SAINT PAUL OF THE CROSS – OCTOBER 19
St. Paul of the Cross was the founder of the Passionists (1720). Born in northern Italy in 1694, Paul experienced conversion at the age of 15 and began a lifetime of devotion to prayer and austerity. At age 20 he tried life as a soldier, but left after one year. Six years later, having had several visions, he determined that his vocation was to found an order dedicated to the Passion of our Lord. Officials declared the visions authentic and Paul withdrew to write a rule. He was joined by his brother, who remained with him for the rest of his life. By 1747, the Passionists had three houses and were preaching missions throughout Italy. At his death in 1775, Paul was establishing a congregation for Passionist nuns.
|Oct. 16||9:00AM||FELICISIMO SORIASO req Family|
|Oct. 18||9:00AM||PATRICIA CHIN req Hubert & Janice Lee|
|Oct. 19||9:00AM||SYD SEDGWICK req Astrid Martin & Family|
|Oct. 20||4:30PM||KEN OW-YONG req Helen Ow-Yong|
SUNDAY COLLECTION: October 6/7, 2007
|# of Env.||112||78||115||85|
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY – OCTOBER 20/21
There will be a second collection next weekend to help with the work of evangelization around the world. Envelopes are in the pews.
REGISTRATION FOR CHILDREN’S SACRAMENTS
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL CHILDREN
For families registered in this parish. If your child does not go to St. Gabriel’s School but wishes to receive the sacrament of Baptism, First Communion, Reconciliation, or Confirmation, please pick up a REGISTRATION FORM in the Parish office. These forms should be returned to the Parish Office with a copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate (for First Communion and Confirmation) as soon as possible.
CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM & ST. GABRIEL’S SCHOOL STUDENTS
Parents please bring completed registration forms to the parish office (Gabriel room) on any of the following evenings between 7:30 – 9:00 PM – Wednesday, October 17th; or Tuesday, October 23rd. A photocopy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate needs to accompany the registration for First Communion and Confirmation.
ATTENTION PARENTS OF YOUNG PEOPLE PREPARING FOR CONFIRMATION
OCTOBER 24TH 7:30 – 9:00 PM
This meeting is for the parents of children receiving their Confirmation this year. This is an information evening about the Confirmation process, so it is VERY IMPORTANT TO BE PRESENT. If you would like more information contact Otto Schmidt at 416 226 – 2332.
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.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
For children 4 – 10 years old on Sundays at the 10:30 AM Mass.
We are in need of volunteers to help us interpret the readings through discussion and activities. If you are interested call Tim Lychy at 416-953-0555 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Next meetings:
Tuesday evening, October 16th at 7:30 PM
Wednesday morning, October 17th at 10:30 AM.
For further information call Mary Landry at 416-221-8866 ext. 224.
CEREMONY OF THE BLESSING OF THE SICK
WILL BE AT 3:00 PM ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2007.
The Sacrament of the anointing of the sick is one of the Seven Sacraments. This Sacrament is celebrated with those who are seriously ill, those who are preparing for surgery, and the elderly. The preferred place for celebrating this Sacrament is in the Church with family and the members of the parish community present. All are more than welcome to attend.
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
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 38 casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre for September. For October, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of October 27/28 for delivery to the Good Shepherd 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.
Blessed Trinity Catholic Women’s League
is hosting a General Meeting, “Back to Grass Roots” on October 24th. Keynote speaker: Pat Cross (CWL Archdiocesan Council Past President 2005-2007). The meeting will be held at 1:15PM and again at 7:00PM to ensure that everyone interested is able to attend, whether they work during the day or have commitments in the evening. There will be an overview and explanation of the different aspects of being a CWL member. There will also be an open forum. Refreshments will be provided. All the ladies (all ages) of St. Gabriel’s Parish are invited.
DE LA SALLE COLLEGE
a Catholic co-educational, private school for students in grades 5 to 12, will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, October 17th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM for prospective students and their families for the academic year 2008 – 2009. The school is located at 131 Farnham Ave. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 416-969-8771, ext. 228 for more information.