Bulletin – April 24, 2022


The Parish Family would like to congratulate the following:

Nikita Cellini Brunetta,
Sidney Tzi Hsin Chow
Yushan Ariel Fan,
Keletso Dineo Motshwane Lungu
Seyedeh Sepideh Nabavian
Xiaoyue Julia Zhang

received the sacraments of Baptism, The Holy Eucharist and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil.

Candace Bernadette Cuan Lim who received the sacrament of Confirmation.

Athear Saoor and Nahren Sarkes Saoor who were received into full Communion in the Catholic Church

Maya Alexis Gorda , Ariane Kit Ling Rodrigues And Jay Wang received the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Eucharist.

Aria Neena Kaur Brunetta,
Tobias Philip Khoa Lim,
Eden Temwa Lungu and
Maya Lebogang Lungu were also baptised at the Easter Vigil.


A word of thanks to all those who participated in the Passionist Jubilee Synod. The openness of the sharing and the creativity of the participants made our “Walking Together” a very valuable experience of Parish Community.

Fr. Jim will return in several weeks’ time to continue the important dialogue on Parish Leadership and our commitment to the mission of the Gospel.

Fr. Steve Dunn


First Communion interviews are now being scheduled.

Interview dates:
May 3rd, May 4th, and May 5th
May 10th, May 11th, May 12th,
May 17th, May 18th and May 19th.

Interviews 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. Please have your child bring their book to the interview.


April 25th to May 1st, 2022

MONDAY – MARIANO MORALES ✞ – Requested by Lalainde Dyok
TUESDAY – ANDREW HUI ✞ – Requested by Howa Hui
WEDNESDAY – THANKSGIVING – Requested by Agnes Wong
THURSDAY – TERESIA TAM ✞ – Requested by Catherine Chung
FRIDAY – NGUYET MARIA THI VU ✞ – Requested by the Nguyen Family
SATURDAY – ALLAN PERSAUD ✞ – Requested by Alana Persaud
SUNDAY, 10:30 –
SUNDAY 12:30 –


St. Gabriel’s Parish is hoping to sponsor at least one Ukrainian family. This will be done under the guidance of the Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT). These are early days in this initiative and much of the process for being matched with a Ukrainian family in need has yet to be announced. As our Refugee Committee receives information and time lines from ORAT, the parish will be updated.

Sponsorship of a family will require the support of the St. Gabriel’s community in many different ways. If you would like to learn more about the volunteer roles and to sign up, you can access that through the parish website under Ministries, Refugee Committee. If you speak Ukrainian, we would appreciate you identifying that skill through the website.

Since volunteers on the committee will work one on one with the sponsored family members, it is classified as a High Risk Volunteer position by the Archdiocese and screening by the Volunteer Screening Committee is required.

For our Parish, this will be the fourth refugee sponsorship we will have done in the last 10 years.

We thank you, the St. Gabriel Parish members, in advance for your support.


There is still time to bring your prepared frozen casseroles to the Church at all the Masses next weekend for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

Please think about volunteering to help feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. Three different recipes are available in the Parish Office or online at the Parish website. Casserole pans are also available from the Parish Office. If you require more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.


Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre.

Your food donations are so important as Covid 19 remains with us and numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired


ShareLife Sunday is next weekend.

When you support ShareLife, you support agencies like Mary Centre. Here’s how your support makes a difference for the work of this agency:

“Thank you to all who donate to ShareLife. With each donation we receive, we are able to attain our goals of assisting people in their efforts in building a good life, and also providing a safe place for people with a developmental disability to stay so that their families/caregivers and themselves can get some needed respite.”

To date, $10,810 has been received at the ShareLife Office and $30,270 has been received at the Parish for a total of $41,080 toward our goal of $198,000.

The next ShareLife Sunday collection is Sunday, May 1st.

Thank you for supporting ShareLife!


Would you like to learn how to connect with others virtually and via social networking apps safely and with ease? This program is a collaborative effort between the Maturing Adult Ministry and the Youth Ministry.

Please email Sr. Malou at StGabrielMMA@gmail.com for more information and to register.

GLOBAL HITKANSUT CEREMONY: A Ritual Gathering for Yom HaShoah

Wednesday, April 27th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM


Yom HaShoah is a Remembrance Day of Jews who suffered and died during the Holocaust.

To commemorate this annual event, a special contemporary ritual has been designed called, “The Global Hitkansut Ceremony.” This virtual event will incorporate many survivors’ testimonies with literary texts, music, poetry and prayer to move us toward moral responsibility in the face of inhumanity.

For participation, please register: https://moralmemory.hartman.org.il/home


“Every part of this earth is sacred to my people.”
Chief Seattle

In preparation for Easter, we tried to give the church grounds the same loving attention that was showered on the church itself. Grasses and flower stalks were cut back, raked and bagged, tree and shrub prunings were sent to compost, and volunteers filled large garbage bags with refuse accumulated over the winter months. Then, on Good Friday, high winds blew more litter over the garden and, once again we filled multiple garbage bags with plastic bags, paper, cups, glasses, cardboard, etc.

It is disheartening to see the extent to which Earth is treated as a garbage dump rather than as our sacred home.

“The natural world is the larger sacred community to which we belong.” – Thomas Berry


Monthly Reflection

The passion of our Lord is something that we often take for granted. In the busy hustle and bustle of our own everyday lives, especially living through a pandemic, we often forget the sacrifice Jesus made for us. However, every year we are especially reminded of Jesus’s love on Good Friday.
This year, our parish youth group led the Stations of the Cross service for a fourth year. As one of the readers, I was really proud of our group’s efforts to lead our community in this special service.

Like many, the Stations of the Cross service allowed me to slow down and spend time in personal reflection. I was also able to draw connections between current world events and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, inspiring me to think of little things I can do in my life to live in God’s love and light.

The music was an integral part for me during the service. Music always finds a way to express what the heart is feeling, and to hear the love of Jesus through the music was very moving. The Stations of the Cross was a beautiful way to reflect on our own lives and Jesus’s great sacrifice, helping prepare ourselves for the joyous season that is Easter.



Please pick up your Offertory envelopes at the Parish Office if you have not already done so. Thank you.