SUNDAY & WEEKDAY MASSES RESUMED ON LIMITED BASIS

July 16th, 2021

We remain grateful and want to thank all the parishioners of St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish for their ongoing support during this period of great difficulty and uncertainty.

Under Step 3 of the provincial reopening plan as of July 16th, there is no capacity restriction on all liturgical celebrations. However, attendance will be limited by the physical distancing requirement.

In order to attend Sunday masses, a reservation for each attendee is required.

Please review the Protocol for Sunday Mass celebrations before making any reservations. Please click Sunday Mass Reservations. If you have any difficulty in registering, please call the parish office during regular office hours.

There is no reservation required for the 9:00 am Monday to Friday weekday Mass but sign in upon arrival is required.

For the safety and health of our community, please remain home if you show or have any signs or symptoms of Covid-19. Under a City of Toronto by-law, all attendees are required to wear non-medical grade masks or face coverings throughout their entire time of attendance at church while at the same time respecting the physically distance rules of 2 metres (6 feet).

We continue to thank you for your financial contribution during this time. If you cannot attend the Masses, you can mail or drop off your envelope contribution to the parish office. As well you can sign up for Pre Authorized Giving by picking up a form in the parish office or printing the form, completing it and submitting it to the parish office.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

Bulletin – October 17, 2021

October 17th, 2021

UPDATING OUR PARISH RECORDS

At this time, we would like to update our Parish records.

If you have changed your address, telephone number or email address, please let us know. Thank you for your cooperation.

MAKE SURE YOU ARE COUNTED!

Cardinal Collins has requested that a weekend Mass attendance count be conducted annually in all parishes and missions of the Archdiocese. This year the attendance count will continue on the weekends of October 16th /17th and 23rd/24th.

The purpose of the count is to have a more accurate assessment of the number of people attending Mass on a weekend. We realize that the parish headcount will reflect the allowed numbers during this ongoing pandemic; however, an accurate account of the number of people attending is very important nonetheless.

When you come in for Mass, you may notice a few “counters” clicking on tally counters at the doors of the church. The counters will be doing their jobs in a way as discreetly and non-intrusively as possible.

CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING

Liturgical Publications is seeking advertisements for our church bulletin. This advertising helps to cover the costs of producing the bulletin each week. Please support our bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905 624 4422 for more information.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

October 18th to October 24th, 2021

MONDAY – KOON TING LAU – Requested by Linda Law & Family
TUESDAY – SEE HIM CHIU – Requested by The Chiu Family
WEDNESDAY – ROMULO CHRISTIAN GONZALEZ – Requested by his Parents
THURSDAY KENG OWYONG – Requested by Helen Owyong
FRIDAY – ABANDONED SOULS IN PURGATORY – Requested by The Nguyen Family
SATURDAY – BIRTHDAY INTENTIONS OF LUCILLE YEUNG – Requested by The Yeung Family
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – JUAN ANGELO MANGAHAS – Requested by Anna Mae Mangahas
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – ALOYSIUS TELLIS – Requested by Brenda & Family

ALTAR SERVERS

The Altar Server Ministry invites children, 10 and above, who are interested in learning how to serve at Mass, to please email stgabrielsaltarservers@gmailcom with details of the Mass at which they would like to serve.

JUST A REMINDER

The Parent meeting for those whose children will receive First Communion in the spring is October 26th at 7:30 PM.

The Parent meeting for those whose children will be confirmed in the spring will be on October 28th at 7:30 PM

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY

October 23rd/24th

Since 1922, the Pontifical Missions Societies, through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, have supported the temporal needs of missions and created awareness of the work of the missions throughout the world. Some examples of their projects include: building churches, pastoral centres, cathedrals, religious houses of formation, homes for the clergy; offering formation programs for lay missionaries; providing radio and television production and audio-visual materials to remote mission areas; and supporting pastoral work in various rural dioceses.

There will be a second collection on the weekend of October 23rd/24th for the Evangelization of the Nations, otherwise known as World Mission Sunday.

This is a worldwide collection for the missionary Church and it is our opportunity to assist at-need Catholic communities around the globe. Our offerings are combined with those of other Catholics around the world and distributed to missions and dioceses.

We are called to share from our abundance with those who are less fortunate and lack the basic essentials to know, love and praise God. Thank you for your support of this important work.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by supporting seminarians

We must pray for good and holy priests. But we must also ensure they are equipped with an excellent educational and spiritual formation, which is why your gift to ShareLife supports St. Augustine’s Seminary. The future of our Church, and the essential pastoral care provided by our priests, depends on our generosity.

October 31st is the next ShareLife Sunday.

Please give generously during the special collection or anytime at sharelife.org.

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre during our Thanksgiving Food Drive. Your response was overwhelming!

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 Covid 19 continues and numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.

BOOK DISCUSSION BUILDING ‘DELIGHT MUSCLES’

Wednesday, October 20th at 7:00 PM

A virtual event recommended by the Office for Promoting Christian Unity and Religious Relations with Judaism

The Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies (ICJS) provides lectures and discussions to build religious literacy among the public. Ross Gay will share insights from his recent book that explores the delights of the ordinary, especially the small actions of individuals that create community. These shared bonds lead to the rewards that come from a life closely observed. This poet and essayist will illustrate the importance of acknowledging joy and wonder in our life as a spiritual practice.

Register at https://bit.ly/BookOfDelightsDiscussion

WORLDWIDE Marriage Encounter

Virtual Online, October 22nd to October 24th

Live your best life in love! Restore your loving communication with your spouse and rekindle the romance. The Marriage Encounter experience is a skill-building enrichment program where you, as husband and wife, learn how to be the best couple you can be; a special weekend to spend in ways that normal, daily living tends to inhibit. No group discussion. Based on Catholic values but open to couples of all faiths. Rediscover the love in your relationship!

For more information and to register, contact Marge & Gerard McCauley at gerard.marge@rogers.com or (905) 792-1925. Website: wwme.org

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE SCHOOL VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

Tuesday, October 26th and Thursday, October 28th at 7:30 PM

A VIRTUAL EVENT HOSTED BY ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE SCHOOL

Discover and experience St. Michael’s College School, an independent school for boys in Grades 7 to 12, near downtown Toronto. Explore robust academics, arts, athletics and activities programming and dynamic mentorship, leadership and experiential learning opportunities! Registration required.
To register go to www.applysmcs.com

THEOLOGY ON TAP – The Final Event!

Nudged by the Spirit: The Journey Continues.

Monday, October 25th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

After 16 years, the Young Adult Ministry of Faith Connections is drawing to a close.

As a congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto reflected and prayed about offering opportunities for adults in our Church, and beyond, that were most needed and appealing. They invite you to celebrate with them as the Spirit moves them forward, from Faith Connections, to new paths that reflect their common Christian vocation.

Join them virtually on Monday, October 25th, for Faith Connections’ final Theology on Tap Central – “Nudged by the Spirit: The Journey Continues”. They are looking forward to celebrating the end of this journey with you with a special panel of speakers and reflections. Please go to faithconnections@csj-to.ca for more information.

THE GARDEN SHED

LIFE IN THE GARDEN

Fox stood tentatively on the curb beside the lavender bed, haunches low, eyes squinting as if holding them open cost too much effort. We assessed each other. It was young, scrawny and its attitude strikingly different from that of other urban foxes I have encountered. They projected a self-assurance and comfort in their environment; this fox was submissive.

Was it injured or starving? Should I call Animal Rescue? I threw some nuts to entice it to walk, which it did. Clearly not injured, I assumed it was hungry, emptied my snack pouch and left for home.

Although feeding wild animals is not a wise practice, in this case I felt it was justified. Did sly fox con me with its submissive performance? Maybe – this time.

Looking for adventure? Join the Garden Ministry: sgpgardenministry@gmail.com

Homily – October 17, 2021

October 17th, 2021

This virus has brought out the worst and the best in us; the worst in the men and women who refuse to be vaccinated or wear masks, the worst in people who harass and abuse health care workers at hospitals entrances.

The virus brought out the best in the doctors and nurses, the care givers and first responders who put their own lives in danger wearing themselves out caring for the sick.

Jesus, who came to serve, not to be served is enfleshed in these men and women who are with us to serve, not be served and have even given their lives in that service.

James and John were relatives of Jesus and felt they deserved more than the other disciples Family comes first, you always take care of your own. Taking Jesus aside they asked that he do for them whatever they wanted. Jesus was wise enough to ask what that might be. When he heard they wanted to sit on either side of him when he came into his glory Jesus basically said,’ ‘no way’ you’ve got it all wrong. I’m here to serve, not be served and to give my life as a ransom for many.

James and John were climbers. Climbers are everywhere; in politics, in business, in the professions and believe it or not, in the church. Jesus pulled the latter out from under these climbers. They got it all wrong. He came to serve not be served and to give his life for others.

Jesus is the suffering servant the prophet Isiah foresaw; a man of suffering, despised and rejected and held of no account. A man struck down by God. He was wounded for our transgressions and it is by his wounds we are healed.

Only after the glory of the resurrection did James and John get the message and eventually gave their lives as witnesses to Jesus.

At this Mass at every Mass we repeat the words of Jesus; this is my body give for you, this is my blood shed for you. Take and eat, take and drink. Strengthened by the Eucharistic food we are blessed with willingness to be there for one another, especially the person who needs our presence, our understanding and our support. Like the Jesus we try to follow we too are meant to serve in whatever way we are called to do so. May the bread of life we receive give us the strength and generosity to do so.

Bulletin – October 10, 2021

October 10th, 2021

THANKSGIVING

A Reading from St. Paul’s Letter to the Colossians (3.12-15)

As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body.

And be thankful.

A Prayer for Thanksgiving

O heavenly Father:
We thank thee for food and
remember the hungry.
We thank thee for health and remember the sick.
We thank thee for friends and remember the friendless.
We thank thee for freedom and remember
the enslaved.
May these remembrances stir us to service,
that thy gifts to us may be used for others.
Amen.

A blessed and happy Thanksgiving to all.

Monday, October 11th is Thanksgiving Day.
There will be no 9:00 AM Mass and the Parish Office will be closed.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

October 11th to October 17th, 2021

MONDAY – THANKSGIVING DAY – No 9:00 AM Mass today
TUESDAY – SOGAN JUNG – Requested by Veronica Do
WEDNESDAY – MOLLY & BILL BURKE – Requested by Marilyn & Fred Burke
THURSDAY – LEANOR MACALINO – Requested by Robert & Cheeto Miguel
FRIDAY – SOGAN JUNG – Requested by Veronica Do
SATURDAY – PASQUALE GATTI – Requested by Linda Gatti
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – KAZ SWIDERSKI – Requested by Irene & Family
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – ANDREW HUI TAI PANG – Requested by Howa Hui

ALTAR SERVERS

The Altar Server Ministry invites children, 10 and above, who are interested in learning how to serve at Mass, to please email stgabrielsaltarservers@gmailcom with details of the Mass at which their children would like to serve.

WELCOME OUR NEW MEMBERS!

The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome
Ariana Nicole Mourra and
Jaden Osariere Oghosa

These children received the Sacrament of Baptism in the month of September. Congratulations!

JUST A REMINDER

The Parent meeting for those whose children will receive First Communion in the spring is October 26th at 7:30 PM.

The Parent meeting for those whose children will be confirmed in the spring will be on October 28th at 7:30 PM.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY

October 23rd/24th

Since 1922, the Pontifical Missions Societies, through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, have supported the temporal needs of missions and created awareness of the work of the missions throughout the world. Some examples of their projects include: building churches, pastoral centres, cathedrals, religious houses of formation, homes for the clergy; offering formation programs for lay missionaries; providing radio and television production and audio-visual materials to remote mission areas; and supporting pastoral work in various rural dioceses. There will be a second collection on the weekend of October 23rd/24th for the Evangelization of the Nations, otherwise known as World Mission Sunday.

This is a worldwide collection for the missionary Church and it is our opportunity to assist at-need Catholic communities around the globe. Our offerings are combined with those of other Catholics around the world and distributed to missions and dioceses.

We are called to share from our abundance with those who are less fortunate and lack the basic essentials to know, love and praise God. Thank you for your support of this important work.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by supporting frontline workers

Day in and day out, frontline workers have been working tirelessly during the pandemic. While they are there for us, who is there for them?

Catholic Family Services agencies have served countless people who are on the front lines during the pandemic, providing counselling and support. Your gift to ShareLife is helping them cope with the stress and anxiety of being exposed to illness.

October 31st is the next ShareLife Sunday. Please give generously during the special collection or anytime at sharelife.org.

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

For the Good Shepherd Centre and Rosalie Hall

it’s not to late to make a difference in the lives of the hungry and homeless this Thanksgiving by participating in the annual 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.

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.

Urgently needed items include:
rice pasta sauces, canned tomatoes
breakfast cereals hot chocolate
tea bags jam
granola/protein bars chocolate bars
cookies and crackers, hard candy
sugar coffee
canned legumes e.g., chick peas, black beans
canned tuna, soups, stews, fruits and vegetables

Please check the expiry date as we cannot pass on expired foods. Please no fresh or frozen foods.

Thank you for your ongoing support of these two special charities.

CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING

Liturgical Publications is seeking advertisements for our church bulletin. This advertising helps to cover the costs of producing the bulletin each week. Please support our bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905 624 4422 for more information.

IS OUR GOD TOO SMALL?

Friday, October 15th at 7:00 PM to Sunday, October 17th at 1:00 PM

Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre
2325 Liverpool Rd., Pickering

A silent Ignatian weekend retreat for men and women.

What happens to our faith as we learn just how big the cosmos is? How do we encounter God differently when we realize that all those stars and planets are real places – part of the same universe created by God and redeemed by the Incarnation?

Facilitated by Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ, known as “The Pope’s Astronomer.” He is the director of the Vatican Observatory and president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation.

Br. Consolomagno believes in the need for science and religion to work alongside one another, rather than act as competing ideologies. A suggested offering of $260 per person. Includes two nights’ accommodation, meals, program and spiritual direction.

To register go to www.manresa-canada.ca

For more information, contact: registration@manresa.ca or phone 905-839-2864.

BOOK DISCUSSION – BUILDING ‘DELIGHT MUSCLES’

Wednesday, October 20th at 7:00 PM

A virtual event recommended by the Office for Promoting Christian Unity and Religious Relations with Judaism

The Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies (ICJS) provides lectures and discussions to build religious literacy among the public. Ross Gay will share insights from his recent book that explores the delights of the ordinary, especially the small actions of individuals that create community. These shared bonds lead to the rewards that come from a life closely observed. This poet and essayist will illustrate the importance of acknowledging joy and wonder in our life as a spiritual practice.

Register at https://bit.ly/BookOfDelightsDiscussion

WORLDWIDE Marriage Encounter

Virtual Online, October 22nd to October 24th

Live your best life in love! Restore your loving communication with your spouse and rekindle the romance. The Marriage Encounter experience is a skill-building enrichment program where you, as husband and wife, learn how to be the best couple you can be; a special weekend to spend in ways that normal, daily living tends to inhibit. No group discussion. Based on Catholic values but open to couples of all faiths. Rediscover the love in your relationship!

For more information and to register, contact Marge & Gerard McCauley at gerard.marge@rogers.com or (905) 792-1925.

Website: wwme.org

THE GARDEN SHED

On this Thanksgiving weekend, the Garden Ministry would like to share with you a Thanksgiving which they created from their experiences working in St. Gabriel’s Garden.

It expresses our gratitude to the garden, its creatures, the elements and Creator, and can be found in the Fall Newsletter, at the bottom of the Garden Ministry page on the parish website: https://stgabrielsparish.ca/ministries/garden-ministry/

Thank you for your continued interest, support and encouragement.

Homily – October 10, 2021

October 10th, 2021

There’s a poem titled Maud Miller. It’s about a young couple from both sides of the track. They never got together but years later they met. Maud ended their meeting with this thought; ‘of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these – it might have been.

What might have been if this enthusiastic young man had accepted the invitation of Jesus, ‘Come follow me’ the young man couldn’t do it for he had many possessions that in reality possessed him. We’ll never what might have been.

This is the weekend of Thanksgiving. Hopefully because so many people have the double vaccination we’ll feel safe getting together with family to celebrate Thanksgiving. Hopefully we’ll have a deeper appreciation of the gifts by which our lives are blessed.

There is a Canadian authoress Miriam Twoes. She wrote a book a few years ago titled, ’A Complicated Kindness’ it tells of a young girl growing up on the prairies on a dirt poor farm. Her family belonged to an old German Mennonite Church. A joyless chuch.

Her father was a strict man, so much so that her mother and her older sister just took off. She got into drugs and was sleeping around. One day she was musing on her life and came to this amazing conclusion…

My life has been an embarrassment of blessings. An embarrassment of blessings.

Can any of us here say, my life has been such, an embarrassment of blessings?

I think I can. For all the years serving in this parish of St, Gabriels, celebrating feasts and funerals with you good people, my life, my ministry has been an embarrassment of blessing.

I’ve often suggested we develop an attitude of gratitude, a mindset of thankfulness.

We’re here today to celebrate this Mass, this Eucharist. We’re here to say to God, ’thank you.’ Eucharist is Greek for thanks. I’ll be saying the second Eucharist prayer,the second prayer of thanksgiving. You good people will be making this prayer your own when you sing ‘Amen’ at the end of if. We thank God for the life, death and resurrection of Jesus

I hope and pray we all have a great Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends. I hope and pray that God gift us all with a deep and abiding attitude of gratitude.

Bulletin – October 3, 2021

October 3rd, 2021

ANNOUNCED MASSES

October 4th to October 10th, 2021

MONDAY – BIENVENIDO & JULIETA PANGILINAN – Requested by Gina Hua
TUESDAY – SOGAN JUNG – Requested by Veronica Do
WEDNESDAY – THE INTENTIONS OF TONY FERNANDES – Requested by Chan Li
THURSDAY
FRIDAY – JOSEPH RORAI – Requested by Sheila Rorai
SATURDAY – ANDREW HUI TAI PANG – Requested by Howa Hui
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – ARSENIA TAN – Requested by Annie T. Camarines
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – ANDREW HUI TAI PANG – Requested by Howa Hui

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 in October. 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. Registration will continue until September 18th. If you are interested in joining the RCIA meetings or if you would like to have more information about it, please contact Sr. Maria Lucia by email at StGabrielParishRCIA@gmail.com or by phone at 416-221-8866.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

At the 10:30 AM Mass from October to May each year, children ages 4 to 10 have the opportunity to gather as a group for the Liturgy of the Word led by parents who have volunteered.

We are in need of more volunteers to assist this program.

For more information or to volunteer, please call Dawn Burke at 416 671-0561 or leave a message at the Parish Office.

FIRST COMMUNION INTERVIEWS

For Children Who Were Registered in 2019 and 2020

First Communion interview dates are now being booked. They will take place on Tuesday, October 19th, Wednesday, October 20th and Friday, October 22nd.

They are scheduled every 15 minutes from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Please call the Parish Office at 416 221 8866 to book your appointment with Fr. Brando as soon as possible.

SHARELIFE

Next Weekend, October 9th/10th

“Live the Gospel”
Next weekend is our third ShareLife collection. Our goal this year is $187,000 To date we have achieved $148,655.

We encourage you to give during this special collection. You can also donate online or at sharelife.org. By doing so, you’ll be making a real difference in the lives of poor and marginalized members of our community.

Monthly Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG) is a convenient way to spread your ShareLife contribution throughout the year. Simply submit a void cheque in a ShareLife envelope to the parish office or drop it in the offertory basket. Contact ShareLife at slife@archtoronto.org or 416-934-3411 if you have any questions about pre-authorized giving.

Next Sunday is ShareLife Sunday.

Please give generously during the special collection or anytime at sharelife.org.

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

For the Good Shepherd Centre and Rosalie Hall

You can make a difference in the lives of the hungry and homeless this Thanksgiving by participating in the annual 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.

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.

Urgently needed items include:
rice pasta sauces, canned tomatoes
breakfast cereals hot chocolate
tea bags jam
granola/protein bars chocolate bars
cookies and crackers, hard candy
sugar coffee
canned legumes e.g., chick peas, black beans
canned tuna, soups, stews, fruits and vegetables

Please check the expiry date as we cannot pass on expired foods. Please no fresh or frozen foods. We thank you for your generous support!

CANADIAN BISHOPS ANNOUNCE $30 MILLION NATIONAL FINANCIAL PLEDGE TO SUPPORT HEALING AND RECONCILIATION

As a tangible expression of their commitment to walk with the Indigenous Peoples of this land along the pathway of hope, the Bishops of Canada are making a nation-wide collective financial commitment to support healing and reconciliation initiatives for residential school survivors, their families, and their communities. With a target of $30 million over up to five years, this will include initiatives in every region of the country to support initiatives discerned locally with Indigenous partners.

A news item has been posted on the archdiocesan website.

We will continue to provide further updates on national and local initiatives as appropriate.

Thank you for your ongoing efforts to engage in healing and reconciliation initiatives throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto.

GOOD SHEPHERD CASSEROLES

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 34 casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre. In October your prepared casseroles will be collected on October 30th /31st.

Please consider helping to feed the less fortunate in our city. Recipes and casserole pans are available at the Parish Office. Recipes are also online at our website. For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

FAITH CONNECTIONS

Final Event!
Monday October 24, from 7:00 PM to 9:00PM

Join us virtually on Monday, October 24th, for Faith Connections’ final Theology on Tap Central – Nudged by the Spirit: The Journey Continues.

We’re looking forward to celebrating the end of this journey with you with a special panel of speakers and reflections. Stay tuned for full event description, speaker bios, and Zoom link in the next newsletter.

THE CHOSEN – DINNER & A MOVIE

St. Patrick’s Church Hall, 139 McCaul Street, Toronto
Thursday October 21st at 6:30 PM

Ignite Young Adult Ministry invites you to join in a series of 4 watch parties to see all of Season 2 of “The Chosen”, with viewing, reflection, and discussion.

The First Watch Party (Episode One) will be “in-person” with a “Dinner & Movie Event in Toronto on Thursday October 21st at 6:30 PM. The cost is $10 at the Door. Registration is required. Please register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/The_Chosen_Toronto

For more information about “The Chosen” Watch Parties, visit Ignite Young Adult Ministry at: “The Chosen” Season 2 Watch Parties

And if you missed Season One, visit The Chosen Season 1 Watch Parties

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

Virtual Online, October 22nd to October 24th

Live your best life in love! Restore your loving communication with your spouse and rekindle the romance.

The Marriage Encounter experience is a skill-building enrichment program where you, as husband and wife, learn how to be the best couple you can be; a special weekend to spend in ways that normal, daily living tendsto inhibit. No group discussion. Based on Catholic values but open to couples of all faiths. Rediscover the love in your relationship!

For more information and to register, contact Marge & Gerard McCauley at gerard.marge@rogers.com or (905) 792-1925. Website: wwme.org

CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING

Liturgical Publications is seeking advertisements for our church bulletin. This advertising helps to cover the costs of producing the bulletin each week. Please support our bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905 624 4422 for more information.

THE GARDEN SHED

During the Garden Retreat, participants planted crops of garlic, radish, lettuce, spinach and chard, joining the cabbage, carrots and beets already planted for a mid-fall harvest for the Good Shepherd. Take a moment after mass to drop by and to track their progress.

Did you know that comfrey tea is a natural fertilizer made from comfrey leaves fermented in water? The tea is rich in nitrogen (necessary for healthy growth), potassium (protects from disease and pests), and phosphorus (promotes fruiting and flowering in perennials and fruit bearing annuals). Several times a summer, our volunteers harvest comfrey leaves from both the north and the south gardens, make tea and apply it to the fruit trees in the gardens.

To learn more: join the Garden ministry! sgpgardenministry@gmail.com