Bulletin – January 2, 2022

The Wise Still Seek Him.

“Arise, shine for your light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” (Isaiah 60.1)

The Epiphany of Christ is a shining light set at the turning of the year to illuminate all that has gone before and to guide us through the year ahead.


January 3rd – January 9th, 2022

MONDAY – HOLIDAY – No 9:00 AM Mass
TUESDAY – FILOMENA da SILVA – Requested by Maria da Silva
WEDNESDAY – JUNG-EUN HONG – Requested by Megan Freitas
THURSDAY – KEQIN HAN – Requested by Megan Freitas
FRIDAY – REGINA TA – Requested by Veronica Do
SATURDAY – JOSEPH D’GAMA – Requested by his Family
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – CORA PARKE – Requested by Leonor Dytoc
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – KRISTINA & ROMAN SIELECKI – Requested by Hannah & Adam Esker



With this Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, we close our celebration of Christmas and we look forward to a peaceful and healthy New Year.

Thank you to all our Parish Ministries and their Volunteers. Your selfless contribution of your time and talents are certainly the greatest blessing that our Parish continues to have!

Thank you especially to our faithful parishioners who have continued to support us during this unpredictable year. You are truly wonderful people!


Thank you to the volunteers who prepared casseroles for December. For January, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of January 29th/30th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

You may pick up a copy of a casserole recipes and a pan from the Parish Office. Three recipes are also available on St. Gabriel’s web site. Please remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole. More volunteers are urgently needed to help feed the hungry in our city. For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.


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.


Sunday, January 23rd, 2022, at 4:00 PM

Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church,
920 Progress Avenue, Scarborough

The Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service for the Greater Toronto Area will be held at Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church, 920 Progress Avenue, Scarborough on Sunday January 23rd, 2022, at 4:00 PM.

All are welcome to attend in person or watch the livestream on Facebook at the link, https://bit.ly/3DAaxca.

For details, please see the poster at the link, https://bit.ly/3rNvdLd.

Join His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins and a wide representation of Christian leaders to pray for the restoration of full visible unity willed by Jesus Christ for the Church.

The homilist is Rev. Archpriest Fr. Zareh Zargarian (Vicar of the Armenian Diocese of Canada and Parish Priest of Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Toronto).

This event is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Office for Promoting Christian Unity & Religious Relations with Judaism and the Greater Toronto Area of Council of Christian Churches.


Stay tuned…

We are excited to announce several programs that parish Ministry with Maturing Adults Committee will be starting in the next two months. All sessions will be offered virtually. Please watch this space for further information.

Writing Circle
Ways to Pray
Scripture Programme
Milk Bag weaving

Have you ever thought about becoming a priest?

Spending an evening at the seminary offers discerners a glimpse into the place where priestly formation begins. The evening includes Holy Mass in the beautiful seminary chapel, dinner, a talk by Director of Vocations Fr. Chris Lemieux, and a tour of the seminary. CONTACT: Office of Vocations at (416) 968-0997

Email: vocations@archtoronto.org
WEB: https://www.vocationstoronto.ca/


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, please do no use them for 2022. Also, 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.