Bulletin – November 7, 2021


Thursday, November 11th is Remembrance Day, a day to remember all who have served, and continue to serve in our armed forces, especially those who have died and those wounded in battle. We pray for healing and peace; that one day, all peoples will lay down their arms and embrace one another as brothers and sisters in one human family.



A Box of Remembrance has been placed on the altar for the month of November. You are invited to write the names of your deceased relatives and friends on a sheet of paper at home and bring it to place in the box.

Those whose names are in the Box of Remembrance will be remembered at all the Masses celebrated in November.


November 8TH to November 14th, 2021

MONDAY – SOULS IN PURGATORY – Requested by Myrian Fabra
TUESDAY – SOULS IN PURGATORY – Requested by Myrian Fabra
WEDNESDAY – PAULINE FUNG CHIU – Requested by the Chiu Family
THURSDAY – DAMIAN GAUGHAN – Requested by Agnes Gaughan
FRIDAY – CORA PARKE – Requested by Lulu Luz
SATURDAY – SIMON GALVEZ PRINCIPIO – Requested by Margina Principio
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – EMILIO & JOSEFINA LUNA – Requested by Francisco Luna
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – JOSE ENRIQUEZ SR. – Requested by Jackie & Kayla Enriquez


At the 10:30 AM Mass from October to May each year, children ages 4 to 10 have the opportunity to gather as a group for the Liturgy of the Word led by parents who have volunteered.

We are in great need of more volunteers to assist this program.

For more information or to volunteer, please call Dawn Burke at 416 671-0561 or leave a message at the Parish Office.


The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome the following children who received the Sacrament of Baptism during the month of October:

Margaret Mary Calvert
Owen Matthews
Penelope Matthews
Theodore Rutka

Congratulations and blessings to you!


The Altar Server Ministry invites children, 10 and above, who are interested in learning how to serve at Mass, to please email stgabrielsaltarservers@gmail.com with details of the Mass at which they would like to serve.


November 13th/14th

There will be a second collection next week, November 13th/14th for The Shepherds’ Trust. The mission of The Shepherds’ Trust is to ensure retired priests are provided with sufficient financial resources to lead a dignified life after many years of ministry. Your generous gift will help our priests maintain a modest, but active and independent lifestyle in their retirement years. For priests who are ill or otherwise infirmed, the trust ensures they have access to nursing home facilities and medical care. Thank you for your support of this important work.


As you know, each week we collect food for 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 more important than ever as Covid 19 continues and numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.


Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 35 casseroles in October for the Good Shepherd Centre.

In November your prepared casseroles will be collected on the weekend of November 27th/28th.

Please consider helping to feed the less fortunate in our city. Recipes and casserole pans are available at the Parish Office. Recipes are also online at our website. For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.


1617 Blythe Road Mississauga
Thursday November 11th from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre is holding a Healing Retreat for those suffering with cancer.

Please join them as they journey through the challenges of living and dealing with cancer.

The cost is $40.

To find out more information or to register, please email office@qoa.ca or call 905 278 5229.


Saturday, November 13th, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Join this webinar and learn about the importance of a Will, Powers of Attorney & Estate Planning as well as Catholic teachings and traditions around cremation.

The Archdiocese of Toronto estate planning team and Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services will share:

How to protect your loved ones with a proper will
How to ensure that your wishes are legally protected
About Powers of Attorney
Estate Trustee selection
Finding lawyers and estate planning advisors
Our Catholic traditions around wills, cremation, burial and funerals

An estate planning guide will be mailed to all attendees at no cost.

To register, send them an email to: development@archtoronto.org

Please include ‘webinar on November 13’ in the subject line and provide your name and mailing address in the body of a message (otherwise they won’t be able to send you your copy of the Estate Planning guide!). Also, they would be grateful if, for the sake of their statistics, you could let them know whether you are planning to watch this webinar alone or together with a family member.

You will receive a link to the webinar on November 8th, and a couple of reminders closer to the date of the presentation.


Wednesday, November 17th at 7:00 PM
St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica
65 Bond St., Toronto

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN Canada) will hold its 7th annual Red Wednesday on November 17th. The goal of the event is to raise awareness and to pray for persecuted Christians, who are the most discriminated against religious group in the world.

To mark this important day, ACN and the Archdiocese of Toronto are organizing a prayer vigil at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica at 7:00 PM. All are welcome!

For more information, please contact Aid to the Church in Need (ACN Canada)at el@acn-canada.org or by phone at 416-827-5022


Thursday November 18th at 7:00 PM

The Online Separated/Divorced Introductory Program offers both women and men a learning environment which is safe, welcoming and non-judgmental. The program provides 4 weeks of psycho-education which assists and accompanies the separated/divorced in exploring grief, experiencing healing and renewing faith. The program resources include PowerPoint, audio/video media and time will be allocated for group discussion.

Program Goals
• Understanding the fundamentals of grief and mourning
• Explaining the transitional dynamics of loss
• Developing skills for emotional management and practical care
• Renewing faith and rediscovery of personal spirituality

Program Access
The ideal candidate is ready and able to participate in a group setting. Each candidate will be screened prior, to being considered for admittance into the program.

For more information and to register please contact: Arcangelo Limanni, MRE (416) 921-1163 ext. 2225 alimanni@cfstoronto.com We welcome people from all ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds


Saturday, November 20th from 9 :00 AM to 3:30 PM

The Office of Vocations will host a Come & See – Day Retreat for men 18 years and older, at St. Augustine’s Seminary on Saturday, November 20th from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM This day retreat offers men a way to discern a possible call to priesthood at our seminary. We encourage you to promote this retreat in your parish and during your livestream Masses. Thank you in advance for your generosity as we work together to build a culture of vocations.

Please register at www.vocationstoronto.ca.

For more information go to vocations@archtoronto.org