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It's time again to collect for the FOOD and FUEL program! Place any donations you have in the baskets at the church exits through Sunday, January 3.  Reminder too, any monetary donations can be put in the rectory mail slot in an envelop marked Food For Life. The donations this month will be delivered to the St. Anthony Food Pantry. We will be collecting the food throughout the week, Sunday, December 27 - ending the evening of Sunday, January 3. The holiday season is always a challenge to the poor. And this year with the pandemic, things will be even more difficult. We have the baskets out at th...

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Friends, Food and Faith 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)?   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. We will in person in the RECTORY FIREPLACE ROOM or VIRTUALLY, interactive through ZOOM or stream the session on YouTube.  Here...

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Christmas Tree Pick-up

Posted on December 31, 2020 in: Event Announcements

Contact:  Melissa Rosenhoffer at 314‐954‐5566    Email:  rosenhofferm@att.net  

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Reconciliation Weekdays: 7:30am ~~ Saturdays: 4:00pm Thursday, December 31 Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Vigil: 5:00pm Friday, January 1 Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 8:00am & 10:00am If you have watched the Mass live streamed but would like to receive communion it will be available in the Church for 20 minutes after Mass. In this holy season may you know the touch of Jesus in your life.  May you look into the eyes of those you encounter and see the Christ.  May you know the deep peace of the Word spoken for you.  May God touch your heart and bring you joy.  Advent and ...

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Did you know this special project of love and service has been in existence for over 35 years? Unfortunately, the restrictions for donating due to the COVID pandemic has changed how we can give, but the need is still great! As we count our own blessings, please consider making a donation to one of the following charities this year. This list was compiled by Sue Parada in lieu of The Giving Tree. Most places are not accepting tangible (non-monetary) donations due to Covid but as we all know; they are in desperate need at this time.  If you have the means to contribute, please choose a worthy cause from this ...

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Christmas 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rejoice!  The weeks of Advent waiting are over, and Christ is born! We rejoice in our Savior’s birth—remembering the great gift of faith He has given us through the mystery of His incarnation and the saving power of His death and resurrection. If you are like me, you have a lot of uncertainty about the coming weeks and months.  Because of the pandemic, there are many challenges ahead.  But I am sure of one thing, Christ will be with us in the midst of our difficulties.  Now is the time for Catholics to step forward, giving gener...

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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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As we approach these late days of Advent, our parish will begin praying a Christmas novena each evening from Thursday, December 17 through Wednesday, December 23rd at 7:00pm.   NOTE: the Novena on Saturday, December 19 will begin at 6:00 pm (right after the 5:00pm Mass) This Novena is filled with readings, prayers, and beautiful music of the season of Advent, to help prepare our hearts for Christmas. The prayers lasts only about 30 minutes each evening. You can attend in church, it will also be LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube.

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Update Contact Information Current Phone Number? Does our Church database have your family contact information correct?  Did you DROP your landline phone and only use your cell phone?  Please update your information so the parish has a way to contact you. Current Email Address? Do we have your current email address?  In order to facilitate communication with our parishioners, we would like to have a current email address for each family.  If you would like to be able to receive email communications from the parish, please email Eileen Garavaglia at the rectory at garavagliae@stgabrielstl.or...

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Coffee Table Book Collection for Seniors Reading is a fun, engaging activity that improves quality of life and improves mood. Coffee table books, particularly books filled with art, are like picture books for grown-ups, keeping us young at heart. Pictures can inspire feelings words can't. They inspire thought and conversation. Picture books don’t have any stories or characters to cause confusion or frustration. Seniors can look at as many or as few pictures as they want, in any order. The pictures could spark happy memories or help them connect with the world through these familiar objects. I am collecting gen...

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Thank you for supporting the 8th Grade Class with this annual fundraiser. Pick up will be on Saturday, December 5 - 9:00-NOON outside the School Meeting Room.   Face masks and distancing will be required.   Unless prior arrangements are made, any poinsettias that are not picked up will be donated.  For any questions, please contact Alexandria Wilson via email at wilson7800@sbcglobal.net.     

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