Bulletin – May 30

In this week’s bulletin, the Awakening the Dreamer symposium, the Parish Barbeque, and Alex Seredenko in concert.


June 12 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Gabriel Room

Do you have dreams of a world that is environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just?

Join us for the Awakening The Dreamer symposium. It will draw from the experience and wisdom of some of the world’s most respected thinkers, including Tom Berry, Brian Swimme, Desmond Tutu, and Thich Nhat Hanh. Together we’ll explore how we can, both individually and collectively, move the world in a new direction.

As some of you may remember, this same Symposium was held last December at the parish – the feedback was very positive. People who attended felt enriched and inspired. Many who were unable to attend last time have asked for a repeat of the symposium. We are now able to bring it back again: on June 12, 2010 (Saturday), 9 AM to 1 PM in the Gabriel Room.

For more information about the Symposium, visit www.AwakeningTheDreamer.org
To register, please contact Fatima Lee at (416) 221-8866 ext 228, or email stgabrielsparish@bellnet.ca


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.


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.


May 31ST – June 5TH, 2010

MONDAY – CHRISTOPHER CIULLA Requested by the Family
TUESDAY – GUS CALDERONE & ROSEMARY McINNES Requested by The Calderone Family
WEDNESDAY – MARCELINO FERNANDES Requested by Tita Fernandes & Family
THURSDAY – JOHN HUYBERS Requested by the Family
FRIDAY – ELEANOR HINCH Requested by Marilou Wight
SATURDAY – GUS CALDERONE Requested by Marie Calderone


English: Saturday, June 5TH at 3:15 PM in the Library
Chinese: Sunday, June 6TH at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room.


Our operating expenses average $14,000 per week.
Last week’s collection:
Loose Change – $1,172
Envelopes (398) – $7,252
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (113) – $2,343
Total – $10,767


In our parishes as well as in the neighborhoods of the wider community, there are plentiful opportunities for neighbour to help neighbour…each person should ask: how can I be a good steward of the gifts I have received so that I may make fruitful use of them for the glory of God and the service of my neighbor?

-Most Rev. Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto

When it comes to making a donation to ShareLife, there is no such thing as small change. A small gift today can have a big impact in someone’s life. Every dollar you donate provides a person in need an opportunity to turn their life around. Wonders happen daily at our ShareLife agencies because your gift enables them to do so. By supporting ShareLife, you are working wonders; providing shelter, care and respect for those living in our communities who most need it.

ShareLife Total, 2009 – $150,062
ShareLife Total 2010 to date- $137,841

Today is the 3RD ShareLife Collection.

Thank you for your generosity.
Together we can work wonders!


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


The Good Shepherd Centre is 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.


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 3:00 PM
St. Gabriels’s Church

Alex Seredenko, our regular pianist at the 12:30 Mass, will hold a concert here at the church on Sunday, June 20TH at 3:00 PM. Alex is a student at the Glen Gould School, at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

Watch the bulletin for more information.


Thursday, June 3RD
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Morrow Park’s Mary Lounge,
3377 Bayview Avenue

Come celebrate with us! We have been blessed with 5 years of wonderful connections with young adults (18 – 39). Refreshments will be served. Come and bring your friends!

RSVP response appreciated. Call Vanessa Nicholas- Schmidt at 416-222-1426, Ext. 276 or visit www.faithconnections.ca. A ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto.


The group has decided to meet every Thursday.
Come to the library at 10:00 AM and be prepared to tell your stories “en francais”.


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.


TCDSB Staff Arts is pleased to present Lullaby of Broadway


  • Friday, June 4TH, Saturday, June 5TH, at 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, June 6TH at 2:00 PM
  • Friday June 11TH, Saturday, June 12TH at 7:30 PM

Place: The theatre at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, 36 Greenfield Avenue (Yonge and Sheppard)
Cost: Adults $20 Students $15

For more information call: 416-222-8282, EXT 2787 or visit the website: www.tcdsb.org/staffarts


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.


Farm salmon live on pellets of compound feed composed primarily of fish meal and fish oil, which are produced by grinding up small, silvery, schooling fish like anchovies, mackerel, herring, and capelin. It takes about 5 tons of these fish to make a tone of fish meal, and about 10 tons to make a tone of fish oil. As a result, for every ton of salmon harvested on a farm, 3 to 4 tons of fish are removed from the sea.

-John C. Ryan, “Feedlots of the Sea”