Bulletin – May 29, 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 on 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 following young people who were confirmed on Sunday May 22nd, 2022. The sacrament was administered by Most Rev. Bishop Kasun, CSB.
Richard Antigua
Nyla Callanta
Michela Cologna
Simona Cologna
Fernando Cordova-Guillermo
Thais David de Paiva
Ryan Jung
Joonho Kim
Kyoungse Kim
Rylan Lee
Alice Leung
Nathan Mong
Ogechi Oguamanam
Matias Joaquin Pachas Ramos
Katherine Poon
Carter Sparkman
Édouard Taylor
Mark Viado
Cassandra Victorine
Jay Wang
Phoenyx Wyse

Lord, send out Your Spirit to touch the hearts of these students so that they may believe in You and in Jesus whom You sent. Look kindly on all candidates for Confirmation as they listen to Your voice. Open their hearts to Your Spirit and bring to fulfilment the good work that You have begun in them.


Fr. John Lee CP, who was ordained at St. Gabriel’s and served two terms as our Pastor, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his Ordination on June 2nd 2022.

For Fr. John, may Jesus continue to renew, increase, and strengthen in him the graces received at ordination as he carries out his sacred ministry in the Holy Church.

Parishioners who wish to send greetings can contact Fr. John at: St. Ann Monastery, 1233 St. Ann Street, Scranton, PA, USA 18504.


May 30th to June 5th, 2022

MONDAY – CORRINE MATTICE ✞ – Requested by Monica Donovan
TUESDAY – MICHELE GLAVIC ✞ – Requested by her Family
THURSDAY – ZOSIMA BALDOVINO-AGUILA ✞ – Requested by Jenny, Eric & Keith Aguila
FRIDAY – ZOSIMA BALDOVINO-AGUILA ✞ – Requested by Jenny, Eric & Keith Aguila
SATURDAY – LUZ CASTILLO ✞ – Requested by her Family
SUNDAY, 10:30 – ELIZABETH ZUZARTE ✞ – Requested by Sophie & Candida Pereira
SUNDAY, 12:30 – TRACEY O’MALLEY ✞ – Requested by the Family


English Rosary – Saturday, June 4th at 3:00 PM in the Gabriel Room.

Chinese Rosary – Sunday, June 3rd at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room.


If you are planning to be a teacher, it is important for you to know that to be hired to teach in any Catholic school board in Ontario, there must be a letter of reference from your pastor as part of your application.

The letter explaining that you belong to and participate in the community cannot be written if he does not know you. It is recommended that you have a conversation with your pastor early in the process well before the applications are to be submitted.


ShareLife and World Communications Day

On this World Communications Day, your support of ShareLife is improving the lives of Deaf people in our community.

“It truly means the world to members of vulnerable populations whom we serve. You help remove barriers faced by Deaf adults, youth, children, infants, and their families. You are a partner in transforming lives.” – Kelly MacKenzie, Executive Director, Silent Voice

Our third ShareLife Sunday collection is next weekend. Our parish goal for this year’s campaign is $198,000. Thus far we have received $94,739. Please give generously during the special collection or at slife@archtoronto.org. Thank you for supporting ShareLife!


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.


Springtime finds everything growing vigorously, especially the weeds. Indeed, sometimes, they seem like bullies, overtaking and crowding out the slower-growing ferns and flowers. But, even an hour a day of weeding can restrain the progress of, for instance garlic mustard, or even stop it in its tracks.

Let’s give the little guys a helping hand: join our merry band of weeders! Email us at sgpgardenministry@gmail.com.


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


Scarborough Bluffs & St. Augustine’s Seminary
Sunday, June 5th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Hosted by Ignite Young Adult Ministry

Let’s go for a hike featuring reflection and prayer, as we venture out into the beauty of nature to celebrate the gift of God’s creation. We will gather at St. Augustine’s at 10:00 AM where we will begin and conclude our hike. Following the hike, we will celebrate with Pentecost Sunday Mass, presided over by the newly ordained Fr. Alex D’Silva, on the grounds of St. Augustine’s Seminary.

To register go to EVENTBRITE at https://bit.ly/Hike-and-a-Mass. Please RSVP by June 1st.

For more information go to www.ignite-canada.ca or http://www.staugustines.on.ca

NEW BEGINNINGS PRESENTS: Online Bereavement Introductory Program

Wednesday June 1st at 7:00 PM

The Online Bereavement Introductory Program offers both women and men a learning environment which is safe, welcoming and non-judgmental. The program provides 4 weeks of psycho-education, which assists and accompanies the bereaved in exploring grief, experiencing healing and renewing faith. The program resources include PowerPoint and time will be allocated for group discussion.

The ideal candidate is ready and able to participate in a group setting. Each candidate will be screened, prior to being considered for admittance into the program. There is no charge.

Register at: https://nbb06.eventbrite.ca or for more information please contact: Arcangelo Limanni, MRE alimanni@cfstoronto.com (647) 215-3978

We welcome people from all ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.


May is “Leave a Legacy” month in Canada. What better time to start thinking about your lasting impact.

To learn more about the Legacy Society, please contact the Development Office at: 416-934-3400 ext. 561/519 or development@archtoronto.org.