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Bulletin – January 24, 2021

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

ANNOUNCED MASSES

January 25TH to January 31ST, 2021

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY – DECEASED MOTHERS OF JACK & WANDA WROBEL – Requested by Wanda & Jack
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM

EPISCOPAL ORDINATION OF FR. IVAN CAMILLERI

Monday, January 25th, 2021 at 2.00 PM

The Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-designate Camilleri will take place on the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, Monday, January 25th, 2021 at 2:00 PM at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica in Toronto.

You may watch the livestream of the ordination at: www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Each month the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre.

These agencies provide essential services to young parents and the homeless in our city.

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!

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses next weekend. Each month, the casseroles are picked up early on Monday morning for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

More volunteers are needed to help feed the hungry in our city. We encourage you to pick up 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. For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.

VIRTUAL PRAYER SERVICE TO CELEBRATE THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

Sunday, January 24th, 2021 at 4:00 PM

The Annual Week of Prayer Service will be held virtually this Sunday, January 24th, 2021 at 4.00 PM. The link on Facebook is: https://www.facebook.com/agincourtcommunitychurch.

Join His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins, the Sisters of Life and wide representation of Christian leaders to pray for the restoration of full visible unity willed by Jesus for the Church. Our host this year is the Salvation Army. The homilist is David Wells (General Superintendent of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada).

RELIGIONS AT THE SERVICE OF FRATERNITY IN OUR WORLD

An Online Panel Discussion
Thursday, January 28th from 4:00 to 5:30 PM

As we celebrate the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas on Thursday, January 28th, join us for “Religions at the Service of Fraternity in our World,” an online panel discussion with Muslim and Catholic speakers on Pope Francis’ encyclical Fratelli Tutti (On Fraternity and Social Friendship).

Please register at https://bit.ly/ReligionsAtTheService

INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE ON ECOLOGY: POPE FRANCIS AND ASIAN RELIGIONS ON THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Thursday, February 11, 2021 From 7.00 PM to 9.00 PM

A VIRTUAL EVENT HOSTED BY SCARBORO MISSIONS

This lecture will first summarize Pope Francis’s teaching on the care for the Earth, our common home, as expressed in Laudato Si’ and Querida Amazonia. Next, it will explore how the papal teaching can find support in Asian religions, especially Daoism and Buddhism. It will conclude with reflections on how this interreligious dialogue can be a source of inspiration for our common work for ecojustice.

More information available on the website: http://bit.ly/ScarboroMissionsWebsite

VIRTUAL MARDI GRAS! PREPARE YOUR HEART FOR LENT

Tuesday, February 16th at 7:00 PM

Mark your calendars!

You are invited Join Dr. Tim Gray and special guest, Curtis Martin, Founder & CEO of FOCUS, for a Special One-Hour Episode of The Augustine Institute Show on Tuesday, February 16th at 7:00 PM EST.

This special episode will be broadcast live for all to watch on FORMED.org

FRIARS’ STUDENT WRITING CONTEST 2021 – WIN GREAT PRIZES!

Submission Deadline: Monday, February 15th, 2021.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021 was prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp. The theme “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit” (cf. John 15:5-9) expresses Grandchamp’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the Church and the human family. “Abiding in Christ” is an inner attitude that takes root over time and it demands space to grow. As Christians, how can we express our personal relationship to Christ in a modern and socially oriented

Church during challenging times, which can bring unity of the Christian family and all humanity? Give examples. Read John 15:1-17, consult resources, and submit a 500-word essay that answers the given question.

Contest Rules: All submissions will be read by a panel including professional journalists and the Director of the Office for promoting Christian Unity, Archdiocese of Toronto, and judged on overall merit. Contestants must be 14-18 years of age, and currently enrolled in an Ontario secondary school or equivalent program. Essay must be between 450 to 500 words in length and submitted on or before the contest closing date of Feb. 15th, 2021.

Entries must include contestant’s full name, email address, phone number and name of your school on the front page of your essay. Submission Deadline: Monday, February 15th, 2021. Submit essays by E-mail: Re: “Friars’ Contest” to editor@catholicregister.org. For information: 416-934-3400 (x 527) or 1-855-441-4077 (x 401). For contest details & resources please visit – www.catholicregister.org/writingaward & http://www.christianunity.va/content/unitacristiani/en/settimana-di-preghiera-per-l-unita/en.html

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES

Offertory envelopes for 2021 are available at the parish Office. If you would like to pick yours up, please call before coming so that we will have them ready for you.

REMEMBERING THE PARISH IN YOUR WILL

Your parish has been there for you and your family during the most important moments of your lives. Help you’re your Catholic community active and alive for years to come.

Please consider your parish in your will or through a planned gift. A bequest is a beautiful way to express your faith and gratitude for a lifetime of blessings – a lasting legacy of love that will help the Church continue with its many ministries.

For more details, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 or contact Peter Okonski, Manager of Planned Giving and Personal Gifts at 416 934 3400 Ext. 519 or by email at development@archtoronto.org.

All calls are confidential.

Bulletin – January 17, 2021

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

EPISCOPAL ORDINATION OF FR. IVAN CAMILLERI

Monday, January 25, 2021 at 2.00 PM

The Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-designate Camilleri will take place on the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, Monday, January 25, 2021 at 2 p.m. at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica in Toronto.

You may watch the livestream of the ordination at: www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live

MINISTRY FOR MATURING ADULTS

Stay tuned….

We are excited to announce several programs that parish Ministry with Maturing Adults Committee will be starting in the next two months. All sessions will be offered virtually. Please watch this space for further information.

  • Writing Circle – for those who attend the Life Story Programme members that was offered in January and February 2020. We will meet once a month and will run for the next several months.
  • Ways to Pray – For those who might be interested in deepening their prayer life via different ways or methods praying such as Lectio Divina; Centering Prayer, Taize Prayer, praying with mandalas, Divine Office, Mission Rosary, etc.
  • Scripture Programme – For those interested in deepening their understanding and praying with the Sacred Scriptures. This will run once a month
  • Technology – learn how to connect with others virtually and via social networking apps safely and with ease.
  • Milk Bag weaving – Learn how to weave milk bags into mats via virtual workshop or training session which will be conducted by Sharon Gusz and other members of the MMA Team.

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Each month the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre.

With so many out of work and 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. Please no fresh or frozen foods. Thank you for your generous support!

VIRTUAL PRAYER SERVICE TO CELEBRATE THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

Sunday, January 24th, 2021 at 4:00 PM

The Annual Week of Prayer Service will be held virtually on Sunday January 24th, 2021 at 4.00 PM. The link on Facebook is: https://www.facebook.com/agincourtcommunitychurch

Join His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins, the Sisters of Life and wide representation of Christian leaders to pray for the restoration of full visible unity willed by Jesus for the Church. Our host this year is the Salvation Army. The homilist is David Wells (General Superintendent of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada).

RELIGIONS AT THE SERVICE OF FRATERNITY IN OUR WORLD

An Online Panel Discussion
Thursday, January 28th from 4:00 to 5:30 PM

As we celebrate the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas on Thursday, January 28th, join us for “Religions at the Service of Fraternity in our World,” an online panel discussion with Muslim and Catholic speakers on Pope Francis’ encyclical Fratelli Tutti (On Fraternity and Social Friendship).

Please register at https://bit.ly/ReligionsAtTheService

INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE ON ECOLOGY: POPE FRANCIS AND ASIAN RELIGIONS ON THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Thursday, February 11, 2021 From 7.00 PM to 9.00 PM

A VIRTUAL EVENT HOSTED BY SCARBORO MISSIONS

This lecture will first summarize Pope Francis’s teaching on the care for the Earth, our common home, as expressed in Laudato Si’ and Querida Amazonia. Next, it will explore how the papal teaching can find support in Asian religions, especially Daoism and Buddhism. It will conclude with reflections on how this interreligious dialogue can be a source of inspiration for our common work for ecojustice.

More information available on the website: http://bit.ly/ScarboroMissionsWebsite

FRIARS’ STUDENT WRITING CONTEST 2021 – WIN GREAT PRIZES!

Submission Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021was prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp. The theme “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit” (cf. John 15:5-9) expresses Grandchamp’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the Church and the human family. “Abiding in Christ” is an inner attitude that takes root over time and it demands space to grow. As Christians, how can we express our personal relationship to Christ in a modern and socially oriented

Church during challenging times, which can bring unity of the Christian family and all humanity? Give examples. Read John 15:1-17, consult resources, and submit a 500-word essay that answers the given question.

Contest Rules: All submissions will be read by a panel including professional journalists and the Director of the Office for promoting Christian Unity, Archdiocese of Toronto, and judged on overall merit. Contestants must be 14-18 years of age, and currently enrolled in an Ontario secondary school or equivalent program. Essay must be between 450 to 500 words in length and submitted on or before the contest closing date of Feb. 15, 2021. Entries must include contestant’s full name, email address, phone number and name of your school on the front page of your essay. Submission Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021. Submit essays by E-mail: Re: “Friars’ Contest” to editor@catholicregister.org. For information: 416-934-3400 (x 527) or 1-855-441-4077 (x 401). For contest details & resources please visit – www.catholicregister.org/writingaward &

http://www.christianunity.va/content/unitacristiani/en/settimana-di-preghiera-per-l-unita/en.html

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES

Offertory envelopes for 2021 are available at the parish Office. If you would like to pick yours up, please call before coming so that we will have them ready for you.

REMEMBERING THE PARISH IN YOUR WILL

Your parish has been there for you and your family during the most important moments of your lives. Help you’re your Catholic community active and alive for years to come.

Please consider your parish in your will or through a planned gift. A bequest is a beautiful way to express your faith and gratitude for a lifetime of blessings – a lasting legacy of love that will help the Church continue with its many ministries.

For more details, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 or contact Peter Okonski, Manager of Planned Giving and Personal Gifts at 416 934 3400 Ext. 519 or by email at development@archtoronto.org.

All calls are confidential.

Bulletin – January 10, 2021

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

ANNOUNCED MASSES

January 11th to January 17th, 2021

MONDAY – DELPHINE OAKIE – Requested by her Family
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM

MINISTRY FOR MATURING ADULTS

Stay tuned….

We are excited to announce several programs that parish Ministry with Maturing Adults Committee will be starting in the next two months. All sessions will be offered virtually. Please watch this space for further information.

  • Writing Circle – for those who attend the Life Story Programme members that was offered in January and February 2020. We will meet once a month and will run for the next several months.
  • Ways to Pray – For those who might be interested in deepening their prayer life via different ways or methods praying such as Lectio Divina; Centering Prayer, Taize Prayer, praying with mandalas, Divine Office, Mission Rosary, etc.
  • Scripture Programme – For those interested in deepening their understanding and praying with the Sacred Scriptures. This will run once a month
  • Technology – learn how to connect with others virtually and via social networking apps safely and with ease.
  • Milk Bag weaving – Learn how to weave milk bags into mats via virtual workshop or training session which will be conducted by Sharon Gusz and other members of the MMA Team.

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Each month the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre.

With so many out of work and 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. Please no fresh or frozen foods. Thank you for your generous support!

EPISCOPAL ORDINATION OF FR. IVAN CAMILLERI

Monday, January 25, 2021 at 2.00 PM

The Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-designate Camilleri will take place on the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, Monday, January 25, 2021 at 2 p.m. at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica in Toronto.

You may watch the livestream of the ordination at: www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live

NEW BEGINNINGS PRESENTS: Online Bereavement Introductory Program

Wednesday January 13th, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Online Separated/Divorced Introductory Program

Thursday January 14th, 2021 at 7:00 PM

There is no charge for these programs.

People from all ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds are welcome.

For more information about these programs and to register please contact: Arcangelo Limanni, MRE (416) 921-1163 ext. 2225 alimanni@cfstoronto.com

VIRTUAL PRAYER SERVICE TO CELEBRATE THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

Sunday, January 24th, 2021 at 4:00 PM

The Annual Week of Prayer Service will be held virtually on Sunday January 24th, 2021 at 4.00 PM. The link on Facebook is: https://www.facebook.com/agincourtcommunitychurch

Join His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins, the Sisters of Life and wide representation of Christian leaders to pray for the restoration of full visible unity willed by Jesus for the Church. Our host this year is the Salvation Army. The homilist is David Wells (General Superintendent of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada).

FRIARS’ STUDENT WRITING CONTEST 2021 – WIN GREAT PRIZES!

Submission Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021was prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp. The theme “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit” (cf. John 15:5-9) expresses Grandchamp’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the Church and the human family. “Abiding in Christ” is an inner attitude that takes root over time and it demands space to grow. As Christians, how can we express our personal relationship to Christ in a modern and socially oriented

Church during challenging times, which can bring unity of the Christian family and all humanity? Give examples. Read John 15:1-17, consult resources, and submit a 500-word essay that answers the given question.

Contest Rules: All submissions will be read by a panel including professional journalists and the Director of the Office for promoting Christian Unity, Archdiocese of Toronto, and judged on overall merit. Contestants must be 14-18 years of age, and currently enrolled in an Ontario secondary school or equivalent program. Essay must be between 450 to 500 words in length and submitted on or before the contest closing date of Feb. 15, 2021. Entries must include contestant’s full name, email address, phone number and name of your school on the front page of your essay. Submission Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021. Submit essays by E-mail: Re: “Friars’ Contest” to editor@catholicregister.org. For information: 416-934-3400 (x 527) or 1-855-441-4077 (x 401). For contest details & resources please visit – www.catholicregister.org/writingaward & http://www.christianunity.va/content/unitacristiani/en/settimana-di-preghiera-per-l-unita/en.html

Interreligious Dialogue on Ecology: Pope Francis and Asian Religions on the Protection of the Environment

Thursday, February 11, 2021 From 7.00 PM to 9.00 PM

A VIRTUAL EVENT HOSTED BY SCARBORO MISSIONS

This lecture will first summarize Pope Francis’s teaching on the care for the Earth, our common home, as expressed in Laudato Si’ and Querida Amazonia. Next, it will explore how the papal teaching can find support in Asian religions, especially Daoism and Buddhism. It will conclude with reflections on how this interreligious dialogue can be a source of inspiration for our common work for ecojustice.

More information available on the website: http://bit.ly/ScarboroMissionsWebsite

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES

Offertory envelopes for 2021 are available at the parish Office. If you would like to pick yours up, please call before coming so that we will have them ready for you.

REMEMBERING THE PARISH IN YOUR WILL

Your parish has been there for you and your family during the most important moments of your lives. Help you’re your Catholic community active and alive for years to come.

Please consider your parish in your will or through a planned gift. A bequest is a beautiful way to express your faith and gratitude for a lifetime of blessings – a lasting legacy of love that will help the Church continue with its many ministries.

For more details, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 or contact Peter Okonski, Manager of Planned Giving and Personal Gifts at 416 934 3400 Ext. 519 or by email at development@archtoronto.org.

All calls are confidential.

Bulletin – December 27, 2020

Saturday, December 26th, 2020

Christmas Schedule 2020

Due to provincial Covid 19 restrictions, there will be no public Masses at Christmas or New Years. Although we are very disappointed, this is necessary for the safety of all. We must follow the direction of Cardinal Collins and the Health Officers of Ontario.

Fr. Paul will celebrate Christmas Mass and it will be played on our website.

Please check the website for up-to-date information about our closure.

At the moment you may come in to pray but must phone first to make sure someone is available to let you in. Please wear a mask and follow the guidelines that have been set out by the Province.

REMEMBERING THE PARISH IN YOUR WILL

Your parish has been there for you and your family during the most important moments of your lives. Help you’re your Catholic community active and alive for years to come.

Please consider your parish in your will or through a planned gift. A bequest is a beautiful way to express your faith and gratitude for a lifetime of blessings – a lasting legacy of love that will help the Church continue with its many ministries.

For more details, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 or contact Peter Okonski, Manager of Planned Giving and Personal Gifts at 416 934 3400 Ext. 519 or by email at development@archtoronto.org.

All calls are confidential.

WELCOME OUR NEWEST MEMBER!

The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome Ethan Pierce Lim Yao who received the Sacrament of Baptism this month. Congratulations to Ethan and his family.!

ANNOUNCED MASSES

December 28th 2020 to January 3rd, 2021

MONDAY – FILOMENA DA SILVA – Requested by Maria DaSilva
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – MURRAY BRASSEUR – Requested by the Mondejar Family
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM

MINISTRY FOR MATURING ADULTS

Stay tuned….

We are excited to announce several programs that parish Ministry with Maturing Adults Committee will be starting in the next two months. All sessions will be offered virtually. Please watch this space for further information.

  • Writing Circle – for those who attend the Life Story Programme members that was offered in January and February 2020. We will meet once a month and will run for the next several months.
  • Ways to Pray – For those who might be interested in deepening their prayer life via different ways or methods praying such as Lectio Divina; Centering Prayer, Taize Prayer, praying with mandalas, Divine Office, Mission Rosary, etc.
  • Scripture Programme – For those interested in deepening their understanding and praying with the Sacred Scriptures. This will run once a month
  • Technology – learn how to connect with others virtually and via social networking apps safely and with ease.
  • Milk Bag weaving – Learn how to weave milk bags into mats via virtual workshop or training session which will be conducted by Sharon Gusz and other members of the MMA Team.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Collected this Week

Thank you to those parishioners who prepared 21 casseroles for November. For December, your prepared frozen casseroles may be dropped off at the Parish Office by the end of this weekend for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

Let’s see if we can increase that number!

The need is very great especially right now with Covid19.

The casseroles are easy to make and we have the recipes and casserole pans right here in the Parish Office. The recipes are also available on the Parish website. If you require more information please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

SERAPHIM & CHERUBIM CHORUS ALBUM

Around this time every year, the Seraphim & Cherubim Chorus host our annual Christmas concert. This is actually the 10th anniversary of our choir and so this Christmas is very special to us. While 2020 has been a challenging year, we’re releasing our first album: Christmas on Record to mark this special anniversary.

The album and new choir merchandise are available on our website http://www.seraphimandcherubim.ca/shop

Like most independent artists, our revenues rarely cover our costs. If your means allow, please consider donating the money you might have spent on our concert tickets to our go-fund me campaign to help our choir continue to connect and move people through music.

Thank you all so very much for your constant and unwavering support over these last 10 years. Projects like this would not be possible without your help. We hope you’ll celebrate with us again this year, but this time On Record and from the comfort of your homes. Have the Happiest New Year and we’ll see you soon!

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES

Offertory envelopes for 2021 are available at the parish Office. If you would like to pick yours up, please call before coming so that we will have them ready for you.

Please note: All donations for 2020 must be received in the Parish Office by Thursday, December 31st, 2020 to be included in your 2020 Tax Receipt.

Bulletin – December 20, 2020

Saturday, December 19th, 2020

Christmas Schedule 2020

Subject to Reopening

CHRISTMAS EVE – Thursday, December 24th

No 9:00 AM Mass
5:00 PM Mass
7:00 PM Mass
9:00 PM Mass
10:30 PM Mass
12:00 AM Midnight Mass
Office Open – 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM

CHRISTMAS DAY – Friday, December 25th

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

BOXING DAY – Saturday, December 26th

No 4:30 PM Mass
Office Closed

REGULAR SUNDAY MASSES

Sunday, December 27th, 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

Monday December 28th
No 9:00 AM Mass
Office Closed

NEW YEAR’S EVE – Thursday, December 31st

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

NEW YEAR’S DAY – Friday, 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.

MASS AT OUR WEBSITE

Each Sunday during Advent, Fr. Brando and Fr. Paul will celebrate Mass. This will be carried on line at www.stgabrielsparish.ca. Please join us and pass the word to friends in the parish who may not know. This is a beautiful way of being together during this temporary closing of the church.

SHADOW IMPACT ON CHURCH SOUTH GARDEN AND WINDOW FROM FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF 680 & 688 SHEPPARD AVENUE EAST

Thank you to everyone who registered, participated or sent in comments regarding the future development of 680 and 688 Sheppard Avenue East. Please continue to check Toronto’s website, http://app.toronto.ca and St. Gabriel’s website for further updates.

REMEMBERING THE PARISH IN YOUR WILL

Your parish has been there for you and your family during the most important moments of your lives. Help you’re your Catholic community active and alive for years to come.

November is “Make a Will’ month! Please consider your parish in your will or through a planned gift. A bequest is a beautiful way to express your faith and gratitude for a lifetime of blessings – a lasting legacy of love that will help the Church continue with its many ministries.

For more details, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 or contact Peter Okonski, Manager of Planned Giving and Personal Gifts at 416 934 3400 Ext. 519 or by email at development@archtoronto.org.

All calls are confidential.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

December 21st to December 27th
MONDAY – JACK TA – Requested by Veronica Do
TUESDAY – MICHAEL & AURITA FERNANDES – Requested by Tony Fernandes
WEDNESDAY – YANG PIL BUN – Requested by Veronica Do
THURSDAY – CHRISTMAS EVE – See Christmas Schedule
FRIDAY – CHRISTMAS DAY – See Christmas Schedule
SATURDAY – Boxing Day – No 4:30 PM Mass
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – CARMELA CAIA – Requested by the Grech Family

MINISTRY FOR MATURING ADULTS

Stay tuned….

We are excited to announce several programs that parish Ministry with Maturing Adults Committee will be starting in the next two months. All sessions will be offered virtually. Please watch this space for further information.

  • Writing Circle – for those who attend the Life Story Programme members that was offered in January and February 2020. We will meet once a month and will run for the next several months.
  • Ways to Pray – For those who might be interested in deepening their prayer life via different ways or methods praying such as Lectio Divina; Centering Prayer, Taize Prayer, praying with mandalas, Divine Office, Mission Rosary, etc.
  • Scripture Programme – For those interested in deepening their understanding and praying with the Sacred Scriptures. This will run once a month
  • Technology – learn how to connect with others virtually and via social networking apps safely and with ease.
  • Milk Bag weaving – Learn how to weave milk bags into mats via virtual workshop or training session which will be conducted by Sharon Gusz and other members of the MMA Team.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Thank you to those parishioners who prepared 21 casseroles for November. For December, your prepared frozen casseroles may be dropped off at the Parish Office by December 27th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

Let’s see if we can increase that number!

The need is very great especially right now with Covid19.

The casseroles are easy to make and we have the recipes and casserole pans right here in the Parish Office. The recipes are also available on the Parish website. If you require more information please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

THE GIVING TREE OF 2020 FOR ROSALIE HALL

Thank you so much for your overwhelming support of the Christmas campaign for Rosalie Hall. The staff and families greatly appreciate your generosity. May God bless you and your families.

VIRTUAL “SIMBANG GABI”

December 15th to 23rd, 2020

As part of the Toronto celebration of the 500th year Anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines, and in preparation for the birth of our Savior, an online airing of a nine-day “Simbang Gabi” (Filipino for “Night Mass”) and Novena from various participating parishes will be held from December 15th to 23rd at 7:00 PM It will be livestreamed at www.ph500toronto.com and at: www.facebook.com/500yocTO.

For details, visit: www.ph500toronto.com/events.html. The 9-day Novena and Mass is a much-revered Advent tradition in the Philippines but everyone is welcome to join virtually as we prepare for Christ’s joyous birth.

SERAPHIM & CHERUBIM CHORUS ALBUM

Around this time every year, the Seraphim & Cherubim Chorus host our annual Christmas concert. This is actually the 10th anniversary of our choir and so this Christmas is very special to us. While 2020 has been a challenging year, we’re determined to put even more effort into celebrating the joy of Christmas!

To mark our anniversary year we’re releasing our first album: Christmas on Record. The album and new choir merchandise make wonderful Christmas gifts and are available on our website http://www.seraphimandcherubim.ca/shop

Like most independent artists, our revenues rarely cover our costs. If your means allow, please consider donating the money you might have spent on our concert tickets to our go-fund me campaign to help our choir continue to connect and move people through music.

Thank you all so very much for your constant and unwavering support over these last 10 years. Projects like this would not be possible without your help. We hope you’ll celebrate Christmas with us again this year, but this time On Record and from the comfort of your homes. Have the Merriest Christmas and we’ll see you soon!

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES

Offertory envelopes for 2021 are available at the parish Office. If you would like to pick yours up, please call before coming so that we will have them ready for you.

Please note: All donations for 2020 must be received in the Parish Office by Thursday, December 31st, 2020 to be included in your 2020 Tax Receipt.