September 16th to September 21st, 2013
MONDAY – MARIA CHOI Requested by her Children
TUESDAY – WILLIAM ANDERSON Requested by Eva Anderson
WEDNESDAY – VICENTE ALVAREZ Requested by the Alvarez & Lopez Families
THURSDAY – HEUNG-WAH LAM Requested by the Fung, Lam & Montero Families
FRIDAY – FIORENTINO GIANNOTTA Requested by Lina Giannotta
SATURDAY – WILFREDO MAGPAYO Requested by the Family
REGISTRATION FOR SACRAMENTS
School Age Children
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:
Wednesday, September 25th
Thursday, September 26th
Wednesday, October 2nd
Thursday, October 3rd
A copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate is required if registering for First Communion or Confirmation.
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.
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 contact Colin Meharchand at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your name and phone number with the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.
The orientation and training for new members will be held on Sunday, October 6th, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Church.
CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM
The Children’s Faith Program for children attending private or public schools begins this Sunday, September 15th at 10:00 AM. Classes are held at St. Gabriel’s School. The next class will be held on September 29th.
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.
R.C.I.A. AND ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT
Meetings in preparation for the R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) will begin soon. These meetings are for persons interested in learning about the Catholic Faith. The exploration may lead the candidate to seek baptism, and become a member of the Catholic Christian community — or for Christians already baptized into another Christian denomination, the reception into the Catholic Church.
Adult Catholics who have not received the sacrament of Confirmation but who wish to do so are also encouraged to attend these sessions. As well these meetings may be an opportunity for “Born Catholics” to deepen their understanding of our faith.
Very often, especially for those of us who received our religious instruction at an early age, we tend to grow physically, mentally, psychologically etc., but the understanding of our faith does not grow correspondingly. The RCIA may serve as a good opportunity for us to ask questions and to develop a more adult understanding of our faith.
If you are interested in joining the RCIA meetings or if you would like to have more information about it, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866. You may also contact Fatima Lee directly at ext. 228.
We continue our study of the Hebrew Bible on:
Tuesday evening, September 24th at 7:30 PM,
Thursday morning, September 26th at 10:30 AM.
For information please call Mary at 416-293-3760.
THANK YOU FROM ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Thank you! Your donations over the Bundle-Up Weekend were very generous. Many recipients will be most delighted with your contributions. We really appreciate the help from the Youth Group. Your energy and your strength were definitely needed!
-The Society for St. Vincent de Paul
THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
You can make a difference in the lives of the hungry and homeless this Thanksgiving by participating in the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.
Urgently needed items include:
rice, pasta, pasta sauces, canned tuna or salmon, canned soups, stews, meats, fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, jam, sugar, cookies and crackers, breakfast cereals, tea, ground or instant coffee, sugar, ketchup, mustard and relish.
Please no fresh or frozen foods. We thank you for your generous support!
SYRIA – HUMANITARIAN RELIEF
The Archdiocese of Toronto is accepting financial contributions to support humanitarian relief efforts in Syria and the Middle East.
“Leave behind the self-interest that hardens your heart, overcome the indifference that makes your heart insensitive towards others, conquer your deadly reasoning, and open yourself to dialogue and reconciliation,” Pope Francis told pilgrims at Saturday’s peace vigil in St. Peter’s Square.
An estimated 100,000 people have already lost their lives in the conflict in Syria over the past two years and roughly 2 million people have fled, taking refuge in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq and other countries. The conflict in Syria has unleashed a large-scale humanitarian crisis.
- 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 – Syria – Humanitarian Relief
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
SUPPORT FOR RECENTLY SEPARATED OR DIVORCED CATHOLICS
Tuesday Evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
1155 Yonge Street
Catholic Family Services of Toronto is offering a 10 week group program for adult men and women coping with the many struggles involved in the process of separation and divorce. Group Participants will receive support and guidance as they move through this difficult period of transition. The group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 PM beginning on September 24th at the Central Office, 1155 Yonge Street. For information, please contact Ian Singer at 416-921-1163.
FAITH CONNECTIONS – THEOLOGY ON TAP
From Gangland to Promised Land
Monday, September 30th at 7:00 PM
Duke of York Pub (upstairs), 39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto
Young adults (19-39) are invited join us for an evening of thought-provoking theological discussion in a comfortable and relaxed setting, with special guest from Ireland: John Pridmore, author and speaker.
He will speak about how he went from a life of darkness as a violent London gangster to working with people like Mother Teresa and speaking at World Youth Day. Munchies provided, cash bar, come and bring a friend!
QUEEN OF APOSTLES RENEWAL CENTRE
WOMEN’S RETREAT WEEKEND
October 4th to October 6th
Theme: Who do YOU say I am?
Why not consider a retreat experience during this Year of Faith? For further information or to register please call 905-278-5229.
24 HOUR ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church,
432 Sheppard Ave. East
There will be 24 hour adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the year of Faith every first Wednesday of the month from 8AM until 7.30 AM. Thursday morning at Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Church. The next one will be Wednesday, October 2nd. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for September 8th 2013
Envelopes 402 $8,528
Loose Change $1,394
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.