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support and maintain your Church. Please give as generously as you can.
Have you remembered your Parish in your will? A charitable contribution to your church is a gift to the Lord in gratitude for the graces received through your Parish. It is a great way to make a lasting contribution to the work of the Lord.
Saint Gabriel Church
September 17, 2017
Just as “there is no limit or measure to . . . divine forgiveness” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2845), Christians should not place any limit on their forgiveness. “ ‘Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive? As many as seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I say to you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times’ ” (Mt 18:21, 22). Forgiveness might take years and require a great deal of patience toward ourselves, but we must make an effort to participate “in the holiness and the mercy and the love of our God” (CCC, no. 2842). Forgiveness does not mean condoning evil or ignoring our hurts. “It is not in our power not to feel or to forget an offence,” but with God’s help we can always turn “injury into compassion” and purify our “memory in transforming the hurt into intercession” (CCC, no. 2843).
2017 Diocesan Annual Appeal
In the Light of Christ
CATHLIC SOCIAL SERVICES & PARISH SOCIAL JUSTICE GRANTS
“Strengthening our commitment to social justice and to those in need”
Your gifts to the Diocesan Annual Appeal enables us to serve the poorest, the weakest and the most vulnerable among us through the ministries of Catholic Social Services that feed the hungry, clothe the naked and provide shelter, counseling and assistance for those most in need. Many more individuals in parish communities receive assistance through parish based Social Justice Programs funded by the Appeal. Diocesan Grants were awarded to 45 parish programs this year including food and clothing pantries, monthly dinners for families in need and outreach to prison inmates.
ATTENTION CONFIRMATION STUDENTS OF 2017
A calendar of continuing and upcoming events in preparation for Confirmation
Date of Confirmation: Sunday, October 22nd at 4:00 PM in St. Gabriel Church
Classes continue each Sunday afternoon at 3:00 PM in Church Hall for ALL students
Confessions for students: Friday, September 22nd at Queen of Heaven Parish (Our Lady of Grace Church) on North Vine Street
Retreat: Saturday, September 23rd at Annunciation Parish 9:00-5:30 PM
Practices: Tuesday, October 17th 6:00 PM Students ONLY & Saturday, October 21st 7:00 WITH sponsors
All Students/Sponsors: should arrive in Church on the 22nd between 2:30 PM & 2:45 PM for photos and line up
NEXT MONTHLY DINNER
ST. GABRIEL'S CHURCH
THURSDAY, September 28 , 2017
STUFFED PEPPERS/BUTTERD NOODLES
BREAD & BUTTER
DESSERTS & BEVERAGES
Adults $8.00 Children $4.00 Take-outs available $8.50
Friday, October 20th & Saturday, October 21st
DROP OFF BEGINS: Monday the 16th @ 9:30 AM
NO sooner please – we do not have space available to collect items. Other events take place in our hall at all times.
Music for Mandy
Benefit Concert in Honor of Mandy Ferry’s Healing Journey
October 14, 2017, 5:30 PM
Saint Gabriel Church
Mandy Ferry has been the music minister at Annunciation Parish for over 25 years, but was recently diagnosed with cancer. Join us for a faith-based Christian benefit concert to help defray some of her medical expenses. Let us come together as we celebrate faith, fellowship, and to show our support of Mandy’s healing journey.
Tricky tray basket donations are greatly appreciated – please drop off at the rectory by October 13th – or make a donation at the door on the night of the concert or make a monetary donation which can be directly mailed to Mandy Ferry, P.O. Box 342, Freeland PA 18224 or you may go on line to: http://www.gofundme.com/kjc45-mandys-journey-to-health.
Your generosity will be greatly appreciated by the people affected by Harvey…..Thank You
BUS TRIP TO BLUE ARMY SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA
Good Shepherd Parish, 87 South Hunter Highway, Drums, PA 18222 is running a bus trip to the Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady Of Fatima, on Columbus Day, October 9th, 2017, departing the Church parking lot @ 9:00 AM, and returning to the same site around 5:00 PM. There will be confessions and the recitation of the Rosary at 11:30 AM, with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at Noon. A light lunch is included in the trip cost of $15 per person, and the trip is open to the public. Anyone interested in attending, please send your name, phone number and $15 payment to the parish office at the address listed above, as soon as possible, so that your seat is reserved. Once the bus is filled, there will be no further reservations accepted. Any questions, please call Bill Kringe # 570-708-1660, or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A CHARISMATIC MASS & HEALING SERVICE will be held Thursday, September 21st at 7 PM at St. John Bosco Church, Conyngham. Fr. Gus Ricciardi will preside, and Sue Shaw will begin her music ministry at 6:45 PM. Light refreshments will be available afterward in Room 3.
Join together as pilgrims of the Holy Spouses Provence for a trip to Italy in the Footsteps of St. Joseph Marello:
Dates: September 17-28, 2018
$4,699 from New York
Spiritual Director: Fr. Paul McDonnell, OSJ Led by 206 Tours.
Group Coordinators: Brad and Janet Morris. Contact: email@example.com or 916-984-4550