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  • Saint Gabriel Parish

    379 Broad Street

    Windsor, CT 06095

    Reverend John P. Melnick

    Administrator Reverend Tuan Anh Dinh Mai Deacon R. Carl Lickwar

    Parochial Vicar Deacon Ronald Biamonte


    Mrs. Martha Erickson Mrs. Patricia Martin

    Parish Secretary Principal

    Office Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am-3:00 pm 77 Bloomfield Avenue

    Telephone: 860-688-4905 Telephone: 860-688-6401

    Fax: 860-688-2638 Fax: 860-298-8668

    E-mail: [email protected] School Website

    Website: www.windsorcatholic.org www.stgabrielschool.org


    Mrs. Gayle Brick Mr. Michael Rheault

    Coordinator of Parish Life and Ministries Director of Music

    Telephone: 860-688-4905

    Fax: 860-688-2638

    E-mail: [email protected]

    RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE CHURCH SEXTON Mrs. Cynthia A. Glick Mr. Edward Kozloski

    Coordinator of Faith Formation

    Miss Dolores McGuinness


    Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am-3:00 pm

    Telephone: 860-683-0366

    Fax: 860-683-2225

    E-mail: [email protected]

    SACRAMENTS MASS SCHEDULE Baptism: 3rd Sunday of the Month: 11:30 am Daily Mass: 7:30 am

    Please call Rectory Office to schedule a date. Monday through Friday

    Marriage: Arrangements should be made by calling Alternating weeks with St. Joseph Parish

    the Rectory at least six months in advance.

    Reconciliation: Saturdays at 3:15 pm (as noted outside Confessionals) Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:00 pm

    Anointing of the Sick: Please contact the Rectory. Sunday Masses: 8:00 am, 10:30 am

    Accessible by

    front right side entrance


    Saturday January 28 - The Vigil of the Fourth

    Sunday in Ordinary Time

    4:00 PM Mary Ann O’Brien by Paulette and

    Tim Mulligan

    Sunday January 29 - The Fourth Sunday in

    Ordinary Time

    8:00 AM Patrick Canning by Sr. Barbara Bozak

    10:30 AM Birthday Remembrance - Skip

    McDermott by Wife, Betty and Family

    Monday January 30

    7:30 AM Frank Cerutti by Family

    Tuesday January 31 - St. John Bosco

    7:30 AM Mary Cerutti by Family

    Wednesday February 1 7:30 AM Special Intention by Erickson Family

    Thursday February 2 - The Presentation of the

    Lord (World Day for Consecrated Life)

    7:30 AM 65th Wedding Anniversary

    Remembrance - Adam and Shirley

    Ziccardi by Daughter, Sheri and Family

    Friday February 3 - St. Blaise and St. Ansgar

    7:30 AM Robin Faulise by Tim and Mary Beth


    Saturday February 4 - The Vigil of the Fifth

    Sunday in Ordinary Time

    4:00 PM 2nd. Ann. - Mitchell Tamiola by


    Sunday February 5 - The Fifth Sunday in

    Ordinary Time

    8:00 AM 22nd Ann. - Walter Szepanski, Sr. by

    Walt and Pat Szepanski

    10:30 AM Virginia Murphy by Vivian Linehan

    Weekend of January 21 & 22

    Weekly: $6,407

    Catholic High School: $1,579

    Next Weekend’s Second Collection is for My Monthly


    Thank you for your support to St. Gabriel Parish.

    "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

    Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God."- Mt


    Daily 7:30 AM Masses

    Monday through Friday

    THANK YOU! On behalf of our Catholic

    secondary school students, the Superintendent

    of Catholic Schools, Dr. Michael Griffin,

    would like to express sincere thanks to all

    those who participated in the 2017 High School Collection.

    We deeply appreciate your support of Catholic high

    schools as they pursue their mission of education and


    Please remember those who have gone

    before us marked with the sign of faith.

    Also, remember the sick of the parish at

    home, in hospitals and in convalescent

    homes, especially, Diane Boggio, Erik Gilbuena, and

    Paul Gorski.

    Parish Council Elections Normally, during the month of

    January an announcement is made

    that we are seeking new Parish Council members for the

    election to be held in March. As you are all aware, the

    Archdiocese is in the midst of the Pastoral Planning

    process which will likely affect the Parishes of St. Gabriel

    and St. Joseph. Therefore, the Parish Council and I have

    decided to forgo elections this year and to extend the terms

    of those currently serving until the process is completed.

    Thank you for your understanding and please continue to

    support our parishes with your prayers. Mark Regan

    Friday, February 3rd, is the Feast of St.


    Throats will be blessed at the 7:30 AM

    Mass that morning.


    For the past several years, Mrs. Gayle

    Brick has been a friendly and familiar

    face in our parishes. She exercised many

    roles from serving as the Director of

    Religious Education at St. Joseph Parish to her current role

    as Coordinator of Parish Life and Ministries for both Saint

    Gabriel and Saint Joseph Parishes. Gayle will be leaving

    this post at the end of January. I know that you join me in

    thanking Gayle for her unwavering commitment and

    service to our parishes. Since my arrival, I am personally

    indebted to Gayle for her highly competent, professional,

    and caring nature. Her legacy will continue through the

    many ministries she supported throughout her tenure. I

    invite all of you to a coffee reception in her honor next

    Sunday, February 5th, after both Masses at St. Joseph

    Church. May God’s choicest blessings shower upon

    Gayle in all of her future endeavors. Sincerely in Christ, Fr. John Melnick

    First Friday Holy Hour

    “If in our time Christians must be

    distinguished above all by the ‘art of prayer’,

    how can we not feel a renewed need to spend

    time in spiritual converse, in silent adoration,

    in heartfelt love before Christ present in the

    Most Holy Sacrament? How often, dear brothers and

    sisters, have I experienced this, and drawn from it

    strength, consolation and support!” (Pope St. John Paul II,

    Ecclesia de Eucharistia, no.25)

    On February 3rd, exposition, adoration and benediction of

    the Blessed Sacrament will take place at St. Joseph Church

    between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. All are invited to attend.

    Safety Team The Parish Council has determined that our

    Parish would benefit from a standing Safety

    Team. The team would function as a part of the

    Building and Grounds Sub-committee of the Parish

    Council. The purpose of the team would be to develop a

    safety plan for our Parish.

    The plan should include:

    Emergency evacuation plans

    Training of ushers and others to assist in an


    Evaluation of items identified by parishioners

    that are causing safety concerns

    Periodic safety walks to assess the facility

    If you are interested and have experience either at your

    place of employment or in an organization or in a function

    that you participate in, please contact us. You can leave

    your name at the Rectory Office or you may call Steve Van

    Gasbeck at 860-688-9366. Mark Regan

    “Do You Believe” – Lent 2017

    The Lenten sessions of “Do You Believe” will begin on Ash Wednesday, March 1st, and continue for the next 5 Wednesday mornings in Lent. Using Lectio Divina (divine reading) Deacon Ron will assist participants to reflect upon the account in St. John’s gospel of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. This account is the gospel reading for the Fifth Sunday of Lent on the weekend of April 1st and 2nd. Each session will be held in Fr. Doherty Hall at St. Joseph Church beginning at 10:30 a.m. and concluding at 11:30 a.m. If you wish to attend please contact either St. Gabriel Rectory (860-688-4905 or gabrielchurch.comcast.net) or St. Joseph Rectory (860-688-9566 or [email protected]) by February 20th so sufficient copies of the program material will be available.

    Remember: The next Youth Group

    meeting is scheduled for Sunday,

    February 5th, **4 – 5:30p.m.**

    We will be cooking several meals that will be served at the

    ImmaCare Shelter Dinner on February 20th. We are

    asking families to help by providing the ingredients for

    these meals. A sign-up form has been created and can be

    found at the following: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4dacae29a7f49-youth.

    Please RSVP for the February 5th meeting to Youth

    Group Leader, Mrs. Suzanne Hawran, at

    [email protected] or 860-508-7520.

    Saint Gabriel Memorial Fund It is customary and fitting to remember loved

    ones who have died with memorial donations to

    a favorite cause or charity. In this way, the

    memory of the deceased is honored and a good work, either

    civic or religious, is perpetuated. There are numerous

    charities that have been traditionally designated for such


    We are grateful to the following who have donated to the

    Saint Gabriel Memorial Fund in loving memory of:

    Nancy McKiernan

    Wayne Reiske

    The next Prayer Shawl Meeting will be on

    Monday, February 13, at 1:00 pm in St. Gabriel

    Parish Hall. Knitters and crocheters are invited to

    join with us in this very rewarding ministry. For

    more information, call Pat at 860-688-1692.


  • JANUARY 29, 2017

    Missed Open House? Drop in for Open

    Door Tours on Tuesdays, 9am-1pm or

    3pm - 6pm, no appointment necessary.

    You can also schedule a tour by calling

    860-688-6401, or email [email protected]

    St. Gabriel School celebrated the end of Catholic School's

    month with a Teacher Appreciation luncheon, catered by

    Dom's and lots of desserts provided by our parents. On

    Friday, there was a blue and gold dress down and an all

    school pep rally! Fun was had by all!

    Our Science Fair is being held this coming week with

    awards on Wednesday at 6:30pm. Students will be

    attending Saint Gabriel Parish on Friday, 9-10 am for


    Visit our website and Facebook pages to stay updated on

    all we are doing (www.StGabrielSchool.org and Saint

    Gabriel School Windsor CT).

    Northwest Catholic High School will offer an

    Information Session for prospective families,

    who were unable to attend the November

    Open House, on February 2nd, at 7pm at

    Northwest Catholic. For more information or

    to apply online, go to NorthwestCatholic.org/Admissions.

    Thank you for your continued help and support of

    Catholic education.

    Adult Confirmation Classes

    A six-week Confirmation program for

    baptized Roman Catholics, who have made their First

    Communion and are over the age of 18, will be held in the

    following three locations beginning the week of March

    12, 2017:

    St. Mark the Evangelist (467 So. Quaker Lane, West

    Hartford) on Tuesdays: March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11,

    18, from 7-9 PM.

    Sacred Heart (13 Wolcott Street, Waterbury) on

    Wednesdays: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, from 7-

    9 PM.

    Old St. Peter School (28 St. John Place, Torrington) on

    Sundays: March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, from 10 AM


    The necessary forms to be completed may be found on the

    website of the Office of Education, Evangelization and

    Catechesis under “Programs” in the section marked

    “Evangelization and Catechesis” at


    The Confirmation ceremony will be celebrated on

    Tuesday, April 25th, at 7:00 PM at the Cathedral of St.

    Joseph, 140 Farmington Avenue, Hartford.


  • JANUARY 29, 2017

    Reminder: In the event of inclement

    weather, please watch Channel 3 (WFSB) or Channel 30 (WVIT) for the

    cancellation of Religious Ed classes; you can also check their cancellation

    list online. You may also call the Religious Education Office

    to hear the status of classes for that day/evening. * * * * *

    January 31 Practice for 1

    st Reconciliation

    February 2 Religious Education classes for grades K & 1, 3 - 8 at St. Gabriel School - No class for Grade 2 students 5 Religious Ed Family Mass at 10:30 am Mass 9 Religious Education classes for grades K & 1, 3 - 8 at St. Gabriel School 9 Practice for 1

    st Reconciliation 5:30 - 6:30 pm at St.

    Joseph Church 11 First Reconciliation 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church - Reception following downstairs in Fr. Doherty Hall 16 No Religious Education classes 23 Religious Education classes for grades K - 8 at St. Gabriel School

    March 2 Confirmation Rehearsal at 6:30 pm at St. Gabriel Church 2 Religious Education classes at St. Gabriel School 4 Sacrament of Confirmation at 10:30 am at St. Gabriel Church 5 Religious Ed Family Mass at 10:30 am Mass 9 Religious Education classes at St. Gabriel School 16 Stations of the Cross for K - 8 Religious Education classes at St. Gabriel Church 23 Religious Education classes at St. Gabriel School 26 First Communion Parent & Child Day at St. Gabriel Church 11:30 am 30 Religious Education classes at St. Gabriel School

    Practice for First Reconciliation - all

    children preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation will practice on Tuesday,

    January 31st, at St. Joseph Church from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, February 9th,

    children and at least one parent or guardian should accompany their child to practice at St. Joseph Church

    from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Please call the Religious Education office if you have any questions.


    ALIVE in Christ – All high school students are invited to an exciting one-day Catholic Youth Rally with engaging worship, music, speakers and faith-filled fellowship with

    Teens from around the Archdiocese! The Rally will be held on Sunday, April 30th, from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. Please contact the Religious Ed office for Registration forms.

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