THANK YOU TO ALL!
This past Sunday we had a great celebration in the dedication of our new church by Cardinal Ambrozic. The Cardinal was most gracious in his remarks on the Passionists and the Parishioners of St. Gabriel’s. Thank you to all who were involved in any way in making this celebration the awesome event it was.
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. 28||9:00AM||ANITA MARKLE req Family|
|Nov. 30||9:00AM||NANCY FRANKLIN OOMAN-JONES req Fran|
|Dec. 1||9:00AM||DAVID SHELDRICK req Teresa & Family|
|Dec. 2||4:30PM||GUS CALDERONE req Joe & Marilyn Calderone|
SUNDAY COLLECTION: November 18/19, 2006
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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 29th (to be repeated on December 6th)
TIME: 10:30 AM to noon
PLACE: Gabriel Meeting Room
This presentation will also be offered on Tuesday evening December 5th 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 this weekend, 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 today after all the Masses. The draw will take place next weekend 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
Many parishes have adopted an “Automatic Debit” system. This is the same method used by utilities such as Bell Canada and Ontario Hydro whereby bills are paid monthly by a pre-authorized withdrawal from your bank account.
In addition to making giving easier for you, Automatic Debit would provide many benefits to the parish, in terms of efficiency and budget forecasting. You would never need to remember your envelope – and for those who still like to deposit in the basket, we would provide reusable cards stating – “I give by Automatic Debit”.
We would like to understand the level of interest in the Automatic Debit system at St. Gabriel’s. Please answer the following questions, and include this paper with your next collection – Thank you.
PLEASE CHECK “YES” or “NO”: I would use Automatic Debit for my collection contribution.
YES __________ NO __________
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2006 @ 12:30 PM
ENGLISH ROSARY GROUP
has been cancelled for Sat DEC 2nd due to the Craft Show.
CHINESE ROSARY GROUP
will meet on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3rd at 4:00 PM in the Library.
will take place on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2nd from 9:30 AM to 12 noon. If you wish to spend some time in adoration during these hours, please indicate the time when it would be convenient for you on the forms inside the Church.
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. All are welcome. The next gathering will be held on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3rd in the Worship space beginning at approximately 11:30 AM (after the 10:30 Mass).
CHRISTMAS SERVICE FOR THOSE WHO MOURN
This Ecumenical 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.