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Early Bulletin Deadlines Due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the bulletin publisher has issued early submission deadlines. Please note: Articles for December 22 bulletin must be submitted no later than Noon on Wednesday, December 11. Articles for December 29 bulletin must be submitted no later than Noon on Monday, December 16. Articles for January 5, 2020 bulletin must be submitted no later than Noon on Wednesday, December 18. RECTORY OFFICE HOURS through Christmas and New Year’s : December 23 – regular hours December 24 –  close at noon December 25...

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Breakfast with Santa

Posted on December 12, 2019 in: Event Announcements

Donut Sunday - Second Sunday of the Month After 9:00 am Mass Fair Trade Items and Bridge Bread available for Sale at St. Gabriel's Donut Sunday    Faith in Action began as a result of the JustFaith experience and creates an opportunity within our parish to support two causes - one local - Bridge Bread and one with a world focus - Fair Trade products. There are no regularly scheduled meetings. We sell the products on donut Sunday after the 9:00 am and 11:00 am mass. Volunteers help set up for donut Sunday and sell after the masses in the cafeteria and the vestibule. We need 6 people one Sun...

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The annual cleaning of the church pews and shrines will be Wednesday, November 6 after the 8:00 am Mass. Ladies and men are both invited to help! Please meet us inside the Nottingham entrance and bring your bucket & cleaning rags. Cleaning products will be provided.  (If there is a funeral on Wednesday, the cleaning will be on Thursday, Nov. 7) Any questions? Contact Brenda Miano at 314-503-4000 or brenleedc@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for helping. 

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The Reverend Charles E. Burgoon, pastor at St. Gabriel the Archangel from 1991-2006, died Sunday, October 13, 2019 at the age of 80. Father Burgoon was born on January 14, 1939 in Saint Louis, Missouri, and was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on March 14, 1964 by then-Archbishop Joseph E. Ritter. The Funeral Mass for Father Burgoon will be celebrated at Saint Richard Church, 11223 Schuetz Road, Saint Louis, Missouri 63146 Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. Visitation will be Friday, October 18 at Colliers Funeral Home, 3400 N. Lindbergh Boulevard, Saint Louis, Missouri 63074 from 3 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and on S...

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Thank you to all parishioners who have completed and submitted your Commitment Card to the church.  As a reminder, all commitments need to be submitted to the church no later than Sunday, October 27 in order to be accounted for in the final Summary Report.  Please complete and submit your card to the church even if you are unable to make a change to your current level of giving.  For those registered parishioners not currently supporting the church with regular offertory gifts, please consider a monthly gift to support the needs of our parish.

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Join other married couples from our parish. To register and pay for the event click on the link ==>> Event Sign Up

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Blessing of the Pets

Posted on September 19, 2019 in: Event Announcements

Blessing of the Pets
Dogs and cats and birds, oh my! Please join us for the Blessing of the Pets as we honor Saint Francis of Assisi.  Laudato Si!   Blessing of the Pets ~ October 3, 2019 ~ Francis Park (Across from the church) Begin gathering at 3:10 pm. Prayer and blessing at 3:20 pm. Come pray with us and bring your pets to be blest! All are welcome! St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us!

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Calling All Musicians!

Posted on September 19, 2019 in: Parish-wide Announcements

The St. Gabriel Parish Choir sings each Sunday at the 11:00 Mass, and rehearses each Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.  We are always in need of a few more tenors and basses, especially.  Musical reading is definitely a plus, but many quick learners with good ears do very well and learn some basic reading skills along the way.  We sing a wide variety of music from all musical eras, plus we always pray twice with our singing!  The St. Gabriel Young Adult Choir sings about three times each month, rotating mostly between the 9:00 and 11:00 Masses.  These talented young adults rehearse from 4...

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Important Notes from the Rectory Office

Posted on September 05, 2019 in: Reminder

Mass Stipends - The Bishops in the State of Missouri have increased the Mass stipend from $5 to $10.  As always, Mass Intentions will be accepted regardless of your ability to pay the stipend. RESERVE YOUR MEETING SPACES NOW! 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 in advance for your cooperation.  Please send your requests to Eileen at: garavagl...

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St. Matthew the Apostle Block Party - Saturday, August 10, 2019 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  

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Hello St. Gabriel Family,           My name is Fr. Mark Madden.  I was just ordained a bit over a month ago by Archbishop Robert Carlson.  I was born in St. Mary Magdalen Parish in St. Louis, but we moved to Immaculate Heart of Mary in St. Louis when I was about two.  My parents have lived in that parish for almost 40 years.  I am the oldest of five siblings, all younger sisters — I know God Help me — who have been instrumental in my upbringing and fostered in me a deep respect for women and increase in the virtue of patience.  One of...

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For those of you wondering, “Who is the senior priest saying Mass at St. Gabriel’s these days?”, I am Monsignor Joseph Simon.  As a matter of fact, I am newly-retired and very excited to be in-residence at the rectory.  I grew up a few miles north of St. Louis Hills in the City of Pagedale.  I attended St. Catherine of Siena Grade School and Mercy High School but both schools closed some time ago.  I graduated from the School of Commerce & Finance (now B & A) at St. Louis University in 1965, worked 14 months at McDonnell Aircraft in Dept. 14 (F-4 contracts), and entered Kenrick...

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Please join us by spending an hour in Adoration to celebrate Corpus Christi. We are planning to have someone in the Church with our Lord from Sunday, June 23 at 7:30 pm until Monday, June 24, at 7:30 pm. We are starting with the Annual Corpus Christi procession.  We will begin after 6:00 pm Mass with a procession through the neighborhood with the Precious Body, stopping at several locations for veneration. We will conclude with Formal Benediction back at church. Please come join us in witnessing our Faith to our neighbors.   After Benediction, there will be ice cream for all to enjoy in the sch...

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Bonfire and Bon Voyage

Posted on June 22, 2019 in: Event Announcements

Help us in bidding farewell and thanks to Fr. Steve and in welcoming our new parish priests, Monsignor Simon and Fr. Madden! St. John the Baptist Bonfire Saturday, June 29 at 6:00 pm Pizza and s'mores provided. Please bring a side or dessert and your own drinks. Celebration will be behind the rectory. Brought to you by Verso L'Alto  

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It's time to order ARM BANDS for the Parish Picnic Rides. Armband sales after Mass Sunday, May 26  9:00am Saturday, June 1 5:00pm Sunday, June 2  9:00am Tickets will be given to redeem armbands, please keep them in a safe place to redeem your armband the day of the picnic. Instructions will be posted. Any questions - please contact Amanda DeGreef: 314-221-5010 or aaam5838@sbcglobal.net

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Parade at 9:00 am ~ Line up 8:00/8:30 am Do you have a cool car, float, bike, mascot or group that would be good for the parade? We are looking for cars or anything that can be in the parade!   Please contact Amanda DeGreeff 314‐221‐5010 or aaam5838@sbcglobal.net  

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Do you wish to be part of a ministry that gives a visible presence of support to those attending funerals? Then come and sing in the Resurrection Choir.  There are no rehearsals.  Just come and gather in the pews in front of Mary’s statue.  You will get a call 2-3 days before the funeral and if you’re available, you then attend the Mass. If interested, please call Mary Beth Wittry at 881-1104 or Jackie Schibig at 481-2593.

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Welcome to all ladies of St. Gabriel Sanctuary Society Luncheon   DATE:  Sunday, June 2. 2019 TIME:  12:00pm - 2:00pm    PLACE:  Saint Gabriel Cafeteria   Please join us! RSVP to Brenda at  314.503.4000 or email at   brenleedc@gmail.com

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Finance & Future Presentation brought to you by the BOE, PFA and Parish Finance Committee    

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It's time to order picnic shirts for this year's Parish Picnic. Orders are due by April 22, 2019. Please click below to place your order and please complete ONE form per student. Parish Picnic T-Shirt Package

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Did you know that St. Gabriel’s has a Young Family Group? The St. Gabriel Young Families Group is an informal group of parish families with children under the age of six. Our goal is to connect families with young children to the Church and each other. The group organizes several social events each year and sponsors a free nursery service for children ages 6 months to 5 years during the Sunday 9:00 am Mass. For questions or more information on how to get involved in the group, please contact Faith Kremer at stgabesyoungfamilies@gmail.com. Additional information can be found on the Parish Website at Young Famili...

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Just a reminder to keep saving Boxtops for school. You can put them in the boxes at the church entrances. Last school year we made $1374.30. Every little bit helps! Just a note, the Campbell label program has ended, no need to save them anymore! Thank you for all your help! Questions? Call Lynne Kirner @ 314-353-2438

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Interested in a study group engaging the focused perspective of women in the Catholic Church? Join other women for an Endow study group Mother of the Redeemer, based on the 1987 encyclical of Pope St. John Paul II. We will be meeting Tuesdays evenings, February 19 through April 9. This encyclical reminds us that Mary is the greatest saint and he explains why this is so. John Paul II calls Mary the “most excellent expression of feminine genius.” Mary’s ‘yes’ to her role in God’s plan places her at the center of salvation history. This study helps women understand and appreciate the...

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Looking to enrich your faith life? Try the CDs in the back of church. Please put your donations in an envelope and drop it in the collection basket or put it through the rectory mail box marked for Lighthouse Media. Do NOT leave any $ in the church. Thank you      

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