Mary was the Mother of Jesus.
May we also bring Jesus into the world for others.
Mary lived a life pleasing to God.
May we do God’s will in all things.
Mary gave the glory to God through her life.
May we give praise to God in all we do.
Mary was a holy person.
May we strive to live as God created us.
Mary was a person of courage.
May we do what we know is right.
January 3rd to January 7th, 2017
MONDAY – OFFICE CLOSED – No 9:00 AM Mass
TUESDAY – BERNADETTE SEDGWICK – Requested by Agnes Wong
WEDNESDAY – BERNADETTE SEDGWICK – Requested by Astrid, Jacqueline & Greg
THURSDAY – MARIA DI DIODATO – Requested by the Oakie Family
FRIDAY – LEWIS ROYES – Requested by Helene Royes
SATURDAY – CELINA DELFIN – Requested by her Family
Friday, January 6th from 9:30 AM – 12 Noon
Chinese: Sunday, January 1st at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room.
English: Saturday, January 7th at 3:15 PM in the Library
Sunday, January 8th, 2017 at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room
Eco- Sabbath, normally held on the first Sunday of the month, will not take place on New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2017. It will be held instead on Sunday, January 8th at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room. 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 child development, community, residential and educational 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
Weekend of April 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2017
St. Gabriel’s Parish
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
TCDSB KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Wednesday, January 18th beginning at 10:00 AM
Imagine the Possibilities!
Junior Kindergarten in the Toronto Catholic District School Board provides children with a variety of learning experiences in a caring, faith based environment. Students develop a positive attitude about themselves and others, become more independent and responsible, develop self-regulation and social skills, and learn to solve problems.
Parents can apply online beginning at 10:00 AM on January 18th at SOAR.tcdsb.org and follow up with a visit to the school to present required documents. Or they can register at their local school with the required documents beginning January 18th, 2017 at 10:00 AM.
For more information go to www.tcdsb.org/kindergartenregistration or phone 416-222-8282 ext. 5314.
THEOLOGY ON TAP: Understanding the Joy of Love
Monday, January 23rd from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue
All young adults (19-39) are invited for an evening of thought-provoking conversation on theological topics with Special guest: Fr. Tom Rosica CSB, CEO, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation.
Pope Francis’ Post Synodal Exhoration, Amoris Laetitia, (The Joy of Love) published April 14th, 2016, draws on the long history of Church teaching and reflects a very intense Synodal experience that extended over two and a half years. Fr. Rosica served as the English-language Media Attaché at the October 2014 Extraordinary Synod on the Family and the October 2015 Ordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family. He works closely with the Holy See Press Office.
Munchies will be provided and a cash bar is available. Come and bring a friend! For more information: visit the Toronto Theology on Tap web page, or contact Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt by e-mail at email@example.com, or phone 416-467-2645.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for December 18th, 2016
Envelopes 365 $ 9,891
Loose Change 1005
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 165 3,055
Total 530 $ 13,951
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES FOR 2017
The 2017 Offertory Boxed Envelopes are available in the Gathering Space. Please pick yours up as soon as possible.
If you are contributing cash to the Offertory Collection without any identification, you will not receive credit for your contribution. You must provide your full name and address
Please do not use envelopes from previous years since that envelope number may have been reassigned to another parishioner.