Tuesday, February 2nd from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
On Tuesday, February 2nd from 7:30 to 9:00 PM the choir will be hosting a hymn sing! In preparation for full singing participation at all our masses, we will wander through our new blue Gather Hymn books. We will be focusing on new hymns for Lent and Easter. Please join us for a good ol’ sing-a-long!
January 25th to January 30th, 2016
MONDAY – DECEASED RELATIVES OF THE CHIU FAMILY – Requested by the Family
TUESDAY – MANUEL COSTA – Requested by Celeste Costa
WEDNESDAY – MARGARET & CATHERINE MORIARTY – Requested by Teresa Sheldrick
THURSDAY – PETER HEEON-YICK CHIU – Requested by the Family
FRIDAY – MARION MASIH – Requested by the Helene Royes
SATURDAY – DECEASED MOTHERS OF THE CHUCHRA & WROBEL FAMILIES – Requested by the Family
The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:
Alexandra Isabella Bita
Sophia Daphne Chan
Sonia Ashma Verma
These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, January 17th, 2016. Congratulations!
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 2016 ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE
This 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 emphasis on refugees 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 this 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 900 religious men and women of 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.
In closing the Jubilee Year for Consecrated Life, there will be a special Mass next Sunday, January 31st at 3:00 PM at St. Paul’s Basilica, Toronto 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.
You are the body of Christ; every one of you is a member of it. As a member of the body, we serve different roles. Are you willing to do your part? If you think God is calling you to be a priest, religious or deacon, contact Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto at 416-968-0997 or by emailing email@example.com.
CHINESE ROSARY GROUP
Sunday, January 31st at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room.
Please note the date is one week earlier than usual.
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses next weekend for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.
More volunteers are needed to help feed the hungry in our city. Please get a copy of a casserole recipe and a pan and give it a try. Three recipes are available on St. Gabriel’s web site. Printed copies of the recipes are also available in the Parish Office. Please remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole.
For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.
IMMIGRATION LAWYER NEEDED
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Conference often meet Neighbours in Need who require professional help, but have no resources.
We are asking any of our parishioners who are Lawyers or who know Lawyers, specializing in immigration, who would be willing to donate their time to contact the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Gabriel’s. Please call Brenda D’Souza 416-990-8892. Thank you very much for remembering the poor and for all your support in this mission of charity to our Neighbours in Need.
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.
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.
THEOLOGY ON TAP: Examen Your Social Media
Monday, January 25th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Ave,
Faith Connections invites young adults (19-39) to join us for an evening of thought-provoking theological discussion in a comfortable and relaxed setting, with special guests: Andrea Scapinello and John O’Brien, SJ. Learn how to use St. Ignatius’ Examen prayer to see how God is in all things… including social media.
Munchies will be provided and there is a cash bar. Come and bring a friend! For more information call Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt at 416-467-2645 or visit www.faithconnections.ca — a ministry of Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto
BLESSED TRINITY CWL VALENTINE’S DINNER DANCE
Saturday, February 6th from 6:00 PM
Blessed Trinity Church Hall, 3220 Bayview Avenue
The Catholic Women’s League of Blessed Trinity Parish is holding a Valentine Dinner Dance on Saturday February 6th at Blessed Trinity Parish Hall. There will be a cash bar, door prizes a raffle and a 50/50 draw. Tickets are $40 per person. For more information, please contact Velma at 416-226-0590 or Louise at 416-733-3546
WOMEN’S LENTEN RETREAT WEEKEND
Beginning Friday, February 19th at 8:00 PM
Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, Mississauga.
There will be a Women’s Lenten Retreat at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre on the weekend of February 19th to 21st. The retreat begins at 8:00 PM on Friday and concludes with Mass at noon on Sunday, followed by lunch. It will be preached by the Centre Team. Please call 905-278-5229 for further information or to register.
MINISTRY WITH MATURING ADULTS
Tuesday Mornings at 10:00 AM, January 19th, 26th, February 16th, 23rd, March 15th, 22nd
St. Bonaventure Church, 1300 Leslie Street.
Sr. Mary Rose Marrin CSJ will be offering a programme on the topic of Spiritual Growth in the Second Half of Life hosted by St. Bonaventure Church, 1300 Leslie St. on 6 Tuesday mornings at 10:00 AM on Jan. 19th & 26th, Feb. 16th & 23rd, March 15th & 22nd in the St. Francis Room. She will be covering a variety of topics including Caregiving, Walking by Faith, Our Life Story, Growth in Wisdom, Prayer, and A Lifelong Mission.
A CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE
St. Andrew Kim Parish, 849 Don Mills Road
Saturday February 13 at 4:30 PM
Cardinal Collins has designated the weekend of February 6th/7th as Marriage Sunday in the Archdiocese of Toronto. 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.
On Saturday, February 13th, at 4:30 PM couples from across the archdiocese will gather for A Celebration of Marriage with Cardinal Thomas Collins at St. Andrew Kim Parish (849 Don Mills Road, North York). A reception will follow Mass. All are welcome!
For more information please visit www.archtoronto.org/marriage or call 416-964-8695.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for January 17th 2016:
Envelopes 399 $ 7,793
Loose Change 854
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 166 3,160
Total 565 $ 11,807
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.