Bulletin – June 13

In this week’s bulletin, the parish barbeque, Alex Seredenko in concert, and a request for baby clothes and furniture from St. Vincent de Paul.


With upcoming elections in October, the Archbishop wants to make sure that you good people are registered as Separate School Supporters. If you moved recently, you lost your Separate School Supporter status and must apply to be reinstated. Forms are available at the door of the Church to help you in this matter.
After the past regretful events on our School Board, it is important that we have a good turnout in October in order to revitalize our board and regain our credibility in the community.


Our journey of life and journey of faith are meant to converge at an early age. For many of us, however, we tend to grow physically, mentally, psychologically etc., but remain at a childish level of understanding our faith. The following information is for those who wish to keep growing, to be able to enjoy the Good News of God’s love for us as members of God’s Church.

Monday Nights are R.C.I.A. Nights
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) meetings begin on Monday, September 20th, 2010 at 8:00 PM. These evenings are for persons interested in learning about the Catholic Faith. Because the Parish Community itself is considered the official teacher and guide for potential new members, it is important that some parishioners participate by being present and by sharing their Faith in various ways. It is also an opportunity for “Born Catholics” to deepen their understanding of the faith. Adult Catholics who wish to celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist and/or Confirmation are welcome. For more information, please call Mary Landry at 416 – 221 – 8866.


June 14th – June 19th, 2010

MONDAY – BRANIMIR PETRANOVIC – Requested by the Family
TUESDAY – LEONARD MARCHIE – Requested by Teresa & Family
WEDNESDAY – DRAGO PETRANOVIC – Requested by the Family
THURSDAY – ANTHONY ARRIGO – Requested by Anne & Family
FRIDAY – THERESA CHAN – Requested by John Chan & Family
SATURDAY – AMPARO VILLAFRANCA – Requested by the Family


Congratulations to those children from the Children’s Faith Program, and those from Private and Public Schools who received their First Communion as a group on Sunday, June 6th. It was a beautiful celebration. We promise to support them with our prayers as they continue on their journey of faith.


Registration forms for the Children’s Faith Program for next year are now available in the Parish Office. Please note that all registrations must be returned by June 30th, 2010.


Our operating expenses average $14,000 per week.
Last week’s collection:
Loose Change – $1,145
Envelopes (431) – $8,136
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (115) – $2,424
Total – $11,705


A Thank You
Your weekly donations to the poor box are very much appreciated. Many people benefit from your generosity. A tax effective receipt is available if we have your name. Envelopes on the back table in the Church can be used and put in the box. This will ensure that you are issued a receipt.

And A Request
We are currently in urgent need of baby clothes and baby furniture. If you have any baby clothing or baby furniture that you no longer need, we would be happy to pick it up. Please call Sarah at 416-222-7117 or Cristina at 416-222-6110. Thank you for your kind consideration of our neighbors in need.


The Good Shepherd Centre is also in need of the following items:

  • Men’s jeans
  • Men’s t-shirts
  • Men’s shoes

Thank you for your donation. For more information, please contact Rebecca Ferguson at 416-869-3619, Ext. 262.


ShareLife Total, 2009 – $178,105
ShareLife Total 2010 to date- $156,166


When children need us, we need you!
The Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto has an urgent need for foster families of all races, cultures and languages. We have a particular need for foster homes in the Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, French, Philippino, African and West Indian communities. Please call CCAS at 416-395-1500 or visit www.torontoccas.org


Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend, June 19th/20th.

  • Regular ground Coffee: $5
  • Decaffeinated $6
  • Whole Beans $5
  • Chocolate Bars: $4 including taxes
  • Hot Chocolate and Cocoa: $4.50
  • Teas: $3.25 to $4.00 by variety


Saturday, June 26th at 6:00 PM

This is the first time that our annual picnic will be held on a Saturday evening – with the hope that it will be cooler and more relaxing than a hot Sunday afternoon. Mark your calendars for this special evening with family and friends. Please bring your lawn chairs.

We do need volunteers. If you are able to help organize this great event or help on the day itself, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029 after 6:00 PM. There are also sign-up sheets on the tables at the back of the church.


Sunday, June 20th at 3:30 PM
St. Gabriel’s Church

Alex Seredenko, our regular pianist at the 12:30 Mass, will be offering us a concert featuring selections from Beethoven and Chopin on Sunday, June 20th, at 3:30. Alex is engaged in studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music, and will be performing with the TSO Dec. 11. A donation of $5 is suggested.


The Catholic Women’s League of Blessed Trinity Parish is organizing an afternoon bridge. If you would like to join and make new friends, please call Maureen Cullen at 416-222-8755 for further information. Please call before the end of July.


Catholic Parents of Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons Day of Reflection

Saturday, June 19th, 2010 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $40.00 (includes lunch)
Scarboro Missions, 2685 Kingston Road, Toronto
For Brochure and information call John Montague
at 416-523-6449.


We just celebrated WATER HOUR on June 11, 2010 at 8 pm.

Some water facts which may be of interest to you:

  • The Earth is a closed system, which means that the same water that we use today has been here for more than 2 billion years.
  • Your body is 66% water.
  • One billion people do not have safe water to drink.
  • Each day 10,000 kids younger than 5 die from water-related diseases.
  • One drop of oil can pollute 25 litres of water.
  • The world’s largest garbage dump is floating in the Pacific Ocean – the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is 90 feet deep with accumulated plastic trash, spanning twice the size of Texas!

Source: http://waterhour.org