Bulletin – January 7, 2018

The Wise Still Seek Him.

The Epiphany of Christ is a shining light set at the turning of the year to illuminate all that has gone before and to guide us through the year ahead.


Fr. Brando will be away this month spending time with his family. We wish him a safe trip and a relaxing visit.



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

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


January 8th – January 13th 2018

MONDAY – RENATO BELLISARI – Requested by Chiara & Tina Intini
TUESDAY – ESTHER RODRIGUEZ – Requested by the Family
WEDNESDAY – SALLY BEN – Requested by Stephen Previdsa
THURSDAY – DELPHINE OAKIE – Requested by the Oakie Family
FRIDAY – SHIRLEY ROSALES – Requested by Her Family
SATURDAY – GEORGE OLDEN – Requested by Kathleen Olden Powell


The ShareLife Office has released a Report to Donors sharing the results of the 2017 campaign and demonstrating how our support has made a difference. Copies of the report are available at the parish, or can be downloaded from the ShareLife website at www.sharelife.org.


Catholic Family Services of Toronto offers walk-in counseling services at two locations. The single-session consultation is aimed at helping individuals, couples, or family clients address their concerns. No appointment is required. For more information, contact 416 222-0048 or email: info@cfstoronto.com


Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 41 casseroles for December. For January, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of January 27th/28th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

More volunteers are urgently needed to help feed the hungry in our city. You may pick up a copy of a casserole recipe and a pan from the Parish Office. Three recipes are also available on St. Gabriel’s web site. Please remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole. For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.


Sunday January 14th at 1:00 PM

Good Shepherd Chaldean Catholic Church,
2 High Meadow Place, North York

The theme announced by His Holiness Pope Francis for the 2018 World Day of Migrants and Refugees is “Welcoming, Protecting, Promoting and Integrating Migrants and Refugees.” In his message, Pope Francis reminds us that “every stranger who knocks at our door is an opportunity for an encounter with Jesus Christ, who identifies with the welcomed and rejected strangers of every age…”

A special Mass commemorating the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated on Sunday, January 14th, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Good Shepherd Chaldean Catholic Cathedral, located at 2 High Meadow Place in North York. Bishop Kirkpatrick will be the homilist for this liturgy. A reception will follow with a number of dignitaries in attendance. All are welcome to attend!


Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Avenue
Sunday January 14th from 2:00 PM to- 4:00 PM

MOSAIC Interfaith invites you to attend their annual program in honour of Martin Luther King’s birthday at Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Avenue on Sunday January 14th, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The program will include a presentation “ A Caring Village” by Clovis Grant, CEO of 360 Kids and will focus on how we as a caring community work together to wrap our arms around young people particularly the most vulnerable to help them achieve their full potential. To RSVP or for more information contact Nora at 416 218 0680 by Jan 12th. See also the posters on the bulletin boards.


Beginning January 17th

The Toronto Catholic District School Board welcomes families with kindergarten-aged children to register for the September 2018 school year beginning on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018. Your local Catholic school will offer one evening of extended registration hours during the month of January. Please contact your local school for this date.

Parents may also complete an application at http://soar.tcdsb.org. The TCDSB is proud to provide a wide range of programs and services to students in 201 publicly-funded Catholic schools from kindergarten to Grade 12.
For registration information, please call 416-222-8282, ext. 5314 or visit www.tcdsb.org.