Greetings and peace from St. Gabriel Catholic Church.
Embracing the cross means finding the courage to embrace all the hardships of the present time. Pope Francis
5th Sunday of Lent: Mass Online
Mass and Homily for the 5th Sunday of Lent
March 29
with Fr. Richard

The audio podcast of the Gospel and Homily
will be available here on our website on Sunday
Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen. 

St. Alphonsus Liguori
18th century 
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A news series with Fr. Richard begins this Wednesday...
From the battle for prayer to how we celebrate our faith, you don't want to miss this new series! Explore the Catechism with Fr. Richard in 6 short videos posted on our website on Wednesdays, beginning April 1.
As you are able...
Your support is important and appreciated

Although the campus may be closed, the good work of St. Gabriel Church continues. As you are able, please prayerfully continue supporting our parish and the Church during this critical time. Our parish is dependent upon your weekly financial gifts to continue our ministries and operations. Please consider using Online Giving . Checks may also be mailed to the church office at 3016 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28211.

We are deeply grateful for your prayers and support.
May we pray for you?
New Website Prayer Requests Link

Our Prayer Ministry and priests would welcome the opportunity to pray for you. Share your prayer requests with us through a new link on our website homepage . Find the praying hands icon or use the link below.

The LORD is near to all who call upon him.
Psalm 145:18
O come let us adore Him!
Perpetual Adoration continues now through Wednesday of Holy Week in our church parking lot and will resume on Easter Sunday. The Blessed Sacrament is visible in Fr. Richard's 3rd floor corner office. Please worship and pray from your cars.
Drive-Up Confessions
Fridays and Saturday

We plan to offer drive-up Confession at the Marian Grotto again next Friday and Saturday 9 am to noon and 4 pm to 7pm. Our priests sit a safe distance from you, as you remain in your car.

Please check our website homepage before coming, as our plans are evolving.
Don't miss this weekend's bulletin...
Prayers, photos, and more! Did you know that the bulletin is available online each week through our website ? You can also subscribe to receive an interactive version by email.

What does self-care look like for you?
How are you taking care of your mind, body, and spirit during this unprecedented time of staying at home and social isolation? Balance TV news with the Good News to stay connected to the hope and peace we have in our Lord.

A few ideas:

Find a new e-book, video, or study on - our parish's gift to you

Listen to uplifting Praise and Worship music on YouTube

Spend time with the daily readings and reflections.
These publishers are sharing their online content FOR FREE right now:

This is a great week to listen to the Lenten Mission!
"Let Us Climb Together"

Fr. Richard's Lenten Mission messages, music, and personal reflection questions will remain on our website throughout Lent. Participate when you can!

Do we have your updated contact information?
Keep Us Updated!

Has your address or contact information changed since you registered? If so, please send our Membership Coordinator,  Cheryl Pelletier , your new information. Thank you!