bulletin – October 26

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
October 28 9:00AM MARCELINO FERNANDES Requested by Tita and Family
October 30 9:00AM EMELINDA GOHLMAN Requested by the Family
October 31 9:00AM TULIO RAMIREZ Requested by the Family
November 1 4:30PM GUS CALDERONE Requested by Marie and Family

SUNDAY COLLECTION: October 18-19, 2008

Total: $8,842.01

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Total $2,068 $2,062 $2,600 $2,112
# of Env. 129 96 151 98

Number of Envelopes Issued: 1136
Number of Envelopes Used: 474

TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES

Next Meetings: Tuesday, October 28th at 7:00 PM
Topic: “What is Liberation Theology?”

Wednesday, November 5th at 10:30 AM.
Topic: “What is Liberation Theology?”

RECEPTION FOR NEW PARISHIONERS

The parish will be holding a reception on November 1st , 2008 in the gathering space of the church to welcome all the new parishioners who have joined our parish family in recent months. For those who are new to the parish, this will be an opportunity for the parish team to get to know you and to answer any questions you have regarding our community. Please join us if you can. It will facilitate our planning if we can know ahead the number of people who will be attending. If you can come to the reception, please call the parish office at 416-221-8866 or email stgabrielsparish@bellnet.ca before October 24th.

FAMILY MASS

Sunday, November 2nd at the 12:30 PM Mass. All are welcome.

WELCOME

The Parish of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:
Alexandra Cairns
Elijah Forde
Miguel Luis Gutierrez
Madison Isabella Wong

These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, October 19th. Congratulations!

ENGLISH ROSARY GROUP

Saturday, November 1st at 3:15 PM in the Library For information, please contact Linda Law at 416 -918-8029.

CHINESE ROSARY GROUP

Sunday, November 2nd at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

ECO – SABBATH

Sunday, November 2nd at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room

On the first Sunday of each month, the Passionist Centre for Ecology and Spirituality facilitates a 30 minute reflection and discussion prompted by the readings for that Sunday’s liturgy. This guided reflection brings an ecological perspective to the readings.

CONFIRMATION ENROLLMENT CEREMONY

The Confirmation Enrollment Ceremony for all Confirmation candidates will be held on Sunday, November 9 at the 12:30 Mass.

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.

SHARELIFE RECEIVING FUNDS FOR AID TO HAITI

ShareLife is continuing to accept funds to assist with relief and reconstruction efforts in Haiti. Donations can be made online through the ShareLife website www.sharelife.org. As always, ShareLife applies no administration fees to funds received for humanitarian relief appeals, ensuring that 100 percent of each contribution goes to the agencies involved.

TAX SAVING ALERT!

BCE (Bell Canada), one of Canada’s premiere telecommunications companies, will soon become a private company (December, 2008). All common shareholders will be required to sell or donate their BCE securities and may face a large tax bill due to the greatly appreciated value of their stock. By donating your shares to our parish or the Passionist Community, you can avoid the taxes on gains. Please consult your financial advisor on this matter. You can also download the forms needed at www.stewardshiptoronto.org. Please share this message with other Catholics you know!

MOSAIC PEACE MEAL

Sunday, November 2nd,from 2-5 PM
Temple Har Zion
7360 Bayview Ave. (north of Steeles)

Co sponsored by Temple Har Zion and Thornhill United Church . The theme is Social Justice with different faiths’ perspectives and will include displays from agencies working to help the poor etc. as well as a program for children on bullying. The program ends with a pot-luck vegan supper. If coming, please bring a dish to share with other participants but with absolutely no meat, poultry, eggs, fish, dairy products or alcohol due to dietary laws and no nut products as many people are allergic to these. All are welcome. Please RSVP to Nora at 416-218- 0680 by October 27th. See the poster on the bulletin boards for more details.

COME AND SEE WEEKEND

Thinking about the priesthood? Wondering what it might be like? Then “Come and See” is for you! November 7th to 9th, 2008, there will be an opportunity for young men of 18 years or older to visit our Archdiocesan Seminary in Scarborough. This weekend will provide time for prayer, reflection and information on becoming a Catholic priest. If God is calling you, say yes… and Come and See. Those interested are asked to speak with their Pastor or contact the Office of Vocations for further information at 416-968-0997.

ALL SOULS’ DAY MASS

The Archdiocese of Toronto wishes to invite all families to participate in the annual All Souls’ Day Mass on Saturday, November 8 at 2:00 PM in the following location: Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill, 905-889-7467 Liturgy in English and Italian All are welcome.

NORTH YORK RETIRED MEN’S CLUB

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 2:00PM
Blessed Trinity Parish Hall
History Buffs and Seafarers will be interested in Dr. RolySalvas’ presentation on “The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald” All are invited.

NEW BEGINNINGS…

Mini Renewal Presentation: November 4, 2008 at 8:00PM.
Spiritual Health and Clinical Depression
Dr. Ken Fung, MD
New Beginnings Weekend Retreat November 14, 15 & 16 2008
Scarboro Missions, 2685 Kingston Road, Scarborough
Finding closure and starting a new chapter in life is easier if one draws strength from one’s own spirituality. For more information, please contact New Beginnings at 416-921-1163, Ext.2246

CARDINAL CARTER ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS PRESENTS SHOWCASE 2008

Staged as a traditional variety show, SHOWCASE features all the singing, dancing and theatrical pieces CCAA is known for, in addition to an exciting Art Gallery and Marketplace of mixed media works created by past and present visual artists from the school. It is the major fundraising initiative at Carter for the 2008-2009 school year. When: Friday, November 7th,, Saturday, November 8th Gallery Viewing 6:30 PM Gala Show 7:30 PM Where: The Cardinal Carter Theatre 36 Greenfield Avenue (East of Yonge Street,1 Block North of Sheppard) For ticket information, please contact the school at 416-393-5556 x0 or by e-mail: friendsofcarter@gmail.com

RADIO MARIA – THE YEAR OF ST. PAUL

Presentation Date: November 8th at 10:00AM.
Topic: Lessons for Everyone from the Life and Ministry of St. Paul
Speaker: Most Reverend Peter Hundt, SSL, DD. Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto
Location: Radio Maria, 1247 Lawrence Avenue W.
For more information, please call the station at 416-245-0200 or email at info@hmwn.net

NORTHMOUNT INDEPENDENT CATHOLIC BOYS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL JK TO GRADE 8

Advanced Math/Science * Enriched Curriculum * Nationally Recognized Athletics * Dynamic fine Arts* Genuine Advisory and Character Education Program. Mass is celebrated every Tuesday and Thursday. School Chaplaincy provided by Fr. Basil Breen (retired diocesan priest) Public Showcase and Open House Saturday, November 8, 2008 11:00 AM – 1:00PM Robotics, Mathematics and History Open Houses every Thursday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Private tours available on request.