It is a privilege to be part of the Saint Gabriel School community and a joy to work with the students and teachers to celebrate our faith.
Personally, I love to be outside and am an avid hiker, biker, bird watcher and basically enjoy anything to do with the natural world.
As Coordinator of Religious Education, it is my hope to partner with teachers, parents, and parishioners to help our children grow in faith, the knowledge of God's love, and to celebrate God's love in the sacraments and in their daily lives.
Here are some websites I suggest:
- Activity Finder
- Good Ground Press (Printables)
- Sisters of Mercy
- School Sisters of Notre Dame
- Open Wide Our Hearts (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)
All School Mass
Mass is offered every week. Kindergarten begins attending the all school Mass in October. Grades 1–8 attend Mass twice a week and assume active liturgical roles. Students celebrate their Baptismal Birthdays on the third Thursday of each month. Students can invite parents, grandparents, or godparents to attend this special Mass with them.
Beginning in 2nd grade, students prepare for Reconciliation and First Holy Eucharist. Confirmation takes place in 8th grade. We partner closely with parents in preparation for these very important celebrations.
At a special Mass each year, every 6th grade student receives a personalized Bible that is blessed by Father so they can use it within their studies over the course of junior high.
The school community seeks to assists organizations that need support. These organizations have included Whole Kids Outreach, St. Vincent DePaul Society, South Side Early Childhood Center, Our Lady's Inn, and John Cochran VA Medical Center.
Beginning in 4th grade and continuing through 8th grade, students have the opportunity to participate in mass as an altar server. These students assist with both parish and school Masses.
The students take an active part in Living Rosary, Baptismal Celebration Masses, Stations of the Cross, and many more.
Retreats & Days of Reflection
Our school provides unique opportunities for students to strengthen their Catholic Identity and to foster personal awareness of God’s plan for their lives through retreats and days of reflection.