WORKSHOP ON ST. PAUL
October 5th – 7th, 2009
Professor Raymond Collins, STD, a renowned New Testament scholar will be giving a three-evening workshop on St. Paul at our parish on October 5 to 7, 2009 (Monday to Wednesday).
Until his retirement in 2006, Professor Collins, for more than three decades, was professor of New Testament at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, and then at the Catholic University of America. He is author of numerous books and articles on the New Testament.
If you wish to understand St. Paul better, this is an opportunity not to be missed. For details please refer to the notice on the bulletin board, or contact Fatima Lee. Please call 416-221-8866 to register; this will help us with arrangements for the venue.
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.>
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
The Children’s Liturgy of the Word, for children 4 – 10 years old, will begin on Sunday, September 20th at the 10:30 AM Mass.
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. We have studied and discussed parts of the Bible and Church history, viewed videos, listened to tapes and read short but substantial books about Christ and the Church.
On Tuesday evening, September 22nd at 7:30 PM, we will decide what topics we will study. On Wednesday morning, September 23rd at 10:30 AM, we will have many topics we wish to explore. Come and tell us what you’re interested in learning!
For more information, please contact Mary Landry at 416-293-3760.
ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT
Our journey of life and journey of faith are meant to converge at an early age. For many of us, however, we tend to grow physically, mentally, psychologically etc., but remain at a childish level of understanding our faith. The following information is for those who wish to keep growing, to be able to enjoy the Good news of God’s love for us as members of God’s Church.
Monday Nights are R.C.I.A. Nights
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) meetings begin on Monday, September 21st, 2009 at 8:00 PM. These evenings are for persons interested in learning about the Catholic Faith. Because the Parish Community itself is considered the official teacher and guide for potential new members, it is important that some parishioners participate by being present and by sharing their Faith in various ways. It is also an opportunity for “Born Catholics” to deepen their understanding of the faith. Adult Catholics who wish to celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist and/or Confirmation are welcome. For more information, please call Mary Landry at 416 – 221 – 8866.
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 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.
We invite all to consider joining this important ministry of music. For more information, please call Marilyn Calderone at 416 – 618 – 2041.
LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR FOR ST. GABRIEL’SCHOOL
St. Gabriel’s School is in need of a lunchtime supervisor from 12:00 to 1:00 PM daily. This is a paid position. If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact the School Office at 416-393-5256 as soon as possible.
The Scarboro Missions and the Catholic Missions of Canada would like to express their sincere thanks for your generous response to the annual Shared Collection held recently in the Parish. A total of $3,032.33 was raised. Your support is greatly appreciated.
COLLECTION FOR ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES
The next shipment to the Aboriginal Communities of Northern Ontario will be in October, but the collection will continue throughout the year. Most requested items are:
- clothing, linens and blankets,
- reading books (for children, teens, and adults),
- puzzles, games, toys, skates and hockey sticks.
All items should be in good condition – something that you would use yourself.As before, donations can be dropped off between 7:30 AM – 2 PM Monday to Friday at
“Kids Come First” Daycare
40 New Westminster Drive, Thornhill
(at Steeles between Bathurst and Dufferin).
Please enter through the black iron wrought gates.
For more information, please contact Fatima Lee
MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE
November 6th – 8th,, 2009
A Marriage Preparation Course will take place at
St. Gabriel’s Church on the weekend of
November 6th to 8th.
If you are interested, please contact the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.
Register early as space is limited.
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
ROSALIE HALL FOOD AND CLOTHING COLLECTION
Weekend of September 21st / 22nd , 2009
Rosalie Hall is a Centre for teen mothers and other single parents and their children. Amidst their ongoing great struggle and hardship, we depend on you, “the good people of St. Gabes”, to once again consider supporting these young women by feeding them and providing them with adequate clothing, as they strive to parent their children.
Our needs are basic: small bags of rice, pasta, Kraft dinner, breakfast and infant cereals, juice boxes, crackers, canned beans, pasta sauce, canned meats, tuna, canned fruit and diapers.
Teen and Women’s Clothing items such as socks, underwear, hats and mitts, shirts, pants, etc. are most welcome. We will also gratefully accept new and gently used clothing for babies and toddlers up to 14 months old.
Many thanks for your compassion and support as we all strive to be “doers of the word” in our reaching out to others. May you be blessed, as you are blessing.
GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CLOTHING NEEDED
The Centre is in need of the following items:
- men’s jeans and t-shirts
- men’s running shoes,
- men’s underwear and socks
Thank you for your donation. Please be reminded that we only accept donations of men’s clothing
For more information, please contact Rebecca Ferguson at 416-869-3619, Ext. 262.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th DAVID SHELDRICK Requested by Teresa Sheldrick
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th PAULA SHELDRICKRequested by The Sheldrick Family
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th MONICA SONG Requested by Insoon Kim
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th MARIA GUIDOLIN TROJETTO Requested by Bruno Trojetto
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th GORDON OATWAY Requested by The Family
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“PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING” OPTION
The“Pre-Authorized Giving” plan allows parishioners to make their regular offertory donations by automatic monthly bank withdrawal. This system is widely used in the Archdiocese of Toronto and is a safe and convenient method of giving for those interested.
Forms, in a sealed envelope, may be placed in the collection basket or dropped off at the Parish Office.