bulletin – December 28

Father help us to live as the Holy
Family, united in respect and love.

The greatest blessing you bring to your family is the presence of God in your life.
The fragrance of His presence sweetens the atmosphere of your home.
The beauty of His presence warms the relationships within it’s walls.
The joy of His presence lightens every heart.
The glory of His presence fills all it’s chambers with rare and precious treasures.

“From God’s Heart to Yours”
by Roy Leesin

Christmas & New Year’s Schedule

NEW YEARS’ EVE WED DEC 31st NO MASS
NEW YEARS’ DAY MASSES THUR JAN 1st 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
December 30 9:00AM ROSA LOURDES RYCKEWAERT Requested by Carmela Dean
January 1 9:00AM NEW YEAR’S DAY
January 2 9:00AM CHUN KUN YEUNG Requested by Agnes Wong & Family
January 3 4:30PM AUGUSTINE WONG Requested by Angela Wong

WELCOME! BAPTISMS

The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:
Juliet DiMenna
Rodleigh Paz

These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, December 21st. Congratulations!

SUNDAY COLLECTION: December 20-21, 2008

Total: $11,404

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4:30 8:30 10:30 12:30
Loose
Env. $
Total $2,823 $1,568 $2,224 $4,789
# of Env. 142 58 124 103

Number of Envelopes Issued: 1136
Number of Envelopes Used: 427

THANK YOU

A special thank you to all those who helped with our Christmas celebrations; those in the Music Ministry, the Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors, the Altar Servers and Ministers of Hospitality, those responsible for decorating, and the Pastoral Team. Your work helped to make Christmas a beautiful and uplifting time.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

O Come let us adore Him.

Jesus, who came to us as a Babe in the manger, waits for us daily in the tabernacle to come and visit Him. On the First Friday of each month, the Sacred Host, the same Jesus, is exposed in the monstrance so we can adore Him more profoundly from 9:30 AM to 12:00 Noon. When the disciples asked Jesus “Where are you staying?” Jesus answered, “Come and see.”

ENGLISH ROSARY GROUP

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

CHINESE ROSARY GROUP

Sunday, January 4th at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room
For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

ECO-SABBATH

Sunday, January 4th at 11:30 AM
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.

FAMILY MASS

There will be no Family Mass in January, 2008.
The next Family Mass will be on February 8th ,2009.

ST. GABRIEL’S YOUTH GROUP

St. Gabriel’s Youth Group will be meeting on Saturday, January 10th at 3:00 PM. All are welcome.

KOLBE EUCHARISTIC MINI-RETREAT

Come and adore the Lord
Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Fr. Emeka Obiezu, O.S.A. will be speaking on “St. Paul and the Eucharist as a Sacrament of Unity” at St. Brigid’s Church from 2:00 to 4:30 PM.
For more information, please check www.kolbeapostolate.com.

NEW BEGINNINGS

For Separated, Divorced and Widowed Persons

Mini – Renewal Presentation
January 6th, 2009 at 8:00 PM
St Bonaventure’s Church,
1300 Leslie Street, Toronto

Saying “Yes” to Life
Guest Speaker: John Dubeau
Spend an evening with friends who understand you.
For more information, please call
416-921-1163, Ext. 2246
New Beginnings,
1155 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario,
M2M 3S4

Let us pray for one another.
May God bless you and yours throughout this Christmas Season.
We wish you a happy and peaceful New Year and always try to remember
“Holiness is in the ordinary.”