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Posted on July 09, 2020 in: Parish-wide Announcements

Pastor's Corner
  I would like to share some information that Father Thomas Keller, pastor of Assumption Parish in South County and Professor Thomas Madden (Professor of History at SLU) and world renowned expert on the crusades shared with me.  These thoughts I agree with and seem quite apropos in light of the protests surrounding the Statue of St. Louis the King.    LIVE Stream Mass is available on FaceBook and YouTube Click on this FB link   St.Gabriel the Archangel Mass LIVE Stream or for YouTube Channel St. Gabriel YouTube Chan...

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July 4, 2020 My Dear Sisters and Brothers, Since the pandemic has caused isolation from one another I wanted to reach out to all of you.  First and foremost, please know of my continued prayers for the health and well-being of you and your family.  I appreciate all the ways you are staying connected with each other in prayer, thought and deed during this challenging time. Here is an update regarding where things are as of today, July 4, 2020.  The church has been open for prayer and confessions daily since the Mass shutdown.  Masses were streamed every day during this shutdown.  On Memoria...

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Check out the LIVE Stream Facebook page.   St.Gabriel the Archangel Mass LIVE Stream Don't have a FaceBook account? LIVE Steam on St. Gabriel the Archangel YouTube Channel We will LIVE Stream Masses at the following times: Sundays 9:00 am - Facebook and YouTube Weekdays 8:00 am - Facebook CLICK on the attached file below, it contains the worship aid to follow along with Sunday Mass. Also look for videos for Stations of the Cross, Prayer to St. Michael, Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola with Fr. Mark and more.   Church is&nbs...

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The Bishops of Missouri have established the following common practices in the celebration of Mass to fulfill the requirements of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Before Mass Archbishop Carlson has dispensed all the faithful from the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday.  Therefore:  -- Those who are symptomatic or who have been exposed to another with the virus within 14 days are not permitted to enter the church, in accordance with national, state and local health directives. All attendees are asked to check their temperature at home before coming to church. --  Thos...

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Summer Blood Drive: Donors Urgently Needed Leaders of Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) are calling on blood donors to step forward in support of the local blood supply. The need is being driven by increasing levels of activity at local hospitals and a high number of blood drive cancellations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  MVRBC projects it will lose nearly 20,000 donations from cancelled blood drives between March and August of this year. To help ensure an adequate blood supply, while still protecting the safety of our nation’s blood supply the FDA has concluded that current policies regar...

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All women of the parish - Join us at the well! Our mission offers the opportunity to come together to BUILD COMMUNITY WITH FAITH, FELLOWSHIP AND FUN. We are so excited to let you know that we will be gathering at the well (well - actually in the church - safely distanced - with masks...:o) but it will be wonderful to be together, be inspired and enjoy an evening of inspirational prayer and music. It has been too long and we all miss this community and the opportunity to fill up our hearts with faith, love and conversation. Please join us!!    

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We have received numerous phone calls from parishioners who have received emails or text messages that appear to be from Msgr. Shamleffer or other rectory staff requesting you to contact them and possibly to purchase gift cards.  Please be aware that these requests are coming from scammers. The scammers create an email account using our pastor’s name and sending email or text messages. Priests, pastors, rectory and school staff will never email or text parishioners looking for gift cards and would never send a business email from a private account such as @aol.com or @gmail.com

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RECTORY CONSIDERATIONS With the easing of the stay-at-home restrictions, we are requesting your cooperation in order to keep visitors and our rectory and church staff safe and healthy: All visitors to the church and rectory MUST WEAR MASKS. If you would like to request Mass intentions, please call or email Eileen Garavaglia at the rectory.  She can schedule your Mass intentions; you can then mail a check or drop it off at the rectory. If you are dropping off Offertory contributions, tuition payments, school registrations, etc. please place them in one of the rectory mail slots.  There are mail slots ...

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St. Gabriel the Archangel needs your help now more than ever. Join other parishioners who are using Faith Direct for automated giving. Faith Direct offers a safe and secure way to donate to our parish in this time of uncertainty.  There is no cost to you, and the program provides a great benefit to our parish.   Signing up is easy! Visit www.faithdirect.net/MO413 or text 'Enroll' to 314-310-7711 the Faith Direct Text to Give Number. Thank you for your continued support of our parish family.

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Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the Corona Virus (social distancing, large crowd gatherings, sanitation, etc…) the picnic committee sadly announces the cancellation of the St. Gabriel Picnic scheduled for Saturday June 13th, 2020.  All presale purchases will be refunded. Please be patient as we work through those logistics. While our customary gathering on the second Saturday in June won't be happening, the committee does intend to reschedule a picnic like event in the fall. Please be on the look out for details later this summer. The picnic is about more than money, but we can't overlook t...

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College students, parents and grandparents of college students connect with your Newman Center and campus ministry before you leave for college.   The Newman Centers are NOT notified by colleges that Catholic students are on campus so many college students never locate their Catholic ministry or church at all. Your assistance is greatly needed to help our young people stay close to their faith and grow in their relationship with Our Lord.  It is through their connection with their college Catholic community that they will be able to make friends, continue their formation and grow as they discern what dire...

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Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life: Any young man interested in the priesthood or any young person interested in the religious life is encouraged to contact the Pastor or one of the deacons at 314-353-6303 or to contact the Archdiocesan Vocation Office 314-792-6460. All Catholics are called to pray for an increase in religious vocations.

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BE A VIP!  VINCENTIAN IN PRAYER! WE NEED YOUR HELP! Prayer is a vital aspect of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Prayer guides us. Prayer sustains us. Prayer leads us to trust in Divine Providence. Prayer keeps us focused on how we are called to build community with our neighbors and how to assist them with their needs. We need volunteers to be Vincentians In Prayer, “Prayer Warriors” who are assigned to pray for a specific neighbor or family. We ask that you initially pray a Novena to St. Jude then commit to pray daily for the neighbor for a minimum of three months. Although the...

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