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ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
January 20 9:00AM JOSEPH HINCH Requested by Marilou Wight
January 22 9:00AM CATHERINE& MARGARET MORIARTY Requested by Teresa Sheldrick
January 23 9:00AM MR.& MRS.ORR On the Occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary
January 24 4:30PM ALMA MCGUINESS Requested by the Family

SUNDAY COLLECTION: January 10/11 2009

Total: $11,394

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4:30 8:30 10:30 12:30
Loose
Env. $
Total $2,867 $2,501 $3,107 $2,919
# of Env. 150 116 185 113

Number of Envelopes Issued: 1,136
Number of Envelopes Used: 564

NEW OFFICE HOURS

The new hours for the Parish Office are:
Monday to Friday – 8:30 AM to 12:00 Noon
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Weekend hours remain unchanged.

Saturday: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM

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.

TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES

Wednesday, January 21st at 10:30 AM
Topic: Liberation Theology

Tuesday, January 27th at 7:30 PM
Topic: How the Bible Was Written

BIBLE STUDY WITH FR. BERNARD

Grow in your faith by studying the Bible regularly. Fr. Bernard’s Bible Study Group will meet on Monday, January 19th 2009 at 7:30 PM. All are welcome. Bring a friend and your Bible.

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES FOR 2009

Please pick up your 2009 Offertory Envelopes in the Gathering Space today. It is important that you throw away all envelopes from previous years as your number might have been assigned to another family. Please enter your full name and address on each envelope so that we may allocate donations correctly for income tax purposes. If you do not have envelopes and would like a box, please contact the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Your prepared chicken rice casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at
all the Masses next weekend January 24th and 25th 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.

PARENTS FIRST COMMUNION INFORMATION MEETING

Wednesday, January 28th
7:30 – 9:00 PM

Parents of children receiving First Communion are invited to attend a Parents Only meeting in the Gabriel Room on Wednesday, January 28th at 7:30 PM. In the case of bad weather, the meeting will be held on Thursday, January 29th.

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

FUNDRAISER

For Special Education Schools in Sri Lanka

6 Left – $65 Each

The remaining souvenir mosaic pictures will be on sale on Sunday, February 1st after all the Masses. Money from the sales will go to care for children in the first and only special education schools in Sri Lanka. See www.GodsOwnChildren.com for more information.

BLESSED TRINITY CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE

Saturday, January 31st, 2009 at 6:00 PM
Annual Dinner Dance
“Mardi Gras”

Tickets ($45 per person) are now available for the Blessed Trinity C.W.L. Dinner Dance. The evening will include a delicious catered roast beef dinner and many door and raffle prizes. Come and enjoy a fun evening of socializing and dancing to a fabulous mix of music.

For tickets, contact Joyce Egberts at 416-223-2471 or Camila Nowakowski at 905-763-7670

QUEEN OF APOSTLES RENEWAL CENTRE

Retreat Weekend for Women
January 23rd – 25th , 2009

There will be a weekend retreat for women at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre from January 23rd to January 25th, 2009.

The theme will be based on the Year of St. Paul and preached by the house team of Oblate priests together with Mrs. Anne Hales.

For registration, or to obtain further information call 905-278-5229.

VOCATIONS

A good vocation prayer to say every day – from the time we are young until we are in our golden years – is found in today’s first Scripture reading:
“Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.”
Just try it with sincerity, starting today, and 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

WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES

January 18th, 2009.

Archbishop Thomas Collins recently announced the creation of a new Diocesan office called the office of refugees. Part of its work will be to administer the refugee sponsorship program of the Archdiocese for parishes who wish to sponsor a refugee.

For further information, contact Nicole Desmarias at 416-644-0816.

Invitation to become involved:
Pray daily for the well-being of a refugee whom you know.
Volunteer with your parish refugee committee.
Encourage your parish to sponsor a refugee.
Extend hospitality to someone from another country.