Bulletin – October 21


Wednesday, November 7th at 7:30 PM
St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish

For many years, St. Gabriel’s Parish has participated in Holocaust Education Week. On Wednesday, November 7th
at 7:30 PM we will present the film The Ninth Day. The Ninth Day is a German film, made in 2004 and directed by Volker Schlöndorff. The film is about a Catholic priest from Luxembourg who is imprisoned in Dachau concentration camp, but released for nine days. All are encouraged to attend.


October 22nd to October 27th, 2012

MONDAY – JOHN YEUNG CHUN KUN Requested by Agnes Wong
TUESDAY – ROMULO CHRISTIAN GONZALEZ Requested by Romulo & Rosa Gonzalez
WEDNESDAY – HAN SEUNG LEE Requested by Helen Lee
THURSDAY – MARGARET MORROW Requested by Carolyn Thomas
FRIDAY – DENIS MAILHOT Requested by Mary-Ann Mailhot
SATURDAY – JUAN M. VILLAFRANCA Requested by the Family


Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, December 23rd
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

We are in need of a Director to organize the Annual Christmas Pageant. Each year children from Senior Kindergarten to Grade 5 are invited to participate in the Pageant which takes place within the Family Mass on Christmas Eve. Rehearsal is held on the Sunday before Christmas from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. If you would be willing to coordinate this very important event, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.


Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:30 PM or Thursday, October 25th at 10:30 AM

Topic: An Overview of the Old Testament – now known as the ‘Hebrew Scriptures’. St. Jerome said that ignorance of these Scriptures is ignorance of Christ. Come and see what he meant! For information or to register please call Mary at 416-293-3760.


October 21st, 2012

This Sunday is World Mission Sunday. On this day, every Catholic community and parish throughout the world takes part in World Mission Sunday. It is a global effort to bring spiritual and material help to our brothers and sisters who long for hope and love that comes from knowing Christ’s love for them. Your kind support will assist all missionaries across the world. It will help new churches to grow, be strong and vital faith communities.
Please continue to pray for all those who serve in mission countries and please be generous in your support of their work. May God bless you always.


Your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses next weekend for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. The Centre serves more than 1100 hot meals each day to the needy of Toronto, up 13 percent over last year. They desperately need your help.

More volunteers are encouraged to get 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. Please mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole. For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.


Our operating expenses average $13,750 per week.
Collection for October 14th, 2012

Loose Change – $1,042
Envelopes (377) – $8,474
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (179) – $3,371
Total – $12,887


The “Pre-Authorized Giving” Plan (PAG), authorized and supported by the Archdiocese of Toronto, is a direct debit program. It allows parishioners to make their regular offertory donations by automatic monthly bank withdrawal on or about the 20th of each month. Participation in the PAG provides a regular dependable cash flow of contributions to the parish and enables us to better manage the Parish finances. PAG brochures and sign-up forms are available in the Parish Office and on the tables at the back of the Church


Dealing with our life experience of physical, emotional and spiritual losses
Saturday, October 27th 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Gabriel Room

This workshop will explore the grieving journey we all go through when dealing with significant losses. It will help participants learn how to deal with these life experiences so as to be able to move through the pain and the angst of the loss. The workshop will be interactive with some input, some quiet time and some group sharing as articipants are able.

  • Fee, including morning break and lunch – $15
  • To register, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.


Wednesday, Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:30 PM
Blessed Trinity Parish Hall

All the ladies of the parish are cordially invited to the Annual General Meeting of the Blessed Trinity C.W.L. on Tuesday, October 23rd in Blessed Trinity Parish Hall. There will be a guest speaker. The theme of the meeting will be Health Care and will include topics such as preparation for elder care and home foot care. An accountant will speak about what you can claim. A representative from CCAC will also be present to answer questions. Refreshments will be served. Bring your friends and come and meet new people. For more information, please call 416-229-0590.


Featuring the Sneak Peek Orchestra
St.Gabriel’s Church
Friday, October 26th at 7:30 PM

The Sneak Peek Orchestra is excited to launch its sixth year, beginning with Isle of the Dead on October 26, 7:30 PM, at St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish. This year’s concert will feature the esteemed Toronto pianist Ricker Choi performing Liszt’s devilish Totentanz, “Dance of Death,” and guest conductor William Rowson leading the orchestra in a rendition of Bach’s famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor, while our maestro Victor Cheng plays a pivotal role on the organ. Don’t worry; Victor will be back on the podium conducting a rare performance of Rachmaninoff’s orchestral masterpiece, Isle of the Dead. 

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. They may be purchased in advance at www.sneakpeekorchestra.com or at the door on the evening of the performance.


Public Meeting
Tuesday, October 30th at 7:30 PM
Forest Grove Church

The Bayview Village Association is hosting a public meeting on Tuesday October 30th at 7:30 PM at Forest Grove Church
(43 Forest Grove Drive) regarding the upcoming OMB hearing on the 43 story 2000 condo proposal overlooking the Village. For more information, please go to www.Bayviewvillage.org.


November 2nd to November 4th

Married couples: You deserve a weekend to celebrate being together; to rediscover each other and focus on ways to make your relationship even better. A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend offers this opportunity.  Consider giving each other or another couple that you know the gift of a weekend away from daily pressures; time to be with each other and with God on a Marriage Encounter Weekend.

Upcoming Weekend: November 2nd to November 4th, 2012
For further information or registration please contact Cora & Mike Bryce at cora-mikebryce@sympatico.ca or by phone at 905-896-2958.


Friday, November 9th to Sunday, November 11th
Scarboro Missions
2685 Kingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario.

Ever thought of serving Christ as a Scarboro Missioner? Like to learn more about the vocation to global mission? Join us for our “Come and See “– Discernment Retreat Weekend from Friday, November 9th at 6:30 PM to Sunday, November 11th at Noon. Come, pray and reflect with us on the Missionary Vocation for our world today. Meet Scarboro Missioners. Hear their stories. It’s a weekend that may change your life forever!

Cost: $100 ($50 non refundable deposit required).
Subsidized costs available.
Registration deadline: November 2nd, 2012.
To register, please contact Scarboro Missions at
416-261-7135 Ext. 265 for Laity or 250 for Priesthood. or
Email at Imo@scarboromissions.ca