Bulletin – 20 September


October 5th – 7th, 2009

Professor Raymond Collins, a renowned New Testament scholar, will be giving a three-evening workshop on St. Paul at our parish on October 5 to 7, 2009 (Mon to Wed), from 7:30 to 9 PM each evening.

Until his retirement in 2006, Father Collins was, for more than three decades, 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, many focusing on the Pauline epistles. He also writes extensively using his scholarship on the New Testament to help “break the Word” for the homilists as well as the faithful.

Topics for the Workshop:

  • Oct 5 St. Paul, preacher of the Gospel: in a new time, a new culture, and a new way.
  • Oct 6 “I commend to you our sister Phoebe” (Rom 16:1): Women in Paul’s ministry
  • Oct 7 “We proclaim Christ crucified” (1Cor 1:23): the Cross in Paul

If you wish to understand St. Paul better, this is an opportunity not to be missed. For further details, please consult 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.


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.


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.


More than 1,700 people in Ontario are waiting for an organ transplant. In 2008, 81 people died waiting. Take the time to speak to your loved ones and make your wishes known. As Catholics, we are called to share the precious gift of life with those most in need.

Learn more about organ donation, from a Catholic perspective.


A Marriage Preparation Course will take place at St. Gabriel’s Church on the weekend of November 6h to 8th. If you are interested, please contact the Parish Office. at 416-221-8866. Register early as space is limited.


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.


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.



Your prepared chicken rice casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at all the Masses next weekend, September 26th/27th. More volunteers are encouraged to pick up a copy of the casserole recipe and a pan. Why not give it a try?

For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.


The Centre needs

  • men’s jeans and t-shirts
  • men’s running shoes
  • men’s underwear and socks

Thank you for your donation. For more information, please contact Rebecca Ferguson at 416-869-3619, Ext. 262.


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.

SUNDAY COLLECTION: September 13, 2009

Total: $7,705.00

4:30 8:30 10:30 12:30
Total $1410 $1891 $2768 $1636
# of Env. 91 76 120 77

Pre-authorized Giving

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.


Date Time Intentions
September 21st 9:00AM BASIL CEDRIC BICKNELL Requested by Christopher Bicknell
September 22nd 9:00AM FIORENTINO GIANNOTTA Requested by Lina Gianotta & Family
September 23rd 9:00AM SR. ANGELINA SHANNON Requested by Margaret Anne Leckie
September 24th 9:00AM
September 25th 9:00AM HILDA GILLIES Requested by Rena Mooney
September 26th 4:30PM NADINE GOUDA Requested by The Family


“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.


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.


Tuesday, September 22nd 2:00 PM

Blessed Trinity Parish Hall

Our fall season begins on Tuesday, September 22nd at 2:00 PM. Peter Ngan will speak on Crime and Punishment.