New Church Consecration
On SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19th, Cardinal Ambrozic will be with us to consecrate our new church. The 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.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12th from 2:00 to 4:00PM
As a lead-in to the dedication of our New Church, Michael Nasello and Mary Landry will make a presentation to all who are interested in learning about the eco-theology that the Passionists have developed over the past twenty years. It will include a power point presentation, a discussion, and end with a reflection on the Sunday’s readings in light of what we have learned. Come to the Parish Office.
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. 7||9:00AM||JOAN RUEST req Ruest Family|
|Nov. 10||9:00AM||REPOSE OF THE SOULS IN PURGATORY|
|Nov. 11||4:30PM||GEORGE LEWIS & C.F.DAN req Winnie Lewis & Henrietta Lin and Families|
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.
CONFIRMATION ENROLLMENT CEREMONY
will be held on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12Th. During the 12:30 PM Mass, candidates will be acknowledged at the altar. All confirmants in St. Gabriel’s School, in the Children’s Faith Program and in Private Schools are invited to attend.
Please note: Registrations for Confirmation are not accepted on or after this date.
NEWCOMERS – AN OPEN INVITATION
A reception will be held on Saturday, NOVEMBER 11th at 2:00PM in the Gabriel Room for those in the parish community who are newcomers to the country. If you have come to Canada recently (in the past five years), please join us. We would like to get to know you and hear how you are adjusting to life in Canada. Please call Fatima at 416-221-8866 to leave your name
and contact number.
SUNDAY COLLECTION: October 28/29, 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 1st (to be repeated on November 8th)
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 7th 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
ST. GABRIEL’S CRAFTERS
will be selling their annual raffle tickets after all the Masses next weekend November 11/12th. The draw will take place at their CHRISTMAS CRAFT & BAKE SALE being held Saturday, December 2 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.
HOLOCAUST EDUCATION WEEK
On WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH AT 7:30PM we will be participating in the annual Holocaust Education Week. There will be a short documentary called Sister Rose’s Passion – a film that challenges the “anti-Jewish” overtones in Mel Gibson’s film, The Passion of the Christ. After the screening, Holocaust survivor and educator INGE SPITZ will recall her own personal story as a young girl saved by nuns during the War.
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 42 casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre for October. For November, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of November 25/26 for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to become active in helping to feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. If you require more information or would like to get a copy of the recipe and a casserole pan, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.
NEEDED: VOLUNTEERS 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 from 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.
ST. JOSEPH’S MORROW PARK CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL – INFORMATION NIGHT
On Wednesday, November 8th from 7:15 to 9:00PM, there will be an open house for grades 7 & 8 students, parents/guardians, teachers, guidance counselors and administrators in the gymnasium. 416-393-5516
BREBEUF OPEN HOUSE
ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9th at 7:00PM.
All students and parents/guardians are invited. 211 Steeles Ave. East, Toronto 416-393-5508