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Dear Parishioners: We’re moving quickly through Lent, and our Parish Collaborative Committee is up and collaborating. The first Collaborative Committee meeting of the Parishes of St Gabriel and St Cecilia was held last month. A working group of 12 parishioners chosen from the members of the two Visioning committees forms[…]

From Father’s Desk

Below please find the text of the Bishop’s letter announcing Father John Connaughton as the new Pastor of the new parish to be created June 30th. Love and Peace, Fr. Liam Quinlan Dear Parishioners of Saint Gabriel and Saint Cecilia Parishes: I am writing to you to share some exciting[…]

From Father’s Desk

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. ~ St Augustine. Dear Parishioners: As we commence the 2nd week of Lent. Why not add a litany to your devotions? The Litany of Humility, prayed often and with devotion, can help us enter[…]

From Father’s Desk

Dear Parishioners, On the first Sunday of Lent we look ahead to a season that promises growth in the Spirit and great joy. It is a season of work, which calls us to struggle against inertia and make the changes which will let us live Easter Joy. The ashes we[…]

From Father’s Desk

Dear Parishioners: Lent is upon us! Give thanks for this season, for although it is penitential, it gives us the chance to pray and do penance in order to waken our hearts and minds to the joy which is Easter. Through fasting, penance, and almsgiving we enter the desert for[…]

From Father’s Desk

Dear Parishioners: It has been a beautiful pilgrimage to the Holy Land. This morning, I celebrated mass in the tomb in which our Lord arose from the dead. I offered the mass for your intentions. I also prayed for your intentions at the Western Wall of the destroyed Temple. I[…]