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Bulletin – September 10, 2017

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

ANNOUNCED MASSES

September 11th to September 16th

MONDAY – VINCENT HA – Requested by Laura, Sylvia & Valerie Ha
TUESDAY – ELIO RANCATI – Requested by his Family
WEDNESDAY – HARRY LEUNG – Requested by Mary Leung
THURSDAY – HARRY LEUNG – Requested by John Chan
FRIDAY – HERB D’ROZARIO – Requested by Hazel D’Rozario
SATURDAY – HEUNG-WAH LAM – Requested by the Fung, Lam & Montero Families

ST. GABRIEL’S MUSIC MINISTRY

Those who sing pray twice.

Our senior choir practices on Tuesday evenings, from 7:30 to 9:00 P.M. and leads community song at the 10:30 AM Sunday Mass.

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

We always welcome new voices and hope you will consider joining us! For more information, please contact Marilyn Calderone at 416-618-2041.

REGISTRATION FOR SACRAMENTS FOR SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN

St. Gabriel’s Church

Wednesday, September 20th,from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, September 28th from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, September 30th from 1.30 PM to 3.30 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 times:

Wednesday, September 20th, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, September 28th. 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, September 30th 1.30 PM to 3.30 PM

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

CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM

Begins This Sunday, September 10th 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 other Catholic schools, public or private schools. Classes are held at St. Gabriel’s School every second Sunday beginning this Sunday, September 10th.

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.

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 Fatima Lee at fatimalee@bellnet.ca or call the Parish Office 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 Parish Office, or Fatima Lee directly, at fatimalee@bellnet.ca. Classes for them will begin after Thanksgiving.

JUST COFFEE

Weekend of September 16th/17th

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

BUNDLE UP WEEKEND COMING UP!

This Weekend, September 9th/10th

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 9th/10th. 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.

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, oatmeal, pancake mix, teabags, ground or instant coffee, sugar, cookies and crackers, canned tuna, soups, stews, meats, fruits and vegetables. Please no fresh or frozen foods.

We thank you for your generous support!

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL

Each month some of the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall. 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.

With everyone struggling at this time, these donations are more important than ever. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your outstanding support.

FALL GARDENING WORKSHOPS

September 10th, September 17th, October 1st after 12:30 PM Mass

Robert Cordy, our landscape designer, will be holding several gardening workshops this fall on Sundays after the 12:30 PM mass:
September 10th – Seed Sowing;
September 17th – Garden Design;
October 1st – Orchard Planting;

There will be one more workshop, the date and subject to be determined.

Everyone is welcome. If you are interested in attending, please register with Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com, or with the parish office.

SPEAK UP! CALLING ALL YOUNG PEOPLE (16–29)

As the Synod on Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment approaches, we want to hear from you! Faith Connections and the Office of Catholic Youth will be hosting Live Listening Sessions with the Toronto Bishops. Young people 16–29 will have the opportunity to respond to Pope Francis’ questions in preparation for the Synod! Your voice is important!

September 13th , 7:00 PM at St Patrick’s, Markham with Bishop Kirkpatrick
October 2nd , 7:00 PM at St. Stanislaus, Toronto with Cardinal Collins
October 11th , 7:00 PM at St. Christopher’s, Mississauga with Bishop Kasun

In order to guarantee a spot, please RSVP and tell us about yourself at: http://bit.ly/synodspeakup.

For more information, contact Kataryna Kuzar at 416-467-2645 or kkuzar@csj-to.ca.

51st ANNUAL FESTA OF ST. GABRIEL

Sunday September 17, 2017 from 1:00 PM

Veneto Centre, 7465 Kipling Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario

The 51st annual celebration in honour of St. Gabriel, under the direction of the Passionist Community will be held on Sunday, September 17th from 1:00 PM at the Veneto Centre in Woodbridge.

All are welcome! Bring your own folding chair.

MILK BAG PROJECT

Wednesday, September 20th from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Gabriel Room

Volunteer milk bag weavers will be meeting Wednesday afternoon, September 20th from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room to continue their great work, making sleep mats for third world countries All are welcome! For further information about this program please visit www.milkbagsunlimited.ca or contact Sharon Gusz at sharongusz@gmail.com.

SISTINE CHAPEL CHOIR CONCERT

Tuesday, September 26th , 2017 at 7:30 PM

St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica

For the first time in its history, the Sistine Chapel Choir (commonly known as the Pope’s Choir) will visit Canada. The first stop of the Canadian tour will take place on Tuesday, September 26th at 7:30 PM at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica. The Sistine Chapel Choir is considered one of the most prominent and oldest choirs in the world, dating back to the 7th century. A limited number of free general admission tickets (maximum 2 per person) will be made available online at: bit.ly/sistineTO beginning Monday, September 11th, at 10:00 AM. The concert will also feature a performance by the students of St. Michael’s Choir School, one of only six choir schools in the world affiliated with the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome.

MOSAIC INTERFAITH

Sunday, September 17th at 3:00 PM

St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 39 Green Lane

Mosaic Interfaith invites you to an interactive learning event portraying the arrival of European settlers to North America and the impact on First Nation and Innuit Peoples – presented in collaboration with Thornhill Ministerail Association and Mosaic Interfaith. This will take place on Sunday September 17th at 3:00 PM at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 39 Green Lane. See poster on the bulletin boards. For more information call Nora 416 218 0680.

QUEEN OF APOSTLES WOMAN’S FALL RETREAT

Friday, September 22nd to Sunday September 24th

Queen of Apostles Retreat Centre
1617 Blyth Road, Mississauga, Ontario

A women’s fall retreat, Journeying with Women of the Bible, will be held at Queen of Apostles Retreat Centre on the weekend of September 22nd to September 24th.For further information, please cal 905-278-5229.

Bulletin – September 3, 2017

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

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.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

September 3rd to September 9th

MONDAY – LABOUR DAY – No 9:00 AM Mass
TUESDAY – ELLEN JANE & ORVILLE ROSE – Requested by Mike Rose & Family
WEDNESDAY – ELLEN JANE & ORVILLE ROSE – Requested by Mike Rose & Family
THURSDAY – ABANDONED SOULS – Requested by the Nguyen Family
FRIDAY – MARION DESROCHES – Requested by Mark DesRoches
SATURDAY –GORDON OATWAY – Requested by the Oatway Family

BAPTISM

The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:

Keira Ann Cookson
Alexander Ian Hoo Fatt
Andrew John Hoo Fatt
Spencer Everett Mazzarolo
Greyson Antonio Mazzarolo
Madison Cristina Pineda-Jabbaz
Julia Paola Sisco-Chacon
Emmerson Luke Versteeg
Silas Evan Tse

These children received the Sacrament of Baptism .in July and August. Congratulations!

ST. GABRIEL’S MUSIC MINISTRY

Those who sing pray twice.

Our senior choir practices on Tuesday evenings, from 7:30 to 9:00 P.M. and leads community song at the 10:30 AM Sunday Mass.

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

We always welcome new voices and hope you will consider joining us! For more information, please contact the choir director after any of the Masses.

ECO-SABBATH

Sunday, September 10th at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room

St Gabriel’s has a long tradition of hosting the Eco-Sabbath usually every first Sunday of the month. This year, the tradition will continue. The first meeting of this year after the summer break will be held on September 10th, at 11:30 AM. All are invited.

REGISTRATION FOR SACRAMENTS FOR SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN

St. Gabriel’s Church

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 times:
Wednesday, September 20th, Thursday, September 28th. 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM or Saturday, September 30th 1.30 PM to 3.30 PM.

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

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

ALTAR SERVERS

Saturday September 9th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

On Saturday, September 9th there will be an altar server welcome back and retraining session from 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM. 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.

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 Fatima Lee at fatimalee@bellnet.ca or call the Parish Office 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 Parish Office, or Fatima Lee directly, at fatimalee@bellnet.ca. Classes for them will begin after Thanksgiving.

CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM

Begins Next Sunday, September 10 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 other Catholic schools, public or private schools. Classes are held at St. Gabriel’s School every second Sunday beginning next Sunday, 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.

BUNDLE UP WEEKEND COMING UP!

Next Weekend, September 9th/10th
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 next weekend, September 9th/10th 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.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Thank you to all who prepared casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre for the month of July and August. Your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of September 23rd /24th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

More volunteers are needed to help feed the hungry in our city. We encourage you to pick up a copy of a casserole recipe and a pan and give it a try. Three recipes are available on St. Gabriel’s web site. Printed copies of the recipes are also available in the Parish Office. For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

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, oatmeal, pancake mix, teabags, ground or instant coffee, sugar, cookies and crackers, canned tuna, soups, stews, meats, fruits and vegetables.

Please no fresh or frozen foods.

We thank you for your generous support!

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL

Each month some of the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall. 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.

With everyone struggling at this time, these donations are more important than ever. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your outstanding support.

FALL GARDENING WORKSHOPS

September 10th, September 17th, October 1st after 12:30 PM Mass

Robert Cordy, our landscape designer, will be holding several gardening workshops this fall on Sundays after the 12:30 PM mass:
September 10 – Seed Sowing;
September 17 – Garden Design;
October 1 – Orchard Planting;

There will be one more workshop, the date and subject to be determined.

Everyone is welcome. If you are interested in attending, please register with Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com, or with the parish office.

51st ANNUAL FESTA OF ST. GABRIEL

Sunday September 17, 2017 from 1:00 PM
Veneto Centre
7465 Kipling Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario

The 51st annual celebration in honour of St. Gabriel, under the direction of the Passionist Community will be held on Sunday, September 17th from 1:00 PM at the Veneto Centre in Woodbridge.

All are welcome! Bring your own folding chair.

SPEAK UP! CALLING ALL YOUNG PEOPLE (16–29)

As the Synod on Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment approaches, we want to hear from you! Faith Connections and the Office of Catholic Youth will be hosting Live Listening Sessions with the Toronto Bishops. Young people 16–29 will have the opportunity to respond to Pope Francis’ questions in preparation for the Synod! Your voice is important!

September 13th , 7:00 PM at St Patrick’s, Markham with Bishop Kirkpatrick
October 2nd , 7:00 PM at St. Stanislaus, Toronto with Cardinal Collins
October 11th , 7:00 PM at St. Christopher’s, Mississauga with Bishop Kasun

In order to guarantee a spot, please RSVP and tell us about yourself at: http://bit.ly/synodspeakup.
For more information, contact Kataryna Kuzar at 416-467-2645 or kkuzar@csj-to.ca.

Bulletin – June 25, 2017

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Happy Summer!

This is the last bulletin until the Labour Day Weekend in September. We wish you all a happy and safe summer! Saturday, July 1st is Canada Day. There will be a 4:30 PM Mass.

The office will be closed on Monday, July 3rd for the holiday. There will be no 9:00 AM Mass on July 3rd.

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 26th – July 1st, 2017

MONDAY – KENG OWYONG – Requested by Helen Owyong
TUESDAY – SUFFERING SOULS – Requested by Agnes Wong
WEDNESDAY – FR. DON SANVIDO – Requested by Jeanne Robinson
THURSDAY – CARM WHITE – Requested by Margaret Anne Leckie
FRIDAY – JOHN WOODCOCK – Requested by Kathi Leah, Molly McCormick & Judy Flynn
SATURDAY – THE PEOPLE OF CANADA

BAPTISM

The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:

Hailey Ray Dalogdog
Journey Liwanag
Leah Catherine Matthews
Logan Rhys Bangi Ramiro
Olivia Ann Tuzi

These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on June 18h. Congratulations

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.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Thank you to all who prepared casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre for the month of June. Your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of July 29th/30th and August 26th/27th.

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

COLLECTING EYEGLASSES

We are continuing to collect eyeglasses for the Lions Club. 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

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by helping youth to rebuild their lives…

Seventeen-year-old Emily arrived at Sancta Maria earlier this year having previously spent time at Whitby Shores. Her biggest surprise is the warmth and calm acceptance she feels here at her new “home”. Having grown up in a home with no father, Emily spent a great deal of time in conflict with her mom, which caused a great deal of anxiety. She eventually ended up in a Toronto clinic at sixteen, and soon discovered that the lack of acceptance did nothing to build up her self-esteem. At Sancta Maria House, Emily has gained her independence and improved her confidence in cooking skills. As well, she has developed her job search skills, having applied for several positions with hopes to start a job soon. ShareLife-supported Sancta Maria House has provided life-transforming services for young women in need for over 40 years in the Greater Toronto Area.

As you may know, the 2017 ShareLife campaign year ends on July 31. Our parish goal for this year’s campaign is $194,200.

As of June 20th, the parish’s ShareLife donations of $135,659 received directly at the parish, together with donations sent directly to the ShareLife office, total $188,366. Any contributions you can make to help us reach our goal would be welcome.

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

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.

ANNUAL MASS FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED

Wednesday, August 16th, 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.

51st ANNUAL FESTA OF ST. GABRIEL

September 17th from 2:00 PM

Veneto Centre
7465 Kipling Avenue, Woodbridge, ON L4L 1Y5

The 51st annual celebration in honour of St. Gabriel, under the direction of the Passionist Community will be held on Sunday, September 17th from 2:00 PM at the Veneto Centre in Woodbridge. All are welcome! Bring your own folding chair.

PILGRIMAGE – BASILICA OF THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA, Lewiston New York

Saturday August 12th, 2017

The pilgrimage leaves from Blessed Trinity Church at 7:00 AM with pick up at St. Gabriel’s Church
The Chaplain will be Fr. John Muthengi CP
For more information call Mary at 416-497-7059.

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.

Bulletin – June 11, 2017

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

CONFIRMATION

Congratulations to the following young people of our Parish who were confirmed on Sunday, June 4th, 2017. The Sacrament was administered by Most Rev. Robert Kasun CSB, Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto.

Sara Maritza Alvarez Blasquez
John Kenneth Aguila
Einsten Augustine
Tyra Barcallon
Xavier Brooks
Crysteen Joecel S. Calica
Cristina Caetano Macdonell
Meghan Cammerson
Janner Castellfort
Brendan Chan
Olivia Chan
Ashley Choi
Denelle Coelho
Eileen Cooke
Jody Genevieve Francis Connors
Elissandra Cosico
Chloe Anne Mae Cusi
Isabel Dantzer
Mikaela De Pinto
Bridget Doherty
Gloria Freire
Isabel Gilmour Penney
Edward Golshenas Rad
Emiliano Golshenas Rad
Seo-Youn Allie Jeon
Joshua Joseph
Ashley Kim
Alyssa Stephanie Lazzer
Alzena Lee
Yunjee Chloe Lee
Christopher Leung
Leon Li
Luis Joseph Limgenco
Stella Marie Ashley
Luke Rachel MacKinnon
Michela Marie Marra
Adam Medwecky
Sasha Medwecky
Vicente Amaro Maturana Toledo
Aria Shania
Noronha Onyinyechi Oguamana
Diego Pachas Ramos
Olivia Perras
Sebastian Roccatani
Bernadette Roque Sarmiento
Darcy Sheldrick
Alejandro Socas Alayon
Connor Sparkman
Estela Victorine
Emily Yue Zhang

Let us pray for them as they continue on their journey of faith guided by the Holy Spirit.

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 or email Heather Bennett at 647-774-9742 or heathermjb@gmail.com.

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.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 12th – June 17th, 2017

MONDAY – YVAN MARKIET – Requested by Jacques & Denise Dussault
TUESDAY – MIGUEL & GERTRUDES REGO – Requested by Maria Da Silva
WEDNESDAY – RODENSA CHEUNG – Requested by Minnie & Alice
THURSDAY – LEONARD MARCHIE – Requested by Teresa Marchie & Family
FRIDAY – BERNIE CABRERA – Requested by Olivia Cabrera
SATURDAY – JOHN & CHRISTOPHER DI LALLO – Requested by Val Palazzo

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 young families to succeed…

When Amber found out she was going to be a mother, she was afraid and uncertain about who to turn to and where to go. After a friend told her about Rose of Durham, Amber arrived looking for help preparing for the arrival of her son. After one session with her counselor, she felt very safe and welcome, and her anxiety about becoming a parent begin to decrease. Amber took advantage of all the programs and services Rose of Durham had to offer and as a result, her self-esteem drastically improved, along with her parenting skills. Amber admits she would not be the parent she is today if it wasn’t for the help and guidance she was offered at ShareLife-supported Rose of Durham. Last year, over 1,270 young parents received the care, counseling and educational support they needed to care for themselves and their new families.

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

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – MARYGROVE CAMP

Weekend of June 17th/18th

There will be a second collection for Marygrove Camp for Girls next weekend, June 17th /18th at all the Masses. Marygrove Camp is 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.

JUST COFFEE

Weekend of June 17th/18th

Fair Trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses on the weekend of June 17th/18th.

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 Fair Trade coffee sales during the months of July and August.

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 in 2001, following the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, Development and Peace (D&P) expanded its program in the Middle East? Participation of the most excluded, including women, was encouraged. In Afghanistan the main focus of our program is to support citizen participation in the development of this young democracy, improve societal conditions for women and to promote peace at all levels of society.

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.

CAN’T HURRY LOVE – SERAPHIM CHOIR

Friday, June 16, 2017

St Gabriel’s Church

With winter in the past and summer approaching, there is no better way to celebrate than by joining the Seraphim Men’s Chorus this June for our Can’t Hurry Love concert Series! A concert fit for all ages, with a great mix of Broadway, classical gems, pop songs both old and new, and Disney favourites! Please join us at St. Gabriel‘s Church on Friday, June 16th at 7:30 PM. . Advanced tickets on sale online at www.seraphimandcherubim.ca or at St Gabriel’s after Sunday Masses. See you soon!

TCDSB STAFF ARTS INTO THE WOODS

June 15th and 17th

Theatre at Cardinal Carter
Toronto Catholic District School Board Staff Arts is pleased to present Into the Woods at the Theatre at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, 36 Greenfield Avenue, North York.

June 15th and 17th at 7:30PM. Admission is $25. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit the website: www.tcdsb.org/staffarts or call 416-222-8282 ext. 2787.

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. Msgr. 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

Bulletin – June 4, 2017

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

DOORS OPEN THANK YOU!

We would like to thank the volunteers who gave up their weekend to welcome visitors and conduct tours of our beautiful church during the Doors Open Toronto event. Your help has made this event a success! Thank you!

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 or email Heather Bennett at 647-774-9742 or heathermjb@gmail.com.

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.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 5th – June 10th, 2017

MONDAY – HANNA WISNIOWSKA & FAMILY – Requested by Hanna Wisniowska
TUESDAY – FELIX CHAN – Requested by John Chan
WEDNESDAY – MARTIN FRANK – Requested by Margaret Anne Leckie
THURSDAY – DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE NASCIMENTO FAMILY – Requested by the Nascimento Family
FRIDAY – SOULS IN PURGATORY – Requested by Teresa Marchie
SATURDAY – FRANCIS PEREIRA – Requested by Sophie & Candida Pereira

CONFIRMATION

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on this Sunday, June 4th at 3:00 PM at St. Gabriel’s Church.

Most Rev. Robert Kasun CSB, Auxillary Bishop of Toronto will celebrate the sacrament.

There are 51 Confirmation candidates. Please keep them in your prayers.

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.

Working wonders for those who need help in our neighbourhood…

Working with St. Elizabeth HealthCare, ShareLife, through Catholic Charities, has implemented a shared services initiative that has provided support to agencies in the areas of human resources (16 agencies) and financial services (5 agencies). Now in its fourth year of activity, agencies participating in this initiative report that they are able to improve the quality, competency and accuracy of their work in these areas. Some Executive Directors reported on the impact of this initiative to their agency. “It has enhanced our agency’s competence.” shares one Executive Director, “Before I was in way over my head, but trying to do my best. Now, I have expertise at my disposal and feel comfortable.”

Today is ShareLife Sunday.
Thank you for your generosity.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – MARYGROVE CAMP

Weekend of June 17th/18th

There will be a second collection for Marygrove Camp for Girls on the weekend of June 17th /`18that all the Masses. Marygrove Camp is 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.

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 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.

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE – 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Did you know that in 2001, Development and Peace (D&P) became the official Canadian member of Caritas Internationalis, which is a confederation of 165 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Its General Secretariat is located in the Palazzo San Calisto, Vatican City. 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.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE-UP COLLECTION

This Weekend, June 3rd/4th

The Society for St. Vincent de Paul is holding their annual Bundle Up Collection this weekend, June 3rd/4th.

Bring your gently used clothing, household linens, shoes and small household goods to share with others.

Appliances, furniture, building materials, dishes, books and video or audio cassettes cannot be accepted.

A St. Vincent de Paul truck is in the Church parking lot to receive donations. The truck is open on Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday, June 4th until 1:00 PM.

Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Mass. The Society will donate, exchange for vouchers or sell these donations to support their outreach efforts. Thank you for your continued support.

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.

PLANNING TO BE A CATHOLIC TEACHER?

It is important for you to know that to be hired to teach in any Catholic School Board in Ontario, as part of your application for employment, there must be a letter of reference from your pastor. If you are planning to apply to teach in a Catholic School, a contact with the pastor is highly recommended. Please plan to have a conversation with your Pastor early in the process, well before applications are to be submitted.

TCDSB STAFF ARTS INTO THE WOODS

June 10th, 15th and 17th.

Theatre at Cardinal Carter
Toronto Catholic District School Board Staff Arts is pleased to present Into the Woods at the Theatre at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts,

36 Greenfield Avenue, North York.
June 10th, 15th and 17th at 7:30PM
Admission is $25.

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit the website: www.tcdsb.org/staffarts or call 416-222-8282 ext. 2787.

CANT HURRY LOVE – SERAPHIM CHOIR

Saturday, June 16, 2017
St Gabriel’s Church

With winter in the past and summer approaching, there is no better way to celebrate than by joining the Seraphim Men’s Chorus this June for our Can’t Hurry Love concert Series! A concert fit for all ages, with a great mix of Broadway, classical gems, pop songs both old and new, and Disney favourites! Please join us at St. Gabriel’s Church on June 16th at 7:30 PM. . Advanced tickets on sale online at www.seraphimandcherubim.ca or at St Gabriel’s after Sunday masses. See you soon!

FILM AND TESTIMONY NIGHT: “JERUSALEM”

Tuesday, June 20th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Blessed Trinity Parish Hall, 3220 Bayview Ave.

Watch the inspiring film, “Jerusalem” and view the spectacular vistas sacred to the three monotheistic religions. There will be a sharing of testimonies on the entry into the Catholic Church and reminiscences of life in a Jewish neighbourhood. All are welcome.

For more information please contact Fellowship of St. Joseph of the Association for Hebrew Catholics at ahctoronto@gmail.com.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE

St. Gabriel’s Parish
Weekend of September 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2017

A Marriage Preparation course will be offered here at St. Gabriel’s the weekend of September 22nd to 24th. 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.

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