Outdoor Adoration, CLW, Life in the Spirit, VBS - Things are heating up around here!
In this Edition:
Outdoor Adoration for Corpus Christi, June 4 & 5
Life in Spirit Series begins
, June 3
Children's Liturgy of the Word begins this Sunday at the 9 am & 11 am Mass (
VBS & donation drive for unaccompanied minors
Summer Programs for Adults
Grief Support Summer Sessions
Pro-life Boot Camp (scholarships available)
No confessions on Wednesday, June 9
Communion Service in place of the 6:00 PM Mass
FROM THE PASTOR
My dear parishioners,
As we celebrate the Body and Blood of our Lord, Corpus Christi, we give thanks for the gift of the Eucharist. St. Thomas Aquinas masterfully expressed the mystery we celebrate in the hymn Panis Angelicus:
“May the Bread of Angels become bread for humanity. The Bread of Heaven puts all foreshadowings to an end. O what a miraculous thing! The Body of the Lord will nourish the poor, the servile and the humble.”
In other words, this is the reality that all previous signs and symbols pointed to the Passover lamb, the bread and wine offered by Melchizedek, the priestly king, and the mana in the desert, to name a few. They all pointed to Jesus as the true king, the fulfillment of the law and the prophets, and the sacrifice that takes away the sins of the world. We are the poor who need the help of God. The most proper disposition to receive Eucharist is one of humility and with a desire to live our lives in service to God and neighbor.
God bless you all,
CELEBRATE CORPUS CHRISTI WITH OUTDOOR ADORATION
June 4 & 5, 6-8 pm
In the case of inclement weather, we will move the event into the Sanctuary.
As we begin to welcome back everyone after a long and difficult year, the Feast of Corpus Christi is a perfect way to worship and pray together. The celebration will include Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with Praise & Worship Music as well as prayers for all negatively affected by the Covid 19 virus. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. We encourage your entire family to attend. This is a great opportunity to invite a friend to join you as we celebrate this
special weekend in the beautiful outdoors! We will be located to the north of the Church near the Chapel.
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SERIES
Thursdays beginning June 3
DONATION DRIVE FOR UNACCOMPANIED MINORS
Sponsored by VBS
Items for Children 13-17 years
Word puzzle books Spanish or English
Group Games(dominos, cards)
New deflated soccer balls with pump
Coloring books for teens with colored pencils or colored pens
This effort is being sponsored by VBS which takes place next week at St. Gabriel.
We're thrilled to have everyone back for one of the best weeks of the summer. Please pray for all the children and adults participating. May they all grow in faith and friendship.
Collection is from June 6 - 26
ADULT SMALL GROUPS
For men and women
GRIEF SUPPORT SUMMER SERIES
No registration necessary
PRO-LIFE BOOT CAMP - SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
Do you know a teen at St. Gabriel who is interested in a Powerful Pro-Life Camp for High School Students? Please have them apply for one of our Pro-Life Camp Scholarships now.
$200 Scholarship to the first 5 St. Gabriel teens who
Let Jamie McCarthy know when you have registered.
Contact Jamie McCarthy: 978-902-5403 or
CHAPERONES (age 21+), JR. STAFF (ages 18-20) & VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.
This weekend we celebrate a great feast - the Body and Blood of Christ or Corpus Christi. We also celebrate Fr. Don's 20th Anniversary as a priest. That can't be a coincidence! We're so thankful for his call, his yes, and his shepherding of the flock at St. Gabriel. We look forward to celebrating with all of you!
"Thank you Fr. Don for always guiding the flock"
20th Anniversary Cupcakes :)
St Gabriel the Archangel
on Thursday, June 3 at 4:00PM