In this week’s bulletin, recruiting for the senior choir and for altar service, the Eco-sabbath, and the Thanksgiving food drive.
October 1st to October 6th, 2012
MONDAY – PATRICIA BRADBURY Requested by Peggy Pusaka
TUESDAY – MRS. YEONG & TERESA HO Requested by Wai Chin Huang
WEDNESDAY – ANNE MACKRELL Requested by Dolores Griffin
THURSDAY – SYD SEDGWICK Requested by the Family
FRIDAY – FRANK STARKEY Requested by Nora Kerr
SATURDAY – GEORGE LEWIS Requested by the Lewis Family
REGISTRATION FOR SACRAMENTS
School Age Children
October 2nd or October 4th
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 2nd
- Thursday, October 4th
Please Note: A copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate is required if registering for First Communion or Confirmation.
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 this Sunday, September 30th from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Church.
ST GABRIEL’S MUSIC MINISTRY
“Those who sing pray twice.”
Our senior choir practices on Tuesday evenings, 7:30–9:00 PM and leads community song at the 10:30 AM Sunday Mass.
Our junior choir practices on Thursday evenings from 6:30–8:00 PM and leads the music at the 12:30 PM Mass. We always welcome new voices and hope you will consider joining us! For more information, please contact the choir director after any of the Masses.
ECO – SABBATH
Sunday, October 7th 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. All are welcome.
Friday, October 5th from 9:30 AM – 12 Noon
SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN PREPARING FOR BAPTISM
If you have, or know of, school age children (ages 7 to 14) who wish to prepare for Baptism, please contact the Parish Office, or Fatima Lee directly, at 416-221-8866. Classes for them will begin in early October.
ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) meetings will begin this year at the end of September.
These meetings are for persons interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith, who may eventually decide to seek baptism into the Catholic Church, as well as for those who wish to seek Reception into Full Communion with the Catholic Church. Adult Catholics who want to prepare for the celebration of Confirmation are also welcome. In many ways, these meetings may also provide an opportunity for “Born Catholics” to deepen their understanding of the faith.
For more information, please call the Parish Office at 416- 221-8866.
BIBLE FOR BEGINNERS
Tuesday, October 9th at 7:30 PM or Thursday, October 11th at 10:30 AM
Did Adam and Eve eat an apple? Did Jonah live inside the whale for 3 days? Did the Flood last 40 days or 120 days? Come and find out. Beginning Tuesday, October 9th at 7:30 PM, Mary Landry will present 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.
THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
Currently, Good Shepherd Ministries serves more than 1,000 meals a day to people who would otherwise have gone hungry, an increase of 10% over last year. 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, canned/condensed milk,
- breakfast cereals, tea, coffee, powdered fruit juices,
- canned soups, stews, meats, fish, fruits and vegetables,
- margarine, peanut butter, jam, sugar,
- cookies and crackers, condiments, spices
Please no fresh or frozen foods. We thank you for your generous support!
Our operating expenses average $13,750 per week.
Collection for September 23rd, 2012
Loose Change – $1,177
Envelopes (397) – $7,226
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (179) – $3,371
Total – $11,774
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP SEMINAR
Tuesday, October 2nd from 7:00 to 9:30 PM
St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall.
Increasingly we see the destructive impact of materialistic lifestyles on our sacred planet. Are you concerned about our earth? How can you become a Steward of Creation? This seminar will examine Biblical and Catholic Church teachings. The guest speakers will be Sr. Noreen Allossery-Walsh, DMin, an Ursuline of Chatham and adult faith educator; and John Dorner, Ph.D., Liaison, Environmental Stewardship (Ottawa Archdiocese).
Sister with Sr. Jocelyn Monette, NDS (Catholic Biblical Association) by calling 905 272 3374.
MOSAIC PEACE MEAL
Sunday October 14th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM
Temple Har Zion,
7360 Bayview Avenue, Thornhill
The Mosaic Peace meal will take place on Sunday, October 14th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Temple Har Zion. It is co-sponsored by Temple Har Zion and the Zoroastrian Society. All are welcome. The program includes a panel discussion on Faith and ends with a pot-luck vegan supper. If coming, please bring a dish to share with others but with absolutely no meat, poultry, eggs, fish, dairy products or alcohol due to dietary laws and, because of allergies, no nut products. Also think green, no disposable dishes.
Please RSVP to Nora at 416-218-0680 by October 9th. See poster on bulletin board.
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, email@example.com or by phone at 416-921-1163.
SAVE THIS DATE – OCTOBER 26th
Save this date… October 26th. The Sneak Peek orchestra returns to St. Gabriel’s for another wonderful concert. Watch the bulletin for more detail.
RELIGIOUS VOCATION DISCERNMENT WEEKEND FOR WOMEN
October 19th to 21st
St. Joseph’s Convent
3377 Bayview Avenue
A Religious Vocation Discernment Weekend for Women is being held at St. Joseph’s Convent on the weekend of October 19th to 21st. It will be given by a team of Sisters of St. Joseph.
For more information or to register, please call 416-927-0720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Details can also be found in the flyer on our bulletin board
ST. BONAVENTURE’S FLEE MARKET
Saturday, October 20th 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
St Bonaventure’s Parish Centre
1300 Leslie Street
St. Bonaventure 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.
QUEEN OF APOSTLES RETREAT CENTRE: WOMEN’S RETREAT WEEKEND
October 26th to October 28th
Queen of Apostles Retreat centre is presenting a Fall Weekend retreat for women on the weekend of October 26th to 28th. The theme this year is Rediscovering and Nurturing Our Faith. Why not consider a retreat get-away during the year of faith and perhaps encourage a friend to come along.
For further information or to register, please call 905-278-5229.
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE: CATHOLIC MASS AT TORONTO PEARSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Catholic Masses are held at Toronto Pearson International Airport at the following times:
Terminal 1 (T1)
Monday to Friday – 1:00 PM
Saturday Vigil Mass – 5:30 PM
Sunday – 10:00 Am & 12:00 Noon
Terminal 3 (T3)
Monday to Friday – 4:30 PM
Saturday Vigil Mass – 4:00 PM
Sunday – 8:00 AM
All are welcome. For more information please call the coordinator of Catholic Chaplaincy Services at
or email email@example.com .