Bulletin – October 10, 2021


A Reading from St. Paul’s Letter to the Colossians (3.12-15)

As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body.

And be thankful.

A Prayer for Thanksgiving

O heavenly Father:
We thank thee for food and
remember the hungry.
We thank thee for health and remember the sick.
We thank thee for friends and remember the friendless.
We thank thee for freedom and remember
the enslaved.
May these remembrances stir us to service,
that thy gifts to us may be used for others.

A blessed and happy Thanksgiving to all.

Monday, October 11th is Thanksgiving Day.
There will be no 9:00 AM Mass and the Parish Office will be closed.


October 11th to October 17th, 2021

TUESDAY – SOGAN JUNG – Requested by Veronica Do
WEDNESDAY – MOLLY & BILL BURKE – Requested by Marilyn & Fred Burke
THURSDAY – LEANOR MACALINO – Requested by Robert & Cheeto Miguel
FRIDAY – SOGAN JUNG – Requested by Veronica Do
SATURDAY – PASQUALE GATTI – Requested by Linda Gatti
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – KAZ SWIDERSKI – Requested by Irene & Family
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – ANDREW HUI TAI PANG – Requested by Howa Hui


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


The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome
Ariana Nicole Mourra and
Jaden Osariere Oghosa

These children received the Sacrament of Baptism in the month of September. Congratulations!


The Parent meeting for those whose children will receive First Communion in the spring is October 26th at 7:30 PM.

The Parent meeting for those whose children will be confirmed in the spring will be on October 28th at 7:30 PM.


October 23rd/24th

Since 1922, the Pontifical Missions Societies, through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, have supported the temporal needs of missions and created awareness of the work of the missions throughout the world. Some examples of their projects include: building churches, pastoral centres, cathedrals, religious houses of formation, homes for the clergy; offering formation programs for lay missionaries; providing radio and television production and audio-visual materials to remote mission areas; and supporting pastoral work in various rural dioceses. There will be a second collection on the weekend of October 23rd/24th for the Evangelization of the Nations, otherwise known as World Mission Sunday.

This is a worldwide collection for the missionary Church and it is our opportunity to assist at-need Catholic communities around the globe. Our offerings are combined with those of other Catholics around the world and distributed to missions and dioceses.

We are called to share from our abundance with those who are less fortunate and lack the basic essentials to know, love and praise God. Thank you for your support of this important work.


Living the Gospel by supporting frontline workers

Day in and day out, frontline workers have been working tirelessly during the pandemic. While they are there for us, who is there for them?

Catholic Family Services agencies have served countless people who are on the front lines during the pandemic, providing counselling and support. Your gift to ShareLife is helping them cope with the stress and anxiety of being exposed to illness.

October 31st is the next ShareLife Sunday. Please give generously during the special collection or anytime at sharelife.org.


For the Good Shepherd Centre and Rosalie Hall

it’s not to late to make a difference in the lives of the hungry and homeless this Thanksgiving by participating in the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.

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.

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.

Urgently needed items include:
rice pasta sauces, canned tomatoes
breakfast cereals hot chocolate
tea bags jam
granola/protein bars chocolate bars
cookies and crackers, hard candy
sugar coffee
canned legumes e.g., chick peas, black beans
canned tuna, soups, stews, fruits and vegetables

Please check the expiry date as we cannot pass on expired foods. Please no fresh or frozen foods.

Thank you for your ongoing support of these two special charities.


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Friday, October 15th at 7:00 PM to Sunday, October 17th at 1:00 PM

Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre
2325 Liverpool Rd., Pickering

A silent Ignatian weekend retreat for men and women.

What happens to our faith as we learn just how big the cosmos is? How do we encounter God differently when we realize that all those stars and planets are real places – part of the same universe created by God and redeemed by the Incarnation?

Facilitated by Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ, known as “The Pope’s Astronomer.” He is the director of the Vatican Observatory and president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation.

Br. Consolomagno believes in the need for science and religion to work alongside one another, rather than act as competing ideologies. A suggested offering of $260 per person. Includes two nights’ accommodation, meals, program and spiritual direction.

To register go to www.manresa-canada.ca

For more information, contact: registration@manresa.ca or phone 905-839-2864.


Wednesday, October 20th at 7:00 PM

A virtual event recommended by the Office for Promoting Christian Unity and Religious Relations with Judaism

The Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies (ICJS) provides lectures and discussions to build religious literacy among the public. Ross Gay will share insights from his recent book that explores the delights of the ordinary, especially the small actions of individuals that create community. These shared bonds lead to the rewards that come from a life closely observed. This poet and essayist will illustrate the importance of acknowledging joy and wonder in our life as a spiritual practice.

Register at https://bit.ly/BookOfDelightsDiscussion

WORLDWIDE Marriage Encounter

Virtual Online, October 22nd to October 24th

Live your best life in love! Restore your loving communication with your spouse and rekindle the romance. The Marriage Encounter experience is a skill-building enrichment program where you, as husband and wife, learn how to be the best couple you can be; a special weekend to spend in ways that normal, daily living tends to inhibit. No group discussion. Based on Catholic values but open to couples of all faiths. Rediscover the love in your relationship!

For more information and to register, contact Marge & Gerard McCauley at gerard.marge@rogers.com or (905) 792-1925.

Website: wwme.org


On this Thanksgiving weekend, the Garden Ministry would like to share with you a Thanksgiving which they created from their experiences working in St. Gabriel’s Garden.

It expresses our gratitude to the garden, its creatures, the elements and Creator, and can be found in the Fall Newsletter, at the bottom of the Garden Ministry page on the parish website: https://stgabrielsparish.ca/ministries/garden-ministry/

Thank you for your continued interest, support and encouragement.