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. Joe Sharbel, Pastor
Here is a guide your family can use for celebrating Holy Week from Home.
-Holy Thursday April 9 @ 7pm
-Good Friday April 10
-Stations of the Cross at Noon
-Service of the Passion @ 7pm
-Solemn Easter Vigil April 11 @ 8pm
-Easter Sunday April 12 @ 11am
IMPORTANT NOTICE - Please adhere to the following, until further notice.
Beginning Tuesday 3/24/ 2020 the Parish Office & Church are CLOSED, until further notice.
(You can reach Parish Office by phone, website or email.)
+ NO Public Masses will be celebrated (Includes weekday & weekend Masses)
*Visit our website www.stgabrielskc.net for opportunities to pray Mass virtually. * Visit /‘Like’ St. Gabriel Catholic Church Facebook page (@StGabrielChurchKC)
*Tithing/Contributions can be given online or mailed.
+ ALL activities/gatherings CANCELLED *Includes; Meetings, Prayer Groups, Stations of the Cross, Classes, School, etc.
+ Saturday Confessions 3pm-3:45pm
*Use Parish Office doors to enter the church. * Confessions will be held in the main church area.
* Please keep ‘social distance’ at least 6 feet from others.
* No more than 2 people waiting for confession in church at one time.
*Please exit the Church after you have prayed your penance.
Please continue your prayers for an end to this difficult time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
The Bishop urges everyone to pray and he offers this as a recommendation:
"O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Patroness and Protector of the People of the United States of America, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.
Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin." Amen.
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