“Welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” Romans 15:7

Welcome to the St. Gabriel Family.

Mass Schedule

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 

Vigil Mass 4:00 PM

Daily Mass Monday – Saturday 8:00 AM

Text to Give:  Text “DONATE” to 954-633-8310

Register and begin your donations

Give Online

Click the Give Button and register to donate.  Learn more about online giving.

Confessions

Saturday’s 3:00 -3:30 in the Church or by Appointment

Call Father Nathan — 954.943.3684 to schedule

Church Renovation

Fundraising Goal

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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Sunday’s Readings

Alleluia, alleluia.
Show us Lord, your love;
and grant us your salvation.

Cf. Ps 85:8

First Sunday of Advent

First Reading — Is 2:1-5

Responsorial PsalmPs 122: 1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9

Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

Second ReadingRom 13:11-14

Gospel ReadingMt 24:37-44

Give Thanks. Always!

 

ST. GABRIEL Parish

THANKSGIVING LUNCH

 

So Many reasons to be thankful.

Thank you to all the parishioners that made the meal possible and to everyone who shared the meal.

It was wonderful to celebrate with everyone.

A Fabulous time was had by all!

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

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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.

ATTENTION

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)

meetings

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The Knights of Columbus will meet on Monday, November 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall.

Announcements & Events

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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

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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.

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GRANDPARENTS PRAYER

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

Open Weekends

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****

Church Activities

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

Centering Prayer

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 bjrietberg@gmail.com

Bible Study

The study of Matthew’s Gospel continues on Zoom at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

For info contact Barbara Rietberg at bjrietberg@gmail.com

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 bjrietberg@gmail.com

Meetings

St. Gabriel Council of Catholic Women (CCW)

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Food Collection this & every weekend we will be collecting nonperishable food items for the poor in the area.

St. Gabriel Men’s Club

 

Volunteers Needed

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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.

Announcements

Veteran’s Flag

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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Father Nathan’s Installation Mass Slideshow

Father Nathan’s Installation Mass Photo Gallery

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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.

Get Help

Need a Helping Hand?

We are here to help.  Request home visits, send a prayer request.  For urgent needs call 954.943.3684

Give

Online Giving is here!

Text to Give:  Text “DONATE” to
954-633-8310
Online Website Giving:
Click GIVE to register

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.”

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.

Amen.

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.

Amen

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

Parish History


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.

Families

Masses

Ministries

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St. Gabriel | Needs & News

 
Announcements

 

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.

 

Needs


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

CHOIR Information

All rehearsals are canceled due to COVID until further notice. Call Andrew Reid – 754-264-9091 with any questions.

USED SNEAKERS

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

BIKE ACADEMY

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
emailmalcolm@meikle.com

 

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.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP

All meetings are canceled until further notice. Call Karen McGrath 954- 732-1880 for assistance.

KNITTING NELLIES

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 bjrietberg@gmail.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
emailmalcolm@meikle.com

 

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Archbishop Thomas Wenski

Archbishop Thomas Wenski

Archdiocese of Miami

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.

Amen

Get Inspired…

 

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” 

– Colossians 3:15

Ministries

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.

Respect Life

“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.” 

– 1 Corinthians 13:13

Our Partners & Sponsors

AIR & HEATING SERVICES
Coastal Comfort
Pompano Beach, FL
954-782-2665 | Location | Website
 

CATHOLIC RETAIL
Celebrate Saint Teresa
Byron Center, MI
877-212-7317 | Location | Website
 

EVENTS & EVENT PLANNING
REBOOT! LIVE! by Real Life Catholic
Greenwood Village, CO
330-732-5228 | Location | Website
 

RETAIL
Reflection’s Hallmark
Pompano Beach, FL
954-943-2780 | Location | Website
 

Restaurant
Jukebox Diner

954.960.5882

2771 E. Atlantic Blvd.


Real Estate
Jan Park

Pompano Beach, Florida

954.781.1818 | Email

Camille Hall

Pompano Beach, FL

954.254.2085 | Email


Property Management
Mark Park | Method Management

Pompano Beach, FL

954.695.8818

 

FUNERAL HOMES & PLANNING
Catholic Cemeteries/Catholic Health Service
Doral, FL
954-484-1515 | Location | Website
 
Kraeer Funeral Homes
Pompano Beach, FL
954-941-4111 | Location | Website
 

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Senior Medical Associates
Weston, FL
954-659-9690 | Location | Website
 

INSURANCE
Michele Greene, State Farm
Lighthouse Point, FL
954-781-0400 | Location | Website
 

SENIOR SERVICES
St. Joseph’s Residence
Ft Lauderdale, FL
877-247-4632 | Location | Website
 

Vacation Rentals
Beach Vacation Rentals

Pompano Beach, FL

954.283.1111 | Website

 

Charitable Giving
Tony Albergo, American Cancer Society
Cash for Cars, Trucks & Boats
Proceeds to American Cancer Society
954.305.4688

 

 

Web Development and Marketing Services
Why Be Ordinary Marketing

Pompano Beach, FL

Kelly DiMascio

754.225.2044 | Website

 

LEGAL SERVICES
Thomas Wich, Jr – Attorney
Pompano Beach, FL
954-610-4059 | Location | Website
 
Donald A Wich, Jr – Attorney
Lighthouse Point, FL
954-785-3181
 
James J. Wich, Jr

Lighthouse Point, FL

954-782-1800


MEDIA
The Grace of Yes by Lisa Hendey
Notre Dame, IN
800-282-1865 | Website
 

Garage Doors
 
Allied Doors
Pompano Beach, FL
954-942-8551 | Location | Website
 

TECHNOLOGY
myParish App
Byron Center, MI
800-997-8805 | Location | Website
 

Plumbing
Dascor Plumbing

State Lic. No. CFC 057669

Pompano Beach, Fl

954.941.7405 | Email

 
 

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We are always just an email or phone call away. For Emergencies Call 954.943.3684.