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Pastor's Corner

Posted on January 16, 2020 in: Parish-wide Announcements

Pastor's Corner
Let us make every effort to make St. Gabriel the Archangel and our city a welcoming community for peoples of every race and ethnic background. 

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Our parish is planning a morning workshop for all Parishioners who currently serve as Lector, Cantor, Usher or Eucharistic Minister. We are also inviting anyone who wishes to serve in any of these ministries to be with us that morning. The day will begin with 8:00 am Mass, coffee and pastries, followed by guest speaker Fr. Paul Niemann who will share his reflections on the importance and role of ministers in the liturgy. The morning will conclude with breakout sessions by ministry where we will review and learn specific guidelines for our parish. If you currently serve in one of these ministries or wish to begin serving...

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Sign Up for Weekly Newsletter!
Tell your friends!  Go to:https://www.stgabrielstl.org/ and enter your name and email address to sign up for the weekly email newsletter from St Gabriel (see picture for what it will look like)!  Parish/Group Leaders, contact the Rectory for information on how to get YOUR group annoucements posted on the website and all forms of social media!  We have the GOOD NEWS at St Gabriel!  Let's SHARE!

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Many of us may know what the Church teaches, but many of us may not know why the Church teaches what She teaches.  Would you like to know why the Church teaches what She does?  Do you like spending time with people (especially those whose company you may enjoy)?  Do you enjoy food of any type?  If you answered ‘YES’ to any or all of these questions, we invite you to consider joining us on the First Tuesday of every month at 7:15 pm in the Fireplace Room found in the rectory basement.  The next opportunity will be February 4, 2020.  Some small snacks and drinks will be ...

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All women of the parish - Join us at the well! Our mission offers the opportunity to come together to BUILD COMMUNITY WITH FAITH, FELLOWSHIP AND FUN.       Mark your calendar with future dates for Women at the Well DAY DATE TOPIC Monday February 17   Tuesday March 10   Thursday April 23   Tuesday May 12   Thursday June 11    

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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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Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life: Any young man interested in the priesthood or any young person interested in the religious life is encouraged to contact the Pastor or one of the deacons at 314-353-6303 or to contact the Archdiocesan Vocation Office 314-792-6460. All Catholics are called to pray for an increase in religious vocations.

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Reconciliation Weekdays: 7:30am ~~ Saturdays: 4:00pm Monday, December 9:  6:00pm—7:30pm Monday, December 16:  6:00pm—7:30pm Tuesday, December 17 through Monday, December 23 from during the Christmas Novena (see times below)   Christmas Novena Tuesday, December 17 through Monday, December 23 at 7:00pm in the church 6:00pm on Saturday, December 21 (Following the 5:00pm Liturgy) Tuesday, December 24 Christmas Eve Vigil:  4:00pm & 6:00pm Wednesday, December 25 Midnight Mass:  12:00am (Carols will be sung at 11:30pm) Christmas Day:  8:00am & 10:00am Tue...

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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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Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Each Sunday at the 9:00 am Mass, the Children’s Liturgy of the Word program allows our littlest parishioners to learn the Gospel on their own level. Our adult volunteers share a child-tailored version of the weekly Gospel and facilitate an engaging Gospel-related learning experience. If you have children in preschool through second grade, we invite them to join us! Additionally, we are seeking volunteers to serve as Children’s Liturgy Leaders. We provide training - no experience is required other than complying with Protecting God’s Children. If you ...

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Purchase gift cards through the St. Gabriel SCRIP program and support our school.   Here is a list of the cards and the available denominations: GROCERY                                                            Dierbergs (5%)  $100, $25   ~   Whole Foods Market (3%)   $100       GAS CARDS 76 Gas / Phillips 66 / Conoco / U-Gas (1.5%)  $100, $25  ~   BP Gas (1.5...

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School News

Posted on October 31, 2019 in: Parish-wide Announcements

School News Looking ahead: All School Veteran’s Mass on Monday, November 11th at 8:00 am Reception to follow. Important Sacrament Dates for 2019-2020 · October 24: 1st Reconciliation Parent Meeting in Church 6:30 p.m. · November 14:  1st Reconciliation in Church 7:00 p.m. · March 25:  1st Communion Parent Meeting in Church 6:30 p.m. · April 17:  Day of Prayer for Confirmation Students · April 20:  Confirmation at Saint Gabriel the Archangel at 7 p.m. It is our privilege to partner with parents for the education ...

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All parishioners are invited to join the St. Gabriel Adoration Society and spend at least one hour a month in church in prayer. All levels of commitment are welcome. Taking advantage of the gift of adoration is one of the best ways to draw closer to God. A holy hour is simply spending time in the presence of God. It's not a project to be accomplished but an exercise of love. You can read the bible or a spiritual book, say the Rosary, or just rest with the Lord. For a list of times available or for more details, call Veda Jeggle at 752-3109 or email Mary Beth Wolf at marybethluna@hotmail.com    

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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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On the weekend of Oct. 26 and 27, Khader & Mary Abu Sada a Catholic couple from the Holy Land will be visiting our parish to market olive wood hand carved religious articles made by the Christian artisans in the Holy Land.  With the hostilities worsening in the Holy Land and the lack of Christian pilgrims, the outlets for the olive wood hand-carvings have been closed, leading unemployment to increase up to 75%, and forcing many Christians to leave the Holy Land in order to find other ways to market their handiwork. But the absence of a living Christian community is disastrous for the Holy sites, such ...

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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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We have received numerous phone calls  from parishioners who have received emails or text messages that appear to be from Msgr. Shamleffer requesting gift cards.  Please be aware that these requests are coming from scammers. The scammers create an email account using our pastor’s name and sending email or text messages. I and all Priests or pastors will never email or text parishioners looking for gift cards and would never send a business email from a private account such as @aol.com or @gmail.com

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

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St. Gabriel the Archangel parish is seeking a full-time Maintenance Worker to support the church. This role provides maintenance for parish/school buildings.  Duties & Responsibilities Cleans parish or school buildings: Mops and vacuums floors, cleans bathrooms, washes windows and performs other cleaning activities as directed. Performs snow removal with hand shovels, blows walkways. Provides other general assistance as needed through set-up of tables and chairs in facilities, as requested Hauling and moving items and picking up parts or other equipment as requested by staff Collects and disposes ...

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There will be NO 8:00am Mass on July 22, 23 and 25. Please join the children attending Totus Tuus for an 11:30am Mass on those dates.

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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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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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We're pleased to announce the availability of FORMED, 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 to others. To sign...

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Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12.  With the help of our generous parishioners, our St. Gabriel LIFE Group will once again provide gift bags on Mother's Day to women served by Our Lady's Inn, Good Shepherd Children and Family Services, and Birthright Counseling. If you wish to donate items for this project, the following kinds of items will be appreciated: Make‐up ~ Loofahs ~ Small photo albums ~ Small picture frames ~ Manicure/pedicure sets ~ Nail polish ~ Emery boards ~ Perfume/body spray ~ Body wash/scrub ~ Lotions/creams ~ Jewelry ~ Scarves ~ ...

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

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Stations of the Cross will be held on all Fridays during lent at 7:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation Confessions will be heard, as always, Monday – Friday from 7:30 - 7:55 am and Saturdays at 4:00 – 4:45 pm In addition, during Lent, confessions will be heard on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 - 7:00 pm and on the Wednesday of Holy Week, April 17 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm and on Good Friday following the 3:00 pm service. Triduum Services at St. Gabriel will be celebrated on: Holy Thursday, April 18: Chrism Mass 10:00 am at Cathedral Basilica Mass of Last Supper, April 18:  7:00 ...

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Read on for additional Fish Fry details and a menu... The Holy Name Society is looking for volunteers to help setup, cook and serve food, and cleanup. This is one of the largest fundraisers in the parish and 100% of the proceeds go directly back to the school and parish. We are always in need of men, women and youth to volunteer.  Please contact Todd Hoffmann 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’s Men Have Been Going to White House Retreat in South County for Over 50 Years. Please Join Us. Where is God in your life? The Lord’s gift of peace is waiting for you. Be invigorated and renewed, both spiritually and physically. Enjoy a relaxing and beautiful environment overlooking the Mississippi River bluffs in South County. Private room with bath is provided. The meals are delicious! Financially, the offering is free-will. The retreat starts on Thursday, 3/7/19 with dinner at 7:00 pm and ends on Sunday, 3/10/19 at 2:00pm. For those who have made an ACTS retreat, the White House exp...

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A Note from the Nurse I have found that many people are surprised to find that I am not the school nurse, but instead a community health nurse for the people of St. Gabriel’s Parish. In addition to the things you may see me associated with, like this column, the blood drives, and the cancer support group; I also offer other supportive services. During the school year, I connect the school children with the elderly and home bound through cards and letters in a program known as “Friends in Faith.” I can also be called to assist parishioners who have been ill or hospitalized by acting as a health educator...

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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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Please consider joining the St. Louis Hills Safety Committee.  For more information contact Safety_Committee@stlhills.com  

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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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Advent Parish Activity

Posted on December 15, 2018 in: Parish-wide Announcements

FREE FILM SERIES ‐ Come and See The Parish Council invites you to take a break from the hustle and bustle this Advent season and spend a few hours receiving. Let us step away from distractions and prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of our Savior. Bring your children or make it a date night. Invite a friend or neighbor! Join us from 7:00 ‐8:00 pm in the church on the Thursdays of Advent: From Bishop Robert Barron’s Catholicism Series: December 6 ‐ St. Augustine: The Teacher December 13 ‐ St. Benedict: The Monk (followed by fellowship at a local pub/eatery with the Verso L’Alto gr...

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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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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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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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Brothers in the Spirit Weekend Renewal - August 17-19, 2018 - Kings House Retreat Center

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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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There will be no 8:00 am morning Mass for the week of August 6.   Weekday morning mass can be found at 7:00 am at St. Raphael’s,  8:00 am St. Joan of Arc, St. John the Baptist and Epiphany.    Mass is also celebrated at 11:45 am Monday thru Friday at the Rigali Center.   

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All are invited on Sunday, June 24, after our 9:00 am liturgy to thank Fr. Ryan Weber for his pastoral care here at St. Gabriel and asking God’s blessings to be upon him as he departs our community for his new pastoral assignment.

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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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Dear Faithful of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, The annual Collection for Retired Priests will be taking place today, Easter Sunday. This collection provides support and care for our retired priests who have sacrificed so much for our parishes and communities. The Collection for Retired Priests is an opportunity to give back to those who give so much. Through spiritual milestones and decades of service, our priests have been there when you, your family and your fellow parishioners have counted on them. And while they continue to serve in the name of God, in retirement it is they who count on you for prayers and suppor...

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Health Fair hosted by  The St. Gabriel the Archangel Cancer Companions Support Group   All are welcome! April 7, 2018 ~ 10:00 am - Noon ~ St. Gabriel School Cafeteria ~ 4711 Tamm Avenue   VENDORS Chiropractor Yoga Practioner Functional Medicine Doctor Personal Trainer Healthy Household Items Beauty Products  and so much more!   For more information or to have a booth contact:  Judy Hunter, Parish RN  at  314-353-6303 or hunterj@stgabrielstl.org

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St. Gabriel Jass Band to perform at the Sheldon Theatre, 3648 Washington Blvd. Sunday, March 11, 1:30pm   This is a fundraiser for the Band Program.  The band receives half of the proceeds and the Sheldon the other in payment for use of the Hall.  Pay at the door, no advance ticket sales.  $5.00 for adult/$2.00 ages 5‐12  Open Seating

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St. Vincent de Paul is in need of cookware, pots, pans and small electrics.  Your donations help support our Neighbors In Need.  Donations can be dropped off at any of our eight St. Louis area thrift stores. Find your nearest St. Vincent de Paul thrift store location at www.svdpstlouis.org.

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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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Pluck a Feather

Posted on November 18, 2017 in: Parish-wide Announcements

St. Gabriel’s Boy Scout Troop 4 is once again selling fresh Christmas wreaths for the holiday season! The deadline to place your order is Sunday, November 5, 2017. Wreaths arrive Saturday, November 26 and will be delivered to your home. Wreaths range in sizes and prices start at just $20. Payment is due upon delivery. Contact a St. Gabriel Troop 4 Boy Scout for further details! Thank you for your support of the Boy Scouts!

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Enjoy beautiful music in our beautiful church!

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Your contribution to our Friends for Life Parish Campaign will help to save the lives of the unborn, educate young people through the Right START Program and the annual Creative Writing Contest, heal those who suffer as a result of an abortion, and provide help for women experiencing a crisis pregnancy. The Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Fund, established by Archbishop Carlson, also receives money from the Friends for Life Collection. Teresa of Calcutta Fund financially assists parents who are expecting or who have recently given birth and are challenged by a temporary financial crisis. Envelopes are in your August envelope...

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Did you graduuate from St. Gabriel’s in 1973? We want to see you again! Please plan to attend a class reunion on Saturday, 10/21/17. Reminisce with friends beginning with 5:00pm Mass at St. Gabriel’s followed by appetizers and beverages at Pietro’s  Restaurant on Watson. The cost is $40 per person. Reply and send a check to Debbie (Meyer) Koch. Email Debbie for details at dkoch1058@aol.com. Spread the word!

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What is Totus Tuus?    

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Thank you everyone for patronizing the Holy Name Society's {MEN'S CLUB} fish fry.  We had a very successful year and because of that we were able to donate the funds for 20 new widescreen projectors totaling  $23,000 dollars.  As always we are looking for new members.  So, men of the parish: if you are interested   come join us at a meeting and see what we are all about.  We meet in the cafeteria every second Monday of the month at 8pm.  If you have any questions please call Steve Levitt at 314-239-7185.  Hope to see you there!!!  

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The Parish Council is seeking women and men willing to serve on the council for the next three years. This is the parish’s main advisory group and helps to guide the workings and future direction of the parish. The Council meets on the second Tuesday of the month. If you have an interest or know of someone interested please contact the parish office (353.6303; garavagliae@stgabrielstl.org) with their name and contact information.

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St. Gabriel will hold a spring Day of Service on Saturday, May 20. 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 645-8126 or at the4heinzes@sbcglobal.net. We’re looking for pr...

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Would you like to participate in the Vocation Chalice Program here at St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish? Parishioners may sign up to accept the Chalice into their home for one week. You are asked to find a prominent place in your home where the Chalice is noticed throughout the week. Your responsibility is to pray daily for vocations to the priesthood and the Religious Life. There is a simple pamphlet to follow. At a previously agreed upon Sunday Mass, the family or individual will be called up after Communion to accept the chalice and receive a blessing. I...

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Beyond Sunday Campaign

Posted on November 21, 2016 in: Parish-wide Announcements

Beyond Sunday is an Archdiocesan-wide campaign being conducted by the Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri to support and strengthen Catholic Education throughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis. In 2011, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson introduced “Alive in Christ!” a strategic plan to engage the hearts and minds of young Catholics. The Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri was established to fulfill a key promise of Alive in Christ! - to enhance financial resources for parents, schools and tuition assistance for Catholic families, so that a catholic education might...

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