As the sweltering heat of summer approaches, so does our awesome time of pursuing God at our annual vacation bible school at St. Gabriel. This year, our theme is " Everest: Conquering Challenges with God's mighty Power!" It will be July 13 - 17 from 6:30pm to 9pm each night. Volunteer sign up is in the vestibule of the church. Registration packets arte available also. Registration deadline July 5, 2015. You can also download this information HERE.
Pentecost Sunday marks the end of the Easter Season. We came together to celebrate the wonderful gift of the Holy Spirit given to each and every one of us by our Blessed Savior, Jesus Christ. Reflecting upon that great gift, this is an opportunity to challenge ourselves as those serving His church here in our community of St. Gabriel and Carville. During Pentecost Sunday, we gave everyone a chance to sign up for active ministries in our parish. It's never too late to get involved. We want to encourage each of you to pray deeply about where you feel God is moving you to serve His people in His name. Stewardship of time and talent are some of the most precious gifts we can give to our Lord. All areas of stewardship are important and vital parts of the greater good of the church whether it be serving the people of God during the sacrifice of the Mass or reaching out to the larger community in areas like prison, hospital or homeless shelter ministries. During this season of Ordinary Time, we will be giving everyone the opportunity to sign up for areas of ministries that you are interested in serving. Please pray and reflect that we do not simply do this out of an obligation or expectation, but that we participate in the Lord's harvest because of our love for Jesus Christ. This is a shining example of what it means to live a "Eucharistic" life. Visit the STEWARDSHIP page to sign up for a ministry online. God Bless!