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Monday, July 12th, 2021

The Altar Linen Committee would like to invite volunteers to assist us our work to ensure that the linens used in our church as washed and maintained properly especially during this time of pandemic.

The work, usually once a month, consists mostly of taking home the soiled linens used for the altar, credence table, and communion and washing and ironing them. They are to be returned to the church sacristy no later than a week after pick up.

If you are interested or need detailed description of our work, please contact Ginette Harquail at 416 226 1989. Thank you.


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)


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.