In this week’s bulletin, the Lunar New Year party, the Scarborough Missions interfaith series, and Theology on Tap.
February 7th – February 12th 2011
MONDAY – MIRO FEDELE Requested by the Family
TUESDAY – ANTHONY LO Requested by Mariana Choi
WEDNESDAY – GEORGE V. LEWIS Requested by Winnie Lewis
THURSDAY – DONNA BONNICK Requested by the Family
FRIDAY – NORA DALY Requested by Desmond Daly
SATURDAY – MARY KIERANS Requested by Kathi & Philip Leah
AN INVITATION TO LEARN!
The Story of the Mass
Tuesday February 8th at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, February 9th at 10:30 AM
FROM SIERRA GRILL RESTAURANT
Recently, one of our waiters contracted Hepatitis A during a vacation overseas. Before being diagnosed, he worked at lunch on Sunday, Jan. 23rd. According to Toronto Public Health, all patrons who were here on Jan. 23rd – and only Jan. 23rd – should be vaccinated, although the risk of exposure is very low. There is no risk to any of our patrons who dined here prior to Jan. 23rd or on, or after, Jan. 24th.
Please understand that:
- This is an isolated case involving a waiter, not a food handler.
- The illness was contracted overseas.
- Though low, any risk of exposure is limited only to customers present on January 23rd.
- There were no food related issues; Sierra Grill was never closed and our record with Toronto Public Health remains unblemished.
If you have any questions, please call us at 416-224-1700. We look forward to seeing you in the restaurant soon.
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES FOR 2011
Your offertory envelopes are now available in the Office Hallway. Please pick yours up as soon as possible.
If the address on your box is incorrect, please inform the Parish Office in order that we might update our records. If you do not receive offertory envelopes and would like to do so, please call the office at 416-221-8866 and we will prepare a box for you.
Tax receipts for donations made in 2010 will be mailed to you by the end of February. If you have changed your address or are moving out of the Parish, please notify the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.
Our operating expenses average $14,000 per week.
Loose Change – $1,045
Envelopes (440) – $8,655
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (136) – $ 2,758
Total – $12,458
GOOD SHEPHERD CASSEROLES
Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 59 casseroles for January. For February, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of February 26th/27th, 2011 for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.
More volunteers are encouraged to become active in helping to feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. If you require more information or would like to get a copy of the recipe and a casserole pan, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.
SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL
2010 tax receipts for all donations of $20 or more have been mailed. Receipts for donations of less than $20 are available upon request.
LUNAR NEW YEAR PARTY
Lunar New Year for a few East Asian cultures (e.g. Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese) falls on February 3rd this year. This is when they traditionally celebrate their new year. For many years, the Asian community in our parish has gifted our parish community with a big New Year Party.
This year our Lunar New Year Party will take place on February 13th after the 12:30 PM Mass in the Gathering Space. Please mark your calendar! Volunteers and donations are welcome. Please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.
This New Year will be the Year of the Rabbit. During the party, there will be balloons twisted to the shape of rabbits. At the request of the two young people who are responsible for this activity, there will be a free-will donation for the balloons, and the proceeds will go to the St Vincent de Paul Society.
SCARBORO MISSIONS 2011 INTERFAITH SERIES: JEWISH – CHRISTIAN RELATIONS & ROOTS
- Feb. 9th (Wed.): Religious Experience as Motivation for Ecological Responsibility: Jewish & Christian Perspectives.
Noreen Allossery-Walsh, OSU & Rabbi Debra Landsburg.
- Feb. 17th (Thurs.): From Holy Roots Come Blessed Fruits: An Overview of Jewish-Catholic History since Vatican II.
by Fr. Murray Watson & Lucy Thorson, NDS
- Feb. 23rd (Wed.): From the Ghetto of Rome to the Wider World: Calls and Challenges in Catholic-Jewish Relations.
by Margaret McGrath & Mary Babic (Sisters of Sion)
No admission fee. Voluntary offering to help defray costs is always appreciated. For more information, please call: 416-261-7135 ext 244/296
Email: email@example.com or www.scarboromissions.ca
THEOLOGY ON TAP – SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION: WHAT ON EARTH ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?
February 7th, 2011 – 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Duke of York Pub
39 Prince Arthur Ave (near Bloor St W & Avenue Rd)
Special guest: Michael Hryniuk, a Catholic theologian, speaker, consultant, and author of Growth In Communion: A Theology of Spiritual Transformation. Join us for an evening of thought-provoking conversation on theological topics! Munchies provided, cash bar available – come and bring a friend!
Contact Kelly Bourke at 416-222-1426, Ext. 276 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
THE GREEN CORNER
The Global Footprint is an accounting tool. It enables us to measure how much productive land and sea of the planet are used by any given segment of a population. We can use it to calculate how many acres it takes to support the lifestyle (e.g. for food, clothing, fuel, housing, transportation) of an individual, an industry or a country.
According to 2010 data (www.footprintnetwork.org), the per capita acreage each of the following countries needs to support its lifestyle:
India – 1.9 acres
Ethiopia – 2.7 acres
France – 12.4
Canada – 17.3
U.S.A. – 19.8