Bulletin – March 27, 2022


Stations of the Cross:
Friday Evenings at 7:30 PM

Individual Confessions:
Wednesday, March 30th
From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Palm Sunday, April 10th:
Masses Sat., 4:30 PM
Sun., 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Holy Thursday, April 14th:
No 9:00 A.M. Mass
7:30 PM – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Followed by Adoration until 10:00 PM

Good Friday, April 15th:
10:00 AM – Morning Prayer
3:00 PM – Solemn Passion of Our Lord
7:30 PM – Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday, April 16th
No 4:30 PM Mass
8:00 PM Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 17th
Masses 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Easter Monday, April 18th:
No 9:00 AM Mass
Office Closed



March 28th to April 3rd, 2022

MONDAY – TAI AU YEUNG ✞ – Requested by Agnes Wong
TUESDAY – KATHLEEN MCCARTHY – Requested by Agnes Gaughan
WEDNESDAY – YANG PHIL BOON – Requested by Veronica Do
FRIDAY – ALLAN PERSAUD ✞ – Requested by Alana Persaud
SATURDAY – STEPHEN MENEZES ✞ – Requested by the Family
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY ✞ – Requested by the St. Vincent de Paul Society
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – JOSE ADONIS MONTECASTRO ✞ – Requested by Jeanette Montecastro


Stations of the Cross will take place each Friday evening during Lent at 7:30 PM. We also encourage your attendance at our daily Mass throughout Lent.


We pray for the реорlе of Ukraine today.
We pray for реaсе and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for аll those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or реасе, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above аll, we pray for аll your precious children, at-risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Реасе.


Would you like to learn how to connect with others virtually and via social networking apps safely and with ease.

If interested please email Sr. Malou at smluciarsm@bellnet.ca


As you know, Russia has invaded Ukraine, resulting in widespread violence and a looming humanitarian crisis. In response to the request of parishioners, the Archdiocese of Toronto has launched a humanitarian relief effort to help the Ukrainian people at this time.

Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian civilians have already fled their homes and are trying to find shelter in neighbouring countries. The United Nations estimates that there could eventually be up to five million Ukrainian refugees, depending on how the war transpires.

During Lent, a donation to help Ukrainians who are suffering due to this war would be a most appreciated gift.

The Archdiocese of Toronto will channel donations to support the Office for Refugees, Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) and the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA).

ORAT is Canada’s largest private Sponsorship Agreement Holder, which helps bring hundreds of newcomers to our country each year. It will use donations to bring Ukrainian refugees to Canada as soon as possible.

Your donation will help Ukrainians who are beset by violence in Eastern Europe and it will help some of them find a new home in Canada.

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

Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website: www.archtoronto.org
By phone through the Development Office – 416-934-3411
Through the parish, making cheques payable to:
St. Gabriel’s Parish – Ukraine Relief –

Please continue to pray for the Ukrainian people and all those who suffer under the human tragedy of war. Thank you for your continued assistance.


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 Ministeries, 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.


The youth group is welcoming members Grades 7 and up to join our ministry. To join the youth group and to keep updated on future gatherings and events, please email sgpyouthgroup@gmail.com.


My name is Chloe and I have been a member of the youth group since 2016. I first joined as part of my preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. However, as I spent more time with all the other members, I felt like I truly belonged and continued to be an active member after many years.

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend our parish Lenten Retreat and listen to Fr. Jim O’Shea preach about various issues of today. Fr. Jim mentioned how as children of God, we must make everyone feel welcome, no matter what background they come from. As a young Catholic who is a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Fr. Jim’s points made me feel heard.

There have been times where I did not feel welcome in the Catholic Church because of comments I received from other Catholics outside our parish community. However, after attending this retreat, I felt inspired to strengthen my faith once again. This was a great start to my Lenten season.

Our church and our youth group has helped me on both a spiritual and personal level. It is a place filled with great role models and memorable experiences where I feel safe and supported. Our parish motto, “We Belong, We Believe, We Become” resonates with me always. I am so grateful to be a part of a welcoming church community!


Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Join this webinar and learn about the importance of a Will, Powers of Attorney & Estate Planning as well as Catholic teachings and traditions around cremation. The Archdiocese of Toronto estate planning team & Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services will share:

– How to protect your loved ones with a proper Will
– How to ensure that your wishes are legally protected
– About Powers of Attorney
– Estate Trustee selection
– Finding lawyers and estate planning advisors
– Our Catholic traditions around wills, cremation, burial and funeral

To register, send us an email to: development@archtoronto.org

Please include ‘webinar April 9’ in the subject line and provide your name in the body of a message. Also, we would be grateful if, for the sake of our statistics, you could let us know whether you are planning to watch this webinar alone or together with a family member.

You will receive a link to the webinar on April 4th, and in a couple of reminders closer to the date of the presentation.



The Garden Ministry is seeking a Garden Assistant to help the ministry with daily gardening activities. This is a temporary position for the period of April 11th to May 15th, requiring up to 30 hours per week at minimum wage. Work can include, but not be limited to watering, weeding, planting, transplanting, soil preparation, pruning, cutting and bagging grasses, mulching, cleaning up debris and care of garden tools.

More information can be obtained by emailing sgpgardenministry@gmail.com.

Please submit your application and resume to stgabrielsparish@bellnet.ca


Please pick up your Offertory envelopes in the Gathering Space if you have not already done so. Thank you.