With the Feast of the Epiphany, we close our celebration of Christmas. As a parish family we had a beautiful Christmas. Sincere thanks to our cantors and choirs, musicians, Ministers of the Eucharist, Altar Servers, Lectors, and Ministers of Hospitality. Special thanks to those who decorated the Church and to those who are keeping the plants looking so alive and healthy. Thank you for your generous support of our Christmas collection, St. Vincent de Paul, the Toy Drive and the Food Drive. You are wonderful people!!
RECEPTION FOR MARILYN DORE
3:00 – 5:00PM JANUARY 6th
Marilyn, who has been on staff at St. Gabriel’s since 1972, is now retiring. To thank her for her many years of service and ministry, we are having a reception in her honour today, Sunday January 6th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in our Gathering Space.
|Jan. 8||9:00AM||JIM LEANG req Suzanne Winter|
|Jan. 10||9:00AM||ALMA McGUINNESS req Family|
|Jan. 11||9:00AM||MARGARET & CATHERINE MORIARTY req Teresa Sheldrick|
|Jan. 12||4:30PM||MONICA BADALI req Madeline and Family|
There will be no Family Mass in January 2008. The next one will take place on February 3, 2008.
TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES
Tuesday evening, January 15th at 7:30 PM
Topic: The Passionists and their new project
Wednesday morning, January 16th at 10:30 AM
Topic: Eucharist by Father Michael Himes
2008 SUNDAY ENVELOPES
Please pick up your box of envelopes in our Gathering Space. It is important that you throw away all envelopes from previous years as your number may have been assigned to another family. Remember to enter your full name and address on each envelope so that we may allocate donations correctly for income tax purposes. If you do not have envelopes and would like a box, please contact the office.
HAVE YOU MOVED IN THE PAST YEAR?
Please help us to update our parish records by calling the office with your new information at 416 221-8866.
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 on the west side. See the bulletin board for more details including parking. RSVP needed to Nora 416 218 – 0680 (or for more info) by January 14th at the latest.
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 49 casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre for December. For
January, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of
January 26/27 for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to become active
in helping to feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. If you require more information or would like to get a copy of the recipe and a casserole pan, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.
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.
FAITH CONNECTIONS’ THEOLOGY ON TAP
Monday, January 14th, 2008 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM
The Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto invite young adults (19-39 years) to a thought provoking social evening at the Duke of York Pub (39 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto). Francesca Scorsone, Chaplain at All Saints S.S. will speak about “LAITY IN A CHANGING CHURCH”. Munchies provided. For more information contact
Vanessa Nicholas at 416 222 – 1101 or www.faithconnections.ca