Bulletin – September 10, 2017


September 11th to September 16th

MONDAY – VINCENT HA – Requested by Laura, Sylvia & Valerie Ha
TUESDAY – ELIO RANCATI – Requested by his Family
WEDNESDAY – HARRY LEUNG – Requested by Mary Leung
THURSDAY – HARRY LEUNG – Requested by John Chan
FRIDAY – HERB D’ROZARIO – Requested by Hazel D’Rozario
SATURDAY – HEUNG-WAH LAM – Requested by the Fung, Lam & Montero Families


Those who sing pray twice.

Our senior choir practices on Tuesday evenings, from 7:30 to 9:00 P.M. and leads community song at the 10:30 AM Sunday Mass.

Our junior choir practices on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and leads the music at the 12:30 PM Mass.

We always welcome new voices and hope you will consider joining us! For more information, please contact Marilyn Calderone at 416-618-2041.


St. Gabriel’s Church

Wednesday, September 20th,from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, September 28th from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, September 30th from 1.30 PM to 3.30 PM

Registration for children who wish to receive the Sacraments of First Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation will be held at St. Gabriel’s Church on the following times:

Wednesday, September 20th, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, September 28th. 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, September 30th 1.30 PM to 3.30 PM

Please Note: A copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate is required if registering for First Communion or Confirmation. $30 is required at registration for Confirmation to defray related costs.


Begins This Sunday, September 10th at 10:00 AM
St Gabriel’s School

Registration forms for the Children’s Faith Program are 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 this Sunday, September 10th.

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.


Meetings in preparation for the R.C.I.A. (Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults) will begin in October. These meetings are for persons interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith. The exploration may lead the candidate to seek baptism, and become a member of the Catholic Christian community; or for Christians already baptized into another Christian denomination, the reception into the Catholic Church.

Adult Catholics who have not received the sacrament of Confirmation but who wish to do so are also encouraged to attend these sessions.

As well, these meetings may be an opportunity for “Born Catholics” to deepen their understanding of our faith. Very often, especially for those of us who received our religious instruction at an early age, we tend to grow physically, mentally, psychologically etc., but the understanding of our faith does not grow correspondingly. The RCIA may serve as a good opportunity for us to ask questions and to develop a more adult understanding of our faith.

If you are interested in joining the RCIA meetings or if you would like to have more information about it, please contact Fatima Lee at fatimalee@bellnet.ca or call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.


If you have, or know of, school age children (ages 7 to 14) who wish to prepare for Baptism, please contact the Parish Office, or Fatima Lee directly, at fatimalee@bellnet.ca. Classes for them will begin after Thanksgiving.


Weekend of September 16th/17th

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


This Weekend, September 9th/10th

Spring Cleaning Year Round!

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is collecting gently used clothing, shoes, linens and household goods to support our neighbors in need or to be sold to help support their special works in the community this weekend, September 9th/10th. They cannot accept books, dishes, furniture, appliances, mattresses, construction materials or videos and cassettes.

Please bring your donations and help others in your community. The truck is open Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Volunteers will be there to assist with loading before and after each Mass.


You can make a difference in the lives of the hungry and homeless this Thanksgiving by participating in the annual Good Shepherd Ministries Thanksgiving Food Drive.

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.

Urgently needed items include:
rice, pasta and pasta sauces, peanut butter, jam, oatmeal, pancake mix, teabags, ground or instant coffee, sugar, cookies and crackers, canned tuna, soups, stews, meats, fruits and vegetables. Please no fresh or frozen foods.

We thank you for your generous support!


Each month some of the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall. 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.

With everyone struggling at this time, these 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 outstanding support.


September 10th, September 17th, October 1st after 12:30 PM Mass

Robert Cordy, our landscape designer, will be holding several gardening workshops this fall on Sundays after the 12:30 PM mass:
September 10th – Seed Sowing;
September 17th – Garden Design;
October 1st – Orchard Planting;

There will be one more workshop, the date and subject to be determined.

Everyone is welcome. If you are interested in attending, please register with Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com, or with the parish office.


As the Synod on Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment approaches, we want to hear from you! Faith Connections and the Office of Catholic Youth will be hosting Live Listening Sessions with the Toronto Bishops. Young people 16–29 will have the opportunity to respond to Pope Francis’ questions in preparation for the Synod! Your voice is important!

September 13th , 7:00 PM at St Patrick’s, Markham with Bishop Kirkpatrick
October 2nd , 7:00 PM at St. Stanislaus, Toronto with Cardinal Collins
October 11th , 7:00 PM at St. Christopher’s, Mississauga with Bishop Kasun

In order to guarantee a spot, please RSVP and tell us about yourself at: http://bit.ly/synodspeakup.

For more information, contact Kataryna Kuzar at 416-467-2645 or kkuzar@csj-to.ca.


Sunday September 17, 2017 from 1:00 PM

Veneto Centre, 7465 Kipling Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario

The 51st annual celebration in honour of St. Gabriel, under the direction of the Passionist Community will be held on Sunday, September 17th from 1:00 PM at the Veneto Centre in Woodbridge.

All are welcome! Bring your own folding chair.


Wednesday, September 20th from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Gabriel Room

Volunteer milk bag weavers will be meeting Wednesday afternoon, September 20th from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room to continue their great work, making sleep mats for third world countries All are welcome! For further information about this program please visit www.milkbagsunlimited.ca or contact Sharon Gusz at sharongusz@gmail.com.


Tuesday, September 26th , 2017 at 7:30 PM

St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica

For the first time in its history, the Sistine Chapel Choir (commonly known as the Pope’s Choir) will visit Canada. The first stop of the Canadian tour will take place on Tuesday, September 26th at 7:30 PM at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica. The Sistine Chapel Choir is considered one of the most prominent and oldest choirs in the world, dating back to the 7th century. A limited number of free general admission tickets (maximum 2 per person) will be made available online at: bit.ly/sistineTO beginning Monday, September 11th, at 10:00 AM. The concert will also feature a performance by the students of St. Michael’s Choir School, one of only six choir schools in the world affiliated with the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome.


Sunday, September 17th at 3:00 PM

St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 39 Green Lane

Mosaic Interfaith invites you to an interactive learning event portraying the arrival of European settlers to North America and the impact on First Nation and Innuit Peoples – presented in collaboration with Thornhill Ministerail Association and Mosaic Interfaith. This will take place on Sunday September 17th at 3:00 PM at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 39 Green Lane. See poster on the bulletin boards. For more information call Nora 416 218 0680.


Friday, September 22nd to Sunday September 24th

Queen of Apostles Retreat Centre
1617 Blyth Road, Mississauga, Ontario

A women’s fall retreat, Journeying with Women of the Bible, will be held at Queen of Apostles Retreat Centre on the weekend of September 22nd to September 24th.For further information, please cal 905-278-5229.