Pastor's Corner

Dear Parishioners:

As we prepare for another Lent I have outlined for you different Spiritual, Sacramental and Prayer opportunities.  You might want to keep this as a reference.

Ash Wednesday - March 6 - Masses will be celebrated at 6:00 am, 8:00 am, Noon, 1:45 pm, and 6:00 pm

Stations of the Cross will be held on all Fridays during lent at 7:00 pm

Stations of the Cross with our school children will be on the following Fridays at 2:05 pm - March 8, 29, April 5 and 12.  April 12 will be the living stations

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

  • Confessions will be heard, as always, Monday – Friday from 7:30 - 7:55 am and Saturdays at 4:00 – 4:45 pm
  • In addition, during Lent, confessions will be heard on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 - 7:00 pm and on the Wednesday of Holy Week, April 17 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm and on Good Friday following the 3:00 pm service.

Anointing of the Sick:  Weekend masses on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31

Triduum Services at St. Gabriel will be celebrated on:

  • Holy Thursday, April 18: Chrism Mass 10:00 am at Cathedral Basilica
  • Mass of Last Supper, April 18:  7:00 pm followed by Adoration concluding with Night Prayer at 11:00 pm
  • Good Friday Service, April 19:  3:00 pm (Confessions following the service)
  • Holy Saturday Vigil, April 20:  8:00 pm
  • Easter Sunday Masses, April 21:  at 6:30 am, 9:00 am and 11:00 am  (No 6:00 pm Mass)


Please join as a parish community: This year we have two unique and special programs for Lent.

The Mass:  Walk through the Liturgy and be transformed by the insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ. Tuesdays - March 12, 19 and 26 at 7:00 pm in Church

Spiritual Gifts Inventory: Discover what your unique talents and gifts are and how you can bring them to service in your families and in our parish.  Tuesdays - April 2 and 9 at 7:00 pm in Church


Msgr. John Shamleffer 


Stewardship Reflection ~ February 24, 2019


“Blessed are you when people hate you,...exclude and insult you, and denounce your name...on account of the Son of Man.” (Luke 6:22)

All of us have been in situations when someone has made a negative comment or joke about God or our Catholic faith. How did you respond? Did you stay silent or pretend to go along with the crowd because you didn’t want to cause waves and then, later, you felt bad? Know that God is with you all the 􀆟me, the Holy Spirit will put the right words in your mouth. Pray for the strength and courage to proclaim our faith to others, especially during uncomfortable situations.


We are St. Gabriel!


Msgr. John B. Shamleffer

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