Bulletin – February 6, 2022


Monday, February 21st

Monday February 21st is Family Day, a day to celebrate our families. The Parish Office will be closed and there will be no 9:00 AM Mass on that day.


February 7th to February 13th, 2022

MONDAY – LUCIA TIDONA 🕆 – Requested by Pippo, Graziella,
Luciano & Lina
TUESDAY – JOSEPH MULLIGAN 🕆 – Requested by his Family
WEDNESDAY – ANDREA SAN JUAN – Requested by Sylvia Leaver on the Occasion of Andrea’s 75th Birthday
FRIDAY – TONINO DIDIODATO 🕆 – Requested by the Family
SATURDAY – SEBASTIAN D’GAMA 🕆 – Requested by the Family
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – EUGENE OGUAMANAM 🕆 – Requested by the Family


Sunday, February 13th, 2022 at 2:30 PM

St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica
65 Bond St., Toronto

As part of Marriage Sunday 2022 celebrations, Bishop Robert Kasun, CSB, will preside at a special Mass to honour married couples celebrating milestone anniversaries (25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 60+) in 2022.

Due to social distancing measures, cathedral attendance is limited to pre-registered couples celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries and a maximum of one (1) guest per celebrant couple. Registration is now open. Given the limited attendance at the cathedral, we encourage milestone celebrants to register early. Those who are not able to register may join the celebration via livestream Mass here: www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live. The broadcast will begin at 2:15 PM.

Please visit www.archtoronto.org/marriage to register and to access resources for parishes and couples.


The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome Gabrielle Chidi Ndukwe and Apollo Xavier Recio.

These children received the sacrament of Baptism in January. Congratulations!


Congratulations to the volunteers who prepared 61 casseroles for January. For February, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of February 26th /27th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

More volunteers are encouraged to become active in helping to feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. Three different recipes are available in the Parish Office or online at the Church website. You may pick up casserole pans at 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 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.


Are you a lawyer, financial or insurance advisor? If yes, then we want to hear from you! The Archdiocese of Toronto has spent a number of years creating a network of advisors, who understand our faith and can assist us with our estate and financial affairs. Come and be a part of our network where you have the opportunity to integrate your spiritual and professional lives.

For further information, contact the Development office at 416-934-3400 ext. 561/519 or email development@archtoronto.org.


March 25th to March 27th, 2022

Where are you in your marriage journey? Every marriage could use a boost.

Learn easy to use communication tools to help enhance your relationship.

Our proven program will guide you through practical and private exercises to refresh your wedding vows and to spark up your romance.

Based on Catholic values, but married couples of all faiths are welcome.

Are you ready to rediscover each other?

Call us now! Gerard & Marge McCauley at (905) 792-1925 or online at gerard.marge@rogers.com, or www.wwme.org


Pope Francis has launched the Synod on Synodality: a two-year global process of listening to the faithful that will help the Church reflect on how we can do God’s will in the world today. The comments of the faithful will ultimately be discussed at a meeting of the bishops in the Vatican in 2023.

To learn more about the Synod on Synodality and to share your thoughts, please visit: www.archtoronto.org/synodality.


The Writing Circle began on Zoom on January 28th and will move to in-person sessions when restrictions are lifted. The group will gather every last Friday for 90 minutes each session.

The remaining sessions will be held February 25th, March 25th, April 29th, May 27th, and June 24th, 2022. Sister Maria Lucia is hosting this on Zoom and Sister Mary Rose will facilitate the sessions.


Theme: Walk in Wisdom
Wisdom Circle of Faith Friends

This is a small conversation group of persons in the second half of life who will gather on Zoom to reflect and share insights and questions from their life experience within the context of faith.

Dates: Five weekly gatherings on Zoom on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:00 PM – March 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, April 5th.

Process: In preparation for each session, a reflection guide will be sent by email to each participant. Conversation will be facilitated by Mary Rose Marrin CSJ, Retired Maturing Adults Minister. Sister Malou will serve as the host for the Zoom session.

Registration: contact Sr. Malou at StGabrielMMA@gmail.com before February 25th, 2022.


The 2022 Offertory envelopes are now available. When you attend Mass, please remember to pick up your box of envelopes from Nikki, maintaining the required physical distancing.

If there is no box with your name on it and you want a box, please let the parish office know in person, by phone or by email. If you are donating via Pre-Authorized Giving or Donate Now at the Archdiocese, you normally would not have an envelope box assigned to you.

If you still have envelopes in your possession from any prior year, including 2021, do no use them for 2022.

Please write your name and complete address on the first few 2022 envelopes you use so that the office can ensure we have your correct information for sending out tax receipts.


The 2021 tax receipts for all donations made to the parish including PAG were mailed out last week and you should have received your receipt this week.

If you donate using a credit card through the Archdiocese, you will receive the tax receipt directly from the Archdiocese.


Donors With Incomplete Information

If you are making a cash donation and are not using your numbered envelopes, please ensure that your name and address are neatly printed on the envelope.

For example, we have received donations in cash where the name is not legible with a missing phone number or address.

If you want to receive a tax receipt, please ensure that you provide the above information.


Special Collection, Weekend of March 5th/ 6th

The Church building is approaching her 16th year of operation. Most equipment and machinery that keep the building functional are often not visible. This equipment has undergone regular checks and maintenance to ensure that they function properly and efficiently. Some of these have reached a critical milestone that would require major repairs or even a replacement. These items are classified as the “must haves” in our long-term budget.

One of the two project that we plan to undertake in 2022 is a major repair on the living wall. The living wall has not been in the best shape. We are in the process of identifying the issue and are close to a resolution. It involves the engineering components that reside behind the wall. Once this is resolved we can then reconstruct the external visible living wall to one that we are usually proud to associate with St. Gabriel’s Parish.

The second under consideration is asphalt resurfacing of the south parking lot. The condition is deteriorating and may pose problems in the near future if it is not repaired.

We cannot achieve these milestones without your continued support and contribution to the maintenance funds. A special collection is planned for March 5th/6th, 2022 weekend. Please be as generous as your means allow.