bulletin – December 9

Christmas & New Year’s Schedule

CONFESSIONS SAT DEC 22nd 1:00 to 3:00 PM and
7:30 to 9:00 PM
CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES MON DEC 24th 7:00 PM Family Mass – Carol Singing
9:00 PM Mass – Adult Choir – Carol Singing
12:00 AM Midnight Mass – Folk Group
CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES TUE DEC 25th 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
OFFICE CLOSED – BOXING DAY WED DEC 26th NO MASS
FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY SAT DEC 29th 4:30 PM
SUN DEC 30th 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
NEW YEARS’ EVE MON DEC 31st NO MASS
NEW YEARS’ DAY MASSES TUE JAN 1st 12:30 PM

FAMILY MASS ON CHRISTMAS EVE AT 7:00 PM

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Each year young people Grade 3 and up form a special choir. Children must be at the church by 6:00 PM on Christmas Eve. THERE IS ONLY ONE PRACTICE AND IT IS MANDATORY. PRACTICE IS ON
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23rd FROM 2:00 to 4:00 PM. For information call Marilyn Calderone at 905 889-6856.

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

DRESS REHEARSAL ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 23rd from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. S.K. to Grade 5 children are invited to participate in the pageant. Please call Anne Murphy at 416 512-0340. Children must be able to attend this DRESS REHEARSAL.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
Dec. 11 9:00AM GALLEGO TALAVERA FAMILY req Belén Huarte
Dec. 13 9:00AM ABRAMO & DESOLINA DI NARDO req Di Nardo Family
Dec. 14 9:00AM CATHERINE & SYD SEDGWICK req Bernie & Family
Dec. 15 4:30PM CAROLINA CAETANO-MacDONELL req Family

SUNDAY COLLECTION: December 1/2, 2007

Total: $8,357

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4:30 8:30 10:30 12:30
Loose
Env. $
Total $2,863 $1,716 $1,994 $1,784
# of Env. 136 44 109 72

TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES

Next meeting: Tuesday evening, December 11th at 7:30 PM or Wednesday morning, December 12th at 10:30 AM.
For further information call Mary Landry at 416 221-8866 ext. 224.

2008 OFFERTORY BOXED ENVELOPES

are ready for pick-up in our Gathering Space. It is important that you throw away all envelopes from previous years as your number may have changed or may have been assigned to another family. Please enter your full name and address on each envelope so that we may allocate donations correctly for income tax purposes. If you do not have envelopes and would like a box, please contact the office.

YOUTH GROUP CHRISTMAS FAIR

DECEMBER 23rd 3:00 – 5:00 PM
St. Gabriel’s Youth Group are hosting a Christmas Fair this year in the Gathering Space as a way to create a more relaxed setting to help alleviate the stresses of the Season. Events will include a café, a talent show, a bake sale and raffles. Tickets will be sold after each of the Sunday Masses: $3 each or 2 for $5. Come join the fun!

JUST COFFEE

Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.
Regular ground coffee: $5
Decaffeinated: $6
Whole Beans: $5
Chocolate Bars: $4 incl. taxes
Hot Chocolate and Cocoa: $4.50
Teas: $3.25 to $4 by variety

CHRISTMAS SERVICE FOR THOSE WHO MOURN

TUESDAY DECEMBER 11TH AT 7:30 PM
This Ecumenical Service is sponsored by the Bayview-Sheppard Ministerial Group (including Chaplains of North York General Hospital and Seniors’ Health Centre) with the hope that the light of Christ will bring peace and comfort to people in the North York community who are bereaved or troubled, or for whom Christmas may be a difficult time. This will take place in Auditoriums 1 and 2 at North York General Hospital, 4001 Leslie Street. Free Parking

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 call 416 395-1634 or email hopeforchildren@ccas.toronto.on.ca

CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE

for the Catholic Children’s Aid Society. Can you help by dropping off an unwrapped new toy for children 0 – 12 years old? Containers will be set up at the doors of the Church until Sunday, December 16th.

CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

The brothers could use our help during the Christmas Season. Please bring non-perishable food items such as: canned soups and stews, powdered milk, instant and ground coffee, canned tuna or salmon, canned meats, canned fruit juices, powdered soup bases, hot chocolate, cooking spices and cold breakfast cereals. Kindly leave donations at the doors of the Church in the designated containers.

BLESSED TRINITY CWL

is having their annual “Pot Luck Supper” on Tuesday, December 11th at 6:00 PM. Bring a friend, your favourite dish to share, and decorate and wear a Christmas hat. There will be a raffle, a sing-a-long and a surprise guest. All the ladies of the parish are cordially invited.

LESSONS AND CAROLS

Last year we were gifted with this wonderful presentation here at St. Gabriel’s. We hope you will support the Choirs of Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts as they share their work “outside these walls”. A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols will take place at St. Patrick’s Church, 141 McCaul St. at Dundas, on Tuesday, December 18th at 7:30 PM. Be with them for this beautiful, prayerful start to the holidays. Admission $10.

WORLD YOUTH DAY – SIDNEY 2008

General meeting on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:30 PM at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church located at 80 Shoreham Drive (Jane & Steeles) in North York. Trip is 20 days at a cost of $2,800 Canadian dollars (includes international and domestic flights, all meals and registration to the WYD).

ST. VINCENT de PAUL

Please help us to provide a little extra for families at this time of year.