God has given us the earth to be our homeland. Along with this gift, we are asked to show our thankfulness by caring for the earth and by sharing our own gifts with one another.
Mass will be celebrated on Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 11th at 10:30 AM.
COMMUNAL CELEBRATION SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
There will be a communal celebration of the Sacrament of the Sick on Saturday, October 23rd at 3:00 PM. The sacrament of the Sick is celebrated for those who are seriously ill, those preparing for surgery and the elderly. All are more than welcome to attend.
October 11th – October 16th, 2010
MONDAY – THANKSGIVING DAY Mass – 10:30 AM
TUESDAY – BARRY BRADBURY Requested by Peggy & Family
WEDNESDAY – MICHAEL ROSENITSCH Requested by Mary Ann & Fergus O’Connell
THURSDAY – CATHERINE BYERS. Requested by Lucas Martin & Family
FRIDAY – FR.PETER ASHTON O.F.M.
SATURDAY – PASQUALI GATTI Requested by Linda Gatti
REGISTRATION FOR SACRAMENTS
School Age Children
October 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st 2010
Registration for children who wish to receive the Sacraments of First Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation will be held at the Parish Office from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM on the following evenings:
- Tuesday, October 12th,
- Thursday October 14th
- Tuesday, October 19th
- Thursday, October 21st.
A copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate is required if registering for First Communion or Confirmation.
The Altar Service is now recruiting new members. If you are in Grade 4 or higher and are interested in becoming an altar server, please leave your name and phone number with the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.
The orientation and training for new members will be held on Saturday, October 30th, 2010 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM.
ST GABRIEL’S MUSIC MINISTRY
“Those who sing pray twice.”
Our senior choir practices on Tuesday evenings, 7:30–9:00 PM and leads our singing at the 10:30 Sunday Mass celebration. Our junior choir practices on Thursday evenings 6:30–8:00 PM and sings at the 12:30 Mass. We always welcome new voices and hope you will consider joining us! Please call Marilyn at 416-221-8866, ext 225 for more information.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
The Children’s Liturgy of the Word, for children 4-10 years old, takes place at the 10:30 AM Mass. We are in need of volunteers to assist with this program. If you can help, please contact Tim Lychy at email@example.com
ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT
Our journey of life and journey of faith are meant to converge at an early age. For many of us, however, we tend to grow physically, mentally, psychologically, etc., but remain at a childish level of understanding of our faith. The following information is for those who wish to keep growing, to be able to enjoy the Good News of God’s love for us as members of God’s Church.
Monday Nights are R.C.I.A. Nights
The next R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) meeting will be held on Monday, October 18th at 7:30 PM. These evenings are for persons interested in learning about the Catholic Faith. Because the Parish Community itself is considered the official teacher and guide for potential new members, it is important that some parishioners participate by being present and by sharing their Faith in various ways. It is also an opportunity for “Born Catholics” to deepen their understanding of the faith. Adult Catholics who wish to celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist and/or Confirmation are welcome. For more information, please call Mary Landry
at 416 – 221 – 8866.
AN INVITATION TO LEARN!
In past years, Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings have been devoted to religious topics decided on by those who wish to participate. We have studied and discussed parts of the Bible and Church history, viewed videos, listened to tapes and read short but substantial books about Christ and the Church.
On Tuesday evening, October 12th at 7:30 PM and again on Wednesday morning, October 13th at 10:30 AM, we will be studying “The Story of the Mass.” The words and prayers of the Mass have evolved over the centuries and we will shortly see some changes in our celebration. You’re welcome to join us at either session.
SUPPORTING YOUR SEPARATE SCHOOLS
With upcoming elections this month, the Archbishop wants to make sure that you good people are registered as Separate School Supporters. If you moved recently, then you have lost your Separate School Supporter status and must apply to be reinstated. Forms are available on the small tables at the back of the Church to help you in this matter.
After the past regretful events of our School Board, it is important that we have a good turnout on October 25th in order to revitalize our board and regain our credibility in the community.
ALL CANDIDATES MEETINGS FOR CATHOLIC TRUSTEES
Ward 5: Marshall McLuhan C.S.S. –Thursday, October 14th, 7:00 PM
Ward 7: Holy Spirit School – Wednesday, October 13th, 7:00 PM
ST. GABRIEL’S SPONSORS IRAQI REFUGEE FAMILY
We would like to thank the good people of St. Gabriel’s for the wonderful response to the needs of our refugee family. In our first attempt at fund raising, $8,467.60 was collected. This will go a long way toward the achievement of our goal of $29,000. Donations may also be made using post-dated cheques.
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul tries to bring help to our neighbours who are in urgent need of assistance. Anyone looking for help should call 416-740-6006 and leave their name and phone number. They will then be contacted in order to determine their needs and arrange a meeting.
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
World Mission Sunday is on October 24th this year. This is a worldwide collection for the missionary church that provides emergency aid when disasters strike; cares for refugees in war-torn nations; provides rural health clinics and transportation for priests, catechists, religious and lay pastoral workers. It also provides financial support for the daily needs of all missionaries. Please pray for the missions and be generous on World Mission Sunday. Go to www.worldmissionsocieties.ca for more information
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: $4.00
LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR FOR ST. GABRIEL’S SCHOOL
St. Gabriel’s School is in need of a lunchtime supervisor from 12:00 to 1:00 PM daily. This is a paid position. If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact the School Office at 416-393-5256 as soon as possible.
Our operating expenses average $14,000 per week.
Last week’s collection:
Loose Change – $1,328
Envelopes (430) – $9,124
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (132) – $2,698
Total – $13,150
NEW: COFFEE AFTER WEEKEND MASSES
Every week we see many familiar faces at church, but we never have a chance to get to know them. This year, the parish would like to host four “coffee and cookies” gatherings over the next several months, one for each of the weekend masses, so that everyone can have the opportunity to mingle and chat, and be a part of community. The first one will be held after the 8:30 AM Mass on Sunday, October 24, 2010.
The parish is now seeking a small group of dedicated volunteers who can help organize these gatherings. If you would like to be involved, please contact Fatima Lee at (416) 221-8866 ext 228.
ALEX SEREDENKO – FEATURED PIANIST TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Alex Seredenko, our accompanist at the 12:30 Mass will be the featured pianist with the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra on Thursday, December 9th (matinee) and Saturday, December 11th (evening). For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at www.tso.ca.
Do you speak French… even a little bit? The Conversational French Group will continue to meet on Thursday mornings from10:00 to 11:00 AM in the Library.
Anyone interested is very welcome. For more information, please contact Sarah at 416-222-7117.
ST.BONAVENTURE FLEA MARKET
October 23rd, 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
1300 Leslie Street
Great buys on good used clothing, small appliances, jewelry, china, linens, books, decorations, toys, bakery and tons more!