Ash Wednesday, March 6th, and Good Friday, April 19th, are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.
If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the "paschal fast" to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection. More information on fasting and abstinence can be found at the USCCB website: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/catholic-information-on-lenten-fast-and-abstinence.cfm?cssearch=123868_1
Each week the group will watch helpful, comforting videos that cover topics essential to your recovery from the hurt of grief and loss. Each session features videos and encouraging group discussion.
Participants can start at anytime / Each week’s topic stands alone
Thursdays through May 9 , 6:00–8:00 pm
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722-4914 or email@example.com
Our Mass intention calendar for 2019 has many daily Masses available. Having a Mass said in memory of a loved one is a beautiful remembrance. Mass offerings may also be given for the health of a sick person, a newly married couple, a young person preparing for Confirmation or First Holy Communion, a person preparing to enter the Church through RCIA, a college student, a wedding anniversary or any other prayer intention. We limit weekend/holy day Masses to two per year per person, but weekday Masses are open to request. There is a customary offering of $10 for a Mass intention. Please contact the parish office if you would like to schedule a Mass in memory of your loved one. In anticipation of our next pastor, we will not begin taking Mass Intentions for 2020 until July 15th.
Mom’s Group Begins September 6th:
1st Thursdays at 9:15 (after the 8:15 Mass) and 3rd Fridays. The alternating schedule is convenient for some moms not available on Fridays.
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Contact Casey by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and find us on Facebook link: St. Gabriel Neenah Mom's Group
Exciting news from St. Gabriel!!! FORMED is here!
Membership has its privileges, as the saying goes. As a member of St. Gabriel Parish, you can be one of the first to take advantage of FORMED, an amazing new online resource from the Augustine Institute and Lighthouse Catholic Media.
FORMED is an exciting platform for enjoying some of the best Catholic content available today. Every household at St. Gabriel Parish can now access over 300 episodes of high-quality video material, like Fr. Robert Barron’s “Catholicism” series. In addition, they offer a growing library of Catholic eBooks and dozens of the most popular talks from the Lighthouse CD’s. There are even uplifting Catholic movies, such as full-length biographical films of the saints.
You’ll find resources for youth, for Scripture study, for prayer and spirituality, for learning more of the basics of our Catholic faith, even materials in Spanish – all available in one reliable, convenient, and easily accessible format.
To appreciate the scope and quality of this material, you really need to check it out for yourself. Simply visit www.formed.org and enter the Parish Code for St. Gabriel: 3HJBBD (be sure to use all caps for the letters). Take it for a test drive and help spread the word! It’s a great resource for life, and it’s yours free as a member!