|Oct. 24||9:00AM||JOSEFA DE SALA req Stella De La Casa|
|Oct. 26||9:00AM||ISIDORE & ISABEL PIRES req Family|
|Oct. 27||9:00AM||REPOSE OF THE SOULS IN PURGATORY|
|Oct. 28||4:30PM||JUAN VILLAFRANCA req Family|
SUNDAY COLLECTION: October 14/15, 2006
|# of Env.||105||106||161||85|
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, OCTOBER 31st, 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
CEREMONY OF THE BLESSING OF THE SICK
WILL BE AT 3:00 PM ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2006.
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is one of the Seven Sacraments. This Sacrament is celebrated with those who are seriously ill, those who are preparing for surgery and the elderly. The preferred place for celebrating this Sacrament is in the Church with family and the members of the parish community present. All are more than welcome to attend.
ALL CANDIDATES MEETING – WARD 24
Thursday October 26th at 7:00PM
This is an opportunity to ask the candidates questions about the issues that affect you and the community. The meeting has been organized by Concerned Citizens for a Better Willowdale. This is an informal group of residents who want to encourage discussion of the issues and increase interest in the election so that more people make an informed choice and vote. The meeting will be held on Thursday October 26th at 7:00PM in the Gabriel Meeting Room. For more information, contact the
Coordinator, Kelvin Wheeler at 416-250-6346.
NEWCOMERS – AN OPEN INVITATION
A reception will be held on Saturday, November 11th at 2:00PM in the Gabriel Room II for those in the parish community who are newcomers to the country. If you came 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.
BLESSED TRINITY CWL
General meeting Tuesday October 24th in the Trinity Room. There will be a Mass at 1:00PM, followed by the general meeting. The special guest speaker is Fr. Liborio Amaral, Director of Serra House. All ladies of the parish are cordially invited.
GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Your prepared chicken rice casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses next weekend 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.
Sunday November 5th at 3:00PM – Alex Seredenko, who is the accompanist for the 12:30 Mass, is a student of the Glenn Gould School, studying piano. Alex has graciously offered to perform a little bit of Lizst, Beethoven, Chopin and Bach. It will be quite a performance, as Alex is a brilliant, talented musician. All are welcome. A small reception will follow.
ST. GABRIEL’S CRAFTERS
will be hosting a CHRISTMAS CRAFT & BAKE SALE on the weekend of December 2nd & 3rd. Donations of craft items & baked goods will be most welcomed for this worthwhile event. Raffle tickets will be on sale on November 11/12 after all the Masses and again on November 25/26. Volunteers will also be needed. Please contact Linda 416-226-4645 or Bernadette 416-226-0100.
FAIRNESS FOR ALL
Income Security for the 21st Century
Wednesday November 1st at 7:30PM at St. Bonaventure Parish Centre, 1300 Leslie St. Free admission. The audience will be invited to participate in the discussion following the presentation. SPEAKER: SUSAN PIGOTT, Chief Executive Officer of St. Christopher House and co-chair of the Task Force on “Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age Adults”
MODERATOR: MARY DEANNE SHEARS, FORMER Managing Editor of the Toronto Star
MARY CENTRE of the Archdiocese of Toronto is holding their annual Dinner Theatre Event
on November 2nd. Tickets are $150 per person. To reserve tickets or to learn more about the Mary Centre please call Lily D’Gama at 416-864-2616.