Bulletin – January 29, 2023

January 29th, 2023

HOMILIES FROM FR. PAUL RUTTLE CP

Many parishioners have been asking for Fr. Paul’s homilies. If you wish to have a copy each week, please leave your name and email address at the parish officeand they will be emailed to you.

UPDATE ON THE UKRAINIAN SPONSORSHIP INITIATIVE

We are pleased to report that we have rented an apartment in Scarborough for the hosting of a Ukrainian family.

Members of the Refugee Committee, the Parish youth group and the Parish St Vincent de Paul have been busy gathering furniture, cleaning and equipping the apartment in preparation.

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Sunday, February 5th after 12:30 PM Mass

Sunday January 22nd marks the beginning of Lunar New Year. This year is the Year of the Rabbit. For many years, the Asian community in our parish has gifted our parish community with a wonderful Lunar New Year Party.

This year, the Lunar New Year Celebration will take place on Sunday, February 5th after the 12:30 PM Mass in the Gathering Space. All are welcome.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

January 30th to February 5th, 2023

MONDAY – ALDINA VIEIRA ✞ – Requested by Maria Da Silva
TUESDAY – ULDERICO FARELLI – Requested by Miss Defina & Miss Domanay
WEDNESDAY – IGNACIO CASTILLO ✞ – Requested by the Family
THURSDAY – HIU SOU LIN ✞ – Requested by Linda Law & Family
FRIDAY – MIRO RAK ✞ – Requested by the Family
SATURDAY – ALEX O’BRIEN ✞ – Requested by Bonnie O’Brien & Family
SUNDAY, 10:30 – ANTHONY & AGATHA PAUL ✞ – Requested by Sophie& Candida Pereira
SUNDAY, 12:30 – ULDERICO FARELLI ✞ – Requested by Miss Defina & Miss Domanay

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS

The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome the following children who received the Sacrament of Baptism in January.
Alexander Ferreira
Ariana Mackenzie Galang
Oliver James Lim Ah Ken
Jimmy Rey McGee

OUR CHILDREN’S CHOIR IS BACK!

We are excited to resume the Children’s Choir at the 12:30 PM Sunday mass! Practices are being held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. All youth Grades 2 and up are welcome. Please email sgpyouthgroup@gmail.com to learn more and to join the choir emailing list.

CARING FOR THE HOMELESS IN OUR CITY

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre over Christmas. They are very appreciative.

Rosalie Hall assists young parents and their children to realize their potential. The food we donate from our parish often replenishes their empty food bank.

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 so important as numbers of people in need continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.

TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Beginning Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Kindergarten in the Toronto Catholic District School Board provides children with a variety of learning experiences in a caring, faith-based environment. Students develop a positive attitude about themselves and others, become more independent and responsible, develop self-regulation skills and appropriate social skills and solve problems.

TCDSB looks forward to welcoming new students for the 2023-2024 school year. Children born in 2019 are eligible to attend Junior Kindergarten in September 2023.

REGISTRATION: SOAR.tcdsb.org
FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.tcdsb.org/kindergartenregistration

ACCOMPANYING THE LONELY AND VULNERABLE

Saturday, February 4th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (Parish Hall)
78 Clifton Road (Mt. Pleasant & St. Clair)

Guest Presenter, Kathy Matusiak Costa,
Director of Compassionate Community Care

In June 2016, Euthanasia was legalized in Canada; at the time, many thought it would impact only a few. From then until June 2022, there have already been 11 620 reported assisted deaths in Ontario and the trend keeps going up. Among those who choose this are those who experience immense loneliness and hopelessness. How do we as Christians assist those who feel their life lacks value or purpose? A culture that values others can emerge when we accompany people through the difficult times of their life.

OLPH Parish will be hosting a day of reflection on accompanying the lonely and vulnerable. Gain confidence to journey with those who are suffering, socially isolated, sick, or dying, to renew their hope and purpose in life. Explore how to empower others to do the same. Discover ways our Catholic faith can guide our vision and gain practical tools for how we each, in our own little way and state in life, can help others find hope.

Free Event
Register by Wednesday, February 1st, 2023.

A potluck lunch will be served

For more information Alison at aendrizzi@archtoronto.org

DOMINICAN FRIARS’ YOUTH INTERFAITH VIDEO CONTEST 2023

Theme: A Pathway to the Future!
Monday, February 6th to Monday, April 17th at 3:00 PM

The Office for Interreligious Dialogue invites high school students to participate in the Youth Interfaith Video Contest sponsored by the Dominican Friars of Toronto in collaboration with The Catholic Register, and Salt + Light Media.

The theme of the contest is, “A Pathway to the Future,” taken from the United Nations’ International Day of Human Fraternity (February 4). https://www.un.org/en/observances/human-fraternity

This is an opportunity for young learners to explore the theme and appreciate the value of diverse faith traditions. We encourage participants to not only highlight the contest theme but to reach out to collaborate and engage with people of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.

The contest begins on Monday, February 6th and closes on Monday, April 17th. The length of the video should not be more than three minutes. For complete contest details, please see the poster at https://bit.ly/3ZF99kF or the one on the bulletin boards.

The video can be submitted at this link: https://www.catholicregister.org/videocontest.

ST. MARGARET’S SOCIAL CLUB

Calling all our neighbors over fifty!

St. Margaret’s Social Club is a nom-denominational group of men and women who enjoy socializing, playing cards or bingo and winning cash!

They also serve coffee, tea and desserts when they meet bi-monthly from 12:00 noon to3:30 PM.

For more information, please call Cheryl at 416-485-7781

DIVINA ELOQUIA The Word and the World in Early Christian Literature

Tuesday, February 7th, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Newman Centre, 89 St George St., Toronto

The Pontifical Faculty of Theology at St. Augustine’s Seminary in collaboration with the Newman Centre presents Polemics of Time, Forging the Liturgical Calendar in the writings of Eusebius of Caesarea.

Sr. Maria Theotokos Adams, SSVM, who holds a doctorate in Church History from the Catholic University of America will examine the ways that liturgical time shapes and forms community identity.

If you have any questions, please contact our Event Coordinator, Chère MacLean at chere.maclean@utoronto.ca

For details and registration go to www.staugustines.on.ca/events

CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE MASS WITH BISHOP NGUYEN

Sunday, February 12th at 2:30 PM
St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond St., Toronto

As part of Marriage Sunday 2023 celebrations, Bishop Vincent Nguyen will preside at a special Mass to honour married couples, especially those celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries (25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 60+) in 2023. All married couples will have an opportunity to renew their vows and milestone anniversary celebrants will be honoured with a special blessing. The Mass is open to all, but due to space restrictions those wishing to attend are asked to register online. Milestone anniversary celebrants will be assured of reserved seating. All other seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those who are unable to attend at the Cathedral are invited to join the celebration via livestream Mass here: https://www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live/ The broadcast will begin at 2:15 PM. Registration is now open. Please visit www.archtoronto.org/marriage to register.

Just a Reminder

To ensure the proper recording for tax receipt purposes, please do not use any envelopes from 2022 or any prior year for any 2023 donations.

Bulletin – January 22, 2023

January 21st, 2023

HOMILIES FROM FR. PAUL RUTTLE CP

Many parishioners have been asking for Fr. Paul’s homilies. If you wish to have a copy each week, please leave your name and email address at the parish office and they will be emailed to you.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR IS BACK!

We are excited to resume the Children’s Choir at the 12:30 PM Sunday mass! Practices are being held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. The first practice was held on Thursday, January 19th. All youth Grades 2 and up are welcome.

Please email sgpyouthgroup@gmail.com to learn more and to join the choir emailing list.

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Sunday, February 5th after 12:30 PM Mass

Sunday January 22nd marks the beginning of Lunar New Year. This year is the Year of the Rabbit. For many years, the Asian community in our parish has gifted our parish community with a wonderful Lunar New Year Party.

This year, the Lunar New Year Celebration will take place on Sunday, February 5th after the 12:30 PM Mass in the Gathering Space. All are welcome.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

January 23 to January 29, 2023

MONDAY – MARRIYAM KUTTY ✞ – Requested by the Valavi Family
TUESDAY – CURTIS ROUSE – Requested by Curtis Mundaroy
WEDNESDAY – ABANDONED SOULS ✞ – Requested by the Nguyen Family
THURSDAY – MANUEL COSTA ✞ – Requested by Celeste Costa
FRIDAY – BASIL XEVA COCHRANE ✞ – Requested by Colleen Cochrane
SATURDAY – DECEASED MOTHERS OF JACK & WANDA ✞ – Requested by Jack & Wanda Wrobel
SUNDAY – 10:30 – TESSIE & JERRY BLAIR ✞ – Requested by Josie Pino
SUNDAY – 12:30 –

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

Celebration – Sunday, January 22nd at 4:00 PM

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 73 Simcoe St. at King St W in Toronto.

January 18th to 25th marks the annual celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This year’s message of Isaiah 1:17, “Do good; seek justice” inspires all of us to pray and work together for the unity willed by Christ for the Church.

Join His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins and a wide representation of Christian leaders to pray for the restoration of full visible unity willed by Jesus Christ for the Church at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church n Sunday January 22nd, At 4:00 PM. This event is jointly organized by the Office for Promoting Christian Unity and the Greater Toronto Area Council of Christian Churches.

REFLECTING ON CARDINAL COLLINS’ PASTORAL LETTER ON THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

Some Practical Suggestions for Devotion to the Sacred Heart

Personally, carry an image of the Sacred Heart, and use it as a constant reminder of the generous love of Jesus which it symbolizes. Then put that love into practice throughout the day.

To learn more about the Cardinal’s letter, Heart Speaks to Heart, visit www.archtoronto.org/sacredheart.

CARING FOR THE HOMELESS IN OUR CITY

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre over Christmas. They are very appreciative.

Rosalie Hall assists young parents and their children to realize their potential. The food we donate from our parish often replenishes their empty food bank.

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 so important as numbers of people in need continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Next Weekend, January 28th/29th

Your prepared frozen casseroles will be collected at the Masses next weekend for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. Many more volunteers are needed to help feed the hungry in our city.

Three recipes are available on St. Gabriel’s web site. Printed copies of the recipes are also available in the Parish Office. Pans can also be picked up here in the 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

UKRAINIAN CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Sunday January 22nd at 2:15 PM

St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond St., Toronto

Vesnivka Choir dedicates this Christmas concert to Ukrainian refugees who will be celebrating their first Christmas in Toronto and the GTA. Featuring Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus of North America. Special guest St. Michael’s Choir School. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

To register visit UkrainianChristmasConcert.eventbrite.ca

For more information, visit their website http://www.vesnivka.com/

TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Beginning Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Kindergarten in the Toronto Catholic District School Board provides children with a variety of learning experiences in a caring, faith-based environment. Students develop a positive attitude about themselves and others, become more independent and responsible, develop self-regulation skills and appropriate social skills and solve problems.

TCDSB looks forward to welcoming new students for the 2023-2024 school year. Children born in 2019 are eligible to attend Junior Kindergarten in September 2023.

REGISTRATION: SOAR.tcdsb.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.tcdsb.org/kindergartenregistration

FAITH, REASON AND BEAUTY – THE FALSE, BAD, AND UGLY: Looking for Faith and Beauty in Movies and Other Dark Mirrors

Thursday, January 26th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

St. John Henry Newman Catholic Church/Newman Centre Catholic Mission
Newman Centre, 89 St. George Street Toronto

In this lecture, Professor Randy Boyagoda (English Department) argues that the great interest, in recent years, in horror movies is indicative of a suppressed but enduring desire for faith and beauty. Situating his discussion in the context of the Catholic intellectual tradition, Professor Boyagoda makes a case for how to best to cultivate an openness to the transcendent in mundane times.

For more information contact Newman Centre U of T at office.administrator@newmantoronto.com or by phone at 416-979-2468

WEBSITE: https://www.newmantoronto.com/

WEB: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/faith-reason-beauty-faith-reason-lecture-series-tickets-484419611097.

DIVINA ELOQUIA The Word and the World in Early Christian Literature

Tuesday, February 7th, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Newman Centre, 89 St George St., Toronto

The Pontifical Faculty of Theology at St. Augustine’s Seminary in collaboration with the Newman Centre presents Polemics of Time, Forging the Liturgical Calendar in the writings of Eusebius of Caesarea.

Sr. Maria Theotokos Adams, SSVM, who holds a doctorate in Church History from the Catholic University of America will examine the ways that liturgical time shapes and forms community identity.

If you have any questions, please contact our Event Coordinator, Chère MacLean at chere.maclean@utoronto.ca

For details and registration go to www.staugustines.on.ca/events

CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE MASS WITH BISHOP NGUYEN

Sunday, February 12th at 2:30 PM

St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond St., Toronto

As part of Marriage Sunday 2023 celebrations, Bishop Vincent Nguyen will preside at a special Mass to honour married couples, especially those celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries (25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 60+) in 2023. All married couples will have an opportunity to renew their vows and milestone anniversary celebrants will be honoured with a special blessing. The Mass is open to all, but due to space restrictions those wishing to attend are asked to register online. Milestone anniversary celebrants will be assured of reserved seating. All other seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those who are unable to attend at the Cathedral are invited to join the celebration via livestream Mass here: https://www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live/ The broadcast will begin at 2:15 PM. Registration is now open. Please visit www.archtoronto.org/marriage to register.

FINANCE CORNER

Some Offertory envelopes for 2023 are still available in the hall near the Gabriel Room. Please pick yours up as soon as possible.

Just a Reminder…
To ensure the proper recording for tax receipt purposes, please do not use any envelopes from 2022 or any prior year for any 2023 donations.

Bulletin – January 15, 2023

January 15th, 2023

ANNOUNCED MASSES

January 16 to January 22, 2023

MONDAY – DAVE WILSON ✞ – Requested by Linda Llovit
TUESDAY – ANDREW HUI ✞ – Requested by Howa Hui
WEDNESDAY – ALAN LAU ✞ – Requested by Diana Lau
THURSDAY – JONES LAU ✞ – Requested by Diana Lau
FRIDAY – MICHAEL CROGHAN ✞ – Requested by Luvi Croghan
SATURDAY – JED PURCELL ✞ – Requested by the Purcell Family
SUNDAY, 10:30 – ANTOINETTE LOBO ✞ – Requested by Sophie & Candida Pereira
SUNDAY, 12:30 – YANG PILBUN – Requested by Veronica Do

CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE MASS WITH BISHOP NGUYEN

Sunday, February 12th at 2:30 PM

St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond St., Toronto

As part of Marriage Sunday 2023 celebrations, Bishop Vincent Nguyen will preside at a special Mass to honour married couples, especially those celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries (25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 60+) in 2023. All married couples will have an opportunity to renew their vows and milestone anniversary celebrants will be honoured with a special blessing. The Mass is open to all, but due to space restrictions those wishing to attend are asked to register online. Milestone anniversary celebrants will be assured of reserved seating. All other seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those who are unable to attend at the Cathedral are invited to join the celebration via livestream Mass here: https://www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live/ The broadcast will begin at 2:15 PM. Registration is now open. Please visit www.archtoronto.org/marriage to register.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

Celebration – Sunday, January 22nd at 4:00 PM

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 73 Simcoe St. at King St W in Toronto.

January 18th to 25th marks the annual celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This year’s message of Isaiah 1:17,

“Do good; seek justice” inspires all of us to pray and work together for the unity willed by Christ for the Church.

Join His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins and a wide representation of Christian leaders to pray for the restoration of full visible unity willed by Jesus Christ for the Church at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church n Sunday January 22, at 4:00 PM. This event is jointly organized by the Office for Promoting Christian Unity and the Greater Toronto Area Council of Christian Churches.

REFLECTING ON CARDINAL COLLINS’ PASTORAL LETTER ON THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

Some Practical Suggestions for Devotion to the Sacred Heart

Personally, carry an image of the Sacred Heart, and use it as a constant reminder of the generous love of Jesus which it symbolizes. Then put that love into practice throughout the day.

To learn more about the Cardinal’s letter, Heart Speaks to Heart, visit www.archtoronto.org/sacredheart.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR IS BACK!

We are excited to resume the Children’s Choir at the 12:30 PM Sunday mass! Practices will be held on Thursday evenings beginning January 19th. All youth Grades 2 and up are welcome Please email sgpyouthgroup@gmail.com to learn more and to join the choir emailing list.

HOMILIES FROM FR. PAUL

Many parishioners have been asking For Fr. Paul’s homilies. If you wish to have a copy each week, please leave your name and email address at the parish office and they will be emailed to you.

CARING FOR THE HOMELESS IN OUR CITY

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre over Christmas. They are very appreciative.

Rosalie Hall assists young parents and their children to realize their potential. The food we donate from our parish often replenishes their empty food bank.

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 so important as numbers of people in need continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.

DIVINE RETREAT CENTRE TORONTO

Saturday, January 14th to January 15th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

69 William St., Toronto

A Renewal Retreat will be conducted by Fr. Sam Samuel, Fr Louis Joseph and the Divine team. Registration is free of cost (full attendance required) and lunch will be provided. The Retreat will consist of Spiritual talks, Holy Mass, Holy Adoration, and Confessions

January 7th – 1st Saturday service: Children and Teens prayer service from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM as well as Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

January 21st : 3rd Saturday Healing Holy Mass and Adoration from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM for cancer patients, survivors, and the terminally ill.

January 21st: 3rd Saturday Night Vigil from 9:30 PM to 4:00 AM Come spend a night with the Lord.

CONTACT: 647-949-4932/ 647-660-1314
EMAIL: enquirydrct@gmail.com
WEBSITE: divineretreatcentretoronto.org

NEWMAN CENTRE DATE NIGHT SERIES

Theme: Navigating Life Together
Wednesday, January 18th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Newman Centre Catholic Mission, 89 St. George St., Toronto

Join them for an enlightening evening complete with dinner for two, inspirational talk, and fun-filled activities centered around the creation of a “navigation plan” for a life together. Tickets are $50 for each couple.

Please contact Rachelle Ezechiels at 416-979-2468 ext. 230. Or at rachelle.ezechiels@newmantoronto.com

For more information visit https//www.newmantoronto.com
EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION: https://bit.ly/3GrO6dA

MOMENTUM TORONTO CATHOLIC SINGLE MOTHERS GATHERING

Saturday, January 21 – 1:30 to 3:00 PM

St. Peter’s Parish, 840 Bathurst St., Toronto

Momentum Toronto Catholic Single Mothers’ Group is a faith community for Single Mothers in the Archdiocese.

Join us for fellowship, prayer, and tea on January 21st, 2023 at St. Peter’s Church in the parish hall from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. Children are welcome. See you there.

Please contact Momentum Toronto Catholic Single Mothers Group at momentumtoronto74@gmail.com

For more information visit www.momentummothers.org

UKRAINIAN CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Sunday January 22nd at 2:15 PM

St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond St., Toronto

Vesnivka Choir dedicates this Christmas concert to Ukrainian refugees who will be celebrating their first Christmas in Toronto and the GTA. Featuring Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus of North America. Special guest St. Michael’s Choir School. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

To register visit UkrainianChristmasConcert.eventbrite.ca

For more information, visit their website http://www.vesnivka.com/

TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Beginning Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Kindergarten in the Toronto Catholic District School Board provides children with a variety of learning experiences in a caring, faith-based environment. Students develop a positive attitude about themselves and others, become more independent and responsible, develop self-regulation skills and appropriate social skills and solve problems.

TCDSB looks forward to welcoming new students for the 2023-2024 school year. Children born in 2019 are eligible to attend Junior Kindergarten in September 2023.

REGISTRATION: SOAR.tcdsb.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.tcdsb.org/kindergartenregistration

2023 OFFERTORY ENVELOPES

Offertory envelopes for 2023 are still available in the hall near the Gabriel Room.

If there is no box with your name on it and you wish to use envelopes, please advise the parish office either in person, by email or by phone.

You normally would not have an envelope box assigned to you if you are donating via Pre-Authorized Giving or Donate Now via the Archdiocese.

On the first few 2023 envelopes, please write your name and complete address so that the office can ensure they have your correct information when sending out 2022 tax receipts.

To ensure the proper recording for tax receipt purposes, please do not use any envelopes from 2022 or any prior year for any 2023 donations.

May your year be filled with peace, prosperity and love. May God’s blessings shower upon you and bestow upon each of you a bright, healthy and healthy 2023.

Bulletin – January 8, 2023

January 7th, 2023

The Wise Still Seek Him.

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

ANNOUNCED MASSES

January 9th – January 15th 2023

MONDAY – CURTIS ROUSE – Requested by Curtis Mundaroy
TUESDAY – DELPHINE OAKIE ✞ – Requested by The Family
WEDNESDAY – FILOMENA DA SILVA ✞ – Requested by Maria Da Silva
THURSDAY – SUNNY JOSEPH ✞ – Requested by Tony Thomas
FRIDAY – JOSÉ ANTONIO ✞ – Requested by Maria Da Silva
SATURDAY – PHIL TAYLOR ✞ – Requested by His Family
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – HEIN, BEN, BETS, LIES VANMEELIS ✞ – Requested by the Huybers Family
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – TA FAMILY – Requested by Veronica Do

FROM THE DESK OF FR. PAUL, THANK YOU!

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

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

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

You are truly wonderful people!

CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE MASS WITH BISHOP NGUYEN

Sunday, February 12th at 2:30 PM

St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond St., Toronto

As part of Marriage Sunday 2023 celebrations, Bishop Vincent Nguyen will preside at a special Mass to honour married couples, especially those celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries (25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 60+) in 2023. All married couples will have an opportunity to renew their vows and milestone anniversary celebrants will be honoured with a special blessing. The Mass is open to all, but due to space restrictions those wishing to attend are asked to register online. Milestone anniversary celebrants will be assured of reserved seating. All other seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those who are unable to attend at the Cathedral are invited to join the celebration via livestream Mass here: https://www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live/ The broadcast will begin at 2:15 PM. Registration is now open. Please visit www.archtoronto.org/marriage to register.

TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Beginning Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Kindergarten in the Toronto Catholic District School Board provides children with a variety of learning experiences in a caring, faith-based environment. Students develop a positive attitude about themselves and others, become more independent and responsible, develop self-regulation skills and appropriate social skills and solve problems.

TCDSB looks forward to welcoming new students for the 2023-2024 school year. Children born in 2019 are eligible to attend Junior Kindergarten in September 2023.

REGISTRATION: SOAR.tcdsb.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.tcdsb.org/kindergartenregistration

CARING FOR THE HOMELESS IN OUR CITY

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre over Christmas. They are very appreciative.

Rosalie Hall assists young parents and their children to realize their potential. The food we donate from our parish often replenishes their empty food bank.

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

Your food donations are so important as numbers of people in need continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.

FINANCE CORNER

Several boxes of offertory envelopes are in the hall by the Gabriel Room. If you have not picked yours up, please do so as soon as possible.

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

Bulletin – January 1, 2023

January 1st, 2023

“Mary’s life shows that God accomplishes great deeds through those who are most humble.”

– Pope Francis

ANNOUNCED MASSES

January 2nd to January 8th, 2023

MONDAY – HOLIDAY (in lieu of New Year’s Day) – No 9:00 AM Mass, Office Closed
TUESDAY – CLES GUSTAVE & FAMILY – Requested by Clescadine Gustave
WEDNESDAY – MANUEL MEDEIROS ✞ – Requested by Maria Da Silva
THURSDAY – ALINE, RENE & PAUL LAVERTU ✞ – Requested by Hélène Lavertu
FRIDAY – LAURA TAM – Requested by Yuillie Firz-Charles
SATURDAY – MIRO RAK ✞ – Requested by the Family
SUNDAY, 10:30 AM – AGNES RODRICKS ✞ – Requested by Sophie & Candida Pereira
SUNDAY, 12:30 – REGINA TA – Requested by Veronica Do

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Collected this Week

Thank you to those parishioners who prepared casseroles for December. For January, your prepared frozen casseroles may be dropped off at the Parish Office by the weekend of January 28th/ 29th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

It would be wonderful to see more families involved in this ministry. The need is very great especially as we moved into winter.

The casseroles are easy to make and we have the recipes and casserole pans right here in the Parish Office. The recipes are also available on the Parish website. If you require more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

CARING FOR THE HOMELESS IN OUR CITY

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre over Christmas. They are very appreciative.

Rosalie Hall assists young parents and their children to realize their potential. The food we donate from our parish often replenishes their empty food bank.

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 so important as numbers of people in need continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

Sunday, January 22, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 73 Simcoe St., Toronto,

Join His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins and a wide representation of Christian leaders to pray for the restoration of full visible unity willed by Jesus Christ for the Church. This event is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Office for Promoting Christian Unity & Religious Relations with Judaism, and the Greater Toronto Area Council of Christian Churches.

For further details, contact the Interreligious Department at Interreligious@archtoronto.org

TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Beginning Wednesday, January 25th at 10:00 AM

The Toronto Catholic District School Board welcomes families with junior kindergarten-aged children (born in 2019) to register for the September 2023 school year.

The Elementary Student Online 2023 will be available beginning, January 25th at 10:00 AM. Please complete an application at http://soar.tcdsb.org on or after this date. Registrations sent before this date will not be accepted.

For registration information, please call (416) 222-8282, ext. 5314 or visit www.tcdsb.org

2023 OFFERTORY ENVELOPES

Offertory envelopes for 2023 are now available in the Gathering Space.

If there is no box with your name on it and you wish to use envelopes, please advise the parish office either in person, by email or by phone.

You normally would not have an envelope box assigned to you if you are donating via Pre-Authorized Giving or Donate Now via the Archdiocese.

On the first few 2023 envelopes, please write your name and complete address so that the office can ensure they have your correct information when sending out 2022 tax receipts.

To ensure the proper recording for tax receipt purposes, please do not use any envelopes from 2022 or any prior year for any 2023 donations.