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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)

SUNDAY & WEEKDAY MASSES RESUMED ON LIMITED BASIS

Saturday, November 21st, 2020

MARCH 15, 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.

Effective immediately, the Province of Ontario limits attendance at Masses to 15% capacity of the church. Therefore, public Mass can resume but with a limit on attendance. Weekend Masses will resume the weekend of March 20/21, 2021. Weekday Masses will resume on Thursday, March 18, 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 to make your reservations on Eventbrite. Due to the limited capacity, there will be no walk-ins allowed. 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 are looking forward to seeing you.

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