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Posted on February 13, 2020 in: Parish-wide Announcements

Pastor's Corner
Lent is a week and half away with that in mind I wanted to inform you about extra activities here at St. Gabriel.  Check out my weekly newsletter for 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.  

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St. Gabriel Auction - Wine + Spirits Pull
27th Annual St. Gabriel Dinner Auction "Mad About Plaid" Join us on February 29, 2020      Bishop DuBourg High School Tickets available at BidPal St. Gabriel Auction Limited quantites available, purchase now! Calling all parishioners… here’s a way you can help St. Gabriel and be a part of the upcoming “Mad About Plaid” Auction. All of the money raised at this event goes towards the beautification, maintenance, and curriculum of St. Gabriel the Archangel.  St. Gabriel’s 2020 Auction...

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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 February 28, March 6, 13, 27 (with Benediction) and April 3 Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated Monday – Friday from 7:30 - 7:55 am and Saturdays at 4:00 – 4:45 pm First Saturdays of the month: March 7 and April 4 from 7:30 - 7:55 am In addition, during Lent, confessions will be heard on Wednesdays of Lent from 6:00 - 7:00 pm and on Good Friday following 3:00...

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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 invite you to listen to 1994 Rwanda Massacre Survivor  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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WIN FREE TUITION FOR A YEAR!! $100 per ticket - Covers tuition for 1 child at St. Gabriel for the 2020-2021 school year. Need not attend the auction to win. Grandparents, neighbors, and friends of current students all encouraged to participate! 50/50 RAFFLE TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Take home 50% of the pot, no givebacks! 1 ticket for $15, 3 tickets for $40, 5 tickets for $60 Need not attend the auction to win! Auction ticket sales end Sunday, February 16.  Buy now before it’s too late! Visit the following link to purchase all raffle and auction tickets!  https://one.bidpal.net/ma...

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St. Gabriel Winter Blood Drive
Blood drive time!  Our St. Gabriel drive is Sunday, February 23, 8:00 am -12:30 pm School Cafeteria All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a "Share the Luck, Donate Blood" T-shirt.  Ask about $250 VISA Gift Card drawing.  

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Join us Every Friday in Lent February 28 - April 10 ~ School Cafeteria ~ 4:00pm - 7:00 pm Read on for additional Fish Fry details and a menu... The Holy Name Society is looking for volunteers to help setup, cook and serve food, and cleanup. This is one of the largest fundraisers in the parish and 100% of the proceeds go directly back to the school and parish. We are always in need of men, women and youth to volunteer.  Please contact Ben Moramarco  via email at stgabehns@gmail.com with any questions. We are looking forward to another successful Fish Fry season!  ...

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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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St. Gabriel’s Men Have Been Going to White House Retreat in South County for Over 50 Years. Please Join Us. Where is God in your life? The Lord’s gift of peace is waiting for you. Be invigorated and renewed, both spiritually and physically. Enjoy a relaxing and beautiful environment overlooking the Mississippi River bluffs in South County. Private room with bath is provided. The meals are delicious! Financially, the offering is free-will. The retreat starts on Thursday, 3/19/2020 with dinner at 7:00 pm and ends on Sunday, 3/22/2020 at 1:00pm. For those who have made an ACTS retreat, the White...

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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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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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Purchase GIFT CARDS through the St. Gabriel SCRIP program and support our school. We continue to sell SCRIP gift cards at the rectory Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00am-Noon, online at ShopwithScrip.com and through school using the BackPack Scrip form.  Please contact Margie Uxa at uxam@stgabrielstl.org or 314-353-6303 ext. 102, if you have any questions, would like to place an order for pick up or would like to sign up for the online program.  Here is a list of the cards and the available denominations: GROCERY     Dierbergs (5%)  $100, $25   GAS C...

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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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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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Sign Up for Weekly Newsletter!
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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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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