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Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

We remain grateful and want to thank all the parishioners of St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish for their ongoing support during this period of great difficulty and uncertainty.

Under Step 1 of the provincial reopening plan, as of June 11th, attendance at all liturgical celebrations will be limited to 15% capacity of the church. Therefore, public Mass can resume but with that limit on attendance. Weekend Masses will resume the weekend of June 12/13, 2021. Weekday Masses will resume on Friday, June 11, 2021.

In order to attend Sunday masses, a reservation for each attendee is required.

Please review the Protocol for Sunday Mass celebrations before making any reservations. Please click Sunday Mass Reservations. If you have any difficulty in registering, please call the parish office during regular office hours.

There is no reservation required for the 9:00 am Monday to Friday weekday Mass but sign in upon arrival is required.

For the safety and health of our community, please remain home if you show or have any signs or symptoms of Covid-19. Under a City of Toronto by-law, all attendees are required to wear non-medical grade masks or face coverings throughout their entire time of attendance at church while at the same time respecting the physically distance rules of 2 metres (6 feet).

We continue to thank you for your financial contribution during this time. If you cannot attend the Masses, you can mail or drop off your envelope contribution to the parish office. As well you can sign up for Pre Authorized Giving by picking up a form in the parish office or printing the form, completing it and submitting it to the parish office.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

Gardening Helper Job Posting 2021

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

St. Gabriel’s has received a Canada Summer Jobs grant to hire a Garden Helper for 9 weeks at 30 hours per week. The position pays minimum wage. If you are a youth between the ages of 15 and 30, and are interested, please contact the parish office at 416-221-8866 or at More information on the position is also available at


Sunday, April 18th, 2021

Dear Parishioners of St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish,

In compliance with the Government of Ontario’s extended stay-at-home order announced April 16, 2021 parishes must restrict attendance inside the church to 10 people. Due to these measures, public Masses must be temporarily cancelled. Private Masses will be celebrated for intentions of parishioners and for those suffering from Covid-19.

While we recognize it is not a substitute for attending Mass in person, we encourage you to view online/livestream/televised Masses. A list of these Masses can be found on You may view the weekend Mass from our parish by visiting this website.

We continue to thank you for your continued financial contribution during this time. You can mail or drop off your envelope contribution to the parish office. As well you can sign up for Pre-Authorized Giving by printing the form or requesting a form from the parish office.

So many of the faithful rely on the reception of the sacraments and our churches to find solace, peace and support during this period of pandemic. We will make every effort to continue our outreach to you. We also ask that you find opportunities to assist those who are vulnerable or alone among us.

Please continue to pray for those who are sick and those caring for them. We pray that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy. May God continue to bless you now and always.

Yours in Christ
Rev. Fr. Brando Recana CP
Pastor of St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish

Archdiocese Shares Faith & Hope with Special Christmas Services

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

In the midst of pandemic and unprecedented challenges, the Archdiocese of Toronto will continue to celebrate Christmas at its churches throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Things will look different this year but as Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, faith
and hope are needed in our community more than ever.

Read more (PDF)

Sheppard Avenue East Community Group Update

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

As we wind down 2020 and we all look forward to a obtaining a COVID vaccine in 2021 we want to thank you for helping us establish the SAECG group and for your support in opposing the current 24+ storey, 527-unit, development application by Tribute Communities for the 680/688 Sheppard Avenue East site.

Read the group’s newsletter (PDF)