Bulletin – June 9, 2024

June 8th, 2024

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 10th – June 16th, 2024

MONDAY – FOR THE DESTITUTE, THE SICK AND THE DYING – Requested by Lydia McGrann
TUESDAY – DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE FERNANDO AND PEREIRA FAMILIES ✞ – Requested by The Family
WEDNESDAY – MOLLY McCONKEY ✞ – Requested by Patrick and Ruth Ann McConkey
THURSDAY – TONINO DIDIODATO ✞ – Requested by his Family
FRIDAY – CALEB CRICHTON – Requested by Karen Crichton
SATURDAY – DECEASED FATHERS OF JACK AND WANDA ✞ – Requested by Jack and Wanda Wrobel
SUNDAY – 8:30 AM – FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE PARISH
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – BRUNO CORTESE ✞ – Requested by Antonietta Cortese
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – PETER G. VALAVI ✞ – Requested by The Valavi Family

Year of Prayer

On January 21, 2024, Pope Francis inaugurated a Year of Prayer ahead of the 2025 Jubilee, calling on the faithful “to pray more fervently to prepare ourselves to live properly this grace-filled event and to experience the power of hope in God.”

The Year of Prayer, the Holy Father explained, is dedicated “to rediscovering the great value and absolute need for prayer, prayer in personal life, in the life of the Church, prayer in the world.”

A parishioner suggested, “…… pray this Psalm with the entire universe: calling out in confidence to God who is always steadfast. Why not select one of the Psalm’s four segments, copy onto a small card to carry with us, or maybe commit to memory, to repeat frequently to God this week.”

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Psalm 130: With the Lord there is steadfast love, and great power to redeem.

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word · hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning.

For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is great power to redeem. It is he who will redeem Israel from all its iniquities.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by supporting people with special needs.

When you give to ShareLife, you help people with developmental disabilities and their family members through an agency called Mary Centre. Here’s how your contribution makes a difference in the lives of those served by this remarkable Catholic agency:

“Thank you to all who donate to ShareLife. With each donation we receive, we are able to attain our goals of assisting people in their efforts in building a good life.” – Don Walker, Mary Centre

Transform someone’s life today. Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at sharelife.org/donate.

CARING FOR THE HOMELESS IN OUR CITY

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. Your food donations are always so important as numbers of people in need continue to increase.

Rosalie Hall is an accredited children’s mental health facility focusing on the needs of pregnant and parenting youth ages 12-25, their children, and their families.

“Young parents often face limited resources and the multitude of demands as they attempt to feed, clothe and provide for their children. By offering food through our Food Share Program, we can make available essential items that they need to maintain their health and well being. Your continued generosity is a shining example of the positive impact that caring individuals like you can have.”
Rosalie Hall

Good Shepherd provides hot meals, clean clothes and shelter for the homeless in our city They help find housing and provide follow up support. They support the homeless who are working to overcome addictions and provide a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Please check the expiry date before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Good Shepherd serves upwards of 1,000 meals per day to people who would otherwise go hungry. Seniors, people living on disability payments, people living in poverty, homeless men and women are people at the table. Please think about volunteering to help feed our sisters and brothers in need. Three different recipes are available in the Parish Office or online at the Parish website. Casserole pans are also available in the Parish Office.

Your support is a tremendous help and is appreciated in the fight to end hunger and chronic homelessness. For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

MARYGROVE CAMP

2nd collection next weekend, June 15th/16th, 2024

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Toronto Central Council, helps over 1,000 girls each summer, registering eligible campers through home visits. Marygrove Camp is a residential camp situated on Georgian Bay in Ontario, open to eligible girls ages 5–13. Marygrove provides a camping experience for children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy a camping adventure. Families who are experiencing financial or domestic hardship may contact the Society directly to determine their eligibility.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE UP WEEKEND

June 15th/16th

Bundle Up for Saint Vincent de Paul!

Bring your gently used textiles, shoes, clothing, bedding, draperies, and small household goods (no dishes please) to share with others on June 15th /16th. A Saint Vincent de Paul truck/bin will be in the church parking lot so please share what you can with those less fortunate. Your donations will be used and/or sold to support outreach efforts.

The truck/bin will be open all day Saturday from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Saturday and Sunday Mass.

Please note that donations can only be accepted when the truck is open. Out of consideration for the volunteers who load the truck, please do not bring donations before or after the hours listed above.

A list of items that can or cannot be accepted is available by the Poor Box in the Gathering Space, or by calling the office.

Thank you for your continued support!

13TH ANNUAL ECOLOGY RETREAT

Friday July 19th to Wednesday July 24th, 2024

(Arrival 4:00PM for Dinner, Departure after Lunch)
Jericho House, 10845 Rathfon Road, Port Colborne, ON
L3K 5V4 – 1-905-834-0553

Retreat Theme: Encountering and Embracing a Contemplative Ecology

Sponsored by Jericho House & Office of Province Life & Renewal Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America

At the heart of the retreat, the relationship between contemplation and the realities of the world of nature in a time of ecological crisis will be explored – suggesting even that fostering a contemplative spirit is a primary and significant part of responding to the crises of the time.

The retreat will be facilitated by Sr. Mary Rowell, CSJ.

For Sr. Mary’s bio information, as well as further details about the retreat, please consult the poster on our bulletin boards, or visit the parish office for a copy.

Registration is by email at: leadership@jerichohouse.org
Cost: Residents $600 / Commuters $500
Please make cheques payable to Jericho House.

MILK BAG WEAVING

Wednesday, June 19th, 2024, 1:00PM to 2:30PM

This Wednesday will be the last milk bag weaving session for this academic year.

New members are always welcome to join or simply drop by.

Thank you to all parishioners who have been donating their gently used milk bags.

RENEW SHEPPARD EAST STUDY

Thursday, June 13, 2024, from 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Ethennonnhawahstihnen’ Community Recreation Centre

The City of Toronto City Planning Division has initiated the review of the Sheppard East Corridor to focus, and shape, anticipated growth in a comprehensive well-planned manner. The purpose of this meeting is to further articulate ReNew Sheppard Study’s vision and guiding principles by presenting vibrant complete community development scenarios and soliciting community feedback that will shape key development policies about the block and street network, public realm, parks and open spaces, built form, and mobility connections that altogether integrates and promotes a sustainable and resilient approach.

You can view background information on the ReNew Sheppard East study, as well as provide your thoughts on key study components at: www.toronto.ca/RenewSheppardEast

BULLETIN TRIVIA

Why did the lobsters not share life?
Because crustaceans are kind of shellfish.

Securities as a Charitable Gift Option

One of the most financially sound ways to support the Archdiocese of Toronto is with the gift of securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds). When you donate stocks, mutual funds and other publicly traded securities to a registered charity, you pay no capital gains tax and receive a tax receipt for the full amount of the gift. It means a great tax break for you and more significant support of your Parish and various archdiocesan charities such as ShareLife, St. Augustine’s Seminary, The Shepherds’ Trust and many others. To donate securities, follow this link: https://bit.ly/GiftsOfSecurities where you will find our “How to Gift Securities Info Sheet” and a “Letter of Direction.”

Bulletin – June 2, 2024

June 1st, 2024

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 3rd – June 9th, 2024

MONDAY – JOHN HUYBERS ✞ – Requested by Mary Huybers and Family
TUESDAY – ANGELA VECCHIARELLI ✞ – Requested by Mary Papadatos
WEDNESDAY – LYDIA McGRANN – Requested by Ron and Anne Ackber
THURSDAY – GEORGE EGERTON HALE ✞ – Requested by his Family
FRIDAY – TOM McCONKEY ✞ – Requested by Patrick and Ruth Ann McConkey
SATURDAY – DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE PIRES FAMILY ✞ – Requested by the Family
SUNDAY – 8:30 AM – FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE PARISH
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – BENITO TOMAIUOLI ✞ – Requested by the Family
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – J. FOURNIER ✞ – Requested by the Family

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
1st Reading: Exodus 24.3-8
2nd Reading: Hebrews 9.11-15
Gospel: Mark 14.12-16, 22-26 – The Last Supper

Jesus’ death on the cross is what defeated Satan and opened wide the gates of Heaven so that we who seek to follow Him can enter into that eternal rest. St. Thomas Aquinas says that “the celebration of Holy Mass is as valuable as the death of Jesus on the cross.” Therefore, we as stewards should run to Mass as often as we can because Jesus is waiting to pour out the same love, mercy and grace that he showed on the cross.

SHARELIFE

Your love and compassion led thousands on the path to healing.

This weekend is ShareLife Sunday

Through your kind support, you eased the struggles of 23,000 people by providing access to mental health care. Your compassion provides families access to counselling sessions from our Catholic family agencies.

CARING FOR THE HOMELESS IN OUR CITY

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. Your food donations are always so important as numbers of people in need continue to increase.

Rosalie Hall is an accredited children’s mental health facility focusing on the needs of pregnant and parenting youth ages 12-25, their children, and their families.

Good Shepherd provides hot meals, clean clothes and shelter for the homeless in our city They help find housing and provide follow up support. They support the homeless who are working to overcome addictions and provide a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Please check the expiry date before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 45 casseroles last month. Good Shepherd serves upwards of 1,000 meals per day to people who would otherwise go hungry. Seniors, people living on disability payments, people living in poverty, homeless men and women are people at the table. Please think about volunteering to help feed our sisters and brothers in need. Three different recipes are available in the Parish Office or online at the Parish website. Casserole pans are also available in the Parish Office.

Your support is a tremendous help and is appreciated in the fight to end hunger and chronic homelessness. For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

Year of Prayer

On January 21, 2024, Pope Francis inaugurated a Year of Prayer ahead of the 2025 Jubilee, calling on the faithful “to pray more fervently to prepare ourselves to live properly this grace-filled event and to experience the power of hope in God.”

The Year of Prayer, the Holy Father explained, is dedicated “to rediscovering the great value and absolute need for prayer, prayer in personal life, in the life of the Church, prayer in the world.”

Visit http://www.archtoronto.org/prayer for more information on this event.

CORPUS CRISTI MASS AND PROCESSION

Saint Michael’s Cathedral Basilica

Sunday, June 2, 2024 (following Noon Mass) – All are welcome!

All are welcome to join the Most Reverend Francis Leo, Archbishop of Toronto, for a Corpus Christi Mass & Procession at Saint Michael’s Cathedral Basilica (65 Bond St.) on Sunday, June 2, 2024 following the Noon Mass. A short procession (30-45 minutes) will take place in the vicinity surrounding the cathedral followed by Solemn Benediction followed by fellowship.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE UP WEEKEND

JUNE 15TH/16TH

Bundle Up for Saint Vincent de Paul!

Bring your gently used textiles, shoes, clothing, bedding, draperies, and small household goods (no dishes please) to share with others on June 15th /16th. A Saint Vincent de Paul truck/bin will be in the church parking lot so please share what you can with those less fortunate. Your donations will be used and/or sold to support outreach efforts.

The truck/bin will be open all day Saturday from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Saturday and Sunday Mass.

Please note that donations can only be accepted when the truck is open. Out of consideration for the volunteers who load the truck, please do not bring donations before or after the hours listed above.

A list of items that can or cannot be accepted is available by the Poor Box in the Gathering Space, or by calling the office.

Thank you for your continued support!

HOLY MASS FOR THE ANNOINTING OF THE SICK

Saturday June 8th, 2024 at 10:00AM

Blessed Trinity Parish, 3220 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

Bring your family members or friends who are experiencing the trials of illness and affliction to come and receive God’s blessing and strength, and the Holy Spirit’s gift of peace and courage.

Please register at the Blessed Trinity church office or by email to Kay Booker at kaymax@sympatico.ca

13TH ANNUAL ECOLOGY RETREAT

Friday July 19th to Wednesday July 24th, 2024

(Arrival 4:00PM for Dinner, Departure after Lunch)
Jericho House, 10845 Rathfon Road, Port Colborne, ON
L3K 5V4 – 1-905-834-0553

Retreat Theme: Encountering and Embracing a Contemplative Ecology

Sponsored by Jericho House & Office of Province Life & Renewal Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America

At the heart of the retreat, the relationship between contemplation and the realities of the world of nature in a time of ecological crisis will be explored – suggesting even that fostering a contemplative spirit is a primary and significant part of responding to the crises of the time.

The retreat will be facilitated by Sr. Mary Rowell, CSJ.

For Sr. Mary’s bio information, as well as further details about the retreat, please consult the poster on our bulletin boards, or visit the parish office for a copy.

Registration is by email at: leadership@jerichohouse.org

Cost: Residents $600 / Commuters $500
Please make cheques payable to Jericho House.

RENEW SHEPPARD EAST STUDY

Thursday, June 13, 2024

From 6:30PM to 8:30PM at Ethennonnhawahstihnen’ Community Recreation Centre

The City of Toronto City Planning Division has initiated the review of the Sheppard East Corridor to focus, and shape, anticipated growth in a comprehensive well-planned manner. The purpose of this meeting is to further articulate ReNew Sheppard Study’s vision and guiding principles by presenting vibrant complete community development scenarios and soliciting community feedback that will shape key development policies about the block and street network, public realm, parks and open spaces, built form, and mobility connections that altogether integrates and promotes a sustainable and resilient approach.

You can view background information on the ReNew Sheppard East study, as well as provide your thoughts on key study components at: www.toronto.ca/RenewSheppardEast

BULLETIN TRIVIA

Why does nobody talk to circles?
tniop on si erehT

FREE CATHOLIC ESTATE PLANNING WEBINAR

Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 9:00 a.m.

Learn:

How to avoid problems: in your Will, in the Powers of Attorney, and through proper Estate Trustee selection

How to create your own legacy

About our Catholic traditions around cremation, burials and funerals.

WAYS TO REGISTER:

Follow this QR link: qrco.de/WebJune08

send an email to: Development@ArchToronto.org and write “Webinar June 8” in the title line + your name(s) in the body of the message.

Bulletin – May 26, 2024

May 25th, 2024

CONFIRMATION

Congratulations to the following young people who were confirmed on Sunday May 19th, 2024. The Sacrament was administered by Bishop Robert Kasun.

Maxon Cerilli
Avery Chang
Maverick Chang
Alexander Haydon Chiu
Giovanna de Paula Monteiro
Rafael dos Santos Scapin Pieroni Filho
Lucas Echeverry
Isabelle Ha
Anne Caitlyn I. Macaraeg
Tara Rose Khosravi
Braeden Kroetsch
Emma Rose Lynde
Chloe Jean McLaughlin
Alana Patricia Morrow
Emmanuel Oshiozotse Osumah
Samuel Oshiorahme Osumah
Arah Liz Recta
Miguel Alessandro Surco
Rohan Thomas
Siann Mary Trowse
Daniel Antonio Victorine
Madeline Wong

A WORD OF THANKS FROM CHALICE

Chalice extends their heartfelt gratitude to Fr. Ruttle and St. Gabriel’s parish for hosting a Child Sponsorship Weekend on May 11-12. As a result, 12 children were sponsored, in addition to those who are usually sponsored after more time and consideration. On behalf of these children, we give thanks to God that you have revealed His love to them and have given them hope for the future!

Chalice envisions a world where all children and families have the means to overcome the cycle of poverty. Please prayerfully consider a call to sponsorship, a unique way to live out your faith by providing hope for a child in need. Please visit chalice.ca or call 1-800-776-6855 for more information on our mission and to sponsor a child today.

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
1st Reading: Deuteronomy 4.32-34, 39-40
2nd Reading: Romans 8.14-17
Gospel: Matthew 28.16-20 – The Commissioning of the Disciples

Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity which we profess every time we make the sign of the cross saying “in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” St. Francis de Sales recommends that we “make spiritual aspirations to God by short, ardent movements of [our] hearts.” Therefore, the next time we experience a difficult moment in our lives or ministries, let us not despair but boldly invoke all three persons of the Trinity and make the sign of the cross.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

May 27th – June 2nd, 2024

MONDAY – JOYCE & CATHY DRAB ✞ – Requested by The Family
TUESDAY – CHIARA INTINI ✞ – Requested by Annibale & Oakie Families
WEDNESDAY – DUANE CRICHTON – Requested by Karen Crichton
THURSDAY –
FRIDAY – CHIARA INTINI ✞ – Requested by Carmina & Aldo Filice
SATURDAY – EMILIO MANARIN ✞ – Requested by Andreina Manarin
SUNDAY – 8:30 AM – FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE PARISH
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – ANTHONY & AGATHA PAUL ✞ – Requested by Sophie & Candida Pereira
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – WAI CHIN & PAUL HWANG – Requested by The Family

SHARELIFE

Your ShareLife support goes beyond borders
ShareLife Sunday is June 2nd

ShareLife isn’t just local. Your ShareLife gift extends mercy and justice to people beyond our borders by supporting the humanitarian projects of our agencies, particularly those that prioritize taking care of hungry children in vulnerable communities.

“We are so incredibly grateful to you, ShareLife and your supporters, for your steadfast commitment to our vision that no child should go hungry in this world of plenty. On behalf of all the children you have helped, thank you.” – Keli Marshall, Mary’s Meals Canada

Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at sharelife.org/donate.

CARING FOR THE HOMELESS IN OUR CITY

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. Your food donations are always so important as numbers of people in need continue to increase.

Rosalie Hall is an accredited children’s mental health facility focusing on the needs of pregnant and parenting youth ages 12-25, their children, and their families.

Good Shepherd provides hot meals, clean clothes and shelter for the homeless in our city They help find housing and provide follow up support. They support the homeless who are working to overcome addictions and provide a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Please check the expiry date before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Your prepared frozen casseroles are being collected at the Masses this weekend, for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

Good Shepherd provides more than 240,000 meals a year to people who would otherwise go hungry. Please think about volunteering to help feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. Three different recipes are available in the Parish Office or online at the Parish website. Casserole pans are also available in the Parish Office.

Your support is a tremendous help and is appreciated in the fight to end hunger and chronic homelessness. For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

Join us for St. Gabriel’s Social Justice Movie Club and Discussion Group

Maya Land: Listening to the Bees

Maya Land: Listening to the Bees tells the story of the conflict that erupted between Maya beekeepers and the Mexican government in 2011, fomented by the planting of genetically modified soy in the Yucatan peninsula. The film focuses on the role that Mayas’ pre-colonial and ongoing relationship with the bees and the bees themselves had in this conflict and how in the end the struggle transformed thinking about development in the region.

You choose your level of participation, from simply watching the movie at home to having a thoughtful and illuminating discussion with other parishioners at the following date, time and place:

Gabriel Room on Wednesday May 29th at 7:30 pm.

Note that the film is to be viewed at home ahead of the meeting. It is available on YouTube and Netflix.

Please contact the office if you have any questions regarding the Movie Club.

CORPUS CRISTI MASS AND PROCESSION

Saint Michael’s Cathedral Basilica – Sunday, June 2, 2024 (following Noon Mass)

All are welcome!

All are welcome to join the Most Reverend Francis Leo, Archbishop of Toronto, for a Corpus Christi Mass & Procession at Saint Michael’s Cathedral Basilica (65 Bond St.) on Sunday, June 2, 2024 following the Noon Mass. A short procession (30-45 minutes) will take place in the vicinity surrounding the cathedral followed by Solemn Benediction followed by fellowship.

BULLETIN TRIVIA

What mystery did the Holy Spirit leave at the party?

Hint: There is only ONE, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE UP WEEKEND

JUNE 15TH/16TH

Bundle Up for Saint Vincent de Paul!

Bring your gently used textiles, shoes, clothing, bedding, draperies, and small household goods (no dishes please) to share with others on June 15th /16th. A Saint Vincent de Paul truck/bin will be in the church parking lot so please share what you can with those less fortunate. Your donations will be used and/or sold to support outreach efforts.

The truck/bin will be open all day Saturday from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Saturday and Sunday Mass.

Please note that donations can only be accepted when the truck is open. Out of consideration for the volunteers who load the truck, please do not bring donations before or after the hours listed above.

A list of items that can or cannot be accepted is available by the Poor Box in the Gathering Space, or by calling the office.

Thank you for your continued support!

HOLY MASS FOR THE ANNOINTING OF THE SICK

Saturday June 8th, 2024 at 10:00AM

Blessed Trinity Parish, 3220 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

Bring your family members or friends who are experiencing the trials of illness and affliction to come and receive God’s blessing and strength, and the Holy Spirit’s gift of peace and courage.

Please register at the Blessed Trinity church office or by email to Kay Booker at kaymax@sympatico.ca

FREE CATHOLIC ESTATE PLANNING WEBINAR

Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 9:00 a.m.

Learn:

How to avoid problems: in your Will, in the Powers of Attorney, and through proper Estate Trustee selection

How to create your own legacy

About our Catholic traditions around cremation, burials and funerals.

WAYS TO REGISTER:

Follow this QR link: qrco.de/WebJune08

send an email to: Development@ArchToronto.org and write “Webinar June 8” in the title line + your name(s) in the body of the message.

No Access from South Entrance May 25-26, 2024

May 24th, 2024

Please note that there will be no access through the south entrance on the weekend of May 25-26, 2024 due to construction work on the south corridor.

Please use the north entrance via Elkhorn Drive to enter the church.

Apologies for the inconvenience caused.

Bulletin – May 19, 2024

May 18th, 2024

PARISH NEWS

Monday May 20th, 2024 is Victoria Day. There will be no 9:00AM Mass and the parish office will be closed.

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in our parish this Sunday, May 19th, 2024 at 3:00 PM.

NEWS FROM FATIMA LEE

Some news about Fatima and her Ministry in the Northwest Territories has been posted on our website. Find it on our Home Page, titled “Father Tim Boyle’s Visit with Fatima” (May 6th). The post is also available through a link on the sidebar, under the same title and with more photos.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

May 20th – May 26th, 2024

MONDAY – VICTORIA DAY – No 9:00AM Mass
TUESDAY – JASON CRICHTON – Requested by Karen Crichton
WEDNESDAY – CHUCK GRECH ✞ – Requested by The Grech-Padova family
THURSDAY – VALERIE GAUGHAN – Requested by Agnes Gaughan
FRIDAY – DAVID ANTHONY CASHMORE ✞ – Requested by The Cashmore Family
SATURDAY – JOHN O’NEILL ✞ – Requested by Patrick O’Neill
SUNDAY – 8:30 AM – FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE PARISH
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – ANTONIO MARCHESE ✞ – Requested by Catarina Marchese
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – TINA LEITH ✞ – Requested by Janet Candido

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION

Pentecost Sunday
1st Reading: Acts 2.1-11
2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 12.3b-7, 12-13 or Galatians 5.16-25
Gospel: John 20.19-23 or John 15.26-27; 16.12-15 – Jesus speaks of the Holy Spirit

On this feast day of Pentecost let us reflect on the words of St. Cyril of Alexandria who says that those who’ve received the Holy Spirit are “in a sense blended together with one another and with God.” We are firstly connected to one another and so as stewards we should strive to create a charitable and hospitable community for all of our parishioners. Secondly, we are all connected with God, so we should strive to forgive those who’ve hurt us in order to foster a divine community free of all anger and resentment.

BULLETIN TRIVIA

Why did the Holy Spirit go to the party?
Hint: Because the party needed a breath of fresh air …

Year of Prayer

On January 21, 2024, Pope Francis inaugurated a Year of Prayer ahead of the 2025 Jubilee, calling on the faithful “to pray more fervently to prepare ourselves to live properly this grace-filled event and to experience the power of hope in God.”

The Year of Prayer, the Holy Father explained, is dedicated “to rediscovering the great value and absolute need for prayer, prayer in personal life, in the life of the Church, prayer in the world.”

Visit http://www.archtoronto.org/prayer for more information on this event.

SHARELIFE

ShareLife-funded agencies turn no one away

Did you know no one is turned away from ShareLife-funded agencies due to inability to pay? This is all thanks to your compassionate and generous heart.

Through your support, ShareLife agencies are helping the most vulnerable in our community and around the world. Thank you for living the Gospel!

Thus far we have raised $38,688 toward our goal of $193,500. Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at sharelife.org/donate.

CARING FOR THE HOMELESS IN OUR CITY

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. Your food donations are always so important as numbers of people in need continue to increase.

Rosalie Hall is an accredited children’s mental health facility focusing on the needs of pregnant and parenting youth ages 12-25, their children, and their families.

Good Shepherd provides hot meals, clean clothes and shelter for the homeless in our city They help find housing and provide follow up support. They support the homeless who are working to overcome addictions and provide a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Please check the expiry date before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Your prepared frozen casseroles are being collected at the Masses next weekend, May 25th/26th, for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

Good Shepherd provides more than 240,000 meals a year to people who would otherwise go hungry. Please think about volunteering to help feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. Three different recipes are available in the Parish Office or online at the Parish website. Casserole pans are also available in the Parish Office.

Your support is a tremendous help and is appreciated in the fight to end hunger and chronic homelessness. For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

St. Gabriel’s Social Justice Movie Club and Discussion Group

Maya Land: Listening to the Bees

Maya Land: Listening to the Bees tells the story of the conflict that erupted between Maya beekeepers and the Mexican government in 2011, fomented by the planting of genetically modified soy in the Yucatan peninsula. The film focuses on the role that Mayas’ pre-colonial and ongoing relationship with the bees and the bees themselves had in this conflict and how in the end the struggle transformed thinking about development in the region.

You choose your level of participation, from simply watching the movie at home to having a thoughtful and illuminating discussion with other parishioners at the following date, time and place:

Gabriel Room on Wednesday May 29th at 7:30 pm.

Note that the film is to be viewed at home ahead of the meeting. It is available on YoutTube and Netflix.

Please contact the office if you have any questions regarding the Movie Club.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE UP WEEKEND

JUNE 15TH/16TH

Bundle Up for Saint Vincent de Paul!

Bring your gently used textiles, shoes, clothing, bedding, draperies, and small household goods (no dishes please) to share with others on June 15th /16th. A Saint Vincent de Paul truck/bin will be in the church parking lot so please share what you can with those less fortunate. Your donations will be used and/or sold to support outreach efforts.

The truck/bin will be open all day Saturday from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Saturday and Sunday Mass.

Please note that donations can only be accepted when the truck is open. Out of consideration for the volunteers who load the truck, please do not bring donations before or after the hours listed above.

A list of items that can or cannot be accepted is available by the Poor Box in the Gathering Space, or by calling the office.

Thank you for your continued support!

CORPUS CRISTI MASS AND PROCESSION

Saint Michael’s Cathedral Basilica
Sunday, June 2, 2024 (following Noon Mass)
All are welcome!

All are welcome to join the Most Reverend Francis Leo, Archbishop of Toronto, for a Corpus Christi Mass & Procession at Saint Michael’s Cathedral Basilica (65 Bond St.) on Sunday, June 2, 2024 following the Noon Mass. A short procession (30-45 minutes) will take place in the vicinity surrounding the cathedral followed by Solemn Benediction followed by fellowship.

HOLY MASS FOR THE ANNOINTING OF THE SICK

Saturday June 8th, 2024 at 10:00AM

Blessed Trinity Parish, 3220 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

Bring your family members or friends who are experiencing the trials of illness and affliction to come and receive God’s blessing and strength, and the Holy Spirit’s gift of peace and courage.

Please register at the Blessed Trinity church office or by email to Kay Booker at kaymax@sympatico.ca

SEEING WITH HEART – A DAY OF REFLECTION FOR PARENTS OF LGBTQ YOUNG ADULTS

Saturday, June 1, 2024: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Rd., Pickering

This day of reflection will provide parents with an opportunity to share their stories, listen to presentations from an experienced Catholic chaplain, reflect on the gifts and talents of their children, and participate in group discussions. The day ends with Mass.

We hope to provide a relaxed and supportive environment for parents to meet and interact with other parents, reflect and discuss concerns, learn about resources, strengthen their love, and grow closer to God.

Facilitator: Kelly Stephen – chaplain of Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School.
Fr. Bernie Carroll, S.J. – Superior of the Pickering Jesuit Community.

Suggested offering of $65 per person. Includes lunch.

For more information or to Register: Call Mike Hyland – 647-296-2499

FREE CATHOLIC ESTATE PLANNING WEBINAR

Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 9:00 a.m.

Learn:
How to avoid problems: in your Will, in the Powers of Attorney, and through proper Estate Trustee selection

How to create your own legacy

About our Catholic traditions around cremation, burials and funerals.

TO REGISTER:

Follow this QR link: qrco.de/WebJune08

Or send an email to: Development@ArchToronto.org and write “Webinar June 8” in the title line + your name(s) in the body of the message.