Bulletin – June 23, 2019


Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass

The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass in the parking lot. There will be hot dogs, games, face painting, lucky draws, music and more.

Tickets are $3 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.


The Children’s Faith Program is in need of teachers and assistants for the 2019/2020 classes. The classes are held every second Sunday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Gabriel’s School. If you are interested in joining this important ministry, please leave your name and contact information at the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 or email stgabrielsparish@bellnet.ca.


June 22nd /23rd

Spring Cleaning Year Round!

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul are collecting gently used clothing, shoes, linens and household goods to support our neighbors in need or to be sold to help support their special works in the community this weekend, June 22nd /23rd.

They cannot accept books, dishes, furniture, appliances, mattresses, construction materials or videos and cassettes. Please help others in your community. The truck is open Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Volunteers will be there to assist with loading before and after each Mass.


The Volunteer Hospitality Ministry is looking for new members. If you are interested in serving in this very important ministry, please leave your name and contact information with the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.


Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in September 2019 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.


The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:
Adeya Margeaux Arcega
Arlo Marquis Arcega
Iker Alonso Goyenechea
Miguel de Oliveira Almeida Pieroni
Lexie Zamora

These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, June 16th, 2019. Congratulations!


June 24th – June 30th, 2019

MONDAY – JOHN & PHILOMENA FERNANDES – Requested by Tony Fernandes
TUESDAY – MARY WON – Requested by Bona Oh
WEDNESDAY – KENG OWYONG – Requested by Helen Owyong
THURSDAY – LEONARD MARCHIE – Requested by Teresa Marchie
FRIDAY – THANKSGIVING – Requested by Jack & Wanda
SATURDAY – KAREN & AZZAREYA ABALAY – Requested by Corazon & Kenneth
SUNDAY 10:30 –
SUNDAY 12:30 – THANKSGIVING – Requested by the Lam Family


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 8th, 2019.

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 2019/2020 year. These forms are also available in the Parish Office. Baptismal Certificates are required for First Communion and Confirmation.


Living the Gospel by sending food to developing countries

Irma is a 29-year-old single mother to four children in El Salvador. Her children suffer from malnutrition because she earns just $5 per day selling household items at an outdoor market. A local charity reached out to Canadian Food for Children (CFFC), a ShareLife-funded agency. CFFC began sending shipments to her community that include food, clothing, and toys. Irma is relieved to receive ongoing support to help her feed her family. Please make a sacrificial gift to ShareLife through your parish or sharelife.org.

ShareLife Results for Previous Campaigns
2016 $190,334.25
2017 $217,507.08
2018 $172,230.78
Our Goal For 2019 $180,000
Collection to Date: $107,251


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 especially important as the number of casseroles often drops during the summer months but the numbers of needy people do not. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.


Your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses next weekend. Each month, the casseroles are picked up early on Monday morning for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

More volunteers are needed 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, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.


Saturday July 13th beginning at 9:00AM

Shrine of Our Lady of Grace at Marylake
13760 Keele Street, King City, Ontario

The 7th annual celebration in honour of Señor Santa Niño will be celebrated on Saturday, July 13th at the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace at Marylake. Fr. Richie Mercado O.S.A. will be the main celebrant.

The festivities begin at 9:00 AM with assembly at the Great Crucifix followed by a rosary procession, Open Air Mass and Benediction. The Sacrament of reconciliation will be available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Angel Courtyard. There is ample space for fellowship and picnic following the Mass and Benediction.

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


Saturday, July 6th from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Come out for a mid-morning weekend “hike” through Colonel Samuel Park! A time of prayer, fellowship, reflection, while enjoying the beauty of God’s creation in our very own city.

The group will meet at 10:30 AM at the Southeast corner of Lakeshore and Kipling. Please bring comfortable walking shoes!

This Hike and Prayer will be facilitated by our special guest, Sabrina Chiefari.

To RSVP, please email faithconnections@csj-to.ca.


A second harvest from our community garden – lettuce, kale and spinach – was delivered to the Good Shepherd Ministries last Sunday. The chef was enthusiastic about receiving produce so fresh.

The tour of the south garden scheduled for June 23 has been cancelled. Plans are in the works for a tour to take place in September.

Drivers wanted! With our community garden crops maturing, please consider volunteering as an occasional driver to deliver the produce to the Good Shepherd Ministries on Queen Street.

Garden Care days are Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. We weed, harvest and plant and a member of the Garden Ministry team will be on site. Your help would be welcome!

For more information on the Garden Ministry, please contact Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com or leave your name and telephone number at the office.