Father help us to live as the Holy
Family, united in respect and love.
The greatest blessing you bring to your family is the presence of God in your life.
The fragrance of His presence sweetens the atmosphere of your home.
The beauty of His presence warms the relationships within its walls.
The joy of His presence lightens every heart.
The glory of His presence fills all its chambers with rare and precious treasures.
“From God’s Heart to Yours” by Roy Leesin
Let us pray for one another.
May God bless you and yours throughout this Christmas Season.
We wish you a happy and peaceful
New Year and always try to remember
“Holiness is in the ordinary.”
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BRANDO
THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
A big thank you to those who decorated our church beautifully. Thank you also to the musicians who provided us with lively music, to the lectors who proclaimed the Word, to our Eucharistic ministers, to our altar servers who are always available when needed and to our hospitality ministers who welcome everyone with a ready smile. We are very grateful for our Children’s Liturgy catechists, their helpers and for those who worked to prepare the children for the Christmas Pageant. Finally I would like to thank all our generous parishioners who always make me grateful for the goodness of the Lord.
May my gratitude to all of you create a vision for tomorrow. Have a great and wonderful New Year!
Christmas Schedule 2015
INDIVIDUAL ADVENT CONFESSIONS
Saturday, December 19th:10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
CHRISTMAS EVE – Thursday, December 24th
No 9:00 AM Mass
7:00 PM Family Mass – Carol Singing
9:00 PM Adult Choir – Carol Singing
12:00 AM Midnight Mass – Contemporary Group
Office Open 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM only
CHRISTMAS DAY – Friday, December 25th
Office Open 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
BOXING DAY – Saturday, December 26th Mass 4:30 PM
Office Open 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
MONDAY, DECEMBER 28th
No 9:00 AM Mass
NEW YEAR’S EVE – Thursday, December 31st
No 9:00 AM Mass
Mass at 4:30 PM for the Feast of Mary the Mother of God
Office Open 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM only
NEW YEAR’S DAY – Friday, January 1st
FEAST OF MARY THE MOTHER OF GOD
While parking at ground level is limited to 51 spaces, there is plenty of space in the underground parking lot. Please follow the instructions of the attendants. Do not park in front of the Church since this is a fire route and must be kept clear.
Additional parking is available on the east side of Elkhorn Public School and in the bus loop. Again, please follow the instructions of the attendant. The school requests that we do not park on the grass. Many thanks to Holly Richards, the Principal of Elkhorn Public School, for allowing us the use of the school property.
December 28th, 2015 to January 2nd, 2016
MONDAY – NO MASS, Office Closed
TUESDAY – KATHY LOWDEN – Requested by Fran Moscall
WEDNESDAY – FRANCISCO CALIMBAS – Requested by Estrella, Cherrie, Stella & Isabel
THURSDAY – NEW YEARS EVE – Mass at 4:30 PM
FRIDAY – NEW YEARS DAY – Masses at 10:30 & 12:30
SATURDAY – MR. & MRS. SANG MOU WONG – Requested by the Family
Our Refugee family arrived safely late last Sunday evening at Pearson International Airport and were welcomed by our refugee committee on Monday morning. They are excited to be here in Canada and thank all who have supported them in their journey.
THEOLOGY ON TAP EAST:
PRAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT
Boston Pizza, 400 Progress Avenue, Scarborough,
Monday, January 18th, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Faith Connections, the Office of Catholic Youth, and the local parishes invite young adults (19-39) to join them for an evening of thought-provoking conversation on theological topics!
Munchies are provided, and a cash bar is available. – come and bring a friend!
The Special guest will be Patrick Sullivan.
For more information: visit our Toronto Theology on Tap web page, or contact OCY by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 416-599-7676. RSVPs are appreciated!
MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE
St. Gabriel’s Parish
Weekend of April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2016
A Marriage Preparation course will be offered here at St. Gabriel’s the weekend of April 22nd to 24th, 2016.
Please note the change to a later date.
The course will be held Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday from
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
For a registration package please email Marie Deans at email@example.com.
The Parish’s 2015 budgeted operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Offertory Collection for last weekend:
Envelopes 441 $10,612
Loose Change 945
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 165 3,145
Total 606 $14,702
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES FOR 2016
The 2016 Offertory Boxed Envelopes are now in the Gathering Space. Please pick yours up as soon as possible.
If you are contributing cash to the Offertory Collection without any identification, you will not receive credit for your contribution. You must provide your full name and address.
Please note: All donations for 2015 must be received in the Parish Office by Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 to be included in your 2015 Tax Receipt.