This week, an urgent appeal from the Good Shepherd Centre and The History of Angels.
AWAKENING THE DREAMER SYMPOSIUM
December 12th from 8:45 AM until 1:00 PM
Free, donations are welcome
Do you have dreams of a world that is environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just?
Join us for the Awakening The Dreamer symposium. It will draw from the experience and wisdom of some of the world’s most respected thinkers, including Tom Berry, Brian Swimme, Desmond Tutu, and Thich Nhat Hanh. Together we’ll explore how we can, both individually and collectively, move the world in a new direction.
For more information, please contact Fatima Lee at 416-221-8866, Ext.228.
AN INVITATION TO LEARN!
Topic: The History of Angels, Etc
Tuesday, December 1st at 7:30 PM
Topic: The History of Angels, Etc.
Wednesday, December 2nd at 10:30 AM
BIBLE STUDY WITH FR. BERNARD
Monday, November 30th at 7:30 PM
Grow in your faith by studying the Bible regularly. Fr. Bernard leads a Bible study group focusing on the Gospel of John. Bring your Bible and a friend.
ADVENT DAY OF REFLECTION
When Mary Said “Yes”, When We Say “Yes”
Day: Thursday, December 10th
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Place: Parish Library
Cost: $10 for lunch
Mary plays a major role in our Christmas stories and in other Biblical events. Can her life shed light on what we are experiencing now as we celebrate Christmas in 2009? Join us as we take time to reflect on her journey of life and how it meshes with our own.
For information or to register please call Mary Landry at 416-221-8866, Ext. 224.
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
December 10th marks the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On December 5th and 6th after all the Masses, you are invited to sign an Amnesty International petition and/or send a greeting card to a prisoner of conscience or human rights defender who is under threat.
GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
There but for the Grace of God…..
Your help is urgently needed. The situation is critical! Please help feed the hungry and homeless this Christmas. Make a difference in the lives of those most in need within our community by participating in the Good Shepherd Centre’s annual Christmas Food Drive.
Urgently Needed Items:
- rice, pasta and sauces
- canned items – fish, meats, vegetables fruit, soup or stews,
- powered fruit juices, tea, ground and instant coffee
- breakfast cereals, peanut butter, jams, sugar
- cookies and crackers
- ketchup, mustard and relish
Donations may be left in the designated containers at the doors of the Church. We thank you for your generous support.
CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE
We are having a Christmas Toy Drive for the Catholic Children’s Aid Society. Can you help by dropping off an unwrapped new toy for a child 0 to 12 years old? Containers will be set up at the doors of the Church until Sunday, December 13th.
CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY “HOPE FOR THE CHILDREN FOUNDATION”
The Catholic Children’s Aid Society is inviting families to assist them in providing some little extras, such as new clothing, new toys, food vouchers and /or gift certificates to bring the joy of the season to one of their families. If you are willing to provide a donation or adopt-a-family, please call 416-395-1634 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 30th to December 5th, 2009
MONDAY – GIUSEPPINA SMERIGLIO Requested by Lina Gionnotta & Family
TUESDAY – REMEDIOS ARCAMO Requested by the Arcamo Family
WEDNESDAY – TERZINO DI LORETO Requested by the Family
THURSDAY –JAMES SAN Requested by Mary
FRIDAY – NORMA EVANS & DORIS EVANS Requested by Jo Ann Di Sensi
SATURDAY – MARIA DIDIODATO Requested by the Rochford Family
CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE 2009
Saturday, December 19th
- 10:00 AM – 12 Noon
- 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Thursday, December 24th
- 7:00 PM Family Mass – Carol Singing
- 9:00 PM Adult Choir – Carol Singing
- 12:00 AM Midnight Mass – Contemporary Group
Friday, December 25th – 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM
Feast of the Holy Family
- Saturday, December 26th 4:30 PM
- Sunday, December 27th 8:30 AM, 10:30 PM, 12:30 PM
New Year’s Eve
- Thursday, December 31st – No Mass
New Year’s Day
- Friday, January 1st – 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Sunday, December 6th at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room
Friday, December 4th From 9:30 AM – 12 Noon
Sunday, December 6th at the 12:30 PM Mass.
- English: Saturday, December 5th at 3:15 PM in the Library
- Chinese: Sunday, December 6th at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room
- For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029
FAMILY MASS – CHRISTMAS EVE AT 7:00 pm
Rehearsal: Sunday, December 20th 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Each year, young people, Grade 3 and up, form a special choir for the Family Mass on Christmas Eve. Children must be at the Church by 6:00 PM. One rehearsal, which is mandatory, will be held on Sunday, December 20 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Please call Marilyn Calderone at 416-618-2041 for more information.
Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, December 20th 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
S.K. to Grade 5 children are invited to participate in the pageant. Please call Anne Murphy at 416-512-0340.
CHRISTMAS SERVICE FOR THOSE WHO MOURN
Monday, December 21st at 7:30 PM
St. Matthew’s Anglican Church
80 George Henry Blvd
(facing Sheppard, west of Don Mills Road).
Will Christmas be difficult to celebrate this year because of the loss of a loved one? St. Gabriel’s, the other Christian Churches and the North York Hospital Chaplaincy are offering a Christmas Service for Those Who Mourn on Monday, December 21st at 7:30 PM at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church.
November 22nd 2009: $8,936
Number of Envelopes Used: 439
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES FOR 2010
The offertory envelopes for 2010 are now available in the Gathering Space. Please pick yours up as soon as possible.
If you do not have envelopes but would like them for 2010, please call the office at 416-221-8866 and we will prepare a box for you.
THE VOCATION OF THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE
Calling all interested Catholic Ratepayers!
St. Augustine’s Seminary of Toronto is presenting a series of workshops on 6 consecutive Saturdays, January 9th to February 13th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM for anyone in the province of Ontario who is considering running for the position of Catholic Trustee, is a present trustee or any other persons who are interested.
A nominal fee of $100 will be charged for the complete series and lunch will be provided. The fee must be paid by December 20th 2009. Cheques should be made payable to St. Augustine’s Seminary. For inquiries please email email@example.com or call 416-261-7207, Ext. 221.
THE GREEN CORNER
Do you have a minute? Visit Worldometers at http://www.worldometers.info/. At Worldometers, world statistics such as those on the environment, food, water, energy, health and population are provided in a thought-provoking and time relevant format. At a glance, for example, you can see, by the second, how much we are producing, consuming or using the world’s resources. It’s eye-opening!