In this week’s bulletin, the new missal, registration for sacraments and casseroles and Thanksgiving food drive for the Good Shepherd Centre.
ROMAN MISSAL – THE NEW TRANSLATION
Did you know that the translation of the Mass which we currently use is going to change? The texts we have now have been in use since 1970 and on November 26th/27th, 2011, churches throughout North America will begin to use a new translation. This moment in the life of the church provides us with an opportunity to learn more than just words that are a little different than what we’re used to. It is a chance for us to reflect on the celebration of the Eucharist and how it relates to our own life.
In preparation for the introduction of the 3rd edition of the Roman Missal,the Archdiocese of Toronto will present workshops at a number of locations for parishioners interested in learning more about the impending changes. Please see the poster on the bulletin board for more detail.
To register, please advise the Parish Office of the location you wish to attend. This is to ensure that sufficient materials will be available at each location.
In addition to discussing the new Roman Missal in homilies, pulpit announcements and in our parish bulletin, the Archdiocese of Toronto also has extensive resources online for those who wish to learn more. 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.
Monday Nights are R.C.I.A. Nights
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) meetings begin
on Monday, September 19th at 8:00 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.
A LOOK AT THE NEW MASS
On the first Sunday of Advent, we will begin using a Missal with some changes in the wording of the prayers. The text is available to us and you are invited to join us and familiarize yourself with the new way of celebrating the Eucharist.
For more information and to register, please contact Mary Landry at 416-221-8866, Ext. 224
Tuesday, September 27th at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, September 28th at 10:30 AM
SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN PREPARING FOR BAPTISM
If you have, or know of, school-age children (age 7 to14) who wish to prepare for Baptism, please contact the Parish Office or Fatima Lee directly, at (416) 221-8866. Classes for them will begin this fall.
September 19th – September 24th, 2011
MONDAY – HEUNG WAH HANNAH LAM Requested by Boniface Fung, Maggie Lam & Mimi Lam
TUESDAY – FIORENTINO GIANNOTTA Requested by Lina Giannotta
WEDNESDAY – LAWRENCE HILL Requested by Nora Kerr
THURSDAY – JUDITH MATYASFALVI Requested by the Family
FRIDAY – GERRY HATCH Requested by the Family
SATURDAY – DENIS MAILHOT Requested by Mary-Ann Mailhot
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.
Our operating expenses average $14,000 per week.
Last week’s collection:
Loose Change – $948
Envelopes (366) – $7,728
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (160) – $3,156
Total – 11,832
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.
EAST AFRICA FAMINE RELIEF
Thank you for your ongoing efforts to help the millions of people in East Africa in need of food and water following months of severe drought. To date, $4,257.20 has been raised. This money will be used to supply food and clean water, as well as medical and veterinary aid. Please keep these good people in your prayers.
Congratulations to the good people of St. Gabriel’s. Our final total for the ShareLife 2011 Campaign was $184,641. Thank you once again for your very generous support,
MISSION APPEAL FOR KENYA 2011
Rev. Fr. Benedict Mwangi, a priest from the Muranga Diocese in Kenya preached at all the Masses this past weekend. The response to his appeal was overwhelming. $9, 618.69 has been raised! This money will be used to support two diocesan hospitals and two homes for the aged, to help in the formation and education of seminarians and to pay the salaries of the Catechists.
GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES
Your prepared chicken rice casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at all the Masses next weekend, September 24th /25th for delivery to the
Good Shepherd Centre.
More volunteers are encouraged to pick up a copy of the casserole recipe and a pan. Why not give it a try? For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.
GOOD SHEPHERD 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.
Urgently needed items include:
- rice, pasta, pasta sauces,
- breakfast cereals,
- tea, ground and instant coffee, powdered fruit juices
- canned soups, stews, meats, fish, fruits and vegetables,
- margarine, peanut butter, jam, sugar,
- cookies and crackers,
- ketchup, mustard and relish.
- garlic powder, paprika, black pepper
Please no fresh or frozen foods. We thank you for your generous support!
The Altar Service is now recruiting new members. If you are in Grade 4 or higher and are interested in becoming an altar server, please leave your name and phone number with the Parish Office at 416-221-8866. The orientation and training for new members will be held on Sunday, September 25th, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
BOOK FAIR – PAULINE BOOKS AND MEDIA
October 1st and 2nd
The Daughters of St. Paul will hold a Book and Media Fair here at St. Gabriel’s on October 1st and 2nd. A wide variety of books, music CD’s, DVD’s and religious articles for both adults and children will be offered for sale after all the Masses that weekend.
Sunday, September 18th from 2:30 to 5:00 PM
Gursikh Shabha Canada, Scarbourough Gurdwara,
905 Middlefield Road, Scarborough
The third in the series on “How to Be a Perfect Stranger” dealing with the topic of “Funeral Customs” in different faith groups is being held this weekend.
A panel of experts from Mosaic Interfaith will describe their faith’s ceremonies and will answer any questions you might have. See notice on bulletin boards. The two previous segments on rites of initiation and weddings were most interesting. Removal of shoes on entering the Sikh temple and head covering are required.
NOUS PARLONS FRANCAIS…
Do you speak French, even a little bit? The French Conversational Group will be meeting 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
Dublin, Ireland, 2012
The Archdiocese of Toronto is organizing a pilgrimage to the 50th Annual Eucharistic Congress that will take place in Dublin, Ireland from June 10th, 2012 to June 17th, 2012. There will be an option for an extended stay in Ireland highlighting the religious and historic sites from June 18th to June 25th.
For package information, registration forms and to view the itinerary, please visit www.archtoronto.org/iec or email the Archdiocese at email@example.com. The pilgrimage is
limited to 120 people. The deadline for registration and deposit
is November 1st, 2011.