bulletin – November 23

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
November 25 9:00AM ALICE RIELLY Requested by Margaret D’Andrea and Family
November 27 9:00AM MARCELINO FERNANDES Requested by Tita and Family
November 28 9:00AM ARMONDO & WALTER DINARDO Requested by the Family
November 29 4:30PM CHRISTOPHER DI LALLO & MIKE PALAZZO Requested by the Family

SUNDAY COLLECTION: November 15-16, 2008

Total: $9,573.28

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Total $2,199 $1,602 $3,559 $2,297
# of Env. 121 86 178 91

Number of Envelopes Issued: 1136
Number of Envelopes Used: 476

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:
Tuesday, November 25th at 7:30 PM
Topic: “What is Liberation Theology?”
Wednesday, December 3rd at 10:00 AM
Topic: “What is Liberation Theology?”

UPDATING OUR PARISH RECORDS

We are updating our Parish Records. If you are a new parishioner and have not yet registered, please fill out a registration card which can be obtained at the Parish Office or online.

If you have recently moved, please let us know your new address so that our records will be correct.
Parish Office: 416-221-8866

WELCOME BAPTISMS

The Parish of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome

Dylan Nguyen
Jayden Isaiah Ramdeen
Ashley Colleen Romanovich
Marcus Gabriel Vallescura
Gianluca Vecchiarelli

These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, November 16. Congratulations!

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.

MULTICULTURAL POTLUCK DINNER

On Saturday, November 29, 2008, the parish will be hosting a multicultural potluck dinner 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 this weekend.

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.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Your prepared chicken rice casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at all 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.

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.

THE FIRST NATIONS PROJECT

A big “Thank you!” to all the parishioners who donated skates, skis, sweaters and other items to the First nations Project, – a project being sponsored by a group of Bayview corridor synagogues to collect sports equipment for two First nations communities near Owen Sound.

The first delivery was made on Sunday, November 16th to the communities. We have been told that the group plans to continue with the Project and another delivery may be coming up in a few months. There may be some among you who might have missed the first shipment. Please hold on to the items you plan to donate until the next collection. Thank you once again for your participation and your generosity.

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE CAMPAIGN

Development and Peace promotes sustainable human development through participatory management, democratic control and the equitable distribution of resources. Development and Peace is asking you to sign an action card today after Mass at the tables set up in the Gathering Space. We are asking the Canadian Government to develop legal mechanisms to hold Canadian mining companies accountable for their actions abroad. Information brochures and action cards are available at the entrance to the Church. Signed action cards can be left at the Parish Office if you miss us this weekend.

GREAT GIFT IDEA!!
SOUVENIR CHURCH MOSAIC PICTURES

6 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.

QUEEN OF APOSTLES RENEWAL CENTRE
ADVENT DAY OF REFLECTION

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.

NORTH YORK RETIRED MEN’S CLUB

Tuesday, November 25th at 2:00PM
Blessed Trinity Parish Hall

Seniors will be interested in Mary Currie’s topic, “An Overview of Eldercare Resources”. All are welcome.

AGAPE MEDICAL MISSIONS IN RUSSIA

Invites you to join them as they celebrate 18 years of sharing God’s love and the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Rural Russia and Siberia.
Thursday, December 4th at 6:30 PM
St. Bonaventure’s Parish centre
1300 Leslie Street, (south of Lawrence) Don Mills
Dinner * Praise and Worship * Presentation
Host: Dr. Bill Etzkorn, President – Agape Canada
Guest Speakers: Dr. Bill Becknell, Founder and President – Agape Russia
Dr. David DeShan, President Agape USA

There is no charge for the evening but there will be a free will offering)
For tickets, please contact Linda Etzkorn, 416-510-0264 or lindaetzkorn@rogers.com
www.agaperu.org

CHRISTMAS REFLECTIONS

Saturday, December 6th at 4:00 PM
R.S. Kane Funeral Home Chapel
6150 Yonge Street

As we approach the holiday season, the Kane family and staff invite you to join in a service to remember the lives of those whom you have loved. Refreshments to follow. Please R.S.V.P. by November 28th, 2008 by calling 416-221-1159 or emailing at info@rskane.ca

ST. MICHAEL’S CHOIR SCHOOL

Presents A Christmas Overture

Friday, December 12th at 8:00 PM
Saturday December 13th at 3:00 PM
Massey Hall, Victoria & Shuter Streets, Toronto

Come celebrate Christmas with Toronto’s renowned boys choir as they make their overture into the season. The concert features sacred choral masterpieces from Christmas past and present, arranged by composers from Canada and beyond. Join St. Michael’s Choir School and special guest True North Brass for a spirited celebration of seasonal music.

Tickets are $36.50 – $22.50
To order tickets, call 416-872-4255 or order online at www.masseyhall.com. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office.