Adult Formation Opportunities
Centering Prayer Group Resumes Sept. 12 “Be Still and Know that I am God.” Ps. 46:10 Thursdays from 9-10:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 12, come and experience the gift of contemplative prayer. This prayer moves beyond active prayer to allow you to experience God’s presence within in a receptive prayer of resting in God. All are welcome. FREE
Join WINGS - Women in God’s Spirit (WINGS) morning group
We are a group of women who gather on the first and third Wednesday morning at 9:45 a.m. to share fellowship, fun and love. This environment guides us through the year as we learn from speakers and various topics of faith and spirituality, that we can personalize and also share our own experiences with the topic, encouraging each other to grow as Disciples of Christ. This year, we have some special surprises in store for all! We begin on Sept. 18, and will continue through May 13. Join us! YOUNG MOMS? NOTE: Professional Childcare is included all for just $40 for the year.We will have sign ups available in the commons after the Masses on the weekend of August 24, 25 or CLICK HERE to download a registration form.
GIFTS Meeting on Thurs. Sept. 19, 7 p.m.
Please join the ladies of GIFTS (Growing In Faith Together Spiritually) as they begin their new season on Thursday, Sept. 19. Sign up for the season at the adult formation table in the Commons or CLICK HERE to download a form. Cost is $15 for the year. Just want to check it out? Bring a friend and stop in at 6:45 pm for fellowship before we begin.
Focus on Your Marriage
The Marriage Enrichment Team invites married couples to uncover “Six Jars of Love.” Join us and enrich your marriage as we discuss that love welcomes, serves, is faithful, generous, forgiving, and compassionate. Build a bond with your spouse during couple time, build a community as we eat together and live life as we engage in fun activities. Saturdays, Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 7, Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 14, and Apr 18 after 5:30 mass. $40/couple, child care included. Sign up at the clipboard on the adult formation table in the Commons or CLICK HERE.
Book Discussion Group: The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers
Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood with an inside look on Mr. Rogers' spiritual legacy. It shows us a man who, to paraphrase the words of St. Francis of Assisi, "preached the gospel at all times; when necessary he used words." Tom Brokaw of NBC Nightly News once said of the American icon Fred Rogers, "Mister Rogers was an ordained minister, but he never talked about God on his program. He didn't need to." Eight years before his death, Fred Rogers met author, educator, and speaker Amy Hollingsworth. What started as a television interview turned into a wonderful friendship spanning dozens of letters detailing the driving force behind this gentle man of extraordinary influence. Educator? Philosopher? Psychologist? Minister? Here is an intimate portrait of the real Mister Rogers. Sign up below or at the Adult Formation Table in the Commons.
A Proven Program for Those Experiencing Divorce
When a marriage ends it is more than a separation of two people – it is a death of an important part of their lives. To help those going through this painful grieving process, St. Gabriel’s is offering 10 bi-weekly gatherings for both the newly divorced and those going through the divorce process even years later. This guided program will allow you to share experiences and work through the emotions of divorce with others in the same situation. Divorce and Beyond is a faith-based program designed to encourage each person to move beyond the pain of divorce. Participants will use the Divorce and Beyond outline in practice since 1983 along with other materials.
2019-20 GATHERING DATES: Thursdays, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Sept. 26, Oct. 10 and 24, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9 and 23, Feb. 13 and 27, and Mar. 12 and 26.
Materials fee: $20 per person due at the first session.
Please note: Confidentiality will be respected both in registration and throughout the program. If you are interested in attending, please contact Lisa Gorton at the parish office – 639-6712 or email [email protected].
Bereavement Group - The Healing Circle
This bereavement group is or those who have lost a person they love. In this group we hope you find a safe space to share or be quiet, to listen and to be heard. Receive prayer, support, guidance and acceptance for where you are and who you are. This group is for those who have lost a loved one as recently as three months ago or longer. Limited space available so sign up today at the Adult Faith Formation Table in the Commons. Questions? Contact Lisa Gorton at 639-6712.
Mondays Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18 and Dec. 2, 7 – 8:30 p.m.