St. Gabriel Church
and Worship Groups
Art and Environment · This group decorates the Church
throughout the liturgical year. Parishioners, including youth
and young adults, help to decorate at Christmas, Easter and various
and Holy days.
Choir · The choir supports the Liturgy at the 11:30 Sunday Mass and the Masses of all major feast days. Stop by after Mass if you have an interest in joining.
Practices are Sundays at 11:00 am and Thursdays at 7:30 pm.
Eucharistic Ministers · Eucharistic Ministers include the Youth and Young Adults. They serve during the Masses and many bring Communion to the homebound.
Hospitality · Hospitality Ministers welcome parishioners and visitors to Mass. They greet people as they arrive and assist them in finding available seating. They help with the presentation of the gifts, distribution of bulletins, and are available to offer assistance when needed.
Lectors · 25 active Lectors, including Youth and Young Adults, proclaim the word at Mass on Sundays, Holy Day and weekdays.
Service and Workship groups
Sodality of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Our Ladies Sodality is dedicated to fostering devotion to Mary through prayer and service in our community. We gather for the 10 Mass on the 1st Sunday of the month and hold meetings 4 times a year following this Mass. We sponsor bi-monthly Crafts, Day of Reflection, 2 luncheons a year, 8th grade service award and our only fundraiser, The Christmas Boutique. All ladies are welcome.
Contact Moyra Trigueiro or Barbra Elzer through the Parish Center office.
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
This group meets most first Mondays of the month at 7:00 pm in Quinn Center to help those in need through person to person involvement of its members in a spirit of justice and charity. Activities include: Sandwich Sundays, Lenten Food Drive, Thanksgiving Food Drive, distribution of holiday food boxes, donations to the Vincentian desk at the Folsom Street facility, support of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and assistance with utility bills for those in need. Contact Jim Armstrong through the Parish Center office
Homebound/ Elderly Outreach
Outreach to the homebound/elderly parishioners who need assistance in a variety of ways including rides to appointments or Mass, grocery shopping, visits, odd jobs, referral information about elderly services, Communion in their homes, etc. The staff visit parishioners in the hospital as well. Contact Matt Shea through the Parish Center office.
Grief Support Group sponsored by Catholic Charities CYO
The Grief Support Group, started 10 years ago by Barbara Elordi, meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7:00-8:30pm. We discover that grief is a normal but painful process of dealing with drastic change. It is a safe space to feel, cry, to experiment, to rest and to just be yourself. It is an understanding environment where others support you in these changes by providing expert advice in practical aspects, mental health, legal, financial and relationship issues. Individual counseling is also available. Contact Elain Khalef through the Parish Center office.
This committee is a faith-sharing group that spreads the Good News and brings new people into the life of the Church by welcoming new parishioners and parents of new children in the school with a phone call and a letter that includes a list of parish organizations. This group meets at 7:30 pm in Quinn Center on the third Monday of each month. Contact Nini Leigh through the Parish Center office.
Charismatic Prayer Group
This group meets Tuesdays at 7 pm in the Chapel of Quinn Center carrying Sunday worship into the week and giving thanksgiving and praise to the Lord. Meetings often include a speaker, members pray for one another, for parish members and for particular intentions placed in the prayer box. Contact John Lee through the Parish Center office.
First Saturday Prayer Group
This group meets at 8:30 am on First Saturdays in the church to promote First Saturday devotion to Mary. After the 9 am Mass, we have fellowship and Divine Mercy Rosary at the Parish Center. All are welcome. Contact Delia Dumantay or Erlinda Ronas through the Parish Center office.
Wednesday Morning Centering Prayer
Meets every Wednesday morning from 6:30 -7:30am in the Quinn Center Chapel. In Centering Prayer, we open our minds and hearts to the presence and action of God -- beyond words and concepts. We open with a brief reading and simple chant and close with a prayer. Our goal is to promote the renewal of contemplative prayer. Contact Catherine Regan through the Parish Center office
Legion of Mary
Their mission is to bring glory to God through the holiness of its members. They bring Christ and Mary to the parishioners by praying the rosary and by works of Mercy. They visit the sick in their homes and Convalescent hospitals bringing them communion and the bulletin so they will remain a part of our community of believers. The members meet as a group every Tuesday at 7pm in Quinn Center. Contact Erlinda Ronas through the Parish Center office.