bulletin – September 28

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
September 30 9:00AM MARGARET O’CONNELL Requested by Mary Ann Fergus
October 2 9:00AM FRANZ KOBAN Requested by Agnes Wong & Family
October 3 9:00AM JOAN EILEEN LAFER Requested by Patricia Murphy
October 4 4:30PM SUSANA HO Requested by Mimi

SUNDAY COLLECTION: September 20-21, 2008

Total: $9,196.78

–>

r>

4:30 8:30 10:30 12:30
Loose
Env. $
Total $3,021 $2,118 $2,839 $1,519
# of Env. 121 102 145 93

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.

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 29th, 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.

A LITTLE KNOWN FACT

We do have a small but growing library. After each Mass on October 4th and 5th, I will introduce interested readers to it. Come to the office and down the hall.
Mary Landry

LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR FOR ST. GABRIEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Our school is in need of a lunchtime supervisor. Work schedule is on a daily basis from 12:00 to 1:00PM. Duties include supervision of students indoors and outdoors during the noon hour. Please contact the school at 416-393-5256 for more information.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Friday, October 3 from 9:30 AM – 12 Noon Please see the time schedule on the table inside the Church.

ENGLISH ROSARY GROUP

Saturday, October 4 at 3:15 PM in the Library For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

CHINESE ROSARY GROUP

Sunday, October 5 at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

ECO – SABBATH

Sunday, October 5 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.

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!

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.

PROVIDENCE HEALTHCARE NEEDS YOU!

Retired, Senior, or available weekday/weekends? Providence healthcare is looking for volunteers to assist with customer service duties in our retail stores. Positions to be filled: Cashiers, Buyers, Bookkeepers, Merchandisers, Stock Clerks. For information about these volunteer opportunities, please call 416-285-3749. Providence Healthcare is located at 3276 St. Clair Avenue E., (Warden at St. Clair) www.providence.on.ca

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

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

Married couples: You deserve a weekend to celebrate being together; to rediscover each other and to focus on ways to make your relationship even better. A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend offers this opportunity. Consider giving each other or another couple that you know the gift of a weekend away from daily pressures; time to be with each other and with God on a Marriage Encounter Weekend. Upcoming Weekend date: October 24-26, 2008. For further information, please contact David and Lucy Adams, 905-470-9590 or email adams@rogers.com

ELECTIONS CANADA

Elections Canada is looking for workers for October 14th, Election Day. Applicants must be Canadian citizens 18 years of age or older. For information call 1-866-281-5126, then dial 2.