Bulletin – June 21, 2020


June 22nd to June 28th, 2020

WEDNESDAY – ALEXANDER TA – Requested by Veronica Do
THURSDAY – JUANITO G. GAVIETA & MA. ROSARIO A. CALIMBAS – Requested by Estrella Gavieta & the Luke Family
FRIDAY – KENG OWYONG – Requested by Helen Owyong
SATURDAY – DOREEN YOUNG – Requested by Noreen Chen


When this is over,
may we never again take for granted
a handshake with a stranger
conversations with neighbors
a crowded theater
Friday night out
the taste of Communion
a routine checkup
the school rush each morning
coffee with a friend
the stadium roaring
each deep breath
a boring Tuesday
life itself.
When this ends,
may we find that we have become
more like the people we wanted to be,
we were called to be,
we hoped to be.
And may we stay that way – better for each other because of the worst.
Laura Kelly Fanucci

Parish News

Weekday Mass have resumed at 9.00 in the morning as of June 17th.

In accordance with the guidelines established by the Province of Ontario and the Archdiocese of Toronto, attendance at Mass is limited to 30% capacity of the church, while at the same time, ensuring a 2m (6ft) physical distance requirement.

In light of this limitation, a reservation system will be implemented for attending Masses. This reservation system will be available on our website. If you do not have access to a computer or encounter any problems reserving your seat, please call the parish office.

For the health and safety of all, before you come to Mass;

Please check temperature of all family members who are coming to Mass. If any member has a fever, please remain at home,
If you have any of the following symptoms,

Cough, fatigue, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell, headache, runny nose, sore throat, chills and shakes, please stay home;

If you have travelled abroad, has been in contact with someone who may have COVID-19, or show signs or symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days, please stay home.

It is highly recommended for you to wear a face mask when you come to Mass, for the health and safety of our worshipping community. More information will be provided when you return to the Church

As we are reopening the Church this weekend for Masses, disinfecting the pews and high touch areas is one of the many measures to keep our Church safe for everyone. Any parishioner who wants to volunteer their time in disinfecting the pews after each weekend Mass can sign up by sending an email with your name and contact details, indicating which Mass you would be available for, to stgabrielsparish@bellnet.ca

For the latest update from the Archdiocese of Toronto, please visit: www.archtoronto.org/covid19


Living the Gospel by supporting missions in the Global South

The Pastoral Mission Fund supports 226 projects in 25 countries in the Global South. These projects include programs run by the Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary in the remote Colombian village of El Pozon. In this village marked by killings and disappearances, the sisters provide food, job training, and hope – through prayer meetings, Confirmation classes and Bible studies. A grant from the Pastoral Mission Fund is helping the sisters conduct their important pastoral and mission work.

Please make a sacrificial gift to ShareLife through your parish or sharelife.org

Your gift to ShareLife is helping!

Did you know that while parishes remain closed, ShareLife agencies are as busy as ever? That’s because those who are poor and marginalized are disproportionately affected during a crisis. Your support of ShareLife ensures Catholic agencies can continue their work on the front lines, helping the many people who are suffering. Please give securely online at sharelife.org/donate.


Each month food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. Until we receive an update on food collection, we cannot accept any food donations at this time.

While we wait for updates from these outreach ministries, let us always be mindful of what they do.

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.


Attention high school graduates:

If you’re headed to university or college in the fall, campus ministry is waiting for you! Check it out at: www.chaplaincyconnect.ca!


Bereavement/Separation/Loss Support Group

Dealing with a breakup or the loss of someone close to you is difficult in the best of times – trying to do so in the midst of a pandemic makes everything that much tougher.

Fortunately, Catholic Family Services of Toronto have a ministry dedicated to assisting those who have suffered a loss through separation, divorce, or the death of a loved one.

Our New Beginnings program is offering bi-monthly support sessions. This closed support group allows us to work together to explore our grief, experience healing, and renew our faith.

For more information or to get yourself registered, please reach out to Arcangelo Limanni at alimanni@cfstoronto.com or call (416) 921-1163, ext. 2225.


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, Catholic Family Services have moved their counselling and psychotherapy services online in an effort to continue to help their clients who are struggling with their mental well-being in this difficult time.

If you are suffering from mild to moderate mental health issues or are experiencing difficulty in your relationships, we encourage you to reach out to them and take a step towards a happier and healthier life. Catholic Family Services offer a variety of services, so whether you are an individual, couple, or family, their counsellors will explore your concerns with you and help you work towards your goals.

Sessions are conducted through the OnCall Health platform, which provides you and your counsellor with a secure and private video connection, since your privacy and confidentiality is of the utmost importance to them. To learn more about these counselling services or to find out how you can get started, please visit the Catholic Family Services of Toronto website at: https://www.cfstoronto.com/client/cfs/cfs_lp4w_lnd_webstation.nsf/page/Counselling+Program!OpenDocument


Our Church resumed weekend Masses this weekend. You may drop your offertory envelope in the collection baskets when you enter the Church, or at the parish office during parish office hours.

You may donate by credit card through Donate Now. A link on our website will show you how to do this.

You may also consider changing your offertory giving to monthly Pre-Authorized Giving. Forms are available at the Parish office or on-line at the Parish website in the “Weekly Giving” section under the Finances tab.