Ash Wednesday Begins Feb. 26, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Masses
Make Lent Matter Lenten Series
On each Friday of Lent we will offer Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following the 9 a.m. mass. Then Adoration is available until 6:30 p.m. at which time we will celebrate Stations of the Cross and Benediction. 7:15 p.m. enjoy a Lenten Meal hosted by the Knights of Columbus followed by a talk to help us “Make Lent Matter.” This time is given to us each year but do we make the most of it? Find ways to get more out of your Lent this year. CLICK HERE to find out more and to sign up for the meal.
Kairos Prison Ministry Needs You
“Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them.” (Heb. 13:3)
Your help in needed to make the upcoming Kairos Weekend at State Farm Correctional Center a success. The goal of this weekend is to spread the Good News and love of Jesus Christ to 42 incarcerated men who are touched when they find out that total strangers took the time to make to make offerings and or spend time with them. On the weekend of Feb 29th/ March 1st and March 7th/ 8th after all Masses, visit the Kairos table in the Commons to volunteer for: Baking cookies (cookies will be due the weekend of March 14th/15th), to attend the closing ceremony the afternoon of Sunday, March 22nd to hear from the participants witnessing the impact the weekend had on them and to pray for the participants and team members. Commit for one or more ½ hour slots of praying time during the period of the weekend CLICK HERE
Save the Date for RISE Event on Sat. March 7, 2020, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Please support meal packaging experience with St. Gabriel's as we work with RISE Against Hunger to end hunger by 2030. You are invited to volunteer so we can make this happen. We were very successful last year and it was a lot of fun. Come join us! To volunteer, CLICK HERE.
Food Pantry Collection Weekend happening March 7/8
We collect food for the St. Gabriel Food Pantry and the Pantry of our sister parish, Good Samaritan, on the first weekends of the month during the Masses. Please bring items for the parishes (just CLICK HERE for the list) to Mass or you can drop them by the parish office during office hours. We also collect funds to purchase $10 gifts cards for perishable items that serve fellow parishioners and members of our greater community of Chesterfield. On average, we help 16 families a month so your donations make a true difference in the lives of those in need. Thank-you!
We are in real need of Altar Servers, ages post-Communion to Adult!
Sign up for this or any of the Liturgical Ministries by registering for Training, Sat. Mar. 14, 9 a.m. - Noon
New ministers and returning ministers are always welcome to serve in the many liturgical ministries of Altar Serving, Ushering, Eucharistic Ministry and Lectoring. To signup online at CLICK HERE or on the clipboard at the Adult Formation table in the Commons.
Don’t Miss the 2nd Feast of the Year! Easter People: This is Us
Sun. March 15, 2 p.m. or 5 p.m.
Lent is a time of preparation, finding the path to greater love and faith in His time. This path leads to the Paschal Mystery and in the end to our rejoicing in the fact we are Easter people and how to live that truth in our lives. Plan to come to the 2 p.m. or 5 p.m. offering of this Whole Community Catechesis Feast of a meal, fellowship, music, stories and so much more, with something for all ages. We just ask that you sign up for this FREE event at the Adult Formation Table in the Commons or below so we know how much food to prepare. And in recognition of this Lenten season, we ask that you bring an item for the parish food pantry along with a dessert to share so, as a community, we can be Easter people to those who are in true need of a meal. NOTE: for those with little ones, we also offer free nursery for infant – 5 years. Don’t miss out on this wonderful whole community event!
Catholic Diocese of Richmond – Coffee Table Book
“Shine Like Stars – 200th Anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond”
You can now purchase the diocesan coffee table book – “Shine Like Stars: 200th Anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond”. The book not only gives the history of the Diocese, but every parish has its own special page to tell its own story. Order forms can be found on the Welcome Table. All completed forms along with payment can be either mailed to the office or dropped in the mail slot at the Welcome Table. We also have an on-line form, just CLICK HERE to place your order. Once ordered, we will coordinate with you how to pick up your book.
Childcare Worker Position open at the parish. CLICK HERE to find out more.