Bulletin – December 27, 2020

Christmas Schedule 2020

Due to provincial Covid 19 restrictions, there will be no public Masses at Christmas or New Years. Although we are very disappointed, this is necessary for the safety of all. We must follow the direction of Cardinal Collins and the Health Officers of Ontario.

Fr. Paul will celebrate Christmas Mass and it will be played on our website.

Please check the website for up-to-date information about our closure.

At the moment you may come in to pray but must phone first to make sure someone is available to let you in. Please wear a mask and follow the guidelines that have been set out by the Province.


Your parish has been there for you and your family during the most important moments of your lives. Help you’re your Catholic community active and alive for years to come.

Please consider your parish in your will or through a planned gift. A bequest is a beautiful way to express your faith and gratitude for a lifetime of blessings – a lasting legacy of love that will help the Church continue with its many ministries.

For more details, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 or contact Peter Okonski, Manager of Planned Giving and Personal Gifts at 416 934 3400 Ext. 519 or by email at development@archtoronto.org.

All calls are confidential.


The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome Ethan Pierce Lim Yao who received the Sacrament of Baptism this month. Congratulations to Ethan and his family.!


December 28th 2020 to January 3rd, 2021

MONDAY – FILOMENA DA SILVA – Requested by Maria DaSilva
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – MURRAY BRASSEUR – Requested by the Mondejar Family
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM


Stay tuned….

We are excited to announce several programs that parish Ministry with Maturing Adults Committee will be starting in the next two months. All sessions will be offered virtually. Please watch this space for further information.

  • Writing Circle – for those who attend the Life Story Programme members that was offered in January and February 2020. We will meet once a month and will run for the next several months.
  • Ways to Pray – For those who might be interested in deepening their prayer life via different ways or methods praying such as Lectio Divina; Centering Prayer, Taize Prayer, praying with mandalas, Divine Office, Mission Rosary, etc.
  • Scripture Programme – For those interested in deepening their understanding and praying with the Sacred Scriptures. This will run once a month
  • Technology – learn how to connect with others virtually and via social networking apps safely and with ease.
  • Milk Bag weaving – Learn how to weave milk bags into mats via virtual workshop or training session which will be conducted by Sharon Gusz and other members of the MMA Team.


Collected this Week

Thank you to those parishioners who prepared 21 casseroles for November. For December, your prepared frozen casseroles may be dropped off at the Parish Office by the end of this weekend for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

Let’s see if we can increase that number!

The need is very great especially right now with Covid19.

The casseroles are easy to make and we have the recipes and casserole pans right here in the Parish Office. The recipes are also available on the Parish website. If you require more information please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.


Around this time every year, the Seraphim & Cherubim Chorus host our annual Christmas concert. This is actually the 10th anniversary of our choir and so this Christmas is very special to us. While 2020 has been a challenging year, we’re releasing our first album: Christmas on Record to mark this special anniversary.

The album and new choir merchandise are available on our website http://www.seraphimandcherubim.ca/shop

Like most independent artists, our revenues rarely cover our costs. If your means allow, please consider donating the money you might have spent on our concert tickets to our go-fund me campaign to help our choir continue to connect and move people through music.

Thank you all so very much for your constant and unwavering support over these last 10 years. Projects like this would not be possible without your help. We hope you’ll celebrate with us again this year, but this time On Record and from the comfort of your homes. Have the Happiest New Year and we’ll see you soon!


Offertory envelopes for 2021 are available at the parish Office. If you would like to pick yours up, please call before coming so that we will have them ready for you.

Please note: All donations for 2020 must be received in the Parish Office by Thursday, December 31st, 2020 to be included in your 2020 Tax Receipt.