Bulletin – May 21, 2023


The young adults of our youth group would like to thank all the parish community for supporting their fundraiser last weekend. Over $2000 was raised towards their attendance in the World Youth Day pilgrimage this August. Thank you especially to the parishioners who donated items for the sale!


The Hospitality Ministry would like to thank all of our student volunteers that have helped out through this school year. Their help was much appreciated and are welcome to come back. As we approach summer, we invite parishioners to volunteer their time and assist with hospitality at our church. Volunteers are needed most at the 4:30pm, 8:30am, and 12:30pm masses. Should you have any 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


May 22nd to May 28th, 2023

TUESDAY – FRANK COLANTONIO ✞ – Requested by Angela Colantonio
WEDNESDAY – SIU PING YEUNG ✞ – Requested by Agnes Wong
THURSDAY – SYLVIA AU – Requested by Alexander Au & Connie Ma
FRIDAY – DORIS AU – Requested by Alexander Au & Connie Ma
SATURDAY – CATHY DRAB ✞ – Requested by her Family
SUNDAY, 10:30 – ANTONIO MARCHESE ✞ – Requested by Cathy Marchese
SUNDAY 19:12:30 – TEDDY NG ✞ – Requested by Elisa Leung


On Saturday, May 13th, 2023, Archbishop Francis Leo ordained seven transitional deacons with the Sacrament of Holy Orders as priests who will serve in the Archdiocese of Toronto.

As a faith community, we invite you to pray for all those who continue to serve and, in a special way, our newly ordained priests: Rev. Sávio Bruto da Costa, Rev. Sean Jacob, Rev. Mirko Ljuba, Rev. Carlos Marquez, Rev. Cole Powers, Rev. John Wang and Rev. Matthew Wang.

Let us also pray for those who are currently in formation to the priesthood at St. Augustine’s Seminary and at the Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary.

We give thanks to God for all those who have answered the call to serve the Church through a vocation to the priesthood, diaconate, or religious life.


If you are planning to be a teacher, it is important for you to know that to be hired to teach in any Catholic school board in Ontario, there must be a letter of reference from your pastor as part of your application.

The letter explaining that you belong to and participate in the community cannot be written if he does not know you. It is recommended that you have a conversation with your pastor early in the process well before the applications are to be submitted.


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.


ShareLife and World Communications Day

On this World Communications Day, your support of ShareLife is improving the lives of Deaf people in our community.

More than 60% of families with a Deaf child do not know or use a signing language. Silent Voice, a ShareLife agency, is able to provide an array of accessible programs and services, responding to the needs of Deaf adults, youth, children, infants, and their families in American Sign Language (ASL). This is because of you. The help and support you give brings hope and changes many lives. Thank you for your generosity.

Thus far we have raised $76,812 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.


Next Weekend, May 27th/28th

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 39 casseroles for April. For May, your frozen casseroles will be collected after all the Masses next weekend, May 27th/28th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. Let’s see if we can increase that number!

The casseroles are easy to make and we have the recipes and casserole pans right here in the Parish Office. The recipes are also available on the Parish website. If you require more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.


Weekend of June 3rd/4th

Bundle up For Saint Vincent de Paul!

Bundle Up for Saint Vincent de Paul! Bring your gently used clothing, shoes and linens to share with others on June 3rd /4th. A Saint Vincent de Paul truck/bin will be in the church parking lot so please share what you can with those less fortunate. We will donate or sell these donations to support our outreach efforts. Thank you for your continued support.

The truck/bin will be open all day Saturday from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Saturday and Sunday Mass.


June 2nd, 3rd, 8th 9th and 10th at 7:30 PM

Cardinal Carter Academy

TCDSB Staff Arts are presenting the engaging and enthusiastic musical Footloose. Performances will take place in the theatre at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts on June 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th and 10th at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.tcdsb.org/staffarts. Footloose is recommended for ages 12.


St. Michael’s Choir School is now holding auditions for students who will be joining them in September. To book an audition for your child, please check the school’s website, http://smcs.on.ca/auditions.

For additional audition information, please contact the school at admissions@smcs.on.ca.ca or call (647) 613-6367 for information about booking your son’s audition

OCD Walk 2023

Saturday, June 10th at 9:00 AM

The Coach House, 130 Armistice Drive, Toronto ( on the Sunnybrook Bayview campus)

Join teams as they walk together to raise funds OCD education, research and programs/services at Sunnybrook’s Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre. Let’s raise awareness about mental illness and reduce the stigma! All are welcome! High school volunteers are needed; earn community service hours by taking action in your community.

Contact Maureen Cassidy for more information: maureensurprise@gmail.com. They will celebrate with a FREE community BBQ after the walk! No charge to register individually or as a team. Help them reach their fundraising goal of $50,000. Coming soon: The online auction goes LIVE on June 1st, 2023.Register for the event at https://www.OCDWalkToronto.com


Welcome to all the new volunteers joining the Garden Ministry! We have so much planned this season and many hands make it easier and all the more enjoyable.

We have a couple of events planned for June and we are preparing to take the thriving seedlings outdoors soon to fill the community garden. As the weather warms we hope you have a chance to come out and spend some time in our beautiful garden.


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.