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Posted on September 19, 2019 in: Parish-wide Announcements

Pastor's Corner
I invite you to join the parish community at our annual “Mass in the Grass”  on Saturday, September 28 at 4:00pm on The Feast of the Archangel Gabriel, in Francis Park across from the church.

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St. Gabriel will celebrate its annual Mass in the Grass on Saturday, September 28 in Francis Park at 4:00pm, across from the church. Parishioners are invited to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets for this outdoor liturgy. In the event of inclement weather, the Mass will take place in church. After Mass we will have an Octoberfest-themed meal with bratwurst and side dishes.  Use the form below or in the bulletin to order food. All are invited to this fun and relaxing evening with your family, friends and the St. Gabriel parish community.   

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Join other married couples from our parish. To register and pay for the event click on the link ==>> Event Sign Up

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Thank you for celebrating Commitment Sunday with us this weekend.  Your commitment to our parish through our Grateful and Generous Program will continue to bring life to our community.  If completing your commitment card was not possible at Mass, an invitation to respond will be mailed later this week to your home.  Please return your Commitment Card to the office this week or in next week’s collection.  If you have not yet done so, join the many others and give your gift online through our electronic giving program.  Please call the parish office with any questions.

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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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Blessing of the Pets

Posted on September 19, 2019 in: Event Announcements

Blessing of the Pets
Dogs and cats and birds, oh my! Please join us for the Blessing of the Pets as we honor Saint Francis of Assisi.  Laudato Si!   Blessing of the Pets ~ October 3, 2019 ~ Francis Park (Across from the church) Begin gathering at 3:10 pm. Prayer and blessing at 3:20 pm. Come pray with us and bring your pets to be blest! All are welcome! St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us!

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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 October 15 Mary, Bold Examples Thursday November 14 Gratitude and Joy   December TBA Holiday Party      

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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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Important Notes from the Rectory Office

Posted on September 05, 2019 in: Reminder

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. 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 possible to get on the calendar. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  Please send your requests to Eileen at: garavagl...

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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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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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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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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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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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