Bulletin – February 9, 2020


This Sunday, February 9th after 12:30 PM Mass

Saturday, January 25th marked the beginning of Lunar New Year. This year is the Year of the Rat. For many years, the Asian community in our parish has gifted our parish community with a wonderful Lunar New Year Party.

This year, the Lunar New Year Celebration will take place this Sunday, February 9th after the 12:30 PM Mass in the Gathering Space. All are welcome.

Valentine Sale

This Weekend, February 8th and 9th

The St. Gabriel’s Youth Group will be selling Valentine’s Day greeting cards before and after all the Masses this weekend. Funds raised will go towards our youth’s attendance at the annual Steubenville Conference. Please support our youth

Youth Group Talent Night

Sunday, February 23rd at 6:30 PM

Did you know that we have many talented young people within our Parish Community? In honour of the Feast of St. Gabriel, Patron Saint of Youth, all parishioners are invited to attend our Youth Group’s Talent Night. It will be held on Sunday February 23rd at 6:30 PM here at the church. Admission is by donation.

Please come and support our youth’s talents!


Monday, February 18th

Monday February 17th is Family Day, a day to celebrate our families. The Parish Office will be closed and there will be no 9:00 AM Mass on that day.


February 10th – February 16th, 2020

MONDAY – NORA LAGULA’S INTENTION – Requested by Nora Lagula
TUESDAY – TONINO DIDIODATO – Requested by the Family
WEDNESDAY – ALEXANDER TA – Requested by Veronica Do
THURSDAY – JACK TA – Requested by Veronica Do
FRIDAY – CATHERINE MINNAN – WONG – Requested by Noreen Chen
SATURDAY – GUS & MARIE CALDERONE – Requested by the Family
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – NIKOLA VUKOVIC – Requested by the Family
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – HERNAN VARILLAS – Requested by the Family


Saturday, February 22nd from 2:00 to 3:30 PM

Gabriel Room

The first Confirmation class for those students from St. Gabriel’s School and all other Catholic Schools who are to be confirmed on May 17th will be held here in the Gabriel Room on Saturday, February 22nd at 2:00 PM.


As you are aware, in recent weeks, hundreds of forest fires in Australia have killed dozens, destroyed thousands of homes and threatened many local species with extinction

Funds channeled through our Australian St. Vincent de Paul partners will provide:

• Emergency financial packages to families who have lost their homes or been impacted in other ways by the fires.• Food, clothing, generators, household items, furniture, vouchers and other essential items.
• Direct support with crisis accommodation through our own services or making referrals onto a range of other organizations and specialized services.
• Much-needed emotional support and counselling.

100 percent of donations are used to support those who have been affected. Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:

*Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website: www.archtoronto.org
*By phone through the Development Office at 416-934-3411
*By cheque made payable to

St. Gabriel’s Parish – Australia Fires – Relief


Each month 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

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. Thank you for your generous support.


Weekend of February 15th/16th

Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.

Regular ground coffee: $5.50
Decaffeinated: $6.00
Whole Beans: $5.50
Chocolate Bars: $4.50 incl. Taxes
Hot Chocolate and Cocoa: $6.00
Teas: $4.25


Saturday, March 7th from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

St. Edward the Confessor Parish

Youth, both male and female, ages 12 to 17 are invited to attend a Young Peoples Retreat Themed Love in Service on Saturday, March 7th from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM at St. Edward the Confessor Parish. The day will include Holy Mass, reflection talks, recreation and lunch at no cost. Please call the Office of Vocations at 416 968 0997 or visit vocations@archtoronto.org for more information on this wonderful retreat!


Saturday, March 7th from 9 AM to 5:30 PM

Metro Toronto Convention Centre 255 Front St. West

The theme of this year’s rally is “JESUS, LIGHT OF THE WORLD.” featuring inspired talks by: Ralph Martin; Christy Dupuis; Monsignor Gregory N. Smith; and keynote speaker Fr. James Mallon.

An adult High Mass (with Sunday readings) will be celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins. There will be a youth Mass (with Sunday readings); a separate youth event with great music, dynamic talks and inspirational skits (ages 13-18).

The cost is $25 for adults, $15 for youth

You may contact Catholic Renewal Ministries by phone at (647) 243-9441 or email contact@ljhr.ca, www.ljhr.ca


March 13th at 7:00 PM to March 15th

St. Augustine’s Seminary

Young Catholic men, grades 12+ and older, who are considering a possible call to the diocesan priesthood are invited to cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with Jesus Christ, leading to a better discernment of God’s call for their lives. Registrants age 17 will require a parental consent.

There will be time for prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples as a Catholic priest. Please register online at www.vocationstoronto.ca.

For more information, please contact the Office of Vocations at 416-968-0997 or email vocations@archtoronto.org.


Saturday, March 28th from 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Le Treport Banquet Hall
1075 The Queensway East, Mississauga

The 11th Annual Dynamic Women of Faith Conference will be held on Saturday March 28th at the Le Treport Banquet Hall in Mississauga. The Closing Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Edward Curtis, rector of St. Michael’s Cathedral. The speakers include Colleen Carroll Campbell and Kimberly Hahn.

The cost is $65 which includes lunch. Register at www.dynamicwomenfaith.com. If you have questions, contact 416-907-1042.


Friday, March 27th – from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Colleen Carroll Campbell will be doing a book signing.

Speakers & Topics: Adeodata Czink – What Makes a Lady a Lady?
Dr. Sandra Sagrati – Get Uncomfortable: Less Stress & Anxiety
Dorothy Pilarski – The Power of Prayer

Register at www.dynamicwomenfaith.com


ATTENTION All Gardeners and Would-be Gardeners

Sunday, February 9th from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Gabriel Room

It may only be February, but the Garden Ministry is busy planning for the coming growing season. On Sunday, February 9th, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM in the Gabriel Room, we will be designing the planting layout of our community garden. If you are an experienced gardener, we can use your expertise; if you are an interested novice, come and learn; If you want to learn more about Square Foot gardening, this will be a good place to start. Everyone is welcome!



Tax receipts for 2019 were mailed out this last week. Please check your mail for your receipt.

For contributions made in 2019 to the Archdiocese for Donate Now, ShareLife or the Family of Faith Campaign, your tax receipt will come directly from the Archdiocese.