Bulletin – May 27, 2018


Congratulations to the following young people of our Parish who were confirmed on Sunday, May 20th, 2018. The Sacrament was administered by Rev. Fr. Brando Recana C.P.

Ella Alvarado de Catleugh
Nicolas Albornoz
Luna Avila
John Avila
Toby Avila
Sophia Avila
Tony Jinwoo Baek
Jessica Black
James Black
Sylla Cabrias
David Calaco
Mary Loraine Calasagsag
Ethan Chialtas
Ugonna Chukwukere
Adrien D’Silva
Anthony Echeverry
Lauren Eddy
Julie Fung
Marisol Giron
Manolo Giron
Nicole Gonzalez
Kiera Hui
Amanda Jepson
Alvin Lee
Caitlin Leung
Andre Panganiban
Peter Paolitto
Gabriela Sooyeon Park
Gabriel Sungjin Park
Caillin Regalado
Natalie Roccatani
Jubic Rocha Jr.
Caroline Saha Mostafapour
Nevaeh Supan
Kristopher Ta
Regina Ta
Matthew Tansingco-Marneris
Lei-Anne-Jin Tupaz

Holy Spirit, be with them and help them. Work with them and teach them what is right. Guide them to be prudent in all their undertakings, and protect them by your glory.


Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, recently issued a call to action in advance of the June 7th provincial election to promote palliative care, conscience rights and the protection of faith-based facilities. His Eminence has asked Catholics to visit canadiansforconscience.ca/ontario to send a letter directly to all candidates in their riding for the June 7th election. A pre-written letter is provided which people can amend as they choose. If you did not receive Cardinal Collins’ emailed letter and you would like to receive them in the future, please visit bit.ly/archtosignup Thank you for advocating on these important issues!


English: Rosary – Saturday, June 2nd at 3:15 PM in the Gabriel Room.
Chinese Rosary – Sunday June 3rd in the Gabriel Room
For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.


Friday, June 1st from 9:30 AM to 12 Noon


May 28th to June 2nd, 2018

MONDAY – KARL LAUBER – Requested by Fran
WEDNESDAY – SPECIAL INTENTION – Requested by John Badali
THURSDAY – EDMOND AKLEH – Requested by Giries Akleh & Family
FRIDAY – MARCELINO FERNANDES – Requested by Tita Fernandes & Family
SATURDAY – GUS CALDERONE – Requested by Marie Calderone


There will be no Eco-Sabbath in June, July or August.
Eco-Sabbath will resume on September 9th, 2018.


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.


Living the Gospel by helping young families succeed

Camila was attending programs at Rose of Sharon Services for Young Mothers when she and her daughter were kicked out of the family home. As counselors helped her search for an affordable apartment, she became pregnant a second time. Despite these challenges, Camila attended every program available to her at Rose of Sharon. At the end of the year, she walked out a stronger woman with a plan to achieve the life she wants for herself and her daughters. Last year, at ShareLife-funded agencies that assist young mothers, over 1,000 clients like Camila received support for their new families.

Total Collected to May 20th: $93,421
Today is ShareLife Sunday.
Thank you for your generosity.


Leprosy Mission of Canada Stamp Collection Program
Make a difference with your mail! You can get involved by collecting, trimming and sending your used postage stamps to Effect Hope, the Leprosy Mission of Canada. Please place stamps in the basket provided outside the Parish Office


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.


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

Rosalie Hall provides a wide range of child development, community, residential and educational services for young parents and their children.

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.


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.


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

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.

THEOLOGY ON TAP: Ecological Awareness

Monday, May 28, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto
All young adults (ages19 to 39) are invited to join us for an evening of thought-provoking conversation on theological topics! The special guest will be Rachel Ball. Munchies will be provided and a cash bar is available. Come and bring a friend!


Catholic Parents of Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons
Saturday, June 2nd from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, Pickering, Ontario

The sixteenth Canadian Seeing with the Heart Day of Reflection will be held on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre in Pickering.

Fr. Roger Brennan of the Scarboro Foreign Mission will facilitate. John Montague from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish will assist.

The Cost is $40.00 which includes lunch.
For questions and information call John Montague at 416-523-6449.


Sunday June 10th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Please join Robert Cordy on Sunday, June 10th, in the Gabriel Room and subsequently in the garden, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM for an afternoon of Permaculture with Garden Jane. As spaces are limited, please register in advance at the office or email Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com.

Garden Jane is a permaculture designer, gardener, community developer, educator and coach. She has spent 20+ years co-developing healthy food programs with municipalities, non-profits and socially responsible businesses. Please visit her website for more information about her work: www.gardenjane.com

If you are interested in joining the Garden Ministry, please leave your email address and phone number with the office, or email Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com.