O, heavenly Father:
We thank you for food and remember the hungry.
We thank you for health and remember the sick.
We thank you for friends and remember the friendless.
We thank you for freedom and remember the enslaved.
May these remembrances stir us to service, that your gifts to us may be used for others.
Mass will be celebrated on Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 14th at 9:00 A.M.
TO THE GOOD PEOPLE OF ST. GABRIEL’S
I wish to thank all of you for being part of my installation celebration as pastor of this wonderful parish. The celebration would not have been as vibrant, joyful and beautiful without the great effort made by the parish staff, the beautiful voices of the choir and the active participation of the whole community. Your gifts of presence and prayer are very much appreciated. Thank you so very much!
MAKE SURE YOU ARE COUNTED!
To help in the implementation of the Central Pastoral Region planning study, our parish, along with other parishes in the Central Pastoral Region, has been asked by the Archdiocese to conduct a Mass attendance count for the weekends of Oct 19/20 and Oct 26/27. The purpose of the count is to have a more accurate assessment of the number of people attending Mass on a weekend.
When you come in for Mass during those two said weekends, you may notice a few “counters” clicking on tally counters at the doors of the church. The counters will be doing their jobs in a way as discreetly and non-intrusively as possible.
Thank you for your support.
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.
October 14th to October 19th 2013
MONDAY – THANKSGIVING DAY Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 A.M.
TUESDAY – MARIA SUNG HAK LEE Requested by Elisabeth Chang
WEDNESDAY – VINCE ABBATE Requested by Margaret Anne Leckie & Mary Alice O’Mahony
THURSDAY – JOHN YEUNG CHUN KUN Requested by Agnes Wong
FRIDAY – VINCENT HA Requested by Laura, Sylvia & Valerie Ha
SATURDAY – KATHI WATTS Requested by Kathi Leah
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.
ECO – SABBATH
Sunday, October 13th at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room
This Sunday, the Passionist Centre for Ecology and Spirituality will facilitate a 30 minute reflection and discussion prompted by the readings for this Sunday’s liturgy. Note that this is a week later than usual due to the Installation of Fr. Brando as Pastor. All are welcome.
THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
GOOD SHEPHERD REFUGE
You can make a difference in the lives of the hungry and homeless this Thanksgiving by participating in the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Please no fresh or frozen foods. We thank you for your generous support!
MILK BAGS INTO BED MATS
Did you know that the plastic, outer bags from four litres of milk can be woven into quick-dry, bug-resistant bed mats for flood-ravaged areas of the third world, like Haiti. This gives them a practical use since they take 40 – 100 years to decompose. A bin has been placed at the back of the church for the collection of clean, dry bags. Thanks you!
BECOMING NEIGHBOURS CLOTHING DRIVE
If you still have winter clothing you would like to donate, please do not miss this opportunity …
Becoming Neighbours, an initiative sponsored by the religious men and women congregations in Toronto to serve the refugees among us, is seeking gently-used winter clothing and accessories (coats, jackets, sweaters, hats, gloves, and mitts, etc. If you do have items to donate, please bring them in this weekend. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY October 20th, 2013
There will be a second collection today for the Evangelization of the Nations, otherwise known as “World Mission Sunday.” This is a worldwide collection for the missionary church. World Mission Sunday is our opportunity to assist at-need Catholic communities throughout the world. Thank you for your support of this important work.
CANADIAN TIRE MONEY – MATERCARE
We are collecting Canadian Tire money in support of 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. Please support this worthwhile campaign by dropping your Canadian Tire money in the collection basket.
Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.
Regular ground coffee: $5.50
Whole Beans: $5.50
Chocolate Bars: $4 incl. Taxes
Hot Chocolate and Cocoa: $4.75
SCARBORO MISSIONS VOCATION FAIR
World Mission Sunday
October 20th from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Come and discover mission with Scarboro priests and lay missioners!
Mass at 11:00 A.M. – Light Buffet Lunch – Displays
“Discover the Road Less Travelled”
Please confirm your attendance for the buffet lunch by contacting Scarboro Missions at 416-261-7135, Ext. 265
or by email at email@example.com
ST. BONAVENTURE FLEAMARKET
Saturday, October 26th, 9:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
1300 Leslie Street
Great buys on good used clothing, small appliances, jewellery, china, linens, books, decorations, toys, baked goods and more.
4th ANNUAL MASS TO END WOMAN ABUSE
Tuesday, October 22nd at 7:00 P.M.
Our Lady of Sorrows Church
Catholic Family Services of Toronto and Our Lady of Sorrows Church will host the 4th Annual Mass to End Woman Abuse on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 P.M. The Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church – 3055 Bloor St. W. (west of Royal York Rd.) in Etobicoke. Light refreshments will follow. Please join us as we gather to pray for all families who are affected by violence. Woman Abuse Hurts Us All.
THE 23RD ANNUAL MASS OF MEMORY
Sunday, October 27th at 2:30 P.M.
St. Paul Basilica, 83 Power St., Toronto.
The celebration commences at 2.30 P.M. with a 30 minute Prelude of Sacred/Celtic Music by The Irish Choral Society. The Mass of Memory begins at 3.00 P.M. The Principal Celebrant will be Fr. Jerry Scott and the Homilist will be Fr. Patrick Fitzpatrick. A reception will follow in the church hall. The Mass is dedicated to the memory of:
our Irish Ancestors, Victims of the Great Famine of 1847 who died here in Toronto and were buried in St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery which is now the school yard east of the Basilica;
Michael Power, the First Bishop of the Diocese of Toronto;
the doctors, nurses, and lay people who died here in Toronto serving the Famine Irish;
family and friends who passed away this year.
For information phone Norita Fleming 905 881 5012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MOSAIC PEACE MEAL
Sunday, October 27th from 2:00 to-5:00 PM
Mullah Asghar Research Centre, Door #4
Jaffari Village, 9000 Bathurst Street, Thornhill.
The program theme is “Advocacy: Where Politics And Religion Can Mix”. We will hear from speakers from faith-based organizations working for those in need and those lobbying for change. There will also be information displays and a children’s programme. Jaffari Village will generously provide a vegan supper at the end of the programme. All are welcome.
Please RSVP to Nora at 416-218-0680 by October 21 or call for more information. See the poster on the bulletin board.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for October 6th, 2013
Envelopes 387 $7,830
Loose Change $1,037
Weekly Portion of PAG 182 $3,519 (Pre-Authorized Giving)
Please remember to print your full name on your Offertory envelope and then seal it.