Monday, October 24, 2016


This September we will again start the process for men and women who are inquiring about the Catholic Faith.   RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process through which adults enter into the Catholic faith. RCIA is a spiritual journey designed in phases and implemented through various rites. The participants' spiritual growth is encouraged and enhanced through weekly reflection on God's Word and the teachings of Catholic doctrine and traditions.  There will be an introductory meeting on Sunday September 18 at 10 AM in Fireplace Room.

Becoming a Catholic is one of the most profound and joyous experiences of life. Some are blessed enough to receive this great gift while they are still infants, and over the course of time they grow into a recognition of the enormous grace that has been bestowed upon them, of the dignity and wonder of their identity as Catholics. Others come into the Catholic fold while they are older children or adults. In these cases it is important for people to have a grasp of the joyful process by which one becomes a Catholic.

If you know someone who might be interested in joining the Church, be that family member, fellow worker, or neighbor, please contact the parish office (314.353.6303) or email with their name and phone number.  Our parishioners are always the best evangelists.  Your faith and how you live it will speak volumes to those around you.

Let us pray for those who are contemplating joining the Catholic faith and encourage them through our words, actions and prayers. 

God bless you for sharing your faith!

       Msgr. John Shamleffer


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As St. Gabriel was sent by God to Mary, we also have been chosen to proclaim the Good News to our community today. Our Mission is to bring all men and women together as people of God sharing the Bread of Life and living the Law of Love through service to all our neighbors. Like the first Christians, we also devote ourselves to:

  • The instruction of the Apostles by reading Scripture, living the Gospel, and following the teachings of the bishop of Rome.
  • The breaking of Bread through the celebration of the Eucharist and the Sacraments.
  • Communal life as experienced through sharing our time and talents to build up the Body of Christ.
  • Prayer to foster a personal relationship with God. We rely on the guidance of the Holy Spirit to "bring this good work to completion."



Weekdays 6:00 am, 8:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am, 5:00 pm
Sunday 6:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 6:00 pm
Holy Days See bulletin
Holiday See bulletin

St. Gabriel priests also celebrate Mass on:
Tuesdays at 11:00 am at DuBourg House
Thursdays at 11:00 am at Provision Living

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Prayer before Election

Lord God, as the election approaches, we seek to better understand the issues and concerns that confront our city/state/country, and how the Gospel compels us to respond as faithful citizens in our community.
We ask for eyes that are free from blindness so that we might see each other as brothers and sisters, one and equal in dignity, especially those who are victims of abuse and violence, deceit and poverty.
We ask for ears that will hear the cries of children unborn and those abandoned, Men and women oppressed because of race or creed, religion or gender.
We ask for minds and hearts that are open to hearing the voice of leaders who will bring us closer to your Kingdom.
We pray for discernment so that we may choose leaders who hear your Word, live your love, and keep in the ways of your truth as they follow in the steps of Jesus
and his Apostles and guide us to your Kingdom of justice and peace.
We ask this in the name of your Son Jesus Christ and through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.


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