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  • Saint Gabriel Parish 379 Broad Street

    Windsor, CT 06095

    Reverend Robert B. Vargo, J.C.L.

    Pastor Deacon R. Carl Lickwar 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

    Ms. 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: 12:00pm Daily Mass: 7:30 am

    Please call Rectory Office to schedule a date. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

    Marriage: Arrangements should be made by calling Wednesdays: Prayer Service with Communion

    the Rectory at least six months in advance. Alternating weeks with St. Joseph Parish

    Reconciliation: Saturdays at 3:15 pm (as noted outside Confessionals)

    Anointing of the Sick: Please contact the Rectory. Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:00 pm

    Sunday Masses: 8:00 am , 10:30 am

    Accessible by

    front right side entrance


    Saturday April 2 - The Vigil of the Sunday of

    Divine Mercy

    4:00 PM 1st Ann. - Helen and Chester Zasada &

    Henry Jopek by Daughter and Family

    Sunday April 3 - The Sunday of Divine Mercy

    8:00 AM Mickey Chrzanowski by Mary Walters

    10:30 AM 6th Month Remembrance - Rachel

    Bonito by Dolores McGuinness

    Saturday April 9 - The Vigil of the Third Sunday

    of Easter

    4:00 PM 6th Month Remembrance - Lee Barden

    by Anthony “Joe the Barber” Cymerys

    Sunday April 10 - The Third Sunday of Easter

    8:00 AM Birthday Remembrance - Joyce Van

    der Voorn by Husband and Family

    10:30 AM Birthday Remembrance - Angela

    Caliendo by Husband and Daughter

    Weekend of March 26 & 27

    Weekly: $6,314

    Easter Offering: $7,233

    This Weekend’s Second Collection is for My Monthly Collection.

    Next Weekend’s Second Collection is for the The Holy Father—Peter’s Pence diocesan collection.

    Thank you for your generosity to St. Gabriel Parish.

    Archbishop’s Annual Appeal

    Raises 4,000,000+ in Three Weeks

    All Time Record!

    Thank you to the parish families who have made

    a gift or pledge commitment to the 2016

    Archbishop’s Annual Appeal. If you have not

    yet had the opportunity, please consider

    prayerfully supporting the many Good Works of the

    Archdiocese. Every gift will be gratefully received and

    sincerely appreciated.

    For more information, please visit the updated Appeal

    website at www.archdioceseofhartford.org/archbishops-


    Thomas answered and said to him, "My Lord and my God!"

    Jesus said to him, "Have you come to believe because you

    have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and

    have believed." - Jn 20:28-29

    Daily 7:30 AM Masses:

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday


    Prayer Service with Communion on Wednesday

    celebrated at Saint Joseph Church

    Parishioners wishing to attend weekday Mass and Prayer

    Service are invited and encouraged to attend there.

    Please remember those who have gone

    before us marked with the sign of faith

    especially, Robert Quinn and Edmund


    Also, remember the sick of the parish at home, in hospitals

    and convalescent homes, especially Norm Cloutier and

    Aaron Kearns. The Forgiveness Prayer, with Mary Dwyer

    Saturday, April 9th

    10 am - 5 pm

    Come discover this prayer practice that opens the

    practitioner to God’s presence and action and grace. $65,

    includes lunch. 860-760-9705 at the Holy Family Retreat

    Center, West Hartford. www.holyfamilyretreat.org.

    All are invited to the lower Church Hall after

    the 10:30 AM Mass for coffee, donuts and


    Please join us again on Sunday, April 10th

    and 17th, to share in this sweet treat. Our last Sunday

    Coffee Hour will be April 17th and we will resume again

    this Fall.



    Saint Gabriel Parish Volunteer Appreciation


    Monday, April 18, 2016

    We will begin with a Prayer Service at 6:00pm Dinner immediately following at

    The Lodge 130 Deerfield Road Windsor, CT 06095

    Please R.S.V.P. by Monday, April 11th by calling the parish rectory office

    at 860-688-4905, or by email to [email protected]

    Pope Francis addresses “every person

    living on this planet” in the latest

    encyclical, Laudato Si: On Care of Our

    Common Home.

    The Office for Catholic Social Justice

    Ministry will be hosting a day of reflection and action:

    “Creating a Culture of Solidarity, Encounter and

    Relationship” on Saturday, April 9th, from 8:30 am-

    2:00 pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Rocky Hill.

    This workshop will explore the vision of Pope Francis, as

    expressed in his new encyclical, and provide practical

    tools for strengthening parish ministry through

    relationship and advocacy efforts. The cost is $10 and

    includes lunch. Please call (860) 242- 5573 ext. 2688 or

    visit catholicsocialjustice.org/registration for more




    Anna Marie Schibley

    May the grace of God she received at her rebirth remain

    with her always and may she grow in the love and

    friendship of our loving Father.

    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 purpose.

    Memorial donations to the St. Gabriel Memorial

    Fund would be used for the betterment of our St. Gabriel

    Parish, as the needs present itself, or as determined by our


    Would you consider the St. Gabriel Memorial

    Fund as a worthy recipient of memorial donations at the

    time of a loved one’s death?

    We are grateful to the following who have donated to the

    Memorial Fund in loving memory of:

    Virginia Murphy

    Lorraine & Chandler Wells Mary Long

    Sam & MaryAnn Parlapiano Marianne Westcott

    Mike & Phyllis Luckey Lynn & Carol Dittmar

    Patricia & Robert Galler Claire & Bill Spitler

    The Vagnini Family Kyoko Shemanskis

    Keiko Tsushima Anne Kelley

    Dan and Jacki Miller & Family

    John “Jack” Fernandes

    Patricia & Tom Tomkunas Mary Long Tax Saving News

    (Shared by a Fellow Parishioner)

    Congress usually waits until December to revive

    some tax-saving provisions that expired at the end of the

    previous December. One of these allows taxpayers who are

    70 1/2 or older to transfer up to $100,000 directly from

    their IRA’s (individual retirement accounts) to charitable

    organizations. The transfer counts as your RMD (required

    minimum distribution) and isn’t included in your AGI

    (adjusted gross income). Reducing your AGI could help

    you avoid taxes on your Social Security benefits and stay

    below the cutoff for the Medicare high-income surcharge.

    Though this provision is still in limbo for 2015, you

    may want to consider this as an option for your next annual

    giving to St. Gabriel Church. It has worked for the past

    several years and has been retroactive for all direct

    charitable contributions made from an IRA for the entire


    Rather than transferring your gift directly to a

    charity, if you take your RMD and donate part or all to

    Charity, you have to first report the full RMD as income,

    then deduct your contribution if you itemize deductions.

    As always, consult your tax advisor for the latest,

    most accurate information.

    Please find the “Little White Books” for your

    daily readings at the doorways of the Church offered by our Adult Ed. Committee.

  • APRIL 3, 2016



    Our Youth Group & Confirmation 1 Students

    will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast, Bake Sale & Spring Clean Up Raffle on Sunday, May 1.

    The Bake Sale will also be after the 4:00pm Vigil Mass on

    Saturday, April 30. 100 % of the proceeds will be

    contributed to the Station Fire Memorial Fund through the Rhode Island State Council of Churches to help build a

    permanent memorial in memory of the 100 people who lost their lives in this tragic fire 13 years ago.

    Through our donation, our Church will receive a brick in

    the Commemorative Walkway part of the Memorial, which will be dedicated this Fall.

    We are looking for volunteers to bake for the bake sale.

    To Volunteer and for information please contact Jody Denno @ 860.688.6141, or email

    [email protected]

    We hope to see everyone there to share in this very special event of fellowship!

    The students at St. Gabriel School have had

    a very meaningful Lenten journey. They experienced the Stations of the Cross

    weekly, either through a PowerPoint or the 7th grade doing a live version. The students participated in

    the Rice Bowl program collecting money for Catholic Relief

    Services. We ended the program on Holy Thursday with a prayer service including a procession of students placing

    their Rice Bowls before the cross. A total of $895 was collected. To end our journey before Good Friday, the

    Student Council prepared an Easter Egg Hunt that the younger students in grades Pre-K to 2 enjoyed. The

    students & staff of St. Gabriel School wish our Parish

    Family enjoys the joy & new life that the Easter Season brings to all of us. (Mrs. Patricia Martin, Principal)

    St. Gabriel & St. Joseph Youth Group

    will meet on Sunday, April 3rd from 5:30

    to 7:00 p.m. in the lower Church Hall at St.

    Gabriel Church.

    Dinner will be provided. All youth in grades 6 through 10

    are welcome!

    The last two Youth Group meetings for this school year

    will be on May 1st and June 5th – watch the bulletin for

    more information about those meetings!

    “St. Gabriel School Fun Night”

    Izote will donate 20% of the sales to St. Gabriel School. Eat in or take out!

    IZOTE Southwest Grill 697 Poquonock Avenue, Windsor

    Monday, April 4th From 4pm to 8pm


  • APRIL 3, 2016

    April 7 Last Religious Ed classes for the 2015/2016 school


    7 2nd grade Parent Meeting at St. Gabriel School at

    6:00 pm

    28 Practice for First Communion at 5:45 to 6:45 pm in

    the Church


    6 Practice for First Communion at 5:45 pm in the


    7 Sacrament of First Holy Communion 11:00 am

    8 May Crowning at 10:30 am Mass

    Practice for First Communion will be

    held on April 28th and May 6th from

    5:45 to 6:45 p.m. in the Church. All

    children receiving First Eucharist on Saturday, May 7th,

    are requested to attend both practices, and one parent/

    guardian of each child must attend the practice on May


    Registration for 2016/2017 Religious Ed classes will begin next month. Registration forms will be mailed to all

    families whose children were enrolled in the Religious Education program this year. Registration forms must be

    returned by Wednesday, June 1, 2016. If your child was not enrolled in the Religious Education program this

    year, please contact the Religious Education Office.

    The Confirmation Program for

    Students in grades 9 & 10 -

    Students entering 9th or 10th grade

    in September, in public or

    Catholic schools, and wishing to

    receive the Sacrament of

    Confirmation within St. Gabriel Parish are required to

    register for Confirmation preparation classes. Registration

    forms will be mailed to families whose children were

    enrolled in the Religious Education program this year; the

    same Religious Education Registration form is used to

    register students in grades K through 10. Completed forms

    must be returned by Wednesday, June 1, 2016. If your

    child was not enrolled in the Religious Ed program this

    year, please contact the Religious Education Office.

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