In order to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community, Archbishop Carlson is mandating the suspension of all public Masses in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
At this time, all churches are to remain open to individuals for personal prayer, devotions and confessions.
Holy Week 2020
- Church is open daily for prayer from 8:30 am -7:00 pm. Please respect social distancing.
- Palm Sunday Mass will be Live Streamed at 9:00 am. Blessed palms are available in front of church and in the church side vestibules.
- Confessions will be heard “behind the screen only” on Monday – Wednesday of Holy Week from 8:30 am-8:55 am and on Wednesday April 8 from 6:00-7:00 pm.
- On Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm we will LIVE stream Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and a Holy Hour in Church concluding with Benediction; as we join together in prayer.
- Videos of Stations of the Cross and other prayers can be found on Facebook Live Stream page and on the St. Gabriel YouTube Channel.
Triduum Services at St. Gabriel will be live-streamed. Worship aids can also be found on the website.
- Mass of Last Supper April 9 7:00 pm
- Good Friday Service April 10 3:00 pm
- Holy Saturday Vigil April 11 8:00 pm
- Easter Sunday April 12 Masses: 6:30 am and 9:00 am
We will continue to live stream masses: Weekdays 8:00 am and Sundays 9:00 am until further notice.
Please see the Archdiocese of St. Louis website for the most up to date information about the precautions we are taking related to the Coronavirus COVID-19. Please click on this link www.archstl.org/coronavirus.
During this time without Mass consider making an Act of Spiritual Communion, where we unite ourselves to God through prayer. It is a beautiful way to express to God our desire to be united with him when we are unable to complete that union in the reception of Holy Communion.
The ultimate goal of our lives should be communion with God and an act of spiritual communion can help a person draw closer to that goal.
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.
Here is a link to an article on the Archdiocese of St. Louis website further explaining the purpose of an act of spirital communion. Spiritual Communion
Lent is a time of intentionally journeying with Christ towards his death and resurrection. There are many excellent resources for the Season of Lent you might wish to use to partake of this year. Following are also a list of some resources available for Lent this year:
Augustine Institute Formed: formed.org
Best Lent Ever Daily Reflections: dynamiccatholic.com/best-lent-ever
Bishop Barron Word on Fire Lenten Reflections: lentreflections.com