The Wise Still seek Him.
January 5th to January 10th, 2015
MONDAY – RENATO BELLISARI – Requested by Chiara & Tina
TUESDAY – ROSA WAI KING TSANG – Requested by the Family
WEDNESDAY – TOM & BETTY HIGGINS – Requested by Carol & Hugh MacKenzie
THURSDAY – CELINA DELFIN – Requested by the Family
FRIDAY – ROBERT GAUDET – Requested by Wai Chin & Paul Hwang
SATURDAY – GEORGE OLDEN – Requested by Kathleen Olden-Powell
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BRANDO
THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Thank you, good people, for your overwhelming generosity this Christmas season. Thanks to you, St. Gabriel’s was able to provide toys, food and gifts to Rosalie Hall, the Catholic Children’s Aid, the Good Shepherd Centre and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
A special thank you to our neighbours the St. Gabriel’s Village Condos for their generous support of our food and toy drives. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.
FAMILY OF FAITH CAMPAIGN
Our parish has commenced the Family of Faith campaign as mandated by the Archdiocese of Toronto. As stated in my Christmas letter, the parish goal is $900,000 of which 25% will remain in the parish. We hope to use these funds to develop our youth ministry program. You will be hearing more about our Commitment Sunday which is scheduled for January 25th,
To date, the parish has received pledges totaling one third of the above goal.
I would ask you to be as generous as you always are to cover this special appeal as well as your regular offerings.
NEUROSCIENCE AND RESILIENCE
January 12th at 7:00 PM
Catholic Pastoral Centre
1155 Yonge St. 4th Floor
Please join them for an inspirational talk,” Neuroscience and Resilience”. Neuroscience teaches us that resilience is the capacity for our brain to adapt and bounce back after life-changing experiences. Come and learn how you can develop your own resiliency. The speaker will be James Shaughnessy, M.S.W., R.S.W., Psyn.D. Free underground parking is available.
For inquiries please contact: Deacon James Shaughnessy, MSW., RSW., Psyn. D. at 416-921-1163 ext. 2227 or email: email@example.com
REGIS COLLEGE FILM SERIES: “THE HIDDEN ROOTS OF LOVE”
Begins January 14th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
100 Wellesley St. West.
Regis College invites you to a series of eight evenings to help you deepen your spiritual life. Small group discussion will be led by John O’Brien, SJ. The series continues on Wednesdays for eight weeks until March 11th. Admission is free.
For more information and to pre-register, please visit www.RegisCollege.ca/Film or call 416-922-5474, ext. 221. Regis College is the Jesuit School of Theology at the University of Toronto.
MOSAIC INTERFAITH Social Justice: Is It the Way to Peace?
Sunday January 18th at 2:00 PM
Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Avenue, Thornhill
Mosaic Interfaith invites you to attend the Annual Program in honour of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. The topic this year is “Social Justice: Is it the Way to Peace?’. The program will be held at the Temple Har Zion at 7360 Bayview Avenue, Thornhill on January 18, 2015; from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Please RSVP to Tina at 416-897-1544 by Thursday January 15th. For more information see the poster on the bulletin board.”
THEOLOGY ON TAP – NEW EVANGELIZATION: POPE FRANCIS STYLE
Thursday, January 22nd, at 7:00 PM
1294 Kingston Road, Pickering
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! Their special guests will be Cheridan Sanders & Sebastian Gomes, producers at Salt + Light Media.
Munchies are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 416-599-7676. RSVPs are appreciated!
THANK YOU FROM THE SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been overwhelmed by your generosity once again! Your contributions to our giving tree were wonderful. Thanks to everyone who offered help and gifts to our families in need. Your kindness has been deeply appreciated.
Fr. Rick Frechette – Haiti Mission
The final amount received for Fr. Rick’s mission was almost $40,000. You are very generous people!
Collection for Christmas $33,373
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for December 28th, 2014:
Envelopes 381 10,052
Loose Change 872
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 164 3,058
Total 545 $13,982
If you are a regular Parish member and you do not contribute to the Offertory collection, the Finance Council reminds you that “the financial burden of the Parish is the responsibility of each and all parishioners to the extent that your means allow”.
For those parishioners who contribute to the offertory on a regular weekly basis, we thank you for your constant support.
Have you considered using PAG or Donate Now?
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES FOR 2015
Please pick up your 2015 Offertory Boxed Envelopes as soon as possible. You may contact the Parish Office if you do not have envelopes but would like a box for 2015
In 2015, please do not use any envelopes from 2014 or any envelopes from previous years as the number on it may have been reassigned.