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Pastor's Corner

Posted on February 20, 2020 in: Parish-wide Announcements

Pastor's Corner
Lent is a season of hope. With ashes on our foreheads and hope in our hearts, we go forth to love and serve in His strength and with His love.  

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 FRIDAY, June 12 - Prelude to the Picnic - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm SATURDAY, JUNE 13 - Picnic from 10:00 am - 10:00 pm 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 Pic...

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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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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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