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Bulletin – January 13, 2019

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BRANDO – THE PIETA

Thank you to Catherine Soong and her family for the very generous donation of the beautiful olive wood carving of the “Pieta” from Bethlehem which is now in our Gathering Space. The Pieta was very significant to St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin to whom our church is dedicated.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

January 14th – January 19th 2019

MONDAY – MADELEINE REAUME – Requested by Nicolette
TUESDAY – MARGARET MORIARTY & CATHERINE MORIARTY – Requested by Teresa Sheldrick
WEDNESDAY – MAGDALENE LAM – Requested by John Chan
THURSDAY – DORIS GARCIA – Requested by her Family
FRIDAY – MAURICE MICHAEL – Requested by Charmaine Mchael
SATURDAY – SPECIAL INTENTION – Requested by Mark DesRoches

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Each month the 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.

Your food donations are more important than ever as the winter begins and numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.

JUST COFFEE

Weekend of January 19th/20th

Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.
Regular ground coffee: $5.50
Decaffeinated: $6.00
Whole Beans: $5.50
Chocolate Bars: $4.50 incl. Taxes
Hot Chocolate and Cocoa: $6.00
Teas: $4.25

MILK BAG PROJECT

Wednesday, January 16th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Gabriel Room

Did you know that milk bags can be cut, looped and woven into sleep mats for individuals or families in developing countries? Please drop the colourful outer bags in the bin located in the gathering space. Please make sure that the bags are clean, dry and flat.

Volunteer milk bag weavers will be meeting Wednesday afternoon, January 16th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Gabriel Room. All are welcome!

WALK-IN COUNSELING SERVICES

Catholic Family Services of Toronto offers walk-In counseling services at two locations. The single-session consultation is aimed at helping individuals, couples, or family clients address their concerns. No appointment is required. Counseling is available at Central office, 1155 Yonge St. Suite 100, Toronto every Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. To contact, phone 416 921-1163. Counseling is also available at North office, 245 Fairview Mall Drive Suite 201, North York every Thursday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Contact 416 222-0048 or email: info@cfstoronto.com for more information

THANK YOU FROM THE CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S AID

The Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto would like to thank you for the continued support our parish provides to the Hope For the Children Program. The thoughtfulness and generosity of the parishioners has made such an impact on the children they serve. They felt extremely blessed and thankful for your support this season. To read the complete letter, see the bulletin boards.

MOSAIC INTERFAITH

Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Avenue
Sunday, January 13th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

MOSAIC Interfaith invites you to attend their annual program in honour of Martin Luther King’s birthday at Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Avenue on Sunday January 13th, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

THE FELLOWSHIP OF ST. JOSEPH TORONTO

Tuesday, January 15th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Blessed Trinity Church, 3220 Bayview Avenue

Dr. Nathan Gibbard, Director of Ryerson Catholic Campus Ministry will present “I am Joseph, your Brother” a talk presenting the history of the “brother” metaphor in understanding Jewish-Catholic Relationships as a framework for dialogue and understanding, Please join them. All are welcome.

CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Beginning January 16th at 10:00 AM

The Toronto Catholic District School Board welcomes families with kindergarten-aged children to register for the September 2019 school year beginning on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 10:00 AM. For September 2019 all children born in 2015 are eligible to attend Kindergarten.

For parents who are not available during the regular school day, most schools are hosting extended hours for registration one evening during the month of January. For specific dates and times, contact the Catholic school in your neighbourhood.

For more registration information, please call 416-222-8282, ext. 5314 or visit www.tcdsb.org.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 2019 ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE

Sunday, January 27th at 4:30 P.M.

St. James Anglican Cathedral, 106 King Street East

An ecumenical prayer service will be held St. James Anglican Cathedral on Sunday, January 27th at 4:30 PM. The Prayer Service will be led by Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox bishops along with leaders from Christian churches in the GTA.

For further information, please contact the Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs at 416-934-3400, Ext. 344 or Ext. 527 or email ecumenical@archtoronto.org.

FIRST AID & CPR TRAINING

Saturday, January 19th from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Blessed Trinity Church Hall

All men, women and members of the Youth Ministry are invited to learn how to save a life with First Aid Training. Highlights are hands on CPR training for adult and child, training with an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) hands-on first aid training given by a Lifesaving Society trainer/examiner. A Free will donation would be appreciated.

RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND: Help for Troubled Marriages

Weekend of January 25th to January 27th

At a hotel located in Mississauga, Ontario

If you are thinking of separation or divorce or you are already separated, but want to try again then Retrouvaille can help. This program will give you the tools to help get your marriage back on track. It will also give you the opportunity to rediscover one another and examine your lives together in a new and positive way.

For more information and to register, phone 416-281-6007 or email info@torontoretrouvaille.com.

You may also visit www.torontoretrouvaille.com for more information.

GARDEN MINISTRY

GARDEN PLANNING & SEED SELECTION WORKSHOP

Please join us for a Garden Planning and Seed Selection workshop with Robert Cordy, on Sunday, January 20th from 1:30 to 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room. Come, look at seed catalogs and dream about your future garden. Learn how to select seeds, set a budget, and grow healthy plants. Bring along a google screen shot or pictures of your garden. We can help you select the best way to start your garden.

If you would like more information about the Garden Ministry, please email Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com.

FINANCE CORNER

The Finance Council wishes to share this with all who come together as our worshipping community …

“The financial burden of the Parish is the responsibility of each and all parishioners to the extent that your means allow.” Our operating payments average $17,000 per week.

Please consider giving your offertory by picking up Envelopes, enrolling in Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG), or Donate Now (through the Archdiocese of Toronto website). Please come by the parish office if you have any questions.

Bulletin – January 6, 2019

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

The Wise Still Seek Him.
“If we approach with faith, we too will see Jesus;
for the Eucharistic table takes the place of the crib.
Here the Body of the Lord is present, wrapped not in swaddling clothes but in the rays of the Holy Spirit.”
St John Chrysostom

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BRANDO

THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Thank you, good people, for your overwhelming generosity this Christmas season. Thanks to you, St. Gabriel’s was able to provide toys, food and gifts to Rosalie Hall, the Catholic Children’s Aid, the Good Shepherd Centre and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

A special thank you to our neighbours the St. Gabriel’s Village Condos for their generous support of our food and toy drives. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated!

Thank you to Catherine Soong and her family for the very generous donation of the beautiful olive wood carving of the “Pieta” from Bethlehem which is now in our Gathering Space. The Pieta was very significant to St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin to whom our church is dedicated.

A SPECIAL CEREMONY FOR FATIMA LEE

Thursday, January 10th at 7:30 PM

St. Gabriel’s Church

Something new will happen in the Passionist Community on the 10th of January, 2019. At 7:30 PM, in a special ceremony in our church, Fatima Lee, who had served as Lay Pastoral Associate of St. Gabriel’s for the past twelve years, will become the first Passionist Associate of our Toronto community. She will covenant to bond with vowed members of the Passionist community in prayer, relationships and ministry.

Father James O’Shea, CP, the Superior of the Passionist Province of St. Paul of the Cross, will officiate at the ceremony. A simple reception follows. All are invited. If attending, please RSVP (quickly) to 416.221.8866 or by email at stgabrielsparish@bellnet.ca.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

January 7th – January 12th 2019

MONDAY – RENATO BELLISARI – Requested by Chiara & Tina Intini
TUESDAY – THANKSGIVING – Requested by Gloria Flor
WEDNESDAY – ANTONIO & ESTHER – Requested by their Family
THURSDAY – DELPHINE OAKIE – Requested by the Oakie Family
FRIDAY – THE INTENTIONS OF NIKKI MALUNAS – Requested by the Staff of St. Gabriel’s
SATURDAY – JOSEPH NASELLO – Requested by his Family

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 41 casseroles for December. For January, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at all the Masses on the weekend of January 26th/27th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

More volunteers are urgently 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.

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Each month the 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. There is a letter from Rosalie Hall on the bulletin boards.

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.

Your food donations are more important than ever as the numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.

MOSAIC INTERFAITH

Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Avenue
Sunday, January 13th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
MOSAIC Interfaith invites you to attend their annual program in honour of Martin Luther King’s birthday at Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Avenue on Sunday January 13th, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

The presentation by Rafi Aaron will be on “Faith and social Justice: The Story of the Interfaith Coalition to Fight Homelessness”. To RSVP or for more information contact Nora at 416 218 0680 by Jan 10th. See also posters on the bulletin boards.

TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Beginning January 16th at 10:00 AM

The Toronto Catholic District School Board welcomes families with kindergarten-aged children to register for the September 2019 school year beginning on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 10:00 AM. For September 2019 all children born in 2015 are eligible to attend Kindergarten.

For parents who are not available during the regular school day, most schools are hosting extended hours for registration one evening during the month of January. For specific dates and times, contact the Catholic school in your neighbourhood.

For more registration information, please call 416-222-8282, ext. 5314 or visit www.tcdsb.org.

GARDEN MINISTRY

Please join us on January 6th at 1:30 PM in the Gabriel Room to review Robert Cordy’s proposals for the south garden.

Robert will be providing a workshop on Garden Planning and Seed Selection on January 20th from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room. Come and look at seed catalogs and dream about your future garden. Learn how to select seeds, set a budget, and grow healthy plants. Bring along a google screen shot or pictures of your garden. We can help you select the best way to start your garden.

If you would like more information about the garden ministry, please email Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com.

FINANCE CORNER

Our operating payments average $17,000 per week.

Offertory Envelopes for 2019

The 2019 Offertory Boxed Envelopes are now available in the hallway next to the Gabriel Room. 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. Thank you.

Bulletin – December 30, 2018

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

“The most beautiful thing that God made was the family. …All of the love that God has in Himself, all of the beauty that God has in Himself, all of the truth that God has in Himself, He gives to the family.”
Pope Francis

Heavenly Father, you have given us the model of life
in the Holy Family of Nazareth.
Help us, O Loving Father, to make our family another Nazareth
where love, peace and joy reign.
Mother Teresa

ANNOUNCED MASSES

January 2nd – January 5th 2019

WEDNESDAY – STEPHEN HANDSON – Requested by Nina Coscarella
THURSDAY – SHEILA SULLIVAN – Requested by Marietta & Larry Carriere
FRIDAY – SR. MALOU SERRANO RSM – Requested by the Parish Staff
SATURDAY – GUS CALDERONE – Requested by Marie Calderone

REGULAR SUNDAY MASSES

Saturday December 29th, Vigil Mass 4:30 PM
Sunday, December 30th, Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus
8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Office Open – 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM

NEW YEAR’S EVE – Monday, December 31st

No 9:00 AM Mass
5:00 PM Mass
Vigil for Feast of Mary the Holy Mother of God
Office Open – 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM

NEW YEAR’S DAY – Tuesday, January 1st

Feast of Mary the Holy Mother of God
10:30 AM
12:30 PM
Office Open – 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Parking

While parking at ground level is limited to 51 spaces, there is plenty of space in the underground parking lot. Please follow the instructions of the attendants. Do not park in front of the Church since this is a fire route and must be kept clear.

Additional parking is available on the east side of Elkhorn Public School and in the bus loop. Again, please follow the instructions of the attendant. The school requests that we do not park on the grass. Many thanks to Holly Richards, the Principal of Elkhorn Public School, for allowing us the use of the school property.

ECO-SABBATH

Sunday, January 6th at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room

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.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Friday, January 4th from 9:30 AM to 12 Noon

ROSARY GROUPS

English: Saturday, January 5th at 3:15 PM in the Library
Chinese: Sunday, January 6th at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room.
For further information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Weekend of December 29th/30th

Your prepared frozen casseroles will be collected at the Masses this weekend, December 29th/30th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. Although this is a very busy time, there are still many hungry people who are counting on us to make a difference. Good Shepherd Ministries serves more than 1,100 meals a day, every day of the year.

More volunteers are urgently 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. Recipes are available in the parish office or on our website. 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.

GARDEN MINISTRY

SOUTH GARDEN

At our next meeting the Garden Ministry will be reviewing Robert Cordy’s design options for the installation of the south garden next spring. Everyone is welcome. Please join us on January 6th at 1:30 PM.

If you would like more information about the garden ministry, please email Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com.

“When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.”
David Orr

FINANCE CORNER

Please note: All donations for 2018 must be received in the Parish Office by tomorrow, Monday, December 31st, 2018 to be included in your 2018 Tax Receipt.

Our operating payments average $17,000 per week. The Finance Council wishes to share this with all who come together as our worshipping community …

“The financial burden of the Parish is the responsibility of each and all parishioners to the extent that your means allow.” Please consider giving your offertory by picking up Envelopes, enrolling in Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG), or Donate Now (through the Archdiocese of Toronto website). Please come by the parish office if you have any questions.

Offertory Envelopes for 2019

The 2019 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.

Bulletin – December 23, 2018

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour which is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:11

Christmas Mass Schedule

ADVENT INDIVIDUAL CONFESSION

Friday, December 21st from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

REGULAR SUNDAY MASSES

Saturday December 22nd
Vigil Mass 4:30 PM
Office Open – 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Sunday, December 23rd
8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Office Open – 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM

CHRISTMAS EVE – Monday, December 24th

No 9:00 AM Mass
5:00 PM Family Mass – Carol Singing
9:00 PM Adult Choir – Carol Singing
12:00 AM Midnight Mass – Contemporary Group
Office Open – 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM

CHRISTMAS DAY – Tuesday, December 25th

10:30 AM
12:30 PM
Office Open – 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

BOXING DAY – Wednesday, December 26th

Office Closed
No 9:00 AM Mass

REGULAR SUNDAY MASSES

Saturday December 29th, Vigil Mass 4:30 PM
Sunday, December 30th, Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus
8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Office Open – 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM

NEW YEAR’S EVE – Monday, December 31st

No 9:00 AM Mass
5:00 PM Mass
Vigil for Feast of Mary the Holy Mother of God
Office Open – 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM

NEW YEAR’S DAY – Tuesday, January 1st

Feast of Mary the Holy Mother of God
10:30 AM
12:30 PM
Office Open – 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Parking

While parking at ground level is limited to 51 spaces, there is plenty of space in the underground parking lot. Please follow the instructions of the attendants. Do not park in front of the Church since this is a fire route and must be kept clear.

Additional parking is available on the east side of Elkhorn Public School and in the bus loop. Again, please follow the instructions of the attendant. The school requests that we do not park on the grass. Many thanks to Holly Richards, the Principal of Elkhorn Public School, for allowing us the use of the school property.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

December 27th – December 29th, 2018

THURSDAY – ERNEST RICKETTS – Requested by his Family
FRIDAY – FRANCISCO CALIMBAS – Requested by Estrella C. Gavieta, Rachel Luke & Family
SATURDAY – VINCENZA GRECH – Requested by the Grech Family

CHILDREN’S CHOIR FAMILY MASS – CHRISTMAS EVE AT 5:00 PM

Rehearsal: Sunday, December 23rd from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Each year, young people, Grade 3 and up, form a special choir for the Family Mass on Christmas Eve. Children must be at the Church by 4:00 PM. One rehearsal, which is mandatory, will be held on Sunday, December 23rd from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

For more information call Marilyn Calderone at 416-618-2041.

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT DRESS REHEARSAL

Sunday, December 23rd from 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Each year a Nativity pageant takes place at the 5:00 PM Family Mass. S.K. to Grade 5 children are invited to participate in the pageant. The rehearsal will be held on Sunday, December 23rd from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the Church.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Weekend of December 29th/30th

Your prepared frozen casseroles will be collected at the Masses the weekend of December 29th/30th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

Although this is a very busy time, there are still many hungry people who are counting on us to make a difference. Good Shepherd Ministries serves more than 1,100 meals a day, every day of the year.

More volunteers are urgently 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. Recipes are available in the parish office or on our website. 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.

GARDEN MINISTRY

SOUTH GARDEN

At our next meeting the Garden Ministry will be reviewing Robert Cordy’s design options for the installation of the south garden next spring. Everyone is welcome. Please join us on January 6th at 1:30 PM.

If you would like more information about the garden ministry, please email Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com.

“I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day.”
– F. Frankfort Moore

FINANCE CORNER

Please note: All donations for 2018 must be received in the Parish Office by Sunday, December 31st, 2018 to be included in your 2018 Tax Receipt.

Our operating payments average $17,000 per week. The Finance Council wishes to share this with all who come together as our worshipping community …

“The financial burden of the Parish is the responsibility of each and all parishioners to the extent that your means allow.” Please consider giving your offertory by picking up Envelopes, enrolling in Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG), orDonate Now (through the Archdiocese of Toronto website). Please come by the parish office if you have any questions.

Bulletin – December 16, 2018

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Lord Jesus,
Master of both the light and the darkness, send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.
We who have so much to do seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day.
We who are anxious over many things look forward to your coming among us.
We who are blessed in so many ways long for the complete joy of your kingdom.
We whose hearts are heavy seek the joy of your presence.
We are your people, walking in darkness, yet seeking the light.
To you we say, “Come Lord Jesus!”
Amen.
Fr. Henri J.M. Nouwen

ANNOUNCED MASSES

December 17th – December 22nd, 2018

MONDAY – TIEN PHAM – Requested by the Nguyen Family
TUESDAY – MARY P. DYNAN – Requested by Nora Kerr
WEDNESDAY – MARY RUTH BAUER – Requested by Jack & Margaret Murray
THURSDAY – PAUL McCANN – Requested by Carolyn & Bill Markle
FRIDAY – DON POWER – Requested by D’Arcy Bird & Family
SATURDAY – FRANCO INTINI – Requested by Chiara & Tina Intini

DAY OF CONFESSION

Friday, December 21st

On Friday, December 21st, we will all have the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Confessions will be heard from, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR FAMILY MASS – CHRISTMAS EVE AT 5:00 PM

Rehearsal: Sunday, December 23rd from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Each year, young people, Grade 3 and up, form a special choir for the Family Mass on Christmas Eve. Children must be at the Church by 4:00 PM. One rehearsal, which is mandatory, will be held on Sunday, December 23rd from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. For more information call Marilyn Calderone at 416-618-2041.

CHRISTMAS LETTER FROM FR. BRANDO

Fr. Brando’s Christmas Letter is available for you to pick up in the Gathering Space.

Christmas Mass Schedule

ADVENT INDIVIDUAL CONFESSION

Friday, December 21st from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

REGULAR SUNDAY MASSES

Saturday December 22nd
Vigil Mass 4:30 PM
Office Open – 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Sunday, December 23rd
8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Office Open – 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM

CHRISTMAS EVE – Monday, December 24th

No 9:00 AM Mass
5:00 PM Family Mass – Carol Singing
9:00 PM Adult Choir – Carol Singing
12:00 AM Midnight Mass – Contemporary Group
Office Open – 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM

CHRISTMAS DAY – Tuesday, December 25th

10:30 AM
12:30 PM
Office Open – 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

BOXING DAY – Wednesday, December 26th

Office Closed
No 9:00 AM Mass

REGULAR SUNDAY MASSES

Saturday December 29th, Vigil Mass 4:30 PM
Sunday, December 30th, Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus
8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Office Open – 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM

NEW YEAR’S EVE – Monday, December 31st

No 9:00 AM Mass
5:00 PM Mass
Vigil for Feast of Mary the Holy Mother of God
Office Open – 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM

NEW YEAR’S DAY – Tuesday, January 1st

Feast of Mary the Holy Mother of God
10:30 AM
12:30 PM
Office Open – 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Parking

While parking at ground level is limited to 51 spaces, there is plenty of space in the underground parking lot. Please follow the instructions of the attendants. Do not park in front of the Church since this is a fire route and must be kept clear.

Additional parking is available on the east side of Elkhorn Public School and in the bus loop. Again, please follow the instructions of the attendant. The school requests that we do not park on the grass. Many thanks to Holly Richards, the Principal of Elkhorn Public School, for allowing us the use of the school property.

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT DRESS REHEARSAL

Sunday, December 23rd from 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Each year a Nativity pageant takes place at the 5:00 PM Family Mass. S.K. to Grade 5 children are invited to participate in the pageant. The rehearsal will be held on Sunday, December 23rd from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the Church. www.vocationstoronto.ca

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Weekend of December 29th/30th

Your prepared frozen casseroles will be collected at the Masses the weekend of December 29th/30th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

Although this is a very busy time, there are still many hungry people who are counting on us to make a difference. Good Shepherd Ministries serves more than 1,100 meals a day, every day of the year.

More volunteers are urgently 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. Recipes are available in the parish office or on our website. 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.

GARDEN MINISTRY

SOUTH GARDEN

At our next meeting the Garden Ministry will be reviewing Robert Cordy’s design options for the installation of the south garden next spring. Everyone is welcome. Please join us on January 6th at 1:30 PM.

If you would like more information about the garden ministry, please email Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com.

“I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day.”
– F. Frankfort Moore

FINANCE CORNER

The Finance Council wishes to share this with all who come together as our worshipping community …

“The financial burden of the Parish is the responsibility of each and all parishioners to the extent that your means allow.” Our operating payments average $17,000 per week. Please consider giving your offertory by picking up Envelopes, enrolling in Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG), or Donate Now (through the Archdiocese of Toronto website). Please come by the parish office if you have any questions.

Please note: All donations for 2018 must be received in the Parish Office by Sunday, December 31st, 2018 to be included in your 2018 Tax Receipt.