Saturday, May 16, 2009

Week of May 17 to 23, 2009

Week of May 17 to 23, 2009
Come help us to celebrate our Centennial
1909 - 2009

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

This Sunday, please join us to celebrate Sixth Sunday of Easter. Join us a as community to worship and proclaim an inclusive and transforming Gospel.

See you on Sunday @ 10:30 am.

Remember, our final countdown for our centennial is:
203 days!!!
Here is some news to share with you:

MAY 17th @ 10:30 PM
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Presider & Homilist:
Fr. Maurice Francois
Reader: Radika Fraser
Sidepersons for May:
Alan Peters, Bev Weir & Rotha Sutherland
Sunday School: The Crosses
Sunday School Team: Jean & Norah
Readings: Acts 10: 44-48; Psalm 98;
1 John 5: 1-6 & St. John 15: 9-17.
Hymns: 461, 649, 374 & 412..
Rite: BAS

WEDNESDAY MAY 20th: On Wednesday, @ 10 a.m. we invite you to our Studies and Eucharistic Celebration. We will pray for the Diocese of Northern Territories, Australia. Liturgical Colour: White. Readings: Acts 17: 15-22 - 18: 1-8; Psalm 148 & St. John 16: 12-20.

NEW CYCLE FOR WEDNESDAY STUDIES: We just finished the Book of Psalms. A great experience working through 150 Psalms. We received 6 suggestions for topics to be covered during Wednesdays: 1) Books of the Saints, 2) Early Church History; 3) Apocryphal Texts, 4) Book of Revelation, 5) Pauline Theology, and 6) The Book of Acts. So, we will start with the Book of the Saints in the Anglican Communion. 12 saints' biographies will be studied from May 20 to August 5th. You are welcome to join us!

PRAYERS: Please, keep in your prayers:
For those who are sick. Permanent List: Elenor Lynch, Jenny Hussey, Regina Jaworsky, Myrtle Morgan, Maureen Curtin, Stephen Edwards, Jack Lunn, Herbie Tobis, Martinique Francois, Ruth & Joel Johnson, Patsy Herd, Shirley Buckley, Ken Borland, Doreen Pike, Barry Grant & Glen Garbutt.
For those who are sick. Requested this month: John Wolf, Monica Edwards, Pam Brolley & Archie Lamont.
Those who are in need: For the Canadian Forces abroad and Family Raffa .
We pray for those who have died: For all those beloved from our congregation, family members, relatives & friends of St.Paul's: Hilda Adams, Battista di Fresca, Paulos Katapoulos, Olimpia Soussa, Moussa Raffa, Major Michelle Mendes & Trooper Karine Blais.
Our thanksgiving prayer for: All the nurses in our parish and around the world.

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THE FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR: Those wishing to put flowers in the church in memory of loved ones, please contact Rotha Sutherland @ 416-769-4507.
MAY 17 By Norma Cunliffe for her parents
MAY 24 Put your name here
MAY 31 Put your name here

MAY 17 Diocese of Northern Mexico, Mexico
MAY 18 Diocese of Northern Michigan, USA
MAY 19 Diocese of Northern Philippines, Philippines
MAY 20 Diocese of Northern Territories, Australia
MAY 21 Diocese of Northern Uganda, Uganda
MAY 22 Diocese of Northern Zambia, Central Africa
MAY 23 Diocese of Northern Texas, USA.

MAY 19 Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, 988
For more information about the calendar of the Church Year, check the BAS (pages 14 to 33).

MAY 17 Centennial Panel Meeting after the Sunday Service.
MAY 18 Victoria Day
MAY 20 Wednesday Study & HE @ 10 am
MAY 23-24 Doors Open in Toronto 10 am to 5 pm
MAY 24 Sunday Service @ 10:30 am Ascencion Sunday
MAY 25 Annual Award Scouts & BBQ @ St. Paul's @ 6:45 pm
MAY 27 Wednesday Study & HE @ 10 am
MAY 28-30 Diocesan Synod, Oshawa
MAY 30 Centennial Party # 2. Topic: Travel & Television.
MAY 31 Baptism of Dylan Wood @ 10:30 am
MAY 31 Pentecost Sunday @ 10:30 am
JUN 01 Corporation Meeting @ 8 pm
JUN 03 Wednesday Study & HE @ 10 am.
JUN 07 Sunday Service @ 10:30 am
JUN 08 Advisory Board @ 8 pm
JUN 09 Clericus Meetings @ St. Martin-in-the-Fields
JUN 10 Wednesday Study & HE @ 10 am.
JUL ?? Summer BBQ. Day & place to be confirmed
AUG 20 Sunday School Meeting @ 7:30 pm
SEP 11 Corn Roast Party @ 5 pm
SEP 26 Third Centennial Party. Topic: Globalisation
NOV 08 Remembrance Sunday @ 10: 30 am.

SECOND CENTENNIAL PARTY: Join us and let us have fun at our Second Centennial Party on Saturday, May 30, 2009 from 5 pm to 11 pm. Tickets on sale $ 20. Please contact Betty Morgan. Tickets are limited. The topic for this party is the period between 1940 to 1969.

PASTORAL VISITS DURING OUR CENTENNIAL: During this year, Fr. Maurice wants to visit you at home. A calendar is posted on the news board. Please, sign up for your day of preference. The visits will take place only on Thursdays. You can request also a special blessing of your home or communion. Calendar:
THR. MAY 21 Available
THR. MAY 28 Available
THR. JUN 04 Available
THR. JUN 11 Available

FOODBANK: Non-perishable food, clothes and kitchen stuff, beddings & mattresses is now being collected (please, no children's toys) for Parroquia San Esteban, All Saints Church (Sherbourne & Dundas East) & Yonge Street Mission. These ministries have established distribution centres.

WHO IS WHO?: Each month we will have a new person to discover! Few clues and let us guess the person's identity: Lives in the neighbourhood, loves Celtic jewelry, travels often to Eastern Canada, usually sits back, and wears glasses. So, who is our person of May? Let us know during the coffee hour.

SUMMER BBQ: Our tradition is to enjoy an annual summer BBQ at St. Paul's. We are looking for somebody who wants to host this event in July. For more information, please contact Bert or Carole Hein. Thank you very much.

BIRTHDAYS: We congratulate all our sisters and brothers on their coming birthdays during May and June. They are:
MAY 31 Arbelle Emo
JUN 01 Emma Borsa
JUN 01 Cathy Buckley
JUN 15 Betty Morgan
JUN 25 Gabrielle Buckley
JUN 27 Braden Buckley
JUN 28 Win BourchierGod bless all of them in this new year of life.

NORMA AND HER NEW HELPER: Our sister Norma Cunliffe has returned and she is very happy with Zoe, a 1 year black labrador dog, who is our newest 4 leg member at St. Paul's. Please, notice that Zoe is a working dog. This means that even though we will be tempted, we cannot call or pet Zoe. We cannot distract her from work as Norma's assistant. More information about how to help Zoe in the next bulletin.

CHURCH REPAIRS: We are happy to announce that our church building is being repaired and work will continue throughout summer. The work involves the church roof, drains to be cleared, tower roof will be repaired, tuck pointing and porch cement work on the rectory is still to be done, and we will fix the rectory garage roof and the light at the north-east entrance.

COFFEE HOUR: Volunteers needed !!!!!!!!. Help with coffee hour. Please, sign up on the list at the newsboard. Thank you for your time and generosity in sharing a great time as a community parish.
MAY 17 Betty Morgan
MAY 24 Put your name here
MAY 31 Put your name here
JUN 07 Put your name here
JUN 14 Put your name here
JUN 21 Father Maurice
JUN 28 Strawberry Social.

JUN 04 Baptismal Anniv. of Liam Mathers
JUN 08 6th Anniv. of Fr. Maurice @ St. Paul's
JUN 20 Memoriam of Karol Jamrich
JUN 25 Baptismal Anniv. of Brendon Tai-Milburn
JUN 26 Marriage Anniv. of Andrew & Wendy Gardner

WEEKLY SMILE: A Sunday school teacher asked the children just before she dismissed them to go to church, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?" . Annie replied, "Because people are sleeping."

FREE SALSA LESSON: Every Friday from 6 to 7:30 pm @ The Church of the Holy Trinity - Parroquia San Esteban, in the core of downtown Toronto. Dance therapy in a multicultural ambiance. Great and new music every week. From Merengue to Afro-Jazz dance. Instructor: Olga Cardenas & Rene Salinas. At # 6 Trinity Square and push basement button.

WANT A WEDNESDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP?: We are looking in advance to see if people are interested to start a regular group of discussion on Wednesday evenings @ 7 pm in our parish. If so, please, sign up on the list posted at the news board.

BLOG: We are experimenting with a Blog for our parish as a new communication tool. Please visit and let us know what you think. Thank you.

EPILOGUE: Come and join us. Our Eucharist Sunday Service @ 10:30 am. and Wednesday Study & Holy Eucharist Celebration @ 10:00 am.
God bless you


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