I want to thank all those responsible for organizing the birthday reception held last Sunday after the
12:30 PM Mass. It was wonderful! It was good to spend time with all those present. I was thrilled to hear
“Happy Birthday” sung in six languages: English, French, Italian, Chinese, Indonesian and Filipino.
Thanks to those who said a few kind words about me and to the Children’s Choir for their ‘special song’.
Thank you for your generosity and may God bless you all.
|Oct. 2||9:00AM||DONATO & GRAZIA DI CIAULA req Virgilio Family|
|Oct. 4||9:00AM||DEJAH MILNE AND FAMILY req Gennaro Family|
|Oct. 5||9:00AM||ISIDORE & ISABEL PIRES req Family|
|Oct. 6||4:30PM||THOMAS PEZZACK req Families of Edward Moffat, Joseph Milazzo, and Steven Tichy|
SUNDAY COLLECTION: September 22/23, 2007
|# of Env.||101||93||160||95|
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 Tuesay, October 23rd. A photocopy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate needs to accompany the registration for First Communion and Confirmation.
on Mondays at 7:30 PM. THESE EVENINGS ARE FOR PERSONS INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT THE CATHOLIC FAITH. Because the Parish Community itself is considered the official teacher and guide for potential new members, it is important that some parishioners participate by being present and by sharing their Faith in various ways. Adult Catholics who wish to celebrate the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation are welcome. For information call Mary Landry at 416-221-8866 ext 224.
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 2nd at 7:30 PM or if you prefer Wednesday morning, October 3rd 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.
ALTAR LINEN CARE
We are in need of more ladies to help wash & iron the altar linens. If you can spare one turn a month or every six weeks to help in this ministry please call Marie 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
ST. GABRIEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL is looking for a lunchtime supervisor
to help assist them with supervision during the lunch hour only (12:00 – 1:00 PM). If you are interested, please contact Mr. F. Clotildes, Principal at 416-393-5256.
Friday, October 5th at 9:30 AM – 12 NOON
Please see the time schedule on the table inside the Church.
ENGLISH ROSARY GROUP
Saturday, October 6th at 3:15 PM in the Library. We welcome all who wish to share this time with us. For information please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.
CHINESE (Cantonese) ROSARY GROUP
Sunday, October 7th at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel room. For information contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.
Sunday, October 7 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.
THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE – GOOD SHEPHERD MINISTRIES
The Brothers of the Good Shepherd are asking for our assistance during the Thanksgiving Season. You can participate by bringing non-perishable food items this week and on the Thanksgiving weekend. 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.
TWO UPCOMING EVENTS TO CELEBRATE OUR NEW CHURCH
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007 AT 7:30PM
The choirs, made up of 120 students from Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts present: “FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH”, which is a contemporary celebration of God’s creation, with the sounds of wolf, whale and loon. Music is by Paul Winter, Paul Halley, and John Rutter. This is a great opportunity to support the young people at Cardinal Carter School. Admission is $10.00
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2007 AT 8:00PM