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Cardinal Collins’ Homily on the Archdiocese’s First Stewardship Sunday 2020

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, has announced the institution of Stewardship Sunday across the archdiocese on the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time. The first Stewardship Sunday will take place on September 20, 2020. To mark the occasion, Cardinal Collins, authored the below homily on stewardship (which is also available in a video format). Click on the link to view the video or read the homily.

Read more – and see the video – on the Archdiocese web site

ShareLife message from Cardinal Collins – Fall 2020

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters,

Every year ShareLife gives us the opportunity to reach out with the hands of Christ to care for those who are most in need. This is what we’re called to do as His disciples: to be with those at the side of the road who are suffering, just as the Good Samaritan did. This is what it means to be a Christian.

At this time especially, in the midst of this pandemic, so many people are suffering greatly. There are people who are in great need of help for them as they struggle mentally and psychologically. ShareLife helps in that.

For people lonely, isolated, for seniors who need help, ShareLife reaches out to them.

There is a great deal of domestic violence and the ShareLife agencies are there at this time of great need to bring the loving hand of Christ into the midst of situations of such suffering.

In ShareLife we find the presence of Christ in the midst of those who suffer. We are there with them because He is with us, sending us out to be with those who are in need. That’s the purpose of ShareLife.

Especially in this time of such great need in the midst of this pandemic, I ask you to, in a very particular way, be generous in supporting those in need during the ShareLife Sunday collection.

May God bless you as you serve Our Lord by serving those who are in need.

Cardinal Thomas Collins
Archbishop of Toronto

Resumption of Food collection for Good Shepherd and Rosalie Hall

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

Food collection for Good Shepherd and Rosalie Hall has resumed. Please bring your food donation and place them in the basket and box provided in the gathering space. Your help in bringing non-perishable food items such as rice, canned goods, pasta, sauces, soups, coffee,
tea, sugar, and other similar items will go a long way in assisting the depleted food banks. Please check the expiry/use by dates on these items so we do not pass on food that has expired.

Casserole for Good Shepherd Centre

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

You may drop off your frozen casseroles the weekend of August 29/30, 2020 at the Masses for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. Please remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole.

Reservation system for Sunday masses

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

In accordance with guidelines established by the Province of Ontario and the Archdiocese of Toronto, individual mass attendance at St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish is limited to 110 people (respecting the 30% capacity limitation as well as the physical distance requirement of 6 feet / 2 metres) including the celebrant.

You are required to either use the Eventbrite reservation system (St. Gabriel Sunday Mass Reservation) or else telephone (416-221-8866) the parish office to reserve your mass time. We require the names of the attendees, phone number, email address. If the number of attendees exceeds the space limitation, there will be a short wait list. Please review the “Protocols for Sunday Mass Celebrations” before making your Sunday Mass reservations.

To make a Sunday Mass reservation, please click on the red button to the right. You will be taken to the parish reservation system on Eventbrite. Please click on the picture of the church altar and a new page will open and then click on “Select a Date” in the red bar. Choose the mass time you want to reserve for and click on “Tickets”. Please note that wearing a face mask in indoor spaces (including places of worship) became mandatory as of Tuesday, July 7, 2020 in the City of Toronto.