Bulletin – December 29, 2019

“The most beautiful thing that God made, was the family. …
All of the love that God has in Himself, all of the beauty that God has in Himself, all of the truth that God has in Himself,

He gives to the family.”

Pope Francis

Heavenly Father, you have given us the model of life
in the Holy Family of Nazareth.
Help us, O Loving Father, to make our family another Nazareth
where love, peace and joy reign.


December 30th 2019 to January 5th 2020

MONDAY – DOREEN YOUNG – Requested by Noreen Chen
TUESDAY – NEW YEAR’S EVE – No Announced Mass
WEDNESDAY – NEW YEAR’S DAY – No Announced Mass
THURSDAY – ALL WHO ARE IN HOSPICE & ARE ILL – Requested by Mary & Ravi
FRIDAY – CATHERINE MINNAN WONG – Requested by Noreen Chen
SATURDAY – GUS & MARIE CALDERONE – Requested by the Family
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – JOSEPH D’GAMA – Requested by the Family
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – ELENA D’ANTUONI – Requested by Humberto Holanda

New Year Mass Schedule

NEW YEAR’S EVE – Tuesday, December 31st
No 9:00 AM Mass

Office Open – 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Vigil for Feast of Mary the Holy Mother of God
5:00 PM Mass

NEW YEAR’S DAY – Wednesday, January 1st

Office Open – 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Feast of Mary the Mother of God
Mass at 10:30 AM and 12:30 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.


Sunday, January 5th at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room

On the first Sunday of each month, the Passionist Centre for Ecology and Spirituality facilitates a 30 minute reflection and discussion prompted by the readings for that Sunday’s liturgy.

The guided reflection brings an ecological perspective to the readings. All are welcome.


Friday, January 3rd from 9:30 AM to 12 Noon


English: Saturday, January 4that 3:15 PM in the Library
Chinese: Sunday, January 5th at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room.

For further information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.


Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
1585 Yonge Street, Toronto

“They showed us unusual kindness” cf. Acts 28;2

His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, will reflect on the Word of God with other Christian leaders. For more information, please contact ecumenical@archtoronto.org or 416-934-3400, Ext. 527.

All are welcome.


Listening to God’s Voice When Facing a Decision

Monday, January 27th, 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

The Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Dr., Toronto

Join Kevin Kelly, SJ, a Deacon of the Society of Jesus, as he shares his insights into listening to God’s voice when facing a decision. All young adults, ages 19 to 39 are invited to join the Sisters of St. Joseph on January 27th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM for an evening of faith, food , fun and fellowship!


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.

If you do not presently have Offertory envelopes and would like to have a box, please let the office know and we will prepare a box for you.

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.