Dear Father Paul:
Thank you for rescuing us from a U.N. camp in Benin over a year ago now. We will be forever grateful to you and the parish of St. Gabriel.
Blessings and prayers from my family.
Ezechiel, Seraphine, Ange, Pacifique, and Elie Ntgulirwa.
ARCHBISHOP THOMAS COLLINS
As a family of faith, we welcome Archbishop Thomas Collins to the Archdiocese of Toronto! All are invited to meet the new Archbishop at BLESSED TRINITY PARISH on Thursday, February 15, 2007. Mass will begin at 7:00 PM, with a reception to follow.
|Feb. 6||9:00AM||ANGIOLINA DI ROCCO req Wai Chin & Family|
|Feb. 8||9:00AM||DONNA BONNICK req Carol & Hugh MacKenzie|
|Feb. 9||9:00AM||GEORGE LEWIS req Winnie Lewis & Family|
|Feb. 10||4:30PM||VIOLET PREVIDSA req Steve|
SUNDAY COLLECTION: January 27/28, 2007
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on February 7th at 10:30AM we will decide on what we want to study next. Please come with your ideas! Everyone welcome. Please contact Mary Landry if you have any questions at: 416-293-3760.
TUESDAY EVENING, February 13
7:30 – 9:00PM
History of Sunni-Shiite Islamic relations.
We are forming an environmental focus group here at St. Gabriel’s. We will meet once a month on the first Thursday of each month in the Gabriel Room. Everyone is welcome to join us and share your ideas. For more information please phone Mary Landry at 416-293-3760.
CHINESE NEW YEAR PARTY
You are cordially invited to come and celebrate the Chinese New Year, which will take place on FEBRUARY 25th, after the 12:30 PM MASS, in the Gathering space. This is an event organized for the whole parish community. Please mark your calendars! (Volunteers and donations are welcome. Please contact Linda Law at 416 – 918 – 8029.
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 61 casseroles in January. For February, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of February 24/25 for delivery to the 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.
DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE ACTION CAMPAIGN
This is the first of a new five year education campaign on the promotion of sustainable human development. The action this year is on Canadian Mining companies operating in the Global South. Next weekend after the Masses, please sign a card asking the Canadian government to
- refuse Canadian government support to mining companies that do not respect international environmental and human rights standards and
- develop legal mechanisms that ensure mining companies are held accountable for their actions in the Global South.
More information is available at www.devp.org under Education Campaign.
at St. Joseph’s Morrow Park: Is a ministry to help widowed, separated and divorced persons make a NEW BEGINNING in life. There are retreat weekends, monthly meetings and support groups.
- The next Retreat Weekend is Feb. 10/11, 2007 – Retreat Director – Rev. Rudy Volk.
- Widow/Widower Support Group will begin an eight-week program on Wednesdays from March 7th to April 25th at 7:30PM with Sr. Rita DeLuca.
- Mini-Renewals take place on the First Tuesday of each month beginning at 8:00PM. The next one, on February 6th, will be about Family Law and Order.
To register or for more information, please phone 416-222-1101 ext 107/258.
with Matthew Kelly and the St. Michael’s Choir School on Sunday February 11th and Monday February 12th at 7:15 PM at St. Basil’s Church located at 50 St. Joseph Street in Toronto. “Re-Discovering Catholicism” is a powerful message of inspiration and hope that your whole family should hear. For more information call the National Catholic Broadcasting Council at 905 – 884 – 6899.
MEAGAN’S WALK / DINNER AND DANCE
is a fundraising project to raise funds for “b.r.a.i.n. Child”
which supports research into brain cancer in children and the Meagan Bebenek Endowment Fund at
Friday, February 23, 2007 at 6:00PM
The Liberty Grand, Governor’s Ballroom
25 British Columbia Drive, Exhibition Place
$100.00 per person
Call 416-239 – 7843 or meganswalk.com
WOMEN’S LENTEN RETREAT WEEKEND
March 2 – 4, 2007 at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre,
Mississauga. The theme for this retreat is “EXPLORING THE GRACE OF THE CROSS”. The retreat includes delivered talks, private reflection, faith sharing, ritual, an opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation, Eucharist on Saturday and Sunday. This retreat is preached by the centre team. For reservations or further information please call 905 – 278 – 5229.
MISSION INFORMATION DAY
on March 3, 2007 from 9:15 AM – 2:30 PM. Ever consider the possibility of becoming a lay missioner or a future priest? Scarboro Missions is offering a Mission Information Day at SCARBORO MISSION CENTER 2685 Kingston Road, Scarborough. Come and learn about the witness of faith and service of Scarboro priests and lay missioners in various areas of the world. It may change your life forever! To register, please call John MacInnis (Coordinator) at 416-261-7135 Ext. 213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A $10.00 donation is asked for lunch.