In this week’s bulletin, Holocaust Education Week, the Book of Remembrance and casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre.
HOLOCAUST EDUCATION WEEK
Wednesday, November 7th at 7:30 PM
St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish
For many years, St. Gabriel’s Parish has participated in Holocaust Education Week. On Wednesday, November 7th
at 7:30 PM we will present the film The Ninth Day. The Ninth Day is a German film, made in 2004 and directed by Volker Schlöndorff. The film is about a Catholic priest from Luxembourg who is imprisoned in Dachau concentration camp, but released for nine days. All are encouraged to attend.
ALTAR SERVERS AWARDS
On Saturday November 3rd, five altar servers from St. Gabriel’s Parish received the “Bishop’s Altar Server Award for Service” from the Most Reverend William McGrattan, Auxiliary Bishop – Central Pastoral Region of the Archdiocese of Toronto during the 27th Annual Bishop’s Altar Servers Awards Ceremony. We offer our sincere thanks and congratulations to the following altar servers:
- Danicka Coelho
- Simeon Charles Jr.
- Ralph Philip Dizon
- Caitlin Gardian
- Heather Erin Winter-McIntyre
Each year, altar servers from parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto are selected for this special recognition in light of their dedication, sense of responsibility and display of leadership in the performance of their duties.
The parish is truly grateful to all of its altar servers for their participation at the celebration of the Eucharist and ceremonies throughout the Church year.
The Altar Servers Awards Program is sponsored by the Serra Clubs of the Archdiocese of Toronto, a long established organization in the Archdiocese whose purpose is to foster and promote vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.
November 5th to November 10th, 2012
MONDAY – NICOLA MARASHI & VITOR SARAQI Requested by Ricky Marashi
TUESDAY – IDA CHAN Requested by Agnes Wong
WEDNESDAY – JOAN RUEST Requested by the Ruest Family
THURSDAY – IDA CHAN Requested by Teresa Loo
FRIDAY – AUSTIN EKANAYAKE Requested by Gloria Veerasuntharam
SATURDAY – FILOMENA BARTOLOMENA & ANGELINA ROTUNDO Requested by Nick Rotundo & Family
NOVEMBER IS THE MONTH OF ALL SOULS: BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
There will be a Book of Remembrance placed on the altar for the month of November. You are invited to write the names of your deceased relatives and friends in the book. They will be remembered at all the Masses celebrated in November
BIBLE FOR BEGINNERS
Tuesday, November 6th at 7:30 PM or Thursday, November 8th at 10:30 AM
Topic: An Overview of the Old Testament – now known as the ‘Hebrew Scriptures’.
St. Jerome said that ignorance of these Scriptures is ignorance of Christ. Come and see what he meant!
For information or to register please call Mary at 416-293-3760.
THE MISSIONARY SISTERS OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Two Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (MIC) will visit our parish next weekend, November 10th and 11th to present to us their congregation and mission. They will also offer their mission review, the MIC Mission News for subscription as part of their evangelization ministry. They were founded by a Canadian, Delia Tetreault, whose cause for beatification is in process. Let us welcome them with generosity and open hearts.
THANK YOU FROM ST. GABRIEL’S YOUTH GROUP
Thank you to everyone who supported the St. Gabriel’s Youth Group Halloween Bake Sale. Over $1,100 was raised for the building of basketball courts for the Kiame Village of the Sar an gani Province in the Philippines. Your generosity is outstanding!
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 32 casseroles for October. For November, your casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at all the masses on the weekend of November 24th/25th. If you require more information or would like to get a copy of a recipe and a casserole pan, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.
PASSIONIST CHRISTMAS CARDS
Christmas cards will be available after all the Masses this weekend, Nov. 3rd/4th. The suggested cost is $1.50 per card. All donations will go directly to support the Passionist Missions in Haiti, Honduras and Jamaica. Your support is invaluable in caring for the needy in some of the poorest communities of North America.
THE LEPROSY MISSION OF CANADA THANKS YOU
Thank you very much for the stamps you sent us and for bringing us closer to a world without leprosy. We are very grateful for all your effort to save the stamps, trim them and send them to us. We continue to be encouraged by the enthusiastic response from stamp contributors and have raised over $7,000 this year to date. Please keep sending us your used stamps so that we can work towards the day when leprosy is eradicated.
SHARELIFE 2012: A MESSAGE FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE
Thank you to the Parish Community of St. Gabriel for your support of the 2012 ShareLife Parish campaign. Your generosity helped ShareLife exceed its parish campaign goal and raise $12,337,548 for the work of ShareLife agencies. Together, we are working wonders in the lives of the less fortunate in our communities.
SPIRITUAL GROWTH IN THE SECOND HALF OF LIFE
Prince of Peace Parish
Thursdays Beginning November 8th from 1:30 to 3:00 PM
As we mature, our potential for spiritual growth increases. This four-part programme explores aging as an
opportunity for unparalleled inner growth. It will be held on Thursdays in November: November 8, 15, 22, and 29 at
Prince of Peace Parish from 1:30 – 3:00 P.M.
Each week will include short presentations, guided reflection and conversation. Topics for the series are:
- November 8, 2012 – A New Vision for Retirement Years
- November 15, 2012 – Spiritual Needs of Maturing Adults
- November 22, 2012 – Successful Aging
- November 29, 2012 – The Primacy of Connection
The facilitator for the programme will be Mary Rose Marrin CSJ. Sister Mary Rose holds certificates in Spiritual Gerontology and Lifelong Faith Development from the Johnson Institute in St. Louis, MO. Over the past five years she initiated and developed Ministry with Maturing Adults at St. Mary’s Parish in Barrie. To register for the programme, phone 416-934-3400, ext. 523.
For those who have lost a loved one through Death, Separation or Divorce. Catholic Pastoral Centre at 1155 Yonge Street Tuesday, November 6th & 12th, 7:30 to 9:00 PM
Come and join us for an informative evening with Dr. Ken Fung M.D., His topic is Spiritual Stress and Clinical Depression. The presentation will take place Tuesday November 6th & 12th from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 1155 Yonge St. 4th Floor, (NE corner of Yonge and Shaftesbury Ave.) There is free underground parking off Shaftesbury and beside the Summerhill Subway station.
No registration is required. For more information, please contact Deacon James at 416-921-1163 ext. 2227 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gursikh Sabha Canada, Scarborough Gurdwara
905 Middlefield Road, Scarborough
Sunday, November 11 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Mosaic Interfaith invites you to attend a panel discussion on “What is the Holiest Day of the Year” at the Gursikh Sabha Canada, Scarborough Gurdwara, on Sunday, November 11th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Panelists from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism & Zoroastrianism will speak about their holiest day and its meaning.
For more information including dress code at the Gurdwara see the poster on the bulletin board or call Nora at 416 218 0680.
SCARBORO MISSIONS: COURAGE TO SERVE DAY RETREAT
2685 Kingston Road, Scarborough
Saturday, November 24th from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
“Listen to your Inner Voice as it speaks of your meaning and purpose.”
You are invited to attend a day retreat sponsored by the Scarboro Missions on Saturday, November 24th at the
Scarboro Missions Office in Scarborough. The facilitator and spiritual director is Henriette Mazenc-Dolak.
Cost including lunch is $50. For further information or to register, please email Henriette at email@example.com
Our operating expenses average $13,750 per week. Collection for October 21st 2012
Loose Change – $1,203
Envelopes (377) – $9,011
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (183) – $3,453
Total – $13,667
PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING OPTION
The “Pre-Authorized Giving” Plan (PAG), authorized and supported by the Archdiocese of Toronto, is a direct debit program. PAG brochures and sign-up forms are available in the Parish Office and on the tables at the back of the Church.