bulletin – December 24

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

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
Dec. 26 9:00AM No Mass
Dec. 28 9:00AM MARCELINO FERNANDES req Tita Fernandes & Family
Dec. 29 9:00AM TULIO ENRIQUE RAMIREZ req Ruth Branschat
Dec. 30 4:30PM

BAPTISMS – WELCOME!

LEANNA MAN WAH LUI
MARCUS ROBERT ALVIN DIXON
JOSEPH MAX WEIGENSBERG
DEAN MICHAEL CANELLOS
AIDAN MAURICE SPADAFORA
BERNARD FRANCIS DAYATE
BRAEDEN GEORGE LEON-WILLIAMSON

2007 OFFERTORY ENVELOPES

The envelopes are now in the Gathering Space, ready to be picked up. Please enter your full name, address with postal code and telephone number on the first few envelopes. It is important that you THROW AWAY ALL ENVELOPES FROM PREVIOUS YEARS, as old numbers are re-used. TO RECEIVE AN INCOME TAX RECEIPT, PLEASE USE THE NUMBER ON THE NEW BOX.

NEW CHURCH – OLD AND NEW IDEAS

TIME: 10:30AM to NOON
PLACE: Gabriel Room
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2007 (to be repeated on January 10th)
This presentation will also be offered on TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 9th at 7:30PM

FAITH TRADITIONS

TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 16th
TIME: 7:30 – 9:00PM
PLACE: Library

“How are our Christian life and ethics similar to those of other faith traditions? How are they different?”

FROM ST. GABRIEL’S CRAFTERS

Once again we are delighted to announce that our CRAFT & BAKE SALE was a great success. We owe it all to you, our fellow parishioners, who so generously gave donations and supported us, along with our students and the wonderful volunteers who donated their time and effort selling tickets and working at the Craft Sale. Not to forget Fr. Paul and our Parish Staff who faithfully support us each year. And what would we do without our promotional manager ‘Ralph’, whose talent is second to none. Thank you, thank you, thank you everyone. The raffle ticket winners are:

  • 1st PRIZE — HANDMADE QUILT — KAREN BENNETT MONID
  • 2ND PRIZE — HAND-HOOKED RUG — SUZANNE WINTER
  • 3rd PRIZE — GOURMET BASKET — SAM MANNA
  • 4th PRIZE — SIERRA GRILL CERTIFICATE — MARIANNE MACDONNELL

Funds have been donated to: Good Shepherd Ministries, St. Vincent de Paul, Canadian Food for Children, Eva’s Initiatives, U.I.C.C. Missionaries of Charity, The Leprosy Mission, Esk-Omi Missions, Right to Life, African Aids Angels, North York General Hospital, Save-A-Family Plan, The Passionist Missionaries, Hope for Children Fund and miscellaneous. Merry Christmas Everyone!

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Your prepared chicken (or turkey) rice casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of December 30/31 for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to get a copy of the casserole recipe and a pan and give it a try. For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26th – BOXING DAY from 2:30 – 7:30PM at St. Gabriel’s Church in the Gathering Space. Will you help by donating the ‘Gift of Life’?

SUNDAY COLLECTION: December 9/10, 2006

Total: $11,230.50

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 2,355.46 2,347.01 3,752.35 2,775.68
# of Env. 123 99 175 104

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