Bulletin – April 1, 2018

Rejoice for the Lord has truly risen!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
We wish you all a very Happy and Holy Easter!

From the Desk of Fr. Brando…

Thank You!

Thank you one and all who made our Holy week and Easter such a beautiful and uplifting time; those in the Music Ministry, our Lectors and Altar servers, our Ministers of the Eucharist, our Ministers of Hospitality, those responsible for decorating the Church and the members of our Pastoral Team.

Just a Reminder…

The office is closed on Easter Monday, April 2nd


Our parish is very excited to share that we will be taking part in next year’s World Youth Day (WYD). World Youth Day is a worldwide encounter with the Pope which is celebrated every 3 years. The next World Youth Day is taking place in Panama City, Panama from January 22nd to 27th, 2019.

“WYD is open to young people who want to take part in a festive encounter with their contemporaries centered on Jesus Christ. This event is an opportunity to experience in first person the universality of the Church. WYD is a unique way to deepen your faith and grow closer to Christ, by means of prayer and the sacraments, together with thousands of other young people around the world who share your interests and ambitions.”

This event is open to young adults in the parish ages 18-30.

If you are interested in attending, please contact sgpyouthgroup@gmail.com for more information.


Sunday, April 1st after all the Masses

The youth group will be having a bake sale on Easter Sunday to raise money for their attendance at the Steubenville Catholic Conference this July. The youth group’s CD will also be available for sale. Please support our youth!


April 2nd – April 7th, 2018

WEDNESDAY – ALLAN PERSAUD – Requested by the Persaud & Goldenberg Families
THURSDAY – VLADO PETRANOVIC – Requested by Mira Petranovic
FRIDAY – EDWIN PINTO – Requested by Anne Pinto
SATURDAY – GUS CALDERONE – Requested by Marie Calderone


There are still many children who have not yet booked a First Communion interview.

Interviews Dates:
April 23rd , April 24th , April 25th, April 26th, April 27th, April 30th, May 1st, May 2nd, May 3rd and May 4th.

They are scheduled every 15 minutes from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866-to book your appointment with Fr. Brando or Fr. John as soon as possible.


Gabriel Room

English: Saturday, April 7th at 3:15 PM
Chinese: Sunday, April 8th at 3:30 PM
For further information, please contact Linda Law at 416 -918-8029.


Living the Gospel by evangelizing our faith in the greater world.

Gia Lao Parish resides in the mountainous Diocese of Xuan Loc in Vietnam. Its parishioners, mostly poor, work on the hillside farms. The Pastoral Mission Fund, with the support of ShareLife, provided a one-time grant so the parish could acquire resources it could not otherwise provide. This includes bibles and hymnals, along with training for 60 catechists, who lead marriage preparation and catechism classes. With your support, Gia Lao Church is bringing faith to a community in the greater world.

April 22 is the next ShareLife Sunday.
Please give generously.


Thank you so much to the volunteers who prepared a record 75 casseroles for March. For April, your prepared frozen casseroles will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of April 28th/29th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

More volunteers are encouraged to become active in helping to feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. Three different recipes are available in the Parish Office or online at the Church website. Casserole pans are also available in the Parish Office. If you require more information please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.


Each month the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre.

Your food donations are more important than ever as the numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.


Friday, April 6th at 7:00 PM

Forest Grove United Church, 43 Forest Grove Drive

Learn how to protect your family and your home in the event of an emergency. The Bayview Village Association in partnership with Forest Grove United Church will host the City of Toronto Office of Emergency Management on Friday, April 6th at 7:00 PM.

To reserve a seat, please RSVP to Sue Wires by March 26th by email at suehalftime@yahoo.com or by phone at 416-733-2520.


April 13th & April 14th, April 19th, April 20th & April 21st

All Shows begin at 7:30 PM

Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts

TCDSB Staff Arts, which features current and former Board teachers and staff, is presenting “Curtains”, a musical comedy from the creators of “Cabaret” and “Chicago.” Tickets are $28 (Only $26 for online ticket orders).

For more information, call 416 8282 Ext. 2787. For order forms and online ticket orders go to www.tcdsb.org/staffarts.


Tuesday, April 18th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Blessed Trinity Church, 3220 Bayview Avenue

Hosted by Fellowship of St. Joseph of the Association for Hebrew Catholics, Fr. Joseph Alozie, CCE, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at St. Augustine’s Seminary, will lead us on a dynamic and interactive journey of discovery of the Hebrew roots of the Eucharist. We will learn about the history and theology of the Blessed Sacrament and the place it has in the context of history and tradition. Fr. Joseph is a passionate and exciting speaker who will motivate us to fall in love more deeply with our Saviour in the Eucharist. All are welcome.


Saturday, April 28th

The Donalda Club

St. Clare Inn’s Annual Fundraiser is back … Saturday, April 28th at the Donalda Club. Throw on something black or white, mingle with friends, listen to the smooth voice of Frank Sinatra or simply get your picture taken with him. Enjoy the always delicious food of the Donalda Club and get caught up in the bidding at our live & silent auction … all for a great cause! This year will be hosted by CTV Toronto’s Michelle Dubé. Tickets are $85/each.

Call 416-690-0330 or go online to buy yours today at www.stclareinn.org.


Offertory Envelopes

If you are contributing cash to the Offertory Collection without any identification, you will not receive credit for your contribution.

We still have a number of boxes of assigned envelopes here in the parish office. If you have not done so, please pick yours up as soon as possible.

If you are not currently using parish envelopes and wish to have a set issued for 2018, please contact the parish office and we will prepare a box for you. This is the most effective way to keep track of your donations.