Adult Faith Formation: Bishop Robert Barron's The Mass
This study will help you understand how to fully participate in the Mass.
Thursdays 9:00 AM or 6:30 PM
What a wonderful week for Love Begins Here! We were blessed with sunshine, lots of great experiences all over town, and mostly lots of love! Thank you to everyone who allowed us into your hearts, provided snacks and food and prayed for us. It was a wonderful week growing, praying, and learning together. Here is a link to a short video we made to recap our week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTqzj1l_m58&t=4s
We have 3 committees that send out home-made cards. Approximately 75 cards are mailed each month. Currently there are 4 volunteers making cards and we could use some help. The Homebound Committee is sending 40+ cards per month and likes to use any uplifting card. They use monthly themes, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving etc. The Bereavement Committee sends anywhere from 6 to 15 cards per month and likes Thinking of You cards with the fronts decorated, and the inside blank. We send birthday cards to parishioners once they reach their 80th birthday which total 20+ each month. You can make the cards at home at your leisure and drop them off at the Parish office. If you aren't a crafter but would still like to help, we can always use envelopes, stamps, or cardstock, decorative paper, etc. Please do not drop off cards sent to you as a gift from a donation to a charitable organization. Thank you
Our Mass intention calendar for 2019 has many daily Masses available. Having a Mass said in memory of a loved one is a beautiful remembrance. Mass offerings may also be given for the health of a sick person, a newly married couple, a young person preparing for Confirmation or First Holy Communion, a person preparing to enter the Church through RCIA, a college student, a wedding anniversary or any other prayer intention. We limit weekend/holy day Masses to two per year per person, but weekday Masses are open to request. There is a customary offering of $10 for a Mass intention. Please contact the parish office if you would like to schedule a Mass in memory of your loved one. In anticipation of our next pastor, we will not begin taking Mass Intentions for 2020 until July 15th.
Exciting news from St. Gabriel!!! FORMED is here!
Membership has its privileges, as the saying goes. As a member of St. Gabriel Parish, you can be one of the first to take advantage of FORMED, an amazing new online resource from the Augustine Institute and Lighthouse Catholic Media.
FORMED is an exciting platform for enjoying some of the best Catholic content available today. Every household at St. Gabriel Parish can now access over 300 episodes of high-quality video material, like Fr. Robert Barron’s “Catholicism” series. In addition, they offer a growing library of Catholic eBooks and dozens of the most popular talks from the Lighthouse CD’s. There are even uplifting Catholic movies, such as full-length biographical films of the saints.
You’ll find resources for youth, for Scripture study, for prayer and spirituality, for learning more of the basics of our Catholic faith, even materials in Spanish – all available in one reliable, convenient, and easily accessible format.
To appreciate the scope and quality of this material, you really need to check it out for yourself. Simply visit www.formed.org and enter the Parish Code for St. Gabriel: 3HJBBD (be sure to use all caps for the letters). Take it for a test drive and help spread the word! It’s a great resource for life, and it’s yours free as a member!