Liturgical Ministry Training
Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 20 and 21 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 CLICK 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.
Mark Your Calendar for the Mass on Thanksgiving: Thursday, Nov. 23 at 9 a.m.
Pastoral Council Public Meeting on Thu. Nov. 30th at 7 p.m.
All parishioners are welcome to attend the next Pastoral Council meeting-Thu., Nov. 30th at 7 p.m. If you would like to address the Council at the meeting, please contact John Christiansen, Chair of Pastoral Council by Nov. 16, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: The parish offices will be closed Wed. Dec. 6, at Noon. Offices will reopen on Thurs. Dec. 7 at 8:30 a.m.
Feast Of the Immaculate Conception: (Holy Day of Obligation) Friday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Masses
JOY Christmas Luncheon
This year the Luncheon will be held on Tue., Dec. 12th at Glory Day's on Hull Street Road. We will start at 12:00p.m. You will have a choice of a hamburger, chicken sandwich or a fish sandwich with either french fries or red skin boiled potatoes. Soft drinks will be included. Please call Pat Gracey (804 794-0020) to reserve your seat. The cost will be $12.00 and please make your check out to Pat Gracey. Hope to see you on December 12th.
Las Posadas, Nativity and Christmas Party, Friday, December 15, 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 on the clipboard at the Adult Formation Table in the Commons or below...
DO YOU HAVE LEFTOVER HALLOWEEN CANDY?
Please bring donation of candy to the bin at the library in the Commons. It will be used for the piñatas at the Christmas Las Posadas, Nativity and Party.
Mark Your Calendars for the Christmas Season Masses
This year the fourth Sunday of Advent falls on the same day as Christmas Eve so our Mass schedule will be as follows:
To observe the 4th Sunday of Advent:
Sat. Dec. 23, 5:30 p.m. and Sun. Dec. 24, 9 a.m.
To observe Christmas:
Sun. Dec. 24, 4p.m., 6:30p.m. and 10:30p.m., and
Monday, Dec. 25, 11 a.m.
Also, to observe the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God: Mass is on Mon., Jan. 1, 11 a.m.