SUNDAY & WEEKDAY MASSES TEMPORARILY CANCELLED

NOVEMBER 23, 2020

We want to thank all the parishioners of St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish for their ongoing support during this period of great uncertainty. It has been wonderful to see so many of you at Mass since we re-opened in June. We are especially grateful to the volunteers who have helped ensure our church is a safe place to gather – they have done incredible work!

As you know, the number of new COVID-19 cases in the Greater Toronto Area have increased significantly in recent days and, at present, Toronto and Peel Regions are in the “Lockdown Stage” as identified by the Province of Ontario. In addition, Premier Ford announced on November 20, 2020 special emergency measures that need to be taken in our area., including the restriction of attendance inside the church to 10 people.

Sadly, due to these measures, public Masses must be temporarily cancelled. We will continue to celebrate private Mass daily for the intentions of parishioners and for those suffering from Covid-19.

While we recognize it is not a substitute for attending Mass in person, we encourage you to view online/livestream/televised Masses. A full list is available at www.archtoronto.org.

Sadly, it is not possible for our parish to remain open at this time in a way that is safe and able to control the restricted number of people permitted in the building. Confirmations, which were scheduled on December 6 and 13, are postponed at this time.

We continue to thank you for your continued financial contribution during this time. You can mail or drop off your envelope contribution to the parish office. As well you can sign up for Pre-Authorized Giving by printing the form from this website (see under Finances) or requesting a form from the parish office.

So many of the faithful rely on the reception of the sacraments and our churches to find solace, peace and support during this period of pandemic. We will make every effort to continue our outreach to you. We also ask that you find opportunities to assist those who are vulnerable or alone among us.

We will continue to update this web page as the situation evolves. We pray that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy. May God continue to bless you now and always!