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Bulletin – June 11, 2017

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

CONFIRMATION

Congratulations to the following young people of our Parish who were confirmed on Sunday, June 4th, 2017. The Sacrament was administered by Most Rev. Robert Kasun CSB, Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto.

Sara Maritza Alvarez Blasquez
John Kenneth Aguila
Einsten Augustine
Tyra Barcallon
Xavier Brooks
Crysteen Joecel S. Calica
Cristina Caetano Macdonell
Meghan Cammerson
Janner Castellfort
Brendan Chan
Olivia Chan
Ashley Choi
Denelle Coelho
Eileen Cooke
Jody Genevieve Francis Connors
Elissandra Cosico
Chloe Anne Mae Cusi
Isabel Dantzer
Mikaela De Pinto
Bridget Doherty
Gloria Freire
Isabel Gilmour Penney
Edward Golshenas Rad
Emiliano Golshenas Rad
Seo-Youn Allie Jeon
Joshua Joseph
Ashley Kim
Alyssa Stephanie Lazzer
Alzena Lee
Yunjee Chloe Lee
Christopher Leung
Leon Li
Luis Joseph Limgenco
Stella Marie Ashley
Luke Rachel MacKinnon
Michela Marie Marra
Adam Medwecky
Sasha Medwecky
Vicente Amaro Maturana Toledo
Aria Shania
Noronha Onyinyechi Oguamana
Diego Pachas Ramos
Olivia Perras
Sebastian Roccatani
Bernadette Roque Sarmiento
Darcy Sheldrick
Alejandro Socas Alayon
Connor Sparkman
Estela Victorine
Emily Yue Zhang

Let us pray for them as they continue on their journey of faith guided by the Holy Spirit.

PARISH PICNIC

Sunday, July 9th after the 12:30 Mass

The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 9th after the 12:30 Mass in the parking lot. There will be hot dogs, games, face painting, lucky draws, music and more…..

Tickets are $2 each.

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

GARDEN MINISTRY

The Building Maintenance Committee is currently working with a landscape designer on a new vision for our gardens. If you are interested in participating in the planting and maintenance of the new gardens as well as learning about the plants and their care, please call or email Heather Bennett at 647-774-9742 or heathermjb@gmail.com.

MEMBERS NEEDED FOR VOLUNTEER SCREENING COMMITTEE

St. Gabriel’s Volunteer Screening Committee is seeking two committee members. The Screening Committee interviews and screens parish volunteers. If interested, please visit the parish office and ask for a copy of the position description. To speak with a committee member, leave your name and phone number with the office staff. A committee member will call you. The Screening Committee has also been tasked to plan and deliver St. Gabriel’s 2018 Volunteer Recognition. To achieve committee gender balance, male applicants are encouraged.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 12th – June 17th, 2017

MONDAY – YVAN MARKIET – Requested by Jacques & Denise Dussault
TUESDAY – MIGUEL & GERTRUDES REGO – Requested by Maria Da Silva
WEDNESDAY – RODENSA CHEUNG – Requested by Minnie & Alice
THURSDAY – LEONARD MARCHIE – Requested by Teresa Marchie & Family
FRIDAY – BERNIE CABRERA – Requested by Olivia Cabrera
SATURDAY – JOHN & CHRISTOPHER DI LALLO – Requested by Val Palazzo

CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM

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 10th, 2017.

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 2017/18 year. These forms are also available in the Parish Office.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by helping young families to succeed…

When Amber found out she was going to be a mother, she was afraid and uncertain about who to turn to and where to go. After a friend told her about Rose of Durham, Amber arrived looking for help preparing for the arrival of her son. After one session with her counselor, she felt very safe and welcome, and her anxiety about becoming a parent begin to decrease. Amber took advantage of all the programs and services Rose of Durham had to offer and as a result, her self-esteem drastically improved, along with her parenting skills. Amber admits she would not be the parent she is today if it wasn’t for the help and guidance she was offered at ShareLife-supported Rose of Durham. Last year, over 1,270 young parents received the care, counseling and educational support they needed to care for themselves and their new families.

Please make a sacrificial gift to ShareLife through your parish, or at www.sharelife.org

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – MARYGROVE CAMP

Weekend of June 17th/18th

There will be a second collection for Marygrove Camp for Girls next weekend, June 17th /18th at all the Masses. Marygrove Camp is a residential camp situated on 39 acres of beautifully treed grounds and a quarter mile of Georgian Bay waterfront near Penetang, Ontario. This summer, 1,100 girls from less fortunate families will be attending camp. Please support this important work of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Each and every child’s camping experience is fully subsidized through this collection. Thank you for your support! Envelopes are in the pews.

JUST COFFEE

Weekend of June 17th/18th

Fair Trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses on the weekend of June 17th/18th.

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: $5.00

Please note that there are no Fair Trade coffee sales during the months of July and August.

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Each month the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. We encourage you to continue bringing non perishable foods during the summer months. During July and August, food donations tend to drop off. Your donations of canned foods, cereal rice and other non perishables are more important than ever as families
struggle to make ends meet. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE – 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Did you know that in 2001, following the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, Development and Peace (D&P) expanded its program in the Middle East? Participation of the most excluded, including women, was encouraged. In Afghanistan the main focus of our program is to support citizen participation in the development of this young democracy, improve societal conditions for women and to promote peace at all levels of society.

To find out more about the work of D&P or to become a member or donor, visit the website at http://www.devp.org/en/get-involved

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.

CAN’T HURRY LOVE – SERAPHIM CHOIR

Friday, June 16, 2017

St Gabriel’s Church

With winter in the past and summer approaching, there is no better way to celebrate than by joining the Seraphim Men’s Chorus this June for our Can’t Hurry Love concert Series! A concert fit for all ages, with a great mix of Broadway, classical gems, pop songs both old and new, and Disney favourites! Please join us at St. Gabriel‘s Church on Friday, June 16th at 7:30 PM. . Advanced tickets on sale online at www.seraphimandcherubim.ca or at St Gabriel’s after Sunday Masses. See you soon!

TCDSB STAFF ARTS INTO THE WOODS

June 15th and 17th

Theatre at Cardinal Carter
Toronto Catholic District School Board Staff Arts is pleased to present Into the Woods at the Theatre at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, 36 Greenfield Avenue, North York.

June 15th and 17th at 7:30PM. Admission is $25. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit the website: www.tcdsb.org/staffarts or call 416-222-8282 ext. 2787.

ANNUAL MASS FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Services, Archdiocese of Toronto wishes to invite all families within the Archdiocese of Toronto to participate in the Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed on Wednesday, August 16th, at 7:00 PM.

Mass at Mount Hope Cemetery will be celebrated by Rev. Msgr. Robert Nusca. In the event of rain, Mass will be celebrated at St. Monica’s Church, 44 Broadway Avenue.

Mass will be celebrated by His Eminence, Cardinal Thomas Collins at Holy Cross Cemetery in Thornhill. In the event of rain, Mass will be celebrated in the Mausoleum.

CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING

Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in September 2017 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422

Bulletin – June 4, 2017

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

DOORS OPEN THANK YOU!

We would like to thank the volunteers who gave up their weekend to welcome visitors and conduct tours of our beautiful church during the Doors Open Toronto event. Your help has made this event a success! Thank you!

GARDEN MINISTRY

The Building Maintenance Committee is currently working with a landscape designer on a new vision for our gardens.
If you are interested in participating in the planting and maintenance of the new gardens as well as learning about the plants and their care, please call or email Heather Bennett at 647-774-9742 or heathermjb@gmail.com.

PARISH PICNIC

Sunday, July 9th after the 12:30 Mass

The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 9th after the 12:30 Mass in the parking lot. There will be hot dogs, games, face painting, lucky draws, music and more…..

Tickets are $2 each.

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

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 5th – June 10th, 2017

MONDAY – HANNA WISNIOWSKA & FAMILY – Requested by Hanna Wisniowska
TUESDAY – FELIX CHAN – Requested by John Chan
WEDNESDAY – MARTIN FRANK – Requested by Margaret Anne Leckie
THURSDAY – DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE NASCIMENTO FAMILY – Requested by the Nascimento Family
FRIDAY – SOULS IN PURGATORY – Requested by Teresa Marchie
SATURDAY – FRANCIS PEREIRA – Requested by Sophie & Candida Pereira

CONFIRMATION

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on this Sunday, June 4th at 3:00 PM at St. Gabriel’s Church.

Most Rev. Robert Kasun CSB, Auxillary Bishop of Toronto will celebrate the sacrament.

There are 51 Confirmation candidates. Please keep them in your prayers.

CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM

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 10th, 2017.

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 2017/18 year. These forms are also available in the Parish Office.

Working wonders for those who need help in our neighbourhood…

Working with St. Elizabeth HealthCare, ShareLife, through Catholic Charities, has implemented a shared services initiative that has provided support to agencies in the areas of human resources (16 agencies) and financial services (5 agencies). Now in its fourth year of activity, agencies participating in this initiative report that they are able to improve the quality, competency and accuracy of their work in these areas. Some Executive Directors reported on the impact of this initiative to their agency. “It has enhanced our agency’s competence.” shares one Executive Director, “Before I was in way over my head, but trying to do my best. Now, I have expertise at my disposal and feel comfortable.”

Today is ShareLife Sunday.
Thank you for your generosity.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – MARYGROVE CAMP

Weekend of June 17th/18th

There will be a second collection for Marygrove Camp for Girls on the weekend of June 17th /`18that all the Masses. Marygrove Camp is a residential camp situated on 39 acres of beautifully treed grounds and a quarter mile of Georgian Bay waterfront near Penetang, Ontario. This summer, 1,100 girls from less fortunate families will be attending camp. Please support this important work of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Each and every child’s camping experience is fully subsidized through this collection. 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 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.

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE – 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Did you know that in 2001, Development and Peace (D&P) became the official Canadian member of Caritas Internationalis, which is a confederation of 165 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Its General Secretariat is located in the Palazzo San Calisto, Vatican City. To find out more about the work of D&P or to become a member or donor, visit the website at http://www.devp.org/en/get-involved.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE-UP COLLECTION

This Weekend, June 3rd/4th

The Society for St. Vincent de Paul is holding their annual Bundle Up Collection this weekend, June 3rd/4th.

Bring your gently used clothing, household linens, shoes and small household goods to share with others.

Appliances, furniture, building materials, dishes, books and video or audio cassettes cannot be accepted.

A St. Vincent de Paul truck is in the Church parking lot to receive donations. The truck is open on Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday, June 4th until 1:00 PM.

Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Mass. The Society will donate, exchange for vouchers or sell these donations to support their outreach efforts. Thank you for your continued support.

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.

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.

TCDSB STAFF ARTS INTO THE WOODS

June 10th, 15th and 17th.

Theatre at Cardinal Carter
Toronto Catholic District School Board Staff Arts is pleased to present Into the Woods at the Theatre at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts,

36 Greenfield Avenue, North York.
June 10th, 15th and 17th at 7:30PM
Admission is $25.

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit the website: www.tcdsb.org/staffarts or call 416-222-8282 ext. 2787.

CANT HURRY LOVE – SERAPHIM CHOIR

Saturday, June 16, 2017
St Gabriel’s Church

With winter in the past and summer approaching, there is no better way to celebrate than by joining the Seraphim Men’s Chorus this June for our Can’t Hurry Love concert Series! A concert fit for all ages, with a great mix of Broadway, classical gems, pop songs both old and new, and Disney favourites! Please join us at St. Gabriel’s Church on June 16th at 7:30 PM. . Advanced tickets on sale online at www.seraphimandcherubim.ca or at St Gabriel’s after Sunday masses. See you soon!

FILM AND TESTIMONY NIGHT: “JERUSALEM”

Tuesday, June 20th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Blessed Trinity Parish Hall, 3220 Bayview Ave.

Watch the inspiring film, “Jerusalem” and view the spectacular vistas sacred to the three monotheistic religions. There will be a sharing of testimonies on the entry into the Catholic Church and reminiscences of life in a Jewish neighbourhood. All are welcome.

For more information please contact Fellowship of St. Joseph of the Association for Hebrew Catholics at ahctoronto@gmail.com.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE

St. Gabriel’s Parish
Weekend of September 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2017

A Marriage Preparation course will be offered here at St. Gabriel’s the weekend of September 22nd to 24th. The course will be held Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM. For a registration package please email Marie Deans at deansm@sympatico.ca.

CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING

Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in September 2017 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422

Bulletin – May 28, 2017

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

GARDEN MINISTRY

The Building Maintenance Committee is currently working with a landscape designer on a new vision for our gardens. If you are interested in participating in the planting and maintenance of the new gardens as well as learning about the plants and their care, please call or email Heather Bennett at 647-774-9742 or heathermjb@gmail.com.

CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM

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 10th, 2017.

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 2017/18 year. These forms are also available in the Parish Office.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

May 29th – June 3rd 2017

MONDAY – ERNIE KEEGAN – Requested by his Family
TUESDAY – GERSON D’SOUZA – Requested by Davis Neable
WEDNESDAY – PETER BENNETT – Requested by Heather Bennett
THURSDAY – MARCELINO FERNANDES – Requested by Tita Fernandes
FRIDAY – GUS CALDERONE – Requested by Marie Calderone
SATURDAY – ANTHONY & AGNES PEREIRA – Requested by Sophie & Candida Pereira

CONFIRMATION

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday, June 4th at 3:00 PM at St. Gabriel’s Church. In preparation for this Sacrament, a Confirmation Retreat will be held on Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 AM to 3:00 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.

WELCOME! – BAPTISM

The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:
Sophie Ellen Carabine
Melanie Diya Dantis
Umi Risa Mary Julianne Nakanishi DeNicolais
Frances Marion Sandoval Gojska
Madison Joanna Yang

These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, May 21st, 2017. Congratulations!

ECO – SABBATH

There will be no Eco-Sabbath in June.
Eco-Sabbath will resume in the fall.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Friday, June 2nd from 9:30 AM to 12 Noon

ROSARY GROUPS

Gabriel Room
English: Saturday, June 3rd at 3:15 PM
Chinese: Sunday, June 4th at 3:30 PM

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

Living the Gospel by providing a summer camp experience for young boys…

During his years as a young camper at Camp Ozanam, Niro experienced significant moments of personal growth in his life, which had a lasting impact on him. Later on, he became a staff counselor at Camp Ozanam, where he now has the opportunity to become involved in and positively influence the lives of current camp participants.

“When you are with your brothers at camp, it is okay to show your feelings. These memories become important, because these kids really get to know each other and stand by each other. Thank you, ShareLife, for all the work you do to make this possible at Camp Ozanam!” says Niro.

Last year, Camp Ozanam, supported by ShareLife, provided a unique camping experience for 600 boys from underprivileged homes in the GTA.

Next Sunday 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 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.

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE – 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Did you know that in 2001, Development and Peace (D&P) became the official Canadian member of Caritas Internationalis, which is a confederation of 165 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Its General Secretariat is located in the Palazzo San Calisto, Vatican City. To find out more about the work of D&P or to become a member or donor, visit the website at http://www.devp.org/en/get-involved.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE-UP COLLECTION

Next Weekend, June 3rd/4th

The Society for St. Vincent de Paul is holding their annual Bundle Up Collection next weekend, June 3rd/4th. Bring your gently used clothing, household linens, shoes and small household goods to share with others. Appliances, furniture, building materials, dishes, books and video or audio cassettes cannot be accepted.

A St. Vincent de Paul truck will be in the Church parking lot to receive donations. The truck will be open in the parking lot on Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday, June 4th until 1:00 PM.

Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Mass. The Society will donate, exchange for vouchers or sell these donations to support their outreach efforts. Thank you for your continued support.

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.

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.

THEOLOGY ON TAP: Serving with Absolute Respect… Unconditional Love

Monday, May 29, 2017 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto

Faith Connections invites young adults, ages 19-39, to join them for an evening of thought-provoking theological discussion in a comfortable and relaxed setting, with special guests: Bruce Rivers, Executive Director of Covenant House.

Munchies will be provided. There is a cash bar. Come and bring a friend! For more information call Kataryna Kuzar at 416-467-2645 or visit www.faithconnections.ca — a ministry of Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto.

MASS IN HONOUR OF ST. LORENZO RUIZ

Saturday, June 3rd at 2:00 PM

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery invites you to a Mass in honour of S. Lorenzo Ruiz On Saturday June 3rd at 2:00 PM. The Mass will be celebrated in Holy family Mausoleum by Fr. Godofredo Claudio, Pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish. For more information, please call Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery at 905-889-7467.

SERAPHIM AND CHERUBIM CONCERT

Friday June 16th at 7:30 PM

St. Gabriel’s Church

Save the date! The Cherubim and Seraphim Choir will be performing for us on Friday, June 16th. Watch the bulletin for further details.

SEEING WITH HEART –DAY OF REFLECTION

Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Catholic Parents of Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons

Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, Pickering, Ontario

A day of Reflection will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre in Pickering. Sr. Mary Rowell, who teaches theology at Regis and St. Michael’s Colleges will facilitate. Jesuit Fr. Robert Foliot will assist.

The cost is $40.00 which includes lunch. For questions and information call John Montague at 416-523-6449.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE

Weekend of September 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2017

St. Gabriel’s Parish

A Marriage Preparation course will be offered here at St. Gabriel’s the weekend of September 22nd to 24th. The course will be held Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM. For a registration package please email Marie Deans at deansm@sympatico.ca.

DON’T MISS IT! — INTO THE WOODS

Toronto Catholic District School Board Staff Arts is pleased to present Into the Woods

At the Theatre at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, 36 Greenfield Avenue, North York.

June 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th and 17th at 7:30PM

Admission is $25.

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit the website: www.tcdsb.org/staffarts or call 416-222-8282 ext. 2787.

Bulletin – May 21, 2017

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

VICTORIA DAY

Monday, May 22nd is Victoria Day.

The Parish Office will be closed.

There will be no 9:00 AM Mass that day.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to the following children from our parish attending St. Gabriel’s School who received their First Communion as a group on Sunday, May 14th, 2017.

Romela Jane Abad
Nafea Al-Taweel
Richard Antigua
Andres Arias-Lopez
Nyla Maria Callanta
Sofia Cherian
Michela Cologna
Simona Cologna
Fernando Cordova-Guillermo
Cassidy Falcao
Nicole Gonzalez
Julia Izzo
Andrew Kemmesies
Katarina Kim
JinGyu Ella Lee
Braeden McDermott
Vicente AmaroMaturana Toledo
Nathan McDaniel
Thompson Camilla Mendoza
Ogechi Oguamanam
Matthew Palermo
Michael Ramponi
Matias Joaquin Pachas Ramos
Logan Reid
Ian Saldivar-Brittain
Celina Shin
Maya Sobanski
Edouardo Taylor
Mark Reighdem Viado
Cassandra Victorine
Naomi Wright-Bennett
Alessandro Zoppi

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

GARDEN MINISTRY

The Building Maintenance Committee is currently working with a landscape designer on a new vision for our gardens. If you are interested in participating in the planting and maintenance of the new gardens as well as learning about the plants and their care, please call or email Heather Bennett at 647-774-9742 or heathermjb@gmail.com.

DOORS OPEN TORONTO

Saturday, May 27th
Sunday, May 28th

St. Gabriel’s Church has been selected and will participate in this year’s DOORS OPEN TORONTO 2017. The event, produced by City of Toronto in partnership with the broader community, will celebrate “15 Decades of Canadian Architecture”. This will take place Saturday, May 27th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday, May 28th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

CONFIRMATION

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday, June 4th at 3:00 PM at St. Gabriel’s Church. In preparation for this Sacrament, a Confirmation Retreat will be held on Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 AM to 3:00 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.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

May 22nd – May 27th 2017
MONDAY – VICTORIA DAY – No 9:00 AM Mass
TUESDAY – WILLIAM ANDERSON – Requested by Eva Anderson
WEDNESDAY – MAUREEN GAHAGAN – Requested by Margaret Anne Leckie
THURSDAY – ROBIN CARSCADDEN – Requested by the Lopez Family
FRIDAY – MARGARET CALDERONE – Requested by Juliette Alfor
SATURDAY – STEPHEN HOU YU TSAO – Requested by the Bible Study Group

Living the Gospel by caring for the elderly…

“Words cannot convey our gratitude to Elizabeth and to the Society of Sharing for giving our mother a new meaning to her life. Before the friendly visit program started, our mother was very depressed and unmotivated. However, her life changed when Elizabeth started to visit her. Elizabeth is a very kind, energetic and enthusiastic volunteer and her hobby is artwork. She decided to share her talent with our mother and has been giving her art lessons in acrylic painting. The intellectual stimulation has been tremendous and, as a result, has enhanced her health and her quality of life as she relaxes and focuses on her art projects. Thank you again, for all your support.” Last year ShareLife-supported agencies provided outreach programs that met the needs of over 2,200 seniors.

Next ShareLife Sunday is June 4th 2017
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 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.

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE – 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Did you know that in 1975, in response to the unscrupulous practice of peasants being evicted from their land in the name of development, the Bishops’ Conference of Brazil created the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT), which became an important partner of Development and Peace (D&P) For decades, the CPT has been denouncing violence against peasants and advocating for land reform to guarantee access to land. To find out more about the work of D&P or to become a member or donor, visit the website at http://www.devp.org/en/get-involved.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE-UP COLLECTION

The Weekend of June 3rd/4th

The Society for St. Vincent de Paul is holding their annual Bundle Up Collection the weekend of June 3rd/4th.

Bring your gently used clothing, household linens, shoes and small household goods to share with others. Appliances, furniture, building materials, dishes, books and video or audio cassettes cannot be accepted.

A St. Vincent de Paul truck will be in the Church parking lot to receive donations. The truck will be open in the parking lot on Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday, June 4th until 1:00 PM.

Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Mass. The Society will donate, exchange for vouchers or sell these donations to support their outreach efforts. Thank you for your continued support.

THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Your prepared frozen casseroles will be collected at the Masses next weekend for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are needed to help feed the hungry in our city. Three recipes are available on St. Gabriel’s website. 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.

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.

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.

SECULAR FRANCISCAN “COME AND SEE”

May 24th at 7:00 PM

St. Bonaventure Church, 1300 Leslie Street

If you are intrigued by St. Francis of Assisi; his love of humanity, nature and peace, which has inspired thousands through the ages even to today, you are invited to the “Bonaventure Room” in the Parish Hall at St. Bonaventure Church. Join them and discover his way of life can be lived as a Secular Franciscan even today.

THEOLOGY ON TAP: Serving with Absolute Respect… Unconditional Love

Monday, May 29, 2017 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto

Faith Connections invites young adults, ages 19-39, to join them for an evening of thought-provoking theological discussion in a comfortable and relaxed setting, with special guests: Bruce Rivers, Executive Director of Covenant House.

Munchies will be provided. There is a cash bar. Come and bring a friend! For more information call Kataryna Kuzar at 416-467-2645 or visit www.faithconnections.ca — a ministry of Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto.

SEEING WITH HEART –DAY OF REFLECTION

Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Catholic Parents of Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons
Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, Pickering, Ontario

A day of Reflection will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre in Pickering. Sr. Mary Rowell, who teaches theology at Regis and St. Michael’s Colleges will facilitate. Jesuit Fr. Robert Foliot will assist.

The cost is $40.00 which includes lunch. For questions and information call John Montague at 416-523-6449.

MASS IN HONOUR OF ST. LORENZO RUIZ

Saturday, June 3rd at 2:00 PM

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery invites you to a Mass in honour of St. Lorenzo Ruiz on Saturday June 3rd at 2:00 PM. The Mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Mausoleum by Fr. Godofredo Claudio, Pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish.
For more information, please call Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery at 905-889-7467.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE

Weekend of September 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2017

St. Gabriel’s Parish

A Marriage Preparation course will be offered here at
St. Gabriel’s the weekend of September 22nd to 24th. The course will be held Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM. For a registration package please email Marie Deans at deansm@sympatico.ca.

Bulletin – May 14, 2017

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Happy Mother’s Day

To all the Mothers, Grandmothers and Stepmothers, we wish you a very happy Mother’s Day. May you be blessed with the graces you need, with courage, compassion, patience and peace to tend to all those in your care.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to the following children from our parish attending the Children’s Faith Program, Private and other Catholic Schools who received their First Communion as a group on Sunday, May 7th, 2017.

Daniel Albornoz
Jude Black
Avery Chang
Alicia Jooyoung Chung
Darren Coelho
Anthony Cormier
JinGyu Ella Lee
Gavin Manabat
Lucas Tuzi

It was a beautiful celebration. Let us promise to support these young people with our prayers as they continue on their journey of faith.

YOUTH GROUP FLOWER SALE

Saturday, May 13th & Sunday, May 14th

This weekend, May 13th and 14th, the St. Gabriel’s Youth Group will be selling flowers and rosaries for Mother’s Day. These can be given as gifts to mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and sisters. The money raised will go towards the youth’s funds for attending the Steubenville Conference. Please help and support our youth!

GARDEN MINISTRY

The Building Maintenance Committee is currently working with a landscape designer on a new vision for our gardens. If you are interested in participating in the planting and maintenance of the new gardens as well as learning about the plants and their care, please call or email Heather Bennett at 647-774-9742 or heathermjb@gmail.com.

DOORS OPEN TORONTO

Saturday, May 27th
Sunday, May 28th

St. Gabriel’s Church has been selected and will participate in this year’s DOORS OPEN TORONTO 2017. The event, produced by City of Toronto in partnership with the broader community, will celebrate “15 Decades of Canadian Architecture”. This will take place Saturday, May 27th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday, May 28th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

We will require volunteers, working in shifts, to welcome visitors to our Church. If you would like to be a part of this wonderful event, please leave your name with the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

May 15th – May 20th 2017

MONDAY – LOUISE MUSCAT – Requested by Lina Abela-Pulis
TUESDAY – LEWIS ROYES – Requested by Helene Royes
WEDNESDAY – ALL SOULS IN PURGATORY – Requested by The Tsang Family
THURSDAY – ANA NASCIMENTO – Requested by the Nascimento Family
FRIDAY – GERRY & EDNA HATCH – Requested by their Family
SATURDAY – STEPHEN HOU YU TSAO – Requested by the Au Family

CONFIRMATION

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday, June 4th at 3:00 PM at St. Gabriel’s Church. In preparation for this Sacrament, a Confirmation Retreat will be held on Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 AM to 3:00 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.

Living the Gospel by welcoming refugee families to Canada…

Julie and her younger sister arrived in Canada through the help of the Office for Refugees to meet a resettlement group that welcomed them with a home and open arms. As orphans from a Refugee Camp in Ghana, they now have a safe place to call home in a country where their lives are not threatened. Julie is interested in studying and becoming a nurse in the maternity ward. She feels it is a passion she wants to pursue after watching her mother become ill and pass away after her sister’s birth. They now have hope for a better future and are no longer alone because of the work done through ShareLife-supported Office for Refugees. Last year, the ShareLife-supported Office for Refugees assisted 6,000 people with their resettlement needs.

Next ShareLife Sunday is June 14th 2017
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 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.

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE – 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Did you know that Development and Peace (D&P) responded to the call of Pope Francis in his encyclical ’Laudato Si: On the Care For Our Common Home’ by launching a campaign on climate change and its impact on the poor? As a result the Canadian Government signed the 2015 Paris agreement, and thousands of Canadians pledged to reduce their Carbon footprint.

To find out more about the work of D&P or to become a member or donor, visit the website at http://www.devp.org/en/get-involved.

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.

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.

Your kindness and compassion are felt by the friends and staff of Effect Hope and by the many people they serve. They look forward to your continued partnership with this mission of healing and hope.

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.

NEW BEGINNINGS TALK: “On Marriage and Annulments”

Monday, May 15th at 7:00 PM.

Catholic Pastoral Centre, 4th Floor 1155 Yonge St., Toronto.

New Beginnings is presenting a talk entitled “On Marriage and Annulments”, at the Catholic Pastoral Centre on May 15th at 7:00 PM.

Fr. Alexander Laschuk from the Catholic Marriage Tribunal in the Archdiocese of Toronto will discuss the Church’s teaching on the Sacrament of Marriage and why in some cases a declaration of nullity (annulment) is granted.

SECULAR FRANCISCAN “COME AND SEE”

May 24th at 7:00 PM

St. Bonaventure Church, 1300 Leslie Street

If you are intrigued by St. Francis of Assisi; his love of humanity, nature and peace, which has inspired thousands through the ages even to today, you are invited to the “Bonaventure Room” in the Parish Hall at St. Bonaventure Church. Join them and discover his way of life can be lived as a Secular Franciscan even today.

THEOLOGY ON TAP: Serving with Absolute Respect… Unconditional Love

Monday, May 29, 2017 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto

Faith Connections invites young adults, ages 19-39, to join them for an evening of thought-provoking theological discussion in a comfortable and relaxed setting, with special guests: Bruce Rivers, Executive Director of Covenant House.

Munchies will be provided. There is a cash bar. Come and bring a friend! For more information call Kataryna Kuzar at 416-467-2645 or visit www.faithconnections.ca — a ministry of Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto.

SEEING WITH HEART –DAY OF REFLECTION

Catholic Parents of Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons
Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, Pickering, Ontario
A day of Reflection will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre in Pickering. Sr. Mary Rowell, who teaches theology at Regis and St. Michael’s Colleges will facilitate. Jesuit Fr. Robert Foliot will assist.

The cost is $40.00 which includes lunch.

For questions and information call John Montague at 416-523-6449.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE

Weekend of September 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2017

St. Gabriel’s Parish

A Marriage Preparation course will be offered here at St.Gabriel’s the weekend of September 22nd to 24th
The course will be held Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM. For a registration package please email Marie Deans at deansm@sympatico.ca.