Bulletin – January 8, 2017

The Epiphany of Christ is a shining light set at the turning of the year to illuminate all that has gone before and to guide us through the year ahead.


January 9th – January 14th, 2017

MONDAY – DELPHINE OAKIE – Requested by the Oakie Family
TUESDAY – MARY EDITH NICOLLE – Requested by Margaret Anne Leckie & Mary Alice O’Mahony
WEDNESDAY – LOUISE MUSCAT – Requested by Lina Abela Pulis
& Christopher Muscat
THURSDAY – PERRY TANG – Requested by Shella Tang & Family
FRIDAY – FR. DON SANVIDO – Requested by Jeanne Robinson
SATURDAY – GEORGE OLDEN – Requested by Kathleen Olden Powell


A Big Thank You!

Your kindness and generosity at Christmas made a big difference to all our families. Thank you to each and all for your donations and gifts over the season. Your goodness has helped in ways you may never know but be assured it is deeply appreciated


Collecting Stamps

This is a wonderful time of year to collect stamps from your Christmas cards and letters to give to the Leprosy Mission of Canada, who are renowned for their effectiveness in the prevention, detection and treatment of leprosy. Stamps may be left in the basket outside of the office.


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

Rosalie Hall assists young parents and their children to realize their potential through the provision of a wide range of child development, community, residential and educational services.

Good Shepherd provides hot meals and shelter for the homeless in our city as well as a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs

With everyone struggling at this time, your food donations are more important than ever. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.


Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.

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


Weekend of April 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2017
St. Gabriel’s Parish

A Marriage Preparation course will be offered here at St. Gabriel’s the weekend of April 21st to 23rd, 2017. 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.


Wednesday, January 18th

Beginning at 10:00 AM

Imagine the Possibilities!

Junior Kindergarten in the Toronto Catholic District School Board provides children with a variety of learning experiences in a caring, faith based environment. Students develop a positive attitude about themselves and others, become more independent and responsible, develop self-regulation and social skills, and learn to solve problems.

Parents can apply online beginning at 10:00 AM on January 18th at SOAR.tcdsb.org and follow up with a visit to the school to present required documents. Or they can register at their local school with the required documents beginning January 18th, 2017 at 10:00 AM.

For more information phone 416-222-8282 ext. 5314 or go to www.tcdsb.org/kindergartenregistration.


Sunday January 15th from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Zoroastrian Temple, 3590 Bayview Avenue

Mosaic Interfaith invites you to their annual event to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King at the Zoroastrian Temple 3590 Bayview Avenue on January 15th from 2.30 to 4:00 PM. Professor Jamil Jivani, visiting professor at Osgoode Hall and founder of Citizen Empowerment Project will speak on “Continuing to dream: the quest for justice in our time” . There is a second entrance to the Temple at 35 Creekside Drive. See poster on the bulletin boards. For more information or to RSVP by January 12th call Nora at 416-218-0680

THEOLOGY ON TAP: Understanding the Joy of Love

Monday, January 23rd from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue

All young adults (19-39) are invited to join us for an evening of thought-provoking conversation on theological topics with Special guest: Fr. Tom Rosica CSB, CEO, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation.

Pope Francis’ Post Synodal Exhoration, Amoris Laetitia, (The Joy of Love) published April 14th, 2016, draws on the long history of Church teaching and reflects a very intense Synodal experience that extended over two and a half years. Fr. Rosica served as the English-language Media Attaché at the October 2014 Extraordinary Synod on the Family and the October 2015 Ordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family. He works closely with the Holy See Press Office.

Munchies will be provided and a cash bar is available. Come and bring a friend! For more information: visit our Toronto Theology on Tap web page, or contact Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt at 416-467-2645 or email faithconnections@csj-to.ca.


Weekly Offertory
December 25th $ 14,293
Christmas Collection $ 32,352
New Year’s Day $ 3,692
Collection for January 1st, 2017
Envelopes 406 $ 9,256
Loose Change 1,570
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 167 3,084
Total 573 $ 13,910


The 2017 Offertory Boxed Envelopes are available in the Gathering Space. Please pick yours up as soon as possible.

If you are contributing cash to the Offertory Collection without any identification, you will not receive credit for your contribution. You must provide your full name and address. If you are not currently using parish envelopes and wish to have a set issued for 2017, please contact the Parish Office and we will prepare a box for you. This is the most effective way to keep track of your donations.

Please inform the Parish Office if you have recently moved, so that we may keep our parish records up to date.

Please do not use envelopes from previous years since that envelope number may have been reassigned to another parishioner.