DEDICATION OF OUR NEW CHURCH
Today, 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.
|Nov. 21||9:00AM||REPOSE OF THE SOULS IN PURGATORY|
|Nov. 23||9:00AM||GIUSEPPINA SMERIGLIO req Lina Giannotta|
|Nov. 24||9:00AM||MARIE MILLIGAN req Phyllis Milligan|
|Nov. 25||4:30PM||MIKE PALAZZO req Palazzo Family|
SUNDAY COLLECTION: November 11/12, 2006
|# of Env.||115||93||155||105|
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: Gabriel Meeting Room
This presentation will also be offered on Tuesday evening November 21st at 7:30PM We hope the discussions will be informative and enjoyable.
On TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 28th, 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
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! Donations may also be sent directly to the Shepherds’ Trust office at 1155 Yonge Street, Suite 603, Toronto, ON. M4T 1W2 at anytime throughout the year or through the website: www.shepherdstrust.org. Thank you for caring for those who always cared for us!
ST. GABRIEL’S CRAFTERS
are selling their annual raffle tickets again next weekend November 25/26 after all the Masses. The draw will take place at their CHRISTMAS CRAFT & BAKE SALE being held on Saturday, December 2nd from 1 PM to 6 PM and Sunday, December 3rd from 8 AM to 2 PM. Donations of craft items and baked goods are most welcome. Also volunteers to help at the craft show would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Linda 416-226-4645 or Bernadette 416-226-0100.
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Your prepared chicken rice casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses next weekend for delivery to the 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.
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.
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.
CHRISTMAS SERVICE FOR THOSE WHO MOURN
This Ecumeical Service is arranged by the Bayview Sheppard Ministerial and the Chaplaincy of North York General Hospital 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.
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT de PAUL
Your donations to the poor boxes after Mass throughout the year are very important in enabling us to help those in need. At this time of the year, we try to provide a little extra for families and others that we help. Your generosity as you leave Mass would help us add something to their Christmas celebration.
ART FOR AFRICA
Ebony carvings and beautiful batiks from Africa will be on sale at a gala sale of arts and crafts to support the Missionaries of the Precious Blood St. Gaspar Elementary School in Tanzania on Thursday, November 30th from 7-9:30 PM at the Meridian Banquet Hall, 2301 Keele Street (south of Lawrence). Tickets are $15 and include hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary drink. Please call 416-653-4486 to order tickets or for more information. Lots of ideas for those on your Christmas list!