From Father’s Desk

From Father’s Desk

Dear Parishioners:

In this beautiful month of May we always celebrate Our Blessed Mother. This year, the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima, the abundance of grace is evident. Here at St Gabriel we’ve had a great outpouring of love shown to the Blessed Mother. On the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima we had 2 beautiful events: first, a dedicated group of prayer-warriors offering 2,000 Hail Marys all day, along with other prayers, and beautiful song (when we sing, we pray twice); then a reflective mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We also had our beautiful statue of Our Lady of Fatima on display (she will be displayed and honored for the rest of the month).

Know that all the prayers offered in our church are offered for the intentions of all parishioners, as well as those named intentions which people ask to have remembered.

Please continue to keep your parish in daily prayer so that the grace and favors which our Lord wants to give us will be given in abundance.

Please continue to pray, asking Our Lady of Fatima to intercede for us.

If you would like more information on the pilgrimage to Fatima July 9-16, please call 206 Tours at (800) 206-8687 and ask for information about Fr. Quinlan’s Fatima pilgrimage.

You can also find information on-line at www.206tours.com.

Here’s a Fatima prayer to add to your daily prayer.

O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the most holy Rosary,
You were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima
and reveal a glorious message.
We implore you, inspire in our hearts
a fervent love for the recitation of the Rosary.
By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption
that are recalled therein
may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask,
through the merits of Jesus Christ,
our Lord and Redeemer. Amen.

Love and Peace,
Fr. Liam Quinlan

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