We Respect All Life-PRC Past Present and Future
Sat, Sept. 21, 10a.m.-12p.m.
Come hear a dynamic speaker, Kim Warburton Southerland, Executive Director of the Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC) of Metro Richmond. Talk with follow up Q&A. Learn about the past, present and future of crisis pregnancy in America and the hurdles we still face here in Richmond.
Feast of the Archangels and Parish-wide Picnic Sunday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m.
The Feast of the Archangels is a perfect opportunity to celebrate our namesake, St. Gabriel the Archangel, who announced the Good News of Christ coming into the world. On Sunday, Sept. 29, we will begin at 11 a.m. with Mass followed by a parish-wide celebration with food, games for the kids and fellowship for all. The Knights of Columbus will provide the hamburgers and hotdogs so all you need to do is bring a side dish or dessert to share and to sign up for this fun event at the Welcome Table in the commons or below
Music Coordinator Position open at the parish. Please spread the word! CLICK HERE to find out more about the position.
Childcare Worker Position open at the parish. CLICK HERE to find out more.
Please note: The 2020 Mass Intention calendar will be available beginning Oct. 1, 2019. If you would like to have a Mass offered for a loved one, yourself, or a special intention, please stop by the parish office.
First Saturday Devotions: 9 a.m. Mass followed by Exposition, Adoration and Benediction, Saturday, Oct. 5
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.
Blessing of the Animals, Sat. Oct. 5, Noon
Every year on or around October 4, Catholics throughout the world celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with prayers for creation and a blessing of the animals. On Saturday, Oct. 5 at noon you are invited to bring your pets for a blessing from Fr. Felix. Meet in the church garden located in front of the church building for the blessing.
Rosary Rally – Sat., Oct. 12, Noon
The Respect Life Ministry invites you to join in The America Need Fatima’s PUBLIC SQUARE ROSARY RALLY, on October 12th 2019 at 12 noon on the south east corner of Winterpock Road and Hull Street Road. We will be on the sidewalk near Longhorn restaurant. We will be one of over 20.000 rallies that will take place all across the United States on that day. Please join us in offering reparation for the sins and offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to fervently pray for the conversion of the United States.
Bereavement Group – We Hear You, 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.
The Feast: This is Us, Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2 or 5 p.m.
Knowing WHO we are and WHOSE we are…this… is us. Help us explore the importance of our relationship with God and integrating the truth of who and whose we are into all aspects of our lives together. Come to the Feast and enjoy a simple meal, just bring a dessert to share. We ask you sign up at the Welcome Table for the Feast you will attend so we have enough food for everyone Sign up below or at the Adult Formation Table in the Commons. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn with all members of your household and parish and grow in faith with one another. CHILDCARE for infant-4 years old provided. FREE event, donations welcome.
What is “The Feast”? In a nutshell, it is Whole Community Catechesis which recognizes we are on a lifelong journey of faith formation and we support one another on the way. In fact, growing in holiness is our call as Catholics and the parish is here to resource and provide opportunities to experience this growth. Sharing our faith is a teaching moment and at the Feast we have the opportunity to share multi-generationally so together we grow closer to Christ and His Church. Happening twice this year, in October and March we encourage full parish participation in this wonderful gathering where we share a meal, music, activities, our stories, meaningful moments and fun with the entire faith community.
Don’t Miss the Social Justice/Christian Care Ministry Fair – Oct. 26 and 27 following all Masses!
“Most people do not suspect what God could make out of them if they would only place themselves at his disposal.” -- St. Ignatius of Loyola
St. Gabriel’s offers many ways to serve the Lord and his people in our Christian Care and Social Justice ministries. On Sat. Oct. 26 and Sun. Oct. 27 following the Masses come to the Commons and see all of the wonderful ministries in which you can share your gifts and faith with others. Representatives from each ministry will be present to answer questions and give insight into the ministry. Be sure to stop by and find out all that the Lord can make of you through giving a bit of your time and talent in His service.
All Saints Day Masses on Friday, Nov. 1 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. and All Souls Day Mass on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 9 a.m.
November Table of Remembrance - Beginning Friday, Nov. 1st, you may bring photos of your loved ones who have passed to be placed on our Table of Remembrance right outside the worship space. Fill out a card with name and relationship to you to be put beside the frame. They will remain on display through the month of November.
Book of Remembrance - Beginning on Oct. 26 and 27 you also may record the names of your loved ones in the Book of Remembrance located beside the table. Names from this book will be read aloud at all the Masses for the first two weeks of November.
All Saints Day Masses - On this Holy Day of Obligation Masses will be held at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
All Souls Day Mass - This Mass will be held specifically to honor your loved ones who have passed. Be prepared to share the names of your deceased loved ones at the Mass and then you will light a candle in their honor during the liturgy. Following the Mass we will celebrate Exposition, Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.