Parish Events

 2018 Parish Ministry Drive - We Have A Place for You!

"As each of you have received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace." 1 Peter 4:10
We are in the midst of our annual Parish Ministry Drive. The parish ministries only happen due to the generous sharing of the time and talents of the community. Please consider joining a ministry. You can CLICK HERE to sign up online, a form is being sent to your home or you can stop by the Welcome Table to pick up a form.
PLEASE TURN IN FORMS TO THE PARISH OFFICE BY FEB. 26.  You can put the form in the parish mail slot located at the Welcome Table in the Commons, bring it to the parish office or put in the mail. 


Joy Luncheon—Tue., Feb. 13 at 12:30 p.m.

The JOY Club will be holding a Valentine's Day luncheon on February 13th, which is the day before Ash Wednesday. In keeping with the color Red associated Valentine's Day, we will be serving chicken parm and pasta. There will also be a salad and dessert. The cost for the luncheon will be $6.50 per person. We will serve lunch at 12:30 p.m. Please make out your check to St Gabriel's and mail it to the office or drop it off at church. Also please write JOY on the memo line of the check. Also please call Pat Gracey (804) 794-0020 to reserve your seat. Looking forward to seeing you on the 13th.

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 to explore the nine words St. Paul shared in the Letter to the Galatians that can unfold the dream God has for your life – becoming the best version of yourself. Based on the book “Nine Words” by Allen Hunt.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Fridays, Feb. 16, 23, March 2, 9, 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

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


Help Stock the Shelves… Next Weekend is Food Pantry Collection, March 3 and 4 at all Masses.

Monthly we collect food for those in need in our parishes of St. Gabriel and Good Samaritan and the greater community serving on average 16 families with 4 members each a month. Please bring items for the parishes to Mass or you can drop them by the parish office during office hours. We also welcome financial donations to purchase $10 Food Lion gift cards so they can buy perishables like milk, cheese, eggs and margarine. CLICK HERE to see what items are needed for each parish’s food pantry.


Lenten Retreat–Sat. Mar. 10, 10a.m.–4:30p.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 10a.m.; break for a simple lunch to be provided by the Knights of Columbus; and we will end at 4.30p.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:


 Companion Luncheon (For widows and widowers) is Sun. March 11, 12:30 p.m.

This is a luncheon where widows and widowers encounter a comfortable and compassionate place to share your common journey and personal stories. Meets at Maglio’s Italian Restaurant in Hancock Village Shopping Center. To join please call the parish office, 639-6712 or email You also can stop in to see what it is all about and sign up at the restaurant. 


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.

Basket Blessing and Easter Egg Hunt!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 31 at noon.

You’re invited to bring your Easter baskets for a blessing and have your children stay for an Easter egg hunt put on by the Social Life Ministry. The tradition of blessing Easter baskets began in Eastern European Catholic Churches and for many families, continues to this day. The purpose is to bless the food that will be eaten on the Easter Sunday when the Lenten fast is broken. We hope you can join us for the fun!

Holy Week Schedule:

Palm Sunday Masses: Sat. March 24, 5:30 p.m. and Sun. March 25, 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

Holy Thursday Mass: March 29, 7 p.m. with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament following until midnight.

Good Friday: Guided Stations of the Cross: Noon with self-guided stations to follow until 3 p.m. Liturgy: March 30, 7 p.m.

Easter Vigil: Saturday, March 31, 8 p.m.

Easter Masses: Sunday, April 1, 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

Mark Your Calendar for St. Gabriel’s Annual Parish Yard Sale!
April 27-28, 2018

• The POD will be available for donations beginning March 27th (no adult clothing, please.)
• We will just have ONE POD this year. Please hold off on bringing big furniture until April 26th to allow room in the POD.