“Welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” Romans 15:7
Welcome to the St. Gabriel Family.
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
Masses are streamed live.
From Father Nathan
St. Francis of Assisi | Patron Saint of Animals
Feast Day October 4th
St. Francis of Assisi gave up a life of materialism and wealth and found his purpose in Christ. Throughout his life, St. Francis preached the Gospel and shared his love of all God’s creations. Learn more facts about St. Francis of Assisi and how this saint changed the world and spread the message of Christ.
Saturday’s 3:00 -3:30 in the Church or by Appointment
Call Father Nathan — at 954.943.3684 to schedule
Announcements & Events
Parish Improvement Collection
The Weekend of September 30 & October 1
Our Parish Maintenance Fund is a great way of financially participating repairs, and upkeep of our beautiful parish. Sunday, October 1 st our collection will be taken up to help out. Thank you for your generosity to your parish.
St. Ambrose Church
Saturday 11/4 9-5:30 and Sunday 11/5 9-1:30
A Christmas Market Place by the Columbiettes of St. Gabriel at St. Ambrose Church on Saturday 11/4 9-5:30 and Sunday 11/5 9-1:30 Vendors welcome to rent tables; for info call Toni-718-869- 2016 or Trish 330-718-3959 or Michele – 954-325- 7885.
Join US FOR COFFEE AND DONUTS
Before and after the Saturday 4:00 pm mass and all masses on Sunday
Every weekend before and after each Mass 4:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday. A brief time to gather with friends and meet new friends. Our members will welcome you each and every week.
Saturday, October 7.
noon – 3 pm
On Saturday, Oct. 7th between 12-3 pm, we will have Bunco in the parish hall—donation $20 tickets sold at the door. Dessert will be served. Contact: Brenda Brendackd@gmail.com.
2023 | 2024 Season
THE CONCERT SERIES Presented by the The Men’s Club of St. Gabriel Church
The Men’s Club of St. Gabriel Church is proud to announce that in the 2023 to 2024 calendar year we will be offering our signature events. The Concert Series!
Each concert event will be $25.00 each or pre-booked and pay for 3 concerts for $60.00.
October 19, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. – David Morin as Elvis Presley: The Man of Many Voices and on
January 11, 2024 @ 7:00 PM – Jose & Patti for a start to the new year 2024 with music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s
March 14, 2024 at 7:00 PM – Gospel Musical at 7:00 p.m.
Light appetizers and beverages will be served. Tickets sales after weekend Mass in the hall or online https://stgabrielscatholicchurch.thundertix.com Wednesday
SEVEN HOURS OF PRAYER
1st Friday of every month
On the 1st Friday of every month we will have 7 HOURS OF PRAYER for the reflection and quiet contemplation of devotion and adoration of the most Blessed Sacrament. Please sign up on the clipboard in the back of the church by the bulletin board. We need a minimum of 2 people per hour, every hour from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. hour. Please take advantage of this time for yourself, our parish, our country, and the world as prayer is the most and highest respect to our Lord and the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Bibles Needed for the Prison Ministry
The John A. Hill Columbiettes 4955, at the request of the Knights of Columbus Assembly 1534, is collecting New and Used bibles to be distributed to prisons through the Assembly Prison Ministry Program in South Florida. It is the mission of both the Knights of Columbus and their sister organization – the Columbiettes, to spread the word of God to those who need it the most, those confined from the outside world. A Box is by the bulletin board at the entrance to the church right side.
Honor your loved ones and beautify the altar with flowers. For $75 you will be able to select the color of roses and choose the week you would like. The memorial will be acknowledged in the bulletin. Please call the office if interested.
Masses + Messages
STUDY OF PAUL’S LETTERS
every Friday 3:30 – 4:30 pm. beginning October 21st
Today we are recipients of the labor and commitment of St. Paul to initiate and spread Christianity from its Jewish roots to a universal faith. By studying his letters in chronological order, we can expect to grow in appreciation of our Christian heritage. Text: your Bible Join us on Zoom 464 994 0740 every Friday 3:30 -4:30 p.. beginning October 21st.
– facilitator, Dr. Barbara Rietberg (ministerial doctorate, Barry University)
On Going Events
GUARDIAN OF THE FAITH CENACLE
Every 2nd Monday at 5:30 p.m. inside St. Gabriel Catholic Church
The Cenacle is the room where Jesus and the disciples met for the Last Supper. The Guardian of the Faith Rosary Cenacle is a small faith-sharing group who shares a scripture reading and offers thoughts, mediations, and intentions before saying the Rosary together as the Blessed Mother requests. Everyone is encouraged to join the Guardian of the Faith Cenacle. Prayer booklets are provided. The Cenacle will be held every 2nd Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at St. Gabriel Church
ST GABRIEL’S BEREAVEMENT GROUP
2nd and 4th Friday at 10:00 AM
The Bereavement Group will be meeting in the conference room in the rectory. Anyone in need of support is welcome. Please call Karen McGrath at 954-732-1880 for details.
2nd Saturday every month, after the 4 PM mass
Grandparents Prayer will now be held on the 2nd Saturday of every month after the 4:00 p.m. Mass in the parish hall.
VISIT OUR GIFT SHOP
Saturday: before and after the 4pm Mass
Sundays: after 8 am Mass until, after the 11 am Mass
*** Even with such a small space we have much to offer****
Connect With Your St Gabriel Family by Phone
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.
Sign Up for Weekly Phone Calls
PRAYER FOR SAFETY IN HURRICANE SEASON
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.
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.
Donations by check should be sent to:
St. Gabriel Conference
731 N. Ocean Blvd.
Pompano Beach, FL 33062.
Our members continue to pray for all of our friends.
SVdP confidential message line is 954-224-6666.
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 Georgette Meikle – 954-946-2551
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
President: Giovanna Tuttobene | 585-729-2533
All meetings have been canceled until further notice.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Contact John Yardly – 954-789-8596
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 the SVdP confidential message line – 954-224-6666, 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 Karen McGrath 954- 732-1880 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
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.
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
Council of Catholic Women
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Knights of Columbus
We’d love to meet you.
Every life is important to our faith community. Get involved.
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Catholic Cemeteries/Catholic Health Service
Kraeer Funeral Homes
Beach Vacation Rentals
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Web Development and Marketing Services
Why Be Ordinary Marketing
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