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Bulletin – June 30, 2024

Saturday, June 29th, 2024

Happy Summer!

This is the last bulletin until the Labour Day Weekend in September. We wish you all a happy and safe summer!

Monday, July 1st is Canada Day. The parish office will be closed and there will be no 9:00 AM Mass on that day.

PARISH BBQ

Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass

The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass in the parking lot. There will be hot dogs, salad, dessert, fruit, face painting for kids, games, music and much more. Suggested donation is $5 per person. Please bring your families, friends and neighbours, as well as your lawn chairs to enjoy a summer afternoon with parishioners.

THE PASSION OF THE EARTH PAINTING

The art on display in the Gathering Space is called The Passion of the Earth and was painted by Br. Michael Moran, CP, of the Passionist province of St. Paul of the Cross, of which we are a part. May this powerful work of art inspire in us a new consciousness, a new creativity, and a new energy to know we are as integral to Earth as Earth is to us. We are one. May we see and experience the Divine Presence in all Creation, and may our renewal bring Earth healing and peace.

We hope you can take time over the next few months to look at the painting, read the accompanying notes, and reflect.

A limited number of postcards and mini prayer cards are available from the parish office. Please see the table by the painting for suggested donation amounts. Proceeds will be donated to the Passionist Missions.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

July 1st – July 7th, 2024

MONDAY – CANADA DAY – No 9:00 AM Mass
TUESDAY – DELPHINE OAKIE ✞ – Requested by the Family
WEDNESDAY – GUILLERMO ALMENARA ✞ – Requested by the Melis Family
THURSDAY – BRUNO CORTESE ✞ – Requested by Antonietta Cortese
FRIDAY – LYDIA McGRANN – Requested by Ron and Anne Ackber
SATURDAY – MOU-KING AND YUNG-NIEN HSU ✞ – Requested by the Family
SUNDAY – 8:30 AM – FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE PARISH
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – GEORGE EGERTON HALE ✞ – Requested by his Family
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – BERNARD KELLY ✞ – Requested by the Family

Announced Masses for the summer months will be posted on the bulletin board in the Gathering Space.

SACRAMENTAL REGISTRATION – 2024/2025

Registration for children planning to receive the Sacraments of First Communion, Reconciliation or Confirmation in 2025 can now be done at the parish office. Baptismal Certificates are required to register for First Communion and Confirmation.

CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM – 2024/2025

Registration forms for the Children’s Faith Program are now available in the parish office. This program is for children of the Parish who attend other Catholic schools, public or private schools. Classes are held at St. Gabriel’s School every second Sunday beginning in September.

Please note that a separate Sacramental registration form is required if your child will receive the sacraments of First Communion, Reconciliation or Confirmation during the 2024/2025 school year. These forms are also available in the Parish Office. Baptismal Certificates are required for First Communion and Confirmation.

SHARELIFE

Your love paves the way for second chances in life.

Through your support, ShareLife agencies are able to provide people struggling with homelessness, mental illness and substance use challenges with specialized care.

Your generosity brings them hope for a second chance in life. Thank you for living the Gospel!

Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at sharelife.org/donate.

CARING FOR THE HOMELESS IN OUR CITY

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. Your food donations are always so important as numbers of people in need continue to increase.

Rosalie Hall is an accredited children’s mental health facility focusing on the needs of pregnant and parenting youth ages 12-25, their children, and their families.

Good Shepherd provides hot meals, clean clothes and shelter for the homeless in our city They help find housing and provide follow up support. They support the homeless who are working to overcome addictions and provide a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Please check the expiry date before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Summer Collection dates: July 27th/28th, August 24th/25th

Good Shepherd serves upwards of 1,000 meals per day to people who would otherwise go hungry. Seniors, people living on disability payments, people living in poverty, homeless men and women are people at the table. Please think about volunteering to help feed our sisters and brothers in need. Three different recipes are available in the Parish Office or online at the Parish website. Casserole pans are also available in the Parish Office.

Your support is a tremendous help and is appreciated in the fight to end hunger and chronic homelessness. For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

Year of Prayer

On January 21, 2024, Pope Francis inaugurated a Year of Prayer ahead of the 2025 Jubilee, calling on the faithful “to pray more fervently to prepare ourselves to live properly this grace-filled event and to experience the power of hope in God.”

The Year of Prayer, the Holy Father explained, is dedicated “to rediscovering the great value and absolute need for prayer, prayer in personal life, in the life of the Church, prayer in the world.”

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Do not fear, only believe. Mk 3:36c

ANNUAL FESTA IN HONOUR OF ST. GABRIEL

Sunday, August 25th from 1:00 PM

Veneto Centre, 7465 Kipling Ave., Woodbridge

The 58th annual Festa of St. Gabriel, under the direction of the Passionist Community, will be held on Sunday, August 25th at the Veneto Centre in Woodbridge. Relics of St. Gabriel will be present.
There will be opportunities for Confession, a special Mass outside, and Italian food. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this wonderful celebration.

PLANNING TO BE A CATHOLIC TEACHER?

If you are planning to be a teacher, it is important for you to know that to be hired to teach in any Catholic school board in Ontario, there must be a letter of reference from your pastor as part of your application.

The letter explaining that you belong to and participate in the community cannot be written if your pastor does not know you. It is recommended that you have a conversation with him early in the process well before the applications are to be submitted.

GARDEN SHED

The Summer issue of our new newsletter, “Growing News,” is now available from the Parish home page, and posted on the bulletin boards. We hope you enjoy it and look forward to your “letters to the editor.”

If you are an experienced gardener, or, perhaps, missing working in a garden, and would like to volunteer, you can reach the Garden Ministry by email – garden@stgabrielsparish.ca

13TH ANNUAL ECOLOGY RETREAT

Friday July 19th to Wednesday July 24th, 2024
(Arrival 4:00PM for Dinner, Departure after Lunch)
Jericho House, 10845 Rathfon Road, Port Colborne, ON
L3K 5V4 – 1-905-834-0553

Retreat Theme: Encountering and Embracing a Contemplative Ecology

Sponsored by Jericho House & Office of Province Life & Renewal Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America

At the heart of the retreat, the relationship between contemplation and the realities of the world of nature in a time of ecological crisis will be explored – suggesting even that fostering a contemplative spirit is a primary and significant part of responding to the crises of the time.

The retreat will be facilitated by Sr. Mary Rowell, CSJ.

For Sr. Mary’s bio information, as well as further details about the retreat, please consult the poster on our bulletin boards, or visit the parish office for a copy.

Registration is by email at: leadership@jerichohouse.org

Cost: Residents $600 / Commuters $500
Please make cheques payable to Jericho House.

BULLETIN TRIVIA

How do you keep a person in suspense?

FINANCE CORNER

Securities as a Charitable Gift Option

One of the most financially sound ways to support the Archdiocese of Toronto is with the gift of securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds). When you donate stocks, mutual funds and other publicly traded securities to a registered charity, you pay no capital gains tax and receive a tax receipt for the full amount of the gift. It means a great tax break for you and more significant support of your Parish and various archdiocesan charities such as ShareLife, St. Augustine’s Seminary, The Shepherds’ Trust and many others. To donate securities, follow this link: https://bit.ly/GiftsOfSecurities where you will find our “How to Gift Securities Info Sheet” and a “Letter of Direction.”

Bulletin – June 23, 2024

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024

PARISH BBQ

Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass

The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass in the parking lot. There will be hot dogs, salad, dessert, fruit, face painting for kids, games, music and much more. Suggested donation is $5 per person. Please bring your families, friends and neighbours, as well as your lawn chairs to enjoy a summer afternoon with parishioners.

THANK YOU TO OUR CHOIRS

Thank you to our adult and children’s choir for their ministry! They will be taking a break, returning in September. New members are welcome to join them.

The senior choir practices on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:00 PM and sings at the 10:30 Mass.

The children’s choir practices on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 and sings at the 12:30 Mass.

THE PASSION OF THE EARTH PAINTING

The art on display in the Gathering Space is called The Passion of the Earth and was painted by Br. Michael Moran, CP, of the Passionist province of St. Paul of the Cross, of which we are a part. May this powerful work of art inspire in us a new consciousness, a new creativity, and a new energy to know we are as integral to Earth as Earth is to us. We are one. May we see and experience the Divine Presence in all Creation, and may our renewal bring Earth healing and peace.

We hope you can take time over the next few months to look at the painting, read the accompanying notes, and reflect.

A limited number of postcards and mini prayer cards are available from the parish office. Please see the table by the painting for suggested donation amounts. Proceeds will be donated to the Passionist Missions.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 24th – June 30th, 2024

MONDAY – CHIARA INTINI ✞ – Requested by Annibale & Oakie Families
TUESDAY – DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE F.O.S.S. AND ALL SOULS IN PURGATORY ✞ – Requested by Agnes Wong
WEDNESDAY – KENG OWYONG ✞ – Requested by Helen Owyong
THURSDAY – JASON AND LISA – Requested by Karen Crichton
FRIDAY – JOYCE AND CATHY DRAB ✞ – Requested by Their Family
SATURDAY – ROSEMARY YEUNG – Requested by Her Parents
SUNDAY – 8:30 AM – FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE PARISH
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – CHIARA INTINI ✞ – Requested by Carmina and Aldo Filice
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – MICHAEL CROGHAN ✞ – Requested by Luvi Croghan and Family

SHARELIFE

Your generous heart provides for hungry children.

Through your support for ShareLife, Canadian Food for Children, a ShareLife-funded agency, provides hungry children in vulnerable communities clothing, shoes, and nutritious food. Thank you for joining the fight against hunger by sharing your blessings.

Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at sharelife.org/donate.

Year of Prayer

On January 21, 2024, Pope Francis inaugurated a Year of Prayer ahead of the 2025 Jubilee, calling on the faithful “to pray more fervently to prepare ourselves to live properly this grace-filled event and to experience the power of hope in God.”

The Year of Prayer, the Holy Father explained, is dedicated “to rediscovering the great value and absolute need for prayer, prayer in personal life, in the life of the Church, prayer in the world.”

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Psalm 107: Give thanks to the Lord; his steadfast love endures forever.

This week’s psalm theme is: give thanks to God because God is good. We have here 8 verses of a much longer psalm of 43 verses. A psalm celebrating God who looks after Creation, and takes care of humankind. God delivers us from all of our distress and brings us to our desired haven.

A one liner to keep in our prayer this week: God’s steadfast love endures forever.

CARING FOR THE HOMELESS IN OUR CITY

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. Your food donations are always so important as numbers of people in need continue to increase.

Rosalie Hall is an accredited children’s mental health facility focusing on the needs of pregnant and parenting youth ages 12-25, their children, and their families.

Good Shepherd provides hot meals, clean clothes and shelter for the homeless in our city They help find housing and provide follow up support. They support the homeless who are working to overcome addictions and provide a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Please check the expiry date before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Your frozen casseroles will be collected at all Masses next weekend.

Good Shepherd serves upwards of 1,000 meals per day to people who would otherwise go hungry. Seniors, people living on disability payments, people living in poverty, homeless men and women are people at the table. Please think about volunteering to help feed our sisters and brothers in need. Three different recipes are available in the Parish Office or online at the Parish website. Casserole pans are also available in the Parish Office.

Your support is a tremendous help and is appreciated in the fight to end hunger and chronic homelessness. For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

ANNUAL FESTA IN HONOUR OF ST. GABRIEL

Sunday, August 25th from 1:00 PM

Veneto Centre, 7465 Kipling Ave., Woodbridge

The 58th annual Festa of St. Gabriel, under the direction of the Passionist Community, will be held on Sunday, August 25th at the Veneto Centre in Woodbridge. Relics of St. Gabriel will be present.

There will be opportunities for Confession, a special Mass outside, and Italian food. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this wonderful celebration.

13TH ANNUAL ECOLOGY RETREAT

Friday July 19th to Wednesday July 24th, 2024

(Arrival 4:00PM for Dinner, Departure after Lunch)
Jericho House, 10845 Rathfon Road, Port Colborne, ON
L3K 5V4 – 1-905-834-0553

Retreat Theme: Encountering and Embracing a Contemplative Ecology

Sponsored by Jericho House & Office of Province Life & Renewal Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America

At the heart of the retreat, the relationship between contemplation and the realities of the world of nature in a time of ecological crisis will be explored – suggesting even that fostering a contemplative spirit is a primary and significant part of responding to the crises of the time.

The retreat will be facilitated by Sr. Mary Rowell, CSJ.

For Sr. Mary’s bio information, as well as further details about the retreat, please consult the poster on our bulletin boards, or visit the parish office for a copy.

Registration is by email at: leadership@jerichohouse.org
Cost: Residents $600 / Commuters $500
Please make cheques payable to Jericho House.

PLANNING TO BE A CATHOLIC TEACHER?

If you are planning to be a teacher, it is important for you to know that to be hired to teach in any Catholic school board in Ontario, there must be a letter of reference from your pastor as part of your application.

The letter explaining that you belong to and participate in the community cannot be written if your pastor does not know you. It is recommended that you have a conversation with him early in the process well before the applications are to be submitted.

MARY, MOTHER OF GOD SCHOOL

STILL REGISTERING FOR 2024/2025 (NEW FAMILY RATES!)

Have you heard of Mary, Mother of God School? We are an affordable private school (Grades K- 12) located in the Roncesvalles/Parkdale area. deeply rooted in the Catholic traditions with a special devotion to Our Lady, we have an excellent academic program, a dynamic and joyful student life, and small classes where each student is known and loved. We are still interviewing for September 2024: please visit our website at www.marymotherofgodschool.org or call us at 416-531-7897.

BULLETIN TRIVIA

What happens when you paint a snag green?

You get an evergreen.

FINANCE CORNER

Securities as a Charitable Gift Option

One of the most financially sound ways to support the Archdiocese of Toronto is with the gift of securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds). When you donate stocks, mutual funds and other publicly traded securities to a registered charity, you pay no capital gains tax and receive a tax receipt for the full amount of the gift. It means a great tax break for you and more significant support of your Parish and various archdiocesan charities such as ShareLife, St. Augustine’s Seminary, The Shepherds’ Trust and many others. To donate securities, follow this link: https://bit.ly/GiftsOfSecurities where you will find our “How to Gift Securities Info Sheet” and a “Letter of Direction.”

Bulletin – June 16, 2024

Saturday, June 15th, 2024

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Happy Father’s Day to all fathers.

May you be blessed with the graces you need to be good and loving role models to your children. May God give you courage, compassion, patience and peace.

PARISH BBQ

Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass

The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass in the parking lot. Please bring your families, friends and neighbours to enjoy a summer afternoon with parishioners.

We need more young volunteers to help and make this event happen. Stay tune for more information.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 17th – June 23rd, 2024

MONDAY – THE MACARAEG FAMILY – Requested by The Macaraeg Family
TUESDAY – CECILIA AND FAMILY – Requested by John
WEDNESDAY – TINA INTINI ✞ – Requested by Chiara Intini
THURSDAY – GEORGE EGERTON HALE ✞ – Requested by His Family
FRIDAY – ANN MOHAN ✞ – Requested by Patrick and Ruth Ann McConkey
SATURDAY – SARAH JAMES ✞ – Requested by Mary Anne Barnes
SUNDAY – 8:30 AM – FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE PARISH
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – FRANCIS PEREIRA ✞ – Requested by Sophie Pereira
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – FRANK AND NELLA COLANTONIO ✞ – Requested by The Family

SHARELIFE

Your ShareLife gift changes lives.

In a world where empathy matters most, your compassionate heart provided accessible, dignified support to over 2,500 people with special needs and their families. We thank you for your kindness and compassion.

Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at sharelife.org/donate.

BULLETIN TRIVIA

I bought a bag of bird seed almost 2 months ago.

Anyone know how long it takes for the bird to grow?

Year of Prayer

On January 21, 2024, Pope Francis inaugurated a Year of Prayer ahead of the 2025 Jubilee, calling on the faithful “to pray more fervently to prepare ourselves to live properly this grace-filled event and to experience the power of hope in God.”

The Year of Prayer, the Holy Father explained, is dedicated “to rediscovering the great value and absolute need for prayer, prayer in personal life, in the life of the Church, prayer in the world.”

Psalm 92 throws us a powerful line of prayer to repeat lovingly to God this week: “How good it is for us to give thanks and sing praises to your name, O Lord God Most High!”

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Psalm 92: Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night.

The righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God.

In old age they still produce fruit; they are always green and full of sap, showing that the Lord is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

CARING FOR THE HOMELESS IN OUR CITY

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. Your food donations are always so important as numbers of people in need continue to increase.

Rosalie Hall is an accredited children’s mental health facility focusing on the needs of pregnant and parenting youth ages 12-25, their children, and their families.

“Young parents often face limited resources and the multitude of demands as they attempt to feed, clothe and provide for their children. By offering food through our Food Share Program, we can make available essential items that they need to maintain their health and well being. Your continued generosity is a shining example of the positive impact that caring individuals like you can have.” – Rosalie Hall

Good Shepherd provides hot meals, clean clothes and shelter for the homeless in our city They help find housing and provide follow up support. They support the homeless who are working to overcome addictions and provide a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Please check the expiry date before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Good Shepherd serves upwards of 1,000 meals per day to people who would otherwise go hungry. Seniors, people living on disability payments, people living in poverty, homeless men and women are people at the table. Please think about volunteering to help feed our sisters and brothers in need. Three different recipes are available in the Parish Office or online at the Parish website. Casserole pans are also available in the Parish Office.

Your support is a tremendous help and is appreciated in the fight to end hunger and chronic homelessness. For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

MARYGROVE CAMP – 2nd collection this weekend

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Toronto Central Council, helps over 1,000 girls each summer, registering eligible campers through home visits. Marygrove Camp is a residential camp situated on Georgian Bay in Ontario, open to eligible girls ages 5–13. Marygrove provides a camping experience for children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy a camping adventure. Families who are experiencing financial or domestic hardship may contact the Society directly to determine their eligibility.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE UP WEEKEND

June 15th/16th

Bundle Up for Saint Vincent de Paul!

Bring your gently used textiles, shoes, clothing, bedding, draperies, and small household goods (no dishes please) to share with others on June 15th /16th. A Saint Vincent de Paul truck/bin will be in the church parking lot so please share what you can with those less fortunate. Your donations will be used and/or sold to support outreach efforts.

The truck/bin will be open all day Saturday from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Saturday and Sunday Mass.

Please note that donations can only be accepted when the truck is open. Out of consideration for the volunteers who load the truck, please do not bring donations before or after the hours listed above.

A list of items that can or cannot be accepted is available by the Poor Box in the Gathering Space, or by calling the office.

Thank you for your continued support!

13TH ANNUAL ECOLOGY RETREAT

Friday July 19th to Wednesday July 24th, 2024

(Arrival 4:00PM for Dinner, Departure after Lunch)
Jericho House, 10845 Rathfon Road, Port Colborne, ON
L3K 5V4 – 1-905-834-0553

Retreat Theme: Encountering and Embracing a Contemplative Ecology

Sponsored by Jericho House & Office of Province Life & Renewal Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America

At the heart of the retreat, the relationship between contemplation and the realities of the world of nature in a time of ecological crisis will be explored – suggesting even that fostering a contemplative spirit is a primary and significant part of responding to the crises of the time.

The retreat will be facilitated by Sr. Mary Rowell, CSJ.

For Sr. Mary’s bio information, as well as further details about the retreat, please consult the poster on our bulletin boards, or visit the parish office for a copy.

Registration is by email at: leadership@jerichohouse.org

Cost: Residents $600 / Commuters $500
Please make cheques payable to Jericho House.

MILK BAG WEAVING

Wednesday, June 19th, 2024, 1:00PM to 2:30PM

This Wednesday will be the last milk bag weaving session for this academic year.

New members are always welcome to join or simply drop by.

Thank you to all parishioners who have been donating their gently used milk bags.

PLANNING TO BE A CATHOLIC TEACHER?

If you are planning to be a teacher, it is important for you to know that to be hired to teach in any Catholic school board in Ontario, there must be a letter of reference from your pastor as part of your application.

The letter explaining that you belong to and participate in the community cannot be written if your pastor does not know you. It is recommended that you have a conversation with him early in the process well before the applications are to be submitted.

MARY, MOTHER OF GOD SCHOOL

STILL REGISTERING FOR 2024/2025 (NEW FAMILY RATES!)

Have you heard of Mary, Mother of God School? We are an affordable private school (Grades K- 12) located in the Roncesvalles/Parkdale area. deeply rooted in the Catholic traditions with a special devotion to Our Lady, we have an excellent academic program, a dynamic and joyful student life, and small classes where each student is known and loved. We are still interviewing for September 2024: please visit our website at www.marymotherofgodschool.org or call us at 416-531-7897.

Securities as a Charitable Gift Option

One of the most financially sound ways to support the Archdiocese of Toronto is with the gift of securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds). When you donate stocks, mutual funds and other publicly traded securities to a registered charity, you pay no capital gains tax and receive a tax receipt for the full amount of the gift. It means a great tax break for you and more significant support of your Parish and various archdiocesan charities such as ShareLife, St. Augustine’s Seminary, The Shepherds’ Trust and many others. To donate securities, follow this link: https://bit.ly/GiftsOfSecurities where you will find our “How to Gift Securities Info Sheet” and a “Letter of Direction.”

Bulletin – June 9, 2024

Saturday, June 8th, 2024

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 10th – June 16th, 2024

MONDAY – FOR THE DESTITUTE, THE SICK AND THE DYING – Requested by Lydia McGrann
TUESDAY – DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE FERNANDO AND PEREIRA FAMILIES ✞ – Requested by The Family
WEDNESDAY – MOLLY McCONKEY ✞ – Requested by Patrick and Ruth Ann McConkey
THURSDAY – TONINO DIDIODATO ✞ – Requested by his Family
FRIDAY – CALEB CRICHTON – Requested by Karen Crichton
SATURDAY – DECEASED FATHERS OF JACK AND WANDA ✞ – Requested by Jack and Wanda Wrobel
SUNDAY – 8:30 AM – FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE PARISH
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – BRUNO CORTESE ✞ – Requested by Antonietta Cortese
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – PETER G. VALAVI ✞ – Requested by The Valavi Family

Year of Prayer

On January 21, 2024, Pope Francis inaugurated a Year of Prayer ahead of the 2025 Jubilee, calling on the faithful “to pray more fervently to prepare ourselves to live properly this grace-filled event and to experience the power of hope in God.”

The Year of Prayer, the Holy Father explained, is dedicated “to rediscovering the great value and absolute need for prayer, prayer in personal life, in the life of the Church, prayer in the world.”

A parishioner suggested, “…… pray this Psalm with the entire universe: calling out in confidence to God who is always steadfast. Why not select one of the Psalm’s four segments, copy onto a small card to carry with us, or maybe commit to memory, to repeat frequently to God this week.”

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Psalm 130: With the Lord there is steadfast love, and great power to redeem.

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word · hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning.

For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is great power to redeem. It is he who will redeem Israel from all its iniquities.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by supporting people with special needs.

When you give to ShareLife, you help people with developmental disabilities and their family members through an agency called Mary Centre. Here’s how your contribution makes a difference in the lives of those served by this remarkable Catholic agency:

“Thank you to all who donate to ShareLife. With each donation we receive, we are able to attain our goals of assisting people in their efforts in building a good life.” – Don Walker, Mary Centre

Transform someone’s life today. Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at sharelife.org/donate.

CARING FOR THE HOMELESS IN OUR CITY

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. Your food donations are always so important as numbers of people in need continue to increase.

Rosalie Hall is an accredited children’s mental health facility focusing on the needs of pregnant and parenting youth ages 12-25, their children, and their families.

“Young parents often face limited resources and the multitude of demands as they attempt to feed, clothe and provide for their children. By offering food through our Food Share Program, we can make available essential items that they need to maintain their health and well being. Your continued generosity is a shining example of the positive impact that caring individuals like you can have.”
Rosalie Hall

Good Shepherd provides hot meals, clean clothes and shelter for the homeless in our city They help find housing and provide follow up support. They support the homeless who are working to overcome addictions and provide a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Please check the expiry date before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Good Shepherd serves upwards of 1,000 meals per day to people who would otherwise go hungry. Seniors, people living on disability payments, people living in poverty, homeless men and women are people at the table. Please think about volunteering to help feed our sisters and brothers in need. Three different recipes are available in the Parish Office or online at the Parish website. Casserole pans are also available in the Parish Office.

Your support is a tremendous help and is appreciated in the fight to end hunger and chronic homelessness. For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

MARYGROVE CAMP

2nd collection next weekend, June 15th/16th, 2024

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Toronto Central Council, helps over 1,000 girls each summer, registering eligible campers through home visits. Marygrove Camp is a residential camp situated on Georgian Bay in Ontario, open to eligible girls ages 5–13. Marygrove provides a camping experience for children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy a camping adventure. Families who are experiencing financial or domestic hardship may contact the Society directly to determine their eligibility.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE UP WEEKEND

June 15th/16th

Bundle Up for Saint Vincent de Paul!

Bring your gently used textiles, shoes, clothing, bedding, draperies, and small household goods (no dishes please) to share with others on June 15th /16th. A Saint Vincent de Paul truck/bin will be in the church parking lot so please share what you can with those less fortunate. Your donations will be used and/or sold to support outreach efforts.

The truck/bin will be open all day Saturday from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Saturday and Sunday Mass.

Please note that donations can only be accepted when the truck is open. Out of consideration for the volunteers who load the truck, please do not bring donations before or after the hours listed above.

A list of items that can or cannot be accepted is available by the Poor Box in the Gathering Space, or by calling the office.

Thank you for your continued support!

13TH ANNUAL ECOLOGY RETREAT

Friday July 19th to Wednesday July 24th, 2024

(Arrival 4:00PM for Dinner, Departure after Lunch)
Jericho House, 10845 Rathfon Road, Port Colborne, ON
L3K 5V4 – 1-905-834-0553

Retreat Theme: Encountering and Embracing a Contemplative Ecology

Sponsored by Jericho House & Office of Province Life & Renewal Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America

At the heart of the retreat, the relationship between contemplation and the realities of the world of nature in a time of ecological crisis will be explored – suggesting even that fostering a contemplative spirit is a primary and significant part of responding to the crises of the time.

The retreat will be facilitated by Sr. Mary Rowell, CSJ.

For Sr. Mary’s bio information, as well as further details about the retreat, please consult the poster on our bulletin boards, or visit the parish office for a copy.

Registration is by email at: leadership@jerichohouse.org
Cost: Residents $600 / Commuters $500
Please make cheques payable to Jericho House.

MILK BAG WEAVING

Wednesday, June 19th, 2024, 1:00PM to 2:30PM

This Wednesday will be the last milk bag weaving session for this academic year.

New members are always welcome to join or simply drop by.

Thank you to all parishioners who have been donating their gently used milk bags.

RENEW SHEPPARD EAST STUDY

Thursday, June 13, 2024, from 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Ethennonnhawahstihnen’ Community Recreation Centre

The City of Toronto City Planning Division has initiated the review of the Sheppard East Corridor to focus, and shape, anticipated growth in a comprehensive well-planned manner. The purpose of this meeting is to further articulate ReNew Sheppard Study’s vision and guiding principles by presenting vibrant complete community development scenarios and soliciting community feedback that will shape key development policies about the block and street network, public realm, parks and open spaces, built form, and mobility connections that altogether integrates and promotes a sustainable and resilient approach.

You can view background information on the ReNew Sheppard East study, as well as provide your thoughts on key study components at: www.toronto.ca/RenewSheppardEast

BULLETIN TRIVIA

Why did the lobsters not share life?
Because crustaceans are kind of shellfish.

Securities as a Charitable Gift Option

One of the most financially sound ways to support the Archdiocese of Toronto is with the gift of securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds). When you donate stocks, mutual funds and other publicly traded securities to a registered charity, you pay no capital gains tax and receive a tax receipt for the full amount of the gift. It means a great tax break for you and more significant support of your Parish and various archdiocesan charities such as ShareLife, St. Augustine’s Seminary, The Shepherds’ Trust and many others. To donate securities, follow this link: https://bit.ly/GiftsOfSecurities where you will find our “How to Gift Securities Info Sheet” and a “Letter of Direction.”

Bulletin – June 2, 2024

Saturday, June 1st, 2024

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 3rd – June 9th, 2024

MONDAY – JOHN HUYBERS ✞ – Requested by Mary Huybers and Family
TUESDAY – ANGELA VECCHIARELLI ✞ – Requested by Mary Papadatos
WEDNESDAY – LYDIA McGRANN – Requested by Ron and Anne Ackber
THURSDAY – GEORGE EGERTON HALE ✞ – Requested by his Family
FRIDAY – TOM McCONKEY ✞ – Requested by Patrick and Ruth Ann McConkey
SATURDAY – DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE PIRES FAMILY ✞ – Requested by the Family
SUNDAY – 8:30 AM – FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE PARISH
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – BENITO TOMAIUOLI ✞ – Requested by the Family
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – J. FOURNIER ✞ – Requested by the Family

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
1st Reading: Exodus 24.3-8
2nd Reading: Hebrews 9.11-15
Gospel: Mark 14.12-16, 22-26 – The Last Supper

Jesus’ death on the cross is what defeated Satan and opened wide the gates of Heaven so that we who seek to follow Him can enter into that eternal rest. St. Thomas Aquinas says that “the celebration of Holy Mass is as valuable as the death of Jesus on the cross.” Therefore, we as stewards should run to Mass as often as we can because Jesus is waiting to pour out the same love, mercy and grace that he showed on the cross.

SHARELIFE

Your love and compassion led thousands on the path to healing.

This weekend is ShareLife Sunday

Through your kind support, you eased the struggles of 23,000 people by providing access to mental health care. Your compassion provides families access to counselling sessions from our Catholic family agencies.

CARING FOR THE HOMELESS IN OUR CITY

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. Your food donations are always so important as numbers of people in need continue to increase.

Rosalie Hall is an accredited children’s mental health facility focusing on the needs of pregnant and parenting youth ages 12-25, their children, and their families.

Good Shepherd provides hot meals, clean clothes and shelter for the homeless in our city They help find housing and provide follow up support. They support the homeless who are working to overcome addictions and provide a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Please check the expiry date before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 45 casseroles last month. Good Shepherd serves upwards of 1,000 meals per day to people who would otherwise go hungry. Seniors, people living on disability payments, people living in poverty, homeless men and women are people at the table. Please think about volunteering to help feed our sisters and brothers in need. Three different recipes are available in the Parish Office or online at the Parish website. Casserole pans are also available in the Parish Office.

Your support is a tremendous help and is appreciated in the fight to end hunger and chronic homelessness. For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

Year of Prayer

On January 21, 2024, Pope Francis inaugurated a Year of Prayer ahead of the 2025 Jubilee, calling on the faithful “to pray more fervently to prepare ourselves to live properly this grace-filled event and to experience the power of hope in God.”

The Year of Prayer, the Holy Father explained, is dedicated “to rediscovering the great value and absolute need for prayer, prayer in personal life, in the life of the Church, prayer in the world.”

Visit http://www.archtoronto.org/prayer for more information on this event.

CORPUS CRISTI MASS AND PROCESSION

Saint Michael’s Cathedral Basilica

Sunday, June 2, 2024 (following Noon Mass) – All are welcome!

All are welcome to join the Most Reverend Francis Leo, Archbishop of Toronto, for a Corpus Christi Mass & Procession at Saint Michael’s Cathedral Basilica (65 Bond St.) on Sunday, June 2, 2024 following the Noon Mass. A short procession (30-45 minutes) will take place in the vicinity surrounding the cathedral followed by Solemn Benediction followed by fellowship.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE UP WEEKEND

JUNE 15TH/16TH

Bundle Up for Saint Vincent de Paul!

Bring your gently used textiles, shoes, clothing, bedding, draperies, and small household goods (no dishes please) to share with others on June 15th /16th. A Saint Vincent de Paul truck/bin will be in the church parking lot so please share what you can with those less fortunate. Your donations will be used and/or sold to support outreach efforts.

The truck/bin will be open all day Saturday from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Saturday and Sunday Mass.

Please note that donations can only be accepted when the truck is open. Out of consideration for the volunteers who load the truck, please do not bring donations before or after the hours listed above.

A list of items that can or cannot be accepted is available by the Poor Box in the Gathering Space, or by calling the office.

Thank you for your continued support!

HOLY MASS FOR THE ANNOINTING OF THE SICK

Saturday June 8th, 2024 at 10:00AM

Blessed Trinity Parish, 3220 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

Bring your family members or friends who are experiencing the trials of illness and affliction to come and receive God’s blessing and strength, and the Holy Spirit’s gift of peace and courage.

Please register at the Blessed Trinity church office or by email to Kay Booker at kaymax@sympatico.ca

13TH ANNUAL ECOLOGY RETREAT

Friday July 19th to Wednesday July 24th, 2024

(Arrival 4:00PM for Dinner, Departure after Lunch)
Jericho House, 10845 Rathfon Road, Port Colborne, ON
L3K 5V4 – 1-905-834-0553

Retreat Theme: Encountering and Embracing a Contemplative Ecology

Sponsored by Jericho House & Office of Province Life & Renewal Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America

At the heart of the retreat, the relationship between contemplation and the realities of the world of nature in a time of ecological crisis will be explored – suggesting even that fostering a contemplative spirit is a primary and significant part of responding to the crises of the time.

The retreat will be facilitated by Sr. Mary Rowell, CSJ.

For Sr. Mary’s bio information, as well as further details about the retreat, please consult the poster on our bulletin boards, or visit the parish office for a copy.

Registration is by email at: leadership@jerichohouse.org

Cost: Residents $600 / Commuters $500
Please make cheques payable to Jericho House.

RENEW SHEPPARD EAST STUDY

Thursday, June 13, 2024

From 6:30PM to 8:30PM at Ethennonnhawahstihnen’ Community Recreation Centre

The City of Toronto City Planning Division has initiated the review of the Sheppard East Corridor to focus, and shape, anticipated growth in a comprehensive well-planned manner. The purpose of this meeting is to further articulate ReNew Sheppard Study’s vision and guiding principles by presenting vibrant complete community development scenarios and soliciting community feedback that will shape key development policies about the block and street network, public realm, parks and open spaces, built form, and mobility connections that altogether integrates and promotes a sustainable and resilient approach.

You can view background information on the ReNew Sheppard East study, as well as provide your thoughts on key study components at: www.toronto.ca/RenewSheppardEast

BULLETIN TRIVIA

Why does nobody talk to circles?
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FREE CATHOLIC ESTATE PLANNING WEBINAR

Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 9:00 a.m.

Learn:

How to avoid problems: in your Will, in the Powers of Attorney, and through proper Estate Trustee selection

How to create your own legacy

About our Catholic traditions around cremation, burials and funerals.

WAYS TO REGISTER:

Follow this QR link: qrco.de/WebJune08

send an email to: Development@ArchToronto.org and write “Webinar June 8” in the title line + your name(s) in the body of the message.