“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

Listen on Radio AM 1440

 

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 

Vigil Mass 4:00 PM

Daily Mass Monday – Friday 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.

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper | April 1

4:00 PM – Mass of the Last Supper.

Followed by a solemn procession from the church to the parish hall.

Adoration to follow till midnight.

Good Friday | April 2

 

12:00 noon Stations of the Cross

4:oo p.m. Good Friday Liturgical Service

Easter CElebrations

Holy Saturday Vigil – April 3: 

Easter vigil 7:00 p.m. Blessing of the fire at the back entrance of the church

Easter Sunday, April 4:

Masses @ 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Confessions

2:20 -3:30 in the Church or by Appointment

Call Father Nathan — 954.943.3684 to schedule

Father Nathan’s Homily

Palm Sunday | March 28, 2021

 “Hosanna!
        Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
        Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is to come!
    Hosanna in the highest!”

— Mk 11:9-10

From the Desk of Father Nathan

Holy Week Begins

Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday

 

Learn more about the traditions and celebrations of holy week.

Palm Sunday, March 28 – Easter Sunday, April 4

Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration

April 11 – (1st Sunday after Easter)

Celebration Schedule:

2:00 p.m.       Presentation on the Image and Message

2:30 p.m.          Adoration and recitation of the Divine Mercy chaplet

3:00 p.m.          The Hour of great mercy.  Mass starts.

Volunteers Needed | Holy Thursday

On April 1st Holy Thursday 4:00 p.m. Mass of the Last Supper we will need volunteers for the Washing of the Feet. Families are welcome to volunteer together. If interested please call the office and leave your name and telephone number. Thank you.

PARISH MAINTENANCE FUND | April 3rd and 4th

Our monthly Parish Maintenance Fund is a good way to financially anticipate repairs and upkeep of our beautiful parish. Place your donation in the baskets located in the church, or donate online. Thank you.

Learn More About ABCD

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.

Veteran’s Flag

 

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.

 

Sign Up for Weekly Phone Calls

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.”

Church Activities

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

Centering Prayer

Bible Study

The study of Matthew’s Gospel continues on Zoom at 3:30 PM on Tuesdays. For information contact Barbara Rietberg at bjrietberg@gmail.com.

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

Father Nathan

This Sunday’s Homily

Father Nathan Homily | Good Friday | April 2, 2021

Father Nathan Homily | Good Friday | April 2, 2021

Today is Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion and we are remembering the death of Jesus, the Word made flesh on the cross… The Cross is the principal symbol of Christianity and this is so because it reminds the world of the sacrificial love of Christ which he expressed to humankind through his passion and death.

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Weekly Messages from Father nathan

From The Desk Of Father Nathan | March 14, 2021

From The Desk Of Father Nathan | March 14, 2021

What is Holy Mass?
What we do and why do we do this?

Vatican II, bulletin 1324 said the following: – The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” 136 ‘the other sacraments and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented towards it.

From The Desk Of Father Nathan | March 7, 2021

From The Desk Of Father Nathan | March 7, 2021

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.

From The Desk Of Father Nathan | February 28, 2021

From The Desk Of Father Nathan | February 28, 2021

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…

Get Involved

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. Send checks to St. Gabriel Conference 731 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33062.  Our members continue to pray for all of our friends.

 

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 Pam – 954-990-3451

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

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
emailmalcolm@meikle.com

 

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.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP

All meetings are canceled until further notice. Call Deacon Bill at 978-257-3893 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.