THIS POLICY WAS IN EFFECT UNTIL JUNE 2021 AND IS INTENDED AS RESOURCE MATERIAL. IT IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
COVID 19 Impact on St. Gabriel
Our number one priority in reopening to the public is your safety from the COVID-19 virus. Since it is such a large undertaking, we are taking every precaution to ensure your healthy and safety, and to “keep the curve flat.” We commit to ensuring that our reopening complies with the social distancing guidelines as instructed through the Archdiocese of Louisville, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the Federal Center for Disease Control. (CDC). As you might also guess, the need for proactive distancing, PPE, masks, disinfectant, training of staff and volunteers, maintaining respect for the Eucharist, providing adequate staffing at Masses, establishing checkpoints and security, among all other issues were examined.
In these times, we must keep the faith.
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Please note: We are using our website, YouTube channel, bulletin, email and Facebook to communicate to our community during these rapidly changing times. Make sure we have your email address on file, and that you have liked our Facebook page so that you receive our community briefings.
WEEKEND LITURGY- SUNDAYS IN CHURCH
We currently offer in-person Church Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m. and on Sunday at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and Noon for a maximum of 225 visitors per Mass. Masks are required. Please sit in family clusters. Social distancing will be maintained.
These events can be seen on the St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish Facebook Page, both live at 10 am and recorded for viewing later. And, a recording can be found on our YouTube channel.
Saturday – In Church - 4 p.m.
Sunday – In Church – 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. & Noon
Facebook Livestream Mass - Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
You can also access Mass of the Air in Sundays at:
In-person Church Communion Services/Virtual - Monday & Friday at 7:30 a.m.
In-person School Mass/Virtual Only - Tuesday and Thursday at 8:15 a.m.
Musical Prayer/Virtual Only - Friday at 6 p.m.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Lesson plans, Videos and Activity sheets are now virtual! Virtual CLOW will include a Catechist reading from Scripture, Liturgical music, movement, visuals, activity sheets to accompany the weekly Scripture lesson, and additional enrichment activities to help bring the Word of God to life for His children in our St. Gabriel Parish. Access the weekly presentation at https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1-nz9khBEAtt2yXI5WJXOS6H9thfi3WrVtoJXV_Ushjo/edit?usp=sharing Check back each week for a new lesson!
Bingo at J-town Bingo Hall
In-person Charitable Gaming at the Jeffersontown Bingo Hall is available Wednesday and Thursday night. Participants are required to wear a mask and complete a temperature check before entering. We must ensure compliance with all state social distancing requirements. Occupancy has been reduced. Chairs are spaced six feet apart. Pull-tabs are sold at the counter by volunteers behind a plexiglass shield. We are always in need of volunteers to help with this fundraiser. A majority of the funds support our School Tuition Assistance Fund. LIC #131
ADDITIONAL CAMPUS UPDATES
This has not resumed yet.
The tradition of offering Masses for others, particularly the dead, originates in the days of the early church. We continue that tradition to this day with mass intentions, requested and scheduled through our office, by our parishioners for their lost loved ones or other intentions. Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we — specifically our clergy– have continued to offer up prayer intentions for parishioners and for the response of the soul of their loved ones, this has included daily intercessions and intentions at the Masses celebrated by Fr. John, both private and those shared on the Facebook livestream. A mass intention can be offered for one person or intention per Mass. A contribution is accepted when you schedule a mass intention. You can select specific masses and dates, as available. If you would like to schedule a mass intention, contact our Parish Office Front Desk via phone 502-239-5481, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in-person.
Baptism Preparation Workshop
Workshops are held via Zoom. Both parents should participate if at all possible. To register please email Mary Jane Choi (email@example.com) with your names, phone number, emails to which a Zoom link should be sent, and your address.
Sick & Homebound Ministry
Please contact our Parish Office at 502-239-5481 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
If you would like an item blessed, Deacon Mike Fitzmayer is available to do so. Please contact our Parish Office at 502-239-5481 or via email at email@example.com and Deacon Mike will arrange a time to meet you at the church to bless the item(s). The blessing will be conducted in a format visible to you, but you will stand outside and Deacon Mike will be behind a glass window.
St. Gabriel School
St. Gabriel School resumed in-person learning. Please check the school webpage for any updates or call the School Office at 502-239-5535.
St. Gabriel Preschool
The Preschool is open for in-person instruction., including After School Enrichment and full day care for school-age students, Kindergarten through Grade 6. Please call our Preschool Office to enroll (or re-enroll) at 502-239-1298 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Parish Office and Front Lobby is open to the public Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact us by phone at 502-239-5481 or via email at email@example.com.
St. Gabriel Sports Ministry
Spring sports activities have resumed in 2021, but on a limited basis. For more information about which sports are being offered or you want to be included in the sports ministry email database, please contact SportsMinistry@stgabriel.net.
Academy of Music
Music instruction is available in person or virtually. Please check our Academy of Music webpage for more details on our music programs. To enroll, please contact Darian Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Events & Meetings
We are slowly resuming in-person campus events and meetings, depending on the number of participants, the requested spaces and if the building can be sanitized immediately following the conclusion of the meeting. Organizational leaders can contact their staff liaison to determine when and where their in-person meetings can resume, and what the organization will need to do to ensure compliance with CDC and state health standards.