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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.

Bulletin – May 7, 2017

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

YOUTH GROUP FLOWER SALE

Saturday, May 13th & Sunday, May 14th

On Saturday, May 13th and Sunday May 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!

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 8th – May 13th 2017

MONDAY – LAU KOON TING – Requested by Linda Law & Family
TUESDAY – EDITH McCARTHY – Requested by Steve Previdsa
WEDNESDAY – ESTHER RODRIGUEZ – Requested by Angeles Miller
THURSDAY – RICHARD CHUCHRA – Requested Wanda & Jack Wrobel
FRIDAY – SHIU LING NG – Requested by Teresa Marchie & Family
SATUR DAY – GUS CALDERONE – Requested by Marie Calderone

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 45 casseroles for April. For May, your prepared frozen casseroles will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of May 27th/28th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

More volunteers are encouraged to become active in helping to feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. Three different recipes are available in the Parish Office or online at the Church website. Casserole pans are also available in the Parish Office.

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

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by providing for those in need…

“One of the core components of our Pastoral Plan is Catholic Outreach in Justice and Love. As a Catholic community we are called to be the hands and face of Jesus in our communities. One of the ways that we do this is through our annual ShareLife appeal, which provides resources to agencies serving the poor and marginalized not only in our archdiocese, but also around the world. ShareLife is a tangible way that we can put the Gospel value to love one another as I have loved you into action, and I invite all parishioners to support the mission work of the Catholic church by making a sacrificial gift to ShareLife.”

Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto.
Next ShareLife Sunday is May 7th, 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.

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

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS

May 6th to May 13th

National Catholic Broadcasting Council

The National Catholic Broadcasting Council (NCBC) is hosting a Week of Prayer for Vocations from May 6th to May 13th. Each Mass during that week will focus on the call to religious life. You can join the Vocations Prayer Circle by visiting the NCBC website at www.dailytvmass.com, by e-mail at info@ncbc.ca, or call toll-free at 1-888-383-6277 to have your name added to the Circle.

BLESSED TRINITY CWL ANNUAL GERANIUM SALE

May 6th /7th

The Blessed Trinity CWL will be taking orders for geraniums on the weekend of May 6th/7th.

4″ pots are $3.00 each or $25 for a flat of 10; 10″ hanging baskets are $17 each.

To place a phone or e-mail order, contact Deborah Orchard at 416-497-8083 or deborahorchard@rogers.com.

Orders will be available for pickup Friday, May 12th from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday, May 13th from noon to 6:00 PM in the Blessed Trinity Parish Hall, 3220 Bayview Ave.

MEAGAN’S WALK – CREATING A CIRCLE OF HOPE

5km Fundraising Walk and Hug
Saturday, May, 13th 2017

Registration from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at Fort York
9:30 AM Registration Closes
10:00 AM Walk to SickKids

On Saturday, May 13th, the sixteenth annual Meagan’s Walk: -Creating a Circle of Hope will take place.
Registration 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”.

Proceeds from this event will be shared between the Meagan Bebenek Endowment Fund and awareness, research and treatment of paediatric brain tumours at SickKids.

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.

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.

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

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.

Bulletin – April 30, 2017

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

YOUTH GROUP FLOWER SALE

Saturday, May 13th & Sunday, May 14th

On Saturday, May 13th and Sunday May 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!

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 1st – May 6th 2017

MONDAY – ALLAN PERSAUD – Requested by the Persaud & Goldenberg Families
TUESDAY – KA-KAI TSANG – Requested by the Tsang Family
WEDNESDAY – JIMMY JEFFERY – Requested by Patricia & Mary Alice O’Mahony
THURSDAY – IN THANKSGIVING – Requested by Agnes Wong
FRIDAY – MAURICE MICHAEL – Requested by Charmaine Michael
SATUR DAY – BARBARA McCANN & FAMILY – Requested by Bill & Carolyn Markle

WELCOME! BAPTISM

The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:

Camdenn Thomas Kwan
Chelsee Hazel Kwan
Ethan On Sing Lau
Mason James Rozga
Zander Viado
Matthew Joseph Zahalka

These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017. Congratulations!

ROSARY GROUPS

English: Saturday, May 6th at 3:15 PM in the Gabriel Room.

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

ECO-SABBATH

Sunday, May 7th 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.

CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK – WALKING FORWARD TOGETHER

Week of April 30th

Catholic Education Week 2017 begins on Sunday, April 30th. This year’s Catholic Education Week theme is, “Walking Forward Together.”

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.

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 families in crisis …

Having experienced childhood sexual abuse, Tom originally sought counseling treatment for resulting depression at a local clinic. Since Tom had experienced the death of his wife, his increased drinking, drug addiction, suicidal thoughts, depression and financial loss had placed an immense strain on his relationship with his mother and two sons. Through the 12 step program and other counseling at Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County, Tom has experienced a tremendous peace and healing in his family relationships. “Giving hope and saving lives is what this is all about,” shares Tom, “I am very grateful to ShareLife for the funding they provide to Catholic Family Services of Simcoe.” Over 21,000 individuals received help in getting their lives back on track through ShareLife-supported Family Services Programs.

Next ShareLife Sunday is May 7th, 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.

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.

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

BLESSED TRINITY CWL ANNUAL GERANIUM SALE

April 29th/30th and May 6th /7th

The Blessed Trinity CWL will be taking orders for geraniums on the weekends of April 29th /30th and May 6th /-7th.

4″ pots are $3.00 each or $25 for a flat of 10; 10″ hanging baskets are $17 each.

To place a phone or e-mail order, contact Deborah Orchard at 416-497-8083 or deborahorchard@rogers.com.

Orders will be available for pickup Friday, May 12th from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday, May 13th from noon to 6:00 PM in the Blessed Trinity Parish Hall, 3220 Bayview Ave.

MEAGAN’S WALK – CREATING A CIRCLE OF HOPE

5km Fundraising Walk and Hug

Saturday, May, 13th 2017

Registration from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at Fort York

9:30 AM Registration Closes
10:00 AM Walk to SickKids

On Saturday, May 13th, the sixteenth annual Meagan’s Walk: -Creating a Circle of Hope will take place . Registration 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”.

Proceeds from this event will be shared between the Meagan Bebenek Endowment Fund and awareness, research and treatment of paediatric brain tumours at SickKids.

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.

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 provided, 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.

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

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.

Bulletin – April 23, 2017

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

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

A Hsu, Melissa Simms and Gigi Leung received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.

Adrian Kim and Daniel Yuen received the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Eucharist.

Mason Simms and Malcolm Simms received the Sacrament of Baptism.

Tia Hsu received the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist for the first time.

Chama Pinzya-Chongo was received into full Communion with the Catholic Church.

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

YOUTH GROUP BAKE SALE

Thank you to all those who supported the youth group’s bake sale last weekend!

We raised $2,460 to help fund the youth’s trip to the Steubenville Catholic Conference this July in Oshawa. We would like to recognize a few parishioners who took the time out of their busy schedules to help make our bake sale a great success. Thank you to Chris McKee for crafting the lovely sign and decorations; Sylvia Ha for providing a generous number of baked goods; and Laura Cheung, Linda Law and their friends, as well as Rose Pugliese for handcrafting and donating the beautiful rosaries. We are grateful for the continuous generosity of our church community and we wish you all a blessed Easter season.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

April 24th – April 29th, 2017

MONDAY – ARTURO & LAURA BONILLA – Requested by Olga Bonilla
TUESDAY – IN THANKSGIVING – Requested by Wanda & Jack Wrobel
WEDNESDAY – MARCELINO FERNANDES – Requested by Tita Fernandes & Family
THURSDAY – JENNY PLAMONDON – Requested by Steve Previdsa
FRIDAY – KA-KAI TSANG – Requested by the Tsang Family
SATURDAY – MARY-ANNE OLDEN – Requested by Kathleen Olden- Powell

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by helping the vulnerable in our society…

Tim and Donna met 25 years ago and have made the Friday and Saturday social nights at Our Place a regular part of their lives. Their intellectual capacity is somewhat limited but they do maintain their own independent apartments. While Tim is currently caring for his aging mother following her recent surgery, Donna is able to support Tim by cooking meals and offering caring attention. As Tim overcomes some social shyness in his own life, he also takes cares of some of Donna’s daily needs with household chores, and working on the computer. The support role ShareLife plays enables Our Place to be a caring partner to these vulnerable people. ShareLife funded agencies like Our Place helps many intellectually disabled men and women through compassionate and caring support.

ShareLife collected to date at Parish: $60,239
Next ShareLife Sunday is May 7th, 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.

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

CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK – WALKING FORWARD TOGETHER

Week of April 30th

Catholic Education Week 2017 begins on Sunday, April 30th.

This year’s Catholic Education Week theme is, “Walking Forward Together.”

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.

SENIOR MEN’S HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT

GRADES 11 & 12

St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Richmond Hill

Saturday, April 29th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Office of Vocations is hosting a day retreat at St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Richmond Hill on Saturday, April 29th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

It will provide a time to pray, interact & socialize with other young Catholic men. Seminarians will deliver talks on practical aspects of faith. The day includes Holy Mass, Adoration & Confession. For more information please contact your pastor or call the Office of Vocations at 416-968-0997 or email: vocations@archtoronto.org.

BLESSED TRINITY CWL ANNUAL GERANIUM SALE

April 29th/30th and May 6th /7th

The Blessed Trinity CWL will be taking orders for geraniums on the weekends of April 29th /30th and May 6th /-7th. Prices are the same as last year and there are some lovely new colours available: white, bright red, salmon, lavender and purple, plus white/pink and rose/pink bi colour.

4″ pots are $3.00 each or $25 for a flat of 10; 10″ hanging baskets are $17 each.

To place a phone or e-mail order, contact Deborah Orchard at 416-497-8083 or deborahorchard@rogers.com.

Orders will be available for pickup Friday, May 12th from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday, May 13th from noon to 6:00 PM in the Blessed Trinity Parish Hall, 3220 Bayview Ave.

HOPE AND RESTORATION “THE PRODIGAL SON”

Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00 PM

Blessed Trinity Church, 3220 Bayview Avenue

The Catholic Women’s League Blessed Trinity Council, is pleased to extend an invitation to a special evening with Sr. Sue Mosteller, HOPE AND RESTORATION ‘’THE PRODIGAL SON’’ to be held on Tuesday May 9th at 7:00 PM. at Blessed Trinity Church, 3220 Bayview Ave. North York.

A suggested donation of $10 is appreciated.

For more information, please contact: Kay Booker at 416-357-5378.

MEAGAN’S WALK – CREATING A CIRCLE OF HOPE

5km Fundraising Walk and Hug

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Registration from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at Fort York

10:00 A.M. Walk to SickKids

On Saturday, May 7th, the sixteenth annual Meagan’s Walk: -Creating a Circle of Hope will take place.
Registration opens at 8:30 A.M. 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” and closing ceremonies.
Proceeds from this event will be shared between the Meagan Bebenek Endowment Fund and awareness, research and treatment of paediatric brain tumours at SickKids.

Register, Pledge, Donate at www.meaganswalk.com

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.

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.

Bulletin – April 16, 2017

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Rejoice for the Lord has truly risen!

Alleluia! Alleluia!
We wish you all a very Happy and Holy Easter!

From the Desk of Fr. Brando…

Thank You!

Thank you one and all who made our Holy week and Easter such a beautiful and uplifting time; those in the Music Ministry, our Lectors and Altar servers, our Ministers of the Eucharist, our Ministers of Hospitality, those responsible for decorating the Church and the members of our Pastoral Team.

Just a Reminder…

The office is closed on Easter Monday, April 17th.

YOUTH GROUP BAKE SALE

This Sunday, April 16th after all the Masses the youth group are having a bake sale this Sunday to raise money for their attendance at the Steubenville Catholic Conference this July. Handcrafted rosaries and the youth group’s CD will also be available for sale.
Please support our youth!

MILK BAG PROJECT

Wednesday, April 19 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Gabriel Room

Did you know that milk bags can be cut, looped and woven into sleep mats for individuals or families in developing countries? . Please drop the colourful outer bags in the bin located in the gathering space. Please make sure that the bags are clean and dry.

Volunteer milk bag weavers will be meeting Wednesday afternoon, April 19th from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room. All are welcome!

For further information about this program please visit www.milkbagsunlimited.ca or contact Sharon Gusz at sharongusz@gmail.com.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

April 17th – April 22nd, 2017

MONDAY – EASTER MONDAY – No 9:00 AM Mass
TUESDAY – PAUL KIM – Requested by Suzanne Kim
WEDNESDAY – FR. ADRIAN LEE – Requested by Jeanne Robinson
THURSDAY – LEONARD MARCHIE – Requested by Teresa Marchie & Family
FRIDAY – HUI SOU LIN – Requested by Linda Law & Family
SATURDAY – CHRISTOPHER DI LALLO – Requested by Val Palazzo

FIRST COMMUNION INTERVIEWS

There are still many children who have not yet booked a First Communion interview with
Fr. Brando or Fr. John.

Please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866-to book your appointment as soon as possible.

Those children attending the Children’s Faith Program, private schools or others are asked to choose one of the following dates: April 18th, 19th, 20th or 21st.

Children from St. Gabriel’s School are asked to choose one of the following dates: April 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, May 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by evangelizing our faith in the greater world.

St. Anthony’s parish in the Diocese of Guntur in India has nine mission stations which are between 10-15 kilometres away from the parish. There are nearly 350 Catholic families and five hundred children going to school from these areas. As the mission stations are a distance from the parish, the faithful do not experience many religious activities. Father Mayakuntala Kumar, pastor of the parish, with the support of the Pastoral Mission Fund and ShareLife, is conducting a Children Faith Formation Camp to help the children to become rooted in the Catholic faith. With our support, Father Kumar is helping to evangelize the faith not only for today, but for the future as well.

ShareLife Collected at the Parish to Date: $66,479
Next ShareLife Sunday is May 7th, 2017
Please give generously.

JUST COFFEE

Fair Trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.
Regular ground coffee: $5.50
Decaffeinated: $6
Whole Beans: $5.50
Chocolate Bars: $4.50
Hot Chocolate and Cocoa: $6.00
Teas: $4.25

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. This past week, we were able to hear firsthand from our ShareLife speaker Jenelle about the difference Rosalie Hall made in her life.

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.

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.

“THE EUCHARIST – THE PASSOVER OF THE NEW COVENANT?”

Tuesday, April 18th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Blessed Trinity Church, 3220 Bayview Avenue

Hosted by Fellowship of St. Joseph of the Association for Hebrew Catholics, Fr. Joseph Alozie, CCE, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at St. Augustine’s Seminary, will lead us on a dynamic and interactive journey of discovery of the Hebrew roots of the Eucharist. We will learn about the history and theology of the Blessed Sacrament and the place it has in the context of history and tradition. Fr. Joseph is a passionate and exciting speaker who will motivate us to fall in love more deeply with our Saviour in the Eucharist. All are welcome.

ST. CLARE INN – CHEERS TO 10 YEARS

Saturday, April 22nd at 7:00 PM
The Donalda Club

St. Clare Inn is a transitional housing program for homeless woman who are challenged with a diagnosed mental health illness. Join us on Saturday, April 22nd for a night celebrating St. Clare Inn’s 10th Anniversary and support this Inn that affords each resident a place to rebuild her life. It’s an evening filled with great food, friends, entertainment and more! The cost is $85 per person. Tickets will be available at www.stclareinn.org or by calling 416-690-0330. Thanks!

SENIOR MEN’S HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT

GRADES 11 & 12

St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Richmond Hill
Saturday, April 29th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The Office of Vocations is hosting a day retreat at St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Richmond Hill on Saturday, April 29th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. It will provide a time to pray, interact & socialize with other young Catholic men. Seminarians will deliver talks on practical aspects of faith. Day includes Holy Mass, Adoration & Confession. For more information please contact your pastor or call the Office of Vocations at 416-968-0997 or email: vocations@archtoronto.org.