ST. PAUL OF THE CROSS – OCTOBER 19
St. Paul of the Cross was the founder of the Passionists (1720). Born in northern Italy in 1694, Paul experienced conversion at the age of 15 and began a lifetime of devotion to prayer and austerity. At age 20 he tried life as a soldier, but left after one year. Six years later, having had several visions, he determined that his vocation was to found an order dedicated to the passion of our Lord. Officials declared the visions authentic and Paul withdrew to write a rule. He was joined by his brother, who remained with him for the rest of his life. By 1747, the Passionists had three houses and were preaching missions throughout Italy. At his death in 1775, Paul was establishing a congregation for Passionist nuns.
REGISTRATION FOR SACRAMENTS
School Age Children
Parish Office October 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 Tuesday, October 20th. Please bring a copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate if registering for First Communion or Confirmation.
Parents Confirmation Information Meeting
Thursday, October 22, 2009. 7:30 to 9:00 PM
St. Gabriel’s Church
This meeting is for parents only of children receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this year.
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.
SIGN LANGUAGE HELP NEEDED
We are in need of a parishioner who is skilled in sign language.
Please contact Mary Landry at 416-293-3760.
HOLOCAUST EDUCATION WEEK
St. Gabriel’s Parish
Wednesday, November 4th at 7:30 PM.
For many years, St. Gabriel’s Parish has participated in Holocaust Education Week. On Wednesday, November 4th at 7:30 PM, we will present a two part program, co-sponsored with Temple Har Zion.
The first part of the program, Sisters of Sion: The Story of Rescue, will highlight the contribution of the Sisters of Sion in rescuing Jews in France from 1940 to 1944. The guest speaker will be Sister Anne Denise Rinckwald, former provincial of the European Province of the Sisters of Sion Congregation, now living in Krakow. In 2007, she was nominated as a “person of reconciliation” by the Jewish-Christian Council in Poland.
The second part of the program, Jewish relations in Poland Today, will deal with life in Poland after WWII and with Christian-Jewish relations in Poland after the war and during the last twenty years. The guest speaker will be Sister Anna Bodzinska, a member of the Polish Council of Christian and Jews who is responsible for the formation of Sisters of Sion in the European Province.
All are invited to attend.
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
Today is World Mission Sunday. Collection on the weekends of October 18th and 25th.
Today, every Catholic community and parish throughout the world takes part in World Mission Sunday. It is a global effort to bring spiritual and material help to our brothers and sisters who long for hope and love that comes from knowing Christ’s love for them. Your kind support will assist all missionaries across the world. It will help new churches to grow, be strong and vital communities. Please continue to pray for all those who serve in mission countries and please be generous in your support of their work. May God bless you always.
GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
We want to thank you for your generous support of this year’s Good Shepherd Thanksgiving Food Drive. Your response was outstanding!
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.
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.
H1N1 FLU VIRUS
Regarding the H1N1 Flu Virus, hand cleaning stations are provided 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.”
October 19th to October 24th, 2009
MONDAY – NELSON GRAVO Requested by the Arcamo Family
TUESDAY – VINCENT HA Requested by Laura, Sylvia and Valerie Ha
WEDNESDAY – KENG OW-YONG. Requested by Helen Ow-Yong
THURSDAY – JOHN YEUNG Requested by Agnes Wong and Family
FRIDAY – SWENUI YANG Requested by Irene Kitchell
SATURDAY – JUAN VILLAFRANCA Requested by the Family
The next Family Mass will take place Sunday, November 1st at the 12:30 PM Mass. All are welcome.
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 11th, 2009: $9,330
Number of Envelopes Used: 419
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.
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.
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.
MOSAIC PEACE MEAL
Sunday November 1 from 2:00 -5:00 PM
Thornhill United Church 25 Elgin St.
(north of Steeles, east of Yonge)
The Mosaic Peace Meal is co-sponsored by Thornhill United Church and Islamic Shia Ithna-askeri Jamaat of Toronto.
All are welcome. The theme “How Green can you be?” will include different faiths’ perspectives on the environment, displays, special programming for children on the environment. The program ends with pot-luck vegan supper.
If coming please bring a dish to share with others but with absolutely no meat, poultry, eggs, fish, dairy products or alcohol due to dietary laws and no nut products because many people are allergic to these. Also to think green, no disposable dishes.
Please RSVP to Nora at 416-218-0680 by October 26.
See the poster on the bulletin boards for more details.
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.