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The parish is using a new communucations tool, Flocknote, as a way to better connect with parishioners. Once you sign up through the link below you will receive emails and/or text messages related to important upcoming events in our parish along with inspirational messages and tools to help you fully engage in your parish life and your faith life! Click here to sign up and start receiving notifications through Flocknote https://stgabrielstl.flocknote.com/everyone  

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Please join as a parish community Lenten Program: True Reformers Studying the rich history of the Catholic Church is a rewarding and faith-building experience. True Reformers is a multi-part video series highlighting saints who led the Church’s rebirth from the ashes of confusion caused by the Protestant Reformation. The saints of the Catholic Reformation show us just how powerful and beautiful is the human heart’s free response to God’s generous grace The sessions will be held on Wednesday afternoons at 1:55 pm and evenings at 7:00 pm in the Church.  All are welcome to learn more ab...

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Consider a donation to our school to benefit STREAM Education Use this link to make a One-Time donation to our school  Faith Direct - Auction One-time Gift  

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Check out the LIVE Stream Facebook page.   St.Gabriel the Archangel Mass LIVE Stream Don't have a FaceBook account? LIVE Steam on St. Gabriel the Archangel YouTube Channel We will LIVE Stream Masses at the following times: Sundays 9:00 am - Facebook and YouTube Weekdays 8:00 am - Facebook and YouTube Also look for videos for Stations of the Cross, Prayer to St. Michael, Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola with Fr. Mark and more. The Sunday Mass WORSHIP AID can now be accessed from your device so you can follow along at Mass in prayer a...

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During this season of Lent, St. Gabriel Parish is offering many opportunities for spiritual growth. Stations of the Cross will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30pm and a video of the stations can also be found on parish website for those unable to attend. Confessions will be heard: Mondays – Fridays from 7:30 am-7:55 am Saturdays at 4:00 pm Wednesdays of Lent at 6:00-7:30 pm Good Friday (following the 3:00pm service) Triduum Services at St. Gabriel Holy Thursday                  April 1: Chrism Mass 10:00 am at Cathedral Basilica Mass of Last...

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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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The St. Gabriel Board of Education is looking for qualified candidates to run for the open positions on the Board.   Are you an active parishioner or school parent with an interest in contributing to St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish and Catholic School?  Are you sincerely interested in Catholic education?  Do you know someone who is?  Attached you will find a description of what serving on the Board entails and an application to be included on the ballot.

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Due to the current COVID-19 precautions, we are offering CARRY OUT options. Every Friday in Lent - February 19 - April 2 Check out our menu options. 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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St. Gabriel the Archangel is now using FLOCKNOTE to communicate with parishioners.  If you haven't signed up for FLOCKNOTE, please do - just look for the little sheep on the home page of the parish website :-).  This is the end for the Weekly Newsletter.  You will still receive communications from the parish but now all the information you need can be found in the emails and text communication through FLOCKNOTE and additional information can always be found in the bulletin and on the parish website. 

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Pastor's Corner

Posted on March 22, 2021 in: Parish-wide Announcements

Pastor's Corner
May the good Lord continue to work through you, bless you and let his face shine upon you.

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Friends, Food and Faith Tuesdays of Lent  February 23 thru March 23 ~ 7:00pm - 8:00pm Topic:  Bother the Father Everyone is invited to ask Fr. Mark any question about himself or about the Faith. Every Tuesday in Lent to discuss aspects of faith or personal questions for the priest(s). Event can extend over an hour depending on attendance and number of questions. In person attendance will be in the rectory basement and is limited to 10 people maximum. Space limited to 10, but don't fret if there are more interested, we will move into the church. RSVP to Fr. Mark at maddenm@stgabrielstl.org or 35...

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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, March 7.  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 the MAT Social Ministry in North St. Louis. We will be collecting the food throughout the week, Sunday, February 28 - Sunday, March 7. The pandemic has had a devastating effect on many, many families. The loss of jobs, income, and even the lives of loved ones have overwhelmed not only the most ma...

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Use FORMED to access Catholic videos, audios and ebooks! FORMED.org is an online service for accessing thousands of Catholic videos, audios and ebooks On Demand anytime, anywhere! As a member, you will have access to entertaining movies, inspiring audio talks, informative bible studies, and much more. This resource is provided free of charge to help our parishioners learn and grow in their faith.  Also once you have signed up, you can download the free iOS or Android app to put FORMED at your fingertips on your smart phone or tablet. We hope you will enjoy this incredible gift and please spread the word ...

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What are you doing this Lent? Would you like to join us in prayer during the 40 Days for Life this Lent?  The 40 Days for Life starts on Ash Wednesday and goes through the 40 days of Lent.  Sign up for one of those 40 days to pray for the Dignity of all Human Life.  Maybe a special Rosary, a Holy hour, or your special prayer time at home will be what you choose to offer for those in need. Please contact Amy Weston at ahogoboom@gmail.com or 314-497-6827 to be added to our prayer board for those 40 Days. We would like to have someone praying on each day. You can help make that happen!

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The worship aid can now be accessed from your device so you can follow along at Mass in prayer and song.   At the entrance to church look for a poster with a QR code.  Use the camera on your phone to scan the QR code which will give you a link to open the Worship Aid document in the brower on your phone.  OR you can click on the link here ===>>> Sunday Digital Worship Aid

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Following Jesus in Freedom and Love This Lenten retreat with Fr. Jim Mason, is now available online. This virtual retreat is designed to help form individuals and parishes in this understanding of one’s identity and mission. You are invited to participate at home, as a parish mission, or in private groups. The videos in this four-part series, with accompanying study guides, are created to help you grow in your relationship with Christ and understand our own personal, unique mission to walk with Christ in an apostolic age. For more information, please visit https://kenrick.edu/following-jesus/.  

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The St. Louis Hills Neighborhood Association is accepting applications for the 2021 SLHNA Student Award for scholarship, leadership and service in school, church, and community. Three, one-time scholarships in the amount of $600 will be awarded.  The application deadline is Friday, April 9, 2021, and requires submission of a 3rd quarter/ 2nd trimester report card. The applicant must be an eighth-grade student, the daughter/son/legal dependent of a St. Louis Hills Neighborhood Association member living within the boundaries of St. Louis Hills. The applicant's family must have a current history of membership i...

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School News

Posted on February 18, 2021 in: Parish-wide Announcements

This Lent, as we focus on the three actions-pray, fast, and give alms, the school will be collecting for the CRS Rice Bowl program. There are Rice Bowls at the entrances to the church if you would like to participate as well. See below for more information about the program and for additional resources. Cardinal Timothy Dolan | What is Lent? - YouTube Video Catholic Relief Services - Rice Bowl Program

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Please note the special consideration due to concerns about Covid-19 as we observe Ash Wednesday on February 17. The Vatican has requested that priests should sprinkle the ashes on the heads of the faithful, so that there is no contact from tracing the cross in ash on the forehead. As well, the optional phrases — such as “remember you are dust and to dust you shall return” — will not be pronounced to each member of the faithful, but said once by the celebrant, for the whole congregation. Here at St. Gabriel the Archangel Church ashes will be distributed, in this fashion, at all four of ...

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GUIDELINES for Visiting the Rectory Need to Visit the Rectory? Here are some Guidelines.  We are requesting your cooperation in order to keep visitors and our rectory and church staff safe and healthy: All visitors to the church and rectory MUST WEAR MASKS. If you would like to request Mass intentions, please call or email Eileen Garavaglia at the rectory.  She can schedule your Mass intentions; you can then mail a check or drop it off at the rectory. If you are dropping off Offertory contributions, tuition payments, school registrations, etc. please place them in one of the rectory mail slot...

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Covid Vaccine Registration Missouri is currently in Phase 1A and 1B, tier 1 and 2 for covid vaccines. There is still however, a shortage of vaccines and distribution resources. People unable to get a shot through their employer can complete online pre-registration forms from county health departments and area hospital systems. The forms collect residents’ names and contact information, as well as details about their health risks. Once enough vaccine supply becomes available, county health officials will use that information to contact people to schedule vaccination appointments. It may be several months before you...

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The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Gabriel is here to help. If you or anyone you know are experiencing a need, please call our hotline at 314-881-1100 The SVDP Blue Donation Bins are still in operation. Donated items are collected regularly.   Thank you for giving ! You are a blessing!   For additional information about St. Vincent de Paul and other drop off bin locations go to their website www.svdpstlouis.org.

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Try Faith Direct

Posted on February 04, 2021 in: Parish-wide Announcements

This new year is filled with hope and promise – opportunities abound to grow our vital ministries, explore new ways to share the good news of Christ’s love, and reflect His care and mercy to those in need throughout the community. To continue to make a difference in 2021, St. Gabriel The Archangel is reaching out to our parishioners.  Begin the new year with eGiving to help sustain and build ministries throughout 2021 that reflect the promise of God’s love. The need is great in our community, and your generous online gifts will help people all around us.   We prayerfully request that you consi...

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WE have GIFT CARDS !!! We continue to offer a small inventory of cards that seem to sell well.  Check out our list of on hand inventory.    Click on this link to see our current inventory:     St. Gabriel SCRIP gift cards in Stock You can order Ecards online through SHOPWITHSCRIP.COM.  We are not placing orders for plastic cards at this time but you can still get virtual cards that you can print out or send electronically. If you would like to order Ecards online and need an enrollment code, please contact Margie Uxa at uxam@stgabrielstl.org ...

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On Friday, January 22, at 6:30 pm, in our church, the rosary will be offered as usual for the sick of our parish (relatives and friends). After the rosary a Litany of the Blessed Virgin and prayers for the unborn and their mothers will be said. May we all continue to respect and cherish human life in all its stages. All are welcome. St. Gabriel LIFE Group

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Trivia Night - January 16, 2021 --- Sign up by January 10!  CLICK on this link to sign up and pay online  ===>>>    Trivia Night Sign Up Link Questions??? Contact Tiffany Harmon at harmontiffany@gmail.com      

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