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.
January 3rd– January 8th, 2011
MONDAY – JOHN JONES – Requested by the Jones Family
TUESDAY – ABANDONED SOULS
WEDNESDAY –ALMA McGUINESS – Requested by the Family
THURSDAY – DERRICK McCORMICK – Requested by Molly McCormick
FRIDAY – FRANK HEYWARD – Requested by Phyllis Heyward
SATURDAY – DECEASED OF THE WROBEL & CHUCHRA FAMILIES – Requested by Jack & Wanda Wrobel
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. Because of your awesome generosity, we were able to give both toys and food to the Catholic Children’s Aid Society, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Rosalie Hall!
You are truly wonderful people!
Friday January 7th from 9:30 AM to 12:00 Noon.
Please see the time schedule on the table inside the Church.
There will be no Family Mass in January 2010. The next Family Mass will be celebrated on February 6th, 2011.
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES FOR 2011
Your offertory envelopes are now available in the Gathering Space. Please pick yours up as soon as possible.
It is very important that you write your name and address on your new 2011 envelopes for the month of January. This will ensure that you are given proper credit for your donations.
If the address on your box is incorrect, please inform the Parish Office so that we can 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.
Our operating expenses average $14,000 per week.
Loose Change – $4,003
Envelopes (456) – $11,925
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (136) – $ 2,762
Total – $18,690
COLLECTION DRIVE FOR NEW IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES
“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 again be organizing
a collection drive, on behalf of Becoming Neighbours, during the weekend of January 15th/16th, 2011. This
year they are asking specifically for gently used winter clothes.
We take this opportunity to collect also for the Iraqi refugee family that the parish is sponsoring. Clothing collected that would fit members of the family will be set aside for them. Whatever help you can give will be much appreciated.
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
A Big Thank You!
Your kindness and generosity at Christmas made a big difference to all our families. Thank you to each and all for your donations and gifts over the season. Your goodness has helped in ways you may never know but be assured it is deeply appreciated.
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.
LEPROSY MISSION OF CANADA
This is a wonderful time of year to collect stamps from your Christmas cards and letters to give to the Leprosy Mission of Canada, who are renowned for their effectiveness in the prevention, detection and treatment of leprosy. They are helping people to rebuild their lives. Stamps may be left in the basket outside of the office.
GOOD SHEPHERD FOOD DRIVE
Continues to January 3rd, 2011
Please help feed the hungry and homeless this Christmas. Make a difference in the lives of those most in need within our community by participating in the Good Shepherd Centre’s annual Christmas Food Drive
REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP COMMITTEE
Concert – Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 7:30 PM
The Refugee Sponsorship Committee is having a Fundraising concert on Thursday January 13th, 2011 for the Iraqi family being sponsored by the Parish. The concert will be held at 7:30pm at St. Gabriel’s and will feature musicians and singers from the Parish, as well as special guest DALA (www.dalagirls.com). DALA has toured Canada and the US many times, opening for artists such as Jann Arden, Tom Cochrane, Matthew Good, Stuart McLean of the CBC’s Vinyl Café and Chantal Kreviazuk. Tickets are on sale in the Gathering Space after all Masses this weekend, December 18th and 19th. Adult tickets: $20, and $10 for children under 12.
Tickets can also be purchased from Marilyn Calderone (416-221-8866 ext 225) and Chris Carabine (416-512-9666).
FAITH CONNECTIONS -THEOLOGY ON TAP
January 10, 2011 – 7:00 PM
2011 Duke of York Pub
39 Prince Arthur Ave
Join us for an evening of thought-provoking conversation on the topic of The Future Church. Special guest: Bishop William McGrattan, who was appointed Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Toronto in 2009. Munchies provided, cash bar available – come and bring a friend! For more information contact Kelly Bourke at 416-222-1426 ext 276 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.