In this week’s bulletin, the Good Shepherd Centre Thanksgiving food drive.
ROMAN MISSAL – THE NEW TRANSLATION
Until the early 1960s, Mass was celebrated in Latin throughout the world. At the second Vatican Council it was agreed that the Mass could be celebrated in our own language, and in 1970 Pope Paul VI approved the official Latin text that would be used. This was then translated into different languages to be used throughout the world. It proved to be a huge task which was completed in a very short time. However, because it was done so quickly, some of the richness of the original Latin prayers was, quite literally, ‘lost in translation’. It was agreed that a further translation was necessary.
The new translation would keep the original words, meaning and style of the Latin as far as possible. The new translation also means a new edition of the Missal which will include some additional text such as prayers for the saints who have been added by the Church to the liturgical calendar.
In preparation for the introduction of the 3rd edition of the Roman Missal, the Archdiocese of Toronto will present a workshop at Annunciation Parish on October 5th for those interested in learning more about the upcoming changes. To register, please advise the Parish Office to ensure that sufficient materials will be available.
For more information on the Roman Missal and its changes, visit www.archtoronto.org/romanmissal anytime to continue your reflection.
ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT
Our journey of life and journey of faith are meant to converge at an early age. For many of us, however, we tend to grow physically, mentally, psychologically etc., but remain at a childish level of understanding our faith. The following information is for those who wish to keep growing, to be able to enjoy the Good News of God’s love for us as members of God’s Church.
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) meetings have begun on Monday evenings at 7:30 PM. These evenings are for persons interested in learning about the Catholic Faith. Because the Parish Community itself is considered the official teacher and guide for potential new members, it is important that some parishioners participate by being present and by sharing their Faith in various ways. It is also an opportunity for “Born Catholics” to deepen their understanding of the faith. Adult Catholics who wish to celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist and/or Confirmation are welcome. For more information, please call Mary Landry at 416 – 221 – 8866, Ext. 224.
R.C.I.A. in Cantonese will also be offered this year. If you are interested, please contact Fatima Lee at 416-221-8866, Ext. 228.
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 11th at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, October 12th at 10:30 AM
October 3rd – October 8th, 2011
MONDAY – LEO KORSAK Requested by Fergus & Mary Ann O’Connell
TUESDAY – PHYLLIS MENTON Requested by Anne Leckie
WEDNESDAY – MICHAEL CHOE Requested by Julia Choi
THURSDAY – MARIA TERESA ORTIZ Requested by M.L.C.
FRIDAY – STEPHEN LEUNG Requested by the Leung Family
SATURDAY – PASQUALE GATTI Requested by Linda Gatti
REGISTRATION FOR SACRAMENTS
School Age Children
October 11th, 13th, 18th, 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 11th,
- Thursday October 13th,
- Tuesday, October 18th,
- Thursday, October 20th.
A copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate is required if registering for First Communion or Confirmation.
Friday, October 7th from 9:30 AM to 12:00 Noon. Please see the time schedule on the table inside the Church for sign up.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
The Children’s Liturgy of the Word will begin next Sunday October 9th at the 10:30 Mass.
Our operating expenses average $14,000 per week.
Last week’s collection:
Loose Change $1,058
Envelopes (398) – $7,713
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (162) – $3,174
Total – $11,945
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.
GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
Currently, Parish Food Drives helped Good Shepherd Ministries serve more than 1,200 meals a day to people who would otherwise have gone hungry. Please make a difference in the lives of those most in need within our community by participating in the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Food will be collected until October 9th.
Urgently needed items include:
- rice, pasta, pasta sauces,
- breakfast cereals, cookies and crackers,
- tea, ground and instant coffee, powdered fruit juices,
- canned soups, stews, meats, fish, fruits and vegetables,
- margarine, peanut butter, jam, sugar,
- ketchup, mustard and relish,
- garlic powder, paprika, black pepper.
Please no fresh or frozen foods. We thank you for your generous support!
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 40 casseroles for September. For October, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of October 29/30 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.
HOLY LAND CHRISTIAN FAMILIES OLIVE WOOD SALE
Holy Land Christian Families are visiting the parish on October 16th and 17th to display the Olive Woods from the Holy Land. Due to religious wars and conflict, many Christian families had to leave their homes because of job loss. Hand Carved Olive Woods are religious items that are hand made by these Christian families. This is their only source of income and our mission is to help these families by selling their work to help with food, shelter and a better education. This way they can continue the only life they have known.
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.
PARISH PHOTO DIRECTORIES
Did you have a photo taken for our Parish Directory? If you have not received yours, please pick it up in the Parish Office as soon as possible. Thank you.
NOUS PARLONS FRANCAIS
Do you speak French, even a little bit? The French Conversational Group continues to meet on Thursday mornings from 11:00 to 12:00 AM in the Library. Anyone interested is very welcome.
OFFICIAL ARCHDIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE
50th International Eucharistic Congress
June 10 – June 17, 2012
The Archdiocese of Toronto is organizing a pilgrimage to the 50th International Eucharistic Congress that will take place in Dublin, Ireland, from June 10 -June 17, 2012.
For more details on the pilgrimage, please see the bulletin board, or call Kitty McGilly at 416-201-7375 or email. www.archtoronto.org/iec or firstname.lastname@example.org
QUEEN OF APOSTLES RETREAT CENTRE WOMEN’S RETREAT WEEKEND
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.