Bulletin – December 22, 2019

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:11


December 23rd– December 29th, 2019

MONDAY – SHANNON OLDEN – Requested by Kathleen Olden-Powell
TUESDAY – Christmas Eve
WEDNESDAY – Christmas Day
THURSDAY – Boxing Day No 9:00 AM Mass
FRIDAY – ERNEST RICKETTS – Requested by His Family
SATURDAY – CARMELA GRECH CAIA – Requested by The Grech Family
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM MASS – DOREEN YOUNG – Requested by Noreen Chen
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM MASS – MICHAEL KIM & EUJUNE KIM – Requested by Veronica Moon

Christmas Schedule 2019


CHRISTMAS EVE – Tuesday, December 24th
No 9:00 AM Mass
5:00 PM Family Mass – Carol Singing
8:00 PM Adult Choir – Carol Singing
12:00 AM Midnight Mass – Contemporary Group
Office Open – 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM

CHRISTMAS DAY – Wednesday, December 25th
10:30 AM and 12:30 PM
Office Open – 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

BOXING DAY – Thursday, December 26th
Office Closed
No 9:00 AM Mass

Saturday December 28th
Vigil Mass – 4:30 PM
Sunday, December 29th,
Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus
8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Office Open – 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM

NEW YEAR’S EVE – Tuesday, December 31st
No 9:00 AM Mass
Vigil for Feast of Mary the Holy Mother of God
5:00 PM Mass
Office Open – 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM

NEW YEAR’S DAY – Wednesday, January 1st
Feast of Mary the Holy Mother of God
Mass at 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM
Office Open – 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM


Parking at ground level is limited to 51 spaces. Do not park in front of the Church since this is a fire route and must be kept clear. There is plenty of space in the underground parking lot.

Additional parking is available on the east side of Elkhorn Public School and in the bus loop. The school requests that we do not park on the grass

Please follow the instructions of the attendant.

Many thanks to the Elkhorn Public School for allowing us the use of the school property.



Thank you, good people, for your overwhelming generosity this Christmas season.

Thanks to you, St. Gabriel’s was able to provide toys, food and gifts to Rosalie Hall, the Catholic Children’s Aid, the Good Shepherd Centre and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

A special thank you to our neighbours the St. Gabriel’s Village Condos for their generous support of our food and toy drives. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated!


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 winter begins and 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.


Your offertory envelopes are now available in the Gathering Space. Please pick yours up as soon as possible.

Under the Canadian Income Tax laws, a donor is entitled to an income tax credit against income taxes payable based on a tax receipt from a registered Canadian charity like St. Gabriel’s parish. You should consider using offertory envelopes, enrolling in Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG) or Donate Now via Archdiocese of Toronto’s online giving for your offertory giving no matter the amount of your weekly donation.

Envelopes are available at the Parish Office if you need one.

Please note: All donations for 2019 must be received in the Parish Office by Monday, December 30th, 2019 to be included in your 2019 Tax Receipt.