bulletin – September 21

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
September 23 9:00AM TIM FLOOD Requested by Mary Ann O’Connell
September 25 9:00AM NADIA GOUDA Requested by the Family
September 26 9:00AM MARCELINO FERNANDES Requested by Tita & Family
September 27 4:30PM GLORIA GARROVILLO Requested by Mimi

SUNDAY COLLECTION: September 13-14, 2008

Total: $8,293.69

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Total $ 2,519 $ 1,885 $ 3,186 $ 1,704
# of Env. 136 88 140 88

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, will begin 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.

CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM

Classes for the Children’s Faith Program, for children attending private or public schools, have already begun. However, registration forms are still being accepted until the October 5th class. These forms can be picked up at the Parish Office. For further information, please contact Cheryl Teixeira at 416-261-9693.

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, September 22nd, 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 Tuesday evening, September 30th at 7:30 PM, our topic will be “What is Liberation Theology?”.

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

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.

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.

WHERE’S RALPH?

Many people have been asking “Where’s Ralph?” Ralph is fine but Eva has not been well for some time. Ralph doesn’t want to leave her alone so he has not been able to be here to take care of things for Sunday Masses. He asks for your prayers for his dear wife, Eva. His phone number is 1-905-571-2220 and his address is: Mr. Ralph Bardowell, 215 – 120 Waller Street, Whitby, Ontario, L1R 2G4

FREE CONCERT SERIES

ALEX SEREDENKO, our 12:30 Mass accompanist, will be presenting a concert Thursday, September 25th at noon as part of the Piano Virtuoso Series. It will be held at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West. All are welcome.

FIRST NATIONS PROJECT

A group of synagogues in the Bayview corridor have a 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.

THE CHRISTOPHER LEADERSHIP COURSE

Speak with confidence, control nervousness, communicate effectively and recognize your potential. The Christopher Leadership Course of Canada offers you the ability to develop and enhance your speaking and leadership skills. These enhanced skills benefit your home, place of worship, place of employment and the community. Learn all this while having fun during an 11 week course beginning the week of September 22, 2008 at four different locations in the GTA. For more information call 1-800-418-8925

LECTIO DIVINA – A YEAR WITH ST. PAUL

All are welcome to join Archbishop Thomas Collins for Lectio Divina. Sunday, September 21, 2008. St. Michael’s Cathedral, 65 Bond Street, Toronto

Vespers are at 7:00PM followed by the Lectio Divina from 7:30 to 8:15 PM.

CASSEROLES – GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

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

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!

COLLECTION FOR THE NEEDS OF THE CHURCH IN CANADA

September 28, 2008

Each year the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops is asked to speak out, give leadership or provide guidelines for the faithful on topics such as education, ecumenism, interfaith relations, ethical issues and events that require common action here or elsewhere in the world. In order for our Bishops to be able to make proper judgments on modern topics, they must have the benefit of research and expert advice. This information gathering requires staff, time and money. Through the yearly Bishop’s collection for the needs of the Church in Canada, an appeal is made to all Catholics to be generous in supporting the work of their Bishops. In addition to contributions, we are also asked to pray for the work of the Bishops and to participate in and cooperate with the various projects of the CCCB.

NORTH YORK RETIRED MEN’S CLUB

The first meeting of the North York Retired Men’s Club for fall, 2008 will be held on September 23rd at 2:00 PM at Blessed Trinity Parish Hall. Dr. Charles Wright will speak on the current controversies in Healthcare. New members are welcome.