Due to the COVID crisis, the community need for our help is greater than ever. We are placing collection boxes in church and the parish office. The gifts you contribute will be taken to the Brigade building where an adapted method of distribution to needy families will occur. Replacing our Giving Tree ornament requests is this list of most - wished - for items from area children and their families:
* Boys' pants, elastic waist athletic style, sizes 6 - 12
* Girls' pants, leggings style, sizes 6 - 12
* Craft kits for little children
* Art kits (i.e. sketch pads) for older kids
* Make-up, nail polish & other nail art items
* Socks, toddler thru elementary ages
* WARM mittens & gloves
* Fleece blankets
* Disposable diapers, ONLY SIZE 5
* Rolls of wrapping paper
Gifts are welcome now; the absolute deadline is December 13th. For more information and a detailed list of suggested items visit: www.bgbrigade.com/christmas-giving-1
In addition, there will be a second collection the first weekend in December for St. Joseph Food Pantry & WMHI in lieu of the goods collections along with the Brigade effort.
St. Vincent de Paul is suffering from a food shortage. We will have a food drive and a 2nd collection the weekend of Nov 7th/8th to help out. Please bring either a cash or food donation to Mass or drop off in the parish office during office hours. Thank you for your generosity during this difficult time!
Canned pasta (ravioli, spaghetti), Anything ready to eat
Cereal, Boxed or dry milk, Canned fruit
Canned meat (chicken, ham), Mac and cheese, Pasta
Pasta sauce, Baby formula, Baby food, Dog and cat food
Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Body wash, Hand soap
Deodorant, Razors, Hand sanitizer
Any cleaning spray, Laundry soap, Dish soap, Sponges
Because of the sharp rise in COVID cases in our immediate area Mom's group is indefinitely postponed. Please contact Casey with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
Be who you are, and be that well. -St. Francis de Sales
IN THE EAST PARKING LOT
ST. GABRIEL THE ARCHANGEL
900 Geiger Street, Neenah WI
We will be having Eucharistic Adoration Monday, November 23rd at 6:00 p.m. However, there will be a modified method for this Adoration. At 6:00 p.m. Father Bob and Deacon Tom will process with the Holy Eucharist out the back of church to the east parking lot. There will be a table set up for the monstrance to be set on and allow people to pray with Jesus.
There are some specific requirements for participation. You must come in a car and park with windows up and you should not exit your vehicles. Please park at least two stalls away from any other vehicle. Father Bob and Deacon Tom will go to each individual vehicle for a blessing. Please remain in your car with the windows up during this blessing.
We will remain in the parking lot for adoration until all people have had a chance to pray with and adore our Lord or until it is dark. This event is weather related. If it is raining, we will not be able to hold Adoration.
Do you know the Church’s family tree? Join our next Bible study as we study the early Church Fathers. We will learn how the Bible came to be, as well as how Scripture and Tradition was present in the early Church.
“Their love of God’s Word transformed their lives—just as it has the power to transform ours today.”
Thursdays 9:15 am / 6:30 pm, beginning September 24th
Contact Julie Schmitz with questions or to register, 722-4961
All are welcome! No prior Bible study experience necessary!
Text JoinGabe to 84576 from your smart phone to stay in touch with us via e-mail and texting. It's free to join, and we promise not to spam you. We will be using Flocknote to communicate important information for the parish and for the Religious Education program.
Updates to Parish Records – members and contact information: We are using this time to connect with our Parish family and ensure that we have correct information to connect with you. Phone numbers and email addresses are especially challenging to keep current.
CAN YOU PLEASE HELP US by letting us know your number if you have gotten rid of your land line. In addition, please check in with your neighbors, adult children, friends, etc. Some of them may want to be included as well! If you have heard from us by phone or email in recent weeks, we should have your information correct, so there is no need to follow up. If you have NOT heard from us, we probably do not have your number or email.
Thank you for your prayers and contributions in support of the Rise Against Hunger Meal Pack event, co-hosted by St. Gabriel and St. Margaret Mary parishes. Contributions and support from the two parishes will enable us to assemble and package at least 35,000 meals! However, concern for safety and welfare of parishioners amid the COVID-19-Coronavirus outbreak has led to a temporary postponement of the Meal Pack event. Please note that this is a postponement and not a cancellation of the event. Details of a future date and time for this exciting parish service project will be announced to all parishioners via the bulletin at a later date. Lenten blessings!
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