Although our daily routine of living might change over the summer months, remember one constant -- your relationship with the Lord and His love for you. Sunday morning still remains the most important part of the week. There can be no vacation from the celebration of the Eucharist. Each Sunday, no matter what the season, we are called to gather as the family of God to prayerfully and publicly profess our faith and to be nourished by God’s word and the body and blood of our Lord.
During these summer months let us all try and make some time to enter into conversation with our Lord through prayer. Read the scriptures, go to a bookstore and purchase a book on our faith, participate in Eucharistic Adoration, attend one of our daily liturgies. All of these activities are opportunities to spend time with the Lord.
Let us also make sure that the clothes that we wear to Church show a respect to the Lord. Let our “Sunday Best” express our awareness of who and what our God truly is.
Thanks to all for making our Corpus Christi procession last Saturday such a success; what a great opportunity to share the gift of Jesus with our community.
In a sad but blessed note many thanks to Fr. Christopher Seiler for sharing the gift of his priesthood with our parish family these past three years and know that he is in our prayers always. Finally, welcome to Fr. Ryan Weber who will be joining our parish family later this week as he begins his priestly ministry here at St. Gabriel the Archangel, may the Holy Spirit guide him.
Msgr. John Shamleffer
If anyone is interested in joining the Parish Council please contact the parish office.
Our Annual Catholic Appeal continues, so far we have still not heard from many of our parishioners. Please consider making a pledge to this appeal, which aids the neediest in our archdiocese. If you have any questions about the appeal please contact me.
All are invited this Sunday, June 25 either after our 9 or 11 am liturgies to thank Fr. Christopher Seiler for his pastoral care here at St. Gabriel and asking God’s blessings to be upon him as he departs our community for his studies and work for the Holy See.
Stewardship Reflection ~ June 25, 2017 | Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
“Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.” MATTHEW 10:32
Do you share your Catholic Faith with others? Do you defend your Catholic faith or do you remain silent when the situation arises? Do you pray in public before meals? Pray for the strength and courage to be a joyful witness of our Catholic faith when the opportunity presents itself.
We are St. Gabriel!