Bulletin – May 26, 2024


Congratulations to the following young people who were confirmed on Sunday May 19th, 2024. The Sacrament was administered by Bishop Robert Kasun.

Maxon Cerilli
Avery Chang
Maverick Chang
Alexander Haydon Chiu
Giovanna de Paula Monteiro
Rafael dos Santos Scapin Pieroni Filho
Lucas Echeverry
Isabelle Ha
Anne Caitlyn I. Macaraeg
Tara Rose Khosravi
Braeden Kroetsch
Emma Rose Lynde
Chloe Jean McLaughlin
Alana Patricia Morrow
Emmanuel Oshiozotse Osumah
Samuel Oshiorahme Osumah
Arah Liz Recta
Miguel Alessandro Surco
Rohan Thomas
Siann Mary Trowse
Daniel Antonio Victorine
Madeline Wong


Chalice extends their heartfelt gratitude to Fr. Ruttle and St. Gabriel’s parish for hosting a Child Sponsorship Weekend on May 11-12. As a result, 12 children were sponsored, in addition to those who are usually sponsored after more time and consideration. On behalf of these children, we give thanks to God that you have revealed His love to them and have given them hope for the future!

Chalice envisions a world where all children and families have the means to overcome the cycle of poverty. Please prayerfully consider a call to sponsorship, a unique way to live out your faith by providing hope for a child in need. Please visit chalice.ca or call 1-800-776-6855 for more information on our mission and to sponsor a child today.


Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
1st Reading: Deuteronomy 4.32-34, 39-40
2nd Reading: Romans 8.14-17
Gospel: Matthew 28.16-20 – The Commissioning of the Disciples

Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity which we profess every time we make the sign of the cross saying “in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” St. Francis de Sales recommends that we “make spiritual aspirations to God by short, ardent movements of [our] hearts.” Therefore, the next time we experience a difficult moment in our lives or ministries, let us not despair but boldly invoke all three persons of the Trinity and make the sign of the cross.


May 27th – June 2nd, 2024

MONDAY – JOYCE & CATHY DRAB ✞ – Requested by The Family
TUESDAY – CHIARA INTINI ✞ – Requested by Annibale & Oakie Families
WEDNESDAY – DUANE CRICHTON – Requested by Karen Crichton
FRIDAY – CHIARA INTINI ✞ – Requested by Carmina & Aldo Filice
SATURDAY – EMILIO MANARIN ✞ – Requested by Andreina Manarin
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – ANTHONY & AGATHA PAUL ✞ – Requested by Sophie & Candida Pereira
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – WAI CHIN & PAUL HWANG – Requested by The Family


Your ShareLife support goes beyond borders
ShareLife Sunday is June 2nd

ShareLife isn’t just local. Your ShareLife gift extends mercy and justice to people beyond our borders by supporting the humanitarian projects of our agencies, particularly those that prioritize taking care of hungry children in vulnerable communities.

“We are so incredibly grateful to you, ShareLife and your supporters, for your steadfast commitment to our vision that no child should go hungry in this world of plenty. On behalf of all the children you have helped, thank you.” – Keli Marshall, Mary’s Meals Canada

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. Your food donations are always so important as numbers of people in need continue to increase.

Rosalie Hall is an accredited children’s mental health facility focusing on the needs of pregnant and parenting youth ages 12-25, their children, and their families.

Good Shepherd provides hot meals, clean clothes and shelter for the homeless in our city They help find housing and provide follow up support. They support the homeless who are working to overcome addictions and provide a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Please check the expiry date before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.


Your prepared frozen casseroles are being collected at the Masses this weekend, for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

Good Shepherd provides more than 240,000 meals a year to people who would otherwise go hungry. Please think about volunteering to help feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. Three different recipes are available in the Parish Office or online at the Parish website. Casserole pans are also available in the Parish Office.

Your support is a tremendous help and is appreciated in the fight to end hunger and chronic homelessness. For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

Join us for St. Gabriel’s Social Justice Movie Club and Discussion Group

Maya Land: Listening to the Bees

Maya Land: Listening to the Bees tells the story of the conflict that erupted between Maya beekeepers and the Mexican government in 2011, fomented by the planting of genetically modified soy in the Yucatan peninsula. The film focuses on the role that Mayas’ pre-colonial and ongoing relationship with the bees and the bees themselves had in this conflict and how in the end the struggle transformed thinking about development in the region.

You choose your level of participation, from simply watching the movie at home to having a thoughtful and illuminating discussion with other parishioners at the following date, time and place:

Gabriel Room on Wednesday May 29th at 7:30 pm.

Note that the film is to be viewed at home ahead of the meeting. It is available on YouTube and Netflix.

Please contact the office if you have any questions regarding the Movie Club.


Saint Michael’s Cathedral Basilica – Sunday, June 2, 2024 (following Noon Mass)

All are welcome!

All are welcome to join the Most Reverend Francis Leo, Archbishop of Toronto, for a Corpus Christi Mass & Procession at Saint Michael’s Cathedral Basilica (65 Bond St.) on Sunday, June 2, 2024 following the Noon Mass. A short procession (30-45 minutes) will take place in the vicinity surrounding the cathedral followed by Solemn Benediction followed by fellowship.


What mystery did the Holy Spirit leave at the party?

Hint: There is only ONE, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.



Bundle Up for Saint Vincent de Paul!

Bring your gently used textiles, shoes, clothing, bedding, draperies, and small household goods (no dishes please) to share with others on June 15th /16th. A Saint Vincent de Paul truck/bin will be in the church parking lot so please share what you can with those less fortunate. Your donations will be used and/or sold to support outreach efforts.

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.

Please note that donations can only be accepted when the truck is open. Out of consideration for the volunteers who load the truck, please do not bring donations before or after the hours listed above.

A list of items that can or cannot be accepted is available by the Poor Box in the Gathering Space, or by calling the office.

Thank you for your continued support!


Saturday June 8th, 2024 at 10:00AM

Blessed Trinity Parish, 3220 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

Bring your family members or friends who are experiencing the trials of illness and affliction to come and receive God’s blessing and strength, and the Holy Spirit’s gift of peace and courage.

Please register at the Blessed Trinity church office or by email to Kay Booker at kaymax@sympatico.ca


Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 9:00 a.m.


How to avoid problems: in your Will, in the Powers of Attorney, and through proper Estate Trustee selection

How to create your own legacy

About our Catholic traditions around cremation, burials and funerals.


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send an email to: Development@ArchToronto.org and write “Webinar June 8” in the title line + your name(s) in the body of the message.