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Envisioning the Future for St. Gabriel and St. Cecilia Parishes

Envisioning the future for St. Gabriel and St. Cecilia Parishes Over the last several months, a group of lay leaders at St. Gabriel Parish has met with Fr. Quinlan and me to do a “deep dive” into the strengths of, and challenges facing St. Gabriel’s. The impetus for starting this[…]

From Father’s Desk

With the peacefulness of age, full of motherly love and Christian piety! ~ St. Augustine of Hippo, Confessions IX:4,8 Dear Parishioners, Each year pastors are asked to select a member of the Parish to receive the Saint Augustine Service Award for outstanding service to the Parish and the Church as[…]

Welcome, Father Olbryś

Welcome, Father Olbryś Please welcome to St. Gabriel Parish our new fulltime parochial vicar, Father Mariusz Olbryś. A 41- year-old native of Poland, he emigrated to this country with his family in 1998, settling right here in Stamford. Fr. Olbryś had early realized a calling to the priesthood, and applied[…]

From Father’s Desk

Dear Parishioners, Now that we’ve had our turkey fix, and possibly did a little shopping on Black Friday, it is time to turn our thoughts to greeting our infant King. Friday, November 30th, is the feast of St Andrew the Apostle. That means that Advent begins on the Sunday following-December[…]

From Father’s Desk

If you wish to arrive at the perfect love of God, you must practice poverty in spirit. You must be detached from worldly possessions, from temporal honors, from your fellow creatures, and from yourself.” ~ St. Alphonsus Liguori Dear Parishioners, Saint Alphonsus was a profound and humble spiritual teacher. He[…]