Parish News & Events


  • The Bible and the Church Fathers 

    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!  

  • 40 Days For Life Kick Off Event

    40 Days for Life is an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a Peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion businesses.  This campaign will run from September 23-November 1 at Planned Parenthood, 508 West Wisconsin Ave., Appleton, WI.  Click here for information on our kick-off event Tuesday, September 22.  For more information on the prayer vigil visit: https://www.40daysforlife.com/appleton

  • Mom's Group Fall 2020

    Mom's group is a time for women to come together for Christian fellowship, prayer, scripture, and a supportive, welcoming community. We will meet for 7 weeks on Fridays from 9:15-10:45 in Conference rooms A-B to allow for social distancing. Child care will NOT be provided at this time, but young children are WELCOME to attend the group with us. Masks are recommended. We will meet on the following dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16 & 23, Nov. 6, 13, & 20. Please enter through the church entrance-you will be able to buzz the parish office and they will unlock the door for you. This session, we will study the Gospel of Mark. No experience necessary. Please contact Casey with any questions ccpierre@uwalumni.com

     

    Be who you are, and be that well. -St. Francis de Sales

     

  • Knights of Columbus Blood Drive

    You or someone you know will probably need a blood transfusion at some point in time. Currently, there is no substitute for blood. It must come from people like us, donating on a regular basis to create an ample blood supply. We can help ensure that blood will be available when needed by family members, friends, or even ourselves.


    Many of us know someone who has needed blood. Blood is transfused to a variety of hospital patients, including cancer patients, trauma victims, and burn patients.

    With the Neenah Knights of Columbus and St. Gabriel Parish, we have the incredible opportunity to become lifesavers. We would like to host an on-site blood drive with the Community Blood Center, our local blood provider. The Community Blood Center provides 100% of the blood used by patients in our region.


    You can make a difference. Please show your interest in becoming (or continuing to be) a blood donor. Once we have a “show of hands,” we’ll work with the Community Blood Center to make it easy and convenient for you to be a lifesaver!  Please email mteska03@gmail.com or ateska@gmail.com with questions and to show your interest.

     

  • Good News!  Weekend Scrip Sales Have Resumed

    Scrip sellers are now available to sell Scrip before and after the weekend Masses on most weekends! We are so grateful to our Scrip sellers for their willingness to serve you and we are also grateful to all the parishioners who have made the extra effort to continue to purchase Scrip by coming to the parish office during the week over the past 5 months! Safety will be a priority as we resume Scrip sales – there will be a plexiglass divider on the Scrip desk, pens will be separated in to “clean” and “used” containers, and of course the use of masks and hand sanitizer will be requested. If you haven’t used Scrip for your everyday purchases (gas, grocery, fast food, etc.), we invite you to stop at the Scrip desk and see what is available for you! Your purchase of Scrip gift cards costs you nothing extra, but each purchase generates income for the parish! Buy Scrip today!

     

     

  • EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

    IN THE EAST PARKING LOT

    ST. GABRIEL THE ARCHANGEL

    900 Geiger Street, Neenah WI

     

    We will be having Eucharistic Adoration Monday, September 21st 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. 

  • FLOCKNOTE - JOIN OUR FLOCK!  

    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.   

  • DO WE HAVE YOUR CORRECT CONTACT INFORMATION?

    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.

     

  • MEAL PACK - POSTPONED

    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!   

     

  • Home Made Cards Needed

    St. Gabriel Stampers

    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