Some parishioners are concerned about the coming of the Flu season and our practice of shaking hands
for the Greeting of Peace. If someone does not offer their hand to you, please do not take it personally,
they may not want to pass their cold onto you.
Today marks the 55th anniversary of the execution of Passionist Bishop Eugene Bossilkov by the
Communists. The Passionists have been ministering in northern Bulgaria since the 1700s. Eugene
joined the Passionists in 1920 and eventually was ordained bishop of Nicopolis in 1947. Bulgaria joined
the Axis during the Second World War and was eventually invaded by the Russians who established a
Communist government in the country. Bishop Bossilkov refused to work with the government to
establish a ‘national’ church free of the influence of Rome. He was arrested and tried for treason and
was executed on this day in 1952 and was buried in a common grave. Bishop Eugene was beatified
by Pope John Paul II on March 15, 1998.
|Nov. 13||9:00AM||SYD SEDGWICK req Bernie & Family|
|Nov. 15||9:00AM||NARCISA TALAVERA req Belen Huarte|
|Nov. 16||9:00AM||PERRY TANG req Family|
|Nov. 17||4:30PM||GINO GERARDI req Family|
SUNDAY COLLECTION: November 3/4, 2007
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SHEPHERDS’ TRUST COLLECTION
The Shepherds’ Trust is an archdiocesan retirement program that provides elderly and infirm priests with the financial support they require to lead a dignified life after their many years of service to us. This collection will take place in our parish the weekend of November 17th/18th. The contributions received from our parish plus other ‘religious order’ parishes will be allocated to each order’s retirement fund. Please note that all contributions are tax-deductible. Thank you for caring for those who always cared for us!
NOVEMBER IS THE MONTH OF ALL SOULS
There will be 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.
TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES
The topics we have chosen are varied – a mixture of church history, church teachings and scripture. You are welcome to join us whenever you can. For further information call Mary Landry at 416-221-8866 ext 224.
Tuesday evening, November 13th at 7:30 PM
Wednesday morning, November 14th at 10:30 AM.
A NEW MINISTRY!
The parish is looking to establish a new ministry to serve elderly parishioners and others with special needs who might require transportation to and from Church on Saturdays/Sundays, and to medical appointments. First we would like to ascertain the need of the community in this regard. At the same time, we are seeking volunteers who would like to participate in this ministry. Any parishioners who would like to avail themselves of such a service OR who can volunteer to help, please contact Fatima Lee at 416 221-8866 ext 228.
END OF LIFE ISSUES FROM A CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE
Have questions regarding end of life issues: euthanasia, pain and suffering surrounding death, palliative care, withdrawal of treatment or dignity of the dying?
Please join us for a lecture series presented by the Canadian Catholic bioethics Institute (CCBI) here at our parish. The lectures are scheduled for four consecutive Wednesdays beginning on November 14th from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.
The topics are:
Nov. 14th – What is Bioethics and what are the issues?
Nov. 21st – Advanced Directives, Power of Attorney and Ethical issues at the End of Life
Nov. 28th – Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide, Palliative Care and Spiritual Issues
Dec. 5th – A Christian Spirituality of Suffering and Death
Guest speakers will be Dr. Moira McQueen, the Director of the CCBI, and Dr. Barry Brown. At the end of each lecture, there will also be an opportunity for questions and discussion. Suggested donation is $40 for the series; or $10 per lecture; or whatever your means allow. For further information and to register, please call the parish office at (416) 221-8866.
Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.
Regular ground coffee: $5
Whole Beans: $5
Chocolate Bars: $4 incl. taxes
Hot Chocolate and Cocoa: $4.50
Teas: $3.25 to $4 by variety
Fair trade products are appreciated as Christmas presents. Please let us know of your Christmas order at
next week’s sale so that we can have sufficient quantities for the December sale.
ARCHDIOCESE OF TORONTO
The Catholic Office of Religious Education and Liturgy is sponsoring two workshops that may be of interest to you.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Praying With Children
St. Rose of Lima Parish
3216 Lawrence Ave. East
Scarborough, ON (416) 438-6729
Saturday, November 24, 2007
The Church’s Teaching on Marriage
St. Luke’s Parish
39 Green Lane
Thornhill, ON (905) 881-2786
The CATHOLIC RADIO STATION, HMWN (Holy Mother World Networks)
has begun a new outreach program of talks throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto to bring the message of joy and hope to the laity, especially families. On November 17, 2007 at 10:00 AM, Prof. Donald DeMarco will talk about The Architects of the Culture of Death. All the lectures, which are free of charge, will be held at St. Bernard de Clairvaux Hall located at 1795 Lawrence Ave. West, Toronto. For more information, you may call the station at (416) 245-0200 or email at email@example.com.
SCARBORO MISSIONS INFORMATION DAY
on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at Scarboro Missions, 2685 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. We welcome those who feel they may be called by God to be a priest or lay missioner. We invite you to walk with us…it may change your life forever! To register please contact us at (416) 261-7135 or firstname.lastname@example.org