October 28th to November 2nd, 2013
MONDAY – JUAN M. VILLAFRANCA Requested by the Family
TUESDAY – DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE DYSANGCO FAMILY Requested by Maria Lourdes Luz
WEDNESDAY – JOHN HUYBERS Requested the Family
THURSDAY – MARGARET MORROW Requested by Carolyn Thomas
FRIDAY – SOULS IN PURGATORY Requested by John Chan
SATURDAY – ANITA MARKLE & MARJORIE SEAZIN Requested by the Family
MEETING FOR FIRST RECONCILIATION
Wednesday, October 30th, at 7:30 PM
On Wednesday, October 30th at 7:30 P.M. there will be a meeting for parents only of children who will be receiving First Reconciliation for the first time. The meeting will be held here in the Church.
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 3rd 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 2nd 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 2nd, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill, 905-889-7467. The Liturgy will be celebrated in English and Italian. All are welcome.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – FIRST FRIDAY
Friday, November 1st from 9:30 AM – 12 Noon
English: Saturday, November 2nd at 3:15 PM in the Gabriel Room
Chinese: Sunday, November 3rd at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room.
For further information, please contact Linda Law at 416 -918-8029
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.
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.
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.
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.
FAITH CONNECTIONS THEOLOGY ON TAP: Friendship with the Poor, in Nepal and Canada
October 28th at 7:00 P.M.
Duke of York Pub (upstairs) 39 Prince Arthur Ave
Young adults (19-39) are invited join us for an evening of thought-provoking theological discussion in a relaxed setting, with special guest: Paul Robson, SJ, theology student at Regis College. Paul will share how he was formed by the friendships he made with Bhutanese refugees in Nepal; and how he has endeavoured to continue such friendships back home in Canada. Munchies provided, cash bar, come and bring a friend! For more information call Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt at 416-467-2645 or visit www.faithconnections.ca.
THE WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
Weekend of November 1st to 3rd
Celebrate Your Marriage with a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend!
Married couples: You deserve a weekend to cherish 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. See www.wwme.org
Upcoming Weekend Date is November 1st-3rd , 2013
For further information or registration please contact:
Cora & Mike Bryce (905-896-2958) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre
November 1st to 3rd
Refresh and rekindle your love for each other by treating yourselves to a marriage enrichment weekend at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, or give a weekend as a gift to family or friends. The Centre offers comfort, excellent cuisine and an inspiring program. The next weekend is Nov.1st to 3rd, 2013. For information telephone Queen of Apostles 1617 Blythe Road, Mississauga at 905-278 5229.
RECEPTION FOR NEW PARISHIONERS
Saturday, November 23rd at 2:30 PM
A reception will be hosted for our new parishioners who registered with us in the past year on Saturday, November 23rd 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.
NEW BEGINNINGS DAY RETREAT & LUNCHEON
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
9:30 A.M. to3:00 P.M.
St. Louis de France Parish Hall
The theme is Faith – Positive Psychology Powerful Partners for Healing as We Journey through the Grief Process. The Speaker is Fr. Fred Scinto C.R. For Inquiries, please email: email@example.com or contact: Deacon James Shaughnessy, MSW., RSW., Psyn. D. at 416-921-1163 ext. 2227.
This event is free of charge. Pre-registration is required. Please register by Monday, October 28, 2013 to Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-921-1163 ext. 2236.
NEW BEGINNINGS INSPIRATIONAL TALK
November 5th from7:00 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. The Presentation on the topic: “Coping with Life after Loss” is at 7:30. 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.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for October 20th, 2013
Envelopes 367 $7,771
Loose Change $1,036
Weekly Portion of PAG 182 $3,519 Pre-Authorized Giving)
World Mission Sunday Collection $3,674
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.