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May 14, 2021 Message from Fr. Kirk Slattery

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As you have likely heard COVID directives are quickly changing throughout the country. With the latest pronouncements by the president, the CDC and our local governments, some changes will be effective this weekend. Masks and social distancing will no longer be required. However, those who have not been vaccinated are strongly encouraged to continue wearing masks and if desired distanced seating will still be available in the overflow and narthex areas. The parish will not be checking your status of vaccinations in any way, but please remember it is an act of charity to help protect the health of others.

Please continue to pray for a quick end to this pandemic.

In Christ,

Fr. Kirk J. Slattery

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October 10 Message from Fr. Kirk Slattery

Dear Members and Friends of St. Gabriel Church,,

I don’t have to tell you that this year has been one filled with uncertainties and unique challenges! The coronavirus pandemic has affected everything, including the way we worship and gather as a community. But during times of trial such as these, Jesus Christ stands firm, and our Church’s mission to love God and our neighbor has become even more essential. Now more than ever, our parish is needed to help our communities move forward in faith, hope & healing, and we certainly can not do this important work without your support. So, let us reflect on how we move forward as a community.

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May 14 Message from Fr. Kirk Slattery

Dear Parish Family,

It is with great joy that we are once again able to offer public Masses! However, we are still being asked to observe restrictions on gatherings and distancing which severely limit how many people we can seat in our Nave. We have been working hard to provide several options throughout the week so that you can attend Masses and receive the Blessed Sacrament. Please take a moment to view the Guide for Mass for more information as it contains important information about how you can participate in our new Mass schedule.

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April 24 Message from Fr. Kirk Slattery

Dear St. Gabriel Families,

As you are likely aware, some of the elements of the stay-at-home order in Colorado will be easing over the next few weeks. While we welcome the change, things will not be returning to normal right away. Our staff will be working and planning, following directives and advice from the Diocese, to continue to serve you in the ways that are allowed under state guidelines.

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Holy Week Message from Fr. Kirk Slattery

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As our Holy week continues, we are approaching the days that have the deepest of meaning in our spiritual lives. While we cannot be together as a parish family, I pray that you will continue to be deliberate, in your own ways, in participating in this journey to Easter. I’ve been sent many photos of your home altars, the preparations you have made to experience Mass more meaningfully, and more recently your palm displays. As your pastor, each photo has brought great joy to my heart, and I look forward to seeing how you will live out the rest of the week!

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Virus Pastoral Message from Fr. Kirk Slattery

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

With the recent announcement of the "Stay-at-Home" order for Colorado, our parish will be changing our operating procedures. During the period of March 26th through April 11th, our staff will be working remotely and will be available during our normal office hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.  Please call our main phone line at 719-528-8407, or email any staff member, and we will continue to assist you in any way that we can! Contact information can be found on our website at www.saintgabriel.net.

Also, in a sense taking advantage of these next few weeks of “quarantine,” construction work related to our parish building project will be occurring in our nave and sanctuary. For this reason, our facilities will not be accessible to the public during this time.

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Pastoral Letter in Regards to Coronavirus

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Over the past few weeks, as we’ve watched the coronavirus work its way across the globe, we’ve also heard of some of the dramatic steps that the Church has taken in other parts of the world to help hinder the spread of the virus and protect public health. Holy Water fonts have been emptied, gatherings postponed, and Mass cancelled. Now the time has come for us to confront the spread of the disease as our Catholic brothers and sisters in other parts of the world have.

In the past few weeks, as we have been anticipating and planning for what we have known would eventually come, it has been my experience that there have been two opposite responses and attitudes that have not been helpful at all: hysteria and indifference. They are the subtle work of Satan, flaming the fires of discord and division, when our unity is most important.

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