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 21st to October 26th, 2013
MONDAY – KENG OWYONG Requested by Helen Owyong
TUESDAY – ROMULO CHRISTIAN GONZALEZ Requested by his Parents
WEDNESDAY – TRUDY CHAN Requested Mary Chan
THURSDAY – HENRY JANG Requested by Bella Jang
FRIDAY – WILLIAM & MOLLY BURKE Requested by the Burke family
SATURDAY – PATRICK McGOVERN Requested by Margaret McGovern
ALTAR SERVERS AWARDS (CENTRAL REGION)
This past Saturday, Oct.12th, 2013, four altar servers from St. Gabriel’s Parish received the “Bishop’s Altar Server Award for Service from the Most Reverend William McGrattan, Auxiliary Bishop – Central Pastoral Region of the Archdiocese of Toronto during the 28th Annual Bishop’s Altar Servers Awards Ceremony. We offer our sincere thanks and congratulations to the following altar servers:
Each year, altar servers from parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto are selected for this special recognition in light of their dedication, sense of responsibility and display of leadership in the performance of their duties.
The parish is truly grateful to all of its altar servers for their participation at the celebration of the Eucharist and ceremonies throughout the Church year.
The Altar Servers Awards Program is sponsored by the Serra Clubs of the Archdiocese of Toronto, a long established organization in the archdiocese whose purpose is to foster and promote vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.
MEETING FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Wednesday, October 23rd , at 7:30 PM
On Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:30 there will be a meeting for parents only of children who will be receiving First Communion for the first time. The meeting will be held here in the Church.
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
October 20th, 2013
There will be a second collection this weekend 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.
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 to100 years to decompose. A bin has been placed in the Gathering Space for the collection of clean, dry bags. Thank you.
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.
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses next weekend for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are needed to help feed the hungry in our city. Please get a copy of a casserole recipe and a pan and give it a try. Three recipes are available on St. Gabriel’s web site. Printed copies of the recipes are also available in the Parish Office. Remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole.
For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.
HOLOCAUST EDUCATION WEEK
Wednesday, November 6th 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 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.
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.
DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE
Holy Rosary Hall
Saturday, October 26th, 9:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
You are invited to attend the Toronto launch of Development and Peace’s new education and action campaign. The Campaign has been approved by the Canadian Catholic Bishops. The launch will be held on Saturday, October 26th, 9:00-12:30 in Holy Rosary Parish hall, steps from the TTC’s St. Clair West Subway Station (just east of Bathurst Street and St. Clair Avenue). RSVP to Keith Gauntlett at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 tons more.
ST. JOSEPH’S MORROW PARK HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, October 30th at 7:00 P.M.
St. Joseph’s Morrow Park is holding an Information Night for students who are entering high school on Wednesday October 30th at 7:00 P.M.
Parents/Guardians and students are cordially invited to attend. Join them at 3379 Bayview Avenue, just south of Steeles Avenue on the east side. For more information, please call 416-393-5679.
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 will be sent out. If you are new to the parish, and have not yet registered, please contact the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.
THE 23RD ANNUAL MASS OF MEMORY SUNDAY Oct.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. Principal Celebrant will be Fr. Jerry Scott; the Homeliest Fr. Patrick Fitzpatrick. Reception to follow in church hall.
The Mass id 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. To the Memory of Michael Power, the First Bishop of the Diocese of Toronto. To the Memory of the Doctors, Nurses, Lay People who died here in Toronto serving the Famine Irish. In Memory of Family and Friends who passed away this year.
For information phone Norita Fleming 905 881 5012 or email email@example.com
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 13th,, 2013
Envelopes 386 $8,849
Loose Change $977
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.
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 can update our records. Thank you.