bulletin – December 10

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

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CONFESSIONS SAT DEC 23rd 1:00 to 3:00 PM and
7:30 to 9:00 PM
SAT DEC 23rd 4:30 PM
SUN DEC 24th 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES SUN DEC 24th 7:00 PM Family Mass – Carol Singing
9:00 PM Mass-Adult Choir – Carol Singing
12:00 AM Midnight Mass – Folk Group
CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES MON DEC 25th 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
OFFICE CLOSED – BOXING DAY TUE DEC 26th NO MASS
SAT DEC 30th 4:30 PM
SUN DEC 31st 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
NEW YEARS’ DAY MASSES MON JAN 1st 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
OFFICE CLOSED TUE JAN 2nd NO MASS

FAMILY MASS ON CHRISTMAS EVE AT 7:00 PM

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Each year, young people Grade 3 and up form a special choir. Children must be at church by 6:00PM on Christmas Eve. THERE IS ONLY ONE PRACTICE AND IT IS MANDATORY. PRACTICE IS ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17th FROM 2:00 TO 4:00 PM. Please call Marilyn Calderone at 905-889-6856

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

S.K. to Grade 5 children are invited to participate in the pageant. Please call Anne Murphy at 416-512-0340. Children must be able to attend the DRESS REHEARSAL on SUNDAY DEC. 17th FROM 2:00 to 4:00PM.

CONGRATULATIONS to St. Gabriel’s Crafters

on their successful Craft and Bake Sale. Thanks to all those who supported them in this annual event.

Automatic Debit System

The notice in the bulletin concerning the use of an Automatic Debit System was offered as a possibility by our Financial Council. The response for the most part has been negative so they have decided to shelve the idea for the time being. Thank you to those who responded to the questionnaire.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
Dec. 12 9:00AM GAYLE FRIENDLY req Don Paolini
Dec. 14 9:00AM OTO COLANGELO & LEONARDO VISCONTI req Family
Dec. 15 9:00AM REPOSE OF THE SOULS IN PURGATORY
Dec. 16 4:30PM ANGELA & EMILE KAHIL req Foty Family

CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26th – BOXING DAY 2:30 – 7:00 PM at ST. GABRIEL’S CHURCH. Will you help by donating the “Gift of Life?”

SUNDAY COLLECTION: December 2/3, 2006

Total: $10,734.27

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4:30 8:30 10:30 12:30
Loose 142.98 60.38 223.87 322.97
Env. $ 2,315.00 3,388.00 3,103.10 1,752.55
Total 2,320.32 2,281.37 3,245.79 2,886.79
# of Env. 111 107 171 93

SHEPHERD’S TRUST

A special thank you to all those who contributed so generously. Your financial support will provide the elderly and infirm priests with the means to lead a dignified life after many years of service to us.

JUST COFFEE

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
Teas: Priced by variety

NEW CHURCH – OLD AND NEW IDEAS

My apologies for the confusion in last week’s bulletin. Our January dates will be in next week’s bulletin.

“How are our Christian life and ethics similar to those of other faith traditions? How are they different?”
DATE: TUESDAY EVENING, December 12th
TIME: 7:30 – 9:00PM
PLACE: Library

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

The Cardinal Carter Academy Singers are pleased to present “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” in our Church on Wednesday, December 20th at 7:30 PM. This celebration of Christmas follows the traditional format made famous by King’s College, Cambridge. The story of our salvation, from the fall of humanity, to the promise of the prophecies, to the birth of Jesus, is proclaimed in scripture and song. Over one hundred and twenty young singers offer anthems, hymns and carols. Be with us for this beautiful, prayerful and inspiring start to the holidays. Admission: $10 Children 12 and under free.

For ticket information please contact Marilyn Calderone at 416-618-2041 or marilyncalderone@rogers.com

CHRISTMAS SERVICE FOR THOSE WHO MOURN

This Ecumenical Service is arranged by the Bayview Sheppard Ministerial and the Chaplaincy of North York General Hospital, of which St. Gabriel’s is a part, in the hope that the night of Christ will bring peace and comfort to those who have experienced personal loss and for whom Christmas may be a most difficult time. This will take place at Advent Lutheran Church, 2800 Don Mills Road, North York on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12th at 7:30 PM.

CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY – “HOPE FOR CHILDREN FOUNDATION”

We are inviting families to assist us in providing some little extras, such as new clothing, new toys, food vouchers and/or gift certificates to bring the joy of the season to one of our families. If you are willing to adopt-a-family or provide a donation please contact Seta at 416-395-1507.

CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE

for the Catholic Children’s Aid Society. Can you help by dropping off an unwrapped new toy for children 0 -12 years old? It would be very much appreciated. Containers will be set up at the doors of the Church UNTIL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17th.

CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

The brothers could use our help during the Christmas season. Please bring non-perishable food items such as: canned soups and stews, powdered milk, instant and ground coffee, canned tuna, canned salmon, canned meats, canned fruit juices, powdered soup base, hot chocolate, cooking spices and cold breakfast cereals. Kindly leave donations at the doors of the Church in the designated containers. You have always supported these efforts generously, please keep up the good work.

ST. VINCENT de PAUL

Your donations to the St. Vincent de Paul boxes after Mass enable us to help those in need. At this time of the year, we try to provide a little extra so that we may add to their Christmas celebration.

GALA VARIETY SHOW – SHOWCASE 2006

December 15th & 16th at 7:30 PM – at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts. This is their major fundraising Varity Show featuring music, dance, drama, film and visual art. For tickets call 416-393-5556 (ext. 85654) or email: cardinal.carter@gmail.com

BLESSED TRINITY CWL

“POT LUCK SUPPER” ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12th at 6:00PM at Blessed Trinity. Bring a friend, a favourite dish to share, decorate and wear a Christmas hat and come and sing-a-long and have a “merry time”. Please bring a canned good or non-perishable item for the Good Shepherd. All ladies of the parish are invited.