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Pastor's Corner

Posted on January 16, 2020 in: Parish-wide Announcements

Pastor's Corner
Let us make every effort to make St. Gabriel the Archangel and our city a welcoming community for peoples of every race and ethnic background. 

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Our parish is planning a morning workshop for all Parishioners who currently serve as Lector, Cantor, Usher or Eucharistic Minister. We are also inviting anyone who wishes to serve in any of these ministries to be with us that morning. The day will begin with 8:00 am Mass, coffee and pastries, followed by guest speaker Fr. Paul Niemann who will share his reflections on the importance and role of ministers in the liturgy. The morning will conclude with breakout sessions by ministry where we will review and learn specific guidelines for our parish. If you currently serve in one of these ministries or wish to begin serving...

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Tell your friends!  Go to:https://www.stgabrielstl.org/ and enter your name and email address to sign up for the weekly email newsletter from St Gabriel (see picture for what it will look like)!  Parish/Group Leaders, contact the Rectory for information on how to get YOUR group annoucements posted on the website and all forms of social media!  We have the GOOD NEWS at St Gabriel!  Let's SHARE!

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Many of us may know what the Church teaches, but many of us may not know why the Church teaches what She teaches.  Would you like to know why the Church teaches what She does?  Do you like spending time with people (especially those whose company you may enjoy)?  Do you enjoy food of any type?  If you answered ‘YES’ to any or all of these questions, we invite you to consider joining us on the First Tuesday of every month at 7:15 pm in the Fireplace Room found in the rectory basement.  The next opportunity will be February 4, 2020.  Some small snacks and drinks will be ...

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Dear Parishioners, Happy New Year! Our Saint Gabriel the Archangel School Open House is scheduled for Sunday, January 26 from 10:15 am till 1:00 pm. Please join us for our Catholic Schools Week Kick-off Mass at 9:00 am. After Mass, come for donuts and coffee. Meet our teachers, Board of Education members, and PFA members. Take a tour of our school and be entertained by our fantastic Jazz Band. Come, meet our welcoming community and see our great school program. All are welcome! Sincerely, Tonya McEnery, Principal    

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St. Gabriel’s Parish Picnic - Saturday, June 13
Is it picnic time already???  Well it's time to start Parish Picnic Planning!   SAVE THE DATE SATURDAY, JUNE 13th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. THIS IS A FUNDRAISING EVENT AND PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE ENTIRE PARISH This wonderful event is an opportunity for our community to come together for family fun with a parade, rides, games, food and music. Additionally, the picnic is an important fundraiser for the parish contributing funds to support parish and school operations. The Picnic is not sponsored by a specific parish organization but is co...

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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.       Mark your calendar with future dates for Women at the Well DAY DATE TOPIC Monday February 17   Tuesday March 10   Thursday April 23   Tuesday May 12   Thursday June 11    

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The Eucharist in Scripture

Posted on January 02, 2020 in: Event Announcements

The Eucharist in Scripture Join us for Scripture Study and Prepare for Easter Join us for The Eucharist in Scripture – a Little Rock Scripture Study that illuminates the importance of meals shared in faithful fellowship as part of our covenant relationship with God.  We will study scripture from the Old Testament, the Gospels, St. Paul’s letters and the Acts of the Apostles in just six weeks!  This is your opportunity to find a closer relationship with God, your fellow believers, and to appreciate the gift of the Eucharist.  And, have fun.  The six-week class will be held on Monday ...

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ACTS Retreat for the women of our parish March 12-15 "Hope does not disappoint" Romans 5:5 Consider joining the women of St. Gabriel on the ACTS retreat Contact Erin Grady at 314-369-2945 or emg1175@hotmail.com for more information The registration form along with FAQs can be found in the back vestibule and online ACTS Retreat Page.

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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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We have received numerous phone calls  from parishioners who have received emails or text messages that appear to be from Msgr. Shamleffer requesting 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. I and all Priests or pastors 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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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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