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. 1||9:00AM||JESUS & CANELA HUARTE req Belen Huarte|
|Nov. 2||9:00AM||SYD SEDGWICK req Ladies Craft Group|
|Nov. 3||4:30PM||GUS CALDERONE req Marie & Family|
SUNDAY COLLECTION: October 20/21, 2007
|# of Env.||109||88||161||121|
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.
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.
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.
ALIYA NATALINA MENDES
BARRETT JOHN COFFEY
ROBERT PETER COFFEY
ISABEL ELIZABETH JANTHUR
ERIK MARTIN JARVENPAA
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.
Friday, November 2nd 9:30 AM – 12 NOON
Please see the time schedule on the table inside the Church.
ENGLISH ROSARY GROUP
Saturday, November 3rd 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, NOVEMBER 4th at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room
For information contact Linda Law at 416 – 918 – 8029.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4th 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.
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 and 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 email@example.com
ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE SCHOOL
The Office of Admissions of St. Michael’s College School is now considering applications for September 2008. Open Houses for interested parents and their sons will be held on the following evenings: Thursday, October 25th and Tuesday, October 30th commencing at 7:30 PM and concluding at approximately 9:00 PM. Location: St. Michael’s College School, 1515 Bathurst St. (at St. Clair Ave. W.) While St. Michael’s is a private school, we offer academic scholarships and financial aid to qualified students.
CARDINAL CARTER ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS
offers an intensive program in the Arts and a rigorous academic program grounded in our Catholic tradition to students of the Toronto Catholic District School Board in Grades 7 – 12. For further information please attend our Open House on November 1st at 7:00 PM in the school Theatre at 36 Greenfield Ave. or call the school at 416 393 – 5556.