bulletin – February 8

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 10 9:00AM DONNA BONNICK Requested by Carol & Hugh MacKenzie
February 12 9:00AM GEORGE V. LEWIS Requested by Winnie Lewis
February 13 9:00AM TONINIO DIDIODATO Requested by Anna & Dina Didiodato
February 14 4:30PM GIULIANA BERTOLI I Requested by Rosa Brunato

SUNDAY COLLECTION: Feburary 1, 2009

Total: $8,264

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Total $2,167 $1,213 $2,620 $2,264
# of Env. 94 62 167 86

Number of Envelopes Issued: 1,136
Number of Envelopes Used: 409

JUST A REMINDER…

If you have changed your address, please notify the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 so that we may keep our parish records up to date.

Tax receipts for donations made in 2008 will be mailed to you by the end of February

SOUVENIR MOSAICS

Thank you to all those who purchased Souvenir Mosaic Pictures last Sunday. All were sold and $500 was raised for God’ Own Children. See www.GodsOwnChildren.com for more information.

TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES

Wednesday, February 11th at 7:30 PM
Topic: What is the Biblical Concept of Justice?
(Instead of Tuesday, February 10th meeting)

Wednesday, February 18th at 10:30 AM
Topic: The Reformation

In case of inclement weather, please call Mary Landry at 416-293-3760.

JUST COFFEE

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

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.
Call…..Visit…..Join Us…..

VOCATIONS

Jesus created much excitement in His day through His preaching, teaching and healing. Today, the Church communicates the same wonder and grace by those active in the priesthood, religious life and lay ministries. If you think God is calling you to a Church vocation, call Fr. Liborio at 416-968-0997.

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

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 Justice?
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.

MOSAIC

We are invited to attend a special program at Jaffari Islamic Centre, 7340 Bayview Avenue (north of Steeles) on Sunday Feb. 22 from 2-4 PM in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam al-Husayn, (grandson of the prophet Muhammad, in 680 AD). This is a special day of mourning and observance for Muslims. The speaker is Imam Muhammmad Rizvi. There will be a question and answer period afterwards and refreshments will be served. To respect the tradition and customs of the mosque, please be aware that everyone will be required to remove their shoes on entering the mosque and that women should cover their hair. For more information see the notice on the bulletin boards or call Nora at 416-218-0680. RSVP to Nora by Feb. 15th.

MEAGAN’S WALK DINNER AND DANCE GALA

CREATING A CIRCLE OF HOPE

A celebration in support of b.r.a.i.n.child and the Meagan Bebenek Endowment Fund at SickKids.

The eighth annual Dinner and Dance Gala will take place at the Liberty Grand Governor’s Ballroom,
25 British Columbia Drive,
Exhibition Place
on Friday, February 20, 2009.
Cocktails at 6:00PM
Dinner at 7:00PM
Tickets are $150 per person.
For Gala tickets and sponsorship information, please visit www.meaganswalk.com or call 416-239-7843

NORTH YORK RETIRED MEN’S CLUB

Tuesday, February 10th at 2:00 PM
Blessed Trinity Parish Hall

Tal Akermanis will speak about “Spreading the “word” among the Native Indians of Bolivia”

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE BLESSED TRINITY

General Meeting Tuesday February 17th at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM in Blessed Trinity Parish Hall

The first general Meeting for 2009 will be held Tuesday, February 17th at 1:00PM and a second meeting will be held that evening at 7:00 PM in Blessed Trinity Parish Hall. These will be “Town Hall” meetings with open dialogue, to help determine from the general membership what is expected of the CWL, and how we can work together to encourage growth and greater interest in the league.