bulletin – August 31

Back to School

Welcome back. We hope you have had an enjoyable and relaxing summer. For those young people who are off to university, we wish you every success as you begin a new stage of your life. For those students and teachers in our community returning to elementary and secondary schools, we wish you a very positive and rewarding new year.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
September 2 9:00AM ROSE PAOLINI Requested by Don Paolini
September 4 9:00AM HILLARD O’BRIEN Requested by Vernon & Marie Swant
September 5 9:00AM SHU KEE PANG Requested by the Pang Family
September 6 4:30PM GUS CALDERONE Requested by Marie and Family

SUNDAY COLLECTION: August 23-24, 2008

Total: $7,964.85

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SHARELIFE 2008

ShareLife Total, 2007: $164,652.60
ShareLife Total, 2008: $174,507.20

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your very generous support of this year’s ShareLife Campaign.
Fr. Paul

ALTAR SERVERS

The Altar Service is now recruiting new members. If you are in Grade 4 or higher and are interested in becoming an altar server, please leave your name and phone number with the Parish Office at 416-221-8866. The orientation and training for new members will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 2:30 PM to 4:15PM.

Welcome

The Community of St Gabriel’s would like to welcome all those children who have been baptized during the summer.

Mahana Altmid
Reese Boylan
Joaquin Burke
Jarrell Inshallah Dwyer
Alessa Furnari
Timothy Findlay Williamson
Oisin Kieran Francis O’Driscoll
Nicole Gonsalez
Naomi Rosemarie Lue
Alexander Phillips
Elliot Michael Stewart Mauricette
Maeve Agnes Rubio Reardon
Eric Jesus Viloria
Mayven Evangeline Farinha
Rylan Ng Lee
Lucas Jackson Mele
Aliyah Angelica McLennon

THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS NEEDED

Attention: Those who are Interested in learning about the Catholic Faith

This is an invitation to come to our first meeting on Monday, September 15th, 2008 at 7:30 in the Library Come with your questions, your curiosity, and your point of view. They will be the basis of our discussion.
To Our Parishioners: Because our Parish Community is considered the official teacher and guide for possible new members, it is important that some of you help by being present and by sharing your faith in ways that are comfortable to you.

Adult Catholics who wish to celebrate the sacraments of Eucharist and /or Confirmation are also welcome. For more information, please call Mary Landry at 416 – 221 – 8866 after Monday, September 8th, 2008.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE

A Marriage Preparation Course will take place at St. Gabriel’s Church on the weekend of October 24th to 26th. If you are interested, please contact the Parish Office. Register early as space is limited.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Friday, September 5th from 9:30 AM – 12 Noon
Please see the time schedule on the table inside the Church.

ENGLISH ROSARY GROUP

Saturday, September 6th at 3:15 PM in the Library
For information, please contact Linda Law at 416 -918-8029.

CHINESE ROSARY GROUP

Sunday, September 7 at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room
For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

THE SUNDAY MASS ON TV

The televised Sunday Mass on CTV for shut-ins is moving to a new time. As of September 21, 2008, the televised Sunday Mass will begin at 8:30 AM.

NEW BEGINNINGS

For Separated, Divorced and Widowed Persons

Have you suffered the loss of a spouse through separation, divorce or death? Are you looking for strength to deal with your grief? Consider a weekend of hope and healing.

Special Weekend Retreat – November 14 – 16, 2008

Widow/Widower Support Group
6 week Session Fridays at 7:30 PM
September 12 to October 17

Mini Renewal Presentations

September 2nd, 8:00 PM
Getting back to Our Centre
Rev. Fred Scinto, C.R.

October 7th, 8:00 PM
Know the Law and Make It Work For You
Vic Szumlanski, LL..B

New Beginnings
1155 Yonge Street, Second Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M2M 3S4
For all enquiries please call 416-921-1163, Ext. 2246.

PILGRIMAGE CELEBRATING ST. PAUL’S 2,000th ANNIVERSARY

From September 21 to October 4 and October 15 to October 18, 2008, we will retrace St. Paul’s journeys in Greece, the Greek Isles and Turkey. Paul’s journeys and life are recorded in his letters and in the Acts of the Apostles.

For further information, please visit the Catholic Biblical Association website at www.cbac.org, email Sr. Jocelyn Monette at jocmon@sympatico.ca or call 416 – 406 – 4398

PROVIDENCE HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION

Invites you…

Providence healthcare welcomes you to come out and visit us. See and hear first-hand about our excellent programs and services with a personalized tour. To arrange your tour, please contact Gloria Vidovich at 416-285-3669 or gvidovic@providence.on.ca. We are located at 3276 St. Clair Avenue East (corner of Warden & St. Clair Ave.) Our website is www.providence.on.ca

DONATIONS FOR THE POOR TO ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides an annual receipt for tax purposes for all known donors. This is usually achieved by the donors giving cheques from which all relevant information can be obtained. However, some donors have been putting significant amounts in the Poor Box for which no receipt can be given since their identity is not known. St. Vincent de Paul envelopes are now available on the tables by the doors of the Church for use by those giving cash, if they would like a receipt. Either their name and address or envelope number must be filled in on the envelope so that the amounts can be recorded.

BLESSED TRINITY KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Blessed Trinity Knights of Columbus will be hosting an Italian Dinner Dance followed by a Silent Auction and Raffle on Saturday, September 20th at Blessed Trinity Church. Please support them by buying tickets after the 12:30 and 4:30 PM Masses. To order tickets, please contact Rocco at 416-225-7673. All proceeds will be donated to charity.

FAITH CONNECTIONS

September Hike: Discover the Humber River

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto invite young adults (18-39 years) for an afternoon of hiking, prayer, and social on Saturday September 6th. We will be meeting in front of the Old Mill Subway Station between 10:30am-11:00am. More Info/RSVP before Sept 4th – faithconnections@csj-to.ca or call Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt 416-222-1426 ext 276.

Theology on Tap

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto invite young adults (19-39 yrs) to a thought provoking social evening. Join us from 7:00-9:00p.m. on Mon September 15th @ the Duke of York Pub (39 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto). Marina Nemat, author of bestseller Prisoner of Tehran and Matthew Behrens, organizer of Stop Canadian Involvement in Torture, will be joining us to speak about “Torture & Illegal Detention in Today’s World” Munchies provided, come & bring friends! More Info? www.faithconnections.ca or call Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt 416-222-1101