bulletin – September 7

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
September 9 9:00AM MARGARET PRINDIVILLE Requested by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Gabriel Conference
September 11 9:00AM TULIO RAMIREZ Requested by the Family
September 12 9:00AM ARMONDO WALTER DINARDO Requested by the Dinardo Family
September 13 4:30PM GORDON OATWAY Requested by the Family

SUNDAY COLLECTION: August 30-31, 2008

Total: $7,676.37

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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.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 109 casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre during the summer; 34 for June, 35 for July and 40 for August. For September, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of September 27/28 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.

THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS NEEDED

Attention: Those who are Interested in learning about the Catholic Faith

This is an invitation to come to our first meeting on Monday, September 15th, 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 after Monday, September 8th, 2008.

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.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE

A Marriage Preparation Course will take place at St. Gabriel’s Church on the weekend of October 24th to 26th. If you are interested, please contact the Parish Office at 416-221-8866. Register early as space is limited.

THE SUNDAY MASS ON TV

The televised Sunday Mass on CTV for shut-ins is moving to a new time. As of September 21, 2008, the televised Sunday Mass will begin at 8:30 AM.

NEW BEGINNINGS

For Separated, Divorced and Widowed Persons

Have you suffered the loss of a spouse through separation, divorce or death? Are you looking for strength to deal with your grief? Consider a weekend of hope and healing. Special Weekend Retreat – November 14 – 16, 2008

Widow/Widower Support Group

6 week Session
Fridays at 7:30 PM
September 12 to October 17

Mini Renewal Presentations

October 7th, 8:00 PM
Know the Law and Make It Work For You,
Vic Szumlanski, LL..B

New Beginnings,
1155 Yonge Street, Second Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M2M 3S4
For all enquiries please call 416-921-1163, Ext. 2246.

PILGRIMAGE CELEBRATING ST. PAUL’S 2,000th ANNIVERSARY

From September 21 to October 4 and October 15 to October 18, 2008, we will retrace St. Paul’s journeys in Greece, the Greek Isles and Turkey. Paul’s journeys and life are recorded in his letters and in the Acts of the Apostles. For further information, please visit the Catholic Biblical Association website at www.cbac.org, email Sr. Jocelyn Monette at jocmon@sympatico.ca or call 416-406-4398

BLESSED TRINITY KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Blessed Trinity Knights of Columbus will be hosting an Italian Dinner Dance followed by a Silent Auction and Raffle on Saturday, September 20th at Blessed Trinity Church. Please support them by buying tickets after the 12:30 and 4:30 PM Masses. To order tickets, please contact Rocco at 416-225-7673. All proceeds will be donated to charity.

PROVIDENCE HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION

Providence healthcare welcomes you to come out and visit us. See and hear first-hand about our excellent programs and services with a personalized tour. To arrange your tour, please contact Gloria Vidovich at 416-285-3669 or gvidovic@providence.on.ca.

We are located at 3276 St. Clair Avenue East (corner of Warden & St. Clair Ave.)
Our website is www.providence.on.ca

DONATIONS FOR THE POOR TO ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides an annual receipt for tax purposes for all known donors. This is usually achieved by the donors giving cheques from which all relevant information can be obtained. However, some donors have been putting significant amounts in the Poor Box for which no receipt can be given since their identity is not known. St. Vincent de Paul envelopes are now available on the tables by the doors of the Church for use by those giving cash, if they would like a receipt. Either their name and address or envelope number must be filled in on the envelope so that the amounts can be recorded.

FAITH CONNECTIONS

Theology on Tap

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto invite young adults (19-39 yrs) to a thought provoking social evening. Join us from 7:00-9:00p.m. on Mon September 15th @ the Duke of York Pub (39 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto). Marina Nemat, author of bestseller Prisoner of Tehran and Matthew Behrens, organizer of Stop Canadian Involvement in Torture, will be joining us to speak about “Torture & Illegal Detention in Today’s World” Munchies provided, come & bring friends!

Faith Connections: Scripture Sound Bytes

Are you between the ages of 18-39 years? Interested in enhancing you spiritual life? The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto and The Mississauga Parishes invite you to discover with other young adults how the Sunday Readings relate to your life. Join us for an evening of prayer, reflection and social time! Come & bring friends. Tuesday Evenings from 7:30-9:30pm, St. Christopher’s Parish, 1171 Clarkson Rd. North, Mississauga.

More Info?
www.faithconnections.ca
or call Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt at 416-222-1101.