The Epiphany of Christ is a shining light set at the turning of the year to illuminate all that has gone before and to guide us through the year ahead.
The Heritage Book has arrived. This beautiful book contains the names of all those who contributed to the new Church. It is on display at the south end of the Gathering Space.
What’s” Canon Law” all about?
Tuesday, January 5th at 7:30 PM.
Wednesday, January 6th at 10:30 AM.
TORONTO’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD WELCOMES NEW STUDENTS
Toronto’s Catholic Schools invite you to register your children for the 2010-2011 school year. Registration begins in January 2010 for Kindergarten and French Immersion at all Catholic elementary schools throughout the City of Toronto. For the convenience of families, most schools are open for registration on Wednesday, January 13th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
For more information, please contact the Catholic school nearest you, call 416-222-8282, Ext. 5314 or visit the Board’s website at www.tcdsb.org.
With this feast of the Epiphany, we close our celebration of Christmas and we look forward to a peaceful New Year. Sincere thanks to all who supported our Toy and Food Drives. You are wonderful people!
Weekend of January 9th /10th
“Becoming Neighbours” is a joint ministry of nineteen religious congregations of men and women in Toronto (the Passionists included), to serve as companions to new immigrants and refugees during the latter’s initial adjustment in Canada, so as to ease their adaptation to life in Toronto.
Most of us have been blessed with abundance. In the spirit of sharing, St Gabriel’s will be collecting gently used items such as clothes (esp. winter clothes), toys, children’s books, linens, kitchenware, for these new immigrants and refugees on the weekend of the 9th/10th January. Please help if you can.
THE LEPROSY MISSION OF CANADA
Please keep on sending us your used postage stamps so that we can work towards the day when leprosy is eradicated. We are happy to accept any and all trimmed stamps, leaving no less than ¼ inch and no more than ½ inch paper border. Stamps may be deposited in the basket just outside the Parish Office.
ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU!
The St. Vincent de Paul Society wishes to thank the Parishioners, St. Gabriel’s School and Cardinal Carter School For the Arts for their overwhelming generosity at Christmas. The kindness, spirit and donations were deeply appreciated by our neighbors in need. Thank you one and all.
JANUARY 4th 2009 to JANUARY 9th 2010
MONDAY – DORA TARSITANO Requested by the Family
WEDNESDAY – SIMEON ELEP Requested by Saida Epep
Requested by Saida Elep
FRIDAY – ALMA MCGUINESS Requested by the Family
SATURDAY – CHRISTOPHER CIULLA Requested by the Family
Christmas Day: $22,619
December 27th, 2009: $16,061
Number of Envelopes Used: 472
Pre- Authorized Giving
November – $7,690.90
Number of Participants: 90
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES FOR 2010
The 2009 Offertory Boxed Envelopes are available in the Office hallway. 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 the first few envelopes so that we may allocate donations correctly for income tax purposes.
If you are on the Pre- Authorized Giving Plan, you will still receive a box of envelopes since these include Initial, New Year’s, Christmas, Easter and Maintenance envelopes. If you do not have envelopes but would like them for 2010, please contact the office at 416-221-8866.
PARISH RECORD UPDATE
Have you moved recently? Please help us to update our Parish records by calling the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 with any new information. If you are moving away from the Parish, please let us know as well. Thank you.
THE GREEN CORNER
Concern for the environment calls for a broad global vision of the world; a responsible common effort to move beyond approaches based on selfish nationalistic interests towards a vision constantly open to the needs of all peoples. We cannot remain indifferent to what is happening around us, for the deterioration of any one part of the planet affects us all.
Pope Benedict XVI,
Message for the 2010 World Day of Peace
FAITH CONNECTIONS – THEOLOGY ON TAP
Monday, January 18th at 7:00 PM
Duke of York Pub
39 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto
Young adults (ages 19 – 39) are invited to a social evening of thought-provoking discussion on “Proclaiming the Word of God; Spoken Word as Testimony”. The guest speaker will be Marie-Lauren Gregoire B.A., B.J., a spoken word artist, writer and communicator. Munchies will be provided. There will be a cash bar. Come and bring a friend!