In this week’s bulletin, registration for sacraments, Scarboro Missions on Jewish-Christian dialogue and the Mosaic Peace Meal.
ST. PAUL OF THE CROSS – OCTOBER 19
St. Paul of the Cross was the founder of the Passionists (1720). Born in northern Italy in 1694, Paul experienced conversion at the age of 15 and began a lifetime of devotion to prayer and austerity. At age 20 he tried life as a soldier, but left after one year. Six years later, having had several visions, he determined that his vocation was to found an order dedicated to the passion of our Lord. Officials declared the visions authentic and Paul withdrew to write a rule. He was joined by his brother, who remained with him for the rest of his life. By 1747, the Passionists had three houses and were preaching missions throughout Italy. At his death in 1775, Paul was establishing a congregation for Passionist nuns.
ROMAN MISSAL – THE NEW TRANSLATION
As we use the new translation we will perhaps notice more biblical connections than we have been used to. The texts of the Mass are precious to us, partly because they were inspired by the Bible. These words have come down to us over the centuries and most of the words we speak are rooted in the bible. When we gather for mass, we are praying with words that have been given to us by our ancestors, who knew the bible well and prayed it well. The revised translation tries to make the connections between the bible and the Mass clearer than they are at present.
While the hymns we have come to know will not change, we will have to learn new musical settings for parts of the Mass that are often sung (Gloria, Lamb of God etc.). Part of our preparation will include rehearsing some of the new musical settings and reflecting on some of the new words we will now be saying and hearing.
For more information on the Roman Missal and its changes, visit www.archtoronto.org/romanmissal anytime to continue your reflection.
October 17th – October 22nd, 2011
MONDAY – PATRICIA CHIN Requested by Janice Lee
TUESDAY – JACK LAYTON Requested by Wai Chin & Paul Hwang
WEDNESDAY – JOHN CHUN KUN YEUNG Requested by Agnes Wong & Family
THURSDAY – VINCENT HA Requested by Laura, Sylvia & Valerie Ha
FRIDAY – KENG OWYONG Requested by Helen Owyong
SATURDAY – CATHERINE MULLALY Requested by Kathi & Philip Leah
PARENTS CONFIRMATION INFORMATION MEETING
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011.
7:30 to 9:00 PM
St. Gabriel’s Church
This meeting is for parents only of children receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this year.
REGISTRATION FOR SACRAMENTS
School Age Children
October 18th or 20th, 2011
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 18th
- Thursday, October 20th
Please Note: A copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate is required if registering for First Communion or Confirmation.
CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
October 29th at 3:45 PM
There will be a communal celebration of the Sacrament of the Sick on Saturday, October 29th at 3:45 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.
Our operating expenses average $14,000 per week.
Last week’s collection:
Loose Change – $1,113
Envelopes (404) – $10,003
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (162) – $3,197
Total – $14,313
PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING OPTION
The “Pre-Authorized Giving” Plan (PAG), authorized and supported by the Archdiocese of Toronto, is a direct debit program. It allows parishioners to make their regular offertory donations by automatic monthly bank withdrawal on or about the 20th of each month. Participation in the PAG provides a regular dependable cash flow of contributions to the parish and enables us to better manage the Parish finances. PAG brochures and sign-up forms are available in the Parish Office and on the tables at the back of the Church. We thank you for your generosity and support.
A LOOK AT THE NEW MASS
We continue to look at the text of the new Mass which begins on the first Sunday of Advent. For more information, please contact Mary Landry at 416-221-8866, Ext. 224.
- Tuesday, October 25th at 7:30 PM
- Wednesday, October 26th at 10:30 AM
GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
We want to thank you for your generous support of this year’s Good Shepherd Thanksgiving Food Drive. Your response was outstanding!
BOOK FAIR – PAULINE BOOKS AND MEDIA
St. Gabriel’s Parish will be having a Pauline Book & Media fair brought to us by the Daughters of St. Paul before and after all the Masses on the weekend of October 22nd/23rd. Everyone is invited to browse and purchase from a wonderful selection of Catholic books, music CDs and DVD movies from the Pauline Book and Media Centre in Toronto. There will also be a large selection for children. This is a great opportunity to get something inspirational to read, watch or listen to in order to help you on your spiritual journey. You can familiarize yourself with the life and mission of the Daughters of St. Paul by going to www.pauline.org.
MOSAIC PEACE MEAL
Sunday October 23rd from 2:00 to -5:00 PM
St. Luke’s Catholic Church,
39 Green Lane, Thornhill
The theme of this year’s event, co-sponsored by St. Luke’s and Temple Har Zion is “Protecting the Life Sustaining Gift of Water” Included is the Keynote address by Professor Stephen Scharper, panel discussion, displays, special program for children. 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, because of allergies, no nut products. Also think green, no disposable dishes. All are welcome. Please RSVP to Nora at 416-218-0680 by October 20. See poster on bulletin board for more information.
QUEEN OF APOSTLES WOMEN’S RETREAT WEEKEND
Theme: Nurturing the Spirit Within
Facilitated by the new Centre team – Father Leo, Father Tomy and Mrs. Anne Hales. For further information
or reservation please call 905-278-5229.
SCARBORO MISSIONS: A PRESENTATION ON JEWISH-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE
Wednesday, October 19th, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Scarboro Missions Centre
2685 Kingston Road
This is an International Conference which took place in July in Krakow and Auschwitz, Poland. For more information please see the Bulletin Board or call 416-261-7135.
“THE POWER OF GOOD”
A Holocaust Education Documentary
Wednesday, October 26th, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Scarboro Missions Centre
2685 Kingston Road
This is the story of one man’s courage and how he saved 669 Jewish children from the Nazis, a gripping documentary film narrated by Joe Schlesinger, former CBC reporter. Joe is one of “Nicky’s Children” and he talks about “Reflections of a Survivor”. For more information please see the Bulletin Board or call 416-261-7135.
ISLINGTON UNITED CHURCH GREEN BUILDING OPEN HOUSE
October 29th, 11:00 AM
As part of a “green” initiative, Islington United Church has installed solar panels on its roof. There will be a celebration and open house beginning 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 29. Workshops will be conducted throughout the day, topics include: Islington United’s solar installation, home solar installation, and energy efficiency. If interested, please register online at http://islingtonunitedopenhouse.evenbrite.com
ANNUAL MASS TO END WOMAN ABUSE
Thursday, November 3rd at 6:00 PM
St. Clare’s Church
1118 St. Clair Avenue West
The choirs, directors and musicians of St. Bonaventure’s and St. Gabriel’s Churches will lead the music for the second annual Mass offered to end Woman Abuse on Thursday, November 3rd at St. Clare’s Church. A light dinner in the Parish Hall will follow. Please register by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-921-1163.