August 7 at 4:00 p.m.

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The more YouTube subscribers we get, the more easily our channel will be found when searching on YouTube. 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 are now offering in-person Church Mass on Sunday at 8 am, 10 am and Noon for a maximum of 135 visitors per Mass. Masks are required. Ushers will seat you. Social distancing will be maintained.

Our number one priority in reopening public Mass 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.

These events can be seen on the St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish Facebook Page, both live and recorded. And, a recording can be found on our YouTube channel.

WEEKEND LITURGY:

Saturday – NONE

Sunday – In Church –                                        8:00 a.m.

                                                                                 10:00 a.m.

                                                                                 Noon   

Facebook Livestream Mass                          10 a.m.               Sunday

 

You can also access Mass of the Air in Sundays at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5cZnNBRdhU2iG2t3j5xs-A

 

 WEEKDAY OPPORTUNITIES:

In-person Church Communion Service             7:30 a.m.     Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Facebook Livestream Mass                                    6:15 p.m.      Tuesday & Thursday

Musical Prayer                                                            6 p.m.            Friday

 

REOPENING ANNOUNCEMENT:

SAY CHEESE!!!

St. Gabriel the Archangel Church is creating a new pictorial directory and we want you to be included! This is an important tool to help everyone put faces with names, connect better, and build community within our parish. To sign up or copy and paste the following link:

https://instant-scheduling.com/sch.php?kn=763&typId=62843&step=2

Appointments will be 15 minutes. Parishioners will go up to Loft 1 one group at a time while the next family waits in the staging area. Once one family is photographed that family will exit down the back stairs while the next family goes up to the loft using the front stairs. The photographer will wipe down and sanitize anything that may have been touched. An online Zoom session will be scheduled at a later date to view photos and make any purchases should families wish to buy any of the photos.

Please make your photography appointment ONLINE NOW so you will be included in the new pictorial directory. Photography dates are: August 25-29 and September 1-5, 2020.

https://instant-scheduling.com/sch.php?kn=763&typId=62843&step=2

This link will also be in the weekly bulletin starting soon! If you wish to have the appointment made for you please email Kathy Abell at kabell@stgabriel.net or call 502-905-3795. Thank you for helping us photograph as many parishioners as possible so that our pictorial directory is as complete as possible. It won’t be complete without YOU!

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 resumed on Wednesday, July 1st and Thursday, July 2nd at the Jeffersontown Bingo Hall. 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.

 

ADDITIONAL CAMPUS UPDATES:

Eucharistic Adoration: This has not resumed yet.

Baptism Preparation Workshop: Workshops are held via Zoom.   Both parents should participate if at all possible.    To register please email Mary Jane Choi (mchoi@stgabriel.net) with your names, phone number, emails to which a Zoom link should be sent, and your address.

First Communion: First Communion events for the Class of 2026 will be held in the fall. Mary Jane Choi will send an update via email to second grade parents once plans have been finalized.

Sick & Homebound Ministry: This ministry is temporarily suspended. Hospitals and nursing homes are not allowing any visitors. We will notify you when it resumes.

Blessing Items: 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 parish@stgabriel.net 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 and Parish leadership, in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Louisville Superintendent’s Office, are developing plans for School Year 2020-2021. Please check the separate COVID-19 update page specifically for school. Or, contact our school office at school@stgabriel.net.

St. Gabriel Preschool: The Preschool and Summer Camp reopened Monday, June 15th with limited capacity and restrictions. Please call our Preschool Office to enroll (or re-enroll) at 502-239-1298 or email preschool@stgabriel.net. 

Parish Office: The Parish Office and Front Lobby is still closed to the public but our team is working in the office and at home. Contact us by phone at 502-239-5481 or via email at parish@stgabriel.net. We will still be monitoring mail, calls and emails for our community. We will not allow visitors in to the facility unless they have a meeting with an employee. Call the employee and that employee will meet you at the door.

St. Gabriel Sports Ministry: Sports practice will resume on July 27th with specific social distancing guidelines. An email was sent to the families of currently participating student-athletes with a list of expectations for student-athletes, coaches and spectators for the upcoming school year. If you have questions or did not receive this email, please contact SportsMinistry@stgabriel.net.

Academy of Music:  On the week of June 15th classes resumed in-person. Students selected if they preferred in-person or virtual classes for the summer. To enroll, please contact Darian Payne at dpayne@stgabriel.net

New Member Meeting: Please email parish@stgabriel.net if you would like to attend the next meeting. The meeting will last 45 minutes to one hour.

Events & Meetings: To ensure that we maintain a sterile environment for our Preschool and Summer Camp program, 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.

 

Re-scheduled Events:

Trivia Night: We are moving the date to Sept/Oct. More details to come. Teams will receive a refund.

Pictorial Directory: This program has been suspended until the Fall. Please look for new dates this summer.

 

Cancelled Events:

Summer Festival: The decision was made to cancel this year’s All-American Summer Festival. The Summer Festival supports a myriad of capital improvement projects, outreach ministry endeavors (like our Parish Mission) and equipment purchases. It is with much-discussion and heavy hearts, that the committee determined that a Summer Festival of this size would not be feasible or safe this year. We will be working together, and collaborating with other parish organizations, to outline other fundraising programs and events later in the year to raise money for campus projects and programs. We are excited to work collectively with other groups to pool our resources.