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Pastor's Corner

Posted on August 12, 2019 in: Parish-wide Announcements

Pastor's Corner
A prayer in a time of troubled hearts.

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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 Tuesday August 13 Finding the Sacred in Everyday Living Thursday September 12 Comfort during Hardships Tuesday October 15 Mary, Bold Examples Thursday November 14 Gratitude and Joy   December TBA Holiday Party      

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Mass Stipends - The Bishops in the State of Missouri have increased the Mass stipend from $5 to $10.  As always, Mass Intentions will be accepted regardless of your ability to pay the stipend. The rectory office will be closed on Thursday, August 15 in observance of the Solemnity of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. RESERVE YOUR MEETING SPACES NOW! Please contact the rectory to reserve spaces for your upcoming events and meetings. All reservations are made on a first come—first served basis, so whether your events are held annually or weekly, you will need to contact the Rectory as soon as...

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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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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.   Our first meeting and introduction session will be held on Sunday, September 10 at 10:...

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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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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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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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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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