Bulletin – March 18, 2018


Our parish is very excited to share that we will be taking part in next year’s World Youth Day (WYD). World Youth Day is a worldwide encounter with the Pope which is celebrated every 3 years. The next World Youth Day is taking place in Panama City, Panama from January 22nd to 27th, 2019.

“WYD is open to young people who want to take part in a festive encounter with their contemporaries centered on Jesus Christ. This event is an opportunity to experience in first person the universality of the Church. WYD is a unique way to deepen your faith and grow closer to Christ, by means of prayer and the sacraments, together with thousands of other young people around the world who share your interests and ambitions.”

This event is open to young adults in the parish ages 18-30.

If you are interested in attending, please contact sgpyouthgroup@gmail.com for more information.


Stations of the Cross will take place each Friday evening during Lent at 7:30 PM. We also encourage your attendance at our daily Mass throughout Lent.


Stations of the Cross
Friday Evenings at 7:30 PM

Individual Confessions
Wednesday, March 14th
From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Reconciliation Service
Wednesday, March 21st at 7:30 PM

Palm Sunday, March 25th
Masses Sat., 4:30 PM
Sun., 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Holy Thursday, March 29th
No 9:00 A.M. Mass
Mass of the Lord’s Supper -7:30 PM
Adoration until 10:00 PM

Good Friday, March 30th
10:00 AM Morning Prayer
3:00 PM Solemn Passion of Our Lord
7:30 PM Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday, March 31st
No 4:30 PM Mass
8:00 PM Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 1st
Masses 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM,
12:30 PM

Easter Monday, April 2nd
No 9:00 AM Mass
Office Closed



March 19th – March 24th, 2018

MONDAY – FATIMA LEE – Requested by the Staff of St. Gabriel’s
TUESDAY – HUI SON LIN – Requested by Linda Law & Family
WEDNESDAY – CECILIA MANALANG – Requested by Plutarco Manalang
THURSDAY – DR. SALIM NAQVI – Requested by the Ursula Holt
SATURDAY – GORDON OATWAY – Requested by Pat Oatway & Family


Wednesday, March 21st at 7:30 PM

This is an opportunity to spend some time in peace and quiet, to reflect upon how we are responding to our call to be sons and daughters of God.

Recognizing the fact that we are “good people”, we also accept the fact that good people can sin. Through an examination of conscience we face those sins, admit them and are reconciled to God. For those who wish, individual confessions will be celebrated after the service. We encourage you to take advantage of this celebration.


Interviews for children who are preparing to receive their First Communion are now being scheduled.

Interviews will begin on Monday, April 23rd and continue until Friday May 4th. They are scheduled every 15 minutes from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday.

Please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866-to book your appointment with Fr. Brando or Fr. John as soon as possible.


Living the Gospel locally and around the world

“It is important that we continue to support the ShareLife appeal, to provide for the needs of the marginalized both here in our communities and around the world. Sometimes the results are obvious and sometimes they’re invisible, but always they make a tangible difference in the lives of the people we are helping. Please prayerfully consider how you can be supportive today on ShareLife Sunday.”
-Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto…

This Sunday is ShareLife Sunday.
Thank you for your generosity.


Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. Your food donations are very much appreciated. Lately we have found several food donations that have expired. Kindly check the dates carefully since we cannot pass on food which has expired.


Wednesday, March 21st from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Gabriel Room

Volunteer milk bag weavers will be meeting Wednesday afternoon, March 21st from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room. All are welcome! Thank you to all who bring in milk bags clean and flattened. This is a big help to the weavers.


Your prepared frozen casseroles will be collected at the Masses next weekend for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

More volunteers are needed to help feed the hungry in our city. 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, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.


Friday, March 23rd, 6:30 PM, to Sunday, March 25th, 1:30 PM

St. Augustine’s Seminary:

The Office of Vocations invites single Catholic men 17 years and older, to a Come and See Weekend at St. Augustine’s Seminary from Friday, March 23rd at 6:30 PM to Sunday, March 25th at 1:30 PM. Come and cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with Jesus Christ; leading to a better discernment of God’s call for their lives. There will be time for prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples as a Catholic priest.

Register online at www.vocationstoronto.ca. Registrants 17 years old require parental consent.

For more information, please contact Fr. Brando or Fr. John or the Office of Vocations at: 416 968 0997 or you may email vocations@archtoronto.org.


Saturday, March 24th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

John Paul 2 Polish Cultural Centre,

Dynamic Women of Faith will be hosting its 9th annual conference for Catholic women on Saturday March 24th at the John Paul 2 Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Road.

There is limited seating! Register at http://dynamicwomenfaith.com/. The cost of registration is $60.00. Light breakfast, lunch and free parking are all included.

There is also a special event for Mothers and daughters on Friday, March 23rd, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.


Wednesday, March 21st from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

St. Margaret Parish Hall, 2134 Avenue Road

Friends of the Street is a group in St. Margaret of Scotland Parish that prays for those who have been pushed to the margins of society through drug use or their lifestyle. Each month Deacon Robert Kinghorn, who writes the column “The Church on the Street” for the Catholic Register, invites speakers who have lived on the street, or else support those on the streets of downtown Toronto. The next meeting is on Wednesday March 21st from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the parish hall at 2134 Avenue Road, Toronto. All are welcome.

THEOLOGY ON TAP: What does being successful mean?

Monday, March 26th 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!

The special guest will be Kevin Kelly SJ who works at the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice. Munchies are 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 Kataryna Ryba by phone 416-467-2645 or e-mail faithconnections@csj-to.ca.


Friday, April 6th to Sunday, April 8th

Bishop Malloy Retreat House, Jamaica, New York

Passionist priests and brothers take a unique vow to promote the memory of Christ’s Passion and God’s redeeming love for us through their life of contemplation, community and ministry to the crucified of today.

Founded by St. Paul of the Cross, Passionists reach out with compassion to those who suffer or are marginalized-the disabled, the sick, the dying, the impoverished, those who grieve or are alone-and offer opportunities for all to experience spiritual growth and healing.

Want to know more about the Passionists?
Want to explore your vocation?

For more information on the Passionist Come and See Weekend, please contact Fr. Brando or Vocations@cpprov.org.


Friday, April 6th at 7:00 PM

Forest Grove United Church, 43 Forest Grove Drive

Learn how to protect your family and your home in the event of an emergency. The Bayview Village Association in partnership with Forest Grove United Church will host the City of Toronto Office of Emergency Management on Friday, April 6th at 7:00 PM.

To reserve a seat, please RSVP to Sue Wires by March 26th by email at suehalftime@yahoo.com or by phone at 416-733-2520.


St. Gabriel’s Parish

Weekend of September 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2018

A Marriage Preparation course will be offered here at St. 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.