Blessing for College-Bound Students
Bring your college-bound children to the Masses on July 27 and 28 to receive a blessing before they begin the new academic year!
First Saturday Devotions: 9 a.m. Mass followed by Exposition, Adoration and Benediction, Saturday, Aug. 3
Before we begin Exposition, 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 Divine Mercy Chaplet. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is from 10 a.m. 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? Fill out the form below.
Anointing of the Sick at 11 a.m. Mass on Sun. Aug. 4
On Sunday, Aug. 4 at the 11 a.m. Mass join us in prayer for parishioners who need the anointing of the sick. Those in need of anointing and those who would like to pray for these parishioners are invited to attend this special Mass. The anointing will be done during the Mass.
Mark Your Calendar for the Food Pantry Collection, Aug. 3 & 4 at all Masses
We have the opportunity to be Christ-like for 16 families that come to the St. Gabriel and Good Samaritan Food Pantries each month. Please help us keep the shelves stocked by bringing items 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 for lists of items needed for each parish’s food pantry.
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Masses
Good Samaritan Vigil Mass, Wed. Aug. 14, 7 p.m.
Saint Gabriel Masses, Thurs., Aug. 15, 9 am and 7 pm
Back to School Backpack Program
We will once again support children of Richmond Friends of the Homeless who are in need of backpacks filled with school supplies, shoes and uniforms for the upcoming school year. You will learn more about this program and choose a child to support during the weekend of July 27/28. You will also have the opportunity to purchase a gift card to Kohls, at the Scrip table, to provide shoes and uniforms for these children who are in need. Your support and generosity have made this program a huge success for the past 12 years. Let's continue to embrace these children and give them a great start to the school year. Return date for the backpacks will be the weekend of August 17/18. Thank you!