In this week’s bulletin, Holocaust Education Week, the eco-sabbath, and the November book of remembrance.
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.
October 29th to November 3rd, 2012
MONDAY – MARIA & PASQUALE LO BIANCO Requested by the Lo Bianco Family
TUESDAY – JOHN HUYBERS Requested by the Huybers family
WEDNESDAY – TULIO RAMIREZ Requested by the Ramirez Family
THURSDAY – ROSE LOURDES RYCKEWAERT Requested by Violete Ryckewaert
FRIDAY – NICOLA& CESARIA DI CIAULA Requested by the Virgilio Family
SATURDAY – GUS CALDERONE Requested by Marie Calderone
The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome Winnie Lai who was baptized and received the Sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Confirmation last Saturday.
We also wish to welcome:
- Mickey McQuillan
- Kayah Mei Nicholls
- Zoe Kieran Nicholls
- Keith Francis M. Pifanio
- Sienna Giselle Rudd
- Connor Townshend
- Gerald Szeto Wong
- Stefan Szeto Wong
These children received the Sacrament of Baptism last weekend. Congratulations!
Friday, November 2nd from 9:30 AM to 12:00 Noon. Please see the time schedule on the table inside the Church for sign up.
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.
Sunday, November 4th at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room
On the first Sunday of each month, the Passionist Centre for Ecology and Spirituality facilitates a 30 minute reflection and discussion prompted by the readings for that Sunday’s liturgy. The guided reflection brings an ecological perspective to the readings. All are welcome.
ALL SOULS’ DAY MASS
Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill
Saturday, November 3rd at 2:00 PM
Catholic Cemeteries – Archdiocese of Toronto wishes to invite all families to participate in the annual All Souls’ Day Mass on Saturday, November 3rd 2012 at 2:00 PM at Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill, 905-889-7467. The Liturgy will be celebrated in English and Italian. All are welcome.
BIBLE FOR BEGINNERS
An Overview of the Old Testament – now known as the ‘Hebrew Scriptures’.
Tuesday, November 6th at 7:30 PM or Thursday, November 8th at 10:30 AM
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.
THANK YOU ON THE BEHALF OF THE CHRISTIANS IN THE HOLY LAND
Christians in the Holy Land very much appreciate your help by purchasing their Olive woodcrafts. Your help has made a difference to many families in Bethlehem and surrounding areas. Words cannot express how thankful they are for the opportunity you gave them to display the religious woodcrafts at St. Gabriel’s Parish. Please keep the Christians in the Holy Land in your prayers as you all are always in theirs.
YOUTH GROUP HALLOWEEN BAKE SALE
After All the Masses this Sunday
Our Youth Group will be holding a Halloween Bake Sale at all the Masses this Sunday. Proceeds from this sale will go towards the building of basketball courts for the Kiame Village of the Sar an gani Province in the Philippines – Fr. Brando’s old stomping grounds.
Don’t miss the delicious food and great music provided by our very talented young people.
THE LEPROSY MISSION OF CANADA: THANK 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 raided over $7ooo this year to date. Please keep sending us your used stamps so that we can work towards the day when leprosy is eradicated.
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.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
November 2nd to November 4th
Married couples: You deserve a weekend to celebrate being together; to rediscover each other and focus on ways to make your relationship even better. A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend offers this opportunity. Consider giving each other or another couple that you know the gift of a weekend away from daily pressures; time to be with each other and with God on a Marriage Encounter Weekend.
For further information or registration please contact Cora & Mike Bryce at email@example.com or by phone at 905-896-2958.
BAYVIEW VILLAGE RESIDENTS
Tuesday, October 30th at 7:30 PM
Forest Grove Church, 43 Forest Grove Drive
The Bayview Village Association is hosting a public meeting on Tuesday October 30th at 7:30 PM at Forest Grove Church
regarding the upcoming OMB hearing on the 43 story 2000 condo proposal for 1200 Sheppard Avenue East overlooking the Village.
For more information, please go to www.Bayviewvillage.org.
COME AND SEE DISCENMENT WEEKEND
Friday, November 9th to Sunday, November 11th
2685 Kingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario.
Ever thought of serving Christ as a Scarboro Missioner? Like to learn more about the vocation to global mission? Join us for our “Come and See “– Discernment Retreat Weekend from Friday, November 9th at 6:30 PM to Sunday, November 11th at Noon. Come, pray and reflect with us on the Missionary Vocation for our world today. Meet Scarboro Missioners. Hear their stories. It’s a weekend that may change your life forever!
Cost: $100 ($50 non refundable deposit required). Subsidized costs available.
Registration deadline: November 2nd, 2012.
To register, please contact Scarboro Missions at 416-261-7135 Ext. 265 for Laity or 250 for Priesthood. or email at Imo@scarboromissions.ca
Our operating expenses average $13,750 per week.
Collection for October 21st 2012
Loose Change – $4,581
Envelopes (377) – $7,515
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (179) – $3,371
Total – $15,467
Bishop’s Collection For The Needs of the Canadian Church – $2,241
Thank you for your generosity.
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.