Bulletin – June 5, 2022


Sunday June 12th, 2022
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Just a reminder! – The Parish will be hosting a Jubilee Celebration Party commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the ordination of Father Brando next Sunday, June 12th, between 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM in our Parking lot and Gathering Space – we hope all of you can attend!

The Parish has also set up an Anniversary gifting opportunity for anyone who wishes to help defray Father Brando’s travel expenses to the Philippines and Rome during his sabbatical.

Details on how to contribute are included in the Jubilee Pamphlet on the information table in the Gathering space and on our Parish Website. We thank you in advance for your generosity.


Congratulations to the children in our parish who received their First Holy Communion on Sunday May 29th, 2022 at 3:00 PM.

We wish these young people every blessing and promise to support them as they continue on their journey of faith.

Sophia Alejandra Ariza
Alanzo Gavin Cambronero
Brent Gabriel Cambronero
Francis Chan
Jason Ian Chan
Rafael Ryan Chen
Dajung Alice Chung
Matteo Cortese
Sofia Isabella Da Silva
Fernanda David de Paiva
Brielle De Giorgio
Sean Philip Dizon
Luiza Diefenthaler Benvenutti
Samantha Bernadeth Dizon
Gabriel Falcao
Andrew Phillip Ganon
Aaron Garzon
Maya Alexis Gorda
Julia Khachatryan
Violet Knutson
Brennan Kua
Andrew Lewis
Charles Lynde
Jhaynard Mamuad
Nicholas James Manera
Chelsea Mayrina
Madeleine Meli
Karl Tristan Morello
Kyle Patrick Morello
Arnold Kyrian Nju
Ava Quadros
Sofia Reyes
Jude Ungria
Joseph Peter Valavi
Chase Valdez
Alexandra Varillas
Adrian Vasquez
Liam Vukovic
James William Jr. George
Floyd Andrei Wong


June 6th to June 12th, 2022

MONDAY – JEAN FOURNIER ✞ – Requested by Mariette Fournier-Chabot
SATURDAY – FR. BRANDO RECANA CP – Requested by the Burke Family
SUNDAY, 10:30 – NICHOLAS WONG ✞ – Requested by the Au Family


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.

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 at 416-221-8866.


Let’s show we care on ShareLife Sunday

This weekend is the final ShareLife Sunday of the year. But ShareLife is more than a collection. It’s how we as a community say “we care.” In solidarity with Catholics throughout the Archdiocese, we provide a witness of God’s love by actively supporting those in need locally and the greater world.

Our goal this year is $198,000 To date we have achieved $97,874. If you have not done so, please give generously during the special collection or at sharelife.org. Thank you for supporting our parish’s ShareLife campaign.


We are pleased to report that our team of 21 volunteers is getting ready to welcome a family from the Ukraine.

We are in the very early stages of this sponsorship and as yet we do not know how or when we will be matched with a family in need. Our Sponsorship is the through the Office of Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) and they have a team in Poland speaking to Ukrainian families about resettlement in Canada.

We will of course keep the Parish informed of developments as they happen. Thank you for your continued support of this important work.
Hebrews 13:2

Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing so some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.


Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 52 casseroles for May. For June, your prepared frozen casseroles will be collected at all the Masses on the weekend of June 25th/26th to be delivered 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.


Each month the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre.

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.

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.

Your food donations are more important than ever many are without jobs and numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.


July 9th, From 12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM

3022 Dufferin Street

Save the Date! Returning by popular demand Saturday July 9th! Rain or Shine! Join the Daughters of St. Paul for a Fundraising BBQ from 12 noon – 6 pm at 3022 Dufferin Street, North York. Enjoy a Hot Dog, Hamburger or Sausage, a bowl of Baked Beans, Chili or Pancit with a water or soda. All proceeds go to renovations of the Sisters’ Bookcentre and Convent. Questions? Call 416-781-9131


Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre
1617 Blythe Rd., Mississauga
Saturday, June 11th from 9:00AM to 3:00 PM

Queen of Apostles Retreat Centre is holding a Retreat for the Bereaved on Saturday, June 11th. The theme of their retreat is, “Let the healing hands of Jesus bless you with peace and comfort.” The cost for the day is $45 (includes hot lunch)

For more information, contact Jean at 905-278-5229 or email office@qoa.ca


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


The Garden Ministry is pleased to welcome Dylan Ngan, who recently joined St. Gabriel’s staff as our Canada Summer Jobs Gardening Helper. Please greet him if you meet in the garden.

Treat yourself to a discovery of spring blossoms in the north and south gardens: purple lupin spears in the south and baptisia’s purple pea-like flowers in the north. Also in bloom in both gardens is comfrey with its droopy, pink, bell-like blossoms. And if you are fond of ferns, the best time to view the several fine displays in the south garden is now, before the summer heat.

Our first harvest was delivered to the Good Shepherd this week – radish and lettuce.

Contact us at sgpgardenministry@gmail.com.


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

One of the most financially sound ways to support the Archdiocese of Toronto is with the gift of securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds). When you donate stocks, mutual funds and other securities to a registered charity, you pay no capital gains tax and receive a tax receipt for the full amount of the gift. It means a great tax break for you and support of various archdiocesan charities such as, your parish, ShareLife, St. Augustine’s Seminary, The Shepherds’ Trust, Office for Refugees and many others.

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