DEDICATION OF OUR NEW CHURCH
On SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19th, Cardinal Ambrozic will be with us to consecrate our new church at a Mass. This ceremony will take place at 3:00PM. We are expecting that our General Superior from Rome will be with us as well as our Provincial Superior from the States. ALL are welcome to attend this important event in the life of our parish. In place of a collection at this special Mass and to share the joy of this celebration in a practical way, we ask you to bring toothbrushes and toothpaste, razors and shaving cream, combs and shoe laces. These items will be sent on to be used at the Good Shepherd Centre.
Reception will follow.
NOVEMBER IS THE MONTH OF ALL SOULS
There is a book of Remembrance placed on the altar for the month of November. You are invited to write the names of your deceased relatives and friends in this book. They will be remembered at all the Masses celebrated in November.
THANK YOU FROM FR. PAUL
Thanks to the young people of our Youth Group for the wonderful Haunted House they built for the children of the parish. They really enjoyed it.
Thanks too to Alex Seredenko for the awesome recital he offered the parishioners last Sunday afternoon. Those who attended were thrilled with Alex’s performance.
TO THOSE GOOD PARENTS WHO BRING YOUNG CHILDREN TO MASS
Out of consideration for those who are celebrating Mass with you, please keep your child with you at all times and prevent them from running loose out into the open space. Children are bound to get restless and noisy. Again, out of consideration for those around you, just take them out to the ‘gathering space’ and help them to settle down. We are happy to have the children here, but they should not be allowed to disrupt those around them and the Mass itself. Fr. Paul
|Nov. 14||9:00AM||MARCELINO FERNANDES req Tita Fernandes and Family|
|Nov. 16||9:00AM||ANTHONY ARRIGO req Anne and Family|
|Nov. 17||9:00AM||JOSE MONTOJO req Gina, Sonny and Sheila Montojo|
|Nov. 18||4:30PM||PERRY TANG req Family|
SUNDAY COLLECTION: October 28/29, 2006
|# of Env.||111||111||171||90|
NEW CHURCH – OLD AND NEW IDEAS
This fall we will look at our new “green” church from different perspectives, including: “Who started us in this direction? Why did we choose this way of placing the pews, the altar, the pulpit (ambo)? Do we as Catholics have any tradition linking ecology and religion?” — and any other questions you may have. Each topic will be repeated the following week. You are invited to join us on:
DATE: Wednesday, NOVEMBER 15th (to be repeated on November 22nd)
TIME: 10:30 AM to noon
PLACE: Come to the Parish Office
We hope the discussions will be informative and enjoyable. We are also prepared to offer this series of presentations on alternate Tuesday evenings for those interested, beginning NOVEMBER 21st at 7:30 PM. If you wish to attend Tuesday evenings, please phone Mary Landry at 416-293-3760.
On TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 14th, we will begin with the topic: How is our Christian life and ethics similar to those of other faith traditions? How are they different?
TIME: 7:30 – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Come to the Parish Office
BAPTISMS – WELCOME!
RACHEL MORGAN MEIERS
DARWYN WING-HAY CHANG
SAMANTHA DEBORAH SMITH
MATTHEW STEVEN TRAPPER SMITH
DAVID MICHAEL PERRY
WILLIAM MICHAEL GOWLAND
ARIANNA PUI ZI HAU
JOHN LIONEL TUPAZ
SHEPHERDS’ TRUST COLLECTION
The Shepherd’s Trust is an Archdiocesan retirement program that provides elderly and infirm priests with the financial support they require to lead a dignified life after their many years of service to us. This collection will take place in our parish the weekend of November 25/26. The contributions received from our parish plus other “religious order” parishes, will be allocated to each order’s retirement fund. Please note that all contributions are tax-deductible! Thank you for caring for those who always cared for us!
ST. GABRIEL’S CRAFTERS
are selling their annual raffle tickets today after all the Masses. The draw will take place at their CHRISTMAS CRAFT & BAKE SALE being held Saturday, December 2nd from 1:00 to 6:00PM and Sunday, December 3rd from 8:00AM to 2:00PM. Donations of crafts and baked goods are most welcome. Also volunteers would be greatly appreciated to help with the craft show. Please contact Linda 416-226-4645 or Bernadette 416-226-0100.
Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.
Regular ground coffee: $5
Whole Beans: $5
Chocolate Bars: $4
Teas: Priced by variety
BLESSED TRINITY CWL
is having a General Meeting, Elections and Wine and Cheese Social on Tuesday, November 21st at 7:30PM in the Parish Hall.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO SERVE AT THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
St. Gabriel volunteers have been serving lunch to our less fortunate sisters and brothers at the Good Shepherd Centre for over seven years. We are trying to develop a roster of volunteers who are willing to serve on the second Monday of the month. Then we will have more flexibility for volunteers who can come only on an irregular basis. A ride will be provided form the Church or you may come independently if you work downtown. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Lily D’Gama at 416-733-3949.
A special thank you to all those who donated so generously to the Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Good Shepherd Ministries.
Theology on Tap is a thought-provoking social evening for adults(18-39 yrs) where a speaker provides opportunity for discussion. On Monday, November 27th, from 7:00 – 9:00PM, Sr. Sue Mosteller, CSJ will speak on “Life, Spirit, and the Trapeze”. 39 Prince Arthur Ave. (Bloor and Bedford). For information, please contact Vanessa Nicholas at 416-222-1426 ext. 276.