SUNDAY & WEEKDAY MASSES RESUMED ON LIMITED BASIS

July 16th, 2021

We remain grateful and want to thank all the parishioners of St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish for their ongoing support during this period of great difficulty and uncertainty.

Under Step 3 of the provincial reopening plan as of July 16th, there is no capacity restriction on all liturgical celebrations. However, attendance will be limited by the physical distancing requirement.

In order to attend Sunday masses, a reservation for each attendee is required.

Please review the Protocol for Sunday Mass celebrations before making any reservations. Please click Sunday Mass Reservations. If you have any difficulty in registering, please call the parish office during regular office hours.

There is no reservation required for the 9:00 am Monday to Friday weekday Mass but sign in upon arrival is required.

For the safety and health of our community, please remain home if you show or have any signs or symptoms of Covid-19. Under a City of Toronto by-law, all attendees are required to wear non-medical grade masks or face coverings throughout their entire time of attendance at church while at the same time respecting the physically distance rules of 2 metres (6 feet).

We continue to thank you for your financial contribution during this time. If you cannot attend the Masses, you can mail or drop off your envelope contribution to the parish office. As well you can sign up for Pre Authorized Giving by picking up a form in the parish office or printing the form, completing it and submitting it to the parish office.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

Bulletin – January 16, 2022

January 16th, 2022

ANNOUNCED MASSES

January 17th – January 23rd, 2022

MONDAY – ANDREW HUI – Requested by Howa Hui
TUESDAY – JOSEPH SUNG – Requested by Cecilia Sung
WEDNESDAY – DAVID JACKSON – Requested by Cindy & Richard Hazell
THURSDAY
FRIDAY – BRIAN DEUSE – Requested by the Nguyen Family
SATURDAY – PHILIP TAYLOR – Requested by his Family
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – ANDREW HUI – Requested by Howa Hui

CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE MASS WITH BISHOP KASUN

Sunday, February 13th, 2022 at 2:30 PM

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

As part of Marriage Sunday 2022 celebrations, Bishop Robert Kasun, CSB, will preside at a special Mass to honour married couples celebrating milestone anniversaries (25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 60+) in 2022.

Due to social distancing measures, cathedral attendance is limited to pre-registered couples celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries and a maximum of one (1) guest per celebrant couple. Registration is now open. Given the limited attendance at the cathedral, we encourage milestone celebrants to register early. Those who are not able to register may join the celebration via livestream Mass here: www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live. The broadcast will begin at 2:15 PM.

Please visit www.archtoronto.org/marriage to register and to access resources for parishes and couples.

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre during our Christmas Food Drive. Your response was overwhelming!

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 Covid 19 continues and numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.

CALLING ALL CATHOLIC ADVISORS

Are you a lawyer, financial or insurance advisor? If yes, then we want to hear from you! The Archdiocese of Toronto has spent a number of years creating a network of advisors, who understand our faith and can assist us with our estate and financial affairs. Come and be a part of our network where you have the opportunity to integrate your spiritual and professional lives.

For further information, contact the Development office at 416-934-3400 ext. 561/519 or email development@archtoronto.org.

TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Beginning Wednesday, January 19th at 10:00 AM

The Toronto Catholic District School Board welcomes families with junior kindergarten-aged children (born in 2018) to register for the September 2022 school year.

The Elementary Student Online 2022 will be available beginning, January 19th 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.

The following documents are required for registration:
Child’s Birth Certificate.
Passport/immigration documents (only if child was not born in Canada).
Child’s Catholic Baptismal Certificate (or proof of parent’s Catholicity or RCIA/RCIC letter).
Proof of residency in Toronto.

Parents of Toronto school-aged children must provide their child’s vaccination information to Toronto Public Health. Students without the required vaccines will receive notice asking for updated immunization information. Please visit Toronto Public Health for more information

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

FRIARS’ STUDENT WRITING CONTEST 2022

Win Great Prizes!
Deadline: Monday, February 14th, 2022

It is time once again for the Friars’ Student Writing Award. Students aged 13-19 are invited to submit a 450-500-word essay for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated from January 18th to 25th, 2022.

This year, the theme and the resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022 have been prepared by the Middle East Council of Churches based in Beirut, Lebanon.

The theme of the contest is: “We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him” (Mt. 2:2).

The deadline for the writing contest is Monday, February 14th, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Please see the poster for more contest details: https://bit.ly/FriarsStudentWritingContest2022

THE SYNOD ON SYNODALITY

Pope Francis has launched the Synod on Synodality: a two-year global process of listening to the faithful that will help the Church reflect on how we can do God’s will in the world today. The comments of the faithful will ultimately be discussed at a meeting of the bishops in the Vatican in 2023.

To learn more about the Synod on Synodality and to share your thoughts, please visit: www.archtoronto.org/synodality.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY SERVICE

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022, at 4:00 PM

Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church,
920 Progress Avenue, Scarborough

The Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service for the Greater Toronto Area will be held at Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church, 920 Progress Avenue, Scarborough on Sunday January 23rd, 2022, at 4:00 PM.

All are welcome to attend in person or watch the livestream on Facebook at the link, https://bit.ly/3DAaxca.

For details, please see the poster at the link, https://bit.ly/3rNvdLd.

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.

The homilist is Rev. Archpriest Fr. Zareh Zargarian (Vicar of the Armenian Diocese of Canada and Parish Priest of Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Toronto).

This event is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Office for Promoting Christian Unity & Religious Relations with Judaism and the Greater Toronto Area of Council of Christian Churches.

MINISTRY FOR MATURING ADULTS INVITATION TO A WRITING CIRCLE

In the Fall of 2019, a number of parishioners participated in the “Life Story Writing Programme” as part of our Ministry with Maturing Adults. This was facilitated by Sister Mary Rose Marrin CSJ. Covid 19 prohibited follow-up gatherings in a Writing Circle. A Writing Circle is for participants from the original programme who would like to continue the process of life story writing, reflection and sharing.

We will begin a Writing Circle on Zoom this January 2022 and hopefully we will move to in-person sessions when restrictions are lifted. The group will gather every last Friday for 90 minutes each session. The sessions will be held on: January 28th, February 25th, March 25th, April 29th, May 27th, and June 24th, 2022. Sister Maria Lucia will host this on Zoom and Sister Mary Rose will facilitate the sessions. If you are interested in participating in this Writing Circle, please contact Sr. Malou at StGabrielMMA@gmail.com.

Stay tuned…

We are excited to announce several other programs that parish Ministry with Maturing Adults Committee will be starting in the next two months. All sessions will be offered virtually. Please watch this space for further information.
Wisdom Circles for Lent
Scripture Programme
Milk Bag weaving

FINANCE CORNER

The 2022 Offertory envelopes are now available. When you attend Mass, please remember to pick up your box of envelopes from Nikki, maintaining the required physical distancing.

If there is no box with your name on it and you want a box, please let the parish office know in person, by phone or by email. If you are donating via Pre-Authorized Giving or Donate Now at the Archdiocese, you normally would not have an envelope box assigned to you.

If you still have envelopes in your possession from any prior year, including 2021, do no use them for 2022.

Please write your name and complete address on the first few 2022 envelopes you use so that the office can ensure we have your correct information for sending out tax receipts.

PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING

The Archdiocese of Toronto has established a Pre-Authorized Giving Plan (PAG) to assist you in your support of the work of the parish through your regular parish offerings.

To accomplish the mission entrusted to us by Christ, the parishes depend entirely on the generosity of their parishioners. Pre-authorized giving allows you to give to your parish through scheduled monthly transfers from your bank account or credit card. These funds are then deposited directly to the parish account.

There are various benefits of participating in pre-authorized giving, both for you and for your parish.

Advantages for you:

  • The convenience of having your offering automatically contributed to the parish.
  • Knowing you continue to support the parish even when you are away.
  • Continual support of ministries and programs funded through the parish.

Advantages for the Parish:

  • Regular, dependable contributions to the parish.
  • Reduction of cash on hand.
  • Reduction of paperwork.

For information on how to enroll, please contact your parish office or email development@archtoronto.org.

Bulletin – January 9, 2022

January 9th, 2022

IN LOVING MEMORY OF FR PAUL CUSACK CP

September 5th, 1932 – December. 30th, 2021

“Live simply so that others may simply live.”

Fr. Paul Cusack was an institution here at St. Gabriel’s Parish. Arriving as a young priest, he served our parish for almost 60 years.

He was compassionate, kind and always ready to listen and give advice to his “good people”. He was especially concerned with the “Passion of the Planet Earth” and wrote his Doctoral Thesis on it.

He was a brilliant homilist and had a wonderful and quick sense of humour as was seen in the tributes to him from parishioners old and new. He was grateful for everything that was done for him and always gracious. He was friendly to all he met.

He retired in 2013 as Fr. Brando took over as pastor but still could be found most days in his office. Although his mobility issues became more pronounced over the last year, he continued to celebrate Mass up until a few weeks before his death. He will be missed not only by the community of St. Gabriel’s but also by those who knew him from near and far.

During funerals, he gave families great comfort and hope with the thought “If we but knew what a joy it is to look upon the beautiful face of God, we would not wish him back.”

Although we had hoped to have him with us for a little longer we cannot wish him back.

For those of you who were not able to get tickets or not able to see the funeral online, you are now able to see it on our website at https://stgabrielsparish.ca/2022/fr-paul-cusack-funeral-mass/.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

January 10th – January 16th, 2022

MONDAY – RITA COUTINHO – Requested by Megan Freitas
TUESDAY – DELPHINE OAKIE – Requested by her Family
WEDNESDAY – LORRAYNE PEREIRA – Requested by Megan Freitas
THURSDAY – MICHEL SEAS – Requested by Megan Freitas
FRIDAY – THE TA FAMILY – Requested by Veronica Do
SATURDAY – FR. PAUL CUSACK CP – Requested by the Burke Family
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – BRUNO CORTESE – Requested by the Cortese Family
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 30 casseroles for December. For January, your prepared at the Masses on the weekend of January 29th/30th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

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

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre during our Christmas Food Drive. Your response was overwhelming!

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 Covid 19 continues and numbers of needy people 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 19th at 10:00 AM

The Toronto Catholic District School Board welcomes families with junior kindergarten-aged children (born in 2018) to register for the September 2022 school year.

The Elementary Student Online 2022 will be available beginning, January 19th 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.

The following documents are required for registration:
Child’s Birth Certificate.
Passport/immigration documents (only if child was not born in Canada).
Child’s Catholic Baptismal Certificate (or proof of parent’s Catholicity or RCIA/RCIC letter).
Proof of residency in Toronto.

Parents of Toronto school-aged children must provide their child’s vaccination information to Toronto Public Health. Students without the required vaccines will receive notice asking for updated immunization information. Please visit Toronto Public Health for more information

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

THE SYNOD ON SYNODALITY

Pope Francis has launched the Synod on Synodality: a two-year global process of listening to the faithful that will help the Church reflect on how we can do God’s will in the world today. The comments of the faithful will ultimately be discussed at a meeting of the bishops in the Vatican in 2023.

To learn more about the Synod on Synodality and to share your thoughts, please visit: www.archtoronto.org/synodality.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY SERVICE

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022, at 4:00 PM

Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church,
920 Progress Avenue, Scarborough

The Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service for the Greater Toronto Area will be held at Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church, 920 Progress Avenue, Scarborough on Sunday January 23rd, 2022, at 4:00 PM.

All are welcome to attend in person or watch the livestream on Facebook at the link, https://bit.ly/3DAaxca.

For details, please see the poster at the link, https://bit.ly/3rNvdLd.

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.

The homilist is Rev. Archpriest Fr. Zareh Zargarian (Vicar of the Armenian Diocese of Canada and Parish Priest of Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Toronto).

This event is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Office for Promoting Christian Unity & Religious Relations with Judaism and the Greater Toronto Area of Council of Christian Churches.

FRIARS’ STUDENT WRITING CONTEST 2022

Win Great Prizes!

Deadline: Monday, February 14th, 2022

It is time once again for the Friars’ Student Writing Award. Students aged 13-19 are invited to submit a 450-500-word essay for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated from January 18th to 25th, 2022.

This year, the theme and the resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022 have been prepared by the Middle East Council of Churches based in Beirut, Lebanon.

The theme of the contest is: “We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him” (Mt. 2:2).

The deadline for the writing contest is Monday, February 14th, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Please see the poster for more contest details: https://bit.ly/FriarsStudentWritingContest2022

CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE MASS WITH BISHOP KASUN

Sunday, February 13th, 2022 at 2:30 PM

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

As part of Marriage Sunday 2022 celebrations, Bishop Robert Kasun, CSB, will preside at a special Mass to honour married couples celebrating milestone anniversaries (25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 60+) in 2022.

Due to social distancing measures, cathedral attendance is limited to pre-registered couples celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries and a maximum of one (1) guest per celebrant couple. Registration is now open. Given the limited attendance at the cathedral, we encourage milestone celebrants to register early. Those who are not able to register may join the celebration via livestream Mass here: www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live. The broadcast will begin at 2:15 PM.

Please visit www.archtoronto.org/marriage to register and to access resources for parishes and couples.

MINISTRY FOR MATURING ADULTS

Stay tuned…

We are excited to announce several programs that parish Ministry with Maturing Adults Committee will be starting in the next two months. All sessions will be offered virtually. Please watch this space for further information.

Writing Circle
Ways to Pray
Scripture Programme
Milk Bag weaving

FINANCE CORNER

The 2022 Offertory envelopes are now available. When you attend Mass, please remember to pick up your box of envelopes from Nikki, maintaining the required physical distancing.

If there is no box with your name on it and you want a box, please let the parish office know in person, by phone or by email. If you are donating via Pre-Authorized Giving or Donate Now at the Archdiocese, you normally would not have an envelope box assigned to you.

If you still have envelopes in your possession from any prior year, including 2021, do no use them for 2022.

Please write your name and complete address on the first few 2022 envelopes you use so that the office can ensure we have your correct information for sending out tax receipts.

Fr. Paul Cusack – Funeral Mass

January 2nd, 2022

Tuesday January 4, 2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish

Watch Fr. Paul’s Funeral Mass (video)

Access Fr. Paul’s obituary website

Bulletin – January 2, 2022

January 2nd, 2022

The Wise Still Seek Him.

“Arise, shine for your light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” (Isaiah 60.1)

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 3rd – January 9th, 2022

MONDAY – HOLIDAY – No 9:00 AM Mass
TUESDAY – FILOMENA da SILVA – Requested by Maria da Silva
WEDNESDAY – JUNG-EUN HONG – Requested by Megan Freitas
THURSDAY – KEQIN HAN – Requested by Megan Freitas
FRIDAY – REGINA TA – Requested by Veronica Do
SATURDAY – JOSEPH D’GAMA – Requested by his Family
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – CORA PARKE – Requested by Leonor Dytoc
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – KRISTINA & ROMAN SIELECKI – Requested by Hannah & Adam Esker

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BRANDO

THANK YOU!

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

Thank you 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!

Thank you especially to our faithful parishioners who have continued to support us during this unpredictable year. You are truly wonderful people!

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

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

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

THE SYNOD ON SYNODALITY

Pope Francis has launched the Synod on Synodality: a two-year global process of listening to the faithful that will help the Church reflect on how we can do God’s will in the world today. The comments of the faithful will ultimately be discussed at a meeting of the bishops in the Vatican in 2023.

To learn more about the Synod on Synodality and to share your thoughts, please visit: www.archtoronto.org/synodality.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY SERVICE

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022, at 4:00 PM

Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church,
920 Progress Avenue, Scarborough

The Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service for the Greater Toronto Area will be held at Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church, 920 Progress Avenue, Scarborough on Sunday January 23rd, 2022, at 4:00 PM.

All are welcome to attend in person or watch the livestream on Facebook at the link, https://bit.ly/3DAaxca.

For details, please see the poster at the link, https://bit.ly/3rNvdLd.

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.

The homilist is Rev. Archpriest Fr. Zareh Zargarian (Vicar of the Armenian Diocese of Canada and Parish Priest of Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Toronto).

This event is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Office for Promoting Christian Unity & Religious Relations with Judaism and the Greater Toronto Area of Council of Christian Churches.

MINISTRY FOR MATURING ADULTS

Stay tuned…

We are excited to announce several programs that parish Ministry with Maturing Adults Committee will be starting in the next two months. All sessions will be offered virtually. Please watch this space for further information.

Writing Circle
Ways to Pray
Scripture Programme
Milk Bag weaving

Have you ever thought about becoming a priest?

Spending an evening at the seminary offers discerners a glimpse into the place where priestly formation begins. The evening includes Holy Mass in the beautiful seminary chapel, dinner, a talk by Director of Vocations Fr. Chris Lemieux, and a tour of the seminary. CONTACT: Office of Vocations at (416) 968-0997

Email: vocations@archtoronto.org
WEB: https://www.vocationstoronto.ca/

FINANCE CORNER

The 2022 Offertory envelopes are now available. When you attend Mass, please remember to pick up your box of envelopes from Nikki, maintaining the required physical distancing.

If there is no box with your name on it and you want a box, please let the parish office know in person, by phone or by email. If you are donating via Pre-Authorized Giving or Donate Now at the Archdiocese, you normally would not have an envelope box assigned to you.

If you still have envelopes in your possession from any prior year, including 2021, please do no use them for 2022. Also, write your name and complete address on the first few 2022 envelopes you use so that the office can ensure we have your correct information for sending out tax receipts.

Bulletin – December 26, 2021

December 24th, 2021

“The most beautiful thing that God made, was the family. All of the love that God has in Himself, all of the beauty that God has in Himself, all of the truth that God has in Himself, He gives to the family.”
Pope Francis

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

ANNOUNCED MASSES

December 29th 2021 to January 2nd, 2022

WEDNESDAY – YANG PILL BOON – Requested by Veronica Do
THURSDAY – JOSEPH SUNG – Requested by Cecilia Sung
FRIDAY – NEW YEAR’S EVE
SATURDAY – NEW YEARS’S DAY
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – JED PURCELL – Requested by his Family
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – THE INTENTIONS OF GENEVIEVE COELHO – Requested by Tony Fernandes

Christmas Schedule 2021

CHRISTMAS DAY – Saturday, December 25th

8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM Mass
No 4:30 PM Mass
Office Open – 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM

BOXING DAY REGULAR SUNDAY MASSES

Sunday, December 26th, Feast of the Holy Family
of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Office Open – 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Monday December 27th

No 9:00 AM Mass
Office Closed

Tuesday, December 28th

No 9:00 AM Mass
Office closed

NEW YEAR’S EVE – Friday, December 31st

No 9:00 AM Mass
Vigil Mass for Feast of Mary the Holy Mother
of God – 4:30 PM Mass
Office Open – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

NEW YEAR’S DAY – Saturday, January 1st

Feast of Mary the Holy Mother of God
World Day of Peace
10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
No 4:30 PM Mass
Office Open – 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

SUNDAY, JANUARY 2nd – Regular Mass Times

8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Office Open – 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM

REGISTRATION

No walk-ins will be allowed for the Masses on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve. Parishioners must register.

PARKING

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

SERAPHIM AND CHERUBIM CHORUS

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Seraphim & Cherubim Chorus! Have you missed us as much as we’ve missed you? We’ve been hard at work on some big things this Christmas season. Our new project “River” includes a new album, three incredible music videos and a Virtual Concert. Head over to seraphimandcherubim.ca to see what we’ve been up to and learn how you can support us in our continuing mission to connect and move our community through music.

THE SYNOD ON SYNODALITY

Pope Francis has launched the Synod on Synodality: a two-year global process of listening to the faithful that will help the Church reflect on how we can do God’s will in the world today. The comments of the faithful will ultimately be discussed at a meeting of the bishops in the Vatican in 2023.

To learn more about the Synod on Synodality and to share your thoughts, please visit: www.archtoronto.org/synodality.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY SERVICE

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022, at 4:00 PM

Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church,
920 Progress Avenue, Scarborough

The Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service for the Greater Toronto Area will be held at Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church, 920 Progress Avenue, Scarborough on Sunday January 23rd, 2022, at 4:00 PM.

All are welcome to attend in person or watch the livestream on Facebook at the link, https://bit.ly/3DAaxca.

For details, please see the poster at the link, https://bit.ly/3rNvdLd.

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.

The homilist is Rev. Archpriest Fr. Zareh Zargarian (Vicar of the Armenian Diocese of Canada and Parish Priest of Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Toronto).

This event is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Office for Promoting Christian Unity & Religious Relations with Judaism and the Greater Toronto Area of Council of Christian Churches.

MINISTRY FOR MATURING ADULTS

Stay tuned…

We are excited to announce several programs that parish Ministry with Maturing Adults Committee will be starting in the next two months. All sessions will be offered virtually. Please watch this space for further information.

Writing Circle
Ways to Pray
Scripture Programme
Milk Bag weaving

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES

The 2022 Offertory envelopes are now available. When you attend Mass, please remember to pick up your box of envelopes from Nikki, maintaining the required physical distancing.

If there is no box with your name on it and you want a box, please let the parish office know in person, by phone or by email. If you are donating via Pre-Authorized Giving or Donate Now at the Archdiocese, you normally would not have an envelope box assigned to you.

If you still have envelopes in your possession from any prior year, including 2021, please do no use them for 2022. Also, write your name and complete address on the first few 2022 envelopes you use so that the office can ensure we have your correct information for sending out tax receipts.