This week: Holocaust Education Week, the MOSAIC Peace Meal, a mass to support women experiencing violence and abuse, and the Eco-sabbath.
HOLOCAUST EDUCATION WEEK
St. Gabriel’s Parish
Wednesday, November 3rd at 7:30 PM
For many years, St. Gabriel’s Parish has participated in Holocaust Education Week. On Wednesday, November 3rd at 7:30 PM we will present My Personal Testimony a program co-sponsored by Marilyn & Stephen Sinclair in memory of Ernie Weiss.
After their expulsion from their home in Fascist Italy, Miriam Frankel and her family found themselves trapped in Hungarian-occupied Czechoslovakia for the next four years. Her father was taken to a forced labour camp and when he returned, the family was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in May 1944. Surviving two additional concentration camps, Miriam was liberated in Salzwedel, Germany in April 1945. The sole survivor of her family, Miriam came to Canada as a Jewish war orphan in 1948.
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.
The Story of the Mass
Tuesday, November 9th at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, November 10th at 10:30 AM
JUST A REMINDER
We do have a small library which is available usually during Office hours. We recently acquired an extensive number of books by or about Thomas Merton and other current books by authors such as Jean Vanier.
November 1st – November 6th, 2010
MONDAY – CESARIA & NICOLA DI CIAULA Requested by The Virgilio Family
TUESDAY – ROSE LOURDES RYCKEWAERT Requested by Violeta Ryckewaert
WEDNESDAY – FILOMENA BARTOLOMENA Requested by The Rotundo Family
THURSDAY – MARY LIU TAK CHUEN Requested by Agnes Wong & Family
FRIDAY – ABANDONED SOULS
SATURDAY – GUS CALDERONE Requested Marie Calderone
The next Family Mass will take place Sunday, November 7th at the 12:30 PM Mass. All are welcome.
NOVEMBER IS THE MONTH OF ALL SOULS
BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
There will be a Book of Remembrance placed on the altar for the month of November. You are invited to write the names of your deceased relatives and friends in the book. They will be remembered at all the Masses celebrated in November.
The English Rosary Group will meet on Saturday, November 6th at 3:15 PM in the Library.
The Chinese Rosary Group will meet on Sunday, November 7th at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room.
For further information, please contact Linda Law
at 416 -918-8029.
Friday November 5th from 9:30 AM to 12:00 Noon.
Please see the time schedule on the table inside the Church for sign up.
Sunday, November 7th at 11:30 AM in the 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.
ALL SOULS’ DAY MASS
Catholic Cemeteries – Archdiocese of Toronto wishes to invite all families to participate in the annual All Souls’ Day Mass on
Saturday, November 6th 2010 at 2:00 PM at Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill, 905-889-7467. The Liturgy will be celebrated in English
and Italian. The blessing of the new Mausoleum phase will follow Mass. All are welcome.
Our operating expenses average $14,000 per week.
Last week’s collection:
Loose Change – $1,351
Envelopes (385) – $7,466
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (132) – $2,698
Total – $11,515
There will be a second collection on the weekend of November 6th/7th for the maintenance of the Church.
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY COLLECTION
Thank you very much for your generous support of World
Mission Sunday last week. Your prayers and donations will
make a huge contribution to the growth of the Church and to the well-being of the poor of our world. Please continue to pray for all those who serve in mission countries that they may remain steadfast in their vocation to bring Christ’s message of love to those they serve – the world’s most vulnerable. For more information, please go to www.worldmissionsocieties.ca.
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.
ALEX SEREDENKO – FEATURED PIANIST AT THE 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
PHOTO CHURCH DIRECTORY
In 2011, we will celebrate the 60th anniversary of St. Gabriel’s Parish. A parish pictorial directory would be a wonderful way to commemorate this milestone and the directory would be a valuable historical keepsake for future generations to enjoy and cherish.
IPC Canada Photo Services Inc. provides this service to the Church at no cost. Each participating family (household) will receive a free copy of the directory and an opportunity to purchase additional studio-quality portraits at less than studio prices. There is no obligation to purchase. Tables will be set up after all the Masses this weekend in the Gathering Space to give you an opportunity to make an appointment to have your photo taken in November.
MASS TO SUPPORT WOMEN EXPERIENCING VIOLENCE AND ABUSE
November 3rd at 5:00 PM
St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power Street
His Grace, Archbishop Thomas Collins will celebrate a Mass to support women experiencing violence and abuse at St Paul’s Basilica on Wednesday, November 3rd at 5:00 PM. A reception will follow the Mass. Please see the poster on the Bulletin board or go to www.cfsofto.org for further information.
PASSIONIST CHRISTMAS CARDS
Passionist Christmas cards will be available after all the Masses on the weekend of November 13th /14th.
A donation of $1.50 per card is suggested.
MOSAIC PEACE MEAL
Sunday November 7th from 2:00 -5:00 PM
The Jaffari Community Centre
9000 Bathurst Street, Thornhill, Ontario, L4J 8A7
The Mosaic Peace Meal is co-sponsored by the Jaffari Community Centre and St. Luke’s Catholic Parish. All are welcome. Please enter by Door 3.
The theme this year is “Our Common Voice: Achieving Social Justice Together”. The key note address will be given by Imam Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi. Find out what the seven faiths that make up MOSAIC have to say about Social Justice and what our partner congregations are doing to make a difference.
Visit displays from local Social Justice Groups and find out how to get involved. Special interactive programs for children are available. The program ends with a pot-luck vegan supper.
If coming, please bring a dish to share with others but with absolutely no meat, poultry, eggs, fish, dairy products or alcohol due to dietary laws and no nut products because many people are allergic to these. Think green. Avoid disposable dishes.
Islamic dress Code required (long skirts or pants, covered arms and head scarves for women. No shoes in the building.)
Please RSVP to Nora at 416-218-0680 by November 1st.
For those who are Separated, Divorced and Widowed.
Tuesday, November 2nd at 8:00 PM
St. Bonaventure’s Church – 1300 Leslie Street
Come and join us for an informative evening with Ian Singer MSW., RSW. Ian is a Clinical Social Worker at Catholic Family Services of Toronto. His topic is Consolation. For more information, please contact Deacon James Shaughnessy MSW., RSW. Psyn. D. at 416-921-1163 ext. 2246.
BREBEUF COLLEGE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
211 Steeles Avenue East, (west of Bayview)
Wednesday, November 10th at 7:00 PM
Brebeuf College is holding an Open House on Wednesday, November 10th at 7:00 PM. Parents/Guardians and students are cordially invited to attend. We can be reached at (416) 393-5508.
Help for Troubled Marriages
Retreat Weekend – November 12th – 14th
Retrouvaille (Pronounced Retro-vi) is a program to help married couples through difficult times in their marriage relationships. It is designed to provide the tools to help get your marriage back on track. It will give you the opportunity to rediscover one another and examine your lives together in a new and positive way. For confidential information or to register, visit the web site at www.torontoretrouvaille.com or call 416-281-6007.