REGISTRATION FOR SACRAMENTS
School Age Children – October 8th, 15th, 20th, 2009
Registration for children who wish to receive the Sacraments of First Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation will be held at the Parish Office from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM on the following evenings: Thursday, October 8th, Thursday October 15th and Tuesday, October 20th. Please bring a copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate if registering for First Communion or Confirmation.
AN INVITATION TO LEARN!
In past years, Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings have been devoted to religious topics decided on by those who wish to participate.
Tuesday, October 20th at 7:30 PM.
Topic: The History of Heaven
Wednesday, October 21st at 10:30 AM.
Topic: The History of Heaven
For further information, please call Mary Landry at 416-293-3760.
Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.
- Regular ground Coffee: $5
- Decaffeinated $6
- Whole Beans $5
- Chocolate Bars: $4 including taxes
- Hot Chocolate and Cocoa; $4.50
- Teas: $3.25 to $4.00 by variety
SHARELIFE – TROPICAL STORM KETSANA RELIEF
On September 26, Tropical Storm Ketsana (also known as Typhoon Ondoy) struck the Philippines, causing the most severe flooding the country has experienced in more than 40 years.
The ShareLife Office is accepting monetary donations to support disaster relief efforts in the Philippines, assisting in the provision of food, shelter, clean water, and medical and cooking supplies for those affected by the storm and flooding.
Working through the Catholic Church’s official international relief network, Caritas Internationalis, funds will be channelled to Caritas Philippines (NASSA). Initially, NASSA is providing aid for a total of 10,000 families (50,000 people) in the seriously affected areas.
Those wishing to help through a financial contribution may do so in the following ways:
- Online through ShareLife’s website: www.sharelife.org
- Through the ShareLife Office 1-800-263-2595 or 416-934-3411
- Through the Parish, making cheques payable to:
ShareLife – St Gabriels Parish – Tropical Storm Ketsana Relief – Philippines
We offer our prayers for the thousands of families affected by the storm. Thank you for your ongoing efforts to serve those in need, both here at home and around the world. Be assured that ShareLife does not apply any administrative fees to humanitarian relief contributions, ensuring as much money as possible is directed toward assistance of those in crisis.
H1N1 FLU VIRUS
Regarding the H1N1 Flu Virus, Archbishop Collins has suggested that we provide hand cleaning stations at the entrance to the Church. If parishioners are feeling ill or have been sick in recent days, they should refrain from receiving Communion on the tongue or from the cup. The “sign of peace:” is an important part of Mass. If you are uncomfortable shaking hands use another gesture such as a bow, a wave of the hand or simply saying “Peace be with you.”
CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES LIVING WITH SEPARATION AND DIVORCE
Catholic Family Services is offering a 10 week group program for adult men and women who are dealing with the process of separation and divorce.
Dates & Times:
- Group 1 – October 6th – December 8th
Tuesday Evenings 6:30 – 8:30 PM
- Group 2 – October 13th – December 15th
Tuesdays 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Location: Catholic Family Services of Toronto (North Branch),
5799 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Cost: $300 for 10 week program (subsidies available)
For further information please contact the facilitator, Mario Esposito, at 416-222-0048, Ext 222.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY BOARD
You may have noticed a new bulletin board in the lower hall leading to the parking garage. This is an employment opportunities board where employers looking for help and individuals looking for work can post their information.
Please bring all notices to the Parish Office for approval.
October 12th TO October 17th, 2009
MONDAY – THANKSGIVING DAY
TUESDAY – TERESA WAN Requested by Agnes Wong & Family
WEDNESDAY – SR.MARION NORMAN I.B.V.M. Requested by Margaret Anne Leckie
THURSDAY – LORITA ORDINARIA Requested by Wai Chin Hwang & The Good Shepherd Sisters
FRIDAY – PAULINE BECKER Requested by Ted & Mary Landry
SATURDAY – PASQUALI GATTI Requested by Linda Gatti
ST. GABRIEL’S CHOIRS
“Those who sing pray twice!”
We would like to invite new membership to our Choirs. The Senior Choir practices Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 PM and sings at the 10:30 Mass. The Junior Choir practices Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and sings at the 12:30 Mass. Please consider joining this important ministry of music. For information, please call Marilyn Calderone at 416-618-2041.
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 24, 2009 from 2:30 PM to 4:15 PM.
October 4th, 2009: $9,655
Number of Envelopes Used: 385
FOR THE LOVE OF SINGING
Saturday, November 28th 7:30 PM – St. Gabriel’s Church
Reserve the date “For the Love of Singing” here at St. Gabriel’s on Saturday, November 28th at 7:30 PM.
A combination of Barber Shop, secular and sacred music will be presented by our own musicians. More information to follow.
NORTH YORK RETIRED MEN’S CLUB
Tuesday, October 13th 2:00 PM Blessed Trinity Parish Hall
The North York Men’s Retired Men’s Club will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, October 13th at 2:00 PM in Blessed Trinity Parish Hall. Murray Armel will speak about The Trials That Changed History.
ST. BONAVENTURE’ FLEA MARKET
Saturday, October 17th – 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM – 1300 Leslie Street (just south of Lawrence)
Great bargains! Refreshments! Please bring your own bags.
CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE FASHION SHOW
Tuesday, October 20th 7:00 PM Blessed Trinity Parish Hall
Presented by Paris Boutique, Unionville, the show will feature fashions by Joseph Ribkoff, Jones New York etc. The tickets are $20. Refreshments (wine, sandwiches coffee and dessert) will be served. There will be prizes. All are invited. For further information, please call Shirley Burak Regan at 416-498-5033 or Gisele Hall at 416-223-7826.
ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE SCHOOL
The Office of Admissions of St. Michael’s College School is now considering applications for September 2010.
Open Houses for interested parents and their sons will be held on the following evenings: Wednesday, October 21st and Tuesday, October 27th commencing at 7:30 PM and concluding at approximately 9:00 PM.
Location: St. Michael’s College School,
1515 Bathurst Street (at St. Clair Avenue West)
While St. Michael’s is a private school, they offer academic scholarships and financial aid to qualified students.
FAITH CONNECTIONS THEOLOGY ON TAP
Building a City of God: Constructing a Theology of the Everyday
Monday, October 19th at 7:00 PM
Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto
Special Guest: Michael Nicholas-Schmidt, M. Arch.