Bulletin – April 30, 2017


Saturday, May 13th & Sunday, May 14th

On Saturday, May 13th and Sunday May 14th, the St. Gabriel’s Youth Group will be selling flowers and rosaries for Mother’s Day. These can be given as gifts to mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and sisters. The money raised will go towards the youth’s funds for attending the Steubenville Conference. Please help and support our youth!


Saturday, May 27th, Sunday, May 28th

St. Gabriel’s Church has been selected and will participate in this year’s DOORS OPEN TORONTO 2017. The event, produced by City of Toronto in partnership with the broader community, will celebrate “15 Decades of Canadian Architecture”. This will take place Saturday, May 27th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday, May 28th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

We will require volunteers, working in shifts, to welcome visitors to our Church. If you would like to be a part of this wonderful event, please leave your name with the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.


May 1st – May 6th 2017

MONDAY – ALLAN PERSAUD – Requested by the Persaud & Goldenberg Families
TUESDAY – KA-KAI TSANG – Requested by the Tsang Family
WEDNESDAY – JIMMY JEFFERY – Requested by Patricia & Mary Alice O’Mahony
THURSDAY – IN THANKSGIVING – Requested by Agnes Wong
FRIDAY – MAURICE MICHAEL – Requested by Charmaine Michael
SATUR DAY – BARBARA McCANN & FAMILY – Requested by Bill & Carolyn Markle


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

Camdenn Thomas Kwan
Chelsee Hazel Kwan
Ethan On Sing Lau
Mason James Rozga
Zander Viado
Matthew Joseph Zahalka

These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017. Congratulations!


English: Saturday, May 6th at 3:15 PM in the Gabriel Room.

For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.


Sunday, May 7th 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.

All are welcome to attend.


Week of April 30th

Catholic Education Week 2017 begins on Sunday, April 30th. This year’s Catholic Education Week theme is, “Walking Forward Together.”

The Catholic schools in our parish will engage in a series of events to celebrate the ongoing gift of publicly-funded Catholic education. You are invited to discover what celebrations are happening in your children’s school and if possible, attend. Publicly-funded Catholic education has existed in Ontario since 1841 and its graduates have served Ontario and Canada very well. The current generation of students in our publicly-funded Catholic schools will serve with the same spirit and generosity as their previous generations.


It is important for you to know that to be hired to teach in any Catholic School Board in Ontario, as part of your application for employment, there must be a letter of reference from your pastor. If you are planning to apply to teach in a Catholic School, a contact with the pastor is highly recommended. Please plan to have a conversation with your Pastor early in the process, well before applications are to be submitted


Living the Gospel by helping families in crisis …

Having experienced childhood sexual abuse, Tom originally sought counseling treatment for resulting depression at a local clinic. Since Tom had experienced the death of his wife, his increased drinking, drug addiction, suicidal thoughts, depression and financial loss had placed an immense strain on his relationship with his mother and two sons. Through the 12 step program and other counseling at Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County, Tom has experienced a tremendous peace and healing in his family relationships. “Giving hope and saving lives is what this is all about,” shares Tom, “I am very grateful to ShareLife for the funding they provide to Catholic Family Services of Simcoe.” Over 21,000 individuals received help in getting their lives back on track through ShareLife-supported Family Services Programs.

Next ShareLife Sunday is May 7th, 2017
Please give generously.


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

Your food donations are more important than ever as the numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.


We are continuing to collect eyeglasses for the Lions Club. Throughout the year, the Lion’s Club volunteers collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Recycling Centres. There volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact. Please place them in the baskets provided outside the office.


Leprosy Mission of Canada Stamp Collection Program

Make a difference with your mail! You can get involved by collecting, trimming and sending your used postage stamps to Effect Hope, the Leprosy Mission of Canada.

Please place stamps in the basket provided outside the Parish Office


April 29th/30th and May 6th /7th

The Blessed Trinity CWL will be taking orders for geraniums on the weekends of April 29th /30th and May 6th /-7th.

4″ pots are $3.00 each or $25 for a flat of 10; 10″ hanging baskets are $17 each.

To place a phone or e-mail order, contact Deborah Orchard at 416-497-8083 or deborahorchard@rogers.com.

Orders will be available for pickup Friday, May 12th from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday, May 13th from noon to 6:00 PM in the Blessed Trinity Parish Hall, 3220 Bayview Ave.


5km Fundraising Walk and Hug

Saturday, May, 13th 2017

Registration from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at Fort York

9:30 AM Registration Closes
10:00 AM Walk to SickKids

On Saturday, May 13th, the sixteenth annual Meagan’s Walk: -Creating a Circle of Hope will take place . Registration opens at 8:30 AM at Fort York, followed by family activities and entertainment. Registration closes at 9:30 AM. The Walk begins at 10:00 AM. and concludes at SickKids with the “Hug”.

Proceeds from this event will be shared between the Meagan Bebenek Endowment Fund and awareness, research and treatment of paediatric brain tumours at SickKids.

NEW BEGINNINGS TALK: “On Marriage and Annulments”

Monday, May 15th at 7:00 PM.

Catholic Pastoral Centre, 4th Floor 1155 Yonge St., Toronto.

New Beginnings is presenting a talk entitled “On Marriage and Annulments”, at the Catholic Pastoral Centre on May 15th at 7:00 PM. Fr. Alexander Laschuk from the Catholic Marriage Tribunal in the Archdiocese of Toronto will discuss the Church’s teaching on the Sacrament of Marriage and why in some cases a declaration of nullity (annulment) is granted.

THEOLOGY ON TAP: Serving with Absolute Respect… Unconditional Love

Monday, May 29, 2017 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto

Faith Connections invites young adults, ages 19-39, to join them for an evening of thought-provoking theological discussion in a comfortable and relaxed setting, with special guests: Bruce Rivers, Executive Director of Covenant House.

Munchies provided, cash bar, come and bring a friend! For more information call Kataryna Kuzar at 416-467-2645 or visit www.faithconnections.ca — a ministry of Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto.


Weekend of September 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2017
St. Gabriel’s Parish

A Marriage Preparation course will be offered here at St.Gabriel’s the weekend of September 22nd to 24th
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


Catholic Parents of Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons

Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, Pickering, Ontario

A day of Reflection will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre in Pickering. Sr. Mary Rowell, who teaches theology at Regis and St. Michael’s Colleges will facilitate. Jesuit Fr. Robert Foliot will assist.

The Cost is $40.00 which includes lunch.

For questions and information call John Montague at 416-523-6449.