Dear Friends and Visitors,
I am delighted to welcome you at our “digital front door”, our parish website.
For over 60 years, residents of Fern Creek, Highview, Buechel and Jeffersontown have been about the good work of working, playing and praying out our parish mission and contemplating the future of Saint Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Parish. We are glad to have you join us on the front end of the next 60 years.
What you see now, before you, is the good fruit of those efforts. This is the “map” and “tool” by which our parish can communicate the good news and the great grace alive here.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel Parish is a place of rich history and vast potential. Our parishioners form one body comprised of both city and country, the United States and other lands, young and old. Seekers are drawn to this holy place to PRAISE GOD, PROCLAIM the good news, SERVE others and BUILD community.
Come grow with us here, WHERE THE SPIRIT SOARS!
Fr. John A Schwartzlose
Knowing that he couldn’t “pour from an empty cup,” as we say, Jesus Christ himself sought quiet places to rest during ministry. He knew, and demonstrated, the value of rest, prayer and reflection both before and after service. After nine years of service ministry, as Pastor of this parish family, I too have come to recognize a value of rest and prayer, before new ministries take place. I have asked permission of the Archbishop and have been granted my request for a sabbatical. My sabbatical will begin on June 16, 2021. When it concludes, I will not return to Saint Gabriel as your Pastor.
I pray that this new Easter is a springtime of healing, wonder, renewal and hope in your heart and in your home.
Blessed Palm Sunday!
Our goal is to “harden not our hearts:” to be concerned for the poor and suffering, to forgive the criminal, to welcome the stranger, to love our enemies. Our goal is to be less like man and more like Jesus. Are you up for the challenge?