|Nov. 27||9:00AM||VITO VIRGILIO req Family|
|Nov. 29||9:00AM||MARJORIE SKAZIN & ANITA MARKLE req|
|Nov. 30||9:00AM||GIUSEPPINA SMERIGLIO req Family|
|Dec. 1||4:30PM||STANLEY WROBEL req Jack & Wanda and Family|
SUNDAY COLLECTION: November 17/18, 2007
|# of Env.||102||102||154||80|
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 27th at 7:30 PM
Wednesday morning, November 28th 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. 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.
This is a reminder to all servers or their parents to pick up the new schedule December 2007 to February 2008 on the bulletin board beside the Sacristy.
BAPTISM – WELCOME!
BRIANNE SADIE DAVIDSON
ENGLISH ROSARY GROUP
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st at 3:15 PM in the Library
We welcome all who wish to share this time with us. For information contact Linda Law at 416 918-8029.
CHINESE ROSARY GROUP
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2nd at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room
For information contact Linda Law at 416 918-8029.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2nd at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room
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.
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 (at Sheppard).
Refreshments following the Service.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Christmas Program or a list of gift suggestions please visit www.ccas.toronto.on.ca/HopeForChildren/Christmas.html
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT de PAUL
Your donations to the poor boxes after Mass throughout the year are very important in enabling us to help those in need. At this time of the year, we try to provide a little extra for families and others that we help. Your generosity as you leave the Church would help us add something to their Christmas celebration.
MARRIED COUPLES RETREAT
Archbishop Adam Exner, OMI, will preach a weekend retreat for Married Couples at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga on November 30th to December 2nd. The theme of the retreat will be “REFLECTING THE FACE OF CHRIST IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY”. To register or to obtain more information, contact the Centre at 905 278-5229.
ST. MICHAEL’S CHOIR SCHOOL presents “A Christmas Celebration”
on Friday, December 14th at 8:00 PM and on Saturday, December 15th at 3:00 PM.
Guest artist: Toronto Philharmonia
Tickets:$22.50 – $36.50
Box office: 416 872-4255 Online: www.masseyhall.com or in person at the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office.
FAITH CONNECTIONS – ADVENT RETREAT
Saturday, December 1, 2007 1:00 – 6:30 PM
Theme: Reveling in Joyful anticipation
at St. Joseph Morrow Park, 3377 Bayview Ave.
They will be celebrating Sunday Liturgy
Cost: $10 – Sit down dinner provided
Registration: Contact Vanessa Nicholas – email@example.com or 416 222-1426 ext 276 before
November 27th. Faith connections which is a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto welcomes
young adults from 18 to 39 to engage in opportunities that generate spiritual growth and community-building.