Bulletin – June 24, 2018

Happy Summer!

This is the last bulletin until the Labour Day Weekend in September. We wish you all a happy and safe summer!

Sunday, July 1st is Canada Day. There will be Mass as usual at 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM.

The office will be closed on Monday, July 2nd for the holiday. There will be no 9:00 AM Mass on July 2nd.


Save Summer Jobs and Reach Out to Your Member of Parliament.

Thousands of charitable organizations are being denied funding through the Canadian Summer Jobs Program. The federal government has introduced a litmus test. To qualify for funding, organizations must agree with the Liberal Government on issues such as abortion and gender expression. This has impacted more than 150 jobs and more than $1 million in funding in the Archdiocese of Toronto alone. Across Canada 1,500 groups had their applications rejected this year vs. 126 in 2017.

Cardinal Collins invites you to write to your federal Member of Parliament to respectfully express your concerns. Visit www.savesummerjobs.ca to send a message to your MP, a process that will take less than 3 minutes. You can also donate at the same time to support those organizations impacted by the new application guidelines.


Sunday, July 8th after the 12:30 Mass

The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 8th 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 more young 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.

STEUBENVILLE – JULY 13th to July 15th

Several members of our St. Gabriel’s Youth Group will be attending the Steubenville Youth Conference from July 13th to July 15th. Our prayers go with them for a successful conference and a wonderful experience.


The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:
Hassan Stephen
Aziz Aldonza
Audrey Claire
Raneses Cadavez
Alessia Cortese
Matthew Medrano
Micah Huntley
Gerald Murray-Quesnel
Anabella Carina Spooner
Hannah Turchanikova

These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, June 17th. Congratulations!


June 25th to June 30th, 2018

MONDAY – DECEASED MEMBERS OF F.O.S.S. – Requested by Agnes Wong
TUESDAY – KENG OWYONG – Requested by Helen Owyong
WEDNESDAY – EN ZO BRUNO – Requested by Fran Moscall
THURSDAY – ERLINDA SALON CAUCHON – Requested by Rizalde & Mila Cauchon & Kevin Malinao
FRIDAY – DOROTHY SULLIVAN – Requested by Anne Mohan
SATURDAY – SAUL MONROY – Requested by Gloria Monroy

Please see the bulletin board for announced Masses during the summer months. The notices on the bulletin boards will be updated each week.


Thank you to our faithful choir members for their ministry! They will be taking a break, returning in September. New members are welcome to join them.

The senior choir practices on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:00 PM and sings at the 10:30 AM Mass.

The junior choir practices Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and sings at the 12:30 PM Mass.

For more information, please call Marilyn Calderone at 416-618-2041.


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 9th, 2018.

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 2018/2019 year. These forms are also available in the Parish Office.


Summer Collection: July 28th/29th, August 25th/26th

Thank you to all who prepared casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre for the month of June.

During the summer, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekends of July 28th/29th and August 25th/26th.

More volunteers are needed, especially during the summer months, to help feed the hungry in our city. We encourage you to pick up a copy of a casserole recipe and a pan and give it a try. Three recipes are available on St. Gabriel’s web site. Printed copies of the recipes are also available in the Parish Office. Please 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.


July 7th and 8th

On July 7th and 8th, Fr. Martín Alejandro Feliciosi, a member of the Institute of the Incarnate Word will be preaching at all the Masses. This congregation, presently serving in 38 countries, is involved in a variety of apostolic works and activities, including door-to-door missions, caring for the disabled, the sick, and the elderly, providing homes for orphans and abandoned children, offering pastoral formation of missionaries, building and managing schools and educational institutions, and sustaining cultural activities for human integral development, all among the world’s most neglected population in the poorest countries and conflict zones.

There will be a second collection on the weekend of July 7th/8th for the Mission Coop at all the Masses. The funds collected will be used for the day-to-day support, to supply material goods, to finish projects, and to meet the basic needs (food, medicines) in areas where they work. Thank you for your generous support!


Living the Gospel by providing for those in need

“Without you, ShareLife could not fulfill its mission to Live the Gospel by providing for those in need. Together we are making a real difference! My prayer is that we may continue to respond to God’s love by going forth from ourselves to seek the good of others.”
Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto.

Total Collected to June 18th, 2018 – $118,027
Please make a sacrificial gift to ShareLife through your parish or sharelife.org.


Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre Your food donations are very much appreciated.

During July and August, food donations tend to drop off. Your donations of canned foods, cereal rice and other non perishables 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.


The Milk Bag Workshops, led by Sharon Gusz this year were very successful. Thank you to Sharon and all the milk bag weavers for their excellent work.

Thank you also to all the parishioners who are recycling their clean milk bags at the church. Please remember to flatten them before putting them into the box. This would be a great help to the weavers.

Workshops will begin again in the fall. For further information about this program please visit www.milkbagsunlimited.ca or contact Sharon Gusz at sharongusz@gmail.com.


Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in September 2018 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.


St. Gabriel’s Parish
Weekend of September 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2018

A Marriage Preparation course will be offered here atSt. Gabriel’s the weekend of September 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2018. 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.


Saturday July 14th beginning at 9:00AM
Shrine of Our Lady of Grace at Marylake

The 6th annual celebration in honour of Señor Santa Niño will be celebrated on Saturday, July 14th at the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace at Marylake. The festivities begin at 9:00 AM with confession followed by a rosary procession, Open Air Mass and Benediction. There is ample space for fellowship and picnic following the Mass and Benediction.

Please join them for this great Augustinian and Filipino Feast. For more information, please call 416-787-4547.


Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Services, Archdiocese of Toronto wishes to invite all families within the Archdiocese of Toronto to participate in the Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed on Wednesday, August 15th, at 7:00 PM.

Mass at Mount Hope Cemetery will be celebrated by Rev. Michael Busch. In the event of rain, Mass will be celebrated at St. Monica’s Church, 44 Broadway Avenue.

Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Robert Kasun at Holy Cross Cemetery in Thornhill. In the event of rain, Mass will be celebrated in the Mausoleum.


A series of seasonal permaculture garden workshops will be offered by Robert’s team over the summer and early fall.

All will begin after the 12:30 mass and everyone is welcome.

July 15th: Weed identification, prevention and value; Bloom calendars
July 29th: Medicinals & Tea/Beverage Plants
August 5th: Cover Crops Part 2
August 26th: Solar Dehydrators
September 23rd: Building Bathouses, Birdhouses and Bee hotels
September 30th: Cultivating Mushrooms (Oyster)

For more information on the workshops or the Garden Ministry, please email Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com.