November 4th to November 9th, 2013
MONDAY – JUANITO GAVIETA – Requested by Estrella Gavieta & Ruth Luke
TUESDAY – THE HEALING OF JESSIE CHEER – Requested by Wai Chin Hwang
WEDNESDAY – THE STAFF OF ST. GABRIEL’S PARISH – Requested by Wanda
THURSDAY – JOAN RUEST – Requested by the Family
FRIDAY – JOSEPH RORAI – Requested by Ronald & Gail Ellingwood
SATURDAY – LORENZO & VINCENZA GRECH – Requested by the Family
NOVEMBER IS THE MONTH OF ALL SOULS
BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
There is 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.
The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:
Taylor Liam Comendador
Ashton Ryan Garcia
These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, October 27th, 2013. Congratulations!
DAY OF CONFESSION
Monday, November 11th
4:00 to 6:00 P.M.
Cardinal Collins has designated Monday, November 11th as the Archdiocesan Day of Confession. Every parish in the Archdiocese is making time available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation on that day. This important sacrament will be available from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. here at St. Gabriel’s. All are encouraged and welcomed to receive this sacrament of pardon and peace.
CANADIAN TIRE MONEY – MATERCARE
Thank you for your generous donations of Canadian Tire money. To date we have received $51. This money will be sent to Matercare International which is an association of Catholic Obstetricians and Gynecologists working in developing countries. This organization is dedicated to improving the lives and health of mothers and their children, both unborn and born, through initiatives of service, training, research and advocacy.
SHEPHERD’S TRUST COLLECTION
The Shepherds’ Trust has a mission to provide, comfort and care for those who have steadfastly cared for us – our retired priests. As parishioners, we have our own memories of a Catholic priest who made a positive, meaningful and lasting impact in our lives. Each year, thousands of people contribute to the Shepherds’ Trust. The collection will take place in all parishes in the Archdiocese on November 16th and 17th. Envelopes will be distributed the weekend of November 9th and 10th. We want our priests to retire safely and with dignity. The Shepherds’ Trust allows us to help achieve this goal. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.
PHILIPPINES EARTHQUAKE – HUMANITARIAN RELIEF
The Archdiocese of Toronto is now accepting financial contributions for humanitarian relief as the death toll continues to rise following an earthquake that struck the central Philippines on October 15. The earthquake, centered about 620 km southeast of Manila, has been blamed for more than 160 deaths so far, with hundreds of people injured and dozens still missing. Government reports suggest more than 158,000 people have been displaced, with 100,000 of them being housed in 85 evacuation centres. The official Catholic relief agency on the ground, NASSA-Caritas Philippines, has already released fund assistance to augment the relief operation of the dioceses in the Bohol region. Local funds from the local church are also being tapped to provide emergency assistance to the affected localities.
Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:
- Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website: www.archtoronto.org
- By phone through the Development Office – 416-934-3411
- Through the parish, making cheques payable to: St. Gabriel’s Parish – Philippines Earthquake – Humanitarian Relief
We offer our prayers for the victims of this natural disaster and those who have been displaced. Thank you for your ongoing efforts to help those in crisis in the Philippines.
GOOD SHEPHERD CASSEROLES
Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 38 casseroles for October. For November, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of November 23rd/ 24th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to become active in helping to feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. There are now 3 different recipes available in the Parish Office or online at the Church website. 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. 2nd/3rd. 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.
HOLOCAUST EDUCATION WEEK
Wednesday, November 6th at 7:30 P.M.
St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish
For many years, St. Gabriel’s Parish has participated in Holocaust Education Week. On Wednesday, November 6th at 7:30 P.M. we will present the film Conspiracy. Conspiracy dramatizes the 1942 Wannsee Conference and delves into the psychology of Nazi officials involved in the “Final Solution” implementing Adolf Hitler’s policy to make Europe free of the Jews during the Second World War. All are encouraged to attend.
NEW BEGINNINGS INSPIRATIONAL TALK
November 5th from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.
Archdiocese of Toronto Pastoral Centre, 4th floor 1155 Yonge Street, Toronto
Join us for an informative evening beginning with fellowship at 7:00 P.M. The Presentation on the topic: “Coping with Life after Loss” is at 7:30 P.M. The Guest Speakers are Meyrick and Betty D’Sylva. Pre-registration is not necessary. For more information, please contact Deacon James Shaughnessy MSW, RSW, Psyn. D. at 416-921-1163, ext. 2227 or email: email@example.com.
BREBEUF COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, November 7th at 7:00 P.M.
Brebeuf College is holding an Open House for students who are entering high school. It will be held on Thursday, November 7th at 7:00 P.M. Parents/Guardians and students are cordially invited to attend. Join us at 211 Steeles Avenue East, just west of Bayview on the south side of Steeles. We can be reached at (416) 393-5508.
HIKE AND PRAYER: EVERGREEN BRICK WORKS
Saturday, November 9th, at 10:00 A.M.
Meeting in the lobby of the Davisville Subway Station
Faith Connections invites young adults 18-39 to join them for a November hike to the Evergreen Brick Works! They will walk along the Belt Line ravine to the Evergreen Brick Works’ Saturday Morning Farmers Market (which also features hot food from local chefs). Rain or shine.
Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
RECEPTION FOR NEW PARISHIONERS
Saturday, November 16th at 2:30 PM
A reception will be hosted for our new parishioners who registered with us in the past year on Saturday, November 16th at 2:30 P.M. here at the parish. Invitations have been sent out. If you are new to the parish, and have not yet registered, please contact the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.
THEOLOGY ON TAP
Making Life Decisions – Inviting God on your Journey
Wednesday, November 20th – 7:00 P.M.
Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill
580 Progress Ave (Near Scarborough Town Centre)
Faith Connections, the Office of Catholic Youth, and the local parishes invite you to join us for an evening of thought-provoking conversation on theological topics! Munchies provided, cash bar available – come and bring a friend!
Special guest: Bishop Vincent Nguyen, Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto. Bishop Nguyen will reflect on being attentive to God when we make decisions both big (i.e. what is my vocation?) and small (i.e. should I change jobs?). His Excellency will also share some of his own story.
For more information: visit our Toronto Theology on Tap web page, or contact OCY by e-mail email@example.com or phone 416-599-7676. Your RSVP would be appreciated.
QUEEN OF APOSTLES RENEWAL CENTRE
MEN’S WEEKEND ACTS RETREAT
November 21st to November 24th
Feeling your faith, spiritual or family life needs a boost? Come to the Men’s ACTS Retreat November 21st-24th at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, Mississauga. Private room and bathroom. Great food! For more details contact Willy Klaudusz at 905-824-1159.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for October 27th, 2013
Envelopes (400) – $7,782
Loose Change – $1,251
Weekly Portion of PAG (182) – $3,519 (Pre-Authorized Giving)
Total – $11,552
Please remember to print your full name on your Offertory envelope and then seal it.
If you are moving out of the Parish or have a change of address, please contact the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 so that we may update our records. Thank you.