Bulletin – June 12

In this week’s bulletin, congratulations to the students from St. Gabriel’s School who received their First Communion, the parish barbeque social, and the Mosaic interfaith group.


Congratulations to the following children from St. Gabriel’s School who received their First Communion as a group on Sunday, June 5th 2011.

  • Ricky Alba
  • Gabriel Aaron Aliling
  • Jesse Gage Barnabe
  • Caroline Belchior
  • Frederick Cabrias
  • Elio Copetti
  • Pietro Copetti
  • Amelia D’Alessandro
  • Valeria Echeverry
  • Johnross Ferragina
  • Enzo Fleith
  • Andrea Garcia
  • Jillian Gonzales
  • Felipe Habbab
  • Ayden Harris
  • Keira Holland
  • Vanessa Jepson
  • Hae Ju ( Erica) Kim
  • William Chong Hang Kwong
  • Evelyn Hei Leung
  • Elio Menjivar Campos
  • Jini Agatha Moon
  • Kwan Hayden Moon
  • Michelle Orellana-Parades
  • Angeline Panganiba
  • Jared Paul
  • Mariana Pardo
  • Amy Katrina Pimentel
  • Yoonha Roh
  • J.D. Miguel Solidum
  • Kiana Tiangco
  • Marcus Uy

It was a beautiful celebration. We promise to support them with our prayers as they continue on their journey of faith.


June 13th – June 18th, 2011

TUESDAY – BRANIMIR PETRANOVIC Requested by Petranovic Family
WEDNESDAY – MICHAEL DONAGHY Requested by the Family
THURSDAY – LEONARD MARCHIE Requested by Teresa & Family
FRIDAY – MARTIN SMEE Requested by the Smee Family
SATURDAY – SAM BADAME Requested by the Family


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 19th 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, 2011.
If your child will be receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist or Confirmation, please fill out a Registration form for the Sacraments. These are also available in the Office.


The Shepherds’ Trust is about caring for those who always cared for us – our priests.  They were with us to celebrate our marriage and blessed the exchanging of our vows.  They baptized our children and welcomed them into the faith. They were by our side to console and provide strength, during periods of uncertainty and great sadness. This is why thousands of parishioners give to the Shepherds’ Trust. They have a personal story. A donation is one way to give thanks for making a life-long commitment to others. How has a priest played a meaningful role in your life? The Shepherds’ Trust wants you to share your story. Submit your story by emailing mrogucki@archtoronto.org or by visiting the website at www.shepherdstrust.org or mail them to:
The Shepherd’s Trust, c/o Marisa Rogucki
Catholic Pastoral Centre
1155 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 1W2


Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 2011 ShareLife Parish Campaign. Through your generosity, you are helping ShareLife agencies continue the valuable work they do for the poor and marginalized in our region. You have opened a door to new opportunities for thousands of the most vulnerable in our midst. For anyone who wishes to make a donation, you are still welcome to do so. You can drop your ShareLife envelopes in the offertory basket until July 31, 2011 or donate online at www.sharelife.org. Thank you!

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

ShareLife Collection 2010: $187,836.42
ShareLife Collection To Date: $138,110.53


Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.

  • Regular ground coffee: $5
  • Decaffeinated: $6
  • Whole Beans: $5
  • Chocolate Bars: $4 incl. Taxes
  • Hot Chocolate and Cocoa: $4.50
  • Teas: $4.00

Please note that this will be the last sale until September.


As we come into the warmer months, food donations tend to drop off. In response to the very great need for food in our community, we are asking that you continue to fill the baskets in the Gathering Space. Thank you for your wonderful generosity.


Our operating expenses average $13,300 per week.
June 4th/5th 2011:

Loose Change – $813
Envelopes (404) – $10,059
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (158) – $3,147
Total – $14,019


The “Pre-Authorized Giving” Plan (PAG), authorized and supported by the Archdiocese of Toronto, is a direct debit program. It allows parishioners to make their regular offertory donations by automatic monthly bank withdrawal on or about the 20th of each month. Participation in the PAG provides a regular dependable cash flow of contributions to the parish and enables us to better manage the Parish finances. Why not consider this if you will be away for the summer?

PAG brochures and sign-up forms are available in the Parish Office.. We thank you for your generosity and support.


Sunday, June 26th after the 12:30 Mass

Mark your calendars for this special event with family and friends. Please bring your lawn chairs. We 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 12th from 2:30 to 5:00 PM
Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Avenue

The second in the series on “How to Be a Perfect Stranger” dealing with the topic of “Wedding Ceremonies” in different faith groups will be held at Temple Har Zion, this Sunday, June 12th from 2:30 to 5:00 PM. A panel of experts from Mosaic Interfaith will describe their faith’s ceremonies and will answer any questions you might have. For more information, see the notice on the bulletin boards.


We have decided to continue meeting over the summer. Meeting at 11:00 AM appears to suit people. See you next Thursday!


For those who had their individual family pictures taken for the St. Gabriel’s Photo Directory, your copy of the book can be picked up in the Gabriel Room this weekend and next weekend after all the Masses.


Catholic Parents of Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons

Saturday, June 18th, 2011
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.


Thursday, June 30th – Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Blessed Trinity Parish is sponsoring their 26th annual pilgrimage to Canadian Shrines in Quebec from June 30th to July 3rd. The pilgrimage will visit St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal, First Marian Shrine in Canada at Cap-de-La Madeleine and St. Anne de Beaupre in Quebec. For further information, please see the bulletin board or contact Mary Salvador at 416-497-7059


TCDSB Staff Arts is pleased to present
The Drowsy Chaperone
A Musical within a Comedy

June 10, 11, 15, 16 and 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM
Theatre at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts,
36 Greenfield Avenue, North York.
All tickets $20
For more information please call 416-222-8282 ext. 2787.
or visit the website: www.tcdsb.org/staffarts
To order tickets online, go to www.tcdsb.org/staffarts
(When ordering online add $1 convenience fee).


In nature, the believer recognizes the wonderful result of God’s creative activity, which we may use responsibly to satisfy our legitimate needs, material or otherwise, while respecting the intrinsic balance of creation. If this vision is lost, we end up either considering nature an untouchable taboo or, on the contrary, abusing it. Neither attitude is consonant with the Christian vision of nature as the fruit of God’s creation.

Pope Benedict XVI
Caritas in Veritate