About St. Gabriel
All of us at St. Gabriel are glad and feel blessed that you have taken a look at our parish community. We take great pride in living our lives according to the Gospel of Mercy proclaimed by Jesus Christ. As He welcomed all to journey with Him, so do we. As Pastor, I would like to invite you on a journey of faith with our community.
Let me tell you a little about this community. We are a community nestled within the southern Clay county region of Kansas City. We are made up of people, young and old, from all walks of life, coming from many different ethnic backgrounds. Some of us remember the first days of the parish (yes it began in a roller rink) and some are taking a first look. We have a beautiful school where kids from ages 2 to14 learn, grow and discover the love and mercy of Jesus Christ. We celebrate Mass. We sing. We serve. We reach out to our neighbors in need. We’ll greet you as a neighbor and a friend and find a place where you can serve as well.
St. Gabriel is a small parish. We pray, work and serve together with the help of God’s Holy Spirit. But we still have a long way to go. No church is perfect. We are all “companions on the journey of faith.” I’d like to invite you to discover the spirit of St. Gabriel for yourselves. Come and journey with us. You’ll find a home here.
Fr. Alex Kreidler, Pastor
News & Updates
As we begin a new liturgical year and prepare for the coming of the Lord Jesus at Christmas, now is the time, in the midst of all the busyness of the season, to be with the Lord and rededicate ourselves to following Him as His disciples. As I mentioned last week, we are blessed here at St. Gabriel to have Adoration available for 24 hours once a week. We have been doing this now for nearly a year! It is my goal to make this Perpetual Adoration in our newly renovated Adoration Chapel- to have someone praying in the Lord’s Presence every hour of every day! This would be a tremendous blessing to our parish, our lives, our families, and the whole community. The more we honor the Lord, the more He will bless us.
To that end, I ask you to take just a few moments to fill out the survey below. Please know that this is in no way a commitment- it is just an attempt to see “where we’re at” and what we will need. In fact, even if you have no intention of committing to an hour, please take the survey and tell us- the idea is that we want as many people as possible to respond! The link to the survey is also available on our website. Please forward it to anyone you may know in the area who might be interested in taking an hour. Our parishioners get “first dibs” if you will on time slots, but I want to make this opportunity available to all who wish to pray! Thank you in advance for completing the survey and I will keep you posted on its results!
God bless you during this Advent Season and always,
Welcome to Flocknote! -St. Gabriel Catholic Church has adopted a new and improved way of communicating that will make it much simpler for you to get the information you want from us! It’s powered by a service called Flocknote. Like sending a "note" to your "flock". Flocknote.
This is all totally free for you to use, you don’t even have to download anything or create a password in order to participate. You just take a couple minutes to sign up and it lets you receive email or text messages from the groups and ministries that you choose. It even allows you to reply directly back to those messages so we can get feedback and hear from you in an efficient manner.
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