January 24th – January 29th, 2011
TUESDAY – ROSIE JOSEPH Requested by Margaret Joseph
WEDNESDAY – MANUEL COSTA Requested by Celeste Costa
THURSDAY – HARRY LEUNG Requested by Mary Leung
FRIDAY – JOE HINCH Requested by Marilou Wight
SATURDAY – THOMAS CECIL LUCK Requested by Bev Saarvala
The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:
- Maeve Grace Cansino
- Brayden Marchak
- Maya Antonia Nyman
These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, January 16th, 2011. Congratulations!
MASS FOR CONSECRATED LIFE
Sunday, January 30th, 2011 at 3:00 PM
St. Paul’s Basilica
On Wednesday, February 3rd, the Church celebrates the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life. The purpose of this day is “to help the entire Church to esteem even more greatly the witness of those persons who have chosen to follow Christ by means of practice of the evangelical counsels” as well as “to be a suitable occasion for consecrated persons to renew their commitment and rekindle the fervor which should inspire their offering of themselves to the Lord.” (Pope John Paul II, 1997 Message)
In the Archdiocese of Toronto, we are blessed to have living and serving among us more than 1,100 religious men and women of over 100 different religious congregations. This World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life is a wonderful opportunity for us to thank God for the gifts of these religious sisters, brothers and priests and to pray for God’s blessing upon them in their efforts to faithfully live the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience.
There will be a special Mass on Sunday, January 30th at 3:00 PM at St. Paul’s Basilica in celebration of the vocation and witness of these special men and women religious who are such a vital and important part of the life and ministry of the Church in our Diocese. All are welcome to attend.
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.
Tax receipts for donations made in 2010 will be mailed to you by the end of February. If you have changed your address, please notify the Parish Office at 416-221-8866. Please notify the office as well if you are moving out of the Parish.
Our operating expenses average $14,000 per week.
Loose Change – $1,066
Envelopes (433) – $8,222
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (136) – $2,758
Total – $12,046
TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Registration for Junior Kindergarten children for the school year September 2011 – June 2012 began in our school (and Board wide) on January 3, 2011.
Children registering for Junior Kindergarten in September must be four years of age by December 31, 2011 (born in the year 2007). Any children registering for Senior Kindergarten, who are new to our school, must be five years of age by December 31, 2010 (born in the year 2006).
Documents required for registration are:
- Baptismal certificate
- Birth certificate
- Immunization records
- Landed Immigrant Status (if not born in Canada)
- Child’s Health Card Number and other relevant telephone numbers
AN INVITATION TO LEARN!
The Story of the Mass
Tuesday January 25th at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, January 26th at 10:30 AM
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Your prepared chicken rice casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of January 29/30, 2011 for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to get a copy of the casserole recipe and a pan and give it a try. For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.
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.
LUNAR NEW YEAR PARTY
Sunday, February 13th, 2011.
Our celebration of Lunar New Year which will take place on February 13th after the 12:30 PM Mass in the Gathering Space. This is an event organized for the whole parish community. Please mark your calendars!
PHOTO CHURCH DIRECTORY
Last Opportunity for Photos
February 4th and 5th
February 4th and 5th will be the final photo days for the Church Directory. Tables are set up in the Gathering Space to give you one last opportunity to make an appointment.
NORTH YORK RETIRED MEN’S CLUB
Steve Munro will be the first speaker of 2011 on January 25th at 2:00 PM in Blessed Trinity Parish Hall. “Metrolinx: Long Range Planning of Public transportation in the GTA” will be the subject of his presentation. Prospective members are cordially invited to attend.
CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES
Monday, January 31st from 2:30 to 7:30 PM
Canadian Blood Services will hold a Blood Donor Clinic here at St. Gabriel’s Church on Monday, January 31st from 2:30 to 7:30 PM. For more information please contact the Canadian Blood Services Office at 416-974-9900.
TENTH ANNUAL MEAGAN’S WALK GALA
Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Road
Saturday, February 5th
The 10th Annual Meagan’s Walk Gala will be held on Saturday, February 5th, 2011 at the Old Mill Inn. A cocktail reception will begin at 6:00 PM followed by dinner at 7:00 PM.
Tickets are $150 per person. For more information, please visit www.meaganswalk.com
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
THE GREEN CORNER
This new knowledge of the galaxies is exhilarating and terrifying, beautiful and dreadful… The Hubble Deep Field photo opens us to a cosmos of capacious grandeur – a universe of 50 billion galaxies blowing like snowflakes in a cosmic storm… The fourteenth century mystic Julian of Norwich asked, ‘What is the use of praying if God does not answer?’ In that wonderful image of more than 1,000 galaxies caught by a magnificent instrument lofted into space by a questioning creature, God answers.
Chet Remo, Skeptics and True Believers
As quoted in M. Reagan, The Hand of God