Bulletin – April 16, 2023


The Parish Family would like to congratulate the following:

Leiming Nour Gong
Ran Elizabeth Kim
Sam Benjamin Park
Diana Christina S.N.

who received the sacraments of Baptism, the Holy Eucharist and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil.

Nicholas Riveros-Hristov and Santino Riveros-Hristov

who were baptized and received the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.

We welcome them into our community and pray for God’s blessings for them as they begin their new life in Christ.


Our young adults would like to thank all who supported their Easter bake sale last Sunday. Over $3,000 was raised towards their attendance in the World Youth Day pilgrimage this summer. Thank you especially to the parishioners who donated baked goods.

Our young adults will be hosting another fundraiser in May for Mother’s Day. More details to follow. Wishing you all a blessed and holy Easter season!


Interview appointments for children who are registered and preparing to receive their First Communion are now available.

Interviews will begin next Tuesday, April 18th and continue until Wednesday, May 3rd. They are scheduled every 15 minutes from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Tuesday to Friday (except 3rd week, to Wednesday).

Please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 to book your appointment with Fr. Paul Ruttle if you have not already done so.


April 29th at 10:00 AM

As previously announced, St. Gabriel’s Parish is moving forward with the process begun more than a year ago – discovering how we can further grow and live as a Passionist Parish. Sessions have been planned for parishioners. The first was March 25th.

If you were not able to attend the March 25th session, a second session is being held as follows:

You are invited to join fellow parishioners in a gathering on Saturday, April 29th at 10:00 AM in the Gabriel Room to further reflect on what it means to be a Passionist Parish.

If you are interested in joining this session, or have questions, please reach out to either Rick Coles (richardcoleslaw@gmail.com) or Leanne Kloppenborg (kloppen@sympatico.ca), the Passionist Mission Co-Directors for this initiative appointed by the Passionist Provincial, Fr. Jim O’Shea.


April 17th to April 23rd, 2023

MONDAY – ANDREW HUI ✞ – Requested by Howa Hui
WEDNESDAY – ESTRELLA GAVIETA – Requested by the Luke Family
FRIDAY – HUI SOU LIN ✞ – Requested by Linda Law & Family
SUNDAY, 10:30 – EGBERTO GREGORIA MONDEJAR ✞ – Requested by his Family
SUNDAY, 12:30 – MARY VALAVI ✞ – Requested by the Valavi Family


Friday, May 5th

The Archdiocesan Day of Prayer for Vocations is on Friday, May 5th, 2023. On this day, parishes throughout the archdiocese hold prayer initiatives dedicated to vocations.

This year we are inviting you to take a moment on this day to pray for two intentions: for an increase of vocations to the priesthood and religious life and for endurance in vocations already committed.


Your ShareLife gift changes lives.

Our second ShareLife Collection will be on April 30th. Among others, your contributions help people with disabilities and their family members. Your generous support enables our member agencies to provide them with the resources they need.

Thank you very much for supporting our parish’s ShareLife campaign. Thus far we have raised $27,634 toward our goal of $192,000. Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at sharelife.org/donate.


Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. They are very grateful.

Rosalie Hall, assists young parents and their children, offering prenatal supports including prenatal classes, nutrition and can help find a child care provider.

They can provide parenting classes, staff to help the transition to parenthood and a school program where young parents can finish high school and be close to their babies in the Early Learning Child Care Centre. The food we donate from our parish often replenishes their empty food bank.

Good Shepherd provides more than 800 hot meals each day. As housing costs soar, they provide affordable housing and assisted living supports to help seniors and other homeless to find their way back to secure housing and for some, a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Your food donations are very important as numbers of people in need continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.


St. Mary of Egypt Refuge
April 28th to April 30th

Hurt by abortion? Project Rachel is a ministry for women who have suffered the loss of a child from abortion. The hiddenness, the aloneness, and the grief are met by volunteers and God’s healing power. Our next weekend retreat is being offered at St. Mary of Egypt Refuge, April 28-30 – “Come away.”

For information about Project Rachel, visit stmarysrefuge.org/Rachel, call 289-691-6840 or e-mail projectrachel@stmarysrefuge.org.


St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica
Friday, May 12th, 2023 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM

A Prayer Vigil, for our soon-to-be priests is being held at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica on Friday, May 12th, 2023 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

There will be praise and worship, interspersed throughout the evening, communal prayers, such as the Rosary and a sung version of the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

For more information, please contact the Office of Vocations via email – vocations@archtoronto.org. Please note, this event is open to the public


HOW TO PLAN YOUR GARDEN” WORKSHOP with Robert Cordy hosted by the Garden Ministry
April 30th,1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Join us on April 30th from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM in the Gabriel room for a workshop on how to plan your garden! We will discuss crop planning, seed selection, starting seedlings, pest and diseases management, soil health, compost, and much more! Learn how to bring heaven to earth with your own garden of Eden. We welcome all levels of gardening, and will happily help you if you have specific questions about your home garden!


One of the most financially sound ways to support the Archdiocese of Toronto is with the gift of securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds). When you donate securities to a registered charity, you pay no capital gains tax and receive a tax receipt for the full amount of the gift. It means a great tax break for you and an increased support of various archdiocesan charities such as your Parish, ShareLife, St. Augustine’s Seminary and many others.

For further information, send an email to the Development Office at development@archtoronto.org or call 416-934-3400 Ext. 519.