|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
|# 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
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
The Parish of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome
Jayden Isaiah Ramdeen
Ashley Colleen Romanovich
Marcus Gabriel Vallescura
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.)
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
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 email@example.com
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.