|Jan. 15||9:00AM||KRISTIN METZ req Paula Sheldrick|
|Jan. 17||9:00AM||SPECIAL INTENTION|
|Jan. 18||9:00AM||MARIA YAU & TIM LEE req Reflection Group|
|Jan. 19||4:30PM||NELLIE & JIM ATREO req Anne & Fran Deck and Family|
SUNDAY COLLECTION: January 5-6, 2008
|# of Env.||177||91||245||135|
SUNDAY OFFERTORY ENVELOPES 2008
Please remember to take your envelopes home with you today. If you have not been assigned envelopes and wish to use them, please register in the parish office.
Tax receipts for donations made in 2007 will be available by the end of February, although every effort will be made to have them in your hands as quickly as possible.
TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES
Tuesday evening, January 15th at 7:30 PM
The Passionists and their new project – a conversation with Father Steve
Wednesday morning, January 16th at 10:30 AM
Eucharist by Father Michael Himes
PARENTS’ FIRST COMMUNION MEETING
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 from 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Parents of children receiving First Communion are invited to attend a Parents’ Only meeting in the
Gabriel Room. In case of bad weather the meeting will be held on January 31st.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
This year we are hosting this ecumenical service, written by the Women of Guyana on Friday, March 7 at 2:00PM. Do we have any parishioners from Guyana? If so, please contact Mary Landry at 221-8866, ext. 224 as soon as possible.
Fair Trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.
Regular ground coffee: $5
Whole Beans: $5
Chocolate Bars: $4 incl. Taxes
Hot Chocolate and Cocoa: $4.50
Teas: $3.25 to $4 by variety
DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE CAMPAIGN
The Development and Peace (D&P) Action Campaign for this year continues last year’s focus on Canadian mining companies operating in the Global South to respect human rights and the environment. D&P is asking you to sign a card on the weekend of January 26/27 requesting the Canadian government to establish an ombudsperson’s office. This office will receive and investigate complaints of Canadian mining companies operating abroad, make recommendations and make the results of investigations public. More information will be provided and is also available at www.devp.org under Education Campaign.
TEMPLE HAR ZION
invites members of MOSAIC congregations to a Shabbat celebration on Friday, January 18th at 6:00 – 7:30 PM. This is a special Shabbat – the Sabbath of Song commemorating the Song of the Sea the Children of Israel sang when they were freed from Egyptian bondage. The Temple is located at 7360 Bayview Ave., north of Steeles Ave. on the west side. See the bulletin board for more details including parking. RSVP needed to Nora at 416 218 – 0680 (or for more info) by January 14th at the latest.
WOMEN’S RETREAT WEEKEND
at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, Mississauga, January 18-20, 2008. The theme “DISCOVERING THE MYSTIC WITHIN US” will be given by the Queen of Apostles’ Centre Team. For further information or to register call 905 278 – 5229.
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY: January 20-27, 2008
Parishioners of St. Gabriel’s Parish are invited to attend the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Celebration hosted by Archbishop Thomas Collins. The Archbishop has invited the major religious leaders throughout the metropolitan city of Toronto to join with him in prayer for Church unity. The service will be held on Sunday, January 20th at 4:00 PM at St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power Street (at Queen St.) Refreshments will follow. This year’s celebration marks 100 years of formal prayer for Christian Unity, first celebrated as the Church Unity Octave by the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Atonement at Graymoor, Garrison, New York.