Parish News


  • HELP SAVE LIVES IN APPLETON

    You can protect mothers and children by joining this worldwide mobilization! Through prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils and community outreach, 40 Days for Life has inspired 750,000 volunteers!

    With God’s help, here are the proven results in 20 coordinated campaigns:

    13,305 babies saved from abortion

    154 abortion workers converted

    86 abortion centers closed

    Here’s how to take part:

    Vigil location: Outside Planned Parenthood  508 W. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton

    Vigil hours:  8 am to 6 pm daily

    Local contact: Quiana Betchner NMRespectlife@gmail.com

    (920)450-5546

    Learn more and get involved by visiting our campaign at:

    40daysforlife.com/Appleton

     

  • Attention, Attention

    Have you been praying for a way to be more involved in St. Gabriel Parish but aren’t quite sure how you want to help?  Please consider being a catechist for the St. Gabriel CFC Program (Religious Education)!  We are looking for a couple of good, dedicated people to serve as catechists. 

    We start our classes the week of September 24-26, 2018.  Openings are:

    Grades 3 and 4 (combined class) Monday 4:30-5:30 PM

    Grade 3 Wednesday 4:30-5:30 PM

    All training and materials are provided. 

    Background check and VIRTUS training are required.

    If you’re interested, please call Jenny at 725-0660 ASAP.

     



  • Chairperson needed!

    Our Social Concerns committee is searching for a new chairperson. Responsibilities include caring for others and a desire to work together to help as the hands and feet of Jesus, recognizing the dignity and value in each human person. We meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month to discuss the needs of our community and the world and how we can best meet those needs. We organize projects as needed, facilitate collections of supplies, gifts and funds, support the active ministries, and serve as a resource for collaboration and assistance. Some specific examples of our work are the Thanksgiving food drive, Giving Tree, gifts for mothers at Christine Ann Center for Domestic Abuse, collaborating with local elementary schools and counselors to help children in poverty, organizing COTS meal ministry volunteers (while we seek a new chairperson for this ministry), and working with our Youth Ministry to address current issues. Some of our projects are recurring, some are reactions to specific current needs.  All are ways to share God's love and give our St. Gabe's family opportunities to live their faith through helping others.

     

    We encourage you to call or text Chrissy 920-252-2582, or email chrissygo10@gmail.com to express interest and to learn more. Chrissy's the current chairperson, and will happily serve alongside our new chairperson to help with the transition.

     

  • ATTENTION: Men!  Are you looking to be a better husband? Become a more loving father? Build friendships with other likeminded men? And seek to be the best man you can be?  Then Come Join…That Man is You!  


    Tuesday mornings beginning September 18th AT ST. MARGARET MARY PARISH in Friendship Hall (a.k.a. church basement, via the Reed St. entrance).  Schedule:  5:30am continental breakfast, 6:00am video presentation, 6:30am small group discussion.  


    More Information and Registration at www.ThatManIsYou.org or call Andrew Nelson, 920-486-0301


     “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17

     


  • Youth Choir - Grades 3-8:  Grab your gear!  Our Youth Choir is gearing up for another great year.  Rehearsals are immediately following the Sunday 10:00 am Masses.  


    Adult Choir - High school and up:  Rehearsals are held every Thursday evening, 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm.  Enter the journey through song.


    Chime Choir - 4th grade and up (families encouraged):  Become part of the family of chimers.  No prior experience required, only the ability to count.  Rehearsals are Thursday evenings 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm.


    Instrumentalists:  Share your talent by "praying" your instrument at Mass.


    For more information, please contact Regina Reale, Director of Worship and Music  722-4914

     


  • David the King:  David’s kingship recalls the kingship of Adam in the Garden of Eden, and points towards the King of kings, Jesus.  To understand the Kingship of Jesus, we must understand the kingship of David.  Join us for this video study by Bishop Robert Barron.


    Contact Julie Schmitz for more information.  722-4961.

    Thursdays 9-11 am & 6:30-8:00 pm. 

    Join at any time, come as you are able.

     



  • Mom’s Group Begins September 6th:

    1st Thursdays at 9:15 (after the 8:15 Mass) and 3rd Fridays. The alternating schedule is convenient for some moms not available on Fridays.

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    Contact Casey by email at ccpierre@uwalumni.com and find us on Facebook link: St. Gabriel Neenah Mom's Group

     

  •  Worship Bags are coming

     

    “Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it.”              Proverbs 22:6

     

          Worship Bags will be coming to St. Gabriel on the weekend of Sept. 8th and 9th for the 4:30pm and 8:00am Masses. The 10:00am Mass offers “Children’s Liturgy of the Word”.

          These bags will be for children ages 4 through 2nd grade, and include a number of faith based activities to enrich their Mass experience. 

          Parents can take one bag per child and enjoy the Mass together. After Mass, please return the bags and their contents so that other children may use the bags each week. Children can take their art work and other activities they created home with them.

    Parents, please take the opportunity to talk with your children about what they created. We hope this will be another tool for you to help your children grow in their faith.

     Wee Mustard Seed Ministries

                         

     



  • A Dinner Invitation

    All Catholic men, 18 years of age or older, are eligible to become members of the Knights of Columbus.  Would you like to learn about the benefits of membership and to hear what members and their families do for the parish and the community?  If yes, you are invited to a free Steak (or Chicken) Dinner on Tues., Sept. 18th at 6 PM at St Gabriel.  Spouses and interested guests are also invited.  For reservations, call Sal Vitale at 727-0013.