Bulletin – April 24, 2022

April 22nd, 2022

PARISH EVENTS

The Parish Family would like to congratulate the following:

Nikita Cellini Brunetta,
Sidney Tzi Hsin Chow
Yushan Ariel Fan,
Keletso Dineo Motshwane Lungu
Seyedeh Sepideh Nabavian
Xiaoyue Julia Zhang

received the sacraments of Baptism, The Holy Eucharist and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil.

Candace Bernadette Cuan Lim who received the sacrament of Confirmation.

Athear Saoor and Nahren Sarkes Saoor who were received into full Communion in the Catholic Church

Maya Alexis Gorda , Ariane Kit Ling Rodrigues And Jay Wang received the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Eucharist.

Aria Neena Kaur Brunetta,
Tobias Philip Khoa Lim,
Eden Temwa Lungu and
Maya Lebogang Lungu were also baptised at the Easter Vigil.

THE PASSIONIST JUBILEE SYNOD

A word of thanks to all those who participated in the Passionist Jubilee Synod. The openness of the sharing and the creativity of the participants made our “Walking Together” a very valuable experience of Parish Community.

Fr. Jim will return in several weeks’ time to continue the important dialogue on Parish Leadership and our commitment to the mission of the Gospel.

Fr. Steve Dunn

COMMUNION INTERVIEWS

First Communion interviews are now being scheduled.

Interview dates:
May 3rd, May 4th, and May 5th
May 10th, May 11th, May 12th,
May 17th, May 18th and May 19th.

Interviews are scheduled every 15 minutes from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 to book your appointment with Fr. Brando as soon as possible. Please have your child bring their book to the interview.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

April 25th to May 1st, 2022

MONDAY – MARIANO MORALES ✞ – Requested by Lalainde Dyok
TUESDAY – ANDREW HUI ✞ – Requested by Howa Hui
WEDNESDAY – THANKSGIVING – Requested by Agnes Wong
THURSDAY – TERESIA TAM ✞ – Requested by Catherine Chung
FRIDAY – NGUYET MARIA THI VU ✞ – Requested by the Nguyen Family
SATURDAY – ALLAN PERSAUD ✞ – Requested by Alana Persaud
SUNDAY, 10:30 –
SUNDAY 12:30 –

PARISH UKRAINIAN REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP, CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

St. Gabriel’s Parish is hoping to sponsor at least one Ukrainian family. This will be done under the guidance of the Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT). These are early days in this initiative and much of the process for being matched with a Ukrainian family in need has yet to be announced. As our Refugee Committee receives information and time lines from ORAT, the parish will be updated.

Sponsorship of a family will require the support of the St. Gabriel’s community in many different ways. If you would like to learn more about the volunteer roles and to sign up, you can access that through the parish website under Ministries, Refugee Committee. If you speak Ukrainian, we would appreciate you identifying that skill through the website.

Since volunteers on the committee will work one on one with the sponsored family members, it is classified as a High Risk Volunteer position by the Archdiocese and screening by the Volunteer Screening Committee is required.

For our Parish, this will be the fourth refugee sponsorship we will have done in the last 10 years.

We thank you, the St. Gabriel Parish members, in advance for your support.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

There is still time to bring your prepared frozen casseroles to the Church at all the Masses next weekend for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

Please think about volunteering to help feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. Three different recipes are available in the Parish Office or online at the Parish website. Casserole pans are also available from the Parish Office. 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 so important as Covid 19 remains with us 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

ShareLife Sunday is next weekend.

When you support ShareLife, you support agencies like Mary Centre. Here’s how your support makes a difference for the work of this agency:

“Thank you to all who donate to ShareLife. With each donation we receive, we are able to attain our goals of assisting people in their efforts in building a good life, and also providing a safe place for people with a developmental disability to stay so that their families/caregivers and themselves can get some needed respite.”

To date, $10,810 has been received at the ShareLife Office and $30,270 has been received at the Parish for a total of $41,080 toward our goal of $198,000.

The next ShareLife Sunday collection is Sunday, May 1st.

Thank you for supporting ShareLife!

MINISTRY FOR MATURING ADULTS COMMUNICATING WITH TECHNOLOGY

Would you like to learn how to connect with others virtually and via social networking apps safely and with ease? This program is a collaborative effort between the Maturing Adult Ministry and the Youth Ministry.

Please email Sr. Malou at StGabrielMMA@gmail.com for more information and to register.

GLOBAL HITKANSUT CEREMONY: A Ritual Gathering for Yom HaShoah

Wednesday, April 27th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

A VIRTUAL EVENT RECOMMENDED BY THE OFFICE FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN UNITY AND RELIGIOUS RELATIONS WITH JUDAISM

Yom HaShoah is a Remembrance Day of Jews who suffered and died during the Holocaust.

To commemorate this annual event, a special contemporary ritual has been designed called, “The Global Hitkansut Ceremony.” This virtual event will incorporate many survivors’ testimonies with literary texts, music, poetry and prayer to move us toward moral responsibility in the face of inhumanity.

For participation, please register: https://moralmemory.hartman.org.il/home

THE GARDEN SHED

“Every part of this earth is sacred to my people.”
Chief Seattle

In preparation for Easter, we tried to give the church grounds the same loving attention that was showered on the church itself. Grasses and flower stalks were cut back, raked and bagged, tree and shrub prunings were sent to compost, and volunteers filled large garbage bags with refuse accumulated over the winter months. Then, on Good Friday, high winds blew more litter over the garden and, once again we filled multiple garbage bags with plastic bags, paper, cups, glasses, cardboard, etc.

It is disheartening to see the extent to which Earth is treated as a garbage dump rather than as our sacred home.

“The natural world is the larger sacred community to which we belong.” – Thomas Berry

YOUTH GROUP CORNER

Monthly Reflection

The passion of our Lord is something that we often take for granted. In the busy hustle and bustle of our own everyday lives, especially living through a pandemic, we often forget the sacrifice Jesus made for us. However, every year we are especially reminded of Jesus’s love on Good Friday.
This year, our parish youth group led the Stations of the Cross service for a fourth year. As one of the readers, I was really proud of our group’s efforts to lead our community in this special service.

Like many, the Stations of the Cross service allowed me to slow down and spend time in personal reflection. I was also able to draw connections between current world events and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, inspiring me to think of little things I can do in my life to live in God’s love and light.

The music was an integral part for me during the service. Music always finds a way to express what the heart is feeling, and to hear the love of Jesus through the music was very moving. The Stations of the Cross was a beautiful way to reflect on our own lives and Jesus’s great sacrifice, helping prepare ourselves for the joyous season that is Easter.

Jana

FINANCE CORNER

Please pick up your Offertory envelopes at the Parish Office if you have not already done so. Thank you.

Bulletin – April 17, 2022

April 16th, 2022

Rejoice for the Lord has truly risen!
Alleluia! Alleluia!

We want to wish you all a Happy and Holy Easter!

From the Desk of Fr. Brando…

Thank You!

Thank you all who made our Holy Week and Easter such a beautiful and uplifting time. Our musicians, our lectors, our ministers of the Eucharist, our altar servers, our ministers of hospitality, those responsible for decorating the Church and members of our Pastoral Team.

Thank you also for you, faithful parishioners, who have given us so much support. We are very grateful.

PARISH NEWS

Just a reminder…

The office is closed on Easter Monday, April 18th. There will be no 9:00 AM Mass.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

April 18th to April 24th, 2022

MONDAY – EASTER MONDAY – No 9:00 AM Mass
TUESDAY – JACK TA – Requested by Veronica Do
WEDNESDAY – CHRISTOPHER TA – Requested by Veronica Do
THURSDAY – SOU LIN HIU ✞ – Requested by Paul Lau
FRIDAY – DAVID DUNDON ✞ – Requested by Cindy & Richard Hazell
SATURDAY – VINCENT LAURELLA ✞ – Requested by Carol & Mary Laurella & Family
SUNDAY, 10:30 – BRUNO CORTESE ✞ – Requested by the Cortese Family
SUNDAY 12:30 – LEAH FERNANDES ✞ – Requested by Ida & Tony Fernandes

COMMUNION INTERVIEWS

First Communion interviews are now being scheduled.

Interview dates:
May 3rd, May 4th, and May 5th
May 10th, May11th, May12th,
May 17th, May 18th and May 19th.

Interviews are scheduled every 15 minutes from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 to book your appointment with Fr. Brando as soon as possible. Please have your child bring their book to the interview.

A PRAYER FOR PEACE IN THE UKRAINE

We pray for the реорlе of Ukraine today.
We pray for реaсе and the laying down
of weapons.
We pray for аll those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or реасе,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above аll, we pray for аll your precious children,
at-risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Реасе.
Amen.

PARISH UKRAINIAN REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP, CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

St. Gabriel’s Parish is hoping to sponsor at least one Ukrainian family. This will be done under the guidance of the Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT). These are early days in this initiative and much of the process for being matched with a Ukrainian family in need has yet to be announced. As our Refugee Committee receives information and time lines from ORAT, the parish will be updated.

Sponsorship of a family will require the support of the St. Gabriel’s community in many different ways. If you would like to learn more about the volunteer roles and to sign up, you can access that through the parish website under Ministries, Refugee Committee. If you speak Ukrainian, we would appreciate you identifying that skill through the website.

Since volunteers on the committee will work one on one with the sponsored family members, it is classified as a High Risk Volunteer position by the Archdiocese and screening by the Volunteer Screening Committee is required.

For our Parish, this will be the fourth refugee sponsorship we will have done in the last 10 years.

We thank you, the St. Gabriel Parish members, in advance for your support.

SHARELIFE

ShareLife is making a difference

“Many aspects of pre-Covid life are returning, such as the gradual reopening of our parishes. But we must remember that, for many people, their suffering continues. ShareLife-funded agencies have been helping thousands of people since the pandemic began. They quickly adapted their programs in light of safety and the changing needs of the people they serve.” – Cardinal Thomas Collins

Our parishioners have contributed $39,480 toward our goal of $198,000.

The next ShareLife Sunday collection is May 1st.

Thank you for supporting ShareLife!

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 so important as Covid 19 remains with us and numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Your prepared frozen casseroles are being collected at the Masses next weekend for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

Please think about volunteering to help feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. Three different recipes are available in the Parish Office or online at the Parish website. Casserole pans are also available from the Parish Office. If you require more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

YOUTH GROUP CORNER

Welcome New Members!

The youth group is welcoming members Grades 7 and up to join our ministry. To join the youth group and to keep updated on future gatherings and events, please email sgpyouthgroup@gmail.com

MINISTRY FOR MATURING ADULTS

COMMUNICATING WITH TECHNOLOGY

Would you like to learn how to connect with others virtually and via social networking apps safely and with ease? This program is a collaborative effort between the Maturing Adult Ministry and the Youth Ministry.

Please email Sr. Malou at StGabrielMMA@gmail.com for more information and to register.

THE GARDEN SHED

Happy Easter from all of us in the Garden Ministry!

YOUTH INTERFAITH VIDEO CONTEST 2022

Closing Date – Tuesday, April 19th 2022

WIN GREAT PRIZES!

The Archdiocese of Toronto Office for Interreligious Dialogue invites students to participate in the Youth Interfaith Video Contest sponsored by the Dominican Friars of Toronto in collaboration with The Catholic Register, Interfaith Youth Alliance Movement (IYAM) and Salt + Light Media.

The theme of the contest is, “Cultivating Friendship and Solidarity,” in light of the United Nations’ International Day of Human Fraternity (February 4th. The video may be up to three minutes maximum in length and submit by the contest closing date of Tuesday, April 19th, 2022.

For more details, click: https://www.catholicregister.org/videocontest

FINANCE CORNER

Please pick up your Offertory envelopes at the Parish Office if you have not already done so. Thank you.

Bulletin – April 10, 2022

April 9th, 2022

FIRST COMMUNION INTERVIEWS

First Communion interviews are now being scheduled.

Interview dates:
May 3rd, May 4th, and May 5th
May 10th, May 11th, May 12th,
May 17th, May 18th and May 19th.

Interviews are scheduled every 15 minutes from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866 to book your appointment with Fr. Brando as soon as possible. Please have your child bring their book to the interview.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

April 11th to April 17th, 2022

MONDAY – FRANCISCO KIT SANTOS ✞ – Requested by the Pacheco -Abalos Family
TUESDAY – PAUL KIM ✞ – Requested by Suzanne Kim
WEDNESDAY – ARMAND OAKIE ✞ – Requested by the Family
THURSDAY – HOLY THURSDAY – No Intentions
FRIDAY – GOOD FRIDAY – No Intentions
SATURDAY – HOLY SATURDAY – No Intentions
SUNDAY – EASTER SUNDAY – No Intentions

2022 LENTEN AND EASTER SCHEDULE

Holy Thursday, April 14th:
No 9:00 A.M. Mass
7:30 PM – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Followed by Adoration until 10:00 PM

Good Friday, April 15th:
10:00 AM – Morning Prayer
3:00 PM – Solemn Passion of Our Lord
7:30 PM – Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday, April 16th
No 4:30 PM Mass
8:00 PM Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 17th
Masses 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Easter Monday, April 18th:
No 9:00 AM Mass
Office Closed

EXTRA PARKING AT ELKHORN PUBLIC SCHOOL

A PRAYER FOR PEACE IN THE UKRAINE

We pray for the реорlе of Ukraine today.
We pray for реaсе and the laying down
of weapons.
We pray for аll those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or реасе,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above аll, we pray for аll your precious children,
at-risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Реасе.
Amen.

GOOD FRIDAY HOLY LAND COLLECTION

Friday April 15th

On Good Friday, April 15th there will be a collection for the support of the Christian Communities in the Holy Land. This collection, requested by Pope Francis, is used for the upkeep of the holy sites, the pastoral work, Catholic schools and social assistance in the Holy Land.

Let us give generously to respond to the needs of the Church in the land of Jesus. For more information please visit: www.commissariat.ca

PARISH UKRAINIAN REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP, CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

St. Gabriel’s Parish is hoping to sponsor at least one Ukrainian family. This will be done under the guidance of the Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT). These are early days in this initiative and much of the process for being matched with a Ukrainian family in need has yet to be announced. As our Refugee Committee receives information and time lines from ORAT, the parish will be updated.

Sponsorship of a family will require the support of the St. Gabriel’s community in many different ways. If you would like to learn more about the volunteer roles and to sign up, you can access that through the parish website under Ministries, Refugee Committee. If you speak Ukrainian, we would appreciate you identifying that skill through the website.

Since volunteers on the committee will work one on one with the sponsored family members, it is classified as a High Risk Volunteer position by the Archdiocese and screening by the Volunteer Screening Committee is required.

For our Parish, this will be the fourth refugee sponsorship we will have done in the last 10 years.

We thank you, the St. Gabriel Parish members, in advance for your support.

SHARELIFE

ShareLife agencies need our support

The LA Centre for Active Living is a ShareLife-funded that agency that helps seniors. Here’s how your support of ShareLife is enabling their lifesaving work:

“This pandemic has had a big impact on the world, revealing new needs in our communities, and it through ShareLife’s support that we have been able to provide prepared meals and pantry goods every week to our members through our food delivery program. Your support is invaluable and we cannot thank you enough!”

Our parishioners have contributed $25,295 toward our goal of $198,000. Thank you for supporting ShareLife!

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 so important as Covid 19 remains with us and numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.

MINISTRY FOR MATURING ADULTS – COMMUNICATING WITH TECHNOLOGY

Would you like to learn how to connect with others virtually and via social networking apps safely and with ease? This program is a collaborative effort between the Maturing Adult Ministry and the Youth Ministry.

Please email Sr. Malou at StGabrielMMA@gmail.com for more information and to register.

YOUTH GROUP CORNER

Welcome New Members!

The youth group is welcoming members Grades 7 and up to join our ministry. To join the youth group and to keep updated on future gatherings and events, please email sgpyouthgroup@gmail.com

THE GARDEN SHED

St. Gabriel’s is once again blessed to have the help of student volunteers in caring for the garden. Please feel free to join our crews on Fridays from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Good Friday excepted) and Saturdays from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM or contact the Garden Ministry at sgpgardenministry@gmail.com for more information.

Since April is cleanup month in the garden, that is our first task.

DIALOGUE AS A SACRED PATH: BUILDING OUR SKILLS IN TALKING WITH ONE ANOTHER

Tuesday, April 12th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

A VIRTUAL EVENT RECOMMENDED BY THE OFFICE FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN UNITY AND RELIGIOUS RELATIONS WITH JUDAISM

The Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Montreal has invited Dr. Saundra Sterling Epstein (Sunnie), a well-known Jewish educator and advocate, to facilitate a program that will focus on dialogue as a sacred experience deeply rooted in our faith traditions. Participants will learn and explore the joys and challenges inherent in dialogue. We hope this conversation will sharpen our communication skills and foster ever deeper encounters between Jews and Catholics in the Greater Toronto Area.

Register by emailing here: rebsherril@outlook.com (Registrants will receive the Zoom link)

YOUTH INTERFAITH VIDEO CONTEST 2022

Closing Date – Tuesday, April 19th 2022

WIN GREAT PRIZES!

The Archdiocese of Toronto Office for Interreligious Dialogue invites students to participate in the Youth Interfaith Video Contest sponsored by the Dominican Friars of Toronto in collaboration with The Catholic Register, Interfaith Youth Alliance Movement (IYAM) and Salt + Light Media.

The theme of the contest is, “Cultivating Friendship and Solidarity,” in light of the United Nations’ International Day of Human Fraternity (February 4th). This is a wonderful opportunity for youth to explore the theme of how our diverse faith traditions call on us to Rebuild, Restore and Renew our communities together, through cultivating friendship and solidarity. We encourage participants to not only highlight the contest theme but also to reach out to collaborate and engage with people of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. Entries can come from an individual or a team.

The video may be up to three minutes maximum in length and submit by the contest closing date of Tuesday, April 19th, 2022.

For more details, click: https://www.catholicregister.org/videocontest

FINANCE CORNER

Please pick up your Offertory envelopes in the Gathering Space if you have not already done so. Thank you.

Bulletin – April 3, 2022

April 3rd, 2022

PASSIONIST JUBILEE SYNOD IN TORONTO

Phase Three – Visions of Hope
Saturday, April 9th
1:00 PM to 4:00PM

The third and final phase of the Passionist Jubilee Synod will be taking place on Saturday April 9th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

The theme will be “Visions of Hope”. Join us for an afternoon of open dialogue with Passionist Provincial Fr. Jim O’Shea and for the preparation of a final report to renew the Passionists’ mission in Canada.

RETURNING TO NORMAL

On Palm Sunday, we will return to passing the Offertory basket from person to person as we used to do.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

April 4th to April 10th, 2022

MONDAY – MICHAEL FERNANDES ✞ – Requested by Tony Fernandes
TUESDAY – VLADO PETRANOVIC ✞ – Requested by Mira Petranovic
WEDNESDAY – YANG PHIL BOON – Requested by Veronica Do
THURSDAY – DO JAE WHAN ✞ – Requested by Veronica Do
FRIDAY – GIOVANNI, MARIE & FRANK PUGLIESE ✞ – Requested by Rose Pugliese
SATURDAY – ALEX O’BRIEN ✞ – Requested by Bonnie O’Brien & Family
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – ANGELO DI FLUMERI ✞ – Requested by his Family
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – EAMON GAUGHAN ✞ – Requested by Agnes Gaughan

A PRAYER FOR PEACE IN THE UKRAINE

We pray for the реорlе of Ukraine today.
We pray for реaсе and the laying down
of weapons.
We pray for аll those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or реасе,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above аll, we pray for аll your precious children,
at-risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Реасе.
Amen.

2022 LENTEN AND EASTER SCHEDULE

Stations of the Cross:
Friday Evenings at 7:30 PM

Individual Confessions:
Wednesday, March 30th
From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Palm Sunday, April 10th:
Masses Sat., 4:30 PM
Sun., 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Holy Thursday, April 14th:
No 9:00 A.M. Mass
7:30 PM – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Followed by Adoration until 10:00 PM

Good Friday, April 15th:
10:00 AM – Morning Prayer
3:00 PM – Solemn Passion of Our Lord
7:30 PM – Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday, April 16th
No 4:30 PM Mass
8:00 PM Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 17th
Masses 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Easter Monday, April 18th:
No 9:00 AM Mass
Office Closed

EXTRA PARKING AT ELKHORN PUBLIC SCHOOL

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Stations of the Cross will take place each Friday evening during Lent at 7:30 PM. We also encourage your attendance at our daily Mass throughout Lent.

PARISH UKRAINIAN REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP, CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

St. Gabriel’s Parish is hoping to sponsor at least one Ukrainian family. This will be done under the guidance of the Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT). These are early days in this initiative and much of the process for being matched with a Ukrainian family in need has yet to be announced. As our Refugee Committee receives information and time lines from ORAT, the parish will be updated.

Sponsorship of a family will require the support of the St. Gabriel’s community in many different ways. If you would like to learn more about the volunteer roles and to sign up, you can access that through the parish website under Ministries, Refugee Committee. If you speak Ukrainian, we would appreciate you identifying that skill through the website.

Since volunteers on the committee will work one on one with the sponsored family members, it is classified as a High Risk Volunteer position by the Archdiocese and screening by the Volunteer Screening Committee is required.

For our Parish, this will be the fourth refugee sponsorship we will have done in the last 10 years.

We thank you, the St. Gabriel Parish members, in advance for your support.

SHARELIFE

ShareLife agencies serve everyone.

Today’s Gospel shares the parable of the woman accused of adultery, a message of Our Lord’s great love, forgiveness and respect for all people.

Likewise, ShareLife agencies are there to support the most vulnerable and marginalized members of our communities. ShareLife-funded social service agencies have an ‘open intake policy’ and provide help based on need—not on religion, lifestyle, gender or ethnicity.

With last week’s ShareLife collection, our parishioners have contributed $9,040 toward our goal of $198,000. Thank you for supporting ShareLife!

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE CASSEROLES

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 42 casseroles for March. For April, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of April 23rd/24th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

You may pick up a copy of a casserole recipes and a pan from the Parish Office. Three recipes are also available on St. Gabriel’s web site. Please remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole.

More volunteers are urgently needed to help feed the hungry in our city. For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.

MINISTRY FOR MATURING ADULTS – COMMUNICATING WITH TECHNOLOGY

Would you like to learn how to connect with others virtually and via social networking apps safely and with ease? This program is a collaborative effort between the Maturing Adult Ministry and the Youth Ministry.

Please email Sr. Malou at StGabrielMMA@gmail.com for more information and to register.

YOUTH GROUP CORNER

Welcome New Members!

The youth group is welcoming members Grades 7 and up to join our ministry. To join the youth group and to keep updated on future gatherings and events, please email sgpyouthgroup@gmail.com.

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE SCHOOL SPRING VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

Saturday April 9th at 9:30 AM

Learn about St. Michael’s College School’s university preparatory programming for boys in grades 7 through 12. See our school in action! Meet our admissions team and ask your questions during a live Q&A, plus much more. Hope to see you there.

To contact Kim Celotti, Admissions Assistant email celotti@smcsmail.com or call 416-653-3180.

To Register go to https://bit.ly/SMCSopenhouse2022

Website: www.applysmcs.com

ESTATE PLANNING FROM A CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE

Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Join this webinar and learn about the importance of a Will, Powers of Attorney & Estate Planning as well as Catholic teachings and traditions around cremation. The Archdiocese of Toronto estate planning team & Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services will share:

– How to protect your loved ones with a proper Will
– How to ensure that your wishes are legally protected
– About Powers of Attorney
– Estate Trustee selection
– Finding lawyers and estate planning advisors
– Our Catholic traditions around wills, cremation, burial and funeral

To register, send us an email to: development@archtoronto.org

Please include ‘webinar April 9’ in the subject line and provide your name in the body of a message. Also, we would be grateful if, for the sake of our statistics, you could let us know whether you are planning to watch this webinar alone or together with a family member.

You will receive a link to the webinar on April 4th, and in a couple of reminders closer to the date of the presentation.

THE GARDEN SHED

TEMPORARY GARDENING POSITION AVAILABLE

The Garden Ministry is seeking a Garden Assistant to help the ministry with daily gardening activities. This is a temporary position for the period of April 11th to May 15th, requiring up to 30 hours per week at minimum wage. Work can include, but not be limited to watering, weeding, planting, transplanting, soil preparation, pruning, cutting and bagging grasses, mulching, cleaning up debris and care of garden tools.

More information can be obtained by emailing at sgpgardenministry@gmail.com.

Please submit your application and resume to stgabrielsparish@bellnet.ca

Many thanks to Home Depot, 2375 Steeles Avenue West, for their donation of a rain barrel.

FINANCE CORNER

Please pick up your Offertory envelopes in the Gathering Space if you have not already done so. Thank you.

Bulletin – March 27, 2022

March 27th, 2022

2022 LENTEN AND EASTER SCHEDULE

Stations of the Cross:
Friday Evenings at 7:30 PM

Individual Confessions:
Wednesday, March 30th
From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Palm Sunday, April 10th:
Masses Sat., 4:30 PM
Sun., 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Holy Thursday, April 14th:
No 9:00 A.M. Mass
7:30 PM – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Followed by Adoration until 10:00 PM

Good Friday, April 15th:
10:00 AM – Morning Prayer
3:00 PM – Solemn Passion of Our Lord
7:30 PM – Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday, April 16th
No 4:30 PM Mass
8:00 PM Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 17th
Masses 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Easter Monday, April 18th:
No 9:00 AM Mass
Office Closed

EXTRA PARKING AT ELKHORN PUBLIC SCHOOL

ANNOUNCED MASSES

March 28th to April 3rd, 2022

MONDAY – TAI AU YEUNG ✞ – Requested by Agnes Wong
TUESDAY – KATHLEEN MCCARTHY – Requested by Agnes Gaughan
WEDNESDAY – YANG PHIL BOON – Requested by Veronica Do
THURSDAY –
FRIDAY – ALLAN PERSAUD ✞ – Requested by Alana Persaud
SATURDAY – STEPHEN MENEZES ✞ – Requested by the Family
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY ✞ – Requested by the St. Vincent de Paul Society
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – JOSE ADONIS MONTECASTRO ✞ – Requested by Jeanette Montecastro

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Stations of the Cross will take place each Friday evening during Lent at 7:30 PM. We also encourage your attendance at our daily Mass throughout Lent.

A PRAYER FOR PEACE IN THE UKRAINE

We pray for the реорlе of Ukraine today.
We pray for реaсе and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for аll those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or реасе, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above аll, we pray for аll your precious children, at-risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Реасе.
Amen.

MINISTRY FOR MATURING ADULTS – COMMUNICATING WITH TECHNOLOGY

Would you like to learn how to connect with others virtually and via social networking apps safely and with ease.

If interested please email Sr. Malou at smluciarsm@bellnet.ca

UKRAINIAN HUMANITARIAN RELIEF

As you know, Russia has invaded Ukraine, resulting in widespread violence and a looming humanitarian crisis. In response to the request of parishioners, the Archdiocese of Toronto has launched a humanitarian relief effort to help the Ukrainian people at this time.

Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian civilians have already fled their homes and are trying to find shelter in neighbouring countries. The United Nations estimates that there could eventually be up to five million Ukrainian refugees, depending on how the war transpires.

During Lent, a donation to help Ukrainians who are suffering due to this war would be a most appreciated gift.

The Archdiocese of Toronto will channel donations to support the Office for Refugees, Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) and the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA).

ORAT is Canada’s largest private Sponsorship Agreement Holder, which helps bring hundreds of newcomers to our country each year. It will use donations to bring Ukrainian refugees to Canada as soon as possible.

Your donation will help Ukrainians who are beset by violence in Eastern Europe and it will help some of them find a new home in Canada.

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 – 416-934-3411
Through the parish, making cheques payable to:
St. Gabriel’s Parish – Ukraine Relief –

Please continue to pray for the Ukrainian people and all those who suffer under the human tragedy of war. Thank you for your continued assistance.

PARISH UKRAINIAN REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP, CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

St.Gabriel’s Parish is hoping to sponsor at least one Ukrainian family. This will be done under the guidance of the Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT). These are early days in this initiative and much of the process for being matched with a Ukrainian family in need has yet to be announced. As our Refugee Committee receives information and time lines from ORAT, the parish will be updated.

Sponsorship of a family will require the support of the St.Gabriel’s community in many different ways. If you would like to learn more about the volunteer roles and to sign up, you can access that through the parish website under Ministeries, Refugee Committee. If you speak Ukrainian, we would appreciate you identifying that skill through the website.

Since volunteers on the committee will work one on one with the sponsored family members, it is classified as a High Risk Volunteer position by the Archdiocese and screening by the Volunteer Screening Committee is required.

For our Parish, this will be the fourth refugee sponsorship we will have done in the last 10 years.

We thank you, the St. Gabriel Parish members, in advance for your support.

YOUTH GROUP CORNER

The youth group is welcoming members Grades 7 and up to join our ministry. To join the youth group and to keep updated on future gatherings and events, please email sgpyouthgroup@gmail.com.

MONTHLY YOUTH REFLECTION

My name is Chloe and I have been a member of the youth group since 2016. I first joined as part of my preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. However, as I spent more time with all the other members, I felt like I truly belonged and continued to be an active member after many years.

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend our parish Lenten Retreat and listen to Fr. Jim O’Shea preach about various issues of today. Fr. Jim mentioned how as children of God, we must make everyone feel welcome, no matter what background they come from. As a young Catholic who is a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Fr. Jim’s points made me feel heard.

There have been times where I did not feel welcome in the Catholic Church because of comments I received from other Catholics outside our parish community. However, after attending this retreat, I felt inspired to strengthen my faith once again. This was a great start to my Lenten season.

Our church and our youth group has helped me on both a spiritual and personal level. It is a place filled with great role models and memorable experiences where I feel safe and supported. Our parish motto, “We Belong, We Believe, We Become” resonates with me always. I am so grateful to be a part of a welcoming church community!

ESTATE PLANNING FROM A CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE

Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Join this webinar and learn about the importance of a Will, Powers of Attorney & Estate Planning as well as Catholic teachings and traditions around cremation. The Archdiocese of Toronto estate planning team & Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services will share:

– How to protect your loved ones with a proper Will
– How to ensure that your wishes are legally protected
– About Powers of Attorney
– Estate Trustee selection
– Finding lawyers and estate planning advisors
– Our Catholic traditions around wills, cremation, burial and funeral

To register, send us an email to: development@archtoronto.org

Please include ‘webinar April 9’ in the subject line and provide your name in the body of a message. Also, we would be grateful if, for the sake of our statistics, you could let us know whether you are planning to watch this webinar alone or together with a family member.

You will receive a link to the webinar on April 4th, and in a couple of reminders closer to the date of the presentation.

THE GARDEN SHED

TEMPORARY GARDENING POSITION AVAILABLE

The Garden Ministry is seeking a Garden Assistant to help the ministry with daily gardening activities. This is a temporary position for the period of April 11th to May 15th, requiring up to 30 hours per week at minimum wage. Work can include, but not be limited to watering, weeding, planting, transplanting, soil preparation, pruning, cutting and bagging grasses, mulching, cleaning up debris and care of garden tools.

More information can be obtained by emailing sgpgardenministry@gmail.com.

Please submit your application and resume to stgabrielsparish@bellnet.ca

FINANCE CORNER

Please pick up your Offertory envelopes in the Gathering Space if you have not already done so. Thank you.