STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Friday evenings beginning Feb. 8th at 7:30 PM. While remembering the passion of Jesus, we also prayerfully reflect on the passion of Christ as it is experienced in the sufferings of our brothers and sisters today. Please try to join us at least once during this Lenten season.
During Lent we encourage your attendance at our weekday Masses on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 9:00 AM.
Thursday, February 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13 at 7:30 PM
Join us on Thursday evenings as we watch and discuss a video series entitled THE MYSTERY OF FAITH presented by Father Michael Himes, a teacher at Boston College. If you are interested in attending, it would be helpful for set-up if you would phone and leave a message with Mary Landry at 416-221-8866, Ext. 224.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH AT 7:30 PM
This is an opportunity to spend some time in peace and quiet, to reflect upon how we are responding to our call to be sons and daughters of God. Recognizing the fact that we are “good people” we also accept the fact that good people can sin. Through an examination of conscience we face those sins, admit them and are reconciled to God. For those who wish, individual confessions will be celebrated after the service. We encourage you to take advantage of this celebration.
|Feb. 19||9:00AM||MARIA DIDIODATO Requested by the Rochford Family|
|Feb. 21||9:00AM||THANKSGIVING Requested by John Chan & Family|
|Feb. 22||9:00AM||SPECIAL INTENTION Requested by John Chan & Family|
|Feb. 23||4:30PM||JOSEPHINE BADAME Requested by the Family|
Tuesday, March 3rd and Thursday, March 5th from 7:30 – 8:30 PM
CRITICAL CHOICES – PASSION RESPONSES THEN AND NOW
Christ’s Passion can help us to grapple with and respond to the challenges of climate change. The difficult journey of his ministry reached a critical decision when he had to accept or reject a passion that he did not particularly want (Matt. 26: 37-39). A compelling urgency and necessity demanded that a choice be made so that salvation might eventually follow. The model of Christ’s action and the values that informed his decision can guide and inspire our response to the increasingly serious consequences of climate change. Join us for two evenings of reflection and prayer on March 3rd and 5th at 7:30 PM, guided by Dennis O’Hara.
CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION!!!
A special thank you to all the wonderful people who volunteered their time and talent to help make this year’s celebration such a success. And a special thank you also goes out to all those who came to share and support us, helping to make this gathering so memorable.
POT LUCK FOR NEWCOMERS TO CANADA
There will be a potluck dinner for newcomers to Canada on February 29th at 6:30 PM in the Gabriel Room. It will be an excellent opportunity to meet other new immigrants in the parish and to share with one another the experiences of settlement and perhaps even some strategies for adjusting to new life in Canada. Please join us if you can. For more information, please contact Fatima Lee at (416) 221- 8866 ext 228.
SUNDAY COLLECTION: February 9/10, 2008
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Your schedule for March 1 to June 29. 2008 and Holy Week is now available. Please pick it up as soon as possible.
Please remember those who will be received into the Church at Easter.
On Sunday the 24th of February, a woman will be offering religious articles made by Christian Arab artists in the Holy Land. We encourage your support of this sale, as this is one way of showing our solidarity with our Christian brothers and sisters in the land of Christ.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
at St. Gabriel’s Church
Friday, March 7th at 2:00 PM
The World Day of Prayer is an ecumenical service at which seven other local churches will participate with us. We need some volunteers to help us both before and during the service. We will be making crosses using palms (100 of them!) to hand out at the service. We also need a few greeters and four others to take up the collection which goes to various religious and social justice organizations. Please join us as we welcome our neighbouring Christian parishes.
TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES
Tuesday evening, February 19th at 7:30 PM
Topic: The Passionists and their new project with Fr. Steve Dunn
Wednesday morning, February 27th at 10:30 AM
Topic: Vocations by Father Michael Himes
CASSEROLES – GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Your prepared chicken rice casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses next weekend for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to get a copy of the casserole recipe and a pan and give it a try. For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.
BLOOD DONOR CLINIC
Monday February 18th 2:30 – 7:00
St. Gabriel’s Parish – Gathering Space.
Please note that the date for February is a week earlier than usual.
NATIONAL CATHOLIC BROADCASTING TELEVISED MISSION 2008
March 3 & 4, 2008 on VISIONTV.
Father Ron Rolheiser, O.M.I. will be the guest preacher for this year’s National televised Mission. His topic: Keeping a Mellow Heart in a Bitter Time. A powerful testimonial on this topic will be given by a father and his daughter, Tom and Barbara Zanig.
Monday, March 3 – Show #1: 7:00 PM, 11:00 PM (repeat)
Tuesday, March 4 – Show # 2: 7:00 PM, 11:00 PM (repeat)
TORONTO CATHOLIC SCHOOLS HAVE FAITH IN YOUR CHILD
Registration begins in February 2008 for Kindergarten and French Immersion at all Catholic elementary schools throughout the City of Toronto. For more information, please contact the Catholic school nearest you or at 416-222-8282, extension 5314 or visit the Board’s website at www.tcdsb.org.
Mosaic has been invited to partner with the Bayview Corridor of Synagogues group in a Sunday, Habitat for Humanity Build on April 6th. This is open to anyone aged 16 on the day of the build and older. You must wear a hard hat and safety boots on the site at all times. If you do not own them, there are loaners available. It is suggested that you bring your own work gloves. The site is on Kingston Road. Participants are requested to raise $50 in donations to Habitat for Humanity. Tax receipts will be provided. Full details and the necessary pledge sheets and forms will be mailed to those interested. Contact email@example.com. The deadline for registration is March 10th.
BLESSED TRINITY CWL
Tuesday, February 19th at 1:00 PM
Special guest: Tom Hayes
Topic: Women in the Bible
Refreshments and social to follow. All are welcome.