God has given us the earth to be our homeland. Along with this gift, we are asked to show our thankfulness by caring for the earth and by sharing our own gifts with one another.
THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE – GOOD SHEPHERD MINISTRIES
The Brothers of the Good Shepherd are asking for our assistance during the Thanksgiving Season. You may participate by bringing non-perishable food items to the Church from now until October 14th. The following is a list of urgently needed items: canned vegetables and meats, rice, canned soups and stews, cold breakfast cereals, cookies, tea, ketchup, instant and ground coffee, hot chocolate, sugar, powdered milk, powdered fruit juice, powdered soup bases (chicken & beef), paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Kindly drop off your donations at the front doors of the Church and place them in the designated containers. Your donations will allow their kitchen staff and volunteers to prepare and serve an average of 750 meals and snacks daily. You have always supported this appeal so generously. Please keep up the good work.
|Oct. 9||9:00AM||MARGARET HARBER req Marguerite Veecock|
|Oct. 11||9:00AM||C.F. DAN req Winnie Lewis & Henrietta Lin & Families|
|Oct. 12||9:00AM||ZORE MEJAC req Tilka Rak|
|Oct. 13||4:30PM||PATRICIA RODRIGUES req Ida & Tony|
SUNDAY COLLECTION: September 29/30, 2007
|# of Env.||100||101||150||96|
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: Thursday, October 11th; 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.
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 volunteerswho 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.
NEW ALTAR SERVERS
If you are in Grade 5 or higher and are interested in becoming an altar server, you may contact Thomas Li at 416 756-4995. The orientation and training for the new members will be held on Saturday, October 13th from 2:30 to 4:15 PM in the Church.
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
CONFIRMATION PREPARATION – PARENTS ONLY MEETING
OCTOBER 24TH 7:30 – 9:00 PM
This meeting, which will take place in the Church, is for the parents of children receiving their Confirmation this year.
TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES
For the past few years, Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings have been devoted to religious topics decided on by those who wish to participate. We have studied and discussed parts of the Bible, Church history, viewed videos, listened to tapes and read short but substantial books about Christ and the Church. On Tuesday evening, October 16th at 7:30 PM or if you prefer Wednesday morning, October 17th at 10:30 AM we will discuss what we wish to study through the fall. If you are interested, please come with your questions, your “puzzlements”, your concerns and your interests about the faith (and sometimes doubts) we share. For further information call Mary Landry at 416-221-8866 ext. 224.
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.
TO CELEBRATE OUR NEW CHURCH
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2007 AT 8:00PM
This inaugural recital celebrating our new Rodgers Trillium Masterpiece Opus 680 organ will feature the internationally acclaimed organist Hector Olivera live in concert at St. Gabriel’s Church in our worship space. Admission is $10.00 at the door (students and seniors $5.00).
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.