Please note: Fr. Felix is in Ghana until Nov. 29. Visiting priests have been scheduled for Friday Masses on Nov. 9, 16 and 30 and weekend Masses while he is gone. Deacon Roy will preside over Communion Services each Wednesday at 9 a.m. For the Sacrament of Reconciliation, check with visiting priests regarding availability before or between Masses. Please note: There will be no Mass or Communion Service on Thursdays at 6:30 a.m. during the month of November or at 9 a.m. on Fri. Nov. 23.
Weigh in on whether or not you would like coffee after the Masses and would help make it happen.
CLICK HERE for the survey or stop by the welcome table in the Commons.
Responses need to be in by Sunday, Nov. 18 to have your opinion counted.
Angel Tree Outreach
Angels are still available for the Christmas Outreach to those in need in the community and you will find them at the table near the library. Angels range in age from children to the elderly, and each angel holds a wish list of items they would like and you can choose what to give from that list. Be sure to fill out and leave the identification card for each Angel so we can keep track of who is getting gifts for the person. The card can be put in the parish mail slot if you missed returning it at the Mass. If you won’t be there for the angel distribution, remaining angels will be available at the table near the library. All directions are on the angels and you are ask to return all gifts to the Masses on Dec. 1 and 2 to ensure delivery in time for Christmas. If you cannot make those Masses be sure to return the gifts before Dec. 1 to the parish office. Questions? Contact the parish office at 639-6712.
Start Your Christmas Shopping Early with the Scrip Fundraiser!
Visit our Scrip table for everyone on your list! In addition to gift cards for our regular local merchants, we also have Amazon and Bath & Body Works cards now available. Stop by to see what gift cards are in stock and what can be ordered for pickup by next weekend. It’s convenient, costs nothing extra, and benefits St. Gabriel’s Parish. Purchase gift cards at face value and St. Gabriel’s earns a percentage of your purchase. It’s a simple way to support your parish. Scrip is located at the Welcome Table in the Commons and is open after all Masses.
.Liturgical Ministry Training
Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 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 online at by CLICKING HERE 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 CLICK HERE to register as a minister.
Come and Celebrate Thanksgiving with Mass at 9 a.m. on Thurs. Nov. 22
First Saturday 9 a.m. Mass, Exposition, Adoration and Benediction, Dec. 1
Before we begin Exposition, Rosary, Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, we will celebrate Mass. You can then stay for Exposition beginning at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Rosary and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 11:45 a.m. when we will celebrate Benediction. 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. Do you want to sign up for a holy hour? Visit: http://www.saintgabriel.org/Parish-Events.
Mark Your Calendar for the Feast Of the Immaculate Conception: (Holy Day of Obligation) Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Masses
Las Posadas, Nativity and Christmas Party, Friday, December 14, 7 p.m.
Join your parish family for a gathering of prayer, fun and fellowship! The evening will begin with Visitation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, followed by the Las Posadas tradition of forming a musical procession reenacting Mary and Joseph search for lodging to give birth to the infant, Jesus. Then we will pray the rosary followed by a Nativity Play featuring children from both St. Gabriel and Good Samaritan parishes. After the play we will enjoy food and fun in the Commons, including piñatas for the children and a visit from St. Nicholas. There is no cost, donations will be accepted, but we do need an RSVP from those who plan to attend to ensure we have enough food for all. Sign up below or on the clipboard at the Adult Formation Table in the Commons.
CLICK HERE to see the Events for Children
CLICK HERE to see the Events for Youth
CLICK HERE for Adult Faith Formation Opportunities