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Bulletin – January 19, 2020

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS FOR THE HOMEBOUND NEEDED

There has been an influx of request to bring the Eucharist to the homebound members of our parish community. As such, we are requesting anyone who would be interested in assisting us in this ministry of Extra-Ordinary Eucharistic Minister of the Eucharist for the Homebound, to contact Sr. Maria Lucia at (416)221-8866. There is mandatory training for all those who are interested in visiting those who are homebound and giving them the Eucharist.

MAKING OUR CHURCH “SCENT FREE”

Many people suffer from intense allergies today. Chemicals used in scented products can make some people sick, especially those with fragrance sensitivities, asthma, allergies and other medical conditions. Help us make the air we share healthy and fragrance free. We appreciate your help with making our Church comfortable for all.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

January 20th– January 26th 2020

MONDAY – PAULINE FONG – Requested by Meiyung Fong
TUESDAY – DOREEN YOUNG – Requested by Noreen Chen
WEDNESDAY – DELPHINE OAKIE – Requested by the Family
THURSDAY – JOSEPH D’GAMA – Requested by The Yeung Family
FRIDAY – THANKSGIVING – Requested by John Chan
SATURDAY – DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE SICINSKI FAMILY – Requested by Jack & Wanda
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – THANKSGIVING TO DIVINE MERCY – Requested by Steven & Simone Rozario
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – JOHN MCDONOUGH – Requested by Vivian Mulhall McDonough

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

Sunday, January 26th at 7:00 PM

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church,
1585 Yonge Street, Toronto

“They showed us unusual kindness” cf. Acts 28:2

His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, will reflect on the Word of God with other Christian leaders. For more information, please contact ecumenical@archtoronto.org or 416-934-3400, Ext. 527. All are welcome.

A CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE

Sunday, February 9th at 3:00 PM Mass

St. Isaac Jogues Parish, 1148 Finch Avenue, Pickering

Marriage Sunday highlights the importance of the sacrament of marriage and complements World Marriage Sunday celebrations that take place across North America.

The Celebration of Marriage Mass in the Archdiocese of Toronto will take place on Sunday, February 9th at St Isaac Jogues Church, Pickering. Cardinal Thomas Collins will preside over this special Mass with special recognition for couples celebrating their milestone 25th, 40th, 50th and 60+ wedding anniversaries.

A reception will follow Mass. All are welcome to attend. Everyone is required to register as seating is limited. Designated seating is available for milestone couples only. Register online at www.archtoronto.org/marriage or call 416 934 3400, Ext. 523.

HUMANITARIAN RELIEF FOR AUSTRALIA

As you are aware, in recent weeks, hundreds of forest fires in Australia have killed dozens, destroyed thousands of homes and threatened many local species with extinction. At present, more than 10 million hectares of bush, forest and parks in the country have been impacted.

100 percent of donations are used to support those who have been affected. Funds channeled through our Australian St. Vincent de Paul partners will provide:

  • Emergency financial packages to families who have lost their homes or been impacted in other ways by the fires.
  • Food, clothing, generators, household items, furniture, vouchers and other essential items.
  • Direct support with crisis accommodation through our own services or making referrals onto a range of other organizations and specialized services.
  • Much-needed emotional support and counselling.

Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:
Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website: www.archtoronto.org

By phone through the Development Office at416-934-3411

By cheque made payable to St. Gabriel’s Parish – Australia Fires – Relief

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Next Weekend, January 25th/26th

Your prepared frozen casseroles will be collected at the Masses next weekend for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

More volunteers are needed to help feed the hungry in our city. 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.

Rosalie Hall assists young parents and their children to realize their potential through the provision of a wide range of child development, community, residential and educational services.

Good Shepherd provides hot meals and shelter for the homeless in our city as well as a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

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

WORLD LEPROSY DAY

Sunday, January 26th – Used Stamp Collection

Effect:Hope is a Christian organization, focused on achieving lasting, positive change among people living with the effects of leprosy and similar diseases – conditions long forgotten by much of the world. They continue to go into the slums and poverty-stricken communities of the world to bring healing and hope. They provide ulcer care, food and sanitary conditions, a safe home, help with mobility, job training and small business loans Your donation is a gift that will change their lives forever.

Please bring us your used postage stamps. These are passed on to Effect Hope 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. For more information please go to www.worldleprosyday.ca.

TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

The Toronto Catholic District School Board welcomes families with junior kindergarten-aged children (born in 2016) to register for the September 2020 school year.

The Elementary Student Online Application for Registration (S.O.A.R.) for enrolment September 2020 is now available. Parents should 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

THEOLOGY ON TAP – DISCERNMENT

Listening to God’s Voice When Facing a Decision

Monday, January 27th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
The Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Drive

Fontbonne Ministries invite you to join Kevin Kelly SJ, a Deacon of the Society of Jesus, as he shares his insights into listening to God’s voice when facing a decision. All young adults, ages 19 to 39 are invited for an evening of faith, food, fun and fellowship.

AN EVENING IN THE SEMINARY

Monday, January 27th at 4:45 PM

St. Augustine’s Seminary, 2661 Kingston Road,

Have you ever thought about becoming a priest? Spending an evening at the seminary offers discerners a glimpse into the place where priestly formation begins. The evening includes Holy Mass in the beautiful seminary chapel, dinner, a talk by Director of Vocations Fr. Chris Lemieux, and a tour of the seminary. Please contact the Office of Vocations at (416) 968-0997 or email vocations@archtoronto.org for more information.

WEB: https://www.vocationstoronto.ca/

RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND

Help for Troubled Marriages, January 24th at 6:00 PM, Niagara Falls

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

For more information please call 416-281-6007, email info@torontoretrouvaille.com or go to www.torontoretrouvaille.com

THE CWL OF BLESSED TRINITY PARISH PRESENT

Taking Care of Our Common Home

Saturday February 1st from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Blessed Trinity Parish Hall, 3220 Bayview Avenue

Almost 5 years after Pope Francis called on us in his encyclical Laudato Si to care for our common home, the ecological signs have grown more urgent. How can we live hopefully today? Karen Van Loon will explore what is happening to the world we share, how the Church is responding and what are ways for people of faith to protect and care for our common home.

Contact Kay Booker at 416 357 5378 or Maria Luz Manalo at 416 459 9586.

Bulletin – January 12, 2020

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

NEW PARISHIONERS

We welcome new members of our Parish, individuals and families who joined and registered for the months of November & December 2019:
Ryan Caesar,
Liliana Cappella,
Franklyn Disano,
Juliana Doumakis,
Dexter Flor,
Daniela Gutierrez,
Ann Krajan,
Jed Lamoste,
Ariana Martin,
Benny Muega,
Anthony Nasturzio,
Elsa Pieto,
Roshan Pillay,
Yvonne Tio
Nigel Wilson

We encourage you to participate in any of the various ministries of our parish community.

MAKING OUR CHURCH “SCENT FREE”

Many people suffer from intense allergies today. Chemicals used in scented products can make some people sick, especially those with fragrance sensitivities, asthma, allergies and other medical conditions. Please help us make the air we share healthy and fragrance free. We appreciate your help with making our Church comfortable for all.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

January 13th – January 19th 2020

MONDAY – MOST NEEDY SOULS IN PURGATORY – Requested by Nguyen Family
TUESDAY – ANGELINE NICHOLAS NAZARETH – Requested by John, Clara, Isidore & Sandra Pires
WEDNESDAY – MARGARET & CATHERINE MORIARTY – Requested by Teresa Sheldrick
THURSDAY – MAGDALENE LAM – Requested by John Chan
FRIDAY – ANTONIA EVANS – Requested by Teresa Sheldrick
SATURDAY – RENATO BELLISARI – Requested by Chiara
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – PHILIP TAYLOR – Requested by Anna Taylor & Family
SUNDAY – 12:30 pm – LUCY BANEL – Requested by Joe Banel

BAPTISM

The Parish Family of St. Gabriel would like to welcome Tomas Alejandro Leon Ayala and Keanna Pearl Lleno Bael who received the sacrament of Baptism on December 25th, 2019. Congratulations!

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS FOR THE HOMEBOUND NEEDED

There has been an influx of request to bring the Eucharist to the homebound members of our parish community. As such, we are requesting anyone who would be interested in assisting us in this ministry of Extra-Ordinary Eucharistic Minister of the Eucharist for the Homebound, to contact Sr. Maria Lucia at (416)221-8866. There is mandatory training for all those who are interested in visiting those who are homebound and giving them the Eucharist.

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

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

Rosalie Hall assists young parents and their children to realize their potential through the provision of a wide range of child development, community, residential and educational services.

Good Shepherd provides hot meals and shelter for the homeless in our city as well as a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

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

MILK BAG PROJECT

Wednesday, January 15th from 1:00 PM -to 3:00 PM Gabriel Room

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

JUST COFFEE

Weekend of January 18th/19th

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

THE FELLOWSHIP OF ST. JOSEPH

Tuesday, January 14th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Blessed Trinity Church, 3220 Bayview Avenue

This year, Pope Francis will inaugurate “Word of God Sunday” – the third Sunday in ordinary time (January 26).

Accordingly, his Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, will speak about the importance of the Word of God, the Bible in the life and ministry of the believer. Please join them. All are welcome.

TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Beginning January 15th

The Toronto Catholic District School Board welcomes families with junior kindergarten-aged children (born in 2016) to register for the September 2020 school year.

The Elementary Student Online Application for Registration (S.O.A.R.) for enrolment September 2020 will be available beginning Wednesday, January 15th at 10:00 AM. Parents should complete an application at http://soar.tcdsb.org on or after this date.

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

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

Sunday, January 26th at 7:00 PM

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church,
1585 Yonge Street, Toronto

“They showed us unusual kindness” cf. Acts 28:2

His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, will reflect on the Word of God with other Christian leaders. For more information, please contact ecumenical@archtoronto.org or 416-934-3400, Ext. 527. All are welcome.

AN EVENING IN THE SEMINARY

St. Augustine’s Seminary, 2661 Kingston Road, Toronto Monday, January 27th at 4:45 PM

Have you ever thought about becoming a priest? Spending an evening at the seminary offers discerners a glimpse into the place where priestly formation begins. The evening includes Holy Mass in the beautiful seminary chapel, dinner, a talk by Director of Vocations Fr. Chris Lemieux, and a tour of the seminary. Please contact the Office of Vocations at (416) 968-0997 or email vocations@archtoronto.org for more information.

WEB: https://www.vocationstoronto.ca/

THEOLOGY ON TAP – DISCERNMENT

Listening to God’s Voice When Facing a Decision

Monday, January 27th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

The Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Dr., Toronto

Fontbonne Ministries invite you to join Kevin Kelly SJ, a Deacon of the Society of Jesus, as he shares his insights into listening to God’s voice when facing a decision. All young adults, ages 19 to 39 are invited for an evening of faith, food, fun and fellowship

MARRIAGE SUNDAY 2020

Celebration of Marriage Mass, February 9th at 3:00 PM,

St. Isaac Jogues Parish, 1148 Finch Ave, Pickering

As part of Marriage Sunday 2020 celebrations, Cardinal Thomas Collins will preside at a special Mass to honour married couples in the Archdiocese of Toronto. All married couples are welcome to come and will have an opportunity to renew their wedding vows. A special blessing will be given to couples celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries (25th, 40th, 50th or 60+) in 2020 and group photos will take place after the Mass. A reception will follow after Mass.

In anticipation of high demand and attendance, please note that everyone wishing to attend the Celebration is required to register due to space limitations and to avoid disappointment. Non-reserved seating will be provided on a first-come first-served basis to all other married couples, family members, friends and others attending the Mass. Doors open at 2:00 PM.

For more information please contact Ella Okonkwo at the Office of Formation for Discipleship; at 416-934-0606, ext. 523, email formation@archtoronto.org or visit: www.archtoronto.org/marriage.

FINANCE CORNER

Several boxes of offertory envelopes are waiting for pick-up. They are now in the hallway outside the Gabriel Room. Please pick yours up as soon as possible.

Under the Canadian Income Tax laws, a donor is entitled to an income tax credit against income taxes payable based on a tax receipt from a registered Canadian charity like St. Gabriel’s parish.

You should consider using offertory envelopes, enrolling in Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG) or Donate Now via Archdiocese of Toronto’s online giving for your offertory giving no matter the amount of your weekly donation. Envelopes are available at the Parish Office if you need one.

Bulletin – January 5, 2020

Sunday, January 5th, 2020

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.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

January 6th – January 12th 2020

MONDAY – JEANNE CLARKE – Requested by Patricia Bristol-Clarke
TUESDAY – JUAN & CANDIDA VILLORIA – Requested by The Family
WEDNESDAY – GERRY MOLLOY – Requested by Katherine Pezzack
THURSDAY – ALL WHO ARE IN HOSPICE AND ILL – Requested by Mary & Ravi
FRIDAY – STELLA VENTURINI – Requested by Cheryl Rancati
SATURDAY – GEORGE OLDEN – Requested by Kathleen Olden-Powell
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – PERRY TANG – Requested by Amy & Michael Tang
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – WLLIAM SAURET – Requested by The De Biasio & Roman Families

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BRANDO
THANK YOU!

With this Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, we close our celebration of Christmas and we look forward to a peaceful New Year.

Sincere thanks to Everyone who supported our various outreach programs and all other events held and organized by our Parish.

A special mention also goes to all our Parish Ministries and their Volunteers. Your selfless contribution of your time and talents are certainly the greatest blessing that our Parish continue to have!

You are truly wonderful people!

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 54 casseroles for December. For January, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of January 25th/26th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

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. More volunteers are urgently needed to help feed the hungry in our city. For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.

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

Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge Street, Toronto

“They showed us unusual kindness” cf. Acts 28:2

His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, will reflect on the Word of God with other Christian leaders. For more information, please contact ecumenical@archtoronto.org or 416-934-3400, Ext. 527. All are welcome.

AN EVENING IN THE SEMINARY

St. Augustine’s Seminary, 2661 Kingston Road, Toronto Monday, January 27, 2020, 4:45 PM

Have you ever thought about becoming a priest? Spending an evening at the seminary offers discerners a glimpse into the place where priestly formation begins. The evening includes Holy Mass in the beautiful seminary chapel, dinner, a talk by Director of Vocations Fr. Chris Lemieux, and a tour of the seminary.

CONTACT: Office of Vocations at (416) 968-0997
Email: vocations@archtoronto.org
WEB: https://www.vocationstoronto.ca/

THEOLOGY ON TAP – DISCERNMENT

Listening to God’s Voice When Facing a Decision
Monday, January 27th, 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
The Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Dr., Toronto

Join Kevin Kelly, SJ, a Deacon of the Society of Jesus, as he shares his insights into listening to God’s voice when facing a decision. All young adults, ages 19 to 39 are invited for an evening of faith, food, fun and fellowship!

TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Beginning January 15th

The Toronto Catholic District School Board welcomes families with junior kindergarten-aged children (born in 2016) to register for the September 2020 school year.

The Elementary Student Online Application for Registration (S.O.A.R.) for enrolment September 2020 will be available beginning Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM EST. Parents should complete an application at http://soar.tcdsb.org on or after this date.

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.

FINANCE CORNER

A few more offertory envelopes are in the Gathering Space awaiting for pick-up. Please pick yours up as soon as possible.

Under the Canadian Income Tax laws, a donor is entitled to an income tax credit against income taxes payable based on a tax receipt from a registered Canadian charity like St. Gabriel’s parish. You should consider using offertory envelopes, enrolling in Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG) or Donate Now via Archdiocese of Toronto’s online giving for your offertory giving no matter the amount of your weekly donation. Envelopes are available at the Parish Office if you need one.

Bulletin – December 29, 2019

Sunday, December 29th, 2019

“The most beautiful thing that God made, was the family. …
All of the love that God has in Himself, all of the beauty that God has in Himself, all of the truth that God has in Himself,

He gives to the family.”

Pope Francis

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

ANNOUNCED MASSES

December 30th 2019 to January 5th 2020

MONDAY – DOREEN YOUNG – Requested by Noreen Chen
TUESDAY – NEW YEAR’S EVE – No Announced Mass
WEDNESDAY – NEW YEAR’S DAY – No Announced Mass
THURSDAY – ALL WHO ARE IN HOSPICE & ARE ILL – Requested by Mary & Ravi
FRIDAY – CATHERINE MINNAN WONG – Requested by Noreen Chen
SATURDAY – GUS & MARIE CALDERONE – Requested by the Family
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – JOSEPH D’GAMA – Requested by the Family
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – ELENA D’ANTUONI – Requested by Humberto Holanda

New Year Mass Schedule

NEW YEAR’S EVE – Tuesday, December 31st
No 9:00 AM Mass

Office Open – 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Vigil for Feast of Mary the Holy Mother of God
5:00 PM Mass

NEW YEAR’S DAY – Wednesday, January 1st

Office Open – 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Feast of Mary the Mother of God
Mass at 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM

Parking

Parking at ground level is limited to 51 spaces. Do not park in front of the Church since this is a fire route and must be kept clear. There is plenty of space in the underground parking lot.

Additional parking is available on the east side of Elkhorn Public School and in the bus loop. The school requests that we do not park on the grass
Please follow the instructions of the attendant.

Many thanks to the Elkhorn Public School for allowing us the use of the school property.

ECO-SABBATH

Sunday, January 5th at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room

On the first Sunday of each month, the Passionist Centre for Ecology and Spirituality facilitates a 30 minute reflection and discussion prompted by the readings for that Sunday’s liturgy.

The guided reflection brings an ecological perspective to the readings. All are welcome.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Friday, January 3rd from 9:30 AM to 12 Noon

ROSARY GROUPS

English: Saturday, January 4that 3:15 PM in the Library
Chinese: Sunday, January 5th at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room.

For further information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

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

Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
1585 Yonge Street, Toronto

“They showed us unusual kindness” cf. Acts 28;2

His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, will reflect on the Word of God with other Christian leaders. For more information, please contact ecumenical@archtoronto.org or 416-934-3400, Ext. 527.

All are welcome.

THEOLOGY ON TAP – DISCERNMENT

Listening to God’s Voice When Facing a Decision

Monday, January 27th, 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

The Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Dr., Toronto

Join Kevin Kelly, SJ, a Deacon of the Society of Jesus, as he shares his insights into listening to God’s voice when facing a decision. All young adults, ages 19 to 39 are invited to join the Sisters of St. Joseph on January 27th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM for an evening of faith, food , fun and fellowship!

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES

Your offertory envelopes are now available in the Gathering Space. Please pick yours up as soon as possible.

Under the Canadian Income Tax laws, a donor is entitled to an income tax credit against income taxes payable based on a tax receipt from a registered Canadian charity like St. Gabriel’s parish. You should consider using offertory envelopes, enrolling in Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG) or Donate Now via Archdiocese of Toronto’s online giving for your offertory giving no matter the amount of your weekly donation.

If you do not presently have Offertory envelopes and would like to have a box, please let the office know and we will prepare a box for you.

Please note: All donations for 2019 must be received in the Parish Office by Monday, December 30th, 2019 to be included in your 2019 Tax Receipt.

Bulletin – December 22, 2019

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:11

ANNOUNCED MASSES

December 23rd– December 29th, 2019

MONDAY – SHANNON OLDEN – Requested by Kathleen Olden-Powell
TUESDAY – Christmas Eve
WEDNESDAY – Christmas Day
THURSDAY – Boxing Day No 9:00 AM Mass
FRIDAY – ERNEST RICKETTS – Requested by His Family
SATURDAY – CARMELA GRECH CAIA – Requested by The Grech Family
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM MASS – DOREEN YOUNG – Requested by Noreen Chen
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM MASS – MICHAEL KIM & EUJUNE KIM – Requested by Veronica Moon

Christmas Schedule 2019

REGULAR SUNDAY MASSES

CHRISTMAS EVE – Tuesday, December 24th
No 9:00 AM Mass
5:00 PM Family Mass – Carol Singing
8:00 PM Adult Choir – Carol Singing
12:00 AM Midnight Mass – Contemporary Group
Office Open – 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM

CHRISTMAS DAY – Wednesday, December 25th
10:30 AM and 12:30 PM
Office Open – 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

BOXING DAY – Thursday, December 26th
Office Closed
No 9:00 AM Mass

REGULAR SUNDAY MASSES
Saturday December 28th
Vigil Mass – 4:30 PM
Sunday, December 29th,
Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus
8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Office Open – 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM

NEW YEAR’S EVE – Tuesday, December 31st
No 9:00 AM Mass
Vigil for Feast of Mary the Holy Mother of God
5:00 PM Mass
Office Open – 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM

NEW YEAR’S DAY – Wednesday, January 1st
Feast of Mary the Holy Mother of God
Mass at 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM
Office Open – 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Parking

Parking at ground level is limited to 51 spaces. Do not park in front of the Church since this is a fire route and must be kept clear. There is plenty of space in the underground parking lot.

Additional parking is available on the east side of Elkhorn Public School and in the bus loop. The school requests that we do not park on the grass

Please follow the instructions of the attendant.

Many thanks to the Elkhorn Public School for allowing us the use of the school property.

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BRANDO

THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Thank you, good people, for your overwhelming generosity this Christmas season.

Thanks to you, St. Gabriel’s was able to provide toys, food and gifts to Rosalie Hall, the Catholic Children’s Aid, the Good Shepherd Centre and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

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

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

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

Rosalie Hall assists young parents and their children to realize their potential through the provision of a wide range of child development, community, residential and educational services.

Good Shepherd provides hot meals and shelter for the homeless in our city as well as a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

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

FINANCE CORNER

Your offertory envelopes are now available in the Gathering Space. Please pick yours up as soon as possible.

Under the Canadian Income Tax laws, a donor is entitled to an income tax credit against income taxes payable based on a tax receipt from a registered Canadian charity like St. Gabriel’s parish. You should consider using offertory envelopes, enrolling in Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG) or Donate Now via Archdiocese of Toronto’s online giving for your offertory giving no matter the amount of your weekly donation.

Envelopes are available at the Parish Office if you need one.

Please note: All donations for 2019 must be received in the Parish Office by Monday, December 30th, 2019 to be included in your 2019 Tax Receipt.