HOLOCAUST EDUCATION WEEK
For many years St. Gabriel’s Parish has participated in the annual Holocaust Education week. On Wednesday evening, November 8th at 7:30 PM there will be a showing of a documentary ” A Debt to Honor”, narrated by Alan Alda, describing how 30,000 Jewish men, women and children evaded the Nazis with the help of Italian citizens. Our guest speaker will be Ms. Esther Bem who was sheltered by an Italian family. We hope that the Italian Counsel General will be with us to speak on the same subject.
|Oct. 30||9:00AM||TULIO RAMIREZ req Family|
|Nov. 2||9:00AM||SYD SEDGWICK req Ladies Craft Group|
|Nov. 3||4:30PM||GUS CALDERONE req Marie & Family|
SUNDAY COLLECTION: October 13/14, 2007
|# of Env.||125||81||153||92|
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 – 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.
CONFIRMATION ENROLLMENT CEREMONY will be held on SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11TH AT 12:30 PM MASS
During the 12:30 PM Mass all confirmation candidates will be acknowledged at the altar. All confirmants who attend St. Gabriel’s School, the Children’s Faith Program and Private Schools are invited to attend. Please note that registrations for Confirmation will not be accepted on or after this date.
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.
HAUNTED HOUSE EVENT
The YOUTH GROUP will have their annual HAUNTED HOUSE EVENT in the Gabriel room on Sunday October 28th after the 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM Masses. Tickets are $2.00 per person, available at the door. Everyone is welcome.
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: email@example.com
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.
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.
Next meetings: Tuesday evening, October 30th at 7:30 PM
Wednesday morning, October 31st at 10:30 AM.
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Your prepared chicken rice casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses next weekend for
delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to get a copy of the casserole recipe
and a pan and give it a try. For more information, 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.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A MISSIONARY PRIEST OR LAY MISSIONER?
Is this something that has crossed your mind or stirred your curiosity? If so, come join us for an informative and reflective Overnight Retreat starting on Friday evening November 9th, concluding with supper on Saturday, November 10th at Scarboro Missions, 2685 Kingston Road, Scarborough, ON. If you feel you might be called by God to be a missionary priest or lay missioner, we invite you to walk with us…it may change your life forever! To register contact us at 416 261-7135 ext 265 or ext 213 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
40th ANNIVERSARY OF DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE
Saturday October 27th at 2:00 PM
Archbishop Collins will preside at a special liturgy at St. Basil’s Church, 50 St. Joseph St., Toronto followed by a reception. The Canadian Bishops who founded Development and Peace have provided over $500 million to support 14,665 projects in 70 countries. For information contact email@example.com