bulletin – October 5

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
October 7 9:00AM SID SEDGWICK Requested by the Sedgwick family
October 9 9:00AM MICHAEL McDERMOTT Requested by Margaret D’Andrea & Family
October 10 9:00AM JAUM KIM Requested by Diane Kim
October 11 4:30PM MARIE NACCARATO Requested by Josie Jamnik & Rita Pecora

SUNDAY COLLECTION: September 27-28, 2008

Total: $9,175.62

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Total $3,101 $1,858 $2,699 $2,118
# of Env. 139 89 154 101

ALTAR SERVERS

The Altar Service is now recruiting new members. If you are in Grade 4 or higher and are interested in becoming an altar server, please leave your name and phone number with the Parish Office at 416-221-8866. The orientation and training for new members will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 2:30 PM to 4:15 PM.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD

The Children’s liturgy of the word, for children 4 – 10 years old, began on Sunday, September 21 at the 10:30 AM Mass. We are in need of volunteers to help us interpret the readings through discussion and activities. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Tim Lychy at 416- 953-0555 or email him at tim@dibrinasure.com.

CEREMONY OF THE BLESSING OF THE SICK

The ceremony for the blessing of the sick will be held on Sunday, October 19th at 3:30 PM. The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is one of the seven Sacraments. It is celebrated with those who are seriously ill, those who are preparing for surgery and the elderly. The preferred place for celebrating this Sacrament is in the Church with family and the members of the parish community present. All are more than welcome to attend.

WELCOME TO THE NEWLY BAPTIZED

The Parish community would like to welcome: Kimora Creavalle, Jessica Martine Joy Lee, Jonathan Brendan Jim Lee. Rhys Douglas Justin Rublee. Kale Sokoloff, Joshua Ronyn Yong, Madison Sarah Yong, Ryley Matthew Yong,

THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS

Attention: Those who are Interested in learning about the Catholic Faith This is an invitation to come to our meeting on Monday, October 6th, 2008 at 7:30 in the Library. Come with your questions, your curiosity, and your point of view. They will be the basis of our discussion. To Our Parishioners: Because our Parish Community is considered the official teacher and guide for possible new members, it is important that some of you help by being present and by sharing your faith in ways that are comfortable to you. Adult Catholics who wish to celebrate the sacraments of Eucharist and /or Confirmation are also welcome. For more information, please call Mary Landry at 416-221-8866.

TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES

In past years, Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings have been devoted to religious topics decided on by those who wish to participate. We have studied and discussed parts of the Bible, Church history, viewed videos, listened to tapes and read short but substantial books about Christ and the Church.

On Wednesday morning, October 8th at 10:30 AM, we will finish studying St. Paul’s Letters.

On Tuesday evening, October 14th at 7:30 PM, our topic will be “What is Liberation Theology?”

Both groups will decide what topics they wish to study through the fall. If you are interested, please come with your questions, your “puzzlements”, your concerns and interests about the faith (and sometimes doubts) we share. For further information, please call Mary Landry at 416-221-8866, Ext. 224.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY

World Mission Sunday is on October 19th this year. This world wide collection for the missionary church provides emergency aid when disasters strike, cares for refugees in war torn nations, provides rural health clinics and transportation for priests and catechists. Please pray for the missions and be generous on World Mission Sunday.

ST. GABRIEL’S CHOIRS

“Those who sing pray twice!”

We would like to invite new membership to our Senior and Junior Choirs. The Senior Choir practices Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 and sings at the 10:30 Mass. The Junior Choir practices Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 and sings at the 12:30 Mass. We invite all to consider joining this important ministry of music. For more information, please call Marilyn Calderone at 416-618-2041.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 47 casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre for September. For October, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of October 25/26 for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to become active in helping to feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. If you require more information or would like to get a copy of the recipe and a casserole pan, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

LOST AND FOUND

Over the last few months we have collected a number of items in our Lost and Found. Currently unclaimed items include a camera and two pairs of glasses. Please check at the Parish Office, 416- 221-8866, for misplaced items.

GOOD SHEPHERD THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

Good Shepherd Ministries is unfortunately witnessing a growth in the number of people lining up to eat in their dining room each day. This past year, over 270,000 meals were served – 15,000 more than the previous year. We have been asked to participate in the 2008 Thanksgiving Food Drive. Rice, canned vegetables and meats, canned stews and soups, cereals pasta and sauces, peanut butter, jams, sugar, tea, ground and instant coffee, hot chocolate, powdered fruit juice, paprika, garlic powder, and condiments are urgently needed. Please drop off your donations in the designated containers at the doors of the Church. The parish’s donations of non-perishable food will make it possible for the Good Shepherd Ministries to continue to offer nutritious meals to those in need. They need our help more than ever!

CONFERENCE ON WOMEN ABUSE

Archbishop Collins will provide the opening address at a conference on woman abuse hosted by some of the Catholic agencies of the Archdiocese on Saturday, October 18 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The conference will be held at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts in North York (Sheppard Subway Station). Come and learn about this important issue and what you can do about it. Youth (over 16 years) and adults, both men and women, are welcome. Pre-registration is required. The fee of $20 includes lunch. Please contact Carmela at 416-222-0048, Ext. 235

FIRST NATIONS PROJECT

A group of synagogues in the Bayview corridor have project to supply two First Nation’s communities, located about an hour from Owen Sound, with donated sports equipment including skates, hockey equipment, skis and bicycles. A date (probably in October) and a location where items can be dropped off will be announced. Donated items must be delivered the same day since storage is not possible. If anyone would like to donate items for this project, please keep the items aside pending further details. There may also be a request for volunteer drivers with vans. Please stay posted for further information.

FEDERAL ELECTION RESOURCES

The archdiocese of Toronto has created an online space: www.archtoronto.org/federalelections that provides resources to help with the discernment process as we prepare to elect a federal government on October 14, 2008. We hope this is a helpful tool.

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.

FOLLOWING JESUS … A JOURNEY OF FREEDOM

Single women, 18 to 40, are invited to a retreat weekend October 17 – 19 given by a team of Sisters of St. Joseph. For further information, call Sister Dorothy at 416-927-0702. Also see the bulletin board flyer.