January 11th to January 16th, 2016
MONDAY – FR. DON SANVIDO – Requested by Jeanne Robinson
TUESDAY – IN THANKSGIVING – Requested by Francis Cheung
WEDNESDAY – MARY TAI-LAU FUNG – Requested by the Family
THURSDAY – SR. LUCY YAU – Requested by the Family
FRIDAY – MAGDALENE LAM – Requested by John Chan
SATURDAY – THOMAS DONAGHY – Requested by Siobhan Donaghy
The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:
Santiago Castellanos Pena
Dominic Gabriel Duran Villavona
These children received the Sacrament of Baptism in the last few weeks. Congratulations!
A MESSAGE FROM THE CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S AID
On behalf of the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, thank you so much for your participation in the 2015 Hope For the Children Christmas Program.
With the support of donors like you, we were able to provide assistance to many families and children served by the CCAS.
Wishing you and your loved ones a joyous 2016!
GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES
Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 62 casseroles for December. For January, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of January 30th/31st for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are needed to help feed the hungry in our city. You may pick up a copy of a casserole recipe and a pan from the Parish Office. Three recipes are also available on St. Gabriel’s web site. Please remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole. For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.
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: $4.50 incl. Taxes
Hot Chocolate and Cocoa: $6.00
MEALS ON WHEELS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
The Volunteer organization Meals on Wheels, located at 80 Sheppard Avenue West is looking for drivers and runners for the organization. If you would like more information, please contact Karen Leung at 416-225-6041 ext 319 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will provide the details.
DEVELOPMENT & PEACE COME AND SEE EVENT
January 16th from 9:30 AM to 12:00 Noon
St. Clement’s Church, Etobicoke
Did you know that Development and Peace is the Canadian Roman Catholic Church’s official international development agency? It is widely known and respected in the Global South for its work in fighting poverty and injustice.
Come and see what Development and Peace’s is doing to build international solidarity both overseas and here in Canada. You’re invited!
This event will take place at St. Clements Church,
409 Markland Drive, Etobicoke on January 16th from 9:30 AM. to 12:00 Noon. RSVP by January 11th to Keith Gauntlett, email@example.com or 416-481-1930.
All are welcome.
FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Each month food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre.
Rosalie Hall assists young parents and their children to realize their potential through the provision of a wide range of community, residential, educational and child development services.
Good Shepherd provides hot meals and shelter for the homeless in our city as well as a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs
With everyone struggling at this time, your food donations are more important than ever. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email email@example.com, or phone 416-599-7676. RSVPs are appreciated!
AN EVENING OF TAIZE PRAYER, SONG AND REFLECTION
Catholic Pastoral Centre, 1155 Yonge St. 4thFloor
Monday January 18th at 6:30 PM
On Monday, January 18th at 6:30 PM you are invited to gather in God’s presence at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 1155 Yonge St. 4thFloor, for Taizé Prayer, singing, listening to scripture readings and meditations with periods of silence. To this gathering, please bring your intentions, needs and in particular your experiences of loss.
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 2016
ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE with Emphasis on Refugees
Sunday, January 24th at 4:00 P.M.
Good Shepherd Chaldean Church,
2 High Meadow Place
Come and join us in an ecumenical prayer service with His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Anglican Archbishop Colin Johnson, Chaldean Bishop Emanuel Shaleta, Evangelical Lutheran Bishop Michael Pryse, and other city-wide religious leaders on Sunday, January 24th at 4:00 PM at Good Shepherd Chaldean Church, 2 High Meadow Place (northwest of Finch & Highway 400).
The homilist will be His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins. Refreshments will follow in the parish hall. Parking is available.
For further information, please contact the Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs at 416-934-3400,
Ext. 344 or Ext. 527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR CONSECRATED LIFE CELEBRATION
Sunday, January 31st at 3:00 PM
St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power Street
On Tuesday, February 2nd, the Church celebrates the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life.
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, January 31st at 3:00 PM 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 an important part of the life and ministry of the Church in our archdiocese. The presider will be the Most Reverend Wayne Kirkpatrick. All are welcome to attend.
Collection for New Years Day $6,943
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for January 3rd 2016:
Envelopes 390 $ 9,460
Loose Change 1,579
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 166 3,160
Total 556 $ 14,199
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES FOR 2016
Please pick up your 2016 envelopes as soon as possible if you have not already done so.
If you are contributing cash to the Offertory Collection without any identification, you will not receive credit for your contribution. If you are not currently using parish envelopes and wish to have a set issued for 2016, please contact the Parish Office and we will prepare a box for you. This is the most effective way to keep track of your donations.
Please inform the Parish Office if you have recently moved, so that we may keep our parish records up to date.
In 2016, please do not use any envelopes from previous years as the number on it may have been reassigned. Please put your name on your envelope to ensure that your donation is properly recorded.