FR. BRANDO ON HOLIDAY
September 13th to October 13th
Fr. Brando will be taking a well deserved holiday from September 13th to October 13th. We wish him a healthy, happy, restful and safe holiday.
LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR NEEDED
St. Gabriel Catholic School is looking for a Lunchtime Supervisor Monday to Friday from 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM. The hourly rate is $13.00. If interested, please pick up a package from the school office or email Ms. Crispo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 19th to September 24th, 2016
MONDAY – FIORENTINO GIANNOTTA – Requested by Lina Giannotta
TUESDAY – LEWIS ROYES – Requested by Helene Royes
WEDNESDAY – JUDITH MATYASFALVI – Requested by the Family
THURSDAY – DARKO SEIFERT – Requested by Mirjana Seifert
FRIDAY – GERRY HATCH – Requested by his Family
SATURDAY – RENATO BELLISARI – Requested by Chiara & Tina Intini
ST. GABRIEL’S MUSIC MINISTRY
Those who sing pray twice.”
Our senior choir practices on Tuesday evenings, 7:30–9:00 P.M. and leads community song at the 10:30 AM Sunday Mass.
Our junior choir practices on Thursday evenings from 6:30–8:00 PM and leads the music at the 12:30 PM Mass.
We always welcome new voices and hope you will consider joining us! For more information, please contact the choir director after any of the Masses.
The Altar Service is now recruiting new members.
If you are in Grade 4 or higher and are interested in becoming an altar server, please contact Colin Meharchand at email@example.com or leave your name and phone number with the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.
Sunday, October 2nd at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room
St Gabriel’s has a long tradition of hosting the Eco-Sabbath every first Sunday of the month. This year, the tradition will continue. The first meeting of this year after the summer break will be held on October 2nd, at 11:30 AM. All are invited.
SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN PREPARING FOR BAPTISM
If you have, or know of, school age children (ages 7 to 14) who wish to prepare for Baptism, please contact the Parish Office, or Fatima Lee directly, at (416) 221-8866, ext. 228. Classes for them will begin after Thanksgiving.
REGISTRATION FOR SACRAMENTS FOR SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN
St. Gabriel’s Church
Thursday, September 22nd, Tuesday, September 27th from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM.
Registration for children who wish to receive the Sacraments of First Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation will be held at St. Gabriel’s Church from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM on the following evenings:
Thursday, September 22nd
Tuesday, September 27th
A copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate is required if registering for First Communion or Confirmation.
A fee of $20 is required for Confirmation.
R.C.I.A. AND ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT
Meetings in preparation for the R.C.I.A. (Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults) will begin soon. These meetings are for persons interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith. The exploration may lead the candidate to seek baptism, and become a member of the Catholic Christian community; or for Christians already baptized into another Christian denomination, the reception into the Catholic Church.
Adult Catholics who have not received the sacrament of Confirmation but who wish to do so are also encouraged to attend these sessions.
As well, these meetings may be an opportunity for “Born Catholics” to deepen their understanding of our faith. Very often, especially for those of us who received our religious instruction at an early age, we tend to grow physically, mentally, psychologically etc., but the understanding of our faith does not grow correspondingly. The RCIA may serve as a good opportunity for us to ask questions and to develop a more adult understanding of our faith.
If you are interested in joining the RCIA meetings or if you would like more information about it, please call Fatima Lee at the Parish Office, 416-221-8866, Ext. 228.
Congratulations to the good people of St. Gabriel’s. Our final total for the 2016 ShareLife Campaign, ending on July 31st, was $190,334. Thank you for your very generous support.
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.
DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE
Wednesday, September 21st at 7:30 PM
St. Gabriel’s Development and Peace Committee is holding its first meeting after the summer break on Wednesday, September 21, at 7:30 PM in the Gabriel Room. The mission of Development and Peace is to support partners in various developing countries in the causes of social justice and to educate Canadians about the roots of global poverty. If you are interested or want to know more about the work we do, please join us.
AT THE HEART OF THE ACTION, DEVELOPMENT & PEACE
Saturday, September 24th from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Corpus Christi Parish, 1810 Queen St. East
(Queen & Woodbine)
Catholics are mobilizing with Development and Peace (devp.org) to support communities around the world affected by Climate Change. Join us! Inspired by Laudato Si last year, parishes and schools in our Archdiocese sent over 25,000 postcards to Ottawa asking for support to those most affected by Climate Change – the poor! Ahead of the Paris Climate Talks, the government promised funding of 2.65 billion by 2020! This fall we present our vision for how those funds can best be used to benefit the poor and our planet.
To learn more and join The Heart of Action with Development and Peace as we celebrate 50 years of solidarity, join us on Saturday, September 24th from 9:30 AM to12:30 PM at Corpus Christi Parish.
RSVP to: Keith Gauntlett at 416-481-1930 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL
Each month the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall. Rosalie Hall assists young parents and their children to realize their potential through the provision of a wide range of child development, community, residential and educational services.
With everyone struggling at this time, these 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 continuing support of Rosalie Hall.
THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
You can make a difference in the lives of the hungry and homeless this Thanksgiving by participating in the annual Good Shepherd Ministries Thanksgiving Food Drive.
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.
Urgently needed items include:
pasta and pasta sauces,
ground or instant coffee,
cookies and crackers,
soups, stews, meats,
fruits and vegetables.
Please no fresh or frozen foods.
We thank you for reaching out to those in need.
ITALIAN EARTHQUAKE RELIEF
The Archdiocese of Toronto is accepting financial contributions for humanitarian relief following the catastrophic effects of a serious earthquake in Italy on August 24. The 6.2 magnitude earthquake is responsible for nearly 300 deaths in central Italy. As well, an estimated 3,500 people have lost their homes in the natural disaster. The Vatican relief agency in the country (Caritas Italy), along with local churches, is working to provide aid to support the survivors of the disaster.
Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:
• Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website: www.archtoronto.org
• By phone through the Development Office – at 416-934-3411
• Through the parish, making cheques payable to:
St. Gabriel’s Parish, Italian Earthquake, Humanitarian Relief
We offer our prayers for the victims of this natural disaster and those who have been displaced. Thank you for your ongoing efforts to help those in crisis in Italy.
THE FELLOWSHIP OF ST. JOSEPH
Tuesday, September 20th at 7:00 PM
Blessed Trinity Church Hall, 3220 Bayview Avenue
The Association for Hebrew Catholics is presenting
Fr. Fred Chung, Assistant Professor of Biblical Theology at St. Augustine’s Seminary and Director of Serra House on Tuesday, September 20th at 7:00 PM in Blessed Trinity Church parish hall.
Fr. Fred will present an interactive talk on “Messiah in the Psalms. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for last weekend:
Envelopes 370 $ 6,812
Loose Change 1,093
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 165 3,018
Total 535 $ 10,923