January 27th – February 1st, 2014
MONDAY – MANUEL COSTA – Requested by His Wife & Family
TUESDAY – WINNIE LEE-CHAN – Requested by Julie Chiu
WEDNESDAY – IRENE CHUCHRA – Requested by the Family
THURSDAY – THANKSGIVING – Requested by John Chan
FRIDAY – LIVING & DECEASED RELATIVES & FRIENDS OF THE CHIU-LEE FAMILY – Requested by Julie Chiu
SATURDAY – HUI SOU LIN – Requested by Linda Law
The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome: Windel Jay Gapuz Tadios who was baptized on Sunday, January 12th, 2014
Annie Marisa Lorra Alexander
Samantha Bernadette Dizon
Sean Philip Dizon
Peregrine Alice Luxmore
Madeleine Cecilia Meli
These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, January 19th, 2014.
Sunday, February 2nd 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.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – FIRST FRIDAY
Friday, February 7th from 9:30 AM – 12 Noon
English: Saturday, February 1st at 3:15 PM in the Gabriel Room
Chinese: Sunday, February 2nd at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room.
For information, please contact Linda Law at 416 -918-8029.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR CONSECRATED LIFE CELEBRATION
February 2nd at 3:00 P.M.
St. Paul’s Basilica
On Sunday, February 2nd, the Church celebrates the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life. The purpose of this day is “to help the entire Church to esteem ever more greatly the witness of those persons who have chosen to follow Christ by means of the practice of the evangelical counsels” as well as “to be a suitable occasion for consecrated persons to renew their commitment and rekindle the fervor which should inspire their offering of themselves to the Lord.” – Blessed Pope John Paul II, 1997 message.
In the Archdiocese of Toronto, we are blessed to have living and serving among us more than 1,000 religious men and women of over 100 different religious congregations. This World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life is a wonderful opportunity for us to thank God for the gifts of these religious sisters, brothers and priests and to pray for God’s blessing upon them in their efforts to faithfully live the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience.
On Sunday, February 2nd at 3:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s Basilica, there will be a special Mass in celebration of the vocation and witness of these special men and women religious who are such a vital and important part of the life and ministry of the Church in our Archdiocese. All are welcome to attend.
WORLD LEPROSY DAY – SUNDAY, JANUARY 26TH
USED STAMP COLLECTION
This Sunday, January 26th is World Leprosy Day. Leprosy affects the nervous system deadening the body to pain. As a result, cuts and burns go unnoticed and neglected leading to severe infections. Such conditions can lead to loss of function in the limbs and even result in amputation. Please take a few moments to remember the children, women and men living with leprosy.
Please remember to bring us your used postage stamps. These are passed on to the Leprosy Mission of Canada helping them work towards the day when leprosy is eradicated. They are happy to accept any and all trimmed stamps, leaving no less than ¼ inch and no more than ½ inch paper border. Stamps may be deposited in the basket on the cabinet just outside the Parish Office.
For more information on the Leprosy Mission of Canada, please see the brochures on the cabinet outside the Office.
A MESSAGE FROM ROSALIE HALL
Thank you for making Christmas 2013 a joyous one for the hundreds of young mothers and children of Rosalie Hall. Celebrations were held and gifts of warm clothing, food, toiletries and toys were made possible by you. Your compassion was felt by all.
On behalf of everyone here at Rosalie Hall, thank you for generously sharing the Christmas spirit in such abundance. We wish you and yours a blessed and prosperous New Year!
FAITH CONNECTIONS’ THEOLOGY ON TAP:
“I NO LONGER CALL YOU SERVANTS, BUT I HAVE CALLED YOU FRIENDS”
Duke of York Pub
39 Prince Arthur Ave (near Bloor St W & Avenue Rd)
Monday, January 27th from 7:00 P.M.to -9:00 P.M.
All young adults (19-39) are invited to join us for an evening of thought-provoking conversation on theological topics! The special guest will be the Most Rev. Gerard Paul Bergie, Bishop of St. Catharines.
Bishop Bergie will explore the concept of friendship with God and how this influences our friendship with others. We will reflect on the importance of developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and how this will influence all that we do and all that we are in this life and the next.
Munchies are provided and a cash bar is available. Come and bring a friend! For more information visit the Toronto Theology on Tap web page, or contact Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt by phone at 416-467-2645 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES, NEW BEGINNINGS
“Presence: Opening Up to God’s Love in Our Experience of Loss.”
Catholic Pastoral Centre, 1155 Yonge Street, 4th Floor
Tuesday February 4th at 7:00 P.M.
On Tuesday, February 4th at 7:00 P.M. Catholic Family Services of Toronto and New Beginnings invite you to an inspirational talk with Maureen McDonnell, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology at Regis College, The Jesuit School of Theology at the University of Toronto.
The event will take place at the Catholic Pastoral Centre:
1155 Yonge St (at Shaftesbury Ave. next to the Summerhill Subway station) – 4th Floor and the topic will be “Presence: Opening Up to God’s Love in Our Experience of Loss.”
Free underground parking is available.
Pre registration is NOT required.
For further information, please contact Deacon James Shaughnessy MSW., RSW., Psyn.D. at
416-921-1163 ext 2227 or by email at email@example.com.
RETREAT WEEKEND WITH FATHER RON ROLHEISER, OMI
February 7th to 9th
Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, Mississauga
The theme is “entering the soul through stories.”
Call 905-278-5229 to register.
IS THERE A GOD?
NEW DEBATE SERIES TACKLES LIFE’S BIG QUESTIONS
Friday, February 7th at 7:00 P.M.
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West
This question will be explored at the inaugural event of the Chesterton Debate Series, sponsored by the Office of Catholic Youth and the Archdiocese of Toronto. The debate takes place on Friday, February 7th at 7:00 P.M. at the Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles Street West).
Fr. Philip Cleevely, CO, an Oxford and Cambridge educated philosophy professor at St. Philip’s Seminary, will argue the Catholic position. Representing the atheist position is Justin Trottier, the founder of the Centre for Inquiry Canada and one of the country’s foremost advocates of secularism and skeptical inquiry. Stephen LeDrew, longtime host and commentator of CP24, will moderate the debate.
Tickets cost $10. Sales began January 10th through online registration at www.ocytoronto.org.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for January 12th, 2014
Envelopes 412 $7,539
Loose Change $1,074
Weekly Portion of PAG 180 $3,461
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.
There will be a Maintenance Collection at all the Masses next weekend.
We would like to remind you not to use envelopes from previous years as this number may have been reassigned to another family.