The Pastoral Council is a consultative body to the pastor of the parish. The Pastoral Council is an instrument of common counsel for the definition of parish goals. The Pastoral Council aids the pastor in determination of parish policies, and execution of programs in all matters pertaining to the spiritual, and, to some degree, temporal affairs of the parish. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas between committee chairpersons and the parishioners. Under the direction of the Pastor, who represents the Bishop, it encourages, coordinates, unifies, and leads the whole parish community in making the Gospel known.
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Liturgy & Worship
The Liturgy and Worship group of ministries are those ministries that directly focus on supporting the celebration of Mass at Saint Gabriels. Each ministry serves a vital role in making sure that all who come to Saint Gabriel for Mass experience the beauty and full ritual of our Catholic faith. All parishioners are invited to serve in one or more of these important ministries.
The Parish Life group of ministries are those ministries that have an inward focus to serving the community of parishioners at Saint Gabriel. Each ministry serves a vital role in helping parishioners feel a sense of community at Saint Gabriel's and helping them come closer to God through interactions with others as members of the Body of Christ. We invite all parishioners to join in the activities of these ministries as much as possible and to consider volunteering your time and talent to one or more of these ministries.
The Outreach group of ministries are those ministries that have an outward focus of serving those in need. Each ministry serves a vital role in helping all of God's children who are in need. We invite all parishioners to join in the activities of these ministries as much as possible and to consider volunteering your time and talent to one or more of these ministries.
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The Faith Formation group of ministries are those ministries that assist St. Gabriel parish in meeting the lifelong catechetical and educational needs of adults and youth that they may grow in faith and live more authentically each day. We invite all parishioners to join in the activities of these ministries as much as possible and to consider volunteering your time and talent to one or more of these ministries.
The Sponsored Organizations group of ministries are those that serve the Church and provide direct services in our community and throughout the United States. Knights of Columbus (KOC) - Boy Scouts / Cub Scouts - American Heritage Girls - Roman Catholic Homeschoolers
The Volunteer Recruitment group of ministries are those that facilitate the recruitment of volunteers to carry out parish programs within the broader Church. Volunteers help make the Church work! All Christians -- not just paid staff -- have talents and abilities given by God to be used to give glory to God and advance His Kingdom. These ministries work to involve as many members as possible in the work of ministry.
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The Hispanic group of ministries are those that guide the parish in forming hospitable communities of faith that nourish, strengthen, and develop disciples of Christ in the Catholic tradition within Spanish-speaking communities.
Our parish has begun a journey of education and spiritual renewal. As part of this journey our Stewardship and Visionary Committee will help us, as a parish, to assess our ministries, articulate our goals and help all parishioners understand stewardship and how to live it faithfully.
Parish Festival - Briarfest
Community event that will include live music concerts, carnival midway, arts & craft festival, food vendors, wine & beer garden, fun run, and live auctions. Sept. 8, 9, 10 - 2017
The Administrative group of ministries are those ministries that support the day-to-day operations of the Parish. Saint Gabriel's has a small staff and relies on the time and talent of parishioners to help on Councils and to perform tasks like web site management, IT support, bulletin editing and other functions needed to keep the Parish running smoothly.
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