bulletin – January 25

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
January 27 9:00AM JEFFERY PAOLINI Requested by Don Paolini
January 29 9:00AM MARGARET PRINDIVILLE Requested by Barbara May
January 30 9:00AM TULIO RAMIREZ Requested by the Ramirez Family
January 31 4:30PM PASQUALE GATTI Requested by Linda Gatti

WELCOME! BAPTISM

The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome Abaigal May O’Connor who received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, January 18th. Congratulations!

SUNDAY COLLECTION: January 17/18 2009

Total: $8,303

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OFFERTORY ENVELOPES FOR 2009

Please pick up your 2009 Offertory Envelopes in the Gathering Space today. If you do not have envelopes and would like a box, please contact the Parish Office 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.

TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES

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

Wednesday, February 4th at 10:30 AM
Topic: To be Decided

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

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 ROSARY GROUP

Sunday, February 1st at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room. For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

ECO-SABBATH

Sunday, February 1st at 11:30 AM
Gabriel Room

On the first Sunday of each month, the Passionist Centre for Ecology and Spirituality facilitates a 30 minute reflection and discussion prompted by the readings for that Sunday’s liturgy. The guided reflection brings an ecological perspective to the readings. All are welcome.

CAN YOU HELP?

There is a single mother, with two sons, who needs a place to stay until the end of March when she will be moving into her own place. Can you help? If you can, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 and leave your name and phone number.

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

NORTH YORK RETIRED MEN’S CLUB

Blessed Trinity Parish Hall
Tuesday, January 27, 2009

In timing with the federal budget, John Stregger’s talk “After the Meltdown: Investment Strategies With Guarantees” should be very interesting.

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

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR CONSECRATED LIFE

On Monday February 2nd the Church celebrates the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life. The purpose of this day is “to help the entire Church to esteem ever more greatly the witness of those persons who have chosen to follow Christ by means of the practice of the evangelical counsels” as well as “to be a suitable occasion for consecrated persons to renew their commitment and rekindle the fervor which should inspire their offering of themselves to the Lord.”- Pope John Paul ll, 1997 message.

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 counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience.

There will be a special Mass next Sunday, February 1st at 2:30 PM at St. Michael’s Cathedral in celebration of the vocation and witness of 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. All are welcome to attend.

VOCATIONS

The call of the disciples is so familiar to us that we tend to miss the wonder of the disciples’ response, which was immediate and complete; they leave everything and follow Jesus. Can we do less if we feel that God is calling us to the priesthood or religious life?

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