Bulletin – March 18

In this week’s bulletin, the remembrance meal of the passover, Just Coffee, and casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre.


Stations of the Cross
Friday Evenings at 7:30 PM

Palm Sunday – April 1st
Masses Sat.: 4:30 PM, Sun.: 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Holy Thursday – April 5th
No 9:00 AM Mass
7:30 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Followed by Adoration until 10 PM

Good Friday – April 6th
10:00 AM Morning Prayer
3:00 PM Solemn Passion of Our Lord
7:30 PM Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday – April 7th
Confessions 11:00 AM to 12 Noon
No 4:30 PM Mass
8:30 PM Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday – April 8th
Masses 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Easter Monday – April 9th
No 9:00 AM Mass
Office closed

There will be extra parking at Elkhorn Public School


March 19th – March 24th, 2012

MONDAY – OLIVIA BARRON Requested by Bridget & Family
TUESDAY – FATIMA HERRERA Requested by Pau Wai-Chin Hwang
THURSDAY – JAMES GENNARO Requested by Mike & Marie Gennaro
FRIDAY – ALMA McGUINNESS Requested by Leo & Family
SATURDAY – INTINI FAMILY Requested by Chiara & Tina


Stations of the Cross will take place each Friday evening during Lent at 7:30 PM. We also encourage your attendance at our daily Mass throughout Lent.


March 24th at St. Gabriel’s Church at 10:00 AM

First Reconciliation for children attending St. Gabriel’s School, those in the Children’s Faith Program and children attending Private Schools will be held at St. Gabriel’s Church on Saturday, March 24th at 10:00 AM.


Wednesday, April 4th at 7:00 PM in the Gabriel Room

This annual parish event is again being sponsored by the Pastoral team. Passover is the oldest festival of the Hebrew liturgical calendar. It has been observed by the Jewish people for more than 3,000 years. Passover is a religious family meal celebrating Jewish freedom from slavery. It occurs in the spring, the time of renewal in “Nissan”, the first month of the Hebrew year, and it lasts for eight days. Why do we celebrate this “meal” at St. Gabriel’s? First, this celebration helps us to understand our religious roots, which are Jewish. Second, it is an opportunity for us to celebrate our growth as a community and be together with families and friends at this most special time during Holy Week. Please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 by Friday, March 30th to book your table of 6 or 8, or to have your name added to a table.


In past years, Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings have been devoted to religious topics decided on by those who wish to participate.

The Miracles of Jesus (Continued)
Tuesday, March 27th at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 28th at 10:30 AM


March 17th/18th

To raise funds for the Marguerite Bourgeoys Family Centre, the Youth Group of St. Gabriel’s are selling hand-made chocolate Easter eggs for $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00 before and after all the Masses this weekend, March 17th/18th.

Your support will help the Centre promote and maintain their service in the Diocese.


A donor has challenged parishioners, schools, employee groups and corporate supporters to match up to $650,000 in new and increased contributions to the 2012 ShareLife Campaign. Should we realize the maximum potential of this effort, over one million new dollars would be raised for the work of our agencies. At a time when our social service agencies are reporting increased demands for their services, these new funds would help to introduce new programs and reduce waiting times for services for the marginalized in our communities.

Working wonders for people with special needs
Sherrie has faced many challenges with her mental health and her developmental disability but she continues to challenge herself to live a full and healthy life. She maintains two jobs and swims in the Special Olympics, often winning in her specialty – backstroke. She actively participates with the ceramics program at the Seniors Centre at Mary Centre and has recently taken up line dancing. On Sundays, Sherrie is involved with the children’s program with her Church. She is always open to new possibilities and suggestions – a shining inspiration to anyone who crosses her path and a bright example of how we can all have fulfilling lives despite adversity and challenges.
ShareLife-funded agencies in our region assisted more than 28,000 people with special needs last year, affirming their value to our society and making us all stronger as a result.

Next Sunday, March 25th , 2012 is ShareLife Sunday. Please give generously. You can work WONDERS!


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

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


Your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses next weekend for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to get a copy of a casserole recipe and a pan and give it a try. Three recipes are available here. Printed copies of the recipes are also available. Please remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole. For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.


Wednesdays 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
2685 Kingston Road at Brimley

Scarboro Missions welcomes you to commune with God to hear the cries of the world in a deeper way.

March 21st A Cry of the Children
Film-maker Noemi Weis examines the exploitation of children in the Middle East and Asia in the documentary film “Desert Riders.”

March 28th A Cry From Africa
Rev. Leshy Paynter, Pastor in New Hampshire returns to Toronto from South Africa with a Message from his people.

For further information, please call 416-261-7135, Ext. 266 or email terryg@scarboromissions.ca


Women’s Lenten Retreat Weekend
March 23rd – 25th

Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre will present a Lenten Weekend Retreat for Women on the weekend of March 23rd to 25th. It will be facilitated by the Centre team. God can and does touch and heal hearts through presentations, private reflection and prayer, sharing, reconciliation and Eucharist.
For reservation or further information, please call 905-278-5229.


100 Wellesley Street West

Regis College is holding its first Annual Used Book Sale on April 18–21st at the College, 100 Wellesley St. West. We are accepting all categories of gently used books – soft and hard covers. If you wish to donate your books to our sale we ask that you bring them to the College during regular school hours. All proceeds will be directed towards financial support of furthering the education of young Jesuits and lay students. For more information please call (416) 922-5474 ext.244; or go online to booksale@regiscollege.ca or www.regiscollege.ca/booksale . We welcome your support.


Our operating expenses average $13,750 per week.

Collection for March 11, 2012
Loose Change – $1,090
Envelopes (436) – $8,594
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (178) – $3,338
Total – $13,022