HAITI HUMANITARIAN RELIEF FUND
$53,795 has been received from the good people of St. Gabriel’s for the Passionist Missions in Haiti for the rebuilding necessitated by Hurricane Matthew. Fr. Rick and Fr. Enzo are deeply touched and moved by your immense support, generosity and prayers.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS
Sunday November 6th at 2:00 AM we go back to Standard Time. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour.
NOVEMBER IS THE MONTH OF ALL SOULS
BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
There will be a Book of Remembrance placed on the altar for the month of November. You are invited to write the names of your deceased relatives and friends in the book. They will be remembered at all the Masses celebrated in November.
HOLOCAUST EDUCATION WEEK
Monday, November 7th at 7:30 PM
St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish
For many years, St. Gabriel’s Parish has participated in the Holocaust Education Week. This year, we will be co-sponsoring the event with the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem.
On Monday, November 7th at 7:30 PM we will present the film Return to the Hiding Place. When the Nazis began killing Jews in Holland during World War II, a group of youth decided to save the lives of the innocent. Corrie ten Boom’s army of untrained teenagers navigate a deadly labyrinth of challenges to rescue the Jewish people in one of history’s most famous dramas. Suspected of breaking the rules, Corrie and her sister Betsie were eventually sent to a concentration camp. There it was their Christian faith that kept them from despair and bitterness.
All, especially our young people, are encouraged to attend. Admission is free.
The Parish is in need of parishioners who have Monday mornings available once a month plus another 5 or 6 times throughout the year.
The counting ministry involves assisting in the counting and depositing of the weekly Offertory Collection as well as Special Collections during the year. You do not have to be a gifted mathematician to apply – just diligent. If you are interested, please leave your name and contact number in the parish office after Mass or call the office during the week at 416-221-8866.
URGENT REQUEST FOR OUR REFUGEE FAMILY
Our refugee family of six who are living with their relatives in Brampton are now moving to their own apartment in November. The Refugee Sponsorship Committee is seeking help with providing household items (no furniture) for their apartment.
If you would like to be a part of this effort, please sign up today at the Refugee Sponsorship table in the Gathering Space.
These items will be collected in the Gathering Space next weekend, November 5th and 6th. Thank you for your generosity.
October 31st to November 5th, 2016
MONDAY – THERESA TAM – Requested by Christine Pang
TUESDAY – PARISHIONERS OF ST. GABRIELS – equested by Mark DesRoches
WEDNESDAY – ALL SOULS IN PURGATORY – Requested by John Chan
THURSDAY – JUANITO G. GAVIETA – Requested by Estrella, Cherrie, Stella & Isabel
FRIDAY – DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE NGUYEN & DOAN FAMILIES – Requested by the Nguyen Family
SATURDAY – MARJORIE SKAZIN & ANITA MARKLE – Requested by Bill & Carolyn Markle
PARENTS FIRST COMMUNION INFORMATION MEETING
Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:30 PM.
St. Gabriel’s Church
There will be a meeting here at the Church on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:30 PM. for parents of children who will be receiving the Sacrament of First Communion this year.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTIZED
The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:
Joseph Max Frenandes Arseneau
Aaron Wei-Jing Lim
Marilea Villoria Kipp
Theodore Paul Naccarato
These children received the Sacrament of Baptism last Sunday. Congratulations!
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – FIRST FRIDAY
Friday, November 4th from 9:30 AM – 12 Noon
English: Saturday, November 5th at 3:15 PM in the Gabriel Room.
Chinese: Sunday, November 6th at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room.
For further information, please contact Linda Law at 416 -918-8029.
Sunday, November 6th at 11:30 AM
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.
FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Each month food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre.
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.
If any parishioner has a spare flat screen TV, please notify Margaret Carabine of St. Vincent de Paul at 416-512-9666.
SHEPHERD’S TRUST COLLECTION
As members of our Catholic community, we regularly benefit from the tireless service of our priests. In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we remember how they have been tangible instruments of the Lord’s mercy in our lives. Called by God and ordained to care for His people, our priests serve our families, in churches, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, missions and on the streets. The Shepherds’ Trust ensures our priests can live their retirement years with dignity.
The Shepherds’ Trust collection will take place in all parishes in the Archdiocese during the weekend of November 12th/13th. This fund does more than just support our priests in their retirement years; it represents a very tangible gesture of thanks for the blessings we have received. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
October 31st from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
St. Gabriel’s School
St. Gabriel’s School is collaborating with Sunnyside Up Camp on a “Haunted Track” event being held outside the school on the track. Admission is $2 per lap and runs from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, October 31st.
Face painting and free glow sticks!
Come on out and have some fun!
PALLIATIVE CARE: WHAT CATHOLICS SHOULD KNOW
This Sunday, October 30th from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Blessed Trinity Church, 3220 Bayview Ave.
Blessed Trinity Church is presenting this important topic this Sunday, October 30th from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Palliative care improves the quality of life of people living with serious illness and includes informed consent, pain management, nutrition/hydration, comfort measures. It is important to understand Church teaching regarding these issues and be informed of your rights as a patient. Dr. Nisha Fernandes and Dr. Irene D’Souza will present an overview of palliative care and address concerns at end-of-life.
For more information, contact Terry McDermott, RN, Parish Nurse by Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 416-226-0262 ext. 8.
SCARBORO MISSIONS PRESENTS “POLES SAVING JEWS”
Tuesday, November 1st from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Scarboro Foreign Missions Society, 2685 Kingston Road
The Scarboro Missions are presenting “Poles Saving Jews” – World War II Stories on Tuesday, November 1st at 7:00 PM. There will be a film, “Without a Doubt” a followed by a personal testimony by their guest, Sally Wasserman, a Jewish child Survivor.
All are welcome to this event. Admission is free and no registration is required,
ALL SOULS DAY MASS
Saturday, November 5th at 2:00 PM
Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services – Archdiocese of Toronto wishes to invite all families to participate in the All Souls’ Day Mass on Saturday, November 5th at 2:00 PM.
All Masses will be held indoors at:
Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill, Liturgy in Italian and English Christ the King Cemetery, Markham, Liturgy in English
All are welcome.
MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE
St. Gabriel’s Parish
Weekend of April 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2017
A Marriage Preparation course will be offered here at St. Gabriel’s the weekend of April 21st to 23rd, 2017. 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.
WITNESSING THE WORK OF THE PASSIONIST COMMUNITIES IN AFRICA
Are you interested in witnessing the work of the Passionist Communities in East Africa in June 2017? Travel as a small group and visit some of the Passionist Communities in Kenya and Tanzania, plus have the experience of a lifetime on an East African Wildlife Safari in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
For more information please contact Steve Carey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-278-9346.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for last weekend:
Envelopes 388 $ 8,370
Loose Change 855
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 165 3,018
Total 551 $ 12,243
World Mission Sunday $3,340