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Bulletin – September 15, 2019

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

ST. GABRIEL’S PICTORIAL DIRECTORY 2019/2020

At all Masses this weekend and the next two weekends, all members of St. Gabriel’s community (whether a single person, two spouses, or a family) are encouraged to sign up for a specific sitting time to have their portrait taken by a professional photographer to be included in the 2020 St. Gabriel’s Pictorial Directory which is expected to be completed and distributed in early 2020. Each family or person photographed will receive a FREE Directory and a FREE 8′ x 10″ colour portrait.

The initial portrait sitting days will commence during the week of October 7th to 12th (Monday to Saturday). Sitting times from Monday to Friday will be on the quarter hour starting at 2:30 PM until 8:30 PM and on Saturday from 10:00 AM until 3:15 PM.

If you are attending St. Gabriel’s on a regular basis, but have not actually completed a registration form at the Parish office, it is encouraged that you do so as soon as possible.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

September 16th to September 22nd

MONDAY – ROYSTON & LIBERATTA PINTO (for their 25th Anniversary) – Requested by Royston Jr. & Raphael
TUESDAY – LUKE VUKOVIC – Requested by his Family
WEDNESDAY – MARIA REIS & DARKO SEIFERT – Requested by their Family
THURSDAY – CATHERINE MINNAN-WONG – Requested by her sister Noreen
FRIDAY – FIORE GIANNOTTA – Requested by Lina Giannotta
SATURDAY – GORDON OATWAY – Requested by Pat Oatway & Family
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE VILLAMOR FAMILY – Requested by the Villoria, Hale & Kipp Families.
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM –

REGISTRATION FOR SACRAMENTS FOR SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN

St. Gabriel’s Church
September 19th, 24th 25th and 26th from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Registration for children who wish to receive the Sacraments of First Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation will be held at St. Gabriel’s Church on the following dates:

Thursday, September 19th from 7:30 to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, September 24th from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, September 25th from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, September 26th from 7.30 PM to 9:00 PM

Please Note:
A copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate is required if registering for First Communion or Confirmation. A fee of $30 is required at registration for Confirmation to defray related costs.

R.C.I.A. AND ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT

Meetings in preparation for the R.C.I.A. (Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults) will begin in October. These meetings are for persons interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith. The exploration may lead the candidate to seek baptism, and become a member of the Catholic Christian community; or for Christians already baptized into another Christian denomination, the reception into the Catholic Church.

Adult Catholics who have not received the sacrament of Confirmation but who wish to do so are also encouraged to attend these sessions.

As well, these meetings may be an opportunity for “Born Catholics” to deepen their understanding of our faith. Very often, especially for those of us who received our religious instruction at an early age, we tend to grow physically, mentally, psychologically etc., but the understanding of our faith does not grow correspondingly. The RCIA may serve as a good opportunity for us to ask questions and to develop a more adult understanding of our faith.

If you are interested in joining the RCIA meetings or if you would like to have more information about it, please contact Sr. Maria Lucia at 416-221-8866.

SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN PREPARING FOR BAPTISM

If you have, or know of, school age children (ages 7 to 14) who wish to prepare for Baptism, please contact the Sr. Maria Lucia at 416-221-8866. Classes for them will begin in October.

ALTAR SERVERS

Sunday September 15th after the 12:30 Mass

This Sunday, September 15th there will be an altar server welcome back and retraining session after the 12:30 Mass. Every altar server is invited. Interested boys and girls, ages 9 and older, who are willing to train to be an altar server are very much welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM

Began last Sunday, September 8th at 10:00 AM
St Gabriel’s School

Registration forms for the Children’s Faith Program are still 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. The second class will be next Sunday, September 22nd at 10:00 AM.

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 2019/2020 year. These forms are also available in the parish office.

LECTOR WORKSHOP

Gabriel Room
Saturday, September 28th at 2:00 PM

“Thus faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ.” Romans: 10:17

Are you a good story teller? Would you like to share with others? On Saturday, September 28th at 2:00 PM join the Lectors to learn more about the ministry at a workshop in the Gabriel room. The workshop will provide time for lectors to share their experience and learn some of the best kept secrets of proclaiming the Word. Those who would like to join this ministry are asked to RSVP to the Parish office by
September 23rd, 2019.

SHARELIFE FINAL REPORT

The final total for this year’s ShareLife campaign is $183,975.10. Thank you for your generosity.

BUNDLE UP WEEKEND!

This Weekend, September 14th/15th

Spring Cleaning Year Round!

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is collecting gently used clothing, shoes, linens and household goods to support our neighbors in need or to be sold to help support their special works in the community this weekend, September 14th/15th

They cannot accept books, dishes, furniture, appliances, mattresses, construction materials or videos and cassettes. Please bring your donations and help others in your community.

The truck is open Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Volunteers will be there to assist with loading before and after each Mass.

MILK BAG WORKSHOP

Wednesday, September 18th at 1:00 PM

The Milk Bag Workshops will begin again on Wednesday, September 18th. Please make sure the bags you bring are clean and flat in the box. This will be of great help to the weavers. For further information about this program please visit www.milkbagsunlimited.ca or contact Sharon Gusz at sharongusz@gmail.com.

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

You can make a difference in the lives of the hungry and homeless this Thanksgiving by participating in the annual Good Shepherd Ministries Thanksgiving Food Drive. Good Shepherd provides hot meals and shelter for the homeless in our city as well as a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Urgently needed items include:
rice, pasta and pasta sauces,
peanut butter, jam cooking spices
hot chocolate powdered milk
black/Orange Pekoe tea ground or instant coffee,
sugar cookies and crackers,
vegetable oil jams
canned tuna, soups, stews, meats, fruits and vegetables.
Please no fresh or frozen foods.
We thank you for your generous support.

JUST COFFEE

Weekend of September 21st/22nd

Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend, September 21st and 22nd.

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 GARDEN SHED

Blueberry Pie Raffle
Sunday, September 15th
Gathering Space
The Garden Ministry will be raffling a pie made with St. Gabriel’s own blueberries and baked by retired pastry chef, Regan Daley. Proceeds will go towards the purchase of tools and supplies for St. Gabriel’s Good Shepherd community garden. Tickets will be on sale after all masses this weekend.

Guided Tour of the Stations of Our Cosmic Earth
Sunday, September 22nd, from 11:30 to 12:30
Gabriel Room:
In solidarity with the Season of Creation and Global Climate Strike Week, September. 20th to 27th, Fr. Steve Dunn, of our local Passionist Community, will offer a virtual tour of the Stations which are located in the south garden. The Cosmic Stations situate the Cross amid the major transformation moments in the evolution of Earth. The stained glass originals of the Stations will be on display.

Seed-Saving Workshop
Sunday, September 29th, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM
Gabriel Room
Cameron Couchman, a familiar face from previous workshops and on-site in the gardens, will lead the workshop. Topics covered will be identifying plants that have set seed and are ready for harvest, collecting and storing seeds as well as cold stratification and mimicking natural processes to promote germination.

For more information on the Garden Ministry, visit our website at http://stgabrielsparish.ca/ministries/garden-ministry/ or email Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com.

Bulletin – September 8, 2019

Sunday, September 8th, 2019

SAYING GOODBYE TO FR. JOHN

Sunday September 8th after the 12:30 PM Mass

Fr. John Muthengi has been appointed to the United Nations as the representative of the Passionist Congregation. He will be leaving the Parish on September 10th and will be stationed at the Passionist Monastery in Jamaica, New York. We wish Fr. John all the best in his new appointment.

There will be a reception for Fr. John this Sunday September 8th after the 12:30 PM Mass. All are welcome.

ST. GABRIEL’S PICTORIAL DIRECTORY 2019/2020

Before and after all over the next three weekends, all members of St. Gabriel’s community (whether a single person, two spouses, or a family) are encouraged to sign up for a specific sitting time to have their portrait taken by a professional photographer to be included in the 2020 St. Gabriel’s Pictorial Directory which is expected to be completed and distributed in early 2020. Each family or person photographed will receive a FREE Directory and a FREE 8’ x 10” colour portrait.

The initial portrait sitting days will commence during the week of October 7th to 12th (Monday to Saturday). Sitting times from Monday to Friday will be on the quarter hour starting at 2:30 PM until 8:45 PM and on Saturday from 10:00 AM until 3:15 PM.

If you are attending St. Gabriel’s on a regular basis, but have not actually completed a registration form at the Parish office, it is encouraged that you do so as soon as possible.

CREATING A VISION FOR MINISTRY WITH MATURING ADULTS

Wednesday September 11th, 18th, and 25th
9:45 AM to 12:00 Noon

We are excited to announce that our St. Gabriel Parish Community will be introducing two new ministries this fall. The first one we will usher in is the Ministry with Maturing Adults. This ministry will support the “lifelong faith development of women and men throughout all phases of the pre-retirement and retirement years.” Through this ministry, our parish will attempt to address the needs that arise as life changes and hopefully allow our parishioners who are in the second half of life (50+) to recognize that their “everyday life and experiences go hand-in-hand with our spiritual life.”

We will train a core group of parishioners who will constitute the Ministry with Maturing Adult Leadership Team (MMALT). The role and the goal of this ministry will initially be developed by the core leaders of this ministry. Sr. Mary Rose Marrin, CSJ who started the Ministry with Maturing Adults (MMA) in the Archdiocese of Toronto will conduct a visioning workshop for the MMALT so that they can articulate and identify the vision of our ministry at St. Gabriel. The visioning workshop series entitled “Creating a Vision for Ministry with Maturing Adults” will be held from 9:45 AM to 12:00 Noon for three successive Wednesdays: September 11th, 18th, and 25th, 2019.

Anyone who is interested to become part of the core group to start this ministry can join six of our parishioners who had agreed to be on the initial leadership team of the Ministry with Maturing Adults at St. Gabriel’s. Please contact Sr. Maria Lucia at our Parish Office no later than September 10th if you are interested to join the Leadership Team of this new ministry.

ALTAR SERVERS

Sunday September 15th after the 12:30 Mass

On Sunday, September 15th there will be an altar server welcome back and retraining session after the 12:30 Mass. Every altar server is invited. Interested boys and girls, ages 9 and older, who are willing to train to be an altar server are very much welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

September 9th to September 15th

MONDAY – JOHN CHAN – Requested by Wanda Wrobel
TUESDAY – VINCENT HA – Requested by Laura, Sylvia & Valerie Ha
WEDNESDAY – HARRY LEUNG – Requested by Mary Leung
THURSDAY – ELIO RANCATI – Requested by his Family
FRIDAY – HARRY LEUNG – Requested by John Chan
SATURDAY – HEUNG-WAH LAM – Requested by the Fung, Lam & Monero Families
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – SUSANA, MAXIMIANO & MUCIO VILLORIA – Requested by the Villoria, Hale & Kipp Families.
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – LEE & REENA (for their upcoming marriage) – Requested by Maria Isabel

REGISTRATION FOR SACRAMENTS FOR SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN

St. Gabriel’s Church
September 19th, 24th 25th and 26th from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Registration for children who wish to receive the Sacraments of First Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation will be held at St. Gabriel’s Church on the following dates:

Thursday, September 19th from 7:30 to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, September 24th from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, September 25th from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, September 26th from 7.30 PM to 9:00 PM

Please Note: A copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate is required if registering for First Communion or Confirmation. A fee of $30 is required at registration for Confirmation to defray related costs.

LECTOR WORKSHOP

Gabriel Room
Saturday, September 28th at 2:00 PM

“Thus faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ.” Romans: 10:17

Are you a good story teller? Would you like to share with others? On Saturday, September 28th at 2:00 PM join the Lectors to learn more about the ministry at a workshop in the Gabriel room. The workshop will provide time for lectors to share their experience and learn some of the best kept secrets of proclaiming the Word. Those who would like to join this ministry are asked to RSVP to the Parish office by September 23rd, 2019.

CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM

Sunday, September 8th at 10:00 AM
St Gabriel’s School

Registration forms for the Children’s Faith Program are 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 Sunday, September 8th at 10:00 AM.

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 2019/20 year. These forms are also available in the parish office.

BUNDLE UP WEEKEND COMING UP!

Weekend of September 14th/15th

Spring Cleaning Year Round!

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is collecting gently used clothing, shoes, linens and household goods to support our neighbors in need or to be sold to help support their special works in the community on the weekend of September 14th/15th They cannot accept books, dishes, furniture, appliances, mattresses, construction materials or videos and cassettes. Please bring your donations and help others in your community.

The truck will be open Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Volunteers will be there to assist with loading before and after each Mass.

MILK BAG WORKSHOP

Wednesday, September 18th at 1:00 PM

The Milk Bag Workshops will begin again on Wednesday, September 18th. Please make sure the bags you bring are clean and flat in the box. This will be of great help to the weavers. For further information about this program please visit www.milkbagsunlimited.ca or contact Sharon Gusz at sharongusz@gmail.com

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

You can make a difference in the lives of the hungry and homeless this Thanksgiving by participating in the annual Good Shepherd Ministries Thanksgiving Food Drive. Good Shepherd provides hot meals and shelter for the homeless in our city as well as a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Urgently needed items include:
rice, pasta and pasta sauces,
peanut butter, jam cooking spices
hot chocolate powdered milk
black/Orange Pekoe tea ground or instant coffee,
sugar cookies and crackers,
vegetable oil jams
canned tuna, soups, stews, meats, fruits and vegetables.

Please no fresh or frozen foods.
We thank you for your generous support

JUST COFFEE

Weekend of September 21st/22nd

Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses on the weekend of September 21st and 22nd.

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 GARDEN SHED

Sunday, September, 15th: Blueberry Pie Raffle.
The Garden Ministry will be raffling a pie made with St. Gabriel’s own blueberries. Proceeds will go towards the purchase of tools and supplies for the Good Shepherd community garden. Tickets will be on sale after all masses on the weekend of September 14th/15th .

Sunday, September 22nd, from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM , Gabriel Room:
Guided Tour of the Stations of Our Cosmic Earth.
In solidarity with the Season of Creation and Global Climate Strike Week, September 20th to 27th, Steve Dunn, of our local Passionist Community, will offer a virtual tour of the Stations which are located in the south garden. The Cosmic Stations situate the Cross amid the major transformation moments in the evolution of Earth. The stained glass originals of the Stations will be on display.

Sunday, September 29th, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Gabriel Room: Seed-Saving Workshop.
Cameron Couchman, a familiar face from previous workshops and on site in the gardens, will lead the workshop. Topics covered will be identifying plants that have set seed and are ready for harvest, collecting and storing seeds as well as cold stratification and mimicking natural processes to promote germination.

For more information on the Garden Ministry, visit our website at http://stgabrielsparish.ca/ministries/garden-ministry/ or email Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com.

Bulletin – September 1, 2019

Sunday, September 1st, 2019

BREAKING NEWS!

Fr. John Muthengi has been appointed to the United Nations as the representative of the Passionist Congregation. He will be leaving the Parish on September 10th and will be stationed at the Passionist Monastery in Jamaica, New York. We wish Fr. John all the best in his new appointment.

CREATING A VISION FOR MINISTRY WITH MATURING ADULTS

Wednesday September 11th, 18th, and 25th

9:45 AM to 12:00 Noon

We are excited to announce that our St. Gabriel Parish Community will be introducing two new ministries this fall. The first one we will usher in is the Ministry with Maturing Adults. This ministry will support the “lifelong faith development of women and men throughout all phases of the pre-retirement and retirement years.” Through this ministry, our parish will attempt to address the needs that arise as life changes and hopefully allow our parishioners who are in the second half of life (50+) to recognize that their “everyday life and experiences go hand-in-hand with our spiritual life.”

We will train a core group of parishioners who will constitute the Ministry with Maturing Adult Leadership Team (MMALT). The role and the goal of this ministry will initially be developed by the core leaders of this ministry. Sr. Mary Rose Marrin, CSJ who started the Ministry with Maturing Adults (MMA) in the Archdiocese of Toronto will conduct a visioning workshop for the MMALT so that they can articulate and identify the vision of our ministry at St. Gabriel. The visioning workshop series entitled “Creating a Vision for Ministry with Maturing Adults” will be held from 9:45 AM to 12:00 Noon for three successive Wednesdays: September 11th, 18th, and 25th, 2019.

Anyone who is interested to become part of the core group to start this ministry can join six of our parishioners who had agreed to be on the initial leadership team of the Ministry with Maturing Adults at St. Gabriel’s. Please contact Sr. Maria Lucia at our Parish Office no later than September 7th if you are interested to join the Leadership Team of this new ministry.

WELCOME BACK

Welcome back to all our parishioners who have been away on holidays. We hope you have had an enjoyable summer.

For those young people who are off to university, we wish you every success as you begin a new stage of your life. For those students and teachers returning to elementary and secondary school, we wish you a very positive and rewarding year.

Monday September 2nd is Labour Day. There will be no 9:00 AM Mass that day. The Parish Office will be closed.

ALTAR SERVERS

Sunday September 15th after the 12:30 Mass

On Sunday, September 15th there will be an altar server welcome back and retraining session after the 12:30 Mass. Every altar server is invited. Interested boys and girls, ages 9 and older, who are willing to train to be an altar server are very much welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

September 2nd to September 8th

MONDAY – LABOUR DAY – No 9:00 AM Mass
TUESDAY – ROSARIO CORTEZ – Requested by Zenaida Cortez
WEDNESDAY – BILL McNAMARA – Requested by the O’Mahony Family
THURSDAY – FOR THE INTENTIONS OF FR. PAUL CUSACK – Requested by the Parish Team
FRIDAY – GUS & MARIE CALDERONE – Requested by the Calderone Family
SATURDAY – HYACINTH PAUL – Requested by Sophie & Candida Pereira
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – JUAN & CANDIDA VILLORIA – Requested by the Villoria, Hale & Kipp Families.
SUNDAY 12:30 PM –

REGISTRATION FOR SACRAMENTS FOR SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN

St. Gabriel’s Church
September 19th, 24th 25th and 26th from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Registration for children who wish to receive the Sacraments of First Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation will be held at St. Gabriel’s Church on the following dates:

Thursday, September 19th from 7:30 to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, September 24th from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, September 25th from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, September 26th from 7.30 PM to 9:00 PM

Please Note:
A copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate is required if registering for First Communion or Confirmation.

A fee of $30 is required at registration for Confirmation to defray related costs.

LECTOR WORKSHOP

Gabriel Room
Saturday, September 28th at 2:00 PM

“Thus faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ.” Romans: 10:17

Are you a good story teller? Would you like to share your with others? On Saturday, September 28th at 2:00 PM join the Lectors to learn more about the ministry at a workshop in the Gabriel room. The workshop will provide time for lectors to share their experience and learn some of the best kept secrets of proclaiming the Word. Those who would like to join this ministry are asked to RSVP to the Parish office by September 23rd, 2019.

CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM

Sunday, September 8th at 10:00 AM

St Gabriel’s School

Registration forms for the Children’s Faith Program are 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 Sunday, September 8th at 10:00 AM.

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 2019/20 year. These forms are also available in the parish office.

ST. GABRIEL’S MUSIC MINISTRY

“Those who sing pray twice.”

The members of the choir always welcome new voices and hope you will consider joining them! The senior choir practices on Tuesday evenings, from 7:30 to 9:00 PM and leads community song at the 10:30 AM Sunday Mass.

The junior choir practices on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and leads the music at the 12:30 PM Mass.

For more information, please contact Marilyn Calderone at 416-618-2041

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

You can make a difference in the lives of the hungry and homeless this Thanksgiving by participating in the annual Good Shepherd Ministries Thanksgiving Food Drive.

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

Urgently needed items include:
rice, pasta and pasta sauces, peanut butter, jam, cooking spices, hot chocolate, powdered milk, black/Orange Pekoe tea, ground or instant coffee, sugar, cookies and crackers, vegetable oil, jams, canned tuna, soups, stews, meats, fruits and vegetables.

Please no fresh or frozen foods.
We thank you for your generous support!

BUNDLE UP WEEKEND COMING UP!

Weekend of September 15th/16th

Spring Cleaning Year Round!

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is collecting gently used clothing, shoes, linens and household goods to support our neighbors in need or to be sold to help support their special works in the community on the weekend of September 15th/16th They cannot accept books, dishes, furniture, appliances, mattresses, construction materials or videos and cassettes. Please bring your donations and help others in your community.

The truck will be open Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Volunteers will be there to assist with loading before and after each Mass.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Thank you to all who prepared casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre for the months of July (50) and August (24). If you forgot to bring your casserole in on the weekend, you may still do so as soon as possible.

For September, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of September 29th/30th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

Casserole donations have fallen off considerably in the summer months. Many 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 and in the Parish Office.

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

MILK BAG WORKSHOP

Wednesday, September 19th at 1:00 PM

The Milk Bag Workshops will begin again on Wednesday, September 19th. Please make sure the bags you bring are clean and flat in the box. This will be of great help to the weavers. For further information about this program please visit www.milkbagsunlimited.ca or contact Sharon Gusz at sharongusz@gmail.com

THE GARDEN SHED

It has been a productive summer with the installation of the south garden nearing completion and ample harvests for the Good Shepherd continuing apace. The abundance of pollinators in both gardens continues to delight observers and gratify our efforts. Several events have been planned for September.

Sunday, September, 15th
The Garden Ministry will be raffling a pie made with St. Gabriel’s own blueberries. Proceeds will go to the Garden Ministry for the purchase of tools and supplies for the Good Shepherd community garden.

Sunday, September 22nd
from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM:
In solidarity with Global Climate Strike Week, September 20th to 27th, Fr. Steve Dunn, of our local Passionist Community, will offer a virtual guided tour of the Cosmic Stations in the south garden. The stained glass originals of the Stations will be on display.

Sunday, September 29
from 1:30-3:00 PM
There will be a Seed-Saving Workshop led by Cameron Couchman, a familiar face from previous workshops and on site in the gardens. Saving seeds from the garden’s lavender plants, as well as seeds from other plants will be explored.

For more information on the Garden Ministry, visit our website at http://stgabrielsparish.ca/ministries/garden-ministry/ or email Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com.

Bulletin – June 30, 2019

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Happy Summer!

This is the last bulletin until the Labour Day Weekend in September. We wish you all a happy and safe summer!

Monday, July 1st is Canada Day.

The office will be closed on Monday for the holiday.

There will be no 9:00 AM Mass on July 1st.

PARISH BBQ

Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass

The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass in the parking lot. There will be hot dogs, games, face painting, lucky draws, music and more.

Tickets are $3 each.

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

We need more young 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.

CATECHISTS AND ASSISTANTS NEEDED CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM

The Children’s Faith Program is in need of catechists and assistants for the 2019/2020 classes. The classes are held every second Sunday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Gabriel’s School. If you are interested in joining this important ministry, please leave your name and contact information at the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 or email stgabrielsparish@bellnet.ca.

STEUBENVILLE – JULY 12th to July 14th

Several members of our St. Gabriel’s Youth Group will be attending the Steubenville Youth Conference from July 12th to July 14th. Our prayers go with them for a successful conference and a wonderful experience.

THANK YOU TO OUR CHOIRS

Thank you to our faithful choir members for their ministry! They will be taking a break, returning in September. New members are welcome to join them.

The senior choir practices on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:00 PM and sings at the 10:30 AM Mass.

The junior choir practices Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and sings at the 12:30 PM Mass.

For more information, please call Marilyn Calderone at 416-618-2041.

VOLUNTEERS FOR HOSPITALITY MINISTRY

The Volunteer Hospitality Ministry is looking for new members. If you are interested in serving in this very important ministry, please leave your name and contact information with the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.

CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING

Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in September 2019 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

July 1st – July 7th, 2019

MONDAY – CANADA DAY – No 9:00 AM Mass
TUESDAY – ROSITA MILLARES-DE BORJA – Requested by her Children
WEDNESDAY – DELPHINE OAKIE – Requested by her Family
THURSDAY – CATHERINE MINNAN-WONG – Requested by her sister Noreen
FRIDAY – ROMULO CHRISTIAN GONZALEZ – Requested by his Parents
SATURDAY – GUS & MARIE CALDERONE – Requested by their Family
SUNDAY 10:30 – B. DUNLOP – Requested by the Lazaro Family
SUNDAY 12:30 – SUSANA ALMENARA – Requested by Carolina Almenara

Announced Masses for July and August will be posted on the bulletin boards.

CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM – 2019/2020

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 8th, 2019.

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 2019/2020 year. These forms are also available in the Parish Office. Baptismal Certificates are required for First Communion and Confirmation.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Summer Collection: July 27th/28th, August 24th/25th

Thank you to all who prepared casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre for the month of June. During the summer, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekends of July 27th/28th and August 24th/25th.

More volunteers are needed, especially during the summer months, 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 please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by supporting at-risk youth

The single mother of Trinity worried about who might influence her daughter after school, given the presence of gangs in the neighbourhood. She enrolled Trinity in a program at the St. John Paul the Great Family Centre, a ShareLife-funded agency. Along with helping with homework, the centre provided music training that would otherwise be too costly. Now 15 years old, Trinity volunteers at the centre so others can benefit just as she has.

The 2019 ShareLife appeal ends on July 31st. The total results to date of $164,515, consisting of collections at the Parish of $108,021, together with the contributions of $56,494 received directly at the ShareLife office on our behalf, means that the Parish is near its goal of $180,000. If you have not already contributed to this year’s appeal or wish to add your donation, please consider contributing to ShareLife prior to July 31st. Thank you for your continued generosity.

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 especially important as the number of casseroles often drops during the summer months but the numbers of needy people do not. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.

CELEBRATION IN HONOUR OF SEÑOR SANTO NIÑO

Saturday July 13th beginning at 9:00AM

Shrine of Our Lady of Grace at Marylake
13760 Keele Street, King City, Ontario

The 7th annual celebration in honour of Señor Santa Niño will be celebrated on Saturday, July 13th at the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace at Marylake.

Fr. Richie Mercado O.S.A. will be the main celebrant.

The festivities begin at 9:00 AM with assembly at the Great Crucifix followed by a rosary procession, Open Air Mass and Benediction. The Sacrament of reconciliation will be available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Angel Courtyard. There is ample space for fellowship and picnic following the Mass and Benediction.

Please join them for this great Augustinian Feast with the Filipino community. For more information, please call 416-787-4547.

ANNUAL MASS FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED

Wednesday, August 14th at 7:00 PM

Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Services, Archdiocese of Toronto wishes to invite all families to participate in the Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed on Wednesday, August 14th at 7:00 PM.

Thomas Cardinal Collins will celebrate Mass at Holy Cross in Thornhill. Rev. Msgr. Robert Nusca will be the celebrant at Mount Hope Cemetery in Toronto.

In the event of rain, Mass will be celebrated in the mausoleum at Holy Cross and at St. Monica’s Church instead of Mount Hope Cemetery.

THE GARDEN SHED

Parish Picnic South Garden Mini-Tours: The members of the Garden Ministry will be offering mini-tours of the south garden at the parish picnic on July 7th. Please drop by our booth and arrange a tour with one of our members.

Workshop – Building Raised Garden Beds: On July 14th, at 1:30 PM, Cameron Couchman, who gave us many of the workshops over the past two years, will be leading a workshop on building raised garden beds.

Call for volunteers
Any of you who have gardens know that they need love and attention and our gardens at St. Gabriel’s are no different. They need us to love them and take care of them. The garden ministry needs volunteers who actively want to get involved in maintaining and shaping our gardens. If you are not able to weed, harvest and plant, consider giving the garden a little love. Spend a few moments savouring the haskap berries in the north garden (you’ll find them hiding under the leaves). Or, sniff some lavender and notice the profusion of blueberries now ripening. Or watch the butterflies and the birds flit from blossom to blossom.

Bulletin – June 23, 2019

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

PARISH BBQ

Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass

The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass in the parking lot. There will be hot dogs, games, face painting, lucky draws, music and more.

Tickets are $3 each.

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

We need more young 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.

TEACHERS AND ASSISTANTS NEEDED – CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM

The Children’s Faith Program is in need of teachers and assistants for the 2019/2020 classes. The classes are held every second Sunday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Gabriel’s School. If you are interested in joining this important ministry, please leave your name and contact information at the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 or email stgabrielsparish@bellnet.ca.

BUNDLE UP WEEKEND IS THIS WEEKEND!!

June 22nd /23rd

Spring Cleaning Year Round!

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul are collecting gently used clothing, shoes, linens and household goods to support our neighbors in need or to be sold to help support their special works in the community this weekend, June 22nd /23rd.

They cannot accept books, dishes, furniture, appliances, mattresses, construction materials or videos and cassettes. Please help others in your community. The truck is open Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Volunteers will be there to assist with loading before and after each Mass.

VOLUNTEERS FOR HOSPITALITY MINISTRY

The Volunteer Hospitality Ministry is looking for new members. If you are interested in serving in this very important ministry, please leave your name and contact information with the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.

CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING

Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in September 2019 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.

BAPTISM

The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:
Adeya Margeaux Arcega
Arlo Marquis Arcega
Iker Alonso Goyenechea
Miguel de Oliveira Almeida Pieroni
Lexie Zamora

These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, June 16th, 2019. Congratulations!

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 24th – June 30th, 2019

MONDAY – JOHN & PHILOMENA FERNANDES – Requested by Tony Fernandes
TUESDAY – MARY WON – Requested by Bona Oh
WEDNESDAY – KENG OWYONG – Requested by Helen Owyong
THURSDAY – LEONARD MARCHIE – Requested by Teresa Marchie
FRIDAY – THANKSGIVING – Requested by Jack & Wanda
SATURDAY – KAREN & AZZAREYA ABALAY – Requested by Corazon & Kenneth
SUNDAY 10:30 –
SUNDAY 12:30 – THANKSGIVING – Requested by the Lam Family

CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM – 2019/2020

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 8th, 2019.

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 2019/2020 year. These forms are also available in the Parish Office. Baptismal Certificates are required for First Communion and Confirmation.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by sending food to developing countries

Irma is a 29-year-old single mother to four children in El Salvador. Her children suffer from malnutrition because she earns just $5 per day selling household items at an outdoor market. A local charity reached out to Canadian Food for Children (CFFC), a ShareLife-funded agency. CFFC began sending shipments to her community that include food, clothing, and toys. Irma is relieved to receive ongoing support to help her feed her family. Please make a sacrificial gift to ShareLife through your parish or sharelife.org.

ShareLife Results for Previous Campaigns
2016 $190,334.25
2017 $217,507.08
2018 $172,230.78
Our Goal For 2019 $180,000
Collection to Date: $107,251

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 especially important as the number of casseroles often drops during the summer months but the numbers of needy people do not. 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. 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.

CELEBRATION IN HONOUR OF SEÑOR SANTO NIÑO

Saturday July 13th beginning at 9:00AM

Shrine of Our Lady of Grace at Marylake
13760 Keele Street, King City, Ontario

The 7th annual celebration in honour of Señor Santa Niño will be celebrated on Saturday, July 13th at the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace at Marylake. Fr. Richie Mercado O.S.A. will be the main celebrant.

The festivities begin at 9:00 AM with assembly at the Great Crucifix followed by a rosary procession, Open Air Mass and Benediction. The Sacrament of reconciliation will be available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Angel Courtyard. There is ample space for fellowship and picnic following the Mass and Benediction.

Please join them for this great Augustinian Feast with the Filipino community. For more information, please call 416-787-4547.

FAITH CONNECTIONS HIKE AND PRAYER

Saturday, July 6th from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Come out for a mid-morning weekend “hike” through Colonel Samuel Park! A time of prayer, fellowship, reflection, while enjoying the beauty of God’s creation in our very own city.

The group will meet at 10:30 AM at the Southeast corner of Lakeshore and Kipling. Please bring comfortable walking shoes!

This Hike and Prayer will be facilitated by our special guest, Sabrina Chiefari.

To RSVP, please email faithconnections@csj-to.ca.

THE GARDEN SHED

A second harvest from our community garden – lettuce, kale and spinach – was delivered to the Good Shepherd Ministries last Sunday. The chef was enthusiastic about receiving produce so fresh.

The tour of the south garden scheduled for June 23 has been cancelled. Plans are in the works for a tour to take place in September.

Drivers wanted! With our community garden crops maturing, please consider volunteering as an occasional driver to deliver the produce to the Good Shepherd Ministries on Queen Street.

Garden Care days are Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. We weed, harvest and plant and a member of the Garden Ministry team will be on site. Your help would be welcome!

For more information on the Garden Ministry, please contact Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com or leave your name and telephone number at the office.