Find out more about the 20th Anniversary Year Long Celebration! CLICK HERE to find out more. Next event: Feast of the Archangels Festival on Sun. Sept. 24, 2 p.m.
Liturgical Ministry Training
Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 25 and 26 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 online at http://www.saintgabriel.org/training or on the clipboard at the Adult Formation table in the Commons.
If you are interested in becoming a liturgical minister visit the Welcome Table in the Commons to fill out a ministry form or go http://www.saintgabriel.org/Time to register as a minister.
The Joy Club End of Summer Picnic
The JOY Club will be holding an end of the summer picnic on Sept. 26. We will serve hot dogs, hamburgers and salads. There will also be a dessert (ice cream?) The cost for the luncheon will be $5.00 per person. We will serve lunch at 12:15 p.m.
Please make out your check to St Gabriel's and mail it to the office or drop it off at church. Also write JOY on the memo line of the check. Please call Pat Gracey (804-794-0020) to reserve your seat. Looking forward to seeing you on the 26th.
Parish Pictorial Directory
As part of our 20th Anniversary Celebration, we are producing a new Parish Pictorial Directory! Schedule a photography session online beginning Sept. 23rd! Stop by the Commons after Masses on Sept. 23/24 for more information. There is no cost to our church, and each participating family will receive a complimentary 8x10 portrait & directory and have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits for family & friends. Volunteers needed to assist after the Masses on Sept. 23/24 and on photography days!
Photography sessions will be held on:
Sun., Oct. 22—2-8p.m.
Mon., Oct. 23—2-8p.m.
Tues., Oct. 24—12-5p.m.
Sun., Oct. 29—2-8p.m.
Mon., Oct. 30—2-7:30p.m.
Blessing of the Animals, Sat. Oct. 7, Noon
St. Francis, in his “Canticle of the Sun,” wrote, “Be praised, my Lord, through all your creatures…” Every year on or around October 4,Catholics throughout the world celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with prayers for creation and a blessing of the animals. On Saturday, Oct. 7 at noon you are invited to bring your pets for a blessing from Fr. Felix. Meet in the church garden located in front of the church building for the blessing.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration and Benediction
Sat., Oct. 7, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Come spend an hour or more with Jesus, fully present in the Eucharist and bring family and friends to share in the peace and joy of Christ’s presence in the Blessed Sacrament. ‘In his Eucharistic presence he remains mysteriously in our midst as the one who loved us and gave himself up for us…” – Catechism of Catholic Church. The church will be open for prayer and meditation, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with Benediction closing out this special time with the Lord. To join the Adoration Ministry you can do so below...