In this week’s bulletin, an information meeting for parents of children receiving confirmation this year, a director is needed for the Christmas pageant, and World Mission Sunday.
FROM THE DESK OF FR. PAUL
Mary Landry Retires
This past September, Mary Landry retired from the staff of St. Gabriel’s Parish. Mary has served our parish for the past 30 years as the person responsible for adult education programs. She has been a valuable source of information, and a significant member of the St. Gabriel’s team. At her own request, Mary wishes that there be no retirement party for her.
We want to thank Mary for all these years of service as she assisted so many people to grow in faith. Best wishes for a long and happy retirement!
ST. PAUL OF THE CROSS FEAST DAY – OCTOBER 19th
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.
October 15th to October 20th, 2012
MONDAY – WANDA WROBEL Requested by the Staff of St. Gabriel’s
TUESDAY – PETER MOHAN Requested by Tom & Betty Higgins
WEDNESDAY – SARAH McTERNAN Requested by Nora Kerr
THURSDAY – SALVATORE & FRANCESCA FASONE Requested by the Lo Bianco Family
FRIDAY – VINCENT HA Requested by Laura, Sylvia & Valerie Ha
SATURDAY – KENG OWYONG Requested by Helen Owyong
PARENTS CONFIRMATION INFORMATION MEETING
Thursday, October 18th, 2012. 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.
DIRECTOR NEEDED – CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, December 23rd
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
We are in need of a Director to organize the Annual Christmas Pageant. Each year children from Senior Kindergarten to Grade 5 are invited to participate in the Pageant which takes place within the Family Mass on Christmas Eve. Rehearsal is held on the Sunday before Christmas from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
If you would be willing to coordinate this very important event, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.
BIBLE FOR BEGINNERS
Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:30 PM or Thursday, October 25th 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.
A MESSAGE FROM CARDINAL COLLINS
I extend my gratitude to you and your parishioners for your generosity toward this year’s ShareLife appeal. Your contributions allowed the ShareLife Campaign to exceed our goal and raise $12, 337 million, money which will be directed toward assisting the marginalized in our society. With our assistance, ShareLife agencies help people change their lives for the better. Our social agencies experience many examples of recovery, transformation and transition on a daily basis.
I am grateful to all who have supported ShareLife this year – their gifts will help to strengthen our communities in the Archdiocese and support the international programs undertaken by our agencies around the world. Together with your parishioners, I pray that we will continue to accomplish great things. Together, we can work wonders!
Thomas Cardinal Collins
Archbishop of Toronto
GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
We want to thank you, good people, for your overwhelming support of this year’s Good Shepherd Thanksgiving Food Drive. The Good Shepherd Centre serves over 1200 meals each day to the homeless and marginalized in our city.
Your response to this need was outstanding!
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
October 21st, 2012
October 21st is World Mission Sunday. Every parish across the world will celebrate World Mission Sunday next week. It is a global sign of the Universal Church and mission. Your prayers and donations will help support churches, hospitals, schools and vocations in countries where the Church is beginning, where it is new.
World Mission Sunday is our chance to assist Catholic Communities throughout the world become self sufficient and flourish. By sharing the gift of faith we can bring hope and love to those who need it most.
Please continue to pray for all those who serve in mission countries and please be generous in your support of their work.
Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.
- Regular ground coffee: $5.50
- Decaffeinated: $6
- Whole Beans: $5.50
- Chocolate Bars: $4 incl. Taxes
- Hot Chocolate and Cocoa: $4.75
- Teas: $4.00 and $4.25 by variety
Please note that the price of some products has increased to reflect our current costs.
THE GRIEVING JOURNEY: DEALING WITH OUR LIFE EXPERIENCE OF PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL LOSSES
Saturday, October 27th 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
This workshop will explore the grieving journey we all go through when dealing with significant losses. It will help participants learn how to deal with these life experiences so as to be able to move through the pain and the angst of the loss. The workshop will be interactive with some input, some quiet time and some group sharing as participants are able.
Fee, including morning break and lunch – $15
To register, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.
ST. BONAVENTURE’S FLEA MARKET
Saturday, October 20th 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
St Bonaventure’s Parish Centre
1300 Leslie Street
St. Bonaventure’s Flea Market will be held in the Parish Centre on Saturday, October 20th from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Come and shop for Clothing, Housewares, China & Glass, Linens, Appliances, Electronics, Small Furniture, Sporting
Goods, Books, CDs, DVDs, Toys & Games, Decorative and Holiday Items, Odds & Ends, Baked Goods and much more. Don’t miss it! Free Admission. Parking is also available at Edwards Gardens.
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.
ANNUAL MASS TO END WOMAN ABUSE
Tuesday, October 16th at 6:00 PM
Blessed Trinity Church
3220 Bayview Avenue
Catholic Family Services and Blessed Trinity Parish invite you to attend the third annual Mass offered to end Woman Abuse on Tuesday, October 16th at Blessed Trinity Church. Light refreshments in the Parish Hall will follow the Mass. Please register by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-921-1163.
ISLE OF THE DEAD CONCERT
Featuring the Sneak Peek Orchestra
Friday, October 26th at 7:30 PM
The Sneak Peek Orchestra is excited to launch its sixth year, beginning with Isle of the Dead on October 26, 7:30 PM, at St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish. This year’s concert will feature the esteemed Toronto pianist Ricker Choi performing Liszt’s devilish Totentanz, “Dance of Death,” and guest conductor William Rowson leading the orchestra in a rendition of Bach’s famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor, while our maestro Victor Cheng plays a pivotal role on the organ. Don’t worry; Victor will be back on the podium conducting a rare performance of Rachmaninoff’s orchestral masterpiece, Isle of the Dead. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. They may be purchased in advance at www.sneakpeekorchestra.com or at the door on the evening of the performance.
Our operating expenses average $13,750 per week.
Collection for October 7th, 2012
Loose Change – $1,366
Envelopes (377) – $7,791
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (179) – $3,371
Total – $12,528
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. We thank you for your generosity and support.