Adult Formation Opportunities

 Begins Feb. 14!

Ash Wednesday Masses: 9 am and 7 pm

 This Lent Focus on Becoming the Best Version of Yourself!

On each Friday of Lent we will offer Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following the 9 a.m. mass. Then Adoration is available until 6:15 p.m. at which time we will celebrate Benediction. At 6:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross will occur followed by a simple Lenten Meal hosted by the Knights of Columbus. After that, join us at the Lenten Series and discover the nine words that St. Paul used in his letter to the Galatians to describe the best-version-of-ourselves along with practice tips on how to incorporate them in your lives. God has a dream for your life. And His dream for you is unique. Only you are you. During the Fridays of Lent let these words unfold a blueprint to your destiny, the dream God has for your life. Based on the book Nine Words by Allen Hunt.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Fridays, Feb. 16, 23, March 2, 16 and 23

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament – follows 9 am mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – 9:45 am–6:15 pm  – If you are interested in signing up for a holy hour, contact suzanne.maerz@saintgabriel.org

Benediction – 6:15 – 6:30 pm

Stations of the Cross – 6:30 – 7:00 pm

Lenten Meal – 7-7:30 pm – Sign up for the Meal and the Series below:

Lenten Series – 7:30 – 8:30 pm

2018 "Lenten Meal and Series

 
 

GIFTS Meeting on Feb. 15, 7 p.m.

Please join the ladies of GIFTS (Growing In Faith Together Spiritually) on Thursday, Feb. 15 to hear Dick Commander’s talk on following the Will of God. New members are welcome so if you just want to check it out, feel free to stop in for a wonderful speaker and to get to know a wonderful group of women. Bring a friend and stop in at 6:45 pm for fellowship before we begin.

Also, Mark your calendars for the next GIFTS Meeting on March 22, 7 p.m. to hear Taylor Jones witness to his experience of turning Fear to Faith. 

NEW! Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation Study Begins March 9, 9:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Beginning Friday, March 9 we will explore The Bible Timeline, a Catholic Bible DVD study that can help anyone to make sense of Scripture and experience the life-changing power of God’s Word. This study takes you on a journey through the entire Bible and deep into each period of salvation history, where you will discover the amazing story woven throughout all of Scripture. The Bible Timeline has helped hundreds of thousands of people to understand the Bible and deepen their relationship with Christ, and it will help you, too. We will start with the first 12 sessions, break for the summer, and resume in the fall with the remaining 12 sessions. These videos are presented by Jeff Cavins and each video will be preceded by a lively group discussion. Everyone who participates will receive a color-coded Bible Timeline Chart and Bible Timeline Study Kit.

To find out more: CLICK HERE     To register: CLICK HERE

Lenten Retreat – Sat. March 10, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

In addition to the practices or observances set forth by the Mother Church, vis-à-vis intensive prayer, fasting and alms-giving during the season of Lent, as a Parish, we will take a day’s retreat led by Fr. Felix to reflect on ourselves, our relations with others and God. We begin at 10 a.m.; break for a simple lunch to be provided by the Knights of Columbus; and we will end at 4.30 p.m. to prepare for the evening Mass. Detailed program of the Retreat will be published in the next bulletin. There is no cost to attend but we ask that you sign up below:

Register below for the 2018 Lenten Retreat:

 
 

Liturgical Ministry Training

Monday and Tuesday, March 19 and 20 from 7-9 p.m.

Thank-you to all who have signed up to serve on the liturgical ministries. To serve you need to attend these two days of training and please signup by CLICKING HERE or on the clipboard at the Adult Formation table in the Commons.

If you are interested in becoming a liturgical minister CLICK HERE or visit the Welcome Table in the Commons to fill out a ministry form.

Book Discussion Group – Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. – Noon

The Good Pope – The Making of a Saint and the Remaking of the Church / The Story of John XXIII and Vatican II by Greg Tobin 

“John XXIII was, in the best possible sense, a revolutionary—a Pope of modernization who kept in continuity with the church’s past, yet made even the most enlightened of his 20th century predecessors seem like voices of another age.”—Time magazine. Published in the 50th anniversary year of the historic Vatican Council II, The Good Pope by Greg Tobin is the first major biography of Pope John XXIII, a universally beloved religious leader who ushered in an era of hope and openness in the Catholic Church—and whose reforms, had they been accepted, would have enabled the church to avoid many of the major crises it faces today. Available prior to John XXIII’s likely canonization, Tobin’s The Good Pope is timely and important, offering a fascinating look at the legacy of Vatican Council II, an insightful investigation into the history of the Catholic Church, and a celebration of one of its true heroes. PARTICIPANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING THE BOOK ON THEIR OWN. Please sign up below: