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.
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.
|Oct. 31||9:00AM||REPOSE OF THE SOULS IN PURGATORY|
|Nov. 2||9:00AM||C.F.DAN req Winnie Lewis, Henrietta Lin & Families|
|Nov. 4||4:30PM||GUS CALDERONE req Marie Calderone|
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
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.
ENGLISH ROSARY GROUP
will meet on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4th at 1:00PM in the Library.
CHINESE ROSARY GROUP
will meet on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5th at 3:30PM in the Library.
SUNDAY COLLECTION: October 21/22, 2006
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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.
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.
PIANO CONCERT: 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.
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. Coffee and tea are provided. The next gathering will be held on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5th beginning at approximately 11:30AM (after the 10:30 Mass) in the large meeting room.
ROSARIES FOR CANADIAN FORCES ABROAD
Supplies to make the next batch of combat Rosaries for Canadian Forces in Afghanistan have arrived! New and returning volunteers are asked to meet after the 8:30AM Mass next SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5th in the meeting room. Supplies will be distributed and training will be available.
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.
FAIRNESS FOR ALL
Income Security for the 21st Century
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1st at 7:30PM at St. Bonaventure Parish Centre, 1300 Leslie Street. Free admission.
CARDINAL CARTER ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS – OPEN HOUSE
ON NOVEMBER 1ST at 7:00PM
Grades 7 – 12. Location: 36 Greenfield Avenue. For information please call the school at 416-393-5556.
ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE SCHOOL – OPEN HOUSE
ON NOVEMBER 1ST from 7:30 to 9:00PM
Location: 1515 Bathurst. St. (at St. Clair Avenue West) 416 – 653-3180.