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SUNDAY & WEEKDAY MASSES TEMPORARILY CANCELLED

Saturday, November 21st, 2020

NOVEMBER 23, 2020

We want to thank all the parishioners of St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish for their ongoing support during this period of great uncertainty. It has been wonderful to see so many of you at Mass since we re-opened in June. We are especially grateful to the volunteers who have helped ensure our church is a safe place to gather – they have done incredible work!

As you know, the number of new COVID-19 cases in the Greater Toronto Area have increased significantly in recent days and, at present, Toronto and Peel Regions are in the “Lockdown Stage” as identified by the Province of Ontario. In addition, Premier Ford announced on November 20, 2020 special emergency measures that need to be taken in our area., including the restriction of attendance inside the church to 10 people.

Sadly, due to these measures, public Masses must be temporarily cancelled. We will continue to celebrate private Mass daily for the intentions of parishioners and for those suffering from Covid-19.

While we recognize it is not a substitute for attending Mass in person, we encourage you to view online/livestream/televised Masses. A full list is available at www.archtoronto.org.

Sadly, it is not possible for our parish to remain open at this time in a way that is safe and able to control the restricted number of people permitted in the building. Confirmations, which were scheduled on December 6 and 13, are postponed at this time.

We continue to thank you for your continued financial contribution during this time. You can mail or drop off your envelope contribution to the parish office. As well you can sign up for Pre-Authorized Giving by printing the form from this website (see under Finances) or requesting a form from the parish office.

So many of the faithful rely on the reception of the sacraments and our churches to find solace, peace and support during this period of pandemic. We will make every effort to continue our outreach to you. We also ask that you find opportunities to assist those who are vulnerable or alone among us.

We will continue to update this web page as the situation evolves. We pray that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy. May God continue to bless you now and always!

Bulletin – June 18, 2017

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Happy Father’s Day

To all the Fathers, Grandfathers, Stepfathers, Single Fathers and Great Grandfathers we wish you a very happy Father’s Day.

May you be blessed with the graces you need, with courage, compassion, patience and peace.

PARISH PICNIC

Sunday, July 9th after the 12:30 Mass

The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 9th after the 12:30 Mass in the parking lot. There will be hot dogs, games, face painting, lucky draws, music and more…..

Tickets are $2 each.

Please bring your families, friends and neighbours to enjoy a summer afternoon with your parishioners.

We need volunteers to help and make this event happen. Please sign up by putting your name and phone number on the sheets at the back of church. For more information, you may call Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

GARDEN MINISTRY

The Building Maintenance Committee is currently working with a landscape designer on a new vision for our gardens.
If you are interested in participating in the planting and maintenance of the new gardens as well as learning about the plants and their care, please call the Parish office at 416-221-8866.

MEMBERS NEEDED FOR VOLUNTEER SCREENING COMMITTEE

St. Gabriel’s Volunteer Screening Committee is seeking two committee members. The Screening Committee interviews and screens parish volunteers. If interested, please visit the parish office and ask for a copy of the position description. To speak with a committee member, leave your name and phone number with the office staff. A committee member will call you. The Screening Committee has also been tasked to plan and deliver St. Gabriel’s 2018 Volunteer Recognition. To achieve committee gender balance, male applicants are encouraged.

MILK BAGS

Thank you to all parishioners who are recycling their clean milk bags at the church. Please remember to flatten them before putting them into the box. This would be a great help to the weavers,

The Milk Bag Workshops, led by Sharon Gusz this year were very successful. The week of March Break was especially productive due to the enthusiastic participation of the Youth Group. Thank you to Sharon and all the milk bag weavers for their excellent work.

Workshops will begin again in the fall. For further information about this program please visit www.milkbagsunlimited.ca or contact Sharon Gusz at sharongusz@gmail.com.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 19th – June 24th, 2017

MONDAY – JOAN PEREIRA – Requested by her Family
TUESDAY – BASIL GABRIEL MARKIDES – Requested by Jeanne Robinson
WEDNESDAY – BR. ISADORE WASYLENCHUK FSC – Requested by Margaret Anne Leckie
THURSDAY – SPECIAL INTENTION – Requested by the Ng Family
FRIDAY – GERARD McGURK – Requested by Nora Kerr
SATURDAY – AMPERO VILLAFRANCA – Requested by his Family

CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM

Registration forms for the Children’s Faith Program are now available in the parish office. This program is for children of the Parish who attend other Catholic schools, public or private schools. Classes are held at St. Gabriel’s School every second Sunday beginning September 10th, 2017.

Please note that a separate Sacramental registration form is required if your child will receive the sacraments of First Communion, Reconciliation or Confirmation during the 2017/18 year. These forms are also available in the Parish Office.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by helping women in crisis…

Early in life, Tanya was unfortunately sexually abused by her extended family in her native country, who regarded her as a worthless, dangerous person who should be chained up. She became suicidal and was admitted into the hospital. Tanya then fled to Canada as a refugee searching for safety and happiness. She first came to Street Haven three years ago through their Learning Centre, enrolling in the literacy and numeracy classes. The staff connected her to their Emergency Shelter, where she stayed and had access to legal aid and other vital supports to assist her through the refugee process. “I now have hope since I came to ShareLife supported Street Haven and know that I have the tools to move forward with my life.” shares Tanya. Street Haven helped Tanya move forward with her life and she now lives in a safe home where she can start again.

Please make a sacrificial gift to ShareLife through your parish or at www.sharelife.org

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – MARYGROVE CAMP

This Weekend

The second collection this weekend is for Marygrove Camp for Girls. a residential camp situated on 39 acres of beautifully treed grounds and a quarter mile of Georgian Bay waterfront near Penetang, Ontario. This summer, 1,100 girls from less fortunate families will be attending camp. Please support this important work of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Each and every child’s camping experience is fully subsidized through this collection. Thank you for your support! Envelopes are in the pews.

AFRICAN FAMINE RELIEF: PRAY, GIVE, SPEAK OUT

The Archdiocese of Toronto joins the CCCB and faith communities across Canada in launching a joint appeal, entitled Pray-Give-Speak Out, in response to the desperate food crisis in South Sudan, Yemen, Nigeria and Somalia.

The United Nations has confirmed that South Sudan has 100,000 people living in famine conditions. Reports suggest a total of 20 million people are on the brink of starvation in the region. A declaration of famine has not been made by UN agencies since July 2011 when some 260,000 people died in Somalia – half of them children under the age of five. The world must not let those horrors be repeated.

The joint appeal aims to engage the faithful in three ways:

Pray: Keeping the people of South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen in our prayers.
Give: Making a financial contribution to support those affected by the crisis.
Speak Out: Becoming better informed and to speak about the crisis with family, friends and neighbours. Contacting their local Members of Parliament about their concerns.

The CCCB has identified three Canadian Catholic agencies – Aid to the Church in Need, Development and Peace – Caritas Canada, and the Canadian Jesuits International – as recipients of donations from the Catholic faithful.

The Government of Canada has created a “Famine Relief Fund.” The federal government will match every donation made between March 17th and June 30th, 2017, by individuals to registered Canadian charities participating in this campaign.

Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:
Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website:
https://community.archtoronto.org
By phone through the Development Office at 416-934-3411
Through the parish, making cheques payable to: St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish – African Famine – Humanitarian Relief

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. Please remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole. For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

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

We encourage you to continue bringing non perishable foods during the summer months. During July and August, food donations tend to drop off.

Your donations of canned foods, cereal rice and other non perishables are more important than ever as families
struggle to make ends meet.

Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE – 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Did you know that when Typhoon Haiyan devastated the central Philippines, Development and Peace (D&P) raised $12 million and is helping affected communities become more resilient and participate directly in the reconstruction process. Drawing on the expertise of its existing partners, D&P is addressing the poverty, socio-economic inequality and state of powerlessness that makes poor and marginalized communities so vulnerable to natural disasters. To find out more about the work of D&P or to become a member or donor, visit the website at http://www.devp.org/en/get-involved.

COLLECTING EYEGLASSES

We are continuing to collect eyeglasses for the Lions Club. Throughout the year, the Lion’s Club volunteers collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Recycling Centres. There volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact. Please place them in the baskets provided outside the office.

ANNUAL MASS FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Services, Archdiocese of Toronto wishes to invite all families within the Archdiocese of Toronto to participate in the Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed on Wednesday, August 16th, at 7:00 PM.

Mass at Mount Hope Cemetery will be celebrated by Rev. Monseigneur Robert Nusca. In the event of rain, Mass will be celebrated at St. Monica’s Church, 44 Broadway Avenue.

Mass will be celebrated by His Eminence, Cardinal Thomas Collins at Holy Cross Cemetery in Thornhill. In the event of rain, Mass will be celebrated in the Mausoleum.

CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING

Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in September 2017 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.

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Bulletin – June 19, 2016

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Happy Father’s Day

To all the Fathers, Grandfathers, Stepfathers, Single Fathers and Great Grandfathers we wish you a very happy Father’s Day.

May you be blessed with the graces you need, with courage, compassion, patience and peace.

PARISH PICNIC

Sunday, July 3rd after the 12:30 Mass

The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 3rd after the 12:30 Mass in the parking lot. There will be hot dogs, games, face painting, lucky draws, music and more…..

Tickets are $2 each.

Please bring your families, friends and neighbours to enjoy a summer afternoon with your parishioners. We need volunteers to help and make this event happen. Please sign up by putting your name and phone number on the sheets at the back of church. For more information, you may call Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

YOUTH GROUP BAKE SALE

This Weekend, June 18th and 19th

This weekend, June 18th and June 19th our Youth Group is holding a bake sale. The money raised will help cover the Youth Group’s transportation costs to the Steubenville Catholic Conference in New York from June 23rd to June 27th. Please support our Youth Group.

MILK BAGS

Thank you to all parishioners who are recycling their clean, flattened milk bags at the church.

The Milk Bag Workshops, held by Sharon Gusz this spring were very successful. Thank you to Sharon and all the milk bag weavers for their excellent work. Workshops will begin again in the fall. Sharon recently shared some exciting news with us.

“I find it so rewarding to be part of this amazing project.

By the way the last few mats that we made are being sent to a homeless shelter in Newmarket. There are several people who are reluctant to sleep on the regular mattresses.. (bed bugs, smells, etc..). I gave them 15 mats to try out and got an email asking for 10 more!!!”

For further information about this program please visit www.milkbagsunlimited.ca or contact Sharon Gusz at sharongusz@gmail.com.

CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM

Registration forms for the Children’s Faith Program are now available in the parish office. This program is for children of the Parish who attend public or private schools. Classes are held at St. Gabriel’s School every second Sunday beginning September 11th, 2016.

Please note that a separate Sacramental registration form is required if your child will receive the sacraments of First Communion, Reconciliation or Confirmation during the 2016/17 year. These forms are available in the Parish Office.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 20th to June 25th, 2016

MONDAY – LOURDES JANER – Requested by Marie Hartnel
TUESDAY – BERNIE CABRERA – Requested by Olivia Cabrera
WEDNESDAY – PARTICIA CLYDESDALE – Requested by Nora Kerr
THURSDAY – ALL SOULS IN PURGATORY – Requested by Teresa Marchie
FRIDAY – DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE FRIENDS OF SUFFERING SOULS – Requested by Agnes Wong
SATURDAY – KENG OW YONG – Requested by Helen Ow Yong

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) meetings begin in the fall. These evenings are for persons interested in learning about the Catholic Faith. Because the Parish Community itself is considered the official teacher and guide for potential new members, it is important that some parishioners participate by being present and by sharing their Faith in various ways. It is also an opportunity for “Born Catholics” to deepen their understanding of the faith. Adult Catholics who wish to celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist and/or Confirmation are welcome. For more information, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.

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. Lately, we have noticed that many people are bringing in casseroles after the pick up day, meaning that they are left in our freezer for an additional month. Please try to get them in on time.

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. Please remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole.

For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.

SHARELIFE

Together we are working wonders…

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the 2016 ShareLife Parish Campaign. You have made a brighter future much easier for many of the most vulnerable in our communities by your generosity. For those who wish to make a contribution, you are still welcome to do so. You can drop your ShareLife envelopes in the offertory basket until July 3, 2016 or donate online at www.sharelife.org.

ShareLife to date: $129,393
Thank you for your generosity!

CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES WALK-IN COUNSELING

Tuesdays, Central Office, 1155 Yonge Street, Suite 100 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM or Thursdays, North York Office – 5799 Yonge Street, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Catholic Family Services of Toronto is now offering walk-in counseling services at their two locations. Their staff is trained to offer same-day service to clients with urgent counseling needs. The single-session consultation is aimed at helping individuals, couples, or family clients address their concerns. No appointment required.

Please contact the Central office, 1155 Yonge St., Suite 100, Toronto (Yonge /Summerhill) Tuesdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at 416 921-1163 or by email at info@cfstoronto.com.

On Thursdays, contact the North office, 5799 Yonge St., (Yonge/Finch) from 9:00 Am to 3:00 PM. at 416 222-0048 or by email at info@cfstoronto.com.

JUST COFFEE

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: $5.00

Please note that there are no Just Coffee sales during the months of July and August

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

We encourage you to continue bringing non perishable foods for Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre during the summer months.

During July and August, food donations tend to drop off.

Your donations of canned foods, cereal rice and other non perishables are more important than ever as families
struggle to make ends meet.

Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – MARYGROVE CAMP

Thank you for your generous support of Marygrove Camp. $3,564 was raised to support this important work of the Society for St. Vincent de Paul

FAITH CONNECTIONS 9TH ANNUAL MIX & MINGLE

Thursday, July 28th at 6:00 PM

15 Laxton Ave, Toronto

In solidarity with World Youth Day activities, all young adults 18-39 (student, working professional, single, married, young parent) are invited to a house party and barbecue!

Meet and hang out with other young adults! Meet Catholic Sisters, Brothers and Priests and share life experiences! Enjoy a barbecue supper, laughter and fun in a casual and relaxed atmosphere!

Please RSVP by July 15th to Faith Connections at faithconnections@csj-to.ca (so they know how much food to order)

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE

St. Gabriel’s Parish
Weekend of September 23rd to 25th, 2016

A Marriage Preparation course will be offered here at St. Gabriel’s the weekend of September 23rd to 25th, 2016.

The course will be held Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM. For a registration package please email Marie Deans at deansm@sympatico.ca.

Note that this course usually fills up quickly and spaces are limited.

CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING

Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in September 2015 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service.

Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.

FINANCE CORNER

Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for June 12th, 2016:
Envelopes 392 $ 7,303
Loose Change 1,047
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 165 3,009
Total 557 $ 11,359

Please inform the Parish Office if you have changed your address or are moving out of the Parish so that we may update our records.

If you have prior year’s offertory envelopes, please do not use them! Each year we go through the unused envelopes for which no donations have been received and may reassign that number to another parishioner.

Homily – July 28, 2013

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Teach us to pray as John teaches his disciples. Prayer was always important in the life of Jesus. We read in the gospels how he would take the apostles away to the mountain to be in a place of solitude and spend time in the presence of his Father. (more…)

Bulletin – January 13, 2013

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

In this week’s bulletin, Bible for Beginners, the Catholic Church Energy Savings Workshop and Philippines Typhoon Relief.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

January 14th – January 19th, 2013

MONDAY – MAY LENA CHILI Requested by Fran & Sylvia Leaver
TUESDAY – PURITA FERRER Requested by Paul, Wai Chin Hwang & Family
WEDNESDAY – LAURIE BURKE Requested by the Family
THURSDAY – JOSEPH LUAN NGUYEN Requested by the Family
FRIDAY – GUS CALDERONE Requested by Marie Calderone
SATURDAY – TOM DONAGHY Requested by the Family

MEETING FOR FIRST RECONCILIATION

Thursday, February 7th, at 7:30 PM

On Thursday, February 7th at 7:30 there will be a meeting for parents only of children who will be receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation for the first time. The meeting will be held here in the Church.

The book, We Prepare for Reconciliation, will be distributed at that time. Please ensure that you get a book and help your child learn and review the content.

BIBLE FOR BEGINNERS

Tuesday, January 8th at 7:30 PM or
Thursday, January 10th at 10:30 AM
Topic: An Overview of the Old Testament – now known as the ‘Hebrew Scriptures’.
For information please call Mary at 416-293-3760.

SAVE THE DATE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH

Catholic Church Energy Savings Workshop
St. Gabriel’s Parish,
Wednesday, February 6th 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Better Buildings Partnership, City of Toronto, is holding an informative and important energy workshop about “How to save Money and Energy” on Wednesday, February 6th at St. Gabriel’s from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Those who attend will learn about saving money and saving energy in their church. The SaveOnEnergy savings program includes 50% of the cost of building audits and up to 50% on lighting, cooling, electric heating, building envelope and temperature control system updates.

Please contact Heather Bennett at 416-787-9919- or email her at heathermjb@gmail.com for more information.

JUST COFFEE

Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.

  • Regular ground coffee: $5.50 Decaffeinated: $6
  • Whole Beans: $5.50
  • Chocolate Bars: $4 incl. Taxes
  • Hot Chocolate and Cocoa: $4.75
  • Teas: $4.25

WORLD LEPROSY DAY – JANUARY 27TH: USED STAMP COLLECTION

Sunday, January 27th is World Leprosy Day. Please take a few moments to remember the children, women and men living with leprosy. Please remember to bring us your used postage stamps. These are passed on to the Leprosy Mission of Canada helping them work towards the day when leprosy is eradicated. They are happy to accept any and all trimmed stamps, leaving no less than ¼ inch and no more than ½ inch paper border. Stamps may be deposited in the basket on the cabinet just outside the Parish Office

PHILIPPINES TYPHOON RELIEF

In response to the recent typhoon in the Philippines, the Archdiocese of Toronto is now accepting funds to support the work taking place in the affected areas. Typhoon Bopha (known locally as “Pablo”) passed to the south of the large islands of the Palau archipelago on December 3rd on its way to the Philippines, with winds recorded at over 250 km per hour. The human toll has been catastrophic and continues to rise. In total, more than 5 million people have been affected by the situation. There is an urgent need to distribute food, shelter, and medicine to the affected population. Thousands of people have fled their homes and are in need of basic necessities. Water scarcity and contamination is also a major problem. Heavy rains have caused rivers to overflow, resulting in flooding and landslides.
Those wishing to help through a financial contribution may do so in the following ways:

  • Online through the Archdiocesan website, www.archtoronto.org
  • By phone through the Development Office – 1 -800-263-2595 or 416-934-3411.

 

NEW BEGINNINGS: For those who have lost a loved one through Death, Separation or Divorce.

Archdiocese of Toronto Pastoral Centre:
1155 Yonge Street, 4th Floor
North East corner of Yonge and Shaftebury,
January 8, 2013, 7:30 to 9:00 PM
Topic: Demystifying Anger –

Come and join us for an informative evening: Our Facilitators will be Henny DeLange MSW., RSW. and Greg Badcock MSW., RSW.,

Free underground parking off Shaftebury beside the Summer Hill subway station. Pre registration is not required. Please contact Deacon James Shaughnessy MSW., RSW., Psyn.D. at 416-921-1163 ext 2227 or email jshaughn@cfstoronto.com for more information.

EXPLORING THE GOSPEL OF LUKE

Paulist Centre at Bathurst and Bloor
Thursday January 10th at 7:00 PM for 8 weeks

On Thursday, January 10, the Paulist Centre at Bathurst and Bloor Streets will begin an eight-week program exploring the Gospel of St. Luke.  This is the gospel to be read at weekend Masses in all Catholic churches during 2013. The class will explore:  Who was St. Luke?  For whom was he writing?  What is the heart of his message – for the people of his own time and for us today?  There is no charge for this course and no need to sign up in advance. All are welcome to attend at 7:00 PM on Thursday evening, January 10th, and the following seven weeks for this exciting journey into the message of this powerful gospel writer. For more information contact the Paulist Centre at 416-534-2326 or www.paulistcentretoronto.ca.

12th ANNUAL MEAGAN’S WALK GALA

Atlantis at Ontario Place
955 Lakeshore Blvd., Toronto
Friday, February 1st, 2013

The 12th Annual Meagan’s Walk Gala will be held on Friday, February 1st, 2013 at Atlantis at Ontario Place. A cocktail reception will begin at 6:00 PM followed by dinner at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $150 per person. Join host television personality Alicia Markson in raising Hope, Awareness and Funds for Paediatric Brain Tumour Research. Enjoy a full evening of live music featuring award winning Canadian singer Kim Stockwood. For more information, please visit www.meaganswalk.com or phone 416-239-7843.

QUEEN OF APOSTLES: WOMEN’S RETREAT WEEKEND

January 25th – 27th
Theme: Who do YOU say I am?

Why not consider a retreat experience during this Year of Faith? Queen of Apostles Retreat Centre in Mississauga is holding a weekend retreat for women from January 25th to 27th. Please call 905-278-5229 for further information or to register.

MOSAIC INTERFAITH

Sunday, January 20th from 2:30 to 5:00 PM
240 Duncan Mills Road, 6th Floor

Mosaic Interfaith invites you to attend the third in their series of interactive discussions on “From Abraham: Three Faiths” on Sunday January 20th at 240 Duncan Mills Road, 6th floor from 2.30 to 5:00 PM. This will address concerns about the perceived connections between violence and religion. Duncan Mills Road runs west of Don Mills Road between Sheppard and York Mills. Please RSVP to Nora at 416 218 0680 by Thursday January 17th .For more information see the poster on the bulletin board

FINANCE CORNER

Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.

Collection for January 6th, 2013

Envelopes (496) – $9,062
Loose Change – $1,165
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (184) – $3,474
Total – $13,701

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES FOR 2013

The 2013 Offertory Boxed Envelopes are now available in the Gathering Space. Please pick them up as soon as possible. If you have recently moved or are new to the Parish, please inform the Parish Office so that we may update our records and label your box correctly. We would like to remind you not to use envelopes from previous years as this number may have been reassigned to another family. If you are on the Pre- Authorized Giving Plan, you will still receive a smaller green box of envelopes since these include Initial, New Year’s, Christmas, Easter and Maintenance envelopes. You may contact the Parish Office if you do not have envelopes but would like a box for 2013.