Bulletin – June 4, 2023


This week Fr. Brando will begin his new ministry in the Canadian north. We wish him every success in the future.

We will keep him in our prayers and ask him to pray for us.


Congratulations to the following young people who were confirmed on Sunday May 28th, 2023.

The sacrament was administered by Rev. Fr. Paul Ruttle CP.

Ana Sofia Castellanos Peña
Andrea Cordóva-Guillermo
Andrei Mariee Ganon
Andrei Philip Dizon
Andres Arias Lopez
Brayden Marchak
Charlotte Quattrociocchi
Denis McCarthy
Eliana Gabriela Corro Monagreda
Elisa Rodrigues Sorbera
Emma George
Ethan So
Evan Kroetsch
Jackson Jason Sparkman
Joshua Mchaydenn Macalaguim
Kemi (Oluwatamitore) Biobaku
Kenedy Bael
Lucas Layagan
Manuel Francis Gamalinda
Maria Camila Castellanos Peña
Matthew Fong
Matthew Palermo
Miranda Tirado-Farias
Niamh Purcell
Nicole Felix
Romela Jane Abad
Vito Costa
Xavier Daniel Brummell Nascimento

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.


June 24th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

St. Gabriel’s Parish

Two members from our parish’s music ministry, Christian Umipig (cantor and accompanist) and Joshua Tamayo (accompanist) will be holding a music concert on Saturday June 24th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at St. Gabriel’s Parish. Admission is by donation and proceeds from the concert will support the young adults of our parish who are attending World Youth Day in August. Join us for an evening of classical music as well as refreshments and the opportunity to meet our young adults during intermission.


As we approach summer, we invite parishioners to volunteer their time and assist with hospitality at our church. Volunteers are needed most at the 4:30 PM, 8:30AM and 12:30 PM Masses.

Should you have an interest in being of service for our parish, please contact: hospitality@stgabrielsparish.ca or call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 to leave your name and contact details.


We are in need of additional lectors for all the masses. If you are interested in joining this vibrant ministry, please contact Tanya at lectors@stgabrielsparish.ca


June 5th to June 11th, 2023

MONDAY – MR. & MRS. ALEX AU – Requested by Patricia Lim
TUESDAY – J. FOURNIER ✞ – Requested by the Family
WEDNESDAY – FR. BILL MURPHY – Requested by the Carriere Family
THURSDAY – CAST & CREW OF FOOTLOOSE – Requested by Marilyn Burke
FRIDAY – DAVID ANTHONY CASHMORE ✞ – Requested by Eileen Cashmore
SATURDAY – ELIZABETH CHUNG ✞ – Requested by Annie Lau
SUNDAY, 10:30 – PHILLBUN YANG – Requested by Veronica Do
SUNDAY, 12:30 – SOULS IN PURGATORY ✞ – Requested by Myrian Fabra


Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Native Peoples’ Mission, St. Ann’s Church, 120 First Avenue, Toronto

His Grace Archbishop Francis Leo will celebrate Mass at the Native Peoples’ Mission in observance of National Indigenous Peoples Day. The day honours and celebrates the culture and heritage of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people on Wednesday, June 21st at 7:00 PM

Following Mass, a reception will be held in the parish hall. All are Welcome


After All the Masses, June 10th/ 11th

The Justice and Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee (JPIC) at St. Gabriel’s is gearing up with its activities this Fall. We would like to invite everyone to participate in a brief survey which will identify the issue/s most important for you and for us as a parish to be involved in. Tables will be set up in the Gathering Space for the surveys that will be done after all the Masses during the weekend of June 10th/11th.


Show your love for others by giving on ShareLife Sunday

Today’s Gospel talks about God’s love for us that he gave us his only Son for us to be saved through his life and sacrifice.

We are called to live by this love and faithfulness. Your generous contributions speak of love for others and allow ShareLife agencies take care of those in most need.

Today is also the third ShareLife Sunday of the year. If you have not yet donated, you may give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at sharelife.org/donate.

Thank you for your generosity and for living the Gospel by giving to ShareLife!


Saturday, June 17th, 2023 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 estate planning team from the Archdiocese of Toronto and Catholic Cemeteries 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:
Follow this link: https://qrco.de/june17 or Email development@archtoronto.org

Include: ‘Estate Planning Seminar’ in the subject line and provide the names of attendees in the body of the message


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


Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 52 casseroles for May. This is a wonderful response! For June, your prepared frozen casseroles will be collected at all the Masses on the weekend of June 24th /25th 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. Keep up the great work!

Please continue to help feed the hungry in our city. For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791


We’ve planted some seeds in the community garden and the blueberry patch is in bloom. Their little flowers hold the promise of a bountiful harvest this year.


A workshop hosted by the Garden Ministry.

Join us on Saturday June 10th from 12:30 to 3:30 PM in the Saint Gabriel’s Garden for a workshop on permaculture gardening.

This is a hands-on outdoor gardening event. Topics include hugelkultur, organic soil health, and companion planting. Dress appropriately for the weather. There will also be a tea tasting from plants in our garden and refreshments provided.

Advance registration is required. To register, please email us with your name, any food allergies, or any special accomodations at garden@stgabrielsparish.ca


St. Gabriel’s has received a Canada Summer Jobs grant from the federal government for a Gardening Helper, between the ages of 15 to 30, to assist with gardening tasks 30 hours per week for 9 weeks, beginning early June. Work can include, but not be limited to watering, weeding, planting, transplanting, soil preparation, pruning, harvesting, mulching, cleaning up debris and care of garden tools.

To apply, please send your resume to francisng@stgabrielsparish.ca.