NEW YEAR’S SCHEDULE
|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|
|Jan. 2||9:00AM||NO MASS|
|Jan. 4||9:00AM||SPECIAL INTENTION|
|Jan. 5||9:00AM||ALMA McGUINNESS req Family|
|Jan. 6||4:30PM||MALITTA (POELL) ANDRECHEK req Family|
SUNDAY COLLECTION: December 16/17, 2006
|# of Env.||114||108||190||79|
OUR NEW CARDINAL
Some of you may have already heard that the Holy Father has accepted the resignation of His Eminence, Aloysius Cardinal Ambrozic as the Archbishop of Toronto in accord with Canon Law, which requires bishops to offer their resignation when they are 75 years old. The Cardinal had offered his resignation
in January of 2005, but served almost two more years since that time.
The Holy Father has also named Archbishop of Edmonton, Thomas Collins, as the next Archbishop of Toronto. He will become the 12th Bishop and the 10th Archbishop of Toronto to lead the diocese since it was established in 1842. We offer prayers of thanksgiving for Cardinal Ambrozic and pray for Archbishop Collins as he prepares to join us here in the Archdiocese of Toronto.
Friday, January 5th at 9:30 AM
Every first Friday of the month from 9:30AM to 12 noon. Please see the time schedule on the table inside the Church.
ENGLISH ROSARY GROUP
Saturday, January 6th at 3:15PM
We meet in the Library on the first Saturday of every month at 3:15 PM. We welcome all who wish to share this time with us. For information please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.
CHINESE ROSARY GROUP
Sunday, January 7th at 4:00PM
We are a group of Chinese (Cantonese speaking) who get together the first Sunday of every month at 4:00 PM in the Gabriel Room. For information please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.
ECO – SABBATH
Sunday, January 7th at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room
On the first Sunday of each month, the Passionist Centre for Ecology and Spirituality facilitates a 30 minute reflection and discussion prompted by the readings for that Sunday’s liturgy. The guided reflection brings an ecological perspective to the readings.
FOOD DRIVE FOR GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
The Brothers could use our help during this Season. Please bring non-perishable food items such as: canned soups and stews, powdered milk, instant and ground coffee, canned tuna, canned meats, canned fruit juices, powdered soup base, hot chocolate, cooking spices, canned salmon, and cold breakfast cereals. Kindly leave donations at the doors of the Church in the designated containers.
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Your prepared chicken (or turkey) rice casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses this 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.
There will be no Family Mass in January 2007. The next one will take place on FEBRUARY 12th at 12:30 PM.
A letter from an anonymous parishioner with gratitude and blessings:
Dear Father Paul,
Congratulations to you, the Staff of St. Gabriel’s and all who participated in the hard work and long hours to bring about the successful transition of St. Gabriel’s from “the old” to “the new”.
I can fully appreciate the frustrations you must have experienced. But in spite of the obstacles, you all made that transition run smoothly for us, the parishioners.
I must admit I had to “grow” gradually with the changes that evolved, but am now completely won over to what we are blessed with today.
The final result is a wonderful, comfortable place of peace and worship in tune with God’s creation and culminating in the beautiful dedication of St. Gabriel’s on November 19th with the hope of a promising future.