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Mass Schedule for the Solemnity of the Mary, the Holy Mother of God New Year’s Eve Vigil Mass 5:00pm New Year’s Day Masses 8:00am & 10:00am

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We are gathering again in the St. Gabriel’s kitchen to bake cookies for the shut-ins of our parish!  This supports the long-time efforts of our Parish Helpers who will package and deliver the cookies; they are very grateful for our help!  Sign up for an hour or two between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 15 or join the cleanup  and transport crew between 3:00 and 4:00pm. No baking expertise needed, just bring your smiles and big hearts!  One or two hours really is enough to make an impact! We will provide recipes, along with white, brown and powdered sugar, flour, baking powder, ba...

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Mass times on December 8, 2018 for The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be at 8:00am and Noon

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Every year, Monsignor Shamleffer has kindly distributed loaves of bread to St. Gabriel parishioners for Thanksgiving. This year the bread being distributed is from Bridge Bread and is an introduction to selling Bridge Bread bakery products on Donut Sunday at St. Gabriel’s beginning in December. Bridge Bread is a social enterprise designed to provide job opportunities for people experiencing homelessness. The goal of the program is to help the disadvantaged engage in a financially rewarding effort that enhances self-worth, promotes dignity and enables them to help themselves. And, not only that, the bakery products...

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St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish Day of Fasting and Prayer As a parish community we continue to pray for all those abused in the Church and for the Holy Spirit to rise up good shepherds for the Church. Abuse of any kind has injured so many in the Church. So for the third month Monsignor is holding this Day of Prayer and Fasting for our community, in solidarity with those abused, seeking healing and the Holy Spirit to guide us all.                    Tuesday November 6, 2018 6:00 am and 8:00 am Morning Mass 2:00...

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During Stewardship Month when we’re reminded to share our time, talent and treasure, it’s a great time to check the cushions of your couch and your coat pockets and to dip into that jar of coins in your closet and help make a difference at St. Gabriel the Archangel parish. Every weekend from September 15 – October 14, we’ll be collecting coins before and after masses in the vestibule. We’ll use the money not only for our parish but to help change the lives of families through the St. Vincent de Paul Society. As followers of Christ, we are all called to give of ourselves through prayer, p...

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INTERESTED IN SOCIAL JUSTICE AND DEEPENING YOUR FAITH...NOT WHERE TO START? JustFaith is a process for faithful Catholics looking to deepen their commitment to care for vulnerable people and our planet. Through prayer, study, dialogue, and immersion experiences, participants form community as they explore critical realities and the implications in their lives and their faith. The classes are based on the 7 principles of Catholic social justice laid out by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops; it is a transformational journey that explores how we better care for the poorest among us and our planet home. The 24‐w...

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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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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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The Gateway Cup – Tour de Francis (Park) returns to St. Louis Hills on Labor Day weekend Mark your calendars and be sure to attend the Gateway Cup Professional bicycle racing series as it makes its appearance in St. Louis Hills on Saturday, September 1, 2018. You will hardly believe how quickly the streets bordering Francis Park can turn into a bicycle race track with cyclists hurling themselves around corners at speeds averaging 30 mph. For more information, visit www.gatewaycup.com. Please note that Nottingham, Donovan, Eichelberger and Tamm (streets surrounding the park) will be closed and barrica...

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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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Please contact the rectory to reserve spaces for your upcoming events and meetings.  All reservations are made on a first come— first served basis, so whether your events are held annually or weekly, you will need to contact the Rectory as soon as possible to get on the calendar. Thank you your advance for your cooperation.  Please send your requests to Eileen at garavagliae@stgabrielstl.org.

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Scholastic Book Fair

Posted on April 19, 2018 in: Event Announcements

*Scholastic Book Fair* Open to all parishioners April 22nd 10am – 12:30pm In the School Meeting Room ~~~ By supporting the Book Fair, you are helping St. Gabriel classrooms receive free books & educational materials.

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FREE Daily Lent Reflections - Would you like a deeper, more powerful Lent this year? Then sign up for Bishop Robert Barron's FREE daily Lent reflections at LentReflections.com  Each day, from Ash Wednesday (February 14) until Easter Sunday (April 1), the creator and host of the CATHOLICISM film series will send you a short reflection, straight to your inbox. There's simply no better way to super-charge your Lent. Be sure to sign-up at LentReflections.com!

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The Little Sisters of the Poor, who welcome aged poor persons and share their lives with them, will be visiting our parish Saturday, January 20th and Sunday, January 21st to speak of their mission within the Church, and to ask our help. Their Home, in North St. Louis, currently serves 90 needy elderly persons, age 65 or older, who are loved and cared for until death, so that they live in security and dignity. The heart of their mission is simply to provide a “Home”, so that those elderly, with whom the sisters joyfully share their lives, realize how much God loves them and wants them to be with Him forever i...

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