Bulletin – June 12, 2016


Congratulations to the following young people of our Parish who were confirmed on Sunday, June 5, 2016. The Sacrament was administered by Rev. Fr. Brando Recana C.P

Cristina Agrafojo
Justine Kyle Aguila
Darion Allen-Smith
Maya Dawn Armstrong
Valencia Etani Augustine
Alliyah Celita Barre
Luca Christian Bernardini
Kayleigh Boogaart
Nayla Asia Brooks
Lance M. Cabacungan Mervin Calaor
Maria Campbell
Christopher Canellos
Kimberly Ashley Chai
Jacob Charalambous
Tyler Chin
Michael Emilio Corrado
Niamh Danielle Dennis
Ty Di Nardo
Leah Teresa Fernandes
Logan Catherine Giglio
Adam Michael Gowan
Nicholas Heit
Arianna Innocente
Marcus Alexander Jereza
Garrick Vincent Juliano
Olivia Lopardo
Owen Macrae Harsanyi
Kaitlyn Grace Maddox
Jack Nicholas Meloff
Edward Na
Nikolina A. Nejasmic
Maya Oliveira
Pamela Perras
Paula Anne Quinto
Duncan Matteo Scanga
Monserrat Solano Saldana
Elliot Stone
Jessica Marie Svab
Ashley Amy Tai
Nicolas Tansingco
Marneris Diya Thomas
Joy Kirsten Tolledo
Christian David Valdez
Zamantha Ron Valdehueza
Danielle Rose Villacorta
Alvin Zhang

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


Sunday, July 3rd after the 12:30 Mass

The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 3rd 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.


Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in September 2015 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service.

Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.


Weekend of June 18th and 19th

On Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th our Youth Group will be having a bake sale. The money raised will help cover the Youth Group’s transportation costs to the Steubenville Catholic Conference in New York from June 23rd to June 27th. Please support our Youth Group.


As part of the mandate for the Archdiocese of Toronto to foster a safe and caring community, a policy of screening volunteers exists to ensure the protection and safety of the most vulnerable. St. Gabriel’s Parish Volunteer Screening Committee is entrusted with this task.

As some members are retiring, we are extending an invitation to St. Gabriel’s parishioners to join the Committee. If you are interested and want to know more about this responsibility, please contact the parish office at 416-221-8866.


June 13th to June 18th 2016

MONDAY – ANTHONY & DAMIAN GOVEAS – Requested by the Tony & Ida Fernandes
TUESDAY – ALICIA, EDGAR & JOHN PATENAUDE – Requested by Sheila Patenaude
WEDNESDAY – LEONARD MARCHIE – Requested by Teresa Marchie & Family
THURSDAY – MARIA ROSARIO CALIMBAS – Requested by Estrella Cherrie, Stella & Isabel
FRIDAY – RENE LAVERTU – Requested by Helene Lavertu
SATURDAY – AMPARO VILLAFRANCA – Requested by the Family


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 public or private schools. Classes are held at St. Gabriel’s School every second Sunday beginning September 11th, 2016.

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 2016/17 year. These forms are also available in the Parish Office.


You can help others by donating your old eyeglasses. These may be left in the box provided just outside the Parish Office. Glasses collected will be sent to the Lions Club for distribution to the needy in developing countries.


Tuesdays, Central Office, 1155 Yonge Street, Suite 100 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM or
Thursdays, North York Office – 5799 Yonge Street, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Catholic Family Services of Toronto is now offering walk-in counseling services at their two locations. Their staff is trained to offer same-day service to clients with urgent counseling needs. The single-session consultation is aimed at helping individuals, couples, or family clients address their concerns. No appointment required.

Please contact the Central office, 1155 Yonge St., Suite 100, Toronto (Yonge/Summerhill) Tuesdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at 416 921-1163 or by email at info@cfstoronto.com

On Thursdays, contact the North office, 5799 Yonge St., (Yonge/Finch) from 9:00 Am to 3:00 PM. at 416 222-0048 or by email at info@cfstoronto.com.


Working wonders for people locally and around the world…

“You do not have to look far to see the wonders being worked by ShareLife… in the pews of your parish, in the homes on your street, in your neighbourhood. ShareLife agencies provide competent, faith-informed care to those who turn to them for help, regardless of their beliefs or background. Last year, over 381,000 services were provided to over 114,000 people in our Archdiocese in more than 20 languages, receiving the compassion, care and respect they rightly deserve. In addition, countless others were assisted through outreach programs around the world.”
—Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto.

ShareLife to date: $129,263
Thank you for your generosity
Together we can work wonders!


We encourage you to continue bringing non perishable foods for Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre 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.


The second collection this weekend is for Marygrove Camp for Girls. 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


Weekend of June 25th/26th

Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses on the weekend of June 25th/26th, one week later than usual.

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 Just Coffee sales during the months of July and August.


Thursday, July 28th at 6:00 PM

15 Laxton Ave, Toronto

In solidarity with World Youth Day activities, all young adults 18-39 (student, working professional, single, married, young parent) are invited to a house party and barbecue!

Meet and hang out with other young adults! Meet Catholic Sisters, Brothers and Priests and share life experiences! Enjoy a barbecue supper, laughter and fun in a casual and relaxed atmosphere!

Please RSVP by July 15th to Faith Connections at faithconnections@csj-to.ca (so they know how much food to order).


St. Gabriel’s Parish
Weekend of September 23rd to 25th, 2016

A Marriage Preparation course will be offered here at St. Gabriel’s the weekend of September 23rd to 25th, 2016. 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.

Note that this course usually fills up quickly and spaces are limited.


Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.

Collection for June 5th, 2016:
Envelopes 360 $ 6,503
Loose Change 1,734
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 165 3,034
Total 525 $ 11,271

Please inform the Parish Office if you have changed your address or are moving out of the Parish so that we may update our records.

If you have prior year’s offertory envelopes, please do not use them! Each year we go through the unused envelopes for which no donations have been received and may reassign that number to another parishioner.