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St. Gabriel will celebrate its annual Mass in the Grass on Saturday, September 29 in Francis Park at 4:00pm, across from the church. St. Matthew's choir will join us once again in song. Parishioners are invited to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets for this outdoor liturgy. In the event of inclement weather, the Mass will take place in church. Hodak's chicken dinner to follow.  Dinner includes chicken, slaw, potato salad and backed beans $7 per person.  See the bulletin for the order form.  Order deadline is Monday, September 24. All are invited to this fun and relaxi...

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St. Gabriel's and St. Raphael's Conferences of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) will co-sponsor this event to help those living in poverty in our neighborhoods. On Saturday, September 29, we will begin gathering at 8:30 a.m. on the church steps of St. Gabriel, pray together, then start off on the fun walk at 9:00 a.m. Our 2-mile walk will take us to St. Raphael, through some of the neighborhoods of both our parishes, before returning to St. Gabriel's for light refreshments. The cost for participating is a voluntary amount, and all proceeds and donations from the event will directly benefit the...

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Art in the Park returns to Francis Park in St. Louis Hills on Sunday, September 30, 2018 ~ 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 70 artists will come together to showcase their creative wares amid live music, tasty food and kids’ activities in one of St. Louis’ most popular parks.  Admission is free and open to the public. For more information or if you would like to volunteer, please check out the Art in the Park website, artintheparkstl.com

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We need your help in finding worthy projects! St. Gabriel will hold a fall Day of Service on Saturday, October 13, 2018.  We will be working on area homes and on projects in our neighborhoods. Among the tasks will be landscaping, minor home repair, painting and more. Watch upcoming bulletins for details on how to sign up to help. Last year, we had about 50 volunteers. If you know of someone who needs yard work or minor home repair and can't afford to have them done (such as if they're elderly and on  a fixed income), contact Denny Heinze at 314-645-8126 or at the4heinzes@sbcglobal.net. We'r...

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RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS—RCIA  This September we will again start the process for men and women who are inquiring about the Catholic Faith. RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process through which adults enter into the Catholic faith. RCIA is a spiritual journey designed in phases and implemented through various rites. The participants' spiritual growth is encouraged and enhanced through weekly reflection on God's Word and the teachings of Catholic doctrine and traditions.  Any questions contact the rectory at 353.6303.  Becoming a Catholic is one of the mo...

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Do you spend most of Mass chasing a toddler? Do you struggle to hear the homily from the cry room? Parent volunteers within the Young Families Group offer the parish nursery every Sunday morning so that parents of young children are able to attend mass in peace. This is a unique, free and under-utilized service that provides a great benefit to many of our parish families. Simply bring your child (ages 6 mos ‐ 5 years) to the School Meeting Room (next to Cafeteria) just prior to 9 a.m. mass, and let them play with other kids while you attend Mass. The room is equipped with a safety mat and age appropriate toys, and paren...

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JustFaith Workshop

Posted on September 13, 2018 in: Event Announcements

ENRICHING! FAITH-FILLED! TRANSFORMATIVE! DON’T MISS THIS WORKSHOP! Are you looking for an opportunity to grow in your Catholic faith, create social awareness, and a kinder, gentler, more caring community? Don’t miss this opportunity to share time with a dynamic and faith‐filled speaker ‐ Jack Jezreel from JustFaith. JustFaith is a journey of personal transformation that can lead to a deep commitment to all our sisters and brothers in Christ. Jack will invite us on a journey of understanding about how JustFaith can bring life-changing compassion and new life to those who hear and respond to Jesus’ ca...

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First responders are invited to the 2018 Blue Mass to be celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., followed by a reception at Boland Hall. We invite all first responders to wear uniforms, gather ahead of time in front of the Cathedral Basilica and process into the Cathedral at the beginning of the Mass. Special prayers will be offered for our first responders, and they will be recognized during the Mass. The Blue Mass gets its name from the blue uniforms worn by so many public safety personnel. The Mass dates back to 1934 and is a venerable tr...

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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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