“Welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” Romans 15:7
Welcome to the St. Gabriel Family.
All Masses are held inside our church
Daily Mass M-S: 8:00 AM
Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:00 PM
Sunday Mass: 8:00 AM
Sunday Mass: 9:30 AM
Sunday Mass: 11:00 AM
Adoration: Friday following mass
You Can Still Attend Via the Parking Lot
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If you are sick or if you are elderly or if your health is not the best, please remain at home. We will pray for you. We will continue to live stream mass as well.
May God bless you.
Special Lenten Observances
Stations of the Cross – Friday immediately following confessions.
Recitation of the Rosary – Daily after the 8:00 AM Mass
Confessions – Friday evenings at 6:30 PM
FAST AND ABSTINENCE IN LENT
All Fridays in Lent are Days of Abstinence (no meat) Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence – People over 59 years old are excused from fasting – I guess that includes most of us!!
Masses + Messages
2:20 -3:30 in the Church or by Appointment
Call Father Nathan — 954.943.3684 to schedule
Learn More About ABCD
Father Nathan’s Homily
3rd Sunday of Lent | March 7, 2021
…whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
— Jn 4:14
From the Desk of Father Nathan
3rd Sunday of Lent, March 7, 2021
Understanding the Sacrament of Confession? Why do we need confession? What are the benefits of going to confession? Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God, “wash us clean” to renew. us in Christ.
ST. GABRIEL MEN’S CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST “TO GO”
Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee & tea.
All for $5.00
Saturday, March 13, 2021, 4 PM
Order before mass and pick-up after.
Sunday, March 14, 2021, 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
For quick delivery buy your ticket before Mass and pick it up after Mass.
Containers can be reheated in a microwave. All pandemic safety precautions will be taken.
PARISH MAINTENANCE FUND | This Weekend, March 6th & 7th
Our Parish Maintenance Fund is a great way of financially participating in repairs, and upkeep of our beautiful parish, Saturday, March 6th, and Sunday, March 7th our collection will be taken up to help out.
Thank you for your generosity to your parish.
COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN
Easter Basket Drive
The CCW will be collecting wrapped and filled Easter Baskets. If you would like to join us bring a wrapped children’s Easter Basket to Mass and place it in the back of the church from March 13 –March 28. Watch our baskets grow in number each Sunday as we strive to bring joy to the children of our area. We are continually amazed by the generosity of our parish. You are the heart of our Church. The Easter Baskets will go to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Sincere thanks.
A VOCATION MASS & REFLECTION
The Serra Club of Broward County invites parishioners to a Vocations Mass and reflection, Saturday, April 10, 2021, at St. Gabriel Church, 731 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach.
- 10 a.m.: Mass
- 10:45 a.m.: Talk by Father Matthew Gomez, archdiocesan Vocations director
- 11:30 a.m.: Q and A with Malcolm Meikle, president, Serra Club of Broward County
- Noon: Box lunch to go
Please join us in our mission to promote vocations to the priesthood and support our priests and religious life in the Catholic Church.
Due to social distancing, reservations are required. To make reservations, and for boxed lunch, call or text Georgette Meikle, 954-946-2551.
2021 Archbishop Charities and Development Drive Begins
2020 has certainly been a challenging year.
Yet, despite all obstacles, the Church remains a beacon of hope – a light to the world.
Our faith is not confined to a physical building; the influence of the church does not stop at its front door.
We are the Church bringing hope by serving others in their time of need.
We are the Church finding new ways to uphold our most sacred traditions and always offering to others the most essential service of our prayers.
We are the Church standing in solidarity with all our brothers and sisters in raising a unified voice for peace and for the dignity of all human life from conception to natural death.
Together, We are the Church a universal body of believers delivering to all people everywhere a faith-filled message of hope. All this is not possible without your support, especially through the ABCD.
Soon, you will receive a letter from Archbishop Wenski about the ABCD Campaign.
Please prayerfully consider mirroring the love of Christ by putting your faith into action and making a gift that allows the Archdiocese of Miami to help those in need just as He calls us to.
Let us be one in Faith. A Second Collection will be taken at all the Masses. Please be generous.
The flag will be flown in honor of Patrick Purcell a parishioner who passed away recently and was a veteran in World War II.
Connect With Your St Gabriel Family by Phone
During this time of the COVID pandemic, many of us feel more isolated from our family, friends, and fellow parishioners. It is vitally important that we keep in touch with one another and nurture our growth as a parish community.
With the present health restrictions, it’s easy to become anonymous.
If you would like phone contact on a weekly basis, please let us know…that is what our parish family is all about! Call 954-943-3684 to request a weekly contact or fill out the contact form.
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Join our Parish Family
Register in the parish, so that it’s easy to become a confirmation sponsor or Godparent.
Want to Lend a Helping Hand?
Find volunteer opportunities and share your talents.
Need a Helping Hand?
We are here to help. Request home visits, send a prayer request. For urgent needs call 954.943.3684
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Building Bridges, Not Fences
BUILDING BRIDGES, NOT FENCES
Once upon a time, two brothers who lived on adjoining farms fell into a conflict.
It was the first serious rift in 40 years of farming side by side, sharing machinery, and trading labor and goods as needed without a hitch.
Then the long collaboration fell apart.
It began with a small misunderstanding and it grew into a major difference, and finally, it exploded into an exchange of bitter words followed by weeks of silence.
One morning there was a knock on John’s door. He opened it to find a man with a carpenters toolbox. “I’m looking for a few day’s work,” he said, “Perhaps you would have a few small jobs here and there I could help with? Could I help you?”
“Yes,” said the older brother. “I do have a job for you. Look across the creek at that farm. That’s my neighbor, in fact, it’s my younger brother. Last week there was a meadow between us and he took his bulldozer to the river levee and now there is a creek between us.
Well, he may have done this to spite me, but I’ll go him one better. See that pile of lumber by the barn? I want you to build me a fence—an 8-foot fence—so I won’t need to see his place or his face anymore.”
The carpenter said, “I think I understand the situation. Show me the nails and the post digger and I’ll be able to do the job that pleased you.
The older brother had to go to town, so he helped the carpenter get the materials ready, and then he was off for the day. The carpenter worked hard all that day measuring, sawing, nailing.
About sunset the farmer returned, the carpenter had just finished his job. The farmer’s eyes opened wide, his jaw dropped. The was no fence there at all. It was a bridge—a bridge stretching from one side of the creek to the other! A fine piece of work handrails and all –and the neighbor, his brother was coming across, his hand outstretched.
The two brothers stood at each end of the bridge, and then they met in the middle, taking each other’s hand. They turned to see the carpenter hoist his toolbox on his shoulder wait! Stay a few days.
I have a lot of other projects for you”, said the older brother. “I’d love to stay on”, the carpenter said, but I have many more bridges to build.”
ROSARY AND DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET
We say the Rosary and Diving Mercy Chaplet every day after the 8:00 a.m. Mass. Monday – Saturday. America and the world need our prayers more than ever. Please join us
Special Prayers + Intentions
PRAYER FOR SAFETY IN HURRICANE SEASON
O God, Master of this passing world, hear the humble voices of your children.
The Sea of Galilee obeyed Your order and returned to its former quietude.
You are still the Master of the land and sea. We live in the shadow of danger over which we have no control: the Gulf, like a provoked and angry giant, can awake from its seeming lethargy, overstep its conventional boundaries, invade our land and spread chaos and disaster.
During this hurricane season, we turn to You, O loving Father. Spare us from past tragedies whose memories are still so vivid and whose wounds seem to refuse to heal with the passing of time.
O Virgin, Star of the Sea, Our beloved Mother, we ask to plead with your Son on our behalf so that spared from the calamities common to this area and animated with a true spirit of gratitude, we will walk in the footsteps of your Divine Son to reach the heavenly Jerusalem where a storm less eternity awaits.
PRAYER FOR OUR SERVICEMEN and Women
Star of the Sea shine brightly down
Upon our sailor men
Guide them to victory and sagely home again.
When sholdiers battle on the field
When they in trenches go,
Oh Mary lovely Queen of Peace
Protect them from the foe.
Oh help of Morining Christian star
Guide them with your saving rays
The skyways where our pilots are
In flight by night and day
Oh Mary lovely Queen of Peace
Sweet Mother of God’s Son
Grant that the world wide war may cease
And freedoms cause can be won.
Prayer to Accept God’s Will
Lord Jesus, in Your agony You uttered the prayer, “Not My will, but Yours be done”. Help me to resign myself to the Father’s will with such humility and love. Grant that I may perceive the things that I can change in my life; give me the help to accept those things I cannot change.
I know You will permit only that which will lead to my salvation and that of others. Help me to accept with a joyful and humble heart the good things You send. Help me to accept too, the cross which I must bear in union with You. I as this, Lord, in Your name. Amen.
St Gabriel Catholic Church
A Vibrant Faith Community in Christ
Established in 1967, Saint Gabriel serves the faith and spiritual needs of the Catholic community in Pompano Beach and Hillsboro Beach.
St. Gabriel Beginnings
Through hard work, sacrifice, and dedication, parishioners constructed a rectory and a church with an elegant blue tile roof and ceramic doors made by two California aunts of Father Thomas Goggin, the first pastor. Parishioners also established a religious education program.
St. Gabriel Today
The tile roof remains but the harsh sea and salty air took their toll on the original doors. In 2017, the doors were replaced with the beautiful doors you see today.
The parish may be South Florida’s first to initiate a Parish Nurse/Health program in conjunction with Holy Cross Hospital, to serve the frail elderly.
Situated in the heart of Pompano Beach on A1A, just across the street from the beach, St Gabriel’s community is a blend of cultures, ages, and ethnicities.
St Gabriel is blessed to serve as a vibrant year-round parish for about a 1,000 families, which swells during “season” when we welcome our seasonal parishioners home.
Saint Gabriel’s spiritual life is embodied in prayer and our community outreach. St Gabriel offers parishioners many opportunities to participate in parish life – Bible study, prayer groups, Saint Vincent de Paul Society, Respect Life, the frail elderly, and many others.
The 3rd Sunday of Lent. Scrutiny Year A Readings. “…whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” — Jn 4:14
Transfiguration Sunday. The second Sunday of Lent focuses on that great mystery in the life of Christ and its effect on his apostles Peter, James, and John. This vision is given to the apostles – and to us – to build up our faith.
1st Sunday of Lent. “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” Reading for today’s mass…
Father Nathan Homily | Ash Wednesday| February 17, 2021Ash Wednesday Even now, says the LORD,return to me with your whole heart,with fasting, and weeping, and mourning;Rend your hearts, not your garments,and return to the LORD, your God.For gracious and merciful is...
Weekly Messages from Father nathan
What is the Sacrament of Confession? Why do we need confession? What are the benefits of going to confession? The Sacrament of Confession is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of Catholicism. Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God, our neighbors, and the Church.
The Mysteries of our Faith. As the Lenten Season has started please make all the efforts possible to participate in the liturgy and other pious activities of the church. These are the ways and means we are able to understand the mystery of Christ…
We have just started the Lenten season. It’s one of the most precious and holiest seasons of the year… Let us try to know Christ and let us try to understand him. Please, make an effort to talk to Him and with Him through the readings of the scripture, praying the rosary as a family,
St. Gabriel | Needs & News
ST. VINCENT DEPAUL NEWS
The St. Vincent de Paul conference here at St. Gabriel continues to receive calls from neighbors in need. We anticipate an increase in requests for help, so we are asking you to remember your needy neighbors with prayers and financial support. Send checks to St. Gabriel Conference 731 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33062. Our members continue to pray for all of our friends.
SPONSORS FOR ALTAR FLOWERS
If you would like to have a loved one remembered with altar flowers please call the office at 954-943-3684 to arrange a week you would like to donate. The donation is $150.00. At your request, it can be announced in the bulletin.
PARISH MAINTENANCE FUND
Our Parish Maintenance Fund is a great way of financially participating repairs, and upkeep of our beautiful parish. Thank you for your generosity to your parish.
MEN’S USED JEANS –
We are in desperate need of sizes 32-34-36 men’s used jeans.
You have helped the needy with used sneakers, bikes and now we are back asking again. Each week we serve approximately 850 meals. That’s 850 faces that look to your acts of kindness. Our Clothing Mission provides T-shirts, jeans, used sneakers, work boots to those down on their luck. A blue bin marked jeans are in the back of the church. Thank You!
GIFT SHOP – Volunteers needed
We are in need of a few volunteers to help run the gift shop on the weekend Masses. If interested please call Pam – 954-990-3451
All rehearsals are canceled due to COVID until further notice. Call Andrew Reid – 754-264-9091 with any questions.
Of the approximately 200 guests that come calling at “Our Father’s House Family Services each day most are in need of sneakers. Please look in your closet, for those sneakers you have not worn for a long time. In the rear of the church is a basket that says “Sneakers”. Thank You
Our Father’s Soup Kitchen has started a new ministry called Bike Academy. All bike sale money goes into an escrow account for the veterans and less fortunate. When they earn enough for a deposit, we have arranged to have them placed in permanent housing. They are in desperate need of used bicycles in any condition. We come to you same day pick up service. Contact Jim Crissy – 954-610-5341
Organizations, Groups + Other News
St. Gabriel Council of Catholic Women
All Meetings have been cancelled until further notice.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Contact Chris Maccio – 248-417-0668
MEN’S CLUB MEMBERS
Join the Men’s club. We have great benefits!
You won’t know what you are missing until you join. Please ask yourself “what would entice me to join?”
Contact Malcolm Meikle, president of the Men’s Club,
phone number – 207-831-0385
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
THE FRIENDLY VISITOR PROGRAM.
St. Vincent de Paul Society encourages any parishioner or friend of a parishioner to call 954-621-6027. If you would like friendly social visits, prayers, or emotional support on an ongoing basis, this is the program for you.
All meetings are canceled until further notice. Call Deacon Bill at 978-257-3893 for assistance.
The Knitting Nellies meetings have been canceled until further notice. If you have questions contact Margaret – 954-532-2018.
CENTERING PRAYER GROUP
Statement of Purpose: We come together to experience the transforming power of God as we practice Center Prayer in a supportive and spiritual community committed to encouraging each other in our journey.
The Centering Prayer group continues to meet weekly on Zoom. If you would like information or would like to join either the 10 AM Wednesday or the 7 PM Thursday group, please contact Barbara Rietberg at email@example.com
Serra Club of Broward County
The Serra Club is a Catholic organization devoted to promoting vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
Contact Malcolm Meikle, President Serra Club
phone number – 207-831-0385
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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PRAYER FOR GRANDPARENTS
Lord Jesus, you were born of the Virgin Mary,
The daughter of Saints Joachim and Anne.
Look with love on grandparents the world over.
For families for the Church and for all of society.
Support them! As they grow older,
May they continue to be for their families
Strong pillars of Gospel faith, guardians of noble
Domestic ideals, living treasures of sound religious,
Traditions. Make them teachers of wisdom and courage,
That they may pass on to future generations the fruits
Of their mature human and spiritual experience.
Lord Jesus, help families and society
To value the presence and role of grandparents.
May they never be ignored or excluded
But always encounter respect and love.
Help them to live serenely and to feel welcomed
In all the years of life which you give them.
Mary, Mother of all the living keep grandparents
Constantly in your care, accompany them on their
Earthly pilgrimage and by your prayers, grant
That all families may one day be reunited in our heavenly
Homeland where you await all humanity for the
Great embrace of life without end.
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”
Where are you called to serve? Here are a few featured ministries here at St Gabriel. Explore these opportunities or check out a full listing of ministries.
St. Vincent de Paul
Get involved. St. Vincent de Paul connects one-on-one with individuals in need.
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
Training and certification are held periodically throughout the Diocese.
Council of Catholic Women
Women’s service, prayer, and social group.
Won’t you join us?
Knights of Columbus
Men’s Catholic service and social group.
We’d love to meet you.
“Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent”!
Every life is important to our faith community. Get involved.
“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
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