How do I become Catholic? What is God calling me to do?
RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the process of preparation for adults or children who were not Baptized or those who were Baptized in another faith, who desire to become Catholic. This is really a response to God nudging you to become closer to Him through the Divine grace that is given in the Sacraments. The process usually begins in the fall of each year but can begin at any time and continues until the culmination at the Easter Vigil, receiving the Sacraments.
Anyone is welcome to inquire about how to become Catholic and encouraged to contact the Parish or a friend in how to get started. Don’t hesitate to answer God and respond with trust and faith. Don’t be afraid to follow Jesus in a life of discipleship and joy!
If you would like more information about RCIA or would like to enroll in the RCIA process of discipleship, contact Gerry Wolf, Director of Evangelization and Formation, 262-628-1141, or [email protected]
Join us for Thoughtful Thursdays!
Dear Friends in Christ,
Consider spending some time on Thursday mornings, following Mass, with the “Thoughtful Thursdays” group. We share coffee and snacks, pray together, and usually watch and discuss a DVD presentation on some aspect of our faith, then end with more prayer. We currently meet in the Annunciation Room from the time after Mass until 11 am. If we get more folks involved, we can always meet in the Council Room. We’ve just begun an 8-session study on the Gospel of John, called “Turning Point”, from the Dynamic Catholic ministries. Join us to reflect on the way Jesus’ encounters with Nicodemus, Lazarus, Mary, Peter, the adulterous woman, the Samaritan woman at the well, among others, changed their lives and continues to resonate through history to change our lives. Whether you can attend the whole series or only individual sessions, you’re welcome any Thursday morning!
His Peace to all! Gerry Wolf
Hello Fellow Parishioners! My name is Tina Strub, and I am heading up our Adult Formation Small Groups Program here at St. Gabriel’s. This is an exciting time to grow in our faith and really discover our friendship with Jesus Christ! As our children head back to school, and our young people to colleges, we have a wonderful opportunity to gather with our fellow parishioners and open God’s Word in the Scriptures. Fall Small Groups are forming now. The small groups meet weekly, and we have a group just about every night of the week, so there is certainly one that will fit into your schedule, so do not miss your chance to be a part of it!
Here is the flow of the groups:
* 6:30pm – Gather with light refreshments
* 7-8:30pm – Opening prayer, and scripture readings with discussion
* 8:30pm - Closing prayer and time to socialize
Doesn’t that sound fantastic?! Please contact me and come be a part of a growing movement of faith formation and sharing for adults!
God’s Blessings to you and your families! Tina Strub [email protected] or 262-751-9933
Over 25,000 thousand men meet weekly for That Man is You! Some say it's the content of the material that keeps men coming back while others identify the bonds of the brotherhood within the small groups. There is no question it is a combination of both and therein lies what makes TMIY so fruitful. This is why the entire model is built around bringing men together rather than simply steaming content online to individual men.
After WWII, the Medical Department of the US Army concluded, "Perhaps the most significant contribution of WWII military psychiatry was recognition of the sustaining influence of the small group...the absence...or their disruption during combat was mainly responsible for mental breakdown in battle."
This week, we will discover the need for Christian brotherhood is biblical. Inspiration, accountability and authentic friendship is indispensable in this fight of faith that we are caught up in. We can't fight the battle alone. We can attend TMIY to be spiritual fed but we can also attend TMIY to build up our small group. In this spiritual battle, the lives of men and families are at stake. Your presence alone is powerful.
Join us every Wednesday at 5:45am or 7:00-8:30pm and for more information, contact Don Berhammer at (262)305-7330
Youth Work Camp
We are excited to announce that St. Boniface and St. Gabriel are planning a joint mission trip work camp to St. Louis, Missouri from June 15-20, 2020.
There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, November 5th at St. Boniface at 6:30 pm in Ghana Hall (the Church basement).
Can't make it to the meeting? Contact Lea Rosenberg ([email protected]) for more information.