Bulletin – September 19, 2021


September 20th to September 26th

MONDAY – DARKO SEIFERT – Requested by Mirjana Seifert
TUESDAY – FIORENTINO GIANNOTTA – Requested by Franca Giannotta
WEDNESDAY – HENRY NG – Requested by his Family
THURSDAY – EDNA, GERRY & MIKE HATCH – Requested by their Family
FRIDAY – AURITA FERNANDES – Requested by TonyFernandes
SATURDAY – RENATO BELLISARI – Requested by Chiara Intini
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – KOK SHING WING – Requested by Yan Lam Kok
SUNDAY 12:30 PM – ANDREW HUI TAI PANG – Requested by the Family


September 21st, 22nd, and 23rd from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

There will be registration for the Sacraments of First Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation on September 21st, 22nd, and 23rd from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM in the gathering space of the church.

Please Note:

A copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate is required if registering for First Communion or Confirmation. Registration forms will not be accepted without it.

A Baptism certificate is not required for Reconciliation.

A fee of $30 is required at registration for Confirmation to defray related costs.

The deadline for registration for all sacraments is September 30th. No registrations will be accepted after that date.


Meetings in preparation for the R.C.I.A. (Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults) will begin in October. These meetings are for persons interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith. The exploration may lead the candidate to seek baptism, and become a member of the Catholic Christian community; or for Christians already baptized into another Christian denomination, the reception into the Catholic Church.

Adult Catholics who have not received the sacrament of Confirmation but who wish to do so are also encouraged to attend these sessions.

As well, these meetings may be an opportunity for “Born Catholics” to deepen their understanding of our faith. Very often, especially for those of us who received our religious instruction at an early age, we tend to grow physically, mentally, psychologically etc., but the understanding of our faith does not grow correspondingly.

The RCIA may serve as a good opportunity for us to ask questions and to develop a more adult understanding of our faith. Registration will continue until September 18th. If you are interested in joining the RCIA meetings or if you would like to have more information about it, please contact Sr. Maria Lucia by email at StGabrielParishRCIA@gmail.com or by phone at 416-221-8866.


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 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.


For Children Who Were Registered in 2019 and 2020

First Communion interview dates are now being booked. They will take place on Tuesday, October 19th, Wednesday, October 20th and Friday, October 22nd.

They are scheduled every 15 minutes from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Please call the Parish Office at 416 221 8866 to book your appointment with Fr. Brando as soon as possible.


Second Collection on the Weekend of September 25th/26th

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is involved in national and international areas of pastoral activity, including social justice, ecumenical and interfaith relations, collaboration with Indigenous peoples, life and family issues, liturgy, catechesis, doctrine and relations with Catholic associations and movement.

There will be a second collection on the weekend of September 25th/26th for the Needs of the Church in Canada. Your gifts are used by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops to represent Canadian Catholics in national and international pastoral activity. Thank you for your support of this important work.


Next Weekend, September 25th/26th

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 31

casseroles for August. For September, your frozen casseroles will be collected after all the Masses next weekend, September 25th/26th, for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. Let’s see if we can increase that number!

The need is very great especially right now with Covid19.

The casseroles are easy to make and we have the recipes

and casserole pans right here in the Parish Office. The recipes are also available on the Parish website. If you require more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.


Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall. Your food donations are very much appreciated especially during these difficult times.


Will you help us reach our ShareLife campaign goal?

We have currently raised $146,745 toward our parish goal of $187,000

“Our goal can be met, but only with your help. I invite you to join today’s generation of heroes by making a sacrificial gift to ShareLife. As you contemplate the blessings God has entrusted to you, please join me in giving to ShareLife to the best of your ability.

– Cardinal Thomas Collins

October 10th is the next ShareLife Sunday.

Please give generously during the special collection or anytime at sharelife.org.


As you know, Haiti has now been hit with a 7.2 earthquake, the latest in a series of disasters to strike this small nation. The devastation was worsened by arrival of Tropical Depression Grace, bringing heavy rains flooding and landslides.

In an effort to support those have been most directly impacted by these disasters,

St. Gabriel’s Parish is accepting funds which will be passed on directly to Fr. Rick Frechette in Haiti.

Contributions can also be made through the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:

Through the parish, making cheques payable to:

St. Gabriel’s – Haiti Disaster Relief 2021

Disaster Relief envelopes are on the table in the Gathering Space.

Through the Development Office at 416-934-3411

Please offer your prayers for all those impacted by this tragedy. Thank you for your ongoing efforts to assist those in crisis.


Liturgical Publications is seeking advertisements for our church bulletin. This advertising helps to cover the costs of producing the bulletin each week. Please support our bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905 624 4422 for more information.


With a federal election scheduled for September 20th, Catholics are encouraged to learn more about the parties and candidates seeking our vote.

Catholic Conscience is Canada’s non-partisan Catholic civic and political engagement organization. They have prepared a number of resources that will assist Catholics in voter education and engagement in the days leading up to the federal election. These resources can be accessed at: http://www.catholicconscience.org/canada-federal-current.

All those eligible to vote are encouraged to do so on, or before, September 20th, 2021


Sunday, September 26th from 12:30 to 2:00 PM

Native Peoples’ Mission (at St. Ann Parish)
711 Gerrard St. E., Toronto

Join the Native Peoples’ Mission (NPM) community in a day of reflection, solidarity and commemoration of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a new federal statutory holiday being observed on September 30.

John Robinson, an Ojibway elder, will do a purification ceremony. Sr. Petite Lao, RNDM, NPM volunteer and Filipina researcher, will share her reflections on the “Filipino Catholics and the Challenges of the Truth and Reconciliation Process in Canada.” For more information, contact Sr. Petite Lao, RNDM at petite.lao@utoronto.ca


Be sure to check out the Fall edition of the garden Ministry newsletter, Growing News,

which will be posted on the parish website on September 22nd, the Autumnal Equinox. The edition features an editorial by Fr. Paul.

We, and the garden, are grateful to Agnes Gaughan, Liz Quilliam and Marie Deans for their time and the tender, loving care they bestow on the garden.

Harvests from the community garden have paused while fall crops of cabbage, carrots, beets, lettuce, spinach, radish and chard germinate.

Some of you may know that we had all of our garlic stolen a few weeks ago, which meant we had no cloves to plant for next year. We are deeply grateful to Fisher’s Field who, in unsolicited kindness, donated a supply to us.


“The financial burden of the Parish is the responsibility of each and all parishioners to the extent that your means allow.”

Please consider giving your offertory by picking up Envelopes, enrolling in Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG), or Donate Now (through the Archdiocese of Toronto website). Please come by the parish office if you have any questions.