Welcome all children. We are so excited to once again offer the Children's Liturgy program at St. Gabriel Church at the 11:00 mass in English and the 9:15 mass in Polish. The Word of God is read and discussed in a way to which they can understand and relate. Questions and interaction are encouraged, as well as their prayers. As Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the Kingdom of God belongs." (Mk. 10:14)
Your Leadership Team:
11:00 English Mass Mary Muller 9:15 Polish Mass Dorota Wilk Michael Parchimowicz
1.What is Children’s Liturgy?
The Liturgy is offered to children ages 4-10 during the first part of the Mass. The children will be called to the front of the church and led to their own location to hear God’s word in a way designed especially for them.
Children’s Liturgy takes place in the Rectory basement in the newly renovated Youth Room.
2.When is Children’s Liturgy?
Children’s Liturgy is held on Sundays at the following times:
9:15 – Polish
11:00 – English
3.Who leads Children’s Liturgy?
We have a fully-trained, dedicated team of Liturgists and youth volunteers who lead the teachings each week.
4.Do I need to register my child for Children’s Liturgy?
No – preregistration is not required. Just have your child go to the front of the church at the beginning of the mass when Father calls them up.
5.Do we have to commit to every Sunday?
No – Children’s Liturgy is offered every Sunday whether there is one child or 50. Your child can participate as often or as little as they like.
6.My child is older than 10, can they still participate?
While we encourage children older than 10 to stay and participate fully with the congregation during all parts of the mass, there are opportunities to volunteer to help with the Liturgists. They can call the office to volunteer.
If your child is in Grade 4 or higher they might want to consider becoming an Altar Server. This ministry helps keep the youth engaged in the mass and helps to educate them on their importance in the Body of Christ and the church community.
7.I have more questions, who can I ask? You can always call the Church Office at 905-336-7144. If you have specific questions or concerns regarding Children’s Liturgy at the English Mass please contact: Mary Muller at 905-632-4715 or Dorota Wilk at 905-331-8720 for questions regarding Children’s Liturgy at the Polish Mass
The place to share your faith!
You are an important member of our parish community and as such we are trying to create an environment that best reflects who you are while helping you to become all God wants you to be. We promise to always provide a safe and welcoming place for you where you can learn, question, laugh and grow in your faith.
We currently offer the following programs:
•Children’s Liturgy at Sunday Masses (Polish & English) •Youth Group for those in Grades 7 – 12 •Vacation Bible Camp for those in Grades 1-6
Please refer back to this page to see current events, school events and new programs that we will offer. We are so happy to see you.
Vacation Bible Camp - CANCELLED due to Covid-19
Stay tuned for special upcoming events!
NEXT MEETING – Cancelled until further notice
Come see our new Meeting Room - you will want to call it home! The Youth Room is in the basement of the Rectory.
New members are always welcome. Please contact the church office prior to attending your first meeting.
Who: St. Gabriel’s Parishioners in Grades 7 – 12 What: Faith formation and opportunity to socialize with other youth in our parish community Where:Youth Room – in the basement of the rectory When: Two Fridays a month @ 7:00 pm
Do you think Jesus is asking you to help him? Father Janusz and Father Jacek need your help too.
Altar Servers are a very important part of our liturgy. They help the mass to run smoothly. They help the ushers by setting up before the mass. They help clean up after the mass and they make sure that Father has everything he needs to celebrate mass. They also help at weddings and funerals.
If you are in grade 4 and above you are welcome to assist at the Table of the Lord in this important and rewarding ministry. Servers can choose their preferred mass time and are also called to serve at various other celebrations throughout the Church year.
Training is provided. If you are interested please call Nancy Meehan at 905-339-8365 or email at email@example.com
First Communion - Students who will be in Grade 3 during the 2021/2022 school year
St. Gabriel School
Enrollment Weekend Completed
First Reconciliation September 21 @ 6:30 pm
Retreat/Rehearsal September 24 @ 9:00 am
First Communion - September 25 @ 11:00 am
St. Mark School
Enrollment Weekend COMPLETED
First Reconciliation September 14 @ 6:30 pm
Retreat/Rehearsal September 17 @ 10:00 am
First Communion - September 18 @ 11:00 am
Confirmation - Students who will be in Grade 8 during the 2021/2022 school year
Send all forms and homework assignments to Nancy Meehan, Lay Pastoral Minister at firstname.lastname@example.org
All session questions due by April 18, 2021
Registration Form and proof of Baptism due Feb. 12, 2021
St. Gabriel School
Confirmation Sunday, October 24
(time to be set based on capacity limits at time of Confirmation)
St. Mark School
Enrollment Mass TBD
Reconciliation October 19 (during school)
Retreat/Rehearsal October 22
Confirmation Sunday, October 24 @ 2:00 pm
October 16 & 17 masses
October 19 (during school)