bulletin – February 1

GOOD NEWS!

Rev. Joe Jones, Provincial Superior of the Passionist Community, with the approval of Archbishop Thomas Collins, has appointed Fr. Brando Racana to be Associate Pastor of St. Gabriel’s Parish. For the past two years, Fr. Brando has been studying at St. Michael’s School of Theology and helping out in the Parish on weekends. We welcome him now as our Associate Pastor.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
February 3 9:00AM BENITO CHUA Requested by Rose Ong and Dominga & Roberto Chua
February 5 9:00AM DONNA BONNICK Requested by the Bonnick Family
February 6 9:00AM PETER YANG Requested by Cecilia & Paul Kim
February 7 4:30PM GUS CALDERONE I Requested by Marie Calderone

SUNDAY COLLECTION: January 24/25 2009

Total: $10,690

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Number of Envelopes Issued: 1,136
Number of Envelopes Used: 531

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Friday February 6th from 9:30 AM to 12:00 Noon. Please see the time schedule on the table inside the Church.

FAMILY MASS

The Family Mass will take place on Sunday, February 8th at the 12:30 Mass. All are welcome.

ENGLISH ROSARY GROUP

Saturday, February 7th at 3:15 PM in the Library
For information, please contact Linda Law at 416 -918-8029.

CHINESE NEW YEAR PARTY

Sunday, February 8th, 2009.

You are cordially invited to come and celebrate Chinese New Year which will take place on February 8th after the 12:30 PM Mass in the Gathering Space. This is an event organized for the whole parish community. Please mark your calendars! We need volunteers. Donations are also welcome. Please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029 for more information.

TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES

Wednesday, February 4th at 10:30 AM
Topic: Come and pick from a list of topics what we will study next.

Tuesday, February 10th at 7:30 PM
Topic: How the Bible Was Written
In case of inclement weather, please call Mary Landry at 416-293-3760.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 46 casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre for January. For February, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at all the Masses on the weekend of February 21st and 22nd for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to become active in helping to feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. If you require more information or would like to get a copy of the recipe and a casserole pan, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

ST. GABRIEL’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Registration for Junior Kindergarten children for September, 2009 will begin in our school on February 1st. We are offering extended registration hours on Thursday, February 12th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Children must be four years of age by December 31st, 2009. Please call the school at 416-393-5256 to book an appointment.

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WALKING GOD’S PATH SERIES CHRISTIAN JEWISH DIALOGUE

The Christian Jewish Dialogue of Toronto is again sponsoring the Walking in God’s Path Series this year. The series seeks to stimulate real conversation between Jewish and Christian congregations. As in last year, St. Gabriel’s will be one of the participating institutions. The themes to be explored this year are:

What is the Biblical Concept of Jesus?

February 11th at 7:30 PM.
St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish Church

February 18th, at 7:30 PM
Adath Israel Congregation
37 Southbourne (Bathurst & Wilson)

This series will include the participation of Newtonbrook United Church.

How Jews and Christians Perceive Jesus

March 4th at 7:30 PM
St. Phillip the Apostle Anglican Church
201 Caribou Road (Bathurst & Lawrence)

March 11th at 7:30 PM
Beth Tzedec Congregation
1700 Bathurst Street (south of Eglinton)

Closing Event: Where are We Going and How Do We Get There

March 18th at 7:30 PM
Beth Tzedec Congregation

The closing program will feature a panel discussion between Fr. Paul McGill, retired Anglican Archbishop, Terrence Finlay and Rabbi Erwin Schild, to be moderated by Mr. Frank Faulke, producer of the CBC Series, Tapestry.

These meetings will allow us to further explore the Jewish roots of our Christian faith. It will also offer a good opportunity, for those interested, to meet some of our Jewish friends and to visit different synagogues.

As a partner institution, St. Gabriel’s will be hosting the first meeting of the series. The focus, very appropriately for our parish, will be on ecological justice. The discussion will be lead by Father Paul, our pastor.

For further information on this series of events, please contact Fatima Lee at 416-221-8866.

TAX RECEIPTS

Tax receipts for donations made in 2008 will be mailed to you by the end of February. If you have changed your address, please notify the Parish Office at 416-221-8866

ST VINCENT DE PAUL

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is in urgent need of the following items:

  • girl’s snowsuit – size 10
  • girl’s winter boots size 3
  • girl’s waterproof gloves or mittens
  • girl’s snowsuit size 6 mos. -1 yr.
  • boy’s winter jacket size, Adult Small.
  • boy’s winter boots

If you can help, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866

VOCATIONS

Pray to know how God wants to use your talents and abilities. Could it be He is calling you to consider priesthood or religious life? If God is calling you to a Church vocation, call Fr. Liborio at 416-968-0997.

Email: vocation@vocations.ca
Website: www.vocationstoronto.ca

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR CONSECRATED LIFE

On Monday February 2nd the Church celebrates the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life. In the Archdiocese of Toronto, we are blessed to have living and serving among us more than 1,100 religious men and women of over 90 different religious congregations. This World day of Prayer for Consecrated Life is a wonderful opportunity for us to thank God for the gifts of these religious sisters, brothers and priests and to pray for God’s blessing upon them in their efforts to faithfully live the evangelical councils of poverty, chastity and obedience.

All are welcome to come to a special Mass this Sunday, February 1st at 2:30 PM at St. Michael’s Cathedral to celebrate with and pray for these special men and women religious who are such a vital and important part of the life and ministry of the Church in our Archdiocese.