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Posted on November 19, 2020 in: Parish-wide Announcements

Pastor's Corner
Especially this year, let our prayers continue for peace and justice in our city and in our world, and prayers for our president to be.   However, the first thing on the list is Jesus Christ. Jesus is everything. Everything else on my list is a gift from him.   LIVE Stream Mass is available on FaceBook and YouTube Click on this FB link   St.Gabriel the Archangel Mass LIVE Stream or for YouTube Channel St. Gabriel YouTube Channel

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Update Contact Information Current Phone Number? Does our Church database have your family contact information correct?  Did you DROP your landline phone and only use your cell phone?  Please update your information so the parish has a way to contact you. Current Email Address? Do we have your current email address?  In order to facilitate communication with our parishioners, we would like to have a current email address for each family.  If you would like to be able to receive email communications from the parish, please email Eileen Garavaglia at the rectory at garavagliae@stgabrielstl.or...

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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 CLICK on the attached file below, it contains the worship aid to follow along with Sunday Mass. 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.   C...

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It's looking like a very gift cardy kind of Christmas! Need gift cards for Christmas gifts this year?  We continue to offer a small inventory of cards that seem to sell well and leading up to Christmas we will include some additional card options during the Holiday Season.  You can also order cards online through SHOPWITHSCRIP.COM.  Online orders will be released on November 30 and December 14 so the cards arrive in time for Christmas. All online orders must be entered and with payment (if paying by check) received by 10:00am on Monday, November 30 and/or December 14 f...

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The rectory office will be closed, Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Have a safe and happy holiday!   GUIDELINES BELOW upon our return. Need to Visit the Rectory? Here are some Guidelines. RECTORY CONSIDERATIONS With the easing of the stay-at-home restrictions, 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.&nbs...

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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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Friends, Food and Faith 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)?   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. We will in person in the RECTORY FIREPLACE ROOM or VIRTUALLY, interactive through ZOOM and stream the session on YouTube.  Here is ...

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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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St. Gabriel Church will offer In-Person Masses this Weekend.  Our priests are out of quarantine and will be celebrating the Masses this weekend.

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October 29, 2020 Dear St. Gabriel the Archangel Families, I write to inform you that our beloved Monsignor Simon has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Monsignor Simon last offered Mass on October 28th at 6am.  Later that morning he began to feel ill and was tested for the COVID-19 Virus, which was positive.  Monsignor Simon will now self-quarantine during recovery and will be allowed to return to service after completing the quarantine period and receiving medical clearance as is health department COVID-19 policy. Because of our close proximity and living with Msgr. Simon, while both Fr. Mark Madde...

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We are collecting food items again this week. Place any donations you have in the baskets at the church exits through Sunday. 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 food pantry at St. Agatha's Center, located near the brewery in south St. Louis. We will be collecting the food throughout the week, Sunday, October 25 - Sunday, November 1. We are challenged this month, with the rectory office is closed and our priests currently in quarantine. Only streamed Masses will be available to...

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Blood Drive The parish blood drive is scheduled for Sunday October 25, 8:00 am-12:30 pm. Safety precautions for the blood drive will include a complete sanitizing of the space before the drive opens, greeting donors at the school entrance and direction on where to wait safely until called to begin the check in process. Masks will be required and those that don’t have one will be given one when arriving. Each station that a donor stops at will be wiped down between donors. The canteen will be individual spaces at the exit rather than a group table. Appointments are required but can be made the day of the drive, ...

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On the weekend of Oct. 24 and 25, 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, ...

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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. Please join us for a very special presentation on Race in America by Joyce Jones from the Archdiocesan Office of Racial Harmony. Joyce will be sharing a powerful presentation about the racialization of America and how we can work together to change hearts and build relationships. We hope you will join us.

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The First Tuesday of the Month for Exposition/Adoration/Benediction has resume! Each month on the first Tuesday. we begin with Exposition at 2:00 pm.  Adoration continues until 7:00 pm with Benediction.  If your schedule permits, please stop by for a brief period of devotion.  It is a blessing to be able to resume this monthly practice.  There is no need to schedule anything - Simply drop by for a visit. Hope you can join us in this special devotion to the Most Precious Body.

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Our parish Director of Sacred Music, Mary Beth Wittry, has created some interesting YouTube videos. Did you ever wonder how the Liturgical Year works? Check out ~ YouTube Mary Beth Wittry ~ for short videos on liturgy and liturgical music.   Here is a direct link to Mary Beth on YouTube      

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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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St Gabriel School is back in session! Traffic will be heavy before 8:00 am and again at 3:00 pm for dismissal, so please be cautious and help to keep our children safe as they walk to and from school.  Generally, pedestrians have the right-of-way at all intersections; however, regardless of the rules of the road, please exercise patience and caution to avoid striking pedestrians. Children are the least predictable pedestrians and the most difficult to see; take extra care to look out for children not only in school zones, but also around the neighborhood and park. Drivers should not block the crosswalk when st...

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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 314.353.6303.  Becoming a Catholic is one of th...

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July 4, 2020 My Dear Sisters and Brothers, Since the pandemic has caused isolation from one another I wanted to reach out to all of you.  First and foremost, please know of my continued prayers for the health and well-being of you and your family.  I appreciate all the ways you are staying connected with each other in prayer, thought and deed during this challenging time. Here is an update regarding where things are as of today, July 4, 2020.  The church has been open for prayer and confessions daily since the Mass shutdown.  Masses were streamed every day during this shutdown.  On Memoria...

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A Note from the Children's Liturgy Committee
St. Gabriel's Church is doing a wonderful job promoting a healthy environment to allow for prayer and mass for all; however, in order to remain healthy this means Children's Liturgy is unable to resume under social distancing guidelines.  Therefore, we would like to extend an invitation for families to come to church when it is open during the day and take part in the interactive Rosary prayer board offered to our young children in the parish.  As you enter through the alley church doors, you will find the Rosary board on a window sill along with a basket ...

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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 or other rectory staff requesting you to contact them and possibly to purchase 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. Priests, pastors, rectory and school staff 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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St. Gabriel the Archangel needs your help now more than ever. Join other parishioners who are using Faith Direct for automated giving. Faith Direct offers a safe and secure way to donate to our parish in this time of uncertainty.  There is no cost to you, and the program provides a great benefit to our parish.   Signing up is easy! Visit www.faithdirect.net/MO413 or text 'Enroll' to 314-310-7711 the Faith Direct Text to Give Number. Thank you for your continued support of our parish family.

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Update Membership Information Does our Church database have your family membership record correct?  Did you DROP your landline phone and only use your cell phone?  Please update your information so the parish has a way to contact you. Here is your chance to update your record for our annual Guide Book & Directory (if you haven’t already done so). It is time for us to update our database with any changes, additions, or deletions that may have occurred in your family over the past year. Have you changed your phone number? Have you moved? Are you preparing to move soon? Are all of your chi...

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Parish Wide Election for the St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish Board of Education The Parish Board of Education recommends policies and goals to support educational programs of St. Gabriel the Archangel.  The board serves in an advisory capacity to the school administration and pastor.  Each board member serves a three year term. The Parish Board of Education is pleased to announce that six parishioners/school parents have discerned that serving on the board is a means through which they would like to contribute to the parish and school.   Each parishioner and school parent is encouraged to...

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"WE ARE ONE" St. Gabriel School Community Candles for Sale! Be the light in the darkness and share that at home or with a friend or loved one! Urban Candle Company is offering a limited edition "We Are One" candle series for our St. Gabriel School community. The label is unique to St. Gabriel, with a photo of the church and school. Urban Candle will donate $5 for each candle to the PFA for its contribution to the St. Gabriel Support-A-Student Fund. This fund assists school families in need of tuition assistance. Candles are $15 each and two scents are available: 1) Bamboo and Cocon...

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Starting Monday, May 18 public Masses in the Archdiocese of St. Louis may resume.  At the same time, the general dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation will remain in place for all Catholics of the archdiocese until further notice, as many individuals continue to have concerns for the health and safety of themselves and their loved ones.  During this time, all churches are to remain open to individuals for personal prayer, devotions and confessions. Schedule Church is open for prayer.  Please respect social distancing. A face mask must be worn at all times inside church. We will...

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Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the Corona Virus (social distancing, large crowd gatherings, sanitation, etc…) the picnic committee sadly announces the cancellation of the St. Gabriel Picnic scheduled for Saturday June 13th, 2020.  All presale purchases will be refunded. Please be patient as we work through those logistics. While our customary gathering on the second Saturday in June won't be happening, the committee does intend to reschedule a picnic like event in the fall. Please be on the look out for details later this summer. The picnic is about more than money, but we can't overlook t...

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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 Although the SVDP Thrift Stores are CLOSED, the SVDP Blue Donaiton Bins are still in operation. Donated items are collected regularly.  So if you are spring cleaning, please dropoff any unneeded clothing. 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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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. My Jesus, 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 a...

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Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10. In previous years, St. Gabriel LIFE Group asked for donations of items for our Mother's Day Gift Bags project. Because of the current pandemic, and the physical limitations it has put on all of us, we will not undertake this project this year. If you are so inclined, you can send a donation (a check in the mail or an online donation) to one of the agencies this project served: Our Lady's Inn, Good Shepherd Children and Family Services, or Birthright Counseling of St. Louis. No obligation here. This is just a suggestion for those who desire to do so. Thank you.  St. Gab...

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Follow this link for instructions on How to Recite the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy www.thedivinemercy.org

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My Dear Parishioners: We have begun this Holy Week, while like no other Holy Week in our existence, it can and hopefully will be a graced time.  My call, your call, is to grow in Holiness (oneness with our God), this is more than an ethereal idea but is rooted in a daily lived experience of sharing of life and love with others. While we cannot gather physically in Church for prayer, our Church is not closed for we are the Church, we are the daughters and sons of our Lord, we are one. I personally am taking this time to reflect and remember; to remember what love our God has for us and what love I have received i...

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For the most up to date information about the precautions we are taking related to the Coronavirus COVID-19 please refer to the Archdiocese of St. Louis website.  Please click on this link www.archstl.org/coronavirus.    

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Due to the current COVID-19 precautions, the FISH FRY IS CANCELLED for the remainer of Lent.     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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Please visit the Safe Environment page on our Parish Website to review the latest information from the Archdiocese of St.  Louis - Office of Child and Youth Protection.  Safe Environment Program

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2020 Auction Fund A Need - Mad About Math, St. Gabriel the Archangel School Use this link to make a donation membership.faithdirect.net/givenow/MO413/36685

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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, 3/19/2020 with dinner at 7:00 pm and ends on Sunday, 3/22/2020 at 1:00pm. For those who have made an ACTS retreat, the White...

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

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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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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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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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What is Totus Tuus?    

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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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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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