haggis himself to “believe in God.”

Please come and invite your friends and family from other parishes to attend this retreat. It is open and free to everyone.

BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY

Saturday, March 23rd and April 6th

Nativity of Our Lord Parish or St. Joseph the Worker Parish,

From 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Our parish will be starting a Bereavement Ministry (or Ministry of Consolation). We need some volunteers who would like to consider assisting us in this much needed ministry. The Office of Formation for Discipleship is offering a two-day training session for all who would like to consider assisting in this bereavement ministry. The participants are required to attend both days in order to complete the training. The Bereavement Training Ministry will be held on Saturday, March 23rd and April 6th, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

This training will be offered at the following two locations via video conferencing:

Nativity of Our Lord Parish,
480 Rathburn Road, Etobicoke, or

St. Joseph the Worker Parish,
1100 Mary Street North, Oshawa

There is no cost to attend. Cost of optional participant workbook: $40 (Please make cheque payable to R.C.E.C.)

Please bring your own lunch. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Please contact Sr. Maria Lucia at the Parish Office by March 19th, if you would like to attend the two-day session so she can register you on-line. Make sure to inform her about the location where you would like to attend the training.

FIRST COMMUNION INTERVIEWS

Interviews for children who are preparing to receive their First Communion are now being scheduled.

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.

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.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

March 18th – March 23rd, 2019

MONDAY – ARMAND OAKIE – Requested by The Family

TUESDAY – LYDIA CECILIO – Requested by her Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren

WEDNESDAY – SHELLA TANG – Requested by The Eucharistic Ministry

THURSDAY – CECILIA MANALANG – Requested by Plutarco Manalang

FRIDAY – SHELLA TANG – Requested by The Rosary Group

SATURDAY – DECEASED COUSINS – Requested by Gloria Flor

LENTEN AND EASTER SCHEDULE 2019

Stations of the Cross:
Friday Evenings at 7:30 PM

Parish Lenten Retreat:
Saturday, April 6th
From 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Reconciliation Service:
Wednesday, April 10th at 7:30 PM

Individual Confessions: Wednesday, April 17th
From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Palm Sunday, April 14th:
Masses
Sat., 4:30 PM
Sun., 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Holy Thursday, April 18th:
No 9:00 A.M. Mass
7:30 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Followed by Adoration until 10:00 PM

Good Friday, April 19th:
10:00 AM – Morning Prayer
3:00 PM – Solemn Passion of Our Lord
7:30 PM – Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday, April 20th:
No 4:30 PM Mass
8:00 PM Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 21st:
Masses 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Easter Monday, April 22nd:
No 9:00 AM Mass
Office Closed

EXTRA PARKING AT ELKHORN PUBLIC SCHOOL

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by helping young mothers

Anika became a mother at the age of 19. Soon after, her fiancé became increasingly controlling. Feeling isolated, she reached out to a ShareLife agency called Rose of Sharon. She and her son attended almost every program offered, including one called Healthy Relationships. Anika realized she didn’t have to tolerate her partner’s behavior. Rose of Sharon helped her find an affordable apartment so she and her son could move out. “I never thought I could make it on my own,” says Anika. “But with the help of Rose of Sharon, here I am doing it.”

March 31 is ShareLife Sunday.
Please give generously.

D & P SHARE LENT CAMPAIGN

As we continue this year’s Share Lent Campaign, please take home a copy of the “Share the Journey” magazine and prayer card which can be found a the Fairtrade coffee table.

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.

WALK-IN COUNSELLING CLINIC

Two Locations, Open Tuesdays or Thursdays

Catholic Family Services of Toronto in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Toronto and the Ontario Government offers walk-in counseling services for individuals, couples and families. The single-session consultation is aimed at helping clients set goals and build on their strengths and resources. No appointment or referral is required and fees are geared to income. Clients are served on a first come first serve basis

There are 2 locations:

1155Yonge Street, suite 101 open on Tuesdays from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

245 Fairview Mall Drive, suite 201 open on Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

For more information, contact 416-921-1163-or 416 222-0048.

MILK BAG PROJECT

Wednesday, March 20th from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Gabriel Room

Volunteer milk bag weavers will be meeting Wednesday afternoon, March 20th t from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room. All are welcome! Thank you to all who bring in milk bags clean and flattened. This is a big help to the weavers.

QUEEN OF APOSTLES RENEWAL CENTRE

Women’s Lenten Retreat

Weekend of March 22nd to March 24th

On the weekend of March 22nd to 24th, the Centre team will preach a Lenten retreat on the theme “Every Gift Reveals God’s Love; But No Gift Reveals God’s Love More Than the Gifts of the Cross” For more information, or to register please call 905-278-5229.

10th ANNUAL DYNAMIC WOMEN OF FAITH CONFERENCE

John Paul 2 Polish Cultural Centre,

Saturday, March 23rd from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Dynamic Women of Faith will be hosting its 10th annual conference for Catholic women on Saturday March 23rd at the John Paul 2 Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Road. There is limited seating! Register at http://dynamicwomenfaith.com/.

There is also a special event for Mothers and daughters on Friday, March 22nd from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For more information, please call 416-907-1042 or see the posters on the bulletin boards.

GARDEN MINISTRY

Workshop – Organic Gardening

Saturday, March 23rd from 1:00 to 3:00 PM in the Gabriel Room.

Sunday, March 24th from 1:45 to 4:00 PM in the Gathering Space.

This two part workshop will teach you everything you need to know about organic vegetable gardening, from basic garden mapping skills to planning and planting your vegetable garden. Maintenance, pest management, disease control, seed saving, processing, and composting will also be discussed. Feel free to attend both days or just one and to bring a friend.

Indoor Seed-Planting Event

On March 31, the children who attend the Children’s Liturgy at the 10:30 mass, will participate in a liturgy that connects scripture and their faith with the planting of seeds for our community garden: lettuce, tomato, pepper, kale and cabbage. The seed trays will then be put in locations where they, and you, can watch the germination. Parents may want to consider having the children dress in their “gardening best!”

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

FINANCE CORNER

The Finance Council wishes to share this with all who come together as our worshipping community …

“The financial burden of the Parish is the responsibility of each and all parishioners to the extent that your means allow.”

Please consider giving your offertory by picking up Envelopes, enrolling in Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG), or Donate Now (through the Archdiocese of Toronto website). lf you have any questions please come by the parish office.

Bulletin – March 10, 2019

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

PARISH LENTEN RETREAT

“Finding Increasing Light When Right Seems Wrong and Wrong Seems Right”

Saturday, April 6th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Our Parish Lenten Retreat will take place on Saturday, April 6th. It will be led by the prominent Passionist priest working in Haiti, Fr. Rick Frechette CP. Fr. Rick will also preach at all the Masses Saturday and Sunday. Stay tuned for more information.

BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY

Saturday, March 23rd and April 6th

Nativity of Our Lord Parish or St. Joseph the Worker Parish,From 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Our parish will be starting a Bereavement Ministry (or Ministry of Consolation). We need some volunteers who would like to consider assisting us in this much needed ministry. The Office of Formation for Discipleship is offering a two-day training session for all who would like to consider assisting in this bereavement ministry. The participants are required to attend both days in order to complete the training. The Bereavement Training Ministry will be held on Saturday, March 23rd and April 6th, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. This training will be offered at the following two locations via video conferencing:

Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 480 Rathburn Road, Etobicoke, or
St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 1100 Mary Street North, Oshawa

There is no cost to attend. Cost of optional participant workbook: $40 (Please make cheque payable to R.C.E.C.)

Please bring your own lunch. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

The program will include live presentations and video-conferencing between St. Joseph the Worker (Oshawa) and Nativity of Our Lord Parish (Etobicoke).

Please contact Sr. Maria Lucia at the Parish Office if you would like to attend the two-day session so she can register you on-line. Make sure to inform her about the location where you would like to attend the training.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

March 11th – March 16th, 2019

MONDAY – JOSEPHINE BADALI – Requested by John, Sal & Patsy

TUESDAY – PATRICIA CLYDESDALE – Requested by the Mulhall Family

WEDNESDAY – FOR THE INTENTIONS OF RUBIN DIMOSKI – Requested by the Parish Staff

THURSDAY – IN THANKSGIVING – Requested by Agnes Siron

FRIDAY – ALICE MICHAEL – Requested by Charmaine Michaels

SATURDAY – GIUSEPPE & CLEMENTINA INTINI – Requested by Chiara & Tina Intini

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 2019

Ash Wednesday:
Wednesday, March 6th
Mass – 12:00 Noon
Mass – 7:30 PM
No 9:00 AM Mass

Stations of the Cross:
Friday Evenings at 7:30 PM

Parish Lenten Retreat:
Saturday, April 6th
From 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Reconciliation Service:
Wednesday, April 10th at 7:30 PM

Individual Confessions: Wednesday, April 17th
From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Palm Sunday, April 14th:
Masses
Sat., 4:30 PM
Sun., 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Holy Thursday, April 18th:
No 9:00 A.M. Mass
7:30 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Followed by Adoration until 10:00 PM

Good Friday, April 19th:
10:00 AM – Morning Prayer
3:00 PM – Solemn Passion of Our Lord
7:30 PM – Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday, April 20th:
No 4:30 PM Mass
8:00 PM Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 21st:
Masses 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Easter Monday, April 22nd:
No 9:00 AM Mass
Office Closed

EXTRA PARKING AT ELKHORN PUBLIC SCHOOL

FIRST COMMUNION INTERVIEWS

Interviews for children who are preparing to receive their First Communion are now being scheduled.

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.

Development and Peace

Share Lent Solidarity Calendar

This year’s Share Lent Campaign is again “Share the Journey” No one should be forced to flee their home.

Experience solidarity on a daily basis in your home throughout the Lenten period with our Solidarity Calendar.

Please pick up your copy at the back of the Church.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by supporting ShareLife agencies “

As we begin our ShareLife campaign, we are encouraged to live the Gospel in all we do. How do we demonstrate that in our community?

Living the Gospel may mean helping single mothers to care for their newborn children, or being available to families facing difficulties, or welcoming refugee families to our community.

For 43 years, countless individuals have experienced the compassionate care offered by our agencies. Please support our annual archdiocesan appeal during this Lenten season!” — Cardinal Thomas Collins

March 31st is ShareLife Sunday.
Please give generously.

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.

WALK-IN COUNSELLING CLINIC

Two Locations, Open Tuesdays or Thursdays

Catholic Family Services of Toronto in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Toronto and the Ontario Government offers walk-in counseling services for individuals, couples and families. The single-session consultation is aimed at helping clients set goals and build on their strengths and resources. No appointment or referral is required and fees are geared to income. Clients are served on a first come first serve basis

There are 2 locations:
1155 Yonge Street, suite 101 is open on Tuesdays from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

245 Fairview Mall Drive, suite 201 is open on Thursdays from9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

For more information, contact 416-921-1163-or 416 222-0048.

JUST COFFEE

Weekend of March 16th/17th

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

QUEEN OF APOSTLES RENEWAL CENTRE

Women’s Lenten Retreat

Weekend of March 22nd to March 24th

On the weekend of March 22nd to 24th, the Centre team will preach a Lenten retreat on the theme “Every Gift Reveals God’s Love; But No Gift Reveals God’s Love More Than the Gifts of the Cross” For more information, or to register please call 905 278 5229.

10th ANNUAL DYNAMIC WOMEN OF FAITH CONFERENCE

John Paul 2 Polish Cultural Centre,

Saturday, March 23rd from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Dynamic Women of Faith will be hosting its 10th annual conference for Catholic women on Saturday March 23rd at the John Paul 2 Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Road. There is limited seating! Register at http://dynamicwomenfaith.com/.

There is also a special event for Mothers and daughters on Friday, March 22nd from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For more information, please call 416-907-1042 or see the posters on the bulletin boards.

GARDEN MINISTRY

Meeting

The next meeting of the Garden Ministry will be on Sunday, March 10th at 1:30 PM in the Library. Everyone is welcome.

Workshop – Organic Gardening

Saturday, March 23rd from 1:00 to 3:00 PM in the Gabriel Room.

Sunday, March 24th from 1:45 to 4:00 PM in the Gathering Space.

This two part workshop will teach you everything you need to know about organic vegetable gardening, from basic garden mapping skills to planning and planting your vegetable garden. Maintenance, pest management, disease control, seed saving, processing, and composting will also be discussed. Feel free to attend both days or just one and to bring a friend.

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

FINANCE CORNER

The Finance Council wishes to share this with all who come together as our worshipping community …

“The financial burden of the Parish is the responsibility of each and all parishioners to the extent that your means allow.” Our operating payments average $17,000 per week”.

Please consider giving your offertory by picking up Envelopes, enrolling in Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG), or Donate Now (through the Archdiocese of Toronto website). Please come by the parish office if you have any questions

Bulletin – March 3, 2019

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

Just a reminder…

Daylight Savings Time begins next weekend. Please remember to set your clocks forward 1 hour on Saturday evening, March 10th.

SAVE THE DATE! PARISH LENTEN RETREAT

Saturday, April 6th from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Our Parish Lenten Retreat will take place on Saturday, April 6th. It will be led by the prominent Passionist priest working in Haiti, Fr. Rick Frechette CP. Fr. Rick will also preach at all the Masses Saturday and Sunday.

BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY

Saturday, March 23rd and April 6th

Nativity of Our Lord Parish or St. Joseph the Worker Parish,

From 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Our parish will be starting a Bereavement Ministry (or Ministry of Consolation). We need some volunteers who would like to consider assisting us in this much needed ministry. The Office of Formation for Discipleship is offering a two-day training session for all who would like to consider assisting in this bereavement ministry. The participants are required to attend both days in order to complete the training. The Bereavement Training Ministry will be held on Saturday, March 23rd and April 6th, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

This training will be offered at the following two locations via video conferencing:

Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 480 Rathburn Road, Etobicoke, or

St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 1100 Mary Street North, Oshawa

There is no cost to attend. Cost of optional participant workbook: $40 (Please make cheque payable to R.C.E.C.)

Please bring your own lunch. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

The program will include live presentations and video-conferencing between St. Joseph the Worker (Oshawa) and Nativity of Our Lord Parish (Etobicoke).

Please contact Sr. Maria Lucia at the Parish Office if you would like to attend the two-day session so she can register you on-line. Make sure to inform her about the location where you would like to attend the training.

ASH WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

March 6th is Ash Wednesday. Special Masses will be celebrated at 12:00 Noon and 7:30 PM. Ashes will be distributed. There will be no 9:00 AM Mass.

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.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

March 4th – March 9th, 2019

MONDAY – PETER & BRIDGET PEREIRA – Requested by Sophie & Candida Pereira

TUESDAY – JOHN McDONOUGH – Requested by the Mulhall Family

WEDNESDAY – ASH WEDNESDAY – No 9:00 AM Mass

THURSDAY –

FRIDAY – GUILLERMO CABRERA – Requested by Olivia Cabrera

SATURDAY – GORDON OATWAY – Requested by Pat Oatway & Family

LENTEN AND EASTER SCHEDULE 2019

Ash Wednesday:
Wednesday, March 6th
Mass – 12:00 Noon
Mass – 7:30 PM
No 9:00 AM Mass

Stations of the Cross:
Friday Evenings at 7:30 PM

Parish Lenten Retreat:
Saturday, April 6th
From 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Reconciliation Service:
Wednesday, April 10th at 7:30 PM

Individual Confessions: Wednesday, April 17th
From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Palm Sunday, April 14th:
Masses
Sat., 4:30 PM
Sun., 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Holy Thursday, April 18th:
No 9:00 A.M. Mass
7:30 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Followed by Adoration until 10:00 PM

Good Friday, April 19th:
10:00 AM – Morning Prayer
3:00 PM – Solemn Passion of Our Lord
7:30 PM – Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday, April 20th:
No 4:30 PM Mass
8:00 PM Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 21st:
Masses 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Easter Monday, April 22nd:
No 9:00 AM Mass
Office Closed

EXTRA PARKING AT ELKHORN PUBLIC SCHOOL

FIRST COMMUNION INTERVIEWS

Interviews for children who are preparing to receive their First Communion are now being scheduled.

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.

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.

WALK-IN COUNSELLING CLINIC

Two Locations, Open Tuesdays or Thursdays

Catholic Family Services of Toronto in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Toronto and the Ontario Government, offers walk-in counseling services for individuals, couples and families.. The single-session consultation is aimed at helping clients set goals and build on their strengths and resources. No appointment or referral is required and fees are geared to income. Clients are served on a first come first serve basis

There are 2 locations:

1155 Yonge Street, suite 101 open on Tuesdays from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

245 Fairview Mall Drive, suite 201 open on Thursdays from

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

For more information, contact 416-921-1163-or 416 222-0048.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 45 casseroles for February. For March, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of March 30th/ 31st 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. You may pick up casserole pans at the Parish Office.

If you require more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

ANNUAL MASS OF ST PATRICK

St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond Street

Saturday March 16th at 10:00 AM

The Annual Mass of St. Patrick will be held at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica on Saturday, March 16th at 10:00 AM. The presider and homilist will be Fr. Edward J. Curtis, Rector. All are welcome.

COME AND SEE WEEKEND

March 15th to March 17th

St. Augustine’s Seminary

Young Catholic men ages 17 and older are invited to cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with Jesus Christ, leading to a better discernment of God’s call for their lives. Registrants age 17 will require a parental consent.

There will be time for prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples as a Catholic priest. Please register online at https://www.vocationstoronto.ca/.

For more information, please contact the Office of Vocations at 416-968-0997 or email vocations@archtoronto.org.

QUEEN OF APOSTLES RENEWAL CENTRE

Women’s Lenten Retreat

Weekend of March 22nd to March 24th

On the weekend of March 22nd to 24th, the Centre team will preach a Lenten retreat on the theme “Every Gift Reveals God’s Love; But No Gift Reveals God’s Love More Than the Gifts of the Cross” For more information, or to register please call 905 278 5229.

GARDEN MINISTRY COMMUNITY GARDEN PROJECT

Thank you to everyone who donated supplies and funds to the indoor planting phase of the Community Garden project and to those of you praying for a bountiful harvest! Donations are still being gratefully accepted and can be dropped off at the office. The indoor planting of seeds will take place on March 31st. More details will follow.

The next meeting of the Garden Ministry will be on Sunday, March 10th at 1:30 PM in the Library. Everyone is welcome.

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

FINANCE CORNER

The Finance Council wishes to share this with all who come together as our worshipping community …

“The financial burden of the Parish is the responsibility of each and all parishioners to the extent that your means allow.” Our operating payments average $17,000 per week.

Please be as generous as your means allow.

Bulletin – February 24, 2019

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

FEASTOF ST. GABRIEL

Wednesday, February 27th is the feast of St. Gabriel. St. Gabriel, a member of the Passionist Community, was born Francis Possenti on March 1st, 1838 in Assisi.

In September, 1856, he entered the Passionist novitiate but before his ordination, he contracted tuberculosis. He died February 27th, 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.

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

We want to say a special thank you to all those who worked to make this year’s Lunar New Year Party a wonderful celebration. This is one of the nicest events we have throughout the year and, as always, it was a huge success.

Many thanks to those who donated the delicious food, those who decorated so beautifully and everyone who worked to make this celebration a truly memorable event. All who attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

FEAST OF ST. GABRIEL CELEBRATING IN SONG, TOGETHER IN WORSHIP

Wednesday, February 27th at 7:30 PM

St. Gabriel’s Church

Together in Worship, featuring Leo Marchildon, Josh Tamayo and the Together in Worship

Vocal Ensemble will perform here at St. Gabriel’s Church on Wednesday, February 27th at 7:30 PM.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated in Sienna Margani’s name to the Blu Genes Foundation in support of treatments for Tay Sachs Disease.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

February 25th – March 2nd, 2019

MONDAY – RICHARD CHUCHRA – Requested by Wanda Wrobel
TUESDAY – JOHN McDONOUGH – Requested by the Mulhall Family
WEDNESDAY – JACK WROBEL – Requested by Wanda Wrobel
THURSDAY – GEORGE WROBEL – Requested by Wanda Wrobel
FRIDAY – FERNANDO LASA – Requested by Ana Maria Lasa
SATURDAY – GUS CALDERONE – Requested by Marie Calderone

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, March 1st from 9:30 AM – 12 Noon

FIRST COMMUNION INTERVIEWS

Interviews for children who are preparing to receive their First Communion are now being scheduled.

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.

ECO – SABBATH

Sunday, March 3rd 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.

ROSARY GROUPS

English: Saturday, March 2nd at 3:15 PM in the Gabriel Room.

Chinese: Sunday, March. 3rd at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room

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

FIRST RECONCILIATION

Saturday, March 2nd at 10:00 AM

St. Gabriel’s Church

First Reconciliation for children attending St. Gabriel’s School, those in the Children’s Faith Program and children attending other Catholic Schools will be held at St. Gabriel’s Church on Saturday, March 2nd at 10:00 AM.

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Each month the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre.

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.

JUST COFFEE

This Weekend, February 23rd/24th

Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses this 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

2019 LIFT JESUS HIGHER RALLY

Saturday, March 2nd from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.

Be inspired, encouraged and healed at the largest single day Catholic event in Canada, the 27th annual Lift Jesus Higher Rally! The theme of this year’s rally is “Hope In The Midst of Suffering”.

The Rally will be held on Saturday, March 2nd from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Be inspired by talks by Ralph Martin, Sr. Ann Shields and guest speaker Fr. Mark Goring.

The adult high mass (with Sunday readings) will be celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins.

There will be a separate youth event (13-18 years) with great music, dynamic talks and inspirational skits. The youth mass (with Sunday readings) will be celebrated by Fr. Mark Goring.

Tickets: are $25 for adults and $15 for the youth. For additional information, please see our website, your church bulletin board or kindly contact us at (647) 243-9441.

Email: contact@lift-jesus-higher-rally.ca or visit: www.lift-jesus-higher-rally.ca.

HOW TO BEAT THE WINTER BLUES.

Thursday, February 28th from 7:00 to 8:00 PM

Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home, Thornhill

This time of year, grief can leave us frozen in our tracks.

Join us for a casual evening as we take a closer look at the symbolism of winter and discover greater insight into accepting peace and comfort as we go through this seasonal journey.

Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

For more information please contact Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services-Archdiocese of Toronto by phone at 416-733-8544 x 2047, by email: at info@cc-fs.ca or go to the website: catholic-cemeteries.com.

THE ANNUAL MARDI GRAS MASS AT MARYLAKE

Saturday, March 2nd at 5:00 PM

Marylake, 13760 Keele St., King City

The Augustinians at Marylake invite you to join them for the Annual Mardi Gras Mass at Marylake on Saturday, March 2nd at 5:00 PM.

This lively Mass in preparation for the Lenten season will feature traditional New Orleans style Dixieland Jazz hymns with the Red Peppers Dixieland Jazz providing the musical accompaniment and the Cardinal Carter High School Concert Choir providing the vocals. After Mass, there will be a short concert and complimentary Shrove pancakes, sausages and refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 905-833-5368, e-mail at info@marylake.com or visit at www.marylakecom.

QUEEN OF APOSTLES RENEWAL CENTRE

Women’s Lenten Retreat
Weekend of March 22nd to March 24th

On the weekend of March 22nd to 24th, the Centre team will preach a Lenten retreat on the theme “Every Gift Reveals God’s Love; But No Gift Reveals God’s Love More Than the Gifts of the Cross” For more information, or to register please call 905 278 5229.

COME AND SEE WEEKEND

March 15th to March 17th

St. Augustine’s Seminary

Young Catholic men ages 17 and older are invited to cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with Jesus Christ, leading to a better discernment of God’s call for their lives. Registrants age 17 will require a parental consent.

There will be time for prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples as a Catholic priest. Please register online at www.vocationstoronto.ca.

For more information, please contact the Office of Vocations at 416-968-0997 or email vocations@archtoronto.org.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

Friday, March 1st at 1:30 PM

Church of the Incarnation Anglican Church
15 Clairtrelle Road

You are cordially invited to the annual ecumenical World Day of Prayer Service which will be held at the Church of the Incarnation on Friday March 1st at 1:30 PM. The theme this year, “Come – Everything Is Ready!”was written by the women of Slovenia.

St. Gabriel’s is one of three Catholic churches involved but has very little representation at the service. Please join us, along with our neighbouring Christian churches, in prayer and reflection. A reception will follow.

GARDEN MINISTRY COMMUNITY GARDEN PROJECT

Items for donation to the indoor planting of the community garden can be brought to the Garden Ministry table in the Gathering Space before or after all Masses on the weekend of February 23rd/24th.

For more information please contact Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com.

FINANCE CORNER

Weekly Offertory
The Finance Council wishes to share this with all who come together as our worshipping community …

“The financial burden of the Parish is the responsibility of each and all parishioners to the extent that your means allow.” Our operating payments average $17,000 per week.

Please consider giving your offertory by picking up Envelopes, enrolling in Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG), or Donate Now (through the Archdiocese of Toronto website). Please come by the parish office if you have any questions.

Bulletin – February 17, 2019

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

COUNTING MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Each Monday morning Parish members count that weekend’s Offertory (and special collections) a process of usually 2 ½ hours. The Counting Ministry ensures prompt and accurate depositing of weekly collections and accurate input into the process of recording parishioner donations.

We need additional volunteers for this important ministry. Volunteers work on a team which normally counts every fourth week and approximately 4 to 5 other weeks regarding special collections. If you are available on Mondays (Tuesdays when the Office is closed on Monday because of a statutory holiday), please contact the Parish Office as soon as possible. Training will be provided.

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Sunday, February 17th after 12:30 PM Mass

Tuesday, February 5th marks the beginning of Lunar New Year. This year is the Year of the Pig. For many years, the Asian community in our parish has gifted our parish community with a wonderful Lunar New Year Party.

This year, the Lunar New Year Celebration will take place on Sunday, February 17th after the 12:30 PM Mass in the Gathering Space. All are welcome.

FAMILY DAY

Monday, February 18th

Monday February 18th is Family Day, a day to celebrate our families. The Parish Office will be closed and there will be no 9:00 AM Mass on that day.

FEAST OF ST. GABRIEL CELEBRATING IN SONG
TOGETHER IN WORSHIP

Wednesday, February 27th at 7:30 PM

St. Gabriel’s Church

Together in Worship, featuring Leo Marchildon, Josh Tamayo and the Together in Worship

Vocal Ensemble will perform here at St. Gabriel’s Church on Wednesday, February 27th at 7:30 PM.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated in Sienna Margani’s name to the Blu Genes Foundation in support of treatments for Tay Sachs Disease. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

February 18th – February 23rd, 2019

MONDAY – FAMILY DAY – No 9:00 AM Mass
TUESDAY – JOHN McDONOUGH – Requested by the Mulhall Family
WEDNESDAY – ERNEST RICKETTS – Requested by his Family
THURSDAY – PEDRO MOYA – Requested by Bob & Cora Parke
FRIDAY – MADALENA & ADILIA NASCIMENTO – Requested by their Family
SATURDAY – PATRICIA CHEONG – Requested by Yvonne Singh

FIRST COMMUNION INTERVIEWS

Interviews for children who are preparing to receive their First Communion are now being scheduled.

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.

WELCOME! BAPTISM

The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome: Ernest Cerilli who received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, February 10th. Congratulations!

FIRST RECONCILIATION

Saturday, March 2nd at 10:00 AM

St. Gabriel’s Church

First Reconciliation for children attending St. Gabriel’s School, those in the Children’s Faith Program and children attending other Catholic Schools will be held at St. Gabriel’s Church on Saturday, March 2nd at 10:00 AM.

2019 LIFT JESUS HIGHER RALLY

Saturday, March 2nd from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.

Be inspired, encouraged and healed at the largest single day Catholic event in Canada, the 27th annual Lift Jesus Higher Rally! The theme of this year’s rally is “Hope In The Midst of Suffering”.

The Rally will be held on Saturday, March 2nd from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Be inspired by talks by Ralph Martin, Sr. Ann Shields and guest speaker Fr. Mark Goring.

The adult high mass (with Sunday readings) will be celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins.

There will be a separate youth event (13-18 years) with great music, dynamic talks and inspirational skits. The youth mass (with Sunday readings) will be celebrated by Fr. Mark Goring.

Tickets: are $25 for adults and $15 for the youth. For additional information, please see our website, your church bulletin board or kindly contact us at (647) 243-9441.

Email: contact@lift-jesus-higher-rally.ca or visit: www.lift-jesus-higher-rally.ca.

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Each month the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre.

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.

JUST COFFEE

Weekend of February 23rd/24th

Because of our Lunar New Year Celebration next Sunday Fair Trade organic coffees, usually on sale next weekend, will be on sale after all the Masses on February 23rd/24th.

FAITH CONNECTIONS: CHRIST AND CULTURE AT THE AGO

Wednesday, February 13th from 6:30 to 9:00 PM

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Free Admission

Can we encounter God through art?

Join the Sisters of St. Joseph for Christ and Culture to find out!

Together, as you walk through the galleries at the AGO and admire the beauty of art, you will reflect on a select few pieces and how they relate to your faith journeys. Admission is free!

At 8:15 PM the group will head to “The Village Idiot Pub” to share with one another what stood out to them during the visit.

HOW TO BEAT THE WINTER BLUES

Thursday, February 28th from 7:00 to 8:00 PM

Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home, Thornhill

This time of year, grief can leave us frozen in our tracks. Join us for a casual evening as we take a closer look at the symbolism of winter and discover greater insight into accepting peace and comfort as we go through this seasonal journey. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome! For more information please contact Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services-Archdiocese of Toronto by phone at 416-733-8544 x 2047, by email: at info@cc-fs.ca or go to the website: catholic-cemeteries.com.

THE ANNUAL MARDI GRAS MASS AT MARYLAKE

Saturday, March 2nd at 5:00 PM

Marylake, 13760 Keele St., King City

The Augustinians at Marylake invite you to join them for the Annual Mardi Gras Mass at Marylake on Saturday, March 2nd at 5:00 PM.

This lively Mass in preparation for the Lenten season will feature traditional New Orleans style Dixieland Jazz hymns with the Red Peppers Dixieland Jazz providing the musical accompaniment and the Cardinal Carter High School Concert Choir providing the vocals. After Mass, there will be a short concert and complimentary Shrove pancakes, sausages and refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 905-833-5368, e-mail at info@marylake.com or visit at www.marylakecom.

COME AND SEE WEEKEND

March 15th to March 17th

St. Augustine’s Seminary

Young Catholic men ages 17 and older are invited to cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with Jesus Christ, leading to a better discernment of God’s call for their lives. Registrants age 17 will require a parental consent.

There will be time for prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples as a Catholic priest. Please register online at www.vocationstoronto.ca.

For more information, please contact the Office of Vocations at 416-968-0997 or email vocations@archtoronto.org.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

Friday, March 1st at 1:30 PM

Church of the Incarnation Anglican Church
15 Clairtrelle Road

You are cordially invited to the annual ecumenical World Day of Prayer Service which will be held at the Church of the Incarnation on Friday March 1st at 1:30 PM. The theme this year, “Come – Everything Is Ready!”was written by the women of Slovenia. St. Gabriel’s is one of three Catholic churches involved but has very little representation at the service. Please join us, along with our neighbouring Christian churches, in prayer and reflection. A reception will follow.

QUEEN OF APOSTLES RENEWAL CENTRE

Women’s Lenten Retreat
Weekend of March 22nd to March 24th

On the weekend of March 22nd to 24th, the Centre team will preach a Lenten retreat on the theme “Every Gift Reveals God’s Love; But No Gift Reveals God’s Love More Than the Gifts of the Cross” For more information, or to register please call 905 278 5229.

GARDEN MINISTRY

GARDEN MINISTRY COMMUNITY GARDEN PROJECT

Items for donation to the indoor planting of the community garden can be brought to the Garden Ministry table in the Gathering Space before or after all Masses on the weekend of February 23rd/24th.

For more information please contact Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com.

FINANCE CORNER

The Finance Council wishes to share this with all who come together as our worshipping community …

“The financial burden of the Parish is the responsibility of each and all parishioners to the extent that your means allow.” Our operating payments average $17,000 per week.

Please consider giving your offertory by picking up Envelopes, enrolling in Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG), or Donate Now (through the Archdiocese of Toronto website). Please come by the parish office if you have any questions.

TAX RECEIPTS FOR 2018

Tax receipts for 2018 have been mailed out. Receipts for PAG contributions are included in the Parish tax receipt.

Tax receipts for the Family of Faith Campaign or for any donations made by credit card for ShareLIfe or Donate Now through the Archdiocese will be receipted by the Archdiocese in February.