Bulletin – November 27, 2022

Christmas Schedule 2022


Wednesday, December 14th from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

CHRISTMAS EVE – Saturday, December 24th

No 4:30 PM Mass
6:00 PM Mass
9:00 PM Mass
12:00 AM Midnight Mass
Office Open – 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

CHRISTMAS DAY – Sunday, December 25th

10:30 AM Mass
12:30 PM Mass
Office Open – 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Monday, December 26th
No 9:00 AM Mass
Office Closed

Tuesday December 27th

No 9:00 AM Mass
Office Closed

NEW YEAR’S EVE – Saturday, December 31st

No 4:30 PM Mass
Vigil Mass for Feast of Mary the Holy Mother of God – 5:00 PM
Office Open – 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

NEW YEAR’S DAY – Sunday, January 1st

Feast of Mary the Holy Mother of God
8:30 AM
10:30 AM
12:30 PM
Office Open – 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM


While parking at ground level is limited to 51 spaces, there is plenty of space in the underground parking lot. Please follow the instructions of the attendants. Do not park in front of the Church since this is a fire route and must be kept clear.

Additional parking is available on the east side of Elkhorn Public School and in the bus loop. Again, please follow the instructions of the attendant. The school requests that we do not park on the grass. Many thanks to Danila Duliunas, the Principal of Elkhorn Public School, for allowing us the use of the school property.


After two years, our parish is excited to recommence the Children’s Choir for the Christmas Eve Mass! All youth in Grades 3 and up are invited to join. There will be 3 rehearsals at St. Gabriel’s Parish

♪ Thursday, December 8th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
♪ Thursday, December 15th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
♪ Sunday, December 18th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

If you would like to participate or have any questions, please contact our Youth Minister at sgpyouthgroup@gmail.com or 416-221-8866 ext. 227.


Saturday, December 10th at 7:30 PM

St. Gabriel’s Church

Christmas, Christmas time is near!
We’re back live and in concert!

Come join the Seraphim & Cherubim Chorus singing the Christmas songs you love as part of our Winter Song concert series. We’re always so excited to bring our friends together to celebrate the season and sing songs that touch our hearts. Never a typical Christmas concert and always full of surprise tunes and reimagined classics.

Join us at St. Gabriel’s on December 10th at 7:30 PM. Advanced tickets are available online at www.seraphimandcherubim.ca


November 28th to December 4th

MONDAY – MARIA ODILIA PEREIRA ✞ – Requested by Maria Da Silva
TUESDAY – THE PACAMPARA FAMILY – Requested by Nicole Pacampara
THURSDAY – ABANDONED SOULS ✞ – Requested by the Nguyen Family
FRIDAY – JOSEPH LUAN NGUYEN ✞ – Requested by the Family
SATURDAY – ANGELO DI FLUMERI & FAMILY ✞ – Requested by the Family
SUNDAY 10:30 AM – JOSE ENRIQUEZ SR. ✞ – Requested by the Family
SUNDAY 12:30 PM – CEFERINO VALDEZ ✞ – Requested by the Family


Help homeless youth through 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.

Covenant House is one of the agencies you support through ShareLife. It’s located in Toronto, but its young clients – largely homeless youth – arrive from throughout the archdiocese.

“Your commitment to love and care for the youth experiencing homelessness and trafficking who come to Covenant House truly means so much,” says the agency’s director. “Your support gives hope to young people who need hope right now – and you give youth a real chance for a better future.”

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.


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.


Saturday November 19th to Sunday December 11th

We will be having a Christmas Toy Drive again this year for the Catholic Children’s Aid Foundation. 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 19th and will remain there until Sunday, December 11th.


Our parish refugee committee is committed to hosting a Ukrainian family but the challenge we have run into is the cost of rental accommodation in the Toronto area. The committee currently has funds to house a family for only three months. This does not provide much stability for newcomers while they get settled, learn English and find employment. We would like to provide a longer time frame for accommodation and support for the newcomers we will sponsor to provide more stability and support. To that end, we have been looking for private rental accommodation and are also looking to team up with other parishes who might like to support our efforts. We are also asking for your assistance by asking you to contribute to a second collection this weekend. Envelopes are in the pews and can be dropped off at the parish office next weekend if you wish.

Hopefully we can, together, live the gospel of Mathew:
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in.”

Thank you for your support.


December 9th and 10th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

St. Timothy’s Church, 29 Leith Hill Road

Are you spiritually prepared for Christmas? Wherever you’re at, St. Timothy’s Parish is excited to announce that they will have a mini-Advent retreat on Friday December 9th and Saturday December 10th. It will be led by Fr. Lawrence Hyginus, CC and seminarian Tim Silver, CC.” All are welcome.


Ends: Monday, November 28th
Pick Up: Wednesday, December 7th

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 November 28th, pick up is December 7th at Loretto Abbey.

All profits benefit the needs of Loretto Abbey CSS. Thank you for your support!


Saturday December 10th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre

Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre is offering a Bereavement Day of Retreat on Saturday December 10th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The Theme is “Let the healing hands of Jesus bless you with peace and Healing” preached by the Centre Team. The cost is $45.00 including lunch. To register contact: 905-278-5229 or office@qoa.ca


Offertory envelopes for 2023 are now available in the Gathering Space.

If there is no box with your name on it and you wish to use envelopes, please advise the parish office either in person, by email or by phone.

You normally would not have an envelope box assigned to you if you are donating via Pre-Authorized Giving or Donate Now via the Archdiocese.

On the first few 2023 envelopes, please write your name and complete address so that the office can ensure they have your correct information when sending out 2022 tax receipts.

To ensure the proper recording for tax receipt purposes, please do not use any envelopes from 2022 or any prior year for any 2023 donations.