Pastor's Corner

Dear Parishioners:

Lent is a week and half away with that in mind I wanted to inform you about extra activities here at St Gabriel.  I have given you a list of Lenten events and also some websites to consider for a daily Lenten activity.  Let us all try and find at least 5 minutes a day to pray and we will have the best Lent ever.



Ash Wednesday Masses: February 26 - 6:00 and 8:00 am, Noon, and 6:00 pm

Stations of the Cross: will be held on Lenten Wednesdays at 6:45 pm and on Lenten Fridays at 2:05 pm with our school children on Feb 28, March 6, 13, 27 (with Benediction), April 3

Sacrament of Reconciliation: will be celebrated Monday – Friday from 7:30 - 7:55 am, Saturdays, March 7 and April 4 from 7:30 - 7:55 am, all Saturdays at 4:00 pm and on Wednesdays of Lent from 6:00-7:00 pm and on Good Friday following 3:00 pm service.

Anointing of the Sick: Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 pm and Sunday, March 22 at 9:00 am, Saturday, April 4 at 8:00 am

Triduum Services at St. Gabriel will be celebrated on:

Holy Thursday April 9 Chrism Mass 10 am at Cathedral Basilica

Mass of Last Supper April 9 7:00 pm followed by Adoration (concluding with night prayer at 11:00 pm)

Good Friday Service April 10 3:00 pm (Confessions following service)

Holy Saturday Vigil   April 11   8:00 pm

Easter Sunday April 12 Masses: 6:30, 9:00 and 11:00 am (No 6:00 pm Mass)


Lent is a time of intentionally journeying with Christ towards his death and resurrection.  There are many excellent resources for the Season of Lent you might wish to use to partake of this year. Following are also a list of some resources available for Lent this year:   Best Lent Ever and Bishop Barron’s are daily reflections that you can do right in your home.

Augustine Institute Formed: 

Best Lent Ever Daily Reflections:

Bishop Barron Word on Fire Lenten Reflections:                 


Msgr. John Shamleffer



Stewardship Reflection ~ February 16, 2020

The 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:20)

The scribes and Pharisees lived according to the letter of the law, and they used this to elevate themselves above the other people. Jesus is clear – it’s the love that you have in your heart that will get you to heaven. Simply following church rules out of obligation, not love, does not put you on the path to heaven. Attending Mass on Sunday and then gossiping about a fellow parishioner on the parking lot is an example of a modern day Pharisee.


We are St. Gabriel!


Msgr. John B. Shamleffer

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