|Jan. 22||9:00AM||SR. REGINA WONG Requested by the Sin Family|
|Jan. 24||9:00AM||FR. JOHN LAI Requested by the Sin Family|
|Jan. 25||9:00AM||JEFFERY PAOLINI Requested by Family|
|Jan. 26||4:30PM||MARCELINO FERNANDES Requested by Tita & Family|
SUNDAY COLLECTION: January 12/13, 2008
|# of Env.||146||119||174||114|
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 22th at 7:30 PM
The Passionists and their new project – a conversation with Father Steve
Wednesday morning, January 30th at 10:30 AM
Reconciliation 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.
TORONTO CATHOLIC SCHOOLS HAVE FAITH IN YOUR CHILD
When your children were born, you started on a path of faith development and life-long learning. Let Toronto’s Catholic schools continue this educational and spiritual journey with you and your family.
Registration begins in February, 2008 for Kindergarten and French Immersion at all Catholic elementary schools throughout the City of Toronto. For your convenience, extended registration hours will take place on February 7th from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.
For more information, please contact the Catholic school nearest you or 416-222-8282, extension 5314 or visit the Board’s website at www.tcdsb.org.
CASSEROLES FOR THE 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
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
This year we are hosting this ecumenical service, written by the Women of Guyana on Friday, March 7 at 2:00 PM. Do we have any parishioners from Guyana? If so, please contact Mary Landry at 221-8866, ext. 224 as soon as possible.
DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE CAMPAIGN
Development and Peace is asking you to sign a card next weekend requesting the Canadian government to establish an ombudsperson’s office. Canadian government consultations in 2006resulted in a report based on a consensus by the mining industry and civil society organizations entitled “The National Roundtables on Corporate Social Responsibility and the Canadian Extractive Industry in Developing Countries.” One of the main recommendations of the report is to establish an independent ombudsperson. This would give poor communities in the Global South a voice when their human rights and their environment are threatened by the activities of Canadian mining companies. More information is available in a brochure at the entrance to the church and is also available at www.devp.org under Education Campaign.
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.
Thinking about the priesthood? Wondering what it might be like? Then “Come and See” is for you!
February 1st to 3rd, 2008, there will be an opportunity for young men age 18 years or older to visit our Archdiocesan Seminary in Scarborough. This weekend will provide time for prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming a Catholic priest. If God is calling you, say yes… and come and see. Those interested are asked to contact the Office of Vocations for further information at 416-968-0997.
CELTIC FAMILY NEW YEAR SUNDAY
January 27th, 2008
Our lady of Sorrows Parish Hall
3055 Bloor St. W (west of Royal York Road)
from 2 – 5 PM
Irish Music, Ceili Dance, Irish kitchen and Prizes….
Adults $10, Children a Twoonie. All are welcome.
Ticket and/or Table for Family and Friends, please call Monica at 416-498-0227 or Christine at 416-484-6274 or email email@example.com
Celtic Family Sunday events are in support of the O’Connor Irish Heritage House project – www.irishheritagehouse.com