Bulletin – November 20, 2022

This is the Feast of
Christ the King
To Him be Glory and Kingship forever!



A Box of Remembrance has been placed on the altar for the month of November. You are invited to write the names of your deceased relatives and friends on a sheet of paper at home and bring it to place in the box.

Those whose names are in the Box of Remembrance will be remembered at all the Masses celebrated in November.


“As Christians, let us always make charity, faith and hope the basis of our lives and our actions.” – Pope Francis, Message for the sixth World Day of the Poor (Nov 13th, 2022)

Last Sunday, our youth group assembled 100 winter care packages of gloves, socks, and gift cards for the less fortunate. Our group of 25 spent the afternoon handing out packages to individuals in the downtown core and also dropped off packages to three shelters. It was a gratifying experience for World Day of the Poor. Thank you to our adult supervisors and to our pastoral team for their continued support!

Our youth group is always welcoming new members grades 6 and up. To get involved, please email sgpyouthgroup@gmail.com


November 21st to November 27th

MONDAY – ARLO SEAS – Requested by Megan Freitas
TUESDAY – CARMILUZZA DI NATALE ✞ – Requested by the Grech Family
WEDNESDAY – ROMULO GONZALEZ ✞ – Requested by his Parents
THURSDAY – SR. CAROLINE ALTPETER ✞ – Requested by Margaret Anne Leckie
FRIDAY – FILOMENA DA SILVA ✞ – Requested by Maria Da Silva
SATURDAY – JOHN MENDES ✞ – Requested by his Family
SUNDAY 10:30 AM – LAURA KOO & FAMILY – Requested by Megan Freitas
SUNDAY 12:30 PM – KOK YAU BO ✞ – Requested by Y.L. Kok


Available weekend of November 26/27, 2022

A beautiful and unique calendar from the Canadian North will be available again! The calendar showcases photos of lovely landscape of the North captured by Bishop Jon Hansen on his many missionary trips in the Diocese of Mackenzie in the Northwest Territories. That Diocese is home to many isolated indigenous communities.

Many of you may have known Fatima Lee, who is formerly a member of our pastoral team at St Gabriel’s. She has served as a missionary in the Diocese of Mackenzie since 2018.

On the weekend of Nov 26/27, volunteers will be selling these beautiful 2022 calendars at the parish gathering space before and after mass, while the calendars last.

It is hoped that through the sale of these calendars, funds will be raised to support the travel of priests and pastoral workers of the diocese to the remote communities. Since this Diocese of 1.5 million sq. km has only nine priests serving, many of the isolated communities will have Mass only occasionally. Except in the deep of winter when the ice roads are available, each time a priest or pastoral worker visits, flying in and out of these communities is the only option. And it is notoriously expensive to fly in the north.

Please consider supporting the Diocese of Mackenzie. The calendars, at $20 each, are great for personal use; they will also make wonderful and unique gifts.


Saturday, November 19th to Sunday, December 11th

St. Vincent de Paul

During Advent, the Society of St Vincent de Paul, St. Gabriel Conference, will have a Giving Tree in the Gathering Space. The tree will be decorated with gift stars.

We invite you to take a star, buy a Walmart or Canadian Tire gift card for about $50 and bring it with the star attached to the Parish Office.

Rosalie Hall

At this time of the year, we are also thinking of the young mothers and babies of Rosalie Hall. If you wish to help, you may choose a “Christmas Stocking” from the tree to purchase pyjamas or undershirts for little ones, age 6 months to 5 years.

Sweaters or hoodies would also be very welcome. Unwrapped Items with the original stocking tag attached can be left in the box provided near the giving tree no later than Sunday, December 11th. Toys or books for these little ones would also be appreciated.

For the Moms, we are suggesting gift cards from Tim Horton’s, Walmart or MacDonald’s. These can be placed in the cards provided and brought to the Office. Thank you for your continued generosity.


There will be a second collection on November 26/27 to support the Ukrainian Sponsorship Initiative.

Apartment Needed

The Refugee Committee is actively looking for a 2 bedroom apartment that can be rented to host a Ukrainian family for 3-6 months.

If you have such a space, or know of someone who does, would you please contact the parish office at stgabrielsparish@bellnet.ca.


Live the Gospel by supporting ShareLife

NEW: Your year-end gift will double in value! From now until the end of 2022, your contribution to our parish’s ShareLife campaign will be matched by an anonymous donor up to a total of $1 million.

“ShareLife is the way the rubber hits the road. This is how we validate the legitimacy and integrity of our Christian life: not by the words we speak, but by the love we share, in practical ways. That’s what we do with ShareLife.” – Cardinal Thomas Collins

Our goal this year is $198,000. To date we have achieved $169,232 Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at sharelife.org/donate.


For November, your prepared frozen casseroles will be collected at the Masses next weekend for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

More volunteers are needed 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 Parish website. Casserole pans are also available from the Parish Office. If you require more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.


Saturday November 19th to Sunday December 11th

We will be having a Christmas Toy Drive again this year for the Catholic Children’s Aid Society. You can help by dropping off an unwrapped new toy for a child, age newborn to12 years old. Containers will be set up at the doors of the Church on Saturday, November 30th and will remain there until Sunday, December 16th.


Friends of Loretto Abbey presents Christmas at the Abbey offering poinsettias, plants, planters, outdoor greenery and ornaments in many colours and sizes.

Please visit https://christmas-at-the-abbey.myshopify.com/ to place an order.

Sale ends Nov 28th, pick up is Dec 7th at Loretto Abbey.

All profits benefit the needs of Loretto Abbey CSS.

Thank you for your support!


Through Separation, Divorce and Death
Thursday, November 24th Online

In partnership with the Archdiocese of Toronto, Catholic Family Services of Toronto offers the New Beginnings program which is a ministry dedicated to helping those suffering a loss through separation, divorce or death. This program is online beginning on Thursday, November 24th. They provide inspirational talks, day retreats and assist parish peer support groups through training and resources.

Register at: https://nbsdrrr.eventbrite.ca or for more information please email Arcangelo Limanni, MRE at alimanni@cfstoronto.com or call 647- 215-3978.


Saturday, November 26th

Blessed Trinity Parish, 3220 Bayview Ave.,
from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Blessed Trinity invites you to an Advent Retreat with Bishop Robert Kasun on Nov. 26th from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM in the church parish hall. The cost is $20 per ticket. A light breakfast will be served. Everyone is welcome!

Contact Camila Nowakowski at cnowakowski@rogers.com or by phone at 416-226-0262

WEBSITE: https://www.blessedtrinityparish.ca/


A Virtual Presentation

Monday, November 28th at 7:00 PM

University Women’s Club North York (UWCNY) invites you to attend More Options, More Choice: Aging Your Way – a virtual presentation via Zoom with Sue Lantz, Founder and Managing Director of Collaborative Aging on Monday, November 28th at 7:00 PM. You will learn about a holistic approach to planning, arranging, and preparing for the life you want to live tomorrow.

Sue will present a thought-provoking conversation to broaden your perspective on aging in the places you choose, with the best supports and resources within your community. Participants will be inspired to map out their own plans in a practical, unique, and collaborative way using the five-strategy framework and various tools within the “Options Open” Guide.

Registration info

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqd-mtpjkiE9NlQsEPJcmR-strUnUgJS_d or contact Maureen Cassidy at (437) 242-1055