Bulletin – May 28, 2017


The Building Maintenance Committee is currently working with a landscape designer on a new vision for our gardens. If you are interested in participating in the planting and maintenance of the new gardens as well as learning about the plants and their care, please call or email Heather Bennett at 647-774-9742 or heathermjb@gmail.com.


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 other Catholic schools, public or private schools. Classes are held at St. Gabriel’s School every second Sunday beginning September 10th, 2017.

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 2017/18 year. These forms are also available in the Parish Office.


May 29th – June 3rd 2017

MONDAY – ERNIE KEEGAN – Requested by his Family
TUESDAY – GERSON D’SOUZA – Requested by Davis Neable
WEDNESDAY – PETER BENNETT – Requested by Heather Bennett
THURSDAY – MARCELINO FERNANDES – Requested by Tita Fernandes
FRIDAY – GUS CALDERONE – Requested by Marie Calderone
SATURDAY – ANTHONY & AGNES PEREIRA – Requested by Sophie & Candida Pereira


The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday, June 4th at 3:00 PM at St. Gabriel’s Church. In preparation for this Sacrament, a Confirmation Retreat will be held on Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at St. Gabriel’s Church. All candidates must attend.

Candidates are reminded to bring a signed letter from the service coordinator or a parent stating the completion or anticipated date of completion of volunteer service hours.


The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:
Sophie Ellen Carabine
Melanie Diya Dantis
Umi Risa Mary Julianne Nakanishi DeNicolais
Frances Marion Sandoval Gojska
Madison Joanna Yang

These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, May 21st, 2017. Congratulations!


There will be no Eco-Sabbath in June.
Eco-Sabbath will resume in the fall.


Friday, June 2nd from 9:30 AM to 12 Noon


Gabriel Room
English: Saturday, June 3rd at 3:15 PM
Chinese: Sunday, June 4th at 3:30 PM

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

Living the Gospel by providing a summer camp experience for young boys…

During his years as a young camper at Camp Ozanam, Niro experienced significant moments of personal growth in his life, which had a lasting impact on him. Later on, he became a staff counselor at Camp Ozanam, where he now has the opportunity to become involved in and positively influence the lives of current camp participants.

“When you are with your brothers at camp, it is okay to show your feelings. These memories become important, because these kids really get to know each other and stand by each other. Thank you, ShareLife, for all the work you do to make this possible at Camp Ozanam!” says Niro.

Last year, Camp Ozanam, supported by ShareLife, provided a unique camping experience for 600 boys from underprivileged homes in the GTA.

Next Sunday is ShareLife Sunday.
Please give generously.


Each month the 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.

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.


Did you know that in 2001, Development and Peace (D&P) became the official Canadian member of Caritas Internationalis, which is a confederation of 165 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Its General Secretariat is located in the Palazzo San Calisto, Vatican City. To find out more about the work of D&P or to become a member or donor, visit the website at http://www.devp.org/en/get-involved.


Next Weekend, June 3rd/4th

The Society for St. Vincent de Paul is holding their annual Bundle Up Collection next weekend, June 3rd/4th. Bring your gently used clothing, household linens, shoes and small household goods to share with others. Appliances, furniture, building materials, dishes, books and video or audio cassettes cannot be accepted.

A St. Vincent de Paul truck will be in the Church parking lot to receive donations. The truck will be open in the parking lot on Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday, June 4th until 1:00 PM.

Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Mass. The Society will donate, exchange for vouchers or sell these donations to support their outreach efforts. Thank you for your continued 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.


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.

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 will be provided. There is a 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.


Saturday, June 3rd at 2:00 PM

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery invites you to a Mass in honour of S. Lorenzo Ruiz On Saturday June 3rd at 2:00 PM. The Mass will be celebrated in Holy family Mausoleum by Fr. Godofredo Claudio, Pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish. For more information, please call Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery at 905-889-7467.


Friday June 16th at 7:30 PM

St. Gabriel’s Church

Save the date! The Cherubim and Seraphim Choir will be performing for us on Friday, June 16th. Watch the bulletin for further details.


Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Catholic Parents of Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons

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.


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.


Toronto Catholic District School Board Staff Arts is pleased to present Into the Woods

At the Theatre at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, 36 Greenfield Avenue, North York.

June 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th and 17th at 7:30PM

Admission is $25.

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit the website: www.tcdsb.org/staffarts or call 416-222-8282 ext. 2787.