Bulletin – June 5, 2016


Congratulations to the following children from our parish attending St. Gabriel’s School who received their First Communion as a group on Sunday, May 29th, 2016.

Benjamin Agromayo
Jahsiah Annikie
Matthew Cherian
Ella Choi
Christopher Cusi
Jimson Aidan Cru
Sophia Isabel Dijamco
Andres Figarella
Matany Gio Kim
Joon Ho Kim
Kyoungse Kim
Sol Sarie Kwak
Jungmin Matia Lee
Joshua Macalaguim
Anne Caitlyn Macaraeg
Alexander Ian Malit
Alexander Jaiden Nichols
Mariano Perez Alvarez
Bronwyn Sheldrick
Carter Sparkman
Yongje Daniel Song
Michaella Jamelle Viado
Jordyn Wheeler
Yena Yang

It was a beautiful celebration. We will support these young people with our prayers as they continue on their journey of faith.


Wednesday, June 8th at 7:30 PM
Gabriel Room.

As you all know, St Gabriel’s is a Passionist Parish. Priests who serve the parish community belong to the Congregation of the Passion (Passionists). Their motto is “May the passion of Christ be always in our hearts”.

The Passionists would like very much to strengthen its relationship with the laity. To this end, the Passionist Province of St Paul of the Cross, to which our priests belong, has set up a Commission on the Laity.
The Chair of the Commission, Mr. Ernest Rivard, will be visiting the parish for a listening session – to hear your voices on how that relationship could be strengthened.

All are welcome to attend. The listening session will be held on Wednesday, June 8th, at 7:30 PM in the Gabriel Room.


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.


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.


June 6th to June 11th 2016

MONDAY – RITA JOSEPH – Requested by the Joseph Family
TUESDAY – FELIX CHAN – Requested by John Chan
WEDNESDAY – DAVID WHITE – Requested by Margaret Anne Leckie
THURSDAY – BERNARD LUK – Requested by the Spiritual & Religious Care Department, North York General Hospital.
FRIDAY – BERNARD LUK – Requested by Alberto & Gloria Zomparelli


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.


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 with families in our neighbourhoods…

A few years ago, Lauren was hospitalized at 16 years of age after receiving a severe beating from her mother. The violence had been going on for several months, and Lauren was afraid to talk about it. Eventually, her mother faced charges of abuse and Lauren was removed from her family’s home. She came to Sancta Maria House looking for a more permanent, safe place to live. Lauren spent that last 2 years here and has made many positive gains. Through the counseling of supportive staff, she was able to let go of the anger from her past and focus on making a bright future for herself. Lauren is grateful for all of the devoted staff at ShareLife-supported Sancta Maria House for making such a wonderful difference in her life. Last year, ShareLife-supported Family Service agencies provided family counseling to over 5,100 people in the Greater Toronto Area.

ShareLife to date: $127,968
Thank you for your generosity
Together we can work wonders!


Each month food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre.

As summer approaches, food donations tend to drop off. These donations 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.


Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 62 casseroles for May. For June, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of June 25th/26th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

At this time of year, the number of casseroles tends to drop off as many people are away on holidays. More volunteers are needed to help feed the hungry in our city. Please pick up a copy of a recipe and a pan from the Parish Office and give it a try. The recipes are also available on the St. Gabriel’s website. Remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole. For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.


There will be a second collection for Marygrove Camp for Girls next weekend at all the Masses 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.


Wednesday, June 8th from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church
10295 Yonge St., Richmond Hill

Come and join the St. Mary Immaculate Parish Community for Reboot! Live! with internationally acclaimed speaker and author Chris Stefanick. Reboot! Live! is the fun, inspiring and practical experience of applying the beauty and genius of the heart of the Gospel to every aspect of your life. From prayer and spirituality, to work, dating, marriage, parenting, health and more. There is no part of your life that will be left untouched. Tickets are $25. For more information please contact Adam Caldana at 416-567-4336 or by email at adam.caldana@hotmail.com.


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 is filling up quickly and spaces are limited.


Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in September 2016 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.


Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.

Collection for May 29th, 2016:
Envelopes 375 $ 6,994
Loose Change 1,026
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 166 3,039
Total 541 $ 11,059

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