Bulletin – 27 September


October 5th – 7th, 2009

Professor Raymond Collins, a renowned New Testament scholar, will be giving a three-evening workshop on St. Paul at our parish on October 5 to 7, 2009 (Mon to Wed), from 7:30 to 9 PM each evening.

Until his retirement in 2006, Father Collins was, for more than three decades, professor of New Testament at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, and then at the Catholic University of America. He is author of numerous books and articles, many focusing on the Pauline epistles. He also writes extensively using his scholarship on the New Testament to help “break the Word” for the homilists as well as the faithful.

Topics for the Workshop:

  • Oct 5 St. Paul, preacher of the Gospel: in a new time, a new culture, and a new way.
  • Oct 6 “I commend to you our sister Phoebe” (Rom 16:1): Women in Paul’s ministry
  • Oct 7 “We proclaim Christ crucified” (1Cor 1:23): the Cross in Paul

If you wish to understand St. Paul better, this is an opportunity not to be missed. For further details, please consult the notice on the bulletin board, or contact Fatima Lee. Please call (416) 221-8866 to register. This will help us with arrangements for the venue.


Our journey of life and journey of faith are meant to converge at an early age. For many of us, however, we tend to grow physically, mentally, psychologically etc., but remain at a childish level of understanding our faith. The following information is for those who wish to keep growing, to be able to enjoy the Good news of God’s love for us as members of God’s Church.

Monday Nights are R.C.I.A. Nights

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) meetings begin on Monday, September 21st, 2009 at 8:00 PM. These evenings are for persons interested in learning about the Catholic Faith. Because the Parish Community itself is considered the official teacher and guide for potential new members, it is important that some parishioners participate by being present and by sharing their Faith in various ways. It is also an opportunity for “Born Catholics” to deepen their understanding of the faith. Adult Catholics who wish to celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist and/or Confirmation are welcome. For more information, please call Mary Landry at 416-221-8866.


Sunday, October 4th at 2:00 PM

The Youth Ministry will hold its first meeting and orientation for new members on Sunday, October 4th at 2:00 PM in the Parish library. Interested individuals ages 14 to 25 are most welcome.


School Age Children

Parish Office – October 8th, 15th, 20th, 2009

Registration for children who wish to receive the Sacraments of First Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation will be held at the Parish Office from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM on the following evenings: Thursday, October 8th, Thursday October 15th and Tuesday, October 20th. Please bring a copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate if registering for First Communion or Confirmation.


In past years, Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings have been devoted to religious topics decided on by those who wish to participate. We have studied and discussed parts of the Bible and Church history, viewed videos, listened to tapes and read short but substantial books about Christ and the Church.

Next Meetings

  • Tuesday, October 20th at 7:30 PM.Topic: The History of Heaven
  • Wednesday, October 21st at 10:30 AM.Topic: The History of heavenFor further information, please call Mary Landry
    at 416-293-3760.


A Marriage Preparation Course will take place at St. Gabriel’s Church on the weekend of November 6h to 8th. If you are interested, please contact the Parish Office. at 416-221-8866. Register early as space is limited.


The Children’s Liturgy of the Word, for children 4-10 years old, will begin on Sunday, September 20th at the 10:30 AM Mass.


Regarding the H1N1 Flu Virus, Archbishop Collins has suggested that we provide hand cleaning stations at the entrance to the Church. If parishioners are feeling ill or have been sick in recent days, they should refrain from receiving Communion on the tongue or from the cup. The sign of peace is an important part of Mass. If you are uncomfortable shaking hands use another gesture such as a bow, a wave of the hand or simply saying “Peace be with you.”


Last year, Parish Food Drives helped Good Shepherd Ministries serve more than 290,000 meals to people who would have otherwise have gone hungry. Please help the homeless and hungry within our community by participating in this year’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.

Urgently needed items include: rice, breakfast cereals, tea and coffee, canned soups, stews, meats, fruits and vegetables, pasta and pasta sauce, macaroni and cheese, sugar, hot chocolate, salt, pepper and spices, condiments.
Your kind donations will make all the difference!


You may have noticed a new bulletin board in the lower hall leading to the parking garage. This is an employment opportunities board where employers looking for help and individuals looking for work can post their information.

Please bring all notices to the Parish Office for approval.


A sincere and heartfelt thank you to the good people of St. Gabriel’s for your generous support of Rosalie Hall. Your donation of food as well as clothing, both for the babies and their mothers, is most appreciated. You remain in our prayers.


Date Time Intentions
Monday 9:00AM
Tuesday 9:00AM MIGUEL CASAR Requested by Carlos, Mariela & Cecilia
Wednesday 9:00AM ROSIE JOSEPH Requested by Margaret Joseph
Thursday 9:00AM
Friday 9:00AM STEFAN & AGNES STUKEL Requested by Stefanie Pavlin
Saturday 4:30PM JOHN ROGERS Requested by The Family


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

  • Yzabela Minelda Basinang-Mariano
  • Daniel Nicolas Alexander Di Santo
  • Calie Samantha Lloyd
  • Aidan Mason Memije
  • Ava Lei Oulahen
  • Andrea Sofia Rico-Alvarez
  • Maya Karolina Sobanski

These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, September 20th. Congratulations!


Friday October 2nd from 9:30 AM to 12:00 Noon. Please see the time schedule on the table inside the Church.


Saturday, October 3rd at 3:15 PM in the Library. For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.


Sunday, October 4th at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room. For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.


Sunday, October 4th at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room

On the first Sunday of each month, the Passionist Centre for Ecology and Spirituality facilitates a 30 minute reflection and discussion prompted by the readings for that Sunday’s liturgy. The guided reflection brings an ecological perspective to the readings. All are welcome.


“Those who sing pray twice!”

We would like to invite new membership to our Senior and Junior Choirs. The Senior Choir practices Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 PM and sings at the 10:30 Mass. The Junior Choir practices Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and sings at the 12:30 Mass.

We invite all to consider joining this important ministry of music. For more information, please call Marilyn Calderone at 416-618-2041.


The Altar Service is now recruiting new members. If you are in Grade 4 or higher and are interested in becoming an altar server, please leave your name and phone number with the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.

The orientation and training for new members will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2009 from 2:30 PM to 4:15 PM.

SUNDAY COLLECTION: September 20, 2009

Total: $11,597

4:30 8:30 10:30 12:30
Total $2428 $2172 $3035 $3962
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