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The sacraments of the Catholic Church are, the Roman Catholic Church teaches, "efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. The visible rites by which the sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each sacrament. They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions."
St. Gabriel Catholic Church in the Northland of Kansas City Missouri

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.

Bless you,
Fr. Joe Sharbel, Pastor

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Dear Parishioners of St. Gabriel,

We have begun to open the Church back up.  You will notice Holy Water in the fonts designed to remind you of your own Baptism and Entrance into the Church.  You will notice that pews which were roped off are now open.  Please try and stay in your family groups during mass.  You will notice our hymn books are in the book racks.  Please use them and sing your hearts out.  We will not require masks for anyone who has been fully vaccinated.  Finally, Bishop Johnston has lifted the dispensation from attending Sunday Mass effective June 5th/6th.  (To view the Bishop's letter, click here)  Please begin to return to the Mass and the Sacraments that I know you have missed.  The Facebook Live-Streaming of Mass will end after May 30th.

Finally, I announced a few weekends ago, both Fr. Samuel and I are being moved to new parishes effective July 1, 2021.  We will minister to the people of Holy Spirit and St. Margaret of Scotland Parishes in Lee's Summit, MO.  It is sad to leave as I have grown to love and care for you over these past 12 years.  However, there still is some gas in this tank to face new possibilities and challenges.  You will always have a special place in my heart.


Fr. Joe Sharbel, Pastor






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