Pastor’s Notes

Pastor’s Notes

From Father’s Desk

Dear Parishioners I hope your daily rosary is going well during this month of the Rosary. Here are a few quotes from some spiritual masters. I hope you find inspiration in them. Love and Peace, Fr Liam Quinlan “Prayer is the duty of every moment. We ought always to pray,[…]

From Father’s Desk

Dear Parishioners: As a boy growing up in the Bronx, I was influenced by many good priests (and, sadly, also knew well a notorious abuser). The Augustinian Fathers who formed a community at my parish, St. Nicholas of Tolentine, were men of faith and inspiring examples. I had always felt[…]

From Father’s Desk

Dear Parishioners: I asked a few weeks ago if anyone could tell me how many images of Our Lady we have in our Church. I learned something–as I always do when I ask a question of Saint Gabriel parishioners. I thought I knew the correct answer, but I had missed[…]

From Father’s Desk

Dear Parishioners: I offered a Mass of Reparation here at St Gabriel Church this past Saturday. On Saturday morning, September 15th at 10:30, Bishop Caggiano, in union with his priests of the Diocese of Bridgeport will offer a collegial Mass of Reparation at the Cathedral in Bridgeport. If you can,[…]

From Father’s Desk

Saint Ignatius Loyola, whose Feast Day is July 31st , led an “interesting life,” in which he made a drastic change in his early 30s, and led by the Holy Spirit, founded the Jesuit Order. He had spent his youth training to be a soldier, and exercised that profession through[…]

From Father’s Desk

Dear Parishioners, July 26th is the feast of Saint Joachim and Saint Anne. Tradition tells us that they were the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary. They are not mentioned in the Bible. Rather, their story was told in literature which was produced by early Christians fascinated by all aspects[…]