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Bulletin – June 20, 2021

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the Fathers, Grandfathers, Stepfathers and Great Grandfathers.

May you be blessed with the graces you need to be good and loving role models to your children. May God give you courage, compassion, patience and peace.

ATTENDING MASS

Welcome Back!

On June 7th, the Province of Ontario announced that Step 1 of the reopening plan would begin on June 11th.

Under Step 1, attendance at St. Gabriel’s is limited to a capacity of 15%. Weekend Mass attendance will continue to be by reservation on the Eventbrite system. This attendance number is limited to all Liturgical celebrations.

Reservations are not required for weekday Masses.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 21st, 2021 to June 27th, 2021

MONDAY – DONALD O’CONNELL – Requested by Fergus O’Connell
FRIDAY – BERNARD KELLY – Requested by His Family
SATURDAY – KENG OWYONG – Requested by Helen Owyong

PRAYER FOR LOST ABORIGINAL CHILDREN

For the children who died in Kamloops and in residential schools throughout the country that
they not be forgotten,
Lord, Hear our prayer.

For healing of the relatives and communities of these children within the First Nation and Metis communities.
Lord heat our prayer.

For a thorough investigation of all former residential schools that any further unmarked graves of children would be found.
Lord, hear our prayer.

For wisdom and grace for the Honourable Dr. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations.
Lord, hear our prayer.

ATTENTION GRADE 12 STUDENTS

If you’re going to university or college in the fall, campus ministry is waiting for you! Connect with the Catholic community on your campus by visiting: www.chaplaincyconnect.ca!

MINISTRY FOR MATURING ADULTS: SENIORS MONTH AND ADULT FORMATION

June is celebrated as Seniors Month in Ontario and in various provinces across Canada. The theme of 2021 in Ontario is Stay safe, Active and Connected. The month of June is also the dedicated to Adult Faith Formation in the Archdiocese of Toronto in recognition of the fact that adult faith formation is fundamental, essential and central in the life of faith communities.

“Seniors” and older adults have faced “increased isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic” but the government of Canada and the province of Ontario have been making great strides in vaccinating older Ontarians, including those living in congregate settings. We hope that our older adult parishioners have taken advantage of the vaccination program offered in our province so that they can finally meet family members and enjoy outdoor activities once again.

“Adult faith formation has probably taken the biggest hit from the pandemic restrictions, as parishes have had to scramble to adapt and re-adapt liturgical celebrations and programs of sacramental preparation.” Most of the activities they have done thus far are with our seniors and older adult parishioners are virtual either via Skype or Zoom. It may take a bit longer before life returns to normal, but we will continue to try and find meaningful ways to connect with and serve the seniors and older adults in our community.

It is important that we recognize, appreciate, salute, and celebrate the seniors and older adults in our community, and especially in our parish. They are the ones who had contributed and continue to contribute towards the building of our community – both our parish and our local communities – that they are today. We continue as a parish community to strive to raise awareness about programs and services that will benefit and meet the needs of our seniors, especially during this pandemic time and beyond. If any of our parishioners are interested in programs and services for seniors and maturing adults, please check our bulletin or our parish website. You may can also contact Sr. Maria Lucia at the parish or via email at StGabrielMMA@gmail.com

SHARELIFE

This weekend is ShareLife Sunday!

“These uncertain times are especially difficult for addiction clients. Our programs would not be open without ShareLife donors, Through your support we are able to dramatically reduce social isolation for men and women living with mental health and addictions.”

— Robin Griller, St. Michael’s Homes

Today is ShareLife Sunday.
Please give generously.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Weekend of June, 26th/27th

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 24 casseroles for May. For June, your frozen casseroles will be collected after all the Masses next Saturday, June 26th and Sunday, June 27th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. Let’s see if we can increase that number!

The need is very great especially right now with Covid19.

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.

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. Your food donations are very much appreciated.

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.

Good Shepherd provides hot meals and shelter for the homeless in our city as well as a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Your food donations are more important than ever as Covid 19 continues and numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired

SHARELIFE SPEAKER SERIES: CARING FOR SENIORS

Thursday, June 24th from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

A Virtual Event Hosted by ShareLife

We often worry about how to care for the emotional wellbeing of our parents and senior family members as they age. These challenges grew during the pandemic, as many of us were unable to safely visit them in person. What are some of the challenges seniors experience, but may be hesitant to share with us? And how do we respect their independence, while ensuring they do not suffer from loneliness and isolation?

Amanda Fellows from Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County– a ShareLife-funded agency – will provide valuable insights on how we can best support our senior family members. Following the 25-minute presentation, Amanda will answer your questions.

Register at http://bit.ly/sharelifeseniors

Camping with the Holy Spirit

Saturday, June 26th at 7:00 PM

A Virtual Event Hosted by the Children’s Ministry of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Council (CCRC) of the Archdiocese of Toronto

Calling all parents and children! Join our annual celebration virtually and free of charge. Join us for Holy Ghost stories, camp fire songs, games, crafts and yummy fruits under the stars with Mother Mary!

Email at childrenministryccrc@gmail.com

SUMMER RETREAT WITH FR. JACQUES PHILIPPE

Saturday, June 26th from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

A Virtual Event Hosted by Newman Centre Catholic Mission

The Newman Centre is excited to invite you to a summer retreat with world-renowned spiritual director, Fr. Jacques Philippe. He will present an inspiring retreat on the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We will pray the rosary together as well as the Litany to the Sacred Heart.

With over one million copies sold in 24 languages, Fr. Philippe’s writings on prayer, interior freedom and peace of heart have become classics of modern Catholic spirituality.
This will be a live webinar and seats are already filling up. Please register and spread the word!

Register at https://summer2021retreat.eventbrite.ca or contact lenita.lopes@newmantoronto.com

Website: www.newmantoronto.com

THE GARDEN SHED

This spring the cherry trees in the north garden are literally laden with ripening fruit, and the same is true of the blueberry, haskap and currant shrubs. It appears that 3 years after planting, the north garden is reaching maturity.

In the south garden, the area formerly covered by landscape fabric has now been seeded with white clover to form living mulch pathways between the ferns, grasses, lavender and smoke bush.

Check out the photos on our Garden Ministry webpage: https://stgabrielsparish.ca/ministries/garden-ministry/

Looking for a nature getaway? Join the Garden Ministry!
sgpgardenministry@gmail.com

REMEMBERING THE PARISH IN YOUR WILL

Your parish has been there for you and your family during the most important moments of your lives. Help you’re your Catholic community active and alive for years to come.

Please consider your parish in your will or through a planned gift. A bequest is a beautiful way to express your faith and gratitude for a lifetime of blessings – a lasting legacy of love that will help the Church continue with its many ministries.

For more details, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 or contact Peter Okonski, Manager of Planned Giving and Personal Gifts at 416 934 3400 Ext. 519 or by email at development@archtoronto.org.

All calls are confidential.

Bulletin – June 13, 2021

Saturday, June 12th, 2021

ATTENDING MASS

Welcome Back!

On June 7th, the Province of Ontario announced that Step 1 of the reopening plan would begin on June 11th.

Under Step 1, attendance at St. Gabriel’s is limited to a capacity of 15%. Weekend Mass attendance will continue to be by reservation on the Eventbrite system. This attendance number is limited to all Liturgical celebrations.

Reservations are not required for weekday Masses.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 14th, 2021 to June 20th, 2021

SATURDAY – DECEASED FATHERS OFJACK & WANDA WROBEL – Requested by Jack & Wanda Wrobel
SUNDAY 10:30 –
SUNDAY 12:30 –

PRAYER FOR LOST ABORIGINAL CHILDREN

For the children who died in Kamloops and in residential schools throughout the country that they not be forgotten,

Lord, Hear our prayer.

For healing of the relatives and communities of these children within the First Nation and Metis communities.

Lord heat our prayer.

For a thorough investigation of all former residential schools that any further unmarked graves of children would be found.

Lord, hear our prayer.

For wisdom and grace for the Honourable Dr. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations.

Lord, hear our prayer.

SHARELIFE

Next weekend is ShareLife Sunday!

Next Sunday, June 20th is ShareLife Sunday.

Our parish goal for this year’s campaign is $187,000. Thus far we have received $87,840. We encourage you to donate at the parish or online at sharelife.org.

Monthly Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG) is a convenient way to spread your ShareLife contribution throughout the year. To enroll, please fill out a ShareLife envelope at your parish or contact ShareLife at or 416-934-3411.

ShareLife Sunday is next weekend, June 20th.

Please give generously.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Weekend of June, 26th/27th

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 24 casseroles for May. For June, your frozen casseroles will be collected after all the Masses on Saturday June 26th and Sunday, June 27th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. Let’s see if we can increase that number!

The need is very great especially right now with Covid19.

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.

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. Your food donations are very much appreciated.

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.

Good Shepherd provides hot meals and shelter for the homeless in our city as well as a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Your food donations are more important than ever as Covid 19 continues and numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired

HUMANITARIAN RELIEF TO INDIA

India is reeling from a devastating COVID-19 outbreak. In recent days, the country has been reporting more than 400,000 of new cases and 4,000 deaths every 24 hours. International observers expect that the actual numbers are significantly higher.

The medical system, funeral services and other social supports are unable to meet the country’s needs at this time.

The Archdiocese of Toronto will send donations through Development and Peace to Caritas Internationalis, an international confederation of Catholic humanitarian organizations that is already in India helping those who are suffering during this COVID-19 outbreak.

To learn more about Caritas’ work in India, please watch the video: http://bit.ly/CaritasIndiaRelief

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 at416-934-3411

Through the parish, making cheques payable to:
St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish – India’s COVID-19

FRIENDLY NEIGHBOR HOTLINE

Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Call 1-855 581- 9580

The Friendly Neighbor Hotline Is an organization mobilizing volunteers to deliver groceries and medication to seniors who have trouble going to the stores by themselves. The seniors just have to call the number, they can also register online. They place their order by phone (8 items max) and say how they want to pay, then sends a message to the pool of volunteers who indicated they can do deliveries in the senior’s ward. When a volunteer responds that he or she can do it, FNH sends a message to the volunteer with the shopping list. After delivery, the volunteer gets reimbursed by the organization who collects the money from the senior.”

CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES OF TORONTO’S ONLINE COUNSELLING SESSIONS

Catholic Family Services of Toronto is now offering online quick access single sessions. Single-session counselling is a quick and effective way for individuals, couples or families to address a mental health or relationship concern.

To arrange for a session, please contact: info@cfstoronto.com or 416-921-1163 or 416-222-0048. Leave us a message with your name, email and phone number, and a staff person will contact you.

Clients who are interested in pursuing other or additional services in the agency have the option to access our ongoing counselling, wellness or group programs.

Counselling fees are charged according to a client’s income level. No one is denied service because of their inability to pay fees.

THE GARDEN SHED

This spring the cherry trees in the north garden are literally laden with ripening fruit, and the same is true of the blueberry, haskap and currant shrubs. It appears that 3 years after planting, the north garden is reaching maturity.

In the south garden, the area formerly covered by landscape fabric has now been seeded with white clover to form living mulch pathways between the ferns, grasses, lavender and smoke bush.

Check out the photos on our Garden Ministry webpage.

Looking for a nature getaway? Join the Garden Ministry!
sgpgardenministry@gmail.com

REMEMBERING THE PARISH IN YOUR WILL

Your parish has been there for you and your family during the most important moments of your lives. Help you’re your Catholic community active and alive for years to come.

Please consider your parish in your will or through a planned gift. A bequest is a beautiful way to express your faith and gratitude for a lifetime of blessings – a lasting legacy of love that will help the Church continue with its many ministries.

For more details, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 or contact Peter Okonski, Manager of Planned Giving and Personal Gifts at 416 934 3400 Ext. 519 or by email at development@archtoronto.org.

All calls are confidential.

Bulletin – June 6, 2021

Saturday, June 5th, 2021

ATTENDING MASS

At this time public Masses are still temporarily cancelled. Our priests will continue to celebrate private Mass daily for the intentions of parishioners and for those suffering from COVID-19.

The Church will be open for private prayer during office hours, 8:30 AM to 12:00 Noon, and 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday. The Church will not be open on the weekend. Each Saturday, Fr. Paul or Fr. Brando will celebrate Mass which will be shown on our website.

Visits to the Parish Office are by appointment only. Please call 416–221-8866 to make an appointment.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

June 7th, 2021 to June 13th, 2021

There are no announced Masses this week.

SACRED HEART OF JESUS – Pastoral Letter & Resources Available

Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto are encouraged to read Cardinal Collins’ latest Pastoral Letter, “Heart Speaks to Heart”, a deep reflection on the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Visit www.archtoronto.org/sacredheart to read the letter and to access numerous resources that can be used in the home, school or parish setting. The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is observed in 2021 on Friday, June 11 and you are encouraged to offer a special focus on the Sacred Heart in the month of June. The theme of the Sacred Heart, however, is pertinent throughout the year and the resources, prayers and reflections are helpful tools to utilize year round.

PRAYER FOR COVID 19 RELIEF FOR INDIA

“At this time of global pandemic, we pray for the sick and the suffering, for all of us who feel fear and anxiety.

We thank all those who are in the frontline – doctors, nurses, medical and hospital staff, care workers, family members, friends, and strangers – we pray for their safety, health, and strength.

We pray for those responsible as decision-makers and law enforcers, that they may be guided in their choices and actions, to be unselfish and magnanimous.

We pray that the scientific community may find ways to “contain the pandemic and defeat its deadly power”.

For Mother Earth, we pray that she may recover from the exhaustion and devastation caused by humanity.

And we pray that people, while exercising precaution and social responsibility, may reach out to the weakest and most vulnerable, showing compassion and care through creative ways.”

Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by supporting the Deaf community

ShareLife funded agencies have been working on the front line of the Covid-19 pandemic. One of them, Silent Voice, has been continuing to offer programs in ASL (American Sign Language) to the Deaf community.

“You are indeed agents of change, enabling Silent Voice to provide entirely accessible programming, in ASL, that open the world to vulnerable Deaf adults, youth, children, and their families.”
— Kelly MacKenzie, Silent Voice

Sunday, June 20th is the next ShareLife Sunday.
Please give generously.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

By Sunday, June 27th 2021

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 24 casseroles for May. For June, you may bring in your frozen casseroles before the last Sunday in June (June 27th) for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. Let’s see if we can increase that number!

The need is very great especially right now with Covid19.

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.

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. Your food donations are very much appreciated.

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.

Good Shepherd provides hot meals and shelter for the homeless in our city as well as a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Your food donations are more important than ever as Covid 19 continues and numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired

HUMANITARIAN RELIEF TO INDIA

India is reeling from a devastating COVID-19 outbreak. In recent days, the country has been reporting more than 400,000 of new cases and 4,000 deaths every 24 hours. International observers expect that the actual numbers are significantly higher.

The medical system, funeral services and other social supports are unable to meet the country’s needs at this time.

The Archdiocese of Toronto will send donations through Development and Peace to Caritas Internationalis, an international confederation of Catholic humanitarian organizations that is already in India helping those who are suffering during this COVID-19 outbreak.

To learn more about Caritas’ work in India, please watch the video: http://bit.ly/CaritasIndiaRelief

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 at416-934-3411

Through the parish, making cheques payable to:
St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish – India’s COVID-19

Donations to India Covid 19 Relief Fund – $50

FRIENDLY NEIGHBOR HOTLINE

Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Call 1-855 581- 9580

The Friendly Neighbor Hotline Is an organization mobilizing volunteers to deliver groceries and medication to seniors who have trouble going to the stores by themselves. The seniors just have to call the number, they can also register online. They place their order by phone (8 items max) and say how they want to pay, then sends a message to the pool of volunteers who indicated they can do deliveries in the senior’s ward. When a volunteer responds that he or she can do it, FNH sends a message to the volunteer with the shopping list. After delivery, the volunteer gets reimbursed by the organization who collects the money from the senior.”

CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES OF TORONTO’S ONLINE COUNSELLING SESSIONS

Catholic Family Services of Toronto is now offering online quick access single sessions. Single-session counselling is a quick and effective way for individuals, couples or families to address a mental health or relationship concern.

To arrange for a session, please contact: info@cfstoronto.com or 416-921-1163 or 416-222-0048. Leave us a message with your name, email and phone number, and a staff person will contact you.

Clients who are interested in pursuing other or additional services in the agency have the option to access our ongoing counselling, wellness or group programs.

Counselling fees are charged according to a client’s income level. No one is denied service because of their inability to pay fees.

REMEMBERING THE PARISH IN YOUR WILL

Your parish has been there for you and your family during the most important moments of your lives. Help you’re your Catholic community active and alive for years to come.

Please consider your parish in your will or through a planned gift. A bequest is a beautiful way to express your faith and gratitude for a lifetime of blessings – a lasting legacy of love that will help the Church continue with its many ministries.

For more details, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 or contact Peter Okonski, Manager of Planned Giving and Personal Gifts at 416 934 3400 Ext. 519 or by email at development@archtoronto.org.

All calls are confidential.

Bulletin – May 30, 2021

Saturday, May 29th, 2021

Today is Trinity Sunday

Glory to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit: to God who is, who was, and who is to come. Alleluia.

ATTENDING MASS

At this time public Masses are still temporarily cancelled. Our priests will continue to celebrate private Mass daily for the intentions of parishioners and for those suffering from COVID-19.

The Church will be open for private prayer during office hours, 8:30 AM to 12:00 Noon, and 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday. The Church will not be open on the weekend. Each Saturday, Fr. Paul or Fr. Brando will celebrate Mass which will be shown on our website.

Visits to the Parish Office are by appointment only. Please call 416–221-8866 to make an appointment.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

May 31st, 2021 to June 6th, 2021

There are no announced Masses this week.

PRAYER IN TIME OF COVID

Gracious God, you who are the author of all life, and who desire the well-being of all people, during these dark days of COVID-19, increase in us, respect and reverence for all human life.
Grant restored health to the sick, comfort and hope to the dying, eternal peace for those who have died, strength to family members, relatives, clergy, friends and volunteers,
renewed energy to hospital workers, PSWs, nurses and doctors, and perseverance to all in the health care professions.
Grant wisdom to scientists for the development of effective and moral vaccines, discernment and right judgment for legislators, aid to the discouraged, poor and vulnerable, courage and justice for front-line workers and all who risk their lives for the benefit of others, and keep always in our minds the vision of the true common good of all the world.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Bishop Robert Kasun, CSB
Auxiliary Bishop, Central Region, Archdiocese of Toronto

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by providing for those in need

“Without you, ShareLife could not fulfill its mission to live the Gospel by providing for those in need. Together we are making a real difference! My prayer is that we may continue to respond to God’s love by going forth from ourselves to seek the good of others.”

— Cardinal Thomas Collins

Please make your sacrificial gift through the parish office or sharelife.org. Please give generously

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. Your food donations are very much appreciated.

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.

Good Shepherd provides hot meals and shelter for the homeless in our city as well as a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Your food donations are more important than ever as Covid 19 continues and numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

This Weekend, May 29th/30th

Your prepared frozen casseroles will be picked up after this weekend and delivered to the Good Shepherd Centre.

Due to Covid 19, there are many hungry people who are counting on us to make a difference. Good Shepherd Ministries serves more than 1,1300 meals a day, every day of the year.

More volunteers are urgently needed to help feed the hungry in our city. Please get a copy of a casserole recipe and a pan and give it a try.

Recipes are available in the parish office or on our website. Remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole. For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791

FRIENDLY NEIGHBOR HOTLINE

Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Call 1-855 581- 9580

The Friendly Neighbor Hotline Is an organization mobilizing volunteers to deliver groceries and medication to seniors who have trouble going to the stores by themselves. The seniors just have to call the number, they can also register online. They place their order by phone (8 items max) and say how they want to pay, then sends a message to the pool of volunteers who indicated they can do deliveries in the senior’s ward. When a volunteer responds that he or she can do it, FNH sends a message to the volunteer with the shopping list. After delivery, the volunteer gets reimbursed by the organization who collects the money from the senior.”

HUMANITARIAN RELIEF TO INDIA

India is reeling from a devastating COVID-19 outbreak. In recent days, the country has been reporting more than 400,000 of new cases and 4,000 deaths every 24 hours. International observers expect that the actual numbers are significantly higher.

The medical system, funeral services and other social supports are unable to meet the country’s needs at this time.

The Archdiocese of Toronto will send donations through Development and Peace to Caritas Internationalis, an international confederation of Catholic humanitarian organizations that is already in India helping those who are suffering during this COVID-19 outbreak.

To learn more about Caritas’ work in India, please watch the video: http://bit.ly/CaritasIndiaRelief

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 at 416-934-3411

Through the parish, making cheques payable to: St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish – India’s COVID-19 Outbreak Relief

CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES OF TORONTO’S ONLINE COUNSELLING SESSIONS

Catholic Family Services of Toronto is now offering online quick access single sessions. Single-session counselling is a quick and effective way for individuals, couples or families to address a mental health or relationship concern.

To arrange for a session, please contact: info@cfstoronto.com or 416-921-1163 or 416-222-0048. Leave us a message with your name, email and phone number, and a staff person will contact you.

Clients who are interested in pursuing other or additional services in the agency have the option to access our ongoing counselling, wellness or group programs.

Counselling fees are charged according to a client’s income level. No one is denied service because of their inability to pay fees.

BLESSED TRINITY’S 30 MINUTE CHILDREN’S CATECHESIS PROGRAM

June 12th, 19th, and 26th at 10:00 AM

On Zoom

These 30 fun-filled minutes include prayer,songs, and crafts centered on a particular theme.Our June theme is The Kingdom of God Parables. A home kit with the required craft materials is provided.

Come join us online on June 12th, 19th, and 26th at 10:00am. Cost for the 3 sessions is $15.00/child. Email btcatechesis@gmail.com to register or for more info.

Last day to register for these sessions is May 15th, 2021

THE GARDEN SHED

This past week, thanks to a Canada Summer Jobs grant, we welcomed Lance Cabacungan to the position of Gardening Helper. Lance has just completed his first year in Biomedical Sciences at York University. If you are in the garden, please seek him out and introduce yourself.

Lance’s first job will be to assist in bagging the cover crop of winter rye from the area west of the mulched pathway in the south garden and sowing red clover in its place. Both of these crops suppress weeds and enrich the soil in preparation for redevelopment next year.

Looking for a nature getaway? Join the Garden Ministry!
sgpgardenministry@gmail.com

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES

Offertory envelopes for 2021 are available at the parish Office. If you would like to pick yours up, please call before coming so that we will have them ready for you. If you are unable to pick yours up, please call the Parish Office and we will make other arrangements.

REMEMBERING THE PARISH IN YOUR WILL

Your parish has been there for you and your family during the most important moments of your lives. Help you’re your Catholic community active and alive for years to come.

Please consider your parish in your will or through a planned gift. A bequest is a beautiful way to express your faith and gratitude for a lifetime of blessings – a lasting legacy of love that will help the Church continue with its many ministries.

For more details, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 or contact Peter Okonski, Manager of Planned Giving and Personal Gifts at 416 934 3400 Ext. 519 or by email at development@archtoronto.org.

All calls are confidential.

Bulletin – May 23, 2021

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021

Today is the Feast of Pentecost.

“Lord, send down your Spirit and renew the face of the earth.”

ATTENDING MASS

At vthis time public Masses are still temporarily cancelled. Our priests will continue to celebrate private Mass daily for the intentions of parishioners and for those suffering from COVID-19.

The Church will be open for private prayer during office hours, 8:30 AM to 12:00 Noon, and 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday. The Church will not be open on the weekend. Each Saturday, Fr. Paul or Fr. Brando will celebrate Mass which will be shown on our website at 4:30 PM.

Visits to the Parish Office are by appointment only. Please call 416–221-8866 to make an appointment.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

May 24th, 2021 to May 30th, 2021

MONDAY – VICTORIA DAY – The Church and Office are closed
TUESDAY – GREGORIA MONDEJAR – Requested by their Family
WEDNESDAY –
THURSDAY –
FRIDAY –
SATURDAY –
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM

PRAYER IN TIME OF COVID

Gracious God, you who are the author of all life, and who desire the well-being of all people, during these dark days of COVID-19, increase in us, respect and reverence for all human life.
Grant restored health to the sick, comfort and hope to the dying, eternal peace for those who have died, strength to family members, relatives, clergy, friends and volunteers, renewed energy to hospital workers, PSWs, nurses and doctors, and perseverance to all in the health care professions.
Grant wisdom to scientists for the development of effective and moral vaccines, discernment and right judgment for legislators, aid to the discouraged, poor and vulnerable, courage and justice for front-line workers and all who risk their lives for the benefit of others, and keep always in our minds the vision of the true common good of all the world.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Bishop Robert Kasun, CSB
Auxiliary Bishop, Central Region, Archdiocese of Toronto

MINISTRY FOR MATURING ADULTS MILK BAG MAT-MAKING

Monday, May 25th from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

A Virtual Program

Are you wondering why only milk bags are used to make the sleeping mats for our street friends here in Toronto? Are you perhaps looking for a simple activity to keep your hands busy and mind relaxed especially during this pandemic time while you are in quarantine? Are you looking for a way to contribute or give back to others not just here in Toronto but also to our brothers and sisters in other parts of the world? Would you like to learn another way to creatively reduce, reuse, and recycle?

If so, please join Sharon Gusz to learn why and how! She will discuss and present virtually about the Milk Bag Mat-Making. This presentation will be done via Zoom on Tuesday, May 25th from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM. Sharon is a Leadership Team Member of the Maturing Adult Ministry in our parish.

To register please contact: StGabrielMMA@gmail.com no later than Monday, May 24th.

SHARELIFE

Pentecost Sunday
Living the Gospel by putting faith into action

“ShareLife is the way the rubber hits the road. This is how we validate the legitimacy and integrity of our Christian life: not by the words we speak, but by the love we share, in practical ways. That’s what we do with ShareLife.”
– Cardinal Thomas Collins

Please make your sacrificial gift through the parish office or sharelife.org. Please give generously.

FOOD FOR ROSALIE HALL & GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. Your food donations are very much appreciated.

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.

Good Shepherd provides hot meals and shelter for the homeless in our city as well as a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Your food donations are more important than ever as Covid 19 continues and numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired

HUMANITARIAN RELIEF TO INDIA

India is reeling from a devastating COVID-19 outbreak. In recent days, the country has been reporting more than 400,000 of new cases and 4,000 deaths every 24 hours. International observers expect that the actual numbers are significantly higher.

The medical system, funeral services and other social supports are unable to meet the country’s needs at this time.

The Archdiocese of Toronto will send donations through Development and Peace to Caritas Internationalis, an international confederation of Catholic humanitarian organizations that is already in India helping those who are suffering during this COVID-19 outbreak.

Since the pandemic began, India’s Catholic Church, acting principally through Caritas India, has been supporting some of the most disadvantaged groups. To learn more about Caritas’ work in India, please watch the video: http://bit.ly/CaritasIndiaRelief

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 at 416-934-3411

Through the parish, making cheques payable to:
St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish – India’s COVID-19 Outbreak – Disaster Relief

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Weekend of May 29th/30th

Your prepared frozen casseroles will be collected at the Masses the weekend of May 29th/30th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

Due to Covid 19, there are many hungry people who are counting on us to make a difference. Good Shepherd Ministries serves more than 1,1300 meals a day, every day of the year.

More volunteers are urgently needed to help feed the hungry in our city. Please get a copy of a casserole recipe and a pan and give it a try.

Recipes are available in the parish office or on our website. Remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole. For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.

CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES OF TORONTO’S ONLINE COUNSELLING SESSIONS

Catholic Family Services of Toronto is now offering online quick access single sessions. Single-session counselling is a quick and effective way for individuals, couples or families to address a mental health or relationship concern.

To arrange for a session, please contact: info@cfstoronto.com or 416-921-1163 or 416-222-0048. Leave us a message with your name, email and phone number, and a staff person will contact you.

Clients who are interested in pursuing other or additional services in the agency have the option to access our ongoing counselling, wellness or group programs.

Counselling fees are charged according to a client’s income level. No one is denied service because of their inability to pay fees.

FRIENDLY NEIGHBOR HOTLINE

Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Call 1-855 581- 9580

The Friendly Neighbor Hotline Is an organization mobilizing volunteers to deliver groceries and medication to seniors who have trouble going to the stores by themselves. The seniors just have to call the number, they can also register online. They place their order by phone (8 items max) and say how they want to pay (cash, g then sends a message to the pool of volunteers who indicated they can do deliveries in the senior’s ward. When a volunteer responds that he or she can do it, FNH sends a message to the volunteer with the shopping list. After delivery, the volunteer gets reimbursed by the organization who collects the money from the senior.”

BLESSED TRINITY’S 30 MINUTE CHILDREN’S CATECHESIS PROGRAM

June 12th, 19th, and 26th at 10:00 AM

On Zoom

These 30 fun-filled minutes include prayer, songs, and crafts centered on a particular theme. Our June theme is The Kingdom of God Parables. A home kit with the required craft materials is provided.

Come join us online on June 12th, 19th, and 26th at 10:00am. Cost for the 3 sessions is $15.00/child

Email btcatechesis@gmail.com to register or for more info. Last day to register for these sessions is May 15th, 2021

THE GARDEN SHED

In preparation for the major spring planting of the community garden this weekend, a heroic team from the Garden Ministry moved the four original square foot boxes to a sunnier location south of the meditation circle. It is hoped that this location will provide more bountiful crops. The planting included tomato, zucchini, basil, thyme and sage seedlings as well as bean seeds. Planting of cucumber, pepper and winter squash seedlings will follow in two weeks. In the south garden, lavender, New England aster and purple prairie clover were added to two of the beds.

Looking for a nature getaway? Join the Garden Ministry!
sgpgardenministry@gmail.com

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES

Offertory envelopes for 2021 are available at the parish Office. If you would like to pick yours up, please call before coming so that we will have them ready for you. If you are unable to pick yours up, please call the Parish Office and we will make other arrangements.

REMEMBERING THE PARISH IN YOUR WILL

Your parish has been there for you and your family during the most important moments of your lives. Help you’re your Catholic community active and alive for years to come.

Please consider your parish in your will or through a planned gift. A bequest is a beautiful way to express your faith and gratitude for a lifetime of blessings – a lasting legacy of love that will help the Church continue with its many ministries.

For more details, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 or contact Peter Okonski, Manager of Planned Giving and Personal Gifts at 416 934 3400 Ext. 519 or by email at development@archtoronto.org.

All calls are confidential.