Parish News


  • 40 DAYS FOR LIFE PRAYER CAMPAIGN

    Want to help end abortion?  Prayer is at the center of 40 Days for Life.  During each campaign, we are calling on people of faith across the nation… and around the world… to fall on their knees before the Lord, asking Him to hear our plea and heal our land.  Pray outside an abortion facility, pray at church, pray at work, pray in the car, pray at home with  your family.

     

    The Prayer Vigil runs for 40 consecutive days from September 25-November 3 outside the Planned Parenthood Counseling Clinic, 508 W. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton.  Prayer warriors from neighboring communities will be present to pray during this time frame leaving no hour left unattended. 

     

    God lovingly responds to our faithful prayer and witness.  Hearts and minds have been changed.  You are invited to be part of this world-wide campaign to end abortion in our midst.  Although God has answered our prayers in closing down the abortion mill,  the  Planned Parenthood Center on Wisconsin Ave. still counsels and refers women for abortion to Milwaukee and Madison.  Come and sign up to be part of this international effort, one hour a week.  You can move us closer to removing the evil of abortion from our community.  Thank you for saying yes to life and promoting its infinite value.  Visit www.40daysforlife.com/appleton for more information. 

     

  • CPR/Defibrillator/Emergency Training Class

    A CPR/Defibrillator/Emergency training class is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5th, at 9:00 AM in Stingle Hall.   The class will be facilitated by a member of the Neenah/Menasha Fire Department.  This training, about 60-90 minutes, is for all greeters, ushers, and anyone else who is interested to learn more about first aid.  The training class is designed to help prepare for responses to various emergency situations that may occur before, during, or after Mass.

     

    You will learn the use or practice of:

    Defibrillator devices, fire extinguishers

    CPR training (hands only)

    Responding to slips, trips, and falls

    Responding to other various health emergencies that can result in calling 911 emergency support

     

    Contact Bill Hanley (Parish Council Member) with any questions or concerns at 920-205-2690.  RSVP to rreale@smcatholicschools.org by September 30th.

     

  • MOM'S GROUP

    Mom’s Group Begins September 20th: St. Gabriel's Mom's Group is kicking off Friday, Sept. 20th with a Back to School Brunch at Casey Auer's house from 8:30-10:30am. Contact Casey at 920-257-3743 or ccpierre@uwalumni.com for more details. Come and enjoy some coffee, sweets and fellowship. Other mom’s group dates this fall are Oct. 4, 18 and Nov. 1, 15 from 9:15-10:45 in the parish library. All are welcome and childcare available.  

  • BIBLE STUDY

    Romans, the Gospel of Salvation  Learn how to explain salvation and enter more deeply into Christ.   Thursdays 9:00 am or 6:30 pm Light refreshments served.  All are welcome!  Contact Julie Schmitz @ 722-4961 to register or for more information.  

  • SAVE THE DATE!

    SAVE THE DATE!  Immediately following the 4:30 Mass on September 14th, we will have a MISSION ACCOMPLISHED appreciation reception!  Fifteen of our young people had an exciting summer serving in their community and growing in faith through LifeTeen, Love Begins Here, and Faith Factor.  We are especially grateful to all those who supported us with monetary donations, food, and prayer – we could not have done these trips without you!  Please join us for a variety of refreshments and fellowship.  We would love to share our experiences with you.  ALL ARE WELCOME!   


    What a wonderful week for Love Begins Here!  We were blessed with sunshine, lots of great experiences all over town, and mostly lots of love!  Thank you to everyone who allowed us into your hearts, provided snacks and food and prayed for us.  It was a wonderful week growing, praying, and learning together.  Here is a link to a short video we made to recap our week.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTqzj1l_m58&t=4s


  • SAVE THE DATE

    St. Gabriel Elementary’s largest fundraiser Taste! Friday, Oct. 18th from 6-10 p.m. at The DoubleTree in Neenah.  The evening includes beer tasting paired with heavy hors d’oeuvres sponsored by the Double Tree, desserts from local vendors, wines, coffees, live music, raffles, and fun! Past proceeds have provided tuition assistance, Smartboards for classrooms, playground maintenance, desks, computers, student field trips, and even the cafeteria tables we use!  How can you help?  We are looking for gift card donations for local businesses, including grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, etc.  Purchase Scrip to help the school and the parish- it's a win-win!!!  Committee members will be available after Masses the weekends of Oct. 5/6 & Oct. 12/13 to provide more information and collect gift cards.  For more information, or to purchase tickets go to tcces.ejoinme.org/myevents/TASTE2019. Thank you for your support.

     

  • Home Made Cards Needed

    St. Gabriel Stampers

    We have 3 committees that send out home-made cards.  Approximately 75 cards are mailed each month.  Currently there are 4 volunteers making cards and we could use some help.  The Homebound Committee is sending 40+ cards per month and likes to use any uplifting card. They use monthly themes, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving etc.  The Bereavement Committee sends anywhere from 6 to 15 cards per month and likes Thinking of You cards with the fronts decorated, and the inside blank.   We send birthday cards to parishioners once they reach their 80th birthday which total 20+ each month.   You can make the cards at home at your leisure and drop them off at the Parish office.  If you aren't a crafter but would still like to help, we can always use envelopes, stamps, or cardstock, decorative paper, etc.  Please do not drop off cards sent to you as a gift from a donation to a charitable organization.  Thank you

     

  • MUSIC MINISTRY

    So, you like to work out; get in your steps; sing?!  Well, let’s take that a step farther – use your appreciation of exercise and music to empower our parish family to fully express what is in their hearts through their sung prayers and also do some faith strength-training!  As the US Conference of Catholic Bishops wrote in its document, Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship (STL),  “God has bestowed upon his people the gift of song. God dwells within each human person, in the place where music takes its source. Indeed, God, the giver of song, is present whenever his people sing his praises.”  STL ¶1.  It continues, “Participation in the Sacred Liturgy both expresses and strengthens the faith that is in us.”  STL ¶13   


    The various choir rehearsals start Thursday, September 19, in the church.   

    • Adult Choir - Thursdays, 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm (generally sing at 8:00 am Sunday Mass)
    • Chime Choir - Thursdays, 6:10 pm - 7:05 pm; 4th grade and up (chime at various Masses throughout the year) 
    • Youth Choir - Sundays immediately following the 10:00 am Mass; (sing various times throughout the year) 
    • Joyful Noise - Sundays 9:00 am in music room (generally sing at 10:00 am Sunday Mass)
    • Instrumentalists and Cantors – flexible rehearsals. 

    Please schedule an audition with Regina   How will you (no, not the person next to you) respond to this invitation?  FMI rreale@smcatholicschools.org    

  • MASS INTENTIONS


    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. 

     

  • FORMED

    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!

     

     

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