“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.
Masses + Messages
Saturday’s 3:00 -3:30 in the Church or by Appointment
Call Father Nathan — 954.943.3684 to schedule
The funds will be used to paint the hall, rectory, and the church + install a surveillance camera system.
Fundraising Goal $100,000
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Give Thanks. Always!
FROM THE DESK OF FATHER NATHAN
The Season of Advent
This week Marks the beginning of Advent — a time of spiritual preparation for the coming birth of Christ.
The liturgical season of Advent marks the time of spiritual preparation by the faithful before the celebration of Christmas. Advent comes from the Latin word meaning “coming”. Jesus is coming! read on
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.
PARISH IMPROVEMENT FUND
December 4, 2022
Our Parish Improvement Fund is a great way of financially participating in the repairs, and upkeep of our beautiful parish. Sunday, December 4th our collection will be taken up to help out. Thank you for your generosity to your parish.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CHRISTMAS POTLUCK
Saturday, December 10 @ 5:30 PM
Celebrate with the Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes Christmas Family Potluck at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, December 10th at St. Gabriel parish hall. Bring a dish to share. In the spirit of the season, Council 4955 is joined by Baxter and Woodman to match donations of up to $2,000 to benefit Our Father’s Soup Kitchen. Contact Bill Whiting at 561-368-6531 or www.koc4955.com
Join Your Parish Family to Decorate the Church for Christmas
Tuesday, December 13 & Friday, December 23
Please join us in decorating the church for Christmas,
Tuesday. December 13th at 6 p.m., putting trees and manger up.
Friday, December 23rd at 3 p.m., arrange poinsettias on the altar.
All are welcome!
HOLY LAND & ROME PILGRIMAGE
October 23rd – November 3rd, 2023
We request you join Father Nathan and other parishioners on the Holy Land & Rome Pilgrimage next year: October 23rd – November 3rd, 2023. Brochures are at the back of the church any questions please contact Michele Greene – 954-325-7885.
NEW CHOIR MEMBERS ARE NEEDED!
The rehearsal will be every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. In the church.
Anyone interested please be at the rehearsal on Wednesday.
For more information call Andrew Reid- 754-264-9091
Join The Men’s Club
MEN WE NEED YOUR HELP
The St. Gabriel’s Men’s Club exists to serve the needs of the parish and we need your help. Although the number of projects seems large, the time spent is voluntary and not burdensome. Join the Men’s Club and experience new friendships and fellowship.
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)
The Knights of Columbus will meet on Monday, November 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall.
Announcements & 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
Friday, December 9, at 10:00 AM
On Friday, December 9, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. 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****
ROSARY AND DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET
We say the Rosary and Divine 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
The Centering Prayer group continues to meet weekly but on Zoom. If you would like information or would like to join either the 10 a.m. Wednesday or the 7 p.m. Thursday group please contact Barbara Rietberg at email@example.com
The study of Matthew’s Gospel continues on Zoom at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.
For info contact Barbara Rietberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Study of Paul’s Letters
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. Grab your Bible and join us on Zoom at 464 994 0740 every Friday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Facilitator, Dr. Barbara Rietberg (ministerial doctorate, Barry University. To learn more please contact Barbara Rietberg at email@example.com
ST. VINCENT DEPAUL Volunteers Needed
Our SVdP thrift store located at 2323 N. Dixie Hwy, Pompano Beach is in need of workers. If you can volunteer some time, please call Mary Alice at 954- 942-2242. Store hours are 10-4 p.m. Monday – Saturday. Our store is a huge source of help for those in need.
The flag will be flown in honor of Harold McGrath a parishioner who passed away and was in the Korean War
WE ARE ASKING FOR DONATIONS OF FLAGS FOR THE CHURCH. IF INTERESTED PLEASE CALL ANDY – 954-782-2817. THANK YOU
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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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.
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
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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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Kraeer Funeral Homes
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Web Development and Marketing Services
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