LUNAR NEW YEAR PARTY
This Sunday, February 9th after 12:30 PM Mass
Friday January 31st marked the beginning of Lunar New Year. For many years, the Asian community in our parish has gifted our parish community with a wonderful New Year Party. This year is the Year of the Horse. Our Lunar New Year Party will take place this Sunday, February 9th after the 12:30 PM Mass in the Gathering Space. All are welcome.
Volunteers and donations are also welcome. Please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.
St. Gabriel’s Church, Gabriel Room
Saturday, February 22nd from 8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
On February 22nd, a Lifesaving Course, including CPR and the correct use of our defibrillator will be offered here at St. Gabriel’s. This course is a 3 year certification course via the Lifesaving Society.
The course is 7 hours long (including lunch and breaks) and will run from 8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. It is recommended that participants bring lunch to avoid leaving the premises.
All participants must have 100 percent attendance and participation, pass the written test and perform all exercises as instructed. Participants must be able to get down on the floor.
The cost per person is $95 which includes all course materials and certificates. If interested, please sign up on the sign-up sheet which can be found in the sacristy.
PARKING AT ELKHORN PUBLIC SCHOOL
Elkhorn Public School very graciously allows parishioners to use their bus loop to park when our lot is full on Sundays.
However, it is important that we not park there after a snowfall since they are under strict time constraints to have the lot cleared for their parents and students.
Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated.
February 10th – February 15th, 2014
MONDAY – RUTH, GERRY & CHRIS LEAVER – Requested by Sylvia & Frank Leaver
TUESDAY – CLEMENTINA & VINCENT ROSANOVA – Requested by Sylvia & Frank Leaver
WEDNESDAY – DAVID OBINA – Requested by Terisita Magpayo
THURSDAY – TONINO DI DIODATO – Requested by the Family
SATURDAY – GUS CALDERONE – Requested by the Family
MARRIAGE SUNDAY SPECIAL MASS
Sunday, February 9th at 4:00 P.M.
St. Paul’s Basilica
83 Power Street, Toronto
Cardinal Collins has designated the weekend of February 8th/9th, 2014 as Marriage Sunday in the Archdiocese of Toronto. A special Mass will be celebrated this Sunday, February 9th at 4:00 P.M. for couples celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th or 60+ wedding anniversaries in 2014.
The event provides an opportunity to honour husband and wife while saluting the faithfulness, sacrifice and joy that comes with the marriage covenant. To those preparing for marriage, newlyweds and those that have been companions on the journey for decades, we offer our prayers and best wishes in a special way this weekend. All are welcome to join in this celebration
No RSVP is necessary. For more information, please visit www.archtoronto.org/marriage/.
CANADIAN TIRE MONEY – MATERCARE
We are still 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 or bringing it to the Parish Office.
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
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 in the gathering space for the collection of bags. Please remember to rinse out and dry bags before depositing them. Thank you.
MORAL IMPLICATIONS OF CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF MEDIA
The Paulist Ministry Centre
830 Bathurst St., Toronto
Thursday, February 13th at 7:00 P.M.
We live in a sea of media. From Tweets to your daily newspaper, 24-hour news channels to Facebook. In the 21st century, we’re all consumers, producers and critics of the media. So what do we mean by media ethics now?
With extensive experience in the media, Michael Swan, Associate Editor of the Catholic Register will expose us to a Catholic perspective on media ethics.
Free will offerings accepted.
For more information call 416-534-2326 or email
Fr. John Duffy, CSP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUEEN OF APOSTLES RENEWAL CENTRE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
Weekend of February 21st to 23rd
Another honeymoon is a perfect way for a couple to celebrate their marriage. Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre offers married couples the privacy, comfort, hospitality and inspiring program that encourage couples to continue exploring their lives together. The next weekend is February 21st to 23rd 2014….
For information telephone: Father Tomy at 905-278-5229 ex. 225 or Visit our website: https://sites.google.com/site/queenofapostles.ca
THEOLOGY ON TAP EAST: WHY DOES A LOVING GOD NOT END SUFFERING?
Wednesday, February 26th at 7:00 P.M.
Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill
580 Progress Ave., Scarborough,
Faith Connections, the Office of Catholic Youth, and the local parishes invite young adults (19-39) to join us for an evening of thought-provoking conversation on theological topics! The special guest will be Fr. Chris Valka.
Munchies will be provided and a cash bar is available. Come and bring a friend! 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.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for February 2nd, 2014
Envelopes 397 $7,895
Loose Change $906
Weekly Portion of PAG 177 $3,307
Maintenance Collection: $6,831
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES FOR 2014
Please pick up your 2014 Offertory Boxed Envelopes as soon as possible. If you are on the Pre- Authorized Giving Plan, you will still receive a smaller green box of envelopes since these include Initial, New Year’s, Christmas, Easter and Maintenance envelopes. You may contact the Parish Office if you do not have envelopes but would like a box for 2014.
Tax receipts for donations made in 2013 will be mailed to you by the end of February. If you have changed your address or are moving out of the Parish, please notify the Parish Office at
We would like to remind you not to use envelopes from previous years as this number may have been reassigned to another family.