Fr. James Hurlbert, Pastor
Be sure to mark Friday, October 14th, on your calendar! I am excited for this upcoming concert by our parish vocal music minister and choir director, Kenned MacIver, and music director, Carl DeSanti at the Auditorium at Saint Gabriel campus. For many years Kenned and Carl worked together as a duo performing popular music at local clubs. We have all come to appreciate their musical gifts at our Masses; it will be fun to hear them perform from their repertoire of popular music, focusing on well known show tunes. For those who would like to also gather for dinner beforehand, a limited number of spots are available. Information on reserving tickets for the concert (and for the dinner) is in today’s bulletin.
I mentioned at the Masses last week that the work on the St. Gabriel Bell Tower will be completed in the coming weeks. I am grateful for all who have and continue to contribute to this project. Based on what we have received and the pledges that have been made, we should be able to cover the cost without having to take out loan.
Did you know that the majority of the square footage of our parish buildings is dedicated to our educational ministry? Over the next two weeks we will be hosting Open Houses at our parish schools, Saint Gabriel Catholic School and Bridgeport Catholic Academy. We will start next Sunday, October 2, at Saint Gabriel, and all parishioners are welcome to visit the school there after the 9:30 Mass (the school will be open until noon, so even if you do not attend that Mass, feel free to stop by). In two Sundays, October 16, we will do the same at BCA, following the 11am Mass (until 1:30). Even if you do not have children at or approaching school age, feel free to tour our schools. If you graduated from one of them and would like to see if anything has changed: feel free to walk through. Our faculty and staff extends a warm welcome to all.
May your week reflect the encounter with Christ
we experienced at Mass today!
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