bulletin – November 16

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
November 18 9:00AM PERRY TANG Requested by the Family
November 20 9:00AM ANTHONY ARRIGO Requested by Anne and Family
November 21 9:00AM ALEXANDER & JOANNE MOCH Requested by Mary Lomaga
November 22 4:30PM DANNY GARRIDO Requested by Mimi

SUNDAY COLLECTION: November 8-9, 2008

Total: $11.804.22

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# of Env. 112 97 152 88

Number of Envelopes Issued: 1136
Number of Envelopes Used: 449

NOVEMBER IS THE MONTH OF ALL SOULS

There will be a Book of Remembrance placed on the altar for the month of November. You are invited to write the names of your deceased relatives and friends in the book. They will be remembered at all the Masses celebrated in November.

TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES

Next Meetings:
Wednesday, November 19th at 10:30 AM Topic: “What is Liberation Theology?”
Tuesday, November 25th at 7:30 PM Topic: “What is Liberation Theology?”

BIBLE STUDY WITH FR. BERNARD

Grow in your faith by studying the Bible regularly. Fr. Bernard will lead a Bible study group on Mondays at 7:30 PM. All are welcome. Bring a friend and your Bible.

WOMEN PARISHIONERS ADVENT DAY OF REFLECTION

“A New Look at Christmas”

We’ve heard the stories about the birth of Jesus from Matthew and Luke many, many times. Is there a way to look at these wonderful narratives that will make them fresh with new insight?

Join us as we take time to reflect on the journeys of Joseph and Mary at this critical time in their lives.
Day: Thursday, December 4th
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Place: Loretto Maryholme on Lake Simcoe (We will carpool)
Cost: $20 For information or to register please call Mary Landry at 416-221-8866, Ext. 224.

ST. GABRIEL’S SCHOOL ADOPT A VILLAGE PROGRAM

We are pleased to announce that St. Gabriel’s School raised over $6, 000 towards the construction of a clean water project in Kenya, Africa. Again, these students want to make a difference in the lives of suffering children in the world. This year they have chosen a new goal and hope to fund raise $14,000 to help build a school in Africa. In preparation for Advent, students will sell Advent Candle kits after all the Masses on the weekend of November 22/23 at $5.00 each. Your support to help these children touch the lives of needy children will be greatly appreciated.

MULTICULTURAL POTLUCK DINNER

As announced in last week’s parish bulletin, a multicultural potluck dinner will be held on Saturday, November 29th, 2008 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM in the Gathering Space. Tickets are $5 each and they will be available at the end of all the Masses beginning the weekend of November 15th/16th. Participants will bring in food from their own ethnic backgrounds to share with the group. Through this event, we will experience and celebrate the multicultural character of our parish community. Seats are limited. Please get your tickets early.

GREAT GIFT IDEA!! SOUVENIR CHURCH MOSAIC PICTURES

7 Left – $65 each

Money from the sales will go to care for children in the first and only special education schools in Sri Lanka. These children have been affected by the tsunami and the ongoing civil war. See www.GodsOwnChildren.com. If you would like to be further involved in this very worthy cause, please contact Otto Schmidt at 416- 221-8866.

THE FIRST NATIONS PROJECT

Last month we alerted you to a project being planned by a group of synagogues in the Bayview corridor to collect sports equipment for two First Nations communities near Owen Sound. Now this project is moving forward. If you have equipment to donate, and this can include skates, hockey equipment, skis and bicycles, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 for drop-off instructions. Should you need further information, please contact Fatima Lee (Ext. 228).

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE

The Development and Peace (D&P) Campaign for this year continues last year’s focus on Canadian mining companies operating in the Global South. D&P has decided to link its continuing work on mining to land issues because some of the poorest peoples in the world continue to suffer from the actions of some Canadian mining companies.

D&P is asking you to sign cards on the weekend of November 22nd/23rd requesting the Canadian government to implement the recommendations in the report from the National Roundtables on Corporate Social responsibility and the Canadian Extractive Industry in developing Countries.

At the June, 2007 G8 meeting, the Canadian Government stated that the implementation of the recommendations in the report would make Canada a leader in corporate social responsibility. More than 200,000 Canadians expressed support (in D&P’s 2007 Campaign) for such implementation but no action has been taken to date.

More information is available at the back of the Church and is also available at www.devp.org under Education Campaign.

FAITH CONNECTIONS – THEOLOGY ON TAP

Following the Lord: How to Pack Your Suitcases and Go

November 17th 2008 at 7:00 PM
Duke of York Pub
39 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto

Gillian Kantor, Producer, Salt and Light TV
and David Kantor, Environmental Engineer, O’Connor Associates

QUEEN OF APOSTLES RENEWAL CENTRE ADVENT DAY OF REFLECTION

Advent Day of Reflection

Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, Mississauga
Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Consider this day as a prayerful preparation for the celebration of the birth of Christ. Please call the Centre at 905-278-5229 to register and for any additional information.

BLESSED TRINITY CWL ELECTION NIGHT AND WINE & CHEESE SOCIAL

On Tuesday, November 18, at 7:30 PM, the Blessed Trinity CWL is holding Election Night and Wine & Cheese Social. There will be elections to office for 2009-2010 followed by refreshments and socializing. All members are urged to attend.

HEALTH CONNECTION – WELLNESS SERIES

Dealing with Mental Illness and Finding Help

Dr. Thomas Ungar, Chief of Psychiatry and Medical Director, Mental health services, North York General Hospital

What you need to know:
Diagnose and treat mental health issues
Identify community resources for ongoing support
Help a family member or friend living with mental illness

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Jack Hurlbut Auditorium, Academic Centre, Ground Level,
North York General Hospital, General Site
4001 Leslie Street (Leslie and Sheppard)
Call to register at 416-756-6363
Free parking and refreshments

SALT + LIGHT TELEVISION YOUR CATHOLIC CHANNEL OF HOPE

Salt + Light Television is Canada’s Catholic Network, focused on telling inspirational stories that bring people closer to Christ and the Catholic faith. Airing quality Catholic programming 24/7, Salt + Light TV is available through the providers below:

Bell TV (Channel 654); 1-800-sky-dish (1-800-759-3474), www.bell.ca
Cogeco (Channel 185); 1-866-427-7451, www.cogeco.ca
Eastlink (Channel 356); 1-888-345-1111, www.eastlink.ca
Mountain (Channel 387); 905-389-1347, www.mountaincable.net
Rogers (Channel 395); 1-888-764-3771, www.rogers.com
Shaw (Channel 160); www.shaw.ca
Videotron illico (Channel 242); 1-877-380-2511, www.videotron.com

In addition, we have many wonderful and thought-provoking documentaries that are available for purchase for your own personal viewing pleasure. Some of the most recent productions include:
Road of Hope: The Spiritual Journey of Cardinal Nguyen Van Thuan
Hand of Peace: Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust

More information and Live online streaming at www.saltandlighttv.org
Contact via email: info@saltandlighttv.org or call 1-888-302-7181