Bulletin – November 6, 2022


Friday, November 11th is Remembrance Day, a day to remember all who have served, and continue to serve in our armed forces, especially those who have died and those wounded in battle. We pray for healing and peace; that one day, all peoples will lay down their arms and embrace one another as brothers and sisters in one human family.


November 19th, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Following Fr. Jim O Shea’s recent visit, we are all invited to join another gathering on Saturday, November 19th. Mark your calendars and come be part of the process of determining the vibrant Passionist mission at St Gabriel’s.



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.


November 7th to November 13th

MONDAY – JOAN RUEST ✞ – Requested by Ron Ruest
TUESDAY – GIOVANNA SESSA PADOVA ✞ – Requested by the Grech Family
WEDNESDAY – GEORGE WROBEL – Requested by Jack & Wanda
THURSDAY – SOULS IN PURGATORY ✞ – Requested by May Chiu
FRIDAY – WORLD PEACE – Requested by May Chiu
SATURDAY – ANGELICA FERNANDES ✞ – Requested by her Family
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – JOHN MENDES ✞ – Requested by his Family
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – KOK YAU FUNG ✞ – Requested by Y.L. Kok


Your helping hand is the answer.

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. “Vulnerable members of our community are relying on you and me to ensure ongoing access to the care they so desperately need. This is why it’s crucial we meet our parish campaign goal of $13.8 million. Our goal can be met, but only if we each do our part.” – Cardinal Thomas Collins Our goal this year is $198,000. To date we have achieved $157,900]. Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at sharelife.org/donate.


Devastating floods in Pakistan have displaced hundreds of thousands, at one point leaving a third of the country inundated with water. More than 1,500 people have died following record rainfall with 33 million throughout the country affected by this disaster.

Since June, Pakistan has experienced three times more rainfall than an average monsoon season. Flooding and landslides have destroyed homes, crops, health centres, roads and bridges.

There is an elevated risk of the spread of malaria, dengue fever and other diseases. Priorities include clean water, shelter and health care for those directly affected by this tragic situation.

The Archdiocese of Toronto will channel donations through Catholic partners (including Caritas Canada – Development and Peace as well as the Archdiocese of Karachi) to support relief efforts underway. Please note that these organizations are not subject to the government matching funds program.

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
  • Through the parish, making cheques payable to: St. Gabriel’s Parish – Pakistan Floods – Humanitarian Relief


As you know, each week we collect food for 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.


Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 32 casseroles for October. For November, your prepared frozen casseroles will be collected at all the Masses on the weekend of November 26th/ / 27th 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.


November 12th /13th

There will be a second collection next weekend for The Shepherds’ Trust. The mission of The Shepherds’ Trust is to help ensure that elderly and disabled priests are provided with sufficient financial resources to lead a dignified life after many years of ministry. Your generous gift will help our priests to maintain a modest but active and independent lifestyle in their retirement years. For priests who are ill or otherwise infirm, the Trust ensures they have access to nursing home facilities and medical care. Thank you for your support of this important work.


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 contact the parish office at stgabrielsparish@bellnet.ca.


Blessed Trinity Parish

Saturday November 12th from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Blessed Trinity CWL invites all men and women to a Health and Wellness Series, Brain Fitness.This series will be led by Jill Hewlett, a nationally recognized speaker, Wellness Authority and Brain Fitness Expert.

A light breakfast will be served. Donations will be appreciated. Registration is required.

Please contact Kay Booker at kaymax@sympatico.ca


Saturday, November 12th 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 November 12th’ 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.

Red Wednesday 2022 Prayer Vigil for Persecuted Christians

Wednesday, November 16th at 7:00 PM

St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica ,65 Bond St., Toronto

The pontifical charity, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN Canada), and the Archdiocese of Toronto invite all to participate in the Red Wednesday Prayer Vigil, on November 16th, at 7:00 PM at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica. The annual event intends to raise awareness about the alarming situation of persecuted Christians worldwide, to remember those who have perished as victims of their religious beliefs, and to pray for religious freedom. On that day, St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, among other important buildings, such as the largest Shrine dedicated to St. Joseph in Canada, Montreal, QC., will be lit in red to symbolize the martyr’s blood. Please remember there are many other ways to contribute to this day, such as wearing red and inviting others to do the same. Share your pictures of solidarity on social media channels with the hashtag #RedWednesday, or hold a fundraiser to help the affected communities.

For more information go to acn-canada.org/red-wednesday