Parish Events

This Lent Focus on Everyday Simplicity

On each Friday of Lent we will offer Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following the 9 a.m. mass. Then Adoration is available until 6:30 p.m. at which time we will celebrate Stations of the Cross and Benediction. 7:15 p.m. enjoy a Lenten Meal hosted by the Knights of Columbus followed by a talk that explores Everyday Simplicity – based on the book of this title by Robert Wicks. It is in the midst of life’s craziness that we can discover the peace of in each day – the spiritual space. Yes, a solid, spiritual life is within everyone’s reach.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Fridays, March 15, 22, 29*, April 5 and 12.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament – follows 9 am mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – 9:45 am–6:30 pm  – If you are interested in signing up for a holy hour, fill out this form:


Enter your name and contact information below if you are interested in giving an hour of your time for the Lenten Adoration on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.. Our facilitator will contact you to see what time works for you.


Stations of the Cross and Benediction – 6:30 – 7:15 pm

Lenten Meal – 7:15 -7:45 pm – Sign up for the Meal and the Series below:

Lenten Series – 7:45 – 8:30 pm - Speakers will break open how finding simplicity in everyday life can bring us closer to Christ and serve others. 

March 15: Nourishing a Spiritual Attitude with Deacon Jerry Wyngaard

March 22: Silence in Prayer, Listening with Becky Robinson

*(Please note – March 29 stations of the cross only due to the March 30 retreat)

- April 5: A Simple Little Rule with Deacon Roy Smith

- April 12: Compassion in Today’s World with Carole Peters

*(Please note – March 29 stations of the cross only due to the March 30 retreat)

2019 "Lenten Meal and Series


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

Fr. Felix will lead a Lenten Retreat on Sat., Mar. 30. The retreat begins at 10a.m and will end at 4.30p.m. to prepare for the evening Mass. Lunch will be provided by the Knights of Columbus. There is no cost to attend but we ask that you sign up below or at the clipboard on the Adult Formation Table in the Commons.

Register below for the 2019 Lenten Retreat:


JOY St Patrick's Day Luncheon

This year's St Patrick's Day luncheon will be held on Tuesday, March 26th..  As usual we will start the celebration at 12:30 PM. The kitchen team will be serving corned beef, potatoes, cabbage and carrots and some excellent Irish soda bread. It cost will be $6.50 – lower than last year. Also please talk to your friends about JOY and ask them to come out and join us. Please make your checks out to St Gabriel's and sent them to the church office or drop the check in the church mailbox.  Please put JOY luncheon on the memo line of the check.  Please call Pat Gracey to reserve your seat.  Pat's number is 804 794-0020.  Wear your green and we look forward to seeing you on the 26th.


Lenten Reconciliation Service

Thurs., Apr. 4, 7 p.m. at St. Gabriel Priests from the area will join Fr. Felix in celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the Parish on Thurs., Apr. 4 beginning at 7 p.m. If you are unable to attend that day, visit St. John Neumann on Mon., Apr. 1 at noon or St. Edward the Confessor on Wed., Apr. 3 at 7 p.m.



RISE Against Hunger Meal Making Event
Sat., Apr. 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Please join St. Gabriel Parish as we sponsor a RISE Against Hunger Now Meal Making event at the church on Sat., Apr. 6, from 9:30 to 11:30a.m. This is a chance for us to make a global difference as we prepare over 10,000 nutritious meals for people in need around the world. We need just 50 volunteers for this important event which is open to high school ages and adults Please CLICK HERE to join us and learn more about the project.

Holy Thursday Liturgy- Need Foot Washing Volunteers for Apr. 18, 7 p.m.

Pope Francis said about the need for the foot-washing on Holy Thursday to better reflect "the significance of the gesture Jesus performed in the Upper Room, giving himself 'to the very end' for the salvation of the world, his boundless charity.”
All ages are welcome - If you are interested in being one of the 12 people to participate, please sign up at the Welcome Table in the Commons or below. Signups will be open until all 12 spots are filled.


 Holy Week Schedule:

Palm Sunday Masses: Sat. Apr. 13, 5:30 p.m. and Sun. Apr. 14, 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Holy Thursday Mass: Apr. 18, 7 p.m. with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament following until midnight.
Good Friday: Apr. 19 Confessions: 1 – 3 p.m. Stations of the Cross: Noon with self-guided stations to follow until 3 p.m. NEW Guided Stations at 6 p.m. Liturgy: 7 p.m.
Easter Vigil: Sat., Apr. 20, 8 p.m.
Easter Masses: Sun., Apr . 21, 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

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