|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
|# 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
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